In the concluding session of 13th Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Conference organized at Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, sixteen talented young scientists of Chhattisgarh were felicitated for their excellent research works. This conference was jointly organized by Indira Gandhi Agriculture University and Chhattisgarh Science and Technology Council. Ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr CR Haajra was Chief Guest of the concluding session. The conference was presided over by Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr Sanjay Patil.
Mr. Ganesh Shankar Mishra today took charge as the new Commissioner of Directorate of Public Relations, at Directorate premise in Chhotapara. Outgoing Director Mr. Rajat Kumar handed over the charge to Mr. Mishra. Mr Kumar congratulated and extended best wishes to Mr. Mishra for taking up the new responsibility. On the occasion, Mr Mishra also took charge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DPR's associate organization Chhattisgarh Samwad. Officials of Directorate and Chhattisgarh Samwad were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Gaurishankar Agrawal and Leader of Opposition Mr. TS Singhdeo today marked their presence in 'Sneh Milan' Programme organized by Prajapita Bramhakumari Ishwariya Vishwavidyalay at its Shanti Sarovar Institute. Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Food Minister Mr. Punnulal Mohile, Public Works Department Mr. Rajesh Moonat, and Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu were present as special guests on the occasion.
The Budget session of Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha started today with Governor Mr. Balramji Das Tandon's address to the House. He wished the members of the House a bright future as this was the first session in the year 2015. The peaceful conduct of the Assembly, Lok Sabha, Local Bodies and three-tier Panchayat Raj polls has strengthened the democratic process. Mr. Tandon congratulated all those involved in the electoral process and the elected MLAs.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today said that those winning medals in the ensuing National Games will be given higher monetary awards. The sports persons winning Gold Medals in individual games will be given Rs Four lakh instead of earlier Rs One lakh, those bagging silver medals will be awarded cash prize of Rs Three lakh 20 thousand instead of previous Rs 75 thousand and sports persons winning bronze medal will be given Rs Two lakh 40 thousand.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today inaugurated the first Lok Seva Kendra (Public Service Centre) at the Collectorate premises in the capital. He also launched the services of four Tehsils-Dharsiva, Tilda, Arang and Abhanpur simultaneously. It may be recalled Dr. Raman Singh announced the project in his address on January 26 at Jagdalpur that all the districts will be linked to Lok Seva Kendras. The Information Technology Department launched the project within a month of the announcement.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has appealed the Industrialist to assist Government in Skill development of labourers. Particularly, real estate businessmen can play impotent part in this task, Dr. Singh added as he added the 2-day 'Statecon-2015' Convention of Real Estate Developers Association of India on Thursday.
State Government has set a target to develop the skill of 50000 school dropout youths this year through the Livelihood Colleges. Government also wants to construct nearly 2 lakh houses in next 3 years, which will be for economically weaker sections and middle class families.
Social Welfare Minister Ramsheela Sahu said liquor and drug addiction is a social malaise. It is a major obstacle in the way of family and society becoming prosperous and peaceful. Many families are destroyed due to intoxication. She said that mother's love and affection only can cure the society of social evils.
In a workshop organized by State Government's Health Department and State Women Commission today at Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan), Officers of Health Department were given information about the laws related to sexual harassment at workplace. On the occasion, State Women Commission Chairman Miss Lata Ussendi, Member Mrs. Harshita Pandey, Director Health Mr. R Prasanna were also present. Chief Medical and Health Officers (CMHOs) and District Health Officers of all the districts of the state also participated in this workshop.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today flagged off the rally organized by Social Welfare Department under state-level de-addiction drive, at his residence in capital city Raipur. On the occasion, Social Welfare Minister Mrs. Ramsheela Sahu was also present. Chief Minister said on the occasion that consumption of liquor and other intoxicants is extremely hazardous for health. People should stay away from intoxicants to lead a healthy life. Chief Minister praised Social Welfare Department for organizing rally to create public awareness regarding de-addiction.