World Fisheries Day observed

The Departmental Club of Zoology, St Bede's College, Shimla, celebrated the World Fisheries Day by organising three public awareness activities for two days - Saturday and Sunday. The theme for the first activity held on Saturday was the 'Significance of rivers and water reservoirs of Shimla and sustainable development of fish industry' and the second activity was about one-to-one interaction about the river streams of Shimla and nearby districts such as Ashwani Khad Solan, Pabbar River Rohru and Tattapani water reservoir.

Restore old pension system: Assn

Himachal Pradesh School Lecturers' Association secretary Rajan Sharma has urged the government to restore the old pension system in the upcoming JCC meeting. He said under the new pension system, the employees were getting a pension between Rs 1,500 to 2,000. Besides, he said one had to go through a long process to withdraw his own CPF amount. Sharma also demanded speedy implementation of the Supreme Court verdict on pension related matters regarding contractual lectures appointed before 2003.

SFI pays homage to deceased farmers

The SFI paid homage to the farmers who died during the year-long protest against the three farm laws, at Kotshera College. The SFI said the protest on Delhi borders had started on November 26 last year, during which the farmers suffered a lot of hardships and miseries. The SFI said more than 600 farmers had lost their lives during the protest but the protesters did not give up and continued the stir until the government accepted their demands. The SFI said it would continue to support the farmers in the future too.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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