PUNJAB CM OPENS GURU GOBIND SINGH SPORTS
FESTIVAL AT NANDED
CALLS TO PROMOTE SPORTS AMONGST THE YOUTH
HAZUR SAHIB (NANDED) OCTOBER 31, 2008
The Guru Gobind Singh Sports Festival began here today with a
lot of enthusiasm and Khalsai fervor & traditions. The Punjab
Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal declared the Sports Festival
open by unfurling the flag and the entire stadium named after
Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji was replete with the slogans
of 'Bole So Nihal'.
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Addressing the massive gathering, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash
Singh Badal said that the sports played an important role in the
development of one's personality. Sports, on the one hand, make
a person physically strong and mentally alert, on the other; it
imbibed the spirit of sportsmanship, cooperation, discipline and
tolerance. He averred that our great Gurus stressed upon the prime
importance of games along with other aspects of life.
Mr. Badal underscored the need for the promotion of sports in
a big way so that our youth's unbounded energy could be channelized
in a constructive manner. He lamented the growing trend of drug
addiction amongst the youth which could put their life in peril,
adding he said sports was the only solution to get rid of this
menace. He asked the SGPC to regularly hold sports tournaments
in its educational institutions to inculcate the fervour for sports
and a sense of competition amongst the youth.
On the occasion, a colourful March Past by the players and traditionally
dressed 'Nihang Singhs' regaled the spectators and further added
to the bounties of the joyous festival by depicting the rich Sikh
cultural heritage. The students of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh
Sahib presented a very impressive show of Folk Orchestra based
on Punjabi Folk Instruments and tunes.
Speaking on the occasion, President Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak
Committee Jathedar Avtar Singh informed that SGPC along with the
management of Gurdwaras and its educational institutions had now
planned by initiating efforts for developing sports culture and
infrastructure in order to motivate the youth towards the sports
and extra curricular activities. He further said that every possible
effort would be made to popularize the traditional martial art
games like Gatka, Nejabazi and Horse Riding among the Sikh youth.
Shiromani Akali Dal President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal declared
that Kabbadi League would be started in Punjab and the First World
Kabbaddi Tournament would be held in the near future. The team
standing first, second and third would be awarded with a cash
prize of Rs.1 crore, Rs.50 lakh and Rs.25 lakh respectively. He
also released a souvenir brought out on this historic occasion.
Sikh Players of international eminence-Bishan Singh Bedi (Cricket),
Onkar Singh (Hockey) and G.S.Sandhu (Boxing Coach)- were honoured
with a cash award of Rs.51,000/-, a citation and memento for bringing
laurels to Sikh Community at the international level. Kanwarjit
Singh Sandhu, a leading industrialist and Owner, Sandhu Group
of Companies was presented a token of appreciation for his magnanimous
contribution for this event.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included
, Dr. P.S.Pasricha. Chairman Tercentenary Celebrations of Gurta-Gaddi
Diwas of Guru Granth Sahib, Former Union Minister Sukhdev Singh
Dhindsa, Punjab PWD Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Ex. Minister
Balwinder Singh Bhundar, Punjab Kabbaddi Federation President
Sikander Singh Maluka, SGPC Secretary Dalmegh Singh and Director
Education SGPC Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia. Dr. Dharminder Singh
Ubha, Principal and S. Balwinder Singh conducted the stage.
Indian Punjab Kabbaddi Team Defeated Pakistan Team in the open
style match by a thin margin of 5 points. The main attraction
of the day was the heart rending presentation of 'Malkhamb', a
traditional game of Maharashtra. The game resembles the acrobatic
exercises played by 'Bazigars' in Punjab at one point of time
and it also resembles the present day Gymnastic.
Badal inaugurates Rs.
8 crore multi storied Punjab Bhawan at Hazur Sahib
HAZUR SAHIB (NANDED) OCTOBER 31, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated the
newly built multi storied complex of Punjab Bhawan here on Thursday
amidst the prayers offered by Jathedar Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur
Sahib Giani Kulwant Singh.
It may be recalled the entire cost of construction to the tune
of Rs. 8 crore had been borne by the Punjab Government and the
entire land had been provided by the Sri Hazur Sahib Gurdwara
Board. The Punjab Bhawan with occupancy of 142 rooms would provide
boarding and lodging facility to the devotees visiting the holy
shrine of Takhat Sri Hazur Sahib.
Prominent amongst the others who were present on the occasion
included Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha Charanjit Singh Attwal, President
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Jathedar Avtar Singh,
Member Parliament & Secretary General SAD Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa,
MP & Chairman Minorities Commission Tarlochan Singh, Information
& Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, General
Secretary SAD Balwinder Singh Bhundar, former Minister Tota Singh,
Chairman Sri Hazur Sahib Gurdwara Board Dr.P.S.Pasricha and Delhi
State Akali Dal President Manjit Singh GK.
PEDA INTRODUCES ENERGY CONSERVATION AWARDS
Chandigarh, October 31, 2008
Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has introduced Energy
Conservation Awards to encourage energy efficiency in Large &
Small Scale Industry, Government and Commercial Buildings, Educational
Institutions, Agriculture Sector, Poultry Farms and Domestic Sector.
Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Science & Technology and Non-Conventional
Energy Minister today informed that these awards have been instituted
to encourage people to conserve energy keeping in view the global
energy scarcity. The Minister said that investment grade energy
audit of 10 government buildings has been started and the recommendations
by the consultant to bring energy efficiency in these buildings
will be implemented by the concerned departments.
Mr. Majithia said that the Punjab Government has decided to
introduce energy efficient Municipal street lighting system at
Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Bathinda and initiate
energy efficiency in District Administration complexes at Ludhiana,
Patiala, Bathinda, Sangrur and Mini Secretariat, Chandigarh. The
PEDA has made detailed project report for these projects and tender
for these projects would be floated by local government department
and PWD (B&R).
Giving the details of this award scheme, Mr. T.P.S.Sidhu, Chief
Executive, PEDA, told that the details for participation in the
Energy Conservation Award Programme for different sectors would
be available on the website of Punjab Government/ PEDA. This scheme
has been formulated in line with the guidelines of Bureau of Energy
Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India and the entries
in the prescribed format will be invited by PEDA through press
advertisement in the newspapers. He said that in each category
1st , 2nd and 3rd Award in cash, memento and certificate will
be given to the winners.
PADDY PROCUREMENT TOUCHES 109 LAC TONNES
Chandigarh, October 31, 2008
Six government agencies and millers procured over 109,47,643
tonnes of paddy on Thursday .
An official spokesman today said that PUNGRAIN procured 29,85,574
tonnes of paddy (29.4%) whereas MARKFED procured 23,35,152 tonnes
of paddy (23.0%). PUNSUP procured 22,81,292 tonnes of paddy (22.5%)
whereas Punjab State Warehousing Corporation procured 12,81,530
tonnes of paddy (12.6%) besides 10,88,864 tonnes of paddy (10.7%)
procured by Punjab Agro. The Central Government Agency FCI procured
only 1,69,520 tonnes of paddy (1.7%). The Millers procured 8,05,711
tonnes of paddy (7.4 %) by Wednesday.
The mandis in Amritsar Division recorded 24,23,972 tonnes of
paddy with Jalandhar recording maximum paddy by Thursday to the
tune of 6,58,387 tonnes. The mandis of Ferozepur division maintained
their lead by recording 41,71,542 tonnes of paddy with maximum
of 11,71,432 tonnes of paddy being recorded by Ferozepur district.
Meanwhile procurement in the mandis Patiala division recorded
43,52,129 procurement of paddy with Ludhiana district recording
maximum paddy to the tune of 11,55,270 tonnes.
The spokesman said that lifting of procured paddy from the mandis
has started showing positive results with PUNGRAIN (97.4%), MARKFED
(92.0%), PUNSUP (95.3%), PSWC (96.7%), PUNJAB AGRO (95.3%) and
FCI (97.9%) showing substantial improvement.
Six government agencies have paid over Rs. 7814.69 crores for
paddy procured by agencies current Kharif Marketing Season. The
spokesman said that farmers of the State are being made payment
of paddy procured by the government agencies within 48 hours of
lifting of paddy from the procurement centres.
The Punjab Food Supply had setup 1622 procurement centres throughout
the state to ensure smooth procurement of paddy.
CAPT. DALIP KATARIA CREMATED WITH FULL
Chandigarh, October 31, 2008
Mortal remains of Punjab Government Pilot Capt. Dalip Kataria,
who died in an air crash was consigned to flames here today at
Cremation Ground(Sector 25) with full state honors. He is survived
by his wife Smt. Bhawna Kataria, two daughters namely Ms. Lopa,
a doctor and Ms. Hemal, a pilot and a son Kapil Kataria, an aerospace
Punjab Cooperation Minister Mr. Kanwaljit Singh laid the wreath
on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal and
Mr. R.I. Singh, Chief Secretary Punjab on behalf of Punjab Government.
A representative of Indian Air Force also placed wreath on behalf
of Air Commodore Mr. Nayar. Besides, Mr. Viswajit Khanna, Secretary
Civil Aviation, Mr. Gagandeep Singh Brar, Director, Civil Aviation
and Mr. R.K.Kaushik, Additional Secretary Political also laid
Expressing solidarity with the members of bereaved family, Capt.
Kanwaljit Singh said that the State has lost an experienced pilot
and it was a great loss, which was beyond anyone's description
in words. He assured the family members of the deceased to extend
all support and cooperation on behalf of the state government.
Meanwhile, Kapil Kataria, son of the deceased Pilot Capt. Dalip
Kataria lit the pyre, a contingent of 10 Punjab Police fired volley
of 30 rounds in air and reversed their arms as a mark of respect
to the departed soul.
People from different walks of life including senior functionaries
of civil and police administration, Air Force besides nears and
dears of Capt. Dalip Kataria gave an adieu to their beloved.
MANPREET BADAL SEEKS NGOs AND VOs PARTICIPATION IN GOOD
Chandigarh October 31, 2008
Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal , Finance Minister Punjab today gave
a call to all the Non Government Organizations( NGOs) and Voluntary
Organizations (VOs) to come forward in getting the programmes
and policies of the state government effectively implemented at
the grass root levels. NGOs in governance were emerging as there
was greater realization to introduce community participation in
various new areas of governance such as community policing, alternate
dispute management, probity & transparency, performance report
cards etc. apart from new partnership that was already in the
process of being forged in terms of community participation for
water supply & sanitation, forestry, education, watershed
management, panchayati raj, urban governance and rural development,
said the minister.
Mr. Badal was speaking at the inauguration of a conference on
Prospects of Participatory Management in Governance through Voluntary
Organization in Punjab organized by the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute
of Public Administration Punjab here today. Appreciating the role
of voluntary organizations and non government organizations, Mr.
Badal addressed them as the Unsung Heroes who were constantly
at work behind the screen. He said that public participation was
the need of an hour and thus the state government has an open
mind towards the NGOs and VOs and certainly wants their active
participation. He also advised them to rise above the political
considerations in discharging their duties in the larger public
interest. Reiterating his government's resolve in providing free,
fair and transparent governance, Mr. Badal said that the Centre
for Participatory Management & Voluntary Organizations (CPMVO)
set up by Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration
would help in developing a framework for involvement of NGOs in
participatory management and dissemination of good practices for
wider sharing and replication.
Mr. Ramesh Inder Singh, Chief Secretary Punjab while delivering
the valedictory address, said that the Non- Government organizations
represented the constructive potential of the civil society and
could contribute a great deal in all spheres of modern governance.
Most of the programmes launched by the Government of India for
social and economic development now envisaged partnership with
the NGOs. NGO movement was undergoing expansion and transformation
at unprecedented scale, said the Chief Secretary.
Mr. B.K.Srivastava, Director General MGSIPA while addressing
the delegates said that this was perhaps the first endeavor of
the CPMVO in pursuance of the new plan scheme approved by the
Punjab government to promote participation, participatory management
in governance through involvement of the civil society in general
and the NGOs in particular. He said that this centre was set up
primarily to promote participatory management in governance and
to accredit and recognize NGOs of Punjab. He emphasized the need
to promote creation of NGOs in non-tradition areas and to design
modules for participatory management in various spheres of governance.
Panel discussions were held wherein the NGOs interacted with
the heads of grant giving departments such as Planning, Rural
Development and Panchayats, School Education, Health, Social Security,
Women and Child Development, Local Government and Urban Development,
Water Supply and Sanitation and Forests & Wild Life. Mr. P.H.Vaishnav
Former Chief Secretary Punjab and Chairman SOSVA, Chandigarh was
invited to initiate discussions on behalf of participating NGOs.
Mr. Satish Chandra Secretary Planning chaired the panel discussion.
The delegates and representing various NGOs were divided into
7 groups and each group was given topics for discussion.
PUTIA DEMANDS RELAXATION IN NORMS FOR NEW EXISTING INSTITUTES
Chandigarh (31st Oct.'08)
Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) has
demanded from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
that the norms for setting up of new colleges should be relaxed.
On the other hand, existing colleges should also be given relaxations
keeping in mind the rising cost involved in the functioning of
Dr. J. S. Dhaliwal, President, PUTIA demanded that AICTE should
allow second shift of engineering and polytechnic classes in an
existing engineering college so that the huge infrastructure including
faculty, lab, library would be optimally utilized. This step on
the other hand, would allow the best use of infrastructure as
well as it would drastically reduce the cost of technical education.
Dr. Zora Singh (Sr. Vice President, PUTIA & chairman, Desh
Bhagat Group) demanded that the colleges with multiple disciplines
should be given relaxation in terms of land requirement, faculty,
library, lab etc. Reform in these rules and regulations would
not only help in reducing the cost of education but would also
attract more entrepreneurs towards education industry. He also
demanded that considering the shortage of eligible faculty in
the region, AICTE should give relaxation to faculty- student ratio
Anshu Kataria (Media Secretary, PUTIA & Chairman, Aryans
Business School) said that feeder courses such as BBA & BCA
should be allowed in existing MBA, MCA colleges. He also pointed
out that the price of land has increased manifold in the past
5 years, but the AICTE has not relaxed land requirements. He demanded
that considering the increasing cost of land council should give
It is to be mentioned here that PUTIA had earlier put up these
demands to Prof. R. A. Yadav, Chairman, AICTE during his visit
to the Chandigarh in June this year. Again, the association has
now written to AICTE for revamping of the existing norms.
MAJITHIA FOR HUMANE POLICY TO DEAL WITH
BOLLYWOOD OBSESSED JUVENILE INTRUDERS
Chandigarh, October 30: Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Patron Youth
Akali Dal today called for evolving 'soft and humane policy' to
deal with juveniles crossing Line of Control, particularly those
obsessed with 'Bollywood dreams'.
Referring to the case of 14 years old Nasir Sultan, a Pakistani
Kid who intruded India with a sole purpose of meeting Bollywood
Actor Sharukh Khan, Mr. Majithia said that it was common for juveniles
to run away from their home to meet their dreams stars and both
governments should adopt soft and humane policy in such cases.
Calling for early release for Nasir Sultan, Mr. Majithia said
that both countries should take a principled stand to release
all juveniles of other countries without any delay.
The YAD Patron said that with World becoming one, it was the
need of the hour to adopt sensitive and humane approach in such
cases especially the cases involving children and juveniles.
Welcoming the latest decision of Pakistan government to shift
Sarabjit Singh from condemned cell to normal cell, indicating
his early repatriation to India, Mr. Majithia said that his early
release would serve as a milestone in normalising Indo-Pak relations.
He said that people of Punjab would also remain indebted to Punjab
Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal for his initiative to get
Sarbjit Singh released. He said that Mr. Badal invited Mr. Ansar
Burney, a Human Right Activist of Pakistan to visit Punjab and
meet the family of Sarabjit Singh to know the ground reality and
Mr. Burney was playing a key role in the release of Sarabjit Singh.
Two pilots die in Punjab govt. plane crash
near Ludhiana Badal announces grant of Rs. ten lakh each to bereaved
families Funeral with state honours for pilots
TWO MEMBER DGCA TEAM TO PROBE CRASH
Chandigarh October 29, 2008
The Punjab Government's official plane, C-90 King Air , crashed
near Ludhiana this morning., killing both pilots on the spot.
According to Mr. Harcharan Bains, Media Advisor to Chief Minister
Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, the bodies of the two hapless pilots
would be cremated with full state honours. The Chief Minister
" profoundly regretted" his inability to attend the
funeral because of his participation in the 300th Guruta Gaddi
functions in Huzur Sahib (Maharashtra). He has however deputed
Dr.Upinderjit Kaur, Education and Civil Minister, Punjab, to represent
him at the funeral.
Mr. Bains said that the Chief Minister has also announced a grant
of Rs. ten lakhs to each of the bereaved families. Mr. Badal has
rushed the Secretary and the Director, Civil Aviation, Mr. Vishawjeet
Khanna and Mr. Gagandeep Singh Brar respectively to the crash
site. The Chief Minister has also expressed "deep shock and
sorrow" over the tragic demise of the pilots, Mr.Dalip. Kataria
and Mr.Manjit Singh both of whom, he said, were "proud assets
of the state."
Mr. Bains disclosed that the DGCA, Government of India, has constituted
a two-member team to conduct an inquiry into the accident. Mr.
Bains said that the plane was on a mandatory technical check-up
flight prior to a VIP trip when it seemed to stall and begin losing
height and crashed around 10.15 a.m. The ill-fated plane had undergone
a scheduled technical propeller service in Mumbai only yesterday.
It had flown in into Chandigarh last evening. The plane had also
cleared the mandatory airworthiness certification from the Directorate
General Civil Aviation, Government of India, about three weeks
Mr. Bains said that both Mr. Dalip Kataria and Mr. Manjit Singh
who were conducting the check up flight, were among the most experienced
pilots in the country, having logged 5000 and 3000 hours respectively.
They had earlier handled large commercial liners including 747s
before being inducted by the Punjab government.
AFTER CLOCKING 100 LAC TONNES IN PADDY
PROCUREMENT, PUNJAB EYES 145 LAC TONNES MARK
Chandigarh, October 29: After clocking magical 100 lac tonnes
mark in paddy procurement on Monday, Punjab by collecting 4-5
lac tonnes per day hopes to procure 145 lac tonnes of Paddy this
year surpassing the previous high of 140 lac tonnes of the year
An official spokesman today said that market share of official
agencies in the procurement pie would be quite high due to bumper
crop this year and steep decline of traders share from 18.3% last
year to 7.4% this year. The spokesman reiterated Punjab government's
resolve to procure up to last grain of Paddy brought by farmers
to Mandis and make payment to him within 48 hours.
Electronic clearing system introduced by Punjab in Mandis of
two districts this year and online monitoring system introduced
all over state by Mr. Adesh Pratap Singh, Food and Supplies Minister
to make payments to the farmers proved a quite success as Rs.
7763.31 crores were paid to farmers till Monday registering the
highest ever 99% due payment. A credit cash limit of Rs.12623.62
crore sanctioned by the Reserve Bank of India for the procurement
of paddy for the Kharif season by all the state agencies had been
received by the state Finance Department.
Meanwhile six government agencies and millers procured over
100, 05,948 tonnes of paddy till Monday. Official agencies share
in paddy procurement rose to record 92, 63,441 tonnes (92.6%)
as traders share dipped to dismal 7, 42,507 tonnes (7.4%), due
to ban on export of non–basmati rice.
PUNGRAIN maintained its lead in procurement by procuring 29.1%
of total paddy i.e. 26, 91,973 tonnes whereas MARKFED share was
23.2% with procurement of 21, 51,601 tonnes of paddy. PUNSUP procured
20, 79,036 tonnes of paddy (22.4%) whereas Punjab State Warehousing
Corporation procured 11, 74,525 tonnes of paddy (12.7%) besides
tonnes of paddy 10,12,272 tonnes of paddy (12.7%) procured by
Punjab Agro. The Central Government Agency FCI procured only 1,
54,034 tonnes of paddy (1.7 %). The Millers procured 7, 42,507
tonnes of paddy (7.4 %) by Monday.
Ferozepur district maintained its lead in paddy procurement by
procuring 11,51,261 tonnes followed by Patiala (9,61,241 tonnes),
Ludhiana (9,38,378 tonnes),Sangrur (9,18,245 tonnes) and Moga(8,99,230
tonnes) districts respectively.
The spokesman said that lifting of procured paddy from the mandis
has started showing positive results with PUNGRAIN (100.8%), MARKFED
(94.6%), PUNSUP (97.2%), PSWC (100%), PUNJAB AGRO (97.3%) and
FCI (100.3%) showing substantial improvement.
The Punjab Food Supply had setup 1622 procurement centres throughout
the state to ensure smooth procurement of paddy.
16 new power projects with
16000 MW in Punjab
Ludhiana October 29, 2008
With a view to lay a strong foundation for the industry, the
Punjab Government had prepared an elaborated long term power generation
plan, under which 16 new power projects with 16000 MW capacity
would be executed in Punjab in a phased manner, out of those,
work on two thermal Plants with 2520 MW capacity had already been
started at Talwandi Sabo and Goindwal Sahib.
This was disclosed by Mr. Manoranjan Kalia Local Bodies Minister
Punjab while addressing a state level function organized to celebrate
Parkash Utsav of Baba Vishwakarama Ji at Guru Nanak Bhawan here
Mr. Kalia said that to ensure the fast industrial growth, the
state government was under taking a number of big projects to
strengthen infrastructure facilities and two new road corridors
were being established, one from Mohali to Ropar and other from
Kapurthala to Jalandhar. He said that to boost the Information
Technology Industry in state, the government had planned to set
up a new SEZ of Information Technology in 100 acres of land at
Kapurthala, where modern facilities will be provided for the modern
IT units. The Minister also added that to ensure systemic Urban
development, the government had chalked out a special plan of
Rs 5500 crores for providing basic amenities in all the cities
of the state, which will completely modernize the urban scenario
in Punjab. He said that the work on laying the premix on roads
and improving the water supply systems in all cities was in full
swing and claimed that there was no dearth of funds for this purpose.
Referring to the development plans for Ludhiana city, Mr. Kalia
said that work on a complete sewerage project of Rs 250 crore
had already been started, which would cater to requirements of
fast growing urban population in this city. He also stated that
the Ludhiana city will have its new city bus service in the month
of November positively, under which, eight local busses will start
plying on eight routes across the city in the phase phase and
the service will be gradually extended to all parts of the city.
The Minister also assured that the government will sympathetically
considered to declare the mixed land use in those areas, where
the small industry was running since a long time.
Paying his tribute, the Minister said that Lord Vishwakarma
was the founder of the Craft, Art Architecture and Engineering
on which, the present growth of industry and other sectors was
based and to facilitate the fast growth of industry and technology.
He said that
Baba Vishwakarma Ji had given was as great as Lord BRAHMA, VISHNU
AND MAHESH because all our religion scriptures contain episodes
of his glorious contribution. Mr. Kalia said that state government
has embarked upon an ambitious program to open " Skill Development
Centers" one in each constituency with an investment of Rs
100 crore in the state to impart technical training to the youth
to improve their chance of employability with in the country,
as well a abroad. He appealed the people to improve their professional
skills following the message of Lord Vishwakarma Ji to enhance
their abilities of capture new jobs opportunities created with
the induction of modern technology, which he described would be
the real tribute to Lord Vishwakarama Ji.
Mr. Hira Singh Gabria Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister,
paying his tributes said that the followers of Lord Baba Vishwakarma
had made substantial contributions in various fields including
religion, industry, craft, architecture, patriotism, fight against
atrocities and social services. He said that our great gurus had
imposed full faith and respect upon the follower of Lord Vishwakarma,
who had made exemplary progress in the different kinds of the
industry. The Minister demanded that in the new Master Plan of
Ludhiana, the areas, where small industry was running since long
times should be declared as areas of mixed land use, so that the
working industrial units could get the facilities of load enhancement
and extension of units etc.
Addressing the function Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal Speaker Lok
Sabha said that Lord Vishwakarma was the architect and the master
of all machinery equipments of Gods and the creature of the modern
technology which was still in the process of further advancement.
He said that Artisans worship him on all the occasions relating
to industry and start their daily profession by seeking his blessings.
He said that to further improve the excellence in the latest training
in the engineering, architecture and construction sectors should
be given top priority.
Among others who addressed the function included Professor.
Rajinder Bhandari State President BJP, Dr. Daljit Singh Advisor
to CM Punjab, Mr. Harish Rai Dhanda, CPS, Mr. Harish Bedi MLA,
Mr. Gurdev Singh Badal Ex- Minister, Mr. Hakam Singh Gyaspura
Mayor MC, Mr. Amarjit Singh Chawla, Jathedar Amarjit Singh Bhatia,
Mr. Baljit Singh Neela Mehal, Mr. Ranjodh Singh President Ramgarhia
Education Council, Baba Ajit Singh, Mr. Charanjit Jit Singh Vishwakarma
President United Cycles and Parts Manufactures Association, Mr.
Avtar Singh Secretary CICU and Mr. Rattan Chand President Small
industrialists and Traders Association.
On this occasion five prominent personalities from the industry
including Mr. Onkar Singh Avon Cycles, Mr. Vijay Munjal Hero Cycles,
Mr. Avtar Singh New Swan, Mr. Jaswant Singh Bhullar, Mr. Sanjeev
Ralson from Ralson Cycles and Mr. Charanjit Singh Dinanagar were
honored for their excellent contributions for the industrial growth.
Prominent among others who were present on this occasion included
Mr. Sumer Singh Gurjar Deputy Commissioner, Mr. G S Ghuman Commissioner
MCMr. Kanwal Inder SinghThekedar, Mr. Gurmail Singh Sangowal (
both member SGPC), Mr. Anil Sareen Secretary BJP Mr. Jagdevg Singh
Tajpuri, Mr. Ajit Singh Kular and Mulana Habeeb-ur- Rehman, Shahi