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Monday, November 11, 2019

Striking a connect on Parkash Purb

Striking a connect on Parkash Purb

Bathinda: Though Finance Minister Manpreet Badal has been quite regular in visiting his constituency during weekends, he is busy connecting with the people on the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations these days. The district administration is holding a series of events spread over five days to mark the historic occasion. These include a cycle rally, cultural programs, plantation drive, live painting, kavishri, shabad gayan and a candle march. The celebrations will culminate with a sufi night at historic Quila Mubarak on Tuesday evening. The Finance Minister is making it a point to get actively involved in these events. For instance, he not only flagged off the cycle rally on Sunday, but also tried his hands on cycling. Besides, road dividers in the city have been given a fresh coat of paint while key roads have been illuminated to celebrate the Gurpurb.

On mission to serve poor

Fatehgarh Sahib: UK-based doctor Dr B Stephenson has set an example in charity. Dr Stephenson, a surgical expert from National Health Services, United Kingdom (Royal Gwent Hospital, Wales), has been conducting surgical operations for hernia free of cost in several countries with his innovative technique without the use of anaesthesia, glucose, pain killers and antibiotic. He performed such operations at Mahesh Hospital, Sirhind, during a camp organised in collaboration with Rotary Club. He not only conducted surgeries, but also implanted mesh, which he brought from the UK, free of cost using his own tools. Such surgical process costs upwards of Rs 50,000. All his operations were successful. The patients were discharged the same day. Charity is his passion. “I visit one country every year to operate upon hernia patients free of cost. I came here after Dr Mahesh contacted me,” said Dr Stephenson.

Discounted store for cops

Fatehgarh Sahib: The district police have set up a Central Police Canteen on the pattern of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) of the Army to cater to the daily needs of the families of police, paramilitary and retired personnel working. The canteen will provide daily need items at a discount of up to 20 per cent and deliver the goods at their doorsteps. The project is the brainchild of Amneet Kondal, SSP. The move is being appreciated. “We are committed for the welfare of the staff and their families. All sorts of facilities are being provided. The initiative will help take some stress off the personnel and they will be able to focus on their duties,” said the SSP.

In the land of martyrs

Ferozepur: Bollywood actor and Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol, who was on a personal visit to this border town on Friday, visited the National Martyrs Memorial, Hussainiwala, to pay homage to the gallant martyrs. Keeping it a low-key affair, Deol spent some quiet moments at the memorial, and appeared a little emotional. Though he did not interact with the media, it appeared that the pangs of Partition that were shown in his movie ‘Gaddar’, must have crossed his mind. After all he was at the land of martyrs, situated just a stone’s throw away from Pakistan border.

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