At 10:30 AM tomorrow, 7th September, will address the Shikshak Parv conclave.
The theme this year is “Quality and Sustainable Schools: Learnings from Schools in India.” Key initiatives aimed at transforming the education sector would also be launched.
It would make you all happy that the Indian Sign Language Dictionary and Talking Books would be launched tomorrow. These initiatives will benefit persons with disabilities.
Other initiatives that would be launched include School Quality Assurance and Assessment Framework of CBSE,
NISHTHA teachers’ training programme for NIPUN Bharat and Vidyanjali portal.
These efforts are in line with our efforts to ensure top quality education for India’s youth.
Ministry of Railways:
Indian Railways has always been committed to the convenient travel of its passengers by developing coaches with improved passenger friendly features.
The new entrant to this developmental journey of Indian Railways is AC Three Tier Economy Class Coach. The new coach has started to offer its service from today.
First time, the coach has been attached to Prayagraj – Jaipur Express. The new AC Economy coach has 83 berths as compared to 72 berths in 3AC Coach. Also, the fare structure for this coach is 8% lesser than 3AC Coach.
Soon, two more trains, New Delhi-Lucknow AC special and Lucknow Mail will be augmented with this new 3AC Economy coach.
Initially, 50 new Economy coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kaputhala, are ready to offer services in Mail/Express trains over different zones.
Provision of entry into the coach and disabled friendly toilet in a wheel chair has been made, which is a new initiative.
Several design improvements have also been made for improving passenger comfort. Redesign of the AC ducting has been made by providing individual vents for all berths.
Improved and modular design of seats and berths have been made to improve comfort, reduce weight of the coach and improve maintenance friendliness.
Improved passenger conveniences has been ensured in form of foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, injury free spaces and holders for water bottles, mobile phone. Individual reading lights and USB charging points are provided for each berth.
A new ergonomically improved design of ladder for accessing the middle and upper berths has been provided too. There is a increased headroom in the middle and upper berths.
The toilet area has improved design of the Indian and the Western style lavatories. Public address and passenger information systems have also been installed as a part of passenger facilities in these coaches.
Ambience and ease of access into coach has been improved by aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic entrance. The interior of the coach has luminescent aisle markers, illuminated berth indicators integral with night lights with luminescent berth numbers.
There is also improved fire safety by ensuring compliance to world benchmark of EN45545-2 HL3 for materials, thus meeting the high requirements of the new fire protection standard.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
In a landmark achievement, India administered more than 1 Crore COVID-19 vaccine doses today.
This feat has been achieved thrice in last 11 days.
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 69.68 Crore (69, 68, 96,328) today.
More than 92 lakh (92, 00,822) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.
Prime Minister’s Office:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination program in Himachal Pradesh today via video conference. Governor, Chief Minister, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, MPs, MLAs, Panchayat leaders, among others, were present on the occasion.
During the interaction, talking to Dr Rahul of Civil Hospital, Dodra Kwar Shimla, the Prime Minister praised the team for minimizing the vaccine wastage and discussed their experience about serving in a difficult area.
Talking to vaccination beneficiary Shri Dayal Singh of Thunag, Mandi, the Prime Minister inquired about the facilities of vaccination and how they dealt with the rumours regarding vaccination. The beneficiary thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership.
The Prime Minister praised the team efforts of the Himachal team. With ASHA worker Nirma Devi from Kullu, the Prime Minister inquired about her experience with the vaccination drive. The Prime Minister talked about the use of local traditions in helping the vaccination drive. He praised the model of dialogue and collaboration developed by the team. He enquired how her team travelled a long distance to administer the vaccines.
With Smt Nirmala Devi, Hamirpur, the Prime Minister discussed the senior citizens’ experience who thanked the Prime Minister for the sufficient supply of vaccine and blessed the campaign. The Prime Minister praised the health schemes running in Himachal. Karmo Devi ji of Una has the distinction of vaccinating 22500 people. The Prime Minister praised her spirit as she kept on working despite a fracture in her leg.
The Prime Minister said that the world’s biggest vaccination programme is continuing due to the efforts of people like Karmo Devi.
With Shri Nawang Upashak, Lahaul & Spiti the Prime Minister enquired how he used his position as a spiritual leader to convince people to take vaccines. Shri Modi also talked about the impact of the Atal Tunnel on life in the region. Shri Upashak informed about the shortening of the travel time and improved connectivity. The Prime Minister thanked the Buddhist leaders for helping in making Lahul Spiti the fastest adopter of the vaccination drive. The Prime Minister struck a very personal and informal chord during the interaction.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said Himachal Pradesh has emerged as a champion in the fight against the largest epidemic in 100 years. He added that Himachal has become the first state in India to have administered at least one dose of corona vaccine to its entire eligible population. This success has underlined the importance of Aatmvishwas and Aatmnirbharta, said the Prime Minister.
He said that the success of vaccination in India is the result of the spirit and hard work of its citizens. India is vaccinating at the record speed of 1.25 crore vaccines per day. This means that the number of vaccinations in India in one day is more than the population of many countries. The Prime Minister praised doctors, ASHA workers, Aanganwadi workers, medical personnel, teachers, and women for their contribution to the vaccination campaign. The Prime Minister recalled that he talked of ‘Sabka Prayas’ on the occasion of Independence Day, he said that this success is a manifestation of that. He also touched upon the fact of Himachal Being the land of deities and praised the dialogue and collaboration model in this regard.
The Prime Minister expressed happiness that even in a remote district like Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal has been a leader in giving 100% first dose. This is the area which used to be cut off from the rest of the country for months before the Atal Tunnel was built. He praised the people of Himachal for not allowing any rumour or disinformation to hamper the vaccination efforts. He added that Himachal is proof of how the country’s rural society is empowering the world’s largest and fastest vaccination campaign.
The Prime Minister said that tourism is also getting the direct benefit of strengthened connectivity, farmers and gardeners who produce fruits and vegetables are also getting it. By using internet connectivity in villages, young talents of Himachal can take their culture and new possibilities of tourism to the country and abroad.
Referring to recently notified Drones rules, the Prime Minister said these rules will help in the spheres of many sectors like health and agriculture. This will open doors for new possibilities, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister referred to another of his Independence Day announcements. He said the central government is now going to create a special online platform for women self-help groups. He added that through this medium, our sisters will be able to sell their products in the country and the world. They will be able to deliver apple, orange, kinnow, mushroom, tomato, many such products to every nook and corner of the country.
On the eve of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Prime Minister urged the farmers and gardeners of Himachal to make farming in Himachal organic within the next 25 years. He said that slowly we have to free our soil from chemicals.
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Rahul Gandhi – Former Congress President:
As Tokyo Paralympics come to an end and we celebrate the winners, we must congratulate all participants who gave their best, even if they didn’t win a medal.
India is about embracing everyone – those who win and those who don’t.
It’s your hard work and intentions that matter.
Chaired a joint meeting with Environment Department, General Managers of public transport undertakings & officials of the Urban Local Bodies of Maharashtra to draw a plan to implement the National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP) and mitigate the effects of Air Pollution in the stateAaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.
We are seeking to mobilise Electric Vehicles (EVs) as a primary choice for public transport in Maharashtra by making use of the direct grants allocated by the fifteenth Finance Commission, GoI.
Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh:
By the end of this month, we will have the underpass at Itanagar ready.
Inspected this morning the ongoing work at the site.
Completion of the underpass will reduce traffic congestion, which is being constructed as part of package A of Itanagar-Banderdewa 4 lane highway (NH415).
Early morning survey of existing road condition of package B (11.3km) & C (7.3km) of Itanagar -Banderdewa 4 lane project (NH415).
Tender completed for package B and work to commence soon for package C.
The package C (7.3km) of Itanagar – Banderdewa highway (NH415) will include construction of 1.1 km viaduct to bypass landslide prone area at Kharsingsa.
Inspected the site of the proposed viaduct to be built over Dikrong river.
Once completed, an incredible sight awaits.
Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister:
Six lane access controlled Ambala-Kotputli Greenfield Corridor is being constructed at record pace.
With an investment of 11,000 Cr, the 313 km long highway will transform the road infrastructure of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
80% of the corridor has been completed and is scheduled to open to public by March 2022.