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Jammu, Sept 22: A programme was organised in the Gandhi Nagar Constituency under Swach Bharat Abhiyaan by Cantonment Board in which Former Deputy Chief Minister and MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta was Chief participant.
The Dignitaries who took part in Swash Bharat Abhiyaan were Vikram Randhawa MLC, CEO Cantt. Board P.D Stephen, Hardev Singh Vice Chairman Cantt. Board Jammu, Bharat Bhushan councillor Cantt. Board Jammu, Pawan Singh among other leaders.
Kavinder Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that this is an ideal step to act locally and think globally while fulfilling the dreams of our worthy Prime Minister Sh. Narender Mdi and as envisioned by father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Gupta said that Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is changing the face of India and in the days to come our country would stand out as one of the cleanest countries in the world.
He further said that unhygienic surroundings always self created, and this needs introspection, “Swachh Bharat Mission” is the flagship program of the Government of India and State Government is extending every possible help to make it a success, but for that everyone of us have to contribute as it becomes our collective responsibility to keep our surroundings neat and clean”. He Asked people to refrain from throwing garbage on streets, public places and open spaces, besides urging them to plant trees so that the coming generations inherit a healthy environment.
“The message of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ should reach every household”, gupta said adding that the educated class of the society should assist the Government in creating awareness among the masses about benefits of following healthy sanitation practices.
Vikram Randhawa said that women should participate in the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan in increasing numbers and set example in their areas for others to follow. He said that in the days to come Swach Bharat Abhiyaan would be organized in all the areas of Jammu and appealed to the people of Jammu to organise such functions in their areas.
Vikram said that Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is an awakening of our outerself. He said that our Rishi Munis showed us the way to purify our innerself and Modi Ji showed us the way to purify our ourself.

Jharsuguda (Odisha), Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated a new airport at Jharsuguda, which he said will attract investors to the mineral-rich area and would act as a lifeline in the western region of the state.

The prime minister said the airport would go a long way in transforming the state into a modern and developed one.

Noting that only one major airport existed in Odisha for so many years, Modi said Kutch district in Gujarat alone has five airports. "Now, the second airport of the state would act as a lifeline in western region of Odisha and attract investors to the mineral-rich region," he said.

Asserting that the BJP-led government has been taking concrete steps for strengthening the aviation sector, he said only 450 aircraft operated in the country since Independence, while steps have been taken for 950 new aircraft during the last one year.

Highlighting the importance of Jharsuguda Airport, Modi said it would act as a junction for neighbouring Raipur and Ranchi and strengthen connectivity.

Development of eastern Indian states, including Odisha, West Bengal and Assam, is essential for achieving balanced development of the country, the PM said.

Modi said the new airport is named after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai, as demanded by the Odisha government.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while addressing the ceremony, thanked the prime minister for naming the new airport after Sai, and said steps should be taken for quick introduction of regular commercial flights from Jharsuguda.

He said the state government has provided land and free power for setting up the airport.

Modi also inaugurated the Garjanbahal open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), which has coal block reserves of 230 million tonne with an annual production capacity of 13 million tonne.It will generate direct employment opportunity for 894 people and indirect job opportunities for 5,000.

The prime minister also launched the 53.1-km long Jharsuguda-Serdega railway line constructed by the MCL, and said it would strengthen connectivity in the tribal-dominated region.

Modi also dedicated to the nation Dulanga Coal Mining Project of NTPC in Sundargarh district. This is the second mine of the state-run company to be operational and its first in Odisha.

Coal produced from this mine shall be used in the under-construction 1600-MW Darlipali Super Thermal Power Plant of NTPC in Sundargarh district, officials said.

The Jharsuguda Airport has been developed by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with Odisha government at an estimated cost of Rs 210 crore, with Rs 75 crore contribution from the state. The airport has been developed under the Centre's UDAN scheme.

Spread across over 1,027.5 acres of land with a 2,390-metre long runway, the area of terminal building of the airport is 4,000 sqm.

The airport has been developed for all-weather operations, including night operations for A-320 type of aircraft.
 (PTI)

New Delhi, Sep 22: Gold prices plunged by Rs 250 to Rs 31,450 per 10 grams at the bullion market here Saturday, tracking a weak trend overseas amid easing demand from local jewellers.

However, silver hardened by Rs 70 to Rs 38,150 per kg on scattered enquiries from industrial units and coin makers.

Marketmen said sentiment turned bearish after gold prices fell in global markets as the dollar firmed on persistent concerns about an escalating trade war between the US and China.

Globally, gold fell 0.68 per cent to USD 1,198.70 an ounce and silver 0.38 per cent to USD 14.25 an ounce in New York in Friday's trade.

Fall in demand from local jewellers and retailers at the domestic spot markets too put pressure on gold prices, they said.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity drifted down by Rs 250 each to Rs 31,450 and Rs 31,300 per 10 grams, respectively. The precious metal had gained Rs 50 yesterday.

Sovereign, however, remained flat at Rs 24,500 per piece of eight grams.

On the other hand, silver ready advanced by Rs 70 to Rs 38,150 per kg and week-based delivery by Rs 15 to Rs 37,590 per kg.

Silver coins, however, were unaltered at Rs 72,000 for buying and Rs 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces.
 (PTI)

Mumbai, Sep 22: Rohit Shetty, one of the most successful commercial directors of the Hindi film industry, says love and acceptance of the audience motivates him to give his best to every project.

The director said his aim is to provide entertainment to the people and he wants them to enjoy his films, irrespective of what the critics are saying.

"I think of audience, especially my family audience, while writing or making or editing a film. I want them to enjoy my films. I am more happy when audience is happy. When they are laughing and cheering.

"It gives me high and happiness. If a person goes to watch a film, he puts 10 per cent of his earning in it. So I should see to it that they are entertained. When audience is not happy, I feel restless," Rohit told reporters here Friday at the Jagran Cinema Summit.

The director said whenever his film releases, his team goes to the theatres to gauge the audiences reaction.

"For me personally, after my film releases we have a team that goes to check and understand the reaction of the audience. I feel there has to be a reality check. I have a team who have been working with me for years and there is a emotional bond that we share. I consider and think over the suggestions that they give."

Rohit believes with time cinema has changed and a filmmaker should not be worried as to what works and what does not with the audiences.

"Cinema was always changing and developing when Manmohan Desai was making 'Amar Akbar Anthony'. There was Hrishkesh Mukherjee making 'Milli'. Earlier it was commercial and parallel or art film and today it is multiplex kind of film. A good film is a good film and a bad film is bad."

He also shared if he ever decides to make a biopic, it will be on Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

"If I ever have to make a film then it will be on Shivaji. It needs lot of money," he said.

Talking about trend of biopics in the film industry, Rohit added, "Trend keeps coming and changing and if the audience is liking it then there is no harm in making a film in that space."

The director believes that his frequent collaborator Ajay Devgn has a big role in his success as a filmmaker.

The two have worked together on "Golmaal" and "Singham" series, "Zameen", "Bol Bachchan".

"We met once or twice on sets before Ajay's 'Phool Aur Kante' came and then we started working together. He started his own company and told me to work with him," he said.

"When I started I knew I don't need to struggle as Ajay is there. My first film happened because of Ajay and it did not work and he stood by me. And when we were doing 'Golmaal', industry people were like 'Action director and actor known for action are making a comedy'. But Ajay has always stood by me.. I am what I am because of him," he added.
 (PTI)