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Excitement and entertainment continues on the second day of Hislop College’s Athena Fest 2016-17

After having a fantastic start yesterday, excitement continued at Hislop College’s Athena Fest 2016-17 on the second day as well. The three-day intercollegiate fest which has been organised in association with Nation Next as the media partner, on the second day saw participation from more than 40 participants in group and solo competitions. Brain storming, energetic and innovative dance performances and showcase of dramatic skills was all what the second day of the fest was about!

Well informed Hindustan?

The first competition of the second day was Quizzistan which was all about global general knowledge and about how well versed the participants are in terms of entertainment, history, science, etc. Along with participants from many Nagpur colleges, students from CBSE schools like Bhavan’s, Somalwar School, Delhi Public School, St. Johns High School and Montfort Senior Secondary School also participated in the different competitions. And without a doubt, students from all schools and colleges gave their best and a tough competition to the competitors.

In the first round of Quizzistan, all participants were provided with a worksheet of 20 questions to be solved in 20 minutes. The ones who scored the highest qualified for the final round. A total of six teams headed to the final round. The teams which went to the finals were: TEAM A – Varun Agrawal, Chinmay Pathak and Prathmesh Dhawale (BVM, Civil Lines), TEAM B – Anshul Nasery, Tejas S and Tanmay Chiridaliya, (BVM, Civil Lines), TEAM C – Milind Patil, Kaushik B and Shreyas Muthye (Institute of Forensic Science), TEAM D – Rahul Bhagat, Aditiya Prava and Mukund Srinivasan (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), TEAM E – Abhishek Ambulkar and Harsh Vaibhav (Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management) and TEAM F – Pratik Nayak, Aman Mishra and Vishwaroop Khanorkar (Indira Gandhi National Open University). The competition between these six teams was tough and challenging. Co-convener of the fest Supantha Bhattacharyya was the host of this competition. which consisted of five rounds. In the end, TEAM B from BVM, Civil Lines won the competition and TEAM F and TEAM C became the first and the second runner-up respectively.

Beat pe Booty!

Who doesn’t like to dance? The second competition at the fest was all about dancing! With energy packed performances, participants left no stone unturned to wow the audience and the judges. The competition was judged by Dr Shivani Dongarwar, Dr Jayshree Rudra and Shrimati Mathgolar who judged participants on the basis of their dancing skills, stage presence and entertainment. Five teams made it to the final round of the competition with Abhishek Goenka and his group from Dr Ambedkar College emerging as the winners in the end. The second position and third positions were secured by Ocean Lakde and group and Akshay Choudhary and his group with both groups being from Hislop college.

Got acting skillseh?

A skit comeptition gave a perfect finish to the second day of the fest. This competition was judged by Supantha Bhattacharyya, Rahuldev Mukherjee and Nihaas Lokhande. In this competition, four groups competed with each other for the winners tag. After amazing performances by all the four groups Sanjog Kherkar, Shubham Ughade and Shubham Deshmukh from Rajiv Gandhi College Of Engineering and Research brought laurels to their college. The second position was bagged by Rishabh Shukla, Ashwin Shukla, Vivek Thawar, Nikita Sen, Nishad Janefalkar and Viddesh Gharpure who represented Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management.

Pictures by: Suyash Sethiya

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Constitution day | Bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about the Indian Constitution




Avani Arya | Reporter : Shamanand Tayde | Nagpur

Constitution Day is also known as “National Law Day”. It is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. Know some interesting facts about the Indian Constitution in the video.

सभी को पता है कि India को 15 अगस्त 1947 को independence  मिली थी.साल 1949 में 26 नवंबर यानी आज ही के दिन india  का constitution  बनकर तैयार हुआ था. India का constitution  26 जनवरी 1950 से लागू किया गया था. इसके साथ ही भारत में हर साल 26 नवंबर को constitution day  मनाया जाता है. India का constitution  दुनिया के सभी constitutions को परखने के बाद बनाया गया था. इसलिए इस constitution को सबसे Important constitution कहा जाता है. 

Indian Constitution से जुड़े ऐसे कई Interesting Facts हैं, जिनके बारे में जानकर आप हैरान रह जाएंगे. भारत देश के citizen होने के नाते बच्चों से लेकर बड़ों तक, हर किसी को Constitution Of India से जुड़े ये Interesting Facts  जरूर पता होने चाहिए.

क्या आप जानते है कि  Indian Constitution  World’s Longest Constitution  है. Indian Constitution को लिखने के लिए  dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar को  Father Of Indian Constitution भी कहां जाता है.  डॉ. भीमराव आंबेडकर ने Constitution  को दो साल, 11 महीने और 18 दिनों में तैयार कर India को dedicate किया था. इसके कुछ हिस्से America, Germany , United Kingdom , Australia , Ireland , Canada  और Japan  के Constitution  से लिए गए हैं.

26 नवंबर 1949 को Indian Constituent Assembly की तरफ से इसे अपनाया गया और 26 नवंबर 1950 को इसे एक democratic government system के साथ लागू किया गया था. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर के योगदान को याद करने और constitution के importance का प्रसार करने के लिए constitution day  मनाया जाता है. Indian Government  की ओर से पहली बार 2015 मेंconstitution day  मनाया गया. 29 अगस्त 1947 को भारत के constitution का draft  तैयार करने वाली Committee की स्थापना हुई. जिसमें chairmen  के रूप में डॉ. भीमराव अंबेडकर appoint हुए. जवाहरलाल नेहरू, डॉ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद, सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल, मौलाना अबुल कलाम आजाद भी इस सभा के main members  थे.

क्या आप यह जानते है कि Indian Constitution  में 448 Articles, 22 Parts, 12 schedule और 97 amendment हैं. Indian Constitution की दो copies  हाथ से लिखी गई हैं, जोकि Hindi  और English  language में हैं. इसमें किसी भी तरह की typing या print का use नहीं किया गया था. दोनों handwritten copies पर 24 जनवरी 1950 को उस समय के 284  members of parliament के सामने Signature किए गए थे. Indian Constitution को बनाते समय कई देशों के  Constitution को study किया गया था. हमारे constitution  में देश के citizens के fundamental rights, Duties
 और government machinery के बारे में Detailed Information  दी गई है. इसमें ये बताया गया है कि President, Prime Minister , Governer  और Chief Ministers  की क्या powers हैं और किस तरह से Legislature, executive और Judiciary काम करती है.

Constitution  बनने से पहले भारत में British government  की ओर से  बनाया हुआ act 1935 लागू किया जाता था. Indian Constitution के rules  के मुताबिक Republic Day के मौके पर राष्ट्रपति और Independence Day के मौके पर pm देश को addressed करते है.

तो यह थे Indian Constitution से जुड़े कुछ Interesting Facts

Script by – Shamanand Tayde

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‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan




Avani Arya | Nagpur
“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, Bharat Jodo Yatra leader Rahul Gandhi

“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25. He also said that he has ordered a probe into the incident.

Earlier that day, BJP leaders alleged that partakers in the Yatra shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. A controversy flared up after BJP State President VD Sharma and other party leaders shared a video on social media claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during the rally.

Calling it a conspiracy by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party denied the claims. Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on its 77th day of the Padyatra on November 23.

Covering a total distance of  3,570 km, Congress claimed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India. It started from Kanyakumari on September 7, and will end in Kashmir next year.

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Twitter to allot Blue, Grey, Gold check marks to users starting next week: Elon Musk




Avani Arya | Nagpur
Twitter’s new verification program is all set to launch in the coming week, although with different colors this time

Elon Musk

Twitter’s new verification program is all set to launch in the coming week, although with different colors this time. Elon Musk has announced that Twitter will start to manually allot Blue, Grey and Gold check marks to organizations, governments and Twitter Blue subscribers.

The decision came to surface following impersonation issues like – users buying the subscription plan and impersonating famous personalities to mislead people. The feature was rolled back soon after. 

Musk elaborated on the topic by saying that the companies will get a gold check mark, government will get a grey check mark, and blue for celebrities or not. Calling the process painful but necessary, he further added, “Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week. Gold check for companies, grey check for the government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check activates.” 

For Twitter Blue subscribers, users will get Blue Tick of verification along with priority in reach and display on the social networking site. All this, if you are willing to pay $8 in the US or ₹719 in India – per month.

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