NGO holds anti-rabies drive - ECAS Punjab

NGO holds anti-rabies drive

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Abohar: The Spreading Smiles People's Foundation Society organised two camps one each in Panjkosi and Bhagu village to spread awareness on the prevention of rabies. In the anti-rabies drive, 100 stray and domesticated dogs were vaccinated. Priya Somani from the Khalsa College of Veterinary Sciences, Amritsar, said in the wake of a spike in the incidents of stray dog bites, the society had launched the campaign to tackle the menace of stray and pet dogs. Citing an incident which happened last month, villagers said a child was mowed to death by dogs in Sherewala village. Besides, stray dogs hovered around animal cremation grounds and targeted children and elderly, they added.

All eyes on Kartarpur corridor reopening

Gurdaspur: All eyes are on the reopening of Kartarpur corridor, which has been lying closed to public ever since the lockdown was announced. The Pakistan Government has opened the doors of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, but the Indian government is yet not willing to lift a ban on the pilgrimage. Officials say it will be a long time before devotees will be able to use the passage again. Security agencies are also reluctant to give it a green signal. There has always been reservations about the opening of a corridor in first place, with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and DGP Dinkar Gupta also having expressed their misgivings about it. Reason: The possibility that Pakistan may use the project to further its nefarious designs. This is one of the reasons why the Ministry of Home Affairs is not too keen on reopening the corridor. Citing that Mecca had been opened after the restrictions were lifted, SAD leader Bikram Majithia in a prayer meeting near the ICP urged the Union Government to reopen the corridor.

Sonu Sood vouches for hi-tech education

Fazilka: After providing needy students with mobile phones for online studies in different parts of the country, actor Sonu Sood and Fazilka social activist Karan Gilhotra have turned to border areas of the district to vouch for hi-tech education. The duo launched a campaign "Padega Fazilka to badega Fazilka" in the border district on Saturday. Under the drive, 23 students of Munshi Ram Sarv Hitkari Vidya Mandir in border village of Rana were provided with smartphones. Gilhotra said no child should be deprived of online classes, particularly in far-flung border villages, for the want of smartphones.

45K smartphones distributed among pupils

Chandigarh: The state had targeted to distribute 1,74,015 smartphones till November-end this year. Of them, 45,058 smartphones have been distributed among class XII students studying in government schools. Giving smartphones free of cost to youth of the state was one of the key poll promises of the Congress during the 2017 Assembly elections. Ludhiana has the maximum number of 16,682 students enrolled in class XII, followed by Patiala (13,926), Amritsar (13,741), Gurdaspur (12,703), Jalandhar (11,894) and Sangrur (11,179).

from The Tribune

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