Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Maharishi Dayanand Public School organizes Poster Making Competition on Population Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th July:- Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria Chandigarh organised a Poster Making competition on World Population Day in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration. This competition was divided into two categories junior and senior respectively. In the junior section Kumkum, Abhay and Deepali bagged first, second and third position. Whereas in the senior section  Tushar, Ajit  and Archna secured  first, second, third prizes .
Principal of the school Dr. Vinod Kumar highlighted the aim of this competition as to raise awareness of global population issue.

Civil Society Organizations and Citizen of UT Demands to Not to Allow Commercial Cultivation of GM Mustard and HT Maze in Agriculture

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th July:- The Civil Society organizations and common people of Chandigarh Union Territory, today organized a candle light vigil against the possible launch of GM Mustard and the open field trails of Herbicide Tolerant maze in the country. A large number of people joined the Vigil held at sector 17 under the banner of Sarson Satyagraha Samiti, Punjab. 
Sarson Satyagraha Samiti, Punjab a broad platform of likeminded organizations representing farmers, consumers, scientists and others that has been at the forefront of resisting the approval of GM mustard in India has demanded reversal of the green signal provided by GEAC to herbicide tolerant GM mustard. 
GEAC has proven yet again that it is unscientific and uncaring with regard to citizens' health and environment. They have failed in their very mandate and purpose for which they have been created, to protect citizens from risks of GMOs. Earlier in the case of Bt brinjal too, they behaved irresponsibly and shamelessly unscientific. In this case, it is a hazardous herbicide tolerant food crop at that, which has direct implications for a large number of Indian farmers, agricultural workers and consumers.
We hope and urge Minister DR Harshvardhan to be responsible in his decision-making - this GM mustard should be rejected just a Bt brinjal was, 7 years ago. At least he should fulfill the mandate of his Ministry, even if the regulators did not. He should uphold BJP's election manifesto promise that GM foods will not be allowed without full scientific evaluation on the long-term effects on soil, production and biological impact on consumers. This is exactly what was not done by the regulators in their evaluation, whereas the little amount of testing done, and the very nature of the GMO points to serious problems in store if GM mustard is approved. We urge the Minister to simply reject HT mustard commercialization", said the ‘Sarson Satyagraha Samit’i in a brief statement.
On this occasion Umendra Dutt, Sanjeev Sharma, Professor Manjeet Singh and advocate Pankj Jain addressed the participants on this issue.
Nacchatar Singh Baidwan, District Press Secretory BKU lakkhowal said that claims of GM Crops have never been proved true-it is a mere conspiracy to snatch the seeds from the farmers. Our organisation will oppose all attempts to bring GM Mustard.
Umendra Dutt of KVM said that mustard is an important part of our food in Punjab. Sarson Saag of Punjab is a world renowned dish of Punjab. If GM Mustard is permitted to be grown (ignoring all dangers) it will open the Pandora box of long list of other crops waiting permission. Super weeds are already becoming a great threat in the countries where GM Crops are grown on big scale.
Eminent Yoga Instructor Sanjeev Sharma said GM Crops including GM Mustard and HT Maze are a grave danger to human health, animal health, microbial health, environment and biodiversity. Excessive use of herbicides can damage immunity, cause kidney-liver-brain damage, cause cancer and damage reproductive system. Chronic and incurable diseases are attaining an epidemic proportion. Punjab has already become a state of sick people. The major cause is the excessive and irrational use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides. Our air, water, soil and food chain is already full of toxins. Bringing in GM Mustard will further worsen the already grim situation.
Advocate Punkaj Jain said that the biggest objection of Sarson Satyagrah is that all data pertaining to field trials is being kept secret. It is neither on their web sites nor is being given under RTI. Refusal to make the data and studies public creates a serious doubt about the intentions of companies and the regulators
Professor Geeta Arora said, a large number of Scientists are opposing the GM Crops across the world on strong scientific basis. So we urge the Govt to not to allow the commercial cultivation of GM Mustard and Herbicide Tolerant maze in the country. 
Professor Manjeet Singh Said that in the view of these dangers, the organizations of Punjab associated with Sarson Satyagreh will submit a memorandum addressed to Captain Amrinder Singh- Chief Minister Punjab and Dr. Harashvardhan-Union minister of Forest, Environment and Climate change through Mayor of Chandigarh.

EdgeVerve to Offer Finacle Suite of Solutions on Amazon Web Services

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th July:- EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (Infosys; NYSE: INFY), today announced the availability of its Finacle suite of solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this, banks around the world can securely leverage Finacle’s industry-leading solution suite, along with other enterprise-class applications hosted on the AWS Cloud.
This new offering allows banks to either use the entire suite of Finacle solutions or choose to implement specific Finacle offerings. Such select implementations will also help banks swiftly move to a truly digital experience, ensuring their customers have world class banking experiences across devices and platforms.
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Infosys Finacle said that at Infosys Finacle, we believe that cloud adoption can dramatically change the way banks operate. In the era of constant change, cloud solutions provide the much needed agility for banks to innovate continuously, both within the enterprise as well as with external ecosystem. We believe that along with AWS, we can help banks gradually adopt cloud to cope with ever changing customer needs, operational pressures and volatile business demands.
Frank Fallon, Vice President, Global Financial Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. said that we understand that banks are dealing with ever increasing customer expectations, expanding regulatory oversight, increased competition, heightened threats to information security, and scarce resources. At AWS, we help banks innovate faster by combining startup agility with enterprise experience and resources, eliminating costly technical debt and reducing risk. Together with Finacle, banks are accelerating their adoption of AWS for critical workloads, and deriving the core benefits of increased security, agility, and scalability, while focusing on what really matters – building great applications for their customers, not in investing in costly and complex infrastructure.

ਸੰਜੀਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਗਰਗ ਨੇ ਬਤੌਰ ਵਧੀਕ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ (ਵਿਕਾਸ) ਵਜੋਂ ਚਾਰਜ ਸੰਭਾਲਿਆ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Mohali 11th July:- ਭੁਪਿੰਦਰ ਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਆਈ..ਐਸ. ਦੇ ਟ੍ਰੇਨਿੰਗ ਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਸੰਜੀਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਗਰਗ ਨੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਜਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ  ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੇ ਬਤੌਰ ਵਧੀਕ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਵਜੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਅਹੁਦੇ ਦਾ ਚਾਰਜ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕੀ ਕੰਪਲੈਕਸ ਸੈਕਟਰ 76 ਸਥਿਤ ਵਧੀਕ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ (ਵਿਕਾਸ) ਦੇ ਦਫਤਰ ਵਿਖੇ ਆਪਣਾ ਚਾਰਜ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਲਿਆ ਹੈ
ਆਪਣਾ ਕਾਰਜਭਾਰ ਸੰਭਾਲਣ ਉਪਰੰਤ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਗੱਲਬਾਤ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਕਾਰਜਾਂ ' ਢਿੱਲ ਬਰਦਾਸਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ  ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਕਰਮਚਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਹਦਾਇਤਾਂ ਦਿੱਤੀਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਆਪਣੀ ਦਫਤਰੀ ਡਿਊਟੀ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਾਲ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਕੰਮ ਕਾਜ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਆਏ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਮੱਸਿਆਵਾਂ/ਕੰਮਕਾਜ ਨੂੰ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਦੇਰੀ ਤੋਂ ਨੇਪਰੇ ਚੜਾਉਣ ਨੂੰ ਯਕੀਨੀ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਕਰਮਚਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੀ ਡਿਊਟੀ ਪੂਰੀ ਇਮਾਨਦਾਰੀ ਅਤੇ ਤਨਦੇਹੀ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਾਲ ਸਮਰਪਿਤ ਭਾਵਨਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਕਰਨ ਦੀਆਂ ਹਦਾਇਤਾਂ ਵੀ ਦਿੱਤੀਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ ਹਨ 

Dazzling Bharatnatyam Danseuse Aprajita Sarma Lights up 236th Baithak Programme

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th July:- In continuation with the tradition of monthly Baithak Pracheen Kala Kendra organized its 236th Baithak. In which Bharatnatyam exponent Aparajita Sarma captivate the audience with her spell bound performance. The Dr. M.S. Randhawa  Auditorium reverberated with the melodious beats of ghungroos and musical flow of the bodily movements. Aparajita mesmerized the audience with her skillful footwork to intricate rhythmic patterns of Natvangam and her dance was  sheer display of energy. She showcased her perfection and grace of its peak. Her performance appeared to be exact personification of abstract Bharatnatyam.
After an introduction and welcome by Kendra’s Deputy Registrar Dr. Samira Koser the enthusiastic Aparajita presented “Bhavayami Raghuramam” , the story of Lord Rama, his journey through forests in search of his beloved wife Sita and the battle with demon king Ravana is a timeless tale etched in the minds of all. Bhavayami Raghuramam, a Ragamalika, by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal in Sanskrit takes us through the known lanes of Ramayana which started when a divine god was born in the kingdom of Ayodhya to King Dasharatha through the penance of a holy yagna.  Through this yagna a miraculous potion appeared which filled the wombs of Dasharatha's queens. Rama, child of Kaushalya, was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who killed demons, protected sage Vishwamitra's sacred yagna, stringed Lord Shiva's Bow and won Sita's hand marriage. Mind Poisoned by Vile Manthara, Kaikeyi made Dasharatha banish Rama to the forest for 14 years. Fate destined them to meet wicked enchantress soorpanakha who avenged her dishonor. Ravana kidnapped Sita by luring away Rama with the mayavi golden deer. Allied with the monkey army Rama finally comes victorious in battle with Ravana after which Sita goes through the test of fire to prove her purity.  The legend of Maryada Purushottam Rama.  Bhavayami Raghuramam set to Ragamalika and Roopaka Talam. 
Fine footwork and Bhav, Abhinay, expressions and knowledge of the rhythm and taal of Aparajita  has drawn encomiums from both audience and art critics  alike. Kendra Registrar Dr. Shobha Koser honored the artist.

PUCA Urge State Govt. to Release Immediately 115 Crore of PMS

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th July:- Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) urged Punjab Govt. to release 115 crore of Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) which has been released by Centre Govt. to bail out the ailing education Industry of Punjab.
It is to be mentioned that 115 Crore has already been released by the Centre Govt around two months before to the State Govt. but further it hasn't been released yet by the State Govt to the Colleges. An amount of Rs 1,046.48 crore is still pending towards the Centre Govt. for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA while speaking said that non release of funds by the State Govt has not only adversely affected the Unaided Colleges but has also affected more than 3 lakh SC students of the Punjab. Anshu Kataria further appreciated the efforts being made by State Government for the follow up of pending 1,046.48 crore with the Centre Govt.  He said that if the amount wouldn’t be released immediately then it would adversely affect the admissions of 2017-18.
Gurfateh Singh, Vice President, PUCA said that on the one hand more than 3 lakh students haven’t been reimbursed Post Matric Scholarship on the other hand Punjab Technical University(PTU) Bathinda & Jalandhar & PSBTEIT are charging registration/examination fees for such students from the colleges. He questioned further that how can a college pay to the University/Board from its own pocket when neither the student nor the Punjab Government has paid fees to the College?.
CA, Manmohan Garg, Finance Secretary, PUCA said that Centre / State Govt. is free to hold some part of the amount till the enquiry of fund is pending. But at the same time the Govt. should release balance amount to the colleges to run their expenses.
Manmohan Garg further added that as per the RBI Guidelines if any college doesn't pay loan to the bank in 90 days is declared NPA by the bank. Afterwards banks start proceedings against the college including possession, Auction against that college. Over 1000 crore is unpaid to colleges from last 2-3 years resulting into many good colleges accounts turning into NPA accounts.