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Obituary 

Veteran journalist Virendra Sanghi passes away
On 10th November 2017, veteran journalist Virendra Sanghi passed away in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Death of Virendra Sanghi:

i. Virendra Sanghi passed away on 10th November 2017. He was 66 years old. He is survived by his wife and son.

ii. Virendra Sanghi had worked for the Samachar Bharti and PTI-Bhasha for a long period of time. His funeral took place on 11th November 2017.

About Virendra Sanghi:

♦ Occupation – journalist
♦ Age – 66

Former Test cricketer Milkha Singh passes away
On 10th November 2017, former India cricketer A G Milkha Singh passed away after a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chennai.

Death of Milkha Singh:

i. Milkha Singh died due to cardiac arrest on 10th November 2017. He was 75 years old. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.

ii. Milkha Singh played Test matches in the 1960s. He was a flamboyant left-hand batsman and a fine fielder. He made his Ranji Trophy debut at 17 years.

iii. He had a great career for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy. He scored over 4,000 runs in first-class cricket, including eight centuries. He was employed with State Bank of India.

About Milkha Singh:

♦ Occupation – Cricketer
♦ Batting – Left-handed

Important Days

National Education Day – November 11
On 11th November 2017, National Education Day was observed all over India.

National Education Day:

i. National Education Day is celebrated on 11 November every year to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India.

ii. The Ministry of Human Resource Development announced on 11th September 2008 to celebrate 11th November as National Education Day to recall Azad’s contribution to the cause of education in India.

iii .The objective of celebrating National Education Day is to strengthen our educational institutions and to raise the quality of education to greater heights.

iv. On this day seminars, symposia, essay-writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies with banner cards and slogans on the importance of literacy and nation’s commitment to education are conducted.

About Moulana Abul Kalam Azad:

♦ Poisition – 1st Education Minister of Independent India
♦ Political Party – Indian National Congress

 

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