Can You Find Similarities Between Rajasthan & Punjab’s Cultures?

Rajasthan and Punjab are two very distinctive states of our country. While they are very different, there are various similarities as well. In this aspect, the governments of the respective states intend to promote each other’s cultures.

Punjab’s infotech chairman Harpreet Sandhu visited the city of lakes on February 9th. With a view to giving an insight on Punjab’s rich heritage, he gifted the Collector his book, “Sadda Sohna Punjab”.

He was also of the view that Rajasthan and Punjab share different yet very similar cultures. Both the states have people who are deeply rooted. The royalty of Rajasthan and the high-spirited lifestyle of Punjab are both exciting to know.

With the idea of cultural exchange for both the states, locals would get the opportunity to explore different destinations of the West and North. Both, Rajasthan and Punjab, take pride in boasting about their food, folk arts, and lifestyle.

Despite the various distinctive things, there are points of similarities as well. The two cultures are symbolic of happiness and joy. The Rajasthani attire for women is ghagra, choli, and odhni. And for the women of Punjab, is a salwar kameez.

And surprisingly, both attires are equally fancied by the locals.

Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world. Leveraging them for the economic benefit of Rajasthan and Punjab is a strategic and advantageous decision. It will also result in the benefit of Udaipur’s tourism.

This scheme of promoting each other’s cultures brings forward an opportunity for economic development as well. The tourist destinations of the states have a great capacity to attract tourists.

Tourism spend and economic development go hand-in-hand. And with the increased tourism across the two places, there are better chances of monumental development. When travellers from Punjab come to Rajasthan, there are chances of financial betterment for our state.

This unique idea of the respective state governments can uplift the scenario of voyaging. People from Rajasthan will get to know about the culture of Punjab and vice versa. And also, they would get to experience the beauty of Punjab’s “INDIA BEGINS HERE” tagline.

Article by: Paridhi Mehta


फ़तहसागर, राजीव गांधी और संजय गांधी उद्यान खोलने की मिली अनुमति

ज़िला कलेक्टर ने नगर विकास प्रन्यास (UIT) के अंतर्गत फ़तहसागर पाल, राजीव गांधी उद्यान और संजय गांधी उद्यान को खोलने की अनुमति दी।

फ़तहसागर झील पर मुंबईया बाज़ार पूर्णताया बंद रहेगा।

यह तीनों स्थल/पार्क प्रतिदिन आमजन के लिए चलने/टहलने/व्यायाम करने के लिए निर्धारित समय पर खुले रहेंगे। प्रशासन ने पार्क खोलने के लिए सुबह 7:00 बजे से 10:00 बजे तक और शाम 4:00 बजे से 6:30 बजे तक का समय निर्धारित किया है। पार्क को खोलने की मंज़ूरी कुछ शर्तों के साथ मिली है:

  • इन सभी स्थलों पर आने वाले लोगों को मास्क पहनना अनिवार्य होगा।
  • साथ ही यहाँ आने वाले व्यक्ति को सोशल डिस्टन्सिंग का पूर्ण रूप से पालन करना होगा।
  • इसके अंतर्गत, पार्क में किसी भी जगह 5 या उससे अधिक लोग इक्कट्ठे नहीं हो सकेंगे।
  • इसके अलावा, नगर विकास प्रन्यास द्वारा जारी सुचना के अनुसार, पार्क में पान, गुटखा, तम्बाकू आदि का सेवन करना पूर्णतः प्रतिबंधित रहेगा। साथ ही सार्वजनिक स्थान पर थूकना दंडनीय होगा।
  • उक्त थालों पर यदि कोई उपासना स्थल है तो उस पर प्रतिबन्ध लागू रहेगा।
  • पार्क में सभी टच कॉन्टेक्ट संबंधित गतिविधियां जैसे ओपन जिम, झूले आदि बंद रहेंगे।
  • फतहसागर पाल और सर्किट हाउस रोड पर वाहनों का प्रवेश निषेध रहेगा।

वाहनों की पार्किंग स्वरुप सागर की पाल के समीप, फतहसागर पाल के दोनों ओर या पूर्व में निर्धारित स्थल पर की जा सकेगी। वाहनों से आने वाले लोगों को निर्धारित समय से पूर्व ही अपने वाहनों को पार्किंग से हटाकर प्रस्थान करना होगा।

इन सभी शर्तों ओर निर्देशों का उल्लंघन करने वालों के विरुद्ध दंडात्मक कार्यवाही की जाएगी।


Vendors authorized by administration for supply of essentials

Udaipur District Administration is making different arrangements in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. Considering the curfew imposed in various police station areas of Udaipur, the administration has designated vendors from around the city for the supply of essential household items to the citizens.

According to the sources, District Supply Officer, Jyoti Kakwani informed that the department has authorised the vendors for milk, vegetables and Kirana item area-wise.

Udaipur Sahakari Upbhokta Bhandar has been appointed for selling grocery in Malla Talai area, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Ashok Nagar, Gariyawas and Hiran Magri. Mahesh Kirana Store has been allocated for Dhanmandi Police Station area to distribute ration to the people of the area.

Upkar Roots has been authorized for delivering grocery item in the remaining curfew areas including Surajpol, Ghantaghar Police Station area, Dewali and Neemach Mata locality.

For the municipal area of Udaipur, Reliance Store has been authorized for the home delivery of household essentials. Home delivery will be given free of cost for a purchase of a minimum amount of Rs 300 in the curfew area and Rs 500 in the remaining area.

The department has issued a region-wise list of vendors for distributing milk, vegetables and Kirana items in the city for which the administration has issued mobile numbers to call or WhatsApp them to place the order.

Citizens can get the items home delivered by placing an order on the numbers given below:

Area Phone Number
Paras Tiraha, Sector 11-14, Govardhan Vilas, Titardi, Savina, and Surjpol, Dhanmandi and Ghantaghar police station areas +91-9001575522, +91-8821842922
Daitya Magri, Panchwati, Chetak, Hathipole, Ambamata, Malla Talai, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Sajjangarh +91-7014860673
University Road, Ayad, Ashok Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Sevashram, Bohra Ganesh, Pratap Nagar, Bhupalpura +91-9024467731, +91-7689848087
Fatehpur, Syphon, Bedla, Badgaon, Shobhapura, Bhuwana +91-6376913349, +91-8824903891
Hiran Magri Sector 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Manva Kheda +91-9829544549

Special trains deployed to ferry stranded migrant workers

Following the central government’s initiative, the Indian Railway department has deployed special trains to transport migrant workers to their native lands.

The state government has directed the divisional railway authorities to run regular trains to send people from other states. On Tuesday, May 5, around 1200 workers were sent from Udaipur in the first of the Shramik Express train that was being run to transport workers from the city to their respective native places.

There are more such trains that have already begun to run from the other states as well. The first train from Udaipur left on Tuesday, May 5 to reach Muzaffarnagar via the Bandikui route.

Workers who wanted to go back to their native place had done the registration through the e-Mitra portal a few days back after the instructions were issued. The administration has set up teams which identify the workers in batches depending on the route and their native states.

Registered workers are intimated by the administration and arrangements are made to get them to the railway station.

Udaipur Administration is making preparations to send people from Bihar, UP, West Bengal and Jharkhand back to their home.


कालाबाजारी रोकने की दिशा में रसद विभाग की कार्रवाई जारी

जिला प्रशासन के निर्देशानुसार रसद विभाग द्वारा कालाबाजारी रोकने की दिशा में कार्यवाही जारी है। निर्धारित मूल्यों से ज़्यादा वसूल रही दुकानों को कर रहे सीज।

लॉकडाउन की अवधि में जनरल स्टोर, डेयरी, मेडिकल स्टोर जैसी आवश्यक वस्तुएं उपलब्ध कराने वाले स्टोर्स, दुकानों, प्रतिष्ठानों को खुला रखने की अनुमति दी गई है।

जिला प्रशासन के आदेशानुसार इन सभी को तय कीमत पर व्यापार की अनुमति प्रदान की गई है। लेकिन कुछ प्रतिष्ठानों और दुकानों पर आवश्यक वस्तुओं को अंकित मूल्य से अधिक कीमत पर बेचा जा रहा है। जिसके तहत विभाग ने एक दर्जन से अधिक किराना और मेडिकल स्टोर को सील कर मुनाफाखोरी पर लगाम लगाने की प्रक्रिया को जारी रखा है।

इसी के अंतर्गत, रसद विभाग की टीम ने गुरुवार को प्रताप गौरव केंद्र के समीप स्थित एक सुपर मार्केट को सीज़ कर दिया।

जिला प्रशासन ने राशन की किमतों को नियंत्रित करने के लिए 21 मार्च के दामों के आधार पर रेट लिस्ट जारी की, जिसमें जरूरत की करीब एक दर्जन वस्तुओं को शामिल किया गया। व्यापारियों को अपने प्रतिष्ठान पर इस लिस्ट चस्पा करने के लिए पाबंद किया। राशन की अधिक किमत वसुलने पर किराने की दूकानों को सीज कर व्यापारियों के खिलाफ चालान बनाए गए। सेनिटाईजर और मास्क की कालाबाजारी करने पर 5 मेडिकल स्टोर को सील किया।


Wearing mask in public places mandatory in Udaipur

In the midst of a coronavirus epidemic, the district administration on Friday made it mandatory for people to wear masks in public areas. Violation of the directive can lead to legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to the order released by the district authorities in Udaipur, all persons in public places like streets, hospitals, markets, offices, etc must wear a 3-ply mask or cloth mask compulsorily. The order also states that any person who is moving around in his personal or official vehicle must be wearing these masks compulsorily.

Additionally, a person or officer will attend any meeting or go to the workplace wearing the facemasks.

States like UP and Odisha have already made the wearing of masks compulsory in the entire state. In fact, the Odisha Government has even instructed all petrol pumps across major cities to not dispense fuel to anyone who is not found wearing a mask.

An advisory from the health department recommends home-made cotton, double-layer reusable masks for use as the first line of protection. The health ministry has also released guidelines on the specifications for homemade masks.

Check out the guidelines for Homemade Protective Cover for Face and Mouth:

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Homemade face cover is a good way for maintaining personal hygiene and its usage would certainly help in maintaining overall hygienic health conditions.

Therefore, the advisory suggests the use of handmade reusable face cover for people who are not suffering from medical conditions or having breathing difficulties. These people must use this mask when they step out of their house.

However, the advisory does not recommend homemade masks for:

  • Health Workers
  • Those in contact with COVID-19 Patients
  • COVID-19 Patients

These categories of people are required to wear specified protective gear.


Udaipur Coronavirus Updates

Udaipur Administration is making all the possible arrangements for the people of the city during the lockdown period.

24X7 Emergency Transport Facility

District Administration and Transport Department have made emergency transport arrangements for the people of Udaipur. The transport department has arranged for 44 rickshaws, 10 buses and 9 cabs for people who need to go to the airport, bus stand or railway station in case of an emergency. The department has fixed the tariffs for these services.

This facility has been provided by the administration for the public if they need to commute urgently. Anyone who needs the service has to call the control room on 0294-2471522. The control room will provide the mobile number of the autorickshaw along with the details of the driver.

20 autos will operate from the bus stand and 24 from Udaipur City Railway Station. The administration will take action against the autorickshaw driver who charging more than the fixed tariff.

No Newspaper during Lockdown

The newspaper hawkers in Udaipur will not be distributing the newspapers in the city till lockdown period.

The Hawkers Association of Udaipur has taken the decision as a precautionary measure. The association has decided to resume the newspaper distribution after the lockdown is over. Ramchandra Paliwal, the President of the Newspaper Hawkers Association, said that this is decision is not to support any party or government, but to support humanity. Paliwal said that the association is with the administration and is expecting the same support Hawkers are supporting the administration and they are expecting the same support from the newspaper publishers.

Private Vehicles Banned

The administration has banned all private vehicles in the city to avoid unnecessary traffic in the city.  Only vehicles related to essential services and those in exempted services would be allowed. Besides, public transport was also banned as the state went into a complete lockdown from March 22 till the next directive.

Annapurna Kits for the Needy

Udaipur District Administration along with Udaipur Police are distributing Annapurna kits for needy families who are not able to manage their daily meal requirements due to the lockdown. Besides, food packets are being distributed to the families of patients, including the elderly, labourers.

If there is a family in your neighbourhood who are daily wage labourers, garbage pickers or cycle rickshaw drivers etc. who need Annapurna Kit, kindly inform the administration on the numbers given below.

Kindly stay tuned for more updates from Udaipur Administration on COVID-19.