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3,000 students vow to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali

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The Times Of India
17th October, 2019 09:25 IST

PATNA: The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) organized an event, christened ‘Pollution-free Diwali’, at Patna Central School on Wednesday.


Pollution scientists Atish Kumar and Madhav Kumar urged the students to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali this year. They also talked about the harmful effects of bursting crackers.

Altogether 3,000 students and teachers vowed to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner. Principal Om Prakash Singh and vice-principal Nisha Verma also attended the event.

CUSB: A pre-placement talk-cum-workshop on Gandhi Fellowship was organized at Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) on Wednesday.

The two-year fellowship gives a platform to bright minds to help transform different schools and achieve the desired educational outcomes. Senior programme leader Parikshit Munda threw light on the application process of the fellowship and answered some questions of the students.

CUSB’s public relations and placement officer, Mohd Mudassir Alam, said, “During the last five years, many of our students have been selected for the fellowship.”

BSEB: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will conduct an entrance test for admission of students to Class VI at Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya- Jamui (SAV) from 1pm to 3.30pm on Thursday. Altogether 14,155 candidates will write the exam at 41 centres across the state.

According to BSEB chairman Anand Kishor, the test will be conducted under strict surveillance.

“The candidates will have to reach the centre almost 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam. They will not bring any gadgets like cellphone or calculator,” Kishor said and added the use correction fluid or eraser would be prohibited.

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