ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN PONG LAKE SOON
-For the first time in northern India, adventure water tourism activities will start in the man-made Pong Lake in the foothills of Kangra. To attract tourists, the Society of Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Manali, has set up the requisite infrastructure in the Regional Water Sports Centre (RWSC) in the Pong Lake.
-Tourists, who used to go to Goa and Kerala beaches to enjoy adventure water tourism activities, need not travel thousands of kilometers now as matching facilities have been provided here.
FACILITY OF ONLINE PRASAD FROM CHINTPURNI SHRINE
-Among all shrines in the state, the Chintpurni temple witnesses the highest footfall of devotees. However, in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the portals of the shrine had been shut since March 17. The ban on the entry of devotees inside the shrine complex continues.
-The Una administration and the Postal Department worked on the plan, which was then sent to the State Department of Art, Language and Culture for approval.
DRUG PEDDLERS’ PROPERTY TO BE ATTACHED, SAYS DGP
-In order to curb inter-state drug trafficking, the state police have chalked out a strategy establishing co-ordination with neighbouring states of northern India.
-Sanjay Kundu, Director General of Police (DGP), told that he had issued directions to inquiry officers in the state to intensify financial investigations against drug peddlers and attach their properties so that their financial backbone could be broken.
PLAN TO OPEN SANSKRIT UNIVERSITY
-The government is planning to open a Sanskrit university in Himachal Pradesh.This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the first meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Sanskrit Academy through video-conferencing
–The government has accorded the status of second language to Sanskrit as it is rich in vocabulary, literature, thoughts and ideas, meanings and values,