HDFC Bank to set Largest Blood Donation Drive on 7 Dec

Enduring their contribution to the noble cause for saving human lives, HDFC Bank is organizing an All India Blood Donation Campaign on Friday 7th December in 572 cities of India, including Udaipur. It is termed as one of the largest “one-day blood donation campaign” in India.

The campaign will take place from 9:30am till 7:00pm at three locations in Udaipur, including HDFC’s Chetak Circle Branch, Durga Nursery Road and also at Celebration Mall.

According to Ahsan Dabeer, one of the Camp Managers, “this is the fifth consecutive annual campaign by HDFC Bank; last year we collected 25,000 units of blood from 494 camps”. [..]

92 Rural Schools in Rajasthan to be Adopted by Hindustan Zinc

Educational Facilities in Government Schools to Improve - Company to spend Rs. 3.35 Crore under PPP Project

Increasing slums, mammoth number of street children and lack of facilities in government schools is leading to a situation where even if the child wants to study, the facilities are not there, particularly in rural schools.

The situation is becoming worse as the literacy rate amongst girls is decreasing in rural India. A country that houses the largest number of children in the world, much more than China, needs to develop quality infrastructure facilities, particularly in rural schools. There needs to be a 360 degree approach in addressing this problem. Not just quality education, children also need nutrition, as for complete care in respect of their health and education is essential in the interest of future of India.

As per UNICEF report, school attendance is very low among girls in Rajasthan. Female literacy is as low as 40 per cent in the State. Further, sharp drop in secondary school attendance poses a big challenge and requires immediate intervention. Lack of drinking water facilities, separate toilet for girls, teachers and lack of infrastructure etc. are only leading to increase in dropouts. [..]

Cycle Chalao Dost Banao: City Cyclists Tour Around

Scottish Cyclist, Traveller Dennis Davies joined the marathon

With the twin objectives of encouraging Udaipurites to use cycle as well as to honour the Scottish cyclist Dennis Davies the Forest Department of Udaipur organized a cycle rally today morning.

‘Cyclothon’ covering more than seven kilometers, the rally started and concluded at Chetak Circle office of Forest Department. [..]

High-end 3D Gaming Centre Launched

Udaipur is witnessing the expansion in not only real estate, banking and other sectors, but also in fun and frolics. To support and enthuse the small, un-established, yet booming gaming community in the city, a Multi-Player LAN Gaming Centre is opened recently to boost professional gaming.

Game On – The first gaming centre of Udaipur is established with advanced technology, classy interiors and hi-tech arrangements for gamers to relish the high end games. [..]

MLSU students to represent Rajasthan in Republic Day Parade in Delhi

Two students of MLSU’s National Service Scheme are selected to represent the State on Republic Day’s Parade at Raj Path, New Delhi. Aradhna Rathod and Narayan Singh, both students of College of Law, MLSU are part of the group of 10 NSS volunteers selected from Rajasthan. Dr. Shilpa Seth, officer of NSS informed that the selection program was conducted in a camp held at Sonipath, Haryana from 10-19 Nov, out of seven students of MLSU who took part in the camp; two are selected for parade at Raj Path on 26th January 2013. Prof. I. M. Kayamkhani, NSS coordinator informed that even last year, two students of MLSU were selected for parade.

All India Volleyball Championship Quest Ends for MLSU

Whilst, the women’s Basketball team of MLSU is all set to create records, the men’s Volleyball team of MLSU faced defeat against MSDU Ajmer in the 5th round of West Zone Inter University Volleyball Championship, going on at North Gujarat University Patan.

In the game played on 2nd December the qualifying round was played between MDSU Ajmer and MLSU Udaipur; after a tough fight the match turned in favour of Ajmer with the score of 2-1, thereby ending the pan India quest of team MLSU.

Sources informed that MLSU team have shown a remarkable performance in the West Zone Tournament, yet losing out in 5th round took away all the chances of team MLSU to participate in the National Level finals to be played later.

State Minister boosts confidence of Special people on World Disabled Day

Today, on the occasion of World Disabled Day, State’s Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ashok Bairwa visited newly established professional training institute of ‘Viklang Kalyan Samiti’, for the physically disabled. He pushed forward his thoughts of assisting the physically challenged people, in becoming financially independent.

Bairwa inspected various sections of the institution, including computer centre, stitching, photography, handicraft, candle making, electronic repairing, plumbing, binding, printing etc. and suggested to boost the confidence of special people. [..]

MLSU Women Squad Crack into Quarterfinals

Women’s team from MLSU Udaipur, reached the quarterfinals of All India Basket Ball Championship, organized at Kalinga University, Orissa, after beating Kolkata University, in an interesting match played under last night.

In the All India Basketball tournament being played in Orissa, women squadron of MLSU have made into the quarterfinals after beating Kolkata with a huge margin of 22 points; the match concluded last night, with a final score card indicating 51 for MLSU and 29 points to Kolkata University.

According to D. S. Chouhan, Secretary, Sports Board of MLSU, the team will clash with Punjab University in quarterfinals; the match is scheduled to be played on Monday evening.

Top players of the team in last night’s match were Shilpi Gehlot, Priyanka Rao and Madhu Sharma with a contribution of 21 Points, 12 points and 8 points, respectively.

One arrested for threatening a woman, prime accused is still absconding

Just after the release from prison, Vinod alias Bakri with one of his associate Raju Meena (in photo above), allegedly threatened an elderly woman and demanded money from her. Raju Meena is arrested today by Ambamata Police after the complaint was lodged by the victim, while the main accused Vinod is still at large. [..]

Cycle Marathon to Honor Scottish Cyclist, Activist

Dennis Davies Reached Udaipur covering 12 countries on cycle

Forest Department of Udaipur is holding a cycle marathon on Tuesday, 4th December, to honor a Scottish tourist Dennis Davies who cycled 12 countries in last 7 and half months. The marathon will start from Forest Department’s office opposite Mohta Park at Chetak at 7.00am.

Dennis, 27-year-old Scottish national, is a social activist, cyclist and environmentalist. He started his journey on cycle from Greece and covered countries of Europe and Asia. Dennis reached Udaipur on 2nd December 2012.

According to Dr. N.C Jain, Chief Forest Officer, the idea of organizing marathon was pooped up in a casual meeting which was held between few cycling enthusiasts of the city with forest officials and Dennis Davies. [..]