Indira Gandhi award for green crusader Bhatt
New Delhi: Noted environmentalist and social activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the years 2017 and 2018.
The award was instituted by Congress in the memory of the former PM and it would be presented on October 31.
“The 31st Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2017 and 2018 has been awarded to Chandi Prasad Bhatt for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country,” a statement from the party said.
This award consists of a citation and Rs 10 lakh in cash to be given to the awardee by chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president. It would be presented on October 31, the day former prime minister Indira Gandhi was killed. Nagpur: Wardha-based Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University ) has expelled six Dalit and OBC students for alleged “violation of model code of conduct” and “interference in the administrative process”. The varsity took action against the six on Wednesday after a group of students held an ‘anti-government’ protest on the campus even though they were denied permission for the same.
On October 5, a group organised a programme to pen a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “spate of mob-lynching incidents in the country, abrogation of Article 370, and rising rate of crimes against women, including rapes, where politicians belonging to the ruling party are allegedly shielded”.
The students — Rajnish Ambedkar, Chandan Saroj, Niraj Kumar, Rajesh Sarthi, Pankaj Vela and Vaibhav Pimpalkar — are exploring legal options for revoking the expulsion order.
The expulsion has started a series of student protests, which have now assumed political proportions in the peak election season in Maharashtra with Congress writing to chief electoral officer demanding strong action against the “erring” varsity officials.
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