Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shemrock Smiles celebrates Janamashtmi

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Janamashtmi was celebrated at Shemrock Smiles Prepartory School, MDC, Panchkula  with piety and great religious fervour. On this very pious occasion the school was decorated magnificently with marigold flowers and colourful buntings etc.
All the children of Shemrock  Smiles dawned upon the school premises attired as Radha/Krishna and danced about joyously.  The children of Mont-2 and Mont-3 also chanted the bhagans in praise of Lord Krishna.
The director of the school Mrs. Teenu Jolly helped Little Krishna and his friends to break the matki  filled with sweets for them to enjoy. She also narrated the stories from the life of Lord Krishna to apprise them of the various facts of his life and character. All the children enjoyed kheer and mithai to mark the occasion associated with milk, maakhan and maakhan chor.

Hallmarkians stage Krishna Leela

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Janamashtmi, the birth of Lord Krishna, was celebrated at Hallmark Public School, with gaiety. To mark the day and to familiarize the students with the life of Lord Krishna, a role play contest was organized for the classes LKG to VII. The atmosphere turned serene when children depicted various ‘Leelas’ of Lord Krishna, through plays and devotional songs.
Everyone present, was mesmerized to see the little artists at their best.
The Director, Mr. Jivtesh Garg, acknowledged that its very necessary to keep this coming generation connected to their roots such programmes go hand in hand with academics, at Hallmarks
Principal Kavita Wadhwa unveiled to the students, how all the ‘Leelas’ of Shri Krishna carry some message for the betterment of human being. She briefed them about the antiquity of Lord Krishna'a life.
 Results: Role Play Contest (Theme: Krishnaavtar)
 Group A (Payway to UKG): I  :  UKG b. II :  LKG b. III :   UKG a.
Group B (I to VII): I  :  V & III, II :  IV, III :   Ib & IIb

Friday, August 19, 2011

Neha pips amateur Aditi in tense play-off

Neha Tripathi of Kolkata kept her nerve to win a tense battle for the Hero – KGA Championships in opening leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2011 on the fifth play-off hole over amateur Aditi Ashok of Bengaluru.
 Neha, who shot a superb 69 on the final day caught up with the leader of first two rounds, Aditi, as both golfers totaled 218 for three rounds at the par-72 KGA Golf Course on Friday. Neha birdied the 18th on the fifth play-off hole to take the title.
 Seasoned Smriti Mehra produced the best round of the week at 68, but just fell one short of getting into the play-off. She finished in a tie for third with Sharmila Nicollet (70). With Aditi still an amateur, Neha topped the pro standings and Smriti and Sharmila shared the second place.
 “It was very tense. In fact I bogeyed the 18th in regulation play as I went into the water, but I came out with a good bogey,” said the 19-year-old Neha, a final student of St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata. “I had to wait for about 15 minutes or so to see what happened next. Then came the play-off as Aditi also finished two-over 218.”
 Thirteen-year-old Aditi came to the 17th tee with a two-shot lead but she had a bogey-bogey finish and ended in a play-off where she lost out.
Neha and Aditi parred the 18th four times in the first four play-off holes. “I had a four-footer in the first play-off hole, but I missed. Finally on fifth attempt I birdied and Aditi managed a par,” added Neha, who smilingly. “It was almost crazy playing the same hole six times (including once in regulation round) in a row but I tried to maintain my composure.”
 Neha needed just 23 putts on the final day for her 69 which had five birdies and two bogeys. “I had three (birdies) in a row from 10th to 12th and I really practiced putting last evening after having 34 putts in second round,” she added. “I was playing with Simi (Mehra) and I just wanted to make sure I stayed focussed and did well.”
 This was Neha’s second win on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour after first win in the last event last season at BPGC.
 Aditi Ashok one of the most promising young amateurs in Indian golf, can take heart from a great performance and she was the top amateur at 218 and with rounds of 70, 76 and 72 she can look forward to even greater performances.
 Saaniya Sharma, playing with Aditi in the final group, was in contention after two rounds. But she faltered on final day with a 84 and ended fifth at 231, while Meghna Bal, who is playing her first year as a pro, shot 70 in the final round for a total of 223 and finished fourth.
 Ankita Tiwana and Nalini Singh Siwach tied for sixth place.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dhiman elected chairperson of Haryana Vidhan Sabha Press Advisory Committee

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Dr Surender Dhiman, Bureau Chief, Amar Ujala has been elected unanimously as chairperson of the Press Advisory Committee of Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Mr Mahavir Jain of Arth Parkash has been elected as vice chairperson and Mr Rakesh Gupta, Bureau Chief of Haryana News channel as secretary of the Committee.
          Mr Anil Gaba of Total TV, Mr Ashwani K. Anand of PTI, Mr Balwant Takshak of India News, Mr Rakesh Sanghi of Punjab Kesari, Mr Yashvir Kadian of Aaj Samaj and Mr Chander Shekhar Dharni of MH1 channel have been elected as the members of this Committee.
          Election of the Press Advisory Committee of Haryana Vidhan Sabha was held in the Committee Room of Haryana Vidhan Sabha today. Mr Balwant Singh, Under Secretary, Haryana Vidhan Sabha supervised the election process on behalf of Secretary, Haryana Vidhan Sabha.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hallmark initiates "Know India Movement"

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Every step of Hallmarkites turns out to be a milestone. Setting new benchmarks in quality and global education is just their way of working.
To sensitize the new generation, the 64th Independence Day, was celebrated in a different way by Hallmark Public School, Sector-15, Panchkula in collaboration with Fun Republic, Manimajra by endorsing ‘Know India Movement’ , in which the fascinating facts about our beloved motherland were floated amongst the common people.
All the colours of life were depicted through various performances. A musical play ‘Are Ruk Ja Re Bande’ left everyone in a thoughtful mood , dreaming about their future India, which is right now gripped in the vicious circle of poverty, hunger, terrorism, corruption, child labour, etc.
Another eye opening performance was ‘Karz Kritagyata Ka’, a mime, which took everyone to the indebted journey of a girl from the cradle to her grave. The show melted even the thick skinned to tears and prompted all present to save the girl child.
Tiny Tots from Class Playway-UKG mesmerized everyone with long forgotten patriotic melodies like, ‘Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon’, ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’, ‘Aao Bachhon Tumhe Dikhayein, Jhanki Hindustan Ki’ etc.
With theatre artists of Punjab University, few theatre compositions, showcasing Gandhi ji Vs Terrorist, Bhagat Singh Vs Today’s Youth, Neta ji Vs Today’s Leaders were portrayed on various thought provoking themes.
Students of Class V-VII presented their thoughts about Independence Day in the form of speeches on the social issues like child labour, corruption,drug addiction, female foeticide.
A fancy dress on global issues like usage of polybags,deforestation, global warming, etc by the Classes Playway-II left everyone spellbound.
In the end, everybody present there swayed to the melodious tune of the National Anthem with pride in their heart and spark in their eyes.
The Director, Mr. Jivtesh Garg & the Principal, Kavita Wadhwa opine that such activities are susceptible to renew the feeling of patriotism amongst the youth and are required to sensitize the GenNext.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nominations for National Award for e-Governance invited

by (Balbir)

Haryana Electronics and Information Technology Department has invited nominations of deserving initiatives for national awards for e-Governance for the year 2011-12.
            While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, in association with Department of Information Technology, Government of India, would present the national award for e-Governance to recognize and promote excellence in implementation of e-Governance initiatives.
            The awards would be presented during 15th national conference on e-Governance scheduled to be held in February 2012 at Bhubaneswar in Orissa.
            For the year 2011-12, these awards would be presented in seven different categories which included excellence in Government process re-engineering, exemplary re-use of ICT based solutions, outstanding performance in citizen-centric service delivery, innovative use of technology in e-Governance, innovative use of ICT by public sector undertakings for customers’ benefits, best Government portal and specific sectoral award: focus sector for current year: local Government.
            More information about these awards can be obtained from
            While seeking nominations from all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Managing Directors, Chief Executives and Chief Administrators of Boards, Corporations and Authorities, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology has urged them to send nominations at e-mail and by September 15, 2011.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vivek House wins Rakhi making contest

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)

Rakhi making competetion was held in the junior wing of DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, here today.  Students made attractive rakhis adorned with colourful threads, ribbons, beads etc.
 Principal  R.P.Anand said that such competetions act as a platform to enhance the creativity of students.
 Anchal, Ritika, Yudhvir, Sanjana and Mehak of Vivek House bagged first position and Ananya, Ujjwal, Ritish, Mauli and Sakshi of Ahimsa House secured second position.Ritika and Naman of Satya House stood third  and Charu of Dharma House bagged fourth position.
Co-ordinator  Sukhjeevan Sharma spoke about how such festivals teach us of our rich culture.
The spirit of patriotism was in full swing among the participants which was apparently evident in their  breathtaking performance during Inter House Poetry Recitation And  Bulletin  Board Competition – both holding the same title – ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’.
The spectrum of colours spread on the board truly reflected not only the talented artists but also true Indians to the core, who had  devoted their hearts and souls  to the adulation of mother nation..
 Similarly, the students love for the nation came to the fore front  in their heart rendering poetry.
Principal R.P. Anand appreciated the efforts of both students and teachers and motivated them to serve  the nation with their deeds also in the future.
 Mrs. Laxmi Khurana, Sadan Co-ordinator too appreciated the stupendous  efforts made by the teachers and the participants. 
Results: Poetry Recitation:
 Group A (Classes – VI, VII & VIII): 1  Prachi Rai  (Vivek House), 2 Tanya Sharma (Satya House), 3 Bhanuj Sharma (Ahimsa  House). Group B (Classes – IX  & X): 1  Ayushi Sethi ( Dharma House), Tanmay Srivastava (Vivek House), 3 Jaya Aggarwal (Ahimsa  House).
 Group C (Classes – XI  & XII): 1 Sourav Kumar (Ahimsa House), 2  Mallika Singh (Satya House), 3 Harpreet Kaur (Vivek  House).
Bulletin Board: 1 Ahimsa House, 2 Dharma House, 3 Satya  House.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inter-District transfer of JBT teachers

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Government has approved the inter-district transfer policy for JBT and C and V Cadre Teachers who are working on regular basis.
          While stating this here today, Education Minister, Mrs Geeta Bhukkal said that application forms for individual or mutual (appointment by transfer) would be available on website Applications should reach concerned District Education Officers (DEOs) by August 25,2011.
          She said that in case of mutual inter-district transfer, applications should be countersigned both by the DEO  or District Elementary Education Officer  (DEEO) of the districts. Both the teachers would submit their options in writing for mutual transfer and state in their affidavits that they were ready to lose their seniority in their previous districts and agree with the new seniority at the tail in the new district and their lien would be deemed to be terminated automatically on joining the new district.
          The mutual transfer would be effective from the date of joining in new districts. If one teacher would not join during the prescribed period then the appointment by transfer of both the teachers would automatically lapse and both would have to join at their earlier stations. No Travelling Allowance or DA would be admissible to such teachers, she added.
          The Minister said that for Mewat district, only mutual transfer requests would be considered. No application form   adhoc or contractual or Guest teachers of JBT and C and V Teacher Cadre would be entertained or accepted. The senior most would be given preference for inter-district transfer as and when vacancy arises. The seniority of such teachers would be fixed at the tail end of the concerned cadre in the new districts. He or she would submit an affidavit with regard to losing his or her seniority in the previous district and to give undertaking not toclaim seniority on the basis of service rendered in the previous district to the concerned DEO or DEEO with a copy to the respective Directorates.
          Mrs Bhukkal said that preference would be given to mutual transfer of the teacher in the same category or cadre, physically challenged persons with 70 per cent or more disability, widow or legally divorced female teacher, persons with terminal illness that is  Cancer, un-married lady teacher, wife of serving soldier and JBT or C and V female teachers who want transfer in the district where their husbands are working in district cadre under Education Department. All those female JBT or C and V teachers whose husbands are working in district cadre of other departments would also be considered in this group.
          Preference would also be given to such JBT or C and V female teachers as got married after joining their service and seek transfer in the district where husband or in-laws are residing; wives of official or officers of Defence or Para-Military forces  that is Army, Navy, Air-force, BSF, ITBP  and all such female JBT or C and V teachers as seek their transfer in the district where their husbands are working in State Cadre posts of State or Centre Government  or Local Bodies and body corporate, she added.
          The Minister said that all DEOs or DEEOs would prepare the proposal or merit list in triplicate after sorting out the application forms as per prescribed criteria and guidelines of inter-district transfer and send the same to the respective Directorates by August 29,2011 through special messenger. Category-wise vacancy list of C and V or JBT teachers might also be sent to the respective Directorates along-with the proposal or merit list.
          No transfer would be made without the approval of concerned Directorate, she added.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two B Ed colleges de-recognised in Haryana

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Executive Council of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, which met today in Kurukshetra cancelled the recognition of two B.Ed colleges namely Chaudhary Het Ram Johri Lal Memorial College, Khara-kheri, Fatehabad and Haryana College of B.Ed, Mudhal Road, Sorkhi, Hisar.  Recognition of Chaudhary Het Ram Johri Lal Memorial College was cancelled by National Council of Teacher Education and that of Haryana College of B.Ed for enrolingl more students than the proposed in year 2008-09.
          The meeting was presided over by Vice Chancellor of the university, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. D.D.S. Sandhu.
The Executive Council also accorded approval for affiliation of four colleges with the University. These colleges included Maharani Laxmi Bai College, village Bhiwani-Rohila, Hisar, Rajiv Gandhi Sanatan Dharam Commerce and Science College, Narwana, Isharjayoz Degree College, Dhanirampura, Pehowa and S.D. Institute of Education for Girls, Ambala Cantt.
         Various recommendations of University Grants Commission and Union Ministry of Human Resource Development approved by Haryana Government were also accepted. Dr. Hari Om Fulia and Mr. Mast Ram Gupta were promoted to the posts of Deputy Registrar and Assistant Registrar respectively.

Monday, August 8, 2011

National Awards for 12 Pragya IC students

  by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Twelve students of Pragya Institute of Competitions, Panchkula have been awarded National Award in the National Talent Search Examination, (NTSE) 2011 conducted by NCERT under the Ages of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. 
The students are Sonalika, Aarooshi Bajaj, Manmeet Kaur, Srishti Asthana, Vaneja Jain, Srishti Jain, Gurkaran Singh, Shivam Dhir, Yuvraj Chopra, Monash Taneja, Anmol Singhal and Shivam Gupta.  PRAGYA Institute have been working for creating awareness and helping the students to crack in this competition successfully year after year.
The parents of other students also expressed similar views and said that the training at Pragya Institute helped the students to build confidence by acquiring knowledge, learning application of knowledge in the competitive examinations.  They further said that our wards are now able to take any competition in their life with confidence.
 Mr Satish Sharma, the Programme Co-ordinator congratulated the teachers, students and their parents for this wonderful feat.  He was amazed at ability of young students to understand the concepts and their application.  He also expressed satisfaction and confidence that these students will be able to take any competition in future with ease. He expressed happiness over success of their endeavour to help the students to be among elite group of students at the national and international level.
 Mr Piyush Punj, the Director of Pragya told us that many of their students who have won national awards in the previous years are studying in Prestigious Institutions all over the world and they have spread the names of their parents, school and Pragya every where.  He also said that Pragya Institute has been successfully inculcating the habit of competition among the students at the young age and is looking forward to continue to add more such students in the northern region in the coming years.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friendship Day celebrated at St Teresa Convent School

 by Haraynanewswire (Balbir)
St. Teresa Convent School, Sector 25 celebrated Friendship Day in the school premises. Children were told about the importance of having good friends. Various activities were organized. 
Children made friendship band and tied on the wrist of their friends and teachers. Friendly games were organized so that they spend some quality times with their friends.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Investiture ceremony at Delhi Public School, Pinjore

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)

To decorate the newly inducted student’s council of the school investiture ceremony was held on 6th August in a beautifully decorated hall. The ceremony began with a welcome song presented by the school choir followed by a formal welcome by   Mrs Neelam Sharma who highlighted the house system and the need, significance and importance of this ceremony. The proceedings of the introduction of various members of the council which comprises of the Head boy, Head Girl, sports captains of different Houses was given by Mrs. Vandana Sharma.
The following students were conferred with the titles during the ceremony:
Head Boy: Udey Pratap Singh. Head Girl: Barinder Kaur. Sport’s Captain:  Uddham Singh. Sport’s Vice Captain: Moksh Chirag Arora. Ganga House Captain (Boy): Amit Singh Ladhi. Ganga House Vice Captain (Boy): Nakul Kapoor. Ganga House Captain (Girl): Orvashi Sharma. Ganga House Vice Captain (Girl):  Radhika Gupta.
Yamuna House Captain (Boy): Siddhant Shikhar. Yamuna House Vice Captain(Boy): Prabhat Sharma. Yamuna House Captain(Girl):  Nisha Chaudhary. Yamuna House Vice Captain(Girl): Diksha Singhal.
Jhelum House Captain (Boy): Sahil Sood. Jhelum House Vice Captain (Boy): Sagar Sood. Jhelum House Captain (Girl): Priyanka Verma. Jhelum House Vice Captain (Girl): Kiran Babbar.
Sutlej House Captain (Boy): Ankit Agarwal. Sutlej House Vice Captain (Boy): Saurabh Tiwari. Sutlej House Captain (Girl): Mitali Mehta. Sutlej House Vice Captain (Girl):   Deeksha Sharma.
Principal Samson Masih addressing the proud council members congratulated them and urged them to prove themselves worthy of the job they have been entrusted with great faith by the management. He said that it was the right platform to hone and chisel there leadership qualities and learning the nuances of good management which will help them in life to overcome all the hurdles with patience and ease.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Kiran Prabhakar.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Haryana to introduce new science and commerce stream Govt Sr Secondary schools

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Education Department has decided to introduce a new science stream in 351 Government Senior Secondary Schools and Commerce stream in 97 similar schools in the State. To begin with, it has been decided to utilize services of meritorious retired Science  and Commerce Lecturers from the Higher Education Department, School Education Department and Technical Education Department till the regular Post-graduate Teachers or Lecturers are not put in place.
While stating this here today, Director General School Education Mr  Vijayendra  Kumar said that as per the guidelines issued in this regard, the Principal of the school is authorized to engage the teachers keeping in view the enrollment of children in the school. In case of student teacher norms to be followed,  each section would be of 40 students. Second section would be allowed after 60 students and third section would be created after the students' number exceeded 120.
He said that these offers would firstly be made to retired post-graduate teachers or  Lecturers who had received National or State Awards and who enjoyed an excellent reputation for knowledge in the subject and who had excellent academic results. The applicant should fulfill all the qualifications prescribed for the post as laid down in the service rules for direct recruitment. However, the relaxation would be permissible in case of college teachers because they possess qualifications as prescribed under UGC Rules
The period of engagement of these teachers will be up to the end of first semester and can be extended depending upon the requirement. In case there are more than one post-graduate Teacher or Lecturer applicant for any one school then preference will be given to higher academic excellence.
The teachers engaged on guest faculty will be paid an honorarium at a rate of Rs 200 per period. Post-graduate teachers or Lecturers will have to teach two periods per day for Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology  and post-graduate teachers or Lecturers of Commerce or Economics would teach three periods per day. A monthly learning evaluation of all the children in the science stream shall be got conducted though SCERT or an external agency or by  Directorate of Secondary Education. If the performance of the children is not upto the mark the concerned faculty shall be removed forthwith.

Army to recruit pandits, granthis and maulvis

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Army Recruiting Office, Ambala Cantt. has invited applications from eligible candidates belonging to Haryana, except Mewat, Palwal, Gurgaon and Faridabad districts, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory Chandigarh for recruitment to the posts of Junior Commissioned Officers (religious teachers).
          While stating this here today, Director Recruiting, Army Recruiting Office, Ambala Cantt., Col. S.K. Prasad said that in all, the RRT – 67 course has 40 vacancies including 26 of Pandits, eight of Granthi and six of Maulvi. The age of civilian candidates should be between 27 and 34 years and between 25 to 34 years for remustered candidates as on October 1, 2011.
          Col. Prasad said that minimum educational qualification for appointment as Pandit would be graduation in any discipline. In addition, candidate must also be qualified in Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned. Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit or Hindi as one of the elective (main) subjects, but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi were also eligible.
          For appointment of Granthi, the minimum educational qualification would also be graduation. In addition, candidate must also be qualified as Vidwan in Punjabi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned.  Those who have passed BA with Punjabi as one of the elective (main) subject but not done Vidwan in Punjabi are also eligible.
          In case of Maulvi, the minimum educational qualification would also be graduation and the candidate must also he qualified as Maulvi Alim in Arabic, Adab Alim in Urdu or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned. Those who have passed BA with Arabic or Urdu as one the elective (main) subject, but not done Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adab Alim Urdu are also eligible.
          Col. Prasad said that last date for receipt of application was August 6, 2011. For more details, candidates could contact Headquarters Recruiting Zone, Ambala, enquiry telephone number 0171-2601851.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Haryana to soon recruit 22,000 teachers

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Government will soon recruit about 22,000 to 23,000 teachers in the state and it has already been decided to set up a separate Teachers Selection Board for the purpose.
This was stated by Haryana Education Minister, Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal while interacting with media persons at Karnal today. She said that now recruitment process of teachers would be carried out on regular basis.
The Minister called upon the teachers not to indulge in political activities and focus on children’s education. If teachers have any grievance, they could meet concerned officers of the department to resolve their issues, she added.
Earlier, while speaking as chief guest in a state level painting competition organized by National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists (NIFAA) to promote world peace and universal brotherhood, Mrs. Bhukkal said that India has always been a fore runner for  world peace. The social organizations have always played a vital role in maintaining peace and mutual understanding. She congratulated the NIFAA for the painting competition organized with a view to spread message of world peace.  The participating children would give message of peace to the entire world through their paintings, she added.
The Minister also announced to give a discretionary grant of Rs  one lakh to NIFAA. She also paid tributes to those  who had lost their lives during Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear explosion.
Director, Japan Information Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mr. Kojiro Uchiyama said that it was such a mega event of painting competition which has broken the record of China and would enter in Guinness Book of World Record. In all about 6,000 children had participated in painting competition at Karnal
On this occasion, MLA Mrs. Sumita Singh, Director, Japan Information Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mr. Kojiro Uchiyama, Chairman NIFAA Mr. Pritpal Singh Pannu, former Minister, Mrs. Meena Mandal, people associated with NIFAA and officers of district administration were also present.

Teej celebrated in St Teresa Convent School

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)

'Teej' festival was celebrated with great gaiety and fervour at St. Teresa Convent School in Sector 25 here today.  Students participated in the programme with great enthusiasm and excitement. 
Little Kids participated in dance and enjoyed the day with party tiffin. Montessori section of the school was beautifully decorated with flowers and rangoli. School was in a festive mood with colours everywhere.
Boys and girls were excited to be dressed in traditional Punjabi dresses. Seniors were also thrilled to participate in the festivities.  Little ones went home playing Harmonicas on a high note.

HAFED records net profit of Rs 41 crore

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) has recorded a net profit of Rs.41 crore with a turnover of Rs 5,489 crore during the last financial year.
While stating this here today Haryana Cooperation Minister, Mr. Satpal Sangwan said that HAFED is among the leading cooperative organization of the country. During the year 2007-08, HAFED had recorded annual turnover of Rs.3,092 crore and net profit of Rs.33.78 crore. He said that activities of HAFED would be further accelerated so that farmers would get maximum facilities and remunerative prices of their produce.
Mr. Sangwan said that some of the key projects were also being undertaken so as to further enhance the profit during the current financial year. He said that HAFED is also undertaking new farmer-friendly activities like contract farming and organic farming. Further steps would be taken to make the service of HAFED more excellent, qualitative and customer oriented.  International Quality Management certificate (ISO 9001:2000) had been awarded to all its offices, he added.
The Minister said that last year HAFED had signed an agreement with Kotak Mahindra Group with Rs.16 crore share capital so as to provide latest rates of crops to farmers. He said that HAFED has for the first time exported rice and mustard oil to USA under its own brand name during financial year 2010-11. Besides the federation had also exported rice to Mauritius during the same period. It was expected to further explore the possibility of entering the market of other countries for export of rice and mustard oil, he added.