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New Delhi: With an aim to turning the capital city into an entertainment hub, Delhi government on Monday announced that it will conduct a slew of events for both national and international artists.

The Delhi government has collaborated with the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), an event promoter brand, to streamline the process of conducting events in the future.

“We have already streamlined the process of conducting events and eased the rules and regulations to book a venue in the capital. Permission to conduct Zubin Mehta’s concert was given within a month. We strongly believe that all kinds of events, including international events, can be conducted in Delhi,” said Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra.

Stressing that such an initiative will be beneficial as a public-private partnership, the minister said the new step will also lead to other states turning themselves into entertainment hubs.

Mishra said the initiative will be a joint effort, and the city government will undertake the marketing task for private players of the event management industry.

 

The first event to be organised under this collaboration will be the NH7 Weekender which will be held on November 28 and 29. Grammy Award winner A.R. Rahman, one of the 50 artists for the event, will be performing in the capital after seven years,

EEMA president Sabbas Joseph said that earlier, they needed 14 licences to conduct a single show. “But now it has been streamlined into a single-window option by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.”

(Inputs from IANS)

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Vaccination Not Forced on Children: Delhi Health Authorities

The prime target, according to the Ministry, is immunising children in the pre-schools, school children from both government and private institutions and those out of school

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Vaccination not forced on children: Delhi health authorities. Flickr

The measles and rubella (MR) vaccination programme, which was deferred following an intervention by the Delhi High Court, does not override the consent of students, said state’s health authorities for the campaign.

“It is totally wrong to say that vaccination was administered without consent. Though there has never been the process of seeking permission for any vaccination from guardians, people are free to refuse vaccination as we don’t force anyone,” Dr Suresh Seth, Delhi programme chief for immunisation told IANS on Wednesday.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday deferred implementation of the “Measles and Rubella (MR) Vaccine Immunisation Campaign”, saying that vaccination cannot be administered “forcibly” and without the consent of parents.

The court’s order came while hearing pleas by parents of some minor students at city’s schools alleging that the MR campaign is a “violation of the fundamental rights” of the students as their consent had not been taken.

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A child receives a vaccination shot at a hospital in Rongan in China’s southern Guangxi region on July 23, 2018. VOA

“We will comply with court’s orders. Our preparations are same and will start the very next day the high court gives clearance for the campaign,” Dr Seth said.

The Delhi Health Department will also share inputs with the Health and Welfare Family Ministry, which has been asked by the high court to respond by January 21.

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The measles and rubella vaccination campaign was scheduled to begin in the national capital from January 15, aiming at immunising nearly 55 lakh children in the age group of 9 months up to 15 years across 11 districts of Delhi.

The prime target, according to the Ministry, is immunising children in the pre-schools, school children from both government and private institutions and those out of school. (IANS)