Once a child labour, Santosh, who is currently running his own NGO in Hyderabad, provides free primary education to the tribal children. People Helping Children was set up in 2019 and aims towards providing solution to the problems faced by the underprivileged children. Education and nutritious food are the two top priorities of the NGO. With branches in 6 states, NGO runs with the support of around 50 members and over 1000 volunteers. Founder of People Helping Children, Santosh said, "I lost my childhood, I worked as a child labourer, so I don't want anyone to lose their childhood, this is the main reason, why I started this NGO." The goal of this NGO is that every child gets primary education in the country.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy inaugurated vaccination drive at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on January 16. On the rumours around the efficacy of the vaccine, G Kishan Reddy said that medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. He further assured that vaccines have been approved only after testing."I request people to not say such things. Medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. I request not to discuss things like this. Vaccines have been approved only after testing. I say this confidently that the vaccines will benefit everyone," said MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive and around 100 healthcare workers will get vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day. Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, became the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. In the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive, healthcare workers will receive the vaccine. The beneficiaries reached to their respective health centres. Two COVID vaccines have been approved in India- Pune-based SII's 'Covishield' and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin'.
Kalaburagi Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Umesh G Jadhav inaugurated flight service. He inaugurated the flight service between Karnataka's Kalaburagi and Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati on January 11. People frequently travel between Kalaburagi and Tirupati. The inaugural flight had around 80% occupancy. Speaking to ANI, Kalaburagi MP Jadhav said, "People travel frequently between Kalaburagi and Tirupati. Today's flight had 80% occupancy." "We are also planning to operate flights to Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru," he added.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is operating "South India Temple Tour" Bharat Darshan Yatra for 7 nights/8 days, keeping all COVID-19 precautions during journey. South India Temple Tour will start from January 02, 2021 from Bhubaneswar station covering Rameswaram, Madurai and Tirupati. The package will be of 7 nights/8 days.
The nation celebrated joyous festival of Makar Sankranti with zeal on January 14. On this auspicious occasion, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Gujarat's Rajkot was decked up with colourful kites. The..