Thursday, 27 February 2020

Lack of Seriousness in Controlling Road Accidents: Ludhiana at the Mercy of Politicians

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Ludhiana 27th Feb:- Ludhiana witnesses a death on city roads every day. The official figures listed at least 40 deaths in the month of January this year.  Quoting the official data of approximately 1100 deaths in last 3 years and an average of 350 deaths and 500 seriously injured every year in road accidents , Dr Kamal Soi Chairman of the NGO Raahat - The Safe Community Foundation while addressing a press conference here today gave a peep into frightening reality of road accidents.  
Dr Kamal Soi, a Member- National Road Safety Council of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, highlighted the initiatives taken in the last one month and rolled out the way forward under “Mission Safe Ludhiana 2020”. Central to his strong message was lackadaisical attitude of law enforcement agencies and also the lacking interest of the politicians in talking about the need for regulating traffic habits. 
Giving details of the official data, Dr Kamal Soi said the fatality rate of accidents in the city was 68 per cent making Ludhiana among the cities with most dangerous roads in the entire country. 
Listing out a series of activities to be undertaken as part of the mission to achieve reduced number of deaths in road accidents by 25% & to help ensuring lesser jams & ensure safe reliable & ease of mobility in the City, he said that he will begin with a Road Safety Prayer’ asking public to make a commitment on driving safely and carrying all valid documents.
Dr Kamal Soi said that DAV School, BRS Nagar, Green Land Group of Schools and many others had joined  Mission Safe Ludhiana 2020. We have also received support from eminent personalities in different fields of life including Padma Bhushan Dr SS JohalSh Darshan Arora Chairman Ludhiana Citizen Council, CA Ravi Kant Gupta Member Local Mgt Committee DAV School BRS Nagar Ludhiana. He also named certain NGOs and Media houses who had come forward to support the Mission. 
Spelling out the areas of concern for the mission, Dr Kamal Soi spoke about HSRP Number plates, driving licenses, scientific enforcement of rules, Safe School Vahan Policy, Police Station wise monitoring of Road Accidents , handling of road deaths, Traffic Jams, Road Safety Audits, Condition of Roads, Correction of Black Spots and regular media briefing. 
Dr Soi said that special focus has to be the implementation of High Security Registration Plates in Ludhiana. he urged government to expedite the process of implementation of high security registration plates (HSRP) on new as well as old vehicles as this is a issue of National Security and can go a long way in curbing vehicle borne crimes.  He informed that State Transport Department has already implemented restrictions for any transaction without affixation of HSRP. and the process of applying is now being made easier as customer can now apply HSRP online for old/existing vehicles in addition to implementation of appointment system for affixation of HSRP , but implementation of HSRP on Old vehicles and lack of enforcement still remains a major challenge. Temper proof HSRP plates are affixed with non-removable and non-reusable snap locks and their Reflectivity index improves vision specially at night and during foggy season.
Dr Soi added that the mission has chalked out a long list of activities to educate people about the Motor Vehicle Amended Bill 2019.  He spelt details about the Speed Governors for Controlling Speed in Commercial Vehicles, GPS in Public Service Vehicles, Safe Outdoor Advertising Policy and Training of Police Personnel.

Ranbir Kumar's Latest Ghazal Album “DASTAAN” Captures the Feelings of Love”

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Chandigarh 27th Feb:- Renowned Ghazal Singer and Music Director Mr. Ranbir kumar of Chandigarh City is here with his new Ghazal Album “DASTAAN”. Although Ranbir Kumar has sung and composed in many music albums, but his album “Safar” was the paramount. In which he worked with famous Urdu Poet Sahab Nida Fazli. Bollywood playback Singer Anuradha Paudwal also sang his composition. Ghazal album “Chubhan”, “Rafta-Rafta”, “Maazi” and “Justuju”, are also included in his medley. Now once again, he has come with his new Ghazal album “DASTAAN” for the Ghazal lovers.
Album “DASTAAN” describes the story and emotions of relationship, love, pain and parting. In this album one ghazal of famous Urdu Poet “Rajinder Nath Rehbar” is also included. Earlier the Ghazal of Rehbar Sahib has sung by Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh like “Tere Khushboo mei likhe Khat main jalata kaise”,  is quite famous. In “DASTAAN” his Ghazal “Dil Ne Jise Chaha Ho, Kya Usse Gila Rakhna, Uske Liye Hontho Par Har Waqt Dua Rakhna”, is comprehended. Two Ghazals of the famous Urdu Poet Roop Sagar London (U.K.) are there. They are “Ye sach Hai Mohabbat Ne Haraya Hai Mujhe Bhi, Patthar Tha Main Insaan Banaya Hai Mujhe Bhi”, and “Tumhara Gum Hume Raaton mein ab Sone Nahi Deta, Magar Ye Aaina Bhi ab hume Rone Nahi Deta”.
At the same time one Ghazal of Poet Busharat Saami Sahab (Australia), “Dard Hai Mujhe Magar, Itminaan Rehta Hai, Bichhad Ke Mujhe Woh Pareeshan Rehta Hai”, is also there in this Album. It would not be out of place to mention here that all the above mentioned Ghazals are sung and composed by Ranbir Kumar. This Album is being released under the banner of TIMES MUSIC.
Ranbir Kumar is dedicating this Album to all his Ghazal Lovers.

National Seminar on “Organic Farming: A Way to Sustainable Development” Held

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Chandigarh 27th Feb:- Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh organized a one-day National Seminar on, Organic Farming “A Way to Sustainable Development" at its campus here today.
Eminent Researchers, experts, and practitioners of organic farming from all over the country participated in the seminar.  On this occasion, Sanjay Chadha, Principal, Agriculture University, Palampur, a senior scientist who has made a notable contribution in research and development in organic farming, and Dr. Madhu Gill, Senior Manager, Council of Punjab, Organic Farming were the Guests of Honour.
Nirmal Singh Dhillon, Secretary of Dev Samaj inaugurated the seminar and voiced his concern about the world civilization that has embraced the short term growth at the cost of sustainable development.
Prof. Promila Pathak, Professor, Department of Botany, stressed on the issues faced by organic farmers in India and pointed out that the lack of policy measures on the part of the government, rising input costs, poor marketing, and an inefficient as well as a time-consuming certification system and concluded by saying that we should grow organic, eat organic and support organic.
More than 35 research papers were presented on various subjects ranging from pest management under organic condition, weed management, nutritional management strategies and farm water management to organic farming and women entrepreneurship.
Prof. Sucha Singh Gill, Senior Professor, CRRID, Chandigarh, in his valedictory address congratulated the college on organizing this successful seminar which provided a platform for exchanging views.

दिगम्बर जैन सोसाइटी लगाएगी निःशुल्क दिव्यांग- विकलांग सेवा शिविर: 29 फरवरी से 03 मार्च तक होगा आयोजित

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Chandigarh 27th Feb:- दिगम्बर जैन सोसाइटी सेक्टर 27 की ओर से द्वितीय निःशुल्क दिव्यांग-विकलांग सेवा शिविर का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। जोकि सेक्टर 27 के दिगम्बर जैन मंदिर परिसर में आयोजित होगा। यह जानकारी सोसाइटी के प्रधान धर्म बहादुर जैन ने पत्रकार वार्ता के दौरान दी।
पत्रकारों से बातचीत करते हुए धर्म बहादुर जैन ने बताया कि समाज के प्रति अपनी सहभागिता को देखते हुए इस सेवा शिविर का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। ये द्वितीय निःशुल्क दिव्यांग- विकलांग सेवा शिविर मंदिर परिसर में 29 फरवरी से 03 मार्च तक आयोजित होगा।उन्होंने बताया कि सेंटर फॉर एम्पावरमेंट एंड इनिशिएटिव नोएडा एवम भगवान महावीर विकलांग सहायता समिति जयपुर के सहयोग से दिव्यांग जनों को निःशुल्क कृत्रिम अंग प्रदान किये जायेंगे। उन्होंने बताया कि पिछले वर्ष 2019 में शुरू किए इस नेक कृत्य की सफलता को देखते हुए इस वर्ष फिर से इस शिविर का आयोजन किया गया है। पिछले शिविर में यहाँ लगभग 250 दिव्यांग जन को कृत्रिम अंग प्रदान किये गए थे। वहीं इसवर्ष इस शिविर में उन्हें उम्मीद है कि कम से कम 500 दिव्यांग जन इस शिविर का लाभ उठाएंगे।
सोसाइटी के जनरल सेक्रेटरी संत कुमार जैन ने बताया कि इस द्वितीय निःशुल्क दिव्यांग सेवा शिविर का लाभ उठाने वाले दिव्यांग जन के रहने और भोजन की सुविधा मंदिर परिसर में उपलब्ध होगी। संत कुमार जैन ने बताया कि उन्हें उम्मीद है कि इस शिविर का लाभ दिव्यांग जन ज्यादा से ज्यादा संख्या में उठाएंगे।
इस अवसर पर सोसाइटी के केशियर- अजय कुमार जैन, कार्यकारिणी सदस्य-रमेश जैन, संयुक्त सचिव-अनिल जैन, कार्यकारिणी सदस्य-आशीष जैन,कार्यकारिणी सदस्य-शांत जैन,संयुक्त सचिव- रविंदर जैन, वाईस प्रेजिडेंट-दामोदर जैन और कार्यकारिणी सदस्य-राजकुमार जैन भी उपस्थित थे।