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Auckland House boys showcase acting and dancing skills on annual speech day



SHIMLA- Boys of Auckland House School in Shimla celebrated junior section annual speech day and showcased their acting and dancing skills during a cultural program that was staged on the occasion in the School Auditorium.

Manasi Sahay (I. A.S), Director, Women and Child Development, Shimla, attended the event as the chief guest and extended her warm wishes for the school.

The programme began with a choir ‘Light of the World’ followed by an English play ‘Hansel & Gretel. There was a wide variety of dances and action songs. Sikander ne Porus and Chotti-Chotti Machlliyan stole the hearts of everyone present there. The Hindi Play ‘Meri Zidd’ gave everyone the message of keeping our surroundings clean.
The children made their parents proud by bringing forth their hidden talents. A brief report of the School was presented by the Principal, Michael A. John highlighting the achievements and activities of the students during the year.

















The programme concluded the distribution of various prizes to meritorious students. The names of the Prize winners included :

Nursery -A-Form Prize Mishrit Chauhan, Good All Round Prize —Manthan Verma, Good All Round Prize Jahaan Jaswal, Conduct Prize Samar Pratap Singh Rana, Art Prize – Parth Chauhan
Nursery –B- Form Prize – Pradumn Sharma, Good All Round Prize – Jashit Veer Singh, Good All Round Prize – Mayank Verma; Conduct Prize – Arnav Dhareik, Art Prize – Sameer Chand Verma
LKG-A- Form Prize Varchasav Shyam, Good All Round Prize Vibhoraditya, Steady Work Prize Aunik Ratnike, Conduct Prize Samarth Gupta, Art Prize Sanidhiya Manoj
LKG-B-Form Prize Riyansh Dogra, Good All Round Prize Athrav Tariyal Steady Work Prize Adyut Dharu. Conduct Prize Rajveer Singh Kanwar, Art Prize Vedansh Talogta
UKG-A-Form Prize Ansh Chopra, Good All Round Prize Sidhant Pal, Steady Work Prize Nityam Sharma, Conduct Prize Dharak Chauhan, Art Prize Aarav Singh Kukreja
UKG-B– Form Prize Madhur Manta, Good All Round Prize Aaidan Gowher, Steady Work Prize Astitva Hastir, Conduct Prize Aaditya Maheshwari, Art Prize Saavir Janaik
1- A- Form Prize Akshit, Good All Round Prize Sanat Verma, Steady Work Prize Irwin Sirkeck, Conduct Prize Yajat Chauhan, Computer Prize Kinshuk Bhardwaj, Art Prize Kashish Sharma
I-B – Form Prize Shaurya Dutta, Good All Round Jai Gupta, Prize Steady Work Prize Pranay Chauhan, Conduct Prize Samaksh Keprate, Computer Prize Kulraj Singh, Art Prize Saksham Nautiyal
II-A- Form Prize Gunagya Gupta, Good All Round Prize Adhrit Sharma, Steady Work Prize Anshul Verma, Conduct Prize Prikshit Sharma, Computer Prize Udit Rana, Art Prize Viraj
II-B- Form Prize Aarush Sood, Good All Round Prize Om Rawat, Steady Work Prize Abhyuday Chauhan Conduct Prize Udhav Sharma, Computer Prize Ramit Sanjeev Marwah, Art Prize Adhirath Singh Walia
Special Prize Dr. KD Gupta Memorial Award for Conduct & Culture Trijal Sharma (Nur A), Jai Gupta (I-B) and Antrikshdeep Singh (II- A).
Tarawati Ram Gopal Mehra Foundation Scholarship Ansh Sharma (UKG-A) Sahib Rana (II-B)

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St.Bede’s students get professional tips on Portfolio Development at Pearl Academy workshop 



St. Bede's shimla workshop with pearl academy

Shimla: St.Bede’s College, Shimla, today on March 19, 2018, organized a workshop on Portfolio development in collaboration with the Pearl Academy – a design, fashion, media, and business institute based in New Delhi.    

The workshop was specifically organized by the College’s Home Science Department. In the first session of the workshop, the resource persons Shashank Khandelwal and Ankur Kaushik briefed the participants on how to attain success and happiness in life.

Students should choose the career based on their curiosity and interest, which makes a person creative, they emphasized.

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They explained the basics of fashion designing to the students.

Later, the resource persons interacted with the students along with conferring prizes.It was followed by another session about dealing with challenges in one’s life.

One has to overcome fears and obstacles and enhance the level of motivation to achieve success,

said one of the resource persons.

Both traditional and new age careers are equally important, he added.

The resource persons highlighted the role of playfulness and doing what you like the most. They further discussed the important points to be included in the portfolio based on technical skills and creative interrogation.

 The workshop concluded with distribution of certificates to the participants. 

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Himachal varsity scientist to receive JP Verma Memorial Award 2018 for research



Dr Arvind Kumar Gupta

Solan: Dr Arvind Kumar Gupta, a senior professor of the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has been chosen for the prestigious JP Verma Memorial Award (2018). 

The award, given each year by the Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS), took into account Dr Gupta’s contributions to teaching and research in Plant Bacteriology. The society approved his name for the award during its 70thAnnual Meeting held in Assam last month.

Established in the year 1949, IPS is a professional society for promoting the cause of science of Phytopathology.

It focuses on the fields of Mycology, Plant Pathology, Bacteriology, Virology, Phytoplasmology and Nematology and provides a platform to the scientists working in the field of plant pathological related research to share their research achievements.

The society has its headquarters at the Division of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

Dr Gupta is presently serving as the head of the Department of Plant Pathology at UHF. Born at Aligarh, Dr Gupta passed his B Sc (biology) from Rohilkhand University and M Sc (botany) with specialization in plant pathology from Agra University.

After completing his doctorate in botany (Mycology and Plant Pathology) from Jiwaji University, he had a short stint at IARI’s Directorate of Wheat Research.

Dr Gupta joined UHF in 1989 at Horticulture Regional Research Substation, Tabo, where he worked on bacterial diseases especially on stem, leaf and fruit gummosis of stone fruits. 

He is also the recipient of the KPV Menon award for the best poster research paper, instituted by the IPS.

His name has been included in Elsevier professional group and is credited with developing a sound protocol for isolation and identification of Agrobacterium radiobacter from rhizosphere soil.

In addition to the several research papers in leading journals of repute, Dr Gupta has also published 25 book chapters, extension articles, and bulletins. 

Dr HC Sharma, Vice Chancellor, UHF Nauni congratulated Dr Gupta for bringing laurels to the university.

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UGC makes changes in NET exam pattern and age limit, exam to be held twice a year  



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The changes approved by the Commission have also been intimated to CBSE on January 2018.

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made some changes in the examination pattern and age limit for candidates appearing in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), UGC-NET, 2018.

The changes were made based on the recommendations of the NET Review Committee.

As per the UGC Update, following changes are made in the UGC-NET, 2018:

  1. The UGC-NET examination will be conducted twice a year.
  2. The upper age limit for appearing in JRF has been raised by two years, i.e. from the existing upper age limit of 28 years to 30 years. There is five years relaxation in age for candidates belonging to Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/ Persons with Disabilities/ Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) categories and for women candidates.
  3. The first two papers continue to be of objective type with multiple-choice questions.
  4. The first paper of General Awareness consists of 50 compulsory questions of two marks each. The choice of 10 questions in Paper-I has been done away with.
  5. The duration of Paper-I has been reduced from the present 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour. The paper continues to be of 100 marks.
  6. Paper-II and Paper-III are both of the same discipline and have been merged together to be termed as Paper-II containing 100 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each from the subject selected by the candidate with two hours duration.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr  Satya Pal Singh on March 12, 2018, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.  The changes approved by the Commission have also been intimated to CBSE on January 2018.


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