Thursday, September 30, 2021

S S Bindra visited CMC to felicitate Covid warriors

30th September 2021 at 05:47 PM

A certificate of appreciation was given to Covid Warriors

: 30th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Felicitate Covid warriors by govt. of Punjab Sh. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Chairperson, Punjab Youth Development Board, Government of Punjab visited Christian Medical College today to felicitate Covid warriors who worked tirelessly and diligently during phase one and two of the pandemic in Covid patient care areas of the hospital so that their services to the Institution and to the society at large can be recognized and appreciated. 

Dr. William Bhatti-Director of CMC, Dr. Jeyaraj D Pandian–Principal, CMC, Dr. Anil Luther- Medical Superintendent and Mrs. Gladis S Kumar–Nursing Superintendent along with other dignitaries, guests, staff and students attended the function.

A certificate of appreciation was given to Covid Warriors from various departments of CMC & Hospital who worked with relentless dedication and a deep sense of commitment and duty.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

“Use Heart to Connect with Your Heart”

Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 04:46 PM

World Heart day on the theme was observed at CMCH Ldh.

Ludhiana29th September 2021: (Pardeep Sharma IPtA//Punjab Screen)::

World Heart day on the theme “Use Heart to Connect with Your Heart” was observed at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana on 29th September, 2021 to increase awareness about Heart diseases and their prevention under the guidance of Mrs. Ritu P. Naihar, Assoc. Professor & HOD Medical Surgical Nsg. Dept. and  Mrs. Sapna D. Malviya, Assoc. Professor of College of Nursing, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana.  September 29th provides an annual opportunity for health care providers to coordinate awareness & Advocacy campaign and build commitment to reduce the burden of Heart disease at global, regional and local level. 

‘World Heart Day 2021’ was observed in Medicine OPD, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana. The programme was started with welcome of gathering followed by devotional song, Bible reading and Prayer. Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana appreciated the students & faculty of College of Nursing  for their hard work & encouraged the patients & their relatives to lead a peaceful life as stress is one of the main risk factor for Heart diseases. Dr. Reena Jairus, Professor & Principal, College of Nursing in her address, appreciated the hard work of students & faculty. She said that we need to live healthy life, avoid over use of mobile & encourage the students to have proper rest & sleep as it is very important to keep the Heart Healthy. Mrs. Ritu P. Naihar, Associate Professor & HOD – Medical Surgical Nursing department of College of Nursing unfolded the theme she said that Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer disease.  Because of Covid-19 people are avoiding to visit hospitals even if they are diagnosed with heart disease or having manifestations of CVD, so we need to use the power of digital health for prevention and management of CVD. Tele-health and Tele-medicine plays an important role to keep the people healthy. We have to use digital tools for prevention diagnosis and care of heart related conditions. 

M.Sc. Nursing 1st & 2nd Year – Medical Surgical Nursing Group and B.Sc. Nursing 2nd Year students provided education to the patients and their relatives through the poster exhibition and role play, which were well appreciated. Patients & their relatives, staff and employees found the program very interesting, educative & appreciated the hard work put in by the teachers along with students.   “Use Heart to Connect with Your Heart” 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

AAP gives ultimatum to Cong. govt. to remove Deol

28th September 2021 at 6:02 PM

Conspiracy to save Guru's culprits to make APS Deol A G: Harpal Singh Cheema

Slammed CM Channi on Deol's appointment

: 28th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema expressed strong objection and disappointment over the newly appointed Advocate General of Punjab Amar Preet Singh Deol (APS Deol), stating that it was not expected from the new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, that his real face will be exposed so early. He said to save the former DGP Sumedh Saini and the Badal family in sensitive cases; Channi has gone two steps ahead of former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Cheema appealed to the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to rectify this blunder immediately stating that APS Deol should be removed immediately from the post of AG. He also warned that if the Channi government did not remove APS Deol from the office within 10 days, the Aam Aadmi Party would wage a decisive struggle against the government as it was a conspiracy to save the Guru's culprits.

Addressing a press conference with party MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, state general secretary Harchand Singh Barsat, spokespersons Malvinder Singh Kang and Manwinder Singh Giaspura at the party headquarters here on Tuesday, Harpal Singh Cheema showed the documents of Deol's prosecution as a senior counsel for former DGP Sumedh Saini in the Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing cases related to desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He said that not only Saini, but APS Deol was also fighting the cases of other accused. Then what justice can be expected in the sensitive cases being fought by the Punjab government under APS Deol's leadership, questioned Cheema.

Harpal Singh Cheema said for the first four-and-a-half-years, Advocate General Atul Nanda appointed by Capt Amarinder Singh, in collusion with the Badal family and Sumedh Saini had not get justice in Behbal Kalan and Bargari cases and now Channi, by going to great lengths has appointed Sumedh Saini's lawyer as Advocate General. “This is the result of a deliberate conspiracy. It is as if the Badals and Saini have taken over the entire government machinery. As a result, Channi has followed in Captain's footsteps,” he said.

The AAP leader said it was not expected from the new Chief Minister. “Justice for Bargari and Behbal Kalan was expected, but the Channi government's decision on APS Deol shattered the hopes,” he added. Cheema said the people who have been accused by Justice Ranjit Singh and Justice Zora Singh for desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Behbal Kalan-Kotkapura firing; how can the government even consider appointing a lawyer for those accused as its Advocate General?

He said legal ethics also does not allow a lawyer who is first fighting the case on behalf of the accused, to be able to fight against the accused on behalf of the government. Cheema alleged that Deol's appointment was a conspiracy to save the accused, which could not be tolerated. He said that all the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs were also writing letters to the Chief Minister in this regard.

Governor Allots Portfolios to Newly Inducted Ministers

 Tuesday: 28th September 2021 at 01:42 PM

CM Gets Vigilance, Power, Mining, Excise, Personnel and PR 

Also hold all other departments not assigned to any other minister

: 28th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

On the advice and recommendation of Chief Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi, the Punjab Governor Shri Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday allotted portfolios to the newly inducted Ministers.

According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office, the Chief Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi would hold the portfolios of Personnel, Vigilance, General Administration, Justice, Legal & Legislative Affairs, Information & Public Relations, Environment, Mining and Geology, Civil Aviation, Excise, Investment Promotion, Hospitality, Power and Tourism & Cultural Affairs. However, the portfolio, if any, not allotted to any of the Ministers shall vest with the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has been assigned the portfolios of Home Affairs, Cooperation and Jails. Likewise, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Om Parkash Soni has been allotted the portfolios of Health & Family Welfare, Defence Services Welfare and Freedom Fighters.

Cabinet Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra has been given the portfolios of Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs, Elections and Removal of Grievances. Similarly, Cabinet Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal has been assigned the departments of Finance, Taxation, Governance Reforms, Planning and Programme Implementation.

Cabinet Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has been given the charge of Rural Development & Panchayats, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development. Smt. Aruna Chaudhary has been assigned the portfolios of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management. Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria has been allotted the portfolios of Water Resources and Housing & Urban Development. Mr. Rana Gurjeet Singh has been allotted the departments of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Employment Generation & Training, Horticulture and Soil & Water Conservation.

Smt. Razia Sultana has been allotted the portfolios of Water Supply & Sanitation, Social Security, Women & Child Development and Printing & Stationery. Mr. Vijay Inder Singla has been given the charge of Public Works and Administrative Reforms. Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu has been allotted the portfolio of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

Mr. Randeep Singh Nabha has given the charge of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Food Processing. Dr. Raj Kumar Verka has been given the portfolios of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities, New and Renewable Energy Sources and Medical Education & Research. Mr. Sangat Singh Gilzian has been allotted the portfolios of Forests, Wild Life and Labour. Mr. Pargat Singh has been given the charge of School Education, Higher Education, Sports & Youth Services and NRI Affairs. Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has been given the charge of Transport and Mr. Gurkirat Singh Kotli has been assigned the departments of Industries and Commerce, Information Technology and Science & Technology.

Sarkaria assumed the charge as Cabinet Minister

Tuesday: 28th September 2021 at 12:45 PM

 He was welcomed by his staff on arrival at the office 

Chandigarh: 28th September 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::

Even before the new government was formed, new expectations were rising rapidly. Only time will tell how much this new government will live up to these expectations. But the Phillaur ministers have started taking charge of their respective offices and departments.   

S. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, on Tuesday, assumed the charge as  Cabinet Minister at Punjab Civil Secretariat-1, Chandigarh. He has been allotted the departments of Water Resources and Housing & Urban Development. He was welcomed by his staff on arrival at the office. "Under the visionary leadership of the Punjab Chief Minister S. Charanjit Singh Channi, I will continue to work tirelessly to take Punjab to new heights of development", said Mr. Sarkaria, while adding that giving clean, transparent, time-bound and pro-people governance to the people of the state will be his top priority.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

An Awareness Walk by CMC Hospital Ludhiana

300 medical and nursing students participated

: 26th September 2021: (Pardeep Sharma IPTA//Punjab Screen)::

When life becomes difficult due to the scorching heat, then comes the month of September. In this month itself, the mission of getting rid of this heat is tied. A slight winter is starting to knock. The satiating sweats are becoming a thing of the past. Consciousness awakens in the season from this sweetness. Consciousness of life This month has been chosen to create awareness about being in childhood. In this heena there are things to prevent from this cancer. Efforts are made intensified. CMC Hospital also organized a speech for the same purpose. 

The theme was that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The mission of eradicating the cancer-born doctor and awakening consciousness is getting stronger. To spread awareness among the society and community, the Department of Pediatric Surgery organized Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign from Ash Bag to CMC. This event was also very successful.

300 medical and nursing students participated in this walk. Also 50 senior doctors and faculty of Nursing College also participated. ADC Urban Development Shri Sandeep Kumar IAS was the chief guest and also inaugurated the walk.

Dr. Trija Jeevan, Principal, College of Nursing, DMC was also present in the program and participated in the walk. A small cultural program was also organized at Rakhbagh and testomones were given to children who survived childhood cancer.

The walk was also welcomed by the Nature Group at Jagraon Bridge, Raj Kariana Store at Field Ganj Market and Kalvari Church on Brown Road. Many local people also connected with it. Rose petals were showered by Calvary Church and other NGOs on the way to the participants.

Dr Vishal Michael explained the early signs of childhood cancer and emphasized that no child should die of childhood cancer. Dr William Bhatti informed that patients can avail CM fund and PM fund and should not worry about the cost of treatment as many NGOs also help childhood cancer patient. The Department of Pediatric Surgery has all the advanced facilities for the treatment of childhood cancer. Refreshments and snacks were arranged at the CMC for all the participants of the walk. The walkathon was organized by Dr. Vishal Michael, Dr. Tanvi Goyal, Dr. Nikhil, Dr. Swati and Mr. Varun Henry.   

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New Book by Mrs. Sonia Pahwa Released at GCG Ludhiana

 Thursday 23rd September 2021 at 08:22 PM Whatsapp

 Sonia Pahwa is Assistant Professor at GCL 

Ludhiana: 23rd September 2021: (Amritpal Singh//Punjab Screen)::

After the huge success of her first book "Tune Into the World of Radio", Mrs. Sonia Pahwa, Assistant Professor, Government College For Girls, Ludhiana, today released her second book and the name of the book is "Keemti Jazbaat." Releasing the book, Assistant Professor Sonia Pahwa said that she wanted to convey her feelings to the people for a long time. Through this book, she has presented her precious feelings to the people in the form of shayari  and hoped that like the first book, this book will also get the love of the people. In this book, readers will find poetry related to all kinds of emotions. The book can be found on Amazon, Flipkart, etc.

Releasing the book, Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur, Principal, Government College For Girls, Ludhiana Congratulated Madam Sonia Pahwa and said that it is a matter of great pride for the institution. While releasing the book, Dr. Sukhwinder kaur said that the poetry is presented in a very beautiful way and added that she is not excelling only in her field but performing extremely well in every field.  It is a great honor for the college and all the staff.  Mrs. Kirpal Kaur (Vice Principal), Mrs. Gurjinder Brar (Head English Department) and other staff members were present at the release of the book.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

“Challenges to the Journalism in present days”

 18th September 2021 at 10:22 PM

More than 150 journalists discussed in a seminar by PCJU

: 18th September 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::

After a long gap, a media program held in Ludhiana in which neither any government patronage nor a government minister or official were invited as a special guest. Nor was there any demand for any position or perks before the govt or any corporate leader. with full pride and prestige issues and challenges faced by media and society were discussed. Personalities such as Professor Jagmohan Singh, Piyare Lal Garg and Balwinder Jammu drew attention to the decline in the media on the ethical spectrum and emphasized the need to focus on the same. Furthermore, the speakers also explained that media persons should must improve their expertise. Thay should increase the worthiness of the pen power. Only then the responsibility of the pen will be served. Lastly, the seminar also raised voices against the growing corporate grip on the media and on other sections of the society.  

Punjab & Chandigarh Journalists Union organized a seminar highlighting challenges to media world.Dr. Pyara Lal Garg, Professor Jagmohan Singh and Balwinder Jammu were among the main speakers. More than 150 journalists from different media organizations participated in the event

Punjab & Chandigarh Journalists Union on September 18 organized a seminar highlighting the “Challenges to the Journalism in present days”, under the able leadership of Secretary General Indian Journalist Union and President Mr. Balwinder Jammu. The seminar was held at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana. The chief speakers at the seminar were Dr. Pyara Lal Garg and Professor Jagmohan Singh. Along with them, PCJU secretary Jai Singh Chibber and Bindu Singh interacted with the audience.

More than 150 prominent journalists from various media organizations. like BBC, The Tribune, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Punjab Express, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Savera, Punjab Kesari, Amar Ujala, Uttam Hindu, Fastway news, Jagbani, Punjabi Jagran, Jujhar Times, PTC News, Daily Post, Babushahi, Ludhiana Live, The Summer News, Ludhiana Times, The City Headlines, Jan Hitaishi, SMZ and many others attended the seminar. Other than that, journalism students from different colleges of Ludhiana attended the seminar and sought knowledge from eminent speakers.

A renowned name in the medical fraternity, Dr. Pyara Lal Garg is an ex-registrar at Baba Farid Medical University. Retired as a professor of pediatric surgery in 2002, he has also worked with various political parties like Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress and Bhartiya Janta Party. Known for his outspoken personality, Dr. Garg has been criticising several policies of the state and the central government.

Professor Jagmohan Singh is a renowned historian, author, and academic activist. An IIT Kharagpur alumni, he is also a former professor at Punjab Agriculture University. Other than that, Professor Jagmohan Singh is the nephew of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. He is the founding member of the Association of Democratic Rights (Punjab) and Director of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Creativity Center, Ludhiana.

Addressing the audience, Dr. Pyara Lal Garg said that one of the biggest challenges to the media fraternity is that debate and dissent are being snubbed. “One more challenge for journalism is lack of awareness and knowledge. Hence, finding credible sources is becoming difficult. Another great challenge for journalists is communalism. Though it is affecting everyone, sometimes, it resists journalists to see both sides of the coin. We are not Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian. We are journalists,” he said.

Professor Jagmohan Singh said that it has been a hard time for the journalists and there’s a need to be united. He motivated the audience and said that journalists have played a major role in the nation’s freedom movement. He gave the examples of Lok Manya Tilak and Sufi Amba Prasad. He also said that neoliberalism is a great challenge for the media industry and talked about how Chile eliminated it. Further, he talked about the farm laws and how they are harmful to agriculturists and the common public.

President PCJU, Balwinder Jammu said that there’s a need for unity amongst the media fraternity. “PCJU is the symbol of unity and our motive is to bring forward the demands and needs of the journalists.” He also talked about unethical practices like paid news and said that such practices have reduced the credibility of journalism. “With time, a lot of changes have been witnessed in the industry. However, there have been some drawbacks. The power is in the hands of few and commercial giants are being benefitted,” he said. He also condemned the government for eliminating Working Journalist Act.

Jai Singh Chibber also addressed the audience present in the seminar. He is a renowned journalist in Punjab who has been working for more than 2 decades. He has worked with various renowned media organizations. Also, he is the secretary of the Punjab and Chandigarh Journalist Union.

Jai Singh Chibber addressed the audience and said that there are several financial, social and legal challenges that journalists in India face. “When I started my professional journey as a journalist in the year 1995, it used to be a mission to serve the people and uplift the nation. However, a lot has been changed and it has become a business. Now, field reporters also have to work as advertisers and hawkers.” He also said that to cater to the needs of journalists, PCJU has been fighting hard with the government to have a pension scheme for them as well.

From Punjab and Chandigarh Journalists Union, Co-ordinator Gagandeep Arora, Amrik Singh Batra, Gurinder Singh, Varinder Rana, Satwinder Basra, Harshraj Singh, Nikhil Bhardwaj, Amarpal, Harsimran Singh, Munish Sharma, Ravinder Arora, Satwinder Sharma, Vikas Malhotra, Dilbagh Danish, Dinesh Kumar, Amit Kumar, Arun Kumar, Arun Sareen, Himanshu Mahajan, Ashwani Dhiman, Rajbir Bakshi, Rajesh Bhatt, Santokh Singh Gill, Joginder Singh Oberoi, Davinder Singh Jaggi, DPS Batra, Amanpreet Chauhan were present.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Act now for safe and respectful childbirth

17th September 2021 at 05:21 PM WhatsApp

 Safe maternal and newborn care call given by WHO 

World Patient Safety Day 17 September 2021

Ludhiana: 17th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Under health education drive of Mission Punarjot, Dr. Ramesh MD Director, Punarjot eye bank Ludhiana organised a special event at Dr Ramesh super speciality eye and laser centre Ludhiana to sensitise patient safety in health care delivery system on World Patient day. 

He told on the occasion that for World Patient Safety Day, 17 September 2021, WHO urges all stakeholders to “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!” with the theme “Safe maternal and newborn care”. Approximately 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, around 6700 newborns die every day, amounting to 47% of all under-5 deaths. Moreover, about 2 million babies are stillborn every year, with over 40% occurring during labour. Considering the significant burden of risks and harm women and newborns are exposed to due to unsafe care, compounded by the disruption of essential health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign is even more important this year. 

Fortunately, the majority of stillbirths and maternal and newborn deaths are avoidable through the provision of safe and quality care by skilled health professionals working in supportive environments. This can only be achieved through the engagement of all stakeholders and the adoption of comprehensive health systems and community-based approaches.  

He further added that we are working for control of blindness in Punjab from last three decades with utmost care and full patient safety especially for community ophthalmology and super speciality eye care services. 

Presently Govt of India have laid down international standards in health under quality council of India to maintain high quality health care and patient safety norms. 

Private hospitals are being encouraged to have full accreditation as National accredatition of board of hospital as NABH mark where one can trust quality and safety while having health treatment. 

We have eye bank accreditation from Punjab govt from 2008, safe I, hospital infection control accreditation from quality council of India from 2014 and full NABH accreditation from 2017 to ensure best eye care and patient safety in region with super speciality eye care services with international standards especially who can't afford. We also always motivate others health organizations, NGO's and public for role of pateints safety measures to save human lives and better health through social media, exhibition, seminars and trainings. 

World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. We should work collectively to save human lives by understanding the concept of World Patient Safety Day.

Talk to Farmers to Find Way Forward-Capt.Amrinder Singh

 17th September 2021 at 01:20 PM

‘Scrap Farm Laws,’, Punjab CM Tells Centre as Black Laws Complete 1 Year

*“Why Can’t Constitution be Amended 128th Time to Revoke Fatm Laws’

 Capt. Amarinder Asks BJP-LED Central Govt.

: 17th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

As the nation marked one year of the black Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday demanded immediate scrapping of the legislations by the Centre, calling for detailed discussions with the farmers to find a way forward.

Pointing out that many farmers had died in these protests, the Chief Minister said it was high time the Central Government realised its blunder and withdrew the legislations in the interest of the farmers and the nation.

The Chief Minister, wearing a #nofarmers_nofood bade, was inaugurating the 3rd state level virtual Kisan Mela organised by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The 2-day mela is centered on the theme: ‘KARIE PARALI DI SAMBHAL, DHARTI MAA HOVE KHUSHHAL”, in line with the state government’s focus on eliminating stubble burning.

“Till date, the Indian Constitution has been amended as many as 127 times, so why can it not be amended once again to scrap the Farm Laws and resolve the imbroglio resulting from them,” asked the Chief Minister. “What is the problem in doing it a 128th time,” he demanded to know from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre, which was out to ruin the farmers.

What was happening with the farmers today was extremely sad, given the immense contribution made by them to India’s development and progress, said Captain Amarinder, calling for immediate revocation of the laws, which he said were detrimental to the interest not just of the agricultural community but the entire country.

Recalling that he had been asked by the Centre to stop Punjab’s farmers from going to Delhi last November, the Chief Minister said he had refused point blank to do so, as protest is the democratic right of farmers. “Why should they not protest? How can I stop them,” he asked, making it clear that he continues to stand with the farmers in their fight against the draconian legislations, with his government continuing to give compensation and jobs to the families of the deceased farmers.

Noting the contribution of Punjab and its farmers to the country’s growth, the Chief Minister said the state, with only 1.53 % of total geographical area of India, produces about 18% of the country’s wheat, 11% paddy, 4.4% cotton and 10% milk. For the past many decades, Punjab has been contributing about 35-40% of wheat and 25-30% of rice to the central pool, he said, expressing pride in the achievements of the state’s farmers.

The Chief Minister pointed out that the state had attained a record wheat productivity (5188 kg/ha) and production (182.6 lakh tons) during 2018-19. It also achieved a record rice productivity (4366 kg/ha) and production (133.8 lakh tons) during 2017-18. Record cotton productivity (827 kg lint/ha) was also achieved during 2019-20, he added, giving full credit for these achievements to the hardworking farmers of Punjab and the improved agricultural technologies developed by PAU.

The Chief Minister, who recalled that he had been attending Kisan Melas since 1970, stressed on the importance of Agriculture as the lifeline of Punjab, and urged farmers to take full advantage of PAU’s advancements in technologies, seeds etc. He underlined the importance of continued research to keep pace with the developments in agriculture the world over. Citing Israel’s success in use of drip irrigation for judicious use of the fast-depleting water table, the Chief Minister said Punjab’s ground water level had been continuously going down. The state’s diversification programme was linked to ensure minimal use of water, he added.

In his welcome address earlier, Anirudh Tewari, ACS(D)-cum-Vice Chancellor, PAU, said that during the Covid pandemic, the Chief Minister had asked all departments to be innovative to ensure continuance of work and extension service to farmers and the virtual Kisan Mela was a step in this direction. Farmers who were unable to come personally to attend the event earlier were now able to join virtually, he added.

Referring to the Mela’s theme, Tewari pointed out that Punjab had been demanding Rs 100 per quintal assistance for farmers for stubble management from the Government of India, with the Chief Minister also personally raising the issue several times with the Prime Minister. He spoke about the measures taken by the state government to check stubble burning and also to promote crop diversification. He referred to the promotion of horticulture and exotic vegetables to wean farmers away from the wheat-paddy cycle.

Dr Jaskaran Singh Mehal, Director Of Extension Education, PAU, spoke about the reach of the Kisan Mela, which farmers from across the country had been joining. The live telecast of the mela and the interactions with the farmers on YouTube and Facebook were facilitated a strong and bigger outreach and impact, he added.

Dr Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, described the Mela as an important platform to support farmers. These Kisan Melas are a source of great information on latest advances in agriculture – on quality seed and planting material of improved varieties of various field, horticultural and vegetable crops is being made available to farmers from PAU campus as well as from outstations all over Punjab, he said.

The Kisan Mela will witness give panel discussions on virtual platform, relating to: Crop Residue Management, Scope of Horticultural and Forestry Crops, Natural Resource Management, Livestock Production and Subsidiary Occupations, as well as Processing, Value Addition and FPOs etc.

Digital materials like charts and videos along-with audio explanation of the matter on Field Demonstrations, Food Processing, Subsidiary and Allied Occupations are being shown to the farmers for their knowledge update.

A link on ‘Talk to Experts’ (Sawal Tuhade-Jawab Asade) has been shared with farmers to address their queries. Another link each for Farmer Success Stories, Self Help Groups (SHGs), and Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs) run by PAU trainees is also operational.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Stray Dog Sterlisation Drive to be Ramped up in state: CS

 16th September 2021 at  01:38 PM

 Cruelty against animals would not be tolerated at any cost 

*Vets at town level to intensify ABC, AR programme; 

*Separate campaign to check street dog menace

*over 1.7 lakh street dogs already sterilised

Chandigarh: 16th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Adopting a humane approach towards the growing stray dog menace, the Punjab Government has decided to further ramp up the ongoing drive to sterilize street dogs in the state for controlling their population and checking the human-animal conflicts.

For this purpose, the Local Government department will engage veterinary doctors at the municipality level to give further impetus to the animal birth control and anti-rabies (ABC/ AR) programme in a humane manner.

Besides undertaking the extensive sterilisation drive, a separate campaign will also be launched soon to create public awareness and solicit their cooperation to not only check the stray dog menace but also control the cruelty against animals, especially dogs.

These decisions were taken at a meeting, chaired by the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, here, to review the progress of the measures being taken to control the menace of stray dogs and check cruelty against animals in the rural and urban areas of the state.

The Chief Secretary asked the Local Government department to ensure that all the civic bodies engage only those animal welfare organisations/ NGOs having requisite permission from the Animal Welfare Board of India to carry out the ABC/ AR programme while adopting humane approach in the state.

"This is required to ensure that the animal welfare organisations/ NGOs undertaking the dog sterilisation are having requisite infrastructure, experience, and expertise required as per the ABC (Dogs) Rules, 2001, in adherence to the relevant guidelines of AWBI to prevent cruelty to dogs,” she asserted.

Ms Mahajan was informed that over 1.7 lakh street dogs have so far been sterilised in the cities and villages across the state.

Principal Secretary, Local Government, Ajoy Kumar Sinha, apprised the Chief Secretary that the department has already constituted the monitoring and implementation committees at state as well as district levels for effective management of stray dogs, controlling rabies and putting brakes on the stray dog population while working under the ambit of law with a humane approach.

The Chief Secretary directed the ACS-cum-Financial Commissioner Rural Development and Panchayats, Seema Jain, to take steps to further control the stray dog population in the rural areas. Ms Jain apprised the Chief Secretary that the Rural Development and Panchayats department has already sterilised 1,041 dogs in the rural areas of Muktsar, Jalandhar and Amritsar districts.

"Cruelty against animals, including stray dogs, would not be tolerated at any cost," asserted the Chief Secretary, while warning of strict action against all those involved in such inhuman acts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Punjab CM Orders High Alert

 15th September 2021 at  7:23 PM

Police Nab 4 More in Oil Tanker IED Tiffine Bomb Blast Case

4th Case of Pak-Backed Terror Module Busted in 40 Days 

Seciurity Being Beefed up in busz areas and sensitive installations, says DGP

Symbolic Photo

Chandigarh: 15th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered high alert in the state following the arrest of four more members of an ISI-backed terrorist module involved in a bid to blow up an Oil Tanker with an IED tiffin bomb last month, making it the fourth case of a Pakistani terror module being busted in the state in the past 40 days.

Two Pak-based terrorists, including a Pakistani Intelligence Officer, have also been identified and nominated in the case (FIR no.260 dated 11.8.2021, PS Ajnala), in which one person was arrested earlier, DGP Dinkar Gupta disclosed on Wednesday.

Taking a serious note of the increased attempts by terror groups to disturb the state’s peace, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to be on high alert, particularly in view of schools and educational institutions reopening, as well as the festival season and the Assembly polls ahead. The Chief Minister has asked the DGP to ensure high level of security arrangements to be put in place, especially in busy places, such as markets etc, as well as at sensitive installations across the state.

Giving details of the arrests, the DGP identified Pak-based ISYF Chief Lakhbir Singh and Qasim, a resident of Pakistan, and Lakhbir Singh Rode @ Baba, a native of village Rode, PS Samalsar, Moga district, who is currently based in Pakistan, as being behind the terror module. Those arrested yesterday have been identified as Rubal Singh, r/o Village Bhakha Tara Singh, , Vicky Bhutti, r/o Ballharwal, Malkeet Singh, r/o Ugar Aulakh, and Gurpreet Singh @ Gopi r/o Uggar Aulakh. While Rubal, also wanted in a murder case of September 1, 2021, was picked up from Ambala around 5 pm yesterday, the other three were nabbed from their villages in Ajnala, Amritsar. Their fifth accomplice, Gurmukh Brar, was arrested earlier by Kapurthala Police, on 20th August, 2021.

The DGP said the Pakistani intelligence officer, identified as Qasim, and International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) Chief Rode had promised to transfer over Rs 2 lakh to the terrorist module for carrying out the blast. Investigations into the financial aspects are also being carried Oil Tanker out to unravel the money trail, he added. Rubal and Vicky Bhutti were in touch with Qasim, who was working in close collaboration with Rode. Rode and Qasim had reportedly tasked the 4 members of a terrorist module to blast an Oil Tanker for causing maximum damage to people and property.

The terror attempt was made on 8th August, 2021, when, at about 11:30 pm, the Ajnala police received information that an Oil Tanker (PB-02 CR 5926) parked at Sharma Filling Station Ajnala, located on the Amritsar-Ajnala Road near village Bhakha Tara Singh, had caught fire. The fire was controlled by a Fire Brigade and FIR no.260 was registered at PS Ajnala on the statement of Ashwani Kumar Sharma, r/o Ajnala.

Analysis of the CCTV footage at the filling station showed that four unknown persons had come near the Petrol Pump at about 11 pm and had stayed there for a few minutes, before going towards Amritsar side. The suspects returned at about 11:19 pm and placed some suspicious material on the fuel tank of the Oil Tanker before fleeing. Then, at about 11:29 pm, two of the suspects again returned, and within a minute, there was an explosion and the fire.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that Gurmukh had placed the tiffin IED at Hambowal on Jalandhar-Amritsar highway, from where, on 6th August, 2021, Vicky, Malkeet and Gurpreet Singh picked it up on the directions of Rode and Qasim. The trio hid the bomb near a canal in the Rajasansi area. A pen-drive was attached with the Tiffin box, which contained an Instruction Manual in the shape of the video with detailed steps on how to operate the Tiffin Bomb IED. After retrieval of the Tiffin Bomb IED, Vicky and Rubal were tasked by Rode to place the Tiffin Bomb on an Oil tanker to create a big explosion and cause maximum damage.

On 8th August, 2021, these terrorist operatives carried out  recce of Sharma Filling Station during the day and placed the IED at about 11:00 pm, with the timer of the Tiffin Bomb IED set to 8 minutes. The blast took place at about 11:30 pm, leading to the fire in the tank of the Oil Tanker.

All the five arrested operatives, alongwith Rode and Qasim, have been booked in FIR no. 260 dated 11-8-2021 registered under section U/S 436,427 IPC, 13, 16, 18, 18 B, 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 and Section 3, 4, 5 of Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act 2001.

As mentioned earlier, this is the fourth major Pak-backed terror module busted by Punjab Police since August.

On 8.08.2021, Amritsar (Rural) Police had recovered a sophisticated Tiffin bomb IED from village Daleke, PS Lopoke. The Tiffin bomb IED contained about 2-3 kg RDX and had 3 different trigger mechanisms, including switch, magnetic and spring for operational flexibility.

Around the 15th of August, the police had arrested two militants, followed by the recovery of a cache of weapons, hand grenades etc.

Another terror module was busted on 20.08.2021, when Kapurthala police recovered one Tiffin bomb IED besides 5 hand grenades, 1 box of detonators, 2 tubes suspected to contain RDX, one .30 bore Pistol, 4 Glock Pistol magazines and 1 high explosive wire from Gurmukh Singh Rode and Gagandeep Singh.

Recently, on 07.09.2021, Ferozepur Police arrested one Darvesh Singh r/o Ferozepur who disclosed that he had been in constant contact with Lakhbir Singh Rode and had collected consignments of weapons, Tiffin bomb IEDs, RDX and heroin, which had been dropped over drones from across the border in Ferozepur district. Darvesh Singh has been arrested in a criminal case registered at PS Mamdot u/s NDPS Act, Explosives Substances Act and UA (P) Act.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Amritsar Police busts an global drug smuggling network

13th September 2021 at 8:40 PM

 Big Fish nabbed involved in smuggling of 40 kg heroin  

 Heroin from Pakistan through a plastic pipe  

Chandigarh//Amritsar: 13th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

In a major breakthrough, Punjab Police on Monday arrested a ‘big fish’ international smuggler identified as Harpreet Singh alias Happy, a resident of village Chawinda Kalan in Amritsar for his role in the smuggling of 40Kg heroin-consignment, which was recovered at Indo-Pak Border.

Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta said that the police have also recovered 1Kg heroin from the possession of Happy, who was arrested by the Amritsar Commissionerate Police from village Chheharta in Amritsar. Police have also impounded his Splendor Motorcycle, he added. 


Amritsar Rural Police had earlier foiled a major drug smuggling bid by recovering 39 packets of heroin, weighing 40.81 kg, in the Panjgraian Border Outpost (BOP) area of Amritsar on August 21, 2021.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said that the investigations carried out so far had pointed to Happy’s nexus with international-based drug smugglers and gangsters. “His (Happy) links with smugglers in Pakistan and smuggler Jagga, who works from Malaysia are also being deeply probed,” he added.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Vikram Jeet Duggal said that the police are carrying out further investigations to unravel the international drug supply network operating in the state.


Meanwhile, a case has been registered under section 21 of the NDPS act at Police Station Chheharta in Amritsar.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Now Medical tests provided on 70% lower rates in Mohali

Monday: 13th September 2021 at 02:48 PM WhatsApp

Radiology & Laboratory Diagnostic Services commences

SAS Nagar: 13th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Punjab Health & Family Welfare and Labour Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, on Monday, inaugurated the Radiology and Laboratory Diagnostic Services in Mohali district, which will provide medical tests on 70 percent lower charges as compared to the private laboratories. These ultra-modern Radio Diagnostic and Laboratory Diagnostic Centers are being opened in various hospitals through Private-Public Partnership (PPP) mode, which were state wide launched by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually.

Addressing the gathering at Civil Hospital prior to inaugurating the operations of these laboratories at district level, Health Minister Mr. Sidhu said, the Punjab government has initiated this project, with the total cost of around Rs. 80 crore, for the people with the objective of providing world class diagnostic services on affordable prices at round the clock, informing that the private hospitals have charging exorbitant prices for the same tests, while these state-of-the-art laboratories would provide these tests at 70 percent less charges. Through this project, the entire state has been divided into 6 parts to provide services of one MRI centre in each part and one CT scan centre in each district hospital.

The Health Minister further mentioned that all the existing government laboratories of the health department have been strengthened with modern machines procured at a cost of Rs.4 crore. 100 Lab Technicians have also been recruited to ameliorate and streamline the operations of these laboratories. 

Talking about the efforts taken by the state government to deal with Corona pandemic, the Cabinet Minister said that the state government has so far conducted 1.25 crore tests and more than one crore people have been vaccinated, 76 PSA plants have been set up and more than 8000 oxygen concentrators were given to various hospitals. He pointed out that the patients of deprived sections were treated free of cost and 44,000 Fateh kits were distributed. Despite the pandemic, the health department provided employment to more than 11,000 unemployed people, including doctors, paramedics and ministerial staff.

Among others who were present during the function, Director Health Services Dr. GB Singh, Director PHSC Dr. Manjit Singh, Director Family Welfare Dr. Andesh, Director Project Dr. R.S. Bal, ADC (D) Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal, Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarshpal Kaur and Principal Medical College Dr. Bhavneet Bharti were present.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Manoj Dhiman pens another Hindi fiction book

Saturday:11th September 2021 at 8:05 PM

'Yeh Makaan Bikau Hai'- A collection of short stories 

Book exposes many aspects of society, system and working style of the rulers

Journalism in today's era is not easy. By practicing it continuously, it starts to feel like cruelty. While making news of events, it has to be cut ruthlessly keeping in view the space and time. When news of mass murder comes, the news has to be covered before shedding tears. Despite this, An old friend Manoj Dhiman retained his sensitivety. didn't let it die. He also preserved his innocence, which has become impossible in today's era. Manoj's fourth book is derived from Manoj's lifestyle. At present, read the news of the arrival of the book, the rest of the talk about Manoj Dhiman and also on his literary work we will discuss later in some seperate post. --Rector Kathuria   

Ludhiana: 11th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Journalist Manoj Dhiman, who has been associated with English journalism in Punjab for the past three decades, has authored another Hindi fiction book 'Yeh Makaan Bikau Hai' (a collection of short stories), which is yet to be formally released. But, this book has come in the market and it has become a topic of discussion as soon as it reached the hands of the readers.

In this short story collection, Dhiman has put his pen on almost all the subjects such as politics, religion, economic problems, social discrepancies, love, poor relations and media. He has also tried to translate the frustration, panic, fear, tragedy that have arisen in the human mind in a psychological manner. “The way all these topics are related to each other, in the same way, the short stories go on expressing the problems one after the other”, said Dr. Anil Kumar Pandey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Hindi, Lovely Professional University (LPU). 

Speaking about the short stories Dr Pandey said each story is complete in itself. He added the short stories exposes many aspects of the society, the system and the working style of the rulers. He said despite millions of efforts, corruption remained a part of social policy. Those who had the responsibility of checking corruption are doing the business of making it flourish. In the short story 'Sone Ki Murgi', the author has exposed the weaknesses of the police system on the pretext of the story of a businessman. How a 'case' is entangled and advantage is taken from it. Similarly, the author has talked about the incidents of stone pelting in the short story 'Naya Dhandha'. This short story speaks about the fate of an unemployed youth. In the short story 'Raja Aur Praja', the king himself becomes a God. If the king does a noble act, the people forget him. Now because every king wishes that the masses should be present his `darbar’ with the intention of giving him praise, then Indian politicians have the art of converting the noble deeds done by them into wrong deeds. The king did this to weaken the strong dam built to protect against floods.  

“As such, every short story is very close to the truth and today’s reality”, said Dr. Pandey, adding, “The author expresses the stories of his times with wide open eyes.”

How did the writing of the short story collection 'Yeh Makaan Bikau Hai' start? Replying to this question, Dhiman said that in the year 2020 during the Corona period, he joined the "Pathak Manch", a group of renowned Hindi writers on WhatsApp. Posting some short stories in "Pathak Manch" got an encouraging response from the readers, which led to the continuity of writing. In this way these short stories finally took the form of a book.

Dhiman has dedicated the book to the famous poet, playwright and critic Dr. Narendra Mohan. Manoj Dhiman said that Dr. Narendra Mohan had not only inspired him to publish the short stories in the form of a book but also got him to talk to his publisher - Academic Publication, Delhi. Dhiman said, "I will definitely regret for the rest of my life that Dr. Narendra Mohan said goodbye to this world forever before the book was published. Otherwise if he was alive today, the atmosphere of celebration would have been different when the book was published." 

Expressing his views, noted writer Kamlesh Bhartiya, former Vice President of Haryana Granth Academy, said, "The short stories come out of everyday events or situations of life. The compositions are related to the ground. Newspapers’ headlines, any turning point in politics or the life around us is all the world of Dhiman's short stories."

Renowned Hindi novelist of Punjab, Dr. Ajay Sharma, a recipient of the Shiromani Hindi Literary Award by the Punjab Government, said, "The  short stories tell a complete story. Such a technique is seen in very few short story writers." 

Anju Kharbanda, Sanchalika, Laghukatha Shodh Kendra, Bhopal (Delhi Branch) said, "While reading the short stories, the reader also go along with those short stories. The short stories are the sour and sweet experiences of life, which goes straight to the heart." 

Dr. Jawahar Dhir, President, Doaba Sahitya Evam Kala Akademi, Phagwara (Punjab) said, "The short stories are capable of conveying a big message in very few words." 

Rajesh Kumar of Academic Publication, Delhi, said the book carries short stories in day-today life and events. He hoped that the book will definitely make a special place in the Hindi literature. He said the book will soon be available on Amazon. 

The short story collection 'Yeh Makaan Bikau Hai' has a total of 164 pages and there are 120 short stories in it.

It may be mentioned here that Manoj Dhiman has penned three Hindi books earlier to the present one. These books were:  'Late Night Party' (story collection), 'Baarish Ki Boonden' (poetry collection) and 'Shunyon Ki Or' (novel). The English version of the book 'Late Night Party' has also been published. The English translation was done by Prof Shaheena Khan

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Poster Competition on International Childhood Cancer

 15th September 2021 at 11:09 PM

Awareness month celebrated by CMC Hospital

: 15th Seotember 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Postercompetition on International Childhood Cancer  Department of Paediatric surgery organized poster competition on childhood cancer awareness with department of Paediatricnursing on 15th September 2021. 46 nursing student made postersabout childhood cancer awareness.  Dr.William Bhatti, Director, Professor and head, Dept. of Paediatric surgeryaddressed the gathering about common Paediatric cancers and need for awarenessin community .He also emphasized on importance of early detection andtreatment. He mentionedduring his speech about the comphrensive care given by department of PaediatricSurgery from last 50 years.  Dr. GurmeetChaudhry, Head of Department and Professor, Dept. of Paediatric Medicine toldthat September is celebrated as international childhood cancer month. She alsotold that white spot in eye, lump in abdomen , unexplained fever, weightloss,  fatigue, easy bruising andbleeding are common signs of cancer in childhood. Unlike adult 80% childhoodcancers are completely treatable if detected early. Dr. Parvez David Haque, HOD,Dept. of General surgery also attended the event and took the lead in the Lamp LightingCeremony. Dr. Reena Jairus, Principal, College of nursing and Prof Mrs. Premlata, Head ofChildcare Nursing as well as Mrs Jatinder Kaur from paediatric nursing,  Dr. Vishal Michael  and Dr. Tanvi Goel  from Department of Paediatric surgery also spokeat the event about the theme: Together we fight, We will be Better as also theimportance of nursing in childhood cancers. Prof. Balqis Victor from the College of Nursing distributedprizes to the award winners for best posters.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Vigilance nabs lady Patwari/accomplice for taking bribe

 7th September 2021 at 8:11 PM

Red handed while accepting bribe of Rs.6,000

Chandigarh: 7th September 2021: (Gurjit Billa//Punjab Screen)::

Punjab Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a revenue Patwari and a private person red handed while accepting bribe of Rs.6,000.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said Amandeep Kaur, Revenue Patwari, posted at Bajewala in Mansa district and a private person Harjeet Singh, who is working as his assistant and driver, were nabbed red handed by Vigilance team for accepting bribe of Rs. 6,000 from complainant Raja Singh of village Bajewala, Mansa.

The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said Patwari was demanding Rs. 12,000 for mutation of his land but the deal was struck at Rs. 10,000. He further informed that he had already paid Rs. 4000 as a first installment to the accused lady patwari.

After verifying his information, a team from Vigilance bureau Mansa laid a trap and the accused Patwari and her accomplice Harjeet Singh were arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs. 6,000 of second installment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Bathinda and further investigation was under progress.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Capt. Amarinder Singh Leads Punjab Vidhan Sabha

 Friday 3rd September 2021 at 1:04 pm

 Obituary  Reference to Noted personalities 

House also pays tributes to farmers 

Who lost their lives during ongoing farmers agitation 

Chandigarh: 3rd September 2021: (Gurjit Billa//Punjab Screen)::

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying tribute to eminent personalities, freedom fighters, sports icons, political personalities besides senior officers of civil and police administration, who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.

On the onset of one day special session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, the House paid respects to former Union Minister of State RL Bhatia, former Ministers Gurnam Singh Abul Khurana, Gulzar Singh, Surjit Kaur Kalkat, Chaudhri Radha Krishan and Inderjit Singh Zira, ex-Chief Parliamentary Secretary Jagdish Sawhney besides former MLAs Sukhdarshan Singh Marar and Jagraj Singh Gill.

The House also paid tribute to the martyr Sepoy Prabhjit Singh. Likewise, homage was also paid to the freedom fighters Kala Singh, Gurdev Singh, Ranjit Singh and Sulakhan Singh.

The House also paid glowing tributes to the iconic sports personalities Milkha Singh and Man Kaur (both athletes).

The House also remembered the former State Chief Secretary YS Ratra and Ex-DGP Mohd. Izhaar Alam.

The House also paid tributes to the founder of Centre for Research on Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) Rashpal Malhotra.

The House also paid homage to Mahinder Kaur (Cabinet Rank) and former SGPC Member Kuldeep Singh Dhoss.

Meanwhile, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi proposed the names of Crickter Yashpal Sharma and ex-Captain Indian Volleyball Team Nirmal Milkha Singh, the wife of late Milkha Singh for obituary references.

Likewise, MLA Nabha Randeep Singh also proposed the name of martyr Gurjant Singh, MLA Raikot Jagtar Singh proposed name of martyr Sub Inspector Gurmukh Singh and MLA Adampur Pawan Kumar Tinnu also proposed the name of Chancellor, Baba Bhag Singh University Sant Baba Dilawar Singh to be included in the obituary list.

On the request of the aforesaid members of the House, the Speaker Rana Kanwar Pal Singh also consented to include these names to obituary references.

The House also paid rich tributes to the farmers who lost their lives during the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the central farm laws.

A two-minute silence was observed in the memory of departed souls as a mark of respect during the obituary references.

Meanwhile, the Speaker proposed that homage be paid to all those members who had passed away since the previous session. After the obituary references to the departed souls, he passed a resolution for conveying the condolences of the House to their respective families. The resolution was passed by voice vote.