Governor visits ARTRAC and Waste Paper Recycle Plant

SHIMLA-12 December, 2019-Governor Bandaru Dattatraya visited the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Shimla today and interacted with the military officials stationed there. Chief of Staff, Lt. General Atul Solanki welcomed the Governor and apprised him about the campus and working process being executed from ARTRAC.

On this occasion, the Governor expressed his happiness on his visit to ARTRAC and said that the Indian Army is fully capable of handling every situation with their high confidence. He said that the country is proud and safe in the hands of the soldiers.

Later, Governor also visited the Waste Paper Recycle Plant (WPRP) set up by Army at Summerhill. This plant was established in the year 2013 to save the environment and enrich our biodiversity. The plant ensures productive use of utilizing STN paper by reproducing carry bags, file covers, pen stands, wrapping sheets, lampshades etc.

The Governor expressed happiness that these efforts of the army would result in “Waste to Wealth”. He said that this machine was run by soldiers' wives through Sainik Welfare Association, which was a good effort.

Bandaru Dattatraya said that the soldiers were doing excellent work for protection of environment, which is an example for all and especially for hill states. He said that such efforts should be made in every sector and these machines can be used as an alternative to waste management.

The Governor also visited the Vocational Training Center of the Army where he was made aware of various training courses like computer, sewing-weaving, cooking, beautician etc. The Governor congratulated the soldiers for conducting such programs for wives of soldiers and said that such works were not only related to skill development but could also help as a source of their earning in future.

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Governor urges youth to make Himachal drug free

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has urged the youth to come forward to make Himachal Pradesh a drug free state. The Governor was speaking at the conference organised by Sunil Upadhaya Educational Trust on the theme of 'Bharat Ki Parikalpana: Nashamukt Sanskaryukth Yuva' at Gaiety Theatre Shimla, today.

Bandaru Dattatraya said that the dream of educated India, healthy India, clean India, great India, safe India and developed India could only be realised when the youth of the country, understands importance of character building and dedication towards the nation.

Governor expresses his concern that the youth of the country are in the clutches of drug abuse. He urged the youth to fight against drug abuse and to cooperate with the government to curb this menace. He expressed satisfaction that Himachal Pradesh government has taken strong steps against drug abuse and the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh have formed a joint work force in this direction.

Governor honoured the people and social workers who have dedicated themselves towards eradication of drug abuse.

Guest of honour Mahender Pandey and special invitee Prof. Nagesh Thakur also spoke on the occasion.

Advocate General and Chairman Sunil Upadhaya Educational Trust Ashok Sharma welcomed the chief guest and Secretary Dr. Surender Sharma gave vote of thanks on the occasion.