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Monday, 11 January 2021

Licensed tractor driver at 19!

Hisar: Nineteen-year-old Pinki of Dhandoor village in the district has become the youngest tractor driver in Haryana. She has completed the tractor driving course from the Northern Region Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute at Hisar. She is training in driving tractors and handling other agricultural implements in the fields. The youngest of four siblings, she will start working in the fields as tractor driver. Sarpanch Manoj Sharma said Pinki was honoured by the panchayat for completing the course.

Popularising sanitisation

Gurugram: Elan Foundation organized a sanitisation and hygiene awareness campaign with the distribution of blankets, hygiene care goods and clothes for labourers and their families. The drive was organised in collaboration with Siddhi Philanthropic Foundation. The objective was to mitigate the hardship faced by construction workers and their families and sensitise them on the importance of hygiene and sanitisation amid Covid.

Taking to writing skills

Rohtak: A book titled 'Chhabis Chhakke', penned by Rohtak-based lawyer Bachan Ram Arora, was released in Kalanaur. Tarun Bajaj, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Finance, was the chief guest. A play based on the theme of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' was staged by schoolchildren on the occasion.

Warmth for the homeless

Hisar: Students of the IC College of Home Science at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University have launched a drive to collect warm clothes for the homeless and poor. Three teams have put up stalls to collect donations. Dr Kavita Dua Jadhav, who coordinated the effort, said the students collected clothes and distributed these among those forced to spend the night on the roadside.

Turning women self-reliant

Karnal: The NGO Sarthi has taken an initiative for skill development and women empowerment. Volunteer coordinator Gagan Banerjee said they had set up a stitching centre in Darar village for training women to be self-reliant. Rajveer Samra, a local resident, would monitor the centre. He said six sewing machines had been donated by Poonam Bansal and her team — Helping Hands Karnal. The centre would provide an opportunity to women to learn sewing at low cost and teach the skills to other women. Sarthi had been actively working against female foeticide and climate change over the last 17 years.

New book released

Gurugram: Aastha Kulshreshtha's book titled 'Pankhudiyan Ehsaas Ki' was unveiled in Gurugram. Writers Laxmishankar Bajpai, Niwas Tyagi, Rajendra Nigam, Indu Raj Nigam, Chetan Anand, Mamta Kiran and Savita Upadhyay were present. The ceremony started with recitation of the poem 'Papiha'.

from The Tribune

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