Saturday, September 16, 2017

'International Ozone Day' was celebrated by GCG


Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:02 PM
Poster making competition was also organised
Ludhiana: 16th September 2017:(Punjab Screen Bureau)::

'International Ozone Day' was celebrated in Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana by Environment Society of the college. College principal Prof.(Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal was the honourable chief guest on this occasion. Dr. Manju Sahni, Head of department of Botany gave a warm welcome to principal madam. Pertiksha and Anchal welcomed the audience. With the help of Power point presentation, they made the students aware about the formation of ozone layer. A small open quiz was also organised to check the awareness about ozone layer created among the students. Poster making competition was also organised on the occasion. The winners of this competition are:
1st Jasmeet Kaur, M,Sc. I
2nd Sandhya Chaudhary and Amandeep Kaur, M.Sc I
3rd Tanveen Kaur and Zakia, M.Sc. I
Consolation Prize: Taranjeet Kaur M.Sc.I
The function beautifully ended with the precious words of respected Principal Madam.   

Friday, September 15, 2017

SPS Hospital will organise “DIL KI DAUD”

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:57 PM
Registrations starts on 3 places
Ludhiana:September 15th 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Satguru Partap Singh Hospitals Ludhiana will organised a Mini Marathon under the name of DIL KI DAUD on september 30. It will be starts from Guru Nanak Dev Stadium. We are announcing the opening of registrations for the 4th Edition of SPS 10K Run from Today. The 10K run and 5K run event would be held at 06:00 AM from Guru Nanak Dev Stadium on 30th September 2017.
The registration forms are available at:
  • www.sps10k.com
  • SPS Hospital Ludhiana–Sherpur Chowk, GT Road Ludhiana.
  • SPS Dialysis Centre–Model Town, Ludhiana.
  • Pavilion Mall–Near Fountain Chowk Ludhiana
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jugdiep Singh, MD – SPS Hospitals Ludhiana said, SPS 10K Run which is now in its’ 4th edition is a renowned event promoting healthy lifestyle amongst the citizens of Ludhiana and Punjab. This event is conducted regularly every year near the World Heart Day to spread awareness on the idiom of “Prevention is better than Cure”.

Mr. Jai Singh, Director–SPS Hospitals Ludhiana added that this time the event is going to be a timed event and would also be broadened to include 400m, 800m, javelin and shot-put throw, so as to give more opportunities to the budding athletes of the city and the state.
Dr. Ajay Angirish, COO – SPS Hospitals Ludhiana, further added that such events are better executed when society and organizations join hands, and seeing the overwhelming support from last 3 years, we are encouraged to conduct such health awareness events every year. Mr. Tejdeep Singh Randhawa, Senior Marketing Manager and Mr. Gurdarshan Singh Maangat, Marketing Manager were also present.



Friday, September 8, 2017

PAU holds kisan mela at RRS, Ballowal Saunkhri


Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Drip irrigation technique can be benefit farmers of Kandi area: Dr. Gosal
Ballowal Saunkhri: 8th September 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The series of PAU Kisan Melas kick started with the first mela at Regional Research
Station, Ballowal Saunkhri (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar) today. Farmers and farm
women in big number thronged the mela to see the live demonstrations, purchase
planting material and farm literature, and discuss their farm related issues with the PAU
scientists. The mela aimed at urging the farmers to not burn paddy straw, save
environment and cut expenses on social functions. Dr S.S. Gosal, Member, Board of
Management, PAU, was the chief guest while Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor,
PAU, presided over the inaugural session. Sh Chaudhary Darshan Lal Mangupur, MLA,
Balachaur, was the special guest on the occasion.
In his inaugural address, Dr Gosal said, “Farmers repose full faith in the Regional
Research Station, Ballowal Saunkhri. This station was established in 1982 and has
served the farming community tremendously.” Expressing concern over water shortage
in the Kandi region, Dr Gosal said the use of drip irrigation technique can benefit the
farmers of this area. He also called for judicious use of fertilizers, saying no to paddy
straw burning, saving environment and regularizing agricultural income. Dr Gosal urged
the farmers to avail the subsidy on tractors, being provided by the Department of
Horticulture, Punjab.
In his presidential remarks, Dr Dhillon said, “With 206 per cent cropping intensity,
the yield of various crops in Punjab has seen a rise.” He called upon the farmers to use
good quality seed, make fertilizers’ use as per requirement, use biofertilizers for good
soil health and maintain farm records for economic sustainability. He stressed on the
farmers to not indulge in paddy straw burning and instead adopt its management
technologies. Dr Dhillon further said the PAU scientists are making all-out efforts to
address the issues of the farmers of Kandi region. Voicing concern over farmers’
suicides, he highly praised the students of Gursewa College of Nursing, Garshankar, for
their theatrical skills while enacting a play, which aimed at spreading the message
“Suicide is not the solution, rather fight against all odds of life.”
The special guest, Sh Mangupur expressed his sincere gratitude to the
agricultural experts for focusing on the Kandi region. He advised the farmers to seek
University’s technical expertise regarding agriculture and its allied occupations. He also
talked about the developmental activities.
On the occasion, S. Jagjit Singh, SDM, Balachaur, was also present.
Dr M.S. Dhaliwal, Additional Director of Research (Horticulture), PAU, while
highlighting research priorities, said, “The University is conducting research on nearly
100 crops. A total of 809 crop varieties and hybrids have been developed and
recommended by PAU till date, out of which, 173 are at the national level.” The focus
area of PAU’s research is on the development of crop varieties requiring less
water, fertilizers and resistant to various insect-pests and diseases, he added. Dr

Dahliwal also apprised farmers of several newly released crop varieties and their
production- protection technologies.
Earlier, Dr G.S. Buttar, Additional Director of Extension Education, PAU,
welcomed the dignitaries and the farmers, farm women and the rural youth. He said the
number of farmers participating in this mela is seeing an upward trend. The challenges
of Kandi region are different from all, he added. “About 34 per cent of population of
Punjab is having less than 5 acres of land. This Regional Research Station came up
with the special objective of serving the small farmers of the Kandi region
(Nawanshaher, Hoshiarpur and Ropar),” he added. In addition, four Krishi Vigyan
Kendras are established at Langroya, Bahowal, Ropar and Pathankot
to address the issues of the farmers, he told. Dr Buttar urged the visitng farmers to reap
benefits by receiving trainings in various aspects of agriculture from these KVKs.
Dr Manmohanjit Singh, Director, Regional Research Station, Ballowal Saunkhri,
proposed the vote of thanks. During the mela, as many as 116 stalls were put up by
various departments of PAU and other organizations. Huge rush of farmers was seen at
the seed sale centre of this station. The students of Gursewa College of Nursing also
enthralled the gathering with their giddha performance.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Results of PAU contest on Suicide Prevention declared

Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 4:40 PM
Total of 873 entries in contest: 68 institutions: 19 districts
Ludhiana: September 7, 2017 (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The results of first ever youth contest in the state by Punjab Agricultural University on suicide prevention were announced here today. Dr. Gurinder Kaur Sangha, Dean, College of Basic Science & Humanities, PAU disclosed that there were a total of 873 entries in essay, story, poetry, slogan and poster contest. About 68 institutions spread across 19 districts of the state participated. A panel of 16 eminent judges including stalwarts in the respective fields judged all the entries. She stated that the initiative was held to sensitise and mobilise the society for suicide prevention interventions.  
The results are as under:
ESSAY Level-1 First Prize: Anterpreet Kaur (Baba Kharag Singh College, Amritsar) Second: Prachi Sharma (St. Soldier Divine Public School, Una Road Hoshiarpur) Third: Simran Kaur (Akal Academy, Bharana, Ferozepur) Consolation: Harmilan Kaur (Guru Hargobind Public Senior Sec. School, Ludhiana)
Level-2 First Prize: Pooja Manchanda (Ludhiana) Second: Manpreet Kaur (Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, Raikot) Third: Tejinder Kaur (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana) Consolation: Ayushi Gupta (Pathankot)
POETRY Level-1 First Prize: Gurleen Kaur Romana (Bathinda) Second: Nandika Chuneja (DAV Public School, Ludhiana) Third: Grahilpreet Singh (Sant Ishar Singh ji Memorial Public School, Rara Sahib) Consolation: Damanpreet Kaur (Akal Academy, Fatehgarh Chhanna, Sangrur), Anterpreet Kaur (Baba Kharag Singh College, Amritsar), Amritpal Singh (Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Khankot, Amritsar)
Level-2 First Prize: Kartika (Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana) Second: Kinderjeet Kaur (Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, Raikot) Third: Namrita Singh (Ludhiana) Consolation: Amritpal Kaur (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana), Manjot Kaur (Arya Bhatt College, Barnala), Harinder Singh (Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib), Ishpreet Singh (Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana)
SLOGAN Level-1 First Prize: Gurinder Singh (BCM Senior Sec. School, Ludhiana) Second: Inderpal Singh (HVM Convent Senior Sec. School, Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana) Third: Abhinav Jain (DAV Public School, Ludhiana) Consolation: Chandeep Kaur (Jalandhar), Simranjeet Kaur (Akal Academy, Fatehgarh Chhanna, Sangrur), Gurpreet Singh (Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Amritsar), Sejal Gandhi (DAV Public School, Ludhiana)
Level-2 First Prize: Hargunpreet Singh (Punjabi University, Patiala) Second: Harshpreet Kaur (Ludhiana) Third: Ravijot Kaur (Ludhiana) Consolation: Kartika (Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana), Preetinder Singh (Ludhiana), Amanjot Singh (Bajaj College, Chaunki maan), Navjot Kaur (Sri Guru Angad Dev College of Education, Khadur Sahib)
STORY Level-1 First Prize: Ruhi Singh (Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda) Second: Parleen Kaur (Amrit Indo Canadian Academy, Ladian, Ludhiana) Third:Komalpreet Kaur (Akal Academy, Bharana, Ferozepur) Consolation: Muskan Sharma (Amrit Indo Canadian Academy, Ladian, Ludhiana), Parneet Kaur (Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Senior Sec. School, Jogi Cheema, Gurdaspur), Rajinder Kaur (Akal Academy, Bharana, Ferozepur), Charm (DAV Public School, Ludhiana)
Level-2 First Prize: Amritpal Kaur (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana) Second: Srishti Tiwari (College of Home Science, PAU) Third: Nisha Rani (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana) Consolation: Satwinder Singh (Govt. Brijindra College, Faridkot), Preetinder Singh (Ludhiana), Damanjot Kaur (CoBScH, PAU), Prabhjot Kaur (Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana)

POSTER Level-1 First Prize: Anmol Singh (Guru Hargobind Public Senior Sec. School, Ludhiana) Second: Pearl (Sant Ishar Singh ji Memorial Public School, Rara Sahib) Third: Priya (BCM Senior Sec. School, Ludhiana) Consolation: Pushpinder Singh (Sahibzada Fateh Singh Senior Sec. School, Malerkotla, Sangrur), Amandeep Singh (STS World School, Rurka Kalan, Jalandhar), Khushwinder Singh (Akal Academy, Fatehgarh Chhanna, Sangrur), Eakamjot Kaur (Akal Academy, Bharana, Ferozepur), Arvinder Singh (Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Amritsar), Ritika (Amrit Indo Canadian Academy, Ladian, Ludhiana)

Level-2 First Prize: Radhika (Ludhiana) Second: Ramanjot Singh (GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar) Third: Vijay Kumar (GRD Academy, Ludhiana) Consolation: Harman Kaur (GCG, Ludhiana), Prabhdeep Singh (CT University, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana), Kajal (GCG, Ludhiana), Aatma Sahni (CT University, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana), Gurpreet Kaur (DMC College of Nursing, Ludhiana), Vibhu Vaid (Ludhiana)
Apart from these many appreciation awards under various categories were declared. The winners will be honoured at the Pal Auditorium of the university on Sunday, September 10 which is also the World Suicide Prevention Day.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Ludhiana girl inspire students to speak at TED ED, USA

Friday 1st September at 20:23  FB            
I believe in making things happen:Reetika Madaan
Ludhiana: 1st September 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

“I believe in making things happen” says Reetika Madaan , official TED Ed club leader at Ludhiana. Ardent researcher, passionate teacher and an extraordinary orator brought the first ever TED ED CLUB platform outside school in ludhiana empowering students aged 18 and below to believe in the power of ideas to change a life , to spark conversations and spread great ideas.
After getting acclaimed for her research at Reserve Bank of India and IIT Delhi and  IIM Ahmedabad. She has now invited the guest of honor Ms. Malaika Goel, Silver medalist pistol shooter at Commonwealth games 2014 to inspire students to believe in their dreams and never give up. Guest speaker Shaurya Aggarwal, aged 19, insightful student who studies medicine in London talked about patient care and its relevance. 
Dashreet Partap Singh aged 12, from DAV school Ludhiana, vibrant club member talked about how scientific thinking has revolutionized the world.
Orientation meet concluded with compelling conversations, unending applauses, and powerful handshakes while being thrilled for next session.   

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Installation Ceremony of Red Cross at GCG Ludhiana

Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 4:27 PM
A PowerPoint presentation was also presented
Ludhiana: 30th August 2017: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::
Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana organized an installation ceremony of  the  Red Cross Society in collaboration with Anti Drug Society . Prof. (Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal, Principal of the college was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The principal was given floral welcome by Mrs. Kiranjit Kaur Brar, Miss Satveer Kaur, Mrs. Gurwinder Kaur and Mrs. Rosy Nagpal. While addressing the students, the hon'ble chief guest shared her words of wisdom and enlightenment with the students. Badges were given to all the office bearers and executive members of the society by the chief guests as a form of blessings and best wishes for future responsibilities. A PowerPoint presentation was presented by the students followed by delightful Punjabi song and cultural performance. At the end of the ceremony Prof.(Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal gave her blessings and precious remarks. The ceremony, thus came to an end by Student in charge Red Cross Society, Gurleen Kaur giving a vote of thanks.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

World suicide prevention day contest

Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 4:58 PM
PAU Extends date for receiving entries

Ludhiana: August 29th, 2017: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::
Dr. Sarabjeet Singh, Professor of Journalism, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), informed today that the last date for receiving entries for World Suicide Prevention Day Contest (by PAU) has been extended till Friday i.e. September 1, 2017. He said the University has already received a number of entries and there was huge enthusiasm among participants throughout the state. It is noteworthy here that the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, PAU, is organizing this state level contest in connection with suicide prevention initiatives. Every year World Health Organization (WHO) and International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) mark September 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day. This year the theme is “Take a minute – Change a life.”
Giving details, Dr. Sarabjeet Singh said, “The contest includes five competitions, namely writing of an essay, poetry, story, slogan coining, and poster making. There are two levels for participation: Level I- Students from class 9th to 12th and Level II – Youth in the age group of 18-35 years (residing in Punjab).” The topics have been designed in such a way that builds the remedial and coping skills of the people, thereby, helping them face the odds of life, he added. These include ‘How to pass difficult moments of life?,’ ‘Suicide: A Problem, not a Solution,’ ‘Perseverance is the hallmark of Punjabis,’ ‘Shun big fat Weddings/Bhogs,’ and ‘Boost brotherhood – Reduce tension.’  
           For essay contest, the word limit is 400-500 words, the creative poem should have a minimum of 8 lines, the number of slogans should be 3 to 5, the size of the poster should be half chart and story should be in less than 1000 words, he told. The language for the contest can be Punjabi, Hindi or English, he said. One can participate in one or more competitions, he said, adding that entries should be one’s own creation and no plagiarism should be involved.
Soft copies of entries can be sent at psvpau@gmail.com or hard copies can be mailed by post to Head, Department of Agricultural Journalism, Languages and Culture, PAU, Ludhiana.  Winners will be honored at PAU on Sunday i.e. September 10.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Declare nuclear weapons illegal-IDPD


Ludhiana Seminar urged India and Pakistan 
Ludhiana: 6th August 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Nuclear weapons biggest public health hazard- Opportunity to prevent now Indian and Pakistan urged to support the UN treaty declaring nuclear weapons illegal
People from all walks of life including doctors, lawyers, teachers, women, youth, students and trade unionists etc. at a seminar held at Circuit House, Ludhiana today through a unanimously adopted resolution called upon the governments of India and Pakistan to join the United Nations Treaty legally binding the nations to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination. The UN resolution adopted by 122 votes in favour and only one against declared the nuclear weapons possession, development, sale, keeping them on launch as illegal. This is a big step forward towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons from earth. Ironically the nuclear weapon states did not join the deliberations.
Addressing the seminar Dr Arun Mtira – Senior Vice President IDPD said that the tiny atomic bombs (as per the standards of the present day nuclear weapons) killed around 140,000 people in Hiroshima and nearly 70,000 in Nagasaki and roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. Out of 300 doctors 272 died; 1684 of 1780 died and 42 of 45 hospitals were destroyed. There was complete lack of medical care. High dose of radiations added to the woes. It is assumed that there are nearly 17000 nuclear weapons on earth today which are enough to destroy all the flora and fauna several times over. A hypothetical study named  “Bombing Bombay”  by M. V. Ramana, a physicist who works at the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and the Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University, reveals that even a small bomb, such as the one used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, would kill from 150,000 to 800,000 (8 lakh) people. Up to 2,000,000 (20 lakh) people would be injured. Besides this there would be large amount of collateral damage causing chaos all around.  The radiation effect will last for many years to come.
Dr Balbir Shah  gave a heart-rendering description of destruction by the nuclear weapons through poetry by Sahir  and expressed sadness that unfortunately the world has not learnt lesson and nuclear weapons continue to remain on earth.
Dr Bharti Uppal, quoting the study by Dr Ira Helfand, Co President of IPPNW on Climate Consequences of Regional Nuclear War pointed out that even a limited nuclear war could put over two billion people at risk globally. Based on a study with an example, a war between India and Pakistan involving 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, would kill up to 20 million people outright.
Prof. Jagmohan Singh said that methodology should be evolved by the civil society to force the nuclear weapon states to abide by the decision of the UN General Assembly. 
M S Bhatia – Co-Convener Social Thinkers Forum said that people cannot be made to suffer at the whims of the military industrial complex. India and Pakistan are amongst the countries with very low indicators on human development index. Our people desperately need health and education. The arms race must be stopped and money diverted for development.
Through another resolution it was requested to the government of Punjab that this subject should be made part of the curriculum for school students. 
Others who addressed include Dr Sanjeev Uppal, Dr S K Prabhaker, Mrs Kusum Lata, Ranjit Singh, D P Maur, Vicky Mahesri, Deepak Kumar etc.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Doctors irked over Togadia’s participation in IMA rally

Dr. Arun Mitra wrote a letter to IMA president
Ludhiana: 8th June 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The ranks of medical fraternity under the Indian Medical Association (IMA) here are divided on the participation of VHP leader Pravin Togadia in the protest held by the IMA in New Delhi on June 6. Doctors across the country had observed a strike demanding a central legislation to deal with violence against doctors.

In an open letter written to IMA president KK Aggarwal, former district president and former state senior vice-president Dr. Arun Mitra said the doctors here had whole-heartedly supported the nationwide strike on June 6 because they were convinced that the majority of the doctors were sensitive towards their duty and sincerely tended to the sick and infirm.

Taking strong exception to inviting ParveenTogadia to address the IMA rally at New Delhi, Dr. Mitra charged the IMA president of either being ignorant and naive about Togadia’s hard line views or having some ulterior motive. “The act of inviting Togadia to the rally has lowered the professional prestige of the organization,” he remarked.

Mitra said doctors were entitled to know the reason for inviting Togadia to address the rally when he has no locus standi. 

In his letter Dr. Mitra said,"We actively participated in the  protest against violence on  doctors organized by the   IMA on 6th June 2017 because we are convinced that most of the doctors are sensitive towards their duty of care to the patients, they are compassionate and are truthful in their total approach to the care of the sick and the infirm.  Even though we have strong reservations over certain approaches of the IMA central leadership, for example, getting support from the pharmaceutical companies for organizing education programs in a lavish manner,  endorsing certain commercial products and also on holding IMA meetings in places like  Pataya in Thailand. As concerned members, we had pointed out about these from time to time." 
He further said,"I, Arun Mitra have been an active member of the association since the early 1980s and was President of the Ludhiana unit and then senior vice president of Punjab state IMA in 2009. Therefore despite the reservations mentioned above we have been involved in the IMA because I feel that this is the premier body of the doctors which carries legacy of eminent persons like Dr A K N Sinha and Dr B C Roy. But we were utterly perturbed to learn that Parveen Togadia was invited to address the rally at Delhi.

Doctors are taught to have patience and provide care within best of our ability to the patients irrespective of caste, creed or community. As a doctor we give declaration and pledge that we will consecrate life to the service of humanity. This clearly means that we dedicate ourselves to humanity. Parveen Togadia is well known for venomous hate speeches. When one possesses bias against a particular community how can one justify the commitment to serve all the people in the same manner?
Inviting ParveenTogadia to address indicates that either you are ignorant and naive about Togadia's views or you have some ulterior motive.  This act of inviting Togadia has lowered the professional prestige of the organization.

As citizens of the country and members of IMA we have every reason to know why he was invited to address when he has no locus standi, he is neither any office bearer of the IMA nor he is a doctor of great eminence that his presence will boost the cause of IMA. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

The success story of Punarjot eye donation movement

Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 4:07 PM
Let’s work together to control of blindness 
New Delhi: 5th June 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Let's come forward to make India corneal blindness backlog free country with joint efforts
 
We shared the success story of Punarjot eye donation movement of Punjab at let's talk cornea national conference of CAMBA cornea Andhatav mukt Bharat Abhiyan under the aegis of Saksham NGO of  Madhav netripedhi of Nagpur for blindness free India campaign at Manekshaw convention center, Delhi Cantonment.
 
In power presentation, A struggle story of Punarjot eye donation, collection of highest collection of donated eyes in NGO sector, providing free corneal transplantation to all, free training of eye banking staff, was appreciated by corneal surgeons and eye banking social personalities from all northern states of India  and  it will help in movement of corneal blindness backlog free India campaign l.
 
Beautiful Manekshaw convention center with motivating ambiance.
Eye donation movement also represents a sense of equality and national unity and integration.
Let’s work together to control of blindness to serve humanity.
For any more information and details, please feel free to contact.
 
Dr Ramesh MD
Director
Dr. Ramesh Superspecialty Eye & Laser Centre,
65-A, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, PB,
Ph. 0161-2464999, 98143-31433, 9780015715
Website:www.rameshvision.com


Saturday, June 3, 2017

India must take firm stand against Trump

Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 5:28 PM
BJGV Jatha criticized Trump's Anti India Rhetotic 
Meeting opposed his stand on Paris agreement 
Ludhiana: 4 June 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha has criticized US President Donald Trump for pulling out of Paris agreement on climate change. After a meeting of the Jatha held under the chairmanship of its president Shri Ranjit Singh it was said that this act of Trump is a total violation of international commitments. The Paris agreement is based on commitment to prevent climate change by reducing the carbon production. Through this agreement the developed countries, who are responsible for excess carbon concentration in the atmosphere, which is causing green house effect and thus climate change will take steps to mitigate this harmful change.  Under the agreement the polluter countries would pay back in form of carbon credits to the developed countries to keep up their economies. Whereas the whole world agrees to this the US has now pulled out. Not only that trump has given a statement against India accusing us of having desire to extract billions.   This is totally wrong, uncalled for and against all norms and forms of international relations based on mutual respect. The govt. of India should give an effective reply to this statement of trump. Those who participated in the deliberations include Dr Arun Mitra, M S Bhatia, I S Sodhi, Dr Rajinder Pal singh Aulakh, Rector Kathuria, Pardeep Sharma.

Friday, May 19, 2017

MTSM: Sakshi bagged 8th position in university

Fri, May 19, 2017 at 2:56 PM
First in college by securing 68% M.A-English 1st sem
Ludhiana: 19th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for women were on the cloud nine as they clinched two from the top ten University positions in M.A-English 1st sem. Examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. Sakshi bagged 8th position in university and first in college by securing 68% whereas Riju Bala stood 9th in University and 2nd in college with 67.75%. Poonam secured 3rd position in college with 67% marks.

         College Principal Dr.Mrs.Kirandeep Kaur applauded the efforts of the faculty members and the students by saying that the students have added another feather to the cap by securing University Positions. College President S. Swaran Singh Ji and Secretary S. Kanwalinder Singh Ji congratulated the students who worked hard to achieve their goals and faculty members for their proper guidance and teaching. They also gave the students their warm and best wishes for a bright future.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nehal Wadhera of BCM Arya to attend Zonal Cricket Camp

Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Nehal is a part of select group of 24 players
Ludhiana: 17th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Nehal Wadhera of BCM AryaSenior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, is a part of select group of 24 players from all the states of North India i.e. Punjab, Delhi-Haryana, Himachal, and J&K. He is the only player of Ludhiana from his age group to be part of this elite camp.
These players from their respective States are chosen after their exemplary performance in recently held U-16 National level tournament called Vijay Merchant Trophy. This left-handed batsman is known for his fantastic cricketing techniques.
As per principal Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur, “We are very happy to see that along with the passion for the game, he maintains good academics too.“
Son of prominent education entrepreneur Mr. Kamal Wadhera of TCY group, Nehal has been a very dedicated player since age 8. According to his mother Gurpreet Wadhera, “Nehal has always been highly focused and dedicated towards his game.”
Further, these 24 players will be under strict observation of the best coaches for almost a month. At the end of this camp, top players for the inter-zonal tournament will be taken out.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Defeat forces of communalism and hatred-CPI


Save harmony, unity and secular values of Indian society
Ludhiana: 7th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Team)::
Whatever they may do, people of India will not let the efforts of communalists of any brand using any religion as the cover for their nefarious designs to create social disharmony and split the society with the motive to establish a theocratic state succeed. This is because our people fought together irrespective of religion, caste, creed or gender to overthrow the British imperialism when the RSS and its outfits not only did not fight against the British rather connived with them. Our constitution guarantees right to freedom of speech and life with dignity to all its citizens and these hard earned rights will not be allowed to be taken away. This was said by Com. Amar Jeet Kaur, national secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) while addressing a seminar to commemorate the victory over fascism and challenges & resistance to such tendencies in present-day India. She said that Fascism was at its peak in the 1930s in Germany, Italy and Japan. Supported by the corporate sector, rights of freedom were fully curbed and any kind of dissent was not allowed. This caused holocaust killing lakhs of people, the Jews, Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists and ordinary people in Germany. Second world war resulted in the death of over 5.5 crore people. But ultimately these forces were defeated and 9th May is observed as the day of victory of fascism. Such tendencies are being witnessed in our country these days. The BJP has resorted to the Gobbelian theses of - "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." The RSS guided BJP used this thesis during elections as well as during demonetization with the help of a section of media. But all the promises made have fallen flat; Rs.15 Lakh in every pocket has not been met with. The promise of the generation of 2 crore jobs has turned out to be totally false as only 1.35 lakhs could be generated. Price rise continues in the same way; corruption is at its peak and incidents like Vyapam in which 47 people have been killed; a case of fraud by Lalit Modi; Vijay Mallya's running away under the nose of the government are some big examples. To hide its failure there is all out effort to divert the issue in the name of Cow protection or building Ram Mandir. Prime Minister's rhetoric that demonetization will end terrorism has been totally belied. Kashmir is in the worst situation in its history. Borders have become tense. But the government is out to spread jingoism and war-mongering not realising that any war between India and Pakistan could lead to nuclear disaster.   Minorities are being persecuted in the name of cow protection, love jihad or religious conversions. Same is true of their approach towards Dalits. Now the reports that even Hindus taking cows for milking have been targeted. All those who give dissent are labelled as anti-nationals and are even eliminated. Universities are being targeted and students movements raising their demands are being dubbed as anti-nationals. But our country which has grown on values of democracy and respect for all religions and inhibits people from diverse ethnic groups will not let this continue for long. She further said that fundamentalists and communalists of each brand supplement each other’s efforts thus further endangering communal feelings among the majority community. This has to be fought back vociferously. But for this we need unity at the broader level she said.
Speaking on the occasion Com Kartar Singh Bowani District Secretary of the party said that such events need to be organised at several places.
Dr Arun Mitra Asstt. Secretary of the district unit of the CPI said that we have to struggle hard against the ideology of hatred as being spread by the RSS and it outfits and builds our country based on love and brotherhood of all human beings.
Com Ramesh Rattan City secretary said that party will organise such events at different places.     
Others who spoke on the occasion include Com D P Maur, Com Gurnam Sidhu, Com Gulzar Goria, Com Charan Sarabha and Com Kewal Singh Banwait. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Do not burn wheat stubble: PAU VC Appeals to farmers

Sat, May 6, 2017 at 5:16 PM
It spoils the carbon cycle of nature
Ludhiana: 6th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Team):
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After wheat harvesting, a serious note of stubble burning is being taken by the Higher Courts and the environmental organizations.  While interacting with the media today, the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon appealed to the farmers of Punjab to avoid burning wheat stubble as it spoils the carbon cycle of nature, pollutes the environment and deteriorates the soil health. In addition, it destroys the nutritional traits and the friendly insects, resulting in attack of more insect pests on crops and increasing the farm expenses for their management. Hailing from an agricultural family, Dr Dhillon said he was well aware of the hard work and expenditure required for straw management. A few decades back, wheat was harvested in the sunshine and its grains were extracted after drying for several days. Dr. Dhillon said the industrious farmers of Punjab can plough the wheat residue in the soil instead of burning it. By irrigating it, it will be beneficial for the next crop, he added. Regarding expenses, he said the yields of paddy and wheat have been better this year and also paved way for financial benefits. The farmers could spend some amount out of it for managing the wheat stubble, he suggested.
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           Dr. Dhillon expressed his confidence that the farmers of Punjab have always adopted the recommendations of Punjab Agricultural University and would further listen to his advice of not indulging in stubble burning.  He stressed that conserving natural resources was the prime need for the benefit of health, environment, and future generations.
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           Present on the occasion were Dr. R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education; Dr. J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology;  and Dr. Jagdish Kaur, Additional Director Communication, PAU.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Parents Associations against High Charges by Schools united

Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM
Started media info campaign from a nationwide platform 
From New Delhi Press Club:
We had created a nationwide platform for all the activists working against the commercialization of the education back in February 2017. But in many states, the parents' associations have been actively working for the several years on these issues. We have studied all the aspects of this gigantic problem. Some have staged peaceful protests, some have filed cases before the courts and while pursuing our aim we have been getting tremendous support from the media also. Accordingly, we have decided to keep informing the media about the details of all such developments periodically i.e. various aspects of this gigantic problem, solutions we have in our mind and our actual field works either by way of launching protests and filing cases before courts.
Discussions at today’s press conference:
 A) Main aspects of the problems-
1) Anubha Sahai from IWPA said that there is no uniform law for education all over the nation. Some states like Maharashtra have comparatively effective law whereas states like Madhya Pradesh and Union Territory Chandigarh have no law to curb commercialization of education at all.
2)  Gurpreet Kaur from Chandigarh Parents Association said that though there are comparatively effective laws present in few states no implementation of such laws has been followed e.g. law to put behind the bar for 3 years for an offender collecting capitation fee exists since as back as 1988 in Maharashtra but it has not been implemented despite the fact that education department itself has mentioned in its hundreds of reports that many schools have collected illegal fees. Similarly, in the state of Punjab, the government and the administration have totally failed to implement refund orders from the schools which were decided by the Fee Regulatory Committee appointed by the Punjab & Haryana High Court. These refund orders are in corers of rupees. Even the schools continue to charge exorbitant amount in the form of annual charges, readmission charges, development fund, activity charge, computer charges, smart class charges and other charges.
3) Sunil Verma of Dwarka Parents Association said that most brutal method used by the schools is removing the child from the school for nonpayment of fees. All the incidents we have seen in past few months are those where schools have removed children for want of illegal payments only. Many schools resort to mental punishment to the students who are debarred from attending classes and are made to sit in the library whole day long.
4) Manoj Sharma of Haryana Abhibhavak Ekta Manch said that the schools force the children to purchase books & uniforms from some specified shops who sell these at much higher rates. The schools change the books frequently so that the previous books cannot be reused and schools & the shopkeepers make the huge profit.
5) Gautam Vohra from Faridabad Parents Association said that schools are not following mandatory requirements under RTE act e.g. submitting their audit reports every year under Form II which they fear would expose their actual profiteering.
B) Our strategy so far planned and implemented-
1) Nitin Goyal, president of Chandigarh Parents Association informed that we have created India Wide Parents Association, a nationwide platform to unite all the activists working against the commercialization of the education. We do provide legal and other assistance to any activists or parents approaching us from all over the nation. Recently we had staged protests at CBSE and met NCPCR representative who immediately took cognizance of our complaint and as soon as their orders of inquiries were passed schools immediately restored the admission of the expelled children. Some of our activists have worked at local levels also and have successfully restored the expelled students whereas incidents where errant schools have refused to restore the expelled students we are initiating legal proceedings as well as criminal and civil actions not only against the school authorities but against public authorities too who are deliberately neglecting to perform their statutorily binding duties.
2) Narender Munjal from Faridabad Parents Association said that we have also prepared legal drafts and same shall be filed before various courts and commissions all over the nation against illegal fee collections by the school authorities and also against the negligent public authorities. We will also pray to prosecute such negligent public authorities.
Swaroop Singh from Ludhiana all School Parents Association informed that “Today we met the members of NCPCR to discuss on pending issues since many months related to child harassment and corporal punishment and request them to resolve the pending disputes immediately. SCPCR across India has failed to perform their duties.”
Manjit Singh from Ludhiana said that we demand the central and state governments to review the minority status granted to these institutions after the enactment of RTE Act. To conduct a thorough enquiry to verify whether they are imparting education to minority children or not and to verify the records as to how many children from minority background are studying in these institutions and to cancel the minority status of these schools which are taking undue advantage of this status granted to these institutions and also take criminal action against these institutions which are targeting children They are misusing the  minority status to escape from their obligations under RTE and other laws. All provisions of RTE must be applicable to minority institutions.
Rajiv Sharma from Ludhiana In the past three months since the formation of IWPA we have been successful with few practical difficulties and are able to contribute for the society. We plan to spread this movement further and request your popular newspaper and news channel to publish/broadcast the same.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Press Invitation by GCG Ludhiana


Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM
MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid, I.A.S. (Ret.), will distribute the prizes
Ludhiana: 19th April 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
According to the Press  Incharge, Govt.College for Girls, Ludhiana Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana is organizing 74th Annual Prize Distribution Function on 20-04-17 at 10:30 am in the College auditorium. Hon'ble S. Kuldeep Singh Vaid, I.A.S. (Ret.), M.L.A will distribute the prizes. You are requested to attend and cover this function.