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BaLA project launched in 3 schools

Chandigarh: The Elementary Education Department in Haryana has taken up the Building as Learning Aid (BaLA) project for three schools in the state on a pilot basis. If successful, it is likely to be replicated in several others.

BaLA project launched in 3 schools

Chairperson of the Haryana State Agriculture Marketting Board Krishna Gahlawat fetes gold medallist Pooja Gahlawat at Farmana village in Sonepat on Sunday. Photo by the writer



Chandigarh: The Elementary Education Department in Haryana has taken up the Building as Learning Aid (BaLA) project for three schools in the state on a pilot basis. If successful, it is likely to be replicated in several others. “Initially, we have taken up this project for three schools in Panchkula district. Work has already begun in Sarthak Government Integrated Senior Secondary School in Panchkula. Work will start In other two schools after the vacations. If we find the results fruitful, we will think of replicating this in all model schools of the state,” said Garima Mittal, Director, Elementary Education. BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) is an innovative concept towards a qualitative improvement in education through developing child-friendly, learning and fun-based physical environment building in school infrastructure.The department has allocated funds of Rs 15 lakh for the execution of the project in the three schools of the state.

Golden Peacock Award for NFL Panipat unit

Chandigarh: The Panipat unit of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has been selected for the ‘Golden Peacock Award-2017’ for energy efficiency. SK Jindal, unit head, NFL, says: “The award authenticates the measures taken by NFL to achieve the mission of conserving energy for nation building.” In 2016-17, against the designed energy consumption of 7.614 GCal / MT of urea, the unit has registered an energy consumption of 7.11 GCal / MT of urea . This unit has been awarded the ‘Golden Peacock Award’ for the successful testing of neem-coated urea in 2004, Jindal maintains. — TNS

Their role in Hindi movement awaits recognition

Yamunanagar: A family of Hindi movement participants is awaiting government recognition. Vijay Kapur, chairman of DAV Schools, Yamunanagar, said his family members participated in the freedom movement and worked for the spread of education . He said his aunt (his father’s sister) Budhwanti Devi was a teacher at Arya School, Chiniot (now in Pakistan).She was an Arya Samaji and elder sister of JN Kapur, founder of DAV Institutions, Yamunanagar. She led a jatha (delegation) of Arya Samaji women to Chandigarh in 1957 for the cause of Hindi which she felt could play a great role in national integration.  Vijay Kapur said Budhwanti Devi and her brother, JN Kapur, focused on the spread of education and started establishing a chain of DAV institutions to spread literacy by collecting donations rupees when India’s literacy rate was around 25%. They laid great stress on promoting Hindi in DAV Institutions . He said the Hindi movement was launched against the government decision to make Punjabi compulsory in the Hindi-speaking belt of undivided Punjab. It was the first major mass movement in the northern region since Independence and it paved the way for the creation of Haryana in 1966. It is high time that the state and central governments recognise the services of Budhwanti Devi and JN Kapur, even posthumuously, pleaded Vijay Kapur. 

Wrestling gold medallist feted

SONEPAT: Pooja Gahlawat, a young woman wrestler who won the gold medal in the 51 kg  category in Asian Junior Wrestling Championship that concluded in China recently, was accorded a warm welcome by  residents of eight villages in a programme organised at her native village of Farmana in this district on Sunday. Congratulating the young wrestler, Chief guest Krishna Gahlawat, chairperson of the Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board and a former minister, said Pooja had proved that if girls were given opportunity like boys in different fields, including wrestling, they could also bring medals . She claimed wrestling had become popular among girls in the country in general and Haryana in particular. 

Rescue man makes it to Limca Book

JHAJJAR: Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj, CEO and Medical Director, Six Sigma High Altitude Medical Services, has made it to Limca Book of Records: 2017 for saving 5,600 victims of flood, earthquake and disaster while working in most difficult terrains. Hailing from Jhajjar’s Kharar village, Bhardwaj is an alumnus of the  IIM, Ahmedabad. “Six Sigma is the only group in India providing high altitude medical services to pilgrims free of cost. It has so far rescued 5,600 devotees who had been trapped in high-altitude disasters, including the Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the Uttarakhand deluge in 2013,” said Bhardwaj, adding that he organised medical services in China at a height of 19,500 feet for 27 days for participants of the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra in July, 2015. “In September 2015, Six Sigma had organised the largest free medical services for devotees in Manimahesh Kailash Yatra, Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), serving 64,000 devotees at a height of 14,500 feet for 21 days in Chamba( HP) under minus 3°C .

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