Media played pivotal role is sensitizing people during pandemic: CM

Shimla -25th February, 2021-While presiding over the Himachal Achievers-2021 Award Function of a Hindi daily newspaper here today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that Amar Ujala every year organises an event to honour the achievers of different fields which was a commendable gesture. He said that media has always played a pivotal role in success of any democracy and even society. He said that Amar Ujala has always upheld principle of profession and high standard of professionalism.

Jai Ram Thakur said that Covid-19 pandemic adversely affected world economy and media was also worse hit by it. He said that during the pandemic media played a constructive role in educating the society regarding sensitizing the people of steps to be taken to check spread of coronavirus.

Chief Minister said that all the achievers have also played a major role during the pandemic in their respective fields. He said that Amar Ujala has always strived hard to maintain professionalism while reporting. He said that the State Government has decided to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Year of the Statehood in a befitting manner. He said that one such event would be dedicated to the growth and changing Media witnessed during the last fifty years in the State. He said that the whole year would be dedicated to all the achievers who have contributed for the development and progress of the State.

Jai Ram Thakur expressed hope that the achievements of the award winners would motivate others to perform better in their respective fields.

Chief Minister released coffee table book ‘Himachal Achievers- 2021’ on the occasion. He honoured Jai Prakash of Him Logistics, Arushi Goyal of Tapan Industries, Lekh Ram Verma Archana Jewellers, Solan, apple grower from Shimla Anupal Chauhan, Manik Karwal of Budda Mal and Sons Jewellers, Yogindra Kumar Meena of Aspire IIT Shimla, Jagdish Tomar of Renuka Printers, Parvesh Chandel of Minerva Senior Secondary School Ghumarwin, Rishad Mohamand of Guru Study Centre Dharamsala, Dinesh Sharma of Himalayan Public School, Rohru, Ram Prakash Thakur of Mind Operations Academy, Jogindernagar, Brig. Jagdish Singh Verma of Glory Public School Bilaspur, Prasoon Sharma White Stone Resorts Manali, Suresh Kumar of Kullu Convent School, Jagdish Singh of Secret Soul Cambridge School, Deepak Sahni of Dev Bhoomi Group, Dinesh Singh Pathania of DBESTCAR.COM, Kangra, Balwant Jhouta Vice President of HP Badminton Association, Dr. Abhishek Thakur of Sai Hospital Hamirpiur, Dr. Navneet Sharma of Chanakya The Guru Academy, Prakash Kajlet of Royal Academy, Dinesh Sharma of Himalayan Public Senior Secondary School Chowari, Thakur Kultar Singh and Shubhkaran Singh of Kanta College of Education and Sumit Singla of Curetech Formulations Private Ltd. Baddi.

Editor Rakesh Bhatt welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He said that although the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected the world economy, but now the derailed economy was gradually coming back on track. He said that the efforts of the State Government in this direction were indeed commendable.

Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, Director of Information and Public Relations Harban Singh Brascon, Unit Head of Amar Ujala Dheeraj were present on the occasion among others.


Rajinder Garg presides over Fortification Summit

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Rajinder Garg presided over State Level Fortification Summit organized under Golden Jubilee programme here today.

On the occasion, the Minister stressed on the need of fortification of food items and appealed the people to use fortified flour, salt and oil being supplied under public distribution system in the State. He said that fortification of food items could address the nutrition deficiencies.

Fortification of food items being provided in the Anganwadi Centres was also discussed in the detail in the meeting.

The Minister felicitated the flour mill owners for doing commendable work of fortification on the occasion.

Representatives of Women and Child Development, Education, State Civil Supplies Corporation, Food Safety and Standard Department, Global Alliance for improving nutrition, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust were also present on the occasion.