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Auckland House School dedicates a day to environment and sustainability

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SHIMLA- As the celebrations continue yet another thrilling and entertaining day was seen at Auckland House School for Girls where everyone learned an important lesson that a nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

The day started with an environment workshop based on the topic “Biological Diversity and Sustainability” for the future of mankind. The resource person for the workshop was Dr.Vaneet Jishtu, a scientist at the Himalayan Forest Research Institute who made students aware about the environment issues and what measures can be taken to save the planet and various species before it is too.

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It was followed by power point presentations in which five schools participated and both categories students shared their insight to save the resources before it is late and gave message to go green for all and be responsible citizens.

Other than that Model making fresh cum dry flower arrangement and foliage arrangement competition was also organised where students displayed their creative talent. Theme for all the competitions was related to environment and use of green energy.

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The results of the competitions

In the Powerpoint presentation, Category A

First Second Third Consolation prize
Auckland House School DAV Lakkar Bazar Auckland House School for Boys Dayanand Public School

In Category B

First Second Third Consolation prize
DAV Lakkar Bazar Dayanand Public School Auckland House School Auckland House School for Boys

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In the Model-Making competition

First Second Third Consolation prize
Auckland House DAV Lakkar Bazar St. Thomas School Auckland House School for Boys

In the Fresh cum Dry flower arrangement competition

First Second Third Consolation prize
Auckland House St. Thomas Auckland House School for Boys DAV School Lakkar Bazar

In the Foliage arrangement competition

First Second Third Consolation prize
Auckland House Auckland House for Boys St.Thomas School DAV Lakkar Bazar

The judges for the competition were Dr.Aprajita Sharma, Prof. of Home Science at Rajkiya Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Shimla, Raj Vats, the Chief Manager at Tenzin Hospital, and Aarti Gupta, President of World Wildlife Fund for Nature,Shimla branch.

Everyone appreciated the efforts put in by the students. The day turned out to be a great success and amusing experience.

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Last date for Admissions to UHF Diploma extended

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Nauni University Admissions Date for Diploma

Solan: The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has extended the last date to apply for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and BakeryDiploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products, informed the Public Relation Officer, Suchet Attri.

The last date to apply for the diploma run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university has now been extended to January 29. Earlier the last date for application was January 17. The counselling for the diploma programme will now be held on January 31.

The PRO also informed that this year, the university has also reduced the fee charged for the diploma to Rs 5000. Earlier, the fee for this diploma was Rs 20,000. The decision was taken to ensure that more and more people can apply for the programme, he said.

The minimum educational qualification for this diploma programme is Class 10+2 with at least 40 per cent with no age cap for admission. 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 PRO further informed that 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.

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Two JRF among HP Varsity’s 11 disabled students who cracked UGC NET 2018

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Disabled HPU Students Clears UGC NET

Shimla-Crossing milestones in academics, disabled students of Himachal Pradesh continue to achieve what is otherwise considered insurmountable for them.

Eleven differently-abled students have cleared UGC’s National Eligibility Test (NET). Two of them qualified for the Junior Research Fellowship. Five of these students are visually impaired.

It’s important to mention that disabled students had to fight a legal battle to claim their right to higher education in Himachal Pradesh University. Even after ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016’ was passed, the students had to fight for its implementation as the government did not make it easy for them.

Two students who qualified for the JRF include Saveen Janha, an M.Phil in Hindi, and Pankaj Sharma, P.hD in Tourism Administration. Both are physically disabled, informed Ajai Shrivastava, a member of the State Advisory Board on Disability and HPU Executive Council (EC).

Indu Kumari, a visually impaired student, who is pursuing her M.A. in Political Science, cleared the NET examination in her very first attempt. Similarly, visually impaired Roma Negi, a resident of Rampur, has cleared the exam in History in her first attempt. She wants to pursue her P.hD from HP University.

Other names include Anuj Kumar (Economics), Vinod Sharma (Political Science), Jasbir Lubanand (Political Science), Vinod Sharma Yogacharya (Yoga), Priyanka Thakur (Law), Ajay Kumar (History). Some of these students have cleared the NET examination twice. Raj Kumar is a Ph.D in Education and has cleared the NET exam in the same. He had also passed the NET examination in History and this time cleared the exam in Political Science.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sikander Kumar has congratulated all these students and appreciated their hard-work despite facing hardships due to their disability. He said these students have brought laurels to the State.

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Nauni Varsity Admissions Open for Diploma in Fruit, Vegetable Processing & Bakery products

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Nauni varsity admissions for diploma

Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products. The diploma will be run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university.

This year, the university has also reduced the fee charged for the diploma to Rs 5000. Earlier, the fee for this diploma was Rs 20,000. The decision was taken to ensure that more and more people can apply for the programme.

In addition, 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 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 application is 17 January 2019 and the counselling will be held on 19 January.

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).

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