Seven disabled sportspersons brought laurels to the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) by winning 14 medals, including four gold medals, in the 6th HP Para-Sports State Championship, held at Dharamsala. Vice-Chancellor Sikander Kumar congratulated the winners and assured to provide them facilities at par with other sportspersons. Babu Ram of the Hindi Department had won four medals, including a gold in discuss throw, a silver in shot-put, and bronze medals in power lifting and 100m race. Sukhveer Singh of the Archaeology Department secured a gold in long jump, and silver medals in javelin throw and 100m race. A sociology MA student, Panku Kumar, won gold in 100m race. Rahul, MA (Hindi), got a gold in javelin throw and a silver in 100m race. Paramjeet of the Commerce Department won silver in 100m race and bronze in javelin throw. Vimal Kumar Jatav, a PhD scholar in journalism, won silver medal in 1,500m race. Amit Kumar, an M.Com student, got a bronze in discuss throw.
Herbal gardens in schools
The Higher Education Department has directed all deputy directors, barring Kullu, Kinnaur and Una, to send details of all schools as well as action taken report to the state medical plant board and the education directorate in regard to setting up of herbal gardens, within two days.
Don’t charge continuation fee: ABVP
The ABVP has urged the administration of the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla, to not charge hostel continuity fee from students for the Covid period. The student body said the government had assured students that no continuation fee would be charged as hostels were closed during the Covid period.