PUNJAB GOVT COMMITTED TO ENSURE GAINFUL FUTURE FOR SC STUDENTS: SADHU SINGH DHARMSOT

HOLDS MEETING WITH JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE, ASSURES OF EARLY RESOLUTION OF ALL THEIR DEMANDS

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 24:Punjab Social Welfare and Minorities Minister Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot has stated that while state government is committed to ensure constructive future for SC students, it is also serious to find lasting resolution to all issues concerning them.

Chairing the meeting with Joint Action Committee delegation which called on him here at Secretariat today, Mr. Dharmsot assured them to resolve all genuine demands raised by them at the earliest. Private colleges are providing basic infrastructure for imparting education to SC students, he underlined adding it was imperative to find lasting solution to all their issues.

Punjab Government is regularly in touch with centre to ensure unrestricted and timely disbursal of Post-Matric Scholarship arrears. He also said he would soon request the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ji regarding this and other related issues to be taken up with centre. He also assured of a tangible decision soon to ensure no student faces any difficulty in admission to government and private colleges under any course.PiE

Prominent amongst those present during the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities Mr. Kirpa Shankar Saroj, Director Mr. Davinder Singh. The delegation was represented by president Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) Dr. Anshu Kataria, Mr. Charanjit Singh Walia, Dr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, Mr. Jagjit Singh, Mr. Rajinder Singh Danoya, Mr. Nirmal Singh, Mr. Jasnik Singh, Mr. Shimanshu Gupta, S. Sukhmander Singh Chatha.

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Mission Fateh: School Education Department intensifies poster awareness campaign for covid-19 epidemic

Emphasis on motivating children with slogans

Chandigarh, June 24The Punjab School Education Department has intensified the campaign to create awareness among the students and their parents about the covid-19 epidemic through posters. The teachers of primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools are actively involved in this task.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the education department said that with the inspiration of the school education secretary Mr. Kishan Kumar, the teachers of various schools across the state under 'Mission Fateh' are trying to bring a positive change in the behavior of children and their parents through posters decorated with slogans in the epidemic phase.

A beautiful poster made in punjabi during this time has the slogan ' zindgi dee kishti dhian nal chalao, hamesha do gaz dee doori apnao". Another poster teaches ' corona nu nah, zindge nu han'. Similarly, in another very beautiful poster, the children are shown saying, "nal corona lar rahe han, asin ghar bathe he parh rahe han." Through various posters, children and their parents are being made aware of the epidemic as well as motivated to live with enthusiasm so that they can maintain their morale during this crisis.

According to the spokesperson, Special contribution is being made by the teachers with specialization in IT. Apart from sending poster to children, parents and others through social media, hard copies are also being provided to the children so that they can stick them in their homes. According to the spokesperson, this initiative of the education department has impressed the general public and the work of the teachers is being appreciated by the people.

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Vigilance nabs 7 officials, 8 private persons in 12 bribery cases in three months

Chandigarh, June 24: State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing crusade against corruption, has been able to nab 7 employees and 8 private persons red handed while accepting bribes in 12 different trap cases during the month of March, April and May, which includes 2 police personnel, one revenue official and 4 from other departments. Apart from his, seven cases have been registered against those who were violating the guidelines issued by the Punjab Government to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Disclosing this here today, Chief Director-cum-ADGP Vigilance Bureau B. K. Uppal said the Bureau has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere during the period.

He informed that the Bureau has submitted challans pertaining to 9 vigilance cases in different special courts in the last three months. During the period seven vigilance enquiries have also been registered to probe the corruption cases thoroughly and registered a vigilance case on the basis of vigilance enquiry, he added.

Giving more details, he informed that special courts have decided two bribery cases filed and contested by the Bureau in which Kashmir Singh, former Secretary, posted at Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society, village Lalewana, Bathinda district was convicted and sentenced with 4 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 10,000 by the Additional Sessions Judge, Bathinda.

Similarly, in another case, Harbans Lal, Kanugo posted at revenue halqa Jandiana, S.B.S Nagar district was convicted and sentenced with 4 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 50,000 by the Additional Sessions Judge, S.B.S Nagar.

Vigilance chief Uppal added that all officials of VB have been directed to keep a strict vigil on the chemist shops, eating shops and LPG distributors so as to check the quality, quantity and prices of the essential items during the Covid-19 lockdown. He added that bureau has registered a case under essential commodities act at police station city Kapurthala against owner of Ghuliani Gas, Vinay Ghuliani, and his helper for supplying LPG cylinders having less gas to the consumers during a special checking.

Apart from this, the VB has also conducted special checking at Indus Pharmacy SAS Nagar and have registered a case under 188 IPC against the shop owner Dinesh Kumar for selling masks and sanitizer at inflated rates.