26012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/25/2023 11:53 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune ADMINISTRATION HOLDS VOTERS’ DAY EVENT AT HMV TWO ARRESTED WITH 215 SPOOLS OF BANNED STRING FIXED TREATMENT RATES OF PVT HOSPITALS, CM URGED The district administration observed Voters’ Day at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidalaya here on Wednesday. P2 City police have arrested two persons and seized 215 spools of banned kite-flying string from them. P2 Activists, in a letter to the CM, have complained regarding the fleecing of patients by private hospitals. P2 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 18°C | MIN 11°C YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5.54 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:16 AM THURSDAY | 26 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR Col Sarfraz to receive VSM Nawanshahr to get 10 more mohalla clinics 4th generation Army officer is son of Olympian Col Balbir Singh Kular Tribune News Service tomorrow AN AVID MOUNTAINEER R-Day function: Nawanshahr, January 25 Jalandhar, January 25 Col Sarfraz Singh is known to be Guv Purohit to As many as 10 more Aam Aad- A fourth generation officer in an avid mountaineer, sky diver, mi Clinics are going to be the Army hailing from scuba diver, rafting expert, cyclist unfurl Tricolour opened in Nawanshahr on Jalandhar, Col Sarfraz Singh and paragliding pilot Flag-bearers of the Republic ■ January 27. Chairing a review meeting of all district programme officers and senior medical officers, Civil Surgeon Dr Devinder Dhanda directed them to leave no stone unturned to materialise the dream project of state government on the scheduled day. Taking stock of infrastructure upgrade, staff deployment, availability of medicines, internet facility and preparations for the inaugural ceremony, he asked the Public Works Department to complete all remaining works by Thursday evening. He said though we had limited time to complete the work, it’s our prime duty towards society to make the arrangements on time. He further said 10 new Aam Aadmi clinics are being opened on January 27 to ensure delivery of quality health services to the common people in the district. He asked the PWD and health officials concerned that renovation of primary health centres be completed in all respects by tomorrow. — TNS has been picked for the prestigious Vishisht Seva Medal to be awarded this year. His name figures on the list of the gallantry and distinguished awardees for Republic Day. Son of hockey Olympian Col Balbir Singh Kular, Col Sarfraz is from the elite Parachute Regiment of the Army. He is known to be an avid mountaineer, sky diver, scuba diver, rafting expert, cyclist and paragliding pilot. Col Sarfaraz is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun, and National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla. He has rich mountaineering experience with the privilege of having scaled the prominent peaks like Mt Everest, Mt Nun, Mt Trishul, Mt Aconcagua and Mt Kilimanjaro. He was the team leader of NIMAS Everest expedition when he scaled the highest peak on May 20, 2018. He is also one of the few mountaineers to have reached the base of Mt Nyegi Kangstang, a virgin 7000-m peak from Seppa in Arunachal Pradesh. In 2018, he also conducted ■ He served as the first director of National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in 2017. He is also a proud recipient of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award ■ He has scaled Mt Everest, Mt Nun, Mt Trishul, Mt Aconcagua and Mt Kilimanjaro 4 GET POLICE MEDALS FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE ■ PPS officer Mandeep Singh (pic), who is posted as the Commandant at Recruit Training Centre of Punjab Armed Police at Jalandhar, has been selected as the recipient of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service ■ Hailing from Jalandhar, Mandeep Singh had got recruited in the force in 1988. He has served as the ADCP, Jalandhar City 1, prior to his posting with the Armed Police. He has also remained posted as AIG, NRIs, and SP in Phagwara, Jagraon, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala the first-ever international rafting competition on Kameng river of Arunachal Pradesh. He has also led and cycled the first hight altitude expedition from Bomdila to ■ Others who have made it to the award list are Inspector Tajinder Singh, ASI Daljit Singh (both from Jalandhar) and Kapurthala ASI Rakesh Chopra Bumla pass (15,600 feet) covering a distance of 300 km. Earlier this month, he completed his 2,100-km Indo-China peninsula cycling expedition from Hanoi to Cambodia. Ex-hockey player Modan Singh passes away Jalandhar, January 25 Subedar Modan Singh (retd) of the 4th Sikh Regiment, who was one of the most feared fullbacks of the domestic hockey of India in the late 1960s and 70s, passed away two days ago. He died at the age of 85. Subedar Modan Singh was the Captain of the Sikh Regiment Centre (SRC) that won the Nehru Cup in 1965 and reached the final in 1973, getting runners-up trophy by then President VV Giri. Olympian Col Balbir Singh, who was his cousin, shared: “My grandfather Sepoy Jagat Singh of the 35th Sikhs, who fought World War I, brought his daughter’s son Modan WAS ONE OF THE MOST FEARED FULLBACKS IN THE DOMESTIC CIRCUIT IN THE LATE 1960S AND 70S A file photo of Subedar Modan Singh (retd). Singh to Sansarpur, to ensure that he received good education. Modan learnt the rudiments of hockey on the hard surface of Sansarpur. The strategy of the British Army officers and those of the SRC after the Partition was to con- duct trials at Sansarpur for spotting the talent and recruiting hockey players from my village and neighbouring area. He further shed light from the history, “When Gen Harbaksh Singh of the Sikh Regiment sent a recruiting team headed by a Major (now Brig Retd) Shamsher Singh Minhas to Sansarpur in 1960, to enrol hockey players, Modan Singh made the cut and got enrolled. A fierce Modan Singh was always a dangerous player for an opponent as a minefield. He was never a welcome sight to the opposition. Many outstanding forwards of his time used to be scared of him.” — TNS c m y b Jalandhar, January 25 Jalandhar city remained on high alert on Wednesday to ensure peaceful celebrations of Republic Day. Governor Banwarilal Purohit is scheduled to unfurl the national flag and take the salute during a state-level function to be held at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here on Thursday. ADGP Law and Order, Arpit , Shukla has been camping in Jalandhar to ensure foolproof security arrangements at the state-level Republic Day function. He said extensive checking of vehicles and suspicious people had been ordered by the DGP All inter-state and inter. district boundaries had been sealed, he added. He also urged the people to remain alert all the time, and immediately report to the police if they find anything suspicious. “People can inform the Police on 112 or 181 helpline numbers,” he added. Taking a round of the grounds with Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Chahal, he said the flying of drones and other aerial vehicles had been prohibited in the area. — TNS Children celebrate Republic Day in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Latifpura oustees to show black flags at R-Day function venue Jalandhar, January 25 Led by the Latifpura Murr Waseba Sanjha Morcha, Latifpura oustees today burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister and the JIT Chairman here today and announced that they would be staging a protest by holding black flags outside Guru Gobind Singh Stadium tomorrow during the Republic Day celebrations. They said farmer leaders, activists of different organi- sations along with Latifpura oustees would participate in the protest, which would begin upon the arrival of the Governor. Members of Latifpura Rehabilitation Committee said it’s been more than one and a half months that affected families along with children and elders were residing in tents in this cold weather, but the government was still unmoved. They alleged that instead of resettling the residents, the government was busy giving political colours to the issue. “The struggle will continue until the people of the Latifpura area are resettled on the same land and they are given adequate compensation for the losses they faced,” they added. Committee members said they would announce the further course of action in tomorrow’s protest. — TNS
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