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UP CM Yogi Adityanath plans to use tiles with Images of Hindu Gods in Government offices to halt Spitting menace

Step to stop use of paan , guthka, tobacco products in public Spheres

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Uttar Pradesh, April 7, 2017: After becoming the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has been taking quick actions regarding the governance of the state. Yet another action has been taken by the CM.

The authorities here have sought divine help to halt the spitting menace days after banning the use of paan, gutka and other tobacco products in all government offices.

Tiles with pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses have been put up in the corners and staircases of administration offices in the district to stop people from spitting betel juice, gutka there, mentioned PTI.

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Such tiles can be seen along the stairs of the Vikas Bhawan, which houses offices of the local administration.

Chief Development Officer TK Shibu said that there is nothing wrong in putting up these tiles at public places to keep check on the spitting menace.

“In the High Court too, such tiles have been fixed…we got the CCTV cameras installed and also deployed staff to check spitting, but it was of no use, and as an experiment we got these tiles of gods and goddess,” he said.

The step is expected to bring a permanent change in the behavior of people and government officials.It is assumed that the step will go a long way in saving the walls of government buildings from further stains.It is also contributing to the country wide “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”.

However, the decision has not gone down well with certain local stuff and they are protesting against the decision.

Niswarth Seva Samiti handed over a memorandum to Shibu and warned of an agitation if the tiles are not removed from the state government establishments in 24 hours.

Similarly, social activist Salman gave a memorandum to the District Magistrate Karan Singh Chauhan, saying it is improper to use pictures of gods for such purposes.

It is to be seen whether the court will support the decision or not.

-prepared by Nikita Tayal of NewsGram Twitter @NikitaTayal6

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Facebook Launches ‘We Think Digital’ Programme for Women in UP

Facebook launches digital literacy programme for women in UP

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Facebook launched its 'We Think Digital' programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. Pixabay

In a bid to provide digital literacy training to 1,00,000 women across seven states, Facebook on Tuesday launched its ‘We Think Digital’ programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day.

“We are focusing on trying to create digital leadership amongst women and help them use technology for empowering themselves, enable them to make smart choices and secure from online risks. The training looks at transforming the learning process and bring about systemic change,” NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said in a statement.

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The programme by Facebook has been designed with a focus on digital literacy and citizenship, addressing issues around privacy, safety, and misinformation. Pixabay

Starting from the state of Uttar Pradesh, the programme will be expanded to other states including, Assam, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, and Bihar through the year.

“The Internet has become a driver for change in the current age. These training modules will open doors of equal opportunities for women of Uttar Pradesh and together with Facebook we want to equip and educate people and help make a positive impact,” said Uttar Pradesh Women Welfare Minister Jai Pratap Singh.

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The programme has been designed with a focus on digital literacy and citizenship, addressing issues around privacy, safety, and misinformation.

It was attended by 300 women trainees from across the state and also included workshops by the NCW and Cyber Peace Foundation. (IANS)