Monday, 15 August 2016

Chandigarh Administration Holds Tree Plantation Drive

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- As a part of Independence Day 2016 celebrations, a tree plantation drive was conducted today at the UT Guest House, Chandigarh. Various medicinal plants were planted by the senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration, namely Parimal Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, Maninder Singh, Chairman, CHB, K. Narasimha, Secretary Statistics, Bhawna Garg, Special Secretary Finance, Baldeo Pursushartha, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ajit Balalji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner, Kavita Singh, MD, Citco, Deepak Kumar, Special Secretary Home, Jitender Yadav, Secretary House Allotment (Lower)-cum-Director Hospitality, Santosh Kumar, CCF & Director  (Sci. & Tech. & RE), Prince Dhawan, SDM(C), Kriti Garg, SDM(S), Karnail Singh, Director Animal Husbandry And Fisheries, Navjot Kaur, PCS, Director, Public Relations and Rubinderjit Singh Brar, PCS, Director School Education.
The drive was conducted as an initiative to promote plantation of medicinal plants in the city. The administration urged the citizens to contribute in the plantation of different varieties of medicinal plants throughout the city along with other plants.

Chandigarh Administration Celebrates 70th Independence Day:Administrator Unfurled the National Flag and Took Salute

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- Chandigarh Administration today celebrated the 70th Independence Day at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh. The Governor of Haryana & Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, was the chief guest of the occasion. The Administrator unfurled the National Flag and took salute from the various contingents of Police and NCC Cadets participating in the Independence Day Parade.
While addressing the gathering, Governor Haryana & Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki remembered the martyrs and paid homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our Independence. Highlighting the key achievements of Chandigarh Administration, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki congratulated the residents of City Beautiful on the achievement of Capitol Complex being accredited the status of a world heritage site. He also appreciated the hard work and efforts of the officers for achieving success in diverse projects initiated for the betterment of the City.
The Governor Haryana & Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh awarded the commendation certificates to 21 employees of the Chandigarh Administration and general public for rendering outstanding services in the field of Public services, Art and Culture, Social Services and Sports. 24 Police personnel were also conferred Administrator's Police Medal for their distinguished and meritorious services, whereas 5 Police personnel were awarded with the President Medal. Cultural programme presented by the students of different schools was another highlight of the event.
Chandigarh Traffic Police bagged the overall best turn award in the parade. In Military forces and Police category, the first prize was bagged by Chandigarh Traffic Police, whereas IRB Ladies got second and Chandigarh Police came third. In NCC contingents, Air wing bagged the first position, Girls Army wing came second and Naval wing came third. In the category of Home Guard/Fire Brigade/Civil Defence, Chandigarh Home Guard received the first prize, Chandigarh Civil Defence second and Chandigarh Fire Services got the third position.
In another category of Ambulance Brigade Guide and Scouts, and Road Safety, Government Model Senior Secondary School sector 23-A got first position, Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School sector 8-B got second position and Government Model Senior Secondary School-47-D got third position for scouts and guides.
 In School student’s category, Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School sector-40-C came first whereas DAV Senior Secondary Public School sector-8 C got second position and I.S. Dev Samaj Senior Secondary, sector-21got third position.
Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary, Sarvjit Singh, Finance Secretary, Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner and other senior officials of Chandigarh Administration and Police along with the residents of the city were present during the function.

Governor Launches 4G High Speed Internet Services of Reliance Communications

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- The Governor of Haryana and Punjab, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki formally launched the 4G High Speed Internet services of Reliance Communications by making a video call with Gurdeep Singh, CEO (Wireless) of Reliance Communications Ltd who is based out of Mumbai.
On this occasion Sabyasachi Chakraborty Circle Head- Upper North, Reliance Communications apprised that the company has launched it’s 4G services across the country by providing world class LTE network to take the High Speed Internet right up-to the doorsteps of the millions of users in the country and helping India to take a giant step towards the Ultimate goal of making Digital India a reality.
He added that Rcom  has over  6000 Base Stations for radiating 4G Services across the states of Punjab and Haryana. This network has been designed to provide the best indoor 4g coverage.

Sant Nirankari Mission organizes Mukti Parav

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- Nirankari mission is liberating human being not only from rituals but also from bondages of eighty lacs species. These thoughts were shared by Joginder Kaur ji Incharge Administration-Sant Nirankari Mandal at Mukti Parav held today at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Sector-30 while addressing a mammoth gathering of devotees.
Joginder Kaur further said that 15th August is celebrated for getting rid of British rule and getting independence for India along with paying homage and taking motivation from lives of Shehansha Baba Avtar Singh ji, Jagatmata Budwanti ji, Baba Gurbachan Singh ji, Nirankari Rajmata ji, Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj, Chacha Partap Singh ji and many other devotees and Mahapurash of Nirankari mission. Throughout their life, they motivated people that shackles of birth and death can only be removed by attaining divine knowledge. In current era, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj is spreading the same message.
Referring Holy Scriptures, Joginder Kaur emphasized that main aim of human birth is to get divine knowledge and remove shackles of Birth and death with the grace of Satguru while living in this universe and fulfilling its social responsibilities.

Air India Introduces Ahmadabad to Newark via London Flight

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- Air India today commenced the first ever flight between Ahmedabad to Newark via London. The Flight AI 171 took off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at 05:00 hrs. The flight is receiving immense response from the passengers and not only the inaugural flight but all bookings till September,16 are sold out.
The first passenger to check in was handed the boarding pass by Chief Guest,  Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Hon’ble Minister, Revenue, Education (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt of Gujarat.
The B787 flight to Newark will be the first commercial operation of the aircraft to the US from India. It will meet a long standing need and demand of more than 6 lakh Indians in Ahmedabad and expatriates in Newark and neighboring cities as well as of locals visiting the Indian sub-continent, who have been looking for seamless connections for work and leisure travel to Newark and London. The flight will give a boost to tourism as well, as Air India offers convenient connections from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai for onward travel to places of interest and tourism within the country. This flight has generated a lot of enthusiasm in the Indian diaspora in UK and US.
AI-171 will operate three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. It will take off from Ahmedabad at 05:00 hrs and reach London at 10:15 hrs, depart from London at 12:30 hrs and arrive at Newark at 15:00 hrs. The return flight AI172 will leave Newark at 22:30 hrs and reach London at 10:15 hrs next day, leave London at 12:30 hrs and land at Ahmedabad at 02:00hrs.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman & Managing Director, Air India said ‘’Air India is happy to start this new flight on15th August, 2016. It is a dream fulfilled for the people of Ahmedabad on India’s 70th Independence day. This is the third international flight introduced by Air India and we shall be launching flights to more international destinations soon’.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama Hon’ble Minister, Revenue, Education (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, said  that this flight was eagerly awaited by the people of Gujarat and has evoked an enthusiastic response. Besides, this flight would also be instrumental in attracting people from all over the world to travel to Gujarat and vice-versa.
Air India, with its state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft, will offer a host of features to passengers such as large overhead bins, cleaner and healthier air for fatigue-free travel, 60% larger windows, exclusive in-flight entertainment experience and specially designed gourmet cuisine to passengers. The other luxury features B787 offers electronically dimmable windows, more seat pitch and recline, 35cm personal LCD screen, one touch technology that converts a seat into 180 degree flat-bed in business class, comfortable mood lighting and in-seat massage function. 
London, renowned for its imperial palaces, forts, museums and operas, four UNESCO world heritage sites is one of the first international destinations connected by Air India. Air India has daily non-stop flights from Delhi and Mumbai to London. 
Newark, one of the oldest cities in the United States, located at the mouth of the Passaic River is known for its Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Verona Park, Brookdale Park, St. Lucy's Church and Wars of America. 
Air India became the first airline from India to join Star Alliance, the world’s most prestigious consortium of 28 leading international carriers. This gives Air India a huge opportunity to offer several benefits to passengers like seamless transfers, more frequent flyer mileage points, and access to facilities at over 1000 lounges worldwide. Passengers will further benefit from a wider choice on routes connecting North America, Europe, Asia and Australia via the Indian subcontinent.

‘Don’t Forget to Follow-Up with Your Doctor After Stenting’:Dr R K Jaswal

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- The best treatment for heart attack is to attack it within the golden hour, before it damages the heart or kills the patient. These words of advice, coming from a doctor who has 13,000 angioplasties from the wrist under his belt, received rapt attention from an audience comprising scores of his post-operated patients and opinion makers from across the Tricity at an awareness lecture held at Hotel Hyatt Regency here on Sunday.
Speaking on the topic 'After Care–What are the things to be followed by patients after percutaneous coronary angiography (PTCA) / Stenting', Dr R K Jaswal, DM Cardiology, Director Cardiology, Fortis Hospital Mohali, informed the audience that adherence to proper medical follow-up and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after undergoing a heart procedure are absolutely essential for the well-being of the patient. He said studies showed that close to 70% blockages are treatable by stents and rest of the 30% is managed by medical treatment and lifestyle modification.
Dr R K Jaswal, who during his more than 22 years' experience in the field of Interventional Cardiology, has performed more than 30,000 invasive cardiology procedures and more than 13,000 cardiac interventions, including complex and high risk coronary interventions, said that majority of post PTCA and stenting patients find it difficult to come for follow up with them and prefer to get a proper follow up by cardiologist in their own city. He added that that's why doctors, patients and their family members should be well aware of the care and follow-up techniques.
He said it had been scientifically proven that post-heart procedure care is beneficial to the patients, to the effect that in retrospective analysis of 2,395 patients, it was noted an approximately 45% reduction in mortality in 40% of patients who participated in cardiac rehabilitation.
Dr R K Jaswal, who has the largest experience in entire north India of more than 30,000 transradial invasive procedures and more over 13,000 trans-radial interventions including complex procedures, said PTCA and stenting, especially through the wrist artery has been proven to be extremely comfortable, safe and long lasting treatment option in majority of coronary artery disease patients. But the results vary depending on key factors like experience of the doctor and the hospital, besides the level of care available at the hospital.
Sharing his other observations, Dr R K Jaswal said while a metallic implant (stent) needs special attention just like any other prosthesis, absorbable stents have definite benefits and are being deployed in patients for over three years now, with excellent results. Patients who have undergone stenting via wrist route can walk immediately with radial band, but those who have had the procedure through the thigh route have to keep the leg straight in bed for at least 18-24 hours and often complain of backache, difficulty in passing urine and difficulty in eating.
For those who have undergone the latter procedure, these things have to be kept in mind: they can walk lightly 6 hours after sheath removal; complete recovery takes close to 1 week; taking the stairs is restricted; sexual activity is to be avoided for 2-5 days and taking a bath or swimming is not advised in first week–taking a shower is okay.
He also observed that complications are virtually nil in the hands of highly experienced transradial operators in high volume centres. Even mortality is very low, he added. The more the experience of the doctor, the more exceptional the results. Also, there are no restrictions if the procedure has been done through wrist route. Lunch is usually served to the patient an hour after stenting.
In post-stenting patients, chest pain, which is typically cardiac in nature and with accompanying ECG changes, warrant an immediate consult by the treating Cardiologist. 

Badal Cautions Nefarious Designs of Anti-Social Elements Inimical to Peace, Communal Harmony and Brotherhood

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th August:- Calling upon the people to take pledge on the solemn occasion of Independence Day, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today appealed them to thwart the nefarious designs of anti-social elements, which were bent upon to jeopardize our hard earned peace, communal harmony and brotherhood.
Addressing a gathering here at Sports Stadium in Government College after unfurling the National Flag during a state level function on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, the Chief Minister said that a few inimical forces were always envious of peaceful and development oriented congenial atmosphere in the state and thus constantly stoking fire to derail the process of growth and prosperity. He reiterated, “Let us rededicate ourselves to work collectively to build a strong and prosperous Punjab besides cementing the bonds of love, peace and communal harmony thus fulfilling the vision of our great freedom fighters and national heroes.
Eulogizing the immense contribution of Punjabis in the national freedom struggle, the Chief Minister said it was matter of sheer pride and honor that despite the fact that we were just 2.5% of country’s entire population and have made more than 80% sacrifices in getting our motherland free from the yoke of British imperialism. Our brave Punjabi patriots and great warriors, who spearheaded various movements like Babbar Akali, Gadar, Namdhari and Kamagata Maru during the independence struggle were either exiled or executed. Several national heroes who laid down their lives like Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Lala Lajpat Rai, Shaheed Udham Singh and Kartar Singh Sarabha would ever be remembered for their supreme sacrifices till eternity and act as a beacon to kindle the spirit of patriotism and nationalism amongst our future generations to come.
The Chief Minister bemoaned that we have not yet been able to fulfill the dreams of our national heroes and freedom fighters, which made supreme sacrifices to enable us to breathe freely in the air of freedom even after 69 years of Independence. Maladies like unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and starvation were still rampant in some parts of the country and lot more was needed to be done to improve their lives.
Sharing the agony of Indo-Pak partition after independence, the Chief Minister said that when the rest of country was celebrating independence, Punjab was engaged in another life and death struggle in wake of the partition of country. As many as five lac people were killed and nearly 1.5 crore were uprooted and rendered homeless.
Highlighting the importance of education and health as core sectors responsible for any country’s or state’s development, the Chief Minister said that our government has laid special emphasis on this count. Due to our consistent efforts, we added 13 new universities and 30 more colleges to impart the quality higher education to our youth. Similarly, new initiatives have been undertaken in health sector by providing free treatment to the patients inflicted with Cancer and recently also decided to provide the facility of free treatment to the persons suffering from Hepatitis-C in government hospitals. The Chief Minister said that Punjab was the only state which has taken lead in the country in this direction and now the trend has been reversed resulting in flow of patients from outside Punjab to get them treated in the best Advanced Cancer Institute’s and Hospitals here like Bathinda, Sangrur, Faridkot, Patiala and Amritsar.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that Punjab was the only state in the country which was power surplus and supplying uninterrupted power to the industry, agriculture and domestic sector. Our state has left no stone unturned in taking pro-poor initiatives in terms of launching social security schemes like Atta-Dal, Shagun scheme and now the amount of pensions under various Social Security schemes have been double from Rs.250 to Rs.500 per month. He said that several state-of-the-art monuments were coming up to preserve our glorious cultural heritage including Jang-e-Azadi at Kartarpur (Jalandhar), War Heroes Memorial at Amritsar, Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal, Amritsar, Guru Ravidass Memorial, Khuralgarh, Baba Jeevan Singh (Bhai Jaita Ji) Memorial at Sri Anandpur Sahib to apprise our younger generations about our rich legacy.
The Chief Minister listed the prestigious projects awarded to Punjab by Government of India like AIIMS, IIM, Horticulture Institute of Development and Research besides declaring heritage status to Amritsar City and Jallianwala Bagh.
Earlier, the Chief Minister took a salute during an impressive march past by the contingents of Punjab Police Recruits Training Centre (PRTC) Jahankhellan, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, Punjab Armed Police (PAP), Jalandhar, NCC Bharat Scouts and Guides led by the parade Commander Olympian and Arjuna Awardee DSP Punjab Police Rajpal Singh.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister bestowed 32 state level awards on the eminent personalities from different walks of life in recognition with outstanding services rendered by them in different fields. As many as 17 officers and officials from state Police department were honoured with Chief Minister’s Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty. Likewise, three Police personnel were awarded Chief Minister’s Rakshak Padak and seven others were honoured with Community Policing Sewa Medal for distinguished services in Police department.
Earlier, a colourful variety programme comprising mass PT show, Giddha, Bhangra and other traditional folk dances enthralled the audience with their scintillating performance.
The Chief Minister also honoured freedom fighters and handed over sewing machines and tricycles to the needy. Parkash Singh Badal also gave away prizes to the School children who participated in various events on the Independence Day celebrations.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included; Member Parliament from Sri Anandpur Sahib Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister SK Sandhu, DGP Suresh Arora, DIG Ropar Range GS Sandhu besides DC Mohali DS Mangat and SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.