"Patta" distributed among 134 families from Bangladesh 3 VISION WATCH

Governor, CM wish people
"Patta" distributed among 134 on Guru Nanak Jayanti
families from Bangladesh
Raipur, (VW) In a rare gesture,
Chhattisgarh government has distributed permanent "patta" of 99 years for
shops-cum-houses among 134 families, who had migrated to India in
year 1964 during civil war of the then
These families are residents of
Mana Nagar Panchayat area near capital city Raipur of Chhattisgarh.
State Chief Minister Dr Raman
Singh distributed "patta" among these
families at "Jandarshan" Hall of his
residence office on Wednesday. State
Revenue Department has provided permanent patta for commercial purpose at
nominal land revenue of Rs 1 only.
State Housing and Environment
Minister Rajesh Munat and School
Education Minister Kedar Kashyap
were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister said that these families were called "migrants" despite living in the capital city for generations. It
was an extremely painful experience for
them, he added.
After getting permanent "patta" from
the state government, the tag of "mi-
grants" will be removed from them.
These families will also be more emotionally connected with the state of
Chhattisgarh after getting the "patta".
State Government overcame all legal
hurdles to guarantee a secured future to
these families by providing them their
own houses.
Each family has been provided with
"patta" of 369 sq ft of land.
Dr Raman Singh recalled how these
families migrated from their birthplace in Bangaldesh to Indian amid extremely difficult situation five decades
Now Chhattisgarh has become their
"karmabhoomi". They have an important role to play in development of the
state. Many of these people were born
in Chhattisgarh and have been living
here since generations.
They have their names registered in
the voter list as well. Now, after receiving permanent 'patta', these 'migrant'
families have officially become residents of Chhattisgarh.
These families are presently residing
in Mana Nagar Panchayat area of Mana
Camp near Raipur.
Raipur, (VW) Chhattisgarh
Governor Balramji Das Tandon
has extended warm wishes to people of the state on the occasion of
Gurunanak Jayanti. He also
prayed for peace and prosperity for
all. In his message, Governor said
that Guru Nanak Dev has
preached that one should never refrain from helping others, serving
humanity and respecting women.
His teachings are relevant in the
present scenario as well. The
"Guru" tradition initiated by him
for Sikh religion and the way his
successor Gurus have served humanity is extremely inspiring for
the mankind.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh
has also extended warm wishes to
people on Guru Nanak Jayanti
(Prakash Parva).
In his message, Dr Singh said
that inspiring thoughts of saints
and great personalities are not
confined to any religion or particular community.
Born in a family of hardwork-
Preparations for Panchayati Raj and Urban Bodies in full swing
Raipur, (VW) The state Election
Commission has fully activated its
machinery for holding elections to
Panchayati Raj and Urban bodies
State Election Commissioner PC
Dalai reviewed the administrative
preparations for general elections of
Panchayats at Mantralaya on
Wednesday. Election preparations
being made in naxal-affected districts of the state particularly in
South Bastar were discussed in details.
In addition to finalization of voter-list,
voting centres have also been decided.
Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand,
Director General of Police (DGP) AN
Upadhyay, Additional Chief Secretary
(ACS) NK Aswal, Panchayat and Rural
Development Department Additional
Chief Secretary (ACS) MK Raut,
Principal Secretary of Urban
Administration RP Mandal along with
Commissioner, (IG) Inspector General
Superintendents of Police (SPs) were
also present in the meeting.
State Election Official Dalai discussed various issues like voter-lists,
implementation of code of conduct,
ballot printing, finalization of election
booths, law and order, arrangements
for counting of votes with Collectors
and SPs. Urban body elections are to
be held in December month while
Panchayat elections will be held in
In urban body elections, electronic
voting machines will be used.
Election to posts of Mayors in
Municipal Corporations, Presidents in
Municipal Council and Nagar
Panchayats and for corporators in all
three urban bodies will be held simultaneously. Panchayat elections will be
based on ballot paper.
More than 3000 representatives will
be elected through urban body elec-
tions in the state and around 1.70 lakh
representatives will be elected in
three-tier Panchayats.
Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand asked
employees concerned to discharge
their election-related duties sincerely
and should comply with the directions
of State Election Commission and conduct the elections in an unbiased manner. Director General of Police AN
Upadhyay and ACS Home Department
guided officials about law and order,
prohibition related action, ban on illicit liquor, submission of arms license at
police stations, compliance to code of
conduct and use of loud-speakers.
In the meeting, Collectors, SPs and
District Election Officers gave detailed
reports about preparations for elections in respective districts. Officers
were advised to conduct urban body
election in two-phases and panchayat
elections in naxal-affected districts in
three phases.
ing farmer, Saint Guru Nanak Dev
was one of those great personas of
India, who inspired entire society
and nation to follow the path of
truthfulness, non-violence, compassion, kindness and philanthropy.
Nearly 500 years have passed
since his "Nirvana" but his teachings hold relevance and inspire
people even today.
Dr Singh said that the first Guru
of Sikh Panth Guru Nanak Dev
taught the world that there is only
one God and every creation reflects his divinity.
He also gave a lesson to
mankind to live an honest life.
Guru Nanak Dev preached equivalence of men and women. He believed that food is the need of body
but one should avoid temptation
and greed while fulfilling this
The Chief Minister appealed
people to follow the path of human
welfare shown by Saint Guru
Nanak Dev.
Successful candidates
to get guidance
from IAS officers
Raipur, (VW) Candidates, selected
for interview round in the examination organized by Chhattisgarh State
Public Service Commission in 2013,
will receive guidance from senior
Indian Administration Service (IAS)
Mock interviews will be conducted
for them from November 6 to10.
Administrative Service Association
will jointly organize mock interviews
at JN Pandey Higher Secondary
School in the capital city from 5.30 pm
to 7.30 pm.
To take part in mock interview, selected candidates will have to reach JN
Pandey Higher Secondary School on
November 6 at 5 pm and register their
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