Sixteen kids from Chhattisgarh had been selected for the 25th Rashtriya Bal Vignan Congress 2017. The child scientists will participate in the Rashtriya Bal Vignan Congress from 27-31 December at Ahmedabad. Two kids will participate in the Indian Science Congress to be held at Hyderabad from 3-7 January 2018. The child scientists presented projects on natural resources management, swachhta and nutrition and several other subjects. Team of 20 experts selected the children. The scientists presented 113 projects. Chhattisgarh Science and Technology Council Director General Dr. K.
'Kids Take-Over' programme was organized as a part of International Children's Day jointly by the Chhattisgarh State Child Rights' Protection Commission and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Thirteen child journalists of 'Sangwari Khabaria' of Surguja participated. Thirteen-year-old Ms Raveena Ekka assumed the role of Chairperson of Chhattisgarh State Child Rights' Protection Commission for a day. In-Charge Chairperson of Commission Mrs. M. Geeta was also present. Ms.
Governor Mr. Balramji Das Tandon met and congratulated the children of Sarguja and Raipur, who have been awarded for their short film in National Film Festival. These children paid courtesy call on Governor today. Meanwhile, Women and Child Development Department Secretary Mrs. M Geeta informed that under UNICEF's project 'Sangwari Khabariya', children of backward areas have made short films based on various local issues/grievances such as child marriage, drinking water problem etc, which have been awarded at the national film festival recently. On the occasion, Secretary to Governor Mr.
Chief Minister appealed villagers that parents should take interest in their children's education and be in contact with school teachers to stay updated about their child's progress. He said that it is the responsibility of government as well as society to maintain quality of education.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today made a surprise landing at village Bohirgaon (Mainpur Development Block) in Gariyabandh district as a part of 'Lok Suraj Mission'. There was a lot of excitement among the residents of the village on seeing Dr. Raman Singh midst them. Women of the area welcomed Chief Minister with 'Aarti' and applied yellow rice on his forehead. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh conducted 'Choupal' under a Tamarind tree and had a formal interaction with the common masses. He sanctioned a hostel for the children of backward classes-Kumar -Bhujiya Tribals at Bohirgaon.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh felicitated two talented children- Devendra Verma and Kumudhini Dheevar at the Shala Pravesh Utsav programme organized in Government Higher Secondary School Saragaon. In the 12th board exam organized by Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education in year 2015-16, student Devendra Verma of this school held first rank and scored 92.8 per cent marks; he scored 100% marks in chemistry subject. Likewise, Kumudini Dheevar got first rank in school with 89.3% marks in 10th board exam. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh honored both the students with memento.
Out of the five children selected for State Bravery Award of year 2014-15, four children met Agriculture Minister and Chhattisgarh State Child Welfare Council Chairman Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal today at his Shankar Nagar based residence today. Minister Agrawal gifted wrist watch and water bags to these children namely Tushar Verma, Kamlesh Pradhan, Sandeep Kaviraj and Yamini Sahu, wishing them bright future and success in life. On the occasion, General Secretary of Chhattisgarh State Child Welfare Council Dr Ashok Tripathi, Joint Secretary Mrs. Indira Jain, Member Mr.
Woman and Child Development Minister Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu today appreciated the efforts of Bal Ahram Samiti Raipur in moulding the future of children. The Minister hoped that children will become energetic, empowered and courageous. Mrs. Sahu was addressing the ' Bal Ashram Awards and Cultural Samaroh' of the Bal Ashram Samiti Raipur. The Minister called upon the gathering to take a pledge that they will guide children into good citizens of tomorrow. Apart from the adequate facilities to the children there should be congenial environment for proper growth of the budding youngsters.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that it is our collective responsibility to eradicate malnutrition in children. Malnutrition is a threat more critical than the problem of naxalism. To fight this threat, it is necessary to create awareness amongst the women in rural areas. Chief Minister was addressing the daylong seminar on 'Nutrition' organized by State Planning Commission in association with UNICEF, at new circuit house today. In the seminar, Food and Civil Supply Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohile, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr.
Nutritious supplement meals are distributed to more than 24 lakh 55 thousand women and children in 43 thousand 500 aanganbadi centres of state, operated by State Government's Women and Child Development Department. This includes 11 lakh 8 thousand 644 children of age group 6 months to 3 years, 8 lakh 71 thousand 306 children of age group 3-6 years, two lakh 26 thousand 988 pregnant women, and two lakh 48 thousand 707 lactating mothers.