28092017-JTR-01.qxd 9/28/2017 1:19 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Spectators missing Roadmap to success Kher heads jury for ITA The final hockey match of the U-14 girls’ category of District School Games played without any spectator. P2 In its 56th year, Chandigarh College of Architecture adds another milestone to its journey. P3 Anupam Kher is heading the jury for the 17th ITA Awards to be held on November 5. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.13 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:14 AM As years go by, Bhagat Singh still an inspiration for all Australia 110TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY Study Transfer Program Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 27 ‘ Hawaaon mein rahengi mere khyalon ki bijilian, ye musht-ekhak hai phani, rahe rahe, na rahe’ (Physical existence does not matter, the life will be finished, but my ideas will remain forever) are the lines that Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh would often use and these lines stand true even today. He had also used these lines in his last letter to his brother to console him before being hanged. Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s 110th birth anniversary will be celebrated on September 28. Even after many years, the popu- larity and fan following of the freedom fighter is increasing with every coming year. Dr Chaman Lal, a retired professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University and an authority on Bhagat Singh’s writings, tells the reason behind his continuous admiration by everyone. He says, “Bhagat Singh had a real idea of freedom, there was nothing fake that is why everyone, including youngsters, connect with his ideas very well in today’s world too.” Giving some interesting details about the great freedom fighter, who was martyred at the age of 23, Dr Lal said Bhagat Singh had a jolly Popularity of martyr increases ■ Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s 110th birth anniversary will be celebrated on September 28. Even after many years, the popularity and fan following of the freedom fighter is increasing with every coming year. ■ An anecdote explaining the demeanour of Bhagat Singh is also popular among those who have read a lot about the martyr. ■ The books that were printed by the Language Department have not been reprinted yet. In around 2006, a book on the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was printed and the department does not have a copy of the book. . nature and was fond of watching films. “He had also acted in plays like Chandragupta,” added Dr Lal. An anecdote explaining the demeanour of Bhagat Singh is also popular among those who have read a lot about the hero. While in jail, Bhagat Singh used to address the man who would clean out his chamber as ‘Bebe’, a Punjabi word which means a mother. On the day when Bhagat Singh was to hanged, he had demanded to eat the food pre- pared by ‘Bebe’, which had left the man in tears. Confirming the incident, Dr Lal says, “Everyone in the jail was fond of Bhagat Singh. But the government doesn’t seem to be bothered about the things which were started in the name of the martyr.” Incomplete museum A museum, dedicated to Bhagat Singh at his native village — Khatkar Kalan, the foundation stone of which was laid in 2009 by former Union Minister P Chidambaram, has not been completed yet. Even after the stone was laid in 2009, the work started only after a gap of three years. Sources said when the work was started years ago, it was said the museum would be completed in 22 months, but it is lying incomplete to date. Study 1 Year in INDIA + 2 Years in Australia and get 3 Years Australian Degree + Work Permit 2016/17 Pass students can apply PSEB 60% /CBSE 50 % accepted Upto 100 % Scholarship Guaranteed Admission in University in 2nd year Sydney/Melbourne Canada refused can also apply Lost books Even the books that were printed by the Language Department have not been reprinted yet. In around 2006, a book on the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was printed and the department does not have a copy of the book. Anotherbookthatwasalsopublished in the early 2000s — ‘Yug purushBhagatSinghateonnade buzurg’ — has not been printed again. The department does not have a copy of this book also. Batch starting for July’18 Intake from 3rd October, 2017 in Melbourne/Sydney Pyramid Group of Institutions 93978-93978 No IELTS Required For Admission in Pathway Program Student groups to pitch in for Bhagat Singh employment Act Glimpse of tradition A march has been organised in the country in favour of the law Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Students present a cultural item at the CT Group of Institutions in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH SNIPPETS Jalandhar, September 27 On the 110th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, volunteers of the All India Students Federation (AISF) and the All India Youth Federation (AIYF) will gather at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall tomorrow to raise the demand for the Bhagat Singh National Employment Guarantee Act (BNEGA). While a march in favour of the Act, which promises employment to all unemployed youth in the country, begun on July 15 from Kanyakumari, the march reached Hussainiwala on September 12. With Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall being a hub of the Ghadarite philosophy and movement in the state, the AISF and AIYF will propagate the adoption and passing of the Act, envisioned by the freedom fighter, at an event tomorrow. As many as 3,000 volunteers of the AISF and AIYF are expected to reach Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall tomorrow. The student outfits will also hold a march from the Hall to Bhagat Singh Chowk. Prithipal Singh Mari Megha, former president of the AISF, said, “Bhagat Singh propagated equality for all.” Mari Megha said the march had also witnessed hostilities in various states from where it passed earlier this year. He said, “In various states like Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, UP and Gujarat, volunteers received threats regarding the march but they did not give up. We expect the Act to formally be brought in by the Centre to realise the dreams of the martyr.” Urdu daily reporting on martyr’s trials acquired The Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee has managed to acquire the newspaper that had reported on various trials and reports on Bhagat Singh. Handed over by a relative of Bhagat Singh, the committee has its copies and files of the Urdu newspaper Doaba. Eminent ideologue Mool Raj Sharma was the editor of the newspaper. Chiranji Lal Kangniwal, a research scholar at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall, said, “We have writings, letters, articles and petitions regarding the life of Bhagat Singh. The files of the newspaper have the records of the trials and news printed from 1925 to 1947 on Bhagat Singh, including other happening related to the freedom movement. The writings haven’t been translated so far as they are in Urdu. We shall get these translated soon.” Civil Surgeon visits dengue-hit village Computer teachers to hold rally To protect is important ❝allowed to from dengue,initbroken vasesthat water is against Edu Minister on Oct 2 not accumulate and tyres; Tribune News Service Police personnel inspect the spot where a girl died after falling from the roof of a building in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Girl dies after falling from roof Jalandhar: A girl died after falling from the roof of a building near the bus stand here on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Sukhmanpreet kaur (20), a resident of Hardev Nagar. She was a BCom student of KMV College. SHO Onkar Singh Brar said though it seemed to be a case of suicide, the police were investigating other angles as well. “She may have been pushed by someone from the top. We are checking the CCTV footage to get any clue,” said Brar. Eyewitnesses said the girl seemed to be alone on the top of the building and she had jumped. Though she was alive and taken to hospital after the incident, she, later, died at the hospital. The body has been sent for postmortem at the Civil Hospital. TNS Travel agent held for fraud Jalandhar: The police arrested a travel agent from Delhi for duping a Jalandhar resident of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. SHO Kunwar Vijay Pal Singh said Sahil, a resident of Mahendru Mohalla, had filed a complaint with the police in which he stated that Amit Bamotra, a resident of Shivrajgarh, had taken Rs 7 lakh from him on the pretext of sending him abroad. Sahil said he only came to know about the fraud after the accused withdrew the money from his bank account by producing forged documents. The SHO formed a team and sent it to Delhi where it arrested the accused. TNS Rape accused arrested Phagwara: The police have arrested a parson, who is accused in a rape case. The accused has been identified as Vinod Kumar, a resident of Mehtan Colony. A case under Section 376 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC Jalandhar, September 27 Civil Surgeon Dr Ragubir Singh Randhawa today visited Brring village, where a number of dengue cases have been reported. Visiting the homes of the patients at the village, he apprised them of the steps for saving themselves from dengue. He also inspected the village and challaned at least four establishments when dengue larvae were found. The Civil Surgeon said dengue was caused by Aedes mosquito bite. He said, “To protect from dengue, it is important that water is not be allowed to accumulate in broken vases and tyres; coolers be cleaned after every week; mosquito coolers be cleaned after every week; mosquito nets and creams be used; and wear clothes that completely cover the body. In case someone tests positive for the disease, treatment for malaria should be ensured from a nearby health institution. ❞ DR RAGUBIR SINGH RANDHAWA, Civil Surgeon nets and creams be used; and wear clothes that completely cover the body. In case someone tests positive for the disease, treatment for malaria should be ensured from a nearby health institution.” He added that to spread awareness among the people about dengue, the Health Department had declared every Friday a dry day. Dr Randhawa said on every Friday, people were encouraged to clean their coolers, vases, tyres, and other such places, where water could be accumulated. He exhorted the people to contact doctors at the local hospital to ensure timely treatment for dengue. Epidemiologist Dr Satish Kumar and IDSP Dr Preetkamal were present on the occasion. Jalandhar, September 27 In favour of their demands, including merger with the Education Department, computer teachers today announced to hold a rally in the constituency of the Education Minister on October 2. They said their demands had not been met by the government. Members of the Computer Teachers’ Union, including president Pawan Sharma; vicepresidents Sushil Kumar and Dishkaran Kaur; general secretary Harjinder Mehsampur; secretaries Nitin Kumar and Sukhwinder Singh, while releasing a press note, said computer teachers had been waiting for long regarding their demand for a merger with the Education Department. But apart from responding to their demands, the state government wasn’t even implementing the Punjab Civil Service Rules listed in the appointment letters, the members added. They said the new rules and regulations were being issued. The members said, “In the past a few days, directions regarding the leave of computer teachers have been released. Their leaves have been reduced, which was protested by the Computer Teachers’ Union.” The union members demanded the benefits as per the Punjab Civil Services Rules such as interim relief, ACP, leave encashment, medical leaves and CPF. They said in protest against the ‘lackadaisical’ attitude of the government and the nonimplementation of the demands of the union, the computer teachers would hold a protest rally against the Education Minister in her constituency Dinanagar on October 2. After the protest rally, the teachers would gherao the Education Minister, the union members added. They also threatened to intensify their agitation if their demands were not met soon. — TNS EcoSikh bats for ‘green’ drive at religious shrines Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 27 EcoSikh, a Washington DCbased organisation, has sounded an alarm on climate change and has urged gurdwaras to initiate eco-friendly steps to save the earth. In its new campaign, EcoSikh has appealed to gurdwaras to develop an action plan to introduce organic ingredients to langars. The organisation urged the gurdwaras, schools, clubs and individuals to initiate actions against climate change through several initiatives such as hosting a recycling drive, giving an eco-lecture or organising a nature walk. Dr Rajwant Singh, president of EcoSikh, said, “EcoSikh is planning to pursue organic farming as an important issue in India and in the US. Organic agriculture in the US provides a way that can help farmers adapt to climate change through strengthening ecosystems, diversifying crop production and building farmers’ knowl- c m y b edge. In fact, organic farming is seen as one of the best ways to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere and soil.” “Gurdwaras ought to send a signal to the world that the Sikhs are serious about saving the planet from degradation,” he added. “EcoSikh has also released an 85-second video on organic langar, which will be shared with gurdwaras in 25 countries through its social media campaign,” said Dr Rajwant. It was due to the efforts made by the Eco-Sikh society that organic langar has recently been introduced at the Golden Temple. Dr Rajwant said, “The SGPC earlier bought 5 acres for organic farming. Now, it has extended the land to 13 acres. The SGPC made a profit of around Rs 4.5 lakh in one year.” He urged religious organisations across the world to run an ‘eco-green’ drive by promoting greenery inside and around the religious shrines. He also urged them to introduce organic langar at the community kitchens. Representatives of EcoSikh address the media in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH
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