Friday, May 19, 2017

MTSM: Sakshi bagged 8th position in university

Fri, May 19, 2017 at 2:56 PM
First in college by securing 68% M.A-English 1st sem
Ludhiana: 19th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for women were on the cloud nine as they clinched two from the top ten University positions in M.A-English 1st sem. Examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. Sakshi bagged 8th position in university and first in college by securing 68% whereas Riju Bala stood 9th in University and 2nd in college with 67.75%. Poonam secured 3rd position in college with 67% marks.

         College Principal Dr.Mrs.Kirandeep Kaur applauded the efforts of the faculty members and the students by saying that the students have added another feather to the cap by securing University Positions. College President S. Swaran Singh Ji and Secretary S. Kanwalinder Singh Ji congratulated the students who worked hard to achieve their goals and faculty members for their proper guidance and teaching. They also gave the students their warm and best wishes for a bright future.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nehal Wadhera of BCM Arya to attend Zonal Cricket Camp

Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Nehal is a part of select group of 24 players
Ludhiana: 17th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Nehal Wadhera of BCM AryaSenior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, is a part of select group of 24 players from all the states of North India i.e. Punjab, Delhi-Haryana, Himachal, and J&K. He is the only player of Ludhiana from his age group to be part of this elite camp.
These players from their respective States are chosen after their exemplary performance in recently held U-16 National level tournament called Vijay Merchant Trophy. This left-handed batsman is known for his fantastic cricketing techniques.
As per principal Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur, “We are very happy to see that along with the passion for the game, he maintains good academics too.“
Son of prominent education entrepreneur Mr. Kamal Wadhera of TCY group, Nehal has been a very dedicated player since age 8. According to his mother Gurpreet Wadhera, “Nehal has always been highly focused and dedicated towards his game.”
Further, these 24 players will be under strict observation of the best coaches for almost a month. At the end of this camp, top players for the inter-zonal tournament will be taken out.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Defeat forces of communalism and hatred-CPI

Save harmony, unity and secular values of Indian society
Ludhiana: 7th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Team)::
Whatever they may do, people of India will not let the efforts of communalists of any brand using any religion as the cover for their nefarious designs to create social disharmony and split the society with the motive to establish a theocratic state succeed. This is because our people fought together irrespective of religion, caste, creed or gender to overthrow the British imperialism when the RSS and its outfits not only did not fight against the British rather connived with them. Our constitution guarantees right to freedom of speech and life with dignity to all its citizens and these hard earned rights will not be allowed to be taken away. This was said by Com. Amar Jeet Kaur, national secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) while addressing a seminar to commemorate the victory over fascism and challenges & resistance to such tendencies in present-day India. She said that Fascism was at its peak in the 1930s in Germany, Italy and Japan. Supported by the corporate sector, rights of freedom were fully curbed and any kind of dissent was not allowed. This caused holocaust killing lakhs of people, the Jews, Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists and ordinary people in Germany. Second world war resulted in the death of over 5.5 crore people. But ultimately these forces were defeated and 9th May is observed as the day of victory of fascism. Such tendencies are being witnessed in our country these days. The BJP has resorted to the Gobbelian theses of - "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." The RSS guided BJP used this thesis during elections as well as during demonetization with the help of a section of media. But all the promises made have fallen flat; Rs.15 Lakh in every pocket has not been met with. The promise of the generation of 2 crore jobs has turned out to be totally false as only 1.35 lakhs could be generated. Price rise continues in the same way; corruption is at its peak and incidents like Vyapam in which 47 people have been killed; a case of fraud by Lalit Modi; Vijay Mallya's running away under the nose of the government are some big examples. To hide its failure there is all out effort to divert the issue in the name of Cow protection or building Ram Mandir. Prime Minister's rhetoric that demonetization will end terrorism has been totally belied. Kashmir is in the worst situation in its history. Borders have become tense. But the government is out to spread jingoism and war-mongering not realising that any war between India and Pakistan could lead to nuclear disaster.   Minorities are being persecuted in the name of cow protection, love jihad or religious conversions. Same is true of their approach towards Dalits. Now the reports that even Hindus taking cows for milking have been targeted. All those who give dissent are labelled as anti-nationals and are even eliminated. Universities are being targeted and students movements raising their demands are being dubbed as anti-nationals. But our country which has grown on values of democracy and respect for all religions and inhibits people from diverse ethnic groups will not let this continue for long. She further said that fundamentalists and communalists of each brand supplement each other’s efforts thus further endangering communal feelings among the majority community. This has to be fought back vociferously. But for this we need unity at the broader level she said.
Speaking on the occasion Com Kartar Singh Bowani District Secretary of the party said that such events need to be organised at several places.
Dr Arun Mitra Asstt. Secretary of the district unit of the CPI said that we have to struggle hard against the ideology of hatred as being spread by the RSS and it outfits and builds our country based on love and brotherhood of all human beings.
Com Ramesh Rattan City secretary said that party will organise such events at different places.     
Others who spoke on the occasion include Com D P Maur, Com Gurnam Sidhu, Com Gulzar Goria, Com Charan Sarabha and Com Kewal Singh Banwait. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Do not burn wheat stubble: PAU VC Appeals to farmers

Sat, May 6, 2017 at 5:16 PM
It spoils the carbon cycle of nature
Ludhiana: 6th May 2017: (Punjab Screen Team):
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After wheat harvesting, a serious note of stubble burning is being taken by the Higher Courts and the environmental organizations.  While interacting with the media today, the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon appealed to the farmers of Punjab to avoid burning wheat stubble as it spoils the carbon cycle of nature, pollutes the environment and deteriorates the soil health. In addition, it destroys the nutritional traits and the friendly insects, resulting in attack of more insect pests on crops and increasing the farm expenses for their management. Hailing from an agricultural family, Dr Dhillon said he was well aware of the hard work and expenditure required for straw management. A few decades back, wheat was harvested in the sunshine and its grains were extracted after drying for several days. Dr. Dhillon said the industrious farmers of Punjab can plough the wheat residue in the soil instead of burning it. By irrigating it, it will be beneficial for the next crop, he added. Regarding expenses, he said the yields of paddy and wheat have been better this year and also paved way for financial benefits. The farmers could spend some amount out of it for managing the wheat stubble, he suggested.
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           Dr. Dhillon expressed his confidence that the farmers of Punjab have always adopted the recommendations of Punjab Agricultural University and would further listen to his advice of not indulging in stubble burning.  He stressed that conserving natural resources was the prime need for the benefit of health, environment, and future generations.
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           Present on the occasion were Dr. R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education; Dr. J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology;  and Dr. Jagdish Kaur, Additional Director Communication, PAU.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Parents Associations against High Charges by Schools united

Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM
Started media info campaign from a nationwide platform 
From New Delhi Press Club:
We had created a nationwide platform for all the activists working against the commercialization of the education back in February 2017. But in many states, the parents' associations have been actively working for the several years on these issues. We have studied all the aspects of this gigantic problem. Some have staged peaceful protests, some have filed cases before the courts and while pursuing our aim we have been getting tremendous support from the media also. Accordingly, we have decided to keep informing the media about the details of all such developments periodically i.e. various aspects of this gigantic problem, solutions we have in our mind and our actual field works either by way of launching protests and filing cases before courts.
Discussions at today’s press conference:
 A) Main aspects of the problems-
1) Anubha Sahai from IWPA said that there is no uniform law for education all over the nation. Some states like Maharashtra have comparatively effective law whereas states like Madhya Pradesh and Union Territory Chandigarh have no law to curb commercialization of education at all.
2)  Gurpreet Kaur from Chandigarh Parents Association said that though there are comparatively effective laws present in few states no implementation of such laws has been followed e.g. law to put behind the bar for 3 years for an offender collecting capitation fee exists since as back as 1988 in Maharashtra but it has not been implemented despite the fact that education department itself has mentioned in its hundreds of reports that many schools have collected illegal fees. Similarly, in the state of Punjab, the government and the administration have totally failed to implement refund orders from the schools which were decided by the Fee Regulatory Committee appointed by the Punjab & Haryana High Court. These refund orders are in corers of rupees. Even the schools continue to charge exorbitant amount in the form of annual charges, readmission charges, development fund, activity charge, computer charges, smart class charges and other charges.
3) Sunil Verma of Dwarka Parents Association said that most brutal method used by the schools is removing the child from the school for nonpayment of fees. All the incidents we have seen in past few months are those where schools have removed children for want of illegal payments only. Many schools resort to mental punishment to the students who are debarred from attending classes and are made to sit in the library whole day long.
4) Manoj Sharma of Haryana Abhibhavak Ekta Manch said that the schools force the children to purchase books & uniforms from some specified shops who sell these at much higher rates. The schools change the books frequently so that the previous books cannot be reused and schools & the shopkeepers make the huge profit.
5) Gautam Vohra from Faridabad Parents Association said that schools are not following mandatory requirements under RTE act e.g. submitting their audit reports every year under Form II which they fear would expose their actual profiteering.
B) Our strategy so far planned and implemented-
1) Nitin Goyal, president of Chandigarh Parents Association informed that we have created India Wide Parents Association, a nationwide platform to unite all the activists working against the commercialization of the education. We do provide legal and other assistance to any activists or parents approaching us from all over the nation. Recently we had staged protests at CBSE and met NCPCR representative who immediately took cognizance of our complaint and as soon as their orders of inquiries were passed schools immediately restored the admission of the expelled children. Some of our activists have worked at local levels also and have successfully restored the expelled students whereas incidents where errant schools have refused to restore the expelled students we are initiating legal proceedings as well as criminal and civil actions not only against the school authorities but against public authorities too who are deliberately neglecting to perform their statutorily binding duties.
2) Narender Munjal from Faridabad Parents Association said that we have also prepared legal drafts and same shall be filed before various courts and commissions all over the nation against illegal fee collections by the school authorities and also against the negligent public authorities. We will also pray to prosecute such negligent public authorities.
Swaroop Singh from Ludhiana all School Parents Association informed that “Today we met the members of NCPCR to discuss on pending issues since many months related to child harassment and corporal punishment and request them to resolve the pending disputes immediately. SCPCR across India has failed to perform their duties.”
Manjit Singh from Ludhiana said that we demand the central and state governments to review the minority status granted to these institutions after the enactment of RTE Act. To conduct a thorough enquiry to verify whether they are imparting education to minority children or not and to verify the records as to how many children from minority background are studying in these institutions and to cancel the minority status of these schools which are taking undue advantage of this status granted to these institutions and also take criminal action against these institutions which are targeting children They are misusing the  minority status to escape from their obligations under RTE and other laws. All provisions of RTE must be applicable to minority institutions.
Rajiv Sharma from Ludhiana In the past three months since the formation of IWPA we have been successful with few practical difficulties and are able to contribute for the society. We plan to spread this movement further and request your popular newspaper and news channel to publish/broadcast the same.