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HPU on ‘Clean India Campaign’ – Typical Indians at work

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Yesterday, an HW member visited HPU campus to see how the administration responded to the campaign, and what he found was a real unfortunate sight, which cries aloud of the hypocrisy of Indian people. At a higher educational institute we see heaps of garbage right in front of the VC Office, in front of the Library, and in almost every corner of the campus.

SHIMLA- HW had been pushing the public and the Govt. departments to take immediate steps regarding increasing littering behavior and rapidly developing garbage heaps around Shimla city and nearby areas. It’s more than six months now that HW had written to Shimla MC and HPU administrations regarding the heaps of garbage, poor condition of campus, and littering trouble at HPU campus.

Shimla MC had forwarded a notice to HPU authorities, however, the VC never mind ignoring such notices, especially when he is enjoying a strong political patronage. He seems to be answerable to no one, not even to the CM, Virbhadra Singh, who is ignoring student unrest.

Read Previous Story: HPU campus & nearby forests filled with garbage, Who is responsible?

The condition of the campus only worsened. If you think the ‘Clean India Pledge’ on October 2 changed anything, then we would invite you to confirm the results.

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This year, the occasion of ‘October 2’ was well utilized to kick off a cleaning campaign. The PM of the nation did appear in images with broom in his hands, and so did many high rank officials at various Govt. departments and institutes including Himcahal Pradesh University.

We had shown our readers how committed and aware we found the employees at Shimla SDA Complex.

Now, we would show you the awareness level of the head of the only highest Govt. educational institute in Himachal – the Vice Chancellor of HP University. When asked, the Pro- VC, Public Relation Officer, and most of the other officers showered words of praise for ‘Clean India Campaign’ initiative, and told us very proudly that all the employees spent a full day to clean HPU campus. So, first take a look at the hard-work of the administration headed by the VC, ADN Bajpai. Please, do go through this video. It’ll take a few moments of your time, but is worth a watch.

Today, an HW member went on a round to see how HPU responded to the campaign, and what he found was a real unfortunate sight, which cries aloud of the hypocrisy of Indian people. At a higher educational institute we see heaps of garbage right in front of the VC Office, in front of the Library, and in almost every corner of the campus.

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On the day of Cleaning Campaign, the garbage moves but just to be reshuffled. It was collected and thrown nearby the campus premises or into the adjoining forest. At many spots, the garbage, which included mostly plastic waste, was burnt in open.

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The overgrown bushes were cut, collected and left on roadsides or thrown behind the university building blocks.

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Burning plastic waste in open cause a double harm to the ecology. Along with soil pollution, the toxic emissions contaminate the air. The rising carbon emission due to rapidly increasing traffic is already threatening the weather patterns in Shimla, and the malpractice of burning garbage is adding to it.

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We won’t comment on students, who share equal responsibility for the creation of such ugly scene at the campus, as the 144 prohibits any kind of co-operative activity that requires assembly of multiple people.

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The only answer we received from officers was that the VC isn’t here, and that only he has the authority to issue any orders regarding almost everything. On the other hand, the VC isn’t available to talk about any issues, grievances, and anything where he is expected to provide logical explanation on the question posed against his mismanagement and politically influenced policies.

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The present condition of the HPU campus is the reflection of the people holding various positions in the administration, and of course, their head-the VC- is their inspiration in matters of intentional negligence and false statements. The students and the staff is already suffering from poor management of the present VC. Himachal’s colleges and University is burning in the flames of student protest against unreasonable fee hikes and ban on SCA elections. During the tenure of last three years at HPU as the VC, ADN Bajpai, couldn’t even move the litter in front of his office. There is need to ask who is responsible for the mess in which HPU suffers today.

We don’t see any ray of hope regarding reforms in the attitude of HPU authorities or in most of the Govt. officials. They still believe that posing for a photograph with a broom in their hands is a enough favor to our democratic system.

Photo Credits: Tarun Sharma

Madan has studied English Literature and Journalism from HP University and lives in Shimla. He is an amateur photographer and has been writing on topics ranging from environmental, socio-economic, development programs, education, eco-tourism, eco-friendly lifestyle and to green technologies for over 9 years now. He has an inclination for all things green, wonderful and loves to live in solitude. When not writing, he can be seen wandering, trying to capture the world around him in his DSLR lens.

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News About Opening of Schools in Himachal From July 1 a Hoax: Edu Minister

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Shimla-Schools in Himachal Pradesh are not opening from July 1, 2020, the Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj confirmed today in a statement.

He condemned the news reports published by some media on June 23 claiming that the government has decided to open the schools from July 1. He termed these reports as fake news. 

He said that the number of COVID-19 cases is rapidly rising in Himachal, and the Government would never put the health and lives of children at risk by taking such a decision. He also informed that the State Government is still waiting for the Centre’s guidelines regarding the opening of schools.

Regarding asking teachers to come to schools in July, no decision has been taken so far. The decision regarding the same could be taken in July, Bhardwaj confirmed.

He said that holidays in schools could be extended if the situation doesn’t normalize.

Further, District Police, Shimla, also confirmed that the news is just a rumor and that no such decision to open school have been taken so far. 

सोशल मीडिया पर इस तरह की हेडलाइन चल रही हैं। इसे पढ़कर ऐसा लगता है जैसे बच्चे पहली जुलाई से स्कूल जाएंगे। इस तरह का प्रचार मिस्लीडिंग है। बच्चों के स्कूल जाने के बारे में अभी कोई निर्णय नहीं है।

Posted by Shimla Police on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

 

 

 

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UHF Nauni Admissions Open for Diploma in Fruit, Vegetable Processing & Bakery Products

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Solan-Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products for the academic session 2020-21. The diploma is run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university. The programme aims to train students to start their enterprises in the field of food processing and bakery items.

The minimum educational qualification for this diploma programme is Class 10+2 with at least 40 per cent with no age cap for admission. The last date of applying is 20th August. A total of 35 seats are available in the programme. Prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the university website (www.yspuniversity.ac.in)

The university charges a nominal fee of Rs 5,000, paid in two instalments, for the one-year programme. Besides, the programme has also been linked to the Skill Development Allowance scheme of the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Any person enrolled in the programme can also apply for this allowance.

The applicants need to attach copies of Class 10 and 12 detailed marks sheet, character certificate from the head of the school last attended or from a gazetted officer or concerned Gram Panchayat Pradhan, self-attested copy of reservation certificate(if applicable), bank draft (Rs 100 for general category and Rs 50 for SC/ST) along with the admission form. Application form along with other required documents must be sent by registered or speed post to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Office of the Registrar, Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni-Solan (HP)–173 230.

Applications can also be submitted by hand.

 

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Metric, Class 12 Students Can Apply for Supplementary Exams Till July 21: HPBOSE

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Dharamshala-The regular students of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) who have received compartment in annual examinations for metric and Class 12 conducted for the session 2019-20 can apply online for the supplementary examination to be held in August/September, informed Chairman, Suresh Kumar Soni on June 20, 2020.

Students can apply online starting from June 22 to July 21 with the fee. The Chairman said that no application would be accepted after July 21.  

On June 18, HPBOSE had declared the results for Class 12 examination in which a total of 86633 students had appeared in the exams, of which 65654 students passed it, and 9391 got compartment.

Also View: HP Board Class 12 Results Merit List/Toppers

Earlier, on June 9, the Board had declared the result for Class 10 examinations The overall pass percentage was reported to be 68.11 per cent. A total of 1.04, 323 students had appeared this year, of which 70,571 passed it, and 5,617 got compartment.

Also View: HPBOSE Class 10 Results Merit List

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