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Polls in Hindol, Attabira NACs of Odisha on April 3

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Polling for the Councillors and Chairpersons of Hindol and Attabira NACs will be held on April 3, informed the Odisha Election Commissioner, Aditya Padhi.

As per reports, the delimitation and reservation process were already finalised in December 2022. The electoral roll revision began in January 2023 on the basis of the voter list published by the Election Commission of India.

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Final electoral rolls have already been published by the State Election Commission.

These two NACs have 28 wards and 32 polling booths. As many as 23,397 voters will exercise their franchise in both the NACs.

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In a first, the Commission has directed to provide copies of primary voter list to all the political parties. Two EVMs will be used in each booths as the Chairpersons are going to be elected directly by the people along with the Councillors.

The EVMs will be pasted with different colour papers – pink EVM for councillors and yellow EVMs for chairperson.

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None Of The Above (NOTA) option will be provided in the EVMs too.

Informing about the maximum expenditure allowed, State Election Commissioner, Aditya Padhi said, “The spending cap for Councillor nominee in campaigning has been set at Rs 50,000, while the nominee of Chairperson can spend a maximum of Rs 2 lakh on their campaigns. Councillor aspirant can use two vehicles and the chairperson aspirant can use four vehicles in their campaigns.”

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“The candidates will have to furnish affidavits declaring their educational qualification, criminal antecedents and assets & liabilities. They will also have to furnish affidavits adhering to one-spouse-alive and two-children norms. Incomplete affidavits will be rejected and false affidavits will be treated as criminal offence,” Padhi clarified.

Election Schedule:

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Issue of notice by election officer- March 3

Nomination filing – March 9-15 (Including govt holidays)

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Scrutiny of nominations- March 17

Withdrawal of candidature – Till March 20

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Polling date – April 3

Counting & declaration of result – April 5

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Vice-chairperson election (Indirect) – April 19

(Reported By Niranjan Reddy, OTV)

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OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment: Rank holder shares success story

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They say determination with an optimistic attitude is the key to success. The saying matches well with Dr Ashish Anshuman Panda, who bagged second position in the Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) recruitment examination conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC); the result of which was declared recently.

Ashish, a graduate from MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, qualified the examination in flying colours and aspires to pursue Post Graduation (PG) in paediatrics.

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Posted at Simulia PHC, Ashish dedicated his success to his parents and family members. 

“I graduated from MKCG Medical College and Hospital in 2021. I started my internship in May 2021 which ended in May 2022. I appeared for the OPSC Assistant Surgeon examination on Feb 20, 2023 and the results were declared on March 29. I secured second position in the examination. I dedicate this success to my parents, family members and well-wishers for their constant support,” a delighted Ashish said.

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“When we join MBBS course, we take the Hippocratic Oath to provide health care to all even to a downtrodden patient. I am posted at Simulia PHC for last 10 months. I will do my PG in paediatrics and serve the people,” he added.

Elated over Ashish’s success, his mother said, “My son is very studious since childhood. I am very happy for his success. I want him to serve people and establish himself as a good doctor in the state.”

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Similarly, the joy of Ashish’s father knew no bounds. “I cannot express my feelings in words. I want my son to become a good doctor and treat patients free of cost,” he said.

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Teacher helps paraplegic girl to dance with friends, watch her heart-melting reaction

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The importance of a teacher in everyone’s life can’t be described in a few words. A teacher imparts knowledge and wisdom. They give moral support and encourage budding learners to thrive in society by fighting all odds. Teachers also inspire their students to stand out from the crowd while developing crucial qualities.

As a student, everyone must have idolised one or more teachers. However, it is quite rare to find a teacher who goes the extra mile to bring happiness to their students.

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Recently, a video surfaced on social media that shows a paraplegic kid dancing with her friends with the help of her teacher. 

In the video, a group of kids are seen dancing their hearts out and enjoying. However, a man is seen dancing with a group of kids while holding a girl. The legs of the little girl are tied to the legs of the man and he is holding a belt attached to the girl.

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The girl seems to be enjoying the dance session in the group even though she is unable to dance on her own legs. The excitement of the girl can be seen from her facial expressions. Even in frequent intervals, she is seen moving her hands happily. 

The video shared on Twitter by B&S has so far been viewed over 1.8 million times. As claimed by the user, the man is a teacher and the girl is a paraplegic student. The teacher made it possible for the little girl to dance with her friends in the group. 

The video has won the hearts of millions which is obvious from the comments and the number of retweets.

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Morning classes in Odisha schools from April 11

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In view of the summer ahead, all the government and private schools across Odisha have been directed to start morning classes from April 11.

According to a notification issued by Odisha Information and Public Relations (I&PR) department, the morning classes will start at 7 am and will continue till 11.30 am.

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The school authorities have been directed to ensure potable water and other necessary facilities for the students as a precaution for heat wave. 

Meanwhile, the new academic session will begin from April 3, 2023.

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The admission for the new academic session will be held between from April 3 and 8 in all schools.

“The academic session is starting on April 3 this year. Admissions of students will take place from April 3-8. Proper arrangement has been made to provide textbooks to students immediately following their admission,” said School and Mass Education minister, Samir Ranjan Dash. 

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Earlier in the day, the Odisha government sent Odia textbooks of class I to VIII to Odia students residing in eight states- Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh.

(Reported by Jagdish Das, OTV)

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