Primary Schools in UP to provide covid vaccine to pupils & more upon their return on March 1

State-run primary schools of Uttar Pradesh to welcome students from March 1 with several surprises.

After the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ordered the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 5, the Basic Education Department has directed all schools to revamp their environment in a manner that will encourage students to return to classes. Over 1.83 crore students studying in 1.5 lakh schools will see their institutions ornamented with colourful paintings and meaningful slogans when they rejoin classes on March 1.

Preparations going on in full swing to welcome children

After a year-long break due to the pandemic, primary schools across UP are finally opening their gates for in-person classes. Among several surprises planned, the most pertinent step is that the schools will be providing corona vaccine shots to them.

Further, teachers have been instructed to decorate schools in order to create a festive and lively atmosphere for the students so that they do not hesitate to re-enter the school premises, stated Dinesh Kumar, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Lucknow. Students will be greeted with colourful balloons, flowers and festoons upon their return. Over one lakh schools have already undergone a transformation since the pandemic.

Apart from the decoration of classes and gates, arrangements for safe drinking water for children are also being taken care of as schools have been directed to install submersible pumps. Adding to this, schools have also been equipped with facilities for smart classes and libraries.

Until now students have been attending online classes owing to the global pandemic. The introduction of EdTech in schools will ensure a continuity of pedagogy despite the transition from online to offline classes. Further, it will aid the learning process by providing the best of both worlds of traditional and modern education. The several surprises awaiting the return of students to schools will surely rejuvenate their learning spree and enthusiasm.

Selection for various state-level competitions witness enthusiastic participation in Kanpur

16 out of 130 players were selected at the Fencing trials held in Gokul Dham Dharamshala, Sarsaiyya Ghat.

The active involvement of Kanpurites in the trials for state-level competitions is all set to strengthen the position of this city as a sports hub. As per the latest news, players from the city have been selected to compete in the state-level Shooting and national-level Fencing competition, slated to commence soon. Further, the city's Bodybuilding Association is hosting trials for players who wish to compete in the upcoming championship, being organised on 13 March. With these developments, Kanpur is soon expected to become a home to top-notch sports stalwarts!

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Lucknow's new AC Fruit Market to take 'Safeda' & 'Dashehri' mangoes to international levels!

Having 76 chambers and shops, the centralised AC fruit market will be the first of its kind in the city.

The Uttar Pradesh state government has been attempting to boost the market of horticultural products for a long time. In the latest string of developments, the state's first air-conditioned mango and fruit market has been set up in Malihabad town of the capital district, Lucknow. Expected to be inaugurated by the end of the next month, this new establishment shall propel the business of fruits and locally produced mangoes.

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Rajasthan government mandates negative COVID report for commuters arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra

The decision has come after the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala

Hailed by the World Health Organisation for its efforts during the COVID pandemic, Rajasthan has actively executed a list of initiatives to contain the spread of the COVID contagion. Now, alarmed by the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, the state government has decided to mandate the presence of a negative report of RT PCR test for all commuters travelling to Rajasthan from these two states.

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Visitors Gallery & Cricket Museum in Kanpur's Green Park Stadium to house a medley of memories!

An initiative of the Kanpur Smart City Limited, the new establishments are slated to come up at the stadium's directorate pavilion.

Having been a witness to all three formats of cricket, the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur has successfully conducted over 500 test matches. Now, the historic stadium complex is all set for a revamp with proposed introductions of a visitors gallery, pavilion and cricket museum within its premises. According to reports, the state administration and sports authority have already issued a no-objection certificate, furthering the execution of the project.

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Direct flight between Rajkot & Goa likely to start operations in March

The revamped connectivity through the air route will boost business between the 2 cities besides giving a boost to tourism.

Being a hub of multiple attractions, Goa attracts hordes of commuters from across the country. Keeping this in view, multiple interventions to upgrade connectivity are worked upon and as per the latest developments, the coastal state is all set to be linked to Rajkot via an uninterrupted air route. If the plans get materialised, passengers seeking a comfortable travel option between the two locations shall be facilitated with a direct flight from Rajkot to Goa, March onwards.

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