Activism

Can’t Sanjauli be traffic free?

December 22nd, 2008  |  by  |  published in Activism, Featured

Since the bypass from the Government College, Sanjauli, to Dhalli has been opened, I’m sure Sanjauli can be made another Mall Road and can be another attraction for tourists, shoppers and walkers. However, before this is made, some hitches have to be addressed. Let’s take them one by one: 1. Make all traffic divert from […]

Seeti bajao, school mat jao: A novel way for Himachal students to bunk classes

May 2nd, 2008  |  by  |  published in Activism, Environment, Featured, Tourism

On April 22, the Himachal government banned spitting and littering on the Mall Road, Shimla. A whistle-blower brigade of school students was set-up to embarrass the defaulters by the Science and Technology department and state Pollution Control Board. I wish the government had let the children study and asked its own employees to do the […]

Himachal electorate throws ADR Report to wind

December 28th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Elections, Politics

New Delhi: The Himachal electorate has thrown the ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms) Report – ‘Himachal Pradesh Election Watch’ (HPEW) – to the wind and have voted for 21 of the 50 candidates that have criminal cases pending against them. Of the 21 candidates, 19 belong to BJP and two to Congress and one as […]

Himachal BJP fields most candidates with pending criminal cases

December 12th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Elections, Politics

New Delhi: Surprise! The favourite Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on the election poll on hillbeat.in has 25 candidates out of 68 candidates it has fielded for elections with pending criminal cases against them. That means a huge 36.76 per cent. The figures have been made public by ‘Himachal Pradesh Election Watch’ (HPEW), a non-partisan civil […]

Hill Beat Impact: Himachal tourism deptt to launch website in foreign languages

May 8th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Success Stories, Tourism

Hill Beat New Delhi: According to a media report, Himachal government plans to attract tourists by giving details about the state in different foreign languages on the tourism department’s website. Hill Beat as a think-tank, had strongly vouched for branding of Himachal tourism and revamp of the department’s website and impart info in foreign languages. […]

Khoj raises money for 100 trees, hits road block

May 7th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Environment, Forestry

Khoj, a voluntary organisation working in Tashi Jong, Himachal Pradesh has been able to raise money for plantation of 100 trees in the area. Money has been promised by volunteers for plantation of another 50 trees. Speaking to Hill Beat, Khoj coordinator, Bhakti, said, “We are in the stage of getting the land cleared and […]

Himachal invites entries for disability awards

April 2nd, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism

Hill Beat Shimla: Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS), Himachal Pradesh Chapter has invited entries for “Mahatma Gandhi Awards for Empowering the Disabled.” The Awards have been instituted this year to commemorate the centenary year of Satyagrah and as a humble tribute to the Father of the Nation.

Himachal to conduct workshop on disabilities on March 10

March 7th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism

By: Rakesh Pawar Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Chapter of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) is organising a State Level workshop on “Human Resource Development in Disability Sector” with the support of Rehabilitation Council of India at Shimla on March 10 here.

Awards for disability rehabilitation work in Himachal

March 7th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism

By: Rakesh Pawar Shimla: In a unique initiative, the Himachal chapter of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) has instituted two awards for rehabilitation work and good reporting on disabilities in the state. The award would also commemorate the centenary year of Satyagrah. The Mahatma Gandhi awards, named after the father of the nation, […]

A citizen journalism effort in Himachal completes one-year

February 14th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Activism, Featured, Success Stories

It’s been an eventful year for Hill Beat as it celebrates its first anniversary. It was on February 14th 2006, Hill Beat started as a blog on Blogspot. So before I go into flashback, I’d like to thank all the citizens of Himachal Pradesh for making Hill Beat a great success. It initially started as […]

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