The Indian Express | 2 months ago | 27-11-2022 | 02:40 pm
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) — the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world — celebrated its 75th Raising Day on Sunday.Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane had laid a wreath and paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of NCC at the National War Memorial, New Delhi, on Saturday.Speaking on the occasion, Aramane said that the NCC has evolved exponentially in the past few years, and the youth in uniform have joined hands in every initiative to contribute to nation buildingThe NCC, that was raised in 1948, took to social media and marked 75 years of its ‘gratitude to the nation’ by saying “Today is reminder that our freedom was not free, our martyrs paid for it their lives. NCC extends its gratitude to the nation for the support and love for 75 years. Let’s make our youth, ambassadors of peace, harmony and strength”.75 Glorious years of NCC. Today is reminder that our freedom was not free, our martyrs paid for it with their lives. NCC, extends its gratitude to the nation for the support and love for 75 years. Let’s make our youth, ambassadors of peace, harmony and strength.#belimitless pic.twitter.com/0nvUwEjCQD— National Cadet Corps (@HQ_DG_NCC) November 26, 2022The Indian Air Force (IAF) also took to Twitter conveying its wishes on the 75th Raising Day of NCC.Military Leaders of Tomorrow.Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, CAS and all personnel of #IAF convey their greetings & best wishes on the occasion of the 75th Raising Day of National Cadet Corps (NCC).@HQ_DG_NCC pic.twitter.com/ROuS83mpI1— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) November 27, 2022Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and the Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant conveyed their wishes through social media today.Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said, “We all are proud of the bravery, valor and loyalty of all the soldiers dedicated to the service of the country #NCC as an auxillary force of the Indian Army”.Goa CM Pramod Sawant said that this Raising Day marks an opportunity to contribute to the development of the youth.
PANAJI: Two days after Union home minister Amit Shah said water-sharing issue between Karnataka and Goa was “resolved” by his party to allow diversion of water to Karnataka in consultation with the Goa government, two BJP ministers of the Pramod Sawant-led government came down heavily on Shah and said it was “condemnable and unacceptable” and no discussion had taken place on water diversion.“I condemn the Union home minister’s statement tooth and nail. We are not against in-basin use of Mhadei’s water. But we are against the water being taken outside its basin by Karnataka for use. It may be anybody, if they speak of out-of-basin use of water of the Mhadei, I will condemn it,” state environment minister Nilesh Cabral said on Monday.State water resources minister Subhash Shirodkar also said Shah’s statement was “unacceptable” and no discussion had taken place on diverting the Mhadei water to Karnataka when the Goa delegation had met the home minister.The ministers’ remarks come close on the heels of widespread anti-BJP sentiment on the Mhadei issue with gram sabhas across the state accusing the government of saying one thing and doing another. Cabral, who is also the law minister, said if the Centre did not support Goa, the state has plenty of legal options still available. He said that the House panel formed in Goa will be meeting Shah in Delhi shortly and will ask him when such a consultation was made with Goa.Goa has filed a petition before the Supreme Court to stop Karnataka from carrying out construction activities based on the detailed project report (DPR) approved by the Centre to divert water from the Mhadei. The petition is likely to come up for hearing on February 13.“The Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal has only given permission to Karnataka to use water for drinking. Now, the statement made (by Shah) is that the water will be used for irrigation. We don’t know what this is,” said Cabral.“I have come here today (Saturday) to tell you that BJP, by finding a solution to the long-pending fight between the two states (Goa and Karnataka), provided the Mhadei water to Karnataka, which will be beneficial to farmers across many districts of Karnataka,” Shah had said at a public rally at Kittur in Belagavi district.Cabral reiterated that chief minister Pramod Sawant had not held any discussion whatsoever with Shah over diverting the Mhadei water in Karnataka’s favour.“I am backing the CM 100% on this. He has not made any such statement (before Shah) and he will not make it. I don’t know how Amit Shah is making this statement,” said Cabral.He said the Goa delegation had earlier gone to meet the home minister in keeping with the legal provision wherein the home minister holds negotiations to resolve any dispute existing between two states.“We don’t have any elections here, so I am condemning his (Shah’s) statement. We have two options. We can resolve it with the support from the central leadership. And if we don’t get support, we have the legal route. We will go to the courts. Ultimately, the judiciary will take all angles into consideration and decide,” said Cabral.“I do not accept the home minister’s statement. When we met him, no such discussion took place. He told us that there are BJP governments in Goa and in Karnataka and that our interests will be taken care of,” said WRD minister Subhash Shirodkar.
PANAJI: The preliminary meeting of the House committee to study issues related to the Mhadei water diversion is scheduled on February 8 at 3.30pm. The 12-member committee is headed by WRD minister Subhash Shirodkar.The other members of the committee include Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, MLAs from BJP, Congress, MGP, AAP, RG and independent MLAs.Sardesai and Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco had written to Shirodkar to call an immediate meeting of the House committee following Union home minister Amit Shah’s statement that BJP has resolved a three-decade old issue by providing water to Karnataka with the help of Goa government.During the recently concluded winter session of the state legislative assembly, chief minister Pramod Sawant had announced a 12-member committee following demands by opposition MLAs.Former CM and ex-speaker Pratapsingh Rane had said, “The House committee must take a quick decision. We are waiting for a quick decision from the committee, else they will go ahead with the work.”
Panaji: The artefacts at Lokotsav 2023 have a bigger scope of getting sold as Goa is a tourist state, said chief minister Pramod Sawant at the inauguration of the national-level folk festival at Kala Academy.The annual festival, which is being held after a two-year break, gives a platform to traditional craftspersons and folk artistes from across the country to display and sell their art. Governor of Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra, who was present for the inauguration, said such a festival exhibits India’s diversity.Twelve states— Rajasthan, Assam, Manipur, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Goa—are participants.Sawant reiterated the Prime Minister’s ‘Vocal for Local’ slogan and said that local products should also reach global markets. Through the soon to be held G-20 summit, the government of India will try to market locally made products globally, he added.
PANAJI: The preliminary meeting of the House committee to study issues related to Mhadei water diversion is scheduled on February 8 at 3.30pm. The 12-member committee is headed by WRD minister Subhash Shirodkar.The other members of the committee include Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, MLAs from BJP, Congress, MGP, AAP, RG and independent MLAs.Sardesai had written a letter to Shirodkar on Sunday to call an immediate meeting of the House committee following Union home minister Amit Shah’s statement that BJP has resolved a three-decade old issue by providing water to Karnataka with the help of Goa government.During the recently concluded winter session of the state legislative assembly, chief minister Pramod Sawant had announced a 12-member committee following demands by opposition MLAs.
PANAJI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that all in Goa must work together to enhance the happiness index. “People expect the government to raise the happiness index which is not right. People should work hard to achieve that,” he said.Sawant said that the government will ensure that the people get all the necessary assistance in this mission. After the launch of ‘Har Ghar Dhyan’ initiative, he said that meditation brings clarity of mind and helps formulate clear action. The initiative was inaugurated at a function organised by the directorate of art & culture in collaboration with Art of Living, at Durbar Hall Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula.“We need to develop positivity in us which is possible with yoga and meditation,” Sawant said. “The development of positivity in people is possible only by practising yoga and meditation.”The chief minister sought the cooperation of everyone in taking up this campaign. “The stakeholders of schools and colleges have an important role in this endeavour,” Sawant said. “With meditation, we will be able to create happy families and people will achieve peace of mind and positivity. Let us work together to elevate the happiness index in our state.”