The team of Manipur won the gold medal of team events in the foil boys' category played during the 2oth Junior National Fencing Championship undergoing at Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium on Friday. Teams of Services and Punjab finished with Silver and Bronze Medal respectively. Chhattisgarh State Fencing Association Chairman Sonmani Borah, Collector Siddhartha Komal Pardeshi and prizes to the winning teams.
Durg would become the first district in the country to introduce Health Insurance policy for facilitating all the people with medical facilities up to Rs 30,000 per year. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, would launch the Health Insurance scheme from Durg on October 21.
Raipur Development Authority (RDA) has cancelled possessions of 108 houses in its four colonies for the defaulting in payment of installments by beneficiaries even after several notices. All these houses will be put on resale. After the formation of state, colonies were developed at Hirapur, Raipura, Sarona and Boriyakhurd for economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society. Total 816 houses at Hirapur, 972 houses at Raipura, 300 at Sarona and 1800 houses were constructed at Boriyakhurd.
Water Resources Department (WRD) Contractors conveyed their many demands and grievances in a meeting held with the departmental officials on Friday afternoon. WRD Engineer-In-Chief (EnC) B L Rai had convened a meeting with the department contractors after they unified under the banner of Chhattisgarh PWD Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Contractors Association led by Biresh Shukla.
'Singing, Dance Competition' -
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Friday laid by foundation stone for Trade Center which will be coming up on 100 acres land area. The Trade Center has been named after the first Union Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The Trade Center is being developed jointly by Chhattisgarh Commerce and Industries Department and Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation with an investment of Rs 150 crore.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh flagged off 'Shri Ram Rath', the chariot that will convey the messages of Lord Ram in the entire State, from his residence. This 'Rath Yatra' is being organised by Chhattisgarh Asmita Pratishthan and Ram Vangaman Shodh congratulated the organizing institutions and greeted them best wishes. On this occasion, Dr. Munnulal Yadu informed that the chariot will pass through Rajim, Fingeshwar and Madanpur with night halt at Gariaband on october 19 while on October 20 the chariot would take halt in Champaran after passing through Pandua, Navapara and Teela.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh while laying the foundation stone for the Asia's biggest man-made Jungle Safari on Friday, said that the Jungle Safari will have a major role in creating awareness among the new generation towards greenery, environment, bio-diversity and wildlife. He said the government will be spending around Rs 200-250 crore in the construction of this Safari and will be a valuable, historical asset for State.
The Information Technology (IT) revolution, which led the development of country in last decade of 20th and first decade of the 21st century was actually evolved from Communication Revolution of 1970-1980, stated Governor Shekhar Dutt while felicitating the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) officials and employees for their excellent works. Governor awarded them with citation, special communication service medals and cash prize.
Seminar on Veterinary Practice held -