November 28, 2017 06:37 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha today unanimously passed a resolution to mandate the state government to take up the issue of renaming the domestic terminal of Adampur Airport with the Department of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

CM arriving at Asssembly
 The members, cutting across party lines, were unanimous in their view that the said terminal be named after Sri Guru Ravi Dass Ji.

The resolution was moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra on the 2nd day of the 3rd Assembly Session of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Members of the ruling as well as opposition parties welcomed the resolution. 

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Adampur, Pawan Kumar Tinu, and AAP MLA from Dakha, H.S. Phoolka, lauded the initiative to rename the Adampur Domestic Airport after legendary spiritual saint Guru Ravidas Ji

Hailing the initiative of Captain Amarinder Singh in this regard, Chamkaur Sahib MLA and Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the move would go a long way in promoting the ethos of communal harmony, brotherhood and amity – values which were promoted by Sri Guru Ravi Dass Ji. 


The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed two important Bills by voice vote.The Bills were moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra, and put to vote by the Speaker.he Indian Stamp (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2017, replaces and ordinance issued earlier, while the other Bill allowed by the Speaker for immediate consideration and later passed by the House was the Punjab Legislative Assembly (Salaries and Allowances of Members) Amendment Bill, 2017. 


"A separate cadre of the teachers would be formed for the border areas to increase the number of teachers in the schools falling in these regions. The posting of such teachers after appointment, transfer and promotion would be in the border area schools only." This was disclosed by the Education Minister, Punjab, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary here today in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha while replying to a query during the question hour. The MLA from Tarntaran Dr. Dharambir Agnihotri had posed a query regarding constituting a separate education policy for ridding the children of border area residents their backwardness. The minister said that the separate cadre proposal would include border districts of Amritsar, Tarntaran, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Ferozepur and Fazilka. Under the proposals, the appointment, transfer and Promotion would teachers belonging to this cadre would be done in the schools of border areas which would lead to the filling of shortfall of the teachers in these schools.

WAR HEROES RECOUNT TALES OF VALOUR, UNDERLINE NEED FOR INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY WITH OPERATIONS: Several war veterans and ex-servicemen came together on Tuesday set the tone for the Military Literature Festival (MLF) with the start of a two-day session of military parley at the Government Museum and Art Gallery auditorium here. In his opening address, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Bhopinder Singh PVSM, former Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar and Puducherry, described MLF as very good initiative by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, which deserved to be made an annual affair. He also said that the main purpose behind the Festival was to create awareness about the culture and ethos of the defence forces. Singh said during his career as an Army personnel he had felt and seen the deep respect people had for the army, as was evident from the farmers helping army in 1965 war. He also said that the army not only performs its conventional duties but also comes to the aid of the civilian society whenever needed.

Lt Gen V K Dhir (Retd.) said that technological innovations have been taking place in the army also in keeping with the changing times. Underlining the need to master technology, he said that the man behind the machine today has to become tech savvy. He also dwelled on the need to develop military industrial complexes in the country to reduce dependency on importing weaponry, and rooted for more resources to be made available to the defence forces. 

On the occasion, Brigadier RJS Dhillon spoke about Operation Cactus carried out by the Indian Army in the Maldives to save that country from coup, and said that the operation gave the Army the confidence to launch operations at short notice. He described the operation as a perfect sync between political and military leadership. Colonel J S Bindra reminiscenced about the capture of Hajipir Pass prior to the 1965 war by 1 PARA led by Major Ranjit Singh Dyal. 

Throwing light on the lessons of the Kargil war, Brigadier MPS Bajwa batted for keeping intelligence apparatus intact along with proper utilisation of the resources. Brigadier Kiran Krishan, in his address, dwelt on humour and described it as the companion of an army man all through, and remembered some of lighter moments from his army days. 

Talking about the role of the Indian Air Force during the 1971 war, Squadron Leader DPS Gill VC threw light on the bombing operations carried out during the war and described the challenges faced by a bomber pilot during his days. Colonel MS Dahiya SC spoke about the Siachen Operation in 1984-85 and recalled the difficulties involved in operating on inhospitable terrain. On this occasion, the Lt. Gen. (Retd.) T. S. Shergill Senior Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab, was also present.  


Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today assured the House his government was ready to review, if necessary, the policy regarding vehicles parked as case properties in the state police stations. The assurance came in response to a question raised by MLA Gurkirat Singh, who cited the space problem caused by the large number of vehicles parked in police stations across the state. 

The Chief Minister said directions had already been issued to continue with the special drive to dispose of all the vehicles lying in malkhanas, except those which were required for trial of cases. All Zonal Inspectors General of Police and all Commissioners of Police had been instructed to file monthly progress reports regarding this, Captain Amarinder added.

Pointing out that there was already a prescribed procedure in place for handling such cases and all zonal inspectors general of police, commissioners of police, Punjab and Assistant Inspector General of Police, GRP, Punjab, Patiala, have been directed to stringently follow the legal provisions in this regard. In cases that have been decided by the Courts, the owners of the property should be informed and guided to get the seized property released, as mandated by the law, said Captain Amarinder. The Chief Minister informed the House that there were over 30,000 case property vehicles, including 21134 two wheelers, 676 three wheelers and 10791 four wheelers lying in police stations.

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