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  • How VidyaGyan is helping unprivileged children of rural India focus on their potential?

    VidyaGyan Is Helping Unprivileged Children

    VidyaGyan is a progressive and innovative set of schools covering all the districts of Uttar Pradesh. It selects rural children who deserve and fosters them to become the catalyst for the greater change in the community. It is India's first rural leadership academy established in 2009 to cater the needs of unprivileged rural children of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh was chosen as the launch pad keeping in mind its vast population and the socio economic condition of the people. Roshni Nadar, Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation is the head of the initiative which works on the principle of creative philanthropy.

    An MoU has been signed by VidyaGyan with the Uttar Pradesh government for the selection process. The academy is responsible for an in-depth process to pick out 200 students from over 1, 50,000 families with an annual income exceeding not more than Rs 1 lakh. It is a residential academy providing education free of cost and focuses on the overall development of its students.

    Manvi Choudhary, a girl from a small village of Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district and daughter of a daily wage earner joined Wellesley College, one of the world's top colleges for liberal arts, with a full financial support of $75,000 annually for four years. Manvi had no clue what she wanted to do with her life before she joined VidyaGyan. She won the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Scholarship to the US in 2014. She travelled to Minnesota to complete Grade XI. After she came back to India to complete further studies, she was invited as a speaker at the Global Citizen under Festival on the potential of Indian village girls on developing future leaders. It has been an incredible journey for Manvi from a village to VidyaGyan and then to Minnesota.

    With over 70% of the population living in rural areas it is important to focus on rural talent for the development of nation at large. The academy has two campuses in Uttar Pradesh at present with a capacity for 1,900 students.

  • One should 'pay back in own coin': Yogi

    Yogi Adityanath

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    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had hit out at criminal elements on Thursday said if the people want to disturb peace and believe in the language of guns, those should be answered same way.

    "Everyone should be guaranteed security, but if anyone will disturb the peace of the society and believe in guns then one should pay back in own coin. I would tell the administration, that there is no need to worry on this," Adityanath said in Gorakhpur.

    No political inclination could provide respite to those spreading anarchy or breaking parliamentary traditions, the chief minister warned.

    Earlier speaking to reporters in Lucknow, Adityanath had said, "The opposition leaders' rude, unparliamentary, indecorous and indecent behaviour... is despicable."

    "This type of behavior shatters the parliamentary tradition... Paper balls were thrown, balloons were flown. The use of foul language for the governor by the Samajwadi Party members in the presence of their leaders is indeed unparliamentary and an despicable act," he had said.

    The behaviour pointed to the anarchy that was there in the state under the earlier rule, Adityanath added.

    "These people are yet to come out of their mindset of anarchy — which they had allowed in the state — and they do not want the House to be free from that anarchy," he said.

    The Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Thursday inaugurated the Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority building and LED road lights from Kalesar to Nausad Chauraha and also the laid foundation stone of a government polytechnic college in Hardi village of Sahjanwa area of the district.

    He said, "Development is the only way for prosperity. With the polytechnic becoming operational, youth will be able to get technical education in their area. If we want to stop migration from villages, we need to develop the villages."

    Taking a jibe at the previous state governments, he said, "Previous state governments were more interested in appeasement and vote bank politics. Samajwadi Party government was more interested in slaughter houses and we are interested in development. At the place where Samajwadi Party government had wanted to open a slaughter house, we will open the gateway of development. After 26 years, the fertiliser workshop opened."

    (With agency inputs)

  • Post curfew result: UP up with fresh violence

    Post Curfew

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    The place remains shivering after the clash had broken out on R-day in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh due to an unauthorised rally was taken out through a communally-sensitive place.

  • UP varsity students to organise clean environment programme

    Lucknow Clean

    Youth of several universities from Uttar Pradesh had organised a programme on 14th February in Lucknow to spread awareness on Swach Bharat Abhiyan, chanting swach hawa avum paryavaran humara valentine (clean air and environment are our valentine ).

    This programme was held at Gomti River Front which is in the heart of Lucknow in order to find the solution for clean environment in the city these students performed many arts, painting, music, debate and dance.

    Students also raised their voice on electric vehicles to make the surrounding pollution free, developing the green areas and proper decomposition of garbage.

    Promoting the programme, Tahira Hassan, social activist from the area also said few words to bring out UP from polluted areas which is considered to be the most polluted cities.

    “Our city has been going through a lot of trouble due to a heavy air pollution that results many casualties and we should not be lenient about it. For such cause, people in the area should also take part proactively along with central and state government.”

    Also they have talked about how important metro facilities are for commuting to have a hassle free, pollution free and to travel in nominal fare.

    (The writer is an Assistant News Editor in Newsmantra)
  • Uttar Pradesh: 49 newborn children killed in month due to lack of oxygen at govt run hospital in Farrukhabad district; FIR lodged

    Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital In Farrukhabad

    In Uttar Pradesh, 49 newborn children have lost their lives in a month due to lack of oxygen and medical negligence at the government-run Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Farrukhabad district. 

    This is the second such case in the state after deaths of children were reported in Gorakhpur BRD medical college recently. AIR correspondent reports that an Fir has been registered against the Chief Medical Officer of the district and the Chief Medical Superintendent of the hospital in connection with the case.