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Climber elected as a lifetime member of the IMF

Mountaineer Shanti Rai
Mountaineer Shanti Rai
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Rajeev Ravidas   |   Published 23.11.22, 06:11 AM

Shanti Rai, a climber and instructor at the Indian Himalayan Centre For Adventure and Eco-tourism atChemchey in Namchi district, has been elected as a lifetime member of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF).

A press release said 38-year-old Shanti had secured the highest number of votes at the 58th annual general meeting of the IMF held in New Delhi on Saturday to become the lifetime member of the apex mountaineering body of the country.

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  “She is the first person from Sikkim to be elected as a lifetime member of the IMF,” the release added.

North Bengal University on Tuesday launched a week-long training to develop human resources and enhance knowledge capacity through open access to science and technology infrastructure. The coaching is being held from November 22 to 28 under the Synergistic Training Program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI) scheme of the Union government’s department of science and technology. The NBU is holding the training in collaboration with Shivaji University of Maharashtra. “Forty-five trainees from 24 universities and institutes covering 10 states will take part in the training,” said a source. NBU vice-chancellor Om Prakash Mishra, RG Sonkawade of Shivaji University and Parthasarathi Chakraborty, an associate professor at  IIT Kharagpur and recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, inaugurated the event in the conference hall of the Siliguri-based varsity.  Chakraborty, who is also an alumnus of the NBU, has said north Bengal has a great opportunity for geo-climatic studies and the varsity should look for collaborative works in this area.

Mountaineer Shanti Rai RAJEEV RAVIDAS Climber lifetime member Siliguri: The Border Security Force intercepted four Bangladeshis at Haldibari in Cooch Behar district on Monday for infiltrating into India. The personnel of 15 battalion of the force posted in Jalpaiguri district intercepted an e-rickshaw near the border while it was heading towards Haldibari of Cooch Behar district. Two Bangladeshis, including a woman, who hail from Dinajpur and Munshiganj districts of Bangladesh, were held. The vehicle owner, however, managed to escape the spot. During interrogation, the duo revealed that they had checked into a hotel at Haldibari. Later, the BSF apprehended two other Bangladeshis, who are from Patuakhali and Shariatpur districts, from the same hotel. “The quartet admitted infiltrating into India for livelihood and had plans to move into different cities of India,” said a source. All the four have been handed over to police. In another incident, the BSF arrested Gano Mahato from South Dinajpur district on Monday after 150 yaba tablets were recovered from his house.  OUR CORRESPONDENT Bangla 4 held for infiltration North Bengal University on Tuesday launched a week-long training to develop human resources and enhance knowledge capacity through open access to science and technology infrastructure. The coaching is being held from November 22 to 28 under the Synergistic Training Program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI) scheme of the Union government’s department of science and technology. The NBU is holding the training in collaboration with Shivaji University of Maharashtra. “Forty-five trainees from 24 universities and institutes covering 10 states will take part in the training,” said a source. NBU vice-chancellor Om Prakash Mishra, RG Sonkawade of Shivaji University and Parthasarathi Chakraborty, an associate professor at  IIT Kharagpur and recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, inaugurated the event in the conference hall of the Siliguri-based varsity.  Chakraborty, who is also an alumnus of the NBU, has said north Bengal has a great opportunity for geo-climatic studies and the varsity should look for collaborative works in this area.

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