Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Navjot Singh Sidhu Makes Case for Conferring 'Padma Vibhushan' on Eminent Punjabi Litterateur Jaswant Singh Kanwal

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Chandigarh 26th June:- Keeping his commitment of doing his best to get noted literary personalities the due recognition, the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu has made a strong case for conferring the nation's second highest civilian honour 'Padma Vibhushan' on eminent Punjabi litterateur Jaswant Singh Kanwal.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that Navjot Singh Sidhu has in a written communication to the Prime Minister recommended the name of Jaswant Singh Kanwal for the above mentioned honour besides also arguing strongly for the issuance of a postage stamp in the honour of this literary doyen. Calling Mr. Jaswant Singh Kanwal a precious gem of Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that honouring such eminent sons of Punjab is an honour in itself.
Meanwhile, it is worthwhile to mention that the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department in league with the Punjab Kala Parishad today felicitated Jaswant Singh Kanwal, who would be turning 100 on 27th June, at his residence in village Dhudike in District Moga in the presence of the Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad Padmshri Dr. Surjit Patar, Secretary General Dr. Lakhwinder Johal, Media Coordinator Ninder Ghugianvi, Satnam Manak, Balbir Parwana, Pammi Bai, Kewal Dhaliwal, Deewan Manna, Baldev Singh Sadaknama, Dr. Rajinder Pal Singh Brar, Pargat Singh Satouj, Baldev Singh Dhaliwal, Dr. Surjit, Jaswant Zafar, Harmeet Vidayrathi, Tarsem, Deepak Sharma Chanarthal, Satwinder Kaur Kussa, State Information Commissioner Nidhark Singh Brar and Surinder Kailey.
It is also appropriate to mention that Navjot Singh Sidhu could not make it to the function at Dhudike village today owing to an important meeting convened by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh at Chandigarh. In the absence of Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar conferred Jaswant Singh Kanwal with the 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar'. The award contained Rs. 1 lakh, a shawl and a citation.

After a Hiatus of Four Years, Gurdas Maan Returns to the Big Screen with ‘Nankana’

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Chandigarh 26th June:- Putting an end to the wait of his fans, the much revered singer, actor and lyricist, Gurdas Maan is all set to return to the silver screen on 6th July in a film titled – ‘Nankana’.
Gurdas Maan’s Nankana is a period film that will also feature Kavita Kaushik and Anas Rashid in pivotal roles. The film is produced by ‘Shah An Shah Pictures’ in association with Seven Colors Motion Pictures.
Nankana is the story of Karm Singh, who despite all odds and unfavorable atmosphere of the troubled period between 1941-47 in Punjab, does not let go of his belief in humanity and love. Thus, with this conviction of his, he does his level best to change the surroundings. The tagline of the movie ‘Above The Religion’ clearly depicts that the plot talks about Humanity above everything and anything in life.
The film is directed by Gurdas Maan’s wife Manjeet Maan. Manjeet Mann said that this is her third movie as a Directror and she has always loved all her projects but this movie is very special and very close to her heart.  
Jatinder Shah and Pooja Gujral are the producers of the movie, Sumeet Singh is the Co-producer and Jagjit Singh Gujral is the associate producer. The producer Jatinder Shah has also given music to the film, so the audience can expect some great melodies coming.
While speaking in a press meet, Gurdas Maan expressed his delight to work in a project that he said was extremely close to his heart. “Nankana is a film about human compassion and values, and is an attempt to establish the trust of people back in the power of humanity and love. Faith in the Almighty can move mountains and unconditional love can melt even an enemy’s heart.
Expressing his thoughts on Nankana, Jatinder Shah said that he has a very personal and close relationship with Gurdas Maan Having him work in our movie was a dream, which has finally come true. This film is not just a film for him, but a very emotional event of his life.
Pooja Gujral, the producer of the movie, who has also penned down the story, said that it’s an absolute honour for her to work with a legend like Gurdas Maan. We, as producers, have tried our best to give clean and meaningful cinema to the Punjabi audience.
Sumeet Singh, the Co-Producer of the film also added that we at Saga have done and released so many films by this time but “Nankana” carries a special place as its concept and content will move the audience emotionally. We are quite enthusiastic to be associated with this kind of project and happy to release this film worldwide.
The film has five songs in total which have been written by Gurdaas Maan and Fateh Shergil and are sung by none others than Gurdass Maan, Jyoti Nooran and Sunidhi Chauhan. https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

गोविंद धाम सोसाइटी ने स्वामी असीम देव की याद में छबील लगाई

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Chandigarh 26th June:- गोविंद धाम सोसाइटी द्वारा रैली चौक, पंचकूला के पास स्वामी असीम देव की याद में लगातार 31वे वर्ष शीतल एवं मीठे पेयजल की छबील का आयोजन किया। सोसाइटी के चेयरमैन नरेश जिंदल, प्रधान प्रदीप कुमार, उपप्रधान निरंजन बंसल, सचिव जितेंद्र मित्तल व मुख्य सलाहकार राजकुमार कंसल आदि ने आते-जाते लोगों को पानी पिलाया।  इसमें स्वामी जी द्वारा स्थापित महिला मंडल के सदस्यों ने भी बढ़-चढ़कर भाग लिया।

Prestigious National Award “Organization of Excellence” Received By DDTC-PGI

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Chandigarh 26th June:- The Drug De-addiction and Treatment Centre (DDTC), Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh received the prestigious National Award as an “Organization of Excellence” for its Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse, as the best institute under the category “Best Research and Innovation”.
The award was conferred by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and it was presented by Ram Nath Kovind, the Hon’ble President of India, at an official function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on Tuesday, 26th June, which is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking declared by the United Nations. On behalf of the Institute, the Award was received by Prof. Ajit Avasthi, Head, and Prof. Debasish Basu, from the Department of Psychiatry.
Prof. Jagat Ram, the Director of PGIMER Chandigarh, was very glad to hear the news and he congratulated the entire team of DDTC for the hard work over the past 30 years to make it truly deserve this national award. Earlier, the DDTC was declared a Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 2013.
Starting with a humble beginning in 1988-89, over the past 30 years the DDTC has intensively pursued its mandate of demand reduction, creating trained manpower for primary to tertiary care, and conducting high quality innovative research covering a wide range of areas in the field of addiction psychiatry. DDTC faculties have received accolades from the State Governments, National and International agencies, for their sustained contribution in the field of addiction psychiatry. In fact, DDTC was the first in the country to have started the super specialty course DM in Addiction Psychiatry from January 2014. It has provided important consultancy, technical input, training of professionals, and a comprehensive model of de-addiction services (the “Punjab Model”) that is being implemented by the Govt. of Punjab. Its future vision is to further enhance the capacities of specialist training, more community-grounded service, and cutting-edge research in the field of addiction psychiatry.

SHAREit Acquires Exclusive Internet Rights of Movie Sajjan Singh Rangroot

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Chandigarh 26th June:- SHAREit, a leading one-stop content platform, is constantly aiming to provide its users with an array of content ranging from regional movies to bollywood music and so on. To add to this SHAREit has now joined hands with Speed Records, world’s largest Punjabi music label. With the alliance, SHAREit has also acquired exclusive internet rights for 2 years of the Punjabi movie Sajjan Singh Rangroot starring Diljit Dosanjh superstar of the Punjabi film industry.
SHAREit is building a digital ecosystem where consumers across geographies in India can discover, consume, and transfer content through a single platform. In a span of two month, SHAREit has signed deals wit many content aggregators. SHAREit recently acquired South Indian movie app Fastfilmz, collaborated with Times Music, Comedy One with an aim to provide a plethora of content to all the consumers. These partnerships with all the local content generators and aggregators have been finalized in order to become the largest source of entertainment for all their users in India.
Commenting on the partnership, Jason Wang, Managing Director, SHAREit India, said that to win India, the company needs to reach out to a wide userbase which lies in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. These consumers prefer consuming content in regional language as they can easily connect with it. We understand the requirements of our consumers are partnering with local content aggregators to be able to deliver quality content to our consumers. Our collaboration with Speed Records will help us put a strong foothold in the Punjabi market and help in increasing our userbase.
Satvinder Kohli, MD, Speed Records also commented on the collaboration said that we are totally excited to collaborate with SHAREit, with the proliferation of some many platforms in the market, it is feasible for the user to discover content now and the kind of base SHAREit enjoys, it's viable to our content. we are excited and full of zeal to transform the partnership into a big game changer. Speed Records vision is always entertaining more people with our music and movie and this partnership is just an extension of it.

Snapdeal Launches FIFA Store for All Football Enthusiasts

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Chandigarh 26th June:- With FIFA fever taking over the masses, Snapdeal has today announced the launch of its special FIFA store to add to the excitement of its customers while also bringing the FIFA experience alive. The specially curated store brings all the products that a football enthusiast would love to have while they watch their favorite teams up on the ground.  This store offers amazing fan merchandise like flags, T-shirts, posters, and laptop skins along with other products ranging from footballs of different sizes, track pants, duffle bags, caps, towels to television sets, recliners, and projectors.
Snapdeal Spokesperson said that the football aficionados are ready for FIFA 2018 and so are we. Snapdeal’s FIFA store is sure to add more zeal to this season’s world cup as we have added some exciting products to our FIFA store which will be a one-stop shop for all football admirers.
Customers can avail up to 80% discount on the FIFA Store and an additional 10% instant discount to HDFC and Axis bank debit and credit card users.

तंबाकू कंट्रोल के लिए ट्राईसिटी के तीनों निगम मिलकर करेंगे काम: तंबाकू बेचने के लिए लाईसेंस प्रणाली शुरू करने की भी योजना

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Chandigarh 26th June:- तंबाकू उत्पादों की बिक्री के लिए लाईसेंस सिस्टम की आवश्यकता और इसे लागू करने से संबंधित विषय पर एक कार्यशाला का आयोजन मोहाली नगर निगम के कार्यालय में किया गया । जिसमें की मोहाली, चण्डीगढ़ और पंचकूला  नगर निगम के कई उच्चा अधिकारीयों ने हिस्सा लिया । जनरेशन सेवियर एसोसिएशन मोहाली द्वारा करवाई गई इस कार्यशाला का मुख्य उद्देश्य तंबाकू उत्पादों की बिक्री संबंधी ऐसी नीति तैयार करना था जिससे की गैर कानूनी रूप से बिक रहे तंबाकू उत्पादों पर लगाम लगाई जा सके।  इसके साथ इस विषय पर भी बारीकी से चर्चा की गयी की तंबाकू कंट्रोल कार्यक्रम को लेकर मोहाली, पंचकूला तथा चंडीगढ़ में किस तरह समन्वय स्थापित किया जा सकता है। चूँकि तीनों शहरों की सीमाऐं एक दूसरें के साथ इस तरह से सटी है की यदि एक शहर किसी कानून के अंदर सख्ती दिखता है तो दूसरे शहर में उसका  उल्लंघन शुरू हो जाता है।
कार्येशाला में इस तरह के कानून लेन पर चर्चा की गयी की जिससे खाने-पीने के उत्पादों के साथ तंबाकू उत्पादों की बिक्री पर रोक लगयी जा सके और शराब की तरह तंबाकू की बिक्री के लिए दुकानदारों को लाईसेंस लेना अनिवार्य किया जा सके। ज्ञात हो कि इसे विषय को लेकर पिछले दिनों केंद्र सरकार द्वारा सभी राज्यों को एक पत्र भी लिखा जा चुका है।जिसमें कि  सभी राज्यों को अपने यहां  इस तरह की नीति बनाने की बात कही गई है।
इस मौके पर जनरेशन सेवियर ऐसोसिएशन की अध्यक्ष उपींदर प्रीत कौर गिल ने कार्यशाला के उद्देश्य के बारे में जानकारी देते हुए बताया की इस कार्यशाला का मुख्य उदेश्य तंबाकू की बिक्री को नियंत्रित करने के लिए नई नीति बनाने और ट्राई सिटी में तंबाकू कंट्रोल से संबंधित सभी कानूनों को एक साथ सख्ती से लागू करवाना है ताकि तंबाकू विक्रेता अलग-अलग प्रशासनिक प्रणाली होने का फायदा ना उठा सकें । वंही मेयर कुलवंत सिहं ने कार्यशाला की अध्यक्षता करते हुए कहा कि तंबाकू जैसे बुराई के खात्में के लिए यह जरूरी है कि सभी विभाग व सरकारें एक साथ मिलकर काम करें । उन्होंने कहा कि तीनों शहरों के निगमों के उच्चा अधिकारीयों द्वारा एक ही छत के नीचे इक्टठा होकर नीति निर्माण के विषय पर चर्चा करना सहासी कदम है जिसके लिए उन्होंने जी.एस.ए की प्रशंसा भी की । वहीं उपींदर प्रीत कौर आहलुवालिया, मेयर पंचकूला ने कहा कि आज जब कि देश में ड्रग्स व आदि मादक पदार्थों के सेवन पर एक गंभीर चर्चा हो रही है । वहीं तंबाकू का खात्मा करना अधिक आवश्यक है क्योंकि तंबाकू सभी तरह के नशीलें पदार्थों के सेवन के लिए प्रवेश द्वार का काम करता है ।
इस मौके पर द युनियन दिल्ली से आए वरिष्ठ तकनीकि सलाहकर अशीष पांडे बताया कि हर साल भारत में लगभग 13 लाख लोगों की मृत्यु तंबाकू के सेवन से होने वाली बिमारीयों के कारण हो जाती है । दीपक मिश्रा, सीड्स दिल्ली के एग्जयूकेटिव डायरेक्ट्र बताया कि रांची भारत का पहला ऐसा  शहर है जहां पर नगर निगम रांची के द्वारा शहर में तंबाकू उत्पादों की बिक्री के दुकानदारों के लिए लाईसेंस प्रणाली शुरू की गई है । ताकि तंबाकू के गैर-कानूनी व्यपार पर रोक के साथ-साथ तंबाकू कंट्रोल के लिए बने कानूनों को सख्ती से लागू किया जा सके । तंबाकू कंट्रोल कार्यक्रम पंजाब की नोडल अधिकारी डॉ. अरीत कौर ने बताया की संशोधन के बाद कोटपा 2003 अधिनियम के तहत पंजाब में हुक्का बार्स पर  प्रतिबंध लगाने के लिए बिल विधान सभा में पास हो चूका है और राष्ट्रपति से मंजूरी के बाद ये पंजाब में हुक्का बार्स पर पूर्ण प्रतिबंध लग जायेगा।
डॉ. राकेश गुप्ता, उप निदेशक और मुख्य रसायन परीक्षक ने पंजाब में ईएनडीएस (इलेक्ट्रॉनिक निकोटिन डिलिवरी सिस्टम) या ई-सिगरेट पर प्रतिबंध पर चर्चा करते हुए बताया की पंजाब में ई-सिगरेट पूर्ण रूप से प्रतिबन्दित है और इसकी डिलीवरी ऑनलाइन साइट्स से भी पंजाब में नहीं की जा सकती परन्तु चंडीगढ़ और पंचकूला में इससे ऑनलाइन मंगवाया जा सकता है। इस लिए ई-सिगरेट पूर्ण रूप से प्रतिबन्दित करने के लिए ये जरुरी है की ये दोनों शहर भी इसे प्रतिबन्दित करें।  वहीं डां राकेश गुप्ता, मुख्य रसायन निरिक्षक पंजाब ने कहा की पंजाब देश का पहला ऐसा राज्य था जहां पर ई-सिगरेट की बिक्री पर प्रतिबंध लगाया गया था । लेकिन कई सारी ई-कार्मस साईट्स पर चंडीगंढ़ और पंचकुला पर इसे आसानी से मंगवाया जा सकता है लेकिन मोहाली में इसकी डिलवरी नही होती । इसलिए यह जरूरी है कि बाकी के राज्यों में भी इसपर प्रतिबंध लगाया जाए क्योंकि ई-सिगरेट तंबाकू से भी अधिक जानलेवा है । इस मौके पर संदीप हंस, आईएएस, कमिश्नर, मोहाली नगर निगम ने इस अवसर पर पहुँचने तथा अपने विचार देने पर सभी उच्च अधिकारिओं का धन्यवाद किया । इस अवसर पर मोहाली नगर निगम की ज्वाईंट कमीशनर अवनीत कौर, पंचकूला के जिला नोडल अधिकारी डा. संदीप जैन, चंडीगंढ़ नगर निगम के लॉ इनफोर्समेंट अधिकारी सुनिल दत्त आदि भी मौजूद थे ।