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Delhi Government organises ‘Dangal’ screening for Students, to create Awareness for Education of Girl child

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New Delhi, Jan 20, 2017 : In a bid to create awareness among students for education of the girl child, the Delhi government on Friday organised a special screening of Aamir Khan-starrer “Dangal” at various government schools.

“District Magistrate of south-west Delhi Abhishek Dev has organised for screening of ‘Dangal’ for over 4,500 school students of government schools in Najafgarh sub-division to promote awareness and sensitise students towards ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ campaign,” a government official said.

A total of nine batches of 500 students each will watch the movie from January 20 to 24.

The first such screening was organised at Rajkiya Kanya Vidyalaya No-1, Najafgarh where a batch of 500 students watched the movie on Friday.

“The programme shall see a culmination through a gathering in Najafgarh Stadium on January 24 to observe National Girl Child Day, wherein, the issue of gender equality will be disseminated among around 4,000 students,” the official said.

Later a statement issued by the government said the aim of the initiative is to make people realise the value of girls in enriching their families and community.

“People will be made aware towards ensuring equal opportunities of good health and education for their daughters as their sons,” the statement added. (IANS)

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Delhi Government to ban entry and exit of horses

In December, west Delhi was notified as a controlled area after seven horses were tested positive for the disease

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Delhi Government to soon ban horses, donkeys and mule in and around the city. Wikimedia Commons
Delhi Government to soon ban horses, donkeys and mule in and around the city. Wikimedia Commons
  • Delhi government will soon put a ban on movement of animals in and outside the city.
  • The reason is cited as the spread of Gladers disease, which was found in many horses in the past two months.
  • Delhi government has involved Police, Army and Union government in this decision of theirs.

The Delhi government has decided to ban movement of horses, mules, and donkeys in and out of the city border due to the spread of Glanders disease, Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai said here on Friday.

The ban is imposed due to the spread of Glanders disease around the city. Wikimedia Common
The ban is imposed due to the spread of Glanders disease around the city. Wikimedia Common

Glanders disease has been detected in around 40 horses in the city over the past two months and the government will issue a notification on the ban within two days, he said after a meeting of Delhi government with officials of Union Animal Husbandry Department, police, army and city municipal corporations here.

In December, west Delhi was notified as a controlled area after seven horses were tested positive for the disease.

An Animal Husbandry Department official told IANS that this was the first outbreak in the city. IANS

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