CM: Education meant to upgrade skills of students

Shimla: In the midst of modernisation drive, education, especially science stream, must be given priority for overall development of the youth, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the state level Gyan-Vigyan Mela of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Vikasnagar organised by the Himachal Shikha Samiti here today. He said education laid the foundation for scientific and technological advancements. He said the founding fathers of the Indian Republic had given importance to cultivation of “scientific temper” among the citizens of this country by suitably incorporating it in our Constitution. Thakur…

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This class 5 student runs library in Bhopal slum, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pitches in to help

While most children of her age spend time in playing or studying, this 11-year-old girl has started a small library to encourage reading. Meet class 5 student, Muskaan Ahirwar, who while living in a slum area of Bhopal has found that books are the best way to promote knowledge. Her determination has been recognised by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has offered her a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to set up a proper library. Chouhan met the girl at his residence on Wednesday and handed her…

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State to keep vigil over food supply: CM

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Sunday that the government would keep vigil over the food supply in the State and would take action against contaminated food items. He was speaking at the inauguration of the sale of organic vegetables organised at Rajendra Maidan ahead of the Onam celebrations. He said the campaign against “poisoned” vegetables had created a momentum in the State but more action was needed against the menace. The Chief Minister said the government would take steps to make Kerala self-sufficient in vegetable production. If the…

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