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Book retraces Sangrur’s history

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Sangrur: With an objective to educate our future generations about the rich heritage of Sangrur, a local advocate, Sumir Fatta, who is a writer and theatre artist, has written a book - 'Sangrur Then and now, Tale of City'. Replete with pictures, the book provides the reader with details of all important sites, including Clock Tower, Eidgah, Chhotta chowk to Dhuri gate, old grain market, Magazine street, Ranbir Club, Sadar Bazar, Bhai Moola temple, Bamba Ghar, Kali Devi temple, Ranbir college, Ram Leela Baghikhana, Banasar garden and Baradari, among others."In this book, I have tried to share the details of old Royal capital of Jind state and today's modern city. Our city has a rich heritage and we all must make an effort to keep its glory alive," said Fatta.

Upping PR game ahead of elections

Gurdaspur: With spin doctors back into action, heightened political activity is being witnessed in the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency, which comprises of nine Assembly seats. Almost all contenders have put their respective PR machineries into motion. "The elections may be nearly 15 months away but we should be prepared. Never take your enemy lightly," said state BJP president and former Pathankot MLA Ashwani Sharma. Anil Vasudeva, a senior BJP leader and former Pathankot Mayor, while hitting out at the Congress said: "Some Congressmen are born great, some achieve greatness and some hire PR officers." Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said: "PR specialists place flowers in such a way that the wilted and less attractive petals are hidden by sturdy, blooming roses." On his part, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said: "Spin doctors are professional strategists. They manipulate the media with the help of fabricated stories and rumours to show their clients in a favourable light."

Respect and protect girl child: Health Dept

Abohar: On the last day of Navratri celebrations this year, the Health Department has a message for parents "Along with your own daughters, give respect and protection to other girls of society". Since many non-government organisations could not organise 'Kanjak Poojan' at a big-scale in the light of Covid-19, a unique initiative was taken by the administration, wherein the Health Department's district Mass Media officer Anil Dhamu distributed gifts among girls and their mothers born on this day in the Civil Hospital, Abohar. "I am here to honor three girls who were born on Navami and their mothers. Staff present on the occasion vowed that they will be take care of the girls as well as protect them not only in the maternity ward but also outside it," said Dhamu.

Abohar cleanliness drive gains traction

Abohar: In an endeavour to get rid of the 'filthiest town' tag, a campaign titled "Apna Abohar, Apni Abha" is gaining massive support from social activists. Twelve volunteers on Saturday removed tonnes of garbage from the municipal bus stand. Convenor of the drive Sandeep Jakhar said members of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Robinhood Army, Manav Sewa Samiti, the Bar Association and taxi drivers had extended their cooperation in cleaning work in the past month. "In 2015, Abohar was termed as filthiest among 458 towns that were surveyed by a national agency. Once again it has found mention in the list of three most dirty towns with a population above one lakh in north India in the latest Swachh Survekshan. People should join and cooperate in making the city clean and beautiful. We need to send out a good message to our generations and see them healthy. Citizens were also motivated to use dustbins, put garbage in rehri-rickshaws being paddled by safai sewaks of the civic body," he said.

from The Tribune

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