Sunday, June 11, 2017

Area under cotton crop may rise in Fazilka

Praful Chander Nagpal
Mar 7, 2017

Fazilka, March 6 : Fazilka district, which is known for producing quality cotton in North India, is likely to witness an increase in the area under cotton cultivation due to remunerative prices being offered to cotton producers. The raw cotton (narma) is fetching Rs 6,000-6,100 per quintal these days in Fazilka.

Sources in the market committee said they had been getting Rs 4,000-4,500 per quintal in the last few years but after about five years, the cotton prices had touched the Rs-6,000 mark. Cotton was sown in 36,320 hectares last years. As per the recommendations of Punjab Agricultural University, the best period for sowing cotton is from April 15 to May 15. After witnessing financial losses in the last few years, cotton producers are delighted due to remunerative prices of cotton in Fazilka market.

Pawan Kumar, a farmer of the cotton producing belt of Kandhwala village, said he cultivated cotton in 9 acres and sold it at a price of Rs 6,010 per quintal. Farmers said this year the quality of cotton had also improved, resulting in increase in the yield to 8-10 quintal per acre this year as compared to 6-7 quintal per acre last year. Satinder Kaur, Chief Agriculture Officer, Fazilka, said 151 camps would be organised in cotton-producing 145 villages in Fazilka district in March. (Source: tribuneindia.com)

Monday, May 29, 2017

फाजिल्का व्यापार मंडल के नाम एक खुला पत्र

बात सन की हैं 2008 , जब फाजिल्का की ऐतिहासिक धरोहर घंटा घर के पास से निकलना मुश्किल था, कयोंकि दुकानदार भाइयों ने उसे पब्लिक टॉयलेट बना रखा था | पहली बार फाजिल्का के कुछ शहरी आगे आये, बजरंग गुप्ता जी ने नगर कौंसिल का सहयोग दिलवाया और घंटा घर की सफाई कर हवन करवाया गया था | सरहद केसरी परिवार , ग्रेजुएट्स वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन, अमृत सचदेवा , आर्य समाज, सेवा भारती आदि सामाजिक संस्थाए और चंदर रेस्टोरेंट , हरमीत वाच कंपनी , नागपाल बूट हाउस, अदि कुछ घंटाघर की मार्किट के दुकानदार साथ आये | ज़्यादातर दुकानदार विरोध में की अब हम मूत्र विसर्जन कहां करेंगे | इतनी बड़ी दुकाने , कुछ एक कब्ज़े पर भी, पर मूत्र विसर्जन के लिए ऐतिहासिक धरोहर घंटा घर | पहली बार फाजिल्का विरासत महोत्सव के समय घंटाघर को सफाई करवा कर सजाया गया | अनिल सेठी नगर कौंसिल प्रधान बने और इसके बाद इसके काया कल्प की जिम्मेदारी उठाई गयी और आज वही घंटा घर शान फाजिल्का की | जिसपर फाजिल्का ज़िले का आंदोलन हुआ | जब धरोहर को बचाना था तब कहां था व्यापार मंडल और उनके सदस्य ?

नगर कौंसिल की सफाई कर्मचारी सुबह रोज आठ बजे सड़कों की सफाई करके जाते हैं , दुकानदार भाई नौ बजे दुकान खोलते हैं और कूड़ा सड़क पर | मैंने तो नहीं देखा कभी व्यापार मंडल को दुकानदारों को यह आदेश देते हुए की एक डस्टबिन रखो , कूड़ा सड़को पर मत फेंको | मैंने तो आपातकाल बैठक नगर की सफाई के लिए कभी होते नहीं देखी | 

दुकानदार रेहड़ी खड़ी करने के एवज में रोजाना 200 से 300 रुपए लेते हैं , कौनसा नियम कानून यह कहता हैं | अगर गरीब रेहड़ी वाला रोटी खा लेगा तो क्या | नगर निगम की सड़क और पैसे ले दुकानदार | इस गैर कानूनी काम पर कयों नहीं बोला व्यापार मंडल कभी ?

गौशला रोड पे केवल पांच पेड़ , लगाना तो दूर मिट्टी का तेल डालकर उसे ख़तम कर दिया , सत्ता के करीबी थे तो कोई बोल भी न सका , धन्य है , डॉक्टर भूपिंदर सिंह और एडवोकेट जयपाल सिंह संधू जिसने इस पेड़ को काटने से रोका , पर मिटटी का तेल जड़ो में ड़ालकल मार दिया , कयों नहीं बोला तब व्यापार मंडल फाजिल्का | 

पैदल चलने की जगह कब्जे करे आपके दुकानदार , घंटाघर पर शौचालय बनाकर मूत्र विसर्जन करे आपके सदस्य , सड़क पर कूड़ा फेंके आपके सदस्य, पेड़ काटे आपके सदस्य तब फाजिल्का व्यापार मंडल कहीं इसका बहिष्कार करते नहीं दिखा ?

फाजिल्का में 70,000 लोग हैं और शहर केवल 2000 दुकानदारों का नहीं , सफाई , ऑक्सीजन , चलने की सुविधा आपको भी चाहिए ?? आपके बंद से लोग तंग होंगे और कोई समर्थन भी नहीं मिलना है पदाधिकारियों की शान जरूर बन जाएगी | 

पार्किंग ठीक होने से और जाम लगने बंद होने से व्यापार काम हो गया , यह तथय सही नहीं , कुछ अच्छा करने की प्रशाशन ने कोशिश की हैं , कोई कमी है तो मिल बैठ उसे ठीक करो और शहर को आगे बढ़ाओ | रोज रोज बंद की धमकी , फाजिल्का है कोई कश्मीर नहीं | 

ऑनलाइन का जमाना हैं समय के साथ बिज़नेस में क्या बदलाव चाहिए फाजिल्का व्यापार मंडल बैठके इसपर चर्चा करने की बजाये पदाधिकार बंद के आह्वान से दुकानदारों का और नुक्सान | एक यही एक दिन की कमाई से पूरे शहर में डस्टबिन रखे जा सकते हैं | माननीय व्यापर मंडल जी व्यापर और फाजिल्का को आगे बढ़ाइये नाकी नकारात्मक सोच से फाजिल्का को एक सदी पीछे | 

एक फाजिल्का निवासी 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

सड़क सुरक्षा, स्पीड और हम

भारतीय सड़क सुरक्षा इस उदहारण से बेहतर तरीक़े से बताई जा सकती है | हमने सब छोटे बच्चो को एक एक चॉकलेट का पैकेट बाँट दिया और बोला की इसमें से सिर्फ एक ही स्लाइस खाना हैं और अगर ज्यादा खाया तो आप बीमार पड़ जाओगे | इसी बीच एक NGO को फंडिंग करके बोला की देखो भारतीय बच्चे कैसे चॉकलेट खाते हैं | अब बच्चे हैं , कौन एक स्लाइस से मानता हैं , सभी ने पूरी चॉकलेट खा ली | चॉकलेट कंपनी ने रिसर्च वाले को विदेश घूमने के पैसे दिए और बोला जाओ और पूरी दुनिया को बताओ की "भारतीय बच्चो को चॉकलेट खानी नहीं आती" | जब यह रिसर्च छपी तो विदेश से चॉकलेट बनाने वाली कंपनीओ ने रिसर्च, सरकार और NGO के माध्यम से पैसे भेज कर यह बोला की जाओ भारतीय बच्चो को चॉकलेट खानी सिख़ाओ | भारतीय बच्चे तो बदनाम हुए पर चॉकलेट की सेल बढ़ गयी |  अब आप सोचेंगे की इसका सड़क सुरक्षा से क्या लेना देना | सड़क बनाने वाली और गाड़ी बनाने वाली कंपनी कुछ ऐसा ही कर रही हैं | हमारे या दुनियाँ के सभी शहरों में ज्यादातर शहरों में कानूनी गति 50 KMPH है | हम सड़क बनाते हैं 100KMPH वाली और उसपे बनाकर गाड़ी देते हैं 200 KMPH से चलने वाली | गाड़ी और सड़क बनाने वाले रसुकदार और अमीर ठहरे , वह सभी महानुभावों को पैसे देकर बोलते हैं , सेमीनार लगाओ और भारतीय ड्राईवर को गाड़ी चलाना सिखाओ | कभी भी फ़ोकस अपने ऊपर आने नहीं दिया , और यही कारन हैं की सेमीनार पे सेमीनार और दुर्घटनाएं कम होने का नाम नहीं ले रही और गाड़ियाँ बिक रहीं हैं , एलिवेटेड और सुपर एक्सप्रेसवे बनते जा रहे है , जहा सिर्फ पैदल चलने की व्यवस्था की जरूरत थी | और कुछ नहीं तो ट्रैफिक पुलिस को भ्रष्ट बता दो ताकी उन्ही पे सारी ज़िम्मेदारी पड़ जाये | अमरीका , स्वीडन , यूरोप या कहीं भी अगर दुर्घटनाओं में कमी आयी है तो उन्होंने ड्राईवर या चलने वाले व्यक्तियों पर से ध्यान हटा के रोड इंजीनियरिंग अथवा गाड़ी की स्पीड़ कम करने पर ध्यान दिया , नतीजा आपके सामने हैं , स्वीडन देश की आबादी पंजाब जितनी हैं लेकिन वहां पिछले साल केवल 263 लोग मरे और पंजाब में 5077 लोगों को सडक़ दुर्घटनाओं में अपनी जान गवानी पड़ी | हमारी बीमारी का वायरस स्पीड यानी गति हैं , और हम सोचते हैं की शहर के बीचो बीच चौड़ी सड़कें बना कर इस वायरस को मार देंगे | आप वायरस को मार नहीं रहे  आप और बढ़ा रहे हैं इस उम्मीद के साथ की लोग दुर्घटनाओं मैं कम मरेंगे | सरकारे भी एम्बुलेन्स दे कर ख़ुश होती है और कहती हैं की देखो सड़क सुरक्षा पर काम कर दिया , अरे भाई ज्यादा एम्बुलेंस का मतलब यह है की इंजीनियरिंग से लेकर एनफोर्समेंट तक किसी ने काम नहीं किया इस लिए एम्बुलेंस की जरूरत पड़ी | बाकि कुछ कमियाँ देश के कानून में हैं जो केवल व्यक्ति के दोष के ऊपर ही लगता हैं , सड़क के बीच अगर कोई पेड़ या खम्बा हैं तो उसके लिए IPC की कोई सीधी धारा नहीं जिससे दुर्घटना को होने से रोका जा सके | भारतीय ड्राईवर बाकी दुनियाँ से से काफी अच्छे हैं , जो ऐसी निर्दयी सड़कों पर भी गाड़ी चला लेते है | ड्राईवरो को कोसना बंद करके जिनकी ज़िम्मेवारी हैं उनको ज़िम्मेदार ठहराया जाये , सड़क दुर्घटनाओं का आंकड़ा तभी कब होगा , तब तक कोसते रहिये भारतीय ड्राईवर और पुलिस को | 
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Unsafe streets: Mohali zeroes in on 21 accident-prone spots

Diljot Singh
Mohali:

The office of the traffic adviser (Punjab) has conducted a study on the reason behind accidents in Mohali and has identified 21 accident-prone spots.

The death zones are Phase 8 industrial area towards Radha Swami chowk, Phase 7 industrial area towards Spice Chowk, Phase 6 new bus stand towards Balongi barrier, Phase 35 light point, Landran and Saneta Road and SohanaLakhnaur Road.

The traffic advisor, Navdeep Asija, and his student Abhishek Bajaj conducted the study, which showed an increase in accidents. The number of pedestrians and cyclists killed in mishaps shot from 38% in 2013 to 56% in 2015, the study revealed.

As many as 16 accidents happened between 9pm and noon between 2013 and 2015.During midnight to 3 am, 12 people died between 2013 and 2015 in road mishaps, the study said.

The findings revealed that pedestrians and bicyclists were most vulnerable on Mohali roads. Over 50% percent of the victims were pedestrians and bicyclists.The traffic police records corroborate the findings.

Official data available with Asija revealed that 25 people were killed in 24 accidents in 2015 and out of these 25, eight were pedestrians and six of them were bicyclists. Similarly in 2014, out of 25 victims, five were pedestrians and seven were bicyclists. "Car drivers and truckers are the main culprits as they cruise at very high speeds thinking that these roads are racing tracks," said Asija.

Car and truck collisions contributed to 71% of the crashes in Mohali city in the last 3 years. Fifty-three percent of crashes were caused by reckless car drivers, mentioned the study.

Traffic from Balongi barrier to Phase 11-sector 66Phase 9 Industrial Area Intersection, this particular road corridor has caused 19 of 73 road accidents between 2013 and 2015.

"We have also identified the accident zones. Besides the study by the traffic adviser on various parameters also include the flow of traffic, rush hour or peak hours on the roads, length and breadth of the motorway, traffic junction presence, number of accidents on these roads, the presence of streetlights," said SSP KS Chahal.

The study lists some solutions like installation of speed-calming devices to slow down the speed of vehicles.The traffic adviser wants safe and efficient non-motorized transport infrastructure to be constructed in the city.

Another solution envisages that phasing and synchronization of traffic lights according to the volume of traffic. It also proposes timers to be installed at the intersections to avoid the signal jumping. There is also a demand to install global standard road markings and signages to guide pedestrians and motorists.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Poll code curbed number of deaths in road accidents - Punjab

Vibhor Mohan | TNN | Apr 26, 2017, 08.33 AM IST

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab assembly elections early this year had the whole government machinery on its toes and an indirect benefit of it for the general public was a considerable 9% dip in number of deaths in fatal accidents in January.

Data shows that though there has been a consistent rise in number of fatal accidents on the state's roads after the code of conduct came into effect on January 4, the numbers were less in all three months when compared to the previous year. The check on overspeeding due to barricades put up across Punjab, besides enforcement agencies keeping unauthorized flow of liquor under scanner resulted in more safety for commuters.

ADGP traffic M K Tiwari told TOI that it was an encouraging sign and traffic police would take effective steps to ensure that violations such as overspeeding and drunken driving are checked to ensure safety of commuters.

There were 343 deaths in January this year, compared to 374 in January 2016, a dip of 9.4%. After the polling on February 4, the difference in deaths was reduced to 4.9% (402 deaths in 2016 and 383 in 2017) and the gap with previous year further narrowed down further to 3.4% (422 in 2016 and 408 in 2017) in March, as by that time new government was sworn and election process was over.

Otherwise, the graph of deaths in road accidents in the state has constantly been spiraling up over the last three years (see box).

Punjab's traffic adviser Navdeep Asija said overspeeding and drunken driving were the key factors responsible for fatal accidents and intervention in form of police barricades every 30 kilometers and an eye on carrying unauthorized liquor resulted in a check on these violations. "The data can be taken as a pilot study and similar steps can be continued," he suggested.

Majority of the traffic on the core network of highways comprises two wheelers (40%) and cars (30%). Share of tractors in the total vehicle population of Punjab is 9%, but they are responsible for 20% road fatalities, same is the case of trucks and autorickshaws. These modes need special focus and mode-wise related strategies need to be prepared by the government.

Meanwhile, the Punjab government has decided to set up a 'Punjab Road Safety Authority' to study the causes of road accidents and deaths with a view to minimize the same through effective planning. The plan has been approved in the first cabinet meeting of the Congress government on March 19.

Friday, April 21, 2017

PM to honour Janisar Village Panchayat of Fazilka with "Empowerment Award" at Lucknow

Fazilka, April 21, 2017:  On the eve of National Panchyati Raj Divas celebrations on April 24, at Lucknow, Prime Minister, Narendera Modi will honour Janisar Village Panchayat with Empowerment Award.

Janisar village fallses under Jalalabad Assembly constituency having population of 2600 and panchayat headed by lady sarplanch Veerpal Kaur, said Isha Kalia, DC Fazilka.

Congratulating Janisar village panchayat, DC Fazilka said, the other village panchayats should also come forward for over all development of their villages like Janisar village having its new Panchayat Ghar, Civil Hospital, Gym, Stadium, Animal Husbanda hospital, Electricity Sub Station, SC Dharamshala, metalled streets and four-wall of pond.

Surinder Singh Dhillon, DDPO said, in the village, two important places called 'Sathan' have been constructed in the village with special arrangements of solar light fittings besides maintaining cleanliness in the village and village roads, streets are garbage-free.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Groundwater tables dipping in 67% of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The new Congress government has not hinted at any changing the policy of free electricity to farmers, though the water tables in the state continue to decline in most districts. In the 67% of area of the state, there was a general decline of water levels in 65% of the wells in August 2016, as compared to August 2015.

According to the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) which is going to release its annual report next month, groundwater levels declined in the range of 0-2 meters in 57% of the area, 2-4 meters in 8% of area and more than 4 meters in 1% of the state.

The decadal mean fluctuations (2006-2015) shows decline in 75% of observation wells monitored covering about 81% area of the state. The decline has been observed across Punjab and there is dip of 2-4 meters in 20% of the state's area.

At the same time, says S K Jain, regional director of CGWB, there has also been rise in water levels in 35% of wells monitored, which cover 33% area of the state. "The efforts to convince farmers to delay their paddy cropping could be a factor," he said.

Water levels have risen in Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, and Mohali. The positive trend is based on data collected in August 2016, and it was also observed in all the districts of southwestern parts of the state.

Irrigation experts, meanwhile, point out that the rise in water table in particular pockets could be due to the poor quality of water, which results in locals turning to other alternative sources. "Unless the state government goes in for some unpopular policy decisions such as removing power subsidy and capping boring of tube wells, things will not improve," said environmentalist.

Very shallow water levels of 0-2 m (causing waterlogging) occur in more than 1% of wells and is spread over 1% of the state in south-western parts in Muktsar and Fazilka districts. Water levels between 5-10 m have been observed in the northern part (Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Hoshiarpur districts), south and southwestern parts (Fazilka, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Muktsar, Bathinda and Mansa districts), eastern parts of Ropar and Mohali districts.

Ban on cobra fencing re-notified in Fazilka to save animals, human lives

Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar
19th April 2017
The Fazilka administration has re-notified the ban on the sale and use of 'cobra fencing' (bladed edged iron wire mesh) in the entire district in a bid to protect wild animals in the open wildlife sanctuary in Abohar, a subdivision of Fazilka district. Three persons and a dozen of animals have become prey to cobra fencing in the past one year.

Due to the installation of the cobra fencing, especially in farms as well as the other landholdings in the area that also has a sanctuary, various animals have been sustaining serious and even fatal injuries. while crossing over.

On April 3 last, one Vinod Kumar. 28, of Seed Farm Colony, Abohar, was killed and his friend Sunehri Pal sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding barged into a cobra wire that a farmer had installed around his fields near Jandwala Hanvanta village on the Abohar-Sri Ganganagar road.

The representatives of various animal welfare societies as well as the local Bishnoi community had demanded a ban on the use of cobra fencing near the sanctuary area.

"The district administration had last year invoked powers under Section 144 of the CrPC to ban the sale, purchase and installation of cobra wire fencing around agricultural farms. Yet three persons and a dozen cattle heads had died in such mishaps," said  Nand Kishore Bhobhria, president of the Shri Hanuman Gau Sewa Samiti, an NGO,

"Even presently such wire mesh  is being sold by iron and hardware shops in Mukherjee Market, Gandhi Ground, Circular Road and other markets," said Nand Kishore.

Fazilka deputy commissioner Isha Kalia on Monday re-issued the order prohibiting the sale, purchase and installation of the cobra fencing in the entire district.  When contacted, she said that orders were issued to save humans as well as animals.

"I will seek a report from SSP Fazika regarding the action or cases registered for violation above orders and also ensure the implementation of the order in letter and spirit in future," she claimed.

Last year, the ministry of environment, forest and climate change, considering the environmental resources of incomparable value in the the wildlife sanctuary, issued a notification to declare the sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), intended to help protect its inhabitants and also promote tourism in the vicinity.Around 100m diameter area of the sanctuary was declared an ESZ under Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, wherein, inter alia, identified projects or activities would be regulated or prohibited as the case may be, in a site-specific manner.

The sanctuary is known for the highest number of black bucks in India, besides other protected species.

The sanctuary is Asia's largest open wildlife sanctuary with an area of 46,513 acres in 13 villages, reportedly having 1,812 male and 2,120 female black bucks besides 368 kids.

Chinkara black buck is a scheduled animal and highly endangered like tigers and lions. The sanctuary has 3,732 male, 2,486 female and 804 kids of blue bull, besides 5,000 'titars', about 121 peacocks, innumerable rabbits, besides other birds in huge numbers, according to the last count conducted in last March.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A meal for Rs 10 in Starts in Fazilka | Daily Post Punjabi


11th Fazilka Heritage Festival-2017 from April 13-16

Fazilka, April 1, 2017:  Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka and Punjab Milkfed Verka will organize 11th Fazilka Heritage Festival -2017 from April 13-16, 2017.
Giving information, Navdeep Asija, Secretary of GWAF said, the first night of the festival has been given the name of Vaisakhi Bunglows to be presided over by Dr.Meera Chadha, IPS as Chief Guest who is the product of Fazilka schools.
On the second day, “Udaan” programme will he organized to be addressed by Dr.Meera Chadha to the aspirants students for government jobs, IPS or senior officer in the police department.
The third day of the festival has been given the name of “Umeed”.   On this day, the achievements of the youths and their future plans will be discussed besides honouring those who have excelled in the shining of Fazilka.
The last and the concluding day will be dedicated to the tourism in Fazilka under “Mehak Sarhad Di” titled programme to be presided over by the officers of Border Security Force.
Media Partner of the festival will be Sarhad Kesari, Social Media Partner Fazilka Online and Creative Partner Trilesh Creations.
http://www.babushahi.com/full-news.php?id=58281

Youth feted at Fazilka Heritage Festival

Our Correspondent
Fazilka, April 16

Fazilka youths who brought laurels to the town were conferred with the Youth Icon Award on Saturday night in the four-day heritage festival being organised by the Graduates Welfare Association, Fazilka (GWAF), an NGO, in association with Verka and Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board.
On the third night, “Umeed” was dedicated to youths of Fazilka.
GWAF general secretary Navdeep Asija said young educationist Dr Amit Juneja, renowned painter Anil Gehlot, noted cricket commentator Dr Sunil Taneja, urban planner Arsh Doda, theatre artiste and actor Mintu Kappa, musician Manjinder Taneja and sarpanch of Awa village Shavinder Singh were honoured.
On Friday night, which was dedicated to Fazilka women, Dr Meera Chadha Borwankar, Director General of Police, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Delhi, was conferred with “Fazilka Ratna” award.
Dr Purnima Nagpal, an economist from Fazilka, who is the Director of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, and Anukriti Jhamb, a noted travel blogger, presently studying in London, were also presented the Youth Icon Award.
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/community/youth-feted-at-fazilka-heritage-fest/393176.html

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Power women ask young girls to fly high to achieve big dreams

Neel Kamal| TNN | Apr 15, 2017, 05.43 PM IST



BATHINDA: The four power women having a connection with the border town of Fazilka got together on Friday under the flagship conclave 'Uddan' aiming to set an example for the younger generation especially the girls to dream big and make a flight(uddan) to realise those dreams. 'Uddan' though is the flagship project of 2009 batch IAS officer and Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia but 1981 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre Meeran Chadha Borwankar, who is native of Fazilka, made all the flights and gave tips for youngsters to achieve big.
'Uddan' was held under the aegis of the 11th Fazilka heritage festival, an annual art and cultural festival of the Fazilka region being organised by Graduate welfare association, Fazilka led by traffic advisor Punjab Navdeep Asija. A score of young girls and women participated in the 'Uddan'. The fest started in the evening of April 13 will continue till 16. Apart from Meeran Chadha and Isha Kalia, the 2010 batch IRS officer Swati Chopra and 2013 batch IPS officer Kanwardeep Kaur, who is posted as SP(Headquarters)Fazilka shared their vision.
'Uddan Conclave' is aimed to empower girls and women to conquer their dreams. The main objective of the initiative is to inspire girls to have a vision of what they want to achieve and work towards attaining it. Taking it forward Meeran Chadha, who is Director General of Police, Bureau of police research and development in Mumbai, said that "the person needs to have clarity in mind as to what he or she aspires to do in life and the person need to be focussed on achieving the goals". Pointing towards the young girls she said that never feel the gender inequality and not feel it a hurdle being a woman. In Maharashtra I have seen more confidence among girls and women and the society too accepts it. In a sense of pride she told that the people in Maharashtra like the women officers more and have more faith in women officers than male counterparts".
In the conclave moderated by sports commentator Sunil Taneja, Isha Kalia said that one need to dream big to achieve big but need to differentiate between your official and personal life. When you are of official duty put everything behind and focus only on your work and think about welfare of people but at home turn into a daughter, mother or wife.
Swati Chopra, who is wife of Fazilka SSP Ketan Baliram Patil, said that while discharging your duties everyone need to focus on mental health. A mentally healthy person could do justicve with what he/she destined.
Kanwardeep Singh talked about role of women officers in maintaining law and order. Meeran Chadha Borwankar was honoured with Fazilka Rattan award whereas two young girls Anukriti Jhamb and Purnima Nagpal will be honoured late in the evening with youth icon award for being super achiever.
Meeran Chadha was first IPS officer from Fazilka. She was first ever women to be posted as Commissioner of Mumbai Crime Branch in its 150-year long history. The 2014 movie Rani Mukerjee starrer 'Mardani' was inspired from Meeran Chadha' role as Mumbai crime branch head.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/power-women-ask-young-girls-to-fly-high-to-achieve-big-dreams/articleshow/58194872.cms

महिलाओं को समर्पित रही विरासत महोत्सव की दूसरी नाइट

जागरण संवाददाता, फाजिल्का
16th April 2017
स्थानीय प्रताप बाग में ग्रेजुएट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन द्वारा आयोजित 11वें चार दिवसीय फाजिल्का विरासत महोत्सव की दूसरी नाइट 'उड़ान' महिलाओं को समर्पित रही। भारी संख्या में पहुंचे लोगों ने प्रस्तुत मनोरंजक व ज्ञानवर्धक कार्यक्रम का आनंद लिया। दूसरी नाइट के कार्यक्रम का आगाज बतौर मुख्य मेहमान शामिल डीजीपी ब्यूरो ऑफ पुलिस रिसर्च एंड डेवलपमेंट मुंबई मीरा चढ्डा बोरवांकर, डिप्टी कमिश्नर कस्टम स्वाति चोपड़ा, एसपीएच कंवरदीप कौर ने दीप प्रज्जवलित करके किया। महिलाओं को समर्पित इस कार्यक्रम में लंदन स्कूल ऑफ इकानॉमिक से शिक्षित, प्रमुख अर्थशास्त्री बैं¨कग, बोर्ड ऑफ डायरेक्टर को सीधी रिपोर्ट करने के लिए अधिकृत डायचे बैंक जर्मनी फ्रेंकफर्ड में नियुक्त इस सीमांत नगर की पूर्णिमा नागपाल व देश-विदेश के शहरों के प्रमुख व्यंजनों पर शोध कर लेख प्रकाशित करने वाली भारत की दस प्रमुख महिला लेखकों में शामिल, स्कूल टिफिन व इस नगर की प्रमुख मिठाई तोशे से लेख माला शुरू करने वाली अनुकृति झांब को यूथ आईकॉन अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया। अनुकृति की गैर हाजिरी में उनके माता पिता सीमा-गोल्डी झांब द्वारा सम्मान हासिल किया गया।

इस मौके पर मीरा चढ्डा को फाजिल्का रत्न से अलंकृत किया गया। मंच संचालन नितिन सेतिया, चंदन कामरा, पंकज धमीजा व रवि खुराना द्वारा किया गया। मेहमानों ने आयोजित कार्यक्रम की मुक्तकंठ से सराहना की। गवफ के सचिव इंजीनियर नवदीप असीजा ने सभी मेहमानों का आभार व्यक्त किया। इससे पूर्व विभिन्न स्कूलों की बच्चियों द्वारा दिलकश कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया गया। सीमांत गांव चक्क खीवां की खीवा सिस्टर्स 13 वर्षीय पूजा व 8 वर्षीय वीरपाल द्वारा सुरीली आवाज में प्रस्तुत कार्यक्रम आकर्षण का केंद्र रहा। कार्यक्रम का आगाज फाजिल्का रत्न से अलंकृत मास्टर कृष्ण शाम द्वारा 'राग कल्याण' सितार वादन करके किया गया। प्रमुख संगीतकार मन¨जदर तनेजा के संगीत के स्वरों ने श्रोताओं के दिल को छुआ व प्रसिद्ध गायक हैप्पी डिलाइट ने खूब वाहवाही लूटी। इलाके के उभरते गायकों ने गीत प्रस्तुत कर दर्शकों की खूब तालियां बटोरी।

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