Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Farmers perspective to be heard at Borlaug Global Rust Initiative technical workshop in Biejing CHINA


GS Mann to represent Indian Wheat Farmers at BGRI World Conference in Beijing China
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
30 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Farmers perspective to be heard at Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) workshop
At the BGRI 2012 Technical Workshop in Beijing, a panel of wheat farmers from around the world will talk about the relative importance of wheat, production constraints, their awareness of wheat diseases, decisions they make about disease management, and some of the successes they have had using rust resistant varieties of wheat newly introduced by the BGRI. Ms. Makada Mohammed from Ethiopia, Mr. Ammar Martini from Syria, Mr. Huang Mingshui from China and Mr. Gurjeet Mann from Sirsa, India will share their experiences and answer questions. Session moderator Amor Yahyaoui CIMMYT-Mexico will also premiere "Challenged by Rust," a new farmer video from the BGRI.
The main objective of BGRI is to systematically reduce the world’s vulnerability to Wheat Rusts (Yellow, Brown and Black Rusts-In Hindi Peela Ratua, Bhuraa Ratua and Kala Ratua) and to advocate and facilitate the evolution of a sustainable international system to contain the threat posed by Rust. BGRI is a focused resource for scientists and policymakers about the rusts of Wheat.
Gurjeet Mann will represent India from the farmer’s perspective, while wheat experts and scientists from Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) New Delhi, Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) Karnal, Wheat Breeders from PAU Ludhiana and Hyderabad shall highlight the scientific perspective at the conference.
Ms Aman Mann (D/o Gurjeet Mann), a young budding Biotechnologist has also been offered to attend the early graduates interaction program with scientists and leading biotechnologists from Cornell University USA, College of Agriculture China and other delegates. She was chosen during one of the several visits of the scientists to Mann Farms while they were here to monitor the wheat crop in Sirsa. She will also accompany the participating delegates from India.
The BGRI workshop will be held from September 1–4 in Beijing, China following the International Cereal Rust and Powdery Mildew Conference that will take place at the same venue.
Resources to understand the Seminar:
Details about GS Mann on the official website:
http://www.globalrust.org/traction/permalink/newsroom663
The full workshop program is available online:
http://www.globalrust.org/traction/permalink/about343: BGRI 2012 Workshop http://www.globalrust.org/traction/permalink/blog303 Pictures and details of Ludhiana Visit, Gurjeet Mann, Mr Jagjeet Hara renowned farmer, Dr Khem Singh Gill famous former VC of PAU and PAU scientists.
About BGRI: (Bourlaug Global Rust Initiative) is a project by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in association with Cornell University USA.
About CIMMYT : The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (commonly called by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT for Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de MaĆ­z y Trigo) is a non-profit research and training institution dedicated to both the development of improved varieties of wheat and maize, and introducing improved agricultural practices to farmers. It is located in Mexico
About Dr. Norman E Borlaug (Fondly called father of green revolution)
Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution". Borlaug was one of six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour.
During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Between 1965 and 1970, wheat yields nearly doubled in Pakistan and India, greatly improving the food security in those nations. These collective increases in yield have been labelled the Green Revolution, and Borlaug is often credited with saving over a billion people worldwide from starvation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing food supply.
Borlaug received his Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. He took up an agricultural research position in Mexico, where he developed semi-dwarf, high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Downpour on the evening of 25th August 2012 floods streets in Sirsa City

Downpour on the evening of 25th August 2012 floods streets in Sirsa City
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
26 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Downpour on the evening of 25th August 2012 floods streets in Sirsa City. This is the scene of Major road from Durga Mandir Corner of B Block leading to C Block in front of LHP College of Law and GRG School. Hilarious scenes in the video, show, street children swimming on the flooded roads. However this time the water was quickly drained out by the morning of 26th.
http://youtu.be/t6jzvq3PTck

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Online Land Records under NLRMP Launched in Kamaal Village in SIRSA

Online Land Records under NLRMP Launched in Kamaal Village in SIRSA
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
24 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Online Land Records Under National Land Record Modernization Programme  (NLRMP) Launched in Kamal Village falling in Kalanwali of Sirsa. Deputy Commissioner Dr J Ganesan, Director Sultan Singh and Technology Experts explain the benefits to Villagers. Live demonstration of the project was also carried out. The lead project will soon be adopted all over the state.


Earlier in October 2006 www.jamabandi.nic.in was launched:   

www.SirsaNews.com shall carry more details of this project and short comings of earlier projects in the 2nd week of September.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Overseas Employment Bureau Seminar in SIRSA

Overseas Employment Bureau Seminar in SIRSA
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
24 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Watch Video: Overseas Placement Bureau Haryana Government Seminar held at Jaat Dharmshala Sirsa on 23rd August, 2012. DC Sirsa Dr J Ganesan cautions the youth to be careful, A.K.Vats Deputy Director DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, Overseas Placement Bureau Haryana, Dr Krishan Chand Associated Professor CRRID advising the youth.


Sh. Krishan Chand is M.A.(Geography), Ph.D. Punjabi University, Patiala his Areas of Specialization: Migration, Trade Unionism and Micro Planning, presently he is Associated Professor at Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh.
Sh A.K.Vats is Deputy Director DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, HARYANA
In order to cater to the growing demands for skilled and unskilled Labour, technicians, IT professionals, engineers and doctors in foreign countries especially in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar etc., it was decided by the Haryana Government to set up an Overseas Placement Bureau in the Department of Employment. This Bureau functions under the aegis of a Society, Haryana Overseas Placement Assistance Society (HOPAS), with its registered office at Panchkula, which has been promoted by the Govt. of Haryana with the prime objective of assisting the youth of the State in overseas employment. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Karamjeet Brar and Jasdev Sarkaria about their roles in Punjabi Film - 'Ajj De Ranjhe'



Karamjeet Brar and Jasdev Sarkaria about their roles in Punjabi Film - 'Ajj De Ranjhe'
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
23 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Karamjeet Brar and Jasdev Sarkaria of Sirsa speak about their roles in Upcoming Punjabi Film - 'Ajj De Ranjhe' at a press conference held on 21st August 2012. The Film is Directed by S. Manmohan Singh

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Haryana Journalists Association Seminar on Political Journalism

Haryana Journalists Association Seminar on Political Journalism
Chief Guest Ch Abhay Singh Chautala, Keynote Speaker Hemant Atri
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
21 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Watch Video: Ch Abhay Singh Chief Guest; Sh Hemant Atri key note speaker at HJA Seminar on Political Journalism held at Panchayat Bhawan Sirsa on 20 August 2012 - Short Glimpse. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Agrim Media Centre holds Seminar on Problems of Sirsa and their Solutions


Agrim Media Centre holds Seminar on Problems of Sirsa and their Solutions
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
20 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Agrim Media Center holds Seminar on Problems of Sirsa and their Solutions. Dr Ashok Tanwar MP Sirsa Chief Guest, Perhlaad Singh Gillaan Khera CPS Haryana, Bhupesh Mehta, Baljit Singh HUJ State President, Naveen Kedia, Hoshiyari Lal Sharma were Guests of Honour. For detailed NEWS of the Seminar visit website of Agrim Media Center www.Sirsa24x7.com
Also in This Video - Anand Biyani, Naresh Malik, Kamal Relhan, Gurjeet Mann, Kasturi Chabra, Ashok Gupta, Vineet Chabra, Ms Sandhya Wadhwa, Mohan Lal Droliya Advocate, Naurang Singh Advocate, Prof Ravinder Puri, Pardeep Sachdeva.

The Guiding Light- T.S. Mann



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

SIRSA NEWS 19 August 2012 

On The Ninth 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 toMannawala Family, in the book The Chiefs Of Punjab, by a British Author. A family tree from 1700AD upto 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 the famous Khalsa College Amritsar In The Back Ground
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 4years 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 favorite 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, 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.Most recently, 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 Distt. 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 teetotaler and vegetarian through out his life.Along with farming he took up many social projects. 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]
In 2001 he had joined the move initiated from the Districts of Karnal & Kurukshetra, for the formation of separate SGPC for Haryana (now know as HSGPC: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Adhoc). He motivated and apprised people of Sirsa district about the necessity of separate SGPC for Haryana. 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.
Rajan Gurinder Mann
Gurinder Mann was a keen musician and a talented painter as well. He was elder brother of Author of this website.
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 through out 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, and philanthropic and outspoken nature.
The Editor of SirsaNews is son of Sr. TS Mann.

Upcoming- Agrim Media seminar about Sirsa City Problems HJA Seminar- Chief Guest Ch Abhay Singh Chautala, Key Note speaker Hemant Atri Dr Ashok Tanwar Inaugurates several projects


Upcoming-
Agrim Media seminar about Sirsa City Problems, Dr Ashok Tanwar Perhalaad Singh Gillan Khera apprised.
HJA Seminar- Chief Guest Ch Abhay Singh Chautala, Key Note speaker Hemant Atri
Dr Ashok Tanwar Inaugurates several projects.
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dr Ajay Singh Chautala unveils Bust of Ch Devilal at Jaat Dharmshala



Dr Ajay Singh Chautala unveils Bust of Ch. Devi Lal at Jaat Dharmshala Sirsa on 19th August 2012
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
19 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bhupesh Mehta Declares list of Block Congress Committee Sirsa executives released by AICC

Bhupesh Mehta Declares list of Block Congress Committee Sirsa executives released by AICC Delhi and HPCC President Phool Chand Mullana.
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
18 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Bhupesh Mehta announces executive of Congress Block Samiti Sirsa. HE DECLARED BLOCK CONGRESS COMMITTEE SIRSA MC TEAM APPROVED BY AICC DELHI AND HPCC PRESIDENT SH. PHOOL CHAND MULLANA
Watch Video:

Gopal Kanda Surrenders-Arrested at Delhi


Gopal Kanda Surrenders-Arrested at Delhi

SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
18 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
After evading arrest for 10 days, former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of 23-year-old former air hostess Geetika Sharma, surrendered at Ashok Vihar police station, Delhi in the wee hours of Saturday. Delhi police arrested Kanda after he surrendered. Earlier on Friday Kanda's anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Gopal Goyal Kanda's Bail Application Rejected by HC


Gopal Kanda’s Bail Application Rejected by HC.
Govind Kanda Arrested for protecting his brother
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
17 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
The Delhi High Court denied anticipatory bail to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal ( Kanda) in the Geetika Sharma death case. The bail was rejected today in the evening.

Gopal Goyal Kanda's brother Govind Kanda was arrested on Friday night in connection with the Geetika Sharma suicide case, police said. Govind Kanda was arrested for protecting Gopal Goyal Kanda. “We have arrested Govind Kanda,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) P Karunakaran told the media.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Record Plantation by Dera Sacha Sauda


Record Plantation by Dera Sacha Sauda
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
15 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
A mega plantation drive was launched by the Dera Sacha Sauda on August 15 to mark the birth anniversary of its present chief, Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the dera has claimed having created a new world record by planting the maximum number of saplings in just 1 hour.

In the first hour of the mega drive, Dera followers had planted 2039747 saplings. By evening  3121203 saplings were planted, Dera Sacha Suada has beaten its own record of planting 938000 saplings on August 15, 2009. This was claimed by DSS spokesman Sh. Pawan Insan. He said that followers all over the world began planting saplings after the DSS planted the first sapling at 9.10 AM in Sirsa.

Data: As provided by the spokesman of DSS.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Satpal Sangwan unfurls Tricolour on Independence Day in Sirsa

Cooperative and Housing Minister, Sh. Satpal Sangwan, unfurls Tricolour on 66th Independence Day in Sirsa
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
15 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: 66th Independence Day Celebrations 15 August 2012 in SIRSA, Minister Satpal Sangwan unfurls the Tricolor.
More Videos and Pictures of the Celebrations in the next Post

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Light Rain in Sirsa Good rain in Villages Cheers everyone

Light Rain in Sirsa Good rain in Villages Cheers everyone.
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
12 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: Light Rain in Sirsa on 11 August 2012 proves useful to agriculture and cools down weather; Light Rain in Sirsa Good rain in several Villages Cheers everyone.

Complete Bandh Bandh in SIRSA on Call of INLD


Complete Bandh Bandh in SIRSA on Call of INLD against Gopal Kanda
SIRSA NEWS ( www.SirsaNews.com )
12 August, 2012
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Watch Video: A Complete Bandh Bandh was observed in SIRSA on 11th August on Call of INLD against Gopal Kanda. The protest by workers and leaders of INLD was to press immediate arrest of Gopal Kanda MLA and former Minister of Haryana, booked under section 306 and 34 of IPC in a New Delhi police station.
While the Bandh by INLD was termed by INLD workers as public outrage against Gopal Kanda, on the other hand many of the traders on condition of anonymity stated that Bandhs like this at times become violent and destructive hence they prefer to go in Safe Mode by joining the temperament of Bandh organizers.