Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said these events would be presided over by him and various Union ministers
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday presided over a meeting of high-powered committee to celebrate the 75 years of existence of the state by organising as many events.
Thakur said these events would be presided over by him and various Union ministers. He said the message must be clear that everyone in the state has made their contribution in development and progress in the last 75 years.
“Events should not be a ceremonial ones, but should create a sense of contact with each and every person of the state,” he said, adding that a special event would also be held to honour the achievers of HP in different fields.
The CM said the main focus would be on highlighting the achievements, policies and programmes of the state government, for which various departments must provide their promotional IEC material and brochures.
Thakur said that efforts should also be made to rope in the local and national-level artists along with cultural troupes to entertain the people and highlight the glorious journey of the state through music.
The Ludhiana police arrested four men for illegal mining on the Sutlej riverbed near Ladhowal, late on Friday night. The accused have been identified as Jatinder Verma, Davinder Singh, Ramanpreet Singh and Lovepeet Singh. Three trucks and four poclain machines have been recovered from them. Their two accomplices, Harpreet and Laddi, are yet to be arrested. A case under Mining Act has been registered at Ladhowal police station.
Seven patients from Ludhiana district with Coronoavirus infection have been diagnosed with the BA.5 sub-variant of Omicron, which according to experts is highly transmissible. As per health department officials, samples of 54 patients had been sent for genome sequencing. While reports of four patients found infected with the sub-variant were received a few days back, the department got three of them on Friday.
Two miscreants, wearing uniforms of private security guards, robbed a newspaper vendor of ₹7,500 on Saturday after assaulting hSharmawith sharp weapons and sticks. The victim, Rajesh Sharma of Durgapuri, said the incident took place at around 4.30 am, when he was heading towards Clock Tower from his house on his scooter. Even though there was a sweeper standing nearby, the two robbers threatened him. The two suspects were captured assaulting Sharma on CCTV.
Leaders of various parties, including Shiromani Akali Dal district president Harbhajan Singh Dang’s brother Gurdeep Dang, joined Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday in the presence of the saffron party’s state president and Pathankot MLA Ashwani Sharma SAD leader Satnam Singh Shunty, former Congress leader Gurwinder Singh Prinkle and Aam Aadmi Party’s Hardeep Singh Bittu, Pritpal Singh and Jagdeep Singh Jaggi were also inducted into the party by Sharma.