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Himachal CM mourns death of Rifleman

Shimla: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has expressed deep grief over the death of Rifleman Inder Singh in IED blast in Manipur, who belonged to Pandoh area of Mandi district of the state. The Chief Minister said the brave soldiers of Himachal Pradesh had always been leading from the front to safeguard frontiers of the nation and maintaining law and order. He said the supreme sacrifice made by Rifleman Inder Singh would always be remembered by the country. He also expressed his deep sympathies with the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty for peace of the departed soul.

Haryana to observe Constitution Day

Chandigarh: Haryana Government will observe November 26 as Constitution Day in a befitting manner in the state. A spokesman said that various activities would be organised by the different departments to create awareness among people about the Constitution. He said that Preamble to the Constitution (as it exists on date) would be read out in all educational institutions and government offices. It has also been suggested to organize Mock Parliament in Higher Education institutions like schools, colleges, law colleges and Universities. Besides, essay writing or debate competitions and lecturers would be organized in educational institutions

BBMB holds state level painting competition

Chandigarh:  'On the spot' state level painting competition amongst school children of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana was organized by Bhakra Beas Management Board at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Sector-5, Panchkula on Tuesday. Balvir Singh Sinhmar was the nodal officer of this competition. Over 16.47 lakh participants competed for the school level competition, out of which 300 children were selected for state level competition. DK Sharma, chairman, BBMB was the chief guest in the function. Cash prizes of Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 Rs 10,000 were given to first three winners of  group 'A' & group 'B' of each state/UT.

Child safety to be promoted in Punjab

Chandigarh:  Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and 'Save the Children' organisation have joined hands to promote child safety in Punjab To mark the celebration of Children's day, a program called 'Satark Main, Surakshit Main' was launched on Tuesday at Chandigarh by SCPCR and Save the Children. The program is an E-Learning Module on Child Sexual Abuse and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 meant to create awareness and promote child safety in Punjab.   PSCPCR chairperson  Sukesh Kalia said that in the first phase of launch, this module would reach out to 500 government primary schools in four districts of Punjab.

Hartek to install gas-insulated substation

Chandigarh: Hartek Power, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) arm of the Hartek Group, has bagged a prestigious order from the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd (HVPNL) for executing a 132-KV gas-insulated substation at the 31-acre national cancer institute of All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Jhajjar. This GIS project, which is scheduled to be completed by September next year, will cater to the electricity requirements of the entire National Cancer Institute campus comprising a 710-bed hospital, 15 laboratories for principal investigators and a separate diagnostics block.

Co-operative week celebrations kick off

Mohali: The inaugural function of cooperative week celebrations was held at Verka plant Mohali here. The chief guest was Speaker of Punjab Assembly, KP Singh and Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLA Mohali was the guest of honor for the event. The theme for the first day was “Good governance and Professionalization through Cooperatives”. Every year,  the National Co-operative Union of India celebrates the cooperative week from November 14 to 20 to propagate the spirit of cooperation.

google’s third edition of Web Rangers

Chandigarh: On children's day, Google has announced the third edition of its Web Rangers contest - an initiative that is designed to spread awareness about Internet safety and promote digital citizenship. The competition aims to encourage teenagers to discover their hidden ninjas and unlock their creativity in highlighting the importance of cyber safety. It is open to students across the country within the age group of 10 and 17 years.

Gatka Associations hails Akal Takht

Chandigarh: National Gatka Association of India (regd), Gatka Association Punjab (regd) and International Sikh Marshal Art Academy (regd) have appreciated the edict issued by Singh Sahib Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh who ordered to put an end to flaunting stunts during demonstration of Sikh martial art 'Gatka'. The associations, in its joint statement, has asked all the 'Akharas' and Gatka organizations in and around the world to follow the order issued by Sri Akal Takht Sahib in letter and spirit during organizing the traditional events.

Toyota organises “Fortuner Off-road Camp

Panchkula: After a year of success of the second generation Fortuner in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has organized an off-road camp in Panchkula to give a first-hand experience of the vehicle's off-road prowess to its customers. Scheduled to last for 9 days, the Fortuner Off-road Camp which began on November 11 offers Fortuner customers an experience of the SUV's off-roading capabilities while driving on off-roading terrains like side inclines, water wading, slush pit, gravel pit,big mound, deep ditch and some articulation.

Classical artist Shruti meets Governor 

Chandigarh: Classical artist Shruti Gupta, with specialisation in Kathak and Limca Book of Records Holder presented the details of her work and achievements to Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore at Raj Bhavan. The Governor appreciated her work, particularly performing at the one of the highest snow peaked mountains at minus twenty degree temperature for twenty minutes. Shruti wants to create awareness for stopping female foeticide with the help of her art. “Art is a great medium to bring changes in society,” Shruti said as she discussed her future plan with the Govrenor.




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