Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Educational Tour Organized by BCM

Students during Educational Tour
Students during Educational Tour
Ludhiana, March 20, 2018 (Hardik Kumar): An educational tour to President’s House, Supreme Court and Parliament House was organized by ‘BCM School, Sec. 32A, Ludhiana’ on 18th and 19th March, 2018. 46 students and 4 teachers accompanied the tour. Objective of the tour was to make the students aware of the functioning of Parliament House and to create their interest in national and international political issues.

On 18th March students visited Supreme Court museum, where they understood how Indian judiciary system evolved from ancient to present times. On the same day students visited President’s House museum, where they came to know about the legacy of great Presidents of India, which reflected their simple living and high thinking.

On 19th March student’s visited India Gate and Parliament House, where they met and talked to a few eminent leaders. Overall the tour not only helped the students enjoy but also enhanced their knowledge. The principal of the school D P Guleria appreciated the efforts and opined that tours are the firsth and experiences which highly contribute to the growth and development of the students.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Canadian Delegates visit GADVASU for collaboration

The Canadian experts discussing with officers of the university during their visit at GADVASU
The Canadian experts discussing with officers of the university during their visit at GADVASU
Ludhiana, March 14, 2018 (Hardik Kumar): A team of delegates from University of Guelph, Canada comprising of Jeffrey Wichtel, Dean Ontario Veterinary College, Canada an expert in the field of preventive medicine, along with experts of Public Health, Maureen Wichtel, and expert of reproduction science, Pavneesh Madan visited Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana for exploring the areas for possible collaborative research between the two universities. All the officers of the university, Deans of the respective colleges, Head of departments and senior faculty members were present during the interaction. Dr. JPS Gill, Director of Research informed that university of Guelph, Canada and GADVASU has already signed MoU for research collaboration on area of mutual interest and exchange of scientists.

Welcoming the foreign delegates, Dr. Amarjit Singh Nanda, Vice Chancellor GADVASU, revealed that there is immense scope for future collaborative research particularly in the area of improvement in buffalo and pig reproduction, reducing the age of puberty and calving interval, and research on various markers of production and disease resistance so as to improve the socio-economic status of the farmers. He informed that GADVASU is already pursuing a student and scientist exchange program with University of Saskatchewan, Canada and University of Sydney, Australia and wished to start a similar programme with the University of Guelph.

The visiting team was apprised of various activities of the university and showed keen interest in the research and academic activities of the university and lauded the efforts being put in by the university. They also visited various departments of College of Veterinary Science, Veterinary Clinics, Dairy Farm, College of Fisheries and College of Dairy Science & Technology and interacted with the faculty of the university. The Canadian experts discussed the possibilities for future research collaborations between the two universities in the areas of animal reproduction, genomics, biotechnology, public health and toxicology. Jeffrey Wichtel also discussed possibilities of sending 2nd year Canadian veterinary graduate students under Global Vet scheme and internship students for the training to GADVASU, particularly to give graduates exposure in the field of tropical diseases and clinical cases and vice versa.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Protest Cycle Rally organized by IMA Ludhiana

Dr. Manoj K. Sobti and Dr. S C Ahuja flagging the Protest Cycle Rally in Ludhiana today
Dr. Manoj K. Sobti and Dr. S C Ahuja flagging the Protest Cycle Rally in Ludhiana today
Ludhiana, March 11, 2018 (Hardik Kumar): A Protest Cycle Rally was organized by IMA Ludhiana against National Medical Commission (NMC). Around 150 doctors participated in the rally. The rally was flagged off by Dr. Manoj K. Sobti Past President IMA Punjab, Member Punjab Medical Council and Dr. S C Ahuja Former Principal DMCH. The Rally started from IMA House, BRS Nagar and continued on Ferozepur Road, till Bharat Nagar Chowk. The Rally consisted of 40 Doctors on cycles followed by doctors on Motorcycles, Ambulances and Cars.

Addressing the rally Dr. Manoj K. Sobti explained that this bill is Undemocratic because the NMC Bill consist of 25 members out of which 20 will be nominated by Central Government and 5 will be Elected from all the states of India, which means that the most of the states will not be representing in the central body (NMC). IMA objects to the nomination of Non-medical persons in NMC. Doctors want to be stake holders in NMC.

Dr. Sobti further said that NMC is Anti-People, Anti-Poor and Pro-Rich because the private medical colleges are allowed to fix fee of 40% medical students at their own will, while the fees of 60% will be fixed by the Government, which means to become a medical graduate, will be a very costly affair, out of reach for a common man.

This bill against the sons’ of soil policy because the foreign medical graduates will be allowed to practice in India while the medical graduates in India will have to appear in Exit Exam to practice in India and do further study.

Dr. Arun Gupta President IMA Ludhiana objected to the Bridge course for Atush doctors. It’s unfair that Ayush doctors after training for just 6 months can practice allopathic. This amounts to the public being treated by half-baked doctors.

Dr. Saroj Aggarwal Secretary IMA Ludhiana informed that the Memorandum against this Bill will be given to Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu. So that he can oppose this bill in the parliament. She further thanked the doctors for participating in the rally and Avon Cycles for sponsoring Cycles for Rally.