Vice president greets nation on Republic Day
People should remain firm in their commitment towards the founding principles of the Indian republic, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, Vice President Hamid Ansari said while greeting the nation for Republic Day.
In his message to the nation, Ansari said: "Since the people of India resolved to constitute India into a republic, we have achieved many successes and have had our moments of glory."
"However, the country has not been able to fully realise the vision of its founding fathers. Millions of our fellow citizens suffer from poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy," he said.
Ansari appealed to the people to remain firm in commitment towards the founding principles of our republic of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity and collectively face the challenges ahead.
"My best wishes to all our citizens for peace, progress and prosperity," he added.
Heavy traffic was seen on Najafgarh Road, Zakhira flyover, Sarita Vihar underpass, Bawana industrial area, Civil Lines, Rohini, Deoli-Khanpur, and also at Rajgarh Colony in Shahdara area due to religious processions and waterlogging.
The arrival of monsoon was declared on Thursday, when it began raining early in the morning. From 8.30am on Thursday to 8.30am on Friday — the period between the two morning hours is how IMD classifies its 24-hour period — the city recorded 117.2mm. Normally, Delhi records 210.6mm of rain in July. Throughout Friday, there was significantly less rainfall, and the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung weather station (considered representative of Delhi’s) settled at 31.9°C, 2.5 degrees more than Thursday.
Fresh recruitment will be done via an open selection process for these newly converted posts. Those occupying the posts will not qualify to be permanent without participating in the open selections. Officials said that the LG has asked concerned officials to process the filling of vacancies and upgradation at the earliest, unduly pending for years.
The BA.5 is overtaking other Omicron lineage coronaviruses in several parts of the world, reinforcing early signs that it has a growth advantage after having triggered new waves in some regions. Dr Ekta Gupta, professor of clinical virology at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), said, “At ILBS, we have reported seven-eight cases of BA.5 so far. This is out of the samples we received from across the city.”
The decisions were taken in the meeting of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday at the Delhi secretariat and a government official later said the move was in line with the Arvind Kejriwal government’s larger vision of cleaning the Yamuna.