Tarn Taran Diary

All For a clean, green tomorrow

All For a clean, green tomorrow

Kar Sewa sect followers plant saplings at the BSF complex in Ajnala. Photo: Gurbaxpuri

The Kar Sewa sect, Khadoor Sahib, under the patronship of international environmentalist Padma Shri Baba Sewa Singh has planted saplings on roadsides and commonlands in the area as well as in other parts of the country. The sect has achieved the target of planting saplings of more than five lakh plants in its move launched 20 years back. The sect made a plan in 2019 to grow 550 jungles (forests) dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, celebrated last year. The sect planted saplings on its 73rd jungle at BSF battalion headquarters at Ajnala recently. The sect followers planted 500 saplings of 50 different verities on 4 kanal land of the BSF. The residents were so happy with the move of the sect that they approached the sect and offered their land to grow a jungle.

Senior nursing tutor brings laurels to city

Anureet, a senior nursing tutor at DMCH, Ludhiana, brought laurels to her birth place Tarn Taran town by finding a place in an international journal twice regularly in two months during the peak period of Covid-19. Anureet is an M Sc in psychiatric nursing. She belongs to Tarn Taran and is married in Ludhiana. Her first article ‘A study to assess anxiety associated with end of life among elderly people in selected areas of Ludhiana, Punjab, published in Volume 9 Issue 6 June 2020 in the International Journal of Scientific Research(IJSR) published from USA. Her second article got space in the next month under the title ‘A study to assess depression associated with end of life among elderly people in selected areas of Ludhiana, Punjab, in Volume 9 Issue 7 July 2020 in the same journal. The editor-in-chief and the editorial board of the journal issued an appreciation letter to Anureet for her contribution. Anureet said that she had worked under the guidance of Dr Mrs Triza Jiwan, principal on the topics. She collected 100 samples of persons aged 60 years or above. Samples were taken from people residing at homes and from old-age home at Ludhiana. Standardised tools of anxiety and depression were used to collect data. The study revealed that majority of the elderly were in the age group of 60-70 years, and it was more in females as compared to males. Anureet said that she wanted to do more work on the topic farmers’ suicides as this hardworking community was considered to be much courageous .

Be responsible if you own a dog!

Parwinder Singh, a social activist associated with the Kalpana Chawla Pargatisheel Society, has taken a serious note of littering along roads by pet dogs in the morning. Parwinder, through a letter written recently, had urged the Municipal Council, Tarn Taran, to penalise pet owners if their dogs were found littering public places. He said it was not only causing pollution but many a times walkers have to face great irritation when they step on dog poop. The activist has appreciated the administration of Ludhiana which has made compulsory registration for pet animals with Rs400 as the registration fee. He said stray dogs and animals were already creating traffic hazard and pollution in the town as these were seen wandering on roads and residential localities. It is time owners should know how to handle the poo habits of their pets and at the same time take proper responsibility of their pets, he said. Sources in the Municipal Committee here informed that ‘cow cess’ was not being used properly by gaushala owners.

(Contributed by Gurbaxpuri)

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