Shemrock School organized Inter school Rangoli making Competition, Sacred Souls school won first postion

Shemrock School organized Inter school Rangoli making Competition, Sacred Souls school won first postion

Shemrock School sector-69 organised Inter School rangoli making competition at its campus .As many as 21 schools of tricity participated in the competition. The competition was divided into two categories.
In cat A students of  8th, 9th & 10th participated whereas in category B students of 11th and 12th competed . The participants etched out awe- inspiring creative designs. Students exhibited their flair in the art by making beautiful Rangoli designs using geometric shapes, deity impressions and floral motifs. Rangoli colours, flower petals and diyas were used to decorate the Rangolis. The judging criteria were based on symmetry, colour combination, creativity and the neatness of the Rangoli patterns. It was very difficult for the judges to choose the best rangoli designs of the participants. 

In category  A first prize was won by   Vanshita Sharma and Parmeet Kaur of Sacred Souls School  where as second prize bagged by Seerat Dhanoa and Charul Mudgal of Shemrock Sr. Sec. School,  third prize winners were Tamanna and Parneet Kaur of Shivalik School. In category B first prize won by Deepakshi Aggarwal and Mehul of Delhi Public School.Second prize  winners were   Preeti Garg and Nidhi Pandey of Shishu Niketan Public School and third prize was won by Neelkhanth Sharma and Nancy Bhatia of The British School .Consolation  prize was given to Shriya Sharma and Husanpreet Kaur, Manav Mangal Smart School.Director Education Air Commodore (Rtd.) Shemrock School S K Sharma encouraged the students for putting in efforts to keep this cultural and traditional art form alive. According to him it was an endeavour to implement holistic training methodologies for overall development of the students 

Migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir

A riot of colour and cackle has returned to the wetland reserves of Jammu and Kashmir with the first arrivals of thousands of migratory birds from far off lands this year.Migratory birds from Siberia, China, the Philippines, Eastern Europe and other areas arrive here every year to spend winter months in the Kashmir Valley to ward off the extreme cold of their summer homes."We start receiving the first flights of the avian visitors in the first week of October. The arrivals continue till February," Imtiyaz Lone, the Wetland Warden of Kashmir, told IANS."For hundreds of years, these birds have been keeping their annual tryst with the valley. 

"Following the season's change from autumn to early winter, with an almost arithmetical accuracy the migratory birds land in the Hokarsar Wetland reserve on the outskirts of Srinagar and reserves like Shallabugh, Hygam and Mirgund," Lone added.Already 250,000 migratory birds including mallards, common teals, gadwalls, pintails and coots, have reached the Hokarsar Wetland reserve so far this year.Besides the reserves, migratory birds also throng the Dal Lake, the Wullar Lake and other big and small water bodies. 

"We will start receiving greylag geese, wigeons, pochards, shovelers, cormorants and sheldrake ducks by the middle of next month," the official said.Besides the migratory birds that come to spend the entire winter in the Kashmir Valley, there are some birds of passage too."A bird of passage is a migratory bird like the Sandhill crane and the cormorant which arrive in the valley with the beginning of the winter and spend some time before moving down to the Indian plains."In the spring months, these birds of passage also spend some time in the valley before moving to their summer homes," Lone said.Despite giant strides in navigational technology by humans, Lone says the flight navigation skills of the migratory birds is unparalleled 

"The migratory birds fly in highly disciplined patterns. The eldest of the flock leads the flock like an experienced pilot."It is always the elder bird which is assigned the leadership duties during the flight because of its familiarity with the route."Imagine, if the leader bird falls sick or gets killed due to some reason during the migratory flight, the next in the line immediately takes over."It is like a co-pilot taking charge of a flight in an emergency."Each migratory bird species flies separately... The geese fly separately from the mallards and the common teals."It is because of this exclusivity of flight that we have phrases saying birds of the same feather fly together," Lone said.Under the existing laws of the state, bird shooting is a cognizable offence. But even then it is not uncommon to see migratory birds being sold on the sly in the Kashmir Valley.

"As far as wetland reserves are concerned, there is no question of any poaching," Lone said.

"The problem arises because the birds leave the reserves for nocturnal feeding to other unprotected water bodies and marshes. It is then that the poachers shoot them."Each year, we seize weapons of poachers and charge them with poaching.

"According to Lone, the wildlife protection department is definitely understaffed, especially as far as covering unprotected water bodies and marshy lands is concerned.Awareness to protect this fabulous legacy of Kashmir is growing fast, especially among the young.Dozens of school children visit the Hokarsar Wetland Reserve each week to see the pageant of the migratory birds as they wade and dance in the safety of their protected environment.

"Thankfully, the younger generations of Kashmiris are not given to bird or animal hunting. They see the havoc we have wrought on ourselves by violating nature's laws of mutually beneficial coexistence", said Bashir Ahmad War, a retired senior veterinarian.Lone agrees: "It is because the environment in the valley has become comparatively safer for these birds now that we have some species like the mallards whose small numbers prefer living and breeding here instead of flying back to their summer homes."Most wetland reserves and other water bodies continue to shrink because of the people's greed for land in Kashmir.The cackle of the migratory birds at night and their brilliant colours during the day beckon us to preserve this fabulous heritage. 

Trial run of Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala cargo vehicle flagged off 

Road Transport and Highways Secretary Vijay Chhibber at the launch of pilot run of Cargo Vehicle under Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles agreement from Kolkata to Agartala via Dhaka at Nabanno in Howrah on Nov 1, 2015. 

A trial cum pilot run of cargo vehicle on Kolkata-Agartala via Dhaka route under the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement was flagged off from the West Bengal state secretariat Nabanna in neighbouring Howrah district on Sunday.Aimed at unhindered cargo movement through designated corridors without any requirement of trans-shipment at the international borders between the four countries, the BBIN sub-regional initiative has reduced distance between Kolkata and Tripura's Agartala by nearly two thirds - from 1,550 kms to 640 km.Flagging off the cargo vehicle, union Road Transport and Highways Secretary Vijay Chibber said the distance would be further cut by another 150 km once Bangladesh completes construction of a bridge.State Transport Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay said the initiative will provide cheap, fast and environment-friendly movement for goods to the northeast. 

"Then, people from the north east can buy the goods at a cheaper price than what they are paying now. Our transporters and traders will hugely benefit. West Bengal will be the centre of another economic integration," he said.The BBIN motor vehicles agreement was signed on June 15 at Thimphu. The draft protocol, finalised on September 8-9, 2015 at Dhaka, is expected to be signed by officials of the four countries at a conference to be held shortly in northern West Bengal's Siliguri. The Asian Development Bank is acting as the secretariat of the BBIN platform.Mainul Kabir, counsellor & head of chancery, Bangladesh deputy high commission, Kolkata, was also present at the function. 
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