Schools in Rajasthan will not reopen from August 2

On 22 July 2021 an announcement came up to reopen the schools in Rajasthan for all the classes. Just a day after that, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has recalled the decision for now. Revoking these orders given by the Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra, CM has declared the decision on the same will be taken very soon. For this a committee of 5 ministers of the state will be setup and after that the decision for reopening of the schools will be made.

The committee will comprise of 5 prominent ministers i.e. Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra, Health Minister Raghu Sharma, Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria, Minister of State for Higher Education Bhanwar Singh Bhati and Minister of State for Technical Education Subhash Garg. This committee will not only decide when to open the school but also will figure out upto which class the school should be open.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also stated that for this, the Committee of Ministers will contact the Ministries of Health and Human Resources, Government of India, ICMR and with the states that have already decided to reopen the schools.

Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra had announced the opening of schools for children of all classes from August 2 after a cabinet meeting a day earlier on Thursday night itself. This decision faced a lot of opposition.

Taking in the view, the possibility of the 3rd wave of Covid-19, the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot completely reversed the announcement of the Education Minister by holding a virtual meeting on Friday night.


राजस्थान सरकार ने लगाया पटाखों पर बैन

राजस्थान गृह विभाग के आदेश – पटाखे बेचने पर 10 हज़ार और आतिशबाज़ी करने 2 हज़ार का जुर्माना।

राजस्थान गृह विभाग ने राज्य में दीपावली पर पटाखे बेचने और आतिशबाज़ी करने पर जुर्माना घोषित कर दिया है। आदेशानुसार राज्य में पटाखे के बिक्री करने पर 10 हज़ार का जुर्माना लिए जायेगा और आतिशबाज़ी करने पर 2 हज़ार का जुर्माना लिया जायेगा। यह प्रतिबंध 31 दिसंबर 2020 तक लागू रहेगा।

इस के लिए सरकार ने कार्यकारी मजिस्ट्रेट, एएसआइ और उससे उच्च स्तर के अधिकारी, नगरीय निकाय में रेवेन्यू सब-इंस्पेक्टर या उससे उच्च पद के अधिकारी, जिला परिषद के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी और खंड विकास अधिकारी कार्यवाई कर सकते हैं।

कोरोना समीक्षा बैठक के दौरान सीएम अशोक गहलोत ने पटाखों की ​बिक्री और आतिशबाजी पर रोक लगाने का फैसला लिया। पटाखों के धुएं के कारण कोरोना रोगियों के अलावा अन्य लोगों को हृदय और श्वास संबंधी दिक्कतें हो सकती हैं, ऐसे में लोगों को दिवाली के दौरान आतिशबाजी से बचना चाहिए।

इसी के चलते मुख्यमंत्री ने पटाखों की बिक्री के अस्थायी लाइसेंस पर भी रोक लगाने का निर्देश दिये हैं। सीएम गहलोत ने कहा है, कोरोना वायरस के प्रसार को रोकने के लिये ये फैसला लिया है। सीएम ने कहा कि शादियों और अन्य समारोहों में आतिशबाजी बंद की जानी चाहिए।

Crackers Ban in Rajasthan


Rajasthan Budget 2020: 7 Resolutions of Gehlot Government

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot presented the Rajasthan Budget 2020-21 on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

This is the second budget of the Gehlot led Congress government, which came to power in the state in December 2018.

Presenting the budget for FY2020-21 in the Rajasthan, the Chief Minister has mentioned seven resolutions as a base of this Rajasthan Budget 2020.

7 Resolutions of Rajasthan Budget 2020

  1. Nirogi Rajasthan
  2. Prosperous Farmers
  3. Women and Child Welfare
  4. Capable Labourers, Students and Youth
  5. Education
  6. Water and Electricity
  7. Skill and Technology

Highlights of Rajasthan Budget 2020

  • Jan Aadhar Card to facilitate the public in 39 different schemes.
  • 53,151 new vacancies announced.
  • No new taxes announced in the budget.
  • District Lease Committee (DLC) rates reduced by 10 per cent.
  • MSMEs to get 100 per cent exemption from stamp duty.
  • Dearness Allowance (DA) has been increased to 17 per cent from earlier 12 per cent.
  • Jodhpur will have an auditorium on international standards.
  • Rs 75 crore allocated for promoting start-up ecosystem.
  • Jaipur and Jodhpur will have state-of-the-art DNA test labs.
  • Rs 39,524 crore allocated for the Education sector.
  • New police vehicles will be purchased.
  • All the government schools in the state will compulsorily have to conduct parent-teacher meetings.
  • Forest department to get Rs 3 crore for purchasing fire tenders.
  • All the government schools to have ‘No-Bag Day’ on Saturdays.
  • The iStart program of Rajasthan will be extended to BITS Pilani, MNIT, and IIT-Jodhpur.
  • The state capital, Jaipur will have a coaching hub developed on 65000 hectares of land at Pratap Nagar area.
  • Rs. 6220 crores allocated to Public Works Department.
  • All Khadi institutions will be digitised.
  • Rajasthan to get an ultra mega solar park.
  • Rs 100 crore allocated for tourism sector promotion.
  • Jodhpur and Barmer to have skill development centre to help youths find job opportunities.
  • A new board proposed to attract investment.
  • MSMEs to have plug and play facilities.
  • Rs 3 crores allocated for gold medalists and 2 crores for silver medalists in Olympics games.
  • Solar pumps under the Kusum Scheme to get more incentives.
  • Rs 7.2 cores allocated to establish minority women hostels.
  • Nehru Bal Sanrakshan to get Rs 100 crore.
  • Ajmer and Jodhpur to get new homoeopathic universities.
  • 100 new agriculture Mandis to be created.
  • Rs 14,437 crore allocated for the health sector.
  • 300 agricultural equipment hiring centres will be established.
  • Food adulteration to be curbed with new law.
  • Agricultural equipment will be provided on rent.
  • Rs 3,420 crore allocated for the farmers of the state.
  • 15 new medical college to be opened in the state.
  • Nirogi (healthy) Rajasthan to get Rs 100 crores.
  • Osia near Jodhpur, to have a mother and child care centre.
  • Rajasthan gets about Rs 10,000 crore less share of tax estimated by the Centre, from Rs 46,411 crore to Rs 36,039 crore.



Events Photos

[Pictures] BN Girls College celebrates Mayuri 2012

Mayuri is a 3 day event that is conducted by the B.N.P.G. girls’ college from past 17 years. This is a cultural fest that includes all types of programmes, such as dance, song, fancy dress, fashion, in all western, traditional, filmy, and folk flavors, with the traditional touch. This year the 2012 celebration of Mayuri was commemorated from 27th to 29th January 2012.

Mayuri 2012

The fest was full of cultural activities, and ended with prize distribution at the end of each day. There was the Best Students of BN competition on the last day of the fest. Many dignitaries attended the fest in the span of three days including Mr. Raghuveer Meena, Mrs. Rajni Dangi, Shilendra Dashora (Director, West Zone Cultural Centre), Mrs. Neelima Sukhadia, etc. The last day was attended by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Ashok Gehlot, where he praised the works by the BN Educational Sansthan, and emphasized on efforts to make B.N. a separate full fledged University.

Check out the pictures from the 3 day event below.


Mayuri 2012

Mayuri 2012

Mayuri 2012

Mayuri 2012

Mayuri 2012

Mayuri 2012

Mayuri 2012


Guest Article by: Dimpy Chundawat

Photos by: Mujtaba RG

Edited by: Prasun Bannerjee


Writers from the state felicitated with the Amrit Award in Udaipur

Ashok Gehlot

The Amrit Award ceremony was held in Udaipur yesterday on account of the 55th Foundation day of the Literature Academy (Sahitya Akademy). On this occasion, for the first time in the history of 55 years, the Chief Minister attended the ceremony. Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Gehlot felicitated 13 writers from the state with the Amrit Shri Award. The laureates who were awarded with the Amrit Shri Felicitation were:

  • Bhagwati Prasad Devpura (Nathdawara)
  • Mohanlal Madhukar (Bharatpur)
  • Shri Harsh(Bikaner)
  • Nalini Upadhyay (Jaipur )
  • Murlimanohar Manjul (Jaipur)
  • Abid Adeeb (Udaipur)
  • Jaynarayan Godd(Jaipur)
  • Satyaendra Chaturvedi (Jaipur)
  • Madan Mohan Parihar(Jodhpur)
  • Suresh Mishra (Jaipur)
  • Bhawanilal Bhartiya (Jodhpur)
  • Ranveer Sahay Verma (Jaipur)
  • Brijendra Koshik (Kota)

On this occasion, the cheif minister announced the Jannu Bhai (Janardhan Rai Nagar) award to be given to one writer every year, which will also include the prize amount of Rs. 1 Lakh cash, and the selection of the laureate will be done at the state level by all the 8 Literature Academy.

During the ceremony, Academy president Ved Vyas said that from April the other academies, universities and cultural institutions will campaign together with the cultural renaissance.

The dignitaries present in the ceremony were Dr. B.L. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University, Prof. I. V. Trivedi, Vice Chancellor, MLSU, Vice Chancellor of Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University Kota Dr. Naresh Dadhich, creative writer Prof. Nand Chaturvedi, MP Raghuveer Meena, Sajjan Katara, and the Rajasthan Sahitya Academy dignitaries including President Ved Vyas.

Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Award

Rajasthan Sahitiya Academy Award

Rajasthan Sahitiya Academy Award

Rajasthan Sahitiya Academy Award

Rajasthan Sahitiya Academy Award

Photographs by: Mujtaba RG