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Monday, 12 February 2024 | PNS

Hry BJP’s former chief Barala is party pick for RS

Chandigarh: BJP on Sunday nominated Haryana’s former state unit president Subhash Barala for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls from the state. Besides being a prominent Jat and Kisan leader, Barala is currently the chairman of Haryana State Bureau of Public Enterprises. Political analysts opined that Barala, who was state unit chief from 2014 to 2020, is considered to be very close to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. While he lost 2019 assembly elections, Khattar made him HSBPE chairman, and was assigned to work for improving farmers’ condition in the State. By sending Barala to the Rajya Sabha, the BJP has made a strategy to mobilize Jat and Kisan voters in its favour.


Punjab upgrades 1240 Mini Anganwadi Centers to Main Anganwadis

Chandigarh: Punjab Government has elevated 1240 Anganwadi Centers in the state from Mini Anganwadi Centers to Main Anganwadi Centers — taking the total count of approved Centers to 27,314. “Out of total 27,314 Anganwadi Centers, 1240 had been operating as Mini Anganwadi Centers where a worker was receiving an honorarium of Rs 3,500 per month,” said the state Social Security Women and Child Development Minister Dr Baljit Kaur. Now, the move has led to the creation of 1240 honorary posts for Anganwadi helpers, and the recruitment will take place soon on an honorarium of Rs 2,250 per month.


People to get benefits from ‘Jan Sahayak Help Me’ app

Chandigarh: Haryana government services and information can now be accessed through the Jan Sahayak Help Me app. Citizens can avail of the services via their mobile phones, said an official spokesperson, adding that registration is essential using either a mobile number or a Parivar Pehchan Patra to access the benefits of the services and information via the Jan Sahayak Help Me app. Spokesperson said that the app offers information on various government services categorized by departments, including emergency services like Dial 112, police (100), ambulance (108), and more. Additionally, citizens can avail themselves of services ranging from bill payments to job listings and skill development opportunities.


‘BJP heading towards sweeping victory in HP in LS polls’

Shimla: Noting that the economy has been growing at a rapid pace under the Narendra Modi government, Himachal Pradesh BJP media in-charge Karan Nanda on Sunday said that the party is heading towards a sweeping victory in the hill state in the coming Lok Sabha polls. Nanda, participating in the party’s ‘Gaon Chalo’ programme in Shimla, said that the BJP is heading towards a sweeping victory in Himachal in the Lok Sabha polls as people trust the guarantees of Prime Minister Modi and are happy with his performance.


41.64L people attended Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Hry so far

Chandigarh: About 41.64 lakh people have attended Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Haryana so far, said the government official spokesperson on Sunday. The State Government is committed towards the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and is actively participating to ensure the welfare schemes of the government reaches the last person in the society. 41,64,673 people have pledged to make India a self-reliant and developed nation by 2047 so far. During the yatra, MPs, Ministers, MLAs, and officers listen to people's problems and provide solutions, besides making people aware of the Central and State Governments’ welfare schemes.


Inspector Ram Lal awarded with ‘Adamaya Sahas Puruskar’

Chandigarh: In view of steps taken by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to promote adventure sports and tourism in the state’s Shivalik and Aravalli mountain ranges, the National Adventure Club organized the 30th National Adventure Festival from February 2 to 10, 2024, in the Morni Hills. The official spokesperson said that about 275 boys and girls from all over the country, between the age group of 16-45, participated along with a team of seven participants from Bangladesh in this Festival. Competitions included activities like trekking, rock climbing, repelling, river rafting, snow skiing, archery, commando obstacle, river crossing, etc. This year, Inspector Ram Lal was awarded ‘Adamaya Sahas Puruskar’, which included a cash prize of Rs 31,000, a certificate of appreciation, and a plaque, he added.



Workshop for rural women on 'Eco-Artistry’ held

Chandigarh: An eco-artistry workshop was organized on Sunday at Kasasuli village in SAS Nagar (Mohali) district, which was attended by various women who are not currently employed. The workshop provides a platform for rural women to transform waste plastic bottles into artistic eco-friendly planters. This unique initiative was undertaken by Panjab University’s two teachers — Dr Jaspreet Kaur Sembi from Department of Botany and Dr Gaurav Gaur from Centre for Social Work—aimed at address the pressing issue of plastic pollution along with empowering women in rural communities by imparting creative skillsets.


Resume bullock cart race at Kila Raipur games: Shergill to Puri

Chandigarh: BJP national spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill on Sunday met the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Puri in New Delhi and sought his intervention for the resumption of bullock-cart racing in Kila Raipur Sports Festival, known as ‘Rural Olympics of India’. Shergill said that during his meeting with the Minister, he has urged Puri to get the President's assent to ‘The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Punjab Amendment) Bill 2019’ that will pave way for the resumption of bullock-cart race at the annual Kila Raipur Rural Olympics.


Olive Cafe & Bar presents special valentine's menu  

Chandigarh: Olive Cafe & Bar in Chandigarh’s Sector-26 has started its Valentine's Week celebration #LoveOnTheMenu, bringing a fresh twist to the festivity and combining the joy of togetherness with a hint of playfulness. The celebrations that will go till February 14 will feature Olive Cafe & Bar’s special Valentine's menu, including Lover’s Ravioli, Mushroom and Sweet Pea Pithivier, and Strawberry Semifreddo.

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