Friday, December 23, 2016

IBDC at PAU would help in enhancing the income of the farmers

Honey production in high in India 
But its usage is more in foreign countries-Sampla
Ludhiana: 22nd December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau): For More Photos Click Here
An ‘Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre (IBDC)’ was inaugurated at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today by Sh Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Sh Vijay Sampla, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, also graced the occasion as guest of honour. Senior officials, faculty of PAU, and progressive beekeepers of Punjab were also present on the occasion.For More Photos Click Here

Sh Meghwal said, “Punjab is known for Green Revolution and agricultural development.” The Central Government is making all out efforts to double the income of the farmers as well as agriculture related entrepreneurs by 2022, he added. Further, he discussed the problems of the beekeepers and assured them of full support in resolving their issues.
Sh Sampla said, “Although honey production in high in India, yet its usage is more in foreign countries.” He said the establishment of this Centre at PAU would help in enhancing the income of the farmers, keeping the environment pollution free, and improving the quality of honey. He also deliberated on social aspects of honey and said that there was lot to learn from this agriculture item.For More Photos Click Here
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Central Government as well as State Government for starting number of schemes for sustaining food security and recognizing significant contributions of PAU in promoting beekeeping as a profitable subsidiary occupation. “Punjab is a leading state in honey production,” he said, while disclosing that the state is producing 39.5 per cent of honey of the country, which is being exported to 48 countries.” “There is a progress in the income of the farmers, but thrust needs to be laid on increasing profits,” he observed. The Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre at PAU would go a long way in giving additional benefits to the farmers, he added. Dr Dhillon also highlighted various crop varieties and commercialization of processing technologies.For More Photos Click Here
Dr S.K. Malhothra, Horticulture Commissioner, Government of India, said that pollination improvement in beekeeping would lead to increased honey production. He lauded All India Coordinated Research Project on Beekeeping at PAU and said that seeing its good work, the Central Government decided to set-up this Centre in the University. He also stressed on following best management practices, and setting-up diagnostic lab and pilot processing plants.For More Photos Click Here
Dr Gurkanwal Singh, Director of Horticulture, Punjab, said that along with honey production, focus was being laid on developing high value bee products. He urged the Central Government to exempt beekeeping from GST. He also referred to the introduction of ‘apitherapy,’ a source of income generation as well as beneficial for public health.
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S. Simranjeet Singh, President of Progressive Beekeepers Association, Punjab, shed light on beekeepers’ problems such as transportation, reduced nectar in sarson and sunflower, etc. He lauded PAU for equipping beekeepers with the useful knowledge and said that beekeeping was the most lucrative occupation, requiring less expenditure and land.
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

CPI Ludhiana meet on demonetization

Failed in bringing black money through demonetization
Frustrated Modi utters lie after lie
Ludhiana: 11 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Prime Minister Modi’s statement while addressing a public meeting yesterday that the things will ease slowly slowly slowly after 31st December has shown is a reflection of frustration and realization of failure in unearthing black money through demonetization. This was stated by Com Kartar Bowani, Secretary of CPI District Ludhiana while addressing the general body meeting of the party held under the chairmanship of Com O P Mehta.  Modi’s statement that he is not being allowed to speak   in the Parliament is not only irresponsible but a blatant lie unexpected of a person holding such high position. It is clear like the day that the opposition has been demanding the Prime Minster to give statement in the Parliament but he is running away from it. Addressing the meeting Assistant Secretary of the district party  Dr Arun Mitra said that this is another false dream being shown to the people by the BJP government that from 1st January onwards a new India will be born where there will be happiness all over. But in reality they things are going to get worse, unemployment will increase and the country will be pushed towards deep economic crisis.  Failure in providing sufficient currency to the banks particularly the public sector banks the government is trying to put divert the people’s resentment towards the banks. Now the whole focus is being shifted from the black money to cashless transactions. I t is not possible for the small vendors and hawkers to install swipe machines, he said. Even the world’s most developed country the US has only 40% economy in cashless. Nothing is being said about controlling the black money in stock market, foreign banks and gold and real estate which have 95% of black money. In reality this    whole exercise has been undertaken to collect ordinary persons savings and lend these to the corporate sector at low lending rates. The claim of the government that terrorism will be controlled with this move is a total hoax as there is no let up in terrorist activity since 8th November. The meeting decided to hold rallies in all towns of the district on this issue. Among others who participated in the discussion include Com D P Maur, Ramesh Rattan, Gulzar Goria, Gurnam Sidhu, Gurnam Gill, Bharpur Swaddi, Surinder Jalaldiwal, Kewal Krishan, Kuldip Binder. Com Surinder recited a revolutionary poem. For more photos click here

Saturday, December 10, 2016

ASI Suresh Kumar, Reader to C P Ludhiana, promoted as SI

Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 3:01 PM
He was also honored by the DISC 
Ludhiana: 10 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
ASI Suresh Kumar, Reader to C P Ludhiana, promoted as SI Police Commissioner Sh. Jatinder Singh Aulakh, IPS, sh. Dhruman.H.Nimble, Ips Dy.commissioner Police, Ludhian4 sh. Bhupinder singh, pps, Dy. commissioner Police, Investigation, Ludhiana, Sh. Balkar Singh, pps, Addl.

Dy.commissioner Police, Ludhian4 honoring Suresh Kumar on his promotion.
Earlier he was also honored by the DISC of Director General of Police, punjab in 201I and decorated with President Police Medal on the occasion of Republic Day, 2016 for his Meritorious services.

Friday, December 9, 2016

New Thalassemia ward inaugurated at CMC Hospitaln

Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:31 PM
A new 7 bedded ward in the Department of Pediatrics
Ludhiana: 9 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
At a well attended function, a new 7 bedded ward in the Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College was dedicated to children with Thalassemia by Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society.  At the inauguration Dr. Abraham G Thomas-Director CMC, Chief Guest, lauded the efforts of all in providing complete care to children with Thalassemia. Dr. Jugesh Chhatwal–Head of Pediatric Department told that the institute is offering Comprehensive Care for Thalassemia from Womb to Wellbeing. The institute is the only medical college in North India which is doing Bone Marrow Transplant for Thalassemia and is affiliated with many Bone Marrow registries comprising of several thousand donors. Dr. Joseph John Head of Clinical Haematology and Stem Cell Transplant said it is now possible to offer Bone Marrow Transplant to virtually all Thalassemic children through a matched unrelated donor.

Dr. Praveen C Sobti–Professor of Pediatrics, expressed deep gratitude to the President and members of Punjab Thalassemics  Welfare Society for their generous donation towards the renovation of the ward. Among those who participated in the event were Dr. William Bhatti-Medical Superintendent, Dr. Bobby John-Principal, Dr. Kim Mammen– Additional Director, CMC, Dr. Shruti Kakkar-Honorary Secretary–Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society, Members of Zindagi Live, Several faculty members of CMC, Thalassemic children and their families. Dr. Thomas also presented mementos to all the donors and special token of appreciation to Dr. Joseph John, Dr. Amrith Mathew, Dr. Aikaj Jindal, Zindagi Live, President Student’s Council-CMC for significant contribution to the cause of Thalassemia.         

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thousands benefited from 3 day Medical Camp in Barnala

Camp organized by CMC Hospital & Trident Group
Barnala:4th November 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Chrisitan medical college (CMC) and Hospital, Ludhiana organized three days multispecialty health camp in collaboration with Trident Group at the Arun memorial community center at Barnala from 2nd to 4th of November’2016.
The camp was inaugurated by Mr. Rajinder Gupta, Director of the Trident Group and Dr. Abraham G Thomas, Director CMC Hospital, Ludhiana. Several dignitaries from the town, community leaders, politicians, government officials and sarpanchas from around 60 villages were also present for the inauguration.
The Medical teams consisted of doctors from Surgery, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology, psychiatry, dermatology, medicine, ENT, Eye, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, CTVS, Medicine, Dental, Pharmacy and Community medicine.
On first day of the camp around 1,160 patients were examined, on second day 1,690 benefited from the camp, and today on 4th November by the time this news was sent 1,500 patients had already visited the camp and many more were coming.
Dr. Abraham G Thomas, Director, CMC Hospital said, in this mega medical camp team of 35 doctors will be doing the check-up for the patients. The camp is equipped the camp with digital x-ray which processes the reports in no time. The team will be working under Dr. Clarance, head of the Rural Health Outreach program (RHOP). Team of 35 of technicians, nursing and other help staff will also be helping the team of 35 doctors. Medical bus is also there for minor operations.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Clarance said, that CMC will continue to serve the community with such camps and next date for the camps will be from 7th -11th November, then again from 16th – 18th November, then it will continue in December from 30th November to 2nd December, and 7th December to 9th December.
RHOP department at CMC, Ludhiana coordinates camps like these in far- flung and remote villages in Ludhiana and other parts of Punjab. For some doctors the opportunity to bring their skills and services to many who deprived of quality health care and be able to touch lives is a reward in itself.

Friday, November 4, 2016

PAU youth festival kicks off

Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 5:09 PM
Participation is more important than winning
Ludhiana: 3rd November 2016:: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

An eight-day “Inter-College Youth Festival 2016-17” kicked off at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. The students from four constituent colleges of PAU namely College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, and College of Home Science are participating in vast array of events. On the first day, collage making, creative writing and cartooning events were held in which students displayed their talent and creative abilities. The students exhibited their artistic skills on the topic ‘Mother and Child’ and ‘Still Life’ in the collage making competition. Besides, they expressed their writing skills on the topic ‘Udeek’ (wait) in creative writing competition.
           Inaugurating the fest, the Chief Guest, Dr (Mrs) R.K. Dhaliwal, Director Students’ Welfare, PAU said, “Participation is more important than winning.” She also stressed on maintaining cleanliness in the surroundings.
           Dr R.K. Gumber, Director of Research, PAU, who was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony, appreciated the enthusiasm among the student fraternity for participation in the fest. He exhorted the students to scale greater heights in future and later gave away prizes to the winners.
Dr Harbans Singh, Observer for the youth fest, said that poster making, debate, clay modeling and poetic recitation/haas rass events will be held tomorrow.
Collage Making: 1) Raavi (Agriculture), 2) Simrandeep Kaur (Agricultural Engineering) and 3) Jaspreet Kaur (Agricultural Engineering)

Creative Writing: 1) Gurbir Singh (Agriculture), 2) Rajneesh Sharma (Agriculture) and 3) Laljeet Singh (Agricultural Engineering)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A call by IMA Ldh and Punarjot Eye Bank society

Let's celebrate safe and pollution free Diwali
Ludhiana: 27 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
IMA Ludhiana in association with Punarjot Eye Bank Society (Regd) organised a special seminar cum press conference on 27th November (Thursday), 4:00 pm at IMA House, B.R.S Nagar, Ludhiana.
Dr. PS Jassal Honorary Secretary IMA Ludhiana informed the audience that as they are feeling proud that we are going for smart city title for our Ludhiana. Let us contribute our role in health education and in prevention of ill effects of noise, air and physical injuries during Diwali.
Dr. Sanjeev Uppal Mch, HOD Plastic surgery DMC&H gave away the tips to have safe diwali. He said that children should be supervised by adults while bursting crackers and a bucket full of water should be kept nearby. He further told that crackers should be bursted in open space like play grounds, fields or roof top and recommended use of sparkle (fuljhari) to ignite crackers specially anaars, rockets, bobms and chakaries. This will avoid the risk of injuries to hands and face, he added.
Dr. Dinesh Goyal DM chest specialist suggested that all the asthmatic patients should take their preventive medication regularly and rescue medicine on need basis. Avoid inhalation of smoke as much as possible. Limiting use of crackers on diwali is one of the best way to decrease the human suffering particularly asthmatics patients.
Dr. Ramesh Medical Eye specialist told that in case of eye injuries due to firecracker first we should seek medical advice. We should not rub the eyes, rinse the eyes, apply the pressure and remove any object that stuck in eyes. Do not apply eye ointment or take the blood thinning and pain medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Dr. Kulwant Singh President IMA Ludhiana appealed to all IMA doctors to participate with their expertise and experience in health education to prevent medical injuries to citizens of Ludhiana. IMA Ludhiana always worked for welfare of society and wishes all citizens of smart city Ludhiana very happy and safe Diwali.
Dr. Mohan Pal Singh Sadana, Dr. Karamvir Goyal, Dr. S S Sibia, Dr. Baljit Kaur and others were present on the occasion.

Friday, October 21, 2016

38th Prof. Mohan Singh Mela held with great fanfare

Five eminent personalities were honoured

Ludhiana: 20 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Ludhiana (October 20): Organized jointly by Prof Mohan Singh Foundation (Regd) and Jagdev Singh Jassowal Trust (Regd) in collaboration with Punjabi Sahit Akademi (PSA), the 38th Prof Mohan Singh Mela took-off today with the garlanding of the statue of Prof Mohan Singh at Arti Chowk by a huge gathering of enthusiasts of Punjabi culture. The formal inauguration of the mela was held in the Punjabi Bhawan where a big gathering of people including litterateurs, singers, dhadis, acrobats, students, farmers and culture enthusiasts were present. The mela was dedicated to the memory of S. Jagdev Singh Jassowal.

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਗੰਭੀਰ ਮਸਲਿਆਂ ’ਤੇ ਚਿੰਤਨ ਮੰਥਨ ਮਗਰੋਂ 38ਵਾਂ ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਮੇਲਾ ਸੰਪਨ

The Chairman of Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Regd) Inderjit Singh Grewal, President, Pargat Singh Grewal, Senior Vice President Gurnam Singh Dhaliwal, the PSA President, Dr Sukhdev Singh Sirsa, Dr Surjit Singh, were in the presidium. Five eminent personalities were honoured for their outstanding contribution in their area of activity and for promoting Punjabi language, heritage and culture.  A citation, a shawl, a portrait of Prof Mohan Singh,  some books on Prof Mohan Singh were presented to each.

ਮੇਲਾ ਲਾਉਂਦਾ ਸੀ ਜਸੋਵਾਲ/ਜਨਮੇਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੌਹਲ

Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman, a well-known litterateur, translator and agricultural scientist was honoured with Dr Mohinder Singh Randhawa Puruskar for his efforts in promoting Punjabiat through translation and serving the cause of farmers.

Shri Jatinder Pannu, a senior journalist was honoured with Dr Sadhu Singh Hamdard Memorial Puruskar, in recognition of his journalistic excellence.

Shri Sahib Thind, an NRI culture connoisseur was honoured with Mahan Parvasi Puruskar,

Shri Palwinder Singh Cheema, Arjuna Awardee was honoured with Zaildar Kartar Singh Jassowal Puruskar and Mrs Jasmin Toor was honoured with Punjab da Maan Award for her achievements in singing and cultural activities.

ਅਸੀਂ ਇਨਸਾਫ ਮੰਗ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਭੀਖ ਨਹੀਂ ਮੰਗ ਰਹੇ--ਜੈਨ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ

Dr Sukhpal Singh and Dr Nahar Singh delivered talks on ‘Agrarian Crisis, Causes and Remedial Measures’ and ‘Cultural Decline in Punjab’, respectively, which was followed by lively discussion. It was highlighted that the corporate model was influencing both agriculture and culture. Dr Swaraj Singh highlighted that philosophy was ‘the science of the sciences’ and that the prevailing crisis in both culture and agriculture could be addressed by intellectual stimulation but lamented that there was dearth of intellectual leadership in the state.  Dr Anup Singh Batala said that a ray of hope always existed.

ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ ਆਗੂ ਕਨ੍ਹਈਆ ਕੁਮਾਰ 23 ਨੂੰ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਵਿੱਚ

Several other activities including a Kavi Darbar dedicated to Prof Mohan Singh, Dhadhi and Kavishari Session, Qawaali by Anwar Rehmat Qawaal of Malerkotla and a play “Sunney khoohaan di daastan” by Aks Manch Samrala. Dr Surjit Patar presided over Kavi Darbar wherein poets including Trailochan Lochi, Swaranjit Savi, Jaswant Zaffar, Sukhvinder Amrit, Bhupinder, Ajit Pyasa, Sukhdev Premi, Chann Belowalia, Sandhu Batalvi, Manjinder Dhanoa, Kulwinder Kiran, Bhagwan Dhillon, among others enthralled the audience.  A booklet, “Saave Pattraan Di Daastan” , carrying some selected poems of Professor Mohan Singh translated in English and Hindi by Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman was issued on the occasion.

ਆਰਥਿਕ ਪੱਖ ਤੋਂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦਾ ਸਰਬੋਤਮ ਸੂਬਾ--ਸੁਖਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਾਦਲ

Pargat Singh Grewal told that the Prof Mohan Singh Mela will organize several activities in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala in conjunction with the 350th Janam Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh at Patna (Bihar) on November 19-20, which will mark the culmination of the mela.

ਇੰਦੌਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਪਟਾ ਉੱਤੇ ਹਮਲੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਤਿੱਖਾ ਰੋਸ ਅਤੇ ਰੋਹ

Prominent persons who addressed the audience included Prof Gurbhajan Gill, Shri D.R. Bhatti (DGP, Retd), Dr Jasmel  Singh Dhaliwal, Harinder Singh Chahal (DIG, Retd), Prithipal Singh Batala, Rajiv Lovely, Photo artist T.P.S. Sandhu, Kanwaljit Shanker, and others.

ਸ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਮਾਨਸਿੱਕਤਾ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਮਾਜ ਲਈ ਵੀ ਕਿਸੇ ਸਰਜੀਕਲ ਓਪਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ

Pargat Singh Grewal and Gurnam Singh Dhaliwal, Amrinder Jassowal expressed their vote of thanks in different sessions.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

LIC opened new Premium Collection Point Office

Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 6:50 PM
MC Malhi was the chief guest
Ludhiana: 16 October 2016: (Pushpinder Kaur//Punjab Screen):
LIC of India a new Premium Collection Point Office started at Pritam nagar st no. 4 Near Gurdwara Shri Harikishan sahib back side Malhi Palace Civil lines Ludhiana.
Senior Divisional Manager Ludhiana Sh. D.C. Thakur ji and Councilor  S. Narinder Singh Malhi Ward no. 31 were the Chief Guest at opening ceremony.  Marketing Manager Sh. S.C. Sharma ji, Chief Manager Sh. S.K.Bansal ji, Manager Sales Sh. Nidhey Gupta ji Ludhiana and all Branch Managers of LIC Branches of Ludhiana were there.
Sh. Thakur ji SDM Ludhiana congratulate  Mr. Sunil Kumar no. 1 Chief Life Insurance  Advisor of Ludhiana Division and his team for getting no. 1 position regularly 5th time in Ludhiana. The Prizes were distribute to Top Advisors  Mr. Puneet Batra,  Mr. Sunil Gupta, Mr. Munish Kashyap, Mrs. Sonia  and  Mr. Vinod Verma .  Sh. Thakur ji  said that LIC has complete 60years  and celebrating Diamond Jubilee  this year. LIC has  announced additional Diamond jubilee bonus for all policies holders 5% to 60% according to term of the policies.  He added that all 10th passed young boys and girls can take the benefits by join LIC as Advisor. He added that LIC has opened a new RCA Scheme for Rural Areas. In this scheme New joiners can take the benefit of Rs.5000 per month as stipend. 
In this Great occasion S. Narinder Singh Malhi ji  take First policy of Rs. 50 Lacs from this new office. He advised all people to take the advantage of Insurance for well being of their dear ones.  He was very happy to announce that in his ward a new office of LIC has opened and all People should take the benefits  and services of LIC. 
Mr. Sunil said that this office will open from 10a.m. to 7p.m. and any young boys and girls who completed 10th class  can join LIC and more then Rs. 1 Laks per month.
In this occasion Mr. Pardeep Gupta , Mr. Durga Dass, Advocate S. Surinder Singh, Mr. Arvind Goyal were present . Mr. Surjit Singh Prop. Dealer also praise the LIC office newly opened. Many persons was there for  taking new policies from this new office. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

BCM MUN -2016 Reaches Culmination

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 11:27 AM
Lt. Gen. A.K. Bakshi was the chief guest

Ludhiana: 10 October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
BCM held the closing ceremony of Model United Nations which opened on Friday morning, and kicked off a full schedule of debate, problem solving and collaboration surrounding simulated situations in international affairs.

During three day long conference, participants represented a country   formed a resolution group with other countries to meet their combined interests on a certain topic and determine future course of action following days of debating.

The Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony, Lt.Gen. Ashwini Kumar Bakshi ,said that the range of situations is wide and not limited to current affairs.Mr.Rushil , MUN Chief of Staff and Ms. Japjit, MUN Convener presented glimpses of events of three days.The videos, created by Rachit and Aryaman , showcased on the closing ceremony, were representative of the liveliness and the effort towards learning that was present throughout the event. The ambience was uplifting.

Speaking on the importance of having intra-school MUNs, Dr. Paramjit Kaur, the School Principal said, “Through this, we are helping the school students do better in the competitive MUN culture and bring out Competitiveness. Our tagline is 'Making future leaders' and that's what we intend to do.”

The closing ceremony came to an end with awards given off to the best performing delegates in each committee by their respective chairs and finally with teachers, who observed the event unfold closely, sing praises of the students for their achievement. The performances that were part of the closing ceremony was greatly appreciated by the cultural connoisseurs.The MUN had the maximum number of I.P  member’s i.e.85.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Secretary General Mohak Thukral who thanked all executive committee members, partners, sponsors and participants for helping to make the event a success.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Prof Sethi stressed on the strict blood pressure control

CMC conducts 34th Dr L.H. Lobo Memorial Oration, Ldh
Ludhiana: 8th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
In memory of Professor Dr L. H. Lobo, the first Indian Principal of CMC Ludhiana the Dr L H Lobo Memorial Trust conducts an annual Oration at CMC Hospital, Ludhiana.  This year Padma Shree Prof. Kamal K. Sethi, Past President of Cardiological Society of India and currently Chairman and Director of Cardiology at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, delivered the 34th Dr L. H. Lobo Memorial Oration on “Current blood pressure goals in treating hypertension on Saturday 8th October, 2016 which was attended by the  distinguished citizens of Ludhiana, doctors from the city, faculty, staff and students of CMC Ludhiana.
Prof Kamal K. Sethi stressed on the strict blood pressure control to prevent the harmful effects of high blood pressure.
A scientific symposium was held after the oration on ‘Recent advances in Cardiology’.  Prof Pramesh Kovoor, Director Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia delivered the keynote address on ‘Management of Myocardial infarction (Heart attack)’.
Dr Rajneesh Calton, Professor and Head, Department of Cardiology at CMC and Organizing Secretary of the conference informed that scientific sessions included national level speakers on various topics like Cardiogenic Shock Paradigm shift by Prof Yashpaul Sharma, PGI, Chandigarh, Atrial fibrillation and Stroke prevention: Role of NOAC by Prof. Mohan Nair, New Delhi and Aldosterone inhibitors – A Medical ICD : an untold story by Dr Rajiv Agarwal, Meerut.
Dr Abraham G Thomas – Director, Dr Bobby John – Principal, Dr Kim Mammen – Associate Director, Dr William Bhatti – Medical Superintendent and Dr Rajneesh Calton, Prof & Head, Department of Cardiology, Mr S Wadhera, Dr M K Mahajan, Dr Navneet Chaudhry, Dr Tarun Satija and other members of the trust were also present for this prestigious function.

Friday, October 7, 2016

An Enriching Simulation of the UN for Students

Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 1:57 PM
Event started on friday at the BCM Arya School
Ludhiana: 7th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):

Amid much enthusiasm, a three-day Model United Nations (MUN), 2016 convention was kicked off on friday at the BCM Arya School with an aim of providing students a realistic simulation of a diplomatic environment and  enhance their skills of critical analysis and operative dialogue to have them plunge into the issues which plague humanity in today’s world.

Addressing the delegates, Chief Guest Mr. Deepak Vohra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs said, “Youngsters today are very keen to learn, talented and vibrant and platforms like these should reach out to each and every nook and corner of our country,” “Many of our problems  are global in nature and  cannot be properly addressed if we act in isolation from other nations.” said  Vohra 
“We need to this world works, in 2016 and the future -- more than ever before because I think that we are still the best choice to lead that world of equals. You need to be ready to do that,” said he.

Featured with 8 different committees and councils, the conference allowed some 500 school level debaters from different schools to don the hats as diplomats and law-makers from all over the world and promised to serve as an enriching learning experience for one and all.
Delegates from Germany and Mexico were also part of  BCM MUN which seamlessly exemplified school’s fundamental conviction of fostering comprehensive front-runners and encouraged participants to frame and pass resolutions on debating issues like UNGA: “Assessing the impact on International peace and security due to the South China issue”, UNSC: Radical Islanic fundamentalism and the threat it poses to International peace and security”, UNHRC: Elimination of all forms of violence against women and children with special emphasis on post conflict areas” and AIPPM: Discussions over implementations of a uniform civil code, discussions over alleged saffronisation of of education.”
The Conference officially opened with speeches by Director General Sonal Sharma along with Gauravdeep, Chief Advisor and Secretary General Mohak Thukral. The attraction of the opening ceremony was the eye-catching Classical Dance Performance which enthralled the audience.
Dr. Paramjit Kaur, the school Principal, in her keynote address said that MUN 2016 would be an extremely important learning experience for students, wherein they understand current affairs, debate techniques and research skills and subsequently giving them a holistic learning experience.  She expressed gratitude towards the Delegates, Executive Board members and members for making this conference a great success. She exhorted the students to do one random act of kindness daily to set the world in right direction.
The three-day conference will test the preparedness of the delegates and their understanding of the countries they represent, as well as the issues under discussion.

Police DAV Public School Police Line Ludhiana Event

Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 2:11 PM
Festival of “Victory of good over Evil”  celebrated 
Ludhiana: 7th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Police DAV Public School, Police Line Ludhiana celebrated the festival of “Victory of good over Evil’’ on Friday, October 07, 2016. On the occasion of Dusshera, kindergarten students came clad up as Ram, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman and Ravana. The festive mood gripped the students as they saw the effigy of Ravana, made up of waste papers and bamboo sticks. Students enjoyed watching Ramayana through a Ram Leela enacted by the kindergartener students. Music and Hymns in the praise of almighty Lord Ram were echoed in the school premises. The festive spirit culminated the celebration by blowing the hot air balloons and finally setting Ravana to flames. The children cheered and clapped as fire crackers entwined around Ravana burst creating an astounding light and sound. The festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety. Dr. Mrs. Anu Verma, the Principal of the school greeted the staff and students on the occasion of Dusshera. She added the burning of the effigy of Ravana symbolized not only the victory of good over evil but also, an occasion to get rid of the demons that reside within us.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dr K K Sethi to deliver DR L H Lobo Memorial Oration at CMC

Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 11:34 AM
"Current blood pressure goals in treating hypertension"
Ludhiana: 6th October 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Every year Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana and the Dr. L H Lobo Memorial trust Ludhiana conducts an annual oration in memory of late Dr. L.H. Lobo, the first Indian Principal of CMC Ludhiana.
This year Padma Shree Prof. Kamal K Sethi, Past President of Cardiology Society of India and currently Chairman and Director of Cardiology at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute will be delivering the 34th Dr. L H Lobo Memorial Oration on "Current blood pressure goals in treating hypertension"on 8th October 2016.
A scientific symposium on ‘Recent Advances in Cardiology’ will be held following the oration. Prof. Pramesh Kovoor, Director Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia will be delivering the keynote address during the symposium.
Dr. Rajneesh Calton, Professor & Head, Department of Cardiology informed that eminent experts with extensive experience will be discussing advancements in treatment and prevention of heart diseases.

The Dr. L H Lobo oration and the scientific symposium will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abraham G Thomas, Director, CMCH, Ludhiana.

Winter school on resource conservation begins at PAU

ICAR sponsored training attracting many peoples
Ludhiana: 5th October 2016: (Pushpinder Kaur//Punjab Screen):
A three-week winter school on “Advance Training Programme on Resource Conservation and Paddy Residue Management” began in the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering (FMPE), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. As many as 18 scientists/researchers working in the ICAR/State and Central Agricultural Universities of the country are attending the winter school, organized under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
Inaugurating the programme, Dr (Mrs) Neelam Grewal, Dean, Post Graduate Studies, said, “The sustainable management of natural resources is the need of the hour keeping in view the issues such as widespread land degradation, ground water imbalances, contamination of food and environmental pollution.” This training programme would go a long way in promoting the application of farm innovations and accelerating the collaborative development among various public research organizations, farmers, private sector and other stakeholders.
Dr J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU said that the use of advanced technologies to produce food and fibre are ecologically, economically and socially beneficial. He told that PAU is handling various research projects in the area of natural resource management and has also recommended number of technologies like laser leveler, happy seeder, leaf color chart and drip system for farmer’s use.
Dr Gursahib Singh Manes, Senior Research Engineer-cum-Head, FMPE said, “To have holistic solutions to the emerging problems, there is a need to set future priority research on machinery for natural resource management. The focus should also be on precision and conservation agriculture.”
Dr S.S. Thakur, Director of winter school, said that interactive discussions on theoretical concepts, and hands-on exercises on tools and techniques will be followed for better comprehension. Participants will also be introduced to conservation farming, precision farming concepts and receive hands-on experience through demonstrations on actual machinery.
Dr Manjeet Singh, Senior Research Engineer and Coordinator of the school, proposed the vote of thanks.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

PAU: Dr. Parveen Chhuneja Joins as Director Biotechnology

She is a recipient of Young Scientist Award
Ludhiana: 30 September 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Dr (Mrs) Parveen Chhuneja, Senior Molecular Geneticist, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been appointed as Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU. Dr Chhuneja has a brilliant and an outstanding academic record and professional career in the discipline of biotechnology. Hailing from Faridkot, she had her Bachelor and Master’s degree from Punjabi University, Patiala in high first class and Ph.D. in Genetics with specialization in Wheat Cytogenetics from PAU with an OGPA of 4.00/4.00. She is a recipient of Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology, University Merit and Plaque for best researcher, and Dr G.S. Khush Distinguished Professor Award.
Dr Chhuneja has transferred a number of new genes from wild species to cultivated wheat. These have been mobilised to elite wheat backgrounds for diversifying the breeder’s germplasm base. Five of these genes have been designated as Yr40, Yr70, Lr57, Lr58 and Lr76 and included in Wheat Gene Catalogue. Dr Chhuneja and her team have developed molecular markers for marker assisted selection of a number of disease resistance genes which are being used in the wheat breeding programme. She has been maintaining and utilising the largest collection of wild species of wheat among all the national institutes and state agricultural universities. This has paved way for the award of several national and international research and development grants.
Dr Chhuneja has published 62 papers in the journals of  national and international repute including two in ‘Science’ with NAAS rating of 20.0. Besides, she has 75 conference papers to her credit. She has also authored four practical manuals for various biotechnology courses and has written seven book chapters. She is on the reviewing panel of several national and international journals.
Dr Chhuneja has worked as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland and John Innes Centre, United Kingdom. She has wide international exposure as she has visited nine countries for participation in workshops/meetings of research projects and/or advanced trainings in biotechnology.
She has handled 15 competitive research projects as Principal Investigator, out of which, five have been international network projects. She has also been the Co-Principal Investigator of prestigious international Wheat Genome Sequencing project.
She has supervised 17 post-graduate students and some of her students are working as doctoral and post doctoral fellows in reputed international institutes. She has been actively involved in development and deliverance of biotechnology teaching programme in the university. Besides, Dr Chhuneja has also trained about 30 researchers through her projects. She was also actively involved in developing biotechnology curriculum for B.Tech. Biotechnology at the national level as Member of Deans’ Expert Committee.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Agroadvisory Bulletin-27-Sep-2016 from PAU

Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 4:33 PM
Light to moderate rain/thundershowers likely
Light to moderate rain/thundershowers likely at isolated places during next 24 hrs and weather is likely to be dry thereafter. During this period, maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to remain between 34-35oC and 23-25oC, respectively. The maximum relative humidity is expected to remain between 64-74% and minimum between 33-48% during these days.

                   It is optimum time to plant autumn season sugarcane (20th September to 20th October). Fodder crops barseem, shaftel should be sown from last week of September to first week of October. 

                  Plant hoppers during these days pose a serious threat in paddy. The crop dries up in patches. The plant hoppers can be controlled by spraying Confidor/Crocodile 17.8 SL @ 40 ml or Ekalux/Quinalmass 25 EC @ 800 ml or Coroban/Dursban 20 EC @ 1 litre in 100 litres of water per acre. For better results, direct the spray towards the base of the plants.

                  If Sheath blight also starts appearing on different rice varieties, spray the crop with Amistar Top 325 SC or Tilt/ Bumper 25 EC (propiconazole) or Folicur/ Orius 25 EC (tebuconazole) or Moncern 250 EC (pencycuron) @ 200 ml or Nativo 75 WG @ 80 g or Lusture 37.5 SE (flusilazole + carbendazim) @ 320 ml or Bavistan 50 WP (carbendazim) @ 200 gm in 200 litres of water per acre. Apply first spray at boot stage of crop and second after 15 days. Prevailing weather and age of the rice crop is favourable for the development of false smut of rice. To check the disease give first spray of Kocide 46 DF @ 500 g/acre at booting stage of the crop and second spray of Tilt 25 EC @ 200 ml in 200 litres of water after 10 days.

                  In basmati, stem borer is a serious problem. When more than 2% dead hearts or white ears appear, spray Fame 480 SC @ 20 ml or Mortar 75 SG @ 170 g or Coragen 20 SC @ 60 ml or Monocil 36 SL @ 560 ml or Coroban/Dursban/Lethal/Chlorguard/Durmet/Classic/Force 20 EC one litre or Fipronil 80 % WG @ 15 g in 100 litres of water per acre. In adition to these, granular insecticides i.e. Ferterra 0.4 GR @ 4 kg/acre or Padan/Caldan/Kritap/Sanvex/Nidan/Marktap/Miftap 4 G @ 10 kg/acre or Regent/Mortel/Mifpro/Mahaveer GR 0.3 G @ 6 kg/acre in standing water can also be applied.

                  To control weeds in pea, spray Stomp 30 EC @ 1 litre/acre or Afalon @500 g/acre as preemergence application using 150-200 litres of water. Avoid early sowing to check wilt/root rot diseases. Pea wilt can be controlled by treating seeds with Bavistin @ 1g or Captan @ 2 g/kg seed. Apply 3 kg Thimet 10 G or 10 kg Furadan 3 G per acre in furrows at sowing for reducing the infestation of stem fly.

                  It is the ideal time for planting of evergreen fruit plants. During this month, for management of fruit drop in kinnow, spray the crop with Ziram 27 SC @ 1250 ml or Propiconazole 25 EC @ 500 ml or Bavistin 50 WP @ 500 gm in 500 litres of water per acre. The weed infestation is major problem during rainy season. To control weeds apply post emergence application of Glycel 41 SL or Gramaxone 24 WSC @ 1.6 liters per acre in 200 liters of water during this season. Avoid drift of weedicide on fruit plant parts.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Multi Product Mega Food Park is the gift of the Prime Minister

Ministry has approved 3 Mega Food Parks in the state
Ludhiana: 26 September 2016:: (PRD//PIB//Punjab Screen)

           Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Punjab Deputy CM Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today laid the foundation stone of Mega Food Park at village Ladhowal, near here. This is the first of its kind Mega Food Park of the state, which is being developed by the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation of the Punjab government.
While speaking on the occasion, Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal suggested that this project be named as "Gurkirpal Mega Food Park" because the speed at which Punjab has witnessed all-round record development is due to the "Kirpa" of our "Guru". She said that this Multi Product Mega Food Park is the gift of the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to Punjab and will give benefit to farmers and processors of Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Rupnagar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Jalandhar, Moga, Sangrur and Barnala districts of the state.
Mrs Badal informed that this Mega Food Park will be set up with the project cost of Rs 117.61 crore in an area of 100.20 acres. The park will have facilities of 500 kg/Spiral Freezer, 1000 MT Cold Store of Onion and Garlic, 1000 MT Frozen cold store of Vegetable produce, 10000 MT Dry Warehouse, 10000 MT Silos, 100 MT Ripening Chamber (ECRC), 1 MT/Hr Dehydration Line (Air dried), 400 MT Cold Storage, Reefer Vans, Food Incubation Center (ICRESAT) and Testing Laboratory.
While providing further information, Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that in order to give an impetus to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Punjab, Ministry has approved three Mega Food Parks in the state. Out of these three, first Mega Food Park at Fazilka has already become operational, the foundation stone of a second Mega Food Park promoted by Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd was laid today and the third Mega Food Park (M/s Sukhjit Mega Food Park) has been approved by the Ministry in Kapurthala District, the foundation stone of which would be laid next month.
           She further stated that under the visionary guidance of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries is focusing on boosting the Food Processing Industry so that agriculture sector grows exponentially and becomes the engine of growth to drive the “Make in India” initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. Ministry of Food Processing Industries has identified creation of modern infrastructure for food processing as a focus area and is encouraging private investment. As a step in this direction, Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme in the country to give a major boost to the Food Processing Sector along the value chain from the farm to the market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.
           Further providing information about this Mega Food Park at Ladhowal (Ludhiana), she stated that it would be treated as a central processing centre and four primary processing centres- at Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Fazilka and Bathinda would also be set up. She said that this project would not only help the farmers, but would also generate job avenues for our youth.
           While speaking on the occasion, Deputy CM Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said that this Mega Food Park project will create a modern infrastructure for arresting post-harvest losses of horticultural and non-horticultural produce and provide impetus to the growth of food processing sector in Punjab. This Mega Food Park project will help in providing better prices to farmer, reduce wastage of perishables, add value to agricultural produce and create huge opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment for the youth of the state. He said that more than 40,000 farmers would be benefited from this project and more than 10,000 youth would get employment.
           Later, while speaking to media persons, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said that during the last 9 years, the state has witnessed record development in all fields and during the rule of Capt Amarinder Singh, there was not even a single project which the Congressmen can claim as their achievement. He said that the Congress has already conceded defeat and SAD-BJP would form government for the third time a row due to its record development. While terming Aam Aadmi Party as Anti-Punjab, he said that like the Congress, even AAP cannot boast of any of their achievements, because there is none. He also said that the formation of any political front would not have any impact on the SAD-BJP combine.
     Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti also termed this Mega Food Park as a gift for the Punjabis and said that it would boost the economy of the state. She alleged that it was due to the anti-farmer policies of the UPA government that the farmers are suffering. Agriculture Minister Mr Tota Singh also thanked the Union Government and Union Food Processing Industries Minister Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal for this project.
           Prominent among those present on the occasion included Irrigation Minister Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Advisor to CM Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, MLA's Mr Darshan Singh Shivalik, Mr Manpreet Singh Ayali, Mr Ranjit Singh Dhillon, Mr SR Kler, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Chairman Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation Chairman Mr Dyal Singh Kolianwali, Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board chairman Mr Santa Singh Umedpuri, former minister Mr Hira Singh Gabria, ex MLA's Mr Ranjit Singh Talwandi and Mr Jagjiwan Singh Khirnia, Mr Madan Lal Bagga, Mr Harbhajan Singh Dang, BJP District President Mr Ravinder Arora, Mayor Mr Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, MD Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr Kahan Singh Pannu, Deputy Commissioner Mr Ravi Bhagat, besides several others.