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Monday, 17 June 2024 | PNS

Purohit visits Gurudwara Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib: Punjab Governor and UT-Chandigarh Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit on Sunday paid a visit to Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, to offer prayers and sought blessings for the welfare and prosperity of the people of Punjab. Purohit was warmly welcomed by the Gurudwara authorities and the Sikh Sangat. He participated in the religious rituals with great reverence. “Gurudwara Ponta Sahib holds a special place in the hearts of millions. It is a beacon of spiritual guidance and moral strength,” said Purohit, adding, “I seek the blessings of the Almighty for the chardikala (ever-rising spirits) and welfare of the people of Punjab. May we continue to live in harmony and work towards the collective prosperity of our State.”

 

HP Governor, CM felicitates people on Eid

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla and Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Sunday felicitated the people of the State, particularly the Muslim brethren, on the auspicious occasion of Eid (Bakrid). Extending his greetings on the occasion, the Governor hoped this festival to spread the message of peace and love among communities across the world. Sukhu hoped that this festival would further strengthen the bonds of peace, unity, and brotherhood. They prayed that the festival may spread the message of goodwill in the society and go a long way in strengthening the unity and integrity among people.

 

HPSC announces final result of Haryana Civil Services Examination

Chandigarh: Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) on Sunday announced the final result of Haryana Civil Services Examination on June 14, 2024. HPSC conducted the HCS main written examination on March 30 and 31, 2024. Notably, the Commission had invited applications for 121 posts of HCS (EB) and other allied services, for which total 87,092 candidates had applied. The preliminary examination was held on February 11, 2024, the result of which was announced on March 15, with a total of 1,706 candidates qualifying. Subsequently, the main examination was held on March 30 and 31. HPSC released the result of HCS main written examination on May 27. Total of 275 candidates were called for the interview for 121 posts, and interviews were conducted from June 10 to 14.

 

HP Guv inaugurates 4-day International Summer Festival

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla inaugurated the four-day-long International Summer Festival at the historic Ridge on Saturday evening. Accompanied by Lady Governor Janaki Shukla, the Governor said that such events help in preserving and promoting the rich culture of Himachal Pradesh. The Summer Festival, organized during late evenings at the Ridge, also provide relief from the scorching summer heat to the locals as well as tourists and offers them grandeur spectacle of celebration, said Shri Shukla on the sideline of the function.

 

PU CET (PG) Entrance Test-2024 held

Chandigarh: Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Sunday completed the PU CET (PG) Entrance Test – 2024 for admission to various courses. Total seven centres were created, four at Chandigarh and one each at Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, and Sri Muktsar Sahib. Total 87.26 per cent candidates, 4026 out of 4614, appeared in the entrance test. Flying squad and observers were sent to every centre for routine checking and smooth conduct of the test. The test was conducted satisfactorily and no untoward incident was reported from any of the examination centres.

 

Union Minister Rao Inderjit asks officers to prioritize resolving complaints related to cleanliness

Gurugram: Union Minister and Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit on Sunday asked the officers concerned to prioritize resolving any complaints related to cleanliness and to obtain feedback after addressing them. Addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Jat Bhavan organized by the Jat Welfare Association in Gurugram’s Sector 10, he said that to alleviate traffic congestion in Gurugram, roads and underpasses have been constructed. Additionally, efforts to connect Old Gurugram with metro are progressing on the ground. The Union Minister assured that Gurugram, known globally as Millennium City, will have the facilities of an international city within the next five years.

 

Rs 33L development works announced in Ballabgarh constituency

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of Industries and Commerce Mool Chand Sharma on Sunday visited Ballabgarh assembly constituency, conducted a surprise inspection of development works, and sanctioned development projects worth Rs 33 lakh. Sharma said that as Ballabgarh MLA, it is his moral responsibility to ensure comprehensive development in the constituency. He is making every effort to make Ballabgarh assembly constituency a model of development. He also laid the foundation stones for several roads. He mentioned that after approximately 35 years, the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority (FMDA) department is cleaning sewer lines using new technology in Ballabgarh.

 

Kapoor delivers keynote at BRICS Academy Xiamen Event

Chandigarh: Vineet Raj Kapoor, founder of SXILL, delivered a keynote address at the BRICS Auditorium of Skills Development and Technology Innovation Forum in Xiamen, China. The event, held by the BRICS Business Council, focused on cross-border e-commerce and industry-education integration. Kapoor emphasized the importance of BRICS nations collaborating to enhance talent quality, promote sustainable development, and alleviate poverty through skill development. He highlighted the crucial role of UI/UX design skills in addressing global challenges, underscoring the forum's aim to boost competitiveness and cooperation among BRICS countries.

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