Friday, 11 November 2016

CM Assails Captain & CO.for Trying to Become Martyrs by Smearing Blood on Their Finger Tip

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th November:- Making a frontal attack on the state Congress leadership for playing to the gallery on the contentious issue of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that Captain Amarinder Singh and his colleagues were trying to become martyrs by smearing blood on their finger tip by tendering resignations just before the assembly polls.
Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of the Summit on ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage- States perspective’ organized by the Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab in collaboration with PGI and WHO, India here today at IISER, the Chief Minister dared Captain if he was really aghast with this verdict of Supreme Court then why don’t he ask his fellow Congress MPs from state to step down on this issue. He said that Captain being dubious by nature had enacted this drama just to mislead the people to better his electoral prospects. Parkash Singh Badal said that had Captain been sincere and honest he would have announced not to contest the forthcoming assembly polls rather he was pitching for President rule in the state for paving a smooth way for the completion of SYL canal in the absence of any democratically elected people’s government.  He equivocally said that the SAD-BJP alliance would oppose this anti-Punjab decision as we have absolute and legitimate right over the river waters as per universally accepted Riparian Principle.
Without mincing any words, the Chief Minister said that the wise people of the state would never allow to succeed Congress in its nefarious designs to betray the people and state for which they were known for hatching conspiracies against the interests of Punjab and its people on the interstate issues including sharing of rivers waters from day one. He said that the Congress party was solely responsible for aggravating the impending crisis beyond anyone’s imagination. However, Parkash Singh Badal reiterated that not even a single drop of water would be spared for any state neither anyone would allowed to lay even a single brick for the construction of this canal.
Recalling the conspiracy conceived by Congress to divest the state of its legitimate share in river waters, the Chief Minister held the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi squarely responsible for Punjab's crisis as she forced the erstwhile Congress Chief Minister of Punjab Darbara Singh into signing an agreement to give away Punjab's waters to Haryana forcing him to withdraw the Supreme Court Case filed by him to protect Punjab river water interests. 
Parkash Singh Badal also held state Congress Chief Amarinder Singh responsible for inviting Indira Gandhi to start the digging of the canal at Kapuri in his own constituency Patiala by offering her a silver spade to start the digging.  He said that while Congress rejoiced the occasion, while the SAD had launched a long peaceful democratic morcha for Punjab's interests as a result of which no river waters went out of Punjab after that. Parkash Singh  Badal added that water is the lifeline of every citizen of Punjab, especially farmers, industry and trade so as a custodian of state’s interest he is duty bound to ensure that nobody snatches it.     
Earlier addressing the summit, the Chief Minister reiterated the firm commitment of SAD-BJP alliance government to impart accessible, affordable and quality health services to the people. Laying stress on living a quality life, Parkash Singh Badal advised the people to have simple food and exercise daily. He also advised people to regularly get their health check up done so as to ensure diagnosis of any disease at early stage. He added that this would help in leading a healthy and long life by every one of you”, he added.
Listing the major initiatives taken by the state government to check this fatal disease, the Chief Minister said that the state government was providing free treatment to the patients suffering from fatal diseases like Cancer and Hepatitis C. He said that the state government has sanctioned an Advanced Centre for Autism Treatment & Research to come up at Mohali.  Parkash Singh Badal also said that for the first time a health insurance of Rs 50000 has been started for the people adding that very soon around 2000 medical stores would be opened across the state for providing free medicines to chronic patients across the state.

Padam Shri awardee Boniface Prabhu, Helps Teach Basic Sign Language Lessons to Community Members in Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th November:- Boniface Prabhu, Padam Shri awardee, India’s No. 1 wheelchair tennis player for years and the country’s first ever Paralympic medal winner  is on a mission. He is leading the 3,500 KM Thums Up VEER Kashmir to Kanyakumari (K2K) road expedition, to create awareness and sensitize people to the cause of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). During a stopover at Chandigarh, he addressed a gathering at GRIID (Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities) and taught more than 200 community members, the A, B, C of sign language. B.Ed students or those of Class 6, this was a unique occasion when they were together in the same class, learning their first lessons of a new language, together.
The ThumsUp VEER Kashmir to Kanyakumari (K2K) road expedition, was flagged off on November 9, from Jammu and Kashmir. Over the next one month, Boniface is participating in more than 50 events hosted and facilitated by India’s largest selling soft drink brand – Thums Up jointly with the American India Foundation a leading NGO. Boniface as the lead of the Thums Up VEER K2K expedition will meet thousands of people, students, government officers, civil society workers and sensitize them on various aspects and requirements of PWDs. He also aims to help train nearly 10,000 people in sign language and host awareness programs for them.
This engagement program and sign language training session was organized by Salaam Zindagi, a charitable trust which works with stakeholders to create a safe, secure, protected and healthy environment, jointly with AIESEC India – world’s leading youth organization. The session witnessed participation from students, PWDs, NGOs and B.Ed applicants of Punjab University who are doing special courses on youth.
Speaking on the occasion, Amrinder Singh Founder & CEO Salaam Zindagi Charitable Trust, India, said that we have the track record of never refusing a donation, even if it is Rs. 1. We also have a record of never having taken any funds from the government to do our work. So when Boniface Prabhu came calling upon us as a part of the Thums Up VEER K2K road expedition for PWDs, we thought that his words and his training session in sign language would be one of the biggest donations that we will ever get. He is indebted to Boniface and to Thums Up for undertaking this mission. We support Boniface Prabhufor this noble initiative and hopeful about the positive change this mission will bring to the lives of PWDs in the country.
Ashish Sethi, CEO, Kandhari Beverages Pvt Ltd, said that Thums Up along with partners American India Foundation and Being Human already run the VEER campaign, which trains PWDs to make them employable. We are now focusing on the softer aspects that help integrate PWDs into the mainstream, guided by govt’s Accessible India campaign. We are glad that Boniface is leading ThumsUp VEER K2K and he can’t think of a better place and time to start this journey. He also cannot think of a more appropriate brand than Thums Up to undertake this mission. Thums Up believes that everyone has the potential within, to achieve everything they deserve and this is best articulated by its tagline Main Hoon Toofani. He looks forward to working with Boniface and reviewing the outcomes of this expedition.
Elaborating on the Thums Up VEER K2K road expedition, Boniface Prabhu said that while we are all focused on the core issues of technology, infrastructure, manufacturing etc, he believes that we cannot make the India of our dreams if we do not leverage the skills and the potential of the PWDs. While on one hand, we need to mainstream the PWDs and create opportunities for them, on the other we also need to be sensitive to their unique requirements. Being a quadriplegic myself, the onus was on him to take this step forward. He is hoping that this expedition will help set the ground for some meaningful interventions in this space. Let us make an Accessible India, as we make our India.

GGDSD College organizes Workshop for on Hardware and Networking

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th November:- The PG Department of Information Technology of GGDSD College organized a Workshop for B.Voc. (Harware and Networking) students under “Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra Scheme” of UGC. The key spokesperson was Aman Sharma, Network Administrator from TCS. The students were deeply engrossed in the concepts of networking during the workshop and learnt a lot about the job opportunities and various types of certifications in the area of networking. Students were given hands on experience of Networking Devices and Configuration.
The Principal of GGDSD College, Dr. Bhushan Kumar Sharma welcomed the key speaker with a bouquet.  Dr.Bhushan highlighted the importance of B.Voc. Degree across the industry & further emphasized that B.Voc.  is the only Degree which has flexible exit points of “diploma” on one year completion, “Advance Diploma” on two year completion and “Degree” on three year completion. It is skill development course and will be highly sought degree in the near future. 

Anupriya Patel Inaugurates 4th Annual Conference of Breast Imaging Society of India

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th November:- The 4thAnnual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) was inaugurated today by  Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family welfare, Government of India. Prof. KLN Rao, Acting Director, PGI, Chandigarh presided over the function.
Anupriya Patel in her speech highlighted the increasing incidence of the breast cancer and related deaths in India due to lack of awareness regarding the breast screening examinations and presentation in the advanced stages. She praised the “Asha Jyoti: Women’s Health Care Mobile Outreach Program” started by the department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGI, Chandigarh in 2012 under the guidance of Prof. N. Khandelwal.
In his inaugural address, Prof. N. Khandelwal, Chairman, Organizing Committee stressed upon the various challenges related to the early diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast diseases including the large volume of the patients, inadequate imaging facilities and lack of availability of trained dedicated radiologists in the field of breast imaging.
Dr. Smriti Hari, Secretary of BISI presented the annual report of the society mentioning about the various CMEs and workshops conducted during the last one year to promote uniformity and quality of the Breast imaging in India.
There were sessions on the imaging of the breast at the mammography level and various image guided interventions in breast disorders. Dr. Michael Linver, who holds the chair position in BIRADS ultrasound subcommittee, American College of Radiology and is the director of mammography, X-Ray associates of New Mexico talked about basic challenges which are faced by radiologists in their day-to-day reporting in mammography and how to tackle them. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Radiology, Vice-Chair of Development, University of Virginia, delivered a lecture on the “Art of Triangulation” in the breast lesions for their correct localization in mammography.
A two hour session was dedicated to image guided breast interventions which included Ultrasound guided core biopsy, Stereotactic breast biopsy and MRI Guided interventions. This was followed by hands on workshops for the delegates for these interventions in the evening.

CRB Celebrates Children's Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th November:- CRB Public School, sector- 7 B, celebrated Children’s Day with great fun and frolic today. The day started off with wonderful speeches of children in the morning assembly about the greatness of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. On this occasion, a student who was posing as Pandit ji visited the school and gave the message of progressive India. The teachers also inspired students by narrating all the efforts which Pandit Nehru ji had done for India’s freedom and making India a developing country.
The school children did many fun activities like making of greeting cards for each other and musical chairs. They also went out for a picnic in nearby garden and enjoyed on swings.
While informing about importance of Children Day school’s principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal said that Children's Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary Jawaharlal Nehru, as large portion of his life was dedicated  to the welfare of children across the nation.