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LRT hunt beckons once again

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first_img Tags / Keywords: Northern Region {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News World 10 Jul 2019 PM contender Hunt tells Trump he is wrong in envoy spat ATTRACTIVE prizes such as mountain bikes, Xiaomi smartphones and Xiaomi action cameras await winners of the Penang LRT Hunt 2019. The event is open to teams of four persons.Penang LRT Hunt 2019 organising chairman Tan Jun Soo said in a press release that more prizes which include lucky draw prizes will also be given away.Tan said the walking phase of the hunt comprised a distance of about 1.5km through the outer fringe of George Town, followed by a 5.5km cycle through dedicated bicycle lanes. AdChoices广告“Participants will be taken through the alignment of all the LRT stations from Komtar station to Jalan Tengah station. “Identifying the exact locations of the LRT stations will be one of the challenges. “Teams are also required to answer questions of various levels of difficulty during the hunt,” he said. Tan said there would be another challenging task before their final journey to Jalan Tengah in Bayan Baru.“The registration is now only RM220 per team with the promo code RAYA55. “The fee was initially RM360 per team of four persons,” he said.Penang LRT Hunt 2019, which is endorsed by the Penang Island City Council, is organised in collaboration with Junior Chamber International Entrepreneur Metropolitan Malaysia, Gabungan Persatuan Pemandu Teksi dan Pemandu Kereta Sewa Negeri Pulau Pinang and e-hailing app cALLme.Back with its second edition, the Penang LRT Hunt is aimed at enabling the public to know more about the Bayan Lepas LRT project and to encourage public transport use as a means of staying active and fit. Themed #YesToPTMP, the event requires participants to walk, cycle and use public transport from Komtar to Bayan Baru to reach several designated checkpoints and 14 proposed LRT stations.The event on July 27 will be flagged off at 6.30am in front of Maybank, Komtar. To register, log on to https://www.ticket2u.com.my/event/13485/penang-lrt-hunt-2019 before July 15. Each participant will receive a race kit which includes goodies and lunch.For enquiries, call or WhatsApp 017-400 2642 or 016-474 9029 or email enquiries.emetro@gmail.com.center_img Tan (left) with JCI 2019 president Jewel Ong (right) and other committee members holding the Penang LRT Hunt banner to promote the event. World 10 Jul 2019 Foreign minister Hunt ‘outraged’ by leak which led to envoy quitting Metro News 20 Apr 2019 Race from Komtar to Bayan Baru Related Newslast_img read more

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Make mother tongue medium of instruction in schools says Vice President Venkaiah

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first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 19:17 IST Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said there should be no imposition of any language, nor should there be any opposition to any language. (File Photo)Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Saturday suggested making the mother tongue the medium of instruction in schools, at least at the primary level.”Our languages must unite us in the cause for inclusive and sustainable development and must not end up as tools to divide us,” he said.Naidu said there should be no imposition of any language, nor should there be any opposition to any language.The Vice President said language preservation and development needs a multi-pronged approach and added that it was time to rethink and reinvent the entire language education in the country.Addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) at Mysuru, he said, “We must start by making the mother tongue the medium of instruction in our schools, at least at the primary level.”Pointing out that a number of global studies by expert groups had established that teaching the mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives an impetus to the growth of the mind and thought and makes children more creative and logical, Naidu said they must be taught multiple languages to widen their horizons.The Vice President also expressed happiness over the new draft National Education Policy, noting that it has given a number of suggestions to support education in home languages and mother tongues, tribal as well as sign languages.The policy rightly states that children have the potential to acquire multilingual skills and these need to be encouraged at the earliest, he said in his speech, a copy of which was released to the media here.Hoping that more people would start using their native languages at home, in the community, in meetings and in administration, Naidu said a sense of dignity and pride must be accorded to those who speak, write and communicate in these languages.”Language should become a catalyst for inclusive development,” he said, adding that language promotion should be an integral part of good governance.Stressing that many more bold decisions must be made to protect and nurture our languages, Naidu said, “Our languages must unite us in the cause for inclusive and sustainable development and must not end up as tools to divide us.There should be no imposition of any language, nor should there be any opposition to any language, he said.”Every language is important and worth our efforts in preserving and propagating it. Let us strive to communicate with each other and understand each other better,” he added.Noting that more than 19,500 languages or dialects are spoken in India as mother tongues, according to the Language Census, Naidu said there are 121 languages spoken by 10,000 or more people in India.”It is extremely disheartening to learn that 196 languages of our country are classified as endangered. We may have to ensure that this number doesnt increase,” he said, adding that the only way to protect and preserve the languages was to constantly use them.ALSO READ | Three language row: No imposition of any language, it’s just a draft policy, clarifies Union Education SecretaryALSO WATCH | Row erupts over new education policy draftFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Next Make mother tongue medium of instruction in schools, says Vice President Venkaiah NaiduVice President M Venkaiah Naidu said language preservation and development needs a multi-pronged approach and added that it was time to rethink and reinvent the entire language education in the country.advertisementlast_img read more

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