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2015 Youth Week plans announced

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Recommended for you Education Minister tours schools this week Related Items:akierra missick, Department of Youth Affairs, youth week Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Sept 2015 – The Department of Youth turns to an anti-violence message when it comes to Youth Week celebrations in the TCI this year.On day one of the House of Assembly meeting this week, Youth Minister, Hon. Akierra Missick said September 20th marks the start of Youth Week celebrations. This year’s theme is: ‘Break the silence, stop the violence.’Minister Missick said, “this is an anti-gun violence campaign, which will be lead by a team from the Youth Department along with a promotion company who will host peace concerts, rallies and talks that are aimed at bringing awareness to the increasing scourge of gun violence and will urge us to step forward and say something, get involved and go back to being our brother’s keeper.”Each island will have a detailed list of events, according to the Deputy Premier and the anti-violence campaign will feature a panel of local and international speakers.The Minister encouraged the public to come out and support the youth as they display their talents and are recognized for their accomplishments.last_img read more

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Peter Kenyon to resume takeover talks with Newcastle owner

first_imgPeter Kenyon is set to resume talks with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley about the possibility of buying the club later this month.The former Manchester United Chief Executive, who is leading a consortium hoping to buy Newcastle, has written to the Magpies owner saying he is committed to completing a deal at the earliest possible time.Kenyon, who also worked as a Chief Executive for Chelsea writes in the letter, as quoted by Sky Sports:“I would like to personally assure you that I am committed to concluding our deal as soon as possible.”Steve Bruce: “Hopefully that’ll shut a few people up for a little bit” Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has expressed his delight at his side’s shock 1-0 away victory to Tottenham HotspursTyne-side boss Steve Bruce praised his staff…Mike Ashley is coming under immense pressure to sell Newcastle by the club’s supporters, with some fans imploring him to conclude any deal swiftly or invest in the squad during the January transfer window.The Magpies’ supporters are concerned about the team’s chances of staying up in the Premier League, having seen their team slip to 15th on the standings, just two points clear of the relegation zone.Ashley spoke to reporters late last year reiterating his desire to sell the club before the end of the January transfer window.Having won three consecutive games in November, Newcastle have only won one of their last eight matches and face a tough trip to Chelsea when the Premier League resumes next weekend.last_img read more

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WBSCL takes up initiative to make people selfreliant in 76 model villages

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Limited (WBSCL) has taken up a unique scheme of selecting 76 model villages in 11 districts across the state and made the villagers self-reliant. WBSCL will coordinate with a number of departments of the state government and will take up projects for training people in various activities, so that they can eke out a living for themselves. “The project will cover as many as 38 sub-divisions, with two villages in each of them. Our aim is to increase the income of the rural people and at the same time boost the village rural economy,” said Pulak Roy, chairman of WBSCL. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe districts that have been identified for these model villages are Purulia, West Midnapore, South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas, West Burdwan, East Burdwan, Jhargram, Hooghly, Howrah, Nadia and Murshidabad. As many as 1,030 Gram Panchayats will come under the purview of the project. WBSCL will coordinate with departments like Panchayat and Rural Affairs, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Water Resource Investigation, Horticulture, Forest, Agriculture, etc. and will take up projects like renovating a pond and taking up fish cultivation, setting up animal farms, floriculture, setting up of polygreen house, etc. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”We have already set up 500 such small farms and have set up a target of 2,000 similar projects,” a senior WBSCL officer said.WBSCL will soon take up orientation programmes in the identified districts, involving district magistrates, block development officers and the self-help groups to identify the villages in which the project may start. “We will gradually spread this project in the remaining districts too,” the official added. WBSCL is initially planning to have 100 people from each village under the scheme, which means that as many as 76,000 people will be getting employment. Most importantly, the self-help groups will get the chance to involve their own family members in the scheme. The people will get loan under the Swami Vivekananda Swanirbhar Karmasanasthan Prakalpa(SVSKP) and the state government will offer 30 percent subsidy against the loan. If needed, WBSCL will also arrange for training in trades like mobile repairing, plumbing, electrician, beautician, tailoring etc. The youths of these model villages will get priority in getting loan under SVSKP.It may be mentioned that this scheme is an extension of the Muktidhara project that was initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in December 2015, to ensure steady earning, drive away poverty and bring about financial improvement through self-help groups and self-employment. The Muktidhara project has been very successful.last_img read more

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Vidyasagars Barnaparichay to be distributed free to mark his bicentenary celebrations

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department is planning to distribute Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s Barnaparichay free among all students of pre-primary and Class I to commemorate the occasion of 200 years of the latter’s birth anniversary.”The distribution of the Barnaparichay copy has nothing to do with the curriculum of pre-primary and Class I. As per plans, the book will be given as a ‘heritage book’ to pay homage to Vidyasagar,” said Avik Majumdar, the chairman of the Syllabus Restructure Committee. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to a senior official of the state Education department, the government is making plans to celebrate the bicentenary celebrations of the key figure of Bengal Renaissance in a grand manner for at least a week. “We are holding meetings time-to-time on how to celebrate his birth anniversary. It will take some more time to finalise the entire programme,” the official said. It may be mentioned that Vidyasagar’s Barnaparichay is not a prescribed book in the syllabus of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA few days back, BJP supporters had allegedly vandalised a bust of Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College in North Kolkata during a rally by their party president Amit Shah, following which state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had announced that a new statue of the great Indian reformer will be constructed at the same venue. The state Education department has already announced a series of decisions regarding celebration of the life and legacy of Vidyasagar. The state has plans of construction of a museum containing artefacts related to Vidyasagar, turning Vidyasagar College into a heritage institution and organising of a week-long series of programmes from September 20 to 26 to celebrate his bicentenary. The state government has allocated Rs 20 crore for the celebration. All government schools will commemorate the occasion through essays, exhibitions, documentaries, discussions, debates based on the life and works of Vidyasagar. The essay competition will be held in three levels — Group A will involve Class III and IV, group B will cover Class V to VIII while the group C will involve students of Class IX and X. The subjects of the essays will be based on various aspects of Vidyasagar’s life including his role in women education and empowerment. A committee will be formed at the circle level which will make the necessary arrangements for the week-long celebrations. This committee will start functioning from June 15.last_img read more

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