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Urs transit camp

NEW DELHI: The Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, B. L. Joshi, said on Monday that the teachings of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti were not confined to one caste or community and were relevant even today.

Inaugurating an Urs transit camp at Burari Grounds here, Mr. Joshi said: "The impact of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's teachings is beyond time and region. In fact, his teachings are more relevant today. The country can be made stronger by following his ideas."

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said every year on the occasion of the Urs the Government provides free camp facilities to all pilgrims.

Delhi Development Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan informed that pilgrims would be provided milk, vegetables, computerised railway booking counters, drinking water, electricity, toilets and medicinal and ambulance facilities besides bus services to reach Ajmer Sharif.

Signature bridge

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has authorised the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation to initiate work for construction of a unique signature bridge over the Yamuna to connect Wazirabad with the Capital's trans-Yamuna area.

The bridge will have an eastern approach, a western approach, pedestrian sub-ways and footpath, cyclist path and a lower level road. There will also be a revolving restaurant on top of the signature bridge.

Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia on Monday discussed the status of the Rs.464-crore project with the Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department, P.M. Singh, and other senior officials.

Swimming pool

NEW DELHI: The Mayor of Delhi, Satbir Singh, laid the foundation stone of a swimming pool and multi-gym at Prashant Vihar in North Delhi on Monday. Also present at the function were the area MLA, Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal, the Deputy Commissioner, Manpreet Singh, and the local Councillor, Vijender Gupta.

Giving details of development works in the area, Vijender Gupta said a recreation centre for senior citizens would be constructed by the side of the swimming pool.

Vanmahotsava Week

NEW DELHI: Col. Satsangi Kiran Memorial Public School celebrated "Vanmahotsava Week'' from July 21 to 27 at its school complex in Chhattarpur. The programme was organised in association with Deeksha, a non-government organisation working in the area of environment.

About 1,000 saplings were planted during the week. They included jamun, sesam, amaltas and arjun. The plantation drive covered about 40 acres in and around the school.

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