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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bitter Truth : Indian Society


"Udta Punjab" leak: Torrent Site Owner Arrested by Mumbai Police

     Amritsar: Policemen guarding a local cinema hall on the release of movie Udta Punjab in Amritsar . (Source: PTI)

Udta Punjab's producers had lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police in Mumbai after a copy of the film with ‘for censor’ written on the top left was leaked on various torrent websites.

The owner of torrent site allzmovies.in was arrested by the cyber cell of Mumbai Police on Wednesday in connection with Bollywood movie Udta Punjab leaking online, two days ahead of its release in theaters. The first torrent of the movie reportedly appeared on the site.
The accused, identified as Dilip Kumar, was traced by a police team after conducting searches in Delhi.
“The complainant was informed that the said movie was leaked on internet on two separate links of website of Torrent.com. On downloading the movie it was revealed that the first sensor copy was stolen and uploaded on Torrent.com by user robby007,” a Mumbai Police statement said.
“During the investigation, it was revealed that website allmovies.com had uploaded the said link on its website. A team visited Delhi and adjoining areas and after diligent efforts Dipak Kumar was traced. He was summoned to the cyber police station, Mumbai, and after thorough investigation, his active role was revealed. He has been arrested,” it added.
Earlier, the film’s producers had lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police in Mumbai after a copy of the film with ‘for censor’ written on the top left was leaked on various torrent websites, thereby raising questions about role of the censor board — Central Board of Film Certification — in the leak.
However, CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani had rejected the allegations saying the board has nothing to do with the leak.
“The person responsible has already been identified and the leak will be tracked down. We will cooperate if we are approached as part of the investigation,” Nihalani said.
The makers of Udta Punjab struggled to remove copies of the movie that were available for download on torrent sites, but managed to remove most of them.
Link :http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/udta-punjab-leak-arrest-cbfc-censor-board-2869731/

Nimazees Fell Short of Prayer Mats, Sikh Trader Spread Merchandize

Srinagar: This Sikh man, hailing from Punjab, who ekes out a livelihood by selling cloth material on pavements here, has overnight turned into a hero online, at least on the social media, which is flooded with appreciation for his gesture of communal harmony.
The other day, the Musalees aspiring to offer Salah at Syed Karam Shah (RA) Masjid at Gole Market, Karan Nagar area were about to return dejected as there was no space left for them on prayers mats anywhere not even on the main road of this busy area.
This was exactly when Swaran Singh, selling cloth on the pavement, had surprise in store for them. The old man with long flowing beard complimentarily offered fresh suit pieces out of his stock as prayer mats.
Many of the Nimazees couldn’t believe their eyes that the man from another community was offering them his showcased suit pieces to be laid down on the main road. “Don’t worry, use it, what better can be its use than to offer prayers on it,” the old man said with a smile on his face only to draw appreciation from the bystanders.
While one of the men offered him some money in return, Singh replied: “This is no business. I do it to please the Almighty.”
Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, has been coming to restive Kashmir during summers, for several years. “I was a young man when I started coming to Kashmir to earn a livelihood. I owe a lot to the people of this land. Though media would often project a wrong picture of this place, I never found it unsafe,” he told Kashmir Observer while selling cloth outside the Karan Nagar Masjid after Zuhr Salah.
“This has been my favorite spot. It gives me solace to sell goods outside Masjid, where people pray to one Almighty, which is similarly true for Sikhism,” Singh said.
He said over the years he discovered that by offering some of the suit pieces to Nimazees doesn’t affect his business but actually brings fortune.  “My business has been doing well due to this and so I make it a point that no one on the road misses his prayers due to shortage of prayer mats,” he said.
The Masjid Intizaamiya is all praise for the vendor. While hailing Singh, Ghulam Qadir Batloo, the President of the Masjid Intizamiya, said: “This has been his contribution for several years that he is always ready to offer help to the Nimazees.”
Batloo said though the Masjid has a dedicated stock of prayer mats reserved for main roads, during Ramzan ,Musalees often outnumber prayer mats.
Interestingly, Singh would have continued to be an unsung hero had popular radio station 92.7 Big FM not highlighted his story of communal harmony.
It so happened, that RJ Sameen was headed for Salah at the Masjid, when he discovered the gesture only to share the story on air, even as he clicked some pictures on smart phone, to upload them on radio’s social media accounts, from where it went viral. “We are soon calling Mr Singh for an interview,” said a source at the radio station.

Link :https://kashmirobserver.net/2016/local-news/nimazees-fell-short-prayer-mats-sikh-trader-spread-merchandize-7740

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Baba Banda Singh Bahadur’s 300th Martyrdom Anniversary Observed at Large Scale in New Delhi

NEW DELHI—The Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi government observed the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Sikh general Baba Banda Singh Bahadur by organizing a light and sound show. The program was organized on June 19 at Central park in Rajiv Chowk by the Punjabi Academy that is being run by the Delhi government.Addressing the gathering on this occasion, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, said that Baba Banda Singh Bahadur fought a mega war against cruel Mughal regime to defend the civil rights of common citizens. He added that Baba Banda Singh Bahadur obtained victory with limited resources to reinstate democracy in the province of Punjab.
The Delhi Government has also announced to rename the Barapullar flyover after Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
Speaking at the event, Kejriwal added that Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was “a source of inspiration”.  “We come to know how to stand against injustice and fight against the atrocities of the oppressive rulers by knowing lives of such great personalities, ” Kejriwal said.
“Banda Singh Bahadur went to Punjab and won the great battle without many resources.  He gave relief to the common man and established a true democratic state in Punjab,” Kejriwal added.
Link :https://www.sikh24.com/2016/06/21/baba-banda-singh-bahadurs-300th-martyrdom-anniversary-observed-at-large-scale-in-new-delhi/#.V2nAuLt97IU

SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH SEWA DAL : Bravery Awards 2016 Ceremony & 138th Blood Camp

BRAVERY AWARDS 2016 FOR BLOOD DONORS & 138thBLOOD CAMP BY SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH SEWA DAL

Spearheaded by NGO Founder Jitender Singh Shunty (Nagar Sewak), Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal (Regd.) & Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Foundation, organized “Bravery Awards 2016” for Blood Donors” for people having voluntary donated their blood over 50 times in their life span and motivating Blood Donation. Also 138th Blood Camp was organized simultaneously by the NGO on this occasion where over 100 units of blood was successfully collected by the GTB Hospital Doctor’s team. The event was held on 21st June 2016 at Hotel Park Plaza, CBD, Delhi. 

Prominent social workers and doctors were also honored on this occasion who have dedicated their lives to humanitarian cause. Among the recipient of Social bravery award, who have donated blood over 50 times or promoted and motivated Blood Donation extensively, the names included prominent social workers such as Sh. Jai Narayan Aggarwal (Social Worker), S. Jitender Singh Sonu, Mr. Vinay Narang, Sh. Saleem Ahmed, Sh. Vinod Bandal & Dr. Bharat Singh (Incharge GTB Blood Bank) among others. Also two prominent Doctor social workers namely Dr. VPS Chawla (MBBS) & Dr. Ashok Sharma (MD & Author) were conferred the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award for humanitarian services for last 40 years and last 25 years respectively. 
 Also Present on this occasion were NGO President Hanuman Lakhotiya, Gen Secretary, Rajender Jain, District President- Ramesh Gupta and President of NGO’s Ladies Wing- Smt. Manjeet Kaur Shunty. The founder Jitender Singh Shunty was also honoured on the occasion by Dr. Bharat Singh (Head GTB Blood Bank) who conferred Shunty on behalf of Delhi Government with an Award for donating blood 92 times. Shunty was handed over a certificate for the same.

The Chief guest on the occasion was Smt. Satya Sharma (Honorable Mayor- EDMC). The guest of honors were Sh. Rishi Pal (DCP- East Delhi), Sh. Mohanjeet Singh (IAS Officer), Commissioner EDMC, Sh. Jeetu Chaudhary (Chairman- Standing Committee EDMC), Sh. Mahender Ahuja (Deputy Chairman Standing Committee EDMC) & Sh. Ajit Kumar Singhla (DCP, North East Delhi). Also wheelchairs were donated to differently abled people on this occasion.

“Blood is priceless and those who motivate and promote blood donation actually deserve an honour. Therefore, in an unprecedented event, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal decided to honour social workers and prominent blood donors who have donated their blood voluntary over 50 times or extensively promote Blood Donation. This award is more an emotional applaud and such awards set the motivation of the donors high, who don’t demand anything but a recognition of their Noble deeds” said the founder,Jitender Singh Shunty.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal & amp; Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Foundation has been active in the service of mankind since 1995 in Delhi with the most useful services such as Free Hearse Van, Free Cremation, Free Ambulance, Free Blood Donation, Free Mortuary Box, Free Disaster Management and many other such services.


  With Thanks :Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal








Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Schedule of Events organised by DSGMC Commemorating 300th Martyrdom Baba Banda Singh Bahadur


Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Releases Silver Coin Commemorating Sikh Leader Banda Bahadur

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley(right) being presented a commemorative silver replica coin of Banda Singh Bahadur after its release by him on the occasion of his 300th Martyrdom Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today released commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th Martyrdom Day of Banda Singh Bahadur.
Bahadur is considered to be first sovereign ruler of Punjab.
Releasing the coins manufactured in association with MMTC, Jaitley said there is a need to educate people about the rich history and tradition of Punjab including its leaders like Banda Singh Bahadur.
He also suggested Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to make a documentary on the life and times of Banda Singh Bahadur.
The leader had sacrificed his life at the age of 46 to protect honour and tradition. He established his rule by defeating Mughals in 1710. Later in 1716, he was captured and executed by Mughals in Delhi.
Link :http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/jaitley-releases-silver-coin-commemorating-sikh-leader-banda-bahadur

DSGMC : Releasing Of Nanakshahi Coin By Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

बाबा बन्दा सिंह बहादर के शासन के सिक्के का प्रतिरूपी सिक्का जेटली ने किया जारी

नई दिल्ली (21 जून 2016), केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने आज नेशनल मीडिया सेंटर मे महान सिख जरनैल और पहले सिख बादशाह बाबा बन्दा सिंह बहादर के शासन के दौरान चलते नानकशाही सिक्के का प्रतिरूपी सिक्का जारी किया। दिल्ली सिख गुरुद्वारा प्रबंधक कमेटी के अध्यक्ष मनजीत सिंह जी.के., पंजाबी विश्वविद्यालय पटियाला के उपकुलपति डा.जसपाल सिंह, लोकसभा सदस्य प्रेम सिंह चन्दूमाजरा, पूर्व राज्यसभा सदस्य त्रिलोचन सिंह तथा कमेटी के वरिष्ठ उपाध्यक्ष महिन्दरपाल सिंह चड्डा को इन इतिहासिक पलों का गवाह बनने का मौका हासिल हुआ। दिल्ली कमेटी ने बाबा जी की तीसरी शहीदी शताब्दी को व्यापक रूप से मनाने के साथ ही नानकशाही सिक्कों की हुबहू नकल एम.एम.टी.सी. से चांदी के 10 ग्राम तथा 20 ग्राम के सिक्कों के रूप मे बनवाई है। 

जी.के. ने कहा कि बाबा बंदा सिंह बहादर ने सिख राज 1710 में स्थापित करने के बाद अपने नाम पर सिक्के चलाने की शासकों की पुरानी परम्परा को हटाकर गुरु नानकदेव जी और गुरु गोबिन्द सिंह के नाम के इकबाल को बुलन्द करने वाले सिक्के चलाकर एक अलग मिसाल कायम की थी। बाबा बंदा सिंह बहादर के राज की समाप्ति के बाद मुगल शासकों द्वारा बाबा जी द्वारा चलाये गये सिक्कों को गलाने की जानकारी देते हुए जी.के. ने कमेटी द्वारा तैयार करवाये गये सिक्कों को आने वाली कई सदियों तक यादगार के तौर पर सिखों के पास सुरक्षित रहने का भी दावा किया। 
जेटली ने दिल्ली कमेटी द्वारा बाबा जी की तीसरी शहीदी शताब्दी को समर्पित किये जा रहे कार्यक्रमों को महापुरूषों की याद तथा आजादी का जश्न मनाने के तौर पर परिभाषित किया। जेटली ने बाबा जी पर एक लघु फिल्म तैयार करने की भी कमेटी को सलाह दी। जेटली ने कहा कि खालसा का बहादुरी तथा कुर्बानी का इतिहास है जिसमें 1716 का विशेष महत्व है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी द्वारा 3 जुलाई को पंजाब सरकार के कार्यक्रम में हाजरी भरने की बात करते हुए जेटली ने देश विरोघी ताकतों पर इतिहास को कमजोर करने का भी आरोप लगाया। 
डा. जसपाल सिंह ने कहा कि बाबा जी ने अपना राज स्थापित करने के बाद अपने नाम पर मोहर तथा सिक्का ना चला कर गुरू साहिबानों को दिया सत्कार सिख इतिहास में विशेष स्थान रखता है। उन्होंने कहा कि बाबा बंदा सिंह बहादर ने एक महान योद्धा के तौर पर सम्प्रभुता वाला जो राज स्थापित किया था वो आम आदमी का शासन था। त्रिलोचन सिंह ने पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी द्वारा महाराजा रणजीत सिंह की प्रतिमा संसद भवन में स्थापित करते समय महाराजा को आखिरी सिख बादशाह बताने का हवाला देते हुए आज वित्त मंत्री द्वारा बाबा बंदा सिंह बहादर को पहले सिख बादशाह का खिताब देने को संयोग के रूप में आपस में जोड़ा। त्रिलोचन सिंह ने सिक्के जारी करने के समागम में वित्तमंत्री की उपस्थिति को बाबा जी की शहादत को भारत सरकार द्वारा प्रमाणित करने जैसा बताया। 
इस अवसर पर गायक सिमरनजीत सिंह द्वारा बाबा जी के बारे गाये गये धार्मिक गीत की वीडियो प्रसिद्ध उद्योगपति राजिन्दर सिंह चड्डा की मौजूदगी मंे जेटली ने जारी की। पब्लिक सैक्टर के 2 बड़े बैंकों में बतौर चेयरमैन सेवा निभा चुके सिख अधिकारी पदमश्री के.एस. बैंस (पंजाब एंड सिंध बैंक) तथा एस.एस. कोहली (पंजाब नैशनल बैंक) ने जेटली को फूलों का गुलदस्ता देकर स्वागत किया। शिरोमणी अकाली दल के वरिष्ठ नेता अवतार सिंह हित, औंकार सिंह थापर, कुलदीप सिंह भोगल तथा एम.एम.टी.सी. के जनरल मैनेजर रवि किशोर ने जेटली को एक सिक्का तथा यादगारी चिन्ह भी भेंट किया। 

स्टेज सचिव की सेवा कमेटी के मुख्य सलाहकार कुलमोहन सिंह ने निभाई। कमेटी के उपाध्यक्ष सतपाल सिंह, संयुक्त सचिव अमरजीत सिंह फतेह नगर, पूर्व विधायक हरमीत ंिसंह कालका, धर्मप्रचार कमेटी के चेयरमैन परमजीत सिंह राणा, कमेटी सदस्य रविन्दर सिंह खुराना, तनवंत सिंह, गुरदेव सिंह भोला, हरविन्दर सिंह के.पी., गुरमीत सिंह मीता, परमजीत सिंह चंडोक, चमन सिंह, रवेल सिंह, धीरज कौर, गुरमीत सिंह लुबाणा, जीत सिंह, हरजिन्दर सिंह, रविन्दर सिंह लवली, जतिन्दर पाल सिंह गोल्डी, अकाली नेता विक्रम सिंह तथा मनजीत सिंह औलख इस अवसर पर मौजूद थे। 

नानकशाही सिक्के का इतिहास - पहले सिख राज की 1710 मे स्थापना करने के बाद बाबा बन्दा सिंह बहादर ने पहले सिख गुरु, गुरुनानक देव जी और दसवें गुरु, गुरु गोबिंद सिंह जी के आर्शीवाद तथा रहमत की तलवार की कृपा का वर्णन पारसी भाषा मे लिखकर नानकशाही मुद्रा की सिक्के के रूप में शुरुआत की थी। लेकिन 1716 को फिर से मुगलराज की स्थापना के बाद मुगलों ने लगभग सभी नानकशाही सिक्कों को गला दिया था ताकि पहले सिख राज की निशानी खत्म हो सके। 

सिक्के पर ऊपर की तरफ लिखे शब्द -सिक्का जद बर दो आलम, तेग नानक वाहिब-अस्त,फतेह गोबिंद सिंह शाह-ए-शाहन, फजल सच्चा साहिब -अस्त। 

सिक्के पर पीछे की तरफ लिखे शब्द -झरब अमन -अल-दाहर, मासावरत शाहर झीनत अलतख्त मुबारक बकूत। 

लिखी पंक्तियों के अर्थ -फतेह गोबिंद की, राजाओं के राजा की,सिक्का मारा दो जहान पर, नानक की तलवार जमानती है इच्छाओं की , फतेह शहनशाह गोबिंद सिंह की, कृपा की सच्चे रब एक ने।  

With Thanks  : Media DSGMC

Happy Gurupurab !


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kejriwal Government is Misleading People on Punjabi Language and Sikh Victims Issues: Manjinder Singh Sirsa

"Punjabi teachers should be appointed permanently and Punjabi language should be made a compulsory subject"

Kejriwal government is indulging in misleading actions about issue of promotion of Punjabi language in Delhi in order to show off before the voters of Punjab, while it should take concrete and relevant steps for the development of Punjabi language. These words were expressed in a press statement issued here by Sh. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the general secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and the Minister of State, Punjab government.

Sh.Sirsa stated that he had been providing factual information to Kejriwal government through a number of letters and with the help of media, about the problems being faced by the students and teacher of Punjabi language subject in Delhi. Due to the pressure created on Kejriwal government, it slightly increased the salaries of Punjabi teachers under compulsion and has tried to absolve itself of the issue on the basis of this sham action. While the need of the hour was that these contract teachers, who had been teaching Punjabi in government schools for many years, should have been permanently appointed and provided with equal salaries and other allowances. The few government schools where there were permanent teachers of Punjabi subject, the posts of these teachers are lying vacant ever since the retirement of such teachers but the government is not taking any step to fill these vacant posts. Besides, in spite of repeated requests by him (Sh. Sirsa) through correspondence with government, Kejriwal government has not revoked its controversial circular shifting Punjabi language from the list of compulsory subjects to the list of optional subjects and has ordered only to keep this circular in abeyance till further orders only; which shows the malafide intention of Kejriwal government. 

Kejriwal government is minutely defrauding not only Punjabi teachers but also the whole Punjabi community by depriving the Punjabi teachers from permanent appointments and by not reinstating Punjabi as a compulsory subject in government schools, for which the Punjabi community will never forgive this government.

Sh. Sirsa again reminded Kejriwal government that if this government claims to be sympathetic to the Sikhs, then it must pass a resolution in Delhi assembly declaring 1st November as a "Black Day". Besides, the government should instantly get repaired the decaying flats of the victims of November 1984 massacre in Tilak Vihar colony. The government should also take steps to provide free electricity to the victims living in these flats because the electricity companies first send hefty bills to these families and then stop the supply of electricity in the area for several hours, in order to compel the victims for payments of these bills. Sh. Sirsa said that if Kejriwal government fails in taking such steps, its claims of being the well-wisher of Sikh community will prove to be just a political gimmick.

With Thanks : Media DSGMC