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Monday, 02 October 2023 | PNS


Swachhta hi Seva campaign: Purohit joins cleanliness drive at Apni Mandi

Chandigarh: Punjab Governor UT Administrator of Chandigarh Banwarilal Purohit, accompanied by city Mayor Anup Gupta, Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra, NSS volunteer students, among others joined forces to clean up Apni Mandi, Sector 49, as part of the Swachhta hi Seva campaign. The enthusiasm and efforts displayed by the Governor and the students, even in the scorching heat, were truly commendable as they cleared up fruit and vegetable waste scattered across the apni mandi ground. Mitra also commended the efforts of citizens and organizations involved, stating, “Under the Swachhata Pakhwada – Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, Chandigarh witnessed a remarkable display of civic pride and responsibility…Let us continue to strive for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable Chandigarh.”


Punjab Govt to launch ‘Saade Bjurag, Sadda Maan’ campaign on Oct 3

Chandigarh: Punjab Government will launch ‘Saade Bjurag, Sadda Maan’ campaign dedicated to the International Day of Senior Citizens from Faridkot district on October 3. Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Dr Baljit Kaur, who will be the chief guest, on Sunday said that for the welfare of the elderly, ‘Saade Bjurag Sadda Maan’ campaign is being initiated in the State under which health camps will be set up at every district level till November 24. In these health camps, the elderly will receive complete geriatric care (age-related diseases) check-ups, ENT (Ear Nose Throat) check-ups, eye check-ups, and the distribution of spectacles. Eye surgery facilities will be provided free of charge. Apart from this, free medicines were also provided to the elderly, senior citizen cards will be issued, and old age pension forms will also be filled out.


Punjab CM congrats Punjabi players for bringing five gold medals in Asian Games

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday congratulated the Punjabi players in Indian contingent at Asian games for lifting five gold medals thereby breaking the ice after 1962 Jakarta Asiad. “Punjab’s players are continuing their superb performance in the ongoing Asian games. Today, Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and Zorawar Singh Sandhu lifted gold medals whereas Harmilan Bains and Rajeshwari Kumari bagged silver medal in the Games. Till now, 13 players from Punjab had lifted five gold medals, four silver, and three bronze medals. This is for the first time after 1962 Jakarta Asian games that Punjabi players have bagged five gold medals,” he said.


Sukhu urges new AEs to work with honesty and dedication

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, in an interaction with 55 freshly-appointed Assistant Engineers on late Saturday evening, shared valuable insights with these aspiring electrical engineers. Out of the 55 AEs, 43 have been appointed to serve in the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited while 10 have joined the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited and two have taken up positions in the Department of Energy. Sukhu asked the newly-appointed engineers to work with honesty and dedication to ensure welfare of the people.


Swachhta Seva Pakhwada: Khattar urges collective responsibility for cleanliness

Faridabad: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday marked the conclusion of Swachhta Seva Pakhwada on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday in Faridabad. Khattar, addressing the gathering, highlighted the significance of collective responsibility towards cleanliness saying that it should not be solely the responsibility of sanitation workers but must evolve into a people's campaign. Honouring the sanitation workers, he appealed to the people that instead of leaving the work of cleanliness to the sanitation workers, it will have to be a people's campaign.


Haryana Police to observe Oct as Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Chandigarh: Haryana police will conduct a month-long programme across the State to raise awareness about cybersecurity. The schedule, designed to educate, inform and protect individuals and businesses from potential cyber threats, was prepared by the state police force to mark the month of October as the Cybersecurity Awareness month. Haryana DGP Shatrujeet Kapur said, “Cyber threats don’t discriminate. They affect individuals and businesses alike. This October, people should arm themselves with knowledge and best practices to stay a step ahead. With a blend of interactive sessions, practical demos, real-world stories, and expert insights, Cybersecurity Awareness Month promises to be a beacon for a safer digital future.”


OPS to be announced in first cabinet meeting if Cong forms Govt in Hry: Hooda

Chandigarh: Haryana’s former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced his support for employees associated with the national movement for Old Pension Scheme at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. He said that old pension is the right of the employees and the government should immediately accept and implement this demand. “This benefit has been given to employees in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Himachal. In Haryana too, the implementation of the Old Pension Scheme will be announced in the first cabinet meeting as soon as the Congress government is formed,” he added.


Students take out cycle rally to celebrate Green Consumer Day

Chandigarh:  Maharshi Dayanand Public School, MDAV Bhavan, Daria, in collaboration with UT Environment Department, organized a cycle rally and planted saplings on the occasion of Green Consumer Day. Most of the students of school’s Eco Club and also the Principal Dr Vinod Kumar participated in the cycle rally. A cycling club has also been formed in the school. Highlighting the importance of cycling, the Principal said that cycling keeps a person healthy.


253 Nirankari devotees donated blood

Chandigarh: Nirankari Rajpita Ramit ji Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (Social Welfare Department of Nirankari Mission) organized a blood donation camp on Sunday wherein 253 Nirankari devotees, including 17 women, contributed to the service of humanity by donating blood. This camp was inaugurated by the Zonal Incharge OP Nirankari ji who reminded the inspirational message of Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh ji that ‘Blood should flow in the veins and not in the drains’.



Hry Guv urges people to include cleanliness in their daily routine

Ambala: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday said that cleanliness work is not a one-day programme while urging the people to include it in their daily routine. “When our environment remains clean, our surroundings remain clean, we will stay away from diseases,” he said, hailing the sanitation workers.


The Governor, addressing the gathering at a programme under the nationwide cleanliness drive organized in Valmiki Nagar in Ambala, urged the people not to throw garbage on roads and other public places and to contribute to making a clean India and better India.


This programme witnessed a brief commotion as a woman walked up to Governor Dattatreya and expressed unhappiness over poor sanitation in her colony. The governor was seen pacifying the woman and listened to her patiently. He later joined other volunteers with a broom in his hand and gave directions to officials on cleaning drains after checking one of them.


“The woman suddenly reached the spot where the governor was present. She spoke about the alleged poor sanitation condition of Valmiki Colony,” a source said.


The woman also told the governor that if he wanted to see the actual condition of cleanliness, he should go inside Valmiki Colony. She told him that the drains were filled with dirt and there were no facilities for sanitation workers. Senior police and administration officials were also seen pacifying her.


After the governor inspected a drain, Ambala Municipal Corporation Mayor Shakti Rani Sharma, who was present there, told reporters that there is no doubt that the city is not as clean as it should be.

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