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Saint's call for saving Ganga:
Revered religious guru Jagad Guru Shankarachary Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has called on the saint community and social activitsts to unite to vie for saving the holy Ganga river. Jagad Guru Shankaracharay said that on June 18 in New Delhi at Jantar Mantar a convention is being organised to dwell on methodology to save Ganga, "which is being put under tunnels in the name of development." He said that development was essential for Uttarakhand but not at the cost of the Ganga getting polluted, as the recent CAG reports indicate.

Farmers' convention begins: The three-day national convention of farmers began here on Sunday in Haridwar with hundreds of peasants taking part from various states of the country. Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ambavat) is organising this convention at Alaknanda ghat adjacent to Ganga river. Chaudhari Rishipal Ambavat said BKU (A) is the representative union of peasants in the region and has been instrumental in solving the problems of the peasants. Peasant representatives from Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi are participating in this convention.

Industrialists visit Sidcul: More than 150 corporate representatives visited Integrated Industrial Estate in Sidcul, Roshanabad. Organised by DTDC Cargo Company, a majority of these corporate representatives expressed their willingness to set up their industrial units in Uttarakhand. Chairman of DTDC Subhasish Chakravarty said that in this regard that they will be meeting Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna to pave the way for better facilities for industrialists to set up their units in the state, particularly in Sidcul.

Free health camp: As part of it's social obligation, Divyam Eye Clinic organised a free eye health camp at its Ranipur Model Colony here on Sunday. More than 60 patients were diagnosed with eye related diseases and were offered free medical treatment. Dr Kumud Garg, head of the eye clinic, personally examined the people and also gave free booklets on do's and don'ts of eye care. This was the third such camp organised this year with more such scheduled later this year.

Ministerial employees' election: Elections to the Uttarakhand Collectorate Ministerial Employees' Union were held on Sunday and the results were also declared. Vinod Kumar was elected chief of the UCME, while Vimal Pratap was elected as district secretary.Election officers for this election, assistant land record officer Dhani Ram and ministerial mega union office bearers Dheeraj Sharma and Sukhvant Singh, declared the election results. Other members in the working committee elected were Naveen Kumar, Deepak Rajput, Jai Kumar Tyagi, Pradeep Sharma, Shyo Raj Saini, Sangeeta Saini and Virendra Sharma.


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