Madhya Pradesh

Veteran poet Gopaldas Neeraj awarded National Kavi Pradeep Samman

Noted Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj on 24 March 2015 was awarded with first National Kavi Pradeep Samman.

He was presented the award by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Surendra Patwa at a function held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

About Gopaldas Neeraj

  • He is among the renowned poets and authors in Hindi literature and also is a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan.
  • Several of his poems and songs have been used in Hindi movies.
  • He was Professor of Hindi Literature in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh and also a chancellor of Mangalayatan University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

About National Kavi Pradeep Samman

  • Instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the memory of late renowned poet and songwriter Kavi Pradeep.
  • Award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a shawl and a citation.

Kavi Pradeep was born as Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi. He is best known for his patriotic song ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo’ written as a tribute to the soldiers who had died during defending the country during the Sino-Indian War.


Prime Minister inaugurates two 600 MW Thermal Power Units in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two units each of 600 Mega Watt (MW) capacity in Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.

Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant is a coal-fired project. It is owned and developed by Madhya Pradesh Power Generation Company Limited (MPPGCL).

The two units were inaugurated as part of the first phase of the project which added additional 1200 MW power capacity.

This additional power capacity will help to increase the thermal power generation capacity of the State to 4500 MW and will play key role state government’s Atal Jyoti Abhiyan which is aimed at providing 24 X 7 power supply.

Apart from this inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also laid the foundation stone of two units each of 660 MW of the same power plant as part of second phase.


Fourth river festival begins in Madhya Pradesh

Fourth River festival has begun at Bandrabhan bank of Narmada River in Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh.

Three day festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Theme of this year’s river festival is River, its catchment area, chemicals and crisis.

In this year’s festival more than 100 participants will discuss topics like effects of chemicals used in agriculture on forests, wild life and human beings. Success stories on natural farming will also be part of discussion.