Saturday, January 26, 2013

Patriotic spirit at CMC on 26 January 2013

A grand celebration at CMC hospital
Ludhiana, 26th Jan, 2013(Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria):The 64thRepublic day was celebrated at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana with Patriotic spirit. The program started with thanks giving service for the country at college chapel, followed by Flag hoisting, March past and cultural events by staff & students of various colleges at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest Sh. Darshan Arora emphasized the responsibility of every citizen towards the nation and then to enjoy the freedom, brought to us by our martyrs.Earlier Sh. Darshan Arora was welcomed & introduced by the Director, CMC - Dr. Abraham G. Thomas. Present on the occasion were the Administrative team, staff and students to mark the celebration. At this occasion staffs who had completed 35 years of dedicated service were honoured. The Program was organized by College of Physiotherapy and Vice Principal thanked everyone for the help extended.
Associate Director, Dr.Kim Mammen, Principal CMC, Dr S.M. Bhatti, Principal Christian Dental College, Dr.Abi M.Thomas, Principal College of Nursing Prof.(Mrs.) Ponnamma R. Singh, Principal College of Physiotherapy, Dr.Jeewan S.Parkash, Principal IAHS, Dr.Anup Benjamin were also present on the occasion.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Initiative during the next four years with a goal

01/21/2013 01:30 PM CST                                                      Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:08 AM
First Lady, Dr. Biden Vow to Continue 'Joining Forces'
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2013 - Lauding Americans' increased outpouring to service members, their families and veterans, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, have vowed to continue leading the Joining Forces initiative during the next four years with a goal of creating a national culture of appreciation and support.
The mission of Joining Forces is "to rally this nation to support our military families to make sure that we are supporting them – our troops and our veterans – as well as they have supported us," Obama said during an exclusive interview with Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Josh Hauser, a Pentagon Channel correspondent.
"Our belief is that everyone can do something," she said. "And we have seen the country step up in ways big and small."
Joining Forces has mobilized every sector of society by encouraging employers to hire veterans and military family members, promoting efforts to cut through red tape to transfer professional licenses as military spouses move between states with their loved ones, and giving teachers the tools to help military children, the first lady noted.
"People have really reached out, and we have gotten such great response. We feel pretty good about that," Biden said. "And we are going to continue this for the next four years – to keep pushing that and plugging away. ... We hope this continues in our culture for years to come."
As they prepared to kick off the presidential inauguration weekend by hosting a tribute to military families Jan. 19, Obama and Biden told Hauser they've seen increasing understanding among the American people of the contributions and sacrifices service members and their families make every day.
"There is growing appreciation, but I think there is still more work to do," Obama said. "We want to keep shining that spotlight."
Recognizing the end of U.S. military operations in Iraq and the drawdown in Afghanistan, the first lady said support for service members, veterans and military families is more important than ever.
"That is not when it ends. That is when it begins," Obama said. "Because as families are making that transition to civilian life, it is going to be more important than ever before for us to show them how valued they are to us – and not just in words, but in deeds."
Obama and Biden said they are struck as they meet with military families by their strength and resilience, and the maturity and adaptability of military children.
"They are learning to juggle responsibilities, dealing with their emotions and dealing with the highs and lows of life in very stressful, emotional conditions," she said. "And they are succeeding. They are successful, smart, bright young people."
The skills they are learning now will give them a leg up when they face other challenges in life, and an appreciation of the tradition of service that has made America great, Obama said.
"Our military kids are the best that the country has to offer. So we want to make sure they know this, and they can talk about their skills in a positive way," she said. "And we want to make sure the country can appreciate and understand the uniqueness that these kids bring to any task, to any group, to any situation, so that we embrace that."   Initiative during the next four years with a goal
Related Sites:
Joining Forces 
Pentagon Channel Interview
Special Report: Military Family Support
Special Report: Inauguration 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

State level joint convention of farmers at Ldh

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Convention criticized anti farmer Govt.Policies
Ludhiana: January 17,2013: With a demand for increase in the minimum support price (MSP) the state level joint convention of Kissan Sabhas held here at Ludhiana today decided to launch movement for their demands. The joint convention was organized by the Punjab Kissan Sabhas affiliated to CPI and CPI(M) , Bharti Kissan Union Ekta (Sidhupur) and All India Democratic Party.  The convention was addressed by Comrades Kulwant Singh (Ex MLA) President and Bhupinder Sambar General Secretary Punjab Kissan Sabha, Comrades Gurchetan Singh-President and Sukhminder Sekhon –General Secretary Kissan Sabha Punjab,  Kartar Singh Bowani, Giani Gurdev Singh Nihal Singhwala, Com Kamiker Singh Sekhon.                            

Various speakers at the convention criticized the anti farmer policies of the government at the centre and state for ignoring their demands which has led large number of suicides by the farmers throughout India,  including Punjab.  Kissans have to face huge losses every year due to natural calamities that affect their production which are many a time destroyed. But governments  do not have any policy for them in this regard to meet the loss.  They demanded that all loans given to small and medium farmers be waived off.  They further demanded that the MSP for wheat be fixed at Rs.1800 per quintal and an additional bonus of Rs. 150 be given to the farmers by the state govt. This has become essential due to increase in the input costs like, Diesel, electricity and fertilizers. More over there has been exorbitant rise in prices of essential commodities which the kissans have to use too.  They also demanded increase in the MSP of sugar cane which is higher in Haryana by 45 rupees. They also demanded that milk rate should be bought at the previous rates and not at the present reduced rates.   

The farmer organizations also warned of introduction of GM crops without safety audit. Such a move may lead to several problems for our food security and health in future. The farmer orgnaisations also supported the ongoing struggle of the Punjab Agricultural University Employee’s Union for release of arears. They further said that the Punjab government should increase the grant to PAU for the further research.
Kartar Singh Bowani (94175 38005)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Dr. Manmohan Singh and Kumari Mamata Banerjee

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh with the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Kumari Mamata Banerjee, during the inauguration of the 100th Session of Indian Science Congress, in Kolkata on January 03, 2013. (PIB)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron

U.S. Navy Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Kenia Palacio, assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132's Line Division, signals to the aircrew of an EA-18G Growler aircraft as it taxis off the flight line at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, Japan, Dec. 28, 2012. VAQ-132 was on a six-month deployment at NAF Misawa in support of U.S. 7th Fleet. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada, U.S. Navy/Released) 12/28/2012 - VIRIN: 121228-N-VZ328-087

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