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Bhattal to unfurl flag at Govt College
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 23
Preparations for the Republic Day functions at district and subdivision levels are in full swing and rehearsals for the parades and cultural programmes are being regularly conducted at the respective venues.

Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, witnessed the rehearsal for the function, to be held on the grounds of the Government College for Boys, the venue of the function, along with other officers. Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, would be the chief guest.

He said an impressive parade comprising contingents of the Punjab police, Punjab Home Guards, NCC Scouts and Guides, NCC (Air Wing), ex-servicemen and the Punjab police band would salute the chief guest during the march past on January 26.

A mass PT show and a cultural programme would be presented by students of more than 50 schools of the city. He said tableaux displaying development and welfare activities of different government departments would be inducted this year after a gap of 10 years in the function.

The Municipal Corporation was carrying out the cleanliness drive in and outside the venue on a war footing and the road leading to the college was being given a facelift.

In the Republic Day function at Jagroan, Mr Harnam Das Johar, Higher Education Minister, and at Raikot Mr Rakesh Pandey, state Minister for Printing and Stationary, would be the chief guests and preside over the functions, respectively. Mr Verma said this year cross-country races would also be organised by the Sports Department.

Those present during the rehearsal were Mr Prem Chand, SDM (East), Mr Kuldip Singh, SDM (West), Mr M.S. Jaggi, Assistant Commissioner, Mr Harjinder Singh, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, and Mr Avinash Chander Sethi, DEO (S).



Training on quality management system at PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 23
In order to establish quality benchmarks and promote exports of raw and processed foods, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries funded the setting up of a quality control laboratory for food analysis at Punjab Horticultural Post-Harvest Technology Centre. The laboratory is equipped with the latest models of advanced instruments for analysis of pesticide residues, toxic heavy metals and other physical and chemical quality parameters of foods. Its providing quality analysis services to the farmers, processors and traders on nominal charges.

In this context, Mr J.S. Dits, an expert from the Netherlands conducted a 17-day training programme under the Netherlands Management Cooperation Programme. 


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