Vineet Punia, Director of Public Relations at Panjab University, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Internal Communications Department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). He has been associated with AICC for about five years and previously served as Secretary in AICC’s Communications Department. Vaibhav Walia was selected as Secretary and Amitabh Dubey as Research and Supervision Officer in charge of the department.
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U-13 badminton ranking tournament of June 28th
The Junior Under-13 All India Ranking Tournament will be held from June 28th to July 4th at Shivalik Public School, Phase 6, Mohali. Making the announcement at the Chandigarh Press Club, an official from the Punjab Badminton Association said that 750 entries had been received from across the country for the boys’ singles and doubles events and the girls’ singles and doubles events. Of these, 150 entries come from the Tri-City alone. A prize pool of €3 lakh will be awarded to various winners and runners-up. Next to, €36,000 will be the prize money for the gold medalist and €18,000 for the runners-up. This ranking tournament will be a filter for the Nationals taking place in November, the official said.
Model Jail establishes a physical therapy unit for female inmates
A physical therapy unit was established in the female section of Model Jail, Sector 51. Inspector General of Prisons Deepak Purohit opened the unit on Friday in the presence of Palika Arora, Joint Inspector General of Prisons, and other prison officials. At the same time, a children’s room with toys and other facilities was inaugurated on the ward. Three children are currently in prison with their mothers.
GGDSD College Opens Club
On the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Chandigarh established the Victory Against Drug Abuse (VADA) Club. The club was established in line with the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. College Director Dr. Ajay Sharma and Devinder Singh, Chairman of Panjab University Law School, opened the club.
Children attend creative writing workshops
The Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) organized a creative writing workshop for children at Gurukul Global School, Sector 13 on Friday. CLS Chair Sumita Misra said authors Chandra Shekhar Verma and Sonika Sethi led the day-long workshop to teach children the To teach the basics of creative writing in English and Hindi.
Japanese scientists visit PU
A delegation of Japanese scholars visited Panjab University (PU) on Friday along with Yoshida Yuki, secretary of the Economics Department of the Embassy of Japan in India. The Japanese scientists are working in collaboration with Suman Mor, Department of Environmental Studies, on the Aakash project, which focuses on reducing air pollution from burning crop residues in northern India. Sudhir Kumar, Director of Research and Development Cell, PU, interacted with the delegation and discussed with Yuki about collaborations in science, technology, arts and culture through dual degrees, including student exchanges.
Tiranga Sena is pushing for Indian National Flag Day
Former Director-General of Haryana Police (DGP) Sheel Madhur on Friday announced the formation of the “Tiranga Sena” to strengthen the movement to declare July 22 as Indian National Flag Day. Speaking at the Chandigarh Press Club, he said: “In order to comply with the protocols of the national flag, it should be assigned a special day. We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav but have yet to honor our flag,” he said.
Man caught with restricted injections
A 39-year-old man was arrested Thursday with illegal syringes. Police obtained 15 vials of buprenorphine injections (2ml each) from Sector 25 resident Bablu, near Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Sector 25. He was arrested under the NDPS Law.
36 bottles of illegal alcohol confiscated, 2 detained
Police arrested two men on Thursday for possession of illegal alcohol. Mauji Lal, 45, from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was caught with 24 quarters of local liquor near the fire station, Sector 17. A total of 12 similar bottles were found in the possession of Ravi, 38, of Sector 56, near the Sector 55/56 divider. Separate cases were registered against them under the Excise Duty Act and they were later granted bail.
VHP protests against the desecration of the idol
The Chandigarh Unit of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) held a protest outside IT Park Police Station on Friday to protest the alleged desecration of an idol in Chandigarh. The members raised slogans against the police over the delay in registering a case and arresting the accused, who they claimed was from Manimajra. “We have received the complaint and are investigating the matter,” said Sukhwinder Pal Singh Sondhi, Deputy Chief of Police (DSP), Chandigarh.