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Yoga is the Mother of all Exercises: Vice President 

NNWN/ New Delhi, 2017-10-10

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that Yoga is the Mother of all exercises. He was addressing the inaugural session of the 3rd International Yoga Conference in the Capital on Tuesday.  Naidu  said that Yoga goes beyond the physical exercises and connects the body with thought processes. He further said that Yoga has nothing to do with religion, as some people unfortunately attribute religious overtones to this ancient scientific system. It is a science of well being that needs to be studied and practiced just as any other medical system, he added.

 

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NNWN / New Delhi,2017-06-28

कार्मिक और प्रशिक्षण विभाग ने स्वच्छता पखवाड़ा के अंतर्गत आज यहां राममनोहर लोहिया अस्पताल के परिसर में स्वच्छता अभियान में हिस्सा लिया। विभाग के उप सचिव श्री सुरेश कुमार और अपर सचिव श्री राजेश्वर लाल के नेतृत्व में करीब 50 कर्मियों ने अस्पताल के प्रशासनिक खंड से जुड़े पार्क में स्वच्छता अभियान में हिस्सा लिया।

स्वच्छता पखवाड़ा के अंतर्गत डीओपीटी विभिन्न गतिविधियां चला रहा है। पेयजल और स्वच्छता मंत्रालय द्वारा स्वच्छता पखवाड़ा 16 जून से 30 जून 2017 तक चलाया जा रहा है।

स्वच्छता अभियान के दौरान कचरे के 9 पैकेट एकत्रित किये गये इनमें अधिकतर पेड़ों के पत्ते और प्राकृतिक तरीके से सड़ने वाला सामान था। इसके अलावा कुछ मिला जुला कचरा भी एकत्र किया गया। कचरे के सभी पैकेट अस्पताल प्रशासन के प्रभारी को खाद बनाने सहित उसके उचित इस्तेमाल/निपटारे के लिए सौंप दिये गये।

 

NNWN / Shimla, 2017-05-12
 
केंद्रीय स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य एवं परिवार कल्‍याण मंत्री जे .पी. नड्डा ने आज मंडी में देश के सार्वभौमिक टीकाकरण कार्यक्रम (यूआईपी) में न्‍यूमोकोकल कंजुगेट टीका (पीसीवी) लॉंच करने की घोषणा के अवसर पर कहा कि ‘टीका से बचाव वाली बीमारियों से देश में किसी भी बच्‍चे की मृत्‍यु नहीं होनी चाहिए‘ यही हमारी सरकार का लक्ष्‍य एवं प्रतिबद्धता है। उन्‍होंने कहा कि हम शिशु मृत्‍यु दर को कम करने एवं अपने शिशुओं को स्‍वस्‍थ भविष्‍य उपलब्‍ध कराने के प्रति‍ वचनबद्ध हैं। भारत के टीकाकरण कार्यक्रम में इसे एक ऐतिहासिक क्षण तथा एक उदाहरण देने योग्‍य कदम बताते हुए केंद्रीय स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य मंत्री ने कहा कि सरकार बच्‍चों में मृत्‍यु दर एवं रुग्णता दर को कम करने के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध है। उन्‍होंने कहा कि रुटीन टीकाकरण को मजबूत बनाना भारत के बच्‍चों में एक अनिवार्य निवेश है तथा यह देश का स्‍वस्‍थ भविष्‍य सुनिश्चित करेगा।
 
पीसीवी बच्‍चों को निमोनिया एवं मेनिनजाइटिस जैसी न्‍यूमोकोकल बीमारियों के प्रचंड रूपों से सुरक्षा प्रदान करती है। वर्तमान में यह टीका पहले चरण में हिमाचल प्रदेश एवं बिहार एवं उत्‍तर प्रदेश के कुछ हिस्‍सों के लगभग 21 लाख बच्‍चों को दिया जाएगा। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी  की टीका से बचाव वाली बीमारियों से बच्‍चों की जान बचाने की प्रतिबद्धता को दुहराते हुए नड्डा ने कहा कि सरकार ने कुल टीकाकरण की दिशा में उल्‍लेखनीय कदम उठाए हैं।  मिशन इंद्रधनुष के तहत अभी तक 2.6 करोड़ से अधिक लाभार्थियों का टीकाकरण कराया जा चुका है।
 
स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य मंत्री ने यह भी कहा कि ये सभी टीके निजी क्षेत्र में न केवल भारत में बल्कि दुनिया भर में कई वर्षों से उपलब्‍ध थे। श्री नड्डा ने कहा कि ‘निजी क्षेत्र में ये टीके केवल समृद्ध वर्ग के लिए ही सुलभ थे, यूआईपी के तहत उन्‍हें उपलब्‍ध कराने के जरिये सरकार  निर्धन एवं वंचित वर्गों के लिए भी समान रूप से उनकी उपलब्‍धता सुनिश्चित कर रही है।’ 

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The Delhi High Court’s order directing Indian Navy to grant permanent commission to women was the subject of analysis in the Indian dailies which said that the decision would set right the official gender discrimination . The monsoon season which turned out to be a tragedy this time around, was another subject of analysis in the dailies because it is causing a rural distress.

A leading daily, THE HINDU  in its editorial titled, ‘A BLOW FOR GENDER PARITY’, says the Delhi High Court’s decision to Indian Navy to grant permanent commission to women as well, as the Army and the Air Force had to do following a 2010 order by a different bench of the same court, is a welcome decision. With the latest ruling, women who qualify for permanent commission will be able to work until the age of 54, as their male counterparts do. The 19 women who filed petitions before the court argued that they had received the same training as their male counterparts and worked for a comparable number of years in different departments, but could go no further for the only reason that they were women. Grant of permanent commission would allow women to rise in rank along with the men, and gain pay parity, the daily states.

In the Army, since the grant of permanent commission to women began, 340 women have been granted such positions, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently told Parliament. The latest order will open the doors for women in the Navy too. The daily suggests the Defence Ministry and the armed forces to do something more.. For one, the forces must tackle entrenched sexist attitudes towards women that were in evidence when the Army argued before the Supreme Court against the grant of permanent commission for them, saying that junior officers from rural areas would not be willing to accept a woman as a leader in front line situations, or that society was not yet willing to accept women in combat roles. India’s first woman in the Army to receive a gallantry award, Lt. Col. Mitali Madhumita, had to move the Supreme Court for permanent commission after she was denied it on the ground that she had earlier turned it down. Suicide rates among women in the forces have also been disproportionately high, and they do not seem to be getting enough support in coping with the dual tasks of handling work and family life, the daily states.

An editorial in THE TRIBUNE titled, ` FARMERS OFF THE RADAR’, comments on the monsoon and its impact on agriculture produce and farmers and says that the season is turning out to be a tragedy as the rains failed in between. The deficiency in rainfall is expected to be between 30 per cent to 50 per  cent in various parts of the country, the daily states. Marathwada, which has already seen more than 400 farmer suicides this year, has become a kind of barometer for rural distress, though the entire state of Maharashtra also is only marginally better (1,300 farmer suicides till June). Punjab and Haryana will be affected too, though more in terms of input costs than yield because of irrigation. Since nearly half of India's agriculture is dependent on rain, crops such as pulses and oilseeds, which are grown on such marginal lands, will be the most affected, the daily explains. Crop failure becomes more of a farmers’ concern than a national responsibility, the daily laments. This detachment of the farm tragedy from the national agenda would explain why agriculture is steadily going down in the policymakers' priorities. All states on the Deccan Plateau suffer for want of artificial irrigation, as ground water is not an option. And we have failed to build sufficient storage and distribution facilities. According to the daily, this is a particularly astounding failure of the political leadership. A sector that is just one-fifth of the national economy has not been taken care of even as it directly or indirectly supports three-fourths of the population. That is for the long-term issues. Even in the short term, safety nets like MGNREGA are being curtailed, which can act as default relief delivery channels. Rural distress is building up. A migration crisis may already be silently taking place. It is time to take a call on it, the daily insists.

 

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