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Paralakhemundi,02/10/19:District Administration organized 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi at Paralakhemundi.At morning with those students of Saraswati Sishu Mandir a massive Cycle Rally on Plastic Free Campaign started from Collectorate where Anupam Saha launched by showing flag.By Paralakhemundi Municipality too a march past started from Municipality office premises where Collector-cum-Administrator of Paralakhemundi Municipality Anupam Saha,SP Sarah Sharma,Executive Officer Ashok Kumar Rout with his staff joined & campaigned on plastic free slogans. Later they assembled at Gandhi Junction & garlanded on the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.The participants including Media & Women assembled at Gopal Krushna Pathagar,where ADM Swadhwa Singh Dev,PD of DRDA Chanchal Rana also participated on Cleanliness drive. Forthwith at District Level Meeting organized,where MLA Paralakhemundi K.Narayan Rao graced as Chief Guest.
Among others Collector Mr.Saha;ZP President Anitarani Behera;Principal Women's College Paralakhemundi Dr.Rina Sahu,Principal Women's College Paralakhemundi; DFO Bibek Kumar Tyagi,Principal of DIET,Aparna Mishra also at Dias as Guests of Honor.Guests appealed to follow on value based thoughts of Gandhi to replicate on daily life.Collector Saha declared Badagaon of Gosani block as Folk Art Village & proposed from MRBH School to Court junction in the name of Mahatma Gandhi.On this occasion successful students from various Institutions who participated on Swacha Bharat Summer Intensive Program by Nehru Yuba Kendra(NYK) awarded cash prizes of Rs.30000 for First Prize(2 students),Rs.20000 for Second(one student)& Rs.10000 for Third Prize(9) respectively.
Besides that kits given by NYK to 3 blocks e.g.Kashinagar,Gosani,Gumma & Paralakhemundi Municipality.Also those 2 Volunteers Snehashis Padhi & Teja who selected on National Level by Sports & Youth Affairs Ministry lauded.On this occasion various Poets presented their recited poems that fecilitated by BNBebarta & Rasmita Samal.At evening a Meeting organized by Gandhi 150 Committee where Prof.Dhananda Mishra as Chief Guest,Gourachandra Panda,PCMahapatra,BB Mahanty,Sisir Bhanjasamanta,BN Bebarta,Peasant Mishra attended as Guests of Honor.
Commemorative silver-alloy Gandhi coins available for general public on Gandhi-centenary year of 1969 at face-value not now in 2019 on 150th birth-anniversary of Gandhi
New Delhi,02/10/19:Department of Economic Affairs (Union Government) and Reserve Bank of India RBI regrettably did not make commemorative silver-alloy coins issued on 150th birth-anniversary of MK Gandhi on 02.10.2019 available for general public at face-value evidently because metal-cost in a coin was multiple times the face-value of just rupees 150, unlike on 02.10.1969 on occasion of Gandhi birth-centenary when such silver-coins were made available for general public at the then face-value since metal-value of a silver-alloy coin at that time was much lower than the then face-value of rupees ten. This is despite that fact that both RBI and Department of Economic Affairs were cautioned in advance through repeated submissions made in advance with last one posted at various portals on 26.08.2019. Silver-alloy coins in fact are for privileged ones sitting on dais to commemorate the occasion that too totally free, and not for general public.
This practice should be reformed for future when silver-alloy coins may be having face-value of rupees 1000 packed in serial-numbered tamperproof-packing to avoid chances of fake coins to be available for general public right from date of issue through convenient centers including all RBI offices and philatical counters apart from selected post-offices and bank-branches.
Even now, it should be arranged that at least coin-sets comprising of sliver-alloy coins presently sold only through advance-booking to be delivered after many months, may be made available for open sale without requiring cumbersome procedure of advance-booking through convenient centers including all RBI offices and philatical counters apart from selected post-offices and bank-branches with an economy single coin-pack at price of rupees 1000 in serial-numbered tamperproof packing so that less-affording ones may also get silver-alloy commemorative coin.
Bhubaneswar,02/10/19:The most-awaited governance initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’ that offers a completely new governance experience was launched today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today called 8 persons over phone, who had earlier come to different Police Stations and Hospitals, and sought their feedback.
These 8 numbers were collected randomly from Mo Sarkar portal. While giving their opinion and feedback on police stations and hospitals, the people also thanked the Chief Minister for this innovative programme.
Reportedly, the CM spoke to people from Bolangir, Sundergarh, Malkangiri, Jajpur & Baripada regarding treatment at government hospitals and people from Nayagarh & Bhawanipatna regarding service at police station.
Later, the CM went to Capital Hospital and Saheed Nagar Police Station and released the Logo and preamble of the Mo Sarkar programme. The Mo Sarkar programme has started today at all the Police Stations, 21 district headquarters hospitals and Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur MCH. This programme will be effective at all the DHHs of the State by October 30. By March 5, 2020 all the departments of the State will implement the programme.
It may be informed here that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced this programme on August 15, the Independence Day. The objective of this programme is to provide service with dignity to people who are coming to government offices for different purposes. The reason being in democracy, the people are the real masters and Government employees are here to serve them. Under this programme, the phone numbers of people who are coming to different government offices will be collected randomly. It is not a grievance redressal mechanism.
The purpose is to improve the governance system by collecting feedback on behaviour and professionalism of government officers. Improvement in the system can only bring in desired changes in the lives of people. Under the programme, the phone numbers of all the people who are coming to different government offices will be registered and an SMS will be sent to their numbers within 24 hours. If the SMS is not received or the number is not registered, then the concerned person can make a miss call to 14545 and get his/her number registered. These telephone numbers will be randomly collected.
Chief Minister, departmental minister, Police D.G. (in case of police stations) and Departmental Minister, Secretary and Director (in case of hospitals ) will call random numbers to get feedback. The employees will be ranked as Good or Bad on the basis of the feedback. The employees with good rank will get an out-of-turn promotion, and action will be taken against the employees with bad rank. The identity of the persons giving negative feedback will be kept secret.
Bhubaneswar,As the State Police DG (Fire Services) BK Sharma cancelled fire safety NOCs to dance bars, the Fire Services department today issued notices to seven dance bars in Bhubaneswar to produce fire safety certificates.
“At least seven dance bars in Bhubaneswar will have to produce fire safety certificates. After conducting a fire audit of the bars, they will get approval by the state Fire Services department. Then the dance bars will get approval to resume dance shows, with certain conditions”, said DG (Fire Services) BK Sharma.
Notably, the Excise Commissioner on Monday granted permission to seven dance bars to operate in Bhubaneswar subjected to certain conditions as per the guidelines under Excise Act 44 (5).
Now the dance bars in Bhubaneswar have to wait for some more time to reopen.
Talcher,02/10/19:NTPC Talcher Kaniha undertook a massive cleanliness drive as a part of Swachhta Rally to commemorate 150 th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today. The Swachhta rally was organized from the township area, Shiv Parvati Park to Bypass Chowk. Executive Director, Shri Ramesh Babu V took the lead in the rally along with other senior officials and employees. Caps, hand gloves, cotton bags were provided to all participants for the collection and disposal of the garbage during the rally which was later handed over to the Civil Department for disposal.
The highlight of the rally was the students Sarasvati Shishu Vidya Mandir (SSVM) School who marched the rally with a drum beating and students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri to the day very special.
Locals and shopkeepers in the area took active notice of the Swachhta Rally and were provided cotton bags along with pamphlets to increase awareness and stimulate public action on No plastic and cleanliness. A pledge ceremony was organized in front of the plant gate, well known as Bypass Chowk to propagate Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign. On the occasion, Executive Director, Shri Ramesh Babu V addressed the huge gathering and distributed 40 dustbins to Market Committee members. He further appealed to all shopkeepers and locals to sustain this effort on a long term basis. He emphasized that we all must strive to keep our environment clean and free of plastic.
Berhampur,02/10/19:Today the Gosaninuagaon police, Berhampur arrested a man for posing as a police officer from Karnataka in this city.
The man identified as Sikandar Ali (36)Hardik Kaushik Hussaini Colony, P.S. Gandhi Ganj, Dist. Bidar (Karnataka) is arrested in connection with Gosaninuagaon PS Case No. 69/19 u/s 392 IPC.
A press conference held today at Gosaninuagaon Police station by ASP,Mr Prabhat Routray and SDPO,(City) Mr BP Pati. They told to scribes, during our interrogation the person who admitted himself posing as police Officer and used to snatch gold ornaments from the aged person in different areas of Berhampur.He is involved in series of gold snatching cases in Berhampur also in other places like Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak,Cuttack , Bhubaneswar and also in other states.
Angul;02/10/19: Corridor of O.P. Jindal School vibrated with tapping toes of students and staff celebrating 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with great ardour. Principal, staff and students wholeheartedly paid floral tributes to the great soul on the occasion in the midst of the melodious Ramdhun and Vaishnava Janat lyrics presented by School choir. The Father of the Nation was depicted poetically and remembered as a man of great resolution as well as an ardent acolyte of truth, peace and non-violence by Mr Chhanda Charana Das, Principal in his welcome address. Among the other teachers speakers who highlighted various dimensions of personality traits of M.K.Gandhi include Dr Arun Kumar Dash, Dr Imran Perwaiz, Mr Debashish Dutta and Mrs Puja Pathak. Celebrating the glorious occasion, a series of spectacular activities like speech, drawing song and Essay Writing competitions along with a theme-based exemplary enactment on the life and character of Mahatma Gandhi were flamboyantly presented by the students of class-V and VI directed by Mrs Hemlata Mishra and Mrs Swati Pandey. A special quiz contest was organised on the occasion on the school premises by students under deft coordination by Mrs Lilly Mohanta, CCA In charge and Dr Imran Perwaiz, the quiz master. The winner contestants were felicitated on the occasion. With the pledge “BIG NO “ for single use plastics followed by recitation of National Anthem by staff and students, the whole programme came to a delightful end.
Berhampur,02/10/19:Sharing among human beings has existed since the earliest civilisation. Humans are hard-wired to share and be social animals. The barter system might have been the earliest form of sharing. From sharing content and media online, Internet has now enabled people to share physical things like homes, vehicles, appliances, furniture, etc with each other. Earlier, people preferred buying from big brands but are now considering pre-owned and refurbished options; people gradually looking at alternative options of sharing or renting a car only when required and people shares/unwanted/unused things could be used by someone who needs (through wall of kindness) these are few examples have now become mainstream and are a part of our daily lives. A sharing or collaborative consumption is a movement which is rapidly growing and will play a pivotal role in shaping our environment and economy.
There are a paradigm shift in idea of ‘me’ to gradually evolving to ‘we’, people are more willing to share, sharing economy applies to all walks of life like goods sharing, knowledge sharing, land sharing, transport sharing, space sharing and labour sharing are few examples. Some of the benefits of collaborative consumption are (1) ensures products are cycled and reused to its complete life cycle, thereby, reducing the effects on the environment, (2) offers economic benefits there by creating self-employment opportunities, (3) instilling trust amongst community members, (4) a desired lifestyle without burning a hole in your pocket, and (5) assets became a liability and owning became scarier (cutting down hyper consumption and wastage). Now time has come to create a sense of ‘sustainable consumption and lifestyle’ among the people to understand collaborative consumption and its benefits to environment and economy.
Youth for Social Development started month long campaign on the theme “Sharing Community”. Today 2nd October 2019 on Gandhi Jayanti volunteers started aware citizens on ‘sharing community’, its multiple benefits and practices with examples in the city. Citizen’s provides with a leaflet detailing with concept, benefits and practices and signed pledge for collaborative consumption. More than 300 people signed the pledge and aware on sharing community.
This campaign will run for 1 month with various activities like public awareness camps, college level campaign, and workshop on sharing community with local government, civil society, media and citizen of Berhampur.