Chandigarh, October 4: Acting on Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s directives, senior Punjab government officials on Wednesday met officials of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to work out the modalities for shifting of students of Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, to other medical colleges.

Punjab Secretary Medical Education and Research Vikas Pratap and Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, represented the state government at the meeting.

An official spokesperson said a high-level meeting was also held on Wednesday with the Joint Secretary (Medical Education), Government of India.

Talking to media persons after the meetings, Brahm Mohindra said the MCI had responded positively and expressed the hope that the exercise of shifting the students to other medical colleges would be undertaken soon.

The meetings came just days after the Chief Minister assured students of Chintpurni of his government’s full support to resolve their issues and get the matter of shifting them to other colleges expedited with MCI. The college students had met Captain Amarinder Singh in Pathankot last week to seek his personal intervention in the matter.

It may be recalled that de-recognition of the Chintpurni Medical College by MCI had jeopardized the future of the students studying in this college. Even at that time Capt Amarinder, as well as Medical Education & Research Minister Brahm Mohindra, had assured the affected students that the Government would take all necessary steps to safeguard their interests.

The Captain Amarinder led government has already made it clear that it would take all possible steps to ensure the highest standards of medical education in the state. Soon after coming to power, the Congress Government had successfully rehabilitated the students of Gian Sagar Group of Colleges and the Chief Minister has assured students of Chintpurni of similar responsiveness by his government to their woes.

Chintpurni was owned and managed by BJP leader Swaran Salaria, now the party’s candidate for the Lok Sabha bypoll in Gurdaspur.


Markfed launches 'Sohna Amla' and 'Aloe-Vera Juice'

 Chandigarh October 4 : Chairman Markfed Amarjit Singh Samra today launched 'Sohna Amla' and 'Aloe-Vera' juice here at Markfed Head Office. On this occasion Samra appreciated the contribution of Markfed in the field of food processing sector also for introducing innovative products at regular intervals for the consumer.

MD Markfed Arshdeep Singh Thind informed that ‘Sohna’ Amla juice is prepared from natural growing Amla trees in forests of Kandi area of Punjab which has more vitamin C than normally cultivated Amla. Mr. A. S. Sekhon Executive Director (Marketing) divulged that Markfed is purchasing Aloe-Vera juice from “Unnati” Co-operative Marketing cum Processing Society, Talwara and the procurement of the material is done under the guidelines of department of Bio technology, Govt of India. Mr. Sachin Garg, Manager Canneries explained the benefits of Amla and Aloe Vera juice.

Executive Director Markfed Bal Mukand Sharma added that “Unnati” Co-operative society has network of 400 farmers of Kandi areas. Reputed Pharma Companies like Apollo, Medi Plus, wellness Forever and Health Care are also dealing with this society. S. Daljinder Veer Singh Virk, member board of directors Markfed appreciated the initiative of marketing division of Markfed and inspired the team to become more aggressive for better reach out.



 Chandigarh, October 4: State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption today nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 8000/-.

            Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said ASI Jagdev Singh posted at Police Station Sadar Rampura in Bathinda district was nabbed red handed on the complaint of Baljinder Kaur. The Complainant has approached the VB that the accused ASI was demanding Rs. 20000 for compromise between both the parties in a case.

            After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs.8,000/- from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses

            He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Bathinda and further investigations was under progress.



 Chandigarh, October 4: Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has extended his greetings to the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Pargat Divas of 'Karuna Sagar' Bhagwan Valmiki ji.

In a message, the Chief Minister hailed Bhagwan Valmiki Ji as the “Pitaamah” of Sanskrit language and the world’d first poet, or the Adi Kavi, who, with his immortal and masterpiece composition - the “Ramayana” - had propagated the message of the victory of good over evil.

The great epic scripted by Bhagwan Valmiki had been teaching humanity the true and ethical way of living for centuries, said the Chief Minister.

He said that the teachings of Lord Valmiki promoted the ideals of equality, underlining the attributes of an ideal man and an ideal ruler that ideal people should follow for the creation of an ideal state or society.

Exhorting the people to follow the path and high ideals shown by Bhagwan Valmiki in order to carve out an egalitarian society, the Chief Minister urged them to celebrate this sacred occasion in a spirit of amity and brotherhood.