Donated: Former minister of Rajasthan government and president of the Akhil Bhartiya Dhanak Samaj Hira Lal Indora has donated Rs 2.25 lakh for construction of the Dhanak Bhawan in Haridwar. This was announced by Raj Kumar Arya state president of the organisation during a function held in village Alamgarh near here today to install Kalu Ram Peer as district (rural) president. Significantly Indora’s birthday was today celebrated by his family members in his native village in neighbouring area of Sriganganagar. Members of the community welcomed Arya and Peer with garlands and assured all kind of help to the organisation in fighting against social evils, drug menace, female foeticide etc. Arya urged the government to include Dhanak community in the SC list.
Elected: Rakesh Arora who was on Friday night unanimously elected president of the local unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said today that experts would be invited from super specialties hospitals to treat economically poor and chronic patients in the Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital here. He and newly elected secretary Ajay Bhura further informed that the IMA would organise special camps to provide medical aid to patients affected by jaundice, TB and other diseases in slum areas. AIDS and female foeticide awareness camps will be held in urban localities besides villages, they added. The IMA plans to provide medicines to needy patients in private hospitals also.
Newly-wed blessed: Balluana MLA Gurtej Singh Ghuriana today blessed 11 newly wed couples from needy families during a function organised by the Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Society in village Choohriwala Dhanna near here. State BJP working committee member Aad Lal Jakhar, Prithvi Raj Pateer, Inderaj Malethia and Lal Chand Chaudhary and others warmly welcomed the chief guest. Each bride was given essential goods worth Rs 20,000. The MLA said he would visit soon each of them at their in-laws’ house to present cheque under the Shagun Yojna.
Volleyball tournament: The volleyball tournaments organised by the Azad Sports Club in village Noorpura near here concluded today. MLA Gurtej Singh was the chief guest of the prize giving ceremony. He was pleased to find that teams from three neighboring districts had reached in the sleepy village to participate in the two-day events. The team from village Chanankhera was declared winner, the Bahadurke village team won the runner up prize. Parminder Singh Dhillon president of the club said cash prizes and mementos were presented to the winning sportspersons.
Accident: One Surinder Pal Singh (50) of Bibi wala road was killed in a mishap at Bathinda-Barnala road here on Saturday night. Sources said an unidentified vehicle hit the motorcyclist and ran away. On receiving the information, the volunteers of an NGO rushed him to the civil hospital where after some time he succumbed to his injuries.
Homoeopathy camp: Dr Archana Monga, Homoeophysician examined nearly 70 patients at the 23rd Homoeopathy Medical check-up camp held at Village Dhudi in memory of late Rattan Chand Monga under the tutelage of Lions Club here today. She said that many surgical treatments are now curable through latest techniques of homoeopathy.
Assault case: Lakhwinder Singh, along with his 10 accomplices, snatched Rs 25,000 from brothers Maninder Singh and Parminder Singh while the duo were on way to a shop at Panshta village on Sunday. According to the police, the attackers first smashed window panes of the car and then assaulted the brothers before taking away the cash.
AIDS camp: An AIDS awareness camp was organised here on Friday for the employees of Mahavir Spinning Mills in the mill complex. Chief executive officer of Mahavir Spinning Mills I.M.J.S. Sidhu inaugurating the camp. SMO of ESI Hospital Dr Tej Paul said to create awareness about infectious diseases, more such camps would be organised in future.
317 donate blood: As many as 317 persons donated blood at a camp held at Sohana eye hospital on Sunday. An Istri Satsang Sammelan was also held wherein Sikh women organisations from various parts of the state participated.
NABHA NAWANSHAHR Knee replacement: Dr
Harminder Singh, chief consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Dhahan Kaleran, delivered a talk on "Osteoarthritis knee with total knee replacement" at the Continuation Medical Education programme organised by the IMA at Banga on Saturday. He said knee replacement surgery was helpful in advanced cases of osteoarthritis of knee joints. Medical camp held: The local Arya Samaj organised a free medical checkup camp dedicated to the memory of S.K. Sharma, former principal of the local R.K.Arya College, at the Arya Samaj Mandir here on Sunday. Prem Bhardwaj, president, Arya Samaj, inaugurated the camp where doctors examined more than 300 patients suffering from various
ailments. Free medicines were also given, informed Amit Sharma, secretary. PATIALA RAJPURA
Knee replacement: Dr Harminder Singh, chief consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Dhahan Kaleran, delivered a talk on "Osteoarthritis knee with total knee replacement" at the Continuation Medical Education programme organised by the IMA at Banga on Saturday. He said knee replacement surgery was helpful in advanced cases of osteoarthritis of knee joints.
Medical camp held: The local Arya Samaj organised a free medical checkup camp dedicated to the memory of S.K. Sharma, former principal of the local R.K.Arya College, at the Arya Samaj Mandir here on Sunday. Prem Bhardwaj, president, Arya Samaj, inaugurated the camp where doctors examined more than 300 patients suffering from various ailments. Free medicines were also given, informed Amit Sharma, secretary.
Girl kidnapped: A girl (19) was allegedly kidnapped by a youth, Balbir Singh (20), from Naya Gaon (Bahala) village near Kosli on Wednesday. When parents failed to trace their daughter even after a long search, her father Rajender Singh on Saturday made a complaint, following which the police registered a case of abduction under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against the accused.
Cop’s son booked for assault: The Khol police has booked Pankaj Yadav, son of Mahender Singh Yadav, a head constable of the Delhi police and resident of Dahina village, 24 km from here, for allegedly assaulting and injuring his neighbour Saurav Yadav on Friday. A case under Sections 323 and 324 of the IPC has been registered against Pankaj on a complaint made by the victim, who has been hospitalised here.
Probe sought: The local Unemployed Youths Association has sought a high-level probe into the allotment of municipal shops which were constructed in Kasakra vicinity of Chamba by the state government for the settlement of poor families living below poverty line and IRDP families. In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal, the unemployed youths had demanded that probe should be conducted through some independent agency and in case if it is found that these shops had been allotted to the tycoons of the town by violating the norms, the government should get these shops vacated forthwith and initiate legal action.
Anger channelled positively
HIS mother dressed him as a girl to save him during the 1984 genocide when he was a student of class V in Sandrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The family travelled all the way from that state to Punjab to escape the clutches of cold-blooded murderers.
Having lived the agony of seeing members from his community being murdered and his father's trucks burnt to ashes, Jagjit Singh Mann, a teacher with government primary school, Dhanansu in Ludhiana, grew up a man of compassion.
But the bitterness of losing everything in the riots and getting uprooted could not take a toll on his humanity. Instead he channelised his anger over the years, used it constructively and is now helping as many as 145 HIV positive people to live.
Not only this, Mann set up an environment society-Vatavaran Sambhal Society- and has helped in planting nearly 10,000 saplings in various school all over the state.
He has been spearheading a campaign for clean environment for the past seven years.
Last year, he came in contact with some HIV positive persons and realised they needed him to change their lives to some extent.
He set up Punjab Networking for Positive People in 2007 and is now in constant touch with 145 HIV positive persons and helping them live better lives.
“I had seen the most cruel face of humanity. But this prompted me to help the world and work towards a mission that would help me be at peace with myself. So I decided to help these people, who wait for their death once they are detected with the deadly virus,” says Mann, who spends many hours with these people after discharging his duties as a teacher.
He is satisfied that his organisation has helped in the appointment of several HIV positives as Outreach Workers after struggling for many months. He is now working towards sensitising the masses to bring these people back in the fold of society.
“I have found they are under-nutritioned people, waiting for their death. But not any more. We have arranged for the nutrition of all these 145 persons. I think I have given a vent to my bitterness. In my case, the 1984 riots have left me a better person,” says Mann.
Spreading legal awareness through Net
Most of us use our knowledge and professional qualification(s) for the advancement of our own career. But it is a refreshing feeling to note that there are some who utilise their skills for the service and betterment of society.
Advocate Deepak Miglani of Rohtak is one such professional engaged in providing free legal aid and tips to as many people as possible. He has created a blog www.legalpoint-india.blogspot.com on which he regularly posts valuable information about various important laws in a simplified form.
"My objective is to provide simplified legal information to the common people so as to equip them to face any eventuality," says Miglani, who is working as a legal consultant with a Gurgaon-based business solutions company.
An LLM and having specialisation in corporate laws, the young lawyer got acquainted with the common man's problems in legal matters while he was practising in Delhi. "I realised that people face difficulties in the courts of law due to their ignorance about law," says Miglani, who then undertook a mission to simplify the law for the common man.
He observes that while the ignorance of law is no excuse in a court of law, little effort is being made to tell people about it in simple terms. It was with this aim that he started what he calls e-legal centre in 2005.
Since then, Legal Point has been working in the direction of simplifying relevant laws and spreading legal awareness through the Internet. Apart from posting useful information on his blog, Miglani has been sending a legal tip to around 20,000 people daily for the past around two years.
He also receives numerous queries pertaining to legal matters on e-mail, on which he sends his considered and well-researched opinion. Apart from the queries, he also gets many mails of appreciation for his work as well.
Impressed with his effort, a foreign MNC Kyoko World has given the link of his blog on its website. VerveEarth, a Net search engine, has also evinced interest in joining hands with Legal Point.
Encouraged by the response, Miglani is now thinking of expanding his base by reaching out to more people through legal tips in Hindi language and on audio files. That's the spirit!
Contributed by Kanchan Vasdev and Sunit Dhawan