Monthly Archives: April 2008


Hindi Divas celebrated

Shimla: V.S. Kokje, Governor stressed upon the need to promote Hindi Language in day-to-day life and added that country could progress only when it is established as official language (Rajbhasha). He was speaking in the State level Hindi Divas function.

Governor said that electronic media is also playing a significant role in popularizing Hindi language by making it a medium for reaching the public.

Kokje honoured Secretariat, Directorate and District level Officers and officials with Rajbhasha Puraskar.

GAD (F) , Revenue (B), Industries (B) branches won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively for Secretariat level,Bhim Sen , Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment was awarded Secretariat level Best Officer,Mrs. Parvati Verma, TCP for Secretariat level Rajbhasha Officer, Mrs. Laxmi Pal, SAD, Sushil Kumar Sharma, Health branch, Pyare Lal, Urban Development branch were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively for Secretariat level Best Official category.

Small Savings, Panchayat Raj and Land Record Directorates were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively . Hrideya Ram Chauhan, Cooperative Directorate and Ghanshyam Singh Bali, Assistant Director, Small Savings were awarded Best Officer and Rajbhasha Officer at Directorate level. Pyare Singh Agriculture, Mrs. Kamla Chauhan, Local Audit and Mani Ram, Hospitality were awarded Best Officers at Directorate level.

District Panchayat Officer, Kullu, DPRO Mandi and DFSC were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively at District level. Mrs. D.D. Thakur, District Welfare Officer, Chamba and Mrs. Anita Gautam, District Employment Officer, Una were awarded for Best District level Officers category. S.R. Gautam, District Welfare Office, Hamirpur, Baldev Singh, Statistics Office, Bilaspur, Mrs. Krishna, Statistics Office, Nahan were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively for best official at district level category. Deputy Commissioner Kullu and Bhim Singh Chauhan, DLO, Mandi were also honoured.

Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Social Welfare Board and Khadi Gramodyug Board were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Jammu and Kashmir children calls on CM

Shimla: 33 children of Chinar Corps of Indian Army hailing from Killore, Kupwara region of Jammu and Kashmir lead by Major Rudra, touring various states of the country under Operation Sadbhavana launched to provide exposure to the children affected by insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, called on Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, today.

Chief Minister welcomed the group to Himachal Pradesh, informed them about various developmental and allied activities taking place in the state besides replying to their various querries to fulfill their quest for knowledge of the state.

Singh called upon the children of Jammu and Kashmir to uphold the nationalism above all and become the ambassadors of peace, communal harmony and non-violence to build a strong Jammu and Kashmir.

Major Rudra, the group leader apprised the Chief Minister of the motive of the Operation Sadbhavana and the goodwill activities started by the armed forces in the insurgency affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir.Children sang patriotic and Kashmiri songs.
Lt. Col. S.S.Rana of ARTRAC was coordinating officer of the army.

3 dead, 1 injured in Himachal as van rolls into gorge

Shimla:Three persons died on the spot and one was seriously injured when a van on its way from Gopalpur to Rampur went of the road and fell into a gorge in the interiors of Shimla hills. The dead were identified as Chinta Ram (34), Padam (30) and Kamala Devi (32). Driver of the vehicle, Gopal, was seriously injured and has been admitted to the government hospital at Rampur. The accident near Baruni Nallah, 135 Km from the state capital, took place at about 10 in the morning, police sources said. The cause of the accident could not be ascertained.