Nursing students plant saplings

A nursing college of Shimla conducted a plantation drive on Thursday. On the occasion, the college Director, Mohit Sood, said it was important for everyone to plant a tree and nurtur it. The college Principal, Krishna Chauhan, while congratulating the students, said planting saplings was crucial for the society.

Poster-making contest held

MBBS students of the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla, prepared posters to sensitise people about Hepatitis and its complications on the World Hepatitis Day. The students also performed skit on Hepatitis. Dr Brij Sharma, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, said medicine and treatment of Hepatitis was free-of-cost at the IGMC. He further said Hepatitis can be controlled and cured with medicine and vaccination. If Hepatitis, especially Hepatitis B and C, are not treated in time, they can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The college Principal, Dr Surinder Singh, felicitated the winners of the poster-making competition.

Teachers' association thanks CM

The Himachal Pradesh Government College Teachers' Association (HGCTA) expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for accepting the long-pending demand for implementation of the recommendation of the seventh UGC pay scale commission. General Secretary of the association RL Sharma said the decision would benefit over 3,000 teachers in the state. The Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to implement the scheme for revision of pay scales for the teaching, personnel and academic staff of the universities and colleges in the state. Total financial implication of the revised pay scales would be approximately Rs 337 crore with effect from January 1, 2016.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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