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From recycled art to pencil sketching, students shines at Shimla AHS Girls inter school competition



Auckland House Girls School Shimla

Shimla- Another set of inter school competition that is Hindi Declamation, collage making, recycle art and pencil sketching competition was also organized based on themes celebration and woman empowerment. was organized by Auckland House School for girls here today.

AHS Shimla

Competition was organized based on topics women empowerment and safety, moral values in current time and man an architect of his own fate in group A and in Group B (Senior Category) higher education, Violence in neighboring states a question on Indian security, balance of technology and knowledge in current times were some interesting topics on which students expressed their views.

ST. Edward School Shimla

Dr Sangeeta Sarsvrat assistant professor department of Hindi, St. Bede’s College and Sanjay Sood a well known theater artist graced the occasion as Judges.

Visual arts department govt college chaura maidan

Whereas in sketch making competition where theme was celebration and in collage making it was healthy living that was judged by Dr. Anjana Bhardwaj, lecturer from Visual arts department government college Chaura Maidan and Captain Sunil Gautam a well known sculpture artist.

St. Thomas School Shimla

Students from various schools including St. Edward, St. Thomas’, St. Mary, Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Convent of Jesus & Mary, Auckland House School for boys and girls, Chapslee, DAV New Shimla, BCS, Monal and DAV Lakkar Bazaar exhibited their orator skills as they confidently pressed their views on various topics.

DAV Lakkar bazaar

Results of various competitions were

Collage making- Convent of Jesus & Mary as first, Auckland House School for girls second and Loreto Convent Tara Hall third and consolation prize to St. Edward.

Hindi Declamation Category A Convent of Jesus & Mary first, Auckland House Girls second, Loreto Convent Tara Hall third and consolation to Auckland House for Boys.

Hindi Declamation Category B Auckland House for Girls first, DAV New Shimla second and Convent of Jesus & Mary third and consolation Loreto Convent Tara Hall.

Recycle art- DAV Lakkar bazaar first, Loreto Convent Tara Hall second Auckland House Girls third and consolation Convent of Jesus & Mary.

Sketching- Auckland House for Girls first, Monal Public School second, DAV Lakkar bazaar third and consolation to Convent of Jesus & Mary.

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IIM Sirmaur’s 2nd convocation ceremony held at Paonta Sahib



IIM Sirmaur

Sirmaur: The second convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was held at Poanta Sahib in Sirmour district on April 13, 2018.  Thirty-five students graduated from this institution.

Padmanabh Adhikari was awarded Director’s gold medal while Somaya Depdass was awarded as the best all-around student award. Arushi Singh grabbed the Director Special Recognition award.

IIM Sirmaur Convocation ceremony

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur distributed medals to these meritorious students of the Institution.

 The institution was in its initial stage but still, it has created a niche for itself among the premier institution of the country, said the Chairman, Governing Council, IIM Sirmour Ajay S. Sriram.

IIM Sirmaur Convocation ceremony 2

Director, IIM, Dr Neelu Rohmetra while presenting the Director’s Report said that the institute was committed to producing the talent ready to meet the challenges of the modern era.

The institute was delivering a quality education to the students through highly qualified faculty and some of the best in the industry as guest faculty.

She said that the coming academic year would see main new initiatives by the institution.

The nation has great hope and expectations from the young professionals for making a New India,

the Chief Minister said while addressing the students and faculty.

The institution may have some limitation regarding infrastructure, but still, there was no dearth of talent and the students passing out from here would always cherish the memories of this institution and Himachal Pradesh as well, he further added.

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Nauni varsity scientist conferred ‘Bharat Shiksha Ratan’ award



Dr Divender Gupta

Solan: Dr. Divender Gupta, an entomologist working at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, Solan district, has bagged the prestigious Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award.

The award was given in recognition for his services in the field of agriculture education, research, and extension.

The Global Society for Health and Educational Growth presented the award to Dr Gupta at a ceremony held at the Vithal Bhai Patel House, New Delhi.

Dr. Gupta is presently working as a Principal Scientist in the UHF’s Department of Entomology. After a brief stint in the All India Agricultural Services, he joined the UHF in 1990 at its regional station in Jachh.

Upon shifting to the main campus, Dr Gupta got involved in academics in addition to research and extension activities.

Dr Gupta’s main work has been on fruit flies, which is a formidable pest of agro-horticultural crops causing losses to fruit and vegetable crops. He has provided solutions to a number of problems pertaining to fruit and vegetable entomology. Dr Gupta has also been a pioneer in studying population dynamics and management of fruit flies in the department.

He has devised management methods against fruit flies like the use of methyl eugenol based attractant traps using wooden blocks.

This has also been included in the Package of Practices of the University and Spray Schedule of HP Horticulture Department.

Dr Gupta has also evaluated a chemical, which helps in breaking of eggs inside the body of the fruit fly. He is undertaking further studies on this method. He presented this work at an International Seminar in Malaysia in 2016 in which participants from 20 countries took part.

Besides several research papers in reputed journals, Dr Gupta has five chapters, manuals and a number of bulletins to his credit.

He attributed his success to hard work, inspiration from teachers, and feedback from the farming community, and good wishes of family members, friends and students. UHF Vice-Chancellor Dr HC Sharma and other faculty congratulated Dr Gupta on bringing laurels to the University.

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Will spend Rs. 640 crores on TVET  modernization and special training to 65,000 youths: HP Govt



HP TVET Institutes

Shimla: Government of India has signed a USD 80 million (Rs. 512 crores) loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB). As per the State government, the loan will be used to improve and modernizing Technical and Vocation Education and Training Institute (TVET) in Himachal Pradesh. 

With an estimated cost of USD 100 million (Rs. 640 crores), the government claim, the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

With this loan, the government has assured to set up basic institutionalised institutes at various levels in the state. A polytechnic for women, six city livelihood centres and seven rural livelihood centres will be set up under it.

Further, 10 employment exchanges will be upgraded as model career centres, said the government.

The loan will create awareness among youth about TVET programmers, modernization of training equipments, and implementation of MIS, enhanced partnership with private sector along with creating market-oriented training and livelihood opportunities for the youth.

The funds would be made available for short and long-term training programmes to the youth in the automobile, electronics, pharmaceuticals, tourism and hospitality, banking and financial services and health etc. sectors under the project, it was informed.

Under this project, approximately 65,000 youth of State will be imparted special trainings as per the standards of National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), informed a spokesperson of the state government.

State Government will get 90 percent of the loan component as a grant from the government of India.

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