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HPU bloodshed : Deadly attack on tribal student, Police register attempt to murder case

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SHIMLA- Last night Himachal Pradesh University campus witnessed bloodshed. Near about 11 PM, as reported by various sources, three students were attacked by a group seven people with sharp weapons. One of the students was severely injured.

 

A tribal student from Kinnaur, Jeet Singh Negi, sustained severe injuries on his shoulder and arm. A lot of blood can be seen split at Summerhill Chowk. Injured student was admitted at IGMC, Shimla.

The Facebook page ‘SCA Himachal Pradesh University‘ posted the following images:

The Tribal Student Association alleged that earlier the ABVP had been trying to bully tribal students of Shaheed Bhagat Singh hostel. The students also alleged that culprits have been creating nuisance in hostels after drinking.

Police has registered FIR in a attempt to murder case, however, no one is arrested so far. The police FIR said,

Sh. Prabhu Negi alongwith Yudhishtra & Jeeta Singh Negi were going to Lahaul function from hostel. When they reached at Summer Hill Chowk, Seven persons namely Pradeep, Mandeep, Naresh Dashta, Sunny Banyal, Amit Kumar, Kushal Kaundal & Vikrant came out from vehicle No HP-39A-2545 and attacked on them with sharp weapons with the intention to kill them.

The Association also alleged that ABVP goons enjoy patronage of hostel warden Chaman Lal Banga. The warden did not take action even after repeated complaints of bullying and ransacking of hostels by drunken ABVP students.

On the other hand, HPU unit of Student Federation of India alleged that these students were going to attend annul Lahual-Spiti event when a planned assault was launched by ABVP members.

At the same time, NSUI has found it another opportunity to invite more police security at campus. NSUI preferred to call it bloodshed in a mutual clash between ABVP and SFI. This statement goes against allegation made by tribal students and SFI that two students were assaulted by a group.

However,  ABVP alleged that the victim is not a student of HP University and that he was drunk. As a contrast to allegations made by Association, ABVP alleged that it was other way round and it was Jeeta Singh Negi who attacked ABVP students and smashed their car.

Amar Ujala is very sure with this point of view shared by NSUI. Amar Ujala claimed that many students clashed with sharp weapons at Summerhill Chowk and many of them sustained injuries.

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However, there is no response from ABVP in reply to these allegations. We aren’t sure why is so? The campus atmosphere is tense after this bloodshed. The Tribal Student Association and other students staged a protest at campus asking for a quick action against culprits.

While, most of the people have begun criticizing student politics at educational institutes, the actual reason isn’t clearly known yet.

Violence should be the last method to solve any conflict, but sometimes, it’s necessary for defense, for survival.

Meanwhile, student organizations defend political activity as their right for they belong to the sect of educated youth of Himachal. Somehow, it does make sense. After all, illiterate and visionless politicians can qualify for high-ranked positions in legislature and official ranks but youth with higher education is criticized when practices politics. People forget that politics is taught at colleges and universities as subject – political science. However, practicing it practically is prohibited. That doesn’t make sense.

Someone must stand against corruption in administration, which, indeed, is a truth. Student organizations have exposed many scandals and corrupt activities like issuing fake mark-sheets, back-door entry to some students, and various other grievances. Complete absence of student unions will only encourage corruption.

HPU authority has already put ban on SCA elections and had deployed massive police force for many months after regular student protests against massive fee hikes and lack of basic facilities. The administration, headed by the Vice Chancellor ADN Bajpai, has proved to be the most incompetent as compared to previous records. Perhaps, poor implementation of RUSA is his biggest achievement. Not just students, but employees and teachers have also opposed it.

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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Include Yoga as Compulsory Subject in Himachal’s Schools, Demands HPYSA

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Yogasana Sports Association (HPYSA), Chairman, Prof. GD Sharma, has urged the State Government to include Yoga as a compulsory subject at the school level and to teach it in colleges as well. While addressing a press conference very recently, he said that Yoga has been recognized as a sport by the government of India and sports quota in jobs will now apply to Yoga players.

GD Sharma said the inclusion of Yoga at schools and college would open new avenues for the youth as a career. He said that HPYSA has launched a statewide drive to connect youth in the Hill state with Yoga. It’s all set to organize the first online State level Yogasana Contest in March and winners, thereof, will participate in the national championship to be held from March 24 to 26.

HPYSA is affiliated with the National Yogasana Sports Association, a body recognized by the central ministry of youth affairs and sports, he added.

Sharma, a former professor of HP University, has been instrumental in promoting Yoga across the globe when he was posted in Indonesia by the government of India with a diplomat status from 1992 to 1997 

He said HPYSA will make all efforts to create job opportunities for youth through Yoga.

About Recognition of Yogasana as a Competitive Sport.

On December 17, 2020, the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had announced the formal recognition of Yogasana as a competitive sport.

The Government of India had said that Yogasana is an integral and important component of Yoga, which is psycho-physical in nature and popular across the globe for its efficacy in fitness and general wellness.

It had further added , “Yogasana becoming a sport will also ensure new technologies and new strategies being inducted into the disciplines, to benefit our athletes and officials towards building fruitful and fulfilling careers in this field”.

The government had also said that it was planning to include Yogasana as a Sport discipline in Khelo India and in the University Games and we will also pitch it at the National Games and in Olympics.

The AYUSH ministry had said that the sports discipline of Yogasana is likely to have 51 medals in 4 events & 7 categories. The proposed events for both men and women include Traditional Yogasana, Artistic Yogasana (Single), Artistic Yogasana (Pair), Rhythmic Yogasana (Pair), Free Flow/Group Yogasana, Individual All Round – Championship and Team Championship.

According to the AYUSH, following steps or activities will form part of the road map and the future development of Yogasana Sport:

  1. A pilot Yogasana Competition named as “National Individual Yogasana Sports Championship (Virtual Mode) to be held in early 2021.
  2. Launching of an Annual Calendar of competitions, events and programs of Yogasana sport.
  3. Development of Automated Scoring System for the Yogasana Championship.
  4. Courses for Coaches, Referees, Judges and Directors of competitions.
  5. Coaching camps for players.
  6. Launch of a League of Yogasana, to ensure a career and social status for performers, experts and practitioners, to create Sports Stars among Yogasana athletes.
  7. To introduce Yogasana as a Sport discipline in National Games, Khelo India and international sports events.
  8. Steps to create job opportunities for Yogasana athletes.

 

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HPBOSE Exam 2021: Schedule for Class 10th and 12th Exams Changed

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) would soon issue new date-sheets for yearly exams of Classes 10th and 12th as the state Department of Higher Education has asked it to re-schedule the exams. Instead of May, now, the examinations would be held from April 20, 2020, informed the Director of Higher Education, Amarjeet Kumar Sharma today.

He said the process of making changes in the schedule has been initiated. However, the Board had not released any official statement regarding the change till the time of writing.

The pre-board examinations for the board classes would be held from March 8 to March 20 in the morning session. Practical exams would be conducted from April 8 to April 17. Results of pre-board exams would be declared by March 25, and low-scoring students would be given extra classes till April 15.

The recommendations were made based on the opinion and suggestions received from parents and various teacher associations, the Director informed. As per these suggestions, conducting the board exams in May would cause a delay in starting the 2021-22 session.

The HPBOSE is expected to release new date-sheets during the next couple of days.

The Chairman, HPBOSE, Suresh Kumar Soni, today informed that the exams for Class 9th and 11th would be held from March 8 to March 20 in the evening session, and results would be declared by March 31. The new session is likely to begin from April 1, 2021.

Like every year, HPBOSE would provide questions papers to all government and private schools affiliated with the Board.  Principals/headmasters of these schools have been asked to submit the requirement for questions papers based on the number of students. The last date for submitting the required details is February 7, he informed. The Board has also asked the school heads to deposit Rs. 100 fee per student for question papers online.

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Proposed HPBOSE Date-Sheets for 8th, 10th, 12th Exams 2021 Issued, Objections Invited till Feb 10

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Shimla-Date-sheets for Class 10, 12, and 8 yearly examinations for the 2020-21 session have been released by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education yesterday. These schedules would apply to both regular and State Open School (SOS) students. 

These are proposed date-sheets, which have been uploaded on the official HPBOSE website and objections have been invited from teachers, students, and parents. Objections can be mailed on www.hpbose2011@gmail.com till 10 February 2021.

According to the proposed HPBOSE date-sheets, examinations for 10th class would be held from May 5 to May 20, 2021. For 12th class, exams would be held from May 4 to May 29. Exams for 8th class would be held from May 5 to May 19. While timings for class 10th and 8th would be 8:45 to 12 PM, class 12th exams would be conducted from 1:45 PM to 5 PM.

The Board has already decided that yearly examinations of HPBOSE for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 would not be conducted online. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties.

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