Dharamvir praises Indian students

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Chandigarh, June 29 (UNI) The Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dharmvir Singh today said that Indian students were matchless in hardwork and talent in the world.

Mr Dharamvir, who was speaking in a function organised by Bhagwan Valmiki Bhawan Management Committee under the aegis of Haryana Valmiki Mahasabha at Panchkula today, said that the Indian doctors and engineers were not only bringing laurels to their parents and country, but also playing a pivotal role in Nation building by providing their services in abroad.

Giving details of the incentives being given by the Haryana Government to the Scheduled Castes students, he said that a monthly scholarship scheme had been implemented in the State for these students enabling them to continue their studies and reduce drop out rate among them.

Under the scheme a monthly scholarship ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 400 was being given to the students of Scheduled Castes studying in Class-I to XII. The amount of scholarship under the scheme was being deposited in the bank account of the students to ensure transparency, he added.

On this occasion Mr Dharamvir Singh honoured 500 talented students of Valmiki community by giving them commendation certificates. Congratulating these students, he said that they had brought laurels not only to their parents but also to the whole community.

UNI HS MMS1848 ch priority energy-haryana-kits Solar educational kits for Haryana schools Chandigarh, June 29 (UNI_ The Haryana Department of Renewable Energy has prepared an ambitious scheme to tap solar engery and as part of this scheme one solar educational kit would be provided in all the 3000 secondary schools in the state.

While disclosing this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the State Government and Central Government would bear the cost of the scheme in the ratio of 50:50. The Central Government had already released over Rs 24.33 lakh by way of its share.

He said that as many as 15 solar power plants of 1 KW each in 13 sub divisions of Sirsa and 2 Sub divisions of Faridabad would be set up at a cost of about Rs 52.50 lakh. By using one such power plant, two T-5 Retrofit Tubelights of 28-watt each, 10 CFLS of 20-watt each and 6 ceiling fans of 50-watt each could be run in each sub division office for four days, he added.

He said that the Department had also prepared an innovative scheme to run the computer labs with solar energy. Under the scheme, 21 SPV power plants of 2.7 KW capacity each would be installed in 21 schools of Rohtak district at a cost of Rs 168 lakh.

The process of installing solar energy power plants had already begun. MoUs with 10 firms had also been signed by the Department to set up 23 biomass proejcts, 3 small hydro projects and 4 wind energy based power projects to generate 697.70 MW of power with an investment of Rs 3278 crore, he added.

The spokesman said that the department of Renewable Energy and Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) had bagged getting three National Awards, one each for the implementation of Solar Cooker Programme, Solar Urban Programme and SPV demonstration programme.

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