Sunday, June 29, 2014

Doctor’s day was celebrated today at IMA House

Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM
Even Children presented musical dance items
Ludhiana: 29th June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
Doctor’s day was celebrated today on 29th June 2014 in IMA House Ludhiana to Honour the legendary physician and the second chief minister of West Bengal, Dr. B. C Roy who was awarded highest civilian award Bharat Rattan. The IMA affirmed its commitment to the care of sick and the infirm through participation in various health programmes for the society.
In the morning a blood donation camp was organized in the IMA House in collaboration with Civil Hospital. The donated blood was handed over to blood transfusion officer civil hospital Ludhiana Dr. Ramandeep Kaur.
Dr. B S Mangat, Dr. Avinash Jindal, Dr. Vishal Garg, Dr. Harish Kirpal & Mr. Sudhir Kumar from IMA Ludhiana donated the blood along with many others.
S. Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria Mayor Municipal Corporation Ludhiana was the Chief Guest at the evening function. He was presented a memorandum concerning various problems faced by the doctors of the city. In his address he assured the doctors of full cooperation to address their issues. He felicitated several senior doctors of the city for their services to the Association, profession and the society.
Many doctors, their spouses  and children presented music, dance and IMA House was brought alive with the cultural programme.
Mayor S. Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, Dr. L S Chawla recipient of Dr. B.C Roy award and founder vice chancellor Baba Farid University of health sciences Punjab, Dr. R K Sharma President IMA Ludhiana & Dr. Deepak Parasher Secretary IMA Ludhiana and other office bearers  presented the Senior Doctors with certificate of Honour and bouquets and lauded their role in serving IMA, society and humanity.
The audience was mesmerized by the melodious songs and Ghazals sung by many doctors.
The event ended on a colourful note with high tea and refreshments.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Health and production of poultry

Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 4:13 PM
Improper care may affect adversely in summer-Vet Varsity Expert
Ludhiana: 26-June, 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen Bureau):
Summer is a challenging season to poultry farming. For the hot summer months there are many precautions which need to be taken right from the onset of rising temperature. The information was shared by Dr. Samita saini of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University. She said that Poultry birds do not have sweat glands and have thick cover of feathers. During summer months the birds consume less feed and more water due to which their growth rate, egg production, egg shell quality and hatchability are all adversely affected and mortality is high. Disease incidence in the flocks also increases because of wet litter, immuno-suppression, vaccination failures and contamination of drinking water. 
Dr. Saini said that there should be a grass cover on the grounds surrounding the poultry house which will reduce the reflection of sunlight into the house. Vegetation should be kept trimmed to avoid blocking air movement and to help reduce rodent problems. Shady trees should be located where they do not restrict air movement. Keep a reliable, clean, cool source of water available to help the birds cope with high temperatures. As the birds excrete electrolytes during periods of heat stress, electrolytes can be added to the drinking water to replace those that are lost and to stimulate water consumption. The number of waterers and frequency of watering should be increased in summer months.
While purchasing new stock the time of purchase should be adjusted in such a way that the productive stage should not come during acute summer months. Before the onset of summer season the unproductive and weak birds should be removed and stocking density should be reduced. During summer season nutrient intake by the birds should be increased by increasing nutrient density, feeding birds during colder part of the day and adjust ventilation fans to provide more cooling during the evening. Feed withdrawal from 9am to 4.30 pm is very effective in reducing heat stress mortality. Feed intake and digestion produce nearly 7% additional heat in the body which is maximum 4 to 5 hours after feed intake. This should not coincide with hottest part of the day (2 to 3 pm) Birds fasted in the day compensate intake in the night time. Crude Protein level in feed should not be increased and protein from only vegetable source should be used. 
Preventive treatment through drinking water should be given. In moderate hot weather, Ascorbic acid, Acetylsalicylic acid, Sodium bi carbonate and Potassium chloride can be given in drinking water to maintain electrolyte balance. In heat stress, Vit. C and Electrolytes may be used.  Egg collection frequency at the farm should be increased and cold room should be available for egg storage in hot summer months.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rail fare hike will fuel inflation-A letter from INC

Indian National Congress on Modi Sarkar  --Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Dear Rector Kathuria,
During the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi promised to bring down prices.

But instead of fulfilling his promise, one of his first major policy decisions as Prime Minister has been to hike rail fares. His government has increased passenger fares by 14.2%, the highest ever in our history, and freight charges by 6.5%.

This move would fuel inflation and is against every promise he made in the election campaign. Higher freight charges will drive up the price of coal which will, in turn, make electricity more expensive.

The already high prices of fruits and vegetables will rise even further.

The fare hike could not have come at a more inappropriate time. Food prices are already on the rise. Global crude oil prices are increasing because of the conflict in Iraq, which will further push up inflation in India.

Shri Modi politicised the issue of inflation and spared no opportunity in attacking evow en the most nominal fare hikes by the UPA government.
----Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM
In March 2012, he opposed the rail fare hike calling it “highly unjustified, since prices of a number of commodities are already ruling at a much higher level than people’s tolerance limits.”

He even alleged that the hike was the result of a “communication gap” between the ministries of Railways, Energy, Coal and Environment.

Does the same criticism apply to his government as well?

You can share this post on Facebook  and re-tweet this to voice your disagreement with the government's decision.

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We request the Prime Minister to reconsider this decision and roll-back the rail-fare hike and take immediate steps to bring down prices.

Jai Hind!
Digital TeamIndian National Congress                                                                           

Thursday, June 12, 2014

BCOM 1st Year: Girls again proved their capability

Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM
MTSM students outshine in  PU Examination
Ludhiana: 12 June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana brought laurels to college by showing excellent performance in final examination of BCOM 1st   Year held in April 2014, conducted by Panjab University Chandigarh.  Manpreet Kaur stood first in college with 441 marks (80. 18%). Kirti    secured second position with 438 marks (79.64%), and   Vandana  got third position in college with 437 marks (79.46%).  President S. Swaran Singh and   Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Parveen Kaur Chawla congratulated the students who worked hard to achieve their goals   and faculty members for their excellent guidance and teaching. 
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Ludhiana:The students of Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women brought laurels to the college in the result of B.Com.-1st year. Navneet Kaur bagged 1st position in college by securing 77.82% marks,  Veerawali  got 2nd position in the college by securing 74.91% marks &  Ashu bagged 3rd position in college by securing 73.63% marks. The pass percentage of the college is 97.40%.  
Samaj Rattan Shri Hira Lal Jain, Chairman of the College Managing Committee,  Sh. Kedar Nath Jain, President, Sh. Bipin Jain,  Secretary, Sh. Surinder Kumar Jain, Manager, Senior Vice President Sh. Shanti Saroop Jain and Ms. Neelam Nayyar, Officiating Principal of the college congratulated students on their brilliant performance in the annual exams and asked them to work harder in the coming session. The Officiating Principal Ms. Neelam Nayyar, appreciated the efforts of Ms. Seema Soni, the Head of the Deptt. of Commerce and Management for their good result.

Can Sardar Sarovar Height be Raised in Violation of Law?

Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Are 'Vision of Inclusive Development' Truthful ?
*NDA Government must hear the People's Organisation from Narmada Valley, before decision on SSP
Mumbai / New Delhi, June 12, 2014:: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
Today seems to be critical day for Narmada. When Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has expressed his commitment to take the country forward with his 'Vision of Inclusive Development', it is an absolutely obnoxious contrast that the new government has not given us any hearing nor has it taken any time nor made any attempt to know the ground reality, before deciding to go forward with Sardar sarovar Dam construction to its final height.
Image Courtesy: Kafila
Sardar Sarovar Dam at its present height itself has 2 lakh people in its affected region, so if the height is raised by installing 17 meters high gates, the densly populated villages in Nimad Madhya Pradesh with houses, farms, shops, temples, mosques, standing crops etc. will face a watery grave. Adivasi villages in the hills in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat habitating hundreds of families are also to be further submergedd. Altogether not less than 2.5 lakh people, farmer, fishworkers, potters, shopkeepers will face a deluge and devastation, without rehabilitation, if the height is raised from 122 meters to 139 meters!
Will NDA Government permit such an injustice to be caused in violation of Narmada Water Dispute Tribunal Award as well as Supreme Court judgements? Anandiben 
Image Courtesy:The Tribune
Patel, CM, Gujarat has announced that today, in the NCA meeting, “verbal permission” will be granted and then the formalities will be completed within a week's time. She has claimed that no party state has any objection to raising the height. This is obviously neither true nor transparent. None of the concerned new ministers, Uma Bhartiji, Paraksh Javadekarji or Thavarchand Gehlot have looked into all the reports, detailed data as well as the ground level situation. While two of them belong to Madhya Pradesh and one to Maharashtra. Will it be wrong to expect that they, give us a hearing and also assess the reality themselves. Their visit to the valley could go a long way. 
How could the government deal with such a grave situation and go ahead just because Mr. Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister. May we remind all the Ministries that they have to first appraise the social and environmental impacts and judge serious non-compliance themselves. The latest news is that Mrs. Patel, CM has reached the dam site in Gujarat as if the decision is already taken....what a political expediency and breach of every principle of democracy and justice.
Medha Patkar,  Meera,  Nurji Padvi,  Kailash Awasya,  Bhagirath

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PPCB Causing Undue Harassment to Electroplating Industry

Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Policies being framed by PPCB are anti industry
Ludhiana: 11 June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):

Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in a statement released today said that:

Ø  14 different teams formed by Punjab Pollution Control Board carried out intensive survey of electroplating related industries in Ludhiana.

Ø  PPCB officials directed all electroplating related industrial units to install meters on water outlet supply through submersible pump or water connection of Municipal Corporation.

Ø  This is a very futile exercise which is not at all connected with controlling water pollution.

Ø  Water supply through different sources is used by these industrial units for different purposes such as manufacturing process, drinking, toilet cleaning, cooling etc.

Ø  PPCB is not concerned with entire water in take but for proper treatment of effluents in water mainly used in the manufacturing process.

Sh. Charanjit Singh Vishwkarma, President United Cycle Parts & Manufacturing Association said that this highly uncalled for and unrealistic direction has caused great resentment and created panic in the entire electroplating industry. Such type of policies being framed by PPCB are anti industry and one can not hope that any new electroplating industry will ever come up in the Punjab State.

Both of them have requested and urged upon Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sh. Parkash Singh Badal to instruct the chairman PPCB not to introduce measures in the guise of controlling pollution which are causing undue harassment to the electroplating industry already reeling under adverse economic scenario.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

GADVASU: Press Briefing Regarding Students Strike

Students should must complete their degrees first
Ludhiana: 07 June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Students talk to Dr KML Pathak, Deputy Director
General, ICAR (in pink shirt) and DR VK Taneja, VC,
GADVASU (in blue shirt) at the PAU in Ludhiana.
Courtesy: Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Final year B.F.Sc. students and some former pass outs of college of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) are on strike since 2.6.14 in protest against the State Government for not providing jobs to the fisheries graduates. Since the inception of the College of Fisheries, university is continuously making efforts for the placement of their students in public as well as private sector. University had been the major driving force in getting B.F.Sc. included as basic qualification for the entry level post of Fisheries Officers in State Fisheries Department. Meeting of the students with honourable Chief Minister of Punjab were also arranged to make the state government aware of the scientifically trained fisheries human resource produced by College of Fisheries, GADVASU, so that they may be absorbed in appropriate fisheries development projects or schemes of the State. The honourable Chief Minister of Punjab has also asked the fisheries graduates to come forward with promising self employment projects in fisheries as young entrepreneurs, either individually or in groups, and has assured them to provide financial assistance for the same. 
The university authorities are in constant contact with the students on strike from the very first day to convince them that university is equally concerned with their future prospects and has been doing all possible efforts for their placement. The students were advised to resume their classes and complete their degree, which is due to complete in July, 2014. The Registrar, Dr. P.D. Juyal, Director Student’s Welfare, Dr. S.P.S. Sangha, Dean, College of Fisheries, Dr. Asha Dhawan, Dean, College of Veterinary Science, Dr. H.S. Sandhu and Dr. Nidhi Sharma, the Warden of Girls hostel, met the students many times to listen to their demands and assure them all support from the university in finding suitable placements in future. While returning from New Delhi after an official tour, Dr. Asha Dhawan went directly to meet the students in late night hours. She also assured them of extending all possible help and guidance for placement in fisheries sector in near future. But the students were not ready to listen to any one and kept on insisting to press the government in advertising the posts of Fisheries Officers, available in State Fisheries Department. The Dean also issued an appeal to the students for a meeting the next day to discuss the matter in detail. She also advised the students to resume their classes and get their degrees in time so that they become eligible for future placement, but the students were not ready to call off their strike. 
They have also been advised time to time by the Dean, College of Fisheries and other university official not to stay outside during the nights, as it is not safe with respect to security and health of the students. The respective families of the students were also informed about their activities and parents of the girl students were also conveyed that it is not safe for their daughters to stay out on the road during night hours. But neither the students nor their parents paid any attention to repetitive calls and requests of the authorities.  They are sitting outside the university premises on their own risk. However, the university has deputed their security personals and female attendants for the safety of students during the nights, while local administration has also provided security, to the students. The university authorities are worried for the welfare and safety of their students, but it is unfortunate to know that they are blaming the University for pressurising them for calling off the strike and giving misleading false derogatory remarks in the media.
DR. V. K. Taneja, Vice Chancellor, met the students outside the Pal auditorium after the convocation of College of Veterinary science and conveyed them that university had been in constant touch with the state government for their employment and will continue to make further efforts for the same, both in State and private sector. He further informed that the State Government has submitted a project worth Rs. 320 crores to the Government of India for strengthening of fish production the State under the protein supplement mission. The project is likely to be sanctioned and shall make available various jobs for fisheries graduates. He further added that another fisheries project with ample job opportunities is in the pipe line for submission to the State government and advised the students to keep patience and resume their classes so that they may complete their degrees in time. 
Dr. K. M. L. Pathak, Deputy Director General (Animal Science) ICAR, New Delhi, who was in the campus as chief guest for the convocation of College of veterinary Science,  assured the students for the early sanction of the project submitted by the State and also informed them various schemes launched by ICAR for the benefit of the students. He further encouraged the students to earn ICAR and other national fellowships/scholarships for higher studies and better job prospects globally. 
As the students are not paying any attention to the repetitive requests of the authorities and are guilty of breaking university semester and hostel rules by not attending their classes, staying outside the hostel without prior permission of the warden and disturbing the academic decorum of the university, a notice has been issued to the students that if they will not resume their classes and continue their strike, which is illegal and a serious act of indiscipline, their semester may be suspended/ scrapped. 
The authorities once again appeal to the student to complete their degrees first, to become eligible for jobs in fisheries sector, within and outside the state. The university had been and will continue its efforts for getting them placements in near future, but they need to have patience and co-operate with the authorities for exploring the same. The demands of the students, regarding filling up of vacant posts of Fisheries Officers available in the State Fisheries Department, has already been forwarded to the director cum Warden, Fisheries, Punjab for further necessary action.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Reaction on Amritsar violence continued

Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 9:34 PM
People of Punjab not to get trapped in the hands of separatist forces-Grewal
Bahadurgarh (Haryana) 7 June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau)
People of Punjab not to get trapped in the hands of separatist forces. All India Secretary BJP Kisan Morcha from Punjab and Prabhari Himachal Pradesh Advocate, Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal strongly condemned a clash between two groups inside the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar. He said nobody would be allowed to disturb hard earned atmosphere of peace and harmony in the state. Talking with the media persons at Bahadurgarh today evening after BJP Kisan Morcha National Executive meeting he said that Incidents that happened at Amritsar on the occasion of 30th anniversary of operation Bluestar, had deeply pained him and the people of Punjab and also members of the community throughout the world. Grewal said that the violence at Golden Temple in Amritsar and urged the state government and SGPC to take strict action against the culprits. He said that such incidents of violence is like lowering the dignity of the Golden Temple that is known as the place of high reverence for all regions especially the Punjabis across the world. Grewal appealed to the Government of Punjab to take strict action against those involved in the violence so that nobody could use such places in future to take political mileage out of it. He said anybody found guilty of trying to disturb the peace of the state should be dealt with firmly and nobody would be allowed to take law in his own hands.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Candle march in support of missing girl

Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 9:23 PM
AAP joined movement
Charndigarh: 2nd June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Candle march was organised today by Aam Admi party in support of Gunreet kaur aged 17 years ,who is missing since 19th May 2014. Hundreds of aap supporters and students from Punjab University joined the movement , It was lead by Himmat Singh Shergill, aap candidate from shri Anandpur Sahib parliament seat and gunreet's mother Sukhdeep Kaur . The march was started from local Gurudwara Shri Amb Sahib ,with people  holding candles and banners showing gunreets photo.Mother Sukhdeep kaur told the media that she is going daily to the police station but they are giving lame excuses. She said she has also met new SSP  Mohali but the police hasn't yet started the investigation properly. During this protest Himmat singh shergill  talked to the media and said that now all citizens of Mohali are with missing daughters mother and we will meet SSP on 4th June, and we are also planing to arrange a bigger protest march and dharna in front of police station and SSP office in support of Gunreet Kaur's mother.Baldev Singh, president of sikh dharmi fauji association Punjab, and many senior citizens and young girls were part of  this protest .
Gunreet Kaur  class ten student is missing from Mohali, She is the only daughter of a divorcee  mother. When her mother went to the police station on 19th May, police just wrote DDR, but did not take quick action. The same night, she ran here and there, alone searching for her daughter. The next day, police registered FIR number 108 at police station sector 66 Mohali and SHO asked the mother to wait for few days because he was busy in IPL matches , after IPL match when she again went to meet the police officer he again came up with a new excuse and said that he was busy in drug cases.

Mr. H. S. Phoolka’s statement on Captain's allegations

 Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 5:23 PM
"These allegations are highly unfortunate"
The statement of Capt. Amarinder Singh that the Aam Aadmi Party is dominated by Naxalites is highly unfortunate and demonstrates the frustration amongst the Congress. All the leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab have a long standing track record of Social Work. The Congress does not have any leader to match them with an equivalent long fortitude for social service.  And therefore they are leveling such malicious allegations. Dr. Dharam Veer Gandhi has been rendering free medical services for almost forty years now and Prof. Sadhu Singh has been providing free tuitions to needy students for the past four decades. The Congress leaders should try and match this passion.  I have also been in Prison during student agitations in 1972 in Ludhiana Jail like Dr. Gandhi. Now, Capt. Amrinder Singh may start labeling  me a Naxalite as well.  His statement smacks of his feudal and regressive mindset. Congress as well as the SAD are scared of the Aam Aadmi Party and therefore are trying to target them. 

A call for revival of Satluj Action Plan--BJGVJ

Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Effective Steps Needed to Clean Budha Nala
Ludhiana: 1st June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
With a call for revival of Satluj Action Plan to clean Buddha Nala and to revive the citizens monitoring committee for the purpose, the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) decided to build strong Public movement on the issue. In its public function held at Nehru Rose Garden on 1st June 2014 to mark the beginning of weeklong activity dedicated to the promotion of health environment and preservation of ecology the BJGVJ termed the unhealthy Buddha Nala in Ludhiana in the present times of high technology revolution as a slur on the city and complete failure of the government and the administration to provide healthy atmosphere to the citizens. The committee headed by Shri P Ram had earlier surveyed the whole project and submitted the recommendations to the government. But the whole issue was dumped after change of government 7 years back. Speaking on the occasion Dr Arun Mitra – General Secretary BJGVJ warned that the ecological degradation has led to several disasters in our country. The unprecedented loss of human and other forms of lives and property could have been avoided in Uttarakhand if effective steps were taken to preserve ecological balance in the region. He demanded that environmental laws should be effectively implemented. As a part of the campaign Vanmahotsav was initiated by planting saplings in the rose garden by the activists of the Jatha. It was decided to plant 1000 saplings in the coming period as a part of green Ludhiana campaign.

Maj.(Retd) Sher Singh Aulakh, President of the Jatha  expressed concern at the deteriorating environmental conditions in and around Ludhiana. The air is polluted because of industrial and vehicular exhausts. Most of the water samples have failed. Garbage is lying on the road sides due to which there is always an imminent threat of communicable diseases. Even though we have witnessed epidemics every year there seems to be little in the anvil to meet these challenges in the ongoing rainy season. Only a joint and sincere effort by the administration and the civil society in coping up with these challenges can mitigate the hazards of pollution on our health. He  demanded that Paryavaran Vahini including the representatives of different departments and voluntary organisations be formed to meet this challenge.

Speaking of the public function, Dr Lakhveer Kaur Dhaliwal – Director Climate Change at PAU said that only a sustained and concerted effort with a vision for technological applications keeping in view the environment needs is required at the global level to promote health and save our planet from ecological disaster. There is thus need for a global outlook, individual responsibility and joint effort. He said that whereas degradation in environment is found everywhere, it is an irony that the implementation of  environment laws at the places where poor workers do the duties in extremely harsh conditions is nearly totally ignored.

Shri M S Bhatia – Organising Secretary said that we should go in for renewable energy resources which are in abundance in our country rather than nuclear energy which is neither safe nor economical.. We should adopt all the measures for energy conservation for sustainable development. He further cautioned that global warming occurring as a result of large number of gases accumulating in the atmosphere is a pointer to it.

Dr Rajinder Pal Singh Aulukh – Agricultural Development Officer cautioned against burning of wheat and paddy straw.

Mrs. Gurcharan Kochar – President Punjab Istri Sabha Ludhiana highlighted the role of women in promoting healthy environment.

Dr Manoj Kumar Sobti – Former President IMA Punjab and Dr Deepak Prashar – General Secretary IMA Ludhiana greeted the function.

Shri Manjeet Singh Zonal Commissioner – Municipal Corporation Ludhiana Chief Guest at the function said that without the cooperation of the people the MC will not be able to meet the environmental aspirations. He assured of forwarding the demand for effective revival of Satluj Action Plan, citizens monitoring committee and Paryavaran Vahini to the concerned appropriate authorities.

Shri Ranjit Singh, Vice President of the Jatha organized a quiz competition on environment and gave prizes to the winners.

Shri Amrik Singh Talwandi and Shri Surinder Kumar recited poems on the environment. The Bee Hive cultural group presented a street play on environment.

Others who addressed and participated in organizing the event include Shri Krishan Lal Malik, Shri Pardeep Sharma, Shri Zileram Bansal, Shri D P Maur, Shri Amritpal Singh, Sohan Singh, Agyadass, Swaroop Singh, Anod Kumar, Shamsunder, Anil Kumar, Dr Gurpreet Rattan.

Winner child will be awarded Rs 51,000/

Grand Finale on 15th June 2014
Ludhiana: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Battle of Dance by Health and Creative Club attracting, preparing and presenting children with their art skill. Semifinal took place on 1st June and now all eyes on Grand Finale which is scheduled in Nehru Sidhant kendra on 15th June 2014. Semi final held under the dynamic leadership of Shanu Sharma.
First season was glorified by Deepak Raja-A famous standup comedian of silver screen. This season bunch of eminent people like Sudhama Menz (Assistant of Saroj Khan), Rak Kc (Choreographer of Punjabi Movie) and Shri Kant (Assistant of Master Remo) participated as judges of the show. Semi final judges were Miss Vibha (DAV School), Ruchi Kamboj (DAV School), Raj Kumar (BVM School), Mr. Hiten (Satpal Mittal school) and Mr. Sam(ryan International school).
Children from DAV public school, KVM public school, Samrock school and Ryan International school participated in the show. Winner will be awarded Rs 51,000/- in Grand Finale.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

THAILAND: Junta summons additional HR defenders

Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM
A statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission 
Junta also summons activists, academics, and journalists
At approximately 9 pm on 1 June 2014, the National Council on Peace and Order Maintenance Council (NPCO) issued Orders No. 42-44/2014 broadcast on the radio and television demanding that 38 persons report themselves to the Jamjuree Room at the Army Club on Thewet Road between 10 am and noon on 1 June 2014. Similar to earlier orders, the penalty for not obeying the summons carries a maximum prison term and a 40,000 baht fine.
The list includes a number of human rights defenders, activists, academics, and journalists. Jittra Kotchadet is a long-time labour rights activist and human rights defender. Tewarit Maneechay is a human rights defender and journalist for the independent media site Prachatai. Suthachai Yimprasert, a historian at Chulalongkorn University, and Kengkij Kitirianglarp, a political scientist at Chiang Mai University, are two academics who have consistently acted in support of human rights. Pranee Danwattananusorn is the wife of Surachai Danwattananusorn, a former political prisoner, and she has worked to support and defend the rights of political prisoners and human rights defenders. Karom Phonpornklang is a lawyer who has defended numerous political prisoners. The full lists are as follows: 
Order No. 42/2557:
1.Mr. Karom Phonpornklang
2. Mr. Ruangkrai Likhitwattana
Order No. 43/2557
1. Police Colonel Narit Sawaengjit
2. Mrs. Noi Daengpao
3. Miss Karin Prachan
4. Mr. Sittichai Kittinaesaworn
5. Mr. Praphat Chongsongwon
6. Mr. Chakraphan Yomchinda
7. Mr. Banyat Yenjaichuay
8. Mr. Narongsak Plai-aram
Order No, 44/2557
1. Mr. Suthachai Yimprasert
2. Mr. Kengkij Kitirianglarp
3. Mr. Ratchaphong Ochaphong
4. Mr. Tewarit Maneechay
5. Ms. Ulairat Chuduang
6. Mr. Amarin Sairam
7. Mr. Niphon Phadungsilpphairot
8. Mrs. Pranee Danwattananusorn
9. Mr. Kittisak Sujittharom
10. Ms. Jittra Cotchadet
11. Mrs. Salilthip Na Phattalung
12. Mr. Suwat Lambutr
13. Mr. Seriphap Sunthornchaiphak
14. Mr. Pritnarinthorn Thonburiboonsuk
15. Mr. Sarawut Phuthornyothin
16. Mr. Wanchai Chongcharoonhiran
17. Mr. Thanaporn Sriyakul
18. Mr. Pruek Prueksunan
19. Mr. Phiphat Phansuwan
20. Mrs. Yuphin Kongchandee
21. Mr. Chalieo Chankied
22. Mr. Sriphop Kornarut
23. Mr. Ekaraj Netradee
24. Mr. Panya Surakhamchornroj
25. Mr. Wanchaloem Satsaksit
26. Mr. Thanat Srinithikosit
27. No. Oo. Surapol Nawamawat
28. Mr. Kothawut Buraphitak

The Asian Human Rights Commission would like to reiterate that the use of public broadcast media to issue wide-ranging summons to citizens functions as a form of terror. Human rights defenders, activists, academics, writers, and other citizens do not know when they will hear their name announced and when they will have to turn themselves over to the authorities.
The order for citizens to report themselves represents a violation of the Government of Thailand’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Thailand is a State Party, notably article 9, and specifically that, “1. Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention. No one shall be deprived of his liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedure as are established by law. 2. Anyone who is arrested shall be informed, at the time of arrest, of the reasons for his arrest and shall be promptly informed of any charges against him. 3. Anyone arrested or detained on a criminal charge shall be brought promptly before a judge or other officer authorized by law to exercise judicial power and shall be entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release...”
Detention of those ordered to report under these three orders of the junta is a clear case of arbitrary detention. Those on the lists have not been formally charged with any alleged crimes. If the junta has evidence that those in detention have committed wrongdoing, then they should be formally charged through the judicial system and using the Criminal Code.
While the junta has made reassurances that those who report themselves will not be mistreated, within the context of martial law and rule by the junta, this reassurance carries no weight. Citizens are subject to up to seven days of detention without the authorities having to provide evidence of wrongdoing or bring formal charges. Detainees can be held at irregular places of detention, including permanent or temporary military bases or other sites designated as places of detention. Detention in irregular places means that the possibility for rights violations, including torture, forced disappearance and extrajudicial execution is greatly increased. Those who have been released from detention have been forced to sign a statement asserting that they were not coerced, beaten, tortured, or otherwise harmed during the detention. They may not attend political meetings, participate in political movements, or leave the country without permission of the junta chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha. The penalty for violating these conditions is the same as the penalty for not responding to a summons: up to two years in prison and/or a 40,000 baht fine.
The Asian Human Rights Commission unequivocally condemns the coup in the harshest terms and wishes to express grave concern about the rapid decline of human rights protections it has engendered. The AHRC calls on the National Council for Peace and Order Maintenance Council to immediately release all citizens being arbitrarily detained without charge and to cease creating public terror by issuing blanket summons to report to the military.
Pranee Danwattananusorn; Photo credit is VoiceTV
Jittra Kotchadet; Photo cretid Bangkok Post
Tewarit Maneechai ;Photo credit is his Twitter feed
Kengkij Kitirianglarp: Photo source is Matichon TV
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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation that monitors human rights in Asia, documents violations and advocates for justice and institutional reform to ensure the protection and promotion of these rights. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984.

Learn to lead program continued

Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM
More Scholarship Certificates given to more students 
Ludhiana: 1st June 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
UEI Global College, Ludhiana  organised the Learn to Lead  Scholarship Test, 2014 to award its Scholarships & Scholarship Certificates to students who have appeared or passed  Class 12th board exams, with interest in professional &  job oriented  courses in  Hotel Management & BBA. 

The event was presided by Mr. Navneet Chitkara,  Director  UEI Global College, Ludhiana & Cash prizes were given under the Learn to lead program  & Scholarships worth Rs.6.35 lacs were given in Various Hotel Management & BBA courses in UEI Global, were given under the Kapil Dev Scholarship Program by the Kapil Dev  Foundation to 35 students. This was followed by a presentation by Mr. Navneet Chitkara  on the importance of  professional courses in changing the employability scenario of the youth of our country. 

On the occasion Mr. Navneet Chitkara Director,  Ludhiana  said, “UEI Global – India’s leading Management Institute with 16 campuses across India, is proud to announce and bring the nationwide campaign   “Learn to Lead”. The campaign “Learn to Lead” through 3,000 volunteers will cover 25,000 schools to reach 5,000,000 students across the nation. This initiative is to connect with the students currently studying in XIIth standard, aspiring for professional courses. Through this campaign they will be able to understand the significance of experiential learning”.  

Mr Rahul Sharma,Course Co-ordinator cum Trainer UEI Global Ludhiana also said, “It is just the Fourth phase of the “Learn to Lead” campaign & more cash prizes and scholarships would be awarded till September. Mr Sukhpreet Singh, Jagdev Singh, Sandeep Bansal, Gaurav, Jagdeep Singh, Mis. Harpreet Kaur, Suneeta, Taranjeet Kaur & Many More students  dev who got scholarships in the range of Rs 5000-30000.

On this occasion, Fairy Sharma, student of UEI Global, pursuing Hotel Management course got selected through scholarship programme said, “I am Glad & thanks to our Director Mr. Navneet Chitkara who guided me & my parents towards Importance of Professional Course like HM  for my future  prospectus. I am Happy & Satisfied.

The other students were also delighted to get the scholarships and wanted their friends also to get the benefit of Kapil Dev Scholarship.