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Mullanpur Dakha
Eye camp:
At least 1,140 patients were examined and 225 operated upon at an eye camp organised at Guru Nanak Charitable Trust, Mullanpur Mandi. Doctors led by Jacob Parbhakar conducted the camp.



Freedom fighter cremated
: The mortal remains of freedom fighter Banarsi Dass Azad (90), who breathed his last on Saturday, were consigned to flames in Bahujhholari village here on Sunday with full military and civil honours. A contingent of the Haryana Police reversed their arms and fired a volley of shots in the air while bidding farewell to the departed soil. City Magistrate Hosiyar Singh Siwach laid wreaths on behalf of the state government on this occasion.

HFUCTO meeting
: The executive council of the Haryana Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (HFUCTO), in its meeting held in Kurukshetra University on Sunday, unanimously decided that kurukshetra University Teachers’ Association (KUTA) president Prof NS Kaushal will be the working president of HFUCTO. HFUCTO secretary Dr Rajbir Parasher said it was also decided that Dr Ravinder Gaso, lecturer of Hindi in DAV College, Pundri, would be an unanimous candidate from the HFUCTO for the election of a member to the executive council of the university, the meeting of which was scheduled to be held on Monday.

Mason strangled to death
: Man Singh (23), a resident of Karoli district of Rajasthan, who was working as a mason at Bhiwadi town, near Dharuhera, was apparently strangled to death by unknown assailants on Friday night. The “killers” threw his body at a deserted place at Dharuhera, from where it was recovered by the police on Saturday. On a complaint filed by deceased’s brother Madan Mohan, who also identified the body, the police has registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence of the crime under Sections 302, 201, 34 of the IPC in this regard.

Man booked for killing wife: Sushma Yadav, who was allegedly set on fire by her husband Mahipal Yadav at their farm house in Khatavali village, near Dharuhera, on march 7, succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Saturday. Mahipal, who was earlier booked on the charge of attempt to murder, was then remanded in judicial custody by a local court. Section 302 of murder has now also been added to the FIR which was earlier registered against him under Section 307 of the IPC.

Burn injuries: Three persons - Bhagat Singh Saini and Hitesh Kumar of Dharuhera and Satish Kumar of Manesar, got charred, one of them seriously, when a big balloon, filled with hydrogen gas, abruptly got burst near Bhagat Singh Chowk on Friday. The condition of Bhagat was still stated to be serious. Sources said when the balloon, which had been installed there by authorities of Sanskar Bharati Public School, Nangli Balahir, incidentally entangled in a truck and burst out. The police has registered a case of negligent conduct and causing grievous hurt under Sections 285, 338 of the IPC against the chairman of the school.



BJP flays Cong
: BJP Kisan Morcha state vice-president Roshan Thakur has called the first ever appearance of Congress candidate Madan Lal here in Bilaspur district as most disappointing and frustrating for the Congress cadre. Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, he said not only very few Congressmen turned out to welcome him during his so called road show from Toba to Barthin but also a large number of them even shouted slogans against him at Bilaspur town where his first programme as the Congress candidate totally flopped.

Govt criticised: Zila parishad member Bamber Thakur here has criticised failure of the government to arrange proper vehicles and other modern equipment for the fire brigade at Bilaspur town. This is the only fire station in the entire district and caters to the needs of the entire district. Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, he pointed towards the bad performance of the local fire brigade during a devastating fire, which suddenly engulfed three shops in the Laxmi Narayan temple complex few days ago. He demanded that the government should immediately provide at least four modern fire tenders.

: A two-day seminar on the “history, art and culture of Chamba Himalaya” concluded here in the Bhuri Singh Museum on Sunday. The seminar was organised by the local Chamba Shilpa Parishad in the memory of late Dr Rita Sharma of Chamba. She was the curator- epigraphy, numismatics and jewellery at the National Museum, New Delhi, and was killed in a train accident, near Mathura, last year. The seminary was inaugurated and chaired by eminent historian Harish Chandra Sharma. He honoured the scholars by presenting ‘ang vastram’ and also an elegant file cover.



Election control room: In connection with the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in Udhampur-Doda Parliamentary constituency, district election officer, Doda, Syed Sharief-ud-Din on Saturday established a District Election Control Room in Doda, which shall function round the clock. Any election related information could be obtained from the control room at telephone numbers: 01996-233328 and 01996-2333965.

Police donates van: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday donated a van to the Help Line Special School, Bijbehara, Anantnag, for the visually and physically-challenged children at a function held at police headquarters here on Saturday. While handing over the vehicle to the principal of the institution, Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda said children of the special school were equal members of our society and should not be ignored at any cost.

Inclusion of Gojri sought: Gujjar writers, poets and intellectuals have called for inclusion of Gojri language in the Eight Schedule. At the conclusion of the two-day Gojri ethno-cultural conference held at Kathua on Sunday, they demanded opening of Gojri departments at Kashmir and Jammu Universities, besides its inclusion in the syllabus of the State Board of School Education.


Healing sick with ayurveda, nature cure

Dr Dev Vrat examines a patient at Nature Cure Centre Gurukul, Kurukshetra

Swami Sharaddhanand Yog, Prakritik Aivam Chikitsa Sansthan, Gurukul, Kurukshetra, has been healing people with yoga and naturopathy. The sansthan’s is ISO certified.

Rajinder Singh Randhawa from Denver ,USA, had chronic stomach problem. He was cured after a week’s treatment from the sansthan.

Ashok Kumar from Canada was treated for ulcerative colitis so was Jasbir Singh, manager, Punjab National Bank, New Delhi in 28 days of treatment.

Ram Chand, of Ballabhgarh, Haryana, had skin problem got relief after two months’ treatment.

Dr Padam Singh Deswal, former Professor of Mathematics, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, had constipation and worms.On a friend’s suggestion he had treatment from the sansthan.“ After a month foot-long worm was removed from my stomach”.

Nearly 45,000 patients including 150 from Indonesia, England, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, America and South Africa have been benefited from treatment in the sansthan, says founder- director Dr Dev Vrat.

Dr Vrat, says once he fell ill and consulted many doctors who declared his disease incurable. Dr Vrat got treatment from a nature cure hospital for two months and regained health. Thereafter he planned a nature cure centre on Gurukul’s campus. His resolution relating to it was approved by the management. Dr Vrat started the work and succeeded in his mission.

Dr Vrat, says naturopathy treats a patient with air, earth, water, sky and fire. Ailments, he says, are caused following overeating , irregular lifestyle, greed for wealth and hectic life. allopathic medicines to harm human machine .

The nature cure centre on Gurukul’s campus treats patients using modern techniques of ayurveda . Only organic food, produced on the Gurukul campus , is served to patients under treatment at the centre.

Woman doctor treats women patients. Facilities of air- conditioned rooms are available for who can afford.

Yoga and pranayam is taught twice a day and physical pain managed by physiotherapy and acupressure.

Gurukul gaushala has reared cows for use of their urine and dung to prepare medicine. stomach diseases are cured by cow dung . soap is also made from cow dung, which is said to be beneficial for skin diseases. Patients are also treated with solar water by making use of sunrays.

Experts visit the centre to share knowledge with the doctors. The centre also offers three-year diploma in naturopathy.

Body is detoxified by various ‘kriyas’ like kunjal, neti, pranayam, meditation etc. Waste matter deposited in intestines is removed by colonic irrigation and machine.

Herbal products like arogayamrit ,amla churan, ashwagandha churan, sarpgandha churan, nirgundi churan, medicines for diabetes, acidity, kasani, honey, chayvanprash and sprouts are sold on no- profit, no- loss basis.

Serving society in his own way

Surjeet Singh

Surjeet Singh alias Jhanda Sahib is an expert diver. He has been rendering service to people free of cost, taking out dead bodies from canals and streams . He has not been to school. In Malwa he is known for his diving prowess and people call him when other means, to trace something from deep water, fail. He has been serving people for 15 years.

Surjeet Singh lives at Sardoolgarh in Mansa district and is employed with the Water Works Department. Many times he has removed blockages from water tanks’ pipes 20 feet in water. He said once people had to go without water due to blocked pipes of water tank at Naharan village. He removed the blockage from pipes 20 feet in water by removing screws of pipes. He repeated it in Salushwal village too . He took out three bodies at Bappa village in Haryana near Sirsa from 12- foot deep canal after six hours’ efforts . Once a family of Sardoolgarh travelling by a jeep fell into Bhakra canal, 22-foot deep into water and was drowned . Jhanda Sahib took out bodies of all family members from the canal. Deputy Commissioner Mansa Kumar Rahul also called him to trace a body from Taamkot canal . He also climbs up Nishan Sahib of gurdwaras without support. Sometimes he climbs up Nishan Sahib to replace wires. He claims to have stamina to dive whole day to trace things from running water. He is vegetarian. The district administration honoured him on January 26 for his service to society.

Contributed by DR Vij, Parmod Mehta

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