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P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 18°C | MIN 4°C YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:15 AM » SATURDAY | 28 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR 36 honoured at state function on Republic Day Kataruchak unfurls Tricolour at Hoshiarpur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 27 As Governor Banwari Lal Purohit on Thursday unfurled the Tricolour on the occasion of Republic Day at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, he specifically urged the media to raise the people’s concern. In his address, the Governor especially mentioned that Jalandhar was a hub of media. The expectations to raise the voice for peoples’ right and truth has increased. He also expressed that the media of Jalandhar would embrace moral values and ethics of journalism fearlessly to take up the issues and concerns of the people. At the state-level function, he gave awards to 36 persons. He honoured Ritin Khanna for the upliftment of badminton by starting Olympian Dipankar Academy, installing five new synthetic and opening of a new physiotherapy centre at the Raizada Hansraj Stadium. It is also noteworthy that the Prime Minister Office had chosen Raizada Hansraj Badminton Stadium, Jalandhar, for the 81st edition of PM Narendra Modi’s prestigious ‘Mann Ki Baat Programme’. Ritin Khanna said, “It was possible only because of the cooperation extended by all including the players, their families and the coaches.” Author, environmentalist and nature artist Harpreet Sandhu, advocate, was also honoured for his literary and pictorial work promoting the natural and heritage locations of Punjab through his authored coffee table books and short documentary films. Simran Sidhu, who heads the department of journalism at Doaba College, was also hon- oured for her contribution in the field of education. Among others honoured at the event were tehsildar Phillaur Baljinder Singh, Harmeet Singh Babbar and Amandeep Singh for their road safety initiatives, social worker Mahinder Singh Kainth, election kanungo Jaspreet Singh, SI Pushpa Bali, ASI Kuldeep Raj, HC Deepika Sharma, Senior Constable Gagandeep Singh, Constables Harjeet Singh, Hindi teacher Veena, Dr Gurbeer of Oxford Hospital, Principal Ashok Kumar, BDPOs Pawanpreet Kaur and Abhey Chander, and Rajesh Kumar Bhagat for social welfare and justice. In a programme organised at the Municipal Corporation office, Sub Inspector Kulwant Singh received a certificate of appreciation from Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish, Joint Commissioner Dr Shikha Bhagat, and Assistant Commissioner Rajesh Khokhar. see also page 2 Youth in money exchange biz shot at, critical Banned Chinese string leaves 2 badly injured Phagwara, January27 Two unidentified masked motorcyclists shot at and critically injured a youth in Mohalla Ankhi Nagar, Phagwara, around 10.45 pm on Thursday night. The injured, identified as Sanjay Sachdeva (32), was first brought to the Civil Hospital but was referred to Johal Hospital, Rama Mandi, due to his critical condition. SP Mukhtiar Rai said the victim ran a grocery store-cummoney exchange business and was closing shop when the assailants shot him in the lower chest. The assailants managed to flee after committing the crime. The police have registered a case, and are on a look out of the accused. — OC Our Correspondent Our Correspondent Governor Banwari Lal Purohit felicitates a freedom fighter during the Republic Day celebrations in Jalandhar; and Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal distributes a tricycle at an event. MALKIAT SINGH & SARABJIT SINGH PHAGWARA, JANUARY 27 Two persons sustained serious injuries after they were injured by plastic kite-flying string here yesterday. Sahil (18), a Garhshankar resident, was riding a scooter when he got injured because of the string near Basra Palace here. He received cuts on his mouth and head. Passers-by took him to the civil hospital, where he received 32 stitches on his mouth and neck. SMO Dr Lehmber Ram said his condition was stable. In another incident, Ajay of Fateh Singh Nagar in Phagwara received a cut on his nose and was admitted to the civ- At Nawanshahr event, Bhullar 67 feted in Kapurthala highlights govt’s achievements Nawanshahr, January 27 Minister for Transport, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Dairy Development Laljit Singh Bhullar unfurled the National Flag to mark the 74th Republic Day at the ITI Stadium here. He reiterated the commitment of the Punjab Government to provide better healthcare, education facilities, and corruption-free administration to the people. He said: “As many as 100 schools of eminence have been opted in the first phase to provide quality education on par with international standards,” the minister added. He said the prime concern of today’s generation was employment. “About 26,000 appointment letters have already been given in the state so far,” the minister SCOOTERIST GETS 32 STITCHES ON FACE il hospital for the treatment. Although the local administration had recently announced that it would keep an eye on those flying kites with the banned string through drones, but ground reality tells a different story. Girish Sharma, a social activist, said kite flyers had been using the string with impunity and were least bothered about the harm it does. Meanwhile, the Phagwara police have arrested two persons and recovered spools of the banned string in huge quantity from their possession. Free 5G to students at LPU Jalandhar, January 27 Lovely Professional University (LPU) will provide free unlimited 5G data services to students on its campus. The university has set up 5G services in accosiation with Jio. The senior vice president of Jio, TPS Walia, said LPU and Jio had a long association. “India’s first 4G enabled university was LPU and I am happy that the revolutionary 5G technology is also being first rolled out from LPU. Across India, it is IIT Mumbai and LPU as the only university campuses that have 5G ‘FIRST UNIVERTISY’ TO ROLL OUT SERVICES facilities. However, in terms of complete coverage, it is only the LPU campus which has wide coverage,” said Walia. Jio has covered every corner of the LPU campus, including all its blocks, departments, halls, hostels, eating joints, classrooms, fun zones, sports facilities, training centres, R&D centres, medical setups, and markets. LPU Chancellor Dr Ashok Kumar Mittal said, “With the launch of this 5G service in LPU campus, thousands of aspiring students, who study here from across all Indian states and more than 50 countries, will be benefitted.” Dr Mittal added that LPU students would now be equipped with infinite growth opportunities in various fields like advanced studies, artificial intelligence (AI), gaming, virtual reality, automation, e-governance, healthcare, agriculture, tourism, IT and ITeS, and many other research works. — TNS Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar in Nawanshahr on R-Day. claimed. “The promise of waiving 600 units of electricity has been fulfilled, and 90 percent of the domestic electricity consumers of the state are getting zero bills,” added Laljit Singh Bhullar. He said the sports budget was increased by 38 per cent to make the state drug-free and healthy. “Sports competitions were being held in the state from block to state level,” Bhullar added. The Transport Minister also distributed 14 tricycles and 13 sewing machines to needy people on behalf of the District Red Cross Society, Nawanshahr. Jalandhar, January 26 A slew of medical and infrastructual promises were made by Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal on Republic Day. The promises regarding Medical College in Kapurthala, 14 new Aam Admi Clinics and development of the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi among others were made in the R-Day speech. As many as 67 officials and employees were awarded with appreciation letters for their distinguished services by the district administration. Addressing the districtlevel function at Guru Nanak Stadium, the Deputy Commissioner said a medical college to be named after Guru Nanak Dev would be established with nearly Rs 450 crore on 20 acres. He further said to develop Sultanpur Lodhi as a religious tourist destination, 75 MODEL PONDS SOON IN VILLAGES ACROSS DISTRICT, SAYS DC the work on four-laning of Kapurthala-Sultanpur Lodhi Road via Fattu Dhingha and Dadwindi-Sultanpur Lodhi was going on a war footing. Besides, he said, the work on preservation of historic Qila Sarai by the Punjab Tourism development board was under way. He said 75 new model ponds would be established in villages across the district during 2023. Earlier contingents of the Punjab Police and the NCC took part in the march past. Families of freedom fighters were honoured by the DC. He also awarded appreciation letters to 67 government employees and others who worked for betterment of the society. — TNS Hoshiarpur, January 27 Food Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Forest and Wildlife Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak unfurled the national flag at the district-level function organised at the Police Line Ground, Hoshiarpur, on Republic Day. After inspecting the parade, he reviewed the match past and took salute from the marching contingents led by Parade Commander DSP Kulwant Singh. Schoolchildren presented a cultural programme. Congratulating the residents on Republic Day, the chief guest remembered the patriots and bravehearts who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. The families of the freedom fighters attended the function and were honoured. MLAs Dr Ravjot Singh, Jasveer Singh Raja Gill and Karmaveer Singh Ghumman also specially participated in the function. Kataruchak said eight Aam Aadmi clinics were already running successfully in Hoshiarpur district, in which more than 70 thousand patients had been examined and more than seven thousands lab tests had been done so far. He said five holy forests, eight Nanak Gardens, 115 Trivenis in each assembly constituency, will be set up by the Forest Division, Hoshiarpur. Also under the CAMPA scheme, about 5 lakh saplings will be planted in different forests. He said that Bhangi Choe Green Belt Project has been started to enhance the beauty of the city. Doaba gets 91 more Aam Aadmi Clinics Tribune reporters Jalandhar/nawanshahr, Jan 27 Healthcare in the Doaba region got a major booster dose today as 91 more Aam Aadmi Clinics were opened in various disricts. At least 32 new Aam Admi Clinics were inaugurated in Jalandhar to accord basic health facilities to people as per the recent declaration made by the state government to provide 500 such clinics across the state. Of these 32 clinics, 26 are rural clinics and 6 are urban clinics. Staff has also been deputed at these clinics. The 32 clinics were inaugurated by MLAs and party leaders in various areas. The clinic at Basti Danishmandan was inaugurated by MLA Sheetal Angural, the one at village Dhannowali was inaugurated by MLA Raman Arora and at village Randhawan Masandan by MLA Balkar Singh. The clinic at Rupewali village was inaugurated by the Rajya Sabha MP Balbir Singh Seechewal. In Nawanshahr, as many as 10 new Aam Aadmi Clinics were dedicated to the residents. The number of clinics has increased to 11. The first one was opened at Rahon on August 15, while the 10 others were inaugurated today in Sahiba, Kathgarh, Pojewal, Jadla, Jabbowal, Khan Khana, Sujjon, Takarla, Kataria and Behram. Deputy Commissioner, Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa, c m y b 35 opened in Hoshiarpur, 32 in Jalandhar, 14 in Kapurthala & 10 in Nawanshahr Rajya Sabha Member Balbir Singh Seechewal inaugurates an Aam Aadmi Clinic in Jalandhar; and (below) MLA Inderjit Kaur Mann with the staff of a newly inaugurated clinic in Nakodar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS inaugurated a Aam Aadmi Clinic at Sujon Primary Health Centre (PHC). Speaking on the occasion, he said that Aam Aadmi Clinics would provide better and free treatment facilities to the people of the district. In Hoshiarpur, 35 more Aam Aadmi Clinics have been made functional in the district increasing the num- ber of these clinics in the district to 43. These 35 new Aam Aadmi Clinics have been opened in urban areas of Islamabad, Purhiran and Canal Colony, while in rural areas at Chakowal, Bagpur, Soos, Bullowal, Nasrala, Chabewal, Fuglana, Jallowal, Mahilanwali, Baddla, Ghogra, Khunkhun Kalan, Datarpur, Behbalmanj, Chanaur, Bhangala, Tanda Ram Sahai, Miani, Kandhala Sheikhan, Janodi, Garhdiwala, Bari Kalan, Sarhala Kalan, Ajnoha, Paldi, Jejon, Posi, Binjhon, Batthal, Padrana, Rampur Bilron and Moranwali. While dedicating the Aam Aadmi Clinics to the people at Posi village in Garhshankar constituency, Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Jai Krishna Rodi described it as a revolutionary change in health facilities. Inaugurating the Aam Aadmi Clinic at Purhiran in Hoshiarpur Vidhan Sabha constituency Cabinet Minister Bram Shankar Jimpa said that the opening of Aam Aadmi Clinic will reduce the burden on civil hospitals. Also, Aam Aadmi Clinics were dedicated to the people in Janodi Village by MLA Sham Churasi Dr Ravjot Singh, by MLA Dasuya Karamvir Singh Ghuman in Ghogra village and by Urmar MLA Jasvir Singh Raja Gill in Miani village. In Kapurthala, 14 new Aam Aadmi clinics were launched in the district today. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vishesh Sarangal inaugurated a clinic at Palahi village falling under Phagwara subdivision. (With inputs from Hoshiarpur and Phagwara)
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