• Gujarat CM to launch smart village drive on May 22

    Chief minister Anandiben Patel is expected to launch the smart village programme on May 22, the second anniversary of her government. She will felicitate villages that have 100% toilet facility. The CM will attend the Accessible India campaign workshop on May 21. The CM will also attend Lok Samvad Setu programme in Umparpada and Ankleswhar in central Gujarat on May 20, and in Olpad and Choryasi on May 19. Patel will be present at an education department workshop and announce various projects on May 25. She will dedicate a new science college and girls’ hostel in Jetpur in Rajkot on May 31.

    GCCI poll process begins: Twenty forms were taken by aspiring candidates on day one of form distribution at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), on Tuesday. The election process for 24 seats of the GCCI executive committee and posts of office-bearers has begun. The forms for both GCCI and Business Women Wing were made available from Tuesday. The last date to file nominations is May 28 and last date to withdraw nominations in June 1. Voting will be held on June 18 from 10 am to 4 pm.

    City student gets scholarship: A student from the city-based Cept university, Mitraja Vyas, a senior researcher at the Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre of the institute, has received a research scholarship from the Charles Wallace India Trust and Simon Digby Memorial Charity to conduct a short research project in the UK. The research project is titled ‘Vernacular Furniture of Gujarat’. Alex Anzalone Jersey

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