Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sharandeep Kaur Brar flags off 7 new ambulances in Sirsa

Sharandeep Kaur Brar flags off 7 new ambulances under NRHM
SIRSA NEWS 
21 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Deputy Commissioner Sirsa- Sharandeep Kaur Brar IAS, flags off 7 new ambulances under NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) in Sirsa, this makes the fleet of a total of 23 ambulances serving under NRHM. In this Video watch Interviews of: Dr. Suraj Bhan Kamboj CMO Sirsa, and Sharandeep Kaur Brar IAS deputy commissioner Sirsa.
This Video was recorded on 21st September 2016.
SDM Ellenabad, Sh Pardeep Dahiya, City Magistrate Dr Ved Prakash, Dy CMO Viresh Bhushan, Suresh Dhosiwal, Makhan Singh from DIPRO etc were present at the ceremony.
आज स्थानीय लघु सचिवालय परिसर से उपायुक्त श्रीमती शरणदीप कौर बराड़ ने स्वास्थ्य विभाग हरियाणा से आई 7 एम्बूलैंस को हरी झंडी दिखाकर रवाना किया। इन 7 एम्बूलैंस सहित जिला में अब 23 एम्बूलैंस आमजन को स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं प्रदान करेगी। 
श्रीमती शरणदीप कौर बराड़ ने कहा कि ये एम्बूलैस एनआरएचएम के तहत स्वास्थ्य विभाग  हरियाणा द्वारा भिजवाई गई है। उन्होंने बताया कि स्वास्थ्य विभाग द्वारा इस जिले में आमजन की सेवा के लिए 7 एम्बूलैंस अलॉट की गई हैं जिन्हें जिले में स्थापित सीएचसी व पीएचसी में भेजा जाएगा। उन्होंने बताया कि इससे स्वास्थ्य विभाग की कार्य प्रणाली और भी मजबूत होगी व तेजी आएगी। उन्होंने कहा कि इन एम्बूलैंस को लोगों की सेवा के लिए ग्रामीण इलाकों में लगाया जाएगा। उन्होंने कहा कि नेशनल हाई-वे रोड़ पर कार्य प्रगति पर है जिस कारण इस रोड़ पर दुर्घटनाएं होने की सम्भावना रहती है इसलिए गांव मोरीवाला में लगाई गई है।
इस अवसर पर उपमण्डल अधिकारी ना. ऐलनाबाद श्री प्रदीप दहिया, नगराधीश डा. वेद प्रकाश, सिविल सर्जन डा. सूरजभान कम्बोज, उप सिविल सर्जन डा. विरेश भूषण, लेखाकार मक्खन सिंह, श्री सुरेश कुमार ढ़ोसीवाल सहित अन्य अधिकारीगण उपस्थित थे। 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Farmers protest at Canal Office against No discharge of water in Sukhchain Minor since 2 years

Farmers protest at Canal Office against No discharge of water in Sukhchain Minor since 2 years
SIRSA NEWS 
17 September, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Farmers Protest at Irrigation Office against no discharge of water in Sukhchain Minor since 2 years. This Video Shot on 15th September 2016
Farmers of more than half a dozen villages, such as Mirpur, Chattargarh Patti, Ahmadpur, Dhottar, Farwain, Neza Dela etc etc that get irrigation and drinking water supply from Sukhchain minor, had to protest at Irrigation Department, Canal Colony Sirsa, when the concerned officials tried to make lame excuses of the non discharge of water in this canal. Scores of farmers were led by S. Manmohan Singh famous cinematographer, and renowned Punjabi films producer director (his farm & orchards also gets irrigation water from this canal), Ashok Sharma, Amar Singh Dhillon etc.
किसानो ने सुखचैन लिंक केनाल में पानी न आने को लेकर सिंचाई विभाग में किया प्रदर्शन.
बाद में अधीक्षक अभियंता राजेश कुमार को स्तिथि से अवगत करवाया.
अधीक्षक अभियंता राजेश कुमार ने फोरी कार्यवाही का आश्वासन दिया.
कारवाई अगर न हुई तो आगे के रन निति बनाई जाएगी.
२ साल से भी अधिक समय से सुखचैन लिंक केनाल में पानी नहीं आ रहा.
पहले जब जब भी किसान सिंचाई विभाग से शिकायत करने गए तो उन्हें कहा गया की पंजाब वाले पानी नहीं आने देते हम कैसे आपूर्ति करें.
हाल में किसानो की एक टीम खुद नहर के लालवास हेड की और खुद गई, तो पाया की लालवास जो हरियाणा के फतेहाबाद जिले में पड़ता हैं वहां पंजाब से पूरा पानी आ रहा है, लेकिन इस हेड से निकलने वाले २ छोट्टे माइनर जिन की बहुत हे कम कैपेसिटी है उनमे सिरसा की सुखचैन लिंक केनाल का पानी अनाधिकृत तरीके से बहाया जा रहा. किसानो ने जब यह बात आज सिरसा आकर XEN को कही तो उन्होंने इस पर ध्यान देने की बजाये टाल मटोल का रवैया रखा, और कहा की यह शिकायत फतेहाबाद के SE से करो.
इस पर किसानो ने नहर विभाग के खिलाफ नारे लगाये तब SE सिरसा ने उन्हें बात करने के लिए बुलाया.
अधीक्षण अभियंता (SE) राजेश कुमार को सुप्रसिद्ध पंजाबी फिल्म निर्माता निर्देशक स. मनमोहन सिंह, जिनका फार्म इसी नहर से सिंचित होता है, ने विस्तार से बताया
तदुपरांत अधीक्षण अभियंता ने तुरंत कार्यवाही करने का भरोसा किसानो को दिया.
अगर अब भी कोई नतीजा न निकला तो आगे की कठोर कायवाही के लिए किसान अपनी रननीति बनायेंगे.
इस सुखचैन लिंक केनाल से सिंचाई के इलावा आधा दर्जन गाँव के वाटर वर्क्स को भी पीने के पानी के लिए पानी सप्लाई होता है.

कुछ किसानो के नाम: पूर्व सरपंच अशोक शर्मा, अमर सिंह, सिनेमेटोग्राफर व् किसान मनमोहन सिंह जी, इश्वर सिंह लाभ सिंह, रामजी लाल, खजान चंद, गाँव मीरपुर, चतरगढ़ पट्टी, अहमदपुर नेजाडेला, फरवाई, धोत्त्ड, इतियादी के किसान आये थे.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rohul Thorat key note speaker at rationalists seminar

Rohul Thorat key note speaker at rationalists seminar held in Sirsa
SIRSA NEWS 
14 September, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Rahul Thorat keynote speaker at Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti Vichar Goshti & Punjab Tarksheel Society joint seminar held on 12th September at Shri Yuvak Sahitya Sadan Hall.

Rahul Thorat is Editor of AndhaShraddha Unmoolan Varta Patra published in Marathi in Maharashtra

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sushil Mittal President Cotton Ginners accuses Mandi Secretary of adamant attitude

Sushil Mittal President Cotton Ginners accuses Mandi Secretary of adamant attitude.
SIRSA NEWS 
12 September, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video:

Cotton Ginners of Sirsa go on strike against adamant attitude of market committee Sirsa Secretary cum EO against her adamant and unhelpful attitude. Speaking at a press conference held on the premises of Garg Cotton Factory, Sushil Mittal, president Haryana Cotton Ginners Association stated that while in rest of Haryana State, Haryana Rural Development Fund (HRDF) is collected at 80 paise only then why it is charged 2% in Sirsa, he accused Mandi secretary that she was unable to show the documents/official letter pertaining to this and even refuses to accept application from Ginners in this context. Sushil Mittal said that he has already e-mailed their grievances to CM Haryana and concerned officials.

On the other hand Ms. Jaiwanti Kasnia on the other refuted the allegations and said that she is carrying out everything as per directions from the Haryana Government and there is no high handedness on her part, in fact whenever there is any arrival of cotton in the mandi she makes sure that concerned person from the Market committee is always present at the auction.

Further Details in HINDI below:

-कॉटन जीनर्स ने की हड़ताल , 2 प्रतिशत एचआरडीएफ को लेकर विवाद। 
-जिनर्स से 80 पैसे के हिसाब से ही ली जाये फीस -जीनर्स एसोसिएशन। 
-कॉटन जिनर्स बोले: मार्केट कमेटी सचिव अपना रही है तानाशाही रवैया। 
-पूरे प्रदेश में एचआरडीएफ 80 पैसे भरा जा रहा है मगर सिरसा में 2 प्रतिशत क्यों। 
-हरियाणा कॉटन जिनर्स एसोसिएशन ने सचिव के खिलाफ सीईओ को भेजी शिकायत। 
मार्केट कमेटी सचिव का दावा , विभाग के आदेशानुसार ही वसूली जा रही है एचआरडीएफ फीस। 


अभी किसान की कपास की फसल की आवक शुरू होने वाली है। अभी केवल कुछ ही किसान अपनी कपास की फसल  मार्किट में लेकर पहुँच रहे है  लेकिन किसानों की फसल मार्केट में आते ही जिनर्स ने हड़ताल शुरु कर दी है। यह हड़ताल हरियाणा कॉटन जिनर्स एसोसिएशन के बनैर तले केवल सिरसा मंडी में की जा रही है। असल में जीनर्स एसोसिएशन व मार्किट कमेटी सचिव के बीच एचआरडीएफ के लिए वसूली की जा रही दरों को लेकर विवाद है। जीनर्स एसोसिएशन पुरानी दर 80 पैसे के हिसाब से एचआरडीएफ देना चाहते है जबकि मार्किट कमेटी की सचिव 2 प्रतिशत के हिसाब से सरकार द्वारा निर्धारित एचआरडीएफ फीस वसूल करने पर अडिग है। जीनर्स एसोसिएशन का आरोप है कि अभी सरकार द्वारा नई दरों की अधिसूचना जारी नही हुयी है और पुरे प्रदेश में 80 पैसे के हिसाब से ही एचआरडीएफ वसूली जा रही है। 

सुशील  मित्तल , प्रदेश अध्यक्ष, जीनर्स एसोसिएशन। 
 इसी विवाद को लेकर आज हरियाणा कॉटन जिनर्स के पदाधिकारियों ने प्रैस कांफ्रेंस कर सचिव पर कई तरह के गंभीर आरोप लगाए हैं। और कहा कि मार्केट कमेटी सचिव की तानाशाही रवैया अपना रही है। हरियाणा कॉटन जिनर्स एसोसिएशन के प्रदेशाध्यक्ष सुशील मितल ने बताया कि हड़ताल मार्केट कमेटी की सचिव जयवंती कासनिया के रवैये को लेकर की जा रही है। उनका रवैया कॉटन जिनर्स के प्रति ठीक नहीं हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि मार्केट कमेटी की सचिव जिनर्स से एचआरडीएफ हरियाणा रुरल डेवेल्पमेंट फंड के रुप में 2 प्रतिशत की मांग कर रही है जबकि पूरे प्रदेश में एचडीआरएफ 80 पैसे है। पूरे प्रदेश में सभी जगहों पर एचडीआरएफ के तौर पर जिनर्स से 80 पैसे के हिसाब से फीस ली जा रही है मगर सिरसा में सचिव ने खुद के नियम बना रखे हैं।

उन्होंने कहा कि 27 नवंबर 2011 से प्रदेश सरकार ने एचडीआरएफ के तौर पर 80 पैसे लेने शुरु किए थे। उसके बाद से कोई नोटिफिकेशन नहीं हुआ। कहीं भी एचआरडीएफ के रुप में 2 प्रतिशत फीस नहीं ली जा रही है। मार्केट फीस उन्होंने अदा कर दी है लेकिन एचडीआरएफ को लेकर पेंच फंसा हुआ है। उन्होंने कहा कि मार्केट कमेटी की सचिव के खिलाफ उन्होंने ईमेल के माध्यम से सीईओ पंचकुला को शिकायत भेज दी है। सीईओ ने इस मामले को लेकर आश्वासन भी दिया है। सभी पदाधिकारियों ने कहा है कि जब तक मार्केट कमेटी की सचिव अपनी गलती स्वीकार नहीं करती, उनकी हड़ताल लगातार जारी रहेगी। 


वहीँ इस विवाद को लेकर मार्किट कमेटी की सचिव  जयवंती कासनिया से बात की गई तो उन्होंने कहा की उनके ऊपर लगे सभी आरोप निराधार है। उन्होंने सरकार के आदेशों की पालना की है।  उन्होंने कहा कि जो भी निर्देश उनके उच्च अधिकारियों द्वारा दिए जायेंगे उनके अनुसार ही फीस की वसूली की जाएगी। उन्होंने कहा कि उन्हें जीनर्स की हड़ताल के बारे में भी सुचना नही है।  उन्होंने बताया की अभी तक कपास की आवाक शुरू नही हुयी है। केवल कुछ ही किसान कपास लेकर अभी मंडी में लेकर आये है। उन्होंने कहा कि  ज्यों ही किसान अपनी कपास की फसल लेकर आएंगे उनकी फसल की खरीद कर ली जाएगी। 

Monday, September 05, 2016

Thanks Giving - Dr TN Chugh

Thanks Giving - Dr TN Chugh

SIRSA NEWS 
05 September, 2016
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Thanks Giving
(Also click to read: Noble tasks of teachers in independent India - Dr. TN Chugh) This Article was published on Teachers Day 2015
Thanks Giving An expression of spoken or written acknowledgement of gratitude conveyed as regards for the assistance provided by someone. It may also be any kind of gesture influenced through culture or tradition of a society.  There are certain persons who deserve appreciation and thanks when they give in totality and whole heartedly so as to extend help without barriers and expectations. It may relieve the burden owned by someone due to help received.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They act as charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. We should cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to us for our advancement and convey thanks without break. It is used in exclamation of relief. Thus gesture of gratitude is a step toward achieving bigger and better during current situations. More so, ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer to Almighty God that anyone could say.
Thanks- giving elaborates the concept of gratefulness, gratitude, appreciation, recognition, benediction, blessings, grace, praise and mercy. The opposite notions suggest condemnation, criticism, dis-approval and ungrateful nature.
The word ‘Thanks’ has its origin from the word ‘Thancian’ of old English and ‘Thanc or Thancon’ of middle English. These words convey the expression of thanks. The German word ’Danken’ means give thanks to God for blessings.
Certain Phrases to express thanks:
Thanks a lot; That is very kind of you; How kind you are to help me; Many-many thanks for your assistance in my project; Thanks for your guidance and support; I am eternally grateful for everything you have done for me; Thanks for your kind appreciation; Thanks for coming here to help me. In the modern days, thanks are also expressed through twitter, e-mail, face book comments, whats-up etc (through internet).

Response of Thanks Giving
The person who conveys thanks should also be given due regards (without delay) for the amiable behavior. Certain phrases are being suggested here:
You are welcome; my pleasure; that is all right; please mention not; it is nothing; I take it as my responsibility etc.  
Who Deserves Thanks:
First of all we must express our regards and reverence to the Almighty God who is the creator of universe and sole benefactor. We should develop habit and attitude of regular meditation (with faithful submission) to convey our thanks because His kind benevolence is everlasting. We cherish the wonderful life. Our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, saying thanks to God. Our spiritual guide deserves gratefulness because he is the true messenger of the Divine Power and blesses us with method of meditation.
Then our family has great contribution of giving us many things of our necessity, choice and desire. “I am what I should be, therefore, thanks to my mother, father, brothers, sisters, wife\husband and children. We should be grateful to elders, relatives, and friends, persons associated at work-place and others in the society for their helpful performances, results and contributions.
Our teachers, ascetics, eminent philosophers and patriots deserve appreciation because they guide and motivate us to acquire noble qualities. People, who invite you for special functions and congratulation or best wishes for birthday, anniversary, success etc., also deserve our regards and thanks. We should focus on fellow beings to appreciate their love and generosity. Let thanks giving be a daily event to all those who make us happy and progressive.

Benefits of Conveying Thanks:
Multifarious advantages of expressing gratitude act as favor, service, courtesy and boundless gift for human body and soul.
  1. Appreciation is not only the greatest virtue but parent of all. It is the most exquisite form of courtesy,
  2. Gratitude unlocks fullness of life. It turns what we have to sufficiency, denial to acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity, meals to feast and even stranger to friend.
  3. Thank you, expresses extreme humility and understanding.
  4. Saying ‘Thank you’ is more than good manners. It reflects a sense of spirituality.
  5. We should never forget that the high appreciation is not only to utter words but to live by them.
  6. Thanks giving depict your capability to overpower your pride, ego, criticism and condemnation. It also shows your noble qualities of humility, honesty, forgiveness and contentment.
  7. Righteous thoughts help to inspire for good habits, strong character, and amiable behavior. We develop motivation for extending manual, financial and moral help to the needy.
  8. Achieve greatness to think humble.
  9. Perhaps the worst enemy we have is not devil but our own tongue. With our words we can enter the spirit of heaven or agonies of hell. The moments we become grateful, we actually begin to ascend spiritually into the visualization of God.

Celebration of Thanks Giving Day :
A special day is celebrated in many European countries, United States of America and Canada. It started since the year 1620, as a sacred day of fasting and thanks to the Divine Lord. It is recognized to command His tender care of all human beings even during distress. The national holiday is celebrated in Canada on 2nd Monday of October and 4th Thursday of November in USA as a root in secular, religious and cultural tradition. It now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Volunteering is a common ‘Thanks giving’ activity. Communities often hold food drives and host free dinner for less fortunate’s.
It is sincerely wished that ‘Thanks giving day’ be commemorated by each society to acquire the noble quality of humility and social service.

Philosophical View-points of saying Thanks:
  • According to Iyanta Vanzant,” In my deepest darkest moments, what really got me through was my prayer. ‘Help me and thank you’. What I have discovered that intimate connection with my creator will always get me through because I know my support my help is just my prayer.”
  • Make it a habit to tell people ‘Thank you’ to express your appreciation sincerely without expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate all of those around you and you will soon find many others around you. Be perceptible to life and you will find that you have more of it.
                                                                                                                                                                     Ralph Marston.
  • Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude which may consist merely of words. Gratitude is completion of thankfulness which is represented through noble actions.—Gerald Good.
  • The root of all goodness lies in the soil appreciation for goodness.------------Dalai Lama.
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates mission for tomorrow.
                                                                                                                                       ----------   Melody Beathie.
  • Pride slays thanks giving but hmble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grows. Aproud man is seldom grateful because he never thinks to get as much as he deserves.—H. W. Beecher.
  • God gives you a gift of 86400 seconds today. Have you used even one to say thank you?
                                                                                                                           ----------   William Arthur Ward.
Spiritual concepts of Gratitude:
    Serve the Lord with pleasure, joyful singing, gratitude and dedication. Develop the attitude and habit of regular meditation to express your thanks because loving kindness is everlasting.
Thanks are essential for God’s grace, Devine faith, happy soul, abundant life, peace, affirmation, healthy being, inspiring journey, noble path of humanity and positive thinking.
The concept of ‘THANKS’ promotes the excellence Tolerance, Humility, Appreciation, Nobility, Kindness and Serenity. 

Contributed by: Dr. Triloki Nath Chugh.
Co-ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa (Haryana, India ).
The writer is an eminent former Professor of Zoology; he has more than 3 decades of teaching experience in various colleges of KUK and is presently Co-ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, DSS, Sirsa. He can be reached on his Mobile No:+91-94160 48789 and email: trilokichugh@gmail.com . Dr Chugh has published many Zoology research papers; Guided several M.Phil students for research; M.Sc. Secured 2nd Position BITS PILANI 1968; Gold Medalist in French Diploma 1981 KUK; Prinicipal at SSS Boys College for 7 years.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Lokpanchayat and Bhartiya Kisan Sabha Protest against forced PMFBY

Lokpanchayat and Bhartiya Kisan Sabha Protest against forced PMFBY
SIRSA NEWS 
03 September, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Lokpanchayat and Bhartiya Kisan Sabha Protest against forced Agri Insurance under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY, Agriculture Insurance)
Lokpanchayat Distt Sirsa and Bhartiya Kisan Sabha Distt Sirsa Protest Against forced Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY, Agriculture Insurance) on 01 Sept 2016 at Rania Tehsil of Sirsa. A memorandum to Haryana Govt and central govt was handed over to tehsildar Rania. A procession of protest was taken out that walked through main Bazaars of Rania before reaching Rania Tehsil office. Interviews in this video: Swarn Singh Virk, Krishan Kumar of Jhothar, Sukhdev Singh Kakka

Sunday, August 28, 2016

International Conference held at JCD Vidyapeeth

International Conference held at JCD Vidyapeeth
SIRSA NEWS 
28 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: International Conference on Recent Innovations in Sciences, Management, Education and Technology held at JCDV Sirsa.

Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Memorial (JCDM) College organised one day International Conference on Recent Innovations in Sciences, Management, Education and Technology yesterday. The Conference was inaugurated in the esteemed presence of the Vice Chancellor of the Ch. Ranbir Singh University, Jind, Haryana, Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Ranjit Singh as chief guest, Prof. from All Nation University Ghana Dr. Saidu Nasir Sulaiman, Dr. Nasib Singh Gill and Dr. A.K. Bhatt as keynote speakers.
The conference began with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest. Dr. Jai Prakash, Principal, JCD P.G College of Education presented the welcome address and introduced the chief guest. After that Dr. Pradeep Snehi, Principal JCDM College welcomed the chief guest and all the audience for sparing their valuable time for the conference.
Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Ranjit Singh while addressing the gathering highlighted the diminishing social value of teachers in our society .He emphasized that to create innovation in education we must respect our teachers and portrayed himself as an example that whatever I am today i.e. only because of my teachers who have shown me the path of my life. He emphasized to adopt Yoga as a routine activity for physical and mental peace as a sound body and mind can work creatively and leads to innovation.
The first keynote speaker Dr. Naseeb Singh mentioned that modern era is technology dependent era and we are becoming slaves of the devices. He in his words said that technology should be advanced but not to the extent to which we became slaves of it. Dr. Saidu Nasir Sulaiman talked about Technology and Innovation and said that technology is providing us every sort of facility. India is a big economy and it is essential for us to become a strong technology oriented economy so that we can utilise our resources in a better way like USA and Britain are doing.
The next keynote speaker Dr. A.K.Bhatt said that technology has become an integral part of our life. Today people are more concerned about the battery of mobile phones instead of food. Innovation is necessary for all of us but real innovation is only when it has some commercial value.
Er. Chaman Verma (Assistant Professor, Computer) the organising secretary of the conference in the end informed that the conference had 4 technical sessions and approximately 300 delegates attended the conference. More than 250 research papers were received from various places out of which 200 papers were presented by the researchers in the conference.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kuldeep Bishnoi speaking to media in Sirsa

Kuldeep Bishnoi speaking to media in Sirsa
SIRSA NEWS 
24 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Kuldeep Bishnoi was speaking to the media at the office of Congress leader, Pandit Hoshiyari Lal Sharma. Sh. Kuldeep Bishnoi criticised BJP of not keeping its poll promises, he said that Haryana state is in a very unfortunate situation now as nothing at all has been done in the name of VIKAS by the present BJP Govt, even if 5% of poll promises had been kept by BJP, Haryana would have been a different today.


He quipped that if the people of Karnal which is constituency of CM ML Khattar are holding protests almost everyday in Karnal and also there is unrest in rest of Haryana how can one say that the BJP is Govt is popular. He said it may be easy to hold rallies by anyone who heads the ruling party by misusing the official machinery, but it is very hard to sit in the heart of the public.  He said that it is a matter of pride that Sakshi Malik of Haryana brought a medal and prestige to Haryana, but India and Haryana could have brought more medals if the players had been given better incentives, better facilities and better environment. Commenting on Golden jubilee of Haryana he said that it would have been better if the present Govt had been able to resolve some long pending issues such as SYL etc before the Golden Jubilee Day. About factions in Congress he said that, Congress is a party which allows independence of expression, the so called factionalism just this and no more.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Jagdish Chopra Unveils Bust of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra

Jagdish Chopra Unveils Bust of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra in Sirsa
SIRSA NEWS 
22 August, 2016
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh
Watch Video: Jagdish Chopra Political Advisor to CM Haryana, Unveils Bust of Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra on 17th August 2016, near Delhi Pul in Sirsa.

He was flanked by several BJP leaders and other prominent citizens. Sr Journalist Surender Bhatia, Gurdev Rahi, Suresh Panwar, Shyam Bajaj, Mrs Renu Sharma, Mr Anil Dumra, Ramesh Goyal, Pardeep Sachdeva, Sant Sewa Singh Namdhari etc were present at this occasion. This video was recorded on 17th August 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Guiding Light: T.S. Mann, on his Thirteenth 'Barsi'


The Guiding Light: T.S. Mann, on his Thirteenth 'Barsi'

19 August 2016

On The Thirteenth Death Anniversary of Sr. TS Mann, SIRSA NEWS brings you brief life sketch of Sr. Mann, the guiding light and inspiration that drives this Web Site.

<< Late Sardar Tirlok Singh Mann (HPS- I Retd. Supdt. Jail)
Sardar Tirlok Singh Mann was born at Village Mannawala Distt. Shekhupura. (Now in Punjab of Pakistan) on 20th July 1920 in the famous Mannawala Family (A chapter is devoted to Mannawala Family, in the book The Chiefs of Punjab, by a British Author. A family tree from 1700AD up to the name of Sr T.S. Mann also exists in this book as well as the Gazette of Punjab)He was the eldest son of S. Sahib Singh Mann (Ex MLC of Punjab Assembly 1952) His education started from Guru Nanak Khalsa High School Nanakana Sahib. He did his Graduation in 1942 from Khalsa College Amritsar. Six feet tall and well built; he was a good athlete & sportsman. He won the Punjab University’s ‘One Mile’ race twice. At that time the Punjab University was the biggest university in the North India and was located at Lahore. Even then he represented the Punjab University’s Volleyball team.
Above: S. Sahib Singh Mann MLC in a Group Photo of 1952 Members of The Punjab Legislative Council SIMLA


TS Mann with his Alma Mater - the famous 'Khalsa College Amritsar' in the background
British Professors taught English in Khalsa College at that time. He had good command over English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and even some working knowledge of French. He visited Sri Harmandir Sahib every morning during all 4 years (It's used to be 4 years in college after 10th; 1 year FA/F.Sc. followed by 3 years of graduation) of his hostel life at Khalsa College Amritsar He held his teachers and professors in high esteem. Prof Sahib Singh, who is known for the most authenticated TIKA of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was one of his favourite professors.

In 1943, he joined the Jail department by appointment through Punjab Services Commission. His first posting was probably at Multan Jail as Asstt. Supdt. Jail. At time of partition in 1947, the family was allotted land at Sirsa; he was made a camp commandant for some time to take care of partition refugees at SIRSA. He resumed his jail department post in post partition India. During his service in the Jail Dept he did not distance himself from the prisoners, rather he understood their psychology and interacted with them to resolve their problems as and when these surfaced. He was very particular about the ration and good hygienic food of the Jail prisoners, and daily ensured that the right quantity and rightly cooked food was served on time. He also took care of the welfare possibilities of all the prisoners. He was very popular with the inmates and many of them used to thank him on and after completion of their jail terms. Besides many jails of Punjab & Haryana he was also posted at Tihar Jail Delhi in early fifties.
 TV Shots from Aaj Tak telecast of 2003
All pictures can be clicked to enlarge or right click to open link in new window
In 1975 to 1977 during the national emergency, he was Superintendent of Rohtak Jail. Many senior political leaders were detained in Rohtak jail under his tenure. {To name a few: Sh Bhairon Singh Shekhwat Ex. Vice president of India, Sh LK Advani Ex. Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sh Chander Shekhar Ex PM of India, Ch. Devi Lal Ex DPM India (and Ex CM Haryana), Sh. Sikander Bakht Ex Governor of KERALA, Dr Bhai Mahavir Governor of MP. Sh. Pillo Modi MP, Sh Ashok Mehta MP, Samar Guha, Sh Biju Patnaik Ex CM Orissa, Major Jaipal, Bakshi Jagdev and many more…………} All of these were satisfied with the humane behavior of Sr. TS Mann. Many of them called upon him personally at his official residence soon after attaining political posts and ministries in The Janta Party in 1977. Even today many of them remember him fondly. He was being offered a seat for becoming a MP in the elections of 1977, but he refused as he was a non Political Man and never took any advantage of his such closeness to these leaders. May it be recalled that in 1977 elections it was landslide victory for the JANTA PARTY, and anyone who was nominated by Janta Party was sure to win. After a gap of 28 years, Sh. LK Advani DPM of India recalled him at Rohtak jail on 26 June 2003. An exclusive video film on LK Advani and TS Mann was produced by AajTak news channel in Rohtak Jail; it was telecast at prime time on 26 June 2003 under ‘VISHESH’ Sh Advani specifically mentioned in this telecast the good treatment he got from Mr. Mann during detention under MISA. [see Pictures above] After 35 years of meritorious service he retired in 1979 as Supdt. Distt. Jail Rohtak, at that time this was the second senior most post in the Jail Deptt. The Govt. gave him four increments for his honest & dedicated services. He had ample regards for his officer: I.G. Prisons, Late Sh. SK Puri. That’s why he refused a promotion to the rank of The IG (the Highest Post of Jail Deptt. In those days) during the last few months of his service, as this would have put the then IG Mr. Puri in trouble, and would have jinxed the last phase of service (career) of Sh. Puri, due to certain political reasons.
He took up farming at his farm at village Kirpal Patti, in Ellenabad Sub Division of District SIRSA after retirement. He did co-operative farming by indulging 20 families with him. He made sure that basic needs of these families (Housing, food and clothing) were fulfilled. He arranged money for them also. He discouraged these families to consume alcohol or any kind of intoxicants. He imparted moral and social teachings to all the people associated with him. He himself was a teetotaller and vegetarian throughout his life. Along with farming he took up many social projects. I integrated his agriculture wisdom and scores of his farming tips even now in pursuing modern farming. From 1994, he gave a new momentum to the already Established ‘LOK PANCHAYAT’ (A regd. body) in the Rania-Ellenabad Jeevan Nagar area of SIRSA. Lokpanchayat is a non-religious, non-political, non-factional, social body. [NGO]
During the unfortunate era of militancy in Punjab, Sirsa a border district was also affected, Sardar TS Mann with others formed a peace committee in Sirsa, Sh V. Kamraj an able IPS officer who was posted in Sirsa in those days appreciated the efforts of the peace committee.
In 2001 he had joined the move initiated from the Districts of Karnal & Kurukshetra, for the formation of separate SGPC for Haryana (now known as HSGPC: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Adhoc). He motivated and apprised people of Sirsa district about the necessity of separate SGPC for Haryana. His foresight and the ideas instilled in the minds of the crusaders of HSGPC, kept the demand for HSGPC alive & the efforts continued long after his death. Sikh population and Sikh leaders of Haryana kept on pressing for this demand. Efforts of Dr Ashok Tanwar and Avantika Tanwar in persuading the rightful demand of Separate Gurdwara Committee finally bore results; a bill for Separate Gurdwara Committee was presented in the Haryana Assembly and the same was passed. The separate body for management of Sikh Gurdwaras has been hence formed by an act of Haryana Govt in the recent assembly session in July 2014 to which Governor Haryana gave an assent. However the matter is now sub-judice in the honourable Supreme Court of India.
He was stern follower of the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib. He always cherished his parents.

In 1986, the untimely demise of his elder son: Sh. Gurinder Mann, perturbed him for a while but he took this great loss as will of The Almighty and consoled rest of the family. It is worth mentioning here that Sh. Gurinder Mann was highly educated [M.A. LL.B. BJ, member HUJ] He was a highly talented budding photo-journalist and art photographer whose pictures were published in international journals. Gurinder Mann was a keen musician and a talented painter as well.
Rajan Gurinder Mann

Late Sardarni Harpal Kaur Mann (1932 - 2009), 
wife of Sardar TS Mann, pious & progressive force that stood by TS Mann.

Sardar T.S. Mann’s life was highly disciplined and he was highly health conscious. Even at the age of 83 years, he took long walks daily and visited his fields daily. He never needed much medical care throughout his life, as he believed that nature takes care of petty ailments. He was a die-hard optimist. Sardar Tirlok Singh Mann passed away on the 19th day of August 2003, peacefully.
He is remembered for his principled life, honesty, integrity, philanthropic, and outspoken nature.