Monday, January 16, 2012

An exhibition on the 137th Foundation Day of IMD

The Minister of State for Planning, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Ashwani Kumar going around an exhibition, at the 137th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department, in New Delhi on January 15, 2012. The Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Shailesh Nayak and the Director General, IMD, Dr. Ajit Tyagi are also seen.  Photo and detail: PIB

Sanjha Morcha is to establish rule of law

Defeat Congress and oust the ruling alliance-Amarjeet Kaur
Ludhiana//January 16, 2012//Manmeet Kaur and Rector Kathuria
Undeterred by the rain, the CPI candidate of the SANJHA MORCHA of PPP,CPI, CPI(M) and Akali Dal (Longowal) from Ludhiana West constituency Dharam Pal Maur, continued his door to door campaign and public meetings. He addressed a group meeting in Raj Guru Nagar. Public meeting was also organized during the rain yesterday at Haibowal which was addressed by Mrs Amarjeet Kaur National Secretary CPI said that the agenda in this election to defeat Congress and to oust the present ruling Akali-BJP alliance who have successively ruined the state and lowered its position in the country. She said that the agenda of the Sanjha Morcha is to establish rule of law and to take Punjab out of the serious debt of Rs. 138000 crore as a result of wrong policies of the alternate Congress and Akali-BJP governments. The people this time have a choice in the form of Sanjha Morcha. We have witnessed the infamous City Centre scam in our city itself under the former Congress govt. 2G scam, Common Wealth games scam and Adarsh society scam have fully exposed the hollowness of the congress.  It is time that the people vote for the SANJHA MORCHA of PPP, CPI, CPI(M). Akali Dal Longowal to establish a corruption free government and for economic development of the start.
Others who addressed the meetings include SH.Rajesh Gandhi of PPP, Dr Arun Mitra and Randhir Singh of CPI.

An appeal for Anil

7 year old was born with only one pumping chambers
Anil with his mother and Dr HS Bedi in CMC
Young Master Anil  s/o Dev Nandan and Pano Devi  is in a difficult position. This 7 year old was born with one of his 2 pumping chambers of the heart absent. Due to this his growth has stopped and he is constantly blue. He was seen by numerous doctors all over India. He then consulted Dr Harinder Singh Bedi – Head of the Department of Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery at the prestigious Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana. Dr Bedi realized that the defect if uncorrected could be fatal as the body could not tolerate low oxygen for a long time.
He explained that the heart has 2 pumps – the left and the right ventricle. In Anil – there is just one. Consequently all the blood (good and bad) mixes in this pump and gets circulated. As this is a mixed blood it is impure or blue and the whole body including the brain is always short of oxygen.
Dr Bedi has trained at one of the most advanced paediatric heart surgery centres in the world – the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney. Even there – Dr Bedi says- children with such advanced stage are not seen as the get operated much earlier. Anil will need a major open heart surgery where the surgeons will try and make a new heart for Anil using an imported heart lung machine. Anil’s father is a labourer and cannot afford the treatment even after a major concession by the hospital. Any donations may be made in the name of:    ’Christian Medical College   , Ludhiana’    with Anil’s name at the back. All donations are tax exempted.
Anil wants to get better so that he can study. Dr Bedi said that after surgery Anil should be able to handle any profession of his choice.

Colourful Fiesta Awaiting in Republic Day Parade

A total of 1200 school children from different parts
The school children rehearsing for the Republic Day Parade 2012, at Rajpath, in New Delhi on January 14, 2012  (Both photos and detail by PIB New Delhi)
New Delhi,January 14, 2012 (PIB): A total of 1200 school children from different parts of the country will be showcasing a variety of cultural items in this year’s Republic Day Parade. Among them 340 students are from Delhi.

Based on the ideals of meaningful education of Mahatma Gandhi, the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sec-2, RK Puram, New Delhi, will be presenting an item on mass literacy. Through their song and formation they will invoke a world where every person is educated in letter and spirit, where everyone would touch the height of prosperity and enlightenment. On the other hand, students of Government Sarvodaya Vidyala, Hastsal will present ‘Kodiyancha Karavan’, a folk dance of Maharashtra fishermen.

While South Zone Cultural Centre’s presentation will be ‘Karagam’, a folk dance of Tamil Nadu which originated as a ritual dedicated to Mariamman, the goddess of health and rain, East Zonal cultural Centre’s item, ‘Thakurani’ will be a combination of ‘Animal Dance’, ‘Ranapa Dance’ and ‘Jodi’. It is connected with the religious procession of Thakurani Jatra in Ganjam district of Odisha. North Central Zone Cultural Centre will present ‘Gudum Baja’, a traditional tribal dance in Mandla and Shahdol Districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is performed on all auspicious occasions and festivals.