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Ration for widows, books for needy children
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir and Lala Jagat Narayan Nishkam Sewa Sangh distributed monthly ration to 651 needy widows at Shri Gyan Sthal Temple here this morning. Besides providing 41 items of ration to the widows, it also provided books of the Punjab School Education Board, exercise books, and school bags to 1,001 needy schoolchildren from classes 1 to X.

The expense of the books was borne by Mr Kesho Ram Vig, Ashoka Dyeing and Finishing Mills, Mr Suryabhan Jain, Chairman Knitwear Club, and Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja.

The function started with a discourse by Baba Harnam Das of Sant Jinda Kalyan Ashram, Kalanor, Rohtak. He donated Rs 21,000.

Mr Dinesh Gulati, principal, Holy Child Public School, Neem Wala Chowk, waived admission and tuition fees of 31children of widows.



Over 2000 patients examined
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
More than 2,000 persons were examined for diseases of eye and other ailments, medicine were provided and laboratory tests were conducted free of cost at a medical camp, organised by Shri Guru Nanak Garib Niwaz Sewa Society at Bajra village on Rahon Road here today. The medical camp, held under the supervision of the Civil Surgeon Dr S.N. Tiwari, was inaugurated jointly by Mr Pritpal Singh, president, Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran and Mr Hira Singh Gabria, former MLA.

A team of 10 doctors conducted the medical check up while tests for sugar were carried out free of cost. The district TB Officer, Dr Anil Verma also examined some suspected TB cases. Medicines were distributed, free of cost.

Mr Pritpal Singh lauded the service being rendered by the society and assured assistance in this noble task. He further announced that the needy patients, referred by the society, would be provided treatment and diagnostic tests free of cost at the hospital being run by Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Society.

Dr Tiwari, Mr Surjit Singh Bajra, president of the society and Mr Hira Singh Gabria also addressed the function. Ms Darshan Kaur Saini, Principal, Dasham Pita Senior Secondary School, along with over 24 other staff members, worked hard to make the camp a success as there ways a massive turn out of the people.

Those present at the occasion were Baba Baldev Singh of Gurdwara Santpura, Mr Ramesh Kumar, Sarpanch, Bajra, Mr Balwinder Singh Babbu, Director, Ludhiana Central Cooperative Bank, Mr Birdevinder Singh Lucky, Sarpanch Jagirpur, Mr Surinder Singh Atwal, Mr Manjit Singh, former Sarpanch, Mr Darshan Singh, chairman, Residents Society, Jiwanpur, Mr Harpal Singh Bathla, vice-president, Rahon Road Shopkeepers Union, Mr Balwinder Singh Maka, president, Bhagwan Valmiki Sabha, Giani Shingara Singh, president, Gurdwara Committee, Bajra, Mr Sri Ram, president, Bhagwant Vihar Residents Society, Bajra, Mr Amrik Singh, Mr Paramjit Singh, both member, panchayat, Bajra and Mr Gursewak Singh Walia.



Cool drink — water

Water is a necessity for life. We cannot live without water. The body has stores of fats and carbohydrates which can be drawn on if food is short, and a person can survive for remarkable long periods without eating. But the body has no method of storing water, and without it death occurs in about three days since water is absolutely vital for all major bodily functions.

Water is the most abundant substance in the human body, making up one half to two thirds of the body weight. Roughly three quarters of the brain and muscles are made up of water. Even bone is 20 per cent water. Water is needed for lubricating the joints to keep them moving freely. For normal metabolism, a human body releases 500 ml of water in the form of urine everyday. Through breathing and sweating, the body releases other 500 or 800 ml of water.

When we feel thirsty, the body is signalling its need for water. The volume of water we then drink in order to satisfy the body’s need is dependent on how much the body has lost. Once the food is digested and assimilated, the remaining wastes will be removed in the form of sweat, breathing and urine or in solid waste. When the body is infected with sickness, the water content will work as transportation agent for nutritional supply and metabolism of toxic waste, thus it helps to fight sickness for a speedy recovery.

On the other hand, the active ingredient in cola is phosphoric acid. Its PH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. The citric acid in cola removes stains from vitreous china. To clean a toilet: pour a can of cola into the toilet bowl and left it for one hour, then flush clean. To remove grease from clothes: empty a can into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. It will help lessen grease stains.

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or cola. To avoid physical and mental problems drink more boiled water with lime juice. Drink 10 or 15 glasses of clean water in routine because water cures constipation, headaches, joint and back pain, anxiety and depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue and insomnia, allergies, asthma, arthritic pain and colon cancer.

— Dr Anil Dheer


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