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Monday, 07 October 2019 | PNS

thakur expresses grief AS 4 die in accident

Shimla: Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief over the sad demise of four persons who met with an accident when a camper they were travelling fell into a gorge near Dhakog-Tundah road in Bharmour area of district Chamba. One injured person has been taken to Medical College Chamba. Chief Minister has directed the district administration to provide immediate relief to the affected families. He prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss. He also wished the speedy recovery of the injured person.

900 litres adulterated desi ghee seized

Chandigarh: Striking down once again on the adulterators, the Punjab food safety team seized about 900 litres of adulterated desi ghee from a food business operator in Mansa, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab. The manufacturer was allegedly involved in blending cooking medium/vanaspati into ghee and was selling it as desi ghee of different brands. The team discovered 13 boxes of Madhu Sagar desi ghee containing 222 litre ghee,  35 boxes of Keshav Ghee containing 550 litres ghee along with 12 boxes of Dairy King cooking medium measuring 125 litre. The team took the samples of the ghee and cooking medium  and sent them for analysis at the state lab and sealed the premises of the food business operator.

Seminar on Snow leopards held

Shimla: A seminar was organized in the headquarters of Himachal Pradesh Forest Department to discuss the issues of conservation of snow leopard. During the wildlife week celebration, the seminar was organized in the conference hall of the state Forest Department. Experts said that snow leopard mostly live above the tree line in the greater and trans-Himalyan region of Himachal Pradesh. Nature Conservation Foundation is carrying out snow leopard population estimation using camera trapping in the spatially explicit capture-recapture framework in the seven hot spots of the state. Besides estimation NCF is also involved in activities like training to Forest officials, sensitization of the people living in the far flung areas at high reaches regarding conservation issues of snow leopard.

World Maritime Day observed

Chandigarh: ‘World Maritime Day’ was celebrated with the theme – ‘Empowering Women in Maritime Sector’, at an event held at Golf Club, Sector 6, here. The event was organized by the Merchant Navy Officers Association (MNOA) in collaboration with Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) (Chandigarh Chapter), Nautical Institute North West Chandigarh and Institute of Marine Engineers India. The event started with the National Anthem followed by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Vice Admiral (Retd) A.G. Thapliyal AVSM BAR, B. S. Mangat, President, MNOA, Capt KS Sandhu, Master Mariner, Capt MS Judge, Chairman CMMI(Chandigarh Chapter) and Iqbal Singh, Chief Engineer (Retd.) on board ship IMEI. In keeping with theme, eminent speakers from different walks of life enlightened the audience with their speeches.

 

MCC organises Kirtan Samagam

Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh organised first Kirtan Samagam to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at stadium, Khudda Ali Sher. The Kirtan was started at 7pm and concluded at 11 pm with Guru Ka Langar on Saturday. Hardeep Singh, Senior Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the implementation committee welcomed the prominent Kirtan Jathas. After Kirtan Samagam the MCC distributed cloth bags to the devotees requesting them to avoid plastic bags and single use plastic items. Saplings of medicinal and fruit bearing trees were also distributed among devotees.

216 Nirankari devotees donate blood

Chandigarh:  Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation organized blood donation camp at Sector-45 here.

In this camp, 216 Nirankari devotees including 42 women, voluntarily donated blood. This camp was inaugurated by Pandit Abdul Ghaffar Khan , Central Parchark from Delhi who reiterated the message given by Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh that “blood should not flow in the drains, but in the veins”.

Wildlife week observed

Chandigarh: Wildlife week is observed during the first week of October all over the country, with the objective of raising awareness among masses for conservation of Wildlife and its habitat. In this series, a “Nature and Wildlife Trek” was organized by the Chandigarh Department of Forests and Wildlife which was flagged off by Sanjay Beniwal, IPS, Director General of Police, Chandigarh in the presence of TC Nautiyal, Conservator of Forests and Dr Abdul Qayum, Deputy Conservator of Forests. This trekking started from Nepli and culminated at Kansal Log Hut. The Wildlife Trek was approximately 7.5 Km in length and passing through three Hillocks reaching a maximum height of 1500 feet. Around 1100 people participated in the trek.

Prostate Cancer most common: Dr. Santosh

Chandigarh: Saakaar Foundation jointly organized a free medical check-up camp in association with Resident Welfare Association of Sector 48, and Seven Rays Foundation about Prostate cancer at Community Centre, Sector 48 here. Dr Santosh Kumar explained about Prostate cancer, causes and treatment. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Prostate is the second leading type of cancer as per data gathered from Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram. Prostate cancer mainly occurs in older men - about six cases in 10 are diagnosed in men 60 years or older, but cancer in younger patients 50-60 years are more aggressive and advanced, he said.

Drug awareness campaign launched

Amritsar/Ludhiana: Ujjivan Financial Services in collaboration with Parinaam Foundations launched a drug awareness campaign through ’Chote Kadam,’ a community development program to combat drug addiction in Punjab. The campaign was launched in Ludhiana, Amritsar, Barnala and Jalandhar to create awareness around the menace of drug addiction and aims to revamp infrastructure at rehabilitation centres. Parinaam foundation tied up with local de-addiction centres to enhance their infrastructure . The desolated places have been renovated and newly restored areas can now be used by public for recreational hangout.

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