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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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NNWN / New Delhi,2017-04-25

The People for Animals ( PFA) run by Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has come under spotlight. This happened after the People for Animals (PFA) men were suspected to have attacked three men transporting buffaloes in Delhi on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against unknown persons by the driver of the transporting vehicle who alleged that they were assualted by PFA activists. Perhaps this was the first time when PFA officials were accused of taking law into their hand.Gaurav Gupta and Saurabh Gupta , part of the exercise, are accused in Saturday’s attack.Maneka Gandhi who is active on twitter, chose to remain silent on the issue.Incidently, the PFA website has gone offline.

On Monday, the Delhi Police arrested Shashank Sharma, who also claims to be a PFA activist, for attacking the three men. "PFA has written to us saying there is no raiding team working for them in Delhi," a senior police officer, who is a part of the investigation, said. It also came to the fore that in 2015, Gupta had given Gandhi's address as his own in a police complaint regarding illegal slaughter of camels in Delhi. PFA trustee Gauri Mulekhi clarified to an English daily saying: "No, his address is not 14, Ashok Road. That is the minister's residence." It was further revealed that Gaurav's brother Saurabh, who also claims to be working for the PFA, had received a letter from Mulekhi in February, 2016. "Please note that there is no raiding team appointed by the organisation. Hence, there is no question of appointing you as the office bearer," she had written.

Questions are being raised as to why the PFA officials would take law into their hand while rescuing animals. Why did not they call the police and allowed them to do the job?  The chairman of the People for Animals Haryana unit, Naresh Kadyan, claimed that they were trained to rescue animals only and not to take law into their hand. The three men, who were assaulted on a main South Delhi road on Saturday night, have claimed that their attackers were travelling in vehicles with stickers of PFA on them. Police said they were called to the spot by Gaurav Gupta. The vehicle that was intercepted was transporting buffaloes from Haryana’s Pataudi to Ghazipur in east Delhi. Police said two FIRs have been filed — one against the men transporting the animals; the other against unknown persons for assaulting .them.

Kadyan however maintained that the two suspects from PFA in Saturday’s attack on three men transporting buffaloes in Delhi were trained by him — and that he had been conducting such “training” since 2005, allegedly on instructions from Maneka Gandhi, now the Union Minister for Women and Child Development. Kadyan said that he had been directed by  Maneka Gandhi to conduct the training then.” I remember during the exercise we had caught a truck carrying brushes made of mongoose hair. I told the volunteers that the first thing to do in such a situation is to call the police and let them do their job,” Kadyan told leading English daily.

“Brothers Gaurav Gupta and Saurabh Gupta (accused in Saturday’s attack) were part of the exercise… I don’t know what kind of work these people now do under the umbrella of People for Animals… this is not the training I gave them,” said Kadyan, referring to Saturday’s assault.  The PFA website has been deactivated since Sunday. An information about the deactivated website was posted on PFA facebook page.PFA is “India’s largest animal welfare organization”, with a network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 lakh members.

Many PFA unit members said that the Union Minister was the organisation’s “leading founding member and guide”. Websites of most of the units said these chapters were set up “under the advice of Smt. Maneka Gandhi”. Both the FIRs registered in connection with Saturday’s incident, and the PFA’s website, have listed the organisation’s address as 14, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, 110001, which is the official residence of Maneka Gandhi.

“It is under the guidance of Maneka Gandhi that we have over 150 units today. But every unit has different goals and trustees,” said Biplab Mahapatra, PFA in-charge for Odisha.Surat Prasad Gupta, in charge of PFA’s Agra Unit, said Gandhi is a “mentor” for the organisation, which is an “NGO minus any government backing”.

“Each unit generates its own money through donations and campaigns. We are affiliated with the Animal Welfare Board of India and receive a nominal amount from them through annual grants,” says Prasad.

While its Facebook page, with “1,11,068 likes”, claimed that the group works to only “rescue and rehabilitate sick and needy animals”, members of several of its units said that “raids” have been a part of the organisation’s functioning, especially in Delhi.

 “We usually work in collaboration with the police because technically we have no authority to stop these vehicles,” said Mahapatra. Haryana’s Kadyan said, “It is not our prerogative to conduct raids. But with so many PFA units, little can be done to stop people who do such things. Ab poori dadagiri chalti hai (they have become bullies).”

The men transporting the animals — Rizwan (25) and Kamil (25), and Ashu (28) from Mathura — were arrested under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) and provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act on the basis of a complaint by PFA members, police said. They were released on bail. A case under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) was registered against unknown persons on a complaint filed by the driver of the vehicle, police said.

 

 

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