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National Girl Child Day: 5th Standard girl becomes Tehsildar for a day

ANH Correspondent

Akhnoor, Jan 25: Fifth standard student Ridhima Rajput, a resident of bordering Village Gowar was a one-day Tehsildar of Pargwal Tehsil, marking the national girl child day, in a rare instance of real life.

For the first time in the history of Tehsil, a girl became the Tehsildar, even if it is symbolic and just for a day.

Ridhima, a student of 5th Class at a local institution, was chosen for the honour after she was adjuged as best entry of a weeklong selfie contest organized by Tehsil Administration Pargwal to mark National Girl Child Day 2021, wherein open entries were invited from Girl children of area with an idea to click a selfie with book under tagline “Bookfie”. She was also designated as Girl Child Ambassador under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme by Tehsil Administration Pargwal.

Ridhima and her parents have expressed happiness and gratitude to the Tehsildar Pargwal Imtiaz Ahmed on the honour and said it will send the message that girls are no less than boys and can achieve anything they want.

“I wholeheartedly thank Tehsildar Pargwal for allowing me to become Tehsildar of Pargwal for one day,” said Ridhima.

“We are extremely proud of our daughter’s achievement. It will send a message to all the parents to never hold back their daughters and support them fully to pursue their dreams,” her parents Narinder Singh and Asha Rani, said.

Appreciating the initiative, Sarpanch Bhupinder Singh Manhas, in whose Panchayat Gowar village is located, said, “The move will inspire the girls of the Tehsil to dream big and never feel inferior to boys. They are equal to boys and can achieve their dreams with hard work and determination.”

Tehsil Administration Pargwal took similar initiatives to promote BBBP programme by launching massive awareness that aims towards promotion of the rights of the girl child
and to spread the message on the importance of girl education.

Tehsildar Pargwal Imtiaz Ahmed, a KAS Officer, said that similar awareness on girl child and their education will now be a regular feature in future also. As part of UN Sustainable Development Goals such initiatives will further strengthen our commitment towards fulfilment of targets under Goals of Quality Education and Gender Equality under SDG by 2030, he said.

Tehsil Pargwal have already taken initiatives to implement these Sustainable Goals in sustainable manner in correlations with various Social Welfare Schemes meant for Girl Child Education and Health like cent percent saturation programs like Child immunization program, Ladli Beti Scheme, enrollment of girls in nearby educational institutions, Coverage under Ayushman Bharat, Provision of Special Marriage Assistance Scheme to needy people , Proper Counselling and Guidance to Girls ensuring that benefits of these schemes percolate to intended group in this context a special weekly program is launched at Panchayat level in form of holding a Gram Choupal on every Thursday in Tehsil. (ANH)

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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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