- CM, Majithia
& Sukhbir Mourns the sad demise of Dr. V.K Tripathi,
father-in-law of Manish Tiwari
Chandigarh, July 5, 2008
The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed
profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Dr. V.K Tripathi
father-in-law of Mr. Manish Tiwari, Chief of Bureau, Hindustan
Times, Chandigarh. Dr. Tripathi died here this morning in a private
hospital after a brief illness. He was 59 and survived by his
wife, two daughters and a son.
Mr. Badal also shared his heartfelt sympathies with the members
of the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to give strength
and courage to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace to the
Meanwhile, Information & Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram
Singh Majithia and Member Parliament & President of Shiromani
Akali Dal, Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal also shared their condolences
with the family members of Dr. Tripathi.
Later in the afternoon, the mortal remains of Dr. Tripathi were
consigned to the flames here at local cremation ground amidst
several mourners from the deferent walks of the life. The deceased's
son Mr. Abhishek Tripathi lit the pyre. Media Advisor to Chief
Minister, Mr. Harcharan Bains and Principal Secretary, Information
& Public Relations, Mr. D.S Jaspal placed wreaths on the body
of Dr. Tripathi on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister, Mr. Parkash
Singh Badal and Information & Public Relations Minister, Mr.
Bikram Singh Majithia.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. D.S Guru, Director
General of Police, Mr. N.P.S Aulakh, Director Information &
Public Relations, Mr. Tejvir Singh, and Resident Editor Hindustan
Times Mr. Kanwar Sandhu also placed wreath on the body of Dr.
Prominent amongst others who attended the cremation included
union Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Pawan Bansal, Advisor
to Chief Minister Punjab, Dr. Daljeet Singh Cheema, and Additional
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. A.K Mahajan. Besides
the senior officers from the State, Civil and Police Administration
and the Members of the Journalists fraternity also attended the
Capt. Kanwaljit Singh Pb. Coop Minister inaugrates National
conference in TamilNadu
Chandigarh, July 5, 2008
Punjab Cooperation Minister Capt. Kanwaljit Singh while inaugurating
the programme on financial and reporting and analysis for Directors
and Senior Exevcutive of Cooperatives at KodaiKanal (TamilNadu)
organized by VAMNICOM (Vakunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative
Managenment, PUNE), emphasized the necessity of professionalism
in the cooperative in view of changed market scenario for providing
improved delievery systems to public. He inaugurated the conference
in which the Directors and Senior Executives of Cooperative acroos
the country participated. He laid emphasis on training of sharing
experiences for further improving the efficiency of cooperatives.
The market economy system prevailing at present was not suitable
for developing countries especially for India where more than
50 percent of population was deprived of the basic necessities
for survival. The system of market economy had many pitfalls and
the cooperative, however can serve their members and the public
in a better way but at the same time, the cooperative have to
equip them to face the competition as they can't enjoy the benefits
of protective era prevailing earlier. They need to have introspection.
He said that cooperatives had to bring in efficiency by professionalism
and result oriented managements to improve their delivery system
by changing their mindset and have to become consumer friendly
for their own survival and the benefit of public.
Capt. Kanwaljit Singh said that the corporate system has a strong
lobby to impress upon their viewpoint and monopolise the benefits
whereas the cooperatives suffer on account of this. The cooperative
have therefore to bring in dedicated leadership for better management
and also have to re look into the legal aspects of bringing in
changes in the system for encouraging the experienced and dedicated
leaders. The cooperatives have to develop a strong lobby for their
survival and for the benefit of their members failing which the
monopoly of corporate sector will exploit the consumers
He said that the rural indebtness has attained alarming magnitude
due to the stagnation in agriculture production resulting in leaving
the profession and are being forced to opt for other jobs. The
cooperative credit structure in such a scenario has to undertake
effective measures to provide cheap and adequate credit so as
to wean away the farmers from the money lenders.
He said that the total dependence of credit Cooperative on NABARD,
has adversely effected tha loaning programme especially long term
cooperative credit Institutions. Credit Cooperative have to find
out new avenues for financial resources for funding agriculture
programmed at lower rate of interest, he added.
The Minister said that the debt waiver announced by the Government
of India has benefited the defaulters and has rather penalized
good pay masters. He said that the Punjab farmers who had been
traditionally repaying loans on time, have not benefited from
the scheme.Punjab farmers were expected to get only 1 percent
from the entire package of 71000 crore rupees against 45 percent
contribution to the food bowl of the country at the cost of loss
of soil fertility and lowering of water table.