Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore on Wednesday flagged off a rally to generate awareness against drugs and announced a new housing scheme for Chandigarh.
Badnore flagged off the bike rally of the Riders for Awareness and Welfare Club from the Raj Bhavan as they pledged to make Punjab a drug-free state.
He visited the War Memorial and later proceeded to the Independence Day celebrations venue to hoist the national flag. He took the salute from various contingents of the police and NCC cadets.
Addressing a gathering, Badnore remembered the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation.
He highlighted the achievements the city made in the past one year in education, health, infrastructure and digital payment system.
The Administrator said the Chandigarh Housing Board would launch a new housing scheme by the year-end.
A proposal for developing a habitat project at city’s Information Technology Park for residential and commercial developments is under consideration.
Cultural programmes were not held following death of Chhattisgarh Governor and former Punjab deputy chief minister Balramji Dass Tandon on Tuesday.
Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki hoisted the flag at Yamunanagar.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh unfurled the tricolour at a state-level function in Ludhiana town, while Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unfurled the flag in Hisar.