Saturday, April 7, 2018

Foot ball for Unity launch event at Chandigarh

Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 8:05 PM
An alliance with Las Rozas Football Club, Spain 
Chandigarh: 7th April 2018: (Dr H K Kharbanda //Punjab Screen Bureau)
His Excellency  Governor of Punjab  Shri V P Singh Badnore, Advisor Parimal Rai, HS Anurag Aggarwal, BJP President Sanjay Tandon,Sports Secy Punjab , MLA Bassi Pathana Gurpreet attended Foot ball for Unity launch event 

His Excellency  Governor of Punjab Shri V P Singh Badnore Today Launched Football for Unity UK alliance by Southhall Football Club at Chandigarh , Football for Unity is an unique alliance initiated by 
Lord Diljit Singh Rana, Baron of Melone, Chairman Cordia Group , in India UK"s Premier Southhall Football Club, a premiere football club of UK now in alliance with Las Rozas Football Club  will impart training to coaches and students in different parts of the country, starting from Cordia Edu City, Sanghol,  Punjab. Apart from this the management is also introducing Football for Unity,  an alliance with Las Rozas Football Club, Spain , 
a global initiative to  :
1. Promote unity by developing cultural exchanges between children and young people of different ages.
2. Provide structured football games and training facilities for children of all backgrounds, particularly those from under privileged families.
3.  Promote healthier lifestyles among young people through exercise and team spirit.
His Excellency V P Bandore while launching Football for Unity said ,Its such a great begining that will shape up our young budding footballers ,the best part is World standard training by International  Masters will boost India's chances in Football World and they will definately shine like stars in Football world too.He extended whole heartedly support for upliftment of Football in Punjab and Chandigarh by offering scholarship to deserving talented young footballers . Whereas promoting cultural and sports exchanges will bring lots of harmony in our relationships too . 
Present on the occasions were
1.      Angel Campos Martin ( Chairman of Las Rozas Football Club)
2.      Jaime Campos Ventureia (representative  of Las Rozas Football Club)
3.      Carlos Rodriquez ( Football Coach & Ex Player of Real Madrid football club)
4.       Lord Diljit Rana Member of House of Lords and Baron of Meloni.
5.    Charanjit Gill (Chairman of Southall football club and Founder Trustee Football for Unity)
6      Karan Veer Singh Vice Chairman India,  Southall Football club and Football for Unity
8       Umesh Ghai Director India, Southall Football Club and Football for Unity
9.       Tommy Taylor Coach Southall Football Club
Founder Trustee of Football for Unity Charanjit Gill  said our aim is to provide world class coaching  to India's budding football aspirants irrespective of their financial status, what we are looking is strong will and dedication of from economically weaker /stronger young footballers so that we may train them to face International football world.
Speaking on the occasion the Vice Chairman, Karan Veer Singh, said this International initiative among Big Boys of football will act as a bridge to channelise the Abundant energy of the youth of Punjab in a positive way which would also give our Youth the International exposure and  put Them at par with International Football players.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Young Women Achievers Awards

 Function 2017-18, organised by the FICCI
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh being presented a memento, during the Young Women Achievers Awards function 2017-18, organised by the FICCI, in New Delhi on April 06, 2018.
(Photo and details by PIB)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

India to be Self-Reliant in Silk Production by 2020

Posted On: 22 MAR 2018 5:21PM by PIB Delhi
India will be self-reliant in the production of silk by 2020

The Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani interacting with media today regarding efforts of the Govt. of India to make the country self-reliant in silk production
New Delhi: 22nd March 2018: (PIB//Punjab Screen Bureau)::
India will be self-reliant in the production of silk by 2020, said the Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani in a media interaction today. The Union Cabinet’s decision approving the Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry will help increase the production of Bivoltine silk (high quality) by 62 percent by 2020. The Minister further said the aim of the government is to increase the number of people engaged in the silk sector from 85 lakhs to one crore in the next three years. She said, 50 thousand people will be trained in this sector. Smt. Irani told media that an inter- ministerial committee of related ministries will be set up under the Textiles Ministry to disburse a sum of Rs. 1000 crores for development of Research & Development.
Seed production units will be equipped and strengthened, besides increasing the production capacity to cater to the increased demand for silk in the future. Elaborating further the Minister said that under Digital India, web-based solutions will be provided to farmers engaged in seed production and other allied activities. Farmers and seed producers will get all subsidy by Direct Benefit Transfer.
The minister informed that market development is a very important area and 21 cocoon testing centres are being set up in the main silk producing states of the country. Apart from this, 19 basic silk seed farms, 20 silk worm seed production centres, 131 chawki rearing centres and 500 acres of land is being set aside for improved varieties.
Infrastructure development by individual farmers and silk producers will be financially supported by the Central Government which will bear 50% of the costs.  For beneficiaries belonging to SC or ST category, the Centre will bear 65% of the cost. In case of beneficiaries from North East States, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, the Centre will bear 80% of the cost.  A Helpline will be set up for timely redressal of grievances and all outreach programmes.
Smt. Irani informed that the State Governments have been urged to participate in implementing the Scheme as they have an important role to play in increasing the silk production of the country. The Minister said that out of 26 silk producing and consuming states, only 17 have a separate Department or Directorate of Sericulture.

President of India presents Standard to the 51 Squadron

Posted On: 22 MAR 2018 11:18AM by PIB Delhi
Colours to the 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind,presented the Standard to the 51 Squadron and Colours to the 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force at Halwara, Punjab, today (March 22, 2018).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the 51 Squadron and the 230 Signal Unithave distinguished themselves in service to our nation. They have a rich history of professional excellence and have served India with honour and distinction, during peace and hostilities. It is a proud moment for him to honour the units for their dedication, professional conduct and courage.  He complimented the personnel and families, past and present, of these units for their selfless sacrifice and service to the nation.

The President said that the Indian Air Force symbolises our military excellence. The performance of its personnel in exercises, both at home and abroad, is a glowing testimony to its high standards. The Indian Air Force, besides safeguarding our sovereign skies, has always been at the forefront of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The resilience, tenacity and zeal of our valiant Air Warriors is a source of pride for every Indian.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Gurdev Singh Khush foundation holds event at PAU

Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Diversification to maize can be an important change for Punjab
Ludhiana: 9th March 2018: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
We need to  consider quantity rationing  of water usage by stopping free electricity and curb the subsidy on fertilizer over five years, said Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, eminent economist and former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Government of India while delivering his talk on " Challenges in Agriculture: Some Policy Options” at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. 14 students and scientists of PAU were awarded the G.S. Khush travel grant for participation in conferences in India and abroad, while another 38 from PAU and 14 from GADVASU  were bestowed with the G.S. Khush Merit Scholarship at the annual award ceremony of the  Gurdev Singh Khush Foundation for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences. The dignitaries on the dais also included Dr Gurdev Singh Khush, PAU alumnus and father of the rice revolution, Mrs Harwant Khush, Dr B.S. Dhillon, PAU Vice Chancellor, Dr S.S. Johl, Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Dr K.S. Gill, former Vice Chancellor, PAU, Dr A.S. Nanda, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU and Dr D.S. Brar, Secretary, Khush Foundation.
 Dr Ahluwalia, while addressing a huge gathering of faculty members at the Pal Auditorium emphasized on the need to have an educated and informed electorate so that government leaders can be held accountable for relevant targets. He also pointed the absence of a risk mitigating system in agriculture that is one of the chief reasons of farm distress. While stressing on the need for pro farmer policies Dr Ahluwalia recalled the period from 2004 to 2011 when the country reported increase in farm income and biggest decline in poverty. “The factors responsible were better land productivity, supportive prices for farmers, boom in construction investment and increase in farm product prices”, he elaborated.  Dr Ahluwalia further stressed on the need to diversify from cereals to horticultural crops and setting of transformational targets to capture these changes over a period of ten years. “ Diversification to maize can be an important change for Punjab as also dairy if the CM’s objective of getting out of paddy is to be achieved”, he observed.  While suggesting the development of integrated value chains as a part of the ‘plough to plate’ approach, Dr Ahluwalia appealed for conviction on the part of the policy makers towards eliminating policy constraints.  He highlighted the imminent need for judicious use of water which he said can be achieved by having public sector pumps responsible for quantity rationing.  Voicing his concern in the field of research, the economist said that we need to think about institution structures and vested interests in the system that deny flexibility to the academia to do ground breaking research.  He called for shift in attitude and more clarity towards the requirement of GM crops, failing which we will be negatively unique in the world, given the high degree of threat of climate change that looms in front of us. Dr G.S. Khush congratulated the award winners and motivated them to strive for further excellence in their fields. He also urged the rural students to dream and work hard to achieve them.  
Earlier Dr Dhillon welcomed the dignitaries and formally introduced the speaker of the day. He dismissed agricultural distress in the state citing record productivity in non basmati rice, wheat and cotton, and rather stressed on the need for strong policy interventions to boost agriculture in Punjab.

Friday, February 23, 2018

An interaction with Aman Sinha- A senior advocate

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Aman Sinha is BJP’s National Spokesperson also
Ludhiana: 22nd February 2018: (Parminder Kaur//Punjab Screen)::
“Transformational Leadership, from Govt. Programs to Peoples Movement”,  is how Aman Sinha, BJP’s National Spokesperson and senior advocate (Supreme Court Of India) during an interaction at Ludhiana Management Association would like the Narendra Modi Government to be judged. Sinha highlighted the achievements of Modi government in 3.5 years period in terms of ensuring that India remains as one of the fastest growing economy, controlled inflation, reduction of fiscal deficit, high FDI inflows and burgeoning FOREX reserves. He added that these 3.5 years are historic and appreciable.
Sinha also maintained that the government has been able to infuse optimism and hope to the society and this is primarily due to the vision, conviction and courage of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who leads from the front. He also asserted that the nation occupies a strategic position in the global arena, and the nation has also emphatically signalled, that it will neither compromise with terrorism or national sovereignty whatever may be the cost, which is really remarkable. Aman Sinha also shared numbers to validate the efforts put in the areas of rural electrification, ease of doing business and disbursal of loans to entrepreneurs. Sinha also submitted that, this had been achieved only due to the support and enthusiasm of 125 crore Indians who have decided to stand along with the PM as he takes bold initiatives to transform our economy, polity and society.
However Sinha was candid in admitting that there were execution and implementation gaffes during demonetisation and rollout of GST, but perhaps due to the size of our economy and secrecy to be maintained and the gigantic task were not fully factored at the time of decision. He assured that government would deliver on its promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas by 2022, and the ensuing election in 2018 would not be a deterrent on the path of bold and transformational decision making.
Members of LMA raised questions about the execution, maintaining that there was a big gap between the policy making and its implementation, and this was resulting in confusion, delays and losses. While the business community supports reforms, they should be calibrated to bring about seamless change,   and not imperil the very existence of business units. Members opined that it is important for the PM and the government to Walk the Talk and also encourage participative leadership.
Prasoon Sharma, South Asia Head , ZTE Soft while interacting with the members, explained how the Government Programs like Start Up India, were facilitating entrepreneurship. He also showcased Nasofilters, a low cost product, developed by IIT graduates for combating Air Pollution in our society.
President LMA Kamal Wadhera while proposing the Vote of Thanks complimented Mr. Aman Sinha on his spirited defense of the Modi Govt. He also hoped that Sinha would share the concerns of citizens and especially those of the business community, as patchy implementation would only lead to confusion, delays, losses and these would deter economic growth, which is the prime agenda of the government.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The campaign of CPI candidates gears up

Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:24 PM
Frontal race in all seats which they are contesting
Ludhiana: 19th February 2018: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The CPI candidates Randhir Singh Dhira from ward no.78, Ajit Chaursia from ward no.95 and Sanjay Kumar from Ward no.94 are in the frontal race in all the three seats. In addition two candidates Kulwant Kaur from ward no.7 and Rajvinder Kaur from ward no.22 who have CPI support but are contesting as independent are in up front in the election race. They modus operandi of campaign has been door to door and corner meetings. Women are actively participating in the campaign in all the five seats. The theme campaign of the candidates is clean drinking water and sewerage for all the population, government dispensaries in each ward, low cost medicine shops in each ward, affordable quality education for every citizen, affordable residential facilities, cheap houses for the economically weaker sections, sport facilities and play grounds in every ward, park in every mohalla, planned residential colonies, good roads, proper maintenance of street & traffic lights with solar penal. Over bridges for crossing for pedestrians with ISBT as first priority, flyovers in all crowded crossings & railway crossings, easy approach to major hospitals, cleaning of Budha Nalla through Satljut Action Plan, law & order, security for women particularly girls students & women employees, working women’s hostels, end to land mafia, sand mafia, cable mafia, parking mafia, separate focal point for small scale industries, security for traders, stream lining of auto rickshaws, vending zones for rehri pharies, bring transparency in the functioning of the municipal corporation and for this make all activities digital and available on website, to check stray animals.