15HR01A.qxd 10/14/2013 6:40 PM Page 1 Page-1 c m y b Hisar 34 25 WORLD DAY AGAINST DEATH PENALTY 3 Youth can reflect upon social, legal, philosophical issues: VC SPORTS 4 Aligarh Muslim University bag tennis title The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Haryana Plus Chandigarh Tuesday, October 15, 2013 www.tribuneindia.com M I D - D AY M E A L S C H E M E Substandard food to invite action Gurgaon DM invokes Section 144 of CrPC to ensure good quality SUNIT DHAWAN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE GURGAON, OCTOBER 14 In order to ensure good quality of mid-day meals served at government schools in the district, Gurgaon District Magistrate Shekhar Vidyarthi has invoked Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973. The orders, which come in the wake of dead rats found in mid-day meals at a local school, maintain that the authorities of every school getting cooked food under the mid-day scheme shall ensure that it is of good quality before it is served to students. “The principal shall prepare a roster regarding it, deputing a team of teachers for inspection of food at the time of its delivery. Tasting of food is absolutely critical and should be essentially recorded in a separate No dharna till Divali In view of Divali festival, the District Magistrate has prohibited holding of any procession, dharna or demonstration without the prior permission of the district administration as precautionary measure. These orders, issued under Section 144 of the CrPC, have been implemented with immediate effect and would remain enforced till November 4. “Any procession, dharna and demonstration etc during the festival season should be avoided. If any such move is unavoidable under any circumstances, it should only be carried out with the prior permission of the district administration,” the orders maintain. register maintained specifically for the purpose. The teachers concerned should be made accountable for any act of omission or commission that can directly or indirectly endanger the health of the students in case of toxic or poor-quality food,” the DM has asserted. The orders further maintain that samples of foodgrains and other material used in preparation of the mid-day meals be taken periodically, in addition to the physical checking of the same on a regular basis. Record and reports of such inspections should be maintained properly and corrective measures taken up if need be, the orders add. The DM has directed the agencies supplying cooked food to ensure safe storage 200-foot Ravana likely to find place in Guinness book and proper supply of ingredients to the schools. He has also ordered the constitution of monitoring committees at the subdivision level as well, in addition to getting social audits conducted as mandated by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. Reputed institutes may be engaged to undertake such audits and based on their suggestions and recommendations, adherence to specific microbiological as well as chemical parameters must be ensured. Vidyarthi has also directed the school authorities to devise an emergency medical plan in the event of any untoward incident in the school. These orders have come into force with immediate effect and action for violation would be initiated under Section 188 of the IPC. BJP no alternative to Congress, says CPM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HISAR, OCTOBER 14 The 200-foot effigy of Ravana goes up in flames in Barara. A Tribune photograph MANISH SIRHINDI TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BARARA (AMBALA), OCTOBER 14 The 200-foot Ravana, which went up in flames in Barara near Ambala on Sunday evening, is likely to find a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Ravana was erected after six-month labour put in by a six-member Muslim family from Agra. They spend half the year in Barara, to give shape to the massive effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran. The effigies had attained the recognition of being the world’s tallest effigies to be burnt. The organisers of the Dasehra festival in the town had already been in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records, after the effigies made it to the Limca Book of records last year, when the 195foot effigies of the demon god was erected. Tejinder Singh Chauhan, president, Shri Ramlila committee, said this year the committee bore an expenditure of over Rs 1 crore in getting the effigies built along with a sixday programme during which the mega performances were by top musicians, including Gurdas Mann and Sherry Mann. Tanveer Jafari, who looks after the making of the effigy every year, said the height of the effigy was being increased for the last many years. This year, over 100 quintal of paper, 40 quintal of iron pipes and 10 quintal of clothes were used to make the effigy which weighed more than five tonnes (5,000 kg). The sword held by the Ravana itself was around 50 foot long. Tanveer Jafari said burning of the effigy symbolised the end of social evils like terrorism, female foeticide, communalism, casteism, illiteracy, corruption and dowry. The tradition of organising Ramlila in Barara was started in 1986. Initially, the effigies were built only 20-foot tall. But, with the support and encouragement of the committee members, the height of the effigies were increased to 200-feet this year. He said by making it to the Guiness Book of World Records, the effigies would bring Barara on the world stage. The Left and the democratic platform based on alternative policies is the only solution to the crisis being faced by the country. This was stated by CPM state secretary Inderjit Singh while addressing a party workers' convention here today. He said the BJP was no alternative to Congress as it also subscribed to the same neoliberal policies responsible for price rise, unemployment and corruption. He criticised the UPA government for enacting a targeted Food Security Act instead of universal one. "Why they cannot spend Rs 70,000 crore for 35 kg of foodgrains to all when more than 5 lakh crore in concession is being given to the corporate sector," he asks. Projection of Narender Modi as the PM was the plan of the corporate sector because of his services to them through unbridled concessions, he said. The speakers at the party convention condemned the Hooda government for promoting corruption in recruitments. They accused the successive governments for playing with the lives of unemployed youth in Haryana. The party has decided to launch a campaign all over the state to raise the real issues pertaining to livelihood and social justice by organising meetings at villages. Naseeruddin from Saharanpur puts furniture on display during the Sheetla Craft Mela at Leisure Valley park in Sector 29, Gurgaon. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed Bhiwani roads to be repaired soon DEEPENDER DESWAL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BHIWANI, OCTOBER 14 The dilapidated and potholed roads of Bhiwani town has finally drawn the attention of the authorities as Haryana Public Health Engineering Minister Kiran Choudhry directed the district administration to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) of roads for getting funds under the National Capital Region Fund from Central Government for relaying and repair. Most of the roads in the town are in a shambles for a long time, causing inconvenience to the residents and commuters. The residents have been demanding repair of roads, but, hardly any work has begun to even fill the potholes. The residents alleged that the Chief Minister too c m y b The Bhiwani-Loharu road stretch a shambles. Photo: Manoj Dhaka had announced to issue grant to repair all the roads last year but nothing was done so far. Reviving hopes of better roads, Choudhry informed here recently that the administration would soon draw up the DPR which would be submitted to the NCR planning board for release of funds for relaying road infrastructure in the town. She was here to inaugurate the Sewerage Treatment Plant constructed at a cost of Rs 15.88 lakh in Bhiwani. She said Bhiwani has got two mega projects of the Sewerage Treatment Plant and the Solid Waste Management Plant. She said 15 MLD plant had been completed with modern technique within a period of 15 months. It would provide clean water and the plant could also be utilised for irrigation purposes. She said four Sewerage Treatment Plants were being set up in Bhiwani, out of which, two have already been dedicated to people and the remaining two would be completed in next four months.
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