CM LAYS THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE NEW
GURU HAR GOBIND HOSPITAL TRUST
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
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) .
PUNJAB TO SOON SET UP STATE COTTON COUNCIL
UPGRADATION OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY
CHANDIGARH JULY 12, 2008
The Punjab Government would soon set up a State Cotton Council
for the promotion of textile industry in a big way in the Northern
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
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
Chandigarh based Aryans
Group opens doors for SAARC nations
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
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
The Press Conference was also addressed by Dr. S.P. Singh (Mentor,
ABS), Dr. K. K. Mangla (Director, ASM), and Dr. Parveen Kataria