18HR01A.qxd 10/17/2013 6:23 PM Page 1 Page-1 c m y b Hisar 36 21 EDUCATION 3 Murthal varsity holds seminar on higher education in US PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE DAV mass comm students excel in varsity exams 4 The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Haryana Plus Chandigarh Friday, October 18, 2013 Capt Ajay Singh: Rao Inderjit will repent after quitting Cong Says his son, Chiranjeev Rao, ready to contest Gurgaon seat SUSHIL MANAV TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE SIRSA, OCTOBER 17 The Haryana Power Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, on Wednesday said that former minister Rao Inderjit Singh’s exit from the Congress would create no void in the party, adding that his son, Chiranjeev Rao, was ready to contest from Rao Inderjeet's Gurgaon parliamentary seat if the party so desired. Yadav, who was here to lay foundation stones of four 33KV power substations at Chormar, Bahiya, Kheowali and Mallewala villages, said while talking to mediapersons that Rao Inderjit Singh would always repent his decision, whereas the Congress was like an ocean and his departure would not make any difference to the party. Later addressing a meeting at Chormar, Yadav said the total installed power generation capacity (from all sources including state’s own projects and long-term arrangements from other sources) in Haryana has increased to 9,921 MW. He said the power-generation capacity in Haryana was only 1,587 MW in 2004-05 which had increased to 5,300 MW and the total installed capacity had increased to 9,921 MW. The government plans to set up a 660 MW thermal unit of super-critical technology at Yamunanagar, a gas-based thermal plant of 1,500 MW is planned to be constructed in Faridabad and a 2,800 MW nuclear power plant is being set up by the Government of India in Fatehabad. Capt Yadav said the government had a plan of Rs 200 crore to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in Sirsa district. Under this plan, the government would set up six new substations and augment capacity of 11 existing sub- TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE KARNAL, OCTOBER 17 stations. The plan includes construction of 12 new substations and augmentation of 27 existing substations. Sirsa MP Ashok Tanwar said the government had spent Rs 573 crore to strengthen power transmission and distribution systems in Sirsa district during the past eight years. It constructed 36 new substations, augmented capacity of 43 substations, set up PPP drive to promote cycling in Gurgaon Selector’s choice SUNIT DHAWAN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE GURGAON, OCTOBER 17 An elderly man selects items at a shop for his horses at a pony fair at Neval in Karnal. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar With a view to reduce the ever-increasing pollution levels in the millennium city, the Gurgaon police, district administration and a group of local residents promoting non-motorised transport in the city have launched a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative focusing on the use of bicycles. Addressing a joint news conference here today, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Alok Mittal, Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi and Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bharti Arora said in the campaign, certain streets of the city would be cordoned off for nonmotorised transport (NMT) users like cyclists, walkers, joggers and skaters on Sundays. As the drive gathers momentum, supportive infrastructure would also be provided for the NMT users, they said, adding that people from all walks of life would be roped in for the environment-friendly initiative. The campaign will kick off on November 10. “Such experiments have shown encouraging results in cities like London, where traffic congestion has been considerably reduced over the last few years. We look forward to replicating the same in Gurgaon and look forward to a positive outcome and feedback,” maintained Bharti Arora. A key objective of the plan is to promote cycling, walking and the use of public transport as envisaged in the National Urban Transport Policy as well as the Integrated Mobility Plan for Gurgaon. Lakshmi Singh, a coordinator of the campaign, said apart from rooting for a clean, healthy and green Gurgaon, the initiative was meant to enable the residents, especially children, “reclaim their streets and connect with their community”. “De-clogging trafficcongested Gurgaon should go a long way in ensuring better lives for the residents as well as the generations to come,” observed Nisha Singh, a local Municipal Councillor. The Heritage School, Embarq India, Pedal Yatris, IamGurgaon, Duplays, NMT activists and other groups and organisations are participating in the drive. Module to promote learning of science among students SUSHIL MANAV/TNS SIRSA, OCTOBER 17 Lab-in-a-box (LIB), a unique concept of a learning module developed by a Bangalorebased NGO, Agastya International Foundation, will be put to use in government schools of Sirsa to promote Mini-encyclopaedia Kautilya's eyes set on Guinness book BHANU P LOHUMI Capt Ajay Singh Yadav lays the foundation stone of a 33-KV powerhouse at Bahiya village in Sirsa on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph learning of science subjects among students. Initially, the programme would be launched in Odha, Badaguda, Ellenabad and Rania administrative blocks of the district. Sirsa Deputy Commissioner J Ganesan, who has roped in the NGO, said the pro- gramme would be started under the Multi- Sectoral Development Fund and the state government had already cleared it in principle. LIB is a model of science subject packed in a box and is designed for easier learning of topics by making it concept-based. Once they are packaged properly with colourful stickers, these boxes are distributed to schools. Teachers from each school are extensively trained to use the models and to expound on them in their lessons. The boxes are left with the Continued on page 2 c m y b 24,493 new transformers and augmented capacity of 1,654 old transformers. KV Singh, OSD (Media), also addressed the meeting. www.tribuneindia.com After hogging the limelight on TV channels and exposure of his incredible talent, India's 'mini-encyclopaedia' Kautilya Pandit has his eyes set on the Guinness book. The five-year-eightmonth-old child hailing from Kohand village in Karnal who is creating waves on TV shows will soon have his name entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Satish Sharma, father of the wonder boy, told The Tribune that there had been a lot of exposure for Kautilya in the past weeks and now they wished him to be at home, concentrate on his studies and rest for a while after which we would start the process of getting his name entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. "The child is always smiling and pleased with the exposure which brought him into the limelight, but we want him to strike a balance between his roots and the exposure given to him by the media and we would take him back to the village to have a fresh feel of the village environment," he added. After cramming the world map, Kautilya is now focusing on Multi-National Companies (MNCs). The child, who learns while playing, is gifted with an amazing memory and is so inquisitive that he asks a volley of questions even on very small and insignificant things, says his father. Full of energy and always eager to learn, Kautilya, at a tender age of about six years, is power-centric and asks what the most powerful profession is. Karnal MP Arvind Sharma, who met the wonder child at his Delhi home, assured the family that he would take up the matter of sponsoring the education of this "little genius" by the state government.
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