Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 15
Chandigarh Administrator VP Badnore has stated that they’re ready to make the town a medical hub. While addressing a operate on the 74th Independence Day, Badnore unfurled the National Flag, and listed the achievements of the administration in varied fields.
Badnore additionally gave away commendation certificates to COVID warriors.
“Today, we are collectively facing a COVID-19 pandemic threat, that has created a global health crisis, and has had a deep impact on our lives. The war against the virus is going to challenge us more, and we are prepared for it. A lesson is well learnt, and we are all geared up to make Chandigarh a medical hub with exceptional facilities to tackle any such threat,” he stated.
“We all know, that until a vaccine is developed to fight this pandemic, we will have to take care of ourselves and our families in a more precautionary way. It is the duty of every citizen to respect nature and follow certain rules, that are necessary for our well being. Let us all resolute to fight this together, and emerge stronger as always,” he added.
“Your selfless contribution and tireless efforts have helped in averting a serious threat, that is yet far from over. I am certain that you all will keep these spirits alive and come together as before in containing the spread of this virus,” he concluded.
“On the other hand, Chandigarh and Punjab have shown an exceptional recovery rate in tackling the deadly disease”, he stated, including that the
World Health Organization has additionally acknowledged the success of Chandigarh Administration, notably in containing the unfold of an infection in Bapu Dham Colony.
This pandemic has severely affected the migrant labourers, and to help them, our officers have ensured—as a lot as attainable—help from the Administration.
More than 45,000 migrant labourers had been despatched residence throughout these robust occasions through the Shramik trains and buses and had been assisted in each attainable manner.
The Red Cross Society has been on wheels to offer meals to all of the needy through the curfew lockdown interval.
Food packets had been distributed to make sure, that no household is left with an empty abdomen and hungry.
On the event, a state-level drug de-addiction marketing campaign, “Nasha Mukt Bharat”, focusing elements for preventive schooling and consciousness technology, therapy and rehabilitation and so forth was launched, as per the course of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
He stated to offer some aid to the ex-servicemen who retired or launched with out a pension and are above 65 years of age, monetary help has been elevated from Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 monthly and monetary help of widows of Sub Major Rank or the identical rank in Navy and Air Forces can be enhanced from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 monthly.
In order to scale back the hardships of the commissioning moms and surrogate moms, maternity depart might be granted to all outsourced/ contractual staff of Chandigarh Administration.
He recommended the Mayor, all councillors, Commissioner Municipal Corporation and employees members, who considerably contributed to the warfare in opposition to corona by offering important commodities on the door-steps of the residents through the curfew interval.
One of crucial obligations of the Administration is sustaining and bettering infrastructure.
Badnore stated he was ‘blissful’ to announce, that the development of Government High School in Manimajra was at superior phases and building of a further 216 homes for Chandigarh Police personnel will start quickly.
A New Mini Sports Complex in Sector-Eight is accomplished and one other Mini Sports Complex in Sector-27 is at a sophisticated stage of completion. Construction of New International kind Shooting Range in Sector-25 and, Mini Sports Infrastructure for Billiards and Snooker in Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh, goes to return up shortly.
The Chandigarh Housing Board has deliberate to lease out 2,500 vacant small flats in Maloya for the migrant labours and concrete poor beneath the lately introduced Affordable Rental Housing Complexes scheme by Government of India.
He felt overwhelmed in sharing, that Chandigarh had as soon as once more secured the First Position within the nation within the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2018-19 declared by MHRD.
“The teachers had smoothly shifted to online teaching during this pandemic so that the learning of students was not disrupted”, he added.
Badnore complimented the Chandigarh Police for its wonderful work within the combat in opposition to corona.
The police officers had been on responsibility around the clock, making certain checking at inter-state borders, perimeter management of Containment Zones and enforcement of social distancing, mask-wearing, curfew timings and so forth.
He urged the residents of Chandigarh to stays alert and cautious. Determination and persistence are two key elements that may assist us in combating this world menace.
“UT Administration is constantly keeping a close watch on this situation, and we assure you that we will take every possible step to keep our city safe and livable,” he stated.
Badnore additionally paid homage to the martyrs on the War Memorial in Chandigarh earlier than continuing for the Independence Day Flag hoisting Parade and Celebrations.