The number of students at 'Prayas' Boarding School, Raipur, which was started in the capital city three years back for naxal-affected children under Mukhyamantri Bal Bhavishya Yojana, has increased from 266 to 500. Under this scheme, another building was constructed in the school campus and free education of 11th-12th standard and free coaching facility was started for girl students, last year. At present, about 300 boys and 197 girls are studying in this school conducted by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Development Department. Chief Minister Dr.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh insisted over the need to ensure better security arrangements for people in naxal violence-affected areas of state and to expedite the effective implementation of various development schemes and programmes in larger interest of public, while he was presiding over the meeting of Unified Command today. In the meeting, Chief Minister and other officials concerned had detailed deliberations on the strategy to expedite implementation of security measures and development schemes.
A free of charge Ayush Swasthya Mela was organised as per the directives of the State Government at Sanjay Nagar (Tikrapara) on Saturday in which 150 persons availed free medical treatment. Leader of Opposition in Raipur Municipal Corporation, Subhas Tiwari inaugurated the fair.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has expressed heartfelt grief on the sad demise of senior political leader and former Union Minister Mr Vidya Charan Shukla. Chief Minister has also declared state-mourning of three days. Dr Raman Singh said that a golden era of Indian Politics has come to an end with the sad demise of Mr. VC Shukla. Born in the state capital Raipur, Mr VC Shukla remained a shining star of Indian politics for a very long time.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, a symposium on the topic'Think before wasting the food products' was organised by Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) on Wednesday at New Circuit House. on this occasion, CECB Chairman N Baijendra Kumar said that wasting food products should be avoided for getting freedom from hunger problem. "It is necessary for security of humans and nature," said Kumar.
Unlike other days, city on Wednesday early morning witnessed hectic activities and roads remained busy as various government and private organisations organise cycle rallies, skating and other eco-friendly activities to mark the World Environment Day on Wednesday, June 5. Forest Department of the state government organised a cycle rally in the city to create awareness about environment conservation. State Forest Minister Vikram Usendi flagged off tha rally in the presence of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Dhirendra Sharma.
"To ensure availability and supply of quality medicines of low cost to the patients, use of generic medicines should be encouraged and strict ban should be imposed on sale of counterfeited medicines", said Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee constituted by Rajya Sabha to recommend quality control measures for food products and medicinal drugs. He was addressing a meeting at a private hotel, wherein Rajya Sabha member and committee member Hussain Dalwai, A.V.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Digvijay Singh arrived in Raipur on Monday evening on a four-day tour. He would be visiting the families of Congress leaders killed in Naxal attack in Darbha Ghati on May 25. Immediately after reaching Raipur the senior Congress leader headed for Ram Krishna Hospital to meet the injured under treatment in the hospital.
Parliamentary Committee, constituted by Rajya Sabha Secretariat for food and drugs quality control, will visit capital city Raipur on June 4-5. During the visit, Committee members will convene meetings at Hotel Babylon to discuss the issues related to quality of food products and medicines.
In the long hours of routine duty, police personnel and officials often tend to forget the skills they learnt during their training. With the initiation and instruction of Inspector General (Raipur Range) IG GP Singh and Superintendent of Police (SP) O P Paul, Police Administration has commenced a weekly training programme for the police officials and personnel to improve revive their old training skills.