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New Delhi: The former students of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) approached Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make sure that there should be no further delay in the distribution of their original diploma certificates and convocation ceremony.

The students wrote in a petition to Jaitley that every year the convocation ceremony was held in the month of  October or November but not this time “apparently because of the delay in taking a decision about the appointment of new Director General”.

However, because of the delay in convocation ceremony, the authorities of IIMC are not distributing original diploma certificates to last year batch students, which is causing hardship to them.

“We request you to understand the situation and take an immediate action to organise convocation and speed up the appointment of DG. We hope you will not forget the fact that future of hundreds of students is in your hands,” said the petition signed by over 100 students and alumni.

IIMC previous Director General, Sunit Tandon’s term ended last year in the month of November.

“There are many students who have been working hard to get admission for foreign studies and IIMC was inevitable for them to show 4-year under graduation (3+1),” the petition also said, the students are scared that due to delay in convocation they would not be able to meet requirements of foreign universities.

Furthermore, the letter said, many universities of India have allowed the students of IIMC to join post graduation for which several students have applied and paid fees also, expecting IIMC would distribute their original diploma certificates by November 2015.(inputs from agencies)

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Diverse Gathering To be Adressed This World Biofuel Day: PM Modi

The Prime Minister will address the gathering on how biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil and their contribution to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas

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Modi will be the chief guest for the inaugural session of the programme on Friday which is being held at Vigyan Bhawan by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Wikimedia Commons
Modi will be the chief guest for the inaugural session of the programme on Friday which is being held at Vigyan Bhawan by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a diverse gathering here consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials and legislators to mark the World Biofuel Day 2018, a government statement said on Thursday.

Modi will be the chief guest for the inaugural session of the programme on Friday which is being held at Vigyan Bhawan by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The programme would witness participation of sugarcane farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs in biofuels, students of agriculture, science and engineering streams, members of parliament, ambassadors, officers of Central and State government and companies involved in the bio-energy sector, said the statement.

The Prime Minister will address the gathering on how biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil and their contribution to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas, it added.

The World Biofuel Day, which is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for the last three years, is observed on August 10. IANS
The World Biofuel Day, which is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for the last three years, is observed on August 10. IANS

Biofuels have synergies with various government initiatives, including enhancing farmers’ incomes, and Swachh Bharat, said the statement, adding, as a result of the efforts of the Centre, ethanol blending in petrol had increased to 141 crore litres in financial year 2017-2018, as compared to 38 crore litres recorded in financial year 2013-2014.

“The Government also approved the National Policy on Biofuels in June 2018,” the statement said.

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The World Biofuel Day, which is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for the last three years, is observed on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. (IANS)