ఖరీధైన పట్నంలొ జైలు బడులు Concrete School శుక్రవారం, జూలై 18 2008 

Your child just lost his last chance to play kho-kho and kabbadi with friends as playgrounds in private schools are no longer a strict condition that school owners have to comply with. Instead, they can now have an indoor game facility or can simply tie-up with a neighbouring municipal park and herd students there each time they wish to jump around. Activists say the government is destroying the concept of holistic education while officials say land is expensive and not all schools can afford a playground. Finally, the children are the ones paying the price for the steep land prices, finds Roli Srivastava

All work and no play may be making Jack a dull boy, but the state government isn’t exactly concerned about it, now that it has exempted private schools from having a playground. A government order issued by the school education department on July 7 gives concessions to private schools from having a playground citing high cost of land in cities as the reason.

The order was issued in response to a public interest litigation filed in the high court by a private educational institution and a group of minority institutions. The litigation challenged the reason why a playground was a mandatory condition to get government affiliation to a school when many government schools did not have one. The high court had then asked the government to offer its suggestions and in response the GO was issued, closing the matter of open spaces in the school premises. (మరింత…)

ప్రకటనలు

ఆకాశానికెదిగిన అదిలాబాదు పిల్ల- గంట స్వాతి Ganta Swathi ఆదివారం, జూలై 6 2008 

Adilabad girl makes it to Aviator Flying Inc.

S. Harpal Singh

Ghanta Swathi is first girl to get pilot commercial licence

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Swathi is daughter of a head constable in Adilabad
She flew for 200 hours before getting her licence 
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Flying high: Ghanta Swathi is all confidence getting where she desired to be.

 

ADILABAD: If you want to know how even earthy girls can earn wings, meet Ghanta Swathi, the first person from Adilabad town to acquire a commercial pilot licence. She will be joining the Aviator Flying Inc. of the United States soon as an instructor and charter pilot.

“A different vocation is what I had always desired. I wanted to join the Air Force but circumstances led me to train as a commercial pilot,” reveals the youngster confessing to being influenced by dogfights shown in a film. “With the all important support of my family, I could give wings to my desire,” she adds somewhat philosophically.

Swathi is the eldest among the four children of head constable (traffic) Murali. She graduated from a college in Adilabad before joining the AP Aviation Academy in Hyderabad in 2006 for a brief period. “After only about 10 hours of flying, I enrolled with the Aviator and flew for 200 hours before getting my licence. I trained in Dallas in USA and Cebu in Philippines,” explains Swathi. (మరింత…)

Farmers’ own bank- initiative for self reliance శుక్రవారం, జూలై 4 2008 

A bank by farmers, for farmers

G. Nagaraja

 

Unique experiment draws the attention of top brass from the banking sector

 

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Daneswari Kisan Bank celebrates second anniversary

It turns down offer of extension of farm credit

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DUVVA (West Godavari Dt.): This tiny and low-profile delta village adjacent to the Kolkata-Chennai National Highway-5 in Tanuku mandal of West Godavari district beckons the who’s who of the banking sector for its unique experiment in the banking field.

 

A small group of farmers from the village have given a new meaning to the concept of banking by floating the “Daneswari Kisan Bank” a year ago with self-help as its motto. The self-help concept here is being followed in letter and spirit.

 

Reversal of roles

 

And when the bank celebrated its second anniversary on Wednesday, the unique concept naturally drew the top brass from the banking sector and the administration.

 

They included G. Veeraprasad, Assistant General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), and R. Shankara Rao, Lead District Manager, and a senior official from the Department of Agriculture. In a reversal of roles, farmers made these officials listen to their concept in rapt attention. They politely turned down the offer of R. Shankar Rao, Lead District Manager, for extension of farm credit to them saying they were aiming at self-reliance in all respects.

 

Small beginning

 

This ranged from extension of interest-free credit, production of seed and supply to the farmers in their village, procurement and even the marketing of farm produce. (మరింత…)