Priests to use safety harnesses for serving 34ft thakurji. Thursday, Goverdhan: To reduce the risk of injury when serving the 34ft high Sankarshan Bhagvan located at Sankarshan Kund, priests will wear safety harnesses. The harnesses have been specially designed by a Lucknow firm which exports industrial safety harnesses. There were fears that priests, who lean over to apply tilak, garlands etc, could overbalance and fall from the scaffolding. Before such an incident had a chance to occur, management ordered the safety harnesses. Read more (Hindi)
Mishra: Archery is the pride of India. Momday, Goverdhan: Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra has said that proficiency in archery is an important step towards increasing patriotism and pride in being Indian. The former minister spoke at a Statewide archery competition, held at Goverdhan’s Devi college, in which 380 archers from 38 districts participated. Mishra said that there are several excellent participants in the competition and they will join India’s archery team at the next Olympics. Read more (Hindi)
Forum discusses the need to stop commercialization of education. Wednesday, Vrindavan: During a conference at Fogla ashram yesterday, organized by the Regional Branch of UP’s Statutory and Parliamentary Studies Institute, Hriday Narayan Dixit spoke about the need to reclaim education from the forces of commercialism. Dixit said that modern education, which is only focused on passing exams to get high paying jobs, disregards the responsibility of educators to produce worthy citizens who are committed to the advancement of the nation. Dixit said that there is no element of nationalism and socialism in the present education system. It is worthless education. Education would be better imparted by the traditional gurukul system. Read more (Hindi)
Another member of the institute, Dr. Mohan Yadav, said that commercialization and privatization have derailed the education system. Entry into IIT, MBBS, CA, etc. is being obtained on the basis of the money. Yadav said that this system is increasing inequality and the result is social imbalance. Read more (Hindi)
Biggest challenge for Saunk chairperson is installing drains. After his recent victory at the local elections, Master Bharat Singh, the new chairperson of Saunk is now ready to deal with the challenge of improving the town’s infrastructure. Speaking to Jagran, former Chairperson, Shivshankar Verma, said that during his tenure, he organized for the submission of tenders to install drains, however, these were not accepted by higher authorities so the work could not be completed. The town has also had drinking water shortage problems for several decades. The town’s water is salty and not fit for drinking. Newly elected chairperson Singh, said that is first priorities are to make improvements in drainage and drinking water facilities.