Poster competition against female foeticide
To spread the message against female foeticide, the DSK Foundation has organised a poster competition on October 23 from 4 pm to 6pm at Sambhaji Garden. Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar will judge the best posters, said DSK Foundation chairman Hemanti Kulkarni. The competition is open to all above 18 years of age. The first three winners will get a memento and cash prize of Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 each respectively. The most appealing caption to the poster will also get a special prize. “With increasing incidents of female foeticide, it is important to have mass awareness through such events,” said Kulkarni. Registration is must for participation. Interested individuals can call on 020-66047113 for more details.
Flats for workers
WORKERS in Maval, especially those in Talegaon and Lonavala, can now dream of owning a flat at a much cheaper rate. Namrata-Jalan Group has launched eco-valley, a project of 800 economically eco-friendly homes. Director Shailesh Shah and Eco-Valley partner Vijay Jalan said the project has been specially designed to offer modern and comfortable lifestyles to those trying to match convenience, quality and budget. The project is located at Kanhe on Pune-Mumbai old highway and is close to Talegaon, Wadgaon and Takale industrial belt.
Poet Khadse awarded
POET writer Dr Damodar Khadse has won Kendriya Hindi Sansthan’s Gangasharan Singh Award for 2009. The award was declared by Sansthan’s vice-president Ashok Chakradhar.The award consisting of Rs 1 lakh and a Sanman Patra will be presented to him by President of India Pratibha Singh Patil. Khadse has written over 35 books, including short stories, novels, poetry and has translated many books from Marathi to Hindi.