Thursday, July 31, 2008

Antim Ardas at Dabwali passes off peacefully

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Antim Ardas at Dabwali passes off peacefully, Curfew relaxed for 24 hours.
SIRSA NEWS
27 July, 2008


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An Uneasy calm prevailed yesterday at Dabwali Town and Sirsa City as the Bhog and Antim Ardas of Harmandir Singh was concurrent with the monthly congregation of Dera Sacha Sauda Followers at sects Sirsa Dera. The administration in an attempt to leave nothing to chance had even pressed in the services of a helicopter for aerial surveillance and monitoring on this Sunday 26th July 2008. However everything ended up peacefully at both the places to the relief of the administration and to the citizens as well.

PEACE MARCH TAKEN OUT AT DABWALI

In order to intensify efforts to maintain peace and communal harmony in Dabwali, which witnessed unprecedented violence on July 18 during Naam Charcha at residence of a Dera Followers, a peace march was taken out at Mandi Dabwali today. Cutting party and other considerations hundreds of peace marches belonging to all section of society including political and social activists, members of NGO’s , Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers and students etc participated in the peace march and appealed people belonging to Sikh organisation and Dera Followers to maintain peace and harmony during the Bhog Ceremony of Late Harminder Singh who was killed during Sikh - Dera Followers clashes, in July.
CURFEW RELAXED FOR 24 HOURS IN DABWALI.
In view of improved conditioned in Dabwali town which gradually limped back to normal since last evening the district authorities gave more relaxation in the curfew and for the first time today since it was imposed, the curfew was relaxed for 24 hours. Deputy Commissioner V. Umashankar told that as the ground conditions improved considerably and in order to provide all facilities to the Sikhs coming to participate in the Bhog Ceremony of unfortunate victim Harminder Singh the curfew was completely lifted. He also expressed his confidence that now peace and tranquility will prevail in Dabwali and surrounding areas. He also appealed the people to strive for maintaining peace and cordiality. He however said that elaborate security arrangements were still in place and none would be allowed to disturb peace all take law in to his hands.

Report: Dr. OP Bansal, with inputs from GS Mann

Friday, July 25, 2008

Samachaar SMS News service from Department of JMC CDLU

Samachaar SMS News service from Department of JMC CDLU
SIRSA NEWS
25 July, 2008

Jansanchaar News Service
SIRSA
The department of mass communication of the Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, would soon launch news headlines service on SMS. Subscribers of the free service would get news update, in the form of latest headlines, twice or thrice a day on their cell phones. A proposal to this effect submitted by the department has been approved by the vice-chancellor Dr K.C. Bhardwaj. The proposed service has already been started on a trial basis for a select group of subscribers and would be soon launched formally.

Virender Singh Chauhan, chairman of the department of mass communication, said the scheme would be managed by the students, under the overall supervision of the faculty of the department.

Initially, two to three SMS news bulletins would be broadcasted everyday on the cell phones of the subscribers as per a fixed schedule.

These bulletins would contain headlines from local and state news to the national and international developments. The choice of content would be based on the importance of the events. People in and around the city would be able to subscribe to the service by sending a message “join samachaar” to 567678. The service would not only provide ample opportunity to journalism students to hone their skills, but also keep subscribers abreast with currents affairs of local, national and international importance. For training students, the department runs a news portal and has already started the process of establishing a Community Radio Station (CRS). The CRS would start broadcasting educational programmes at 90.4 Megahertz on FM band by November this year.

Chauhan said the CRS would be established in the Media Centre, a building being constructed to house a well-equipped television studio and a newsroom, apart from the CRS.
In addition, the department has been permitted to start two new courses with effect from this academic session (2008-09). The courses, being offered under Self Financing Scheme (SFS), are BA and a PG diploma in mass communication. While BAMC classes would be run in the morning session the PGDMC classes would be held in the evening. Both the courses would be based on a semester system, he added.

BANDH COMPLETE, SIKHS TAKE OUT PROTEST MARCH





BANDH COMPLETE, SIKHS TAKE OUT PROTEST MARCH




24 July, 2008


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THE BANDH call given by the Sant Samaj evoked a massive response here today and all shops, business establishments, teaching institutions and even eateries and tea stalls remained closed from early morning. All government offices, Banks and other financial institutions however remained open and functioned normally. Power and water supply and Traffic on the roads remained normal. Elaborate Security arrangements were made by the District Administration and since early morning the Police and para Military forces started flag marches on all the streets of the town which was continuing till filing of this news. All entry points to the district were barricaded and every vehicle and its owners were checked and frisked before being allowed inside the district. The local Dera Sacha Sauda and the local Dasham Patshahi Gurudwara were heavily guarded and Nakas and barricades were put on all roads leading to both these places to ensure that no untoward incident happens. Similar reports of the bandh were received from Ellenabad, Dabwali, Kalanwali, and Rania towns of the district. Till writing of the news no untoward incident was reported from any where in the district.
SIKHS TAKE OUT PROTEST MARCH.
THOUSANDS OF Sikhs led by Sukhvinder Singh the president of Haryana Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Sabha today took out a protest march and handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner demanding immediate arrest of the Dera chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh. They started from the local Gurudwara Daswin Patshahi and after passing through the main streets arrived at the Lal Batti chowk, where the Deputy Commissioner received the memorandum. On the way they were chanting ‘Satnam Waheguru’ only. The entire route of the protesters was heavily guarded by the police and Para-military forces to ward off any unwanted incident.


BANDH WAS IMPOSED ON THE PEOPLE AGAINST THEIR WILL……..DERA SACHA SAUDA.


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PAWAN INSAN a spokesman of the Dera Sacha Sauda has, through a press released issued here today alleged that today’s Bandh was imposed upon the people against their will. He said that the Sikhs who took out the march here today were fully armed which gave a wrong signal to the peace loving people who felt terrorized. He further alleged that common man including the shopkeepers kept their establishments closed out of fear of the repercussions at the hands of anti-social elements in case they dared to keep their shops open. Pawan also alleged that the police and other forces remained mute spectators to the coercion of these forces.
Report: Dr OP Bansal

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sikhs Outfits Bandh Call on 23rd, Security preparedness demonstrated by administration


Sikhs Outfits Bandh Call on 23rd.
Security preparedness demonstrated.
SIRSA NEWS
22 July, 2008
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THE DISTRICT Sirsa administration has beefed up security in the wake of the Bandh call given by the Sikh organizations for July 23.
Commissioner Hisar Division Mr. P.C. Bidhan accompanied by IGP Hisar, A.K. Dhull today held a meeting with the District Administration today to chalk out the detailed strategy to deal with any eventuality during the proposed Bandh. Deputy Commissioner, V. Umashankar, Superintendent of Police Mr. K. Venkata Ramana, ADC Mr. Yudhvir Singh Khialia, Commandants and Assistant Commandants of the BSF and Para-Military forces, SDM Harish Bhatia participated in the deliberations. Deputy Commissioner told here today that a very heavy police force along with 23 companies of the BSF and other Para-Military forces have been deployed in the district to ensure complete peace during the proposed Bandh. He told that Section 144 of the Cr. P. C has been promulgated throughout the district and none would be allowed to indulge into any unlawful activity. He warned that the activities of any anti-social elements indulging in any sort of violence would be video graphed to establish the identities of anti-social elements.


Mr. Uma Shankar revealed that the whole district has been divided into 13 sectors and one duty magistrate along with one additional SP or DSP level officer have been deputed for each sector to control and monitor the situation during the Bandh. He further revealed that 13 ‘Nakas’ and Barricades have been erected in the 41 sensitive villages. He said that in these villages continuous police patrolling has been ordered to ensure complete tranquility during the Bandh. He also said that Coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle (Concertina wire) have also been used at the Barricades and ‘Nakas’ for the first time to deal with the violators. He said that all the concerned officials have been directed to coordinate with each other and to take quick and preventive action immediately to control any individual or mob violence. Besides all vehicles entering the district Sirsa territory would be checked and frisked up.
Report: Dr. OP Bansal

Mataka Phodd Protest by INLD



Mataka Phodd Protest by INLD
SIRSA NEWS
21 July, 2008
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Scores of INLD activists (INLD women wing) of the district led by Mrs. Kanta Chautala wife of former MLA, Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala today staged a Matka Phod protest against the alleged acute shortage of Power, drinking and Irrigation water in the district. Addressing the protesters at Anaj Mandi sheds, before flagging off the protest march, Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala accused the present Bhupinder Singh Hooda regime in the state for his failure on all fronts. He alleged that the state failed even to provide the basic amenities like power or water. Prominent among other INLD leaders who also addressed the protesters were: District party president Padam Jain, District party president (women wing), Ms. Krishana Phogat, MLAs Sushil Indora and Sita Ram, former MLA Bhagi Ram and Amir Chawla, former Chairman, Haryana State Services Selection Board.

Before this Ch Abhay Singh had been touring villages, everyday apprising the masses about the need for this protest.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our Silence is not Synonym of Cowardice – Dr. Aditya Insaan


Our Silence is not Synonym of Cowardice – Dr. Aditya Insaan- Dera Spokesman.
SIRSA NEWS
20 July, 2008

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DERA FOLLOWERS HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO WORSHIP IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR FAITH.
IN A democratic and secular country like India where every one enjoys freedom of speech and can follow any religion, the Dera Sacha Sauda followers have also the fundamental right to worship in accordance with their own faith or tenets.
More details soon..................

Funeral day passes off peacefully in Dabwali








Funeral day passes off peacefully in Dabwali
SIRSA NEWS
20 July, 2008
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DABWALI LIMPING BACK TO NORMALCY, CURFEW STILL CONTINUES. HARMINDER SINGH MORTAL REMAINS CREMATED.

THE DABWALI which faced the worst violence in is history was gradually limping back to normalcy and there prevails complete peace in the town and its vicinity. The curfew that was imposed yesterday still continues which was lifted for 2 hours today from 10am to 12. No untoward incident was from any where within the Dabwali town or its peripheral areas. The cremation of the mortal remains of Harminder Singh who succumbed to his injuries he sustained during clashes between the Sikhs and the Dera followers on Friday were consigned to flames in his native village Dabwali village. Thousands of people including SimranJit Singh Maan, the president of the SAD (Amritsar), Avtar Singh Makkar the president of the SGPC, Balwant Singh Nandgarh, the head granthi of the Gurudwara Talwandi Sabo, Sukhsvinder Singh Khalsa, the president of the Haryana Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Sabha, Cleric Balwant Singh Dadoo and INLD leader Sita MLA (Dabwali) participated in the funeral
procession. His cremation passed off peacefully. When contacted Deputy Commissioner V.Umashankar who along the top police brass has been camping at Dabwali since yesterday told that there prevails peace. He has also the people especially both the warring groups to maintain peace and communal harmony in the district. He said that security has been beefed up at all the sensitive spots.

DERA FOLLOWER AND HIS SON BOOKED FOR MURDER.

SUNDER DASS MEHTA and his son both residents of Dabwali town and the Dera Sacha Sauda followers at whose house during naam charcha clashes a Sikh Harminder was killed on Friday were booked for murder and were produced before a court at Sirsa which sent them to judicial lock up for 14 days. The next hearing has been fixed for 2.8.08. It may be recalled that violent clashes took place during the Naam Charcha held at the residence of Mehta on Friday and there was stone pelting on both the sides ie., the Sikhs and the dera followers in which Harminder Singh was seriously injured and later succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.
Report: Dr. OP Bansal

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dera-Sikh Row Flares - DABWALI Burns, Gory Incidents Mark the day.


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Dera-Sikh Row Flares - DABWALI Burns, Gory Incidents Mark the day.
SIRSA NEWS
19 July, 2008
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  • CURFEW IMPOSED IN DABWALI TOWN FOLLOWING VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN DERA FOLLOWERS AND SIKHS
  • ONE SIKH SUCCUMBED.
  • OVER 2 DOZEN SHOPS TORCHED.
  • A JOURNALIST ASSAULTED.
  • DC V. Umashankar also hurt.
  • SGPC President, Avatar Singh Makker visits Dabwali.

IN ORDER TO control the most violent and volatile situation that followed the death of a Sikh as a result of clashes over Naam charcha between the Dera Sacha Sauda followers and the Sikhs today, the district Administration has imposed an indefinite curfew in Dabwali. Immediately after the news of the death of a Sikh identified as Harmander Singh son of Mahender Singh a resident of Dabwali town came, thousands of protesting Sikhs came on the roads demanding the immediate arrest of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh and soon the situation turned violent and over 30 shops were set on fire by the protesters. The office of a scribe Jai Muni Goel was ransacked and damaged. He claimed that he was also attacked upon and as a result he sustained some head injuries. He also alleged that his camera was snatched by the protesters. On getting information Deputy Commissioner V. Umashankar and Superintendent Police K.Venakata Ramana rushed to Dabwali and summoned a large police force. The police fired in the air and also lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the protesters but when it failed then the Administration imposed curfew to control the situation which was getting out of control. The condition was so bad that the protesters even did not allow the Fire tenders to perform their duties to extinguish fire in the shops. The Dabwali town has been turned into a Police Camp with a very heavy police force deployed there. IG. Police also arrived in the town to make an on the spot appraisal of the situation. According to reports the Naam Charcha was held at the residence of one Sunder Das Mehta. On getting information about the naam Charcha, Sikhs in droves arrived there to stop it. As a result there was brick bating on both the sides in which Harmander Singh was injured on his head. He later succumbed to injuries. In Ellenabad town the shopkeepers downed their shutters fearing any fall out of the Dabwali incident. Soon Band like situation was noticed in Sirsa town as most of the shopkeepers downed their shutters. Similar news were received from Kalanwali and Rania towns as well. According to latest information the situation at Dabwali is still tense but under control. Till writing of the news no fresh report of any untoward happening was reported from any where in the district.
RANIA
SIKHS STAGE PROTEST, DEMAND IMMEDIATE ARREST OF DERA SACHA SAUDA CHIEF.
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HUNDREDS OF Sikhs led by Sukhvinder Singh, the president of the Haryana Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Sabha on Wednesday staged a strident protest against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh at Rania town of the district demanding his immediate arrest for hurting the sentiments of the Sikhs. The protesters after marching through the main streets of the town arrived at the Tehsil office where they handed a memorandum addressed the President of India, the SDM Ellenabad Subhash Sheoran who had expressly arrived at Rania town to receive the memorandum. While addressing the protesters, Sukhvinder Singh alleged that the Dera Chief first of all committed blasphemy by wearing a dress similar to the one adorned by the 10th Guru of the Sikhs and grievously hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs and then at Bombay he abets the shoot out by his body guards in which an innocent Sikh was killed. He claimed that by his action at Bombay he poured salts into the wounds of the Sikhs throughout the country. He demanded that he should be asked to shun his private body guards. He warned that the series of Protest marches throughout Haryana would continue till the Dera chief was arrested. He claimed that now after the criminal cases against the Dera chief his real picture has come before the people and appealed the Haryana and Union Governments to immediately put his behind he bars.

SIKH-DERA FOLLOWERS CLASH AVERTED.

TIMELY INTERVENTION of the police averted an ugly situation that arose near village Ghookanwali of the district on Wednesday when a large number of Sikhs assembled in front of the residence of Jeewan Singh Pandit a Dera Sacha Sauda follwer where Naam Charcha was to be held. Soon an ugly situation emerged between the parties as the Sikhs were determined to stop the Naam Charcha while the Dera followers were adamant to hold their Naam Charcha. Within moments the Police got information and a heavy police force from Odhan police station arrive on the spot and defused the situation. Jasbir Singh Khalsa, the vice president of the Haryana Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Sabha said that till the case pending against the Dera chief was not adjudicated the Sikhs would allow the Dera followers to hold their Naam Charcha.
Report: Dr. O.P. Bansal

DEPF Seminar at GRG-SP V. Ramana Chief Guest


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District English Promotion Forum (DEPF) Seminar at GRG-SP KV Ramana Chief Guest
17 July, 2008

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Abhay Singh distributes Insurance policies to HUJ journalists










Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala distributes Insurance policies to HUJ journalists.
SIRSA NEWS
17 July, 2008

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Marriage Ecstasy turns into tragedy.
SIRSA NEWS
16 July, 2008


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MARRIAGE ECSTASY TURNS INTO TRAGEDY, 3 INCLUDING GROOM KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP.

THE joy and ecstasy of a marriage party belonging to village Sukherakhera (Sirsa) was turned into gloom when the groom and 2 others were killed on the spot and the bride along with 8 others sustained grievous injuries in a road mishap while returning back after solemnizing the marriage. The Innova car carrying the bride and the groom and some others rammed into a canter near village Ding about 28 kms form here on the National Highway on Monday night. the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their kin after autopsy in the local civil Hospital on Tuesday. All the injured were brought to the local Civil Hospital from where they were referred to Rohtak Medical College Hospital after their condition deteriorated. The deceased have been identified as the Groom-Joginder resident of village Sukherakhera his cousin Amar Singh and bride’s brother Subhash. The injured were: the bride Ashma, Kalidas, Saroj, Bimla Devi and 3 children and Nazarpal etc. It
is alleged that the driver of their vehicle was responsible for the mishap as he sped up the vehicle to overtake the canter. The police on the basis of a complaint filed by one Sher Singh have registered a case against the driver of the Innova car and have started investigations to nab the absconding driver.
Report: Dr. O.P. Bansal

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Left Parties Launch campaign against UPA & Nuke Deal






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Left Parties Launch campaign against UPA & Nuke Deal

SIRSA NEWS
16 July, 2008
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The left parties convened a convention to discuss the consequences of the Nuclear Deal at Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Hall, Sirsa, before that addressing a press conference jointly, the CPI & CPM leaders said that the Left was convincingly against the N-deal and the Left believes that this deal shall cripple the sovereignty of India’s foreign policy and shall make India a puppet at the hands of the USA.

Mr. Swarn Singh Wirk, executive member Haryana State Committee, CPI and Mr. Krishan Swarup Gorakhpuria, executive member Haryana State Committee, CPM said that by signing the deal India is doing no good to India and is instead facilitating the USA to abet Americas vicious defense strategies for South Asia. The Government is trying to camouflage its shortcomings with a deceptive but sweet looking cover of N-Deal, Mr. Wirk alleged. The so called big and instant advantage of the Nuclear power is also untrue as even if this deal comes through, it can append only about 9% of additional power and that too not before year 2021.

When quizzed about that as Thermal Power and Big Hydro Electric Dams are already being opposed by environmentalist, and the coal supply is already on the countdown to be exhausted soon, how can India augment its ever increasing demand for power, Mr. Swarn Singh Wirk said that alternate forms of energy like power form tidal waves is a viable answer and moreover India has its own Uranium and Thorium in abundance with which it can run Nuclear Power Plants.

Sirsa NEWS also highlighted that Australia has made a clear NO to India for any supply of N-Fuel for even peaceful purposes unless India signs NPT.

The left shall observe a Bharat Bandh on August 20th against the Government’s move to make this deal operational.

Distt General Secretaries Jai Chand Saharni, Mr Raj Kumar, Mr Roshan Lal Suchan, Dr Sukhdev Singh Jammu, Jarnail Singh Brar. Jaswant Singh Josh, Dr. Gurmukh Singh, Rajender Kumar, Comrade Avtar Singh, Gurdeep Singh, & several workers and leaders of both the Left parties were present.

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Sikhs Protest in Ellenabad

Sikhs Protest in Ellenabad
SIRSA NEWS
ELLENABAD
15 July, 2008

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Dera Sikh row keeps emerging umpteen number of times, in this sequence Sikhs of Ellenabad subdivision of Sirsa assembled at Gurdwara Singh Sabha yesterday, took out a protest march in the Main Bazzar of Ellenabad and submitted a memorandum to the SDM Ellenabad, Mr. Subhash Sheoran. The protesting Sikhs were demanding the arrest of Chief of Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa, in connection with murder of an innocent Sikh in Mulund Bombay.
The protest call was given by Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Sabha and Gurdwara Singh Sabha Managing Committee. The Sikhs announced that if their demand is not met with they shall intensify the agitation and on 16th July a similar protest march shall be taken out in Rania town.

The protest march which had hundreds of Sikhs was led by local Sikh leaders, Jathedar Subegh Singh, Shamsher Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Maan Singh, Dara Singh etc.

Meanwhile the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda have also submitted a memorandum to Mr. V Umashankar, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa demanding that some Sikhs and their leaders are using abusive language against the Dera Chief and Dera as well, they should be restrained from it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sirsa Bandh on Call of INLD-Complete






Sirsa Bandh on Call of INLD-Complete
SIRSA NEWS
12 July, 2008

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The Bandh Call given by INLD top notch leader, Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala resulted in almost complete Bandh of Sirsa City and all the townships of the district on 11th July. The Bandh was observed on the call of INLD in Sirsa district, in protest against the alleged failure of the authorities to improve water and electricity.

Even in the late evening hours when usually the Bands slowly ease out, Sirsa City remained closed.
In the evening addressing a press conference at his Sirsa residence, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala said that the successful Bandh indicates that the people of the district are with INLD, he added that if this Bandh also did not bring in respite from the problems of water and electricity being faced by the district then on July 21st a Matka Toddo (break the earthen pitcher) protest shall be carried out by the Mahila (Women) Wing of the INLD.

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Sirsa Bandh on 11th- Abhay Singh Chautala
SIRSA NEWS
10 July, 2008

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Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala has called for a complete Bandh of Sirsa City and all the townships of the district on 11th July.
According to INLD, the Bandh is to be observed to protest against the failure of the district authorities to eradicate shortage of Electricity and shortage of water supply.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Haemcon-2008 IMA-ISBTI State Conference










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Haemcon-2008 IMA-ISBTI State Conference
SIRSA NEWS
08 July, 2008

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Haemcon-2008 IMA-ISBTI State Conference

A state level joint annual conference of IMA CGP (Indian Medical Association-College of General practitioners) and ISBTI (Indian Society of Blood transfusion and Immunohaematology) was held at Panchayat Bhawan Sirsa on 6th July. Delegates from all over Haryana, Punjab as well as from Chandigarh attended the day-long conference, which had expert lectures fortified with slide show presentations; the lecture hall had display of motivational cum informative banners also.

On this occasion a souvenir Haemcon 2008 was also released. The souvenir edited by Dr. Anjani Aggarwal, (See Pictures and Video) had more than half a dozen, technical/medical articles on blood transfusion as well as legal information about Act no. 11 of 2008. The act mentions legal remedies to safe guard doctors and paramedics from assaults.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Yudhbir Singh Khialia, A.D.C. Sirsa, who himself is a crusader of the voluntary blood donation movement. The notable speakers on the occasion were Dr. Savita Basu, HOD Department of Transfusion Medicine, Govt Medical College Chandigarh. Dr Vinod Tayal President IMA Haryana State, Dr. Atul Sachdev HOD Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College Chandigarh spoke about diagnosis of HIV patients & Post exposure prophylaxis. Dr. Sanjay D’ Cruz of Department of Medicine, GMCH Chandigarh, delivered a talk on Management Protocol for Anaemia. Dr S.K. Kochar Principal Maharaja Agarsain Medical College Agroha (Hisar), Dr V. Mohan Director principal, Adesh Institute of Medical science & Research Center, Bhatinda were also present as guests of honour.

Mr Yudbir Singh Khyalia ADC Sirsa delivered a motivational lecture on the topic, ‘How to make Life more Meaningful’ It may be mentioned that the ADC before joining civil services had a stint as a lecturer in English at Govt College Hoshiarpur (Click Hyperlink). Mr Khyalia also informed that Sirsa has become the first district in India to be completely open-defecation-free. He also said that there is proposal to do Blood Grouping of whole district population that is about 12 lac people in the near future.

Dr G.K. Aggarwal welcomed the delegates he thanked the delegates for sparing time to attend the conference and hoped that the conference comes to the expectations of all. (Video also)

Dr Ved Beniwal said that IMA Sirsa branch is blessed generation after generation, what the older generations initiated, the younger generation did that better, IMA has a healthy tradition to pat juniors and colleagues. (Also See Video Byte Dr Ved Beniwal)

Dr R.M. Arora told SIRSA NEWS that Blood Component therapy is now available at Sirsa .This has been made possible because of installation of component separator machine in the local Shiv Shakti Blood Bank. Now patients with Dengue fever who need platelets will not have to be referred outside Sirsa for want of platelets. Similarly patients with haemophilia and bleeding disorders will benefit immensely from this.

Dr RM Arora informed the delegates that apart from hosting this second consecutive state level IMA-ISBTI conference, Sirsa also boasts of being the venue of first state-level IMA-CGP conference not only of Haryana State but of any state of India. This first ever conference was held on 29th April, 1984 (Also See Video Byte Dr RM Arora)

Dr Parveen Arora president, IMA thanked the chief guest and other visiting dignitaries.
(Also See Video Byte Dr Parveen Arora)

Dr Savita Basu HOD Dept of Transfusion Medicine Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh, gave a detailed technical description about various aspects of Clinical use of Blood Components. Talking to Sirsa News she said that the blood taken as donation is tested for HIV, Hapatitis B, Hapatitis C, Malaria, Parasite Syphilis, it is definetly of high standards as per govt established parameters. (See Video Ending Part)

Dr Satpal Sharma released a placard to be displayed at the nursing homes, (Click on placard picture to enlarge.)

Dr. Manisha Mehta, Dr RK Mehta, Dr. Vinod Gupta, Dr. VP Goyal, Dr RS Sangwan, Dr. Karan Singh, Dr Sher Singh, Dr MM Talwar, Dr, Ashish Khurana, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr. SP Garg, Dr MR Bansal, Dr Parveen Tomar, Dr Bhawana Aggarwal, Dr BR Bishnoi, Dr GN Verma, Dr Dinesh Gijwani, Dr Shailesh Tomar, Dr Daya Ram and several paramedics and health workers also attended the conference.

The Medical Fraternity was requested to come forward and motivate people for voluntary blood donations. Earlier in the day many of the delegates also visited Shiv Shakti Blood Bank run by Shiv Shakti Rakt Data Samiti, the visitors were impressed with the efficient and professional management of the Blood Bank and appreciated the high standard of services provided by the Blood Bank.

Some of the highlights, topics of discussions and announcements at Haemcon2008 were as below

  • Every Day Practice-Blood Transfusion
  • Anaemia and AIDS encountered in every day practice.
  • Most modern aspects of self improvement: academic-knowledge compliment.
  • More than 10 doctors arranged blood donation camps in their nursing homes.
  • Motivated public to donate blood.
  • Joint efforts of ISBTI & IMA-CGP to recruit voluntary donors and provide safe blood to every human being.
  • Future plans: Coming year: create resource persons from IMA & ISBTI resources.
  • Enrol minimum 500 motivators & lectures on blood donations from IMA resource.
  • To Achieve 100% Voluntary blood donation in one year.
  • Blood Grouping of Whole district population that is about 12 lac people, Rs96 lacs fund for this Herculean Job.
  • Negative Group Club formation.
  • Maintaining of village rosters.
  • More than 65% voluntary donations.
  • Teach rational component use.
  • Latest technology in blood transfusion to be availed by every doctor.

It was also mentioned that Distt Rohtak has less than 20,000 units of blood collections in year compared to15,000 blood units from a remote District that is Sirsa.
Scenario by Mr. Khyalia ADC : Educational institutes holding camps twice a year, (from present once a year). Next time this program this program shall be for two days and shall be sponsored by his department.

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Various Pictorial News Till 08 July
SIRSA NEWS
08 July, 2008


All pictures can be clicked to enlarge or right click to open link in new window. Pictures Amit Soni and his associates.