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Eco-warriors at it

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Fatehgarh Sahib: Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Good Samaritans are coming forward to help the needy by providing them food and other essentials. There are many others who are catering to the environment. Youths belonging to Fateh group, an NGO engaged in sewa at gurdwaras, are taking care of trees and plants in the region by regularly watering them. They recently took up the challenge to rejuvenate withering palm trees planted on road leading to Gurdwara Jyoti Swarup. They added manure to the soil and regularly watered these. As a result, the trees have turned green again.

The mask man

Abohar: For the past over two months, Karan Saharan, a student of SGJ DAV Senior Secondary Public School in Haripura village here, has been busy making sanitisers and stitching masks for free distribution among the needy. He parents, Surinder Kumar and Nimita of Dhinganwali village, said he always wanted to serve society. He learnt making sanitiser online using natural ingredients. He was able to stitch a lot masks. The items are being given to the needy, who are also educated about the importance of hygiene in preventing the infection. School principal Sukhdev Singh says Karan has been doing a commendable work.

Beyond call of duty

Chandigarh: Patwaris have taken up a different role amid the Covid pandemic. Many of them like Kartar Singh, who is posted in Amritsar, are rising beyond their call of duty. When the next of kin of many unfortunate fatalities of Covid-19 refused to cremate their bodies, he came forward and performed the last rites. Last week, when a 34-year-old man succumbed to the dreaded disease, and his relatives living in other states could not make it to his cremation, Kartar Singh came forward and performed the last rites. "Everyone has to die one day. It is better to die serving humanity. I am not afraid of the virus," he says.

In father's memory

Muktsar: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal buried the ashes of his father Gurdas Badal at his farm at Badal village here. Those present included former CM Parkash Singh Badal, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal, and Cabinet ministers Balbir Singh Sidhu, Gurpreet Kangar and Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi. Despite political rivalry, Sukhbir met his estranged cousin Manpreet thrice in the last three days. He first went to Manpreet's farmhouse with his family on Friday. Both Sukhbir and Harsimrat again went there on Saturday. Badal and Sukhbir on Sunday attended the rituals to collect ashes. This bond between the two families was missing since 2011.

from The Tribune

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