Friday, December 23, 2016

IBDC at PAU would help in enhancing the income of the farmers

Honey production in high in India 
But its usage is more in foreign countries-Sampla
Ludhiana: 22nd December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau): For More Photos Click Here
An ‘Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre (IBDC)’ was inaugurated at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today by Sh Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Sh Vijay Sampla, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, also graced the occasion as guest of honour. Senior officials, faculty of PAU, and progressive beekeepers of Punjab were also present on the occasion.For More Photos Click Here

Sh Meghwal said, “Punjab is known for Green Revolution and agricultural development.” The Central Government is making all out efforts to double the income of the farmers as well as agriculture related entrepreneurs by 2022, he added. Further, he discussed the problems of the beekeepers and assured them of full support in resolving their issues.
Sh Sampla said, “Although honey production in high in India, yet its usage is more in foreign countries.” He said the establishment of this Centre at PAU would help in enhancing the income of the farmers, keeping the environment pollution free, and improving the quality of honey. He also deliberated on social aspects of honey and said that there was lot to learn from this agriculture item.For More Photos Click Here
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Central Government as well as State Government for starting number of schemes for sustaining food security and recognizing significant contributions of PAU in promoting beekeeping as a profitable subsidiary occupation. “Punjab is a leading state in honey production,” he said, while disclosing that the state is producing 39.5 per cent of honey of the country, which is being exported to 48 countries.” “There is a progress in the income of the farmers, but thrust needs to be laid on increasing profits,” he observed. The Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre at PAU would go a long way in giving additional benefits to the farmers, he added. Dr Dhillon also highlighted various crop varieties and commercialization of processing technologies.For More Photos Click Here
Dr S.K. Malhothra, Horticulture Commissioner, Government of India, said that pollination improvement in beekeeping would lead to increased honey production. He lauded All India Coordinated Research Project on Beekeeping at PAU and said that seeing its good work, the Central Government decided to set-up this Centre in the University. He also stressed on following best management practices, and setting-up diagnostic lab and pilot processing plants.For More Photos Click Here
Dr Gurkanwal Singh, Director of Horticulture, Punjab, said that along with honey production, focus was being laid on developing high value bee products. He urged the Central Government to exempt beekeeping from GST. He also referred to the introduction of ‘apitherapy,’ a source of income generation as well as beneficial for public health.
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S. Simranjeet Singh, President of Progressive Beekeepers Association, Punjab, shed light on beekeepers’ problems such as transportation, reduced nectar in sarson and sunflower, etc. He lauded PAU for equipping beekeepers with the useful knowledge and said that beekeeping was the most lucrative occupation, requiring less expenditure and land.
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

CPI Ludhiana meet on demonetization

Failed in bringing black money through demonetization
Frustrated Modi utters lie after lie
Ludhiana: 11 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Prime Minister Modi’s statement while addressing a public meeting yesterday that the things will ease slowly slowly slowly after 31st December has shown is a reflection of frustration and realization of failure in unearthing black money through demonetization. This was stated by Com Kartar Bowani, Secretary of CPI District Ludhiana while addressing the general body meeting of the party held under the chairmanship of Com O P Mehta.  Modi’s statement that he is not being allowed to speak   in the Parliament is not only irresponsible but a blatant lie unexpected of a person holding such high position. It is clear like the day that the opposition has been demanding the Prime Minster to give statement in the Parliament but he is running away from it. Addressing the meeting Assistant Secretary of the district party  Dr Arun Mitra said that this is another false dream being shown to the people by the BJP government that from 1st January onwards a new India will be born where there will be happiness all over. But in reality they things are going to get worse, unemployment will increase and the country will be pushed towards deep economic crisis.  Failure in providing sufficient currency to the banks particularly the public sector banks the government is trying to put divert the people’s resentment towards the banks. Now the whole focus is being shifted from the black money to cashless transactions. I t is not possible for the small vendors and hawkers to install swipe machines, he said. Even the world’s most developed country the US has only 40% economy in cashless. Nothing is being said about controlling the black money in stock market, foreign banks and gold and real estate which have 95% of black money. In reality this    whole exercise has been undertaken to collect ordinary persons savings and lend these to the corporate sector at low lending rates. The claim of the government that terrorism will be controlled with this move is a total hoax as there is no let up in terrorist activity since 8th November. The meeting decided to hold rallies in all towns of the district on this issue. Among others who participated in the discussion include Com D P Maur, Ramesh Rattan, Gulzar Goria, Gurnam Sidhu, Gurnam Gill, Bharpur Swaddi, Surinder Jalaldiwal, Kewal Krishan, Kuldip Binder. Com Surinder recited a revolutionary poem. For more photos click here

Saturday, December 10, 2016

ASI Suresh Kumar, Reader to C P Ludhiana, promoted as SI

Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 3:01 PM
He was also honored by the DISC 
Ludhiana: 10 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
ASI Suresh Kumar, Reader to C P Ludhiana, promoted as SI Police Commissioner Sh. Jatinder Singh Aulakh, IPS, sh. Dhruman.H.Nimble, Ips Dy.commissioner Police, Ludhian4 sh. Bhupinder singh, pps, Dy. commissioner Police, Investigation, Ludhiana, Sh. Balkar Singh, pps, Addl.

Dy.commissioner Police, Ludhian4 honoring Suresh Kumar on his promotion.
Earlier he was also honored by the DISC of Director General of Police, punjab in 201I and decorated with President Police Medal on the occasion of Republic Day, 2016 for his Meritorious services.

Friday, December 9, 2016

New Thalassemia ward inaugurated at CMC Hospitaln

Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:31 PM
A new 7 bedded ward in the Department of Pediatrics
Ludhiana: 9 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
At a well attended function, a new 7 bedded ward in the Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College was dedicated to children with Thalassemia by Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society.  At the inauguration Dr. Abraham G Thomas-Director CMC, Chief Guest, lauded the efforts of all in providing complete care to children with Thalassemia. Dr. Jugesh Chhatwal–Head of Pediatric Department told that the institute is offering Comprehensive Care for Thalassemia from Womb to Wellbeing. The institute is the only medical college in North India which is doing Bone Marrow Transplant for Thalassemia and is affiliated with many Bone Marrow registries comprising of several thousand donors. Dr. Joseph John Head of Clinical Haematology and Stem Cell Transplant said it is now possible to offer Bone Marrow Transplant to virtually all Thalassemic children through a matched unrelated donor.

Dr. Praveen C Sobti–Professor of Pediatrics, expressed deep gratitude to the President and members of Punjab Thalassemics  Welfare Society for their generous donation towards the renovation of the ward. Among those who participated in the event were Dr. William Bhatti-Medical Superintendent, Dr. Bobby John-Principal, Dr. Kim Mammen– Additional Director, CMC, Dr. Shruti Kakkar-Honorary Secretary–Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society, Members of Zindagi Live, Several faculty members of CMC, Thalassemic children and their families. Dr. Thomas also presented mementos to all the donors and special token of appreciation to Dr. Joseph John, Dr. Amrith Mathew, Dr. Aikaj Jindal, Zindagi Live, President Student’s Council-CMC for significant contribution to the cause of Thalassemia.