Press Releases

Helping the blind with sound sense

Sep 8, 2016

Visually impaired children have to take recourse to braille in order to read. Still 60 such individuals in the city don’t have to use the method for studies, as they are making use of a talking library in the city.

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50 years of Green Revolution

Jul 19, 2016

On July 18, 2016 Dr. Amrik Singh Cheema Foundation Trust celebrated 50 years of Green Revolution. The inaugural function was held at Tagore theater. The event highlighted the achievements in agriculture, importance of agriculture, it’s contribution to the Indian economy, and aimed to discuss and find effective solutions to challenges ahead that are faced by the farming communities. The golden jubilee celebration also focused on encouraging farmers and youth back to farming. Agriculture has great potential for creating employment and opportunities.

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Farmer and the Finance & Beyond

Jul 18, 2016

The union minister of state for finance, Pawan Kumar Bansal,, on Sunday asserted that while India was progressing on the economic front it was a matter of concern that the growth in agriculture was around two or three per cent of the GDP. Inaugurating a regional seminar on “Framer and Finance – 2006 an Beyond” organized by Amrik Singh Cheema Foundation Trust here, he said that in order to maintain GDP –of eight per cent, the growth on agriculture should be four per cent.

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Programme on health education launched

Jul 22, 2012

Chandigarh: Under the development initiative of Dr. Amrik Singh Cheema Foundation Trust, a health education program was launched in the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, on Saturday.

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Women empowerment award conferred on Shabana Azmi

Jul 19, 2012

Social activist and film and theatre actress Shabana Azmi was conferred today with the Women Empowerment Award by the Dr A S Cheema Foundation Trust, an NGO working for the upliftment of women in agriculture. A seminar on the theme of the Green Revolution and the White Revolution and the challenges ahead was also conducted at the Tagore Theatre to commemorate the 30th death anniversary of Dr Amrik Singh Cheema.

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Talking libraries to go digital

Sep 18, 2011

Talking libraries, where visually impaired individuals can listen to books instead of using Braille, will soon go digital, so that students can access recorded material from the internet and mobile phones.

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National sports meet from today

Apr 11, 2011

The National sports Meet for the Blind-2011 will be organized at Guru Nanak Stadium from April 14 to 16. The games are being organized by the Punjab Sports Association for the blind. The events will include track and (100,200,400 and 800 meters) throw events (discus, shot put and javelin), long jump and high jump.

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Reshuffle of babus after session: CS

Mar 25, 2007

Major reshuffle in Punjab administration will take place after current session of Assembly is over. Chief Secretary Punjab Ramesh Inder Singh stated this to a query from newsmen here today.

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Dairy farming not profitable in Punjab

Nov 9, 2006

Inspite of its vast potential, dairy farming in this land of milk - Punjab, continues to remain unprofitable. Though dairy is yielding good profits for the dairy-processing companies, dairy farming is by and large considered economically non-viable.

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India needs better veterinary services: Expert

Mar 20, 2006

Mr H.S. Chatha, Haryana Agriculture, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister, yesterday stressed the need for creating more awareness among farmers about veterinary services. He was addressing a refresher workshop on dairy veterinary practices organised by the Dr Amrik Singh Cheema Foundation Trust.

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NGOs come forward to clear Holland aid for tsunami

Feb 7, 2005

The nine-member team of Motherhood, an NGO from Holland, are putting up at the international border braving the inclement weather while residing in their 10 trucks since Friday noon.

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Change over to oilseeds : CM

Jul 19, 2002

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today called on the farming community to come out of the paddy-wheat rotation and turn to oilseeds, pulses and vegetables as it was a need of the hour.

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