Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Govt have not given proper justice to martyr Sukhdev

Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 8:10 PM

His birthplace is still deprived of proper recognition

Article Lahore Conspiracy Case: "Crown v. Sukh Dev and others" is written by Brij Bhushan Goyal to pay homage to Martyr Sukhdev Thapar on his birthday 15th May 

: 14th May 2024: (Brij Bhushan Goel//Punjab Screen India Desk)::

In this case, Sukhdev Thapar, born on 15 May 1907 in Naugra Mohalla of Old Ludhiana city, was made the main conspirator and accused। AAP and Bhagat Singh and Rajguru and 22 other people, who were almost of the same age, were also made accused in this case। Along with this, his other young peers were also made co-opters। The events of the 1920s and the struggle for the freedom of the nation at the beginning of this case shook the hearths of British rule, imperialism in India। Finally this “revolutionary Trimurti” was sentenced to death by hanging and was hanged on 23 March 1931। Not only this, many more people in this case were sentenced to life imprisonment and sent away from the country, exiled।

When we look at Shaheed Sukhdev's short but full of great events, we see that he was only 03 years old when his father Shri Ram Lal Thapar passed away। Shri Ram Lal Thapar was a small businessman, businessman। Thus, this ignorant boy Sukhdev was brought up under the care of his uncle Shri Achint Ram Thapar, who lived in Lyallpur, Punjab (today Pakistan)। In Lyallpur, Mr. Achint Ramji was a prominent social worker and a prominent supporter of the freedom movement and in this regard, his arrest in 1919 and 1921 had a great impact on the mind of the young Sukhdev with the added anger of the country's service and he decided against it. Decided commitment to struggle against। The families of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev had a deep acquaintance। Thus, after completing their school education, this young couple enrolled in National College Lahore for further studies। In those days, this was the only college in Lahore which was founded by the famous freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai and in this college, the youth were filled with social service, as if they were given intensive training in social service।     

In the same college, there was freedom to participate in intellectual discussions in an open and courageous manner for young fighters, talents, openly questioning their teachers on various topics, considering and knowing the activities of revolutionaries from all over the world, revolutionaries of India। Thus the teacher who influenced this young couple the most... He was a scholar of political science Prof. Jayachandra Vidyalankar। Not only this, this couple also used to visit Lala Dwarkanath Library established by Lala Lajpat Rai ji to read books regularly for their studies। A large number of political literature and contemporary and enlightening journals were also available in this library, which attracted Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev। Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev would often borrow books from this library and read them and discuss various topics in their rented room for a long time and hours। In those days, pre-partition Lahore was a major center of education in the Indian state of Punjab। Thus, the freedom struggle movement in those days affected every Indian youth। In the same series, these young students formed a student organization in Lahore in 1926 under the name “Naujuan Bharat Sabha”। This organization was a purely socialist and non-religious organization devoid of religious discrimination in its entire nature।  In this organization, Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev made great efforts to involve the youth of Punjab and they also got success। Guardians (parent or other related) of these youths had already joined “Hindustan Socialist Republic Association” formed in Bengal in 1924 by Ram Prasad Bismil।

The young revolutionaries based in Lahore started special meetings and contacts with the community youth in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Punjab। On 08-09 September 1928 in Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi, he announced the formation of Hindustan Socialist Republic Association। Thus, the word socialist was also added to the name of Hindustan Republic Association। Both Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev hated communalism and wanted to create a just society, a society। Thus Chandrasekhar Azad H.S.R.A. was made the commander of। The main nature of this organization's structure was to rebel against the British government। Sukhdev's organizational intelligence, being one of the leading functionaries of the organization, was made in charge of Punjab affairs. (4। .... And that was the time when this organization decided to oppose the Simon Commission when it came to India and Saharanpur, Agra and Lahore Vic also started making bombs।

 “The British government sent an commission called the Simon Commission to India to study the performance of the ongoing government under the Government of India Act, 1919”, but no Indian person was included in it। Political groups and revolutionaries living in Lahore jointly decided to oppose it at the railway station on reaching Lahore। On October 30, 1928, under the leadership of Sukhdev, the workers of the Youth Bharat Sabha and other people of the society also joined the people who came under the leadership of Lala Lajpat Rai। These workers also made a protective enclosure available to Lalaji। As soon as the demonstration started, Lahore Police Superintendent James A. Scott ordered them to be lathi-charged। As soon as Scott saw Lalaji, the police started beating him very brutally। Due to this, there were serious injuries on his chest and as a result blood flow had also started। After this, a meeting was held at Mori Gate in Lahore, in which Lala ji gave a speech without caring about his injuries and said that.... “ I declare that every single blow of the stick on my chest will prove to be a nail in the shroud of English rule in India.“ On his saying this, Deputy Superintendent of Police Neil, who was present there, shouted, which caused Sukhdev a lot of pain, because he was also present there। Not bearing the brunt of the police batons, he went to Swarag Siddhar after a few days। H on it.S.R.A. To avenge this gross insult and the death of Lalaji, the responsible police officer James A. for this lathi charge. It was decided to take revenge on Scott।

After this, Sukhdev and other revolutionaries in Lahore for a few days James A. Scott began to monitor his office activities ‘। Finally according to the plan made by Sukhdev, his trusted comrades ... Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Chandrasekhar and Jayagopal were entrusted with this task of revenge। According to the plan on 17 December 1928 James A. Plans were drawn up to kill Scott। The revolutionaries reached their designated place at the time। ... But in a delusion of identity, he killed another police officer, A.S.P. J.P.Saunders, who was some 21 years younger than Scott, was murdered when he was coming out of his office in the evening। In fact, James Scott was on duty in Kasur province that day। A head constable named Channan Singh, who was doing duty with Saunders, was also shot dead by the revolutionaries in this shooting। These young revolutionaries also pasted handwritten posters on the walls of Lahore city at night, on which it was written.... “ Lala Lajpat Rai's death was avenged.“ On the second day in the evening, these Surrey revolutionaries hid their identity and left for Calcutta by train going to Calcutta at night। At Calcutta, Sukhdev learned the technique of making bombs। After some time all these revolutionaries started gathering again in Agra, Saharanpur and Delhi।   

In 1929, the British government in India introduced two bills-The Trade Disappointments Bill, and the Public Safety Bill - in the Delhi Assembly। The sole purpose of introducing these bills was to curb the activities of the revolutionaries and to prevent those who were preparing to protest against the government। All the nationalists strongly opposed these bills। H.S.R.A. On 08 April 1929, the young members of the Assembly decided to protest these bills by firing 02 bombs and raising slogans in their own voice। This work was entrusted to Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt। It would also be closer to giving the idea here that H.S.R.A. Most of the other members were not in favor of giving this responsibility to Bhagat Singh। He protested by saying that everyone knows that Bhagat Singh is already involved in the Saunders murder case in Lahore and by doing so, his identity will be opened।  Expressing anger at this, Sukhdev announced his decision to send Bhagat Singh in this work because he knew and he was also confident that Bhagat Singh was the one who did this work, that is, the work of throwing bombs in the assembly. can do with। After dropping the bomb and pamphlet they also had to raise loud slogans of “long live the revolution। Both of them were arrested because after throwing the bomb, they did not consider it necessary to run from there to save themselves, they did not try it। On this, Sukhdev was quite restless thinking about Bhagat Singh's safety for a few days, because Bhagat Singh was the only person with whom he used to argue and loved him the most। Later, Sukhdev Thapar and Pandit Kishori Lal and Jay Gopal were also arrested।

Now the police were confident that Sukhdev Thapar was the brain behind all these revolutionary activities going on from Lahore। Therefore, in this case, in April 1929, Hamilton Harding, S.S.P. By Special Judge R.S. An F in Pandit's court.I.R. It was filed in which it was stated that in the background of this entire incident, mainly the mind of Sukhdev Thapar was working। So this f.I.R. He was accused at number-1। The matter came to be known as the Lahore Conspiracy Case 1929 and was officially named “British Taj v. Sukhdev and Hor”। In this case, his name was said to be “rural” i.e. farmer son Ramlal Thapar, caste Khatri Thapar। All arrested revolutionaries... Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were brought to Lahore Central Jail as the police were confident that this conspiracy of their activities was originally hatched in Lahore। In the same jail, the revolutionaries went on a hunger strike without eating for a few days and were forcefully fed। He was beaten and even killed in jail। But those people kept insisting again and again that they should also be treated like prisoners of war because they are also struggling to free their country from British imperialism। He vented his anger and anger in front of the judges in the courts and refused to appear in those courts from now on।  

Although this trial in the court of the Special Judge in this case had already started from 11 July 1929, but even after many hearing dates were over, the court proceedings were not being completed।  On this, the Viceroy of India, George Irwin, in exercise of his powers under Section 72 of the Government of India Act, 1915, promulgated the Lahore Conspiracy Case Ordinance-91 on 01 May 1930 so that its hearing could begin before a special tribunal of 03 judges। Thus, the decision of the judges under this ordinance could not be challenged in any court and any appeal could be heard about it only in the Privy Council in London। He also reasoned in the issuance of this ordinance that the accused persons in this case are not cooperating, are going on hunger strikes and are disrupting the order in the courts due to which the case is repeatedly dismissed from hearing, resulting in There is a delay in decision making। This ordinance was neither approved by the Central Legislative Assembly nor by the then Rajya Sabha (Council of States)। According to this Ordinance, the Tribunal was required to give a decision within 06 months and accordingly it allowed the defendant revolutionaries to present their case and to have a lawyer in their defense, or to defend themselves on behalf of their family or on behalf of their supporters in India or in London. Any means, let alone any opportunity available। It became clear from this that the purpose of this ordinance was to sentence these revolutionaries to death as soon as possible। Now, unfortunately, this work was also completed on 07 October 1930। Many law experts say that in this way, the British government managed to make the end of this type of judicial murder irrelevant.... According to the earlier proceedings in this case, this tribunal also ordered Sukhdev to conspire with Bhagat Singh, being his right hand as an efficient planner, to implement his plans by making Rajguru the main shooter in the conspiracy, a He said that he was the perpetrator of the consequential action that led to Saunders' murder।

The jail administration had earlier fixed the date of execution of the martyrs as 24 March 1931.  But keeping in mind the fear of any kind of upadar outside the jail, this fixed date was postponed and instead of 24, these three were sentenced to death on 23 March 1931 in the evening। The relatives of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who had reached there before being hanged, were also not allowed to meet them। Only his mother, Mrs. Rali Dai Thapar and Mr. Mathuradas Thapar, who came to meet Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar, were allowed to meet while his uncle Mr. Achintram ji had a letter of recommendation regarding the meeting of the Chief Secretary, Punjab. Despite meeting them, they were not allowed to see। Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar was asked his last wish by the jailer before he was taken to the gallows, so he only said, “his carrom board should be returned to his family.“

Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru hugged each other before going to the gallows and putting the gallows around their necks, they kissed the noose of the gallows and in the sound of sky-shaking slogans of “revolution Zindabad“ of other prisoners in the jail premises. The three heroes were hanged on the gallows। On hearing this news, a large crowd of people had gathered outside this central jail of Lahore and the administration was afraid of any untoward। Because of this, the dead bodies of these three martyrs were not handed over to the relatives despite repeated requests. As soon as the night fell, they were quietly taken from Lahore to Ferozepur on the banks of the Sutlej river in police vehicles to perform the last rites of those dead bodies. was brought and burnt।

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Please Note: This article is written to commemorate the contribution of Shaheed Sukhdev. It is strongly felt that due justice has not been given by the governments to explain his role in the freedom struggle and the Lahore Conspiracy. And his birthplace still lacks proper recognition. He should be given more attention by the government and the society. It is worth mentioning that this must have happened to many other martyrs. We will keep bringing these details to the readers. There will be waiting for new ideas--Rector Kathuria-Editor

Monday, May 13, 2024

Complaint will be resolved within 100 minutes in any case

Monday 13th May 2024 at 6:15 PM

24x7 complaint monitoring cell is working actively

SAS Nagar
: 13th May 2024: (Karthika Kalyani Singh//Punjab Screen Desk)::

People often complain that their complaints are not resolved quickly. Now the government and administration have taken important steps in this direction. According to May technology, the complaint will be resolved within 100 minutes in any case. This information was given by ADC cum Additional District Election Officer V Is Tidke. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the people about this.

Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Additional District Election Officer Viraj S Tidke said that a 24x7 complaint monitoring cell has been set up by the district administration, where the complaints received through various means of communication (cVigil or toll-free 1950) regarding violations of the Model Code of Conduct are dealt with in a timely manner. 

The ADEO further informed that the Complaint Cell has so far received 66 complaints related to violations of the Model Code of Conduct through the C Vigil app developed by the Election Commission of India (ECI). He said that 23 complaints were dropped due to various reasons while the remaining 42 complaints were found corrected and disposed of within 100 minutes time limit set by the Election Commission of India while one complaint is under progress. 

He said that whenever a complaint is received on the c Vigil app, the flying squad teams are assigned within five minutes of receiving the complaint, after which the team has to reach there within 15 minutes. After investigating the complaint within 30 minutes, the report is sent to the Assistant Returning Officer of the constituency for further action. The ARO has to act on the complaint within the next 50 minutes. 

He said that in this way the complaint is settled in just 100 minutes. He said that this app is available on Google Play Store and with this app citizens can upload photos and videos on the spot with location based details of any violation of Model Code of Conduct. 

When they upload a picture or video, immediate action is initiated by the flying squad and Assistant Returning Officers. The Additional District Election Officer also said that the average time taken to resolve these complaints was 43.26 minutes. 

He said that the district administration is strictly implementing the Model Code of Conduct to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in a free, fair, transparent and peaceful manner.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Beta thalassemia: Punjab has around 1.5 million carriers

An estimated 4700 patients with thalassemia major

 Two day event successfully spread the awareness message 

Mohali: 8th May 2024: (Punjab Screen Desk)::

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences observed “World Thalassemia Day 2024” with a two day event from 7-8 May 2024. The theme for this year is "Empowering Lives, Embracing Progress: Equitable and Accessible Thalassemia Treatment for All." 

Ms. Alka Chaudhary, a thalassemia warrior and social activist shared her journey with thalassemia which has been one of resilience, courage, and hope. Despite the challenges she faces daily, she approaches life with a smile and determination. 

Through her lived experience, Ms. Alka advocated for greater awareness, support, and understanding for those living with thalassemia. 

Dr Reena Das, Professor and Head, Department of Hematology, PGIMER was also invited for a guest lecture for MBBS students. She emphasized on the prevention of the disease through genetic screening and prenatal counselling as the treatment for major thalassemia can be exceedingly expensive and may involve stem cell transplants. So, spreading awareness among local people plays a pivotal role. 

Dr. Bhavneet Bharti, the Director Principal of the institute and a devoted regular blood donor herself, delivered a compelling message on early detection, need for fairness and inclusivity in healthcare, striving to empower individuals affected by thalassemia and promote advancements in treatment options. 

Dr Rashi Garg, Professor, Department of Pathology, AIMS informed that Punjab has around 1.5 million carriers with beta thalassemia (3.96%), and an estimated 4700 patients with beta thalassemia major. 

Dr Tanupriya Bindal, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology raised awareness about continual blood transfusions, and chelation therapy required by the Thalassemia major patients. She underscored the importance of ensuring the availability, affordability, and accessibility of blood for all thalassemics.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

PEC Paid Tribute to Bharat Ratna, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

 Sunday 14th April 2024 at 3:56 PM

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity: 

This was the main Message of Baba Sahib for all

: 14th April, 2024: (Punjab Screen Desk)>>

Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh paid tribute to Bharat Ratna, Father of Indian Constitution Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his 133rd Birth Anniversary today on 14th April, 2024. The SC/ST Cell of PEC, Chandigarh organised a special event to mark this special occasion with commemorative poetries, insightful and heartfelt reflection of the life history of the iconic social reformer Baba Sahib Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. The Chief Guest of the event Prof. (Dr.) Tara Singh Kamal (Retd., faculty of ECE, PEC), Guest of Honor Prof. (Dr.) V. P. Singh (Retd., faculty of MED, PEC) along with Director of PEC, Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, Registrar Col. R. M. Joshi, DSA Dr. D. R. Prajapati and Chairperson SC/ST Cell Prof. Balwinder Singh graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. The Event begins with offering & garlanding flowers to the portrait of Bharat Ratna, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar by the esteemed dignitaries. A small documentary about the working and activities o0f SC/ST Cell was also shown to the audience. 

Initially, Prof. Balwinder Singh, expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards all the esteemed guests and audience at large for gracing this special occasion. He also explained the significance of the day and alos of SC/ST Cell, followed by the encouragement for greater involvement by the faculty and students in various competitions organized by the cell. 

Guest of Honor Prof. (Dr.) V. P. Singh, shed light on the historical background of Baba Sahib Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's life, his knowledge, education and talent. He also complimented Director, Prof. Baldev Setia for his work, activities and contributions towards the glorification of the Institute. He also shared a quote of Baba Sahib, ''I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.'' 

Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) Tara Singh Kamal, shares interesting facts related to Baba Sahib's life, which encourages others to face the difficulties, tackling them and do the things, the work silently, that we are supposed to do. He also shared the strategies to overcome challenges of life and mastering the ability of time management. Lastly, he expressed his gratitude towards Prof. Setia and all the organizers of this important event. 

Director of PEC, Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, expressed his heartfelt greetings on the 133th birth anniversary of Baba Sahib. He also welcomed the esteemed dignitaries on the portals of PEC. He also complimented the organizers for arranging this program with various competitions, bringing together the former & present faculty members, staff and the students of the institute. He also shared various anecdotes from the life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. His way of learning, unwavering commitment towards studies, had made him a true Bharat Ratna. He also shared a shloka from Bhagwat Geete for leading a balanced life for becoming a Yug Purush. He also said that, ''Baba Sahib is much more than what we know and read about him.'' 

Prof. Arun Kumar Singh (Head, SRIC) delivered a comprehensive overview of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's life achievements, his commitment towards various social reforms, and his own advocacy for democracy and political engagement. 
Dr. Sukhwinder Singh, shared the need for encouraging voting rights of people, echoing Dr. Ambedkar's advocacy for equal political rights and engagement for healthy democracy. 

Dr. Tejinder Pal Singh, in his address, shed light on the reforms and work done by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for the society at large. He also refers to Dr. Ambedkar as a ''Tower without Staircase'', and his pivotal role played by him in shaping the Constitution of India. 

One student Shreyanshika Garg also recited a poem on Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.  

The event concluded with the distribution of prizes and vote of thanks by Dr. Padmavati. Overall, the commemorative event at the institute served as a platform for meaningful reflection, dialogue, and inspiration, as attendees were reminded of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's timeless ideals of social justice, equality, and empowerment.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Sanatan Dharma Vs Hindu Dharm//Sanjay Parate

 Saturday: 30th March 2024 at 5:39 PM

Book Sanatan Dharma: Itna Saral Nahin by Arun Maheshwari

From Chhattisgarh: 30th March 2024: (Sanjay Prate//Punjab Screen Desk)::

Recently, a small booklet by Arun Maheshwari divided into 8 chapters "Sanatan Dharma: Itna Saral Nahin" (in Hindi) has come out. This booklet provides an in-depth factual analysis of the relations and controversies between Sanatan Dharma and Hindu Dharm.

Recently, Sangh-BJP, raising the flag of Hindutva, have quietly tried to replace Hindu Dharm with Sanatan Dharma and are calling Sanatan Dharma synonymous with Hindu Dharm. Arun Maheshwari has done the work of spoiling this miracle of Sangh and BJP. In this sense, this booklet is very useful for social-cultural-political workers.

Swami Karpatri Maharaj was a staunch leader and scholar of Hindu religion, who has written extensively on subjects related to Vedas, philosophy, religion and politics. He was a staunch Hindu, a follower of Sanatani Dharma, and was definitely anti-Marxism. He wrote a book "Marxism and Ramrajya." In response to this, Rahul Sankrityayan had written a small booklet "Ramrajya and Marxism", in which he demolished Karpatriji's philosophical and political arguments. But this does not detract from Karpatriji's scholarship.

In the year 1940, he had established a 'Dharma Sangh' - whose objective was to establish Sanatan Dharma ; Whereas RSS was established in the year 1925 itself, which wanted to run the country on the basis of Hindu Dharm and Nazism. It is clear that Karpatri Maharaj's Sanatani religion had nothing to do with the Hindu religion of RSS. In the year 1948, he formed 'Ramrajya Parishad', while after this RSS formed Jan Sangh in 1951. This step of RSS also shows that at that time its Hindu religion had no connection with Sanatan. Karpatriji had also started the cow protection movement in 1966, although this issue was not even on the agenda of RSS. What could be a bigger proof of Karpatriji's opposition to RSS than the fact that he wrote a book named 'Rashtriya Sevak Sangh and Hindu Dharma', in which he mentioned Sangh's most revered Guru Golwalkar's 'Vichar Navneet' and 'Hum Ya Hamara Rashtriyatva'. Philosophically refuted the concepts related to Hinduism and declared RSS as an anti-Hindu organization. In his view, the entire conduct of the Sangh was full of fraud and deceit and in such a situation they could not be expected to protect the Hindu religion. This is the reason why after a few years of his early life he left the path of cooperation with the Sangh.

In his booklet, Arun Maheshwari has placed Karpatri Maharaj against Golwalkar's ideology. Today, when the slogan "Bhagwadhari Aaye Hain" has become a favorite slogan of the Sangh-BJP, Maheshwari explains how Karpatriji had philosophically challenged the Sangh's notion of the superiority of the saffron flag and its being a symbol of nationalism. He quotes Karpatri ji -- "In the battle of (Maha) Bhatat the chariot flags of Bhishma, Drona, Karna, Bhima and Arjuna were different. Arjuna is famous as the monkey flag (Kapi-dhwaj) Hence, it is wrong to say that all our ancestors used saffron flag. It cannot be said that you believe in the flag itself. ... (Therefore) your adoption of the saffron flag cannot be called universal and universally accepted." It is noteworthy that while propagating the superiority of the saffron flag, the Sangh-BJP have instigated communal tension and riots at many places in the name of flag dispute in Chhattisgarh. This year, on Republic Day, such an atmosphere was created that the national flag 'tricolor' was replaced by saffron.

Karpatriji also proves with the help of scriptures that a Sanatani Hindu will essentially be Varnashrami and being communal is not a bad quality, but is the main quality of being a Hindu. The Hindutva politics of RSS-BJP wants to avoid both these allegations. In the same sequence, he has also classically refuted the concept of RSS regarding 'nationality' that only people with same religion, same language, same culture, same caste and same history can be called 'one nation' and if Muslims and Christians etc. join Hindu religion, they can also become 'national'. According to the Sanatani views of Karpatri ji, this thinking of the Sangh stems from anti-Muslim sentiments and following Hitler's extreme nationalism. He believes that the concept of Sanatan is basically based on the eternity and immortality of the Vedas, which Golvarkar does not believe. Thus, with his scripture-based arguments, Karpatri Maharaj proves RSS to be not only anti-Hindu but also anti-Sanatan Dharma.

Golwalkar and any other Sanghi theorist have not responded to Karpatri ji's allegations till date, because they do not have the modern scientific vision to refute Karpatri's religion-based views, like Rahul Sankrityayan had. Arun Maheshwari's comment is - "Today, in this Modi era, the RSS itself has raised the flag of Sanatan Dharma and has bowed down and completely accepted all the allegations of the then Karpatri." Those who were accused of destroying Sanatan Dharma, it is a reversal of history that their own descendants are today raising the flag of Sanatan Dharma and accusing the opposition alliance 'India' of wanting to destroy Sanatan from India. This is exactly the same as the organization that used to lick the soles of the British is today calling itself patriots and the opposition as anti-nationals. Calling Hindu Dharm as Sanatan Dharma is like the election promises of 2014 which later turned into 'jumlas' for the entire Sanghi gang and today again they are being presented as 'Modi Guarantee'. It is clear that Sangh-BJP neither have anything to do with Hindu religion nor anything to do with Sanatan Dharma. When religion is made a political weapon for power, then such acrobatics will have to be done.

It can be hoped that this booklet will prove to be an eye opener for thoughtful 'Bhakta' ('devotees') also.

*(The commentator is a left activist and Vice President of CGKS, affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha. Contact: 94242-31650)*_

Book: Sanatan Dharma: Itna Saral Nahin (Hindi)

Author: Arun Maheshwari (M : 98310-97219)

Publication: Surya Prakashan Mandir, Bikaner

Price: Rs 200 (seed:::553591591)

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

An Ambulance donated for PGI Satellite Centre Sangrur

Mission Sewa Chandigarh's New initiative  for welfare of society

: 28 February 2024: (Karthika Kalyani Singh//Punjab Screen Desk)::

Mission Sewa, Chandigarh, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community, has donated a well equipped ambulance to the Satellite Centre, Sangrur. The ambulance was handed over in a special ceremony held at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. 

Mr. Rajwinder Singh, President of Mission Sewa, Chandigarh along with his dedicated team, presented the keys and documents of the ambulance to Prof. Vivek Lal, Director of PGIMER. The event was graced by the presence of Prof. Ashok Kumar, Additional Medical Superintendent, Prof. Sameer Aggarwal/ Orthopedics, Prof. Rakesh Kapoor/ Radiotherapy, Mr. Varun Ahluwalia FA, and Dr. Ranjit Bhogal, along with other senior functionaries from PGIMER.

Expressing his gratitude, Prof. Vivek Lal commended the generous gesture of Mission Sewa. He emphasized the crucial role the ambulance will play in saving precious lives during critical hours, considering the high patient load at the Satellite Centre. Prof. Lal urged more philanthropists and NGOs to come forward and support the cause by donating acts of kindness, rather than cash.

"As part of this city, we are committed to serving the poor and needy patients who visit PGIMER," said Mr. Rajwinder Singh. "We have observed that fast and quick shifting of a patient to the hospital in case of emergency can be a life-saving factor. Therefore, Mission Sewa decided to strengthen the healthcare system by donating a well-equipped ambulance for patient care at PGI."

Mission Sewa is a non-profit organization based in Chandigarh, India. The organization is dedicated to serving the community and making a positive impact on society. Through various initiatives and projects, Mission Sewa strives to improve the lives of those in need and provide support in healthcare, education, environment, and more. 

Mission Sewa continues to work tirelessly towards its goal of making a positive impact on society and supporting those in need. By donating the ambulance, the organization aims to enhance the healthcare facilities at the Satellite Centre, Sangrur, ultimately saving and improving the lives of numerous individuals. 

Contributing members of Mission Sewa include Mr. Jasan Singla, Senior Vice President,  Mr. Sukhwant Grewal, Vice President, Mr. Gagandeep Singh, General Secretary, and Mr. Gurwinder Singh from the USA.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

RK Fitness and Slimming Studio organized special event

 25th February 2024 at19:05 AKAS WA 

Free medical check up and blood donation camp 

: 25th February 2024: (Media Link//Ludhiana Screen Desk //Panjab Screen)::

The new construction of a new and healthy society on Ludhiana's Threeke Sua Road has been taking place for many years. There is a young class being built which is away from evil like intoxication. For this purpose, RK Fitness and Slimming Studio also organized a free medical examination and blood donation camp on its campus today. By doing so, a commendable step has been taken towards community health. The program saw the active support of eminent medical professionals and volunteers dedicated to promoting health and well-being. The presence of renowned experts in this medical examination camp was notable.

RK Fitness and Slimming Studio took a commendable step towards community health today by organizing a free medical checkup and blood donation camp at their premises on Threeke Sua Road. The event witnessed a collaboration of esteemed medical professionals and volunteers dedicated to promoting health and well-being.

The medical checkup camp was graced by the presence of renowned specialists:

58 women patients were examined by Dr. Arti Gupta Tuli Gynecologist and Senior Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Mall Road, Ludhiana.

Dr. Amit Tuli, Senior Consultant Urology Dept, Aykai Hospital, Ludhiana  examined 28 patients with different problems.

80 cardio patients were examined by Dr. Manav Wadhera, Associate Consultant in Non-Invasive Cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Mall Road, Ludhiana 

Dr. Dhinakaran, Physiotherapist from Tarusri Physiotherapy Clinic. and Dr Mullai also from Tarusri Physiotherapy Clinic examined 57 patients with different health issues.

Additionally, a blood donation camp was organized in collaboration with Waheguru Blood Donation NGO, aiming to replenish the blood banks and save lives. 20 units blood were Collected during Camp.

The event garnered overwhelming support from the community, with a significant number of units of blood collected during the camp, reflecting the altruistic spirit and solidarity of the residents towards this noble cause.

Dr Amarjeet Kaur, Head RK Fitness and Slimming Studio extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the participants, volunteers, and medical professionals who contributed to making this initiative a resounding success. Such endeavors underscore the importance of collective efforts in fostering a healthier and more compassionate society.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Saraswati Puja Celebration at PGIMER

 Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 16:38

 This event Marks a Day of Knowledge and Traditions 

Chandigarh: 14th February 2024: (Karthika Singh//Punjab Screen)::

The highly anticipated Saraswati Puja celebration at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, took place today amidst great enthusiasm and fervor. 

The 58th Saraswati Puja was celebrated on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami at the Zakir Hall, Research Block A, PGIMER. The event saw the active participation of faculty members, staff members, and students, who gathered to seek the blessings of Goddess Saraswati, the deity symbolizing knowledge and wisdom as per Hindu mythology. 

Dr. Radhika S, President,  Saraswati Puja celebration committee, shared her insights on the importance of the occasion. She emphasized that Basant Panchami is a festival of Hindus that marks the beginning of the spring season and holds immense significance as a symbol of renewal and freshness.

Honorable Director Professor Vivek Lal, along with the staff, students and faculty members, joined in paying homage to Goddess Saraswati. Their presence emphasized the significance of preserving and honoring the cultural heritage and traditions of India.

The celebrations included traditional Puja, rituals and prayers, with attendees seeking the blessings of Maa Saraswati for a prosperous and knowledgeable year ahead. Various offerings were made, including fruits which were distributed amongst attendees as Prasad (blessed food).

The Saraswati Puja celebration committee of PGIMER, Chandigarh, aims to foster a sense of harmony, cultural appreciation, and camaraderie among the staff members, students, and faculty. Such events promote unity and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds, transcending boundaries and promoting a strong sense of community.

The Saraswati Puja celebration came to a close on an optimistic note, reflecting upon the importance of spreading knowledge and wisdom to all. The event was a testament to the rich cultural heritage and traditions that PGIMER, Chandigarh, continues to uphold.

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Lighting up a wintery Ludhiana night

 Sunday 11th February 2024 at 3:16 PM

B Praak and Hero Realty brought warmth to Ludhiana

11th February 2024: (Sheeba Singh//Punjab Screen International)::

Lighting up a wintery Ludhiana night: B Praak and Hero Realty brought warmth to Ludhiana with a grand musical extravaganza organised at Hero Homes Ludhiana at Sidhwan Canal Road. Noted singer B Praak hosted over 5000 music lovers and fans from all over the country ahead of Hero Realty's Phase II launch.

Ludhiana: Dastarbandi of children in Mayapuri Madrasa

Sunday:11th February 2024 at 4:09 PM

Tibba Road Mayapuri Annual prom was organized in Tarteelul Quran

Shahi Imam said spend your life with positive thinking 

: 11th February 2024: (Media Link//Punjab Screen)::

Last night Tibba Road Mayapuri An annual function was organized at Madrasa Tarteelul Quran, which was presided over by Maulana Arif Kheda Mughal and Shahi Imam of Punjab, Maulana Muhammad Usman Rahmani Ludhianvi was present as the chief guest. 

On this occasion, Pradhan Muhammad Inam Malik, Hafiz Dilshad, Mufti Arif Punjabi Bagh, Mufti Inam, Muhammad Rizwan, Hafiz Nazim, Haji Tayyab, Haji Zarif, Muhammad Munshad, Jahangir, Qari Haseen were especially present. 

Addressing on this memorable occasion of Dastarbandi, Shahi Imam Maulana Muhammad Usman Ludhianvi said that Islam gives the message of mutual brotherhood and love. He said that Hazrat Muhammad Sahib Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has ordered to distribute good news among the people. Talking about the stressful lifestyle of many people today, Shahi Imam said that in today's society people's thinking is often becoming negative, people do not have good opinions about each other, they also haven't good opinions about other communities. 

It is not being made which is a matter of concern. Shahi Imam said that if you want to be successful then you will have to move forward with positive thinking. 

He said that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has ordered not to form any bad opinion about any person. Shahi Imam Maulana Muhammad Usman said that the one who thinks badly never succeeds, he spends his energy in doing evil to the people, due to which he has no other use except doing evil. 

In this regard, Shahi Imam advised people to move towards success. Advised people to move ahead with patience and courage to improve the social system. It is noteworthy that on this occasion, Dastarbandi was also performed for four children who had memorized the Quran.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

PEC Global Annual Alumni Meet held at PEC

 Saturday 10th February 2024 at 5:11 PM

Meeting with old students during alumni  was a great feeling knowledge

The children of the new era learned the secrets of success in life 

: 10th February, 2024: (Media Link//Punjab Screen Desk)::

Decades ago Kalpana Chawla and many other students belonged to PEC. During the learning life all these students created a new history for the country and the world, where these students made their own name and their family's name shine, and the recorded action also testifies that PEC had an important role in making them capable of this. These past students have shown by touching new heights of success. Many new students joined him and learned many things from him about his merits and gurus.

Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (Deemed to be University), set the stage for its highly anticipated Global Annual Alumni Meet - 2024 on February 10th, 2024. This extraordinary event promised not just a warm welcome, but an extravagant celebration of brilliance and success!  Er. Atul Karwal, IPS, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) graced the occasion with his esteemed presence as the chief guest of the event.  Punjab Engineering College Old Student Association - PECOSA organized the event under the fellow guidance of Er. Teekam Chander Bali, President of PECOSA, Er. H.S. Oberoi, Gen Secretary of PECOSA and with the grand official sponsorship from ‘Studds.’  The event started with the Director of PEC, Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, extending a warm welcome to the Chief Guest and all the alumni, by lightening the ceremonial lamp along with esteemed guests of the day. 

The President of PECOSA, Er. Teekam Chander Bali, welcomed all the alumni on the PEC Campus once again on this Global Meet. He emphasized on the importance of PECOSA and its integral role in connecting alumni from various batches and backgrounds to come together to foster the spirit of camaraderie and collaboration. He also expressed his gratitude to Director of PEC Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, for his leadership and guidance and also thanked Chairman of Studds Er. Madhu Khurana, and managing director of Studds Er. Siddahrth Khurana for being the official partner. 

In his address, General Secretary of PECOSA Er. H. S. Oberoi, expressed his gratitude for having Er. Atul Karwal, Director General, NDRF as chief guest for the event and every alumni. He especially felt grateful towards Er. Madhu Khurana, and managing director of Studds Er. Siddahrth Khurana for donating Rs. 2 Lakh (1 lakh for the topper, 60 thousand for the 2nd topper and 40 thousand for the 3rd topper). Lastly, he once again welcomed all the alumni members to be here for this meet of 2024.

Dr. Rajesh Kanda (Head, Alumni and Corporate Relations) expressed his nostalgic and pride moments of being a 100%-24 Carat Gold Alumni member as of completing both UG, PG and even PhD from PEC. He conveyed his gratitude towards the family of late alumni Er. Sat Parkash Gupta, (Batch of 1962), his son Mr. Pankaj Gupta had donated Rs. 57 lakhs for supporting the education of two girl students. The couple was felicitated with a token of love and momento.   

Dr. Baldev Setia, the esteemed Director of PEC, was thrilled to welcome a distinguished array of alumni, including the guest of honour Er. Atul Karwal (IPS - The Director General); Er. T.C. Bali, President PECOSA, Er. H.S. Oberoi, General Secretary, PECOSA; Chairman of Studds Er. Madhu Khurana, and managing director of Studds Er. Siddahrth Khurana. He expressed his gratitude towards the PECOSA for organising this meet. He mentioned the completion of 100+ years of PEC. The glorifying history and a year long centenary celebration with the gracious presence of not just one but two Presidents, former President Sh. Ram Nath Kovind and current President Smt. Draupadi Murmu in the campus. He also quoted Firaq Gorakhpuri - 

Aane vaalī nasleñ tum par faḳhr kareñgī ham-asro 

Jab bhī un ko dhyān aa.egā tum ne 'firāq' ko dekhā hai 

आने वाली नस्लें तुम पर फ़ख़्र करेंगी हम-असरो

जब भी उन को ध्यान आएगा तुम ने 'फ़िराक़' को देखा है        -- 'फ़िराक़' गोरखपुरी

He also proudly explained the recent development and research activities happening in the recent past years. He praised the various members of faculty and students who had received awards recently. The infrastructure of the campus has also been increased. He also said that Studds had graciously accepted the honor of being our official partner, adding an extra layer of prestige and excitement to the event. 

Er. Madhu Khurana, Chairman of Studds, felt really nostalgic for being here at Punjab Engineering College. Studds had donated 2 lakh rupees for the toppers of aeronautical engineering. He said that this support scholarship will work for having more kalpana Chawla at the PEC Campus. And would graciously contribute to the legacy of the institute.   

The chief guest of the event, Er. Atul Karwal, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), conveyed his gratitude for being honoured by PEC. He said that, ''being an engineer, literally gave me good competence to lead a career in police. we have to look at technology very strongly, otherwise we might be left behind. Having an engineering in any field of  life, gives you a great start, this what happened to me as well.'' He started out his engineering career at the age of 15 and passed out by the age of 19. Lastly, he said that we must check if we are taking life too seriously? Just Enjoy yourself. Having an enduring sense of gratefulness and always remembering your blessings.  

The stage was all set for the grand entrance of our esteemed alumnus, the IAS officer Er. Ritu Maheshwari. Alumni from the batches of 1954, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1989, 1999, 2009, and 2014 were present to witness this grand celebration, along with distinguished guests such as the Professor Ahsvani Kumar Gosain (Civil Engineering Department at IITD), Pankaj Duhan (Global Head of Reckitt Benckiser Wellness), Sarabjeet Singh Virk (Managing Director and Co-founder of Finvasia Group), the Engineering-in-Chief of PWD (B&R) Haryana, and many more. All the alumni were felicitated by the honourable chief guest Er. Atul Karwal and Director, Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia. 

The alumni from the batch of 1988 donated 2 E-vehicles, an E-Scooter and an E-cart to the institute, this morning on 10th February, 2024. 

The alumni meet was an absolute delight, brimming with a captivating blend of dance, music, and unforgettable performances, leaving everyone feeling exhilarated and energized. Amidst the festivities, heartfelt stories were exchanged, allowing attendees to catch up on each other's lives, careers, and achievements. As the night drew to a close, there lingered a profound sense of fulfillment and gratitude among all those present. More than 600 alumni witnessed this grand event.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

TAVR procedure highly effective in aortic valve stenosis

 Friday 9th February 2024 at 4:29 PM

Procedural success rate for TAVR exceeds 95%-Dr. Kapoor 

: 9th February 2024: (Sheeba Singh//Punjab Screen Desk)::

“Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure has been proven to be highly effective in treating aortic valve stenosis. TAVR has consistently demonstrated high success rates in treating aortic valve stenosis.”

Addressing a CME on TAVR at a hotel here on Thursday, Punjab Rattan awardee Dr Rajneesh Kapoor said, “According to studies and clinical trials, the procedural success rate for TAVR exceeds 95%. This high success rate can be attributed to the advancements in TAVR technology, including improved valve designs, enhanced imaging, and refined delivery systems,”

Dr. Kapoor mentioned that the patients who undergo TAVR experience significant improvements in symptoms associated with aortic valve stenosis.

Shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain, which are common symptoms of the condition, are alleviated after the procedure. Restoring proper blood flow and improving heart function through TAVR leads to an improved quality of life for patients, maintained Dr Kapoor who is chairman interventional cardiology at Medanta Hospitals.

On TAVR associated mortality rates he said that TAVR has been associated with lower mortality rates compared to traditional open-heart surgery, especially in high-risk patients.

Studies have consistently shown that TAVR is non-inferior to surgery in terms of mortality rates, and in some cases, TAVR has demonstrated superior outcomes. This lower mortality rate is attributed to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure and the reduced risk of complications, informed Dr Kapoor.

He further said that one of the advantages of TAVR is its potential to reduce hospital stays compared to open-heart surgery.

The shorter hospitalization period allows patients to recover in the comfort of their own homes sooner. This not only improves patient satisfaction but also reduces healthcare costs associated with prolonged hospital stays, he asserted.

TAVR has been shown to have fewer post-procedural complications compared to traditional open-heart surgery. The reduced risk of infection, bleeding, and other surgical complications contributes to a smoother recovery process for patients, he remarked.

Additionally, the lower incidence of complications minimizes the need for additional interventions, resulting in improved patient outcomes, he said.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Kirpal Sagar Continued

 Sunday 4th February 2024 at 18:18

"Unity of Man" is also active for the welfare of society

Nawan Shehar: 4th February 2024: (Karthika Kalyani Singh//Pujab Screen Bureau)::

Golden Jubilee celebration started yesterday at Kirpal Sagar by  the team of Unity of Man organization. This time again many arrangements mad by the management of Kirpal Sagar for the purpose. Management is going to make it another mile stone on the eve of birth anniversary of Sant Kirpal Singh Ji.   

Briefing the details Dr. Karamjit Singh said, Unity of Man, the organization was established by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji in 1974. He handed over the reins of this organization to Dr. Harbhajan Singh. Dr. Harbhajan Singh ji got the Unity of Man organization registered and the representatives of this organization living  in India and abroad continued the social service work under the banner of this organization.

For the last 50 years, this organization has been working earnestly to carry out social work, but its first task is the unity of man. Mr. Wolf Gang Gerlich President of Unity of Man, Austria Wing  Europe, said he has been associated with this organization since 1990. It is their good fortune to work for this organization on the land of Punjab. Among the basic operations, the medical hospital and the free medical camps being conducted by it have been its special achievement.

Mrs. Parminder Kaur, the vice chairperson of the organization, said, special representatives from Asia, Europe, America, Canada, Kirpal Sagar  arrived  at KIRPAL SAGAR to attend the conference .  Mrs. Eva Wahl, who came from Germany, said, Dr. Harbhajan Singh ji and Biji  Surinder Kaur ji have given a strong example of unity to the world by creating a place with a unique identity like Kirpal Sagar.  Mrs. Raggine Weise said, Kirpal Sagar is such a place where you can realise the Oneness. Peace Begins From the Heart,, and the motto of Kirpal Sagar,, Be Good Do Good And Be One,, is the real example of this organisation. Prof. Peter Schmuck from Germany said, The organic aspect of Kirpal Sagar is very forward and a message of health.  Symbol of unity,   is the greatest need of the world.

Secretary of the organization Ashok Kumar Raina said, on the occasion of Sant Kirpal Singh ji's birthday, the Unity of Man organization will distribute Tricycles to disabled persons, Sewing machines to girls and Blankets to elderly people as per the need of the hour on February 6. 

Mr. Gurjit Singh, Principal of Kirpal Sagar Academy, said, Being the host of such a global program, all their attention is directed towards ensuring that the visiting guests from the country and abroad do not face any kind of difficulty. 

During this press conference Sardar Karam Singh Brar, Master Resham Singh, Mr Narinder Singh were present among the special persons of the country and abroad. 

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Friday, January 26, 2024

CM Mann recalled the stellar role of Punjab

Chief Minister's Office, Punjab     26th January 2024 at 5:11 PM
 Punjab played a big role in attaining the freedom of the country 

: 26th January 2024: (Karthika Kalyani Singh//Punjab Screen Desk)::

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Friday recalled the stellar role played by the Punjabis in attaining the freedom of the country and then carving out the modern day Indian Republic by preserving its unity, integrity and sovereignty through countless sacrifices. 

Addressing the gathering after unfurling the national tri-color in a function to mark 75th Republic Day, the Chief Minister said that this day assumes a lot of significance for us because Punjabis had brought it after enormous sacrifices. 

He said that during the pre-independence period many January 26 had passed but no one was allowed to unfurl the national flag. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that now only we have the right to celebrate this day but it is unfortunate that the tableau of state was deliberately kept out of the Republic Day parade. 

The Chief Minister said that it is surprising how national festivals can be celebrated without Punjab adding that those who had deliberately kept Punjab’s tableau out of the parade must tell what is wrong in them. He said that the rich culture and heritage of the state has been duly showcased in the tableaus made by the state government because we can’t compromise with the pride of the state. 

Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the mockery of the supreme sacrifices made by the Punjabis, by the Union government, is intolerable and unwarranted due to which the state has vehemently raised this issue. The Chief Minister said that the Union government has insulted the great martyrs including Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru, Shaheed Sukhdev, Lala Lajpat Rai, Shaheed Udham Singh, Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, Mai Bhago, Ghadri Baabe and others by rejecting the tableau of the state. 

He said that the union government has belittled their contribution and sacrifice of these heroes by not including their tableaus in the Republic Day parade. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that this cannot be tolerated as it is the grave insult of these great patriots and national leaders adding that the state government has now duly showcased this immense contribution in tableaus across the state. 

The Chief Minister said that the state government has decided to name the upcoming International Airport at Indian Air force Station Halwara, Ludhiana as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport. He said that due to strenuous efforts of the state government, the Mohali International Airport has already been named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh adding that naming of Halwara airport after Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha will be a humble tribute to the martyr. 

He further said that naming the airports, universities and other institutions in the name of these iconic martyrs is important to perpetuate their glorious legacy. Striking an emotional note with the people, the Chief Minister urged them to end gender discrimination amongst boys and girls. 

He said that this is the need of hour to give wings to the girls for excelling in each and every field thereby enabling them to script new success stories. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the girls of the state are very brave and they can achieve any goal if they are given a chance. 

The Chief Minister further said that Punjab produces 182 lakh Metric Ton of paddy by over exploiting its only available natural resources in terms of water and fertile soil. He said that then only the country has been made self-reliant in terms of food production due to which it has emerged as a strong nation across the globe. 

However, Bhagwant Singh Mann bemoaned that conspiracies are being hatched to deprive the farmers of the state from the Minimum Support Price (MSP), which is discriminatory and pathetic. However, the Chief Minister said that Punjab was a frontrunner and Punjab will always continue to be that as Punjabis have been blessed with indomitable spirit of hard work and resilience. 

He said that the state government is performing its duty meticulously and zealously to ensure that Punjab leads the country in every sphere. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that he is not worried for the next elections but he is working for the welfare of the next generation, due to which several path breaking initiatives have been taken. 

The Chief Minister said that the state government is making concerted efforts for the welfare of the youth of the state. He said that the focus of his government is to ensure that youth become job givers instead of job seekers. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that this is the need of hour to carve out a progressive and prosperous Punjab. 

The Chief Minister said that during previous regimes the youth were deprived of jobs and education so that they make a beeline behind the political leaders. He said that this culture is being abandoned so that youth become an integral part of the progress and prosperity of the state. 

Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the day is not far when due to strenuous efforts of the state government, the pristine glory of Punjab is restored. The Chief Minister said that due to all out efforts of the state government for the first time in the last 75 years canal water has reached at the tail end of the last field in the state. He said that the state government is duty bound for this noble cause so that farmers of the state are immensely benefitted from it. 

Bhagwant Singh Mann said already due to strenuous efforts of the state government water has reached the far flung areas of Punjab. The Chief Minister said that to impart quality health services to people, the state government has set up Aam Aadmi Clinics in Punjab. 

He said that around 97 lakh people have so far availed the facilities of free healthcare in these clinics. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that this is a new revolution in the healthcare sector adding that efforts are afoot to give a facelift to this sector. 

The Chief Minister further said that massive efforts are being made to impart quality education to the students. He said that the state government has established the first of its kind School of Eminence in the state and during the first year 8358 students have been enrolled in it. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that an amount of Rs 200 crores has been earmarked for developing school infrastructure and sports facilities, besides providing free uniforms to students. The Chief Minister said that the state government is committed to make Punjab a frontrunner state in the industrial sector. He said that due to concerted efforts of the state government investments worth Rs 65,000 crore has been firmed up in the state which will provide 2.98 lakh jobs to youth. Bhagwant Singh said that this will give further push to the economic development of the state by putting it on the path of high growth trajectory. 

The Chief Minister said that to check the fatality rate due to road accidents in the state on one hand and to streamline the movement of traffic on the roads of the state on the other, the state government will launch Sadak Surakhya Force on January 27 from Jalandhar. 

He said that the first of its kind specialized force will act as a pivotal to save several precious lives that are lost in road accidents daily in Punjab and this force will be entrusted with the task of checking rash driving, streamlining vehicular movement on roads and others to check the road accidents.

Bhagwant Singh Mann said that initially 129 vehicles equipped with ultra modern gadgets will be deployed after every 30 kilometres to man the roads and these vehicles will also have a complete medical kit for providing emergency treatment to any person in need. 

The Chief Minister further said that the state government has given jobs to around 40,000 jobs to youth merely in 19 months and on an average the state government has given jobs to 23,432 youth in one year, which is a record in itself. He said that all the jobs have been given completely on the basis of merit by adopting a complete transparent process. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that it is a matter of great pride that more than 50% of the jobs are bagged by the girls which are becoming active partners in the socio-economic progress of the state. 

The Chief Minister said that Punjab has created history by purchasing Goindwal power plant owned by a private company GVK Power adding that it is named after the third Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Amar Dass ji. He said that for the first time this reverse trend has started that the government has purchased any private power plant whereas in the past the state governments used to sell their assets to the favorite individuals at ‘throw away’ prices. Likewise, Bhagwant Singh Mann said that it is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction that 90% consumers in the state are getting zero power bill due to pro-people decisions of the state government. 

The Chief Minister said that it is a matter of immense pride that pran pratishta of Sri Ram temple had taken place at Ayodhya adding that everyone should go at that place to pay obeisance. He said that Punjab is epitome of secularism and communal harmony across the country as since ages people from all sections are residing here peacefully. 

Bhagwant Singh Mann though Ramzan is considered as a festival of muslim brethren but it is made up of two words Ram and zan which means it has the name of Ram too. Similarly, the Chief Minister said that Diwali- a festival of Hindu community too has the word ‘Ali’ in it which symbolizes communal harmony. Taking a jibe over parties towing communal agenda, he said that Aam Aadmi Party does not believe in divisive politics rather it works on principle of the welfare of all through ‘Politics of work’. 

Bhagwant Singh Mann said that this is the foundation of a society and country based on principles of communal harmony, peace and brotherhood. The Chief Minister said that to facilitate the people for undertaking a visit to the pilgrimage site of their choice, the state government has started Mukh Mantri Teerth Yatra Scheme. He said that this ambitious scheme is benefitting every strata of society in a big way as they can travel to the pilgrimage sites free of cost. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that this is an unprecedented scheme which has been embarked for the first time in the country by any state adding that though initially the Railways was trying to create hiccups in it but now the matter has been streamlined. 

The Chief Minister called upon the people to come forward for carving out a Punjab of the dreams of our great Gurus, Saints, Seers, Martyrs and Heroes. He said that Punjab had ever remained an oasis of peace and communal harmony in the country. Bhagwant Singh Mann called upon the brave and patriotic people of Punjab to rededicate themselves to the goals of a prosperous Punjab in which maladies like poverty, illiteracy and unemployment have no place. Earlier, the Chief Minister inspected the parade led by parade commander Akarshi Jain, IPS. 

He also took a salute from an impressive march past by contingents of Punjab Police, Punjab Home Guards, Punjab Armed Police, NCC Girls and Boys, Bharat Scouts and Guides besides the Punjab Police Brass band. 

On the occasion, the students of various local schools presented a colorful variety program including Bhangra, Gidha, Group Dance, PT show and group singing. The Chief Minister also felicitated Freedom fighters and their kin in recognition of their valuable contribution in the freedom struggle of the country.

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