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Jalandhar July13, 2008

SAD-BJP government has chalked out a comprehensive plan and started working on it to improve of health and education sectors to provide quality health care and education to the people of the State.
This was disclosed here today by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal during the foundation stone laying ceremony function of the new complex of a charitable hospital being established by Sri Guru Har Gobind Hospital Trust at a cost of Rs.5 crore.

Reiterating the firm commitment of SAD-BJP government to give highest priority to ensure quality health services to the people 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. Appreciating the role of Sri Guru Har Gobind Hospital Trust for providing health care facilities to the patients especially the economically poor at subsidized rates Mr. Badal said that it was a matter of great pride that Sri Guru Har Gobind Hospital Trust was one of the few most reputed philanthropic and charitable organizations providing quality health care services to the poor patients for the last 15 years.

On this occasion the Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs. 10 lac for the hospital and asked the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar to strengthen the approach roads to the hospital.

Earlier Mr. Badal paid obeisance at Gurdwara Sahib and received a Saropa. Jathedar Surjit Singh Cheema, Chairman, Sri Guru Har Gobind Hospital Trust in his welcomed address gave details of the various social activities of the trust.

Later, replying to a question of Media persons to clear the stand of SAD on the issue of nuclear-deal Mr. Badal categorically said that they were with NDA.

Prominent among those who were present on the occasion included Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, S. Sarabjit Singh Makkar, MLA (Adampur) , S. Jagbir Singh Brar, MLA(Jalandhar Cantt.), Bhagat Chuni Lal MLA (Jalandhar South) and Sh. Gurdip Singh Bhullar MLA (Nurmahal) .



The Punjab Government would soon set up a State Cotton Council for the promotion of textile industry in a big way in the Northern region.

After inaugurating a one day annual conference of Textile Association (India) Punjab, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh (PHC) Unit on 'Technological Process Innovation' here at Hotel Shivalik, Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal said the emerging textile scenario in the country as well as in Punjab was favourable for the growth of textile industry. However, to sustain this growth, there was dire need to improve infrastructure facilities for the industry to function efficiently to compete in the global market and he hoped that this council would certainly prove to be a milestone to boost the prospects of textile industry in the region. He said that the State Cotton Council would have members on its board from amongst the cotton growers, textile manufacturers, cotton farm experts and officers of the state government.

The Chief Minister further said that the basic objective of the council would be to enhance the productivity of cotton and to encourage down stream industries for value addition of cotton growers within the state. "As of now only 43% of the cotton grown in Punjab is converted for value addition within the state", said Mr. Badal.

Mr. Badal pointed out that textile and clothing trade was pegged at US$ 440 billion and continued to play a significant role in the global economy. This sector was also an important segment of the Indian manufacturing Industry that accounted for over 20% of industrial production and was closely linked with the agricultural and rural economy. He mentioned that total textile output of Punjab was estimated at Rs.10, 500 crore including Rs.3250 crore exports of knitwear, shawls, made-ups and yarns. The direct and indirect employment of textile activity in Punjab was estimated at 20 lakh people. He mentioned that Punjab produced approximately 18 to 22 lakh bales accounting for about 11 to 12% of the country's out-put of cotton. The state had one of the Asia's biggest clusters of hosiery and knitwear at Ludhiana with more than six thousand small scale units. The government of India had approved three textile parks to be set up in Ludhiana which were already in pipeline.

The Chief Minister also informed that about Rs. about Rs.5500 Crore had been invested in textile industry of Punjab under Government of India's Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme in installing modern spinning mills, expansion of terry towel and denim units. However, there was further scope to add more modern textile units particularly down stream industries such as wide sheet manufacturing, shirting fabrics, terry towel and denim manufacturing units to consume cotton grown in the state for value addition within the state. The Chief Minister assured the TAI (PHC) to look into its demand of suitable site for setting up centre of excellence in textile industry at Mohali.

In his address National President of TAI Dr. PR Roy emphasized the need for exchange of ideas between technocrats, machinery manufacturers, research scholars for the future growth of industry. He said that everybody right from top management to the worker must be abreast of the technological upgradation and new innovations in the textile sector.

In his welcome address president of the TAI (PHC) Mr.SS Aich urged the Chief Minister to arrange a piece of land in and around Chandigarh and Mohali for setting up a centre of excellence in this zone.

Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Joint Secretary Ministry of Textile GoI Dr.JN Singh, Conference Chairman HS Cheema, Vice President TAI (PHC) Jatinder Kesri, Organizing Secretary Naveen Sharma, besides the Secretary Industries & Commerce SS Channy, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister AK Mahajan and Director Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology Ms.Vijay Sharma.

Chandigarh based Aryans Group opens doors for SAARC nations

Chandigarh (12/07/08)

Chandigarh based Aryans Group is now planning to target SAARC countries for its new courses. On the one hand, the Aryans Group is targeting SAARC countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc. for its intake. On the other hand, the Group is tying up with Organizations of USA, Canada, UK etc. for sending students abroad for higher studies and for the placements. The group has taken affiliation from Yashwantrao Chawan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nasik to admit NRI or foreign students. The Group has also obtained approval of the Punjab Government to offer YCMOU Courses.

Addressing the Press Conference in Hotel Jullundur today, Anshu kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group said that recently a team of Aryans group visited Nepal, Bangladesh. The team is proposed to meet delegates in Sri Lanka and Bangkok in the month end. The group has also tied up with Nepal International Educational Consultancy (NIEC), Kathmandu for the intake due to no visa requirements for Nepali students. It is to be mentioned that Aryans Group is offering various courses namely MBA, MCA, E-MBA, BBA, BCA, B.Sc (IT) etc.

Aryans School of International studies (ASIS), an international arm of Aryans Group has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with London School of Management Education (LSME), London.

The Group has signed MoU with a US based IT giant 'Outline Systems Inc.' for the placement of its students. According to MoU, 20 students from ABS will be placed in India or US according to the requirements of the company at a very handsome salary, Kataria added.

The Press Conference was also addressed by Dr. S.P. Singh (Mentor, ABS), Dr. K. K. Mangla (Director, ASM), and Dr. Parveen Kataria (Director, ABS).



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