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Value-based education can reboot Punjab: Dr Manmohan Singh

Value-based education can reboot Punjab: Dr Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Expressing his concern over adverse impact of the drug menace in Punjab in the youth of the state, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that there was an immense need for value-based education which would not only rehabilitate the youth but also make them aware of their rich history, culture and heritage. Speaking at the launch of a book “Mission to Reboot Punjab Through Value Based Education”, written by Baba Iqbal Singh here last evening, Dr Singh said “today Sikh youth are mislead by the evils and have forgotten their pride. Value-based education can reboot them.” Dr Singh also praised Baba Iqbal Singh -- a visionary, educationist, and a philanthropist--who had opened charitable 129 schools and two universities across Punjab and through these schools, along with scientific, moral education is being imparted. The model of the schools is based of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and self-sufficient in nature. Speaking at the event, Isher Judge Ahluwalia, leading economist and chairperson of Indian Council of Research of International Economics, said that along with moral, emphasis should also on the environmental education. “They work on the environment friendly and green energy model and around 10 per cent of them have installed solar panels. Moreover a consciousness among the students to reduce the waste and recycle it is created,” Dr Ahluwalia said. Industralist Sunil Kant Munjal said that in order to cover a much wider canvas and to transform the society in whole, the schools focus on students belonging to rural background. “These schools target the rural students, who are the worst affected from the drug-menace and to bring such students to schools, bus service are being provided by the school authorities,” Munjal said. Highlighting the prevailing issue of drug addiction amongst the youth and appreciating the noble work done by Baba Iqbal Singh, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said “It’s sad to see the current state of affairs in Punjab. Today, the youth of Punjab is being influenced and misled by the evil elements. Baba Iqbal Singh’s relentless commitment and work towards rehabilitation and education is a blessing which is, truly and surely bringing in a positive change. ” Apart from Dr Manmohan Singh, the event was graced by the presence of Manpreet Singh Badal (Finance Minister, Punjab), Isher Judge Ahluwalia (Economist), Sunil Kant Munjal (Senior Advocate), Pankaj Pachauri (ex-media advisor to PM), Manjit Singh GK (President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee), Tarlochan Singh (ex-MP Rajya Sabha), Bhavdeep Singh (Fortis Healthcare), RS Sodhi (MD, Amul India) and DK Sharma (former Seceratry. The book launch saw educationists, bureaucrats, politicians, industrialists and influencers come under one roof to pledge for eradicating the drug menace from Punjab and contributing in regaining the state’s lost glory. UNI PS/AR SNU 1602

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Will stand shoulder to shoulder with Africa: Modi

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Gandhinagar, May 23 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India will always stand by and support African countries in the long run for the progress and betterment of the latter.

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23 May 2017 | 12:50 PM
21st century would not be Asia's alone but belong to Africa also: Jaitley

21st century would not be Asia's alone but belong to Africa also: Jaitley

Gandhinagar, May 23 (UNI) Stating that the African nations are transforming rapidly despite sluggish global economic scenario, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said 21st century would not be Asia's alone but would belong to both Asia and Africa.

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23 May 2017 | 1:52 PM
One year of troubles and turmoils for AIADMK, more challenges ahead

One year of troubles and turmoils for AIADMK, more challenges ahead

Chennai, May 23 (UNI) The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which has split into two groups, has completed a tumultuous one year in office, that saw the party losing its charismatic leader late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, virtually putting the party at the cross roads and an uncertain future, with a full four year term left to be completed.

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23 May 2017 | 1:47 PM
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23 May 2017 | 1:46 PM
Shiv Sena leader Satish  Pradhan to surrender in special Ayodhya court tomorrow

Shiv Sena leader Satish Pradhan to surrender in special Ayodhya court tomorrow

Lucknow, May 23 (UNI) The decade-long trial in the Ayodhya demolition case is likely to see the light of the day tomorrow, when the last accused Shiv Sena leader Satish Pradhan surrenders before the special CBI court.

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23 May 2017 | 12:51 PM
Delhi MCD bypoll: AAP wins Maujpur, Cong bags Sarai Pipal Thala

Delhi MCD bypoll: AAP wins Maujpur, Cong bags Sarai Pipal Thala

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been shrouded with alleged 'irregularities' and infighting, today received shot in the arm after its candidate Reshma won the Maujpur MCD bypoll while Congress bagged Sarai Pipal Thala.

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23 May 2017 | 1:49 PM
Shah unveils statue of Pt Deen Dayal

Shah unveils statue of Pt Deen Dayal

Hyderabad, May 23 (UNI) Continuing his three-day visit to the backward Nalgonda district in Telangana today, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah went round the Vellugupalli village after unveiling the statue of Economist and Social Reformer Pandit Deen Dayal there.

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23 May 2017 | 11:52 AM

Delhi MCD bypoll: Setback for BJP as AAP, Cong win bypolls from Maujpur, Sarai Pipal Thala wards

23 May 2017 | 2:10 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) In a setback for the BJP, which secured a huge victory in the recent polls to the three Municipal corporations in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress secured a victory in the bypolls for the Maujpur and the Sarai Pipal Thala wards respectively.

Three Engineering students died in a road mishap

23 May 2017 | 2:06 PM

Kalaburagi, May 23 (UNI) Three Engineering students were killed on the spot and two others injured when a car in which they were travelling overturned near Geeta Nagar on the outskirts of the city today.

'Double bonus' awaits Man United in Stockholm, says Mata

23 May 2017 | 2:08 PM

Undated, May 23 (Reuters) Manchester United have had a long, hard season but the prospect of winning a European trophy and booking a spot in next season's Champions League will be enough to revitalise tired minds and bodies for one more match, midfielder Juan Mata has said.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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