*MCC organizes special workshop for students on World Paper Bag Day*

Panjab University to Host 14thInternational CESI Conference in November 2024

Chandigarh July 6, 2024

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Panjab University is proud to announce its hosting of the 14th Annual International Conference from 22nd– 24th November 2024 of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), a constituent body of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies.  The Department of Education is organising this conference in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy. The theme of the conference is “State, Market and Civil Society: Rethinking Education for Sustainable Futures”. Prof Satvinderpal Chairperson of The Department of Education and Conference convener said that more than 300 delegates from India and abroad are expected to participate in this conference. The conference will bring together distinguished scholars, researchers, educators, policymakers and stakeholders worldwide to engage in critical discussions on the evolving roles of state institutions, market forces, and civil society in shaping educational policies and practices. It will explore innovative approaches to addressing challenges related to educational access, quality, equity and sustainability in the context of contemporary global dynamics. Key topics of discussion will include the impact of emerging policies on education, strategies for promoting social justice and inclusivity, the role of technology in transforming educational landscapes, and the integration of sustainable development goals into educational frameworks. The conference promises to be a platform for rigorous intellectual exchange, collaboration, and the generation of actionable insights that will contribute to the advancement of educational policies aligned with sustainable societal futures.

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*MC Chandigarh organises Training and Workshop for Safaimitras*

*MCC dedicated to the Welfare and Safety of its employees*

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*Chandigarh, July 6:-* With the aim of equipping sanitation workers with crucial safety knowledge and skills under Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh conducted a day-long training and workshop for its SafaiMitras today at Rani Laxmi Bai Bhawan, Sector-38, Chandigarh.

Mr. Gaurav, a safety professional, briefed the sewermen on SafaiMitra Suraksha, emphasizing the importance of safety and welfare in their line of work. Around 252 participants benefited from the program, including 222 sewer men staff and 30 officials comprising JEs, SDOs, Xens, and SEs from the public health department. This initiative empowers sanitation workers with the necessary tools to prioritize safety in their daily operations, fostering a healthier and more secure work environment.

This program addressed essential areas to safeguard their well-being while on the job. The workshop covered a wide range of topics including:

– Legal Compliance: Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013

– Safety Protocols: Behavior Based Safety Management, Emergency Preparedness, Confined Spaces Training, Electrical Safety

– Fire Safety: Fire Fighting for First Responders, Fire Prevention and Protection, Fire Safety & Rescue Techniques

– Health and Wellness: First Aid, Stress Management at the Workplace, Ergonomic Safety

– Risk Management: Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment (HIRA), Quantitative Risk Assessment, Accident Investigation and Analysis

– Workplace Safety: Safety Awareness, Process Safety Management, Safety Audit, Lockout Tagout (LOTO)

MC Chandigarh remains committed to implementing innovative initiatives and adopting advanced technologies to improve the welfare and safety of its sewer men. The training and workshop represent a significant step forward in this ongoing endeavor.

Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MC Chandigarh, said that since 2016, MC Chandigarh has taken significant steps to eliminate manual cleaning of sewer pipes, adhering to regulatory mandates. The implementation of cutting-edge technology, including Bandicoot sewer cleaning robots, de-silting grabbing machines, de-silting suction machines, sewer inspection cameras, power rodding machines, and sewer root-cutting equipment, aims to eradicate the need for manual waste cleaning and management, ensuring the safety and well-being of the sewer men.

She further said that the Municipal Corporation has made significant progress towards a Clean and Green Chandigarh. With the cooperation of the citizens, the city has moved from the 66th position in Swachh Survekshan 2021 to the 11th position in Swachh Survekshan 2023. The city was also honored with the ‘SafaiMitra Surakshit’ title by Her Excellency, the Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Draupadi Murmu.

MC Commissioner emphasized that this initiative is a testament to MC Chandigarh’s unwavering commitment towards the welfare and progressive development of its SafaiMitras that will propel the city towards even greater heights.

The Public Health Department plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of the community through its endeavors. From efficient water treatment to meticulous handling of sewerage and stormwater drainage systems, the department’s dedication to excellence has transformed visions into reality, making Chandigarh a beacon of progress.

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