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

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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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Himachal Shuts Down All Educational Institutes A Week After Re-Opening 

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Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutes closed again

Shimla-A week after re-opening for regular classes, the Himachal Pradesh Government had to shut down all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from 11th to 25th November 2020, for students, teaching and non-teaching staff amid alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on November 10, 2020. It’s pertinent to mention that the state government had re-opened the school for the students of 9th to 12th from November 2. However, during the past few days, hundreds of teachers and several students tested positive in various schools, especially in Mandi district.

Meanwhile, the unpreparedness of the state government came to light as the largest medical facility – IGMC Shimla- ran out of space in isolation wards for COVID-19 patients. It’s packed to full capacity. Reportedly, another dedicated COVID-19 hospital – DDU Shimla- was also running out of space. The government has also failed to establish make-shift hospitals, which it had been promising for the past couple of months. However, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had been maintaining in media statements that the government was prepared for all eventualities.

Questions have also been raised over the quality of protective gear provided to health staff as several officials tested positive at a COVID-19 hospital in Mandi district.

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Nauni Varsity Session 2020-21: List of Selected Candidates for UG Courses Released

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UHF Nauni UG Course Selection list 2020-21

Solan: Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has released the college and discipline wise list of selected candidates, both for normal and self-financing seats for admission to BSc Horticulture, BSc Forestry and B Tech Biotechnology for academic session 2020-21. The list of selected candidates, college and discipline wise has been prepared on the basis of counselling proformas and the relevant reservation documents submitted by the candidates through email. 

The selected candidates have been advised to deposit the admission fee in the respective bank accounts of the colleges on any day between 9-12 November. Presently due to COVID, the concessional fee is being charged from the candidates. The candidates will have to send a copy of the bank receipt no/ screenshot of the fee deposited online on the email of the colleges mentioned in the notification. Non-deposit of the fee within the due date will result in the cancellation of the claim for admission.

The candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification uploaded on the university website. The concessional fee details, bank account numbers of respective colleges along with email address has been given in the list. In view of COVID, the classes of the students will be conducted through online mode till further orders.  

The selected candidates shall have to report to the dean of the concerned college along with original documents(list mentioned in the notification) as and when directed by the way of a notice on the university website.

 

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Himachal’s Schools/Colleges to Re-Open for Regular Classes from Today  

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Himachal's schools re-open for regular classes

Shimla-Schools in Himachal Pradesh are today re-opening for regular classes after remaining closed for over seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was taken to allow regular classes for the students of Class 9th to 12th  in the last meeting of the Cabinet. However, online classes would also continue. Regular classes would also be resumed in the colleges from today onwards.

The SOPs have also been issued in this regard. According to the SOPs, a written consent of parents to send their children to schools would be mandatory, and the students can opt to study online if they do not wish to attend the school physically.

Also, schools can’t enforce attendance on students. In case the number of students is more than that of the capacity of classrooms, then principals/headmasters have been given liberty to conduct classes on alternate days to maintain social distancing.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 continues to tighten grip on the state as eight deaths were reported on November 1, 2020. Over two dozen staff including Dr Janak Raj, MS, also tested positive at the IGMC Shimla. Earlier, 22 school teachers in Mandi district and Education Minister had also tested positive.

Till November 1, 2020 (9 PM), the official statistics of the state Health Department showed the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to be 22264, of which 2973. A total of 320 persons had lost their lives due to COVID-19. 

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