Monday, March 26, 2018

60,650 participate in Basic Literacy Valuation Exam

As many as 60,650 examinees participated in the Basic Literacy Valuation Exam held at 2,356 rural examination centers in the Government Schools of 10 districts in Haryana under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme 'Sakshar Bharat’ of Adult Education on March 25, 2018.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that 5,765 examinees in 99 examination centers participated in district Bhiwani, 2209 participated in 109 examination centers in Faridabad, 6,000 in 248 examination centers in Fatehabad, 2,480 in 180 examination centers of Gurugram, 12,000 in 306 centres in Hisar, 4000 in 255 examination centers in Jind, 10,000 in 234 examination centers in Kaithal, 13,600 in 391 examination centers in Karnal, 1,916 in 200 examination centers in Mohindergarh and 2,680 examinees participated in 334 examination centers in Sirsa.
          He said that national level literacy examination is conducted twice a year in August and March by the National Literacy Mission Authority and National Open University Education Institute.
          He said that this evaluation exam consists of three parts called reading, writing and mathematics and each part is of 50 marks. The Certificate of Basic Literacy is given to successful examiners who earn 40 per cent marks in different parts by the National Institute of Open School.

FIVE FARMERS HONOURED: As many as five farmers and entrepreneurs were honoured with “Ratna Awards’’ in the field of Animal Husbandry and allied sector on the last day of the third Agri Leadership Summit at Rohtak.   
           The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari and Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Dev Vrat jointly gave away the awards, in the presence of Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minster, Mr O.P. Dhankar.
     Murrah Ratna was awarded to Narender of Village Didvadi of Panipat district, Gopal Ratna to Rajiv Khurana of Rohtak, Poultry Ratna to Harpal Handa of Jind, Modern Dairy Farming Ratna to Sukhwinder Saraf in Kundali of Sonipat district and FPO Ratna to Puneet Singh Thind of Ambala.
STRESS ON ORGANIC FARMING: Haryana Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi today urged the farmers to reduce the use of pesticides and to adopt organic farming.
           Dr Likhi was speaking during the meeting of farmers and Krishi Vigyan Kendras and agricultural scientists during the 3rd Agri Leadership Summit organised in Rohtak today.
          He said that aggressive use of pesticides result in adversely affecting the ecological balance. There is an urgent need to reduce its use for ensuring fertility of soil, he added.
          Dr Likhi also emphasized on diversification of crops. He said that rotational cultivation of traditional one or two crops would not be a profitable venture and advised them to diversify their crops from traditional to horticulture. Apart from this, he emphasized on better coordination between farmers and Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
          Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mr Mandeep Singh Brar emphasized the improvement in the working of Krishi Vigyan Kendra. He said that Vigyan Kendras need to assist the research scholars in reaching the farmers and should also collect the latest information and research. Organic farming would increase the quality and purity of the crops.
          Managing Director, Haryana Warehousing Corporation, Mr R.C. Bidhan urged the farmers to get the quality of their soil tested from time to time and avoid excessive use of pesticides.
FREEDOM FIGHTERSHaryana Government has decided to invite first generation successors of freedom fighters in national functions and important ceremonies to be organized in the state.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that in a letter circulated to all Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers (Civil), they have been asked to invite first generation successors of freedom fighters in all such functions and ceremonies.
          He said that presently freedom fighters, ex-members of Azad Hind Fouj and their widows were invited in national functions and important ceremonies.

SIX IAS OFFICERS PROMOTED: Haryana Government has promoted six IAS officers in the Chief Secretary Grade with immediate effect.           Those who are promoted included Ms Jyoti Arora, Mr Devender Singh,  Mr Trilok Chand Gupta, Mr Amit Jha, Mr Siddhi Nath Roy and Mr Rajiv Arora.

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