Bhopal diary: From plastic ban in schools to bodybuilder in World Championships

The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) in Bhopal is all set to have a new addition - the pottery culture of Assam’s Golaghat district.

Published: 06th June 2018 03:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2018 03:16 AM   |  A+A-

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Assam’s pottery at Manav Sangrahalaya

The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) in Bhopal is all set to have a new addition - the pottery culture of Assam’s Golaghat district. A group of traditional potters and terracotta artists from Assam have already arrived at the IGRMS to give shape to the pottery trail. The pottery being developed for the museum from the Northeast state is a part of their rituals and traditions. Once the pottery delights are finalised by artists from Assam, a new potters’ corner will be inaugurated at the museum for visitors to learn about different pottery traditions.

Sanchi slashes buttermilk price

Much to the delight of consumers, the Bhopal Milk Federation, better known as Sanchi, has slashed the price of buttermilk by over 50 % from June 1. Flavoured buttermilk is now priced at I5 per packet which was earlier priced at I10. But prices of other milk products haven’t been revised. The Bhopal-headquartered Federation took the decision after the sale of Sanchi milk products fell by 14% in May across Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur regions. “The prices of buttermilk have been reduced to bring it within the reach of commoners. The price at which we’re now selling our product is feasible to us,” Bhopal Milk Federation’s new CEO Ankit Singh said.

No place for plastic in govt schools

The school education department has decided to turn all government schools in Madhya Pradesh, including state capital Bhopal, into plastic-free campuses. The decision has been taken to mark this year’s United Nation Environment Program (UNEP)’s theme - Beat Plastic Pollution. All district education officers and principals of government schools have been directed to ensure no use of plastic in campuses of all government schools.

Telemedicine comes to aid of leopard cub

A dehydrated leopard cub, which was found in Barwani district, was sent to Bhopal’s Van Vihar National Park after medical aid via telemedicine. This was perhaps for the first such cases in the state involving a wild animal. The cub was brought to Barwani on May 15. It was also suffering from fits. With the local veterinarians not being able to fully manage the situation, officials decided to carry out treatment via telemedicine. Blood test revealed it was suffering from parvo virus infection. Telemedicine was again used for consultation. After a week, the cub was found fit to be rehabiliated.

Bodybuilder qualifies for World C’ship

Bhopal’s techie-turned bodybuilder Priyanka Vaishya has won her fourth national title and also qualified for the World Championship to be held in Goa in December. She made the cut for the world event during the national championship. “I aim to now win the world championship, taking rest will be out of my life till I win the world event,” Priyanka said. She was originally a software engineer, who tried her luck with an IT firm in Mumbai.

Anuraag Singh

Our correspondent in  Madhya Pradesh


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