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Preparations in Full Swing at Amritsar for Upcoming “Heart of Asia ” Conference

November 28, 2016 | By

Amritsar,November 27:According to a press release by Punjab Govt Deputy CM of Punjab  S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today took stock of the preparations and inspected the preparations regarding the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference to be held at Amritsar from 2 and 3 December. In a meeting with the senior officers of the state as well as India’s as  minister of External Affairs in the presence of Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Deputy Chief Minister that the Union Government has selected Amritsar as the venue of the conference.

Sukhbir Badal [File Photo]

Sukhbir Badal [File Photo]

Giving instructions , he said that there would be no stone left unturned to accommodate the visiting foreign dignitaries and the city should be perfectly decked up as befitting a host. The Deputy Chief Minister also divulged that while on one hand the Foreign Ministers from 14 countries are coming to participate in the conference, on the other Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Afghanistan will also attend the event.

S. Badal took feedback from the officials regarding the adequate preparations, sanitation arrangements besides the steps being promulgated to ensure the visit by guests to Sri Darbar Sahib, Jallianwala Bagh and other historical places in the city.

Various events would be held concentrating on the challenge of terrorism in the heart of Asia region especially Afghanistan, countering extremism, exploring cultural and civilizational similarities, and Co-operation in educational sector.

On the occasion, Special Principal Secretary to the Deputy Chief Minister-Rahul Tewari, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Jagpal Singh Sandhu, Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department Hussan Lal, Satish Chandra, State Transport Commissioner Ashwani Sharma, DGP Suresh Arora, DGP Hardeep Singh Dhillon, ADGP Dinkar Gupta, DIG Arun Kumar Mittal, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Basant Garg, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Sonali Giri, Sandeep Rishi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Tajinderpal Singh and other officers were also present.



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