TBI Bulletin: Eco-friendly Autos + Eco-Friendly School Kitchen + A Food Banking Network + More! (09.06.2012)

Some great news for a great weekend! Is it time to go out and do your bit? To share any positive news that you came across lately just write to us at contact[at] or tweet @thebetterindia or leave a comment on our facebook page.

1. Government schools are not always in shambles. Some really do well! The Ludhiana-based Government Senior Secondary School, Isewal, has achieved 100 percent result in Class XII examinations but, for more cheers, all the students of this rural school have passed in first division!

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2. Intensely enthusiastic youths are described as “He/She has a fire in the belly”, an expression coined by N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys! And now some students in Kerala will carry “Fire in the Schoolbag”! The students of Karthika Thirunal Government Vocational and Higher Secondary School in the city have promised to pack two coconut shells everyday in their school bags. The shells will be used as fuel for a steam boiling unit that make tasty ‘idlis’ and ‘sambhar’ for the students!

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3. And now one more Eco-Friendly thing! An Auto-Rickshaw! The eco-friendly, battery operated auto-rickshaws are on Delhi roads!

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4. Normally newspaper readers are not highly interested in reading about any governmental plan, program or ‘public welfare’ effort. Yet, it is a different story if an expert professional like Sam Pitroda – who successfully revolutionized an obsolete Indian telecom sector – is part of any government initiative! Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, on Friday announced the launch of the first-ever India Food Banking Network.

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5. An old English idiom goes “Doctor first heal thy wounds!” . The Goa State Pollution Control Board has issued a show cause notice to the Goa Medical College and Hospital for operating the health-care unit that violates the Biomedical Waste Rules and the Environment (Protection) Act. A good example of a government agency waking up and taking action!

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Compiled by Devdutt.