Priyanka Chopra will be felicitated with the degree on Sunday by the University chancellor Keshav Kumar Agrawal in a ceremony to be attended by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal.
Actor Priyanka Chopra will be honoured with a doctorate degree by the Bareilly International University.
The chancellor will also present Chopra a memento as she revisits her hometown after almost 5 years. The Desi girl actor’s mother, Madhu Chopra said, “It gives me immense joy and satisfaction, that Priyanka’s work for various social causes is being appreciated and felicitated. “She justifiably deserves it. May God bless her and give her the strength to do good for those who are less fortunate,” she added.
The 35-year-old actor’s mother, Madhu Chopra said, “It gives me immense joy and satisfaction, that Priyanka’s work for various social causes is being appreciated and felicitated.
“She justifiably deserves it. May God bless her and give her the strength to do good for those who are less fortunate,” she added.
In a first, a woman has been inducted as a pilot in the Indian Navy. Shubhangi Swaroop, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. Shubhangi is the first Naval woman pilot, the Navy’s Aviation branch has had women officers operating as air traffic control officers and as ‘observers’ in the aircraft who are responsible for communication and weapons, Southern Naval spokesperson Commander Sreedhar Warrier said. The NAI branch is responsible for auditing and assessing the state of weapons and ammunition of the Navy.
For Shubhangi, is the daughter of a naval commander, it’s a dream come true on being selected as a pilot.
Of the 328 cadets who passed out included Shubhangi Swaroop, a native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, who has become the first woman pilot in the Navy. She hails from Uttar Pradesh and will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.
Three other women cadets, Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A. from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S. from Kerala, also created history by becoming the country’s first women officers at NAI branch of the Navy. After their Naval Orientation course, all the four in their early 20s had passed out of the Ezhimala Naval Academy at a glittering function attended by Naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. The female officers were from the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and two overseas cadets.
The NAI branch is responsible for auditing and assessing the state of weapons and ammunition of the Navy. All the four will be undergoing subsequent professional training in their respective chosen branches before being employed on duty, Commander Warrier said. Shubhangi will be trained at the Air Force Academy at Hyderabad which trains pilots of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, he said.
Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said while the first female officer was inducted into the force in 1991, it is the first time that a woman would take up the role of a pilot.
Priyanka Chopra’s hometown is Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. Soon after she was crowned Miss World in the year 2000, the global icon shifted her base to Mumbai.
Now as per reports in a media agency, Priyanka and her family’s name from the voters’ list were removed yesterday after 17 years. Talking about it, district magistrate Capt. R Vikram Singh stated, “The names of Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra have been removed from the voter’s list.”
The district magistrate further said, “After receiving the report of the block level officer (BLO) their names have been removed.”
The reports added that Priyanka’s father late Col Ashok Chopra had already informed the district administration that he and his family have moved to Mumbai in the letter he wrote in the year 2012.
Meanwhile, Priyanka has wrapped shooting for two Hollywood movies as a supporting character. One is A Kid Like Jake which also stars Jim Parsons, Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer and the second is Isn’t It Romantic? which also stars Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth.
Recently, in an interview with a leading entertainment portal, when asked about the bond between female actors in Bollywood and Hollywood, Priyanka revealed, “I’m all about girl love. And I have had the most incredible experience working in India. We have celebrated each other’s success just as much in India. I make it a point to compliment my colleagues whenever I like their work, wherever I am.”
Stressing on feminism, Priyanka continued, “As a feminist, I believe women around the world should support each other. We must never be divided and ruled over.”
The actor no longer lives in the city and her house in Bareilly has been locked for long.
One of the most shocking and shameful incidents took place in our country where a woman has alleged that a man who raped her in 2014 and later married her under pressure from the elders when she delivered a baby later sold the infant to a childless couple for Rs 25,000. In her complaint to Bareilly SSP, the woman who is now divorced said she wants her daughter back and the man punished for the crimes.
Deputy inspector general Ashutosh Kumar said, “The charges levelled by the rape survivor are grave and we will make sure that the matter is probed by a woman circle officer and all angles are investigated.”
The woman told TOI, “It all started in 2013 when I got in touch with Shavez who was a trader of embroidery work. I was working as zari artisan and he used to frequent my house. He got into a physical relationship with me on the assurance of marriage. But once I got pregnant, he started threatening me of dire consequences if I narrated my ordeal to anyone or approached police for help.”
After pressure from society, the woman was married to Shavez. But he later sold their infant daughter to a childless couple for Rs 25,000, she alleged. According to her, he later divorced her and forced her into remarrying a middle-aged man who was father of seven kids. “I somehow managed to escape from him” she said.
The woman finally lodged a complaint at Premnagar police station in June last year and an FIR under IPC’s section 376 (rape) was filed, following which the youth and his family conceded to an agreement with the woman fearing police action. However, as soon as the police filed a final report in the case, the youth turned down the terms of agreement leaving the woman feeling cheated yet again.
The woman has now filed a complaint with the SSP and wants a probe into the incident. “I have been suffering for the past three years and want this ordeal to end. I want Shavez and his family to be booked for making me suffer and my child be returned to me,” she said.
We live in a democratic country where we have the right to freedom and speech and our constitution gives us freedom of actions. In India, we have seen many people taking out their frustrations on the ministers by using their freedom of actions. Slapping the ministers, throwing ink on them and what not is a common practice in northern India.
The same is the story in the southern India, Bargarh, Odisha where some workers from BJD party threw stones on Santosh Gangwar . Where he went to attend the Vikas Parva. The tussle between ruling Biju Janata Dal and opposition BJP took an ugly turn when several BJD workers including party MLA Debesh Acharya stoned the vehicle of Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar in western Odisha town of Bargarh while he was on his way to attend BJP’s Vikash Utsav.
However, Gangwar escaped unhurt.
As the motorcade of Gangwar, minister of state for food processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda made its way to the meeting ground at Dasamaili Chhak in Bargarh on Friday, hundreds of BJD workers led by local MLA Acharya, son of BJD Rajya Sabha MP and former minister Prasanna Acharya showed black flags and raised slogans asking him to go back.
This morning BJD workers had taken out a bike rally in the town protesting against BJP’s Vikas Utsav, the celebration of two years of the Narendra Modi government.
With police showing a little laxity, some BJD workers then started stoning Gangwar’s vehicle damaging the window of his car. But before any more damage could take place, the policemen could safely cordon off the minister’s vehicle. BJD workers also ransacked a handloom saree showroom in the city, where Gangwar was scheduled to meet some weavers.
Whereas on the other hand, the police is still mum but 100 people have been detained so far.