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New Delhi,18/02,19:More than 1000 international students set to start their university studies in Perth have been personally welcomed by the Governor of Western Australia at an inaugural event for the state.
In a move to help position Perth as a world-class international education city, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC hosted the official welcome event in the grounds of Government House last night, in partnership with StudyPerth.
The event was also attended by the Honourable Mark McGowan, Premier of Western Australia, as well as the Vice-Chancellors of WA’s five universities, including Curtin University’s Professor Deborah Terry, Edith Cowan University’s Professor Steve Chapman, Murdoch University’s Professor Eeva Leinonen, Notre Dame University’s Professor Celia Hammond and The University of Western Australia’s Professor Dawn Freshwater.
Mr Beazley said the welcome event was the first of its kind in WA and aimed to offer international university students, some accompanied by their parents, a warm welcome to Perth.
“I am proud and delighted to host our State’s first international student welcome event in the beautiful heritage-listed grounds of Government House,” Mr Beazley said.
“As well as showcasing Western Australia’s great hospitality, this initiative is a first step in better promoting Perth as an excellent place to study. Not only for students to realise truly rewarding education and career opportunities but also to enjoy a remarkably clean, safe, culturally diverse, and breathtakingly beautiful destination like no other.
“International students are helping to build our State’s future. They are critical to our diplomacy and also serve to enrich our own cultural appreciation and enlightenment. It is important that we celebrate them and their families, and ensure that their experience is enjoyable, with opportunities to learn more about our home and our people.”
StudyPerth Executive Director Phil Payne said the Governor, WA’s higher education sector and the State Government had worked together to support the event.
“We know Western Australia is a popular place for young people from all over the world to live, learn and launch their careers so this welcome event is all about making sure our students feel at home before the start of their university studies,” Mr Payne said.
“By working together, we are committed to strengthening Perth’s position as a world-class study destination and achieving our goal to welcome 100,000 international students to Perth by 2025.”
The international students who attended the inaugural ceremony hail from various countries including China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Italy and Brazil.
The welcome ceremony included an Australian barbecue for students, as well as performances by local talent from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and The University of Western Australia.
Berhampur,16/02/19:Tributes poured in from across the city following martyrdom of over 40 CRPF jawans in yesterday’s militant attack at Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir.Police and political outfits as well as social organisations expressed their condolence and grief friday.
Berhampur Media fraternity along with Pinak Mishra, Superintendent of Police condoled the death of the martyr CRPF jawans at Gandhi Chowk,Berhampur in city.
On the other hand, BJD party members,BJP activists, District Congress, Forum for Ganjam,Family of Ex army serviceman, Many students from school and colleges raised slogans against Pakistan.
In the gathering, comprising mostly Press people,Govt officials, all political leaders and youth, asked the neighbouring country to stop supporting terror activities and giving terrorists a safe haven to launch attacks against India.
Candle light marches were also held at different of places. People took to the streets at Gandhi statue protested against the killings. Raising anti-Pakistan, anti-terrorist slogans, the protestors demanded action against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism in the Valley.
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Taking a direct swipe at Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the neighbouring country has become a haven for terrorists. Addressing public meetings in Yavatmal and Dhule after inaugurating infrastructure projects, PM Modi reiterated that the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack will be punished. "Our security forces have been given a free hand in this regard," the PM said.
On the Pulwama carnage, the PM said, "Ours is a new India with new methods and policies. Those who spray bullets or those who provide guns and bombs to target our soldiers, will not be spared. We will not allow them to sleep in peace," PM Modi asserted.
Addressing public rallies, PM Modi said that security forces would decide as to when, where and how these perpetrators would be punished. Offering his condolences to the martyrs, Prime Minister said that he empathizes with the martyrs families.
The PM inaugurated various development projects in Maharashtra, and laid foundation stones of some projects during a programme for women's self-help groups at Pandharkavda and a public rally at Dhule.
He expressed faith in the valour of the security forces, saying he understood the seething anger of the CRPF soldiers, while appealing for faith in the forces. He mentioned that the perpetrators of Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans could go into hiding for months. "But we will find them out and not spare them."
He reiterated that those who attacked the soldiers and those who provided them support will not be spared. "India will show the world how both its actions and policies have undergone a sea change," he said, adding that India never disturbs anyone but would not spare anyone who tries to disturb her peace.
Kalahandi,16/02/19:Odisha Chief Minister Mr. Naveen .Patnaik during Kalahandi visit inaugurated and laid foundation stones for a slew of development projects worth Rs 2,114 crore, ahead of the simultaneous General polls in the state.
Among the major projects inaugurated by Mr.Patnaik at a function here was the Ret Medium Irrigation project constructed at a cost of Rs 768.46 crore, officials said.
The new project will benefit 79 villages and provide irrigation facility for 8500 hectares of agricultural land under the four blocks of Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Narla and Lanjigarh in the district.
Mr.Patnaik also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 38 developmental projects worth Rs 1346 crore.
He launched 23 projects completed at an estimated cost of Rs 910.57 crore, while foundation stones were laid for 15 others to be implemented at a cost of Rs 435.28 crore, they said.
Addressing the audience at a meeting, the Chief Minister, while Bhawanipatna Women’s College will have science stream, science laboratory and other infrastructure facilities for which Rs 5 crore has been allocated.
During his visit to the district, Patnaik also attended a conclave of Mission Shakti near SriKrushna Nagar at Bhawanipatna where a large number of women from across the state had gathered.
Mr.Patnaik announced that the Mission Shakti women brigade will also be associated with paddy procurement operation undertaken by the state Government.
He also released Rs 15,000 each to 11,122 women self help groups as seed money, Rs 25 lakh each to 14 block-level Mahasanghs, Rs 3000 each to 9836 SHGs as digital empowerment assistance under the ongoing Mission Shakti Program.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that Bhawanipatna Government Autonomous College will be accorded University status. It is a mile stone in the field of education in Kalahandi.
Mr.Patnaik has made this announcement in a meeting, which has received wide appreciation from the nooks and corners of District as the Backward Region gets an University
Though the Bhawanipatna Government Autonomous College was eminently suitable for an University, it was ignored for quite some years and now State Government has agreed to make it an University, which was a long standing demand.
Many educationists appreciated the efforts of the Chief Minister making the Bhawanipatna Govt. Autonomous College a University. The educationists were trying hard for last so many years to impress upon both State and Union Government to turn there esteemed Educational Institution of Higher Learning to an University.
Berhampur,15/02/19:Around 20-30% patients subjected to any surgery have high blood sugars. In fact approximately 80% cardiac surgery patients have high blood sugars. Diabetes in patients undergoing surgery suppresses immunity, increases wound infection with reduced healing, augments blood coagulability and increases duration of hospital stay. So proper antidiabetic therapy with achievement of normal blood sugars is mandatory before posting any patient for surgery.
To discuss more on this very important topic, Silk city surgeons club in association with post graduate department of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur today has organised a seminar at Christian Hospital premises. Dr Minal Nanda, Chief surgeon, Christian Hospital presided over the meet, where Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur was invited as the chief speaker. Dr Siba Prasad Pattanaik, Associate Professor, Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical College gave a brief introductory overview of the topic and the speaker following which Dr Sunil Kota made a detailed presentation on “Peri operative control of high blood sugars”.
Dr Kota laid emphasis on the methods of blood sugar control during pre operative, intraoperative and post operative period. Patients being subjected to minor surgery and good blood sugar control can be managed with oral drugs alone with occasional need of insulin. But patients posted for major surgery and those with high blood sugars should be managed with insulin. Dr Kota explained the audience about the methods of insulin dose calculation and frequent blood sugar monitoring followed by insulin dose adjustment. Many of the cases can be managed with subcutaneous insulin (insulin injected beneath skin), where as some cases may require intravenous insulin for rapid blood sugar control with more frequent blood sugar monitoring.
Around 80 doctors from Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and other hospitals of Berhampur participated. At the end, a question and answer session ensued followed by felicitation of Dr Sunil Kumar Kota by Prof Raja Rao, Retired Head, Surgery, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur. Lastly Dr Ambuja Satapathy expressed vote of thanks.
Bhubaneswar,16/02/19:The mortal remains of two Odia jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on Thursday reached Odisha today.
The bodies of the slain soldiers- Prasanna Sahu and Manoj Behera- reached the Biju Patnaik International Airport here through a special flight. The jawans were paid guard of honour after their mortal remains reached the capital city.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also paid his last respect to the two CRPF jawans at the BPIA. Besides, ministers cutting across party lines, top officials of the State government and police department also reached the airport and paid homage to the departed souls.
Reportedly, the mortal remains of the martyred soldiers are on the way to their native villages. They will be consigned to the flames with full state honour.
Talcher,15/02/19:NTPC Kaniha distributed 176 nos. school bags to the students of Dandasingha UP school on 9th February 2019. On another programme 34 school bags and educational play equipment were distributed to Saradhapur Primary School on 9th February 2019. Further 34 nos. of school bags and 60 nos. of winter blankets were distributed to Nabajivan children home, Balaram Prasad, Angul as well as 100 nos. of blankets were provided to Punyashram -Orphan home, A Centre for blind & deaf children located at Balaram Prasad, Angul on 9th February 2019.
Winter Blankets to the girl students of Dakeswari Girls High School Hostel inmates. Along with school bags of 70 nos. was distributed to all the girls students of this high school. In addition 104 nos. of school bags were distributed to the labour colony, Munda Hutting project primary School , Kaniha students under CSR of NTPC Kaniha recently.
The distribution was done in presence of Shri P. K. Sahu, DGM(HR ,Shri A. K. Das, Sr. Manager(HR) & Shri M. V. Rao, ES(HR). The NTPC officials during the distribution program motivated the students for the achieving quality education and wished them all success for the forthcoming Annual HSC examination-2019.
The school bags were distributed as part of education initiative and blankets were distributed to to provide relief during winter. The inhabitants of the school & orphan home expressed their gratitude towards the noble CSR initiative of NTPC Kaniha.
Paralakhemundi,14/02/19:Society for the Welfare of Weaker Sections (SWWS)distributed Poultry Chicks to Titli Affected families of Katalkaitha gp villages. As a Rare event Mr.B.N.Durga of Action Aid, Bhubaneswar with Mr.D.Jagannath Raju President of SWWS & Mr.Bhagabat Padhi,Coordinator of SWWS attended.200 families from Jabarguda,Parsurampur,Sidhipalem,Markada victims of Titli Cyclone are benefitted. Each family got 15 chicks. They are also supplied food for Chicks separately. On another events at RUdayagiri block too 70 beneficiaries from Sialilati, Jabarguda,Chelagada got chicks where each beneficiaries got 25 chicks. This program initiated by Veterinary department where officials & Surendra Panda of SWWS attended. The beneficiaries are advised to take care their chicks.