Rs. 80 crore for the major up gradation
of road network of the holy city Amritsar
Amritsar, July 24, 2008
Reiterating his firm resolve to develop holy city of Amritsar
as a World class tourist destination, Punjab Chief Minister Mr
Parkash Singh Badal today formally launched the beautification
and maintenance project and laid the foundation stone for the
major up gradation of road network of the holy city.
Talking to media persons Mr. Badal informed that Rs. 80 crore
would be spent on this project whereby within a short span of
12 months the major roads of Amritsar would be landscaped, have
footpaths, street lights, traffic signals and sign indicator boards.
The project will be executed by Rohan and Rajdeep, a firm of National
repute, he added. Besides, a sum of Rs. 20 crore each would be
spent on dry brick flooring in the periphery wards , concrete
flooring in various wards, solid waste management project and
Rs.11 crore for ornamental tree plantation in the city as a part
of beautification and clean environment project.
"We owe a moral duty to develop Amritsar as one of the
finest cities across the globe in view its historical and religious
importance. The development of this city can not the quantified
in terms of money rather it is the sheer devotion and faith to
bring spectacular all round development here as lacs of devotees
daily visit Sri Darbar Shaib to pay their obeisance in order to
seek the blessings of Almighty"said Mr. Badal. The Chief
Minister also highlighted significance of over all development
and growth of Amritsar in the context of the improved Indo-Pak
relations which would further give a fillip to the bilateral trade
between two countries in general and Punjab in particular.
Mr. Badal said that a policy would be formulated for the development
of Amritsar in such a manner that balanced growth of the city
is ensured without ignoring the outer wards. He said that the
State Government had initiated concerted efforts towards an integrated
development of the Corporate cities of Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar,
Patiala, Mohali and Bathinda for which the services of renowned
planners and architects were being taken to prepare the master
plans of the cities.
Mr. Badal lamented that even after 60 years of Independence,
the Centre had not been able to provide the basic civic amenities
to our people. He said any society or nation could not progress
without education and health facilities. He said his Government
had embarked and ambitious plan to modernize the Government Guru
Nanak Hospital and Medical College at a cost of 130 crore and
probably it would the one of the best hospitals in the World.
Answering a query regarding irregular supply of power, Mr. Badal
said that concerted efforts are being made to bridge the gap between
demand and supply of power. Later, replying to a question related
to the recent political scenario, Mr. Badal said that UPA has
won but democracy has failed miserably.
Earlier talking to media persons, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu said
that he would keep his word given to the people of Amritsar at
all costs to develop this historic city on the ultra modern lines.
He said that the development of Amritsar was a pointer towards
the development of not only India but of entire World as it reflected
the cosmopolitan culture and rich heritage binding the humanity.
Prominent amongst other who were also present on the occasion
included Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Industry and Local Body Minister
Punjab, Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Information & Public Relations
Minister Punjab, Prof. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Minister for Health,
Mayor Er. Shwet Malik, all local MLAs, Mr. D.S. Bains, Principal
Secretary Local Government, Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu, Deputy Commissioner
and Mr. D.P.S. Kharbanda, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Amritsar.
Majithia criticize the sole MP, Mr. Sukhdev
Singh Libra Nuclear deal vote
Ludhiana July 24, 2008
Shiromani Akali Dal would shortly honor those MPs
of SAD, who in spite of the offer of huge consideration have voted
against Confidence Motion in Parliament honoring the decision
This was revealed by Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia
Minister for Information and Public Relations, Water Supply and
Sanitation, Science and Technology Punjab and Patter Youth Akali
Dal, while addressing the well attended gathering after inaugurating
a Blood Donation Camp part of " Jiwan Dan" Program organized
by Youth Akali Dal Rural at Mullanpur 15 kms from here, today.
In the Blood donation camp, 200 units of blood were donated by
YAD workers belonging to Dakha Vidhan Sabha Constituency.
Mr. Majithia denouncing the Nuclear deal
which was still undisclosed to the country said that it smelt
out to be a deep rooted conspiracy hatched by the congress government
to sell out national interest. Strongly criticizing the sole MP,
Mr. Sukhdev Singh Libra for violating the directive of the party
for lofting consideration, Mr. Majithia said that the
party had given honor of being MLAs, Member Rajya Sabha and two
time MPs and he had betrayed the party at the crucial time and
brought dishonor to the people of the stat.
Mr. Majithia referring to the Jiwan Dan Campaign
said that it had met the tremendous response from the youth and
the series of Blood donation camp will be continue in different
constituencies of the state. By Youth Akali Dal to exceed the
fix target of 51000 blood units. He added that the YAD and SOI
will also shortly launch an impressive drive against the female
feticide menace in the state to ensure that not even a single
female feticide was aborted.
Referring to the development plan of the government, the Minister
said that after establishing full supremacy in elections to the
PRIs and Municipal Councils of the state, the government. was
all set to speed up the development process. He disclosed that
a prestigious World Bank Assisted 'Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation
Project' of Rs. 1280.30 Crore were being implemented in Punjab,
which will finance new water supply schemes for 2124 villages
and upgrade existing water supply schemes in 920 villages. He
claimed that new power projects with cpacity of 6000 MW of power
generation were also being commissioned in the coming four years.
He said that the work on a Thermal Plant with 22200 MW capacity
was being started shortly. He also added that Govt. was also going
to implement Non Conventional Power project of 1000 MW capacity
in the state.
Among others who were addressed the function included
Mr. Sharanjit Singh Dhilon MP, Mr. Manpreet Singh Iyali newly
elected Chairman Zila Parishid, Mr. Darshan Singh Shivalik, Mr.
Jagjiwan Singh Khirnia ( both MLAs), Mr. Inder Mohan Singh Kadia
District President YAD rural, Mr. Harpreet Singh Garcha member
SGPC, Mr. Raju Khanna President SOI, Mr. Jagjit Singh Talwandi
and Mr. Kamaljit Singh Malha.
GOVERNING COUNCIL OF C-PYTE CONSTITUTED
Chandigarh July 24, 2008
The Punjab Government today constituted Governing Council of
Centre for Training and Employment of Punjab Youth (C-PYTE)M,
to exercise general control and give directions for the efficient
and effective implementation of C-PYTE schemes in the State.
According to an official spokesman the committee headed by Chief
Minister, Punjab would have Minister-in-charge of the Department
of Employment Generation & Training as Vice President and
Chief Secretary, Secretary, Department of Employment Generation
& Training, Principal Secretary Finance , Principal Secretary
to Chief Minister, Secretary Department of Rural Development &
Panchayats, Secretary Planning, Principal Secretary Industries
and Commerce, Commissioner, Patiala Division, Commissioner, Ferozepur
Division, Commissioner, Jalandhar Division, Commissioner, Faridkot
Division, Inspector General of Police (HQs), Director, Technical
Education and Industrial Training, Director, Information and Public
Relations, Director, Employment Generation and Training, Deputy
Director general (Recruitment), Commanding Officer, Chandigarh
Naval Unit NCC, Station Commander, Air Force, Chandigarh, Managing
Director, PESCO as members.
Brig, Sukhjit Singh, MVC (Retd.) would be Non-official Member
and Director General, C-PYTE would be Member Secretary.
The Governing Council will consider the annual report prepared
by the Executive Board and also consider the balance sheet and
annual audited accounts. It would constitute adhoc/special board
or committees for disposal of any business of the Centre, or for
advice on my matter pertaining to the Centre and perform such
other functions as are entrusted to it under these Rules. The
Governing Council shall meet at least once in a year.
PUNJAB CM EXPRESSES SHOCK OVER TRAGIC BUS ACCIDENT ANNOUNCES
EX-GRATIA GRANT OF RS.1 LAC FOR DECEASED
CHANDIGARH JULY 24, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed
deep shock and profound sorrow over the tragic private bus-harvest
combine accident at Naushera Pannuan in Tarn Taran district in
which six persons were killed and 12 injured out of them two seriously
Meanwhile, Mr. Badal announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs. One
lac each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 and
Rs.25,000 each for mishap victim with serious and minor injuries
Mr. Badal also expressed his heart felt sympathies with the members
of the bereaved families and prayed to the Almighty to give strength
to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace to the departed
souls. He asked the Deputy Commissioner Tarn Taran to ensure free
treatment to the injured and transportation of the bodies to their
RAM SETU AFFIDAVIT- UNCONSTITUTIONAL UPA
GOVERNMENT PUSHING VATICAN AGENDA
Chandigarh, July 24, 2008
Senior BJP leader and Punjab's Medical Education Minister Mr.
Tikshan Sud today questioned the legal sanctity of affidavit on
a sensitive issue like Ram Setu submitted by UPA Government, standing
on the crutches of illegally cast votes in Parliament
In a statement issued here today Mr. Sud said that UPA headed
by Italian born Catholic lady was out to push Vatican Agenda by
degrading Lord Sri Rama and His religious and mythological symbols,
hurting the feelings of billions of Hindus having faith in Hindu
religion. He said that UPA government was already on ventilator
in ICU, surviving on oxygen provided by illegally cast votes by
illegally defected MPs, has no legal and constitutional right,
to take any major policy decision, especially those hurting the
feelings of majority of Indian population.
Issuing a stern warning to the UPA Government against playing
with the religious sentiments of Hindus, the BJP leader said that
any action by the Government affecting the holy structure of Ram
Setu would be resisted by crores of Hindus and they would intensify
nationwide agitation to scuttle this Christian conspiracy. He
said that by issuing contradictory affidavit on this historic
and mythological fact, the UPA Government was trying to create
confusion in the minds of Hindus, under a well planned strategy
and we would not allow it.
Demanding the immediate dismissal of unconstitutional Government
of UPA, Mr. Sud said that President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil
should immediately dismiss this Government and order General Elections
in the country before UPA could inflict more damage to the social
and religious fabric of this multi-religious and multi-cultural
country. He said that the President should also summon the tape
of sting operation by IBN-7 showing Samajwadi Party offering money
to BJP MPs, for voting in favour of UPA Government and order the
registration of criminal case against the guilty.
Mr. Sud reiterated that BJP under the leadership of Sarv/Shri
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishan Advani, and Rajnath Singh was
committed to fight for reconstruction of Ram Mandir and protection
of Ram Setu and any provocation by the Government would be rebutted
by the all strongly.
Dr. Upinderjit Kaur releasing a Punjabi literary book "
Lok Tamashe-Rang Te Roop" written by Prof. Jaswinder Dhanansu
of Govt. College Ludhiana at Chandigarh on 24 July, 2008. Mr.
Jaswant Singh Chhappa President Baba Farid Foundation and President
Budha Darya Development Committee Punjab, Mr. Jagtar Singh Khattra
DPI (S) and Jaswinder Dhanansu also seen in the picture.