WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, May 16, 2019:#1) Wilmington Middle School Jazz Band Concert At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting the WMS Jazz Band at 2:30pm. The Wilmington Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Anita DiLullo will perform a wonderful, heartfelt concert. Come enjoy the talent of Wilmington youth! Register HERE.#2) Drop-In MeditationThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding drop-in meditation at 12:30pm. If you’re interested in starting a meditation practice, join technology librarian, Brad McKenna, for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home.#3) Wilmington Elderly Services Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Elderly Services Commission meets at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, January 17, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Representative ImageReutersClose on the heels of Union Budget providing tax relief for buying electric vehicles, the GST Council in its 36th meeting on Saturday cut the tax on electric vehicles (EV) from 12 per cent to 5 per cent effective August 1, 2019.The Council has also slashed rate for EV chargers from 18 per cent to 5 per cent making electric vehicle affordable for the buyers.The twin rate cuts are set to further boost the EV sector. The Budget on July 5 had proposed Income Tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh on the interest paid on the loans taken to purchase electric vehicles.”The proposed reduction in the GST rates on e-vehicles coming on the back of the recent customs duty reduction on EVs and parts signifies the governments resolve to go green and reduce the carbon footprint,” said M.S. Mani, Partner, Deloitte India.The Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has also exempted hiring of electric buses (of carrying capacity of more than 12 passengers) by local authorities from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).This is a major push to the electric vehicles which has so far seen lukewarm response due to high ownership cost and insufficient infrastructure in the country. Not surprisingly, the share of electric vehicles out of total annual vehicle sales in the country is less than 1 per cent.However, the Modi government is committed to transform the transport sector by promoting the use of green cars and bikes.The government’s think-tank Niti Aayog has put forward plan to shift to e-mobility for two-wheelers (below 150cc) and three-wheelers by 2025.An Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee of the National Mission for Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage headed by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had in May recommended sale of only electric three-wheelers by March, 2023.For two-wheelers below 150cc, the high-level panel proposed March, 2025 as the cut-off date for going fully electric.The GST Council has given relief to composition dealers extending the deadline for furnishing details of the self-assessed tax in Form GST CMP-08 for April-June quarter by one month to August 31.The 36th GST Council meeting was held through video conferencing. The meeting was attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur besides Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and other senior officials of the Ministry of Finance.The Council is headed by the Union Finance Minister and Finance Ministers of States and Union Territories (UTs) are the members.
-The government on Monday made changes in the English spelling of five districts in the country.The decision was taken at a meeting of National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganisation. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.As per the government decision, from now on Chittagong would be called as Chattogram, Barisal would be Barishal, Comilla would be Cumilla, Jessore would be Jashore and Bogra would be Bogura.Secretary (co-ordination and reforms) at the cabinet division NM Ziaul Alam informed journalists about the changes after the meeting.
Not all can transform their lives in to something that is worth the time and effort of hundreds others. And when it comes to a life of difficulty and pain – the effort is a million times more.The Bindu Art School does something not many others have dared to do till date. They use art to transform the lives of people affected by leprosy. By painting and selling pictures, students attain financial independence without the discrimination of receiving alms and support similar people with their income. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Drawing from intense experiences, students produce impressive paintings, tinged with a rare type of beauty. Founded by the Austrian Multimedia Artist Werner Dornik and the Indian Social Activist, Padma Venkataraman, the schools opened in 2005 at Bharatapuram, Tamil Nadu.Werner Dornik has been working since 1980 with photography, text, music and painting in Europe and Asia. Besides 40 one man exhibitions he published amongst other things the photo-text-volume ‘If you go you just go’, given an honorary prize and then awarded the State Prize ‘The most beautiful books of Austria’. His book- and exhibition projects are mostly directed against the ‘consumer society’, encourage spiritual freedom, and support social projects. The proceeds go mainly to the Leprosy Stations Khandwa and Indore in India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAs curator of the artist-exchange-project ‘The Search Within’, together with 20 artists from Austria and India, he illuminates the political and spiritual backgrounds of modern painting in both countries over three years. With the multimedia project ‘The Journey from: Technic to: Techno’ in Austria, Germany, Portugal, Italy and India, he pointed at the dangers of technical development.Padma Venkataraman, has been active in social welfare programmes at National and International levels. In Vienna she was, among other things, permanent representative of the All India Women’s Conference to the U.N., member of several NGO Committees accredited to UN, such as Committee on Narcotics, Committee on Disabled, etc., Vice President of NGO Committee on Women, President of the United Nations Women’s Guild. In India, she has been most active in grassroots work in leprosy rehabilitation for 15 years. Was Honorary Director of a FAO/All-India Women’s Conference Project for leprosy patients in the 4000 strong Shahdhara Colony in Delhi; and worked with Hope World Wide to construct houses for 800 families there. For over 5 years was Honorary Director of a major Tamil Nadu wide DANIDA-funded leprosy rehabilitation project under the auspices of the Women’s Indian Association, Chennai.The art school is holding an exhibition in the city with paintings made by leprosy patients. Do your bit for the cause, head over and give it a look.DETAILWhere: Azad Bhavan Art Gallery, Azad BhavanWhen: On till 27 March