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Jalandhar district selected for regional meet

Jalandhar: The district has been selected to present its zero-pendency initiative at the regional conference of 12 states in Bhubaneswar next month where DC Ghanshyam Thori will deliver a keynote speech on Jalandhar administration’s innovation to make citizen's service delivery system more responsive and effective. Throwing light on the recent development, the DC said a national-level panel has selected Jalandhar’s model for presentation at this prestigious regional conference in which 12 states, including the states of north-eastern and four from eastern region would be participating. Notably, the Jalandhar district was earlier selected for the coveted Prime Minister’s Awards in the category of improving service delivery by entering the final stage of the category. The state government has nominated Thori to participate and present this innovative idea in the conference which is scheduled to be held on December 3-4, this at Bhubaneswar. Jalandhar district is leading in Punjab for delivering public services in a stipulated time-frame set up by the government and has the lowest pendency rate hitherto.

Vijay Mashaal flagged off

Jalandhar: The sanctified Swarnim Vijay Mashaal was flagged off on Saturday from the precincts of Siramani Brigade in a ceremony held at Jalandhar Military Station on its onward journey towards the Rising Star Corps. During the course of last few months, the Victory Mashaal has traversed 1,250 kms along the Punjab frontiers, visiting nine battle zones of Vajra Corps. Befitting felicitation ceremonies and ceremonial functions were organised to honour the 1971 war veterans, veer naris and martyrs at the military stations of the Golden Arrow and Panther Divisions during the course of the journey of the Mashaal through the Vajra Corps Zone. TNS

102 units donated in blood camp

Talwara: A mega blood donation camp was organised by Shiv Shivay Welfare Society and Blood Machine Welfare Society, Mukerian, at Kali Mata Mandir in Talwara Town. As the chief guest in this camp, Ranveer Singh Arora, Managing Director of E-Planet Company, participated in this camp, Vikas Goga, member of Nagar Panchayat Talwara, was also specially present and praised the work of the society. He said the youth should come forward to donate blood so that there is no shortage of blood in hospitals and if a person dies due to lack of blood, then it will be unfortunate for us. As many as 102 youth donated blood in the camp. The blood collected in the camp was given to the Civil Hospital Blood Bank Mukerian and Satyam Blood Bank, Jalandhar. OC

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