Udaipur News Tid Bits – Week #9

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#1 Pratap Gaurav Kendra at Udaipur

The most magnificent and majestic monument is being built at the Tiger Hills Udaipur. A 57 feet high statue of Maharana Pratap is being erected on the cliff. The project costs over 150 crores and it would spread around 25 acres of land at hilltop. The centre would include the material which would showcase Mewar’s rich historical culture and heritage. The foundation stone of this project was laid in August 2008 and it is likely to be completed in January 2014. The centre would have the following line of attractions:

Bharat Mata Temple – A 12 feet high statue of Bharat Mata with a lion has been established. A meditation centre is also been built below the temple.

Mewar Research Center – Based on the Indian History the research center would be helpful for research scholars. The center would comprise around more than 5000 books related to history.

Ancient India Gallery – This would be divided into 9 sections and would showcase God, Goddesses, Freedom Fighters, Emperors, Saints, and Scientists related to ancient India. The statues of various God and Goddesses would be established just above them.

Water Show & Boating – Near the Research Centre a water hole and lawn would be developed. Tourists could enjoy boating in the pond.

Underground Haldi Ghati – The glimpse of Haldi Ghati battle would be the centre of attraction. Light and sound show would provide the live effect to the battle scenes.

India and Mewar Art Gallery – An Art Gallery would be developed based on the history of India and Mewar.


#2 Prof Trivedi Becomes Vice Chancellor for the Second Time

Professor I.V. Trivedi has become Vice Chancellor of MLSU for the second time. He would head the post for three years. A group of people including professors and students from MLSU arrived at his residence and smothered him with garland and distributed sweets. Different members of BOM committee and UGC officials had recommended the name of Professor Trivedi. The Honorable Governor Mrs. Margaret Alva finally stamped his name for the post.

Around three fourth of the University officials are happy with the return of Professor Trivedi. Many team mates reached his residence on Wednesday and greeted him happily and on the contrary others who were not happy just congratulated him to fulfill their responsibility. Professor Trivedi as assured that the professors who are working on contractual basis in various departments in the university, their appointment process would be likely to be finished very soon.


#3 Famous TV and Bollywood Actors To Teach Theatre Education at Udaipur

The first lecture on theatre education was delivered at Janardan Rai Nagar Vidyapeeth, Udaipur. Mr. Ashok Banthia, a television artist took the first class of the Theatre Education batch comprising 22 students. On the occasion Vice Chancellor Professor Sarangdevot said that big TV stars and actors would be visiting here for classes in coming days. It has been evident that the demand of Theatre Education was continuously made. The proposal was put in the BOM Meeting and after the grant the first batch consisting 22 students was launched.

On the first day Mr. Ashok Banthia taught the nuances associated with Personality Development. Mr. Banthia said that acting on stage is no different than the actual representation of life’s reality. He said that at the event our gesture should be genuine on stage or in front of camera. On the occasion Mr. Banthia tested children on various topics.


#4 Smart Card Driving License From July 15

People would be issued Smart Card Driving License from July 15th. Transport Department had sent the proposal for approval to Finance Department. In the first phase of the licensing system the smart card licenses would be issued for renewal and duplicate license. The Transport Department would not charge for the Smart Card License and the cost would be included in the license fee. The Smart Card would have a 64 KB inbuilt chip which would have license holder’s details like address, date of birth, blood group and mobile number.

After the issue of Smart Card, it would not be possible to steal or copy the license. A test has already made compulsory by the Transport Department for issuing the new driving license. After the approval of the project licenses would be issued only on Smart Card.