Friday, 28 October 2016

Immortalizing The Contribution Of Our Brave Soldiers, Punjab Govt. Inaugurates State War Heroes’ Memorial-Cum-Museum

Punjab, a state which is always regarded and attributed as “the sword arm” of the nation due to its unsung contribution of large number men and women in the armed force. A state which recognized as a land of valiant warrior and martyrs ever providing outstanding services to defend for the honor of our country. Since the beginning of the era, punjab’s warriors, irrespective of their gender have honored the military ethos of  ‘Naam, Namak, Nishan.
Today, Sikhs are still 2% of the population of Indian but 20% of Indian Military consists of Sikhs. As a part of Indian Military, Sikhs are constantly fighting terrorists on the border of Pakistan and India since many decades. Ever sacrifices their lives at the call of duty towards this country, Punjabis have always exhibited their act of valour.
In the spirit of Eulogising the valiant deeds of our Defence services since ages and to encourage more youth from the state to join the forces, Shiromani Akali Dal government builds a  a world class memorial-cum-museum at “the holy city”, Amritsar.
Underlining the need for perpetuating the legacy of supreme sacrifices made by the great soldiers and warriors of the state so as to encourage the youth to join the Armed forces, the Chief Minister said that this state-of-the art memorial would act as a beacon to inspire the youngsters for serving the nation thereby displaying the ethos of Punjabi’s rare valour and patriotism. Badal categorically said that this magnificent memorial would be a befitting tribute to commemorate the remarkable contribution made by the Punjabi soldiers and officers to defend the sovereignty of the country surpassing the long period of more than 600 years right from the times of sixth Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Hargobind Singh Ji till Kargil war. “The major attraction of this monument is the installation of world’s tallest 45 tallest swords in the memorial” he added.
‘Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum’ & consist of 45 meters high Sword has been installed in the central vista of the museum having following 8 galleries depicting the sacrifices and heroic deeds from the times of the sixth Guru till Kargil operations

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Town Hall In Amritsar Gets New Partition Museum

The historic Town Hall in Amritsar will be the location of the new Partition Museum being set and managed by Kishwar Desair, Chair of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust in London. The gracious late-19 Century building has been witness to Punjab after the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre and the Partition of India and Pakistan.

The museum, Ms Kishwar said, will “raise the veil of silence” that surrounds Partition, a life altering event that displaced 14 million people, the largest in recorded history. The Museum will be a “space of commemoration and documentation” of all the sacrifices that were made during this mass migration, where “people lost their loved ones and their homes, and were forced to rebuild their lives upon arrival,” she said.

In attempts to flee the scene of mayhem and violence, the people from both countries resided in camps and rudimentary shelters until they were able to find alternate accommodation.

 “The Museum will be a space of memory, healing and reconciliation. It will also memorialise the grit, courage and spirit of that generation,” Ms Kishwar said.

One wing of the Town Hall has been donated by the Punjab government for the project. The museum will be built through contributions and donations from both public and private sources where the collection of artifacts, documents, art and oral histories will be kept.

The Partition Museum will be a world class establishment that will commemorate the memories of the partition of 1947 and its victims, survivors and long lasting legacy.

A soft launch and curtain raiser for the the Partition Museum, Town Hall, Amritsar was held on October 24, 2016 (Monday) at 6.30 p.m. As part of the launch, a media walk-through of the museum and the surrounding heritage also took place.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

War Memorial To Honor The Sacrifices Of Our Soldiers

 Punjab’s CM Prakash Singh Badal on Sunday inaugurated the ‘Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum’ dedicated to the heroes of the state who have sacrificed their lives for the Nation. During the inauguration he said “this state-of-the-art memorial would be a befitting tribute to commemorate the remarkable contribution made by the Punjabi soldiers and officers to defend the sovereignty of the country surpassing the long period of more than 600 years right from the times of sixth Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Hargobind Singh Ji till Kargil war”.

Punjab government has spent over 100 crore on this project that honors our soldiers and martyrs which is over a spread of 7 acres on the Amritsar-Attari road. The museum has eight galleries depicting the themes from the times of Guru Hargobind Singh, till the Kargil war of 1999. Museum also includes ‘Sherman’ and ‘Patton’ tanks that were captured during the war of 1965. With this names of 3,500 martyrs are inscribed on the memorial/

It is the first time in the history of the nation that a memorial has been constructed to pay tribute to our soldiers and officers. The Punjab government has dedicated the memorial to the nation.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Punjab Government Makes Sure People Are Safe Near Border

On Thursday Punjab has started evacuating nearly 1,000 villages in the eight border districts of Punjab after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the LoC. The authorities are making arrangements for people who have been displaced. Residents of the villages are getting two options of either shifting to their relatives or stay at the camps set up in schools and community centers. Punjab government is making sure that villagers have least inconvenience and making sure they reach to safety ASAP.

"We were informed about the tactical strike on Thursday morning after which we started the evacuation process," Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said. "The Union home secretary has informed us of the possibility of retaliation. We have activated the state disaster management committee."

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has directed the chief secretary and director general of police to ask the deputy commissioners (DCs) and senior superintendents of police (SSPs) to oversee the entire evacuation process in the six border districts of Ferozepur, Fazilka, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Ropar Farmer Gets Winning Crop Diversification Formula

Majority of farmers have been struggling to wriggle out of the vicious wheat-paddy cycle, Jinder Singh of Sandhua village, Punjab worked on developing a crop diversification model and have been successful in doing so.

Jinder Singh is 51 years old, owns 3 acres of land and earns upto 12 lakh per crop cycle. He has been awarded Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Krishi Puraskar by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for raising his income substantially following skill development training. It isn’t his first time, in 2011 he was felicited by the Ropar administration and also been feted by the Punjab Agricultural University Kisan club for his diversification Program.  His journey began in 2002 when he attended a training camp organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra. He was struggling to make the ends meet. After the camp Jinder decided to experiment with crop diversification under supervision and sowed tomato, green chilli and capsicum. Results were great, his income surpassed what he had earned over the past 5 years.

“Since 2007, I have been sowing capsicum and cucumber in net-houses and getting 30 quintals and 25 quintals of yield per kanal.” 
Jinder says those who taunted him now seek his advice and buy plants from his nursery. “The nursery and bee-keeping have augmented my income.”

There, however, is no alternative to hard work and guidance from experts, says Jinder, who himself has undergone training eight times. 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

First International Flight takes off From Mohali International Airport

The wait is over, Mohali International Airport’s first international flight will take off on 15th September, and the inaugural flight is Air India Express to Sharjah.  Punjab’s  Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal along with his delegates which compromise of eight ministers and nine senior officers, will be present at the airport. 

The flight will take 3.15 hours to reach its destination.The inaugural flight is a 186-seat new Boeing aircraft with 737-800 economy seat will take off at 6:15 will land at 8pm after a travel time of 3hours and 15 minutes.

Everything has been taken care of from security to immigration. 12 immigration authorities has been set up, 6 each at arrival and departure. The standard of security at the airport is according to the international standards of security. A dedicated police station consisting of 20 policemen is at the premises and is already functioning. There are 300 personnel guard which will be increased in strength, there are well equipped commandos of Punjab police and is also guarded by CISF.

The name of the airport is yet to be decided, though the Punjab government has made up its mind to name the airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Punjab Leading In Textile and Hosiery Production

Punjab leads India in textile industry. Punjab has 1.8 percent of growth rate which is better than the nation’s growth rate.  This is due to the incentives that government provides people for entering this industry.

Punjabis are hardworking people, they have been excelling in agriculture and industrial sector both. Punjab’s industries be it textile, cycle or tractor is doing better than any other state of the country. People are very active here and with the help of government providing incentives, there is no stopping for people of Punjab. Punjab is well known for its textile and Hosiery manufacturing industry as manufacturing is done at largest scale with efficient machinery and labor. Spinning and Hosiery exports are other key elements which make it able for Punjab to top the nation in Textile based industry.

Ludhiana takes credit for all the industrial growth in the nation, Hosiery and readymade garments are produced here. Vardhman group is the largest contributor here.  JCT fabrics id produces in Phagwara city and Barnala is home to the Trident group, one the very eminent textile manufacturers.
Average gross domestic production of Punjab was around 50.9 Billion USD and a major role was played by textile industry alongside Agro based industry. Textile industry has been flourishing in the state and is providing employment to many people. The produces are not just exported to other states but exported abroad as well.