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Monday, 5 October 2020

Farmers firm on no entry to politicians

Muktsar: Residents of Gurusar village in Gidderbaha subdivision here have announced that they wouldn't allow any politician to visit their residences in the wake of their protest against the farm Acts. The decision was taken in a meeting held at the village gurdwara. It has been decided that the restrictions would be lifted after the Centre withdraws the three laws. "We, the farmers of the village, have decided not to allow any politician to visit our residences. To ensure the same, 200 out of 300 stickers have been pasted instructing no entry to any bureaucrat. The objective is to build pressure on the authorities. We are hopeful that other villages too will follow the suit," said Harman Singh, a farmer of the village.

NGO felicitated with UNDP award

Fatehgarh Sahib: The Mehar Baba Charitable Trust, an NGO in Bassi Pathana, was awarded with United Nations Development Programme award under the NGO Category for Social Upliftment amp; Welfare of Sustainable Development Goals Action Awards 2020. The award announced by the state Planning Department was conferred by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan. The trust has adopted 187 villages of Fatehgarh Sahib, and so far it has imparted training to 4,826 people, including 3,419 women; coached 476 hockey trainees and of them, 103 have been selected by the state and national level sports academies. It has held medical camps, where patients were provided medicines for free. Besides, 53,231 surgeries have been performed and 13 anganwadi centres have been established.

Despite Covid, vaccination programme on

Abohar: The post-partum unit of the Civil Hospital continues to function as usual. Vaccination of pregnant women and children here continued following Covid prevention guidelines to prevent problems that could arise due to non-vaccination. According to Luxmi Rani and Baljinder Kaur, in-charge of the Post-Partum unit, vaccination was done free of cost on each Wednesday and Friday. About 1,600 women and children were vaccinated each month.

Contributed by Archit Watts, Surinder Bhardwaj, Raj Sadosh



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