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1100 saplings planted in Gurugram to raise awareness on Swachh Bharat Swachh Gurugram

Gurgaon, August 12,

 Fortis Memorial Research Institute in collaboration with the residents of DLF – The Crest planted 1100 saplings in Gurugram to raise awareness on Swach Bharat Swach Abhiyan. The plantation drive was carried out by 250 residents in the ‘Aravali Hills’ to raise awareness on rapidly increasing issues of deforestation, rising health issues due to pollution and unhygienic surroundings. It is. Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, Executive Director, Neurosurgery, Fortis Gurugram led the daylong event in an attempt to sensitize the harmful effects of deforestation and to encourage people to plant trees. Forests cover 1/3rd of the earth. It plays an important role in moderating climate by maintaining the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in air. It acts as a home to more than 80% of terrestrial species of animals, plants, insects and extinct species. Despite all the benefits in terms of ecology, health and social benefits, global deforestation continues to be at a large scale. This is one of the major reasons for significant rise in the Health Issues in India.  

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, Executive Director, Neurosurgery said, “In my 30 years of career I have seen many people coming to me with health issues, but it is only in the last 5 years that I have seen a rapid growth in patients coming to us with severe health complications due to the environment. We have seen a rise in the respiratory cases, cancers and patients with lung diseases. All these diseases are directly significant with the pollution and the environment we have gotten used to. We have to change that thinking and have to take steps to give something back to the nature.

Dr. Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram said, “With this tree planting activity, we aim to educate people that environmental action and climate change is in the hands of everyone. It is everybody’s responsibility to make our City a better place. If we all pledge to plant 1 tree every year, our society and it’s people would be healthier. At Fortis, Gurugram we keep taking initiatives to educate people on the healthy sides of such plantation activities. Being a leading healthcare provider, it our responsibility to take this message to the masses and bring a change in the society.”

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Assam Rifles Conducts Free Medical Camp

IGAR (South)
Imphal Aug 13,


Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organized a free medical camp on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day Celebration at Kwatha village in Tengnoupal district on 11 August 2019. This was yet another effort by the team of Tengnoupal Battalion to bring smile and relief for locals by treating and educating them on health issues. The medical camp was conducted on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day celebration to provide medical support and assistance to the villagers especially the old people and the women who are unable to go to the hospitals at far distances. Free medicines were provided and the people were also educated on timely vaccination, personal hygiene and sanitation through a small lecture on health and hygiene delivered by unit Chief Medical Officer. A total of 92 patients including 22 male 38 females and 32 children were benefitted from the medical camp. Overall the medical camp was very well received by local populace.

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Army Recruitment Rally At Imphal

IT News
Imphal Aug 13,

Army Recruitment Rally would be held at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Imphal (Manipur) from 10 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 for enrolment of youths from Manipur only.
The online application has already started from 11 Aug 2019 and will remain open till 24 Sep 2019. For registration online login to www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. Candidates who have registered in the previous rally can login directly and check eligibility and apply fresh.
The vacancies are for Soldier GD (10th or 12th std), Soldier Technical                      (12th Std with Physics, Chemistry, Maths & English), Sol Clerk/Store Keeper Technical (12th std with English & Maths/Book Keeping/Accounts as compulsory subject in 12th) & Soldier Tradesmen (8th & 10t std simple pass). CEE will be conducted at Rangapahar on 24 Nov 2019. For any other query contact on phone No 03862-249012 & 8974958673 from 0830 AM to 0200 PM on working days for entire duration.

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JFA urges every Indian to observe I-Day

Guwahati Aug 13,

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) appeals to the people of Northeast India to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day on 15 August 2019 in a befitting manner. The scribe’s body argues that  I-Day and Republic Day are two auspicious occasions for every Indian and they should pay respects to the martyrs of freedom struggle hoisting the National flag on both the sacred days.

Incidentally, many separatist militant outfits of the region continue their diktats to sabotage the celebrations of I-Day. United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) and Coordination Committee (a conglomerate of  militant groups of Manipur) have once again asked the people to boycott the

celebrations in the region. They even imposed a general strike  in the region terming it as western part of southeast Asia from midnight of 14 August till the afternoon of 15 August.

The scribe’s forum denounces the armed militant outfits and pointed out that every patriotic Indian should observe I-Day  and R-Day to pay his/her respects to the martyrs of our freedom struggle for their supreme sacrifices. Nobody should pursue confusions that the Tricolour belongs to the government machinery alone, but ‘it’s a priceless property of over one billion Indians’.

JFA, in a media statement, added that a lot of martyrs from Assam including Kanaklata Barua, Mukunda Kakoti, Kushal Konwar, Tilak Deka, Bhogeswari Phukanani, Nidhanu Rajbangshi, Kamala Miri, Lerela Boro, Madan-Rauta, Hemoram Patar, Gunabhi Bordoloi with many others  laid down their lives for the honour of the Tricolour.

It specially appealed to all journo-bodies of the region, including local press clubs, press guilds, journalist union/associations etc to pay their homage to martyrs hoisting the National flag in their offices, residential colonies and localities on I-Day (and R-Day).

Issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria, the forum  also requested city based media persons and patriotic citizens  to participate in the forthcoming I-Day function at Guwahati Press Club, where the Tricolour would be unfurled at 11 am ceremoniously.

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