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Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 26th-31st October

Emphasis on ‘Preventive Vigilance”, says CVC

The Vigilance Awareness Week is being celebrated from 26th October to 31st October, 2015. The theme for the Vigilance Awareness this year is “Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance”. The Commission has been laying stress on Preventive Vigilance and driving home the point that vigilance should not be seen in isolation but as a tool to achieve good governance and better operational results. The Vigilance Awareness Week is being celebrated every year and coincides with the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known to be a man of high integrity.

A press meet was organized by the Central Vigilance Commission in New Delhi today. Addressing the media persons, the Central Vigilance Commissioner, Shri K.V. Chowdary said that more emphasis should be given to ‘preventive vigilance’ than the ‘punitive vigilance’. The systems and processes should be set in place so as to generate alarm in case of anything happening beyond the prescribed processes. He said that it is important to bring changes in the system so that we can prevent such misconducts.

Commenting upon the delays and pendency of cases, he said that areas need to be identified where delays have happened and appropriate action should be taken to streamline the procedures and SOPs about the dealing of applications, their criteria and other related matters. Explaining the scope of corruption, he said that corruption is not only about giving money, but it includes all actions where processes are being compromised. He said that now the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) have been made to access the pendency of cases pertaining to their organizations through the website of the Commission, thus speeding up the disposal of cases and reduction in pendency. The Commission can keep a tab on the log of the CVOs.

The prime focus of the Commission is to curb the pendency of cases. The number of cases pending sanction for prosecution (more than 4 months old) were 28 as on 30-06-2015 which were reduced to 15 as on 31.08.2015, thus coming down to half within 2 months.

He said that the purpose of Vigilance Awareness Week is to generate awareness in the public at large about the bad effects of corruption. He informed that this year the CVC is giving lectures at school and college levels. This will take the message of preventive vigilance to the young minds and they will be in a position to influence the society at large, he added. He said that the training of the Officers of the Commission and CVOs is being organized within the country and abroad for improving their skills and efficiency. Commission has, as a part of its knowledge management exercise, initiated a program to invite one eminent person every month to address its officers and all CVOs (through video conferencing) on a topic related to vigilance and improvement of governance.

He said that road ahead for the Commission is to analyse the suggestions received by the Commission from CVOs and public at large.

The CVC also appealed to the media to spread awareness on this issue among the public at large. He said that the Commission receives many complaints from the public at large every year. The awareness should be generated among the public so that the complaint is addressed to the appropriate authority and the action can be taken faster.

Giving emphasis on preventive vigilance, Shri T M Bhasin, Vigilance Commissioner said that prevention is better than cure. He said that investigative vigilance takes time and it also affects the morale of the employees, so preventive vigilance should be given prominence over the investigative vigilance. He said that the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week is not for a week only, but it will be for the next one year and is a part of its regular and dynamic process.

The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week will begin with taking of pledge on 26th October, 2015 at 11:00 AM in all the Government, Public Sector Organizations, Autonomous Organizations and Local Bodies.

Besides the regular activities of display of banners, posters, advertisements in the Newspapers and organization of activities such as lecture, panel discussions, competitions in Government and Public Sector Organizations, the Commission this year is reaching out to college and school students in a big way. Debates/Elocution/Lectures are being organized in 135 cities/towns spread across the country. CVOs of 101 organizations are involved in organizing these competitions and each CVO has been assigned certain number of cities/towns with the instruction to organize these competitions in at least 3 colleges and 2 schools. It is expected that competitions would be organized in more than 2000 colleges and schools. Activities are being organized across India in cities including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Vijayawada and Ahmedabad. The Hindi College, Lady Shri Ram College, St. Stephen’s College, IIT Delhi, JNU from Delhi; Anna University, SRM University from Chennai, NNIMS College from Mumbai, Birla Institute of Technology from Kolkata and Gujarat National Law University from Ahmedabad are among other educational institutions organizing activities during Vigilance Awareness Week.

Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration to celebrate Teej Festival at Phase 3, Rock Garden, Chandigarh on 11th and 12th August, 2018

Skill development training starts

The 20th Quinquennial Livestock Census will be carried out in Union Territory Chandigarh from 20th August, 2018 to 19th November, 2018

Chandigarh News-August 4, 2018

Chandigarh Skill Development Mission has been set up

Chandigarh got its First Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana Center at EDC


Chandigarh News-August 2, 2018

Department of Orthopaedics, PGI, Chandigarh celebrating Bone & Joint Week” from 1st-7th August,2018

Ex gratia grant of Rs 5 lacs, leave encashment Rs 4.72 lacs & GIS payment to the family of deceased Lineman


Chandigarh News-August 1, 2018

Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER honored ten officers/officials on their superannuation

Now, the owners of vehicle having registration number “CH01-BK” shall apply for affixation of HSRP from 01.08.2018 to 31.08.2018


Chandigarh News-July 31, 2018

Checking of Tenants, Servants, PG, Parking’s, newly arrived street vendors etc in view of forthcoming Independence Day-2018

Crime News

Meeting of Investigators of Multicentric Study on Exposure and Health Effects of Pesticides on Indian Population by PGI

Now, the owners of vehicle having registration number “CH01-BK” shall apply for affixation of HSRP from01.08.2018 to 31.08.2018


Chandigarh News-July 29, 2018

National Viral Hepatitis Control Program launched

Meeting of Investigators of Multicentric Study on Exposure and Health Effects of Pesticides on Indian Population at PGI Chandigarh

गांधी स्मारक भवन में प्राकृतिक चिकित्सा के प्रथम दीक्षांत समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि बाबा फरीद विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति डा. राज बहादुर ने लगभग 100 विद्याथियों को उनके डिप्लोमा प्रदान किए


Chandigarh News-July 28, 2018

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship inaugurated India’s first in-phone guide-GoWhatsThat at Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (Regd.) PGIMER-GMCH Chandigarh organized its 177th Voluntary Blood Donation Camp in Zakir Hall of PGI Chandigarh

Free Screening Camp on World Hepatitis Day – 28th July 2018


Chandigarh News-July 27, 2018

Fifth Annual Public Health Lecture on the topic “Reaching the Health Care to Unreached”.

World Hepatitis Day – 28th July 2018 – Finding the Missing Millions

11th I J Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop on “Organs Talk: Time to take prevention”

World Hepatitis Day celebrations

Web based RESOURCE CENTRE for Tobacco Control to be developed: Preeti Sudan

Re-auction of 169 left out special/fancy registration numbers of the series “CH01-BT”


Chandigarh News-July 26, 2018

Concluding function of Swachh Indira Colony Campaign

177th Blood Donation Camp to be organized by TCWA

Inauguration of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Ward

Chandigarh News-July 25, 2018

Concluding function of Swachh Indira Colony Campaign Fortnight on 26th July

5th annual public health lecture

11th I.J. Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop

Workshop on Human Relations in Health Care

CREST distributes the Awards & Certificates to the EPC Contractors/Solar Energy Developers based on their performance

Chandigarh News-July 22, 2018

अकादमी के 32वें स्थापना दिवस पर आचार्यकुलम में दो नए पुरस्कारों की घोषणा


Chandigarh News-July 20, 2018

“Raising public awareness among various stakeholder regarding importance of prevention and management of birth defects and Release of a booklet”

POSHAN Abhiyaan “Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment”

Registration of real estate projects and real estate agents under the real estate (regulation and development) act, 2016

Matric Failure to be re-admitted in same school


Chandigarh News-July 19, 2018

Philanthropic organisations, Corporates and other stakeholders asked to take part in cleanliness drive in Indira Colony


Chandigarh News-July 18, 2018

As per the decision in the General House, a committee has been constituted for making necessary changes in the Constitution of the Chandigarh Press Club

An ICMR Sponsored Seminar on importance of prevention and management of birth defects on 19.7.18

Tree Plantation Drive in Indira Colony

Ensuring the security & safety of employees, especially women employees working till late hours in BPOs, Call Centres, Corporate House, Media House, companies, firms & other similar entities, having the facility of pick & drop

Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh issues directions for Cyber Cafe owners

For all the owners/managers/care/ takers, etc. of Hotels/Restaurants/Guest Houses/Sarais, etc. in Chandigarh is must to obtain I.D. proof from the visitors/ customers/ guests who stay in their Hotel/Restaurant/Guest House/Sarai, etc.

To start consultancy business in Chandigarh, complete antecedents in writing to the Chandigarh Police at Public Window, Police Headquarter, Sector 9, Chandigarh within 7 days is must

Selling any cloth/uniform sticker/logo flag attached on cars of and other item belonging to Army/Police/Para Military Forces without keeping the record and ID proofs of the purchasers are banned in Chandigarh

All kind of fire arms, lethal weapons, lathies, spears & javelins, trishuls, swords, knockles, knives & daggers, iron roads, etc. within the limits of Union Territory of Chandigarh prohibited

Particulars of the said tenants, domestic servants & Paying Guests to the Station House Officer concerned are must

Commercial establishments/shops etc. in trades/services including Restaurants/Dhabas, Discos, Clubs and hawking goods by the road sides will not run between midnight to 04.30 A.M.

Registering & Licensing Authority, U.T., Chandigarh starts the facility of cashless/digital payment through Debit Cards and Credit Cards for Road tax/License fees etc.

Governor Punjab visits Skating Rink, Table Tennis Hall and two swimming pools


Chandigarh News-July 17, 2018

Rev Sudiksha ji given responsibility as spiritual head of Sant Nirankari mission formally

Swachh Indira Colony Campaign Fortnight

Milind Mahadeo Dumbere, IPS is new Senior Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), of Chandigarh

Height of the module structure carrying solar panels shall not be counted towards the total height of the building as permitted by building Rules.

Amangamation of two or more adjoining Residential plots with the same ownership having contiguous zoned area shall be permitted

“No fragmentation or amalgamation of any site or building shall be permitted.

Installation made mandatory Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant for existing residential and non-residential buildings in Chandigarh upto 17.11.2018.

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Chandigarh News-July 16, 2018

Rev Sudiksha ji to be spiritual head of Sant Nirankari mission from today

SBI to organize Kisan Mela in Punjab on 18th July

The Adventure of Rare Diseases: Care and Clinical Research” – Prof Loic Guillevin, PGIMER celebrates Institute Foundation Day


Chandigarh News-July 14, 2018

Department of Cardiology, PGIMER will have three Separate functional Units from 16th July, 2018

PGIMER Foundation Day- Prof Loic Guillevin to address PGI fraternity on 16

176th Blood Donation Camp organised at PGI


Chandigarh News-July 13, 2018

Practice of a bogus doctor was stopped in village Hallomajra, U.T, Chandigarh

Prof N. N. Wig……..the “Living Legend” of Indian Psychiatry…. passes away

The Governor Punjab and Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh visits the Old Age Home, sector-15, the Observation- cum- Special Home, sector 25 and Nari Niketan, sector 26 in Chandigarh

Chandigarh News-July 12, 2018

176th Blood Donation Camp to be organized by TCWA on 14.07.2018 (Saturday)

World Population Day 2018 Celebration

Parents of 11 Month Old Baby Showcase Exemplary Gesture for Organ Donation

Village Rehna, Haryana minority group women celebrate World Population Day

NIPER, S.AS. Nagar Student awarded with Newton-Bhabha fellowship

Workshop on “Role of Nurses in Triage and Disaster Preparedness”.
NIPER student won “Best Presentation Award” at GxP summit at, Russia
Chandigarh, July 10:   Sanika Jadhav, M.S. (Pharm.) from Department of Pharmaceutics has received a special appreciation award, “Best Presentation Award” of worth 50000 Russian rubles at second Russian interuniversity GxP summit with international participation. She is among three students who have gone to Russia on invitation to attend Global GxP summit on pharmaceuticals.This summit was held in Russia from July 2-7, 2018.
Sanika Jadhav’s (Master Student) research on “Development of Nanocrystalline Solid Dispersion (NCSD) of Curcuminoids using NanoCrySP technology” with Prof. Arvind Bansal, Department of Pharmaceutics, and NanoCrySP technology is a patented, bottom up technology developed by Dr.A.K. Bansal lab to generate nanocrystals of molecules having poor water solubility. Curcuminoids are having widespread therapeutic effects so development of their nanocrystals has opened new translational avenues in the research field. For generation of biopharmaceutically acceptable system of poorly water soluble drugs. This technology has been extensively used for development of nanocrystals of Curcuminoids obtained from natural source, turmeric.

   Deepika Patel’s (Masters Students) research work is on “Solid form behaviour of Cyclophosphamide during Lyophiization (Technology for sterile production) along with Ms.Deepika Patel, Bhushan Munjal, Sandeep Zode and Dr. Arvind Kumar Bansal

Rohini Verma, ours PhD scholar working with Dr. Sanjay M. Jachak and her research work is on “Evaluation of Nutraceuticals and their phytoconstituents for the alleviation of Obesity and associated Complications to meet the regulatory challenges.” “Evaluation of Nutraceuticals and their

phytoconstituents for the alleviation of Obesity and associated Complications to meet the regulatory challenges.” The increased incidence of obesity and growing public preference for organic supplements has moved research for the attainment of better molecules to alleviate obesity and related problems. Based on the literature search and preliminary in vitro antiadipogenic activity, few plants are phytochemically explored for their activity against obesity and its related complications., we are trying to find out such drug molecules from nature which could be effective against this growing epidemic of obesity. Asertaining the regulatory paraments, we are trying to support the concept of “Food as medicine” for the betterment of man kind  The students shared their experiences that the main moto of GxP summit was to promote the importance of good practices which should be followed by pharmaceutical industries. Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Federal Budgetary Institution “The State Institute of Medicines and Good Practices” had taken initiative to create awareness among scientists related to pharmaceutical field. The various pharmaceutical companies such as R-Pharm, Novartis, Abbott, Sun pharma delivered presentations about their products, educational program carried out by them, need of GMP and documentation. Participants were evaluated based on the Olympiad part and practical part related to GxP.  Participants from different countries interacted with each other, exchanged their views and work, which made the summit very successful.

Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi invites city-based writers to submit unpublished book- length manuscripts in Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu

Chandigarh, 10th July 2018: Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi invites city-based writers (working or residing in Chandigarh) to submit unpublished book- length manuscripts in Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu. The best entries would be given financial assistance for publication under Grant- in- Aid scheme of the Akademi.


The following categories will be considered:

    1. Poetry
    1. Short Story
    1. Novel
    1. Play
  1. Children’s Literature

Entries may be submitted at the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi office on 1st floor of the Divisional Library, Sector 34. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is 10th August, 2018. Length of manuscripts: Novels/ short stories: minimum 30,000 words, Poetry: minimum 70 pages, Play: minimum 30 pages (printed/ typed). Those authors who have availed Grant-in-Aid in the previous year are not eligible.

Matric Failure to be re-admitted in same school

Compartment candidates of Class X to get provisional admission in Class XI

 Chandigarh, 10th July 2018: All the 1299 students, who failed in Class X Board examination, are being re-admitted in same government schools. All the 4308 students, who have been placed under compartment in Class X board examinations, are also being admitted provisionally in Class XI of the government schools through centralized admission process subject to the availability of seat and marks vis-a-vis the cut off score obtained by such candidates. However, they shall attend remedial classes for the subject of Class X in which they have got compartment in the same Government school till commencement of compartment examinations.


21 year old Kamal Kumar from Karnal becomes Life Saver in his Death

 Gives 2nd Chance at Life to 3  & Sight to 2 More with Transplantation of Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas & Corneas at PGIMER

Chandigarh : 9 July : The extreme gesture of kindness displayed by a courageous family from district Karnal, who came forward to donate the organs of their deceased loved one, enabled fresh lease of life for three end stage organ failure patients and ‘gift of sight’ to another two, thereby impacting five lives in all, here at PGIMER.

The unfortunate event took place on the intervening night of 2nd and 3rd July. It was a typical hit & run case. Kamal Kumar from village Biani district Karnal, was on his way back home on his motorcycle after his night shift duty at the factory when he was hit by some  unknown speeding vehicle. The accident led to fatal head injury, leaving Kamal Kumar unconscious at the accident site.

After initial treatment at Civil Hospital Karnal, Kamal Kumar was referred to PGIMER. The family losing no time, got him admitted in PGIMER on 3rd July itself.  However, due to poor prognosis, Kamal Kumar was shifted to ICU on 4th July. In the following days, his condition kept worsening further and became irretrievable. Assessing this, PGIMER’s internal committee, after meeting twice, found the parameters matching brain death and eventually, Kamal Kumar was declared brain dead late at night on 5th July.

In the meantime, transplant coordinators at the PGIMER apprised the deceased’s relatives of an opportunity to utilize his organs through donation for transplants. With the deceased’s father Suresh Pal consenting to the  proposal of Organ Donation, the concerned departments started reaching out to the matching recipients to honour the family’s magnanimous decision of organ donation despite confronted with the cruel tragedy of losing their son .  

Following the consent by the donor family, the cross match of several potential recipients by the Nephrology and Hepatology departments led to the identification of three recipients for liver, kidney and combined pancreas and kidney transplants. Donor’s retrieved corneas will give sight to two more corneal blind patients on transplantation..

Detailing about the latest case of cadaver donation, Prof. Vipin Koushal, Acting Medical Superintendent PGIMER & Nodal Officer, ROTTO stated, “It takes grit, an elevated sense of social responsibility and a heart to do what the family of Kamal Kumar has done. In their act of exemplary courage,  they have not only helped give people in end-stage organ failure, a second chance to live but have also inspired many more  to donate organs. Donor Kamal Kumar has not died, instead he will live in five different lives and in the hearts of all of us for his kind act.”

PGIMER’s Young Doctors awarded at Yokohama, Japan

Chandigarh, July 9: Three senior residents in the Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh have been honored with the ‘Young Investigators Award’ at the XIIth. International Kawasaki Disease Symposium (IKDS) held recently at Yokohama, Japan.The International Kawasaki Disease Symposium is held once in 3 years and attracts investigators working in the field of KD from all over the world.

These Senior Residents (viz. Dr. Ankur Kumar Jindal, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Pilania and Dr. Ankita Singh) are pursuing their DM course in Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in Department of Pediatrics. They had presented their research work related to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children with Kawasaki Disease (KD) at PGIMER, Chandigarh. 

Dr Ankur was awarded for his work on “Ultrasound studies in patients with KD”; Dr Rakesh for his work on “Long term follow-up of coronary artery complications in patients with KD” and Dr Ankita received this award for her work on “Association of KD with hematological aberrations”.

The ‘Young Investigators Award’ award was given to only 20 participants. Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, the legendary Japanese Pediatrician after whom the disease is named, personally felicitated the winners of these awards. Incidentally, Dr. Kawasaki had visited PGI, Chandigarh in October, 2005. The award winners were also felicitated by Director PGIMER in his office.

Dr David keeps the kidney patients off dialysis.

CHANDIGARH, July9— Less than one Dollar treatment per day to kidney patients, sounds incredible but it was made possible by Dr David W. Moskowitz (nephrologist) from USA. He is in Chandigarh not for a picnic but on a mission to get rid of kidney patients from painful and costly dialysis. He has devised his own instrumentation—GenoMed—recognized to have a number of advantages over the traditional ones in treatment of kidney patients.

He held a meeting with the deputy commissioner, Chandigarh on Saturday and the meeting was ended with a positive note. Another meeting was arranged with Anurag Thakur, Member Parliament, Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh at Chandigarh Press Club to discuss about his product. The meeting was ended with a positive note. If all goes well, Hamirpur will become the first across the country having this treatment for kidney patient.

Impressed by the utility of the product,  Mr Paramjit Singh, principal director, RECD, Chandigarh proposed to install 10 GenoMed at different places in district Hamirpur, Kangra and Una.

While talking to Dr David said that India has an epidemic diabetes cause heart and kidney diseases.  He provides treatment at a cost of less than one dollar per day for kidney patient.  He admitted that his product cost around Rs 60-70 lakhs.  Dr David is ready to work at 70:30 ratio. The company will provide GenoMed Product and infrastructure if someone ready to provide space. The income so earned will be divided into 70:30 ratio.

Authority here seemed to be serious about preventing kidney failure. As his is the only company in the world with a care of 90 per cent success rate and he is happy to have talks with highest public health authority in India, says he.

He further revealed that after introducing this in First World countries, he has recently turned his attention to the Third World seeing the enormity of kidney failure incidence. “Initial talks create much interest in our products,” claims Dr David and said he would make Chandigarh a health care Centre and dialysis-free in a decade.

GenoMed was a patient-pending approach that uses a class of blood pressure pills to gently reduce excessive inflammation by patient’s own immune system. He claimed that it has achieved 100 per cent response rate so far.  It takes a month to treat kidney ailment which cost effective, he says and adds it is now plan to market its Next General Disease Management service in the region to patients with diabetes or high blood pressure main causes for heart and kidney failure across the globe.

Graduated from Havard College of Oxford University founded GenoMed, a next generation disease management company. He believes it appears to be effective in an early step in 75 per cent of common diseases.

He is the pioneer in preventive molecular medicine which was used first time in 1996. Perhaps he is the only doctor who is keeping kidney patients off dialysis.

Rapped up the discussion Dr David said that it was ethical on the part of a doctor to provide cheap and quality health care to a patient. Developing countries might gain first from advances in personalized medicine, less infra-structure along with fewer hospitals and dialysis units actually turned out to be an advantage as the advancement in technology enabled them to deliver.EOM

All the 1299 students, who failed in Class X Board examinations, are being readmitted in same government schools

Chandigarh July 9, 2018: All the 1299 students, who failed in Class X Board examinations, are being readmitted in same government schools. All the 4308 students, who have been placed under compartment in Class X Board examinations, are being admitted provisionally in Class XI of the government schools through centralized admission process subject to the availability of seat and marks obtained by such candidates. However, they shall attend remedial classes for the subject of Class X in which they have got compartment in the same government school till commencement of compartment examinations.

From 16.07.2018 onward, the Government Medical College Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh will function from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Chandigarh July 9, 2018: It is hereby informed to the General Public that from 16.07.2018 onward, the Government Medical College Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh will function from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and detail of OPD Registration and Blood Collection Centre is as under:

    1. OPD Registration                                      8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  1. Blood Collection Centre Timings     –        8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday to Friday)

           8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Saturday)

The Emergency services will be available round the clock as before.

Monsoon edition of Ciclista a La Shivalik Race-IV (30 kms X-Country), Shivalik Trail Run-II (5 Km & 10 km), Chandigarh Shivalik Dualthon-II (42km Cycling/10kms run & 21kms Cycling/5kms run) organised

Chandigarh, July 8: Chandigarh Cycling Club proudly organized Monsoon edition of Ciclista a La Shivalik Race-IV (30 kms X-Country), Shivalik Trail Run-II (5 Km & 10 km), Chandigarh Shivalik Dualthon-II (42km Cycling/10kms run & 21kms Cycling/5kms run). All the tree events were held simultaneously in Pristine Shivalik hills in surroundings of village Tarapur in District Mohali, Punjab. Competition saw 80 participants from Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, New Delhi, Manipur and Chandigarh tricity. Event saw attendance of foreign nationals living in India, Doctors, Retired High Court Judge, serving PCS and above all serving army officers. We were honored to have all of them on board. All the participants were facilitated with medals and certificates. 

Ciclista a La Shivalik Race-IV (30kms XC MTB) with saw widespread participation from Shimla, Jammu, Dehradun, Imphal and our own Chandigarh tricity.

 Elite winners                            Hrs Min secs

    1. Ashish Sherpa                    01   09   00
    1. Akash Bhat                         01   09   02
  1. Kunal                                   01   09   04

Under 17 winners                    Hrs Min secs 

    1. Raman Singh Manhas      01   11   00
    1. Madhav Dutta                   01   12   00
  1. Ashutosh                           01   17   00

Winners of Shivalik Trail Run-II

10 km run Men open      Hrs Min secs

    1. Stephen Van Der      00  35  08
    1. Jogender Singh        00  38  40
  1. Vishal Jangral           00  45  26

10 km run Women Open  Hrs Min secs 

    1. Anandi Van Der          00  49  00
    1. Monika                        00  58  00
  1. Reena Kapoor            01   01  00

5 km run Men Open          Hrs Min secs     

    1. Gursewak Singh           00  21  00   
    1. Girish Rai & Jasdeep   00  29  00
  1. Amrik Singh                  00  30  00

5 Km run Women Open     Hrs Min secs 

    1. Samridhi Anand            00  43  00
    1. Akansha Singh              00  44  00
  1. Kripa Sharma                00  46  00 

Chandigarh Shivalik Duathlon-II (Men 42km cycling & 10km run) winners are Akshaya Yadava (Winner), Saurabh Jamwal (1st Runners up), Sarb & Inderjeet Bajwa (Joint 2nd runners up)

In senior category 65 year old Justice Sat Pal Bangarh (Retired) is winner. He completed 42 km cycle and 5 km run in 3 hrs 06 mins 05 secs.  It’s his 99th event of his life. 7th Duathlon and rest are Full and half marathons in his kitty. Last month he  went to participate in Hyderabad Marathon. His picture is attached.

Girls 21km cyckling & 5kms run  are Meenu Verma (winner) & Geeta (first runner up)

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श्रावण मास इस बार 29 दिनों का है। विशेष बात यह है कि सोमवार से शुरू होकर सोमवार को ही खत्म होगा।26 अगस्त को सावन काआखिरी दिन है. बहुत से लोग सावन या श्रावण के महीने में आने वाले पहले सोमवार से ही 16 सोमवार व्रत की शुरुआत करते हैं. सावन महीनेकी एक बात और खास है कि इस महीने में मंगलवार का व्रत भगवान शिव की पत्नी देवी पार्वती के लिए किया जाता है. श्रावण के महीने में किएजाने वाले मंगलवार व्रत को मंगला गौरी व्रत कहा जाता है.

हिन्दू धर्म में सावन या श्रावण महीने का खास महत्व है. इस महीने में भगवान शंकर की पूजा की जाती है. ऐसी मान्यता है कि सावन के महीनेमें सोमवार को व्रत रखने और भगवान शंकर की पूजा करने वाले जातक को मनवांछित जीवनसाथी प्राप्त होता है और जीवन में सुख-समृद्धिबढ़ती है. विवाहित औरतें यदि श्रावन महीने का सोमवार व्रत रखती हैं तो उन्हें भगवान शंकर सौभाग्य का वरदान देते हैं.

बहुत से लोग सावन या श्रावण के महीने में आने वाले पहले सोमवार से ही 16 सोमवार व्रत की शुरुआत करते हैं. सावन महीने की एक बातऔर खास है कि इस महीने में मंगलवार का व्रत भगवान शिव की पत्नी देवी पार्वती के लिए किया जाता है. श्रावण के महीने में किए जाने वालेमंगलवार व्रत को मंगला गौरी व्रत कहा जाता है.

सोमवार शाम पढ़ें शिव चालीसा, भोलेनाथ प्रसन्न होकर देंगे यह वरदान

इस साल श्रावण महीने की शुरुआत 27 जुलाई से हो रही है. लेकिन इसे उदया तिथि यानी 28 जुलाई से मानी जाएगी. 26 अगस्त को श्रावणमास का आखिरी दिन होगा. 26 अगस्त को सोमवार है.

कितने सोमवार:

इस साल श्रावण मास में 4 सोमवार पड़ेंगे. अगर आप सावन के महीने में सोमवार व्रत रखते हैं तो इस साल आपको सिर्फ चार ही व्रत रखनेहोंगे.

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सावन के महीने में भक्त तीन प्रकार के व्रत रखते हैं.

    1. सावनसोमवार व्रत
    1. सोलहसोमवार व्रत
  1. प्रदोषव्रत

श्रावण महीने में सोमवार को जो व्रत रखा जाता है, उसे सावन का सोमवार व्रत कहते हैं. वहीं सावन के पहले सोमवार से 16 सोमवार तक व्रतरखने को सोलह सोमवार व्रत कहते हैं और प्रदोष व्रत भगवान शिव और मां पार्वती का आशीर्वाद पाने के प्रदोष के दिन किया जाता है.

व्रत और पूजन विधि

 सुबह-सुबह जल्दी उठकर स्नान आदि कर स्वच्छ कपड़े पहनें.

 पूजा स्थान की सफाई करें.

 आसपास कोई मंदिर है तो वहां जाकर भोलेनाथ के शिवलिंग पर जल  दूध अर्पित करें.

 भोलेनाथ के सामने आंख बंद शांति से बैठें और व्रत का संकल्प लें.

 दिन में दो बार सुबह और शाम को भगवान शंकर  मां पार्वती की अर्चना जरूर करें.

 भगवान शंकर के सामने तिल के तेल का दीया प्रज्वलित करें और फल  फूल अर्पित करें.

 ऊं नम: शिवाय मंत्र का उच्चारण करते हुए भगवान शंकर को सुपारी, पंच अमृत, नारियल  बेल की पत्तियां चढ़ाएं.

 सावन सोमवार व्रत कथा का पाठ करें और दूसरों को भी व्रत कथा सुनाएं.

 पूजा का प्रसाद वितरण करें और शाम को पूजा कर व्रत खोलें.

सोमवार शाम पढ़ें शिव चालीसा, भोलेनाथ प्रसन्न होकर देंगे यह वरदान

सावन के सोमवार को खरीदें इनमें से कोई भी एक चीज, होगा भाग्य उदय

    1. भस्म:पहले सोमवार को या किसी भी सावन के सोमवार को शिव मूर्ति के साथ यदि भस्म रखते हैं तो शिव कृपा मिलेगी.
    1. रुद्राक्ष:ऐसी मान्यता है कि रुद्राक्ष की उत्पत्ति भगवान शिव के आंसुओं से हुई थी. इसलिए यदि आप इसे सावन के सोमवार को घर में लातेहैं और घर के मुखिया के कमरे में रखते हैं तो भगवान शिव ना केवल रुके हुए काम को पूरा करते हैं, बल्कि इससे आर्थिक लाभ भी होता है.इससे प्रतिष्ठा में भी वृद्धि होती है.
    1. गंगाजल: भगवान शंकर ने गंगा मां को अपनी जटा में स्थान दिया था. इसलिए यदि आप सावन के सोमवार को गंगाजल लाकर घर कीकिचन में रखते हैं तो घर में सम्पन्नता बढ़ेगी और तरक्की  सफलता मिलती है.
  1. चांदीया तांबे का त्रिशूूल: घर के हॉल में चांदी या तांबे का त्रिशूूल स्थापित करके आप घर की सारी नेेगेटिव एनर्जी खत्म कर सकते हैं. इसबार सावन में इसे जरूर लाएं.

सोमवार शाम पढ़ें शिव चालीसा, भोलेनाथ प्रसन्न होकर देंगे यह वरदान

    1. चांदीया तांबे का नाग: नाग को भगवान शिव का अभिन्न अंग माना जाता है. घर के मेन गेट के नीचे नाग-नागिन के जोड़े को दबाने से रुकेहुए काम पूरे होते हैं.
    1. डमरू:घर में डमरू रखने से नेगेटिव एनर्जी का असर नहीं होता. खासतौर से यदि आप इसे बच्चों के कमरे में रखें तो ज्यादा अच्छा होगा.बच्चे किसी भी नकारात्मक ऊर्जा से बचे रहेंगे और उन्हें हर काम में सफलता भी प्राप्त होती है.
    1. जलसे भरा तांबे का लोटा: घर के जिस हिस्से में परिवार सबसे ज्यादा रहता है, वहां एक तांबे के लोटे में जल भरकर रख दें. इससे घर केलोगों के बीच प्रेम और विश्वास बना रहेगा. ध्यान रखें कि समय-समय पर उस पानी को बदलते रहें. उस पानी को ऐसे ही जाया ना करें, उसेकिसी पेड़ या पौधे में डाल दें.
  1. चांदीके नंदी: जिस प्रकार घर में चांदी की गाय रखने का महत्व है उसी प्रकार चांदी के नंदी घर में रखने का भी खास महत्व है. अपनीतिजारी या अलमारी में जहां आप पैसे या गहने रखते हैं, वहां चांदी के नंदी रखें. इससे आपको धन लाभ होगा और आपकी आर्थिक सम्पन्नताबढ़ेगी.


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हरियाणा का उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग उड़ा रहा है हाईकोर्ट के आदेशों की धज्जियां
चंडीगढ़, 7 जुलाई- प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के नेतृत्व में भारत सरकार ने उच्च शिक्षा में गुणात्मक सुधार लाने के लिए और कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालयों में सेवारत प्राध्यापकों को और अच्छा शिक्षा संबंधी माहौल उपलब्ध करवाने के उद्देश्य से यू.जी.सी. के स्थान पर हायर एजुकेशन कमिशन ऑफ इंडिया के गठन का निर्णय लिया है। लेकिन हरियाणा का उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग उपरोक्त इस उद्देश्य के उलट कार्य कर रहा है। 
 दो जुलाई, 2018 से हरियाणा के कॉलेजों में नये शिक्षा सत्र का प्रारक्वभ हो चुका है। परन्तु हरियाणा के एक चौथाई से ज्यादा सरकारी कॉलेजों में प्रिंसीपल के पद खाली पड़े हुए हैं और प्रौफेसरों की भी भारी कमी है। वर्तमान में एक-एक प्रिंसीपल को तीन या चार कॉलेजों का अतिरिञ्चत कार्यभार दिया हुआ है। उदाहरण के तौर पर सिरसा के नेशनल महाविद्यालय के प्रिंसीपल के पास सिरसा जिले के 4 सरकारी कॉलेजों के प्रिंसीपल का चार्ज है। इसी प्रकार, हरियाणा के दूसरे छोर जिला पंचकूला के बरवाला गवर्नमेंट कॉलेज में कार्यरत वरिष्ठ एसोसिएट प्रौफेसर आफ संस्कृत को जिला पंचकूला के बरवाला तथा रायपुररानी के गवर्नमेंट कॉलेजों के अतिरिक्त जिला अक्वबाला के गवर्नमेंट महिला महाविद्यालय शाहजदपुर का भी 1 जून, 2018 से आफिशिएटिंग प्रिंसीपल बनाया हुआ है। यहां यह उल्लेेखनीय है कि हरियाणा के किसी भी गवर्नमेंट कॉलेज में प्रिंसीपल के पास उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग, हरियाणा द्वारा कोई सरकारी वाहन नहीं दिया हुआ है, तो ऐसे में एक 56 वर्षीय दोनो घुटनों के दर्द से पीडि़त महिला जिसका कि घुटने बदले जाने का ईलाज हरियाणा सरकार के हड्डियों के एकमात्र सरकारी अस्पताल मदर टैरेसा आर्थोपैडिक अस्पताल साकेत, सैक्टर 1, पंचकूला में चल रहा है, कैसे तीन कॉलेजों में वो भी विभिन्न जिलों में अपने कार्य को सुचारू रूप से अंजाम दे सकती है।
चंडीगढ़ पै्रस क्लब में आज मीडिया से रूबरू हुए हरियाणा सरकार के सूचना एवं जनसक्वपर्क विभाग से सेवानिवृत हुए संयुक्त निदेशक एवं वर्तमान में पंजाब एवं हरियाणा उच्च न्यायालय के एडवोकेट श्री अरूण जौहर ने हरियाणा के उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग की कारगुजारी का विस्तृत ब्यौरा पूरे तथ्यों के साथ मीडिया को उपलब्ध करवाते हुए बताया कि उनकी 56 वर्षीय धर्मपत्नी श्रीमती इला जौहर, जिनका राजकीय महाविद्यालय सैक्टर 1, पंचकूला से गत वर्ष उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग के आदेश दिनांक 12 मई, 2017 के द्वारा राजकीय महिला महाविद्यालय, सैक्टर 14, पंचकूला में ट्रांसफर किया गया था, को एक महीने पश्चात ही उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग, हरियाणा के आदेश दिनांक 12 जून, 2017 द्वारा राजकीय महाविद्यालय, बरवाला (जिला पंचकूला) में ट्रांसफर कर दिया गया, जबकि उनके दोनो घुटनों को बदले जाने हेतु उनका ईलाज हरियाणा सरकार के एकमात्र हड्डियां के सरकारी अस्पताल मदर टैरेसा आर्थोपैडिक अस्पताल साकेत, सैक्टर 1, पंचकूला में वर्ष 2016 में चल रहा है। इस सन्दर्भ में जब अरूण जौहर हरियाणा के शिक्षा मंत्री से 23 जून, 2017 को मिले तो उन्होंने माननीय मुक्चयमंत्री जी को एक अनुरोध पत्र भेजा जिसमें उन्होंने प्रौफेसर इला जौहर का ट्रांसफर मेडिकल आधार पर वापिस राजकीय महाविद्यालय सैक्टर 1, पंचकूला करने बारे नोट लिखा। जिस पर मुक्चयमंत्री के प्रधान सचिव द्वारा 28 जून, 2017 को स्वीकृति प्रदान करते हुए उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग को भिजवा दिया गया। परन्तु खेद का विषय है कि एक वर्ष बाद भी हरियाणा के उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग ने न तो अपने विभाग के शिक्षा मंत्री और न ही माननीय मुक्चयमंत्री के आदेशों की अनुपालना की है।
श्रीमती इला जौहर ने मेडिकल आधार पर अपनी ट्रांसफर रद्द करवाने हेतु सितक्वबर, 2017 माननीय पंजाब एवं उच्च न्यायालय चंडीगढ़ में एक रिट पटिशन फाइल कर दी, जिस पर माननीय हाईकोर्ट ने अपने आदेश 29 सितंबर, 2017 द्वारा उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग, हरियाणा को आदेश दिए कि श्रीमती इला जौहर द्वारा रिट में लगाए एनैञ्चचर पी-6 पर तीन महीने की अवधि के अंदर-अंदर एक स्पीकिंग आर्डर कक्वपीटेंट आथोरिटी जारी करे। परन्तु आज 6 जुलाई, 2018 तक, नौ महीने की अवधि बीत जाने के बाद भी उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग, हरियाणा ने पंजाब एवं उच्च न्यायालय चंडीगढ़ के आदेशों की अनुपालना में स्पिकिंग आर्डर जारी नहीं किये। श्री जौहर ने मीडिया को हाईकोर्ट के दिनांक 29 सितंबर, 2017 के आदेशों की फोटोप्रतियां उपलद्ब्रध करवाते हुए कहा कि क्या हरियाणा के उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग के कर्मचारी और अधिकारी माननीय पंजाब एवं उच्च न्यायालय से भी ओहदे में बड़े हैं, अगर नहीं तो वे क्यों हाईकोर्ट के आदेशों को गत 9 महीनों से रद्दी की टोकरी में डाले हुए हैं। श्री जौहर ने कहा कि हरियाणा के उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग में ट्रांसफर के नाम पर प्रतिवर्ष करोड़ों रुपये का गोरखधंधा होता है, जिसके परिणामस्वरूप उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग के ट्रांसफर अनुभाग से सक्वबंधित कर्मचारी और अधिकारी न केवल शिक्षा मंत्री और माननीय मुक्चयमंत्री, बल्कि माननीय पंजाब एवं उच्च न्यायालय के आदेशों को भी रद्दी की टोकरी में डाले देते हैं, जिसका रिट पटिशन सी.डब्ल्यू.पी. नक्वबर 22362 आफ 2017 पर दिनांक 29 सितंबर, 2017 को पारित आदेशों की गत 9 महीनों से अवहेलना करना, एक जीता-जागता उदाहरण है।
Administrator holds review meeting with senior officials regarding projects of the city
Chandigarh, July 6, 2018:- Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT, Chandigarh reviewed the Swachh Bharat Mission & Smart City projects in a review meeting held today at UT Secretariat.  The meeting was attended by Sh. Parimal Rai, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS, Home Secretary, Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, Finance Secretary & Sh. K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation.
During the meeting the Administrator asked the Municipal Commissioner to put all possible efforts to make the city attain the No.1 cleanest city of India rank and also to ensure highest star rating in the MoHUA survey.
The Administrator also reviewed the issues  regarding garbage processing plant, run by JP and directed the Commissioner, MCC to strengthen the solid waste management system. He further asked the MCC Commissioner to explore possibilities for expanding the dumping ground and scientific landfill by this year.
The Administrator further stated to enforce plastic and polythene ban in the city strictly and ensure that  every required assistance from the Chandigarh Administration is rendered in this regard.
While reviewing the smart city projects, the Administrator said that the Smart City Corporation Ltd. should be more effective to expedite the ongoing projects. He further asked the officers to speedup the work on projects such as 24×7 water supply, sewerage treatment and supply of tertiary treated water to each nook & corner of the city and also pan city ICT projects and implementation of public biking system as early as possible.
Additionally a presentation to review the progress of on going project/work in Sports Department was made before the  Administration.
After explaining briefly the administrative and infrastructure set up of sports in Chandigarh, Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS  Secretary Sports shared  how the newly taken sports complexes in Sec 34 & 43 have been developed into centres of excellence in wrestling and badminton respectively apart from other games like Table Tennis, Squash and Swimming. The Secretary Sports also shared that a  local advisory committee has been formed for each such sports complex to get feed back and suggestios for improving further the operationalization of these sports complexes.
Under the flagship programme of GOI “Khelo India” 4 new infrastructure development projects have been decided in sports which have been referred to the Engg. & Planning deptts. for preparing DPR and rough cost estimates. This includes 50M 8 lane swimming pool, synthetic football ground, synthetic athletic track and a multipurpose hall in Sector 42, Chandigarh.
The Chandigarh Sports Council awards the players of Chandigarh who secure any of the first 3 positions at the National level, with National Cash Awards. In the presentation delivered today, the national cash award for the year 2015-16 were cleared for disbursement amounting to Rs. 1,61,45,332/-
The  presentation also highlighted   setting up of  world class Shooting Range in Chandigarh, promotion of Billiards and snookers by way of creating State of Art Billiards ad Snooker facility in sec 19 and certain issues relating to CLTA were also discussed.
The  Administrator directed the officers to improve the infrastructure set up at Table Tennis Hall in Sec 23 and further advised the director sports to take steps towards  online booking and registration facility at all these sports complexes .The Administrator expressed his satisfaction over the works being done and initiatives taken by the Sports Deptt. in providing excellent sports facilities to the residents of Chandigarh as the GOI is committed to promote sports in a big way in the years to come.
Law and Order
The Administrator  further highlighted the importance of crime mapping and Hotspot analysis in cases of scratching in the Tricity and  directed the police officials to eradicate this issue by taking effective measures in coordination with Tricity officials.
Stressing upon the need of effective handling of Public grievances, Sh. V.P Singh Badnore shared that the need of the hour is to address and manage public grievances in a proactive manner. He also emphasized on speeding up the process of recruitment of police constables.
Appreciating the  effort of Community Police wing of Traffic Police, the Administrator applauded the unique ways in which the Police involved citizens by asking them to post videos on any traffic violations on social media platforms. Amazing response was recieved by  citizens that helped the Traffic police in doing 17090 challans.


               Chandigarh Press Club is celebrating its 38th Founder’s Week as per the following programme:-

 (a)   7th July 2018      –              Mango Festival

 (b)  9th July 2018     –           Veterans Lunch

(c)  12th July 2018      –           Library Re-opening

(d)  13th July 2018     –         Sufi evening By “NOORAN  SISTERS”

(e) 14th July 2018      –         Special Tombola

(f) 15th July 2018     –     Mega Health Checkup Camp                                                                                                Mango  and  Jamun festival     

Helmet is must for women while driving two wheelers in chandigarh

Chandigarh, 6th July, 2018: In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 129 read with provisions of clause (41) of Section 2 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, the Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is pleased to amend the Rule 193 of Chandigarh Motor Vehicle Rules, 1990 as follow;

            In the said Rule, the words “or a Woman” are hereby substituted by the word “A Sikh person (including woman) wearing a turban”, with immediate effect.

World Zoonoses Day Celebrated in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, 6th July, 2018: On the Eve of World Zoonoses Day the Anti Rabies Vaccination-cum-Humane Education Camp was organized today at village Mouli Jagran by the Department of Animal Husbandry, U.T. Chandigarh. 68 dogs were vaccinated during the camp against the dreadful disease of Rabies. The key component of the day was to ensure that pet owners are aware of their risk and receive accurate, timely advice on risk reduction. 

                   Capt Karnail Singh, PCS, Director, Department of Animal Husbandry stated that Animal Husbandry Department UT Chandigarh has launched a two months mass vaccination-cum-awareness drive against rabies in all villages of U.T. Chandigarh from 30-05-2018 to 08-08-2018in coordination with Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Sector-38 Chandigarh. In these camps, Anti Rabies Vaccine is being administered to every stray and pet dog, free of cost in rural areas of Union Territory Chandigarh. The camps are being organized under the supervision of Veterinary Officer of Animal Husbandry Department of the concerned area.

                   Dr. Kanwarjit Singh, Joint Director Animal Husbandry revealed that till date 7 camps had been organized in different villages such as Sarangpur, Behlana, Daria, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan and Makhan Majra in the past one month.  402 numbers of dogs were vaccinated against rabies in these camps. The pamphlets were distributed and short films were shown for the awareness of residents on how to prevent animals from rabies. Likewise in coming weeks, the camps shall be organized as per following schedule:

Date Village
13-07-18 Kishangarh
20-07-18 Khuda Alisher
27-07-18 Khuda Lahora
08-08-18 Kaimbwala
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