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Cancer Fund Collection Scam: No inquiry against culprit teachers and NGO despite proof

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Students were offered prizes if they collect fat amounts. It could be a scam worth crores as no one knows how long these schools had been using students to collect funds. The Education department has banned this activity in Himachal’s government and private schools but no inquiry has been ordered against culprit teachers.

SHIMLA- The school teachers in government and private schools of Himachal have been found sending students out into localities to collect funds on the name of donation for cancer patients without any prior consent from the Department of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh. After the matter appeared in news, the Director, RN Vinta, issued immediate direction to the principals of all schools in Himachal to stop sending students for fund collection for NGOs or any organization. However, no inquiry has been ordered against the erring teachers, neither any FIR lodged against accused Uttar Pradesh-based NGO.

It could be a scam worth crores as no one knows how long these schools had been using students to collect funds. Shimla-based NGO, Umang Foundation has alleged that it could be an attempt to protect the culprit NGOs and school officials. The Fondation claimed that at least four NGOs of other states were collecting funds by using school children and Himachal Pradesh has been their easy target.

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As a solid proof, the Foundation had found students of Government Senior Secondary School Lalpani collecting the said funds. On being inquired, the students had confirmed that they were, like several other students, were directed by teachers to collect funds for the NGO. When the concerned NGO was contacted by Ajai Shrivastva, Chairman, Umang Foundation, seeking help for a little girl suffering from cancer, the NGO had denied help saying it spends the funds on only awareness. In other way, the NGO denied help saving a life of a cancer patient when it’s collecting funds on the name of same cause. No receipts were provided to the donor. Moreover, students were offered prizes if they collect fat amounts. The Education department, following his complaint, has banned such activities in the government and private educational institutions but no inquiry has been ordered.

The Foundation has written a letter to the chief minister Virbhadra Singh demanding immediate FIR against the UP-based NGO and erring schools of Himachal where children were exploited to collect fund in the name of a cause.

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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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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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