Street dog menace raises concern

Mohali: In view of the growing stray dog menace in the state, the Punjab government has recently decided to ramp up the ongoing drive to sterilise street dogs in the state for controlling their population and checking the human-animal conflicts, but street dogs still have instilled fear in the minds of the people in Mohali.
Residents stated that the Mohali Municipal Corporation has failed to reduce the dog menace. The animals should not be killed but some projects such as animal birth control could be implemented senior citizens demanded.
Recently, a small child had narrowly escaped being killed when street dogs attacked her from all sides. The dogs had torn down her dress and she escaped after an adult came to her rescue. Who Cares???

Commuters fear about potholes in Mohali

Mohali: Bad roads has raised serious concern among public in Mohali. Potholes in the roads that people thud over in their cars or swerve around on their two-wheelers now threaten more than just a ‘bumpy ride’.
Residents added the surfacing of the potholes in Mohali have been inconveniencing the motorists and even these potholes have led to several mishaps.
“The roads at several points areas have been completely damaged. It is a herculean task to commute on such roads as the vehicle get damaged frequently following the poor condition of the road.”
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Illegal hoardings deface Mohali

Mohali: A large number of illegal hoardings dot the roads in Mohali as Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC)have failed to take necessary steps to solve the problem of illegal hoardings.
Several commercial hoardings could be seen installed at different locations in the city, many hoardings are installed at places, which can cause serious mishaps.
Residents stated, it seems the people, who have installed illegal hoardings, give a damn to the norms as there is a provision of penalty for such violations.
Vineet Verma, AAP Spokesperson and State President VyaparMandal added that Municipal Corporation (MC) can generate a huge revenue by issuing challans to the violators.
Verma added several illegal hoardings can be seen installed in the city as the authorities concerned have failed to take action and added hoardings on the roads distract commuters which can lead to even fatal accidents and demanded necessary action should be taken against the violators.

Clear stagnant water, increase fogging- Residents

Mohali: Amid rising dengue cases, residents of Mohali demanded increased fogging to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
Residents said that fogging is being done in their respective localities only after the issue is raised on social media or complaints are filed separately.
Residents also raised the issue of water stagnating on green belts and roads, but there has been no action on the ground. Who Cares???

Excess growth of congress grass poses a threat health of Mohali residents

Mohali: The pavements and berms along the roads in Mohali City are filled with overgrown wild grass and congress grass making them unusable and putting pedestrianslife at high risk stated Vineet Verma, State President Vyapar Wing and spokesperson Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab.
While, highlighting the issue, Sr Aam Aadmi Party leader Vineet Verma said, residents feel scared to walk on the footpaths as they are covered withexcess growth of congress grass and wild grass all over the footpaths.
Vineet Verma stated, as we are aware that congress grass had a lot of ill-effects on people’s health, the pollen grain of the congress grass causes acute chronic problems, including bronchitis, asthma, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, common cold, pain in neck and even depression in people and demanded timely cutting of the wild growth. Who Cares???

Mushrooming illegal advertisements in the Mohali

Mohali: Advertising hoardings/ banners could be spotted easily hanging at different points in city such as electricity poles, traffic light poles, street light poles installed at various points in the city, and it seems no action is being taken by the Mohali Municipal Corporation against those who misuse them.
As per the Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy, it is the responsibility of the MC officials to take action against illegal advertisements.
Irked by the mushrooming illegal banners and advertisement across the turns in city, residents have demanded the Municipal Corporation, Mohali (MMC) to take stern action against the culprits.
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Illegal banner blocks the walkway in Mohali

Mohali: Big banners could be seen put on the pedestrian path along roads in Mohali inner roads forcing senior citizens, morning walkers, pedestrian to walk on main roads by risking their lives.
A senior citizen stated these illegal banners are turning into an irritating stumbling block for the pedestrians,” and added that the MC Authorities are supposed to look after these posters, removing them from time to time. However, the problem has surpassed containment boundaries.
Residents stated, Mohali Municipal Authorities seem to have turned a blind eye towards the problem and demanded pedestrian paths are free pedestrians. It is also requsted the authorities to take stern action against the violaters of law by putting banners illegally, against the safety of public at large.
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Illegal hoardings deface Mohali

Mohali: Large number of illegal hoardings dot the roads in Mohali as Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) have failed to take necessary steps to solve the problem of illegal hoardings.
Several commercial hoardings could be seen installed at different locations in the city, many hoardings are installed at places, which can cause serious mishaps.
Vineet Verma, AAP Spokesperson and State President Vyapar Mandal added that Municipal Corporation (MC) can generate a huge revenue by issuing challans to the violators.
Verma added several illegal hoardings can be seen installed in the city as the authorities concerned have failed to take action and added hoardings on the roads distract commuters which can lead to even fatal accidents and demanded necessary action should be taken against the violators.
Residents stated, it seems the people, who have installed illegal hoardings, give a damn to the norms as there is a provision of penalty for such violations.
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Iron grills fixed alongside roads missing in Mohali

Mohali: Parts of the Iron grills installed alongside the road dividers is either broken or have gone missing at different roads in Mohali.
Theft of public property is worrying residents who said at this pace, the entire stretch would be without grills soon, without the knowledge of the Administration.
Residents added “Anti-social elements are to be blamed for the missing grills and demanded Field officials of the administration should be entrusted the duty of keeping a watch on roads”. Who Cares???

MCM NSS holds healthy diet Session for Government school Badheri students

Chandigarh: As part of the Poshan Abhiyan programme of Government of India, the NSS units of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organised an awareness session on ‘Importance of Healthy Diet and Lifestyle’ in collaboration with Fortis Hospital, Mohali, at Government Model High School, Village Badheri, Chandigarh.
Aim of the session was to disseminate knowledge about the role of nutrients, healthy dietary habits and importance of healthy lifestyle especially among school going students. The resource person was Dietician Sonia Gandhi, Head, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fortis Hospital, Mohali. Headmistress of the school Mrs. Sanjogita, along with the teachers and students, attended the session with great fervour.
During the session, Dietician Sonia Gandhi discussed the factors pertaining to teenagers such as peer pressure, emotional habits, self-independence, physical appearance, etc., that affect the overall health of the children and said that as a result of inadequate and imbalance in the intake of required nutrients, teenagers face health issues including obesity related problems, anaemia, weak bones, oral cavities, fatigue, dehydration, poor immunity, diabetes and hormonal related as well as psychological related eating disorders.
During the session dietician also highlighted the role of parents and teachers in sensitising students about the role of nutrition in their overall health and well being.
The students were also acquainted with the importance and relevance of good hygiene practices that should be adopted during food handling operations as they are considered to be the foundation for ensuring food safety.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava expressed appreciation for the efforts of NSS units of the college aimed at creating awareness about the importance of good nutrition and to disseminate knowledge about the relevance of nutrients required to meet the demands of physical and cognitive growth and development of children.