Haryana govt to take Central University matter with centre: CM

first_imgJant Pali (Haryana), Feb 25 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said his government will urge the Centre to establish a campus of Central University of Haryana in Mahendragarh district at Panipat.Khattar, who inaugurated an academic block constructed at a cost of Rs 44 crore, made the announcement while addressing a function to commemorate the 8th foundation day of the varsity.He said the State government had constituted the five-member University Review Committee under the chairmanship of Professor B K Kuthiala to look into the issues of autonomy, accountability and to improve the quality of higher education in the State.The committee has presented its report after eight months of study and interaction with more than 3,000 stakeholders, including students, Khattar said.Apart from this, mapping of the State was carried out in terms of educational facilities and it was decided to open a college for girls at every 20 kilometres, he said.Khattar said in the first event of its kind, 21 colleges were recently inaugurated using IT tools.He said the State government was endeavouring to make education employment-oriented and ensure holistic development of the youth.Under the new sports policy, 525 sports nurseries are being opened at school-level to encourage students to take up sports.Various other facilities such as gymnasiums and enhanced cash prizes are being offered as incentives for promoting sports.Reiterating his governments commitment towards ensuring equitable development of all regions of the State, particularly the backward southern region, Khattar lauded the pace of infrastructure development exhibited by the varsity.advertisementHe also lauded the university for its contribution towards the socio-economic development of the surrounding villages.Khattar suggested that solar plants be installed on all buildings of the university to make it the first central educational institution to undertake such an initiative.He also announced to construct new road connecting Jant Road and gate number 2 of the university, besides installing streetlights.He also released the first journal, newsletter, blood donor directory and a book titled Beti Satsai penned by Makhan Lal. PTI VJ DKS MRJlast_img read more

ROBERT C COOPER WAS ONE OF MANY CANADIANS SICKENED BY TAINTED BLOOD

first_imgRobert C. Cooper is a tainted-blood survivor and the creator of the CBC miniseries Unspeakable. (KHAREN HILL/CBC) Advertisement Advertisement To say that the miniseries Unspeakable is a passion project for Robert C. Cooper understates his dedication to telling the tale of Canada’s tainted-blood scandal.For one thing, the Toronto-born writer, producer and director is part of the story. He’s one of thousands of hemophiliacs who contracted hepatitis C from tainted blood in the 1980s.“That’s why you’re the right person to tell it,” says actress Sarah Wayne Callies, who plays the mother of a hemophiliac boy in the miniseries, debuting Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. on CBC. “It’s not a sort of outside historical view; it’s one person who’s so angry that you can write a 20-page rant and that passion is what drives the story.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Twitter But Cooper’s passion isn’t just about himself; it’s also about the responsibility he feels to many people caught up in the scandal whose histories became part of the series.Cooper — known for his work on the series Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and SGU Stargate Universe — approached the CBC about the show around 2014. A third round of treatment for his hep C had finally made him feel better and “I started thinking about the story a little more as a storyteller and less as a victim.”When it was greenlighted, “my goal was to then set about doing a ton of research, talking to as many people on all sides, because it was very important that this feel real and truthful,” he says during an interview at CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre. Login/Register With:last_img read more

Firefighter graduates to be deployed to Fort McMurray this weekend

first_imgShaneen Robinson APTN National NewsRecent firefighter graduates in Edmonton are getting thrown into the fire.They’re expected to deployed to Fort McMurray this weekend.last_img