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.
                                                                                                                

Monday, April 17, 2017

CT University organized Cancer Awareness and Check up camp


Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 4:38 PM
More than 2000 people from 100 villages participated
Ludhiana: 17th April 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
CT University Ludhiana in association with World Cancer Care Organization organized Cancer Awareness cum Check Up Camp in association with World Cancer Care Organization on 16 April 2017. The camp was majorly emphasized on Medical Check Up and distribution of medicines free of cost. There were six buses equipped with ultra modern equipment at this event. The Camp was inaugurated by S. Charanjit Singh Chani Chairman CT Group, S. Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal Chairman World Cancer Care, S. Jaswant Sigh Grewal Advisor World Cancer Care, Mr. Dharminder Dhillon MD world Cancer Care, Mrs. Parminder Kaur Co-Chairman CT Group, and Dr. Davinder Singh Sandhu Cancer Specialist.
More than 2000 people from approximately 100 villages participated in the camp. Besides people from Jagraon, Ludhiana, Raikot and Moga cities also came to take benefit of this camp. CT University provided free buses for patients to bring them to the camp. It is to be noted that the Malwa region topped the cancer list, with 14,682 of the 33,318 deaths in 2015. The unusually high incidence, especially in the cotton growing districts of south-western Punjab, has been linked to the use of pesticides by cotton farmers, among other factors. Malwa consumes 75% of the pesticides used in Punjab, shows the State Council for Science and Technology’s State of Environment Report. Under its CSR initiative, CT University and World Cancer Care organized this camp to help the poor and underprivileged people of this region. CT University is a multi-disciplinary, student-centric, research-focused University offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. CTU’s multi-disciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the Design and Innovation, Humanities and Linguistics, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical and Allied Medical Sciences, Education, Management, Hotel Management, Airlines, and Tourism while enabling them to expertise in their own field. Education at CTU is design to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century.
Given Information, S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chancellor, CT University and Chairman, CT Group) said CT University is a multi-disciplinary, student-centric, research-focused University offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. CTU’s multi-disciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the Design and Innovation, Humanities and Linguistics, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical and Allied Medical Sciences, Education, Management, Hotel Management, Airlines, and Tourism while enabling them to expertise in their own field. Education at CTU is design to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. He said, “We such initiatives, we also make sure to aware and work for our society.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WHO: India has the highest suicide rate

Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 4:16 PM
‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ Campaign held 
Ludhiana: 13 April 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Manojigyasa-a society of psychology students of Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana organized a function on the theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ to create awareness about the problem of depression, its causes, consequences, prevention and its treatment. According to WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries and depression is one of the leading causes for this. Globally, it is the biggest cause of ill health and disability, says WHO. In South-East Asia region, a massive 86 million people are affected by depression.

As part of the campaign Poster Making and Model Making Competitions were held. College principal, Prof. (Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is an alumnus of the college and a Ph.D. from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi was the key speaker on the occasion. Both the dignitaries were accorded floral welcome by Annie Garg and Bhanvi Mudgal, President and General Secretary respectively of Psychology Society.  Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal spoke about how negative self-schemas and cognitive distortions cause depression and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is helpful in overcoming depression. Prof. (Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal, the principal of the college, appreciated the efforts put up by the students of psychology under the guidance of Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sehgal, Head of the Psychology Department and Mrs. Parminder Nijjer. Speaking on the occasion, the principal said that such awareness campaigns are helpful in overcoming the stigma associated with depression and will lead more people to get help. Others present on the occasion included college Staff Council members, Mrs. Sharanjit Kaur, Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sahni, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur, Mrs. Varinderjit Kaur, Dr. (Mrs.) Ravinder Kaur.

The Results of Various Competitions are as follows-
 Model Making Competition
First-    Gursabeen Kaur & Sanya Behl
Second- Sheetal Sharma & Rashmeet Kaur and
  Kanupriya, Sharmishtha & Sneha Juneja
Third-   Bhanvi Mudgil & Rishika Sharma and
               Manmeet Kaur & Aayushi Khanna
Consolation- Jai Inder Kaur Grewal & Sabjasjeet Kaur
Poster Making Competition
First-    Garima Khurana
Second- Avnie Garg & Pooja
Third-   Priyanka & Kanchan
                                                            

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Annual Art Exhibition at DD Jain college for women

Ms. Poonampreet Kaur (PCS) was the chief guest
Ludhiana: 28th March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The Department of Fine Arts, Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana organized the Annual Art Exhibition on March 28, 2017. Ms. Poonampreet Kaur (PCS), Deputy Director Local Government was the chief guest on this occasion. Mrs. Naresh Jain W/o. Sh. Sukhdev Raj Jain, Chairman, college Managing Committee was the guest of honor. Ms. Neelam Dawar W/o. Sh. Surinder Dawar, MLA from Ludhiana District and Mrs. Neelam Jain W/o. Sh. Nand Kumar Jain, President, college Managing Committee, and Mrs. Abha Jain, daughter-in-law of Sh. Nand Kumar Jain graced the occasion with their benign presence. The exhibition was inaugurated with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Principal, Dr. (Mrs.) Sarita Bahl, extend a warm welcome to all the guests and said such exhibitions enrich our experience and provide nourishment to our artistic faculties. For More Pics Please Click Here
The exhibition featured the skillful works of the undergraduate students of the college. They did their best to showcase the maximum variety of the mediums and disciplines within the preview of visual arts such as still life, ink sheets, oil sheets, posters, landscapes, chowki and clay modeling. The major attractions of the exhibition were the wonderful pieces of art made from so-called waste or discarded products. These pieces included artistically decorated balls, bottles, wall hangings, photo frames, mirrors, and murals.For More Pics Please Click Here
Appreciating the efforts of the students PCS Poonam Preet Kaur said, “Such exhibitions provide a platform to the upcoming artists to exhibit their talent. It is indeed a pleasure to observe the works of these young artists”. Congratulating the convenors and the participants for successfully organizing this exhibition on such a grand level, Mrs. Neelam Dawar said: “Such efforts are must promote art as these provide an exciting opportunity for the students to share their work with the society”.For More Pics Please Click Here
Ms. Sonia Dhawan and Ms. Megha Sikka were the convenors of the exhibition. Ms. Sonia Dhawan presented a vote of thanks to all the distinguished guests and participants for their cooperation in making this event a success. She also had a special word of thanks for Sh. Sukhdev Raj Jain, Chairman of the College Managing Committee, Sh. Nand Kumar Jain, President, Sh. Vipin Kumar Jain, Sr. Vice President, Sh. Banke Bihari Lal Jain, Vice President, Sh. Rajiv Jain, Secretary, Sh. Ajay Jain Joint, Secretary, Sh. Dharam Kirti Jain, Manager, appreciated the efforts for their co-operation and encouragement during this whole project.For More Pics Please Click Here
 In order to boost the morale of the participants, some artistic pieces were selected for prizes at the end of the exhibition. Prizes were given to the winners in the following categories:
Mirror Work
1st prize: Sakshi B.A.-III
2nd prize: Neha Bagga B.A.-II
3rd prize: Priyanka B.A.-III
Consolation prize: Rachna and Madhu B.A.-II
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Captain Amarinder Singh calling on the PM Shri Narendra Modi

The Chief Minister of Punjab with PM Shri Modi
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on March 22, 2017.

Aladdin-The Musical


Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:19 PM
To be staged in Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan from 23rd to 25th of March
Ludhiana: 22 March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The Music and Theatre Workshop of Christian Medical College Ludhiana, under the patronage of Dr. Abraham G. Thomas, is going to organize its 22nd Production, “ALADDIN: THE MUSICAL” to be staged in Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan for three days starting from 23rd to 25th of March, 2017. Every year, the students of various colleges from Christian Medical College society join together to nurture the age old tradition that CMC is passing on. The main aim of doing this musical is to raise funds to aid patients who belong to the weaker section of society and need financial assistance for medical treatment.

This year the Aim with which the students have stepped in to raise funds is for patients who need to undergo Corneal Transplantations and to make people aware about Eye donation,  realizing the fact that we can bring light to the life of others.

“Aladdin: The Musical” is based on the theatrical adaptation of  the 1992 Disney movie ALADDIN.This Musical is enacted by a team of around 200 students from the Christian Medical College, Christian Dental College, College Of Nursing, College Of Physiotherapy and students of the Allied Health Science. This includes the  cast, choir, choreography, instrumentation, Props & Sets, costumes, sounds, Lights etc.
It will be a wonderful experience to watch the ingenious sets, the scintillating choreography and the songs sung to theatrical perfections!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GCG: Dr. Gill delivered a lecture on "Future of Marketing"


Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Closing Ceremony of Commerce Society and Consumer Forum 
Ludhiana: 21 March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
  Department of commerce organized the closing ceremony of commerce society and consumer forum at Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana in the college auditorium. Prof. (Dr.) Pushpinder Singh Gill, Professor at the school of management studies, Punjabi University Patiala came as the chief guest on the occasion. He was accorded a warm welcome by College Principal Prof. (Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal and Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Head of Commerce department.
 On this occasion, Dr. Gill delivered a lecture on "Future of Marketing". He threw light on converting the traditional methods of 4P's (Product, Price, Place and Promotion) to 4C's (Customer, Cost, Convenience, Communication) respectively. There was an interactive session with the students in which the guest speaker answered the queries of the students. The Students of commerce department mesmerized the audience with a beautiful cultural program. A musical skit on demonetization, welcome song, PPT on consumer awareness were main highlights of the program.   The principal of the college Prof.(Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal and chief guest appreciated the teachers and students of commerce department and gave away trophies and certificate to the winners. A vote of thanks was proposed by Shivangi, President of the commerce Society.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"These forces have turned patriotism into narrow nationalism"


Hidden agenda behind "nationalism" was exposed in the seminar
Ludhiana: 18 March 2017: (Pardeep Sharma IPTA//Punjab Screen)::
The forces in power who sided with the British during freedom struggle are now completely distorting the ideals for which great martyrs of our country laid down their lives. This was said by Prof. Jagmohan Singh while addressing a seminar organized by the Communist Party of India today under the presidentship of Com Charan Sarabha and Com Gurnam Gill at Shaheed Karnail Singh Isru Bhawan Ludhiana to commemorate and pay homage to the 87th martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. These forces have turned patriotism into narrow nationalism and are constantly working on the theory of Hitler to purge the minorities and all those who disagree with them. Killing of Dabolkar, Pansare, and Kulbargi are glaring examples of this. In addition killing of Akhlaq and merciless beating of Dalits in Una are some things unimagined by the martyrs who dreamt of a secular democratic India with socio-economic justice to all. When the people from all sections, classes including youth, women, workers and peasants of the whole country were up in arms against the British, the RSS and its outfits were eulogizing their masters. It is pertinent to mention here that their ideologue Golvalkar had called upon Hindus not waste energy against the British but to save it to fight against the Muslims, Christians and the Communists. It is an irony that Godse who killed Gandhi is being projected as a great person and even temples are being made in his memory. Savarkar, the only person whom they glorify for his going to Andaman Jail, had begged mercy from the British to release him so that he could work in unison with them, said Prof Jagmohan Singh. It is well known that Savarkar had given the theory of Hindus and Muslims as two separate nations, which had laid the basis of the partition of the country. Since peoples from all communities fought for the freedom of the country, the communal forces lost badly in the elections immediately after independence. But the capitalist mode of development was fraught with problems of inequality and injustice. A time came when the privy purses were abolished and banks and coal mines were nationalized. But all such pro-people steps were opposed by the RSS and its outfits. Addressing the meeting Com Kartar Singh Bowani, District Secretary of the Party said that these reactionary forces are working on the lines of Hitler who was built by the then corporate. Similarly, the present corporate is building Modi as a messiah for all ills. Dr. Arun Mitra, Asstt.Secretary said that the forces of Hindutva are speaking lies on the lines of Goebbels, the propaganda secretary of Hitler. Their lies are getting exposed. Despite all their efforts, they have not been able to include the name of Kanhaiya in the events at JNU. But the hounding of Gurmehar, daughter of a great martyr of this country, is a very serious matter which has to be condemned.   But India is not Germany. We have immense diversity which will save our country. Our people have an anti-imperialist history and history of assimilation. Com D P Mur Asstt. Secretary district unit cautioned that it is unfortunate that in spite of opposition by the secular and nationalist forces, the reactionary forces, under the leadership of Narinder Modi has come to power by managing the system. The examples of Goa and Manipur are clear cut defiance of the verdict given by the people. False slogans cannot solve the problems.  For more Pics Please Click Here
They will defeat such forces. City secretary of the CPI Com Ramesh Rattan said that there is a need for a broad consensus and constant movement to defeat these communal, obscurantist and parochial forces to save the Indian nation.
A book was written by Kanhaiya Kumar FROM BIHAR TO TIHAR was released on the occasion. For more Pics Please Click Here
Others who addressed include  Com Gurnam Sidhu, Dr. Gulzar Pandher, Com Kewal Banwait, Com Chamkaur Singh, Com Lalit Kumar, Com Kameshwar.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

‘Jindua’ a triangle of Romance, Emotions and Relationships

The story of smiles, tears and laughter
Ludhiana: 16th March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Sometimes a truth is worse than a thousand lies and the film that seems like a simple romantic story at first takes an unexpected turn that would have the audiences clutching their seats and experiencing a whirlwind of different colors and emotions of life. Jindua produced by Ohri Productions and Infantry Pictures in association with Yadu Productions is a Punjabi romantic film starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Neeru Bajwa and Sargun Mehta in lead roles and comedian Rajiv Thakur.  For More Pics Please Click Here
The story revolves around these three characters Jimmy Sheirgill, Neeru Bajwa and Sargun Mehta.The film is a direction of renowned Navaniat Singh, story and screenplay is given by Dheeraj Rattan. The music of the film is given by famous Jaidev Kumar, PropheC and Arjunaa Harjai. The music is labeled under Speed Records.
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Talking about the film, Actor Jimmy Sheirgill said, “The film has drama, romance, emotions and thrill. The script attracted me a lot and all the actors worked amazingly and it makes me proud to be the part of this film. The film will completely make you feel the value of relationships and I hope that the film will go that extra mile.”
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Actress Sargun Mehta said, “I am truly excited for this release. The film has a heart-touching story in which every character is emerging. The film makes you to understand the value of family and relationships. I hope the audiences will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed working in it and see you all at the cinemas.”
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On the same, Comedian Rajiv Thakur said, “The film will show you the different sides of love with a twist of love triangle. The audience will also go on a journey of love with all three characters. Also, the whole cast and crew was very supportive and we all have given our best.”
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The Director of the film Navaniat Singh said, “The most important thing for us is to make this film not only loved by couples but by every relationship. This film is full of giving value to your relationships and we hope that people will accept efforts made by all the cast and crew. 
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With ‘Jindua’ on March 17th come and fall in love with colors and emotions of life. For More Pics Please Click Here