Gurdaspur Bye Election

CEO Punjab seeks panel of officers from Punjab Government

Officers are to be posted immediately on the vacant posts in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency

Chandigarh, September 13 :  Chief Electoral Officer, PunJab today  sought panel of officers from Punjab government  to fill  various posts which are lying vacant in Gurdaspur parliamentary  constituency .

          Disclosing this here Spokesman of Office of Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab Said that for the smooth conduct of Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Bye election panel of three officers for the Post of SDM Dharkalan  and SDM Dera Baba Nanak which are to  be filled immediately.

          He further said that Office also sought panel of three officers for the post of AETC Gurdaspur because incumbent Rajwinder Kaur Bajwa belongs to Gurdaspur.

          Likewise office also sought panel of three officers for the post of  Tehsildar to fill the vacant post of Tehsildar Dharkalan.

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART BY NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

BATS FOR TRANSFORMING CULTURAL AWAKENING INTO MASS MOVEMENT

·       PROCESS AFOOT TO CONSTITUTE 12 WINGS UNDER PUNJAB KALA PARISHAD

·       CHAIRMAN DR. SURJIT PATAR DETAILS FINER POINTS

·       BRAINSTORMING MEET HELD TO DELIBERATE UPON PROPAGATION OF PUNJABI FOLK ARTS, CULTURAL & HISTORICAL HERITAGE

CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 13:"The cultural awakening is a necessary step to connect the youth of Punjab with their glorious cultural, historical, religious and artistic roots and this awakening needs to be turned into a mass movement so as to make the Punjabi culture resonate throughout the globe".

Expressing these views in a straight from the heart manner here today while addressing a meeting of the leading lights of literary field of Punjab, the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu said that process is already afoot to constitute 12 wings under the Punjab Kala Parishad (Punjab Arts Council) and these would be spread at the village and tehsil level in order to give concrete standing to the efforts to popularize various cultural forms of the state. The minister also said that each wing would be comprised of 8-10 people and would be headed by a convenor. Rooting for being decisive to infuse a new life into the movement for preservation of cultural and historical heritage of Punjab, the minister said that he would also hold meetings once a month with these wings. Exhorting all those present to involve themselves wholeheartedly into the task of bringing about a cultural renaissance in Punjab, the minister said that passion is what makes you win in the end.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad and noted litterateur Dr. Surjit Patar while detailing the finer points of the wings said that these would be devoted to 'Lok Dhara'- 'Sookham' and 'Sthool' category, establishing connect with the educational institutions keeping students in prime focus, efforts to promote Punjabi language, Rejuvenation of dying folk arts, strengthening the theatre movement, contact the media platforms for propagation of Punjabi culture, art and language, Preservation of works of great litterateurs through CDs, Painting contests with Punjab as theme and holding an 'ASIAN POETRY FESTIVAL' dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

On the occasion, prominent personalities from literary/intellectual fields Mr. Jatinder Brar from Naatshala Amritsar, Mr. Amarjeet Grewal, Dr. Tejwant Singh Gill, Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Mr. Ninder Ghugianvi, Mr. Harvinder Singh Khalsa, Dr. Sukhdev Singh Sirsa, Dr. Nirmal Jaura, Mr. Swaranjit Savi and Dr. Nahar Singh put forward their valuable suggestions to bring a cultural revolution in the state. These suggestions included forming a theatre organization after every 10-12 villages, working wholeheartedly to preserve the joint culture of both Indian and Pakistani Punjab's, Having a state level museum to keep as well as conserve every article concerning culture of Punjab,  another museum dedicated to the dying artifacts and folk arts of Punjab, documentation of dialects of Punjabi language, making available such a platform for the youth who couldn't a chance to either study or properly exhibit their exceptional talent, organizing an inter university level competition of folk arts by the parishad, and propping up painting art.

The proceedings were ably compeered by the Secretary General of the Parishad Mr. Lakhwinder Singh Johal. Among others present on the occasion included Principal Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department Mr. Jaspal Singh, Director Mr. Shivdular Singh Dhillon, Dr. Sarabjit Kaur Johal, Dr. Deepak Manmohan Singh, Sarabjit Kaur Mangat, Kewal Dhaliwal, Sukhi Brar, Dr. Karamjit Singh Sra, Diwan Manna, Prof. Manjit Indra, Sushil Dosanjh, Pritam Rupal, Dr. Yograj, Darshan Singh Aasht, Sri Ram Arsh and Prof. Dareya.

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HEALTH MINISTER QUESTIONS THE PRACTICE OF REFERRING CASE FROM ONE HOSPITAL TO ANOTHER

·        MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS OF SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN AND AROUND HOSPITALS: BRAHM MOHINDRA TO CIVIL SURGEONS

·        SANITIZATION WEEKS BE OBSERVED IN CIVIL HOSPITALS, OTS WOULD BE THE FOCUS

·        EXHORTS CIVIL SURGEONS TO WIN TRUST OF THE CITIZENS BY PROVIDING QUALITY MEDICAL SERVICES

CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 13:Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Health & Family Welfare Minister has taken a serious note of the practice of referring one patient to another hospital and ordered an in depth investigation of all such cases where the patients have been referred to another hospitals on one pretext or other.

Chairing the meeting of Civil Surgeons held at the office of Director Health Services, Punjab, Mr. Brahm Mohindra instructed the Civil Surgeons to make sure that quality health services are provided to the citizen under the various State Sponsored and National Health Mission schemes so as to win the faith and trust of the people. Civil Surgeons were also directed to personally monitor the patients’ data being uploaded at the district level. He said that it is found that most of the districts send incomplete and defective data to the head quarter, regarding health facilities provided to the patients. The Minister said that in such a situation it becomes difficult for the head quarter to review and assess the real impact of the health schemes. He directed the Civil Surgeons to personally supervise the data being forwarded to the head quarter and henceforth the concerned Civil Surgeon would be held accountable for any flaw in the data.

Health Minister also issues set of directions for the Civil Surgeons to maintain high standards of sanitation and Hygiene in and around the premises of the hospitals. They have been directed to launch weekly sanitation campaigns. Operation Theatres would be the centre stage of these sanitization campaigns. “It is mandatory for all Civil Surgeons to do photography during these sanitization weeks and report must be send to head quarter for evaluation”, Brahm Mohindra instructed the Civil Surgeons.

Health Minister happily acknowledged the fact that there are good numbers of Government Hospitals in the state which are performing well in every respect in contrast to the private hospitals. He exhorts other government hospitals to lead by example of good performance.

Mr. Brahm Mohindra also reviewed the flagship health schemes like Janani Shishu Surakhiya Kariyakaram (JSSK) and Rashtriya Bal Swasthiya Kariyakaram (RBSK) and instructed the Civil Surgeons to ensure that due medical care is provided to the beneficiaries under these schemes.

Prominent amongst other who were present in the meeting included Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Mr. B. Srinivasan, Special Secretary, Mr. Varun Roojam, M.D. NHM, Dr. Rajiv Bhalla, Director Health Services.

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ITALY’S HERA GROUP PROPOSES SETTING UP STATE-OF-THE-ART EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT IN PUNJAB

·        GROUP DELEGATION CALLS ON CM IN LONDON, WILL SEND FIELD TEAM SOON FOR ON-GROUND STUDY IN STATE

London, September 13

          Encouraged by the industry-friendly policies of the Captain Amarinder led government, Italy’s multi-utility Hera Group has evinced interest in setting up an industrial waste conversion project in Punjab on BOT basis.

          This was conveyed to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh by a high-level company delegation that called on him here on Tuesday evening. In their presentation to the Chief Minister, the delegation suggested conversion of the industrial waste generated in Punjab’s major cities into energy, facilitating the state’s green transformation and helping it get rid of pollution.

          On a suggestion by the Chief Minister, the delegation agreed to conduct a field study to work out a sustainable project. The delegation informed the Chief Minister that the Group would send a technical team soon to Ludhiana and Jalandhar to analyse the nature of effluent discharged from the large number of local industrial units located there and come out with a detailed proposal.

          The delegation, led by Aditya Khanna, Vice Chairman of DSSI Global Limited represented the Group, said the proposed effluent treatment plant would be a state-of-the-art facility, an official spokesperson disclosed, giving details of the meeting.

          Welcoming the proposals, the Chief Minister extended to the delegation his government’s full support to Hera Group in its ventures. He apprised the delegation of the various measures taken by his government to promote ease of business in the state.

          Captain Amarinder appreciated the company’s efforts in the areas of management of environmental services, energy sources and water cycling in Italy and Europe. He suggested exploring collaboration with the Group in other areas of mutual interest.