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Himachal awards 16 teachers, honors 4 National Award winners on Teacher’s Day

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Himachal PRadesh awarded teachers on teachers day

Shimla: On Teacher’s Day, 16 teachers of Himachal Pradesh were conferred upon the State Awards at a state level celebration event held at the Raj Bhawan on September 5. The Governor paid tributes to late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India as this day is celebrated on the date of his birth.

The awards were distributed by the Governor Acharya Devvrat for the year 2017 in the presence of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Teaching is a noble profession and carries a huge responsibility because the conduct, character, and thoughts of teachers influence the students and therefore, they should perform their duties honestly and sincerely,

said Governor.

List of Awarded Teachers

  1. Suresh Kumar Vidyarthi, GSSS Udyapur
  2. Adit Kansal, GSSS Rajpura
  3. Dharampal, GSSS Keolidhar
  4. Rakesh Kumar, GSSS Reckongpeo
  5. Vijay Bharat Dixit, GSSS Thural
  6. Joginder Pal, GSSS Kangar
  7. Manisha Kumari, GSSS Palampur
  8. Prem Raj Sharma, GGSSS Lakkar Bazar
  9. Jagat Ram Sharma, GSSS Hallan
  10. Hari Das Chauhan, GSSS Jeori
  11. Chhering Gatuk, GCPS Shichling
  12. Chaukas Ram, GPS Dhangota
  13. Hari Chand, GPS Chillage
  14. Daleep Singh Chauhan, GCPS Brayogi
  15. Joginder Singh, GCPS Mattahni
  16. Jai Parkash Shyam, GPS Sharan Kandal

Four National Award Winners Who Were Honored

  1. Bhupinder Gupta, Principal GSSS Bhumti
  2. Krishan Chand, Principal GSSS, Paurakothi
  3. N aresh Kumar Shastri, GSSS Shorshan
  4. Shyam Lal CHT GCPS Sagirthin

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the state has taken a lead in imparting education. In a survey, he claimed, Himachal was adjudged as the Best Big State in imparting higher education to youth in the country.

The literacy percentage, which was 7.98 in 1951, was 88 percent in 2017, he said.

He informed that at present, there are more than 15,636 schools and 129 colleges in Himachal. He said the current government opened 50 new colleges in far-flung and rural areas during its tenure. The girl students are outnumbering boys in all institutions of higher learning, he said.

The government has also introduced vocational education in 967 schools of the State, he said.

Teachers are the backbone of the civilized society and they should work with dedication,

said the Chief Minister.

A colorful cultural program was presented on this occasion.

Sanjay Gupta, Principal Secretary, Education, Manmohan Sharma, Director, Elementry Education, Lady Governor Smt. Darshana Devi, Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Forest Minister, VC Pharka, Chief Secretary, and BL Binta, Director Higher Education were also present on the occasion.

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390 students attend St. Bede’s National Seminar ‘Celebrating Indian Science’

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St. Bede's National Seminar

Shimla: On Thursday, the Science Faculty of St. Bede’s College Shimla, in collaboration with Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Shimla Chapter, hosted a one day National Seminar entitled ‘Celebrating Indian Science: From Past to Future’.

Around 350 Science students of the college along with 140 students from various colleges and schools of Shimla attended it.

These institutes included Centre of Excellence, Govt. Degree College, Sanjauli, R.K.M.V, Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Degree College, Chaura Maidan, Convent of Jesus and Mary, D.A.V School, Lakkar Bazaar, St. Edward’s School, Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jakhu, Govt. School, Sanjauli, Monal Public School, Model School Summerhill and Chapslee school.

St. Bede's National Seminar 2

During the seminar, the students were shown a movie on ‘The Quantum Indians’ in the first technical session of the seminar, and it was followed by On the Spot Quiz.

In the second session, Prof. P.K. Ahluwalia delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Impact of Innovation on Human Development through Science and Technology: From Past to Future.’

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In the second half, Prof. Subhash Gupta delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Our Journey of Science – Future Ahead.’

In the third session, Prof. Jaspreet Sambi from Panjab University Chandigarh delivered a talk on ‘Indian Science Looking Back and into Future.’

To stimulate the idea of controlling pollution and protecting the environment and to share and discuss issues relating to it, a Panel discussion on the topic ‘Can Scientific Interventions Help Overcome the Curse of Pollution’ was also organized.

Towards the end of the seminar, students asked questions related to their queries which were answered convincingly. It was followed by a live demonstration of experiments by Physics, Microbiology, Biotechnology departments. The Department of Botany and Zoology put up an exhibition on medicinal plants and insects.

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Training for farmers held at UHF Nauni under short term skill development programme

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Short term skill development program atUHF Nauni

Shimla: A short-term skill development training programme and demonstration to young aspiring entrepreneurs and farmers was organized at the Directorate of Extension Education of the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni.

Twenty-five participants from Shimla and Mandi districts of the state took part in the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) sponsored training. Training coordinator and UHF’s Joint Director (Training) Dr Rajkumar Thakur said that the training focused on integrated production technology of horticulture crops.

Dr Rajkumar Thakur addressing the farmers

Dr Rajkumar Thakur addressing the farmers

The participants were apprised about the subtropical and temperate fruits like apple and citrus. Various aspects of beekeeping and mushroom cultivation were also discussed during the programmes due to the interest shown by the trainees. Besides lectures on insect-pest and disease management of pomegranate, apple, citrus and vegetables, practical demonstrations at kiwi, stone fruit and high-density apple plantation, apiary and canning unit of the university were also undertaken.

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The training curriculum was designed to address the agricultural training requirements of the participants and training kits, ‘Package of Practice’ of various crops along with other university literature on spices and floriculture were also distributed to them. On the last day, Dr Thakur gave away training certificates to the participants besides a training stipend of Rs 1400 each.

In July this year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for one year for Rs 55 lakh was signed between UHF and SJVN. Under the agreement, the University will organize 32 trainings for farmers at its main campus and different research and training stations.

Over 800 farmers and orchardists will be trained under this initiative in one year. The SJVN Foundation will bear the total cost of these trainings.

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Nauni varsity student to represent India in International Kickboxing championship in Argentina

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Himachali Kickboxer Lokesh Bhanot

Solan: While the youth of Himachal Pradesh is becoming infamous for the sudden surge in drug addiction it is witnessing currently, there are those who are bringing laurels to the State.

Lokesh Bhanot, a local from Solan district and a student of the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni is all set to represent the country in the World Kickboxing Championship to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 5-10, 2018. The World Kickboxing Federation is organizing the championship, it was informed by the Public Relation Officer of the varsity Suchet Attri.

A fourth-year student of B Sc Forestry at the University’s College of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F), Neri, Bhanot had bagged a bronze medal in the senior category (90-100 kg) in the National Kickboxing Championship held at Patna in 2016 and a Gold Medal in the 65-75 kg category at the National Championship held at Ghaziabad in 2012-13.

In addition, Bhanot has won several medals at the state and district level championships in different weight categories, said the PRO.

Hailing from Solan, Bhanot had previously represented India in Italy in 2013 where he became a black belt in the sport. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the World Kickboxing Championship in Sudan and Brazil, but could not participate due to his exams.

Not only has Bhanot excelled as a player, but in 2017 also became a World Kickboxing Federation accredited International referee in the sport by clearing the official exam. He is also an accredited national referee.

Bhanot credits his parents, coach and college teachers, and friends for their constant support for his success. The university has also recognized his achievements and awarded him with Outstanding Student and Sportsperson award at the University and College level.

While congratulating Bhanot for bringing laurels to the university and the College, Dr HC Sharma, UHF Vice-Chancellor said that the University has been encouraging sporting activities along with academics.

He added that this achievement will also motivate other students of the university. Dr PC Sharma, Dean of COH&F and faculty also congratulated Bhanot for his sporting achievements.

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