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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Meditation is the ultimate remedy for all diseases–Dr. Satish Gupta

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 6:56 PM
A Seminar on act and science of meditation
Ludhiana: 12 March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Dr. Satish Gupta–the Rajyoga Meditation Practitioner and the Principal Investigator and Coordinator of 'Coronary Artery Disease Regression through Healthy and Happy Heart Lifestyle Module' – a multidisciplinary research project since 1995 at J. Watumull Global Hospital and Research Centre under Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University, Mount Abu, was here in Ludhiana on Sunday evening at Guru Nanak Public School Auditorium, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana to teach Ludhianvis the act and science of meditation for happy, healthy life. A number of national and international awards are to his credit in the field of medicine, meditation, and cardiology.

The program was organized by Ludhiana District branch of Brahma Kumaris organization under the leadership of B.K. Raj Didi Ji.BK Amir Chand director Punjab Zone and BK Saras didi were also present there. Mayor of Ludhiana Harcharan Singh Golbadiya and chairman GNPS S Jasbir Singh also attended the program.
While quenching the thirst of the audience regarding happy healthy living in a natural way, Dr. Gupta apprised the various causes of diseases in the present scenario, in contrast, to need and technique of meditation to stay healthy. Dr. Gupta is globally renowned for clearing the blockages of coronary arteries without surgery, mere by lifestyle modifications, diet, exercise, through process charge and mediation.
He further elaborated that generally, we live in body and role consciousness, whereas we need o lie in soul consciousness. We all try to treat bodily ailments, whereas the root cause is at our mental and spiritual level. In very simple but scientific way he made the public understand that more than 200 lifestyle diseases prevalent in our society live HT, DM. hyper/hypothyroidism, obesity, cardiac diseases, cancer, stroke, skin-lung diseases, high cholesterol, GI diseases etc. and also the increasing road accidents, suicides, social riots are also linked to mental causes life – anger, anxiety, fear, tension, stress, greed, lust, ego, hostile nature etc.
He clarified the meaning of the word 'Human Being'. Human is from 'Humus' mean 'soil' and being means 'soul' – the difference is of 'I' and 'U'. Out of the two 'soul and the associated mind' & intellect be given priority instead of humus/soil/body.
We are living very inadvertently with wrong dietary, sleep, and behavioral patterns. We eat, drink and live for the sake of our body only and take no care of soul and mind. We need to control, reframe and organize our thoughts to get rid of all ailments of physical, mental, social, spiritual level. Its the only ultimate remedy to realize and revise time and again.
We all are living souls and the Supreme God is the Father of all of us. We need to realize the connection between Him and us and the brotherly connection among us also. If we take care of our inner-self then out-self will automatically be corrected and healed. He explained the 7 basic qualities of soul like knowledge. Happiness, peace, love, bliss, purity and power. He apprised the audience how ASIA i.e. Analysis, Synthesis, Integration, Assimilation can help to overcome live evils i.e. lust anger, greed, attachment, ego.
He gave a very effective, simple practice of mediation and taught how to make the relation between I soul as a son and the Supreme Soul God as the father to gain powers to heal and be happy.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Action against black money is an on-going process

10-March-2017 16:05 IST
Steps taken by Government to curb the generation of black money 

New Delhi: 10th March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Action against black money is an on-going process. Such actions include policy-level initiatives, effective enforcement action on the ground, putting in place robust legislative and administrative frameworks, systems and processes with due focus on capacity building and integration and mining of information through increasing use of information technology. 

Recent major steps in this regard include – (i) Constitution of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money under Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship of two former Judges of Hon’ble Supreme Court, (ii) Enactment of a comprehensive law – ‘The Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015’ to specifically deal with black money stashed away abroad, (iii) Constitution of Multi-Agency Group (MAG) consisting of officers of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for investigation of recent revelations in Panama paper leaks, (iv) Proactively engaging with foreign governments with a view to facilitate and enhance the exchange of information under Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs)/Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs)/Multilateral Conventions, (v) Proactively furthering global efforts to combat tax evasion/black money, inter alia, by joining the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement in respect of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) and having information sharing arrangement with USA under its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), (vi) Renegotiation of DTAAs with other countries to bring the Article on Exchange of Information to International Standards and expanding India’s treaty network by signing new DTAAs and TIEAs with many jurisdictions to facilitate the exchange of information and to bring transparency, (vii) Enabling attachment and confiscation of property equivalent in value held within the country where the property/proceeds of crime is taken or held outside the country by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 through the Finance Act, 2015, (viii) Enactment of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 with a view to, inter alia, enable confiscation of Benami property and prosecution of benamidar and the beneficial owner, (ix) Initiation of the information technology based ‘Project Insight’ for strengthening the non-intrusive, information driven approach for improving tax compliance, and (x) Launching of ‘Operation Clean Money’ on 31st January 2017 for collection, collation and analysis of information on cash transactions, extensive use of information technology and data analytics tools for identification of high risk cases, expeditious e-verification of suspect cases and enforcement actions in appropriate cases, which include searches, surveys, enquiries, assessment of income, levy of taxes, penalties, etc. and filing of prosecution complaints in criminal courts, wherever applicable. 

This was stated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

Kisan Mela at Regional Station Faridkot by PAU

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 3:35 PM
Sow PAU seeds, adopt subsidiary occupations
Ludhiana: 10 March 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
To showcase the latest farm technologies for Kharif crops, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) held a Kisan Mela at its Regional Station, Faridkot today. Mr Jang Bahadur Singh Sangha, Former Member, Board of Management, PAU as well as a progressive farmer, inaugurated the Kisan Mela which focused on the theme “Sow PAU seeds, adopt subsidiary occupations, do efficient marketing and maintain farm records.”  In addition to interaction with the experts, the farmers obtained solutions to farm queries, viewed live demonstrations, and purchased seeds, planting material and PAU farm publications. Dr Ashok Kumar, Director of Research presided over the function and Dr Gurmeet Singh Butter, Additional Director of Extension Education, also graced the occasion.
In his inaugural address, Mr. Sangha greeted the gathering and said that the prime objective of such pastoral fairs is two-way interaction between the agricultural scientists and the farmers. Equating the kisan melas to knowledge-encapsulated events, he advocated a two-pronged strategy for ensuring a lucrative agricultural enterprise, viz., judicious expenditure and adoption of subsidiary ventures. Opining that PAU Kisan Divas is unique, he said that it is a divas of knowledge where farmers interact with university scientists to gain new knowledge on farming.Mr. Sangha, who himself is an ace potato grower, said that PAU has contributed immensely towards national food security. The farmers should keep constant liaison with the university scientists to learn the latest techniques of farming, he explained. He further pointed out that in the post green revolution era, Punjab is facing new challenges. Urging the farming community to opt for hybrid seed production, he emphasized judicious use of inputs, timely testing of soil andadoption of auxiliary occupations for supplementing income. He exhorted the farmers to purchase quality seeds from the University and seek its guidance regarding good varieties.
Dilating upon the research achievements of PAU, Dr Ashok Kumar, Director of Research, said, “Crop varieties that need less water and fertilizer, are tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses, and give better yield, are being developed by the university.” In order to counter the emerging challenges in the arena of agriculture, the PAU has focused its attention on yield-centric, lucrative as well as environment-friendly endeavors, he added. PAU has developed/released new varieties namely Punjab Basmati 4 and Punjab Basmati 5 of basmati; and CoPb 92, CoPb 93 and CoPb 94 of sugarcane, he briefed. Dr Kumar also cited the newly recommended production-protection technologies for various crops.
While welcoming the dignitaries and the farmers, Dr G.S. Butter, Additional Director Extension Education, PAU, appealed to the farmers to follow PAU recommendations. He encouraged them to attend trainings imparted at the different KVKs of the university. Such trainings would arm them with the latest knowledge to tackle the challenges which came in the form of weather, weeds, pests, etc., he averred.  Dr Pankaj Rathore, Director, Regional Research Station, Faridkot, while proposing the vote of thanks, shed light on the activities of RRS, Faridkot and new crop varieties, released by PAU.
Several stalls with exhibits as diverse as implements, improved seeds, solar energy, farm literature, etc., were displayed during the Kisan Divas. The scientists of PAU answered a volley of questions from the farmers during an interactive session. Subject matter specialists of PAU gave useful tips to farmers about the new crop production and protection technologies, farm mechanization for Kharif crops, etc.

PAU hold Kisan Mela at KVK, Amritsar

Dr Satbir Singh Gosal was the Chief Guest of the occasion
Ludhiana: March 10, 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
A heavy inflow of farmers was witnessed at the Kisan Mela of Punjab Agricultural University held at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nag Kalan-Jahangir, Amritsar on Friday March, 10, 2017. The theme of the Kisan Mela PAU de beej beejo, sahaik dhande apnao, mandikaran suchaja karo, lekha jhokha lao” aims at guiding the farmers to sow improved seeds of PAU and adopt new production – protection technologies for various crops, to achieve success in farming.
Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal, Member, Board of Management, PAU was the Chief Guest of the occasion. The mela also saw the presence of Dr Pushpinder Singh Aulakh, Additional Director of Extension Education; Dr Sarvjeet Singh, Additional Director of Research (Crop Improvement) and Dr Dalbir Singh Chhina, Chief Agriculture Officer, Amritsar.
Teeming with more than a 100 stalls, the Kisan Mela served as a befitting platform for the quick redressal of agro-problems of farmers. An interactive question-answer session with PAU experts, live demonstrations and sale-purchase of quality seeds recommended by PAU were the chief highlights of the day. PAU varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers were also discussed and emphasized upon by the scientists. A long queue was witnessed at the stall exhibiting various PAU farm publications.
Dr Aulakh, while welcoming the dignitaries and the farmers, called upon the farmers to follow PAU recommendations and also advised them to keep themselves abreast of the latest farming techniques and attend various trainings, organized at the 17 KVKs across Punjab from time to time.
In his address, Dr Gosal suggested the farmers to opt for hybrid seed production, go for soil testing, adopt subsidiary occupations such as beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, food processing etc., focus on cooperative marketing and mechanization and make use of fruit fly trap technology. He asserted that the rural women could also contribute significantly and help in raising substantial income by opting for allied agricultural occupations. He also stressed upon the need to purchase quality seeds from PAU which ensure improved yield and assured profit to farmers. Dr Gosal highlighted that PAU had developed more than 757 crop varieties out of which 150 have been recommended outside Punjab. He observed that the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, turmeric and sugarcane offers a good alternative and can reap benefits to the farmers of this area. Encouraging the farmers to go for cooperative marketing and use of farm machinery, he said that this could result in a 35 per cent cut in the input and labour costs. Dr Gosal also urged the gathering to maintain their proper farm records in order to earn profits and to reduce expenses. He called upon the farmers to conserve water and adopt resource conservation technologies, like laser land leveler, tensiometer, etc., developed by PAU. Reposing full faith in the farmers of Punjab, he motivated them to share their farm issues with the PAU experts, without any hesitation, at various KVKs. “Your feedback helps in devising the research programmes of PAU,” he added. Dr Gosal lauded the efforts of KVK Amritsar in the organization of the mela.
Dr Sarvjeet Singh, Additional Director Research highlighted the research priorities of PAU and told the farmers about recommended varieties of Paddy, Basmati, Summer Moong, Mash etc. He also informed the farmers about the recently developed/released varieties namely Punjab Basmati 4, Punjab Basmati 5 of Basmati; CoPb 92, CoPb 93 & CoPb 94 of Sugarcane and PR126 of Rice. He said that PAU’s research was focusing on judicious use of water and on developing heat tolerant varieties. He also advocated the use of biofertilisers and integrated pet management technologies.
Dr Dalbir Singh Chhina, Chief Agriculture Officer, Amritsar, appreciated the efforts of PAU in resolving the issues of farmers by devising effective research programmes. He highlighted the farmer-friendly services provided by the Government of Punjab. Dr Bhupinder Singh Dhillon, Associate Director, KVK Amritsar, proposed the vote of thanks.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Marital vows have lost their significance

Should be replaced with a formal affidavit
Ludhiana: 4th March 2017:(Punjab Screen Bureau):: 
Belan Brigade has organized a press conference in Circuit House in which women participated and raised their voice against women issues.
On this occasion Belan Brigade’s national president Aneeta Sharma said that the 18th century women used to spend their entire lifetimes behind the traditional veil fulfilling their house hold duties such as fetching water from the well, cooking meal on earthen firewood stoves, applying clay on their house floors and walls, looking after their kids and family as well as having 8-10 children. It’s a historical fact that women used to work more than men. Men would only roam in forests and bring home fruits and prey.
However, everything has changed in the 21st century. Women, these days, are performing their household chores using modern technology and equipments and they have come out of the realm of their homes but unfortunately, they still have to live by the command of men. Men advise them what to do and what not to do. Even if they wish to be a mother, it happens only after men’s consent. If their husbands don’t wish to, they can’t be a mother. It also depends on the husband’s will that she carries the baby in her womb or goes for an abortion she said.
Further she said that women have to face a lot of humiliation in courts. They don’t get justice in the serious matters of domestic violence and divorce. Their lives become hell seeking divorce, carrying babies in their arms and still it becomes harder for them, each day, appearing in courts and going to lawyers for help to provide them their monthly expenditures for kids and themselves. They don’t get it even after several years of hard struggle. It all fails due to futile arguments in courtrooms by the lawyers and results in the spoiled lives of mothers and their children. Nobody has ever paid any heed to how these divorce cases fail to render justice to females in Indian courts and that’s why they are in such an awful condition. They have to spend their lifetimes proving that their husbands earn a good deal and so they deserve to be given their living expenses. Before marriage, every relative of the groom declares that he earns a great deal and owns a factory and has a good business whereas when it comes to divorce, parents expel their son from the property and declare him a jobless bankrupt. Thus, he can’t give any monetary help to his wife and kids. The so called millionaire guy before marriage gets declared an utterly poor man with the help of court and advocates.
Thousands of years ago, in the Satayug, the Hindu wedding couples used to make formal vows to each other during their marriage and they used to fulfill those vows in their whole lives whereas today, in these modern times, these marital vows have lost their significance and they are deceiving their partners. These vows are made verbally and later on they accuse each other of infidelity. Therefore, it would be better that this custom should be replaced with a formal affidavit signed by both the parties so that nobody could gainsay their promises made to their partners she said
Women play various roles in our society as a mother, sister and daughter or daughter-in-law.  However, this male dominated society considers her as a means of enjoyment and pleasure and they underestimate her strengths and abilities and consider her as weak and unstable. Everyone tries to control her and be a master of her.
Women are not feeble as it’s the most difficult part of her life to give birth to a baby after suffering a lot of physical pains and sometimes it takes an operation too. So, how can we call her weak and unable.
Men are mostly into bad habits like drinking alcohol, gambling and drug addiction along with many other disgraceful and shameful activities and only women have to suffer due to their ill treatment and inability to win bread and butter for the family as she has to stay at home and do the chores. She doesn’t earn a livelihood. She has to look up to her husband for running household expenditures. Now, the time has come that women have to be all set for a change and they have to be aware of their rights and to fight for those rights so that they don’t have to depend on men for running their households.
She added that Navkiran Women Welfare Association and Belan Brigade have braced themselves up to provide work to women and make them financially strong so that they don’t have to look up to their husbands for household expenditures.
Before marriage, every groom and his family should provide an affidavit of his work, earning and property to the bride’s family so that they can’t escape their responsibilities for the woman and her kids if a situation of divorce arises.  
Thus, our association will work towards providing help to women who have pending divorce cases in courts, saving homes where men are indulged in drugs addiction and helping home maker women to earn to become financially independent.