log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 12 pages GOA Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday PRICE ` 8 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 85 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 3 12 2 10 Khap p’yat sets deadline for Schools get guidelines to deal CBI inquiry in Phogat case with students’ mental health Will Digambar-Vijai backed MCA see smooth sailing in MMC chief polls? GOA Opposition to IIT project at Sanguem gaining ground SPORTS INFO Spirited Sri Lanka outplay Pakistan to win Asia Cup How to identify rotten eggs and the dangers of eating them THREATENS HARYANA GOVT WITH MASS AGITATION THE GOAN I NETWORK NCERT STRESSES ON EARLY IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION WHAT THE NCERT MANUAL SAYS PTI NEW DELHI Setting up of a mental health advisory panel, school-based mental health programme and pedagogical support to ensure mental well-being of students and engaging parents are among the guidelines issued by NCERT for schools. The guidelines for “Early identification and intervention for mental health problems in school going children and adolescents” have been released by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) following a mental health survey among school children. “Schools generally are seen as spaces where communities of learners have been expected to develop in a safe and secure environment. School manage- Every school or groups of schools should establish a mental health advisory panel It should be chaired by principal and have teachers, parents, students and alumni as members Need to create awareness, plan and enforce age & gender appropriate annual school mental ment, principal, teachers, other staff, and students all spend around 1/3 of a day and around 220 days in a year in schools across the states and UTs in India. For residential schools, the time spent by a student in the school commu- Tourist car gets stuck in sand at Morjim beach THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI: In yet another case of throwing caution to wind, a tourist a car got stuck in the sand at the Morjim beach on Sunday. All 4 tyres of the Maharashtra registered car got stuck in the sand after the tourists drove their vehicle in the water. Jail inmate bites off ear of another MAPUSA: A jail inmate in Colvale jail did a Mike Tyson on another biting off his ear during a scuffle. A fight ended with one inmate biting a portion of a Nigerian’s ear. >> See pg 3 Silly Souls matter to be heard today PANAJI: Matter related to alleged illegalities in renewal of excise licence of ‘Silly Souls’ will come up on Monday. WEATHER >> TIDES Low: High: 29 C 26 C 85% 11:29 06:37 nity is even more. Therefore, it is the school’s responsibility to ensure the safety, security, health, and well-being of all children in schools and hostels,” the guidelines read. According to the manual, every school or groups of schools should establish a mental health advisory panel. “It should be chaired by the principal and have teachers, parents, students and alumni as members. It will create awareness, and also plan and enforce an age and gender ap- Tourism dept survey today, fisherfolk keep fingers crossed IN SHORT >> Max: Min: Humidity: health prog Schools should have provision for identifying behaviour, substance use and self-harm, depression, provide first aid and make appropriate referrals Teachers must be trained in identifying early signs in students for attachment issues, separation anxiety, school refusal etc Teachers should talk about bullying cases in class and educate them propriate annual school mental health programme. Noting that most of the time mental health issues emerge at an early stage of life as half of all mental health conditions emerge by the time individuals are 14 years old and three-quarters by the age of 25, NCERT has recommended that apart from families and parents, teachers need to be informed about early flag signs as they too are the primary caregivers. “Teachers must be trained in identifying early signs in students for attachment issues, separation anxiety, school refusal, communication issues, anxiety patterns etc, it said. “Teachers should talk about bullying cases in class and educate them regarding bullying,” the manual said. PANAJI Yet to log in a tangible breakthrough in the investigation into the Sonali Phogat “murder” the Goa government faces pressure from yet another quarter after her family and the government of her home State Haryana to transfer the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) -- the famous or infamous khap panchayat. In her home district of Hisar, a khap mahapanchayat on Sunday demanded a CBI inquiry into Phogat’s death and has threatened Haryana’s government it will hold a mass agitation from September 24 if their demand is not met by then. Phogat died on August 23 after a night out at the controversial Curlies shack in Anjuna where police said she was drugged by spiking her drink. The case has been registered as murder and arrested her two associates -- Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh. ---16:33 MARGAO Land surveyors and Tourism department officials will descend along the State’s coastal belt, including Colva, beginning from Monday to demarcate tourism department land and remove the encroachments from the property after identification. Fishermen from Colva, however, have a question or two for the Powers that be – how are the fishermen expected to carry out their traditional fishing occupation if they cannot anchor their boats and store their fishing nets, fish, salt etc close to the shore. In fact, the fishermen said they cannot pursue their traditional occupation and eke a living if they are given alternate land at Birla and Moti Dongor, driving home the point the fishing activity ought to be close to the shore. A similar survey was initiated by the Directorate of Settlement and Land Survey around 2008, following which the tourism department had drawn up plans to clear the encroachments at the department’s property at Colva, only to be stalled later after the beleaguered fishermen sought then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s help to save their huts and livelihood. Around a decade later, tra- ditional fishermen from Colva may face a similar situation as the Survey, which is beginning from Monday, all the State’s coastal belt, is being undertaken with a clear brief to demarcate the land, identify and remove all the encroachments on the Tourism department property. Colva had witnessed an uproar last week after officials of the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) descended at the beach to verify complaints that two huts have been allegedly illegally set up >Continued on P5 LIST OF DELEGATES TO BE OPEN TO ALL PTI A black hearse leaves Balmoral with the mortal remains of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday. Queen begins final journey, coffin leaves Balmoral PTI LONDON Mourners lining the streets fell silent as the Queen Elizabeth II began her final journey after leaving her beloved Balmoral as her coffin was taken on its six-hour procession through Scotland on Sunday. Emotional mourners lined the streets along the procession route to pay their respects. She was first taken to the village of Ballater where crowds bowed their heads silently as the procession passed. Silence fell at 10 am as Her Majesty left Balmoral in a black hearse with white flowers picked from the garden placed on top of her coffin. The wreath was made up of sweet peas – one of the Queen’s favourite flowers – dahlias, phlox, white heather and pine fir. Princess Anne, her husband Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the minister of Crathie Kirk and a representative of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office were in the convoy following the Queen. They will next arrive in Aberdeen where tributes are set to be paid in the city’s Duthie Park. The Queen will remain there overnight as the Scottish capital becomes the first point on the nation’s period of mourning. King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will arrive in Edinburgh tomorrow to travel with the coffin from Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral. >Continued on P5 Congress has a task at hand to retain South Goa LS seat MARGAO s the Congress ready to accept the challenge thrown by BJP to wrest the South Goa seat in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls? With a history of taking decisions on the eve of polls, including the crucial decision on candidate selection, the Congress has a task cut out, with the ruling party blowing the 2024 poll bugle in 2022. South Goa Lok Sabha seat has been the Congress’ bastion over the years. On paper, the Congress looks formidable with an impressive track record, with the party loosing the South Goa seat only thrice in the last three decades. In TASK AT HAND FOR CONGRESS I Congress candidate Francisco Sardinha reaching out to supporters after winning the 2019 LS election from South Goa. (File photo) fact, sitting Congress MP Francisco Sardinha has not lost a single Lok Sabha election till date, having won the seat for the party on four occasions. The task before the Con- gress leadership isn’t going to be easy this time round, sources say. While the party will have to grapple with the contentious issue of candidates selection, in the event the motive behind the murder. The family has been publicly voicing its dissatisfaction with the progress of the Goa police’s probe and has asked that it probe the possibility of it being a ‘contract killing’. Phogat had shot to fame online uploading TikTok video content and was a BJP politician who contested the 2019 assembly elections but lost to Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Congress, who has now joined the BJP. Congress tweaks internal poll rules WITH BJP BLOWING THE POLL BUGLE & ROPING IN NARAYAN RANE… THE GOAN I NETWORK Under pressure, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has thus far managed to stave off pressure from his Haryana counterpart M L Khattar who had formally requested for CBI to take over the probe on the request of her family. The pressure from the Khap Panchayat may now force the Haryana BJP government to renew the demand, especially in the backdrop of the Goa police yet to make any significant breakthrough to reveal STUNG BY HIGH PROFILE EXITS… POINTS TO PONDER How will fishermen carry out their traditional activities if they cannot anchor boats and store their fishing nets close to the shore? They say they will not be able to pursue their traditional occupation and eke a living if they are given alternate land at Birla & Moti Dongor Feel fishing activity ought to be close to the shore Will appeal to PM for CBI probe: Brother PANAJI: Vatan Dhaka, Sonali Phogat’s brother has said the family would be approaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah with a representation to transfer the case to CBI if the government fails to heed the Khap Mahapanchayat’s demand. “We will be forced to go to the PM and HM to ensure CBI probe is ordered in the murder case so that my sister gets justice,” Dhaka told The Goan over the phone from Hisar. Some family members of Phogat had earlier said they would file a petition before the High Court seeking a CBI probe. Shortlist candidate quickly Galvanise organisation Convince voters not split votes Find ways to stop smaller parties from eating into Cong vote share the party opts for replacing the sitting MP, the party cannot afford to ignore the fact that almost half the Pramod Sawantled Cabinet is from South Goa. That’s not all. With parties such as the Aam Admi party, Revolutionary Goans, Trinamool Congress and others having made inroads in the 2022 Assembly polls in South Goa, the Congress leadership will have to find ways and means to stop these parties from having a slice of the same cake in the Lok Sabhs polls. The Congress had regained the South Goa Lok Sabha seat from the BJP with Sardinha winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls by a margin of around 10,000 votes. Take note, the Congress campaign had received a big boost after the Madkai segment, the stronghold MGP stalwart Sudin Dhavlikar, had given the Congress the much needed votes to turn the tables against the BJP. This time round, Sudin Dhavlikar is not only a part of the Pramod Sawant-led BJP government, but a host of Cabinet Ministers hail from South Goa, including four from the hinterland, Ravi Naik (Ponda), Subhash Shirodkar (Shiroda), Nilesh Cabral (Curchorem) and Subhash Faldesai (Sanguem), and not to mention Mauvin Godinho, the lone Minister from Mormugao taluka and Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker, Ramesh Tawadkar, representing Canacona. The Congress, on the other hand, has a challenge at hand, first, to shortlist its candidate >Continued on P5 NEW DELHI Ahead of the crucial election for the next Congress president, the party leadership has agreed to make a significant change to the polling process following a demand by a section of senior leaders. Anyone who wants to file nomination for post of Congress president will be able to see the list of 9,000 delegates who make up the electoral college. It will be available at the office of the party’s central election authority from September 20, Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry said. The move comes after five MPs, including Shashi Tharoor, Karti Chidambaram and Manish Tewari, had written to Mistry, demanding “transparency, fairness” in poll process. The Congress President’s election will be held on October 17 and nominations can be filed from September 24 to 30. Mistry, who is the chairman of the party’s Central Election Authority, has said those seeking to contest the poll can check the names of 10 delegates from their State at the State Congress office. Once the nomination is signed and handed over to the Chief Returning Officer, they will get the entire list of the delegates, he said in a letter to the MPs. “If anyone desires to get nominations from ten supporters from different states, the list of all 9000+ delegates will be available in my office at AICC, Delhi from 20th September (11 am to 6 pm), before they file their nomination on September 24,” he added.
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