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Administrator Felicitates Winners of Khelo India Games 2020- Chandigarh Bags first position amongst UT’s with 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals

Administrator Felicitates Winners of Khelo India Games 2020- Chandigarh Bags first position amongst UT’s with 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals

 

Administrator gives in principal approval for upgradation of GMSH 16 as Medical College

 

Chandigarh, 29th January 2020: Sh. V P Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh felicitated the winners of Khelo India Games 2020 today at UT Secretariat in the presence of Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator and other senior officials of Chandigarh Administration.  The Khelo India games were held at Guwahati from 9th to 22nd Jan 2020 and were organized by Khelo India, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. Chandigarh has bagged first rank amongst Union Territories and has got overall 16th rank in medal tally.

The quarter finalist players/teams and medal winners of their respective sport, i.e. the total of contingent of 198 players attended the Khelo India Games. Chandigarh has won total 17 medals with a count of 6 Gold medals in various sports like Archery, Hockey, Boxing, Judo and weightlifting, two Silver medals in Boxing and Judo and nine Bronze medals in Judo, Kabaddi, Boxing, Cycling, Lawn Ball, and Weight Lifting.

The Administrator applauded the winners for their excellent performance at the Khelo India Games 2020, and cited that Administration is extremely proud to have such outstanding talent who has brought recognition at National front. He also added that Chandigarh is providing the world class sports facilities to the enthusiasts, so that they can hone their skills and represent the city in a befitting manner.

The Administrator also held a meeting with the officials of Administration and took some major decisions. Sh. VP Singh Badnore has given in principal approval for the upgradation of GMSH 16 as Medical College. The Chandigarh Administration will forward a proposal for 50 MBBS seats at first instance to Medical Council of India. Initially the basic infrastructure of Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32 will be used, whereas 15 acres additional land will be identified and earmarked for expansion of the College.

Further the officials of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking tabled the financial performance of CTU.  The Undertaking has witnessed an increase in the overall revenue of 10.2 crores as compared to the last year.

The Administrator has approved the proposal for levy of Cow Fee on the sale of six items.

The concerned departments of Chandigarh Administration will collect the Cow Fee and transfer the same to Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. It will come into force at start of the next financial year i.e. 1st April, 2020.

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