11DD01A.qxd 11/10/2013 9:19 PM Page 1 SPORTS 2 Adhoiwala, Sunderwala win football matches STAR TRACK 3 Reaching out to fans The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Dehradun Plus Dehradun Monday November 11, 2013 Unicef, Parmarth Niketan to reconstruct schools www.tribuneindia.com Asha workers Rajaji National Park looks forward to refuse to welcoming visitors from Nov 15 come down water tank SANDEEP RAWAT TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HARIDWAR, NOVEMBER 10 TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HARIDWAR, NOVEMBER 10 Unicef will be working for bringing the education sector back on track in the natural disaster-affected Uttarakhand. India head of the Unicef water, sanitation and hygiene department Suzaine Kottes said this at Swargashram, Pauri Garhwal, today. Suzaine met spiritual guru Swami Chiddanand Muni at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, where both discussed and dwelled on the ways to provide educationrelated facilities in the floodhit districts of the state. The Unicef official arrived at the Parmarth Niketan with a delegation and was given a traditional welcome by young Sanskrit scholars. During their interaction, both Suzaine and Swami Chiddanand agreed on rebuilding schools and providing electricity to them DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 10 Swami Chiddanand Muni interacts with Unicef representative Suzaine Kottes at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Pauri Garhwal on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rameshwar Gaur via solar energy. She said she would prepare a draft in this regard, which would be forwarded to Unicef. Swami Chiddanand also launched the ‘Tablet to Toilet’ programme, which mandates building toilets in schools, colleges, educational and social institutions and public places for a cleaner Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, spiritual guru PROVIDING SUCCOUR India head of the Unicef water, sanitation and hygiene department Suzaine Kottes met spiritual guru Swami Chiddanand Muni at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, where both discussed and dwelled on the ways to provide education-related facilities in the flood-hit districts of the state. Maa Anand Mai also arrived at the ashram with a threemember delegation. She expressed her willingness to encourage the youth of Uttarakhand to make herbal medicines, which Statehood agitators yet to be identified MUSSOORIE, NOVEMBER 10 A large number of statehood agitators have not been identified even after 13 years of the formation of the state. The statehood agitators like Jaiprakash Uttarakhandi say the people are still deprived of basic facilities. “The issue of the permanent capital at Gairsain is still languishing and there is no headway visible in the near future,” he adds. Strikes by government employees have affected normal life and the WHAT’S ON “ They have been fighting for the basic facilities like ‘Jal, jungle and zameen’, but still no solution is visible. This shows that politicians have forgotten the sacrifices of the people who fought for the formation of a separate state of Uttarakhand. tator, says that they have been fighting for the basic facilities like ‘Jal, jungle and zameen’ (land, forest and water) but still no solution is visible. This shows that the politicians have forgotten the sacrifices of the people who fought for the formation of a separate state of Uttarakhand, he adds. HARIDWAR, NOVEMBER 10 Students come out of Saraswati Vidya Mandir after appearing in a SSC recruitment examination in Haridwar on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rameshwar Gaur SPORTS: T-20 Cricket Tournament, Doon Globale School, 10 am District Super League Football, Pavillion Grounds, 2 pm WEATHER CLEAR 24°C MAXIMUM 8.6°C The Rajaji National Park is spread across three districts of the state, namely Pauri Garhwal, Haridwar and Dehradun. It was established in 1983. It is an amalgamation of three sanctuaries situated in the Shivalik region, namely Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. These three were merged and made a protected area and renamed the Rajaji National Park. Flying squads arrested seven students for allegedly using unfair means in a Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruiment examination held here today. Sandeep, Praveen and Rakesh Kumar of Haryana, Tanuj Pawar, Vishal Khatri and Nitin of Delhi and Mohit of Uttar Pradesh were arrested from three different centres. Sector Magistrate Naresh Chaudhari said during inspection, cellphones and bluetooth devices were recovered from their possession. They were allegedly copying with the help of solutions sent through mobile phone messages. Circle officer JR Joshi police said interrogation of the accused was still under way. A case has been registered in this regard. Mountain writers' festival ends Fancy number plates a with emotional 'Pandav Lila' craze with Doonites TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MUSSOORIE, NOVEMBER 10 Dehradun was geared up to ensure unhindered and a memorable journey of the park for the visitors. Forest officials said to attract tourists, special watch towers had been constructed. Special waterholes for animals had been made near roads. The wildlife safari track had also been cleaned to make the gypsy ride for the visitors comfortable. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE — Harimohan Goel, an agitator functioning of departments in the state, indicating that people are unhappy. Many statehood agitators are living a miserable life, he says. Beena Gunsola, Municipal councillor, says the issues of women have also not been resolved in the last 13 years. Harimohan Goel, another agi- Officials inspect the wildlife safari at the Rajaji National Park, Chilla range, in Pauri Garhwal. A file photograph Seven arrested for cheating in SSC exam “ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE would be purchased by Kerala-based herbal firms and parlours. Maa Anand Mai is already providing relief and rehabilitation aid to the disaster-affected districts of the state. Six Asha workers, who climbed atop a water tank at Vikasnagar on Friday, have refused to come down. The protesters said they would not come down till the Chief Minister came here to hold talks with them. They are demanding a hike in wages. Meanwhile, the health of two of the Asha workers deteriorated today. A team of doctors from Vikasnagar rushed there to provide medical aid to them. A delegation of ASHA workers, led by Poonam Bijoda, also met Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna at Daak Pather today. The Chief Minister reportedly assured the protesting ASHA workers of looking into their demand. The Rajaji National Park is all set to open for visitors from November 15. However, the park administration has expressed concern that the mid-June disaster might affect the number of visitors to the park, which was closed two days before the disaster. Park officials said though they were getting advance bookings and receiving enquiries from tourists, including foreigners, the number of visitors to the park this year might get affected due to the natural disaster. The administration is trying its best to ensure that all entry points to the park and wildlife tracks were re-carpeted in time. Night patrolling in the area has also intensified to check the movement of wildlife and wood smugglers during the tourist and winter seasons. Chilla ranger DP Uniyal said the administration The emotional musical 'Pandava Lila' presentation from one of the episodes from epic Mahabharata titled 'Chakravyuh' by participants from the Centre for Folk Performing Art and Culture stole the show on the concluding day of the Mountain writers' festival today.The artistes dressed in a traditional attire depicted the scene from Mahbharata in the Garhwali dialect in an opera form amid the beating of drums and traditional jagar chants, which was much appreciated by the audience. The people were seen in tears during the scene of the death of Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna. Willaim Darlyample gives autograph to a woman during the writers’ festival in Mussoorie. A Tribune photograph More than 100 artistes performed for one hour and played the scene of Abhimanyu being lured into a 'chakravyuh' by the Kauravas during the Mahbharata. Stephen Alter, director of the festival, said the performance was mesmerising and the display of the colours of Garhwal through the traditional attire would remain in the memories of the audience for long. Dr Purohit, director of the show, said 'Pandav Lila' of this style was unique to the region and his objective was to promote the culture of the region through such performances during the Writers' festival. The artistes said for them it was a completely different feeling to perform in front of an international audience. Stephen Alter thanked Surinder Pundir and other participants for their efforts in making the festival a success. He said through the festival they would continue to promote the literature and art forms of Uttarakhand in future as well. GAURAV TALWAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE DEHRADUN, NOVEMBER 10 Notwithstanding numerous special drives by the traffic police and the Regional Transport Office (RTO), fancy number plates and name plates in the front and the rear of vehicles remain a bizarre craze among people of Dehradun. Putting fancy number plates, which are almost unclear, or an extra plate in the front or the rear of motorcycles and cars has become a fashion in the state capital. “We issue challans to motorists who flout norms by installing fancy and faulty number plates on their vehicles,” Jagdish Chandra, SP (City), told The Tribune. The problem is worse THROWING NORMS TO THE WIND Putting fancy number plates, which are almost unclear, or an extra name plate in the front or the rear of motorcycles and cars has become a fashion in the state capital. among the college students’ union leaders and political workers. In a bid to show their clout, political workers install extra plates on their bikes and cars with their designation along with the party symbol mentioned on it, which is prohibited under the Motor Vehicles Act. “We will carry a drive against such vehicles that move around with fancy registration and do not adhere to the law,” said, the SP. Such plates make it difficult for the police to identify vehicles and in case of violations of norms or accidents. An owner of a shop that deals in making stickers for registration number plates told The Tribune, “Youngsters are crazier about fancy number plates. Even scooter and bike owners ask for glossy stickers.” “People from all political outfits come to me for special plates denoting their designations and the party they belong to,” he added. The police and RTO carried drives against such errant drivers and issued challans but to no avail.
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