Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Providenciales – Hundreds of students this morning file back into the government school system after a one week delay and for many of them, the institutions will still not be ready. Contractors hired to rush the work to completion, when we checked on the weekend were unable to get the jobs done fully… partly to blame, the unexpected damages in the aftermath of TS Cristobal sapping the human resources of Public Works… but also the late start year after year in the refurbishment of government schools over Summer break. Some of the damages we saw, same as from the start of the last school year… destroyed desks, insufficient seating, broken chairs, busted windows and doors, graffiti on the walls, paint jobs needed, water logged and halfway fixed kindergarten playgrounds, inoperative ceiling fans and at Clement Howell High School, that bathroom block is not yet done…the area cordoned off as that construction continues. Government’s budget for the work at these 14 schools far too low, heavily criticized, and said to be only a third of what is actually needed to get the schools in solid shape. Officials quiet going into the weekend… but we are expecting to hear officially from Public Works and the Ministry of Education. Making matters worse, the muggy weather which continues to create localized flooding and makes getting to school quite a chore in an area like Blue Hills where the community is not pedestrian friendly; students have to walk in the streets. Nonetheless, educators and students are encouraged to perform well… even reminded to take care of these schools. Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships Related Items:clement howell high school, ministry of education, public works Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Ministry of Education Announces Registration 2016-2017 for Public Schools in the Turks & Caicos Islands
Kolkata: The accident of the Ferrari on National Highway 6 in Howrah on Sunday that claimed a life has brought to the forefront the need of a separate wing of the police exclusively to look after traffic movement on the highways. It may be mentioned that the car was at a speed of above 150 km per hour and as a result, it overturned at least seven to eight times before hitting a roadside metal railing. Though the investigating officers are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the accident, experts on road transport feel that it is necessary to form a separate wing of the police to ensure that traffic norms are not violated on highways. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to an officer of the state police who is deeply involved in the management of traffic, policemen are deployed at intersections in the city and they immediately inform their counterparts in the next intersection if they find any vehicle passing at high speed. The car or the two-wheeler is intercepted immediately at the next intersection which prevents road accidents. Similarly, in a bid to ensure that vehicles ply on highways without crossing the maximum speed limit as set in the norms, there is a need to set up a team comprising policemen to look after traffic management only on highways. “The officers also need to be provided with training to know all the aspects of traffic management so that they can take immediate and necessary steps to check accidents on highways,” the officer said adding that they will also ensure that no illegal parking takes place along the highways which is another reason behind accidents on highways. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be recalled that Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee also suffered an accident on National Highway 2 and illegal parking was the reason behind it. A section of officers of the specialised wing to look after the traffic management on highways will be continuously patrolling to ensure no illegal parking takes places. It may be mentioned that at present local police stations look after the same on highways that fall under their jurisdiction. “But a dedicated set of team is necessary to be in place for round-the-clock surveillance,” he said.
In what comes as a rare tributary endeavor of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to Rashtrapita on his 150th Birth Anniversary Year, Vice President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu will unveil Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Grand Wall Mural’ at New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Main Building on January 31, 2019.This 150 square meters clay mural is made of ‘Kulhads’ from the hands of 150 village potters across India, who assembled to make it at Morbi in Gujarat. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEnthused with the classical efforts shown by the artisans, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that KVIC had decided to mark the occasion with practical display of Gandhian thoughts on village industries, at a time when the whole nation is celebrating Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary in different styles. “With the co-operation of these 150 highly-skilled potters from all over the country, we have made this wall mural, using their kulhads,” he said, adding, “They had brought clay of their respective regions which has been mixed to produce the kulhads for the mural. Kulhads of 75 mm diameter and 90 mm height were made on electric pottery wheels given by KVIC.” “The potters have finished the kulhads as per tradition and design requirements. Altogether 5,000 kulhads were produced, of which the best 3,870 kulhads – making them all-weather proof by baking at high temperatures and glazing – were used in the final design.” Ahmedabad-based designer terracotta and ceramic art studio, Clay Club Innovations, had designed the artwork. Expressing his happiness on this tributary endeavour of KVIC, the Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh, who will be the Guest of Honour on this occasion, said, “It will really be a proud moment for the nation when KVIC’s grand mural will prominently be displayed in the heart of the national Capital – showcasing the combined ‘sweaty’ efforts of village potters across the nation.”