Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Hypertension is Commonest Non-Communicable Disease: Brahm Mohindra

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- Health & Family Welfare Minister Punjab Brahm Mohindra here today launched a comprehensive health awareness campaign on Hypertension and flagged off van for awareness campaign that will cover the major village and towns of Punjab for 30 days to generate awareness on non communicable diseases.   
Speaking on the occasion Brahm Mohindra stated that hypertension is the commonest non-communicable disease and it usually starts in the most productive age group that is around 30-35 years of age. As per NFHS-4, mild hypertension (140-159/90-99 mm Hg) is seen among 10.5% women and 17.4% men, while 2.7% women and 4.4% men have moderate to severe hypertension in 15-49 years age group. Another non-communicable disease risk factor study conducted by PGIMER, Chandigarh estimated that 40.1% population had raised blood pressure whereas it was higher at 61% (47% men and 31.5% women) in population aged 45-69 years.
Health Minister said further that Department of Health & Family Welfare has started screening of all individuals above 30 years of age under 'National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer', Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. The screening is being done at population level through ANMs and at institution level by doctors. Till date 22, 68,537 individuals have been screened for these diseases and 5,35,620 (23.6%) persons have been found to be suffering from Hypertension. During 2016-17, on an average 1,13,160 individuals were screened every month out of which 14,250 (12.6%) were found hypertensive and put on treatment.
Brahm Mohindra said that the treatment for hypertension is available free of cost for everyone at all government health institutions. Any individual who is detected to be suffering from hypertension is put on treatment by the doctor and the follow up is given at the village level by ANM. All hypertensive are given medicine for one month at a time so as to minimize their visits to the health institutions.
Brahm Mohindra said that individuals suffering from Diabetes are more prone to hypertension, cardiac disease and stroke. It causes changes in the eye which may lead to blindness, affects kidneys, liver, heart as well as brain. Hypertension predisposes the individual to cardiac disease and stroke.
Health Minister further said that hypertension is caused by multiple factors including poor diet- rich in saturated fat, high salt intake, stress, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, smoking and use of other forms of tobacco, alcohol intake and a positive family history. Health & Family Welfare Minister said that Prevention of hypertension along with early detection and timely treatment is very important for maintaining good health of the community.

"World No Tobacco Day":Citizens Awareness Group & Chandigarh Press Club organizes Awareness Session

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with Chandigarh Press Club took out a walk to make people aware about the ill effects of the substance use. The walkathon kick started from Press Club sector-27 crossing various main points of the city culminated at the club.  People carried placards that highlighted the bad effects of tobacco and exhorted people to build a tobacco free society. They also stopped at MRA Senior Secondary Model School and met the Principal Mrs Saroj Savant to spread the message among young students.       
Later in the day, an awareness programme was held where experts shared their views.  As per Chairman of the Citizens awareness group Surinder Verma, that Tobacco and its ill-effects need to be highlighted in society. It is curse that the society needs to do away with. He added that if we need a healthy generation, we need to do away with this menace. We have taken pledge from people to say no to Tobacco to build healthy future.
Jaswant Rana, President of Chandigarh Press Club, also spoke on the occasion. Jaswant believed that nothing harms society more than tobacco that takes youth back to dark arenas. He said that youth should know that this is a thing that will not let them be healthy in a way effect their health and their family life in the long run. 
While sharing his views, Ashim Sanyal, COO, Voluntary Organization in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE) said that World No Tobacco Day is being observed from last 23 years and it has brought lot of changes in the mindsets. Our organization has been holding various awareness programmes in school and colleges so that youngsters don’t develop this habit at the young age.
Senior Congress leader and former union minister for Railways, Pawan Kumar Bansal said that tobacco consumption is roadblock to economic growth.
Governor of Haryana, Prof Kaptan Singh Singh Solanki was the chief guest at the event. While speaking on this significant day, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki said that we have to No to Tobacco completely to fulfill the dream of a healthy society. He feels that the problem will not be curbed by laying only stringent laws but a widespread public opinion should be created. It can help strengthening will power which can go a long way to stop the menace.

Chandigarh's Grown Twin Sync Entered into International Music Section

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- The Producer and Dj-Duo Twin Sync is a team of Dj Rdg and Sahil Saxena. They are Djs/producers from city beautiful Chandigarh who recently released their debut Endeavour EP worldwide on all major music platforms like, beatport, spotify and apple music.
Dj Rdg said that the concept behind EP Endeavour is to make people dance. Endeavour EP contains two tracks1. Endeavour, 2. Hypnotize. Endeavour is full of spark and exuberance track with heavy bass line which will give you rocking dance experience on the contrary Hypnotize is a melodic track with nice progression. He further said we are working on vocal version of these tracks and going to release in next month.
Dj Rdg stated that what made a huge difference in our career was the decision to start producing music together with Sahil Saxena. Before being a DJ was just a hobby. He had no plans to go big, but when we started producing music together under the name of Twin Sync, people began liking our music and then we decided to make some original tracks  & that’s how we make  Endeavor  EP. Shine OM Music record label gave us chance to release these tracks through their record label as Shine om music always encourage the upcoming Djs and artists to show their real talent worldwide.

"World No Tobacco Day":DLSA Carried out Drive Against Tobacco

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- The District Legal Services Authority S.A.S Nagar has today on 31.05.2017 organized a Seminar on the occasion of "World No Tobacco Day".  A drive against Tobacco carried out by the team of Panel Lawyers and PLVs, who were sent to various slum areas, in order to sensitize the residents about ill effects and convince them to leave the use of drugs.
Mrs Monika Lamba, CJM-Secretary DLSA Mohali, flagged off the team of Panel Lawyers to the slum area near Industrial Area, S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali. Today a team of Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers reached out to poor and extremely downtrodden segment of the society in the slum areas and sensitized the residents about the importance of the day. Further, the team explained to them to get rid of this bad habit. At the same time, the Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers also went to different downtrodden areas spreading message about today's importance and about the facilities which are available in the Office of District Legal Services Authority, for weaker, poor and down trodden section of the society. 
On the occasion of "World No Tobacco Day" Drawing Competition were also held in all government schools of District S.A.S. Nagar on the said topic, in which best two drawings of the students were selected and certificates of participation were also distributed to the children.

Body Donated to PGI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- The Department of Anatomy, PGI, Chandigarh received the body of  77 years old Dharam Vati  Maini R/o #702, Sector 11, Chandigarh,  as a donation today, who expired on 31.05.2017. The department is grateful to the family and admires them for this noble gesture. 

Chandigarh Police Honors Civilians and Police Officials for Their Good Work

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- An award function was held at CTP, Sector 23, Chandigarh to recognize the good work done by Civilians and police officials. On this occasion, police personnel who retired from police services after attaining the age of superannuation were also honored by Tajender Singh Luthra, DGP/UT. Alok Kumar, DIG/UT, Eish Singhal, Senior Superintendent of Police, UT, Chandigarh along with DSPs and Inspectors and other police officers were also present at the Function. The seven police officers who retired after attaining the age of superannuation are (1) Inspector (ORP) Om Parkash, (2) Inspector (ORP) Dharam Pal, (3) Insp (ORP) Devinder Pal Singh, (4) Insp. (ORP) Amrao Singh, (5) Sub Inspector (ORP) Ashok Kumar, (6) ASI (ORP) Satwant Singh and (7) Ram Dass, Water Carrier. All retirees were honored by the W/DGP/UT with momentums and certificates. The families of retired police officers were also invited on this occasion as a guest of honor.
The following police personnel have been rewarded with cash reward Rs. 5,000/- and commendation certificate class-1 for their good work and best performances in performing their assigned duties with utmost devotion and keen interest.
SI Om Parkash (PS-26) (Best Investigation Officer), ASI Dilbag Singh (Drill Instructor), ASI Gurmeet Singh (Court Parvi), ASI Rakesh Rasila (Security Wing), HC Kadam Singh (PS-Mauli Jagran), HC Sham Sunder (PCR), HC Joginder Singh (Athletics Coach), HC Kadam Singh (Traffic), HC Rajbir (Traffic), Sr. C. Ashwani Kumar (SDPO South Office), Sr. C. Balwinder Singh (MT Section), Sr. L/C Daljit Kaur (Police Family Welfare Centre), C. Avinash (PS-IT Park), C. Jaswinder Singh (Wireless Operator), C. Anil Kumar (Security Wing), Vol. Ayyapan (SDPO South Office)
Apart from this following Civilians/officials are also rewarded:- 
Swaran Chaudhry, Principal/Captain (Retd.): - He is providing valuable services to Chandigarh Police by conducting many training classes for RTC recruits and refreshers regarding personality development, education and general behavior with public. He is providing volunteer services as Traffic Marshal on daily basis. He has been rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- and Commendation Certificate-1.
Sunil Sharma # 3745, Sector-22-D, Chandigarh: - He is very helpful in conducting various traffic awareness programme. He has donated blood 57 times to save the precious lives in danger. He is co-operative in conducting various traffic awareness camps and drives. He is contributing his valuable time with traffic police in interest of general public. He has been rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- and Commendation Certificate-1.
Khushi Ram # 3036, Sector-45-D, Chandigarh:-  He helped Chandigarh Police to caught the snatchers on the spot near Mandi Ground, Sector 45, Chandigarh on 21/22.05.2017. The Complainant Khushi Ram done a appreciable job. He has been rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- and Commendation Certificate-1.
The workers and officials of Police Hospital, Sector 26, Chandigarh who were found to perform their duties with great interest dedication and utmost devotion were also rewarded i.e. Yashoda Dobhal, Pharmacist, Vidhya Devi, Ward Servant, Smt. Sheela, Sweeper. They have been rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- and Commendation Certificate-1.
Dev Raj (Auto Driver): - During the investigation of case FIR No. 109 dated 22.05.2017 U/S 454, 380 IPC, PS-Ind. Area, Chandigarh, Dev Raj (Auto Driver) helped Chandigarh Police to arrest the accused in above said case. He has been rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- and Commendation Certificate-1.
A team consisting following Police Officials, Insp. Davinder Singh, SI Krishan Kumar, ASI Parvinder, HC Joginder Singh, HC Jaimal Singh, HC Narinder Singh, C Sandeep Kumar, C Karambir Singh, C Sunil Kumar, C Inderjit, C Inder Pal, C Parveen Kumar, Vol. Parveen Kumar were also rewarded with suitable cash reward and Commendation Certificate Class-1. They took prompt action and was able to work out the case case FIR No. 109 dated 22.05.2017 U/S 454, 380 IPC, PS-Ind. Area, Chandigarh by arresting the accused persons with sincere efforts and also recovered all stolen articles gold, silver & artificial jewelry worth Rs. 7-8 lacs and mobile phone and Xcent car from their possession.

श्रद्धाभाव और धूमधाम से मनाई गयी योगी बुध नाथ जी महाराज की बरसी

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st May:- श्री गुरु गोरक्षनाथ एवम सिद्ध हनुमान मंदिर सेक्टर 19 की ओर से आज श्री श्री 1008महंत योगी बुध नाथ जी महाराज की 5वी बरसी बड़े ही श्रद्धाभाव और हर्षोलास से मनायीं गयी। इस मौके पर देश के कौने कौने से साधु-संत और महात्मा आये हुए थे।दो दिवसीय समारोह के तहत जागरण, हवन और भंडारे का आयोजन किया गया।
श्री गुरु गोरक्षनाथ एवं सिद्ध हनुमान मंदिर में गद्दीनशी महंत छोटू नाथ योगी जी महाराज ने बताया कि महंत योगी बुध नाथ जी की बरसी प्रतिवर्ष बड़े ही धूमधाम और श्रद्धाभाव से मनाई जाती है। इसमें भाग लेने के लिए पंजाब, हरियाणा, हिमाचल, राजस्थान, दिल्ली, जम्मू और कश्मीर, यू पी और गुजरात से हजारों की संख्या में साधु-संत और महात्मा पहुंचते है। उन्होंने बताया कि योगी बुध नाथ जी महाराज की बरसी समारोह  के अंत र्गत 30 मई  की  शाम को गोरक्षनाथ महाराज जी का जागरण आयोजित किया गया। जिसमें जैब संधू भजन मंडली ने अपने भजनों से संगतों को निहाल किया। मध्य रात्रि तक चले इस जागरण में सैंकड़ो की संख्या में भाग लिया। जागरण की समाप्ति पर संगत में प्रसाद बांटा गया। आज 31 मई को सवेरे 8 बजे से 11 बजे तक हवन किया गया तत्पश्चात 12 बजे से भंडारा हुआ। जिसमें साधु-संतों और संगत को लंगर बांटा गया। भंडारे में शुद्ध देसी घी से तैयार मिठाई (लड्डू, बर्फी, बालू शाही) का भी भोग लगाया गया तथा  प्रसाद स्वरूप बांटा भी गया। भंडारे के बाद साधु-संतों को दक्षिणा देकर विदा किया गया। महंत छोटू नाथ जी ने बताया कि बरसी समारोह में पंजाब और हरियाणा के मंत्रियों और आलाधिकारियों ने भी  शिरकत की।