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Shimla AHS (Boys) displays physical strength on annual sports day

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SHIMLA- The young talented students of Auckland House School for Boys displayed an extraordinary physical strength during their senior annual section sports day held here in the school premises.

SP Sandeep Dhawal

The chief guest for the occasion Sandeep Dhawal, SP Cyber Crime, CID wing Shimla, said that it was a great pleasure to witness such warm and enthusiastic physical activity. He thanked principal of school Micheal John for this wonderful opportunity.

Micheal John AHS Shimla

Students showcased their strength in various physical activities like Marching, Lazium Display, Aerobics, Gymnastics, Ball, PT, Yoga and Taekwondo.

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Results of Competition in Various Sections

Shot put Group A winners included-Karandeep Singh first, Kartik Sharma second and Mahin Samuel John third.

Group B winners included- Vansh Gandhi first, Abhinav Singh second and Aaditya Pathak third.

Soft ball Group A winners included- Pranav Chauhan first, Dakshvir Singh Thakur second and Aryan Sharma third.

Group B winners included- Aayan Mahajan first, Janish Sharma second and Sarvaansh Guleri third.

Baton really Group A winners included- Sumit Kumar first, Parvaldeep second and Ayush Thakur third.

Group B winners included- Vansh Gandhi first, Ritvik second and Kunal Rana third.

Group C winners included- Sujal Verma first, Pranav Chauhan second and Sasmit Negi third.

Group D winners included- Shrey Vyas first, Ayush Thakur second and Parvaldeep Singh third.

Frog race winners included– Harshit Gupta first, Vansh Gandhi second and Abhishek Khosla third.

Sack race winners included- Rohan Sharma first, Shaurya Mehta second and Arnav Rohal third.

Tying the knots winners included– Satyam Chauhan first, Samarveer Singh Jhak second and Aryan Sharma third.

Jumping over the bench race winners included– Sourab Negi first, Parvaldeep Singh second and Akshat Sabadhya third.

Under the table winners included- Arman Thakur first, Pranav Sharma second and Harsh Thakur third.

Kangaroo race winners included- Farzan Hayat Khan first, Bhuvnesh Thakur second and Ayush Thakur third.

Skating Race Group A winners included- Tanmay Sharma first, Siyan Kaushik second and Aashish Sharma third.

Group B winners included- Aryan Thakur first, Harshit Thakur second and Saransh Chauhan third.

Taekwondo- Sameer Kaundal first, Chirag Sharma second and Lakshay third.

Photos: Ritanjali Hastir

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Internationally famed Indian violinist Johar Ali Khan performs at KV Jakhoo Hills, Shimla  

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Shimla: The students and staff of Kendriya Vidyalaya Jakhoo Hills, Shimla, today, received an opportunity to watch the internationally famed Indian classical violinist Ustad Jauhar Ali Khan performing live. The occasion was an event organized by the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youngster (SPIC MACY) – a non-profit organization formed in 1977 by Dr Kiran Seth with an aim to promote classical music.

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After 40 years of journey, the SPIC MACY is a movement to reckon with that has done a pioneer work in the promotion of not only Indian classical music but also in promotion of classical dance, folk music, yoga, meditation etc.  at national and international level.

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Khan is the elder son of late Gohar Ali Khan – the legendary artist of the traditional Patiala and Rampur ‘Gharaana’ (family).

In a duet with Indian ‘Tabala Vadak’, Amir Khan, Ustad Khan offered glimpses of rich and incredibly diverse Indian music of various states. It was followed by a session of ‘Sufi’ music performance.

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The artist also interacted with the teachers and the students regarding their knowledge about the Indian music. He appreciated the students of the school for their keen interest in music and encouraged them to pursue and promote what actually belongs to them – the Indian classical music and cultural heritage.

You should make music an integral part of your life and carry it forward to the coming generations,

he told the students after the performance.  

The artist concluded the event with the performance of a patriotic song.

The Principal of the school honoured the artist by presenting him a traditional cap of Himachal.

The staff and students are very fortunate to have received this opportunity to watch such a renowned Indian artist perform at their school,

said the Principal in the concluding speech.  

The Principal also expressed gratitude towards the SPIC MACY for the organization of such a harmonious event.

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HPU’s disabled students demand stay on M.Phil, Ph.D entrance exam results

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh University has scheduled the counseling for M.Phil for October 27, 2017. However, the disabled students, who had been demanding implementation of the reservation from some time, have opposed the move.

The Disabled Students Association (DSA) has written to the Governor of Himachal Pradesh Acharya Devvrat and urged him to immediately prohibit the HPU of declaring the M.Phil and Ph.D entrance exams results.

Earlier, a delegation of the Association had met the Vice-Chancellor in September this year and submitted a memorandum demanding reservation of seats in MPhil and PhD under the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. 

However, it did not brought any relief to them.

Today, the distressed members of the association alleged the university of not implementing the five percent reservation quota provided under the new disability law despite the directions passed by the State High Court.

After the court passed its orders this August, the university implemented the provisions of the new Act and gave admission to the disabled students in M.A. and B.Ed courses.

However, the university is following the decades-old roster system while conducting admission in M.Phil and P.hD, which is contrary to law.

The DSA convener Mukesh Kumar wrote a letter to the Governor saying that it would attract the contempt of court if the disabled students are not accommodated in M.Phil and Ph.D as per the orders of the court.

He said,

The new disability law was supposed to be implemented across the country from April 19, 2017. When the university did not follow the Act, one of the blind students, Indu Kumari of Chamba, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of the High Court, which was treated as a PIL

Thereafter, keeping in view the strict directions of the court, the university was compelled to enroll the disabled students in the PG classes, but is still reluctant to amend the old roster system for research classes.

The matter is listed in the High Court for hearing on 31st October, said the DSA.

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Court compels HPU to implement 5% reservation quota for disabled students

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The varsity had to deliver what it owed to these students. Now, the students have also been provided with hostel facility.

Shimla: A visually impaired girl of Himachal Pradesh knocked the doors of the State High Court in June this year after the HP University denied her admission in the post-graduate course despite provision for five percent reservation.

Indu Kumari was not the only one to face the apathy of the varsity administration. There were other disabled students like Ravinder Thakur, Jitender Kumar, and Vijay Kumar, who had paved their way upto college despite their disability but were sent back by the varsity.

The disabled students had to form the Disabled Students Association (DSA) to highlight the fact that hundreds of disabled students are being denied education in the state.

Apparently, the court pulled up the state government and the varsity and asked them to clarify why they failed to implement the new guidelines of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

As a result of this struggle and the directions of the court, the varsity had to deliver what it owed to these students. Now, the students have also been provided with hostel facility. Though the varsity had to do it unwillingly, still it has become the first state university in the northern India to reserve 5 percent quota in higher education to disabled students.

The division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel had directed the University to enroll the petitioner and consider the similar cases of some other students for admission and hostel facility.

The bench also directed the state government to implement the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

It is the responsibility of the government to ensure complete and proper implementation of the provisions of the Act. It is an obligation, coupled with duty, cast upon the government to ensure compliance of the statuary provisions,

the High Court had observed while hearing the PIL.

Ajai Shrivastava, faculty member and the additional charge of nodal officer (disability affairs) at HPU, expressed satisfaction and said that now more and more disabled students would get opportunity access higher studies.

Ajai Shrivastava also runs a non-profit organization, Umang Foundation. It was due to his guidance to these students that the varsity had to implement the enhanced disability quota. He had also warned the varsity of legal action if the quota was not reserved.

The students are thankful to Shrivastava for his efforts.

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