Farmers ‘seize’ office property of Gujarat government entity over pending land compensation- The New Indian Express

Farmers 'seize' office property of Gujarat government entity over pending land compensation- The New Indian Express
By PTI AHMEDABAD: A group of farmers took possession of movable assets, including computers and printers, of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam at its Gandhinagar office in Gujarat in a bid to recover their long-pending dues as ordered by a civil court. The farmers hailing from the Vadodara district had given their land to the state government for the construction of the Narmada canal over 34 years ago, but have yet to receive the full compensation, their advocate said. They took possession of at least nine CPUs, an equal number of monitors, and five printers belonging to the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) on Saturday. Videos of the farmers in action surfaces on social media on Monday. Some farmers of Abhol village in Padra taluka of the Vadodara district came to the SSNNL's office with an "attachment warrant" issued in...

Samagra Shiksha Kerala launches training to raise self-esteem of special needs students- The New Indian Express

Samagra Shiksha Kerala launches training to raise self-esteem of special needs students- The New Indian Express
Express News Service KOCHI:  Life is never easy for those with disabilities. Even if the children manage to get an education, many find it difficult to secure a job. The situation is especially very bad in the case of those with 100 per cent disabilities. The question 'What next after school education?' has always been looming large once the children pass out. This question becomes even more pointed in the case of special needs children. As an answer to this question, the Samagra Shiksha Kerala (SSK) launched a vocational rehabilitation programme 'Esteem' under the 2020-2021 'Strengthening Teaching- Learning And Results for States' (STARS) initiative. "This pilot programme, which is the first of its kind in the state, has been designed for the hearing impaired and visually challenged children. However, in the coming years’ other...