Dr Kapoor honoured with Punjab Rattan Award
Chandigarh: Interventional Cardiologist Dr Rajneesh Kapoor was honoured with the prestigious ‘Punjab Ratan Award’ for his work in the medical services. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh bestowed the honour to him during the 72nd Independence Day Celebrations at ludhiana. Dr Kapoor, a Patiala-resident presently working as senior director (Interventional cardiology) at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital, said that he is indebted to the Punjab Government for the award.
VB nabs Pb Roadways clerk for taking bribe
Chandigarh: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau on Sunday nabbed Punjab Roadways’ clerk at Sri Muktsar Sahib depot, Preetjatinder Singh, red handed for accepting Rs 3,500 bribe. Preetjatinder was caught red handed on the complaint of Jatinderpal Singh — the driver of Punjab Roadways Sri Muktsar Sahib depot. Complainant has approached the VB alleging that the clerk was demanding Rs 3,500 as bribe to retain his duty on Volvo bus route. A case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Ferozepur and further investigation was under progress.
‘Adopt a Tree’ campaign launched
Chandigarh: With a view to promote and make the students aware about environmental conservation, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad has launched “Adopt a Tree “ campaign under which the students would be encouraged to adopt and take care of the plants. The campaign was launched by Vice Chancellor Professor Dinesh Kumar in the university campus from the new session, which would be managed by the environmental conservation related ‘Vasundhra’ society of the University. On this occasion, Vice Chancellor himself adopted a tree and planted it in his premises. A target of planting around 1000 saplings is fixed under this campaign. To be a part of this campaign, a student would have to get himself or herself registered online by August 28.
Over 13l saplings supplied through i-Hariyali app
Chandigarh: More than 13 lakh saplings have been provided to the people of the state “free-of-cost” through Punjab government’s android-based mobile application — i-Hariyali. The initiative is proving to be immensely successful, said the state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot adding that till now, 3.25 lakh online orders have been received in the state through the i-Hariyali app whereas more than three lakh citizens have downloaded this app through their Android phones. The Minister said that the entire process of 'App' has been completed and soon its 'iOS' version will be launched.
Haryana to appoint three SICs
Chandigarh: Haryana Government has decided to appoint three State Information Commissioners in the State Information Commission and invited applications by September 13. A spokesman said, the SICs should not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the legislature of any State, or Union Territory, as the case may be or hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carrying on any business, or pursuing any profession.
Paras Bliss Hospital hosts baby show
Panchkula: Paras Bliss Hospital organized a baby show in celebration of the special bond between mothers and their children. The aim was to showcase the endearing qualities of every baby and to extend supportive care to the mother and child. Children from age groups of 0-5 years were invited to participate in the event. The show had awards for Twinkle Toes, Dance Talent, Sunniest Smile and Most Aware Baby. Ritesh Mittal, unit head, Paras Bliss Hospital said, “The main objective of the baby show is to create a support group, help mothers and baby to socialize and build a friendly network.”
PGIMER’s Dr Khaiwal awarded fellowship by US
Chandigarh: Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, Additional Professor of Environment Health, School of Public Health, PGIMER was awarded the International Visitor leadership Fellowship in Air Quality by Department of State, United States of America. The IVlP fellowship is funded by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. From India, Dr Khaiwal was selected for the IVlP fellowship and visited United States for two weeks to have social, cultural and academic experience.