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Video:Veiled HPU Girl Students Protest Against Alleged Patriarchal Order Regarding Dressing Inside Hostels



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Shimla-The inmates of girls’ hostels, Himachal Pradesh University, today staged a protest at the campus against the Warden of Iravati Girls’ Hostel and over the unavailability of permanent guest facility. The sub-committee, SFI, of the hostels alleged that the Warden has ordered to wear sensible clothes inside the hostels.

Specifically, the students alleged, they were told not to wear shorts inside the common room and dining area. The reason cited by the Warden, Shalini Kashmira, is that the mess workers are males and wearing shorts poses risks related to the security of the girls, the students said.

This Tughlaqian order has been criticised by the inmates of all hostels, the students said.

The workers in the mess have always been males but no such incident has ever been reported from girls’ hostels where the clothing of inmates created any controversy, the students said. They said it is an unnecessary interference with the right of the girls to decide what they want to wear. They asked what was the need to issue this notification.

It is a matter of shame that in a higher educational institute, the staff is adopting such a patriarchal attitude towards females, the students said.

Today, they are questioning our choice of cloths, tomorrow they’ll question what we eat, where we go, and with whom we go, the students said.

However, the Warden said that this rule is already in the hostel manual and nothing new was added. It was just a reminder.

Earlier, the students said, in a similar Tughlaqian order, the girls were prohibited from visiting the students in other girls’ hostels. The girls are locked inside hostels at 8:00 PM like prisoners.

The sub-committee also demanded that the girl students, who have not been provided hostel facility, should be granted permission to stay as permanent guests. Also, the fee for guest students should be reduced from the current Rs 125 to Rs 80, the students demanded.

The students demanded to withdraw the notification regarding dressing inside hostels because it reflects Warden’s conservative attitude toward females and to start the facility for permanent guests at the earliest. Otherwise, a decisive protest would be organized by inmates of all girls’ hostels.

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Proposed HPBOSE Date-Sheets for 8th, 10th, 12th Exams 2021 Issued, Objections Invited till Feb 10



HPBOSE Exam Datesheet 2021

Shimla-Date-sheets for Class 10, 12, and 8 yearly examinations for the 2020-21 session have been released by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education yesterday. These schedules would apply to both regular and State Open School (SOS) students. 

These are proposed date-sheets, which have been uploaded on the official HPBOSE website and objections have been invited from teachers, students, and parents. Objections can be mailed on till 10 February 2021.

According to the proposed HPBOSE date-sheets, examinations for 10th class would be held from May 5 to May 20, 2021. For 12th class, exams would be held from May 4 to May 29. Exams for 8th class would be held from May 5 to May 19. While timings for class 10th and 8th would be 8:45 to 12 PM, class 12th exams would be conducted from 1:45 PM to 5 PM.

The Board has already decided that yearly examinations of HPBOSE for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 would not be conducted online. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties.

HPBOSE Class 12 Date-Sheet 2021

HPBOSE Class 10 Date-Sheet 2021

HPBOSE Class 8 Date-Sheet 2021

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Class 10th and 12th Yearly Exams Will Not be Conducted Online Due to Lack of Uniform Internet Connectivity in State: HPBOSE



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Dharamshala-Yearly examinations of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 will not be conducted online, informed Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, Chairman, HPBOSE. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties, he said.

It was decided after the Chairman held a video conference with Deputy Directors and school principals/headmasters to discuss the matter relating to the conduction of examinations.

He also informed that due to the pandemic schools remained closed and the Board could not conduct online practical exams and said that it is considering to allow the schools to conduct them at their level.  Further, to avoid crowding at schools, exams would be conducted in morning and evening sessions and more examination centres would be created. He informed that the Board is also considering to provide question papers for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th classes to maintain uniformity in examinations across the state.  

Various aspects related to various classes are under consideration and would be forwarded to the Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, he said. In accordance with Minister’s directions, the Board would try to resume regular examinations, the Chairman added.

Further, he informed that the Board is conducting examinations for 12th class (Science) in March 2020 and has invited applications from candidates. The candidates can apply online through nearest SOS centre between 28th December to 28th January.

HP SOS Examination Eligibility Criteria

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Himachal Shuts Down All Educational Institutes A Week After Re-Opening 



Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutes closed again

Shimla-A week after re-opening for regular classes, the Himachal Pradesh Government had to shut down all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from 11th to 25th November 2020, for students, teaching and non-teaching staff amid alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on November 10, 2020. It’s pertinent to mention that the state government had re-opened the school for the students of 9th to 12th from November 2. However, during the past few days, hundreds of teachers and several students tested positive in various schools, especially in Mandi district.

Meanwhile, the unpreparedness of the state government came to light as the largest medical facility – IGMC Shimla- ran out of space in isolation wards for COVID-19 patients. It’s packed to full capacity. Reportedly, another dedicated COVID-19 hospital – DDU Shimla- was also running out of space. The government has also failed to establish make-shift hospitals, which it had been promising for the past couple of months. However, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had been maintaining in media statements that the government was prepared for all eventualities.

Questions have also been raised over the quality of protective gear provided to health staff as several officials tested positive at a COVID-19 hospital in Mandi district.

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