Karnal: Under the Right to Service Act, the Saral Kendra of Karnal has achieved 88 per cent success in satisfying citizens. Not only this, a citizen — after the process of appointment – has to just wait less than 10 minutes to get service. With this, Karnal ranked first among the highest ranked Antyodaya and Saral Kendras in the state in January 2020. In the last quarter, 81 per cent complaints of citizens regarding services in Saral centres were resolved. Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, said that clear instructions have been given to operators or employees at the Saral Kendra about their work.
Fire drill at mini secretariat
Hisar: Deputy Commissioner Dr Priyanka Soni directed the officials of the Disaster Management Department to fine-tune the equipment to deal with an emergency at the mini secretariat after a mock drill here. The DC said that fire extinguishers and other equipment which are outdated must be replaced within a week. During the mock drill, officials of disaster management, fire safety and police department embarked on a rescue mission after the alarm was raised on Thursday. The fire brigade rushed to the spot in five minutes and the ambulance arrived in 15 minutes on being alerted by the authorities.
Farmers told to adopt new techniques
Hisar: Indian Farmers Fertilisers Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) organised a regional cooperative convention at Gillakhera village of Fatehabad district on Sunday. Director, Human Resources and Law, RP Singh, was the chief guest while Prahalad Singh Gillakhera presided over the function. A total of 300 cooperative members, including 40 IFFCO delegates, were present on the occasion. The IFFCO officials inaugurated a shed in the government middle school in the village and also planted a sapling. RP Singh expressed concern over climate degradation. He urged the farmers to adopt new techniques in agriculture and assured that IFFCO was always ready to extend a helping hand to farmers.
Kendra gives wings to girls
Kaithal: The local ‘Shakti Udan Kendra’ set up years ago has been helping girls and women become self-reliant by giving them training in various trades, including sewing, knitting and beautician course for running a parlour. Over the past decade, hundreds of girls have benefitted from the initial training at this kendra. Shifali Khurana, in-charge of the centre, said that Dr Sonali Caudhary, Chairperson, Women Education Trust, was instrumental in setting up this centre for training girls in 2005. She said that hundreds of girls after getting trained here have started their own ventures at various places. At the end of the training, needy girls are provided sewing machines or other articles required by them.
SP tells women about rights
Kaithal: SP Virender Vij, under a mass contact programme, visited Atela village of this district on Friday. He laid emphasis on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. He informed women and girls about their rights and asked the youth to stay away from drugs. He also inaugurated the village gym. The SP appealed to the village panchayat to get CCTV cameras installed at all important points in the village so that proper watch could be kept on anti-social elements. He asked the villagers to desist from burning crop waste and rather plant trees to keep the environment pollution free. He informed them about Durga Shakti App, women helpline no 1091 and 100.
KU student represents India in Bali
Kurukshetra: Jasmine, an MA English final year student from Kurukshetra University, represented India as the ambassador of India at Bali Asia International Model United Nations, Bali, Indonesia, from January 18 to 21. She also worked as the committee member and in the council of the United Nation Environment Programme. Jasmine said that the process for selection was long and challenging. The interview was conducted through video conferencing from Jakarta. More than 500 students were selected for the interview and only 88 were selected from all over the world.
Contributed by Parveen Arora, Deepender Deswal, Satish Seth and Nitish Sharma
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