Gandhigiri Week organised :The Millenium School organised a ‘Gandhigiri Week’, in which, they emphasised the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. The students wrote letters to Bapu sharing their thoughts and seeking his guidance. The faculty got a chance to know the children better through the letters and enlightened them with non-violent and peaceful ways of attaining harmony. A movie on Bapu was shown to the entire school. Various competitions including paper reading, quiz, bookmark painting on peace and non violence, declamation, ‘Dandi March’ and Satyagraha were held in the school.
Preventing dengue : To prevent the outbreak of dengue, the Municipal Corporation and the Health Department have jointly made eight teams of their employees. The teams would visit every home to check the larvae of dengue and spray insecticide on the stagnant water. They would also create awareness among the public about the disease. In eight zones of the city, the teams checked water tanks, coolers, refrigerators and other items which could have accumulated water on September 30. Almost 62 houses have dengue larvae. The items containing larvae were evacuated on the spot. People were informed that the larvae of dengue mosquito are formed in clean water. The residents were advised not to leave accumulated water.
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Sanitation drive: Coinciding with Gandhi Jayanti, a campaign entitled as “Swachhata Utsav” will be launched in the state from October 2 to November 4 to highlight the significance of sanitation. While stating this here on Saturday, an official spokesman said the Deputy Commissioners would be overall in charge of this 30-day long utsav. KURUKSHETRA REWARI
Kumar is Kangra Block Cong chief: The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) on Saturday approved the list of office-bearers and the executive committee of the Block Congress Committee, Kangra, with Raj Kumar of Chotti Haler village as its president. Kuldeep Singh Rathore, general secretary, HPCC, said Kaul Singh Thakur, state president , HPCC, approved the committee supported by nine vice-presidents, eight general secretaries, eight secretaries, a treasurer and 27 members.
Dehradun Child found: A missing child who was found in the Vasant Vihar area was reunited with his parents by the police on Saturday. According to the police, the cops were informed by locals that a child aged about five years was found crying in Vasant Vihar. On the basis of information gathered from the locals, the police traced his family. Song competition: The Council Inter-school Song and Dance Competition (Juniors) was held Gandhi Jayanti: Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva greeted the people of the state on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, motivating them to work for the prosperity and safety of the nation.
Child found: A missing child who was found in the Vasant Vihar area was reunited with his parents by the police on Saturday. According to the police, the cops were informed by locals that a child aged about five years was found crying in Vasant Vihar. On the basis of information gathered from the locals, the police traced his family.
Song competition: The Council Inter-school Song and Dance Competition (Juniors) was heldat Carman School, Dalanwala. A total of 20 schools took part in four different categories. In the action song in English, Carman School and Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy were the winners while Doon Blossoms stood runners-up. In the western dance competition, St Thomas’ College was declared winners and Carman School was the runners-up. In the folk dance, St Judes School got first place while Marshall School was the runners-up.
Gandhi Jayanti: Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva greeted the people of the state on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, motivating them to work for the prosperity and safety of the nation.
Ruckus by varsity students: A group of students of Kumaon University created a ruckus in the office of the DSB College Director on Friday evening. The students were irked over the delay in the arrival of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr VPS Arora, in Nainital, where some girl students had been waiting for him to come and resolve their issues. Seeing a political opportunity, the newly elected leader of the Students’ Association, along with his supporters, created a ruckus over the Vice-Chancellor’s explanation for his late arrival and damaged furniture and glass panes in the office.
Tourists from Haryana thrashed: Some drunkards allegedly thrashed tourists from Haryana and also misbehaved with a woman travelling with them. The incident took place in the Mota Haldu area of Haldwani. Vibhuti Narayan Jha of Faridabad was coming to Nainital when two youths, who were reportedly in an inebriated state, tried to overtake their car near Mota Haldu. Since they were under intoxication, the driver of the motorcycle lost control over the vehicle and they fell down. Still showing concern, the car owner asked his driver to stop the car and see the condition of the youths. However, the youths called upon their acquaintances, who allegedly thrashed the car owner and the driver besides misbehaving with the owner’s wife.The couple has reported the matter to the Haldwani police.
Man killed in accident: Owing to poor condition of roads in the region and the alleged failure of the government to address the issue for more than a year, a youth lost his life in a mishap on Friday evening. According to information, a 22-year-old youth died when a truck fell on a van he was driving near the Pul Bhatta area of Kitcha in Udham Singh Nagar district. The incident took place when the truck driver failed to negotiate massive potholes that dot the road. The deceased has been identified as Sarfaraz of Siraulikalan village.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)