Friday, January 30, 2015

IHRO Investigation Report on the "Nanakshahi Calendar"

Report exposed the Forces Behind Pal Singh Purewal
IHRO Team comprising Prof Anurag Singh, Advocates Khuswinder Singh Grewal and Anmol Singh Grewal, along with DS Gill, after hectic effects, research and documentation, today, completed IHRO Report, with an Observation: "How the Ecclesiastical Court of Akal Takhat was managed is not difficult to comprehend. Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti and Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh are possessed souls under the influence of Purewal, and are still in his favour even after worldwide exposer of Purewal's game-plan. In legal lexicon, it is called- 'Quid pro Quo' (something for something, in Latin)- DS Gill Chair IHRO
Forces Behind Purewal
Purewal’s JANTRI 500 YEARS was published during the tenure of Chief Minister Beant Singh by Punjab School Education Board in November 1994 against norms of the Board. The revised version of it is still to be published even after a lapse of 20 years. Four months later ( March 28-30,1995), Purewal is shown present by proxy in Punjab History Conference Proceedings (27th Session),held at Punjabi University Patiala during the tenure of Dr Joginder Singh Puar. It is patent from the Resume of the proceedings (pp.317-319) that Purewal did not attend the proceedings and his name is not mentioned in the Resume.

But in spite of his absence from the proceedings, his following four papers were published against all established procedure of the university:
(i)  Problem of Date Conversion in Sikh History (pp.261-269);
(ii) The Date of Founding of Akal Takhat Sahib (pp.283-284);
(iii) The Changing Vaisakhi Date in Common Era and Proposed New Calendar for Khalsa Samvat (pp.285-289);
(iv) Birth Date of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (pp.306-311).

Never in the 45 years history of Punjab History Conferences one scholar is allowed to read/present four papers in one Section. This privilege was granted to Purewal for the first and last time. It was also for the first and last time that four papers of a unknown writer were included without his attending the Conference.

Again this special privilege was granted to Purewal. Now it is upon the university authority to reveal that (i) who invited a unknown writer Purewal in the conference and what were the considerations for such privileges?If he was invited and attended the proceedings, then who recommended his name.If he attended the proceedings, then as per norms what were the comments of eminent historians, Dr J.S. Grewal, Dr S.S. Bal, Dr Kirpal Singh and other historians on these papers and Purewal's replies.

After this introduction of Purewal to the literary world in a unique manner,Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh took over the charge of the game plan of Purewal, duly patronized by the Government to create confusion among the Sikhs on their Gurpurbs, the only source of unity among the Sikhs, in which they succeeded.

The SGPC never passed any Resolution to authorize Purewal to prepare the so-called Nanakshahi Calendar; it was given to the SGPC through Dr Kharak Singh Ji. Before this misadventure, Institute of Sikh Studies (IOSS) also had favored the Kala Afghana lobby, Bhasauria lobby by giving rejection slips to Dasam Granth, Bhagat Bani, Bhatt Bani in their books and Journal.

Top romote Purewal’s dangerous game-plan, the writers associated with the Institute (Dr Kirpal Singh, Dr Balwant Singh Dhillon, Surjit Singh Gandhi, Dr Darshan Singh, Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon …), started the propaganda in favour of this so-called Nanakshahi Calendar with all the resources at their disposal with perfidious lies wilfully and which were duly rebutted in writing by Prof Anurag Singh, Col Surjit Singh Nishan, Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Amritsar through Principal Santokh Singh, S. Maluk Singh, Damdami Taksal and host of other Sampardayas and organisations.

Despite the fact that the Jathedars of two Takhats (Patna Sahib and Hazur Sahib) did not give their consent to the so-called Nanakshahi Calendar, the Institute of Sikh Studies, even before the release of this distorted and plagiarized Calendar, published the news in their Journal that the Calendar has been passed by the Clergy with minor changes (See the attached photo).
As already established that this distorted Calendar is a carbon copy of Indian National Saka Calendar, it is also an infringement of Copy Right Act, and punishable with imprisonment and fine. 

It is surprising that this Hindu Calendar, issued in the sacred name of Guru Nanak as a emotional black-mailing tactics, was released on Baisakhi of 2003 by Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, president SGPC, and Fakhar-i-Quam Parkash Singh Badal, now crowned as Padam Vibushan by President of India.  

IHRO Report, besides other matter, historical documents and literature, is based on its own Notes: 

IHRO Fresh Note on So-called Nanakshahi Calendar (Purewal) in Response to Dr Harpal Singh Pannu's Views


IHRO Note: RESTORE SIKH CALENDAR (Nanakshahi Samvat), pioneered by Gurus themselves and in use since then!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

478 delegates attended SELSICONmt 2015 National conference

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 3:05 PM
 107 teaching and operating senior faculty also participated 
Doraha (Ludhiana): 25 Jan 2015:(Punjab Screen Bureau):
Main National Conference and Live Surgery Workshops of Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India on 24th and 25th January held at Sidhu College of Nursing Doraha, Ludhiana was attended  by 478 delegates and 107 teaching and operating senior faculty.
Dr Gurdip Sidhu, Organizing Chairman and Dr Narotam Dewan, Organizing secretary of the conference informed that on 24th January following surgeries were done. In hall A dedicated to hernia gastroenterology umbilical hernias were operated by Dr.V.K.Bansal Deputy dean AIIMS and Inguinal hernias were operated by Dr MC Misra Director AIIMS & Dr Narotam Dewan Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dewan Hospital and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon Ludhiana. CBD exploration was done by Dr SD Maurya and Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Sidhu Hospital Doraha. Other cases done this hall were Cholecystectomy and appendisectomy by Dr R Sarangi and Dr Vivek Singla.
In urology hall on 24th January, Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy, PCNL and Pyelolithotomy were done by Dr Muneer Khan, Dr Pawan Gupta; Dr SK Pal former head of Share Kashmir, Medical College, Shrinagar.
In Gynecology Hall on 24 January, a difficult case of endometriosis was done by world famous surgeon Dr Nutan Jain and a single port hysterectomy procedure by Dr P Naik.
On 25th January, today in the main hall of hernia and Gastroenterology single port Cholecystectomy Procedure was demonstrated by Dr GR Verma, Professor PGI Chandigarh ; Lap ventral hernias was Demonstrated by Dr Narotam Dewan & Dr Gurdip Sidhu. A Bariatric Surgery of sleeve resection was demonstrated by Dr Gurdip Sidhu.
In Urology Hall on 25 January, today prostatectomy by Holmium Laser was performed by Dr Swapn Sood and a lap nephrectomy was operated upon by DR Uttam Mete from PGI Chandigarh.
In Gynecology Hall on 25th January today Laparoscopic Hysterectomy was demonstrated by Dr Silesh Putambekar from Pune and Dr. Tamanrit Johal from UK. Laparoscopic myomectomy procedure was demonstrated by Dr Harjot Kaur Sidhu       

Inauguration Programme of the conference held yesterday was chaired by Chief guest Dr MC Misra; Dr Gurinder Singh Grewal President Punjab Medical council; Dr VK Bansal Deputy Dean AIIMS ; Dr Abraham G Thomas Director CMCH Ludhiana and Dr Sunil Katyal Chairman Disciplinary committee Punjab medical council,  Dr GS Sidhu Organization Chairmen; Dr Narotam Dewan Organization  Secretary, Dr Satish Jain Co. Organization chairmen & Dr Prafull Arya Organizing Secretary of the conference. Dr MC Misra appreciated the efforts of the local organizing body for the success of the conference. He stress upon the need of such gatherings of surgeons to teach & to learn the knowledge and skill of surgery. Dr GS Grewal PMC said that the scenario of medical and surgical practice in India needs lot of improvement to make it friendly to the patients and doctors. He said that to achieve these objectives we should completely eliminate quackery commission practice and advertisement in medical practice. Dr Gurdip Sidhu welcomed all delicates and faculty, Dr Narotam Dewan give read the report of conference and declared that with the help and guidance of SELSI a Laparoscopic Surgery Training Centres will be establish at Sidhu Hospital and Dewan Hospital, Ludhiana. Dr Prafull Arya thanked all Senior Teaching and Operating Faculty and the delicates to have come all the way by sparing time from their busy schedules.
In a meeting of SELSI held during the conference was new committee was declared for Punjab chapter of SULSI which includes Dr Bhola Singh Sidhu & Dr Surinder Singh Patterns, Dr Narotam Dewan Chairman, Dr Satish Jain, Dr Ujaggar Singh Dhaliwal & Dr Amarjit Singh Grover Co-chairmen, Dr Gurdip Singh General Secretary, Dr Gurmej Singh Gill , Dr Rakesh Vij & Dr Naresh Bansal Joint Secretaries and Dr Prafull Arya Secretary Finance.
Souvenir of the conference was released at the inauguration function of the conference by Dr VK Bansal, a cultural Programme and Dance and Gidda was performed by Student of Sidhu College of nursing and Musical Programme held by Singer Mr.Mukesh Sharma & Team.
This conference will be followed by a post conference of 2 days 26th & 27th January at Sidhu Hospital, Doraha.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

‘Freedom & Responsibility of Media’

Jaitley delivering the Special Memorial lecture 
केंद्रीय वित्त, कॉरपोरेट मामलों और सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री श्री अरुण जेटली 18 जनवरी, 2015 को नई दिल्ली में 'स्वतंत्रता और मीडिया की जिम्मेदारी' विषय पर प्रथम न्यायमूर्ति जे. एस. वर्मा मेमोरियल व्याख्यान को संबोधित करते हुए।
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley delivering the 1st Justice J.S. Verma Memorial lecture on the ‘Freedom & Responsibility of Media’, in New Delhi on January 18, 2015.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winners of the National Bravery Awards-2014

A function held in New Delhi
Winners of the National Bravery Awards-2014, at a function, in New Delhi on January 17, 2015.

Friday, January 16, 2015

PM Narendra Modi releasing the Gujarati translation of Thirukkural

Book is translated by Dr. P. C. Kokila
प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 16 जनवरी, 2015 को नई दिल्ली में 'तिरुवल्लुवर दिवस' के अवसर पर डॉ. पी. सी कोकिला द्वारा अनुवादित तिरुक्कुरल के गुजराती अनुवाद का विमोचन करते हुए। साथ में हैं केंद्रीय मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्री श्रीमती स्मृति इरानी। 
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasing the Gujarati translation of Thirukkural, on 'Thiruvalluvar Day', translated by Dr. P. C. Kokila, in New Delhi on January 16, 2015. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani is also seen.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

“SELSICONmt 2015 National conference" announced

A yearly national academic event-this time in Ldh 
Ludhiana: 15 Jan 2015: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
The SOCIETY OF Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India founded by Dr MC Misra, Director AIIMS ND, is going to organize a mega national academic conference and live operative workshops at Ludhiana.
“SELSICONmt 2015 National conference"  

This will include Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Hernia surgeons, Bariatric surgeons, cancer surgeons, paediatric surgeons,  Gynecologists and Urologists & microbiologists for infection control form all over the country.
Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, chairman organizing committee elaborated that SELSICON is a yearly national academic event and a platform at which  specialists from all the disciplines performing minimally invasive surgeries like Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric surgery, Urology and Gynecology and discuss about the latest developments in their respective fields, to make the surgeries safer and more patient friendly. He said that it is a great honor that this event is being held at Ludhiana this year and is jointly organized by the surgeons from nursing homes, private hospitals, Ludhiana surgical forum and all the teaching medical institutes of Ludhiana.

Dr. Narotam Dewan, organizing Secretary of the conference said that he is associated with SELSI (society of endoscopic & laparoscopic surgeons of India) from its inception and that this society is now spear heading the cause of surgical education for practicing surgeons of India.
Dr Narotam Dewan informed that scientific key note lectures, discussions of high academic content and Live surgeries like Gastric Bypass, Sleeve resection, Hiatus Hernia, TEP hernia repair, TAPP hernia repair,Ventral Hernia repair, Laparoscopic CBD exploration, laser prostatectomy, Flexible uretero-reno laser surgery, Mini+MicroPCNL for kidney stones, Hysterectomies-(TLH,LAVH,NDVH), Laparoscopic Myomectomies, Laparoscopic management of Endometeriosis,  Laparoscopic cholecystectomies will be performed and demonstrated by internationally renowned masters in their respective fields from all over the country.         
Dr Satish Jain, organizing co-chairman,  informed that Punjab Medical Council has awarded 8 CME credit hours for the delegates and faculty attending the conference.
Dr. Prafull Arya, chairman live operative workshop and Secretary Finance told that   on 24th and 25th January surgeries will be done at Sidhu Hospital, Doraha & projected at Sidhu School of Nursing, Doraha which is the venue of main conference this will be followed by post conference workshop at Sidhu Hospital Doraha on 26th and 27th Jan.
Dr Prafull informed that main conference will be preceded by one day Pre- Conference workshop at Dewan Hospital & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Center, Ludhiana on 23rd January where surgeries of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Endoscopic prostatectomy by bipolar cautry and PCNL for kidney stones will be demonstrated to the delegates.