Thursday, October 27, 2016

A call by IMA Ldh and Punarjot Eye Bank society

Let's celebrate safe and pollution free Diwali
Ludhiana: 27 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
IMA Ludhiana in association with Punarjot Eye Bank Society (Regd) organised a special seminar cum press conference on 27th November (Thursday), 4:00 pm at IMA House, B.R.S Nagar, Ludhiana.
Dr. PS Jassal Honorary Secretary IMA Ludhiana informed the audience that as they are feeling proud that we are going for smart city title for our Ludhiana. Let us contribute our role in health education and in prevention of ill effects of noise, air and physical injuries during Diwali.
Dr. Sanjeev Uppal Mch, HOD Plastic surgery DMC&H gave away the tips to have safe diwali. He said that children should be supervised by adults while bursting crackers and a bucket full of water should be kept nearby. He further told that crackers should be bursted in open space like play grounds, fields or roof top and recommended use of sparkle (fuljhari) to ignite crackers specially anaars, rockets, bobms and chakaries. This will avoid the risk of injuries to hands and face, he added.
Dr. Dinesh Goyal DM chest specialist suggested that all the asthmatic patients should take their preventive medication regularly and rescue medicine on need basis. Avoid inhalation of smoke as much as possible. Limiting use of crackers on diwali is one of the best way to decrease the human suffering particularly asthmatics patients.
Dr. Ramesh Medical Eye specialist told that in case of eye injuries due to firecracker first we should seek medical advice. We should not rub the eyes, rinse the eyes, apply the pressure and remove any object that stuck in eyes. Do not apply eye ointment or take the blood thinning and pain medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Dr. Kulwant Singh President IMA Ludhiana appealed to all IMA doctors to participate with their expertise and experience in health education to prevent medical injuries to citizens of Ludhiana. IMA Ludhiana always worked for welfare of society and wishes all citizens of smart city Ludhiana very happy and safe Diwali.
Dr. Mohan Pal Singh Sadana, Dr. Karamvir Goyal, Dr. S S Sibia, Dr. Baljit Kaur and others were present on the occasion.

Friday, October 21, 2016

38th Prof. Mohan Singh Mela held with great fanfare

Five eminent personalities were honoured

Ludhiana: 20 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Ludhiana (October 20): Organized jointly by Prof Mohan Singh Foundation (Regd) and Jagdev Singh Jassowal Trust (Regd) in collaboration with Punjabi Sahit Akademi (PSA), the 38th Prof Mohan Singh Mela took-off today with the garlanding of the statue of Prof Mohan Singh at Arti Chowk by a huge gathering of enthusiasts of Punjabi culture. The formal inauguration of the mela was held in the Punjabi Bhawan where a big gathering of people including litterateurs, singers, dhadis, acrobats, students, farmers and culture enthusiasts were present. The mela was dedicated to the memory of S. Jagdev Singh Jassowal.

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਗੰਭੀਰ ਮਸਲਿਆਂ ’ਤੇ ਚਿੰਤਨ ਮੰਥਨ ਮਗਰੋਂ 38ਵਾਂ ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਮੇਲਾ ਸੰਪਨ

The Chairman of Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Regd) Inderjit Singh Grewal, President, Pargat Singh Grewal, Senior Vice President Gurnam Singh Dhaliwal, the PSA President, Dr Sukhdev Singh Sirsa, Dr Surjit Singh, were in the presidium. Five eminent personalities were honoured for their outstanding contribution in their area of activity and for promoting Punjabi language, heritage and culture.  A citation, a shawl, a portrait of Prof Mohan Singh,  some books on Prof Mohan Singh were presented to each.

ਮੇਲਾ ਲਾਉਂਦਾ ਸੀ ਜਸੋਵਾਲ/ਜਨਮੇਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੌਹਲ

Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman, a well-known litterateur, translator and agricultural scientist was honoured with Dr Mohinder Singh Randhawa Puruskar for his efforts in promoting Punjabiat through translation and serving the cause of farmers.

Shri Jatinder Pannu, a senior journalist was honoured with Dr Sadhu Singh Hamdard Memorial Puruskar, in recognition of his journalistic excellence.

Shri Sahib Thind, an NRI culture connoisseur was honoured with Mahan Parvasi Puruskar,

Shri Palwinder Singh Cheema, Arjuna Awardee was honoured with Zaildar Kartar Singh Jassowal Puruskar and Mrs Jasmin Toor was honoured with Punjab da Maan Award for her achievements in singing and cultural activities.

ਅਸੀਂ ਇਨਸਾਫ ਮੰਗ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਭੀਖ ਨਹੀਂ ਮੰਗ ਰਹੇ--ਜੈਨ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ

Dr Sukhpal Singh and Dr Nahar Singh delivered talks on ‘Agrarian Crisis, Causes and Remedial Measures’ and ‘Cultural Decline in Punjab’, respectively, which was followed by lively discussion. It was highlighted that the corporate model was influencing both agriculture and culture. Dr Swaraj Singh highlighted that philosophy was ‘the science of the sciences’ and that the prevailing crisis in both culture and agriculture could be addressed by intellectual stimulation but lamented that there was dearth of intellectual leadership in the state.  Dr Anup Singh Batala said that a ray of hope always existed.

ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ ਆਗੂ ਕਨ੍ਹਈਆ ਕੁਮਾਰ 23 ਨੂੰ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਵਿੱਚ

Several other activities including a Kavi Darbar dedicated to Prof Mohan Singh, Dhadhi and Kavishari Session, Qawaali by Anwar Rehmat Qawaal of Malerkotla and a play “Sunney khoohaan di daastan” by Aks Manch Samrala. Dr Surjit Patar presided over Kavi Darbar wherein poets including Trailochan Lochi, Swaranjit Savi, Jaswant Zaffar, Sukhvinder Amrit, Bhupinder, Ajit Pyasa, Sukhdev Premi, Chann Belowalia, Sandhu Batalvi, Manjinder Dhanoa, Kulwinder Kiran, Bhagwan Dhillon, among others enthralled the audience.  A booklet, “Saave Pattraan Di Daastan” , carrying some selected poems of Professor Mohan Singh translated in English and Hindi by Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman was issued on the occasion.

ਆਰਥਿਕ ਪੱਖ ਤੋਂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦਾ ਸਰਬੋਤਮ ਸੂਬਾ--ਸੁਖਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਾਦਲ

Pargat Singh Grewal told that the Prof Mohan Singh Mela will organize several activities in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala in conjunction with the 350th Janam Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh at Patna (Bihar) on November 19-20, which will mark the culmination of the mela.

ਇੰਦੌਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਪਟਾ ਉੱਤੇ ਹਮਲੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਤਿੱਖਾ ਰੋਸ ਅਤੇ ਰੋਹ

Prominent persons who addressed the audience included Prof Gurbhajan Gill, Shri D.R. Bhatti (DGP, Retd), Dr Jasmel  Singh Dhaliwal, Harinder Singh Chahal (DIG, Retd), Prithipal Singh Batala, Rajiv Lovely, Photo artist T.P.S. Sandhu, Kanwaljit Shanker, and others.

ਸ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਮਾਨਸਿੱਕਤਾ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਮਾਜ ਲਈ ਵੀ ਕਿਸੇ ਸਰਜੀਕਲ ਓਪਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ

Pargat Singh Grewal and Gurnam Singh Dhaliwal, Amrinder Jassowal expressed their vote of thanks in different sessions.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

LIC opened new Premium Collection Point Office

Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 6:50 PM
MC Malhi was the chief guest
Ludhiana: 16 October 2016: (Pushpinder Kaur//Punjab Screen):
LIC of India a new Premium Collection Point Office started at Pritam nagar st no. 4 Near Gurdwara Shri Harikishan sahib back side Malhi Palace Civil lines Ludhiana.
Senior Divisional Manager Ludhiana Sh. D.C. Thakur ji and Councilor  S. Narinder Singh Malhi Ward no. 31 were the Chief Guest at opening ceremony.  Marketing Manager Sh. S.C. Sharma ji, Chief Manager Sh. S.K.Bansal ji, Manager Sales Sh. Nidhey Gupta ji Ludhiana and all Branch Managers of LIC Branches of Ludhiana were there.
Sh. Thakur ji SDM Ludhiana congratulate  Mr. Sunil Kumar no. 1 Chief Life Insurance  Advisor of Ludhiana Division and his team for getting no. 1 position regularly 5th time in Ludhiana. The Prizes were distribute to Top Advisors  Mr. Puneet Batra,  Mr. Sunil Gupta, Mr. Munish Kashyap, Mrs. Sonia  and  Mr. Vinod Verma .  Sh. Thakur ji  said that LIC has complete 60years  and celebrating Diamond Jubilee  this year. LIC has  announced additional Diamond jubilee bonus for all policies holders 5% to 60% according to term of the policies.  He added that all 10th passed young boys and girls can take the benefits by join LIC as Advisor. He added that LIC has opened a new RCA Scheme for Rural Areas. In this scheme New joiners can take the benefit of Rs.5000 per month as stipend. 
In this Great occasion S. Narinder Singh Malhi ji  take First policy of Rs. 50 Lacs from this new office. He advised all people to take the advantage of Insurance for well being of their dear ones.  He was very happy to announce that in his ward a new office of LIC has opened and all People should take the benefits  and services of LIC. 
Mr. Sunil said that this office will open from 10a.m. to 7p.m. and any young boys and girls who completed 10th class  can join LIC and more then Rs. 1 Laks per month.
In this occasion Mr. Pardeep Gupta , Mr. Durga Dass, Advocate S. Surinder Singh, Mr. Arvind Goyal were present . Mr. Surjit Singh Prop. Dealer also praise the LIC office newly opened. Many persons was there for  taking new policies from this new office. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

BCM MUN -2016 Reaches Culmination

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 11:27 AM
Lt. Gen. A.K. Bakshi was the chief guest

Ludhiana: 10 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
BCM held the closing ceremony of Model United Nations which opened on Friday morning, and kicked off a full schedule of debate, problem solving and collaboration surrounding simulated situations in international affairs.

During three day long conference, participants represented a country   formed a resolution group with other countries to meet their combined interests on a certain topic and determine future course of action following days of debating.

The Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony, Lt.Gen. Ashwini Kumar Bakshi ,said that the range of situations is wide and not limited to current affairs.Mr.Rushil , MUN Chief of Staff and Ms. Japjit, MUN Convener presented glimpses of events of three days.The videos, created by Rachit and Aryaman , showcased on the closing ceremony, were representative of the liveliness and the effort towards learning that was present throughout the event. The ambience was uplifting.

Speaking on the importance of having intra-school MUNs, Dr. Paramjit Kaur, the School Principal said, “Through this, we are helping the school students do better in the competitive MUN culture and bring out Competitiveness. Our tagline is 'Making future leaders' and that's what we intend to do.”

The closing ceremony came to an end with awards given off to the best performing delegates in each committee by their respective chairs and finally with teachers, who observed the event unfold closely, sing praises of the students for their achievement. The performances that were part of the closing ceremony was greatly appreciated by the cultural connoisseurs.The MUN had the maximum number of I.P  member’s i.e.85.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Secretary General Mohak Thukral who thanked all executive committee members, partners, sponsors and participants for helping to make the event a success.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Prof Sethi stressed on the strict blood pressure control

CMC conducts 34th Dr L.H. Lobo Memorial Oration, Ldh
Ludhiana: 8th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
In memory of Professor Dr L. H. Lobo, the first Indian Principal of CMC Ludhiana the Dr L H Lobo Memorial Trust conducts an annual Oration at CMC Hospital, Ludhiana.  This year Padma Shree Prof. Kamal K. Sethi, Past President of Cardiological Society of India and currently Chairman and Director of Cardiology at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, delivered the 34th Dr L. H. Lobo Memorial Oration on “Current blood pressure goals in treating hypertension on Saturday 8th October, 2016 which was attended by the  distinguished citizens of Ludhiana, doctors from the city, faculty, staff and students of CMC Ludhiana.
Prof Kamal K. Sethi stressed on the strict blood pressure control to prevent the harmful effects of high blood pressure.
A scientific symposium was held after the oration on ‘Recent advances in Cardiology’.  Prof Pramesh Kovoor, Director Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia delivered the keynote address on ‘Management of Myocardial infarction (Heart attack)’.
Dr Rajneesh Calton, Professor and Head, Department of Cardiology at CMC and Organizing Secretary of the conference informed that scientific sessions included national level speakers on various topics like Cardiogenic Shock Paradigm shift by Prof Yashpaul Sharma, PGI, Chandigarh, Atrial fibrillation and Stroke prevention: Role of NOAC by Prof. Mohan Nair, New Delhi and Aldosterone inhibitors – A Medical ICD : an untold story by Dr Rajiv Agarwal, Meerut.
Dr Abraham G Thomas – Director, Dr Bobby John – Principal, Dr Kim Mammen – Associate Director, Dr William Bhatti – Medical Superintendent and Dr Rajneesh Calton, Prof & Head, Department of Cardiology, Mr S Wadhera, Dr M K Mahajan, Dr Navneet Chaudhry, Dr Tarun Satija and other members of the trust were also present for this prestigious function.

Friday, October 7, 2016

An Enriching Simulation of the UN for Students

Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 1:57 PM
Event started on friday at the BCM Arya School
Ludhiana: 7th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):

Amid much enthusiasm, a three-day Model United Nations (MUN), 2016 convention was kicked off on friday at the BCM Arya School with an aim of providing students a realistic simulation of a diplomatic environment and  enhance their skills of critical analysis and operative dialogue to have them plunge into the issues which plague humanity in today’s world.

Addressing the delegates, Chief Guest Mr. Deepak Vohra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs said, “Youngsters today are very keen to learn, talented and vibrant and platforms like these should reach out to each and every nook and corner of our country,” “Many of our problems  are global in nature and  cannot be properly addressed if we act in isolation from other nations.” said  Vohra 
“We need to this world works, in 2016 and the future -- more than ever before because I think that we are still the best choice to lead that world of equals. You need to be ready to do that,” said he.

Featured with 8 different committees and councils, the conference allowed some 500 school level debaters from different schools to don the hats as diplomats and law-makers from all over the world and promised to serve as an enriching learning experience for one and all.
Delegates from Germany and Mexico were also part of  BCM MUN which seamlessly exemplified school’s fundamental conviction of fostering comprehensive front-runners and encouraged participants to frame and pass resolutions on debating issues like UNGA: “Assessing the impact on International peace and security due to the South China issue”, UNSC: Radical Islanic fundamentalism and the threat it poses to International peace and security”, UNHRC: Elimination of all forms of violence against women and children with special emphasis on post conflict areas” and AIPPM: Discussions over implementations of a uniform civil code, discussions over alleged saffronisation of of education.”
The Conference officially opened with speeches by Director General Sonal Sharma along with Gauravdeep, Chief Advisor and Secretary General Mohak Thukral. The attraction of the opening ceremony was the eye-catching Classical Dance Performance which enthralled the audience.
Dr. Paramjit Kaur, the school Principal, in her keynote address said that MUN 2016 would be an extremely important learning experience for students, wherein they understand current affairs, debate techniques and research skills and subsequently giving them a holistic learning experience.  She expressed gratitude towards the Delegates, Executive Board members and members for making this conference a great success. She exhorted the students to do one random act of kindness daily to set the world in right direction.
The three-day conference will test the preparedness of the delegates and their understanding of the countries they represent, as well as the issues under discussion.

Police DAV Public School Police Line Ludhiana Event

Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 2:11 PM
Festival of “Victory of good over Evil”  celebrated 
Ludhiana: 7th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Police DAV Public School, Police Line Ludhiana celebrated the festival of “Victory of good over Evil’’ on Friday, October 07, 2016. On the occasion of Dusshera, kindergarten students came clad up as Ram, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman and Ravana. The festive mood gripped the students as they saw the effigy of Ravana, made up of waste papers and bamboo sticks. Students enjoyed watching Ramayana through a Ram Leela enacted by the kindergartener students. Music and Hymns in the praise of almighty Lord Ram were echoed in the school premises. The festive spirit culminated the celebration by blowing the hot air balloons and finally setting Ravana to flames. The children cheered and clapped as fire crackers entwined around Ravana burst creating an astounding light and sound. The festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety. Dr. Mrs. Anu Verma, the Principal of the school greeted the staff and students on the occasion of Dusshera. She added the burning of the effigy of Ravana symbolized not only the victory of good over evil but also, an occasion to get rid of the demons that reside within us.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dr K K Sethi to deliver DR L H Lobo Memorial Oration at CMC

Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 11:34 AM
"Current blood pressure goals in treating hypertension"
Ludhiana: 6th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Every year Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana and the Dr. L H Lobo Memorial trust Ludhiana conducts an annual oration in memory of late Dr. L.H. Lobo, the first Indian Principal of CMC Ludhiana.
This year Padma Shree Prof. Kamal K Sethi, Past President of Cardiology Society of India and currently Chairman and Director of Cardiology at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute will be delivering the 34th Dr. L H Lobo Memorial Oration on "Current blood pressure goals in treating hypertension"on 8th October 2016.
A scientific symposium on ‘Recent Advances in Cardiology’ will be held following the oration. Prof. Pramesh Kovoor, Director Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia will be delivering the keynote address during the symposium.
Dr. Rajneesh Calton, Professor & Head, Department of Cardiology informed that eminent experts with extensive experience will be discussing advancements in treatment and prevention of heart diseases.

The Dr. L H Lobo oration and the scientific symposium will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abraham G Thomas, Director, CMCH, Ludhiana.

Winter school on resource conservation begins at PAU

ICAR sponsored training attracting many peoples
Ludhiana: 5th October 2016: (Pushpinder Kaur//Punjab Screen):
A three-week winter school on “Advance Training Programme on Resource Conservation and Paddy Residue Management” began in the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering (FMPE), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. As many as 18 scientists/researchers working in the ICAR/State and Central Agricultural Universities of the country are attending the winter school, organized under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
Inaugurating the programme, Dr (Mrs) Neelam Grewal, Dean, Post Graduate Studies, said, “The sustainable management of natural resources is the need of the hour keeping in view the issues such as widespread land degradation, ground water imbalances, contamination of food and environmental pollution.” This training programme would go a long way in promoting the application of farm innovations and accelerating the collaborative development among various public research organizations, farmers, private sector and other stakeholders.
Dr J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU said that the use of advanced technologies to produce food and fibre are ecologically, economically and socially beneficial. He told that PAU is handling various research projects in the area of natural resource management and has also recommended number of technologies like laser leveler, happy seeder, leaf color chart and drip system for farmer’s use.
Dr Gursahib Singh Manes, Senior Research Engineer-cum-Head, FMPE said, “To have holistic solutions to the emerging problems, there is a need to set future priority research on machinery for natural resource management. The focus should also be on precision and conservation agriculture.”
Dr S.S. Thakur, Director of winter school, said that interactive discussions on theoretical concepts, and hands-on exercises on tools and techniques will be followed for better comprehension. Participants will also be introduced to conservation farming, precision farming concepts and receive hands-on experience through demonstrations on actual machinery.
Dr Manjeet Singh, Senior Research Engineer and Coordinator of the school, proposed the vote of thanks.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

PAU: Dr. Parveen Chhuneja Joins as Director Biotechnology

She is a recipient of Young Scientist Award
Ludhiana: 30 September 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Dr (Mrs) Parveen Chhuneja, Senior Molecular Geneticist, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been appointed as Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU. Dr Chhuneja has a brilliant and an outstanding academic record and professional career in the discipline of biotechnology. Hailing from Faridkot, she had her Bachelor and Master’s degree from Punjabi University, Patiala in high first class and Ph.D. in Genetics with specialization in Wheat Cytogenetics from PAU with an OGPA of 4.00/4.00. She is a recipient of Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology, University Merit and Plaque for best researcher, and Dr G.S. Khush Distinguished Professor Award.
Dr Chhuneja has transferred a number of new genes from wild species to cultivated wheat. These have been mobilised to elite wheat backgrounds for diversifying the breeder’s germplasm base. Five of these genes have been designated as Yr40, Yr70, Lr57, Lr58 and Lr76 and included in Wheat Gene Catalogue. Dr Chhuneja and her team have developed molecular markers for marker assisted selection of a number of disease resistance genes which are being used in the wheat breeding programme. She has been maintaining and utilising the largest collection of wild species of wheat among all the national institutes and state agricultural universities. This has paved way for the award of several national and international research and development grants.
Dr Chhuneja has published 62 papers in the journals of  national and international repute including two in ‘Science’ with NAAS rating of 20.0. Besides, she has 75 conference papers to her credit. She has also authored four practical manuals for various biotechnology courses and has written seven book chapters. She is on the reviewing panel of several national and international journals.
Dr Chhuneja has worked as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland and John Innes Centre, United Kingdom. She has wide international exposure as she has visited nine countries for participation in workshops/meetings of research projects and/or advanced trainings in biotechnology.
She has handled 15 competitive research projects as Principal Investigator, out of which, five have been international network projects. She has also been the Co-Principal Investigator of prestigious international Wheat Genome Sequencing project.
She has supervised 17 post-graduate students and some of her students are working as doctoral and post doctoral fellows in reputed international institutes. She has been actively involved in development and deliverance of biotechnology teaching programme in the university. Besides, Dr Chhuneja has also trained about 30 researchers through her projects. She was also actively involved in developing biotechnology curriculum for B.Tech. Biotechnology at the national level as Member of Deans’ Expert Committee.