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Sunday, 26 September 2021 | Agencies

Haryana Chief Minister launches ‘Hunar' app

Chandigarh: While reiterating State Government’s commitment of making youth a job giver instead of job seeker, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched ‘HUNAR - Haryana, Udyam, Naukri Aur Rozgar’  app especially developed by Haryana Skill Development Mission.  Through this app, the Haryana Skill Development Mission will give training to the candidates for self-employment and setting up an enterprise in various activities besides the regular wage employment training. In addition to this, the students will be given training in various industrial, technical, vocational, and competitive courses through this app. In this HUNAR app, the complete syllabus of school students from classes  VI to XII will be available and under the New Education Policy-2020, college and school students will also be able to get the support of various project work, workshops, webinars, and internships through this app.

AAP backs Kisan Morcha's call for Bharat Bandh

Chandigarh:  The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab, in support of the farmers' call for a nationwide shutdown on September 27, announced that the AAP leaders and volunteers would take to the streets with the farmers without the party's flag and symbol. In a joint statement, AAP Punjab affairs co-incharge and MLA from Delhi Raghav Chadha and Punjab MLA and Kisan Wing state president Kultar Singh Sandhwan said the black laws were fatal not only for the farmers but for all the sections and their repeal was imperative. The AAP leaders said the agitation for agricultural laws was almost a year old today and more than 700 farmers had been martyred during the agitation. They said the demands of the farmers had not fallen on the deaf ears of the tyrant government at the centre. Lashing out at Narendra Modi and the Union government, the AAP leaders said that they had maintained a shameless silence and had killed their conscience. The leaders further said that the Aam Aadmi Party has always stood by the legitimate demands of the farmers and has been serving them as ‘sewadars’ during this farmers’ movement. Speaking on the call for a nationwide shutdown by the Kisan Morcha, the leaders said that the farmers were the pride and glory of the country and their humiliation would not be tolerated at all. They said it was the duty of the government to talk to the farmers and repeal the three black laws; so that the farmers could return to their homes.

Khattar launches FCD’s Official Website

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched Foreign Cooperation Department (FCD)’s official website http://www.fcd.haryana.gov.in a unique platform that has been created to advance the vision of the State Government. The website presents an incredible opportunity to Non- Resident Haryanvis to reconnect, rediscover, and revive their roots in Haryana. FCD’s website provides comprehensive information about Haryana, Haryanvi culture, reasons to invest in Haryana, the export performance of the State, etc.  The novel features of the website include Diaspora Registration Form, Export Registration Form, Business Information Form and Export Guide for the potential exporters from Haryana. The Foreign Cooperation Department is the first of its kind of Department established by any State in India. FCD propagates the State Government’s vision of Transforming Haryana through ‘Go Global Approach’.  The FCD is a dedicated Department of the Government of Haryana responsible for State’s diplomacy, forging bilateral and multilateral ties at the international level, and assisting the Haryanvi diaspora. The FCD aims to promote Haryana as the most preferred destination for foreign investments; boost exports from Haryana; to formulate country-wise strategies for the promotion of trade, inbound and outbound investments, to advance Haryanvi culture and further the interests of Haryanvis through engagement, advocacy, and assistance.

British Council organises workshop

Chandigarh:  A special workshop was organized at the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan in collaboration with the British Council and the Government of Punjab to discuss the Going Global Partnership programme launched to develop India-UK Joint Teaching-Learning Modules and build joint programs. An official spokesperson said that during this workshop, Ritika Chanda Parruck, Director Education, British Council India, and Rowan Kennedy, Deputy Director, British Council India, discussed grants and other related aspects during the workshop under this global partnership programme. Vice Chancellors from 18 universities of India participated in the programme and learned about the various stages and aspects of applying to the Going Global Partnership programme. VK Meena, Secretary Higher Education, Government of Punjab, Gurdarshan Singh Brar, Assistant Director, Government of Punjab and Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University R.S Bawa were present during the programme.  Speaking on the occasion, Rowan Kennedy said, “There has been a longstanding collaboration between British educational institutions and Indian higher education institutions. To further strengthen academic ties between the two countries, the British Council has launched a new initiative called the 'Going Global Partnership Grant.' Rowan Kennedy further said, “British Council not only wants to increase cooperation for research, but also for student-faculty exchanges. The New National Education Policy-2020 will not only emphasize the internationalization of higher education in India but it will also create new avenues to enhance cooperation between educational institutions in India and the UK”.

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