Thursday, 1 June 2017

Mata Avatar Kaur will Forever be Remembered for Her Social Work: BIS Chahal

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 01st June:- The society will always cherish the memory of Mata Avatar Kaur who rendered relentless service for the cause of poor and downtrodden besides successfully discharging her family obligations. Her demise is a big loss to the society which can never be compensated. It was said by Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, Advisor to the Chief Minster, Punjab while paying tributes to Mata Avtar Kaur at her antim ardass. Mata Avatar Kaur is the mother of senior journalist Davinderjit Singh Darshee who died after a brief illness. Antim ardass for the peace of departed soul was held at Gurudawara Sahib of Shivalik City, Kharar. Scores of religious, political leaders, social workers and academician attended the antim ardass.
Bharat Inder Singh Chahal said that Mata Avtar Kaur is a lighthouse for the society to tread the path of righteousness and truth. She successfully discharged her family obligations by teaching high moral and ethical values to her children. She was a pious religious lady who was highly respected by the society for her exemplary work which she did for the welfare of the poor and downtrodden.
Bharat Inder Singh Chahal prayed to the almighty to give eternal peace to the departed soul and to bestow strength to the family members to bear this irreparable loss.
Iqbal Singh, former Governor of Pondicherry also paid rich tributes to Mata Avtar Kaur by saying that he always kept close relations with this family and he had personally saw Mata ji doing her temporal duties with smile and contentment on her face. He also threw lights on the work of Davinderjit Singh Darshee in the field of journalism.
Prominent amongst other who attended the antim ardass included Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLA, S.A.S. Nagar, Pargat Singh, MLA,  Budh Ram, MLA, OSD to C.M Punjab M.P Singh, Ragbir Singh Jaura, former Chairman Agro Industries, Kulwant Singh, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, S.A.S.Nagar, Ret. Deputy Director Dr. Uma Sharma & Surinder Mohan Singh.

World Milk Day Celebration: Seminar Held and Winners of Essay Competition Awarded

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 01st June:- Punjab Dairy Development Board in collaboration with Indian Dairy Association (North Zone) Punjab Chapter and Milkfed Punjab celebrated World Milk Day with a great fervor and enthusiasm at Livestock Complex, Sector 68, Mohali. The celebration was a multifaceted activity. On this occasion a seminar on the topic of "Milk for Health and Prosperity" was organized. The District level winners of the essay competition conducted by the Board on the same topic throughout the Senior Secondary schools of the State were awarded cash prizes. It was indeed a grand function in which Manjit Singh Brar, Managing Director, Milkfed Punjab was the Chief Guest. Indian Dairy Association North Zone was represented by its Vice Chairman Dr. G.R. Patil and Dr. R.K. Malik, Executive Editor, Indian Journal of Dairy Science.
Delivering his key note address M.S. Brar referred to the historical background of the state where milk production and consumption has always been a way of life. That's why, he said, Punjab was producing 8% of country's total milk with only 2% of milch animals. He emphasized upon the students to consume more milk and milk products as it was very important for their growth and fitness required to meet the challenges of highly competitive world. Dispelling the myths about the harms of milk fat, he referred to the recent issue of Time Magazine wherein an American research has stressed the need to consume more butter for better health. Talking about the product range offered by Milkfed he told that they were trying to understand the needs of the people and produce products to meet those needs. He counted a number of new milk products already introduced and in the pipeline. He also told that Milkfed has introduced small packs of lassi and milk with a large variety of flavors at very competitive prices. He told the students that Dairying offers large scale career options and emphasized upon them to take up dairy science courses whole heartedly so that good talent is available in this field for employment. He shared his experience that milkfed has been continuously going for campus recruitment but have not been getting adequate talent. He told that such recruitments will continue every year not only by milkfed but by other players also which is a healthy sign for future dairy scientists/technocrats.
Dr. G.R. Patil,Vice Chairman Indian Dairy Association North Zone spoke about the importance of World Milk Day and he congratulated Punjab Chapter of Indian Dairy Association for having organized this function. He appreciated the efforts as this type of activity goes a long way in developing dairy sector.  He told that involving young students on such occasion fulfils a variety of purposes. On one side, awareness level of students increases and they get motivated to consume more milk and to take up dairy science courses. He wished that such programmes should be continued more vigorously.
Inderjit Singh, Director Dairy Punjab and Chairman, Indian Dairy Association (NZ) Punjab Chapter extended warm welcome to the chief guest, dignitaries, Technical speakers, students, their parents and teachers, Departmental functionaries and the members of the press and media. He explained the background of the function, history of the World Milk Day and the purpose of this activity. He made it clear that students are the future of the society and their physical and mental health is of prime importance. Leaving the minute nitty-gritty  of nutritional goodness of milk to the technical speakers, he emphasized upon the students to consume more milk and milk products as it was essential for their growing mind and body. He told that essay competition and prize distribution function has become a regular feature for last 4-5 years. From last year, Milkfed Punjab has been sponsoring the event. He appreciated the cooperation extended by Milkfed Punjab and conveyed his gratitude to the Managing Director.
Dr. Nitika Goyal, Assistant Professor, College of Dairy Science and Technology, GADVASU, Ludhiana made a detailed and illustrative presentation explaining the constituents of milk and the utility of each of them for the human health. Dr. P.K. Singh, Assistant Professor, College of Dairy Science and Technology, GADVASU, Ludhiana presented a detailed account of quality of milk, identification of natural milk and adulterated milk.

Dr. Inderpreet Kolar, Assistant Professor, College of Dairy Science and Technology, GADVASU, Ludhiana made a very lively presentation on the career options available in dairying. 

International Yoga Day Celebrations: Yoga Awareness Drive to Continue Till June 02

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 01st June:- Govt. college of Yoga Education & Health, Sector 23 A Chandigarh organized a Yoga Cultural evening on May 27, 2017 and is further followed by a Yoga Awareness Camp from 31st May to 2nd June,2017 as a part of celebrations of the 3rd International Day of Yoga.

The Yoga Awareness Drives were inaugurated by Dr. Mahender Singh, Joint Director Sports & Principal of the College. The worthy chief guest made the audience aware about the importance of inculcating the Yogic Regime in one’s life. More than 75 people were participants to the camp.  

Prof. Ram Samujh Takes Over as HoD Paediatric Surgery PGI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 01st June:- The renowned Paediatric Surgeon, Prof. Ram Samujh, has been elevated as the Head of Department, Paediatric Surgery at PGI Chandigarh today, following the retirement of Prof. KLN Rao yesterday.
Prof. Ram Samujh is a highly accomplished surgeon who comes to this position with a wealth of over 30 years of extensive experience and in-depth understanding of needs and challenges in Paediatric Surgery. With a mutually rewarding and symbiotic association with PGI since 1986 and having a professional stint with King Fahd Central Hospital, Jijan, Saudi Arabia as Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Prof.  Ram Samujh has also to his credit many distinctions including U C Chakraborty Award, Bharat Jyoti Award, Shiksha Ratan Award for his various innovative accomplishments in Paediatric Surgery.
Prof. Ram Samujh has also published 95 papers in national and international journals in addition to contributing six chapters in books on Paediatric Surgery. He has also presented scientific papers in 30 national and five international conferences besides attending ten prestigious international symposia and workshops. He has also played a key role in organizing numerous conferences and seminars on Paediatric Surgery and allied subjects.
Prof. Ram Samujh  also enjoys the membership of many high profile organizations including Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, European Paediatric Surgeons Association, Association of Surgeons of India to mention a few. He also enjoys the life membership of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons and Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

Sewa Kendra: Simplifying Lives in Punjab With e-Governance

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 01st June:- Just as corporate world has realized the power of information technology over the last few decades, governments in developing countries, over the last 5-7 years, have also discovered that information technology can make the provision of services to the citizens more efficient and transparent, can save costs and lead to a higher level of comfort and satisfaction to the citizens in dealing with Government. With increasing awareness amongst citizens about their rights and the resultant increase in expectations from the government to perform and deliver, the whole paradigm of governance has changed.
E-Governance is about redefining the vision and scope of the entire gamut of relationships between citizens and government. The primary purpose of governance is the welfare of citizens. This includes the use of IT & communication technologies, to deliver public services in a much more convenient, customer-oriented, cost-effective and altogether different and better way.
This aspect of governance relates to safeguarding the legal rights of all citizens, an equally important aspect covers that is concerned with ensuring equitable access to public services and the benefits of economic growth to all. E-Governance is, in essence, the application of Information and Communications Technology to government functioning in order to create 'Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsive and Transparent (SMART) governance.
Punjab, along with many other states, has been at the forefront of this drive to start and extend e-governance initiatives for the welfare of the citizens. Certainly, the decision of the Punjab government to set up Sewa Kendra’s in cities and villages across the state to deliver services expeditiously is a laudable one. Right to Service Commission was set up in Punjab in 2011-12 to provide an effective framework for time-bound delivery of services and to promote transparency and accountability.
There are 2,147 Kendra’s across Punjab which provide about 82 services, including applying for various documents at one centre with a nominal fee. The Kendra’s provide services related to birth and death certificates, arms license, power supply bill, water and sewerage bill, tenant verification among many others defined under the Punjab Right to Services Act, 2011. They serve as a one-stop centre for citizens to avail a range of government services. There is a Sewa Kendra every 2.5 to three kilometers in urban and rural areas to facilitate citizens who were earlier required to travel 20-25 kilometers and stand in long queues for availing basic services. Punjab e-governance project has set a benchmark as a strong reference point for other states that are willing to replicate the same model.
However, recent indications are that the current state government wants to re-examine the project, considering it to be a burden on the state exchequer. The Sewa Kendra’s have been transformative. E-governance is a national imperative; such a citizen-centric project should be the vision of current government involving local urban bodies in the state to mitigate the problems of rural & urban population in line with Congress manifesto. With e-governance, the corruption and the proportion of paying bribes have reduced drastically. Such is the buzz created by its success that several states like Kerala, Haryana, Orissa, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have shown interest to replicate the e-governance model.