Monday, December 25, 2017

Join the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 5:40 PM
India should take initiative to convince nuclear weapons states 
Ludhiana: 25th December 2017: (Punjab Screen team)::
Time has come now for all the nuclear weapons possessing countries to join the TREATY PROHIBITING NUCLEAR WEAPONS (TPNW) and phase out these weapons of mass destruction to save earth. This was said by Dr Arun Mitra – Co President IPPNW while addressing a seminar on Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN – Tasks Ahead at Circuit House, Ludhiana today. Large number of people from different walks of life including doctors, teachers, lawyers, women, students, youth and social activists participated in this seminar organized jointly by Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Social Thinkers Forum.   
A seven member delegation from Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) from different parts of the country  including Dr Arun Mitra -  Co President International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Dr S S Soodan-President, Dr Satyajit Kumar Singh-Senior Vice President, Dr Shakeel Ur Rahman-General Secretary, Dr Jeetendra Singh-Secretary of IDPD, Dr Bibha Singh and Dr Yahya Khan    participated in the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Oslo, Norway  on 10th December 2017. Expressing joy at the award as a recognition to the anti nuclear movement said Dr Arun Mitra that it is time to not just rejoice the award, but for commitment to work hard to make all the nine nuclear weapons states join the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons (TPNW) passed by the UN General Assembly by 122 vs one vote on 7th July 2017. The ICAN was launched as a group of various peace movements around the world on 23rd April 2007 as an idea conceived by the IPPNW to build a broad based movement for nuclear disarmament. It now has 468 partners with IDPD as one of them. Various researches have shown that even a limited nuclear war using 100 Hiroshima sized bombs will put 2 billion people at the risk of starvation and death. Total number of nuclear weapons on earth at present is estimated to be about 17000 which can put all the flora and fauna at the risk of extinction. Such catastrophic effects must not be allowed and therefore the nuclear weapons must be abolished for good. For this the ICAN has organised several civil society meets around the world on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. This ultimately convinced the UNO to discuss the issue and succeeded in getting the TPNW through.
It is imperative that there should not be any escalation of tension in Indian subcontinent and all efforts should be undertaken to maintain the peace in the region. Any small arms low level conflict has in it implicit danger of use of nuclear weapons because both India and Pakistan have over 120 nuclear weapons each. The IDPD has reiterated commitment for a nuclear weapon free world.   Click here to see more pics on FB
Dr N S Bawa said that India should take initiative and convince all the nuclear weapon states to join TPNW. He further narrated the harrowing images of mass destruction he had seen during his visit to Hiroshima peace museum.
M S Bhatia–Co Convener Social Thinkers Forum called up all the participants in the seminar to spread this message.
S.Ranjit Singh–President Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha gave vote of thanks.
Others who joined the seminar are Dr Shakti Kumar, Dr Jaswinder Singh, Dr Tejinder Toor, Dr Gursharan Singh, Dr Gurcharan Kaur Kochar, Student leader Deepak Kumar, Gurnam Gill, Gurnam Sidhu, Jagdish Rai Bobby, Swaroop Singh, Vijay Kumar, B S Walia, Avtar Chibbar.
For more details please contact:M S Bhatia–Co Convener Social Thinkers Forum. His mobile number is: 9988491002

Friday, November 17, 2017

Glacial dust streams into the Gulf of Alaska

16th November 2017
Glacial Dust from the Copper River Valley
The NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument captured this plume of glacial dust streaming into the Gulf of Alaska from the Copper River Valley. As glaciers flow, they grind against underlying bedrock, which produces a very fine powder known as “glacial flour” or “rock flour.” Rich in iron, this silty substance often flows into rivers and lakes, giving the water a brown or grey tinge. When water levels are low, the flour dries out on riverbanks and deltas. Winds then lift the dust into the air and can transport it over several hundred miles of open ocean. Researchers are using satellite data to better understand how glacial dust events in the Gulf of Alaska can trigger phytoplankton growth, which affects marine ecosystems in the region.

Although true-color images like this may appear to be photographs of Earth, they aren't. They are created by combining data from the three color channels on the VIIRS instrument sensitive to the red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths of light into one composite image. In addition, data from several other channels are often also included to cancel out or correct atmospheric interference that may blur parts of the image.   
(Image and details source:NOAA/NASA)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heavy rain and snow battering the Pacific Northwest

14th November 2017
The storm system will deliver high winds and heavy rain

A strong low pressure system approaches the Pacific Northwest in this image from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite, taken November 14, 2017. The storm system will deliver high winds and heavy rain to coastal areas, while heavy snow is expected across the mountain ranges of the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings in high-elevation regions of the Pacific Northwest, and gale warnings are in effect along the Oregon and Washington coasts.

Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under going testing and should not be used operationally. (Image and detail source:NOAA

NOAA National Weather Service 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Flag March by Revolutionary Party of India (RMPI)

Centenary Celebration of Russian October Revolution

Ludhiana: 7th November 2017: (Punjab Screen Team)::

The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI ) organised a flag march in the city today to commorate 100 years of Russian Revolution led by com. VI Lenin. This revolution left an indelible mark on whole world. It brought Russia to the status of a world super power ending poverty and unemployment . it paved the way for Quality Education Health and other basic needs for all its citizens. not only that Russia could help many countries to win freedom and embark upon the path of development. It also impressed thousands of thinkers intellectuals and revolutionaries like Shaheed Bhagat Singh who also set forth Socialism as a goal for India alongwith winning freedom from the British Imperialists.

        As a result of such sacrifices our country could win freedom in 1947 but the goal of Revolution ( Inqulab ) to a socialist India is still unfulfilled. The dispensations at the helm under both congress led UPA and BJP led NDA have been working to serve the interests of Indian and foreign MNC's thus forcing millions of workers peasants small traders and enterpreneurs to live a miserable life. The present capitalist path of development  has led to so called jobless growth thus leading to unprecedented groth of unemployment for the youth particularly the ones who got costly and unaffordable education. The only solution for India's problems is a socialist revolution. This was stated by com. Jagtar Singh district secretary RMPI  Com Raghbir Singh and Com Mohinder Singh Acharwal Amarjit Singh Sehzad Jamhoori Kissan Sabha leaders Harnek Singh Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujwan Sabha Leader Com Charanjit Singh MNREGEA workers union leader. This flag march starting from Verka Milk Plant passed through Bhai Bala Chowk Ghumar Mandi Domoria Bridge  Raiway Station  Jagraon bridge Dholewl Chowk Bus Stand New courts Pakhowal Road and culminated at Phullanwal Ludhiana.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Smog Blankets Upper Indus-Ganga Plain

2nd Nov 2017
Heavy traffic also among contributing factors to the pollution
Smog covers the Upper Ganga Plain in India and Pakistan and settles in the valleys of the western Himalaya Mountains in this Suomi NPP VIIRS image from November 1, 2017. Cities of this region like Delhi are experiencing spikes in pollution levels and very poor air quality. Local news sources report heavy traffic, waste burning and crop fires to be contributing factors to the pollution. (Detail and Image Source:NOAA)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Unconcerned, Casual and Callous Attitude alleged

Central Bank Employees Criticized Bank Management 
Ludhiana: 17th October 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

The employees and officers of Central Bank of India in large number staged a demonstration against the management to press for their long outstanding demands. This was held in front of the Regional Office of the bank situated at Ferozepur road Ludhiana. Their demands include immediate appointment of the wards of the members who died in harness which are about 200 in number and  lingering for the last two years. The second major demand is recruitment of  all the officers  and clerks allocated  by IBPS. This demonstration is part of the all india agitation call given by All India Central Bank Employees Federation and All India Central Bank Officers Association. Speakers told that the compassionate appointment scheme has been reintroduced in the banks from 5th August 2014 after a long persuation by our apex body AIBEA. Only 7 or 8 substaff members have been given appointment, whereas around 200 appointments are kept pending  for the last more than 2 years. Similarly recently IBPS has allocated around 1860 single window operators, around 500 AFO’s and around 300 PO’s  at the request of Central Bank Management. Bank has preferred to appoint very less number of employees and officers contrary to the need of the branches, leaving the majority of the vacancies unfilled. The leaders criticized the unconcerned attitude of the central office management towards the family meembers of the deceased employees. They declared that if the demands are not fulfilled then there will be one day strike on 7th December 2017. The leaders who addressed included Com. Rajesh Verma-- President, Com. M S Bhatia- Regional Secretary of Central Bank Of India Employees Union ( North Zone) and Com. Gurmeet Singh- Deputy General Secretary and Com. Sunil Grover- Regional Secretary, Central Bank Officers Union( Chd. Zone). The unions are affiliated to AIBEA and AIBOA.

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:
  • 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 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
Dr. Ramesh Superspecialty Eye & Laser Centre,
65-A, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, PB,
Ph. 0161-2464999, 98143-31433, 9780015715

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.