Amit Shah gets feedback on poll preparation
The Chhattisgarh BJP unit showed its poll preparedness to its party president Amit Shah. The BJP chief took stock of poll preparations at the airport lounge during his brief stopover at the Raipur airport while on his way to Odisha. Shah reviewed the party’s preparation to win 65 of the total 90 seats - the target he gave the party in June last year. Shah had a formal meeting with the chief minister, the state party president and a few senior leaders. The party leaders and cadres are seen on their toes after Shah said he will visit Chhattisgarh by this month-end to review the tasks he had assigned to the party office-bearers and the organisation. The Chhattisgarh assembly elections are due later this year.
No institution in top 100
Chhattisgarh may boast of an IIIT, an IIM, a NIT, an AIIMS, an IIT and a National Law University but none of its top educational institutions found a spot among the top 100 universities of India. Recently, the HRD ministry declared the National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF Ranking 2018 list based on 29 parameters. More than 4,000 institutes had participated for the national survey this year. From Chhattisgarh, the NIT (National Institute of Technology) found itself in the 151-200th rank. Senior educationists cited that the state desperately needed healthy academic practices, dedicated faculty, strong administration and strengthen good research promotion.
Long summer break for kids
Students are a happy lot after the official confirmation that their summer break will begin from May 1 and extend till June 16. Chief Minister Raman Singh declared the summer break period on his monthly radio talk show ‘Raman Ke Goth’. The Chief Minister also had some advice for the lakhs of students to creatively utilise the summer vacation, which usually is one of the best memories of childhood, and to effectively gain some learning experience.
Same uniform for students of madrasa, govt schools
In a decision aimed to bring about parity and equality, the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh will offer uniforms to all students in 304 madrasas recognised by the Madrasa Board from the next academic session. All students studying in primary and middle levels at the government schools along with the children enrolled in madrasas will have same uniforms that will be provided free by the government. The uniforms will be priced H270 each. There are 36,000 schools in the central state where 62 lakh students are enrolled.
Social media accounts to rein in criminals
As criminals are adopting newer techniques to commit offences, the Chhattisgarh police headquarters has asked all district SPs and the police stations under their jurisdiction to go hi-tech in their functioning. In many cases, criminals were found using the social media to go after their targets. Many photographs of wanted criminals holidaying in tourist places such as Goa have also found their way to the social media. The DGP has asked all police stations to have their Facebook accounts and run a social media campaign against the criminals.