SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE FORE
Harsimrat Badal launches “Nanhi Chhaan”
Amritsar August 27, 2008
a unique demonstration of their social responsibility, Punjab’s
leading corporate house Ranbaxy today teamed up with the State
Government and SGPC to start an initiative to preserve the Girl
Child and the Environment. Titled Nanhi Chhaan, the project was
formally launched in a simple function from the precincts of the
Galliara of Sri Harmandir Sahib by Mrs. Harsimrat Badal, ...Read
AROs FOR ELECTIONS IN MUNICIPAL COUNCILS DESIGNATED
Chandigarh August 27, 2008
The Punjab State Election Commission today designated the Presiding
Officers of concerned polling stations of Moga, Kharar, Mukatsar,
Sujanpur and Nagar Panchayat Badhni Kalan as Assistant Returning
Officers for purpose of counting of votes in respect of General
Elections to be held on September 14, 2008 in pursuance of rule
74(2) of Punjab Municipal Election Rules 1994.
PUNJAB TO AUTOMATE FUNCTIONING OF SCHOOLS
Chandigarh August 27, 2008
The Punjab Government has decided to automate all functions of
Government Schools in the State with an aim to develop Management
Information System (MIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS)
for effective planning and decision-making.
Disclosing this here today Dr. Upinderjit Kaur Education, Languages,
Civil Aviation, Vigilance and Justice Minister Punjab said that
the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Authority (SSAA) Punjab would effectively
develop and implement web-based MIS and GIS covering all Government
Schools in the State for automation of school functions.
The Minister added that automation of school functions would
be implemented in approximately 18500 out of which 5250 would
be upper primary schools. All upper primary schools have already
been provided with computer labs having Information Technology
(IT) infrastructure like Servers, Stablizers, Un-interrupted Power
Systems (UPSs) Printers, Desktop Computers, with battery backup
upto 150 minutes.
Dr. Upinderjit Kaur said that the main objective of building
MIS and GIS systems was to monitor the delivery of education to
school children and to administer and manage the internal functions
of schools in an effective and efficient manner. The SSAA had
already introduced Computer Aided Learning (CAL) for classes 6th
to 8th in all Government Schools for creation and deployment of
multimedia based educational content for classes 6th to 8th, teacher
training and monitoring services, she added.
The Minister said that the objective of CAL project was to attract
the children, retain them in schools and also to improve the quality
of the education through multimedia based educational content
having features such as story based animated cartoons, games and
She said that spontaneous, self initiated and self regulated,
the three critical aspects that make an activity a play, would
be integrated in CAL software through innovative use of cartoons,
story lines, music etc, to make learning an interesting experience.
The SSAA would also develop and implement multi-media educational
content in Punjabi language for classes 6th to 8th under CAL program
for subjects Social Science. Science, Mathematics, English,
Dr. Upinderjit Kaur said that the scope of the project also includes
development of multimedia educational content for computer based
education and to provide training to minimum 4 teachers of each
school (one teacher of each subject). One multimedia manager and
an assistant in each district for every 20 schools would also
be made available on full-time basis.
PUNJAB TO EVOLVE TRANSPARENT HOUSE ALLOTMENT
POLICY FOR LABOUR
Chandigarh, August 27, 2008
The Punjab Government would soon evolve a transparent, objective
and need based House Allotment policy for labour in the State.
Labour Minister Mr. Tikshan Sood said that the Punjab government
was committed to pursue various Welfare policies for the labour
class in the state. He said that labour department soon a finalise
a policy for allotment of Houses to the labour on an economical
rate and lower monthly installments.
Mr. Sood said that the Punjab government till date constructed
3116 houses for Industrial labour and soon allot this houses to
STATE ELECTION COMMISSION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF
ELECTION TO FIVE MUNICIPAL COUNCILS ELECTION FIXED ON SEPTEMBER
Chandigarh August 27, 20089
The State Election Commission today announced schedule of elections
to Municipal Councils Moga, Kharar, Mukatsar, Sujanpur and Nagar
Panchayat Badhni Kalan .
According to the schedule 1st September has been fixed as 1st
day of filing nominations and 4th September, 2008 (Thursday) would
be the last date of making nomination. Whereas scrutiny of nominations
would be held on 5th September, 2008 and 6th September, 2008 would
be the last date for withdrawal of candidature.
The spokesman said that elections if necessary would be held
on 14th September, 2008 (Sunday). The election process would be
completed on 17 September 2008 .
The spokesman added that the polling hours have fixed from 8:00AM
to 4:00PM on 14th September 2008.
It may be added that Principal Secretary Local Government Punjab
vide its notification dated 25-8-2008 had communicated that elections
to elect members of Municipal Councils of Moga, Kharar, Mukatsar,
Sujanpur and Nagar Panchayat Badhni Kalan be held by 20th September
Shiromani Akali Dal
AMARIDNER'S ASSAULT ON STUDENTS BODY SHOWS HE NOW KNOWS HIS TRUE
Chandigarh August 27 – The Students Organisation of India
(SOI) today described as "amusing" former Punjab Chief
Minister Captain Amaridner Singh's virulent attack on the orgnisation
in which the latter had accused the students body of preparing
to "receive training in booth capturing from Bihar and West
In a statment here, the SOI president Mr. Gurpreet Singh Raju
Khanna said that Captain's direct engagment in a verbal duel with
a student body shoed that that the former Chief Minister had finally
become aware of his dwarfed political stature in state poltiics.
"Clearly, Captain Amarinder Singh has now realised that he
lacks the stature to engage in political battles with outstanding
SAD leaders like Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and Akali
chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Therefore, he has to remain content with staisfying his political
insitincts by launching ill-founded attacks on the students organisation."
Mr. Raju Khanna said that Captain had always survived on publicity
gimmicks like road shows, Vikas Yatras etc. The results of the
February 2007 Vidhan Sabha elections, which had coemk immeidiately
after the much publicised Vikas Yatra of Captain Singh, had clearly
showed how seriously people took such tamashas. His much touted
Yatra of yesterday was no exception and will meet the same fate.
"It is amazing that a person who had once been the Chief
Minister of Punjab was so full glee to see a few thousnads worth
of gathering from at least eight constiuencies. When Mr. Sukhbir
Singh Badal organises any publc meeting, he attracts this much
crowd from a single constiuency.
In fact, the SOI itself has organised bigger shows than the one
organised by at least eight former and present legislators, aprt
from other Congress leaders.This showed that not only Amaridner
but the entire Congress party was content with a petty gathering
which even according to Congress spokesperson, did not exceed
ten thousand on stretch of more thanone hundred Kilometers. That
actually translates into less than 100 persons per kilometer.
If the Captain wants to pat himself on the back for such measely
support, we can only be amused.
But would he please stop his desperate attempts to malign a committed
students body like the SOI?" said Mr. Raju Khanna.