Charm­ing Chandi­garh

The Financial Express - - OPINION -

Chandi­garh is al­ready char med by the in­for­mal­ityand­lackof air­sand­graces of the­newPun­jab­gov­er­nor,VPSingh, who be­longs to the royal house of Bad­nore in Ra­jasthan. The day Singh ar­rived in the city and drove from the air­port, he was per­turbed to find that there were long queues of cars along the other side of the road be­cause two of the four lanes had been blocked to traf­fic for his se­cu­rity. Singh made it clear that in the fu­ture, his se­cu­rity arrangements should be min­i­mal. A few days later, he turned up un­in­vited with his fam­ily at a func­tion where lyri­cist Gulzar re­cited his works. Singh’s ad­viser was the chief guest and the gover­nor in­sisted on sit­ting un­ob­tru­sively in the au­di­ence.

Singh wants to im­prove the hap­pi­ness quo­tient of the city by re­cruit­ing re­tired armed forces of­fi­cers for vol­un­teer work to help se­nior cit­i­zens, the phys­i­cally chal­lenged and oth­ers with spe­cial needs. Chandi­garh is charmed by the lack of airs of the new Pun­jab gover­nor, VP Singh. The day Singh ar­rived in the city and drove from the air­port, he was per­turbed to find that there were long queues of cars along the other side of the road be­cause two of the four lanes had been blocked for his se­cu­rity. Singh made it clear that in the fu­ture his se­cu­rity arrangements should be min­i­mal

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