Kurukshetra Current Affairs

Cabinet approves 4 New National Institutes Of Design

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved proposal for introduction of Bill in Parliament for amendment of National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014  for establishing four new NIDs across the country.

These four new NIDs are

  • National Institute of Design, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • National Institute of Design, Jorhat, Assam.
  • National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana.

Key Features of Bill

The amendment will bring these four new NIDs within ambit NID Act, 2014 and to declare them as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with NID, Ahmedabad. The proposed Bill also brings makes some minor amendments to this Act such as to include consequential amendments considered necessary to re-name NID Vijayawada as NID Amaravati and nomenclature of Principal Designer as equivalent to Professor.

Significance

Establishment of new NIDs as Institutions of National Importance in different geographical regions of country will help produce highly skilled manpower in design sector which in turn, will create job opportunities, both direct and indirect. It will also provide sustainable design interventions for crafts, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises; and outreach programmes for capacity, capability and institution building.

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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates International Gita Mahotsav in Haryana

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Gita Mahotsav 2017 in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The objective behind Mahotsav is to spread the message of Gita to world.

The second edition of the event was organised by Haryana Government. Mauritius was partner country and Uttar Pradesh was partner state of the event.

Key Facts

President also participated in Gita Yajna and Gita Poojan ceremonies at Brahma Sarovar and Jyotisar, the birthplace of Bhagvad. He also inaugurated international seminar on Gita at the Kurukshetra University campus. Around 25-30 lakh people are likely to participate in Gita Mahotsav 2017 as against 20 lakh last year. People from 35 countries had participated in Gita Mahotsav-2016. The exhibitions by different cultural, spiritual, educational and social organisations, painting, rangoli, and photography competitions, Gita Pustak Mela etc were also held.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is set in narrative framework of dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, yogic ideals of moksha through jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga and Samkhya philosophy.

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