Haryana Chief Secretary pays tribute to Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's on 133rd birth anniversary

Government to enhance professional skills of employees – TVSN Prasad

Chandigarh, April 16 – Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. T.V.S.N. Prasad paid rich tributes to Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on his birth anniversary and extended congratulations to the people of the state. Expressing his pride in participating in the birth anniversary program of the architect of the Constitution, he remarked that this marks his inaugural public function as Chief Secretary.

The Chief Secretary was addressing a function organized by the Haryana Civil Secretariat SC/ST Employees Welfare Association Chandigarh, commemorating the 133rd birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, held here today.

Principal Secretary of Excise and Taxation, Sh Devendra Kalyan, Special Secretary of Finance, Sh. Jaiveer Arya, Special Secretary of Personnel and Training, Sh. Prabhjot Singh, Special Secretary of the Agriculture Department, Dr. Munish Nagpal, Joint Secretary Sh Tarun Panwaria, Special Secretary of Administration, Sh Samvartak Singh, and Senior Commandant Yogesh Prakash Singh and other senior officers shared their perspectives and paid floral tributes to Baba Saheb on this occasion.

The Chief Secretary highlighted with pride that Baba Saheb was the first individual in the country to receive education at Columbia University. He noted that the house where Baba Saheb resided while pursuing his economics degree in London has been transformed into a memorial site. In addition, he emphasized Baba Saheb's monumental contribution in granting India the status of the world's largest democratic country through the Constitution.

He said that embracing Baba Saheb's ethos of "Be Educated" as an ideal, the government will enhance the professional skills of its employees. This initiative aims to empower the state's workforce to serve the public more effectively, aligning with his principles. Through this endeavor, the state employees aspire to earn the distinction of being the most skilled and successful. Furthermore, in line with Baba Saheb's teachings, there will be a strong emphasis on promoting social harmony and morality to foster unity within society.

Describing the employees as the backbone of the government, the Chief Secretary said that when they unite and serve the public with a spirit of teamwork, it ensures the all-round development of the state and further enhances Haryana's reputation nationwide. He expressed that such achievements would bring immense pride to the state. Furthermore, he assured the employees that they can approach him without hesitation or fear for any work-related matters, as his doors are always open to them.

Sh Prasad said that like Baba Saheb, we should always pursue a tough goal, only then we can overcome every obstacle and achieve the desired objective. Despite facing adversity, Baba Saheb dedicated himself to the noble cause of building a developed India. Recognizing the pivotal role of education, he urged everyone to inspire the youth to pursue higher education. In addition, he extended his congratulations to the people of the state on Ashtami.

Association President Deepender Malik, General Secretary Mainpal Sihag, All India Ambedkar Mahasabha Chandigarh President Satyawan Saroha, Chairman Satyendra Pradeep, Suresh Dahiya, Naresh Narwal, Dr. Narendra, Manjeet Kaur, Nidhi, Charanjit Kaur, Dharmendra Singh, Suresh Morka, Harikishan Sharma, Karambir Barwal and a number of officials were also present on this occasion.


The delegation from the Republic of Congo paid a visit to CCSHAU

Chandigarh, April 16 - Farmers in the Republic of Congo will benefit from the advanced agricultural techniques, research, and innovations pioneered by Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar. Leading a delegation, Ambassador Mr. Wabenga Kalebo Theo from the Republic of Congo, held discussions with Prof. B.R. Kamboj, the Vice Chancellor of the University. Progressive farmers of Haryana along with officials of University were also present in this meeting.

Vice Chancellor Prof. B.R. Kamboj said that the members of the delegation were given detailed information about the research work being done in the agriculture sector by the university and the improved varieties of seeds. There was discussion on providing special support to the delegation in the cultivation of Basmati rice and maize. In the meeting, members expressed interest in setting up central agricultural research and various sectors related to agribusiness to invest in the agriculture sector. He said that detailed discussions were held to enhance cooperation between the progressive farmers of Haryana and Congo to identify resources for rice production and facilitate technology transfer.

Prof. Kamboj said that economic development in Congo can be accelerated by adopting the latest technologies related to the agricultural sector. In the meeting, the progressive farmers of Haryana stressed on the latest methods of irrigation, climate change, agricultural equipment, farming methods and increasing mutual coordination to develop sustainable and profitable methods to significantly increase the productivity. In the meeting, emphasis was laid on seed production, agricultural self-reliance, maize production, increasing global demand for organic products, besides reducing food wastage, adding value to agricultural produce, making better storage arrangements and investing in post-harvest processing facilities.

Republic of Congo Ambassador Mr. Wabenga Kalebo Theo said that the meeting between the delegations will give impetus to various ambitious works related to increasing international cooperation with scientists, students and farmers. Advanced technologies and innovations of the University will significantly improve the economy of the Republic of Congo.

On this occasion, Dean, Post Graduate Studies Dr. K.D. Sharma presented a detailed report about the achievements of the University. In the meeting, in-charge of International Affairs Dr. Asha Kwatra, welcomed all the members of the delegation and conducted the programme. Advisor to the Department of Foreign Cooperation, Government of India, Mr. Pawan Chaudhary, Registrar and Director of Extension Education Dr. Balwan Singh Mandal, OSD Dr. Atul Dhingra, Dean, College of Agriculture Dr. S.K. Pahuja, Director of Student Welfare Dr. M.L. Khichar, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Director of Human Resource Management, Dr. Manju Mehta, Dean, College of Community Sciences, Dr. Beena Yadav and Coordinator of International Cell Dr. P Keerthi were present.

Congolese delegation visited various sites of HAU

Members of the delegation visited various sites of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University. They visited Dr. Mangal Sen Museum, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Centre of Excellence- Organic Farm, Tissue Culture Lab and ABIC and obtained information about research and technology from the scientists of CCSHAU.


Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Anurag Agarwal, has directed all Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers to form social media teams to address complaints of violations of the Model Code of Conduct for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Chandigarh, April 16 - Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Anurag Agarwal, has directed all Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers to form social media teams to address complaints of violations of the Model Code of Conduct for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in their respective districts. Sh. Anurag Agarwal was holding a review meeting with all Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers through video conferencing today regarding the management of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections here today.

The Chief Electoral Officer directed Deputy Commissioners to conduct vulnerability mapping of all Assembly constituencies in the state to ensure smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha elections without any problems. He said that training should be provided to all presiding officers and alternate presiding officers. Along with this, the first round of randomization of EVM machines should be done and the second round of randomization should also be done before May 13.

Sh. Agarwal said that no Form-6 should be pending for the registration of new voters by April 26. He stated that arrangements should be made for elderly voters over the age of 85 and differently-abled voters to cast their votes from home to ensure no inconvenience to them.

The Chief Electoral Officer directed all District Election Officers to personally inspect polling stations and ensure certification of inspection to the Election Department. He said that the old buildings and buildings of Panchayati Raj Institutions, Public Works (Buildings and Roads), Urban Local Bodies Department where polling booths have been set up during the Lok Sabha election period, should not be demolished.

He suggested forming booth-level awareness groups to encourage people to vote more. This time, the Election Commission has launched queue management app in urban areas to increase voting, so that voters can get information about the queue on the day of voting and don't have to wait long to cast their votes. He said that all Booth Level Officers should be trained about this app.

Sh. Agarwal said that sveep activities should continue regularly. Videos of the Election Commission should be played on electronic advertising boards of urban local bodies. He said that the oldest voter at the booth level and the youth voting for the first time should be honored. He said that all District Election Officers should prepare communication plans for their respective districts.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer Smt. Hema Sharma, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Apurv, besides other senior officers, were also present on the occasion, besides other officials of the department, were also present in the meeting.