Saturday, 15 July 2017

Abhinet's ' Festival of Plays- Stories On Stage' Tragic Trilogy and' Sorse Mach'

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th July:- To celebrate 43 fulfilling years of its existence, the oldest theatre group of Chandigarh, Abhinet is coming up with one-day theatre festival, ' Festival-of  Plays- Stories On Stage'.-Tragic Trilogy and' Sorse Mach' ( in Hindi) in association with Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration.
The plays are based on stories written by two Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi award winner writers, Dr Kailash Ahluwalia & Vijay Kapoor. All four plays are dramatized, designed and directed by poet, story writer, playwright, actor and critic, Vijay Kapoor. The festival is slated to be presented on 15th of July, from 6.15 pm to 8.30pm at Tagore Theatre.
The first play 'PANKHON WALI CHENTIYAN' is based on a story written by Dr, Kailash Ahluwalia is a wonderful synchronization between the past and present. It wrenches on the heart when things change. The play begins with introducing the present situation, but eventually, the audiences travel to the flashback of the old memories engulfed in loss of love.
'VISTHAPIT is another short play based on a story written by Vijay Kapoor, revolves around nostalgia that burns.  It takes you through the plight of oustees and their resettlement which is a painful journey spread between 1947 and 2017 and the resettlement is still awaited.
'PANI HI PANI' based on Dr Kailash Ahluwalia's story, is the 3rd play of nostalgic trilogy. The plot is an emotional situation that leads memories of loved ones, who are no more. It takes you through the nostalgia of the people and places that once brought happiness. 
Among the intense performances, there will be a comic relief through a play called 'SORSE MACHH" based on a story written by Vijay Kapoor. The plot takes you through a very interesting comic interaction between a customer and a Bank officer who eventually fall in love by the end of the day. 
Each of the artists have deep passion for theatre and belong to different fields including, Administration, Literature, Engineering and Astrology.
Amit Talwar is Director Transport in CTU, while Vimmi Bhullar is Additional Secretary in Government of Punjab . Gaurav Ahuja is Software Engineer.  Babita Kapoor is a renowned poet and Dr. Meena Sharma is an astrologer who will be enacting various roles, during this play.

State Tobacco Control Cell organizes State Level Sensitization Workshop for Strict Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act

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Chandigarh 15th July:- A State Level Sensitization Workshop for strict implementation of Juvenile Justice Act and anti-Tobacco Laws regarding Sale & Purchase of Tobacco Products to Minors was organized by State Tobacco Control Cell, Punjab at the State Institute of Health & Family Welfare Mohali under the chairpersonship of Ms. Anjali Bhawra, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Punjab Varun Roojam,  Commissioner, Food & Drugs Administration, Punjab, Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Prof Head & Neck Surgery Tata Memorial Centre,  Mumbi, Dr Sonu Goel, Associate Professor PGI Chandigarh ,  State & District Nodal Officers from all stakeholder departments were present. Officers from the Police department were present in large number.
Anjali Bhawra, said on the occasion that the objective of State Level Sensitization Workshop was to sensitize the policy makers, high level officials and other stakeholder departments regarding strict implementation of Juvenile Justice Act and anti-Tobacco Laws regarding Sale & Purchase of Tobacco Products to Minors. It is duty of all the stakeholder departments to make people aware about the ill effects of Tobacco Use. Recently an extensive anti tobacco campaign was launched by Health Minister Punjab on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. She congratulated State & District tobacco Control Cell for their achievements for the tobacco control. 
Varun Roojam told that all 22 districts of Punjab have been declared as “Tobacco Smoke Free” on the basis of compliance study done by PGIMER Chandigarh. He told that more than 375 Villages have declared themselves as “Tobacco Free Villages” by passing the resolution. He said that all the required measures will be taken to firmly implement the ban on the sales of gutkha, and pan masala (without tobacco) with flavored chewing tobacco in separate sachets but often conjoint and sold together by the same vendors from the same premises. He said that the whole purpose of the workshop is to sensitize various departments to work in unison to implement anti-tobacco laws in better way. He also elaborated that on the occassion of World No Tobacco Day, in district Jalandhar, a tobacco vendor was hauled under Juvenile Justice Act for selling cigarettes to a minor.
Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi made a presentation regarding protection of minors from tobacco/ nicotine addiction. He told that 50% of all the cancers and 60-70% of the heart diseases are caused by tobacco use. He said that Police is prime stakeholder department for the enforcement of Juvenile Justice Act to protect the minors from tobacco use. As per Section 77 of Juvenile Justice Act  “Whoever gives causes to be given, to any child ant narcotic drug or tobacco products shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment of seven years and fine upto One lakh.
Dr Sonu Goel, Additional Professor, School of Public Health, PGIMER Chandigarh presented on the compliance study done by PGIMER Chandigarh regarding implementation of all sections of COTPA in all 22 districts. 16 districts were found to be fully COTPA Compliant during the study. He said that there is 80-85% improvement as compared to the previous study. High COTPA Complaint districts were honored. 
Dr. Rakesh Gupta State Programme Officer State Tobacco Control Cell, talked about the various laws and provisions related to tobacco control. He further said that Punjab has lowest prevalence of tobacco use in country according to the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) data (2015-16). With reduction in prevalence of Tobacco in males by 14.6%, we are now aiming at “End game tobacco” by further reducing prevalence of tobacco use. 
DSP Mohali, Amroz said about work done by the Police department regarding the tobacco control in Punjab. He said that as per the provisions of JJ act; Juvenile board should be constituted which will deal with all the cases of Juveniles. Every Police station should have Child welfare officers. He further told that smoking while driving is banned under Motor vehicle Act.  Officials in Saanjh  kenders should make people aware about the ill effects of Tobacco.
Representatives from various NGOs participated in the workshop. They all promised to work in collaboration with Government for the strict implementation of Anti Tobacco Laws.

Chandigarh Police Holds Free Multispecialty Health Camp in Association with Max Hospital

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Chandigarh 15th July:- Chandigarh Police in association with Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali today organized a free multispecialty health camp at Police Station, Sector 17, Chandigarh Central. Around 320 Police Personnel and their family members attended the camp.  A team of doctors comprising of Dr.Ranjit Singh (Internal Medicine), Dr.Satbir Singh (Ortho), Dr. Aastha (Dietetics) and Dr Krutika (Gynae)   addressed the healthcare needs of all present in camp. Free tests including Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and ECG (On recommendation), Bone Mineral Density were also offered during camp.  Sh. Ram Gopal, DSP/Central was the main coordinator of the camp.
Alok Kumar DIG-Chandigarh and Eish Singhal, SSP-Chandigarh also visited the camp in Police Station-17 to grace the occasion. 
Ram Gopal , DSP Central said that  we are thankful to the Max Hospital Team for their focus on medical and service excellence. Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali has worked towards delivering unwavering patient care. We feel that it is important for people to commit themselves to a healthier future comprising of a comprehensive health check-up on a regular basis. With this objective, Max team of expert doctors has come together to counsel our people for their gynaecological, Orthopaedic and bone related problems.
Speaking on the occasion, Sandeep Dogra, Senior Vice President and Zonal Head, Max Hospitals Punjab said that Max Hospital Mohali is committed towards making specialized healthcare services accessible to all sections of society. Through this free medical camp, our endeavour is to address the health concerns of the police personals and their family who are often neglected due to busy schedules. In line with the Max Group philosophy of ‘Seva-bhav’, we have taken up the initiative to provide free consultation & investigations and are happy that this initiative will benefit them.”
During medical checkup total 320 Police Personnel and their family members have attended the camp and  the examination of  Blood Pressure, Weight, Random Blood Sugar, ECG, Bone Mineral Density and consultation for Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Dietetics and Gynecology have been conducted by the team of doctors. 

Ambassador of Republic of Philippines Maria Teresita C Daza Visit Doll Museum

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Chandigarh 15th July:- With a view to enhance and strengthen the collection of the prestigious International Dolls Museum, the ambitious project of procuring the dolls from foreign lands was mooted out by the Chandigarh Administration to bridge up the cultural and artistic linkages. Accordingly the request letter for as many as 33 embassies and High Commissions at New Delhi were sent to respective Ambassadors and High Commissioners. 
The proposal was appreciated by many Embassies and so far International dolls Museum has received complimentary dolls from Ambassadors of Vietnam and Turkey. Some of the embassies have responded well and offered to send representative dolls of their respective countries.
In the same connection Her Excellency, Mrs Maria Teresita C Daza, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines personally made a trip to Chandigarh along with her delegation to hand over three dolls of Philippines to showcase in the permanent display of the International Dolls Museum. The complimentary dolls of Philippines showcase the high artistic costumes of different areas of the country. She took a tour of the International Dolls Museum and was fascinated with the collection of Indian and overseas dolls and state-of-the-art museographical display. She appreciated the initiatives of the Chandigarh Administration.
The International Dolls Museum is the first of its kind in India which museologically showcases precious and invaluable collection of about 352 heritage dolls of different 36 countries with historical, geographical, artistic and costume features. The Museum attained its International status after the ambitious museum up gradation project which was launched by the then Administrator of UT Chandigarh in 2009. The museum has high footfall including dignitaries, scholars, young and old alike and is very well received by the society, disclosed PC Sharma. Officer Incharge, International Dolls Museum.

State Bank of India organizes Exporters-Importers Meet

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Chandigarh 15th July:- State Bank of India, Chandigarh organized an Exporters-Importers meet at Hotel Taj. The event was presided over by Circle Chief General Manager, Anil Kishora and was attended by SME Customers from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The Regional Director RBI Nirmal Chand was the Guest of Honour.
Venkat Nageswar, Dy. Managing Director, Global Markets, State Bank of India, in his opening remarks highlighted the current economic events that are influencing the domestic and global currency markets and deliberated upon the need to be conversant with the various hedging tools available with the Bank so as to optimally hedge the exposure in the uncertain economic environment. There was a detailed presentation made by Bank’s Global Markets team on Forex products. This was followed by a lively session with the participants where free flows of ideas amongst the participants were exchanged.

Dr. Girish Sahni to Address PGI Fraternity on “Explorations at the Frontiers of Affordable Bio-Medicine: Silver Linings Among Dark Clouds”

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Chandigarh 15th July:- Dr. Girish Sahni, Secretary, Department of Science & Industrial Research, Government of India and Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi will deliver an address on “Explorations at the frontiers of affordable bio-medicine: Silver linings among dark clouds” to the PGI fraternity during the Foundation Day celebrations on Monday, 17th July, 2017 at 8:00 AM in Bhargava Auditorium.
Dr. Girish Sahni has contributed significantly in the area of protein cardiovascular drugs especially ‘clot busters’ and their mode of action in the human body. Lead teams responsible for producing technology for India’s first indigenous clot bluster drug, natural streptokinase, (under brand name ‘STPase’ marketed by Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad), and recombinant streptokinase (produced by Shasun Drugs, Chennai) marketed as several brand names eg. ‘Klotbuster’ (Alembic) and ‘LupiFlo’(Lupin). He developed a novel life-saver thrombolytic drug (Clot-specific streptokinase) India’s first bio therapeutic molecule which is not a Biosimilar that has been patented worldwide, and licensed to a US Pharma company in 2006. He recently, developed Fourth-generation ‘Anti-thrombotic’ clot busters that have been out-licensed in multi-million dollar deals.
PGIMER completes fifty-four years of its existence and entered the 55th year on 7th July, 2017. Conceived in 1961 with the concurrence of the Planning Commission, the Institute started functioning in 1962. The Institute was formally inaugurated on July 7, 1963 by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.  Within a short period of 4 years, the PGI was declared as an “Institute of National Importance” by an Act of Parliament on 1st April, 1967 (Act 51 of 1966).  The first batch of postgraduates was admitted in January 1963.
PGIMER has been the first institute in the country to initiate many DM and MCh courses, as well as the PhD programmes in clinical sciences.  These courses are now available in most of the medical, surgical and pediatric super-specialties. The Institute has nearly 490 faculty members, 1100 resident doctors, 2663 nurses and 464 nursing students, and 420 PhD and paramedical students.
PGIMER the only Institute of its kind north of Delhi caters to a large number of patients. The hospital has almost 2000 beds has an OPD attendance of around 8000-11000 patients per day. During the last year around 25 lac patients visited OPD and nearly 90,000 patients got admitted.
As the enormous number of patients is rising by more than one lac every year, to decongest the present hospital there are various plans to add more number of beds and different type of centres.
·  A 250 bedded hospital parallel to Nehru Hospital will be completed by next year.
·  New OPDs and Trauma Centre will be constructed at Sarangpur.
·  Centres like Mother and Child Centre and Neurosciences Centre will be constructed on the PGI campus.
·  Satellite Centre at Sangrur will be expanded from the present OPD to a full-fledged 300 bedded hospital.
We are also performing organ transplant surgeries viz. Kidney, heart, pancreas and liver transplant highest in the public sector hospital. On 11th July, 2017, PGI accomplished another milestone in the Transplant Surgery by performing its first ever Lung Transplant and thus became the first public sector hospital in the country to do so.