Kapurthala Diary

Pushpa Gujral Science City to roll out Two galleries

Pushpa Gujral Science City to roll out Two galleries

Main Gate of Pushpa Gujral Science City at Kapurthala. Tribune Photo Malkiat SIngh

The Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, is all set to set-up two galleries — mathematics and electricity — on its campus. The Punjab Government has released a grant of Rs 1 crore 64 lakh to the Pushpa Gujral Science City for its upgrade. The proposal of Rs 26.90 cr for the upgrade has been approved by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Of this amount, 60 per cent is borne by the Government of India and 40 per cent by the state government. In the first phase, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has approved Rs 4.10 crore as per 60:40 ratio. Amidst the Covid pandemic, the Science City is also slated to get other upgrades in several different schemes. Another gallery addition is a Covid gallery which has been proposed for the Science City.

Cracker sale: Apply for Licence at Sewa Kendras

The license to apply for the sale of crackers in Kapurthala shall now be available at the Sewa Kendras in Kapurthala. Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, Deepti Upal said those applying for licenses can visit the Sewa Kendras to apply for the licence. Forms can be filled which could be downloaded from the website www.punjabgov.in for this purpose. The Sewa Kendra manager would ensure that the cases of applications hence sent, are forwarded to the DC office’s PLA branch. A fee of Rs 100 shall also be deposited by those wishing to apply for the license. The DC would decide the last date for the submitting of application for the licenses.

Kapurthala remembers martyrs on shaheed diwas

Policemen who laid their lives for the peace and unity of the country were honoured at Kapurthala on October 21 duirng an event at police lines. SSP Kapurthala Jaspreet Singh Sidhu, among other dignitaries, were present on the occasion. SSP Sidhu said on October 21, 1959, the sacrifice 10 CRPF who lost their lives in an attack on the Indo-China border - began being observed as 'Shaheedi Diwas'. Since then, the day has been religiously observed. He said 1,784 Punjab Police personnel have laid their lives in the line of duty - including 2 DIGs, 3 SSPs, 5 SPs, 12 DSPs, 32 Inspectors, 61 sub inspectors, 112 ASIs, 269 head constables, 817 soldiers and home guards. He said the Kapurthala police have also started an initiative in which gazetted police officials will meet the families of 40 policemen who died on duty. SSP Kapurthala also paid a visit to the family of SP Baljit Singh who was killed in a terrorist attack in Dinanagar. Sessions Judge Kapurthala Ram Kumar Singla, DC Deepti Uppal, SP mandeep Singh among others were also present on the occasion

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