Monday, 21 April 2014

Doon School, DehraDun announces Summer at Doon, the Leadership Programme



Do you want to make a difference in the world? This summer a select group of boys and girls will discover how to become the influential leaders of tomorrow.

An intensive but lively and enjoyable curriculum based on Socratic Dialogues, leadership case studies, creative experiential learning, outdoor adventure, social service, self-reflection and group interaction, guides students through modules drawing on The Doon School’s immense experience in developing leaders and designed and implemented in collaboration with Aspire, an outstanding provider of youth leadership programmes.

Lieutenant Abhilash Tomy, a commander of the Indian Navy, and the first Indian national to sail a solo, unassisted, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. Tomy has been awarded the Kirti Chakra (the second highest peacetime gallantry award in India) and the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award. Arunima Sinha is another dynamic and inspiring speaker who is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest. She is also the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest.

The Summer at Doon Office: Ms Abia Qezilbash, Summer at Doon, The Doon School, Mall Road, Derhadun, Uttarakhand, India 248001;Tel.+91 (0) 135 2526516 Email: summer.doon@doonschool.com.

Applications are welcome from boys and girls at The Doon School as well as from all over India and across the globe. The age range is for boys and girls in Class 9-12.

The Summer at Doon leadership programme is a fully residential and coeducational course and all parts of the course are inter- woven and inter connected, so there are no choice options in the two week programme.

For detailed brochure, please check:
http://www.doonschool.com/summer.doon/leadership/pdfs/brochure.pdf
Email: summer.doon@doonschool.com
Call: +91 (0)135 2526400

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Family members of Vijay Bahuguna and Harish Rawat to contest LS polls in Uttarakhand




Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s wife Renuka Rawat and former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna’s son Saket Bahuguna figure in list of candidates announced by the Congress today for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand.

While Rawat’s wife has been fielded from Haridwar, represented by the Chief Minister in the past, Saket will contest from Tehri Garwhal, a constituency from where his father had won the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

The third candidate finalised by Congress is senior Minister in the State government, Harak Singh Rawat, who will contest the Pauri Garwhal seat represented by Satpal Maharaj, who recently switched over to the BJP from Congress.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Valley of Flowers may not open for tourists this year





The Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand, which has been closed to the public after the mid-June flash floods, is unlikely to be opened this year due to lingering construction work.

The only bridges that connect the outside world with the valley were washed away in the floods and are still not reconstructed.

According to officials in-charge of the reconstruction, the work is very unlikely to be completed this year due to inclement weather.

Tourist interest in Uttarakhand Dhams drastically reduced



Only eight pilgrims have registered for road travel towards Kedarnath this year. Nearly 13 lakh had visited Kedarnath and Badrinath last year, during the Char Dham Yatra.

Rattled by last year's devastation, only 77 devotees have opted for the chopper service for Kedarnath this year.

With the Char Dham Yatra, the backbone of Uttarakhand's economy, scheduled to kick off in the first week of May, it is clear that the state is set to lose hundreds of crores in revenue.

The Char Dham Yatra used to have over 2 crore visitors through the pilgrimage season. It fueled the economy of Uttarakhand, triggering money circulation in the form of taxi rides, hotel bookings, chopper rides and road taxes.

21 year old youth breaches IMA security



In an embarrassing security breach, a 21-year-old 'mentally disturbed' youth from Punjab snuck into the highly fortified Indian Military Academy campus by scaling its boundary wall late on Friday.

The youth, Gunwant Singh, was, however, caught by soldiers on night patrol duty when he was hiding in some bushes on the sprawling academy campus at around 11 PM, police said.

On being caught, Singh, a resident of Sumaan village in Sangrur district of Punjab, was instantly taken into military custody and interrogated at length by all the central and state intelligence agencies.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

ONGC assures Uttarakhand of all support on I-Day


On the occasion of the 67th Independence Day at ONGC here, CMD Sudhir Vasudeva hoisted the national flag and empathised with the plight of the disaster-hit victims in Uttarakhand.

Mr Vasudeva, during his speech said the ONGC was with the state in meeting with the challenges faced by the survivors and government post disaster and elaborated upon ONGC's relief efforts.

He extended the support of all ONGCians who are contributing one day of their salary, which would amount to about Rs 5 crore, for the disaster-victims.

Earlier ONGC's medical teams and choppers had supported the relief work during the difficult times. ONGC was one of the first organisations, to contribute Rs 2 crore towards relief operations, he said.

During his speech, the CMD also elaborated upon the achievements and accomplishments of the energy giant and charted out organisation's goals and growth strategy.

The awards for the best assets, basins, services, institutes, and meritorious service, were presented by CMD on this occasion.

CMD and directors of ONGC also gave away aids and appliances to the persons with disabilities as part of ONGC's CSR initiative-- Swavlamban Abhiyaan -- which is being launched pan India.

Mr Vasudeva also inspected the parade during which contingents of CISF, ONGC Security, Fire Services, Bhootpoorva Sainik Kalyan Nigam, Kendriya Vidyalaya, B S Negi MPPS and ONGC employees marched with fervour.

Display by the brass band of IMA and pipe band of Gorkha regiment was loudly applauded by the large gathering.

A scintillating show of patriotism and zeal was presented by children from Shishu Vihar, KV, EWC, Himjyoti school and members of WDF. UNI JN PA 1758 NNNN.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

V-Mart Retail Opens new store at Dehradun, Uttarakhand




V-Mart Retail Ltd has opened a new store located at 3/2 Kishan Nagar chowk, Chakrata Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248001. The store is spread in an area of 7570 sq. ft.. This takes the total number of stores to 72.