PUNJAB CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBRUARY MONTH PRESENTED BY PHANKAR
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH'S STATUE . With the election of ruling Congress-supported panchayat, historic village Badrukhan residents hope that their village will get a metal statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh riding a horse. fbreglass, has The standing statue of Maharaja, made of fibreglass, has been eating dust at the house of former sarpanch of the village for the last two years and four months as residents had refused to install it. astine dust at the house er
. "The mother of Maharaja Ranjit Singh belonged to our village and his birth also took here in the village fort. Two years back, the then SAD-BJP government sent a standing statue of Maharaja, but our villagers want a horse-riding statue. I have taken up the matter with Punjab Cabinet minister Vijay Inder Singla," said Kuleet Singh Toor, sarpanch of the village.
When contacted, Punjab Cabinet minister Vijay Inder Singla said the matter was in his knowledge and he had formed a committee of officers. ."We will get a metal statue of Maharaja riding a horse installed in the village as per the wishes of residents. I have formed a committee of officers, who are working on the issue," said Singla
H1N1 Swine flu has tightened its grip over the state, with a total of 188 confirmed cases reported so far. Chief Minister and Health Minister's home district Patiala is the worst affected. As per the report prepared by the State's Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, apart from 421 suspected cases, 188 confirmed cases of H1N1 have been reported. Besides, 27 deaths have been reported so far.
Book On MAHARAJA OF KAPURTHALA . The life of Maharaja of Kapurthala, who modelled his palace based on French architecture, has been showcased by his kin in a book titled "Prince, Patron and Patriarch: Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala".
The book, which carries several unpublished images from family albums and has been authored by Brig (retd) Sukhjit Singh, was released in New Delhi on Wednesday evening Singh, a grandson of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh, is the ninth "Maharaja" of Kapurthala. He is himself a gallantry awardee of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. The chief adviser to Maharaja of Kapurthala, Cynthia Meera Frederick, is the co-author of the book. The book draws from components of a family album, historic journal, along with a design diary, besides many unpublished images, the authors said
. The Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, said, "The book talks about the love of Brigadier HH Sukhjit Singh's grandfather Maharaja Jagatjit Singh for French heritage and culture in the 20th century. The Maharaja's affinity with France was such that he was known as 'Le Roi de la Francophonie' among his peers." Maharaja Jagatjit Singh was also witness to some of the most epochal events, both within India and across the globe during his reign, which spanned almost 60 years
SAD Warns BJP The ruling BJP found itself under attack from yet another ally with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today warning the party against interference in Sikh religious affairs. In a series of tweets, SAD spokesperson Manjinder Singh Sirsa accused the BJP of meddling in the affairs of gurdwaras by trying to install its own persons in gurdwara managements.
We can sacrifice the alliance but cannot tolerate interference in the religious affairs of the community. Sikh minorities across the world are feeling agitated over attempts by the BJP to try and interfere in Gurdwara Patna Sahib. We stopped that by petitioning BJP chief Amit Shah. Now attempts are being made by the BJP-led Maharashtra Government to install their own person as head of the board of Gurdwara Takht Hazur Sahib, Nanded
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