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August, 2008



Ch. Swarna Ram greets people on Janamashtami


Chandigarh August 23, 2008

Ch. Swarna Ram , Technical and Industrial Training Minister Punjab greeted the people on the occasion of Janamashtami and called for strengthening the commitment to remain united in seeking to build a society based on respect for diversity.

In his message minister also said that " The life & teachings of Lord Krishna have a universal message as they signify and constitute a rejection of intolerance and narrow mindedness.

" On this day may we strengthen our commitment to remain united in seeking to build a society based on respect for diversity, he added.

Central Team to Visit Flood Affected Areas in Punjab

Chandigarh August 23, 2008

A 7- member Central team led by Joint Secretary (Disaster Management), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Mr. Prabhanshu Kamal will visit the flood affected areas in Punjab tomorrow to access the damage caused to the crops, House property beside the loss of human lives.

Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab Government said that the team would visit Makhu in Ferozpur District, Sanghra in Moga District, Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala District and Lohian in District (Jalandhar). The spokesman said that the team would submit its detailed report to the Union Home Minister, Mr. Shiv Raj Patil for the special compensation package for flood affected areas.

The team would be accompanied by Mrs, Romila Dubey, Financial Commissioner Revenue and Mr. Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary Irrigation and Power. The Central team included Dr. G.K Chadhary, Director (DWD), Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperation; Mr. Y.C Sharma, Deputy Director (FCD), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance; Dr. Amarjeet Kaur, Director (Health & FW), Health & Family Welfare; Mrs. Anjali Chandra, Director, Ministry of Power; Mr. M.P Singh Director, (FCA), Ministry of Water; Mr. Ashok Kumar Nagpal, SUPT. (Engineer), Road Transport & Highways.


Ranike congratulates boxer Vijender and wrestler Sushil Kumar Victory in Beijing Olympics 2008

Chandigarh August 23, 2008

S. Gulzar Singh Ranike Sports Minister Punjab congratulated Boxer Mr. Vijender and Wrestler Sushil Kumar for their outstanding performance in bagging Bronze Medals for India in the Beijing Olympics 2008.

Sports Minister said that shootor Abhinav Bindra's Gold and the heroics of boxer Vijender and wrestler Sushil Kumar who earned a Bronze each has made the 29th Olympics games the best ever of India.

Minister also said that Vijender became the first Indian Boxer won a Bronze in 75 KG category. Wrestler Sushil Kumar by winning a Bronze in 66 KG freestyle. Thus repeating this after 56 years because it was in 1952 that Independent India won its first individual Bronze medal through another wrestler Mr. K.D Jaidev.

Mr. Ranike said that the achievement of Abhinav, Vijender and Sushil Kumar would go a long way in putting sports persons on a high pedestal.




Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today extended warm greetings to the people of Punjab on the sacred occasion of Janamastmi - the Birthday of Lord Krishana.

In a message on the eve of this auspicious occasion, Mr. Badal said that Lord Krishna was an apostle of peace, saviour of Dharma and symbol of truthfulness and righteousness. His long philosophical sermon contained in 'Srimad Bhagwat Geeta' has a profound impact on the present materialistic society and was still more relevant in the modern age to attain spiritualism and eternal peace, strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and universal brotherhood.

Mr. Badal appealed the people to celebrate this sacred day in unison and with religious fervour and gaiety rising above the petty considerations of caste, creed and religion. He exhorted the people to follow the teachings of Lord Krishana so as to attain eternal peace, prosperity and happiness in life.



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