The winter season has spread its wing in all parts of the northern India and considering the bone-chilling cold conditions here in the tricity, the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have come forward to provide sweaters and woolen clothes to all those unprivileged students studying in the government schools.
Union minister of human resource development MM Pallam Raju on Sunday said the no-detention policy under the Right to Education Act was being looked into as it had been getting a negative feedback by leading to a laggard behaviour among students and teachers.
"Delhi defeat was shocking for the Congress team," said the party's Rajya Sabha member Ambika Soni, who was in the city for the annual day of Delhi Public School. Although she refrained from naming any prime ministerial (PM) candidate, she said the observers were taking feedback on all candidates selected.
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students might have to shell out their own fee in case they want to study in private schools from the next session. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court which was disposed of on Thursday.
The Chandigarh railway station continues to be an unfriendly place for the disabled. Though the station, as part of renovations that began this March, was expected to have disabled-friendly escalators and improved infrastructure by November-end, work is yet to be completed.
Travelling via air came to a standstill on Saturday as the Chandigarh airport was closed for two days to carry out maintenance work on the runway by the Airports Authority of India. Only three flights that operated before 11am were of SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India. The airport would remain closed on Sunday also and would resume full operations from Monday.
Bollywood and cricket never fail to grab attention, and they have not spared the firecrackers industry either. The yesteryears’ beauties, it seems, haven’t faded from the peoples’ hearts even if they haven’t appeared on the screen for ages now.
While students their age go to school, these young girls try to make both ends meet for their families. But, they don't regret one bit. Instead, they try to make everybody's Diwali a cheerful one with their work. School dropouts aged between 14-18 years from the Bapu Dham Colony (BDC) are wooing hearts with their exquisite handmade greeting cards. The cards - both embroidered and painted - have intricately-made colorful motifs and sketches of Mahatma Gandhi.
Following the mantra of - Innovation is the key to success - city-based NGO Vatsal Chhaya has curated a unique programme to enroll maximum students to school. And what better way to do that than to reach their mothers in their regional songs.
The Chandigarh education department has claimed in its latest Child Mapping Survey for 2013 that kids from all localities are going to school regularly. But a check on the ground reveals the hollowness of the claim.
UT government school teachers have demanded an equal salary allowance for their mobile phone bills.
While, the education department is planning to start new government schools with the best of infrastructure, the schools in the periphery remain neglected.
With the D-day for the Panjab University campus student council elections here, the candidates are busy doing last-minute preparations. From prayers to visits to holy shrines and keeping lucky charms with them-student leaders are making every little move to ensure their win.
The final list of nominations for the Panjab University (PU) students' council elections was declared by various PU affiliated colleges, here. The university parties are high on the trend of making alliance's this year. Regional parties have reserved various positions in the colleges, resulting in major alliance's which will benefit everyone, say students.
During the student council elections, wooing the voters is a routine affair, but this time it seems that the parties have gone a bit vocal and daring too as one of the students organisation at a city college is throwing a party for the freshers.
During the Panjab University elections, DAV College, Sector 10, has maintained a reputation of being the most notorious college. However, this year the college authorities have taken extra care to avoid any kind of activities that disrupt peace, by deploying more police personnel's in and around the campus.
Even after four years of implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in schools, parents are not satisfied with the system.
The change in Class 11 timings of government schools from 12.30 to 2 pm, has not gone down well with students and coaching institutes of the city. The new timings were implied from the current new session and have mostly brought in negative reactions from students and the coaching institutes.
Claims made by the education department that most of the inspections to get recognition under the RTE Act have been completed and that only a handful of schools are left, fell flat as the figures reveal a different story.
While getting recognition under the Right to Education Act is mandatory for all schools, those in Chandigarh it seems are yet to do the needful.