TBI Bulletin: Prisoners Get A Second Chance At Education + Weather Scientists Show Love For Pilgrims + ‘Walking Project’ in Mumbai + Bharatnatyam Dancer or Boxer? + More! (23.06.2012)

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1. The dark poverty of a couple would have kept their bright son uneducated forever but for a Balwadi, an education centre run by an NGO, which not only discovered the 5-year boy’s brilliance but also convinced his helplessly reluctant parents for his study!

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2. To study is not a crime, even if the student was a criminal! The West Bengal school education department is all set to allow prisoners at correctional homes to appear in Class 12 examinations!

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3. She moves her hands delicately and artistically and also with a fierce force! She is a classical Bharatnatyam Dancer and when not dancing – a Boxer! She has qualified for a London 2012 Olympics Boxing event.

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4. The weather scientists at Meteorological Department may or may not be ‘believers’ but they do care for believers! They have installed three Advance Weather Systems (AWS) at Sheshnag, Panjtarni and the holy cave area to provide reliable weather forecasts to pilgrims of Amarnath, starting from June 25.

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5. They will be on foot to save footpaths! They want to promote the habit of walking on footpaths. Six citizens’ groups in Mumbai have joined hands to launch a ‘Walking Project’ for Mumbai.

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Compiled by Devdutt.