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In Pictures- A fabulous Art & Craft Exhibition at Auckland House School (Boys)



SHIMLA- On August 12, Auckland House School for Boys, Shimla, organized a fabulous Art and Craft Exhibition under the able guidance of the Principal Michael A John.

Vikas Sood, CEO, Election Department, Shimla, inagurated the Exhibhition. The Boys of Nursery to class X displayed their art skills in various paintings, be it sponge painting, thumb painting, glitter painting. The hall was also decorated with various pastings such as jute, paper, toothpicks, peppercorns, cloth, glitter, sequins, thermocol balls, wool, ice cream sticks, sawdust pasting, grass pasting, cotton pasting, thread pasting etc.



It was done by students with the help of their teachers and of course the parents. In the Exhibition, the students and teachers displayed innovative skills and talent that was appreciated by each and everyone. Scroll down to watch amazing works of craft and art displayed at the event.

The Junior Section boys spoke on the following

Nursery `The Boy who Cried,” Wolf”


LKG– Models of Transport— Athrav Jarial Athrav Uppal

UKG Circus

Shimon- Animals and their food


Dharak Chauhan Form I–Currency

Sannat Verma Global Warming


Shaurya Dutta Form II—Means of communication


Gunagya Gupta Traffic rules and Road safety- Advitiya Bragta


The exhibition of senior classes consisted of Drawing, sketches, paintings such as nature painting, mayur painting, jute painting, handkerchiefs, cartoon bags, cushions, wood sticks painting, puzzle kit, wood craft, spring hung etc.







Cartoon Bags


Wood Craft


Spring Hung






The boys of the senior school displayed models in English, Science, Social Studies, Hindi and Sanskrit and all of them explaining the same with confidence to the visitors. They also made working models on windmill, volcano, water level alarm, burglars alarm and fire alarm.



The Art and Craft Exhibition attracted appreciations from everyone who witnessed it and, of course, ended on a very cheerful note.

Other creative presentations by students included

English Verb- Aadish Verma Collective

Noun- Kirit Singh -III-B

Science Fire Alarm — IX

Arya Bhimta Toy Car VIII

Shreay Verma Burglar’s Alarm —X

Arya & Akshin Water Level Indicator —X

Social Studies National Symbols- Shreyan Sharma— IV-A

National Symbols-Krish Khanna- IV-B

Layers of Atmosphere Aaditya Pathak VII

Maths Roman Numbers Types of Triangles -Shaurya Vatsayan Ishpreet Singh

Manthan Windmill Savir Sharma

Physical Education Basketball Court- X—Mahin Samuel John & Parvaldeep Singh

All Photos: Tarun Sharma

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Use Offerings Made at  Himachal’s Hindu Religious Institutions Only For Hindus, Employ Only Hindus: HP Govt



offerings at himachal pradesh's religious places

Shimla-The Additional Chief Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Language, Art & Culture Department has issued a notification barring the use of offerings made at the Hindu religious places or institutions for non-Hindu Communities.

Directions in this regard have been issued to Commissioners (temple) under Section 27 of the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984.

“All the receipts or offerings including gold and silver of the Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments shall be used only for the purposes pertaining to the welfare and other activities relating to only Hindus. No receipts or offerings shall be used for the purposes associated with activities relating to Non-Hindus,” the notification said.

Further, now, no non-Hindu person would be given any sort of employment at the Hindu religious institutions/places.

“All the officers and officials including the personnel related to security etc. whether appointed or deputed or taken on outsourcing basis shall be out of the persons professing the Hindu religion only,” the notification said.

No further clarification was provided regarding the intended purpose of this move.

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Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events



Kullu dussehra 2021

Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.

The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.

It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.

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Wah Re Corona: Himachali Folk Artist’s Lyrical Satire is Factual Rendition of India’s Agonizing Catastrophe



wah re corona

Shimla-Otherwise blatantly vocal and distinctively mass-mobilizing government of India is suddenly in the most subdued self after its proclaimed victory over the deathly virus; participation in uncontrolled election rallies; and permitting maha melas. The stalwarts are in the hiding, while helpless citizens – who voted them into power not once but in landslide victories twice – are dying due to lack of oxygen, poor – unavailable – medical facilities, and the denial stance of the ignorant in the helm.

Drawing a comparison between the fatal coronavirus and the mismanagement of the entire situation by the appalling government; a Himachali folk artist has released a factually appropriate lyrical satire that will tickle your mind and leave you to imagine what has brought this catastrophe onto us. The song is written by Rameshwar Sharma and music by Lalit Sauta. 


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