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Wednesday, 31 May 2023 | PNS | Chandigarh

Goa Foundation Day Celebrated at Punjab Raj Bhawan

Chandigarh: The spirit of Goa came alive in Chandigarh as the vibrant celebration of 36th ‘Goa Foundation Day’ took place with great enthusiasm at the Punjab Raj Bhawan on Tuesday. The event, commemorating the formation of the state of Goa, witnessed a grand gathering of dignitaries, government officials, and esteemed guests, who joined together to honor the rich cultural heritage of Goa in collaboration with the Goan community residing in Punjab and Chandigarh. Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit honoured the wife of Karnail Singh Benipal, the Punjabi youth who laid down his life for Liberation of Goa, Charanjit Kaur; and felicitated Mahadevkar Madhukar Sadashiv, the participant in Goa Liberation Movement.

Healthy diet, regular exercise, stress-free life key to a healthy gut: Dr Trehan

Chandigarh: “A healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress-free lifestyle are paramount for maintaining good health,” said Dr Manjeet Singh Trehan, the Additional Director, Internal Medicine, at Fortis Medcentre, while addressing a National Conference on ‘Gut Health’ held on the occasion of World Digestive Day. The theme of the event was ‘Integrative Approach to Gut Health’ which was jointly organized by Haryana Yog Aayog and PGIMER, Chandigarh. The audience at the conference comprised medical students, doctors, researchers, educators, yoga students etc.

Bajwa slams AAP Govt’s move to auction Mandi Board’s valuable properties

Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader and the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Partap Singh Bajwa on Tuesday flayed the AAP-led State Government's move to auction the property of the fund-starved Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board, also known as the Punjab Mandi Board. Citing a news report, Bajwa said that at least 175 properties owned by the Board would be auctioned to raise Rs 100 crore to ease out financial stress that the Board had been suffering due to non-release of rural development fund (RDF) by the Centre for past three foodgrain procurement seasons. “Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann should have put his ego aside and attended the recent governing council meeting of the NITI Aayog. He could have used the platform to raise the state's issues of utmost urgency including RDF,” said Bajwa.

Pb Minister felicitates 300 govt school students who excelled in board exams

Sunam Udham Singh Wala: Punjab Cabinet Minister Aman Arora on Tuesday felicitated as many as 300 students, including five meritorious students, of government schools of Sunam assembly constituency for excelling in board exams for Classes V, VIII, X, and XII. Arora, addressing the gathering, said that government school’s students have set an example by bringing laurels with their hard work, perseverance and determination and it was also a matter of inspiration for others too. A cash reward of Rs 5,100, trophies, merit certificates each were awarded to five meritorious students, while appreciation certificates were given to other students.
 
Applications invited for posts in Child Rights Protection Commission till Jun 5

Chandigarh: Punjab Social Security Department has invited applications for the positions of Vice-Chairman and four members of the Punjab State Child Rights Protection Commission. The deadline for applications is June 5. The Social Security, Women, and Child Development Minister Dr Baljit Kaur said the appointments are aimed at effectively implementing the child welfare schemes and ensuring timely assistance for those in need. Interested candidates can visit the Department's website at https://sswcd.punjab.gov.in for more information; and submit their applications until June 5, 2023.

Punjab Speaker releases book, contains all House bulletins from 1960 to 2021

Chandigarh: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Tuesday released a book, ‘Bulletins Pertaining to the Sittings of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha (1960-2021)’ at Vidhan Sabha Secretariat. Accompanied by Deputy Speaker Jai Krishan Singh Rouri and Secretary Surinder Pal, the Speaker described the book — published in three volumes by Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat — as a historical document. “This book is the first in the history of any state legislative assembly and even in the Parliament of the nation, and any information regarding the sittings of assembly from the year 1960 till date can be easily find in this book,” he said, adding that all the bulletins from the year 1960 to 2021 besides information of all the Governors, Chief Ministers, Speakers, Deputy Speakers, Assembly Secretaries of the state and their tenure have been compiled in one place for the information of the readers.
 
Govt to sympathetically consider demands of PSPCL, PSTCL pensioners

Chandigarh: The legitimate demands of the pensioners of PSPCL and PSTCL will be sympathetically considered and various issues would be resolved soon, said Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Tuesday, after meeting the delegation of Pensioners Association of PSPCL and PSTCL. The Minister assured the Association members that their legitimate issues will be resolved soon by meeting with the senior officials of the department.

Haryana CS asks Departments to update the HRMS

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has directed all Managing Directors, Chief Administrators of Boards, Corporations, and Registrars of Universities to adopt Human Resources Management System application (HRMS) and update the data of their employees using the HRMS application by 30th June 2023. In a written communication addressed to all Administrative Secretaries, the Chief Secretary stated that it has been noted that certain Boards, Corporations, and Universities have not yet adopted the Human Resources Management System application (HRMS) and have not updated the data of their employees accordingly. He urged them to ensure the strict compliance of these instructions in both letter and spirit.

Parts of Haryana, Punjab receive rain

Chandigarh: Parts of Haryana and Punjab received overnight rains, leading to a dip in temperatures, officials said on Tuesday.  According to the Met Department, Haryana’s Ambala, Karnal, Panchkula, Kurukshetra and Yamunanagar received rains overnight. Punjab’s Ludhiana, Patiala, Faridkot, Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Rupnagar and Mohali also received rains, the department said. 
Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, received showers last night. The neighbouring states and their capital city have received intermittent rains over the last 1o days and the temperatures have remained below normal limits. 

Haryana Govt invites nominations for Padma Awards till August 15

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has invited nominations for recommendations of esteemed Padma Awards, including Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri till August 15, 2023. These awards hold significance as they are among the highest civilian honours and will be given on the occasion of Republic Day, January 26, 2024. An official spokesperson said that the recommendations for the Padma Awards should be sent to the Political Branch politicalbranch@gmail.com by August 15, 2023. Only nominations submitted online will be considered, and any received after the deadline will not be taken into account. He informed that online nominations/recommendations have been started for the Padma Awards-2024 to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day in the year 2024. The last date for nominations for the Padma Awards is September 15, 2023.

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