The Indian Institute of Technology,Gandhinagar,organised its second convocation on Sunday,with a number of students receiving awards. One of the most interesting awards was that for Integrity and Exemplary Human Qualities. This year,the award was given to Aditi Dighe. Aditi bagged the award because of the qualities she displayed as part of the students counseling team where she helped her juniors overcome their professional and personal difficulties. The rationale behind such awards was elaborated by the Chairman of Board of Governors of the institute,Dr Baldev Raj,in his speech. Raj said that the aim of the institute was to cultivate leaders for the country and so,each and every aspect of the personality was taken into consideration.
If you think politics is a game,you can now play it on a Facebook page. Next month,a board game on the Lok Sabha elections will be launched by a website,Modis Path to PM. The website has a Facebook page that gives a sneak preview of the game. A small semi-circular board represents the Lok Sabha. Each player has to play for each state and Union territory by moving around India,giving speeches and drumming up support. Whoever manages to capture 271 seats,wins the game to become the next prime minister. Incidentally,the main players Narendra Modi,Rahul Gandhi,Mulayam Singh have a dice each. Players throw the dice for one state at a time; the one with the highest score wins all seats in that particular state. Modi,being the most popular leader,gets the scores of 6,5,and 4 on three sides of the dice. And since he is also disliked strongly,the CM gets the highest negatives too -6,-5,-4,according to the Facebook page.
The CBI probe into the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case has levelled serious allegations against some officers of the Intelligence Bureau. However,some IB officers are looking at the brighter side of the debate. We are generally the unsung heroes,as most of the time the police take the credit for any operation that might have been accomplished with our help, said an IB officer. But,in this case,the IB officers have been attributed certain role. So,people have come to know what we do, he added.