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Kerpelman says UN to work for development in J&K

Jammu, Sep 10 (UNI) United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan Director Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman today said that UN is keen to work for peace and development in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Aim of United Nations India Connect (UNIC) is to connect people and UN in Jammu and Kashmir will involve youth through sports and channelize their energy to connect them,’’ Ms Kerpelman said while speaking at the ‘Meet The Press’ programme organised by the Press Club of Jammu here.
She asserted that five years back when she came to UNIC, she re-named U-N-I-C to stand for UN-India Connect, which was very apt, because that is the core of what we do.
‘’UNIC creates connections at different levels, in different ways, between different stakeholders’’, she added and said, ‘’this is also connect between the local and the global.’’
‘’UNIC connects opinion-makers and brings national and local media onboard, bringing together technical experts, social activists, policy-makers and journalists, on various issues,’’ said the Director.
She further added, ‘’much like Nokia once did, if in a somewhat different way. There are strong organizations doing powerful work across the country, work that ties in directly with themes and ideas that are priorities for the UN and for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.’’She also spoke about UNIC work and how it fits into the larger UN system during her address.
Ms Kerpelman further added, ‘’we also have important hooks such as a 12-day Peace to Non-Violence campaign which starts on the International Day of Peace on September 21 and ends on October 2, International Day of Non-Violence on Gandhi Jayanti,’’ adding, ‘’under this umbrella we work with all our partners to come up with innovative ways of celebrating and disseminating peace and non-violence.’’
The Director earlier declared open Gandhi-Mandela Cricket series-2015 (UN-GGF Peace Trophy) organized for Home inmates under-16 category at University of Jammu here.
Congratulating the organizers and the participating teams, Ms Kerpelman said that UNIC and GGF are working tirelessly for peace and development of the state as well as nation by means of organizing sports events.
‘’Volunteerism is the main aspect of Gandhi Global Family which largely provides supports to underprivileged and needy,’’ she said and added that UNIC has launched Young@70 Campaign to bring maximum number of youth under single umbrella to work for peace and fight against discrimination.
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Minister launches portal

14 Aug 2020 | 3:54 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Inder Singh Parmar on Thursday dedicated to the public the e-governance portal mashim.nic.in and MASHIM mobile app at the state capital’s Board Office.
“Henceforward, pupils will be able to accomplish Board-related work easily from their cellular phones,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying.

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Minister stresses on filth-free urban areas

14 Aug 2020 | 3:25 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh emphasised on Thursday that every city within the state should be garbage-free.
“No heaps of refuse must be seen. Urban bodies will be ranked on the basis of work executed by them from August 16 to 30 under the Gandagi Bharat Chhodo-Madhya Pradesh campaign and those attaining high ranking shall be honoured. The estimation ought to be undertaken by an agency or team of officials of the Urban Administration and Development Directorate. Programmes relating to cleanliness should be conducted every day in different districts during the crusade and public representatives also invited to these events. Activities must take place to make people feel something different is happening,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying during a meeting with bureaucrats.

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Father-son duo charred to death as MSRTC bus-van collide, catch fire in Palghar

14 Aug 2020 | 3:24 AM

Palghar, Aug 13 (UNI) Two members of a family, including a father-son duo, were charred to death and four other people were injured on Thursday when a state transport bus collided head-on with a van and subsequently both the vehicles caught fire on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in the district.

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Mother India idol in MP capital

14 Aug 2020 | 2:42 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) A 25-ft-high bronze idol of Bharat Mata – a source of fiery inspiration for not only those noble personages who struggled for the nation’s Independence but also those gallant officers and men of the Indian Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty – is scheduled to be unveiled on Independence Day by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the city’s Shaurya Smarak at 0830 hrs.
The image, which stands atop an approximately ten-ft-high lotus pedestal, is expected to particularly inspire the younger generation vis-à-vis imbibing the glorious values and traditions that comprise this country’s hallmark.

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MP CM’s condolences

14 Aug 2020 | 2:15 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief on Thursday over the demise of senior doctor-cum-journalist Padam Jain who was a resident of Vidisha.
“I pray for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the bereaved family for bearing this sorrow,” the senior politician averred in a message.

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