On the issue of security of senior citizens in the national capital, SN Shrivastava, Commissioner of Police, Delhi said that, a total of 39 thousand senior citizens are registered under Delhi Police Senior Citizen cell. Recently we started a public relations campaign and sent public relation vehicles. Through these, 600 more senior citizens have been registered. The beat officers regularly visit and meet these senior citizens. The Senior Citizen Cell talks to them and ensures help. During the COVID period, they were especially taken care of as they could not get out of their house. They could not get medicines and necessary goods. So that too was fulfilled by police personnel.
Senior Congress leader Madhavsinh Solanki died on Saturday at the age of 93. Solanki was the former External Affairs Minister, who also served as the Gujarat CM for four times. The veteran leader breathed his last at his residence in Gandhinagar on Saturday morning. PM Narendra Modi condoled the death of the Congress veteran on Twitter. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to express condolences. Solanki had served as External Affairs Minister from June 1991 to March 1992. The senior Congress leader was also a two-term MP of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. Solanki had been the longest serving chief minister of the state before PM Modi became CM. The Congress veteran's son Bharatsinh Solanki is also a former union minister.
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It seems like India is in full swing in boosting relations with Nepal with recent rollout of vaccines as grant assistance and now going ahead in improving educational infrastructure of the Himalayan Nation. Keeping that in mind, a Memorandum of Understanding has lately been signed to reconstruct 6 Secondary schools in Nepal. The Indian Embassy and CLPIU (Education) of NRA was also signed for construction of six secondary schools at a total cost of NR 518 million. Out of these six secondary schools, a ceremony for reconstruction of Shree KantiBhairab Secondary School at Kageshwari Municipality was held on Thursday. C. Khampa, Deputy Chief of Embassy of India, Kathmandu attended the event with Mr Sushil Gywali, CEO of National Reconstruction Authority of Government of Nepal. The event was attended by Mayor of Kageshwari Municipality, Secretary NRA and representatives of Shree KantiBhairab School Management Committee. Shree KantiBhairab Secondary School is being reconstructed at a cost of NR 266 million and will be built as per earthquake-resilient reconstruction norms of Government of Nepal. The new three floor building will have 30 class rooms, library and lab/practical rooms, separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls and also furniture. The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, a premier institute in India in the field earthquake-resilient reconstruction, will provide technical hand-holding for construction of these schools. Government of India has committed a total grant of US dollar 250 million for reconstruction projects in the education, health, cultural heritage and housing sectors. For the education sector, India has committed a grant of US dollar 50 million.
To provide better education facilities to the youth of Kashmir, Indian Army's Chinar Corps has entered into a MoU with Indrani Balan Foundation. Through this MoU, Army will get financial sustainability of Army Goodwill Schools and Parivar School Society. The event was presided over by Lieutenant General BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander along with Punit Balan and Jahanvi Dhariwal of Indrani Balan Foundation. Indrani Balan Foundation, a welfare foundation is active in variety of philanthropic work across country. Chinar Corps currently runs over 25 Goodwill Schools in Kashmir, which educates more than 10,000 students every year. Total approx 1 lakh students have passed out from these esteemed institutions.
In a message of solidarity with the Afghan people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said "no external power" can stop the development of Afghanistan or its friendship with India and that both the neighbours want to see their region free from the "grave" threat of terrorism and extremism. He also expressed concern over increasing incidents of violence in Afghanistan including cowardly targeting of innocent citizens, journalists and activists, and noted that India supports a comprehensive ceasefire to end the hostilities. Modi was speaking at a virtual meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani which was organised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Lalandar dam by India in Afghanistan that would help in meeting the drinking water requirement of Kabul city. "I want to assure every Afghan brother and sister, from Badakhshan to Nimroz and Herat to Kandahar that India stands with you. At every step of your journey of patience, courage, and determination, India will be with you," Modi said. Watch the full video for more details.
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