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NSS camp at St. Bede’s Shimla: Volunteers get ‘hands-on’ basic skills training on safety, CPR, heart attack, encouraged to serve humanity

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SHIMLA- St. Bede’s College, Shimla organized a NSS Camp from 9 to 15 December. About 62 NSS volunteers participated in the seven days camp.  Various resource persons deliberated on different issues.  The student also met Sarabjeet Singh, who has been successfully running an NGO called Almighty Blessings. He encouraged the students to work for the human causes and serve people by various activities like blood donation and helping the needy via other means possible.

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The volunteers also visited the cancer patients of IGMC, Shimla, to sooth their grief and pray for their speedy recovery. NSS volunteers met the cancer patients, talked to them, encouraged them to fight against the diseases. A workshop on ‘First Aid’ was conducted by Dr. Anjali Chauhan, Administrator officer, IGMC to demonstrate ‘hands-on’ basic skills training on safety, CPR, heart attack, burns, soft tissue injuries, asthma, stroke, bleeding, snake and dog bites etc.

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The volunteers also visited the Government Primary school, Sanjauli, Shimla and distributed a notebook, pencil and an eraser to every student of the school. They also cleaned the playground of the school. On the final day, students got a chance to  interact with a writer, actor, director, yoga teacher and social worker, Dr. Suneela Sharma who encouraged the students to render a hand in service of the needy. govt-senior-secondary-school-sanjauli

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

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Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products for the academic session 2019-20.

The diploma is run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university. The main objective of the programme is to train the students to start their enterprises in the field of food processing and bakery items.

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 September 16, 2019, and the counselling will be held on September 18 at 11:00 am in the office of the Dean, College of Horticulture, Nauni.

A total of 35 seats are available in the programme. Prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the university website.

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To enable more applicants to apply for the diploma programme, the university charges a nominal fee of Rs 5000 for the one-year programme. Besides, 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 applicants need to attach copies of Class 10 and 12 detailed marks sheet, character certificate from the head of the school last attended or from a gazetted officer or concerned Gram Panchayat Pradhan and self-attested copy of reservation certificate(if applicable) along with the form.

 

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ABVP Locks Down Main Gate of Solan College, Burns CM’s Effigy, Demands Restoration of SCA Elections

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Solan-The voices of student organizations seeking restoration of direct elections to the Students’ Central Association are getting lauder. Today, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged an aggressive protest at Solan Degree College. The students locked down the main gate of the college at 9:30 AM over the demand of restoring SCA elections and for declaration of pending results. ABVP said that it is a democratic right of the students and state government and HPU authority are deliberately depriving them of it.

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The students also burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur. ABVP alleged that prior to elections, Bharatiya Janata Party had made a promise to restore SCA elections after coming to power. However, it did not keep its words.

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The gate was opened at 12:00 PM only after the Sub-Divisional Officer, Solan, Tehsildar, and Deputy Superintendent of Police arrived at the college and convinced the students.

The President of ABVP’s Solan unit, Shubham Rathore, warned the state government that if no positive step was taken in regard to restoring SCA elections, more aggressive protests would be organized across the state.

All major student organizations, ABVP, SFI, and NSUI, have been demanding direct elections to the SCA, which were banned in 2014.

However, on September 2, 2019, on the recommendations of the High-Power Committee, the HPU authority decided that elections would be held on a nomination basis, and there would be no direct elections.

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It implied that no elections would be held and students would not be able to cast their vote to elect suitable leaders (members) for the SCA but the university authority would nominate them. Similarly, the Department Representatives would be nominated by the Chairpersons/Directors of the Departments.

Both SFI and ABVP had been alleging that corruption has reached at its peak at HPU campus and voices of the students were being suppressed through various tricks and gimmicks. The varsity has adopted a dictatorial attitude and imposing its Tughlaqian orders on students.

The organizations alleged that this the main reason that the varsity does not want to hold direct elections. SCA elected by students would resist and expose the ongoing corruption, irregularities in administrative working, and lack of facilities at the varsity.

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ABVP HPU Demands Additional Buses for Day Scholars and Replacement of Old Ones

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Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh University unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday gheraoed the pool officer over shortage of bus facility for day scholars.

ABVP warned the varsity administration that if additional buses were not provided for day scholars, then no vehicles of officials and teachers would be allowed to enter the campus.

Unit Secretary Ankit Chandel said the varsity buses are being overloaded and some of the buses like ‘Neel’ have completed run of over 2 lakh kilometres. Still, these old buses are in operation, which is a joke with the lives of the students, Ankit said.

With the introduction of new courses at the varsity, the number of students has also increased, which is resulting in overloading in institute’s buses, he said.

He also said that the varsity buses are running without conductors, which makes them vulnerable to accidents.  

ABVP demanded that new buses are purchased as soon as possible. Meanwhile, services of  HRTC buses are availed temporarily.  The Organizations warned that it will not tolerate any compromise with the safety of the studetns. It would not hesitate in launching a massive protest if the demands are not met.

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