Art students wear helmets to class
The 150-year-old Rajasthan School of Arts is in such a dilapidated condition that many students have to wear helmets to class to protect themselves from chunks of plaster falling off the ceiling.
"We have to wear helmets. Last month, our colleague Arun Kumar Kholia was injured when some plaster fell on him," said undergraduate student Tej Prakash Singh.
Though some of the classrooms are in very bad shape, classes have to be held in them because of a shortage of space, Singh said.
"We students are so scared that we're not able concentrate on our studies. We always fear some plaster and limestone could fall from the ceiling," said Ajay Singh Shekhawat.
Many students do their work at their home or in studios but they have to come to college to attend classes, he said.
Member of the institute's building committee Ekeshwar Prasad Hatwal said the college has been demanding a new building for several years but to no avail.
The Jaipur Development Authority is supposed to erect a new building and take care of the present one as a heritage building.
But so far, there's nothing on the canvas.
The Bharatiya Janata Party will felicitate beneficiaries of various welfare schemes being run by the party's governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh as part of celebrations timed with the completion of eight years of the Modi regime. The BJP will celebrate its eighth anniversary of being in power at the Centre this month.
Thunderstorm with gusty winds blowing at 60-70 km per hour and hour-long moderate rainfall of 20.6 mm lashed Lucknow on Monday, bringing relief from the heatwave but also causing waterlogging and power outages in several parts of the city. According to the India Meteorological Department, this is the first moderate-to-high intensity storm of the season, as March and April only recorded dry thunder spells. Owing to rain, five flights were delayed.
The second apprenticeship mela by the state government will be organised in all 75 nodal ITIs across the state on May 30, said special secretary of vocational education and skill development, Harikesh Chaurasia. He said that MSME, the employment department and the district administration will jointly work to make the fair a success. Chaurasia said that 10,600 youth benefitted from the last apprenticeship fair.
Two boys aged 9 years drowned in a pond while taking a bath at Binaika village under Aaspur Devsara police station of Pratapgarh district on Monday morning. According to reports, Lalmani's son Jignesh and Siyaram's son Shani both aged nine years went to take bath at a pond in the village at around 10am. The duo went into deep water and started drowning. Their bodies were sent for post mortem examination, police said.
The development of 84-kosi parikrama marg in Ayodhya that was designated as national highway by the Union ministry of road transport and highways has been put on fast track. The 84-kosi parikrama marg will also be known as NH-227B. According to officials, the two-lane path will be 45-m wide with one lane being around 22.5 meters. There are three parikramas in Ayodhya— 84-kosi, 14-kosi and 5-kosi.