11032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/11/2018 12:12 AM Page 1 SUNDAY | 11 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Motivating youths Of royalty & religion Inspiring the look ‘Barefoot warriors’ is a film to inspire youth for sports activities. P2 An exhibition, Guru Gobind Singh: Journey from Patna to Nanded, on at PU. P3 The look of the actress Rhea Sharma is inspired by Sonam Kapoor in the movie Raanjhanaa. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 30°C MIN 12.1°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.2°C MIN 16°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.46 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.00 AM Farmers set to get ~200-cr loan waiver 40,000 farmers to participate in an event in Jalandhar on Mar 14 to be attended by CM Capt Amarinder Singh Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 10 Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would give a relief of around Rs 200 crore to debtridden farmers of six districts at a big function here on March 14. Presiding over a review meeting to foresee the arrangements for the event here at the local grain market, the DC, accompanied by Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar Rural, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, said the district administration would make elaborate arrangements to facilitate nearly 40,000 farmers, participating in the function from Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Kapurthala, Moga, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts. He said district-wise seating arrangements for farmers would be made for the smooth conduct of the event. Similarly, Sharma said separate parking for the vehicles coming for the event from different places would be made to ensure a hassle-free movement of traffic. Likewise, he said necessary arrangements for food would also be made for farmers arriving for the event. He said a foolproof plan would also be evolved for the smooth movement of traffic in Nakodar during the event. Sharma asked officers/officials that he would personally monitor the day-to-day arrangements of the mega event. He also told the police department to put in place the mechanism for stepping up security arrangements, besides monitoring the parking and traffic plan in a proper manner. He instructed the authorities to ensure proper cleanliness of roads leading to the venue, installing welcome 85 cases settled Show of strength in Lok Adalat Our Correspondent Jalandhar, March 10 Eightyfive cases were disposed of on the spot at the National Lok Adalat organised here today at the District Judicial Complex. Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority and District and Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar Garg said during the National Lok Adalat, a three-bench for the pre-litigative cases of banks and other financial institutions was constituted in Jalandhar, besides two in Phillaur and one in Nakodar. He said during the Lok Adalat, 306 cases were listed for hearing before these six benches, out of which 85 were solved on the spot. Civil Judge (Senior Divi- sion)-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Gurmeet Tiwana, said 85 cases were resolved and compensation worth Rs 1.79 crore was settled in these adalats. He said people could approach the District Legal Services Authority or the courts concerned for the settlement of cases through lok adalats. Tiwana said the decision of the Lok Adalat was final that could not be challenged further. On the occasion, Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, said people could also get their cases resolved through the Mediation Centre in the District Judicial Complex. The next National Lok Adalat would be held on April 14 next month. e-auction of properties in city on till March 19 JDA Tribune News Service Punjab Police jawans in a tug-of-war at the 56th Punjab Police Games & Athletics Meet-2018 in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Scholars flay demolition of statues Term attack on anti-capitalist thought divisive, case ofgrossly misplaced historical perception Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 10 In 1922, nine years before Bhagat Singh embraced the gallows, a meeting of two Ghadarite leaders with Vladimir Lenin in Russia, inspired by the Russian Revolution and the emancipation of farmers and labourers in Russia (a model they wanted to replicate in India), became the cornerstone of the Kirti Kisan Sabha and the Ghadar Movements in Punjab. The Ghadar luminaries who hence met Lenin – Bhai Santokh Singh (of Dhardeo village in Amritsar) and Bhai Rattan Singh Dabba (of Nawanshahr) – came back to India with Bhai Santokh Singh, eventually establishing the magazine Kirti which was started in Amritsar in 1926 which eventually became the mouthpiece of the Kriti Kisan Sabha. It became the platform for Punjab voices being raised against British imperialism and for the freedom struggle of the country. With Lenin hence being a direct inspiration for the propagation of the ‘Ghadar’ and farmers’ movement in Punjab, comrades and scholars in the state have termed the demolition of the statue of Lenin in Tripura as a most ironical development. While Lenin’s robust backing of the freedom movement in India isn’t a secret, scholars said Punjabi scholars – who know Scholars say Lenin was a catalyst behind the Punjab Kirti Movement and India’s freedom struggle Santokh Singh Dhardiao Rattan Singh Raepur Dabba The proclamation by Astoria City council on the 100th anniversary of Ghadar movement On March 18, 2013, a proclamation by the Mayor of Astoria (Oregon, USA) on the 100 year anniversary of the Ghadar movement, read: “The supporters of Ghadar, thousands of whom living in the United States and Canada returned to India, inspired their countrymen to fight for their independence from Great Britain, which was achieved in 1947 and the Ghadarites fought and died not only for the freedom of their country but also for the innate rights of the immigrant workers to lead a dignified and discrimination-free life.”“I, Willis L van Dusen, hereby proclaim 2013 as a celebration of the Centenary of the Founding of the Ghadar party is Astoria, Oregon,” he further stated. their history – are bound to be offended by the divisive discourse which pegs Lenin as a “Videshi” leader alienated from the Indian ethos. Chiranji Lal Kangniwal, scholar and one of the trustees of the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall, said, “The ini- gates and decoration, sprinkling of water on roads and ensuring temporary urinals and mobile toilets for people coming to the event. Prominent among those present on the occasion included Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh, Superintendent of Police RS Cheema, Sub-divisional Magistrate Amrit Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police Dr. Mukesh Kumar, District Mandi Officer Varinder Khera, District Food and Supply Officer Neelkanth Sharma, Executive Engineer Sarabraj Singh and NP Singh. tial bid at Ghadar had failed and breakaways of the movement, who met at jails in the US, Argentina and India, were looking for a way to rekindle the revolution in India and Punjab when the Russian Revolution happened. Meeting in jail in the US, Ghadar leaders in San Francisco were thinking of ways to rekindle the revolution in India when a strategy was devised. They planned to meet Vladimir Lenin in Russia and study deeply the emancipation of the Russian peasantry and labourers.” While Bhai Santokh Singh stayed in Moscow for two years, he and Bhai Rattan Singh Dabba, met Lenin in 1922. They managed the entire feat while being underground and took the route from the US to Europe (Italy) then to Afghanistan, before finally making it to Russia. After having met Lenin and seen the implications of the revolution there, they reproduced the same model once they came back. Bhai Santokh Singh started the Kirti Magazine which also saw Bhagat Singh as one of its editors, he added. Comrade Gurmeet, general secretary of the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee, said, “Bhagat Singh was reading Lenin when he was about to be taken to the gallows. His retort to the interruption was – “Zara Ek Krantikari Ki Doosre Krantikari Se Mulakat To Khatma Hone Do” (let one revolutionary’s conversation with another revolutionary be concluded first). The Russian Revlution and Lenin had a great impact on his mind. It wasn’t just a one-time tryst as is c m y b projected by some.” He added, “The idea that the statue of a thinker not belonging to our land needs to be razed is most perplexing. Across the world, countries and continents are dotted with statues of Indian leaders. Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Dr BR Ambedkar statues dot various countries – nowhere have these been razed. Ghadar is celebrated with pride in the US and Ghadarites have memorials in Vancouver and Toronto (Komagatamaru), Canada. How can Lenin then be singled out of the discourse. Such acts are basically a bid to polarise the Right and Left ideologies in the country.” Mangat Ram Pasla, Revolutionary Marxist Party of India, general secretary, said, “A discourse is being spearheaded in the country wherein revolutionaries and antiimperialist and anti-capitalist thought proponents are under attack. The razing of the statue is yet another bid at polarisation and the labelling of Lenin who was clearly a catalyst for the Indian Freedom Struggle and a strong backer of it is yet another of these attacks. The attempt is to change or rewrite history and project the anti-imperialist leaders – whether Indian or foreign – as bad guys. But unfortunately it has had quite a contrary impact.” Jalandhar, March10 In an opportunity for residents of the city to have property at key locations of the city at affordable prices, the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) has started the e-auction of 103 residential and commercial areas for these properties in the city. Giving details, the Chief Administrator of Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) Vishesh Sarangal said the authority had called for the e-auction of the 103 residential and commercial sites in the district. He further said that there were 10 residential and 29 commercial sites in Canal Rest House, 22 residential sites in Doaba Complex (Gandhi Vineeta Ashram), three commercial sites in Chotti Baradari part II, 17 commercial sites in GTB Nagar store site, two commercial sites in PUDA Complex, Ladowali Road, commercial sites in Urban Estate, Phase II, a hospital site on 120 Feet Road Basti Sheikh and others. Sarangal also said that the e-auction of these sites had started from March 5 and would continue till March 19. The CA said the detailed information regarding these properties in the city could be taken from the website www.puda.gov.in. He said the civic body was expecting massive response from the people as these properties were situated at prime locations in the city. Sarangal claimed that keeping in view the prevailing situation in the market, the prices of these properties had been fixed at affordable rates. Meanwhile, the Additional Chief Administrator (ACA) JDA-cum-Estate Officer PUDA, Jai Inder Singh, said, as many people were evincing interest in these sites, the authority had taken the decision to set up a helpdesk-cum-facilitation centre for the applicants. He said any person desirous of availing the benefits of this centre for applying for eauction could approach their office during the working hours and officials of the authority would facilitate the people for their work.
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