Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bir Memorial Oration on 7th November at New Delhi

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 8:16 PM
Late Sardar Ragbir Singh Bir was a known freedom fighter
New Delhi: 5th November, 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):          
Gurmat Prachar Trust and Atam Science Trust, New Delhi are holding the 31stBir Memorial Lecture on Saturday 7th November, 2015 at 4.00 PM at the Auditorium of India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.
Late Sardar Ragbir Singh Bir was a known freedom fighter, a Sikh Scholar, A Writer, an educationist and Gursikh.
Dr. Jaspal Singh, Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, a noted Sikh Scholar will deliver a lecture on “ Sri Guru Granth Sahib – A Scripture for Humanity”.
You are  requested to depute your correspondent to cover the event.  An Invitation Card is attached alongwith this letter.  We shall be grateful for your cooperation.

Traffic-Free Zone with ‘Big Streets’ on November 8, 2015

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Event by CT Group of Institutions and The Body Temple 
Ludhiana: 5 November2015: (Punjab screen Bureau):
After receiving the roaring response at Jalandhar, CT Group of Institutions in association with The Body Temple has again come up with its much hyped and acknowledged event ‘Big Streets’ to celebrate the togetherness in the fresh air on Sunday (November 8, 2015) morning at Rakh Bagh road (Civil Lines). This time Punjab’s first ever event of its kind will galvanize the Ludhianivis to participate in a shared vision of an active and healthy way of life.
The press conference was addressed by Mr. Gaurav Khanna (Head, Public Relations at CT Group of Institutions), Ms. Ruchi Bawa (Cultural Secretary, Sutlej Club), Mr. Abhimanyu Bajaj and Mr. Prateek Bajaj, Founders of The Body Temple.
Mr. Gaurav Khanna (Head, Public Relations at CT Group of Institutions) said, “It has been learned that Pollution is increasing everyday in the city with the increasing number of vehicles. With this activity, we would try to encourage and motivate people to ditch their car for short distances and manage to use public transport, bicycles or even try to walk as these can save environment and make them healthier.” He informed that on the day one or more streets of Rakh Bagh road (Civil Lines) from 6.30am to 9.30am onwards will be cordoned off for the citizens. They could only use the streets for recreation that promotes health, wellbeing, fitness, togetherness and joy.
The event is all about opening streets to people, sharing resources, transforming communities. The traffic won't be allowed for three hours as residents will reform their roads as open-air dance studios, art hubs, gymnasiums and yoga institutes. There will be Body Yoga, Body Aerobics, Body Zumba & Body Bakwa, Bhangra on Live Dhol, Tug of War, Open DJ, Badminton, Rope Skipping, Soccer, Karate and many more. 
Ms. Ruchi Bawa (Cultural Secretary, Sutlej Club) said, “This is truly a commendable initiative by CT Group of Institutions. Their event has won accolades in Jalandhar now they are organizing in Ludhiana and we are highly thankful to them for taking the support of Sutlej Club.”
Mr. Prateek Babaj (Founder, The Body Temple) said, “Achieving great success at Jalandhar, this event will also encourage the Ludhianivis about the fact that cities are meant for people but not cars. People will really enjoy this initiative.”

Press Conference addressed by-  
·         Mr. Prabh Gill (Punjabi Singing Sensation)
·         Mr. Gaurav Khanna (Head, Public Relations at CT Group of Institutions)
·         Ms. Ruchi Bawa (Cultural Secretary, Sutlej Club)
·         Mr. Prateek Bajaj (Founder, The Body Temple)

·         Mr. Abhimanyu Bajaj (Founder, The Body Temple) 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Inter School Mathematics Fair by BJGVJ

Over 100 students from 15 schools participated
Ludhiana: 6th October 2015:(*M S Bhatia//Punjab Screen Bureau):
As a part of the campaign for popularization of mathematics, Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) Ludhiana  organized an Inter School Mathematics Fair (exhibition of working/semi working models)  and Quiz  Contest on 6th October 2015 Tuesday under the aegis of Punjab State Council for Science & Technology  with theme Contribution of Mathematics in Strengthening Science, at  Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Sr. Sec. School, Behind Arya College for Boys, Civil Lines , Ludhiana. Dr Arun Mitra  General Secretary while inaugurating the fair said that mathematics has contributed a lot in strengthening science, scientific outlook and development of society which has provided us with rational outlook. Sh. Pardeep Kapoor, District Science Supervisor was the Chief Guest. Sh. M.S.Bhatia Org. Secretary -BJGVJ told that over 100 students and teachers from 15 schools participated in the mathematics fair. In all 12 models of mathematics were displayed in the event of model competition. Ten teams from different schools participated in the Quiz competition. Sh. Ranjit Singh -State and National awardee Headmaster(Retd) compered the stage. A bench of judges comprising Sh. Ranjit Singh, Er. S.P.Singh and Sh.Sohan Singh State Awardee teacher(Retd) gave their judgement in model competition in which first prize went to R.S.Model Sr. Sc. School, second prize Sikh Missionary Public School, third prize Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Sr. Sec. School. The appreciation award to Gov. Sr. Sec. School Lehal. In the Quiz competion the teams of S K S K Educational Institute first prize, Ramgarhia Sr. Sec. School for Boys second prize and R.S.Model School third prize and appreciation award to  Sikh Missionary School. Maj.Sher Singh Aulakh-President BJGVJ presided over the function. Dr Sarabjit Singh, Director college of Nursing, Narangwal was the guest of honour.  Mrs. Kusum Lata-State and National Awardee Headmistress and Secretary BJGVJ gave the importance of National Mathematics Day and she also conducted the quiz competition. All the participants were given certificates of participation. In the last Mrs. Sadhana Sharma Principal of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School  presented vote of thanks and lauded the role of Jatha for constantly building rationalist outlook in the society. Others who were present included Sh.Jagdev Singh  Principal Nightingale College of Nursing and Education Narangwal and teachers from various schools. Students from Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic College for Girls Rishi Nagar helped in conducting the function.

*M S Bhatia is the Org. Secretary of Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha, Ludhiana  and an active social worker also> His Mobile Number is: 99884 91002

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I have resigned due to the attitude of Modi Govt.--Phoolka

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 9:07 PM
Modi Govt has gone back from its promise

I have resigned due to the attitude of Modi Government and its apathy towards Justice for victims of 84 Carnage.
I am informed that BJP has stated that I resigned due to attitude of kejriwal, which is absolutely false.
Modi Government has gone back from its promise to punish the guilty, rather has given clean chit to JagdishTytler and not filing that missing chargesheet against Sajjan Kumar.
It has left no option with us then to explore International options. We have already given call for holding demonstration outside UN assembly on 25th September 2015, when Modi attends it, Will work out other ways of International intervention.

I could not have done all this while being in Politics and having a post in a party. So I quit my post.

Dental check-up camp in collaboration with ‘Shiksha Uday’

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 2:53 PM
Brushing technique and other tips were given
Ludhiana: 19 September 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Oliver House, Preschool and Daycare, at Shaheed  Bhagat Singh Nagar, organised a Dental check-up camp in collaboration with charity ‘Shiksha Uday’ in school on Parents Teacher meeting. During the camp, children went through a complete Dental Check up. Important tips and precautionary measures for common Dental problems  were also recommended to the parents by the expert team of doctors Dr Amneet Guided parents about brushing technique and harmful effects of fluoride based toothpaste on the teeth of children
Oliver House Director, Priyanka Chawla, said ‘At Oliver House we promote physical development and nutrition in partnership with the parents.. The seeds of any good habits need to be sown from childhood. Oral health is no different. Care should be started even before the first tooth erupts
Oliver House, Preschool and Daycare, organised this camp to promote dental health among children and to create awareness among the parents offering practical tips and expert advice and tips on dental care of their child.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fortis Hospital celebrated World Physiotherapy Week

Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 3:39 PM
Awareness Programme Organised by Dr. Som Gupta
Ludhiana7th September, 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Physiotherapy Awareness Programme was organised by Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana. More than­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 70 patients and their relatives attended the programme. Separate rounds of Interaction were held and a lot of queries regarding Physiotherapy were resolved. The whole session was followed by question-answer round on various scenarios of daily life. Programme was held under the supervision of Dr.Som Gupta Head, Deptt. Of Physiotherapy, Fortis Hospital, ludhiana.
Giving information regarding Physiotherapy Dr.Som Gupta said Why Exercises is important? As we get older, our bodies change in muscle size and strength decreases primarily due to inactivity. Bone mass and density decreases, increasing the susceptibility to fractures. Tendons and ligaments becomes less elastic, making it easy to get overuse injuries. Joint inflammation and cartilage degeneration often occur due to arthritis. Thirty minutes of physical activity a day can help individuals feel good and prevent many medical conditions. Even individuals with chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, can benefit from a balanced fitness program.

Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints. Exercise can, Strengthen the muscles around your joints , Help you maintain bone strength, Give you more strength and energy to get through the day, Make it easier to get a good night's sleep, Help you control your weight, Make you feel better about yourself and improve your sense of well-being.
Though you might think exercise will aggravate your joint pain and stiffness, that's not the case. Lack of exercise actually can make your joints even more painful and stiff. That's because keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, making your bones more prone to breaking. It improves mind- body coordination, Improves skin, Improves the workings of your   body’s defense mechanisms,  Increases the Oxygen carrying  capacity of blood, Reduces depression & anxiety, Gives you better sex life, Helps in excretion of waste products from the body, Helps in weight loss by reducing the level of body fat, Helps in healthy weight gain by increasing muscle mass, Improves digestion, Improves your sleeping pattern, Slows the ageing process.
Exercise Can Help in;
Diabetes mellitus, High blood press, Joint pain, Osteoporosis, Depression, Obesity, Anorexia nervosa, sports injuries, Indigestion, Certain Cardiac diseases, Addictions, Problems of old age, Muscular coordination problems, Arthritis.

Giving Tips to protect joints Dr. Sanjeev Mahajan, Director Orthopedics Department said that Start slowly to ease your joints into exercise if you haven't been active for a while. If you push yourself too hard, you can overwork your muscles. This aggravates your joint pain. Move your joints gently at first to warm up. You might begin with range-of-motion exercises for five to 10 minutes before you move on to strengthening or aerobic exercises. Exercise with slow and easy movements. If you start noticing pain, take a break. Sharp pain and pain that is stronger than your usual joint pain might indicate something is wrong. Slow down if you notice inflammation or redness in your joints. Ice your joints after exercising. This can reduce swelling and pain. Use a cold pack on your joints for 10 to 15 minutes.

Tell your Physiotherapist if your exercise causes
Persistent fatigue or increased weakness, Reduced range of motion in your joints, Joint swelling, Continuing pain.

Basic types of Exercises
Stretching & ROM exercise: Help maintain normal joint function by keeping normal joint flexibility and range. Keeping a joint in a bent position may temporarily help to relieve the discomfort of osteoarthritis  but holding it in that position can cause long term loss of joint mobility and hinder daily activities.These are basically bending or stretching the joint to a point that is comfortable to go to. Comfort must be maintained. It is also a great form of warm up for other forms of exercise.

Cardiovascular or aerobic: These are good to keep your heart healthy. It increases the endurance of heart.
Strengthening: Some people with arthritis really avoid doing any strength exercises as they feel its going to cause them great pain. A strong joint is going to be a more stable one. Strong muscles surrounding a joint can act as protection, easing the load placed on the damage cartilage, helping to stop further damage. Isometric exercises are done without moving the joint. Basically you are contracting the muscles. These are good as introduction exercises for people who have significant pain and have deteriorated in strength.

Hydrotherapy : Hydrotherapy is basically doing exercises in water. This is a great way to do simple range of motion exercises. It is very low resistance, no stress on the joint, and you can safely move your joint through its range of motion relatively pain free. In the pool you can do exercises from range of motion to resistance training.
Also present on the occasion were Mr. Vivan Gill, Facility Director, Dr. Harpreet Brar, Admin Head, , Dr. Alok Jain and Dr.Neeraj Bansal Fortis Hospital Ludhiana.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Letter to Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib JI by H S Phoolka

Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 3:16 PM
Dismal Sex Ratio Cause of Decline in Sikh Population

Ludhiana: 27 August 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):

Mr. H.S. Phoolka has written a letter Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib stating that a statement of him and other Sikh Organisations to produce more children is not a right step in the present day modern world.  There are many reasons for decline of the population and among them the major cause is the lowest Sex Ratio among the Sikhs at National level.  The Sex Ratio among the Sikhs is 903 Female compare to 1000 male.  The sex Ratio among other religions is - Christian 1023, Muslim 951, Hindu 939.  One of the reasons of increase in Muslim population is the higher sex ratio which is much more than Hindus and as well as Sikhs.

Mr. Phoolka had requested to Akal Takhat Jathedar that to check the decline in Sex population and female Feticide, the works need to be done at ground level.  Mere advertisement  in the TV and Newspapers are not enough.

Mr. Phoolka has given an example of a scheme implemented in 2005-06 by the then Dy. Commissioner of  Nawanshahr Mr. Krishan Kumar.  This scheme had almost stopped the Female Foeticide in the District.  The said Dy. Commissioner received International Award for this.  Instead of implementing this scheme in all the District of Punjab, after transfer of Dy. Commissioner in 2007 the scheme was almost stopped. 

Mr. Phoolka has requested to Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib Ji to take immediate steps on ground level and implement this scheme throughout Punjab and take other necessary steps to increase the Female Ratio and check the Female Feticide.  Copy of letter is enclosed.

GADVASU conducts training for cattle feed millers

Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 3:53 PM
Training was conducted for 55 feed millers
Ludhiana:27 August, 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
In dairy business feed cost alone is around 65% of the total dairy farming expenditure.  Dairy farmers make their best efforts to make the balanced feed but availability of feed ingredients, their quality and prices are area of concern. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences  University in collaboration with Department of Dairy Development, Punjab regularly conduct trainings for cattle feed millers to update their knowledge and making economical feed for the high yielding animals. One of such training was conducted by Vet Varsity for 55 feed millers coming from different parts of Punjab. According to Dr Parminder Singh, course coordinator, the training schedule included lectures from different aspects of feed manufacturing viz. selection of feed ingredients and their storage, ration formulation for different categories of animals, toxic substances in feed ingredients, processing of feed and feed ingredients, importance of bypass fat and protein, significance of  uromol mixture, role of mineral mixture, prevention of metabolic diseases, aflatoxins and their control and cattle feed act. There were healthy discussions among the feed millers to get the better results. It is pertinent to mention that this training is mandatory after three years for all feed manufacturers for renewal of license as per govt. norms. Even this course is compulsory for them who manufactures mineral mixtures for the cattle & buffaloes and who sells & holds feed ingredients for livestock feeding. 

Dr HK Verma Director of Extension Education distributed the certificates and advised the feed millers to adopt the recommendations of the experts while formulating the feed. He stressed upon the feed millers as well as farmers to read the dairy related literature. Dr. JS Bhatti, Head, Department of Veterinary Extension proposed the vote of thanks and highlighted the services which GADVASU provide for the dairy farmers and feed millers. He asked the feed millers to take the help of university in organizing awareness camps for the benefits of the farmers.

Joint call to observe All India Bank Strike on 2nd Sept. 2015

* March on to National Protest Strike on 2nd September, 2015            
* Oppose anti-worker Labour Reforms.
* Oppose anti-people Banking Reforms.
* Make the Strike a success in all Banks.
Ludhiana: 27 August 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), AIBOA, BEFI, INBOC, NOBW, INBEF AND NOBO has given joint call to observe All India Strike on 2nd Sept. 2015 against anti-people Economic Reforms and anti-worker Labour Reforms of the Central Government. More than 100 million workers from all over the country and belonging to all Central Trade Unions and in all sectors will be joining the Strike. It is going to be a most powerful protest and massive disapproval of the retrograde economic and labour policies of the present NDA Government.   
All of us are fully aware of the increasing attacks on the workers and trade unions on their rights and privileges and the encouragement and concessions being extended to the employers in our country.  There are open attempts to amend the various labour laws in favour of the employers and to the detriment of the workers.  The neo-liberal economic policies are only aggravating the problems of the workers and common masses. Banking industry is no exception.  In the Banking industry, we are already aware of the Government’s continuous attempts to push through their reforms agenda aimed at privatisation of banks, consolidation and merger of Banks, etc.  More and more private capital and FDI are being encouraged.  Regional Rural Banks are sought to be privatised and the Bill has been passed by the Government in the Parliament despite protests by our Unions. Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies (PACs) are under threat of winding up. Urban Co-operative Banks are under threat of delicensing. Private sector executives are imposed on the public sector banks.  All the Government schemes are being imposed on the Banks without proper infrastructure and manpower resulting harassment and problems faced by the bank staff.  Bank officers are being denied regulated working hours.    Permanent and regular jobs are being outsourced on contract basis and contract employees are being exploited. Government would like to proceed on its agenda to amend the labour laws without any proper consultation with the trade unions.

Hence it is necessary and imperative to join the general trade union movement and register our protest against these anti-worker policies of the Government.
(Naresh Gaur)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PM Modi with successful candidates

Success after training at Sardar Patel Institute 
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the successful candidates of the UPSC examination, who underwent training at the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, Ahmedabad, in New Delhi on August 25, 2015. (PIB)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Skill Development meeting

25-August-2015 15:27 IST
CM Badal Charing the meeting
New Delhi: 25 August 2015: (PIB)
Final meeting of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Skill Development held on 25th August, 2015 at NITI Aayog 

The final meeting of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Skill Development was held at NITI Aayog in New Delhi today. The meeting was presided by the Convenor of the Subgroup and the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Parkash Singh Badal. The Chief Ministers of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya Tripura and Goa attended the meeting. The Minister for Employment, Technical Education & Training from Odisha was also present at the meeting. The rest of the member States namely Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were represented by their senior officer. Member of NITI Aayog Dr.V.K.Saraswat and other senior officials were also present at the meeting. The CEO of NITI AAYOG Smt. Sindhushree Khullar, presented the recommendations of the Draft Report before the Members for their views. 

The deliberations focused on empowering and strengthening the State Skill Development Missions to address the challenge of skill development at the State level in a decentralized manner so as to improve the outreach of skill development. The emphasis was also laid on increasing participation by women and other socio economic groups. It was suggested that appropriate credit and market linkages be provided for entrepreneurial development which can act as force multiplier for employment generation. The Sub-Group focused on need for overcoming the shortage of trainers by involving the industry and national level institutions such as IIT, IIM and universities. It was decided that after incorporating the additional views shared by the member States today the final Report would be submitted to the PM within a fortnight. 

The NITI Aayog Sub-Group on Skill Development was constituted as per the decision taken in the first meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog chaired by the Prime Minister on 8th February, 2015. The Sub-Group consists of Chief Ministers of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Tripura. (PIB)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Giant rock boulder hit the Manikaran Sahib Complex

Many peoples killed-Whatsapp report says 35 dead
Manikaran: 18 August 2015: (Punjab Screen and Int):
Many people have been killed and several others trapped after a giant rock boulder hit the famous Gurudwara complex at Manikaran in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Figure of killed persons changing and yet not sure the actual number. iIn Whatsapp 35 persons stated killed. According to a report in Whatsapp from New Delhi-In an unfortunate tragedy, nearly 35 people were killed and many were feared trapped under debris after landslide triggered boulders fell on Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib in Kullu (HP).
According to eye witness, 7 bodies have been taken out so far while many have been feared trapped after boulders fell on Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib (HP) building due to a landslide. After the tragedy News started coming as flood but many were not confirming the facts. Figure of the killed persons was changing in every news because rescue operation was continue and as soosn as any body found the administration confirm the number. some reports told it 7 in initial reports and some others described the number10. 

Rescue operations underway.
Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. This Gurdwara known for its natural beauty which provides the peace of mind. Hot and cold water Source are very famous in devotees.

Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu.The area is well known for its hot springs and its beautiful landscape.
According to legend, when the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Parvati were walking in the valley, Parvati dropped one of her earrings. The jewel was seized by Shesha, the serpent deity, who then disappeared into the earth with it. Shesha only surrendered the jewel when Shiva performed the cosmic dance, the Tandava and shot the jewel up through the water. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the waters at Manikaran until the earthquake of 1905.
Sikh belief: Manikaran Gurdwara
Traditional feeding of visitors at Sikh gurdwara at Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, in 2004
According to the Sikhs, during third Udasi, the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak came to this place in 15 Asu 1574 Bikrami with his disciple Bhai Mardana. Mardana felt hungry and they had no food. Guru Nanak sent Mardana to collect food for the langar (the Community Kitchen). Many people donated atta (flour) to make Roti(bread). The one problem was that there was no fire to cook the food.Guru Nanak asked Mardana to lift a stone and he complied and a hot spring appeared. As directed by Guru Nanak, Mardana put the rolled chapatis in the spring to his despair the chapatis sank.Guru Nanak then told him to pray to God saying that if his chapatis float back then he would donate one chapati in His name. When he prayed all the chapatis started floating duly baked.Guru Nanak said that anyone who donates in the name of God, his drowned items float back.


News of this tragedy came as big shock for those whose reletives are on a visit to Manikaran Sahib. Reports said seven bodies have been extricated from the four-storey building, located on the banks of Parvati river while search and rescue operation was in full swing at the site. The area has been cordoned off fearing more rock slips from the mountain.
The boulder, which slipped from a nearby mountain, has smashed a rear portion of the Gurudawara damaging a few floors. The incident occurred in the afternoon.
Officials, however, said the main Gurudwara is safe.

Honour for a deseving person

SMO Dr Sethi was honoured on 15 August
Amritsar: 17 August 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Congratulations to my friend Dr. Rabinder Singh Sethi for being bestowed with State Award on the Independence Day. He is an honest, hardworking, and kind hearted doctor. I am proud of you...Wish you many more deserve them. this comment was posted by Dinesh Kumar a friend of Dr Sethi. 
In fact  mostly peoples don't know Dr Sethi's Moral and secret commitment to humanity, society, country and the down trodden poor peoples. He never tells that how many times he donated his blood to unknown persons. He never disclose that how many children getting their school fee from his pocket. He is carrying this torch of silent services which he got from his father S. Parduman Singh who is also known as father of pension scheme.
He is a hidden gem. Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Dr RS Sethi, presently holding the charge of medical reimbursements at Civil Surgeon Office here, was honoured during the Independence Day celebrations for providing excellent services. Dr Sethi was honoured by Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. His colleagues in the department said Dr Sethi posted as SMO had been assigned various other duties by the department because of his honest and hardworking nature. He always remain smiling even in challenging situations. He deeply watch the issue, search the facts, verify them and after consulting all the concerned  he declare his analysis which is mostly accepted as the final decision by all the related persons.
“Most of the inter-departmental inquiries are entrusted to Dr Sethi because he is known for presenting his report on the basis of the facts. In all cases where the department wants to find out the real truth behind an incident, it is always Dr Sethi, who is asked to lead the inquiry team,” said an employee of the Civil Surgeon’s office. His all friends know his human friendly nature.
Professor Balwinder Singh also awarded
Prof Balvinder Singh from Guru Nanak Dev University was felicitated at Independence Day function. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave away the prize at a state-level function of Independence Day held at Mohali. The award was given in recognition of his contribution for bringing awareness about the conservation of heritage and traffic management in Amritsar city. District administration has already felicitated him on January 26, 2001 and on August 15, 2014. The government also nominated Prof Balvinder as a member of the Mission Directorate Hriday in Municipal Corporation, Amritsar. He has also been nominated as member National Expert Panel IHCNF of UNESCO in August this year. The Himachal Pradesh government has nominated him as member, Heritage Advisory Committee, Shimla.
President’s Police Medal
Assistant Sub Inspector Ramandeep Singh, who is posted at CID unit of the Amritsar police, was awarded President Police medal for his meritorious service during Independence Day celebrations organized by Ministry of Home Affairs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

70th Anniversary of atomic bombing on Nagasaki

Over 350 delegates attended the CME
Ludhiana: 11 August 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
There is need for collective effort to prevent the biggest ever health tragedy as atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed over two lakh people in a matter of minutes. Doctors are duty bound morally and ethically to work for the development of society through health. This was the message that emanated from the Continuous Medical Education programme organized to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of atomic bombing on Nagasaki in Japan on 9th August 1945, by the department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Amritsar in collaboration with Indian Doctors For Peace And Development (IDPD) & Social Medicine Association on the Theme “Health, Development & Ethics”.

The event discussed several related subjects viz: Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons; National Health Policy; Medical Ethics and Food Security Act  - Strength and Limitations.

Principal GMC, Amritsar Dr. Santokh Singh inaugurated the CME followed by welcome speech by Dr. S.S. Deepti.

Dr. Tejbir Singh, Head of the department of Community Medicine, GMC Amritsar highlighted the importance of the conference and invited Dr. S.S.Soodan (Vice President IDPD) who gave a brief history of the idea behind the formation of IDPD and also about the work being done so far concerning the peace in various nations around the world.

Dr. Amarjit Singh Sidhu from School of Buisness, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar started with his first session on Food Security Act; he stressed that the need of this act is because of the inequalities in wealth and total income. Only 2.5% of the people own 83% of global wealth. He further elaborated regarding the various entitlements and beneficiaries covered under the act. Following this, Dr. G.S.Grewal (President, Punjab Medical Council) emphasized the importance of principles in life, particularly the role of ethics in medical profession. He said that it’s a noble profession and all doctors should commit themselves not to indulge in any malpractices. To regulate the medical profession in the state the PMC has to take several steps  to stop the practice of cuts and commissions and advertisements to entice the patients, he said.  
In the second session, Dr. Bharti Uppal; National Finance Secretary, IDPD discussed about Wars and its devastating long term consequences on health. Then Dr. Arun Mitra (Gen.Secretary IDPD) gave a brief note on medical ethics and its falling standards.

After this in the end, Panel discussion was conducted on “National Health Policy (Draft) 2015” by Dr. A.S. Padda, Ex-Principal & Head Department of Community Medicine, GMC as moderator. The first panelist Dr. Shakeel ur Rehman (Secretary IDPD) highlighted that privatization of secondary and tertiary health services should not be there and he said that 2% of Indian population is going below the poverty line every year due to out of pocket expenditure on health. After this Dr. Karanjit Singh (Ex-Director Health Services Punjab) discussed about mother & child health component of the policy and the progress made so far. Dr. Vitull K. Gupta (Associate professor Medicine, AIMSR, Bathinda) emphasized that there is total disconnect between ground level reality and the implementation of the policy. He further enlightened that there is need to implement what is being written in the draft.

The last topic of discussion was by Dr. Amritpal Kaur Dhillon (Associate Professor Obst & Gynae, GMC Amritsar) regarding women health issues addressed in the policy.

Over 350 delegates attended the CME. The session concluded with the valedictory function and vote of thanks by Dr. Sanjeev Mahajan.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Police campaign against anti social elements

Ludhiana police arrested 17 person in gambling act

Police recoverd 15 lac rupees cash & 4 cars from this raid

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sri Sanghmeshwar Sewa Dal active for human servicses

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 3:48 PM
10th Blood  Donation Camp organized at Ludhiana
Ludhiana: 2 August 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Akhil Bhartiya Sri Sanghmeshwar Sewa Dal, Ludhiana branch organized a ‘Blood donation camp’ on the occasion of 75nd   birth anniversary of Anant Shri Vibhushit Mahant Ganga Puri Ji Maharaj, Sri Sanghmeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Arunai (Pehowa, Haryana) at Ludhiana today on 2th August 2015 revealed  Dr. Harish Verma, Secretary , Sri Sanghmeshwar Sewa Dal L:udhiana, Branch. Sh. Bharat Bhushan Aashu, M.L.A. Ludhiana West was the Chief Guest inaugurated the Blood Donation camp and said that this is an excellent gesture and congratulated the organizers for this good cause and emphasized that there is an urgent need of more such camps in the city, Sh. Gurpeet Gogi, Councillor, Ward No. 53  presided over the function. Two teams from DMC& H and RED cross Society, Ludhiana collected the blood from voluntary donors. The donation camp was supervised by a team of doctors from DMC&H , Ludhiana under the leadership of Dr. Ramneek Locham  and Dr G P Mangla from Red cross This is tenth time that a blood donation camp was organized by the Ludhiana branch  of Sri Sanghmeshwar Sewa Dal. The camp started with the seeking of blessings from Almighty. In a novel gesture, members of Dal, other people and even local leaders came forward and donated the blood voluntarily and a total of 75  units of blood were donated. Mr. D. K. Puri, president,  Ludhiana branch, Sri Sanghmeshwar Sewa Dal informed that the Dal is  organizing such camps at regular interval along with other social welfare activities. 
Dr. Harish Verma, Secretary , Sri Sanghmeshwar Sewa Dal, said that Punjab is far behind in blood donation, where as Gujrat  State is at number one in blood donation in whole of the country by contributing 11% of blood units. Further, Dr. Verma told that the Dal has already solemnized two times the mass marriages function in which 25 girls were married, has arranged nine    blood donation camps and loaded trucks containing food items were sent  to earth quack victims of Gujrat, Uttranchal and J. K. states . Sh. Rajinder Mohan Tandon, treasurer of the Dal said that now we are also motivating the people for   pledging to donate eyes. Mr. Puri  specially thanked S. Mohinder Singh, President, Prabhandak Committee Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gobind Nagar, for their whole hearted support for organizing this camp. The camp was attended by dignitaries of Sanghmeshwar sewa dal, arunai, (Pehowa) and members of  Khanna & Gobindgarh  branches. The camp ended with the pledge by dal members to organize such camps more frequently especially for Thalassemia affected children and for cause of society. Dal members  highlighted the benefits of blood donation and persuaded people for voluntary donations for the cause of society and to relieve sufferings of people.
For more detail Dr Harish Verma may be contacted at 98159-73929
who is Secy of Sh. Sangmeshwar Sewa Dal Ludhiana Branch.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Punjab Govt Should Follow Kejriwal Govt.-Phoolka

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 5:17 PM
Suggested compensation of Rs 1 crore to Police Martyr
Ludhiana: 31 July 2015: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Mr. H.S. Phoolka Senior Advocate today met the family of late Sh. Baljit Singh Superintendent Police, Punjab. Police martyred during Gurdaspur terror attack and conveyed his condolence to his family.MrPhoolka praised the heroic act of Sh. Baljit Singh and sacrifice of the family in service of the country.
Mr.Phoolka condemned the terror attack and termed it as an act of Cowardice.
While talking to press reporters Mr.Phoolka stated that the Punjab Government should follow the Kejriwal Government in compensating the Martyrs in Policeforces.Kejriwal government has given Compensation of Rs.1 Crore to Policemen who were killed on duty to check the Crime.
Since February 2014 i.e. first Kejriwal Government, five policemen has already been given the compensation of Rs.1 Crore.
Badal Government should follow the KejriwalGovernment and should give the same compensation of Rs 1 crore to Martyrs Policemen