Monday, June 30, 2008

Kisan Sanghrash Samiti demands adequate power supply

Kisan Sanghrash Samiti Demands adequate power supply


30 June, 2008

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Shanti Samiti & Several organizations take out peace march

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Shanti Samiti & Several organizations take out peace march.
28 June, 2008

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In order to foster the feelings of brotherhood and communal amity, representatives of various social organizations, NGO’s Traders Organizations, joined hands with Local Peace Committee: ‘Shanti Samiti’ and took out a peace march in Sirsa Town yesterday.

Over 1000 peace marchers assembled in the Gandhi Park situated in New Anaj Mandi Sirsa, the congregation was addressed by Dr. Ved Beniwal, before taking out the peace procession. The march was sans any shouting of Slogans etc. Dr. Beniwal while addressing the peace-marchers said that while it is right of the citizens of India to protest against any injustice etc. at the same time the way the protests and protestants are bringing public life to stand still lately should not be tolerated, Dr. Beniwal cited the provisions of Honorable Supreme Court of India against such protesters. He demanded that such protesters should be brought to book and should be fined for disruptions to the freedom of innocent citizens, and at times damages done to public property.

He impressed that protesters can take alternative modes of tendering protest, whereby people should not suffer from their acts, today’s peace march is going to be one such example of an alternative peaceful mode of protest.

At one instance Dr. Beniwal accused the media especially the electronic media of abetting such protests, his criticism of media were not taken to kindly, by the media persons present at the venue for media coverage, Dr. Ved later clarified that what he meant was that some of the TV channels resort to such tactics to increase their TRP ratings etc. they should restrain themselves from this in the larger interests of the society.

He thanked all those present that they have taken time out of their busy schedules, braving the summer heat and have come over here for a common cause. This itself proves that people are for peace, he said.

He also said that Sirsa should be known as it had been known in the past, for being a city of Blood Donors, Eye Donors, Organ Donors and other such acts of philanthropy.

After the address the peace-marchers traversed through main streets of the town, the march culminated at the local town park. The congregation at the Town Park was addressed by Mr. Swarn Singh Wirk, Mr. Wirk said that, today’s peace march has given a clear message in the region that people of Sirsa from all castes and creed, from all walks of life, are strong advocates of peace and nothing less than peace.

A memorandum to the President of India was handed over to Mr. V. Umashankar, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa.

IMA, PPA, Sahara Welfare Club, Saugaat. Sahyog, Sakshrta Mission, Shiv Shakti Blood Bank, Shiv Sakti Rakdata Samiti, Tarak Sheel Society, Guru Nanak Sewa Samiti, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, S. Surjan Singh Memorial Yuva Club Takhtaal, Arya Samaj Mandir, Teachers Association, CMK Non-teaching Staff Asso., Jai Sri Ram Jan Sewa Samiti, Maruti Bhandara Trust, Trade Organizations, Namdhari Sadh Sangat, Distt Bar Association, Haryana Pardesh Beopar Mandal, Sri Hanumant Foundation etc. were some of the many organizations that took part in the peace march.

Local Peace Committee, ‘Shanti Samiti’ was formed last year to diffuse the Dera-Sikh controversy.

Conspicuously none of representatives of the dissenting factions was present in the Peace March.
The peace march was heavily guarded by RAF, BSF & Haryana Police
Exclusive video of last year Shanti Samiti’s visit to Amritsar shall also be online soon.
Also go through Detailed Sirsa News report of last years efforts of the Shanti Samiti by clicking here.

Full Screen Video Available here: Sirsa News Video Channel

Sirsa News Video Of Shanti March taken out in Sirsa City on 27th June 2008:

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Thought Provoking Audio Back Ground Track, ‘We are the World’ in the Video, the lyrics go like this:
There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one, The greatest gift of all ..........

Guru Ram Singh Memorial Library Inaugurated at Village Santnagar

Guru Ram Singh Memorial Library Inaugurated at Village Santnagar
26 June, 2008
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Guru Ram Singh Yaadgaari Pustkalaya was inaugurated by Mr. V. Umashankar, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa, at village Sant Nagar of Ellenabad Sub-division.Sarpanch, S. Gurjit Singh Sandhu an eminent social worker of the region is the motivational force in setting up of this village library.SDM Subhash Sheoran, Tehsildar Raj Kumar Bhoria, Naib Tehsildar Ram Kishan, SHO Ram Singh Bishnoi, Bhag Singh Mukta etc were present.

World De-addiction Day observed at Angrez Singh Memorial, Rania:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rail Traffic Blocked for 6 hours in Sirsa, Protest was peaceful

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Rail Traffic Blocked for 6 hours in Sirsa, Protest was peaceful.
Administration asks Media to report with Caution.


25 June, 2008

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Rail traffic was blocked at Sirsa railway station by protesting Sikhs for almost 6 hours. The Sikhs were demanding immediate arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, Gurmit Singh whose head quarters is in Sirsa.
Following a prayer at Gurdwara Daswi Patshahi, agitators proceeded towards Sirsa railway station, the Rewari-Fazilka train, which reached the station at around 10.40AM was stopped by the agitating Sikhs.

Deputy Commissioner Mr. V. Umashankar and S.P. Mr. K Venkat Ramana reached the railway station campus and tried to persuade the agitators for lifting of blockage, but the request was not conceded to. Members of the Peace Committee also were present on the Station.

Sikh leaders, clegies, Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Baljeet Singh Dadu, Sukhwinder Singh Khalsa, Sher Singh Mallewala, etc. addressed the congregation and said that the Dera Chief was committing crimes perpetually but the Government was giving a deaf ear to the demand made by not only just by Sikhs but others as well in the past to arrest the BABA , and that is why this time the Sikhs have to resort to blocking of rail tracks, this did pose difficulties to the passengers which is unavoidable but no other alternate protest was yielding any results.

Administration asks Media to report with Caution.

Before that on 23rd June, 2008, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa Mr. V Umashankar addressed media persons at Panchayat Bhawan Sirsa and requested the media to report with caution. On the same day SP Sirsa Mr. K. Venkat Ramana also while talking to the media said that the situation in Sirsa was fully under control although all arrangements have been made to meet any eventuality and for that BSF and RAF companies have been called to Sirsa and deployed at strategic points.

Amidst denial by the administration about any knowledge of when the Baba was expected to arrive in Sirsa, the Baba reached Sirsa at about 12:30AM on 23rd June via Air route, reportedly in a chartered helicopter.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

CM Addresses 28th HUJ State Seminar

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CM Addresses 28th HUJ State Seminar
23 June, 2008
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The 28th State seminar of HUJ was held at Rohtak yesterday.

Sanjay Rathi and Baljit Singh unanimously elected as State President & State General Secretary respectively.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Dera-Sikhs Row Re-kindles

Dera-Sikhs Row Re-kindles
21 June, 2008

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Following incidents where at least one person was dead in Mumbai, allegedly when the body guards of the Dera Chief Baba Gurmit Singh opened fire on the protesting Sikhs, the Dera Sacha Suada Sirsa-Sikhs row has rekindled. Sirsa-Dabwali road, NH10, was blocked by protesting Sikhs at village Sahuwala about 15 KM from Sirsa, since morning today.
Top brass of the District reached the spot to take charge of the situation.
Sukhwinder Singh Khalsa, of Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Sabha said that a protest march from Gurdwara 10th Patshahi leading to the DC office/residence shall be held tomorrow, to give a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

HUJ State elections at Rohtak

HUJ State Body Elections & Seminar at Rohtak
20 June, 2008

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Haryana Union of Journalists (HUJ) state seminar and annual elections of the State Body shall be held at Rohtak on 22nd June, 2008. Mr. Amit Soni Vice President, HUJ Sirsa, informed Sirsa News that the seminar shall be held on the Campus of Pt. Bhagwat Dayal PGIMS Campus Rohatk (Medical College). Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda CM Haryana shall be the chief guest at the seminar. Member delegates from Sirsa shall leave for Rohtak from Surkhab Tourist complex at 6AM on 22nd June Sunday.

Members interested in attending the seminar and for anyother information may kindly contact Mr. Amit Soni on phone no.: 9215771825

Mr. Amit Soni VP, urges all the district members who have not completed their membership forms, to submit completed forms to the office of the HUJ President Dr. Gajendra Kumar Singh Raghav, Distt Bureau Amar Ujala. A color photograph is required to be pasted on the form.
The forms can be held from office bearers or can be downloaded and printed from website, from the following link:
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The completion of forms is necessary for the issuing of new ID Cards.

Monsoon is here! Cheers farmers, City becomes unlivable

Monsoon is here! Cheers farmers, City becomes unlivable.
18 June, 2008

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Monsoon arrived in Sirsa on June 15th this year, about 18 days in advance; mostly Monsoon knocks its entry in the first week of July. The early onset of Monsoon brings cheers to the farmers, but Sirsa city becomes unlivable as it always happens here whenever it rains.
All the claims of the administration of preparedness for Monsoon washed away. As always the administration was ready with lame excuses that the rainfall was exceptionally high etc etc. but the ground reality is that nothing concrete is ever done at except running some paper horses and releasing official press notes about preparedness.

Ghagger Bridge near Ratia Township washed away with the flash flood (Ratia is part of Sirsa Parliamentary seat) 2 reportedly die, several missing

Ratia Video Soon......

Sirsa gets Haryana’s First e-Library

Sirsa gets Haryana’s First e-Library.
14 June, 2008
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The first e-library of Haryana was inaugurated and dedicated to the members yesterday at District Library Complex near Bal Bhawan Sirsa, by Commissioner, Education Haryana Mr. Rajan Gupta.
The e-library has been setup with an initial cost of approximately Rupees 18 lacs. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rajan Gupta said that in the times of electronics and computers it becomes imperative to go in for e-libraries so that the a larger database of information may be available to the users. He said that facility of e-libraries shall be made functional in all the district libraries of Haryana very soon. He praised the initiative taken by Mr. V Umashankar, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa in the setting up of this library. (Watch Video Byte: Mr. Rajan Gupta)

Mrs. Rachna Dewan Sr. Librarian and in-charge of the District e-library said there shall be no extra fee for accessing the e-library; all the members can take benefit of this service, only there may be some nominal charges for taking out printouts of any information. (Watch Video Byte: Mrs. Rachna Dewan)

Mr. Puneet Rawal from Emerald Publishing said that the the journals and database being made available at this e-library is world class and shall make the users at par with the information that used to be only the privilege at institutes like Howard, MIT etc. (Watch Video Byte: Mr. Puneet Rawal)

Mr Rajiv Dewan Mr. Puneet Rawal, Mrs. Monika Gupta, etc were present on the occasion.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lab Journal Published to mark Patrakarita Diwas

Lab Journal Published to mark Patrakarita Diwas
08 June, 2008
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1. Lab Journal published to mark Patrakarita Diwas
2. Construction of Media Centre begins.

Sirsa, Journalism students of Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa celebrated Press Day on May 30th, in a unique manner by reaching out to the city residents to find out their opinion about the world of media. The findings of the survey along with comments of leading media-persons of the region were published in the inaugural issue of Jansanchaar, a four page laboratory- journal of the department. CDLU Vice Chancellor Dr. KC Bhardwaj released the first issue of Jansanchaar during the Press Day ceremony held in the university campus.

While Vice-Chancellor Dr. Bhardwaj was chief guest on this occasion, Virender Singh Chauhan, chairperson of the Department of Mass Communication presided over the ceremony. Addressing media persons and students of mass communication, the Vice Chancellor said media being forth pillar of the democratic setup must be provided full freedom in its job. He said the state of freedom of press in the country was far better than several counties on the globe. He said while freedom of press must be maintained at any cost, those who enjoyed this freedom must perform their duties in a responsible manner.
The Vice Chancellor also reminded the gathering of the great contribution of the journalists in India’s freedom struggle. Majority of our great freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak were also journalists, he added. He congratulated the students and faculty members of the JMC department for bringing out Jansanchaar to commemorate Press Day and dedicating the same to the press day. He said the department was fast emerging as a centre of excellence in media education.
Virender Singh Chauhan, chairperson of the JMC department said the Hindi Patrakarita Diwas was celebrated every year on May 30 and it was on this day in 1926 that publication of India’s first Hindi newspaper ‘Udant Martand’ started. He said freedom of press was the first and foremost parameter that could be used the gauge the strength of any democratic setup. He said although the state freedom of press in India was far better than several developed countries, it was under constant threat from vested interests. He said in Haryana itself it had been challenged time and again. But fortunately the media fraternity in the state succeeded in thwarting these attacks and keeping the anti-democratic forces away from desecrating the sanctum sanctorum of its freedom.
Chauhan also gave details of the findings of the survey conducted by the students. He said the study conducted by the students showed that most of the respondents applauded the role being played by the media to unmask the corrupt people. At the same time majority of them expressed pain at the fact that the common man was no longer at the focus of the media. CDLU Registrar Dr. RK Sehgal, Dr. Rajkumar Salar, SK Vij and Vineet Chhabra were among those present on this occasion.

Construction of Media Centre begins
Jansanchaar News Service

Sirsa: Construction work of the proposed Media Centre of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Chaudhary Devi Lal University commenced on Sunday. RK Sehgal. Registrar CDLU and Virender Singh Chauhan, chairperson of the department performed Bhoomi Pujan prior to beginning of the work on the building

that would host all the media production activities of the department.The building would come up at a cost of Rs 78 lakhs. Notably, the foundation stone of the building was laid by Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda during his visit of the campus in January this year.
Speaking on the occasion, Registrar Dr. RK Sehgal said the JMC department of the varsity was fast emerging as a centre of excellence in media education. He said the department was first journalism department of Haryana to have started a news portal that was being used to train students in basics of journalism. The news ticker system launched by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda last month was another initiative of the department that was received very well in the campus and the Sirsa city itself, he added. He hoped that the Media Centre would be ready for use within the stipulated time of five months and would prove to be a big infrastructural asset of the department.
Chairperson Virender Singh Chauhan said the first community radio station of the state would be set up in the two radio studios to be constructed in the Media Centre. He said as the department had already received a LOI from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, it was in the process of getting frequency allotted for the community radio station. He said in addition to the radio station, a modern television studio and a well equipped news room would be established in this building. Executive Engineer SK Vij said the Media Centre would have a plinth area of 7000 square feet and it would be fully air conditioned.
Both Reports, Courtesy: Department of Journalism & Mass Communication CDLU