r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 RnI no. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 35.5 C.17.8 C. Sunrise: 06: 39 Sunset: 06: 34 HUMIDITY Morning : 53 Evening : 19 vol. 7 no. 274 | BhoPal BhoPal | Monday | MaRCh 12, 2018 | Pages 14 | ` 3 NATION Forgiveness is not a matter of who is right or wrong. It is a matter of doing the right thing. - Master Choa Kok Sui third front will be a stillborn child: Moily www.freepressjournal.in EDIT Don’t expect a Miracle Global school games not on state’s priority, teams won’t be sent Antriksh kAr singh BhoPal The International School Games being held from February 23 in different countries is not on priority of the Madhya Pradesh School Education Department which has decided not to send the teams which were selected in December last year. What came as a surprise was the comment of state minister of school education about the International School Games. Deepak Joshi told Free Press, “What will the students do by representing the state in International School Games, when they cannot win medals for the state?” He also said, “We have W hat will the students do by representing the state in International School Games, when they cannot win medals for the state? Deepak JoShI state minister of school education limited funds, and these games do not have the status of Asian Games or Olympic Games.” The comments are indicative of the fact that the state school education department does not take the International School Games, the nursery for Olympic medalists, seriously . Besides, when it was not ready to send the teams, what was the necessity to selecting 39 players, including girls, for five different games by wasting time and money? The department had selected ten teams in December last year comprising 39 boys and girls for five events for the International Games. The district education officers and the joint directors organised inter-school competitions in all the districts across the state to select players on December 8. Later, a competition was held in various divisions across state on December 23 and 24 to select the teams for the international event after the school Edu- cation Department received a letter from the School Games Federation of India (SGFI). The department, in a reply to the letter, sent a list of ten teams for volleyball, basketball, badminton, cross-country and futsal games to the secretary of SGFI on January 2. The department also requested SGFI to send the terms and conditions for the games. Also, SGFI selected four teams out of five sent by the School Education Department to represent the country in the international event. According to the norms of the school games, the state has to bear all the expenses of the players. Contd. on P10 GLAM Thought for the day Meera Deosthale’s fight with stage fright Fed up with harassment, girl kills self Agencies Jabalpur A 14-year-old girl committed suicide in the city as she was facing harassment by a youth who lived next-door, police said on Sunday The incident . took place under the limits of the Civil Lines Police station. “The girl hanged herself from a fan at her house Saturday night,” assistant sub-inspector A N Mishra said. The 17-year-old youth, who often followed the girl to her school and a coaching centre, approached her Saturday evening and forced her to take a mobile phone and asked her to be in touch with him, Mishra said. When the girl complained to her parents, they ticked him off, which led to a heated argument between the two families, the police officer said. Contd. on P10 China gives President Xi Jingping lifelong rule Agencies Beijing China’s rubber-stamp parliament on Sunday allowed President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, perhaps for life, as it ratified a contentious constitutional amendment to abolish the two-term presidential limit, making him the most powerful leader since Chairman Mao Zedong. The amendment to give 64-year-old Xi an indefinite term effectively ended the collective leadership system followed by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) to avert a dictatorship from emerging in an otherwise one-party state akin to the era of Mao which witnessed the most brutal events like Cultural Revolution resulting in the killings of millions of people. Set for his second fiveyear term as president this month, Xi, the most powerful leader in recent decades heading the CPC and the military, will now be the first Chinese leader after founder chairman Mao to remain in power lifelong. Indian parents most keen to help kids with schoolwork Papon kissing row: NCPCR to revise guidelines for child TV artistes Agencies london ShoeS hurled at Sharif: Two men lobbed shoes at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and one hit him while he was about to address an event at a seminary in Lahore on Sunday. Indian parents are among the world's most keen to spend time with their children on schoolwork and are also the most optimistic about education standards in the country , a new worldwide education study has revealed. The ‘Global Parents Survey’, commissioned by UKbased Varkey Foundation compared attitudes and priorities of over 27,000 parents across 29 countries. Indian parents emerged as the most 95% indian parents help children with education 62% spend seven or more hours a week with their kids 72% said education standards have improved in last 10 years 87% rated quality of teaching at child’s school as good. Global average is 78% 88% said school is preparing their child well for the world of 2030 and beyond. 85% of parents whose child attends a state school would be "very likely" to send their child to a fee paying school if they could afford it likely to help their children with their education at 95%and they also reported to spend longer helping their children with schoolwork, with 62% spending seven or more hours a week. This contrasts with parents in the UK, who are much less likely to spend more than an hour per day helping with their children’s schoolwork. Among other key findings, nearly three-quarters (72%) of Indian parents said that education standards have improved in the last 10 years, higher than any other country surveyed and 87 per cent of Indian parents rated the quality of teaching at their child's school as good, compared with a global average of 78 per cent. Agencies new delhi The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will relook its guidelines for child participants of television shows following the recent controversy over singer Papon kissing a minor contestant of a reality programme. The child rights body had last month received a complaint against Angarag Papon Mahanta alleging ‘sexual assault’ by him after a video of the singer kissing the contestant went viral. “Our guidelines for child participants of TV shows were framed in 2011 before the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015 and the Prevention of Child Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012 as well as the Child Labour (Prohi- bition and Regulation) Amendment Act of 2016. We will revise our guidelines in consonance with the new legislations,” NCPCR chairperson Stuti Kacker said. The incident involving the popular singer took place during a pre-Holi celebration where Papon and a few children participating in the reality show were interacting with fans through a Facebook live video.