The Chandigarh administration has declared that only those beneficiaries with smart ration cards or those who have been enrolled and have the enrollment stamp on their ration cards will be entitled to draw PDS commodities April onwards.

Now,smart ration cards must for PDS goods

The Chandigarh administration has declared that only those beneficiaries with smart ration cards or those who have been enrolled and have the enrollment stamp on their ration cards will be entitled to draw PDS commodities April onwards. The department has started the distribution of the PDS commodities,for the month of April. For residents whose biometric details are not yet available with the administration,online service windows at the premises of Food and Supplies department,Sector 17,Chandigarh have been made functional. More online service windows will be operational in the premises of CTU,Industrial Area,Phase-II and at office of the SDM (S),Sector- 42,Chandigarh,respectively for the convenience of residents.

PU Prof bags prestigious book writing project

A Professor Emeritus of Panjab University has bagged a prestigious book writing project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The project has been granted under the scheme of Utilisation of Scientific Expertise of Retired Scientists. Prof Mohinder Singh Johal from the Department of Zoology,PU has been allotted the project for which a grant of Rs 9.66 lakh would be given for two years duration. The book writing project is titled “Hard Parts of Indian Freshwater Fishes,their use in Fishery Management,Fish Diversity Conservation and as Pollution Indicators”.

54 donate blood at Defence Services Welfare camp

As many as 54 persons on Thursday donated blood at a blood donation camp organised here by Directorate Defence Services Welfare in association with Red Cross and General Hospital ,Sector 16. Viswajeet Khanna,Principal Secretary Defence Services Welfare,inaugurated the camp. He drew attention to the fact that blood donation can save thousands of lives and it is therefore necessary that nobody hesitates to donate blood. Khanna also insisted that the younger generation be made aware of the importance of blood donation.

Four-day Arogya exhibition begins in city


For first time here,Arogya,a national level health fair,is being organised from May 10-13 by department of AYUSH,Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,Govt of India in collaboration with Government of Punjab,Government of Haryana,UT Administration and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). The four-day exhibition will be held at Parade ground,Sector 17 between 11am to 8pm. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Shivraj V. Patil,Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory,Madan Mohan Mittal,Health Minister of Punjab and Rao Narendra Singh,Health Minister of Haryana. various types of medicine like ayurveda,homeopathy,yoga,naturopathy,unani and siddha will be showcased in the exhibition.

18 companies compete for PTU’s tech awards

Eighteen companies in the manufacturing sector have added Rs 6 crore to their bottom line by adopting lean management practices. The companies were competing for the 9-th North West Qual Tech awards instituted by the Punjab Technical University’s Gian Jyoti School of TQM and Entrepreneurship. At the North West Qualtech convention 18 project presentations including three from the services sector were given by teams from companies across Chandigarh,Punjab,Haryana and Himachal Pardesh. K C Mehra,chairman of the National Board of Quality Promotion,Quality Council of India,gave away the awards to winners. Punjab-based companies bagged the awards.

Saint Soldier School observes water resource day

Saint Soldier International School,Sector 28 celebrated water resource day with enthusiasm on Thursday. A special assembly highlighting the importance of water in daily life was conducted by students of class 9. Recitations that highlighted that water should be used judiciously were presented. The message with regard to the use of water that was sent across to children strongly was re-cycle,re-use and reduce. RK Garg,a faculty member delivered a talk on this occasion to enlighten the students on this issue. He highlighted that there is an imperative need to conserve water because of the problem of scarcity of water.

Minors rescued from tea stall outside high court

Acting on a secret information regarding child labor,a team of Anti Human Trafficking Unit of Chandigarh Police conducted a raid at the outer parking of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and rescued four minors from a roadside tea stall. The operation was led by a team of the Labour Inspector,Chandigarh and counsellor of Snehalaya,Chandigarh. After the rescue operation,the children were medically examined and produced before the child welfare committee. Following this,the minors were sent to Snehalaya.

PEC organises music fest

OUTRO – the last call,an annual musical event of PEC University of Technology,was held on Thursday. The event was organised by the music club of the college. PEC Director Dr Manoj Datta and faculty members encouraged the students. “Being my last performance in college,it was very nostalgic and exciting,” said Mitali Chauhan,final year student and music club secretary.