Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 3
MBD Group held a Punjab distributors and booksellers meet at Radisson Blu Hotel, MBD Neopolis. During the meet, discussions on the recent announcements in the education sector in the Union Budget 2020 were conducted.
Multiple distributors and sellers from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda, Mohali and other parts of Punjab attended the meet, at which solutions to various problems were discussed. In the meet, pre-primary books featuring popular Disney and Pixar stories were introduced to booksellers.
Monica Malhotra Kandhari, managing director, MBD Group, said: “Allocation of Rs 99,300 cr for education sector and Rs 3,000 cr for skill development is indeed a positive step towards the overhaul of the education sector. The proposed IND-SAT test for foreign students, and emphasis on External Commercial Borrowing and FDI for education sector are other commendable steps introduced by the government to promote ‘Study in India’ initiative and make India an education hub. This budget has also taken care of the biggest challenge in the education sector — achieving higher literacy and employment through the announcement of full-fledged online degree programmes for the underprivileged students and building up of as many as 150 higher education institutions to offer apprenticeship diplomas. The announcement of new education policy will further standardise the education system in the country.”
Files execution application in Chandigarh court for distributing royal assets
Canada says it wants to ‘work constructively with India’ regarding the alleged involvement of New Delhi in the killing of Nijjar
Nijjar, chief of the Khalistan Tiger Force, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside a gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, on June 18
The 22-year-old breaks British shooter Seonaid McIntosh’s world record in the final of 50 metre rifle 3 position
Nepal becomes the first team to score more than 300 runs in a T20I; Kushal Malla scores fastest century
Describing the allegations levelled by Justin Trudeau against India as a very serious thing, Singh says his views were based on the intelligence briefing he received
The minister's comments come against the backdrop of the US and Canada repeatedly telling India to cooperate in the ongoing probe into Nijjar's murder