It was a day of change of guard as newly appointed and elected representatives assumed their respective offices on Monday in Punjab Civil Secretariat.
Charanjit Singh Channi assumed charge as Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister at Punjab Civil Secretariat in the presence of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, MLAs Kuljit Singh Nagra, Gurpreet Singh G.P., Balwinder Singh Laadi, Angad Singh Saini, Ex-Minister Inderjit Singh Zira, Ex-Chief Engineer Department of Local Government Manmohan Singh and various panches and sarpanches.
A spokesperson said that Channi stressed that his priority would be to ensure professional training to the youth of the state. Elaborating more, he said that evaluation of the present syllabi in the technical education institutions would be carried out which would be replaced by the syllabi in accordance with demands of today’s technologically driven era and would be of the level of I.I.Ts and other prominent institutions. The Minister also said that it would be his serious endeavour to substitute the outdated courses with the ones which would be job oriented. He further said that the intelligent students would be sent abroad for higher studies at Government expense which would save them from being exploited by the unscrupulous agents, added the spokesperson.
Outlining his vision, the Minister cleared that the youth of the state would be encouraged to pursue technical education besides improving the functioning of the institutions imparting technical education.
In another ceremony, Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore on Monday appointed Rana Kanwarpal Singh as Pro Tem Speaker after administering him the oath of office as member of the 15th Vidhan Sabha.
Rana Kanwarpal, MLA from Anandpur Sahib, was sworn in at a simple ceremony at the Punjab Raj Bhawan. Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh conducted the proceedings of the oath-taking ceremony.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Governor, while exercising his powers under the Article 188 of the Constitution of India, appointed Rana Kanwarpal Singh as the Pro Tem Speaker, who will in turn administer the oath to all other elected members of the legislativessembly when it convenes for its maiden session later this week.
Rana Kanwarpal Singh took the oath in Punjabi in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
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