The School Parents Association Friday submitted a memorandum to the ADC, Shimla, complaining about the heavy increase in fee by private schools. The association said that the private schools had burdened them during the Covid outbreak by enhancing the fee. It alleged that the schools were pressuring them to deposit both annual and tuition fees together, which was beyond the means of many parents at this time. The parents threatened that if their demands were not met, they would launch an agitation against the government.
Online Himachal Day celebrations
Singing, dancing, cooking, photography and poetry competitions were held during virtual Himachal Day celebrations at Shoolini University. Chancellor of the university PK Khosla talked about the significance of the day. Vivek Atray, motivational speaker, was the chief guest. Vikrant, a Ph D student, bagged the first position in the singing competition, while Ankita Chhetri of B.Sc (Biotech), stood second. Debolina Biswas, a MA (Yoga) student, and Priyanjali Rajta, a B.Sc (Micro) student, were given consolation prizes whereas MBA student Florance Alfred received a special award for music. Dr Nitika Thakur, a faculty of Biotechnology, bagged the first prize in the dance competition.
Date sheet for uG classes withdrawn
Himachal Pradesh University has withdrawn the date sheet for undergraduate classes, as per the instructions of the state government in view of the deteriorating Covid-19 situation. The new date sheet of all undergraduate classes shall be issued in due course and made available on the university website. The date sheet of BA, B.Sc, B.Com (Pass and Honours), Shastri 1st, 2nd and 3rd years, B.Vocational 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters, BHM 1st, 3rd, 5th semesters, and BDS 1st, 2nd, 3rd years and the final year supplementary examination was released.
Governor releases book
Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday released a book Five sons of Himachal Pradesh written by litterateur, social worker and retired officer of the HP Information and Public Relations Department Shiv Singh Chauhan. The book focuses on the contributions of former Chief Ministers towards the development of the state. The Governor appreciated Chauhan's efforts and said that everyone should remember the efforts and visions of our leaders in taking the state forward on the path of development and prosperity. He said the book is important for future generations to understand the history of the state.
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