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Monday, April 21, 2014

Doon school, YPS win football matches

Dehradun, April 21
The 3rd Asian Challenge All-India Basketball Tournament kicked off at The Asian School here today. Various schools from across the country are participating in the prestigious tournament.
Doon International School won the inaugural match against The Asian School by 43-27 with Zul from Doon school remaining the top scorer after scoring 22 individual points. YPS Mohali also won its match against Sherwood College by 44-26. Jaskaran from YPS Mohali scored 18 points and was the top scorer in the match.
Woodstock School also started its campaign with a win in its first match against Aryan School by 37-28. The match between The Doon School and Whynberg Allen proved to be a close fight but in the end, The Doon School won it by 1 point margin with a final score of 41-40 in its favour.

51 BTech students attend workshop at ICFAI varsity

Dehradun, April 21 - A five-day workshop on ‘Finite elements analysis and finite volume practices’, organised by the department of mechanical engineering, ICFAI University, Dehradun, in association with Arya Systems, Hyderabad, concluded here today.
J Ravinder Rao, chief technological officer of Arya Systems, was invited as an expert for the workshop.
A total of 51 B.Tech students from mechanical engineering participated in the workshop. The workshop covered different mechanical aspects with live projects such as structural analysis, thermal analysis, CFD, CFX etc. Certificates were also distributed to the participants.
Ravinder said the students of mechanical engineering should have a basic knowledge of CAD/CAM.
He said job opportunities in India were growing in the area of CAD/CAM and engineering services.
“Software companies in India and abroad are looking for engineers, who have knowledge of design software. The students should improve their designing skills besides academics,” he added.

Two companies of disaster response force sent to Kedarnath

Dehradun, April 21 - Two companies of the recently set up State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were today flagged off to Kedarnath for the ensuing Char Dham Yatra.
The SDRF is a specialised force to deal with any emergency situation.
The companies were flagged off from the Police Lines in the presence of senior police officials.
Notably, six companies of the SDRF were set up on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) post the Kedarnath tragedy last year.
DIG Sanjay Gunjyal said members of the two SDRF companies would be deployed in four zones of the Kedar valley and would help pilgrims during the yatra.
They would also keep a vigil on the danger zone in the valley.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Welham boys won basketball title

Dehradun, April 20 - Welham Boys School won the 24th Afzal Khan Memorial Basketball Tournament after defeating Delhi Public School, Delhi, 64-31 in the final match played at The Doon School here today. Arpit scored 28 points for Welham Boys School while Shon scored 10 points from Delhi Public School.
Earlier, in the first semifinal match, DPS defeated Woodstock School 59-51 with Sharsh of Woodstock scoring 21 points.
Shon of DPS scored 35 points for DPS. In the second semifinal match, Welham Boys School trounced Th Doon International by50-21. Suyush of Welhams scored highest 13 points.

Gayatri House declared overall winner of 20th talent, cultural show

Mussoorie, April 20 - The 20th annual talent and cultural fiesta was held at Mussoorie International School auditorium here today. Gayatri House was declared the overall champion. Shantanu Prakash, CMD of Educomp Solutions, was the chief guest on the occasion. Prakash along with Padma Bhushan awardee Dr Shyama Chona inaugurated the programme. They lighted the ceremonial lamp and garlanded the portrait of Maa Gayatri and gurudev.
The event started with the chanting of traditional verses from the Vedas by the students.
An instrumental, musical event rendered in traditional ‘ragas’ of the Hindustani and Carnatic music. The students also played different instruments as well.
Santoshi House played raga Pilu, Gayatri House played raga Bhahaar and Lakshmi House played raga Desh.
The students also competed with each other in Hindi song section composed by S Ghildyal and Jhadav.
The instrumental music event was followed by instrumental musical drums, where students played instruments including, congo, tabla, xylophone, bongo and western drums.
The students also displayed their talent at the on the spot painting event.
The students of Santoshi House presented an English mime based on a poem written by Toru Dutt.
An English play ‘Draupadi’, tribal folk dances including, Dollu Kunitha from Karnataka, Siala from Chattisgarh and Dhalkai from Sambalpur were also performed by the students on the occasion.
The students also mesmerised the audience by their Kathak performance.
They displayed a saree fashion show at the end.
Principal Priya Peter said such talent shows helped in instilling confidence among the students.
The chief guest also gave away the winning trophy to Gayatri House.

HC notice on illegal quarrying

Dehradun, April 20 - The Nainital High Court has issued a notice to the state and sought a reply within three weeks regarding illegal quarrying in Uttarakhand. The court directive came in the wake of a PIL filed by the Jan Sangharsh Morcha.
Raghunath Singh Negi, president of the Jan Sangharsh Morcha and former chairman of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, has been alleging that the state government has allotted land for quarrying where there is a little possibility of getting minerals and, in another way, has been facilitating illegal collection of minerals from rivers. Negi sought a CBI probe saying the administration had only impounded some trucks in the name of action against the quarrying mafia. 

Prayers mark Easter celebrations

Dehradun, April 20 - A large number of Christians celebrated Easter in Dehradun today. Prayers were offered in various churches of the city.
A large gathering offered prayers during morning hours at St Francis Church, Morrison Memorial Church, St John’s Church and other churches in Dehradun. These were followed by exchange of greetings.
Meanwhile, bakeries in the city have made special Easter cakes and cross buns for the celebrations. The Christians world over celebrate Easter for the rising of Jesus Christ after his death on Good Friday.