State Culture and Tourism Minister Brijmohan Agrawal reviewed the preparation of Sirpur National Dance and Drama Festival organised by the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) to be held at Lakshman Temple premises, Sirpur from January 4 to 6. On this occasion, Agrawal also inspected the programme venue parking zone, cleanliness, lights arrangements and the construction of Motel and directed the officials to make necessary security arrangements for the tourists who would come to the festival.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Wednesday released 'Krishi Darshika-2013', a publication of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya for the farmers, at his official residence, The University Vice-Chancellor Dr. S K Patill and agriculture scientists from the institution were also present.
Civil Lines Police Station of Raipur District went online on Wednesday as part of the pilot project to introduce Crime Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in Chhattisgarh. Though the senior police officials clamed that the arrangements are in progressive stage to bring under 80 locations of the State including 55 police stations, 2 Range IG offices, 2 SP offices, one in PHQ and 20 offices of SDOP/ASPs, many ,crucial issues required to make CCNTS feasible and a huge success are yet to be addressed.
Despite Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh's rejection of Shikshakarmis' two-point demands, their strike completed a month on January 2, 2013. It is to be mentioned that the shikshakarmis started observing strike from December 3, 2012 in favor of their demands- Shikshakarmis' merger with education department and benefits of sixth pay panel recommendations. Meanwhile reports from Kanker clamed that a Grade-III shikshakarmi identified as Jhrumuklal Mandevi, posted at Pakhanjur primary school in Kolibeda development block of Kanker District, committed suicide by hanging himself.
Besides focus on the effective implementation of historic Food Security Act of Chhattisgarh and other schemes, foundations for which have already been laid, the State Government would ensure that the benefits of the public welfare schemes reach the last beneficiary, stated Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Wednesday. Reacting sharply on Shikshakarmis' strike issue, he said that Government cannot accept their current demands.
NSPCL Bhilai organised the Long Service Award Ceremony to felicitate the eligible employees who had completed 15 years and 25 years of dedicated service to the company. Vishwarop, CEO, NSPCL graced the occasion as the chief guest. S V Sahi, CFO, NSPCL and other senior officials were also present during this auspicious occasion. The awardees were given a certificate of appreciation along with a memento as a token in ice to the company.
"Gandhi Shilp Bazaar-2013" :-
Chhattisgarh Handicraft Development Board organised by "Gandhi Shilp Bazaar-2013".
Raipur District Panchayat Chief Executive officer (CEO) Shami Abidi examined the applications submitted by the applicants at the Jandarshan programme held at Collectorate on Monday. The CEO on the occasion asked the Social Wellfare Department officials to arrange three-cycles for the physically challenged persons including a class XII students.
A Special joint meeting of Mayor In Council (MiC), Sustainable Urban Development Agency (SUDA) and Kivar Environ will be convened to hold detailed discussion on the Solid Waste Management (SWM) before January 10. This and other such key decisions were taken during the MiC meeting held on Monday. The project of Solid Waste Management (SWM) has been delayed by another three months, This unwarranted delay stirred displeasure amongst the MiC members, who are sensing corruption in the project.
Around 30,000 Shikshakarmis from across the State, including thousands of women, organised a massive 'dhikkar rally' amidst raising slogans against Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, School Education Minister Brijmohan Agrawal and other BJP Ministers and leaders at Sapre School ground on Monday afternoon. However, the Shikshakarmis were blocked between Bijli office chowk (Near Sapre School) and Dharna Sthal (Budhatalab) by the heavy police force by barricading the routes.