Listening to stories of plasma donors makes me very proud of my fellow Delhiites: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*CM Arvind Kejriwal thanks plasma donors on phone, appreciates them for their contribution in Delhi's fight against COVID*
*Plasma donors Srishti and Bhoomika share their experiences of plasma donation with CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*Plasma donors laud the facilities and guidance provided to them at the plasma bank set up by the Delhi govt*
*CM Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to the donors to motivate others who have recovered from COVID to donate plasma*
New Delhi: *10th July 2020*-Speaking to plasma donors on Friday, CM Arvind Kejriwal thanked them for their contribution to saving the lives of Corona patients by donating their plasma at the plasma bank, which has been set-up by the Delhi government at the ILBS Hospital. Taking to Twitter, CM Kejriwal shared the audio of his conversation with the plasma donors. He praised them for donating plasma and appealed to them to motivate more Corona recovered patients to come forward and donate plasma.
The Delhi government has set-up India's first plasma bank at the ILBS Hospital, with an objective to maintain a plasma stock from those who have already recovered from Corona. Addressing a press briefing earlier, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal had said that plasma has been proven as an effective solution for the recovery of moderate patients, and plasma therapy should be provided to Corona patients until a vaccine comes. He said the plasma bank will enable the people to obtain plasma without any hassles, and had also laid out detailed eligibility criteria over who can and cannot donate plasma.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "When I hear stories of plasma donors, I feel very proud of my fellow Delhiites. So I decided to call and congratulate some donors. Do listen in to my conversation with plasma donors Srishti and Bhumika."
In the audio clip shared by CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter, a Corona recovered patient Srishti said she observed Corona symptoms for five days but has fully recovered now. CM Kejriwal praised her for donating plasma and said he was proud of her. Srishti thanked the CM for motivating people to donate plasma and also lauded the infrastructure and facilities of the plasma bank at the ILBS hospital. She also said she suffered no weakness or pain, and the doctors and the medical staff at the plasma bank was very helpful and guided her through the whole process. CM Kejriwal expressed his concerns over people assuming that they will get infected again if they visit ILBS hospital, despite knowing that ILBS is a non-COVID hospital. Srishti also said that the hospital is very clean and hygienic and there is no risk of getting infected, as all precautions are taken inside the hospital. She also said that she will also encourage her neighbor who has recovered from Corona to donate plasma.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal also spoke to another plasma donor Bhoomika and praised her for donating plasma. He said her donation is an inspiration for everyone and people get inspired and motivated to do such things when youth like her come forward and save lives. Bhoomika said, "I would like to applaud you sir because this initiative is actually very good. The doctors at the plasma bank are providing all facilities. I do not understand why people are not going to donate. That hospital is a non-COVID hospital, people cannot get infected. There is enough social distancing maintained in the hospital." She also said that she will motivate others to donate plasma and save lives. CM Arvind Kejriwal called her a hero and lauded her for donating plasma.
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*Environment Minister, Shri Gopal Rai launches a 17-day mega plantation drive "Plant Saplings, Save Environment"
*Delhi Cabinet Ministers along with Hon'ble Speaker of Delhi Assembly & MLAs will take part in this 17-day mega plantation drive from July 10-26: Shri Gopal Rai
*Delhi government will plant 31 lakh saplings across Delhi this year, which is more than double than Centre’s target of 15 lakhs: Shri Gopal Rai
*Delhi govt will initiate early preparation to tackle air pollution of the capital which happens due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states: Shri Gopal Rai
NEW DELHI,10.07.20-Delhi Environment Minister Mr Gopal Rai on Friday launched a massive 17-day campaign to plant 31 lakh plants, trees and shrubs across the national capital to reduce pollution. Mr Rai launched the campaign, 'Plant Trees, Save Environment (podhe lagao prayavaran bachao)' at the ITO nursery. He said that the Delhi government will plant over 31 lakh saplings during this 17-day plantation drive. All the departments of the Delhi government will be involved in this initiative. Mr Rai said that the Centre has set a target of planting 15 lakh plants, trees and shrubs in Delhi but the Delhi government's target is more than double of that. The Delhi Environment Minister said that the Delhi government will soon initiate early preparation to tackle air pollution of the capital which happens due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states.
We all are now fighting against COVID pandemic but we need to keep in mind that every year citizens of Delhi suffer from air pollution: Gopal Rai
"The citizens of Delhi, the government of Delhi and all the authorities are now fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. We are witnessing that the rate of infection due to the COVID-19 virus is decreasing in Delhi. But at the same time, we need to keep in mind that every year the citizens of Delhi suffers from air pollution and the Delhi government is working tirelessly from the last few years to decrease the pollution level in Delhi," said Mr Rai.
Centre has set a target of planting 15 lakh plants, trees and shrubs in Delhi but our target is more than double of that: Shri Gopal Rai
He said that to combat the air pollution in Delhi, the Central government has set a target of planting 15 lakh plants, trees and shrubs in Delhi but the Delhi government's target is more than double of that. "We will plant over 31 lakh saplings during this 17-day plantation drive. All the departments of the Delhi government will be involved in this initiative. We will plant saplings of big trees, small trees and also shrubs. Our target is to plant 20 lakh sapling of big trees and 11 lakh saplings of small trees and shrubs."
We will observe these two weeks of the mega plantation drive as "Vrikshaaropan Pakhavaada": Shri Gopal Rai
The Delhi Environment Minister said, "We are committed to reduce the pollution level of Delhi. Therefore, we are launching a mega plantation drive, "Plant Saplings, Save Environment", in Delhi from July 10-26. We will observe these two weeks as Vrikshaaropan Pakhavaada."
Delhi government, MCDs, DDA and all the other agencies of Delhi will take part in this mega plantation drive: Shri Gopal Rai
"Various departments of the Delhi government like PWD, DSIDC, DTC etc will plant nearly 18,000 saplings. The DDA will plant 9,40,000 saplings and all the MCDs and NDMC will plant 2 lakh saplings. The metro, Northern railway, BSES like agencies will plant 2 lakh saplings. The Delhi government has decided that during this drive any citizen of Delhi who wants to plant saplings can get them free of cost from any of the 14 nurseries of the Delhi government," said Mr Gopal Rai.
Schedule of the plantation drive
July 13, at ITO nursery-Dy CM, Shri Manish Sisodia
July 15, at City Forest-Transport Minister, Shri Kailash Gahlot
July 17 at Garhi Mandu-Social Welfare Minister, Shri Rajendra Pal Gautam
July 20 at ITO Chungi- Food Minister Imran Hussain
July 20 at Kamla Nehru Ridge- Health Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain
July 24 at Garhi Mandu- Hon'ble Speaker of Delhi Assembly
July 26: All the 70 MLAs will hold plantation drive at their own constituencies
Delhi govt will initiate early preparation to tackle air pollution of the capital which happens due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states: Shri Gopal Rai
"The Delhi government is conducting separate studies on the levels of pollution during the lockdown, before and after the lockdown. The results of these studies will help us to create a robust plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi. The Delhi government will soon hold meetings with all the environment-related agencies to initiate early preparation to tackle air pollution of the capital which happens due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states. We will also discuss this matter with the neighbouring states so that we can find out a way to bring down the pollution levels," said Mr Rai.
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*Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights rescues 12 child labourers from Gandhi Nagar*
*Children were found in a garment factory and motorcycle mechanic shops*
*DCPCR and Delhi Police have sealed the establishments and arrested the contractor*
*DCPCR along with police & NGOs have done a remarkable job, in future more such coordinated operations must take place: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
*DCPCR is preparing a comprehensive long-term strategy to make Delhi Child Labour Free by 2023: Anurag Kundu*
NEW DELHI : 10th July 2020-The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) rescued 12 child labourers from Gandhi Nagar on Friday. The team of the DCPCR was headed by one of the members of the commission, Mr Roop Sudesh Vimal. The children were found in a garment factory and cycle-motorcycle mechanic shops. The children were not wearing masks and were working in unsafe and unhygienic conditions.
They were rescued by the teams, successfully and provided with masks and sanitizers. The DCPCR and the Delhi Police have sealed the establishments and arrested the contractor. The DCPCR held the operation with teams of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Vivek Vihar); SHO, Gandhi Nagar; Labour Department and NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
"DCPCR along with Delhi Police & NGOs have done a remarkable job. I congratulate such an effort and I am confident that in the future more such coordinated actions will take place to irradiate the malpractice of child labour in Delhi," said Mr Rajendra Pal Gautam, Minister of Social Welfare Women and Child Development.
Mr Anurag Kundu, the Chairperson of the DCPCR stressed on the rehabilitation for these children and said, "The Commission is in process of evolving comprehensive long-term strategy to make Delhi Child Labour Free by 2023." He also urged the citizens to proactively report instances of child labour.
Statement of the rescued children will be recorded at SDM’s Office, followed by medical tests including COVID-19 test. Thereafter, the children will be produced before a Child Welfare Committee for the decision thereon. This will follow the legal proceedings.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 and ensuing lockdown, there has been a drastic impact on the income of families. According to a joint report by UNICEF and International Labour Organization (ILO), released to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, June 12, loss of employment and rising poverty is likely to force more children to seek exploitative and hazardous jobs as families use every available means to earn some money and survive.
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*Delhi Government is committed to conducting Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Election in a fair and free manner: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
*To speed up the preparation of photo voter list, a senior-level meeting will be held soon with the Chief Electoral Officer and IT Dept: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
*Preparation of making voter list should be based on the state electoral list of the recent Delhi Assembly Elections: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
NEW DELHI:10th July 2020-Mr Rajendra Pal Gautam, the Minister of Gurdwara Elections on Friday chaired a meeting with the Director and Election Officer of Directorate of Gurdwara Elections at his residence to take stock of the preparations for the upcoming Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Election in March 2021. The Minister said that a high-level meeting will be held soon with the Chief Electoral Officer and the IT Dept officials to ensure the preparedness of conducting the elections. Mr Gautam said that the Delhi Government is committed to conducting Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Election in a fair and free manner. He also said that the preparation of making voter list for this election should be based on the state electoral list of the recent Delhi Assembly Elections which took place on February this year.
*No complaints of irregularities and fake voting should arise in this year's election: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
"You need to ensure the upcoming election of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee is conducted fairly and transparently so that no complaints of irregularities and fake voting should arise as it had in last Gurdwara Elections," said Mr Gautam.
*Preparatperiodng voter list should be based on the state electoral list of the recent Delhi Assembly Elections: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
"The Directorate of Gurdwara Elections to coordinate with the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi and obtain the state electoral list of the recent Delhi Assembly Elections, 2020. As on that basis, the directorate could prepare a full proof photo voter list of Sikh voters of the capital. The officials must also take help from the Information and Technology Department of Delhi Government to prepare the photo voter list for the upcoming Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Election," said the minister.
*To speed up the preparation of photo voter list, a senior-level meeting will be held soon with the Chief Electoral Officer and IT Dept: Rajendra Pal Gautam*
"It will save time and also help to conduct Gurdwara elections fairly and transparently. With this, the whole process will be completed in the stipulated time period. To accelerate the work, a high-level meeting will be held soon with the senior officers of the Office of Chief Electoral Officer and Department of Information and Technology Department," said Mr Gautam.
*The department has requested the Services Department to provide a requisite number of officials for conducting the elections*
In the meeting, the director of the Directorate of Gurdwara Elections informed that as per the orders of Hon'ble Delhi High Court the elections are to be conducted based on a new voter list of Sikh voters in the capital. The work of preparation of voter list is yet to begin as the officials of departments are engaged in disaster management work due to Covid-19. The Directorate of Gurdwara Elections has also requested to the Services Department to provide a requisite number of officials for conducting the elections.
*The last general election of the committee was held on February 2017 and the next election to be held on March 2021*
Directorate of Gurdwara Elections democratically conducts the elections of members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the members have a term of four years. The last general elections were held in February 2017. The next general elections are to be held in March 2021. For the election purpose, the Delhi is divided into 46 Gurdwara wards and eligible Sikh citizens, who have attained the age of 18 years, are registered in the Gurdwara Ward voter list. Presently, the names of 38, 3561 Sikh voters are enrolled in the Gurdwara Ward voter list.
In Gurdwara Election, 2017 a voter turnout was 45.68%. The Ist, IInd, IIIrd, IVth, Vth and VIth general elections were held in the year 1974, 1979, 1995, 2002, 2007 and 2013.
Directorate of Gurdwara Elections was established in the year 1974 by an Act of Parliament called the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971.
The directorate is also responsible to ensure that the provisions of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971 and rules made thereunder are adhered by all concerned. Delimitation of Gurdwara wards and amendments in the Act & rules are also carried out by this directorate.