NSUI activists burn Gadkari’s effigy

Faridabad: On Monday, members of the  NSUI burnt an effigy of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in protest against the increased penalty rates under the new Motor Vehicle Act. The activists alleged that the state and Central governments, which have failed to provide facilities on the ground, were harassing people by imposing an 'arbitrary tax'. The demonstration was led by Krishan Atri, state secretary, NSUI Haryana.  he questioned the motive behind heavy penalties in the Act and said that the police were fleecing poor and middle-class persons while there was no decrease in road accidents. This was happening when the condition of roads was poor, traffic lights were faulty and traffic jams due to non-presence of policemen was a routine.

NIT launches drive against plastic

Kurukshetra: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) has initiated a campaign to promote awareness about the hazardous effects of plastic, especially single-use plastic. The campaign was started on September 17 with creating awareness among staff members and students through a video show in the institute's market.  This was followed by a drive for plastic-free environment by creating awareness in the NIT and the surrounding area, including collection of plastic waste from the NIT campus and the Kirmach road on September 18. Snehri Khalsa residents were made aware of and convinced to say no to single-use plastic through a door-to-door drive that included picking up of waste plastic from roads and street. Posters, placards, banners, and cloth bags are being used to sensitise villagers towards shunning plastic and the need to conserve water resources.  The campaign will continue up to October 1 and is expected to declare three adopted villages as plastic free.

Floral tributes paid to martyrs  

Rohtak: Floral tributes were paid to martyrs and freedom fighters of Haryana on the occasion of Haryana Heroes' and Martyrdom Day in Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU). Vice-Chancellor Rajbir Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs, AK Rajan; Proctor Prof SC Malik along with several university functionaries, faculty members and students offered floral wreaths and petals at the memorial located on the university campus. Rajbir said that the university would organise a quiz contest and awareness programmes to make students aware about the sterling contribution of the freedom fighters of Haryana to the nation's struggle for Independence.  

Evening charity classes

Ambala: Darshan Academy, Ambala, has started 'evening charity classes' on the birth anniversary of Sant Rajinder Singh. The charity classes will be for the poor and needy children from nearby areas. These will continue the whole year as part of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Darshan Education Foundation.