Tuesday 30 June 2015

The existence of Indian public sector is under threat

BSNL Employees union held a massive demonstration
Ludhiana:30 June 2015:(*Balwinder Singh//People Media Bureau):
Workers of BSNL Employees union held a massive demonstration in front of GMT office, Bharat Nagar Chowk Ludhiana, demanding scrapping of derogatory recommendations of Bibek Deb Roy committee to Privatization Indian railways. Addressing the gathering Com. Balbir Singh all India president BSNL employees Union said that the Narendera Modi Government is implementing Neo- Liberal policies more aggressively than the UPA Government. The existence of Indian public sector is under threat as recently Shri Narendra Modi has stated that it is not the job of Government to be in business. It is crystal clear from his remarks that the Government will sell the mighty public sector of India to the multinational companies and Indian capitalists which is not in the interest of the country as well as the public.
The Bibek Deb Roy committee has recommended privatisation of Indian Railways against which unions of Indian railways are protesting and demanding its scrapping. He further told that the same BJP Government scrapped the DOT and created a new company BSNL which is struggling for its existence due to the implementation of Neo- Liberal and pro private companies policies. If the railways is privatise similar will be the position of the railways. He called upon all employees of Public Sector to intensify the struggle against these policies.
Com. Balwinder Singh district secretary of Ludhiana unit of union extended full support to the agitation of Railways employees and demanded immediate scrapping of Bibek Deb Roy committee recommendations.
Others who spoke on during the demonstration include Com. Budh Singh circle treasurer, Parmjit Singh District president, Avtar Singh Jhande Assitt. District Secretary, Amarjit Chander Distt. Cashier,Darshan Singh,Madan lal,Vijay Verma, Atul Sharma,Amrik singh,Gurcharn Singh Chubki all branch Secretary.

*Balwinder Singh is the District secretary of BSNLEU and his mobile number is 9417000241

Sunday 21 June 2015

‘Stop this shame’. Stop Acid Attack

Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 4:14 PM
Nukkad Natak upholds the idea of Stop Acid Attack 
Ludhiana, 19th June, 2015: (Shalu Arora//Peoples Media Link):
Fortis Hospital Ludhiana organised Nukkad Natak on “Tejab (Stop Acid Attack)” at various places in Ludhiana. The purpose of this was to convey a message to ‘Stop this shame’. Six highly enthusiastic artists and professionals from Friends Welfare Club took the responsibility of conveying this social message to the masses. Artist of the play were Mr.Rupinder Singh Dhindsa, Harpinder Singh, Rupinder Rupi, Mandeep Joshi, Rajveer Kaur and Raman Nagi

The artists are reviving the lost art of creativity conveying the message through 'Nukkad Natak' or street play. The group preached about the social evil of Acid Attack on females. They even promoted the idea of “Nasha Mukt Punjab”.

People from surrounding areas, patients and their relatives gathered at Fortis Hospital, Ludiana and other venues. The play revolved around the issues related to the Acid attacks and Drugs. The opening scene focused mainly on the careless and stubborn nature of the youngsters, followed by shots that threw light on the other evils of our society, those might lead to dangerous consequences.

The play concluded with a general message for all the viewers that acid attack, violence and drugs are not solution for any problem, we should all come forward to help and support the victims so that they can lead a respectful life.

Giving information regarding the event Mr.Vivan Singh Gill, Facility Director, Fortis hospital, Ludhiana said, “Fortis Hospital,” Ludhiana in association with “Chhanv Foundation” is organising a charity show “Beautiful You” A chance for Acid Attack Fighters to exhibit their inner beauty on 4th July 2015 at “Shri Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan”, Ludhiana. Anybody who wishes to help or sponsor acid attack victims can buy tickets from Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana

Monday 8 June 2015

BJGVJ Event: Citizens no to axing of trees

Axing announced to develop driving test center 
Ludhiana: 8 June 2015: (Peoples Media Link):
Demanding immediate cessation of the plan of the government to axe hundreds of trees in government college for boys to make driving test center there thousands of people gathered at the public function for the promotion of healthy environment in the rose garden asked the govt. shift it to some other place outside the city. The felling of trees will further deprive the city of the green belt and affect health of the people. Warning about the impending dangers of disastrous effects of environmental degradation on our health Dr Arun Mitra General Secretary BJGVJ said that there has been steep rise in the diseases occurring as a result of this. The respiratory illnesses are rising due to poor air quality. There is an equal rise in the number of patients due to water borne diseases. Noise is another factor which is generally not taken seriously but it is causing detrimental effect on our whole body system.  Ecological degradation has led to several disasters in our country. The unprecedented loss of human and other forms of lives and property could have been avoided in Uttarakhand and Jammu &Kashmir  if effective steps were taken to preserve ecological balance in the region. He demanded that environmental laws should be effectively implemented.
Maj.(Retd) Sher Singh Aulakh, President of the Jatha expressed concern that garbage is lying on the road sides due to which there is always an imminent threat of communicable diseases. Even though we have witnessed epidemics every year there seems to be little in the anvil to meet these challenges in the ongoing rainy season. Collective action by the citizens and effective implementation of policies by the government is needed to promote healthy environment in Ludhiana, he said.
Dr. Baldev Singh-President Punjab Eco Friendly Association (PEFA) lauded the role of the Jatha for promotion of healthy environment for  the last over 22 years. However, he said  that only a joint and sincere effort by all concerned organizations working in Punjab in general and Ludhiana in particular to cope up with these challenges to mitigate the hazards of pollution on our health. He  demanded that ParyavaranVahini including the representatives of different departments and voluntary organisations be formed to meet this challenge.
MrsKusumLata – National Awardee gave a talk on water management. She said that the citizens have to be cautious about these situations.
Shri M S Bhatia – Organising Secretary said that we should go in for renewable energy resources which are in abundance in our country rather than nuclear energy which is neither safe nor economical.. We should adopt all the measures for energy conservation for sustainable development. He further cautioned that global warming occurring as a result of large number of gases accumulating in the atmosphere is a pointer to it.
Many organisations working for the cause participated and supported the efforts.
ShriRanjit Singh, Vice President of the Jatha organized a quiz competition on environment and gave prizes to the winners in the form of saplings.
Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) under the direction of ShriPardeep Sharma presented a  playDHARATI MAA KI  PUKAR  on environment which was coordinated by Com. Randhir Singh Dheera and AnmolShubhamSood. The PEFA artists presented a NukkadNatak on Environment. ShriSurinder Kumar recited poems on the environment.