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  • AIIMS to be setup in Jalandhar The Centre today decided to set up an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Punjab. This decision was taken at a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 9:00 AM by Jalandhari Kom
  • Punjab Lok Sabha 2014- Winners Amritsar  CAPTAIN AMARINDER SINGH of Indian National Congress won by margin(unofficial) of  106001 and at 2nd place is ARUN JAITLEY of Bharatiya Janata PartyAnandpur Sahib  PREM SINGH CHANDUMAJRA ...
    Posted May 16, 2014, 9:37 AM by Jalandhari Kom
  • Jalandhar Lok Sabha 2014 Final Results Mr. Santokh Singh Chaudhary of Indian National Congress has been declared as winner of Jalandhar Lok Sabha 2014 constituency. His nearest rival was Pawan Kumar Tinu of Shiromani Akali Dal ...
    Posted May 16, 2014, 7:40 AM by Jalandhari Kom
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AIIMS to be setup in Jalandhar

posted Jun 20, 2014, 9:00 AM by Jalandhari Kom

AIIMS Jalandhar
The Centre today decided to set up an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Punjab. This decision was taken at a meeting between Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Punjab Chief Minister here.
The proposed AIIMS will be set up near Jalandhar. The state government will provide 200 acres of land free of cost to the Centre for the project.

The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMSes) are a group of autonomous public medical colleges of higher education.Currently there are 7 AIIMS in India with one in Delhi being the oldest that was setup in 1956. The other 6 were setup in 2012 and are located in Bhopal, Bhubhneshwar, Jodhpur. Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh. There are two more AIIMS under construction in Raeganj and Raebareli. 

Final location has not been identified. But there are speculations that it will be setup on Jalandhar Kapurthala Road. 

Punjab Lok Sabha 2014- Winners

posted May 16, 2014, 8:20 AM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated May 16, 2014, 9:37 AM ]

Amritsar  CAPTAIN AMARINDER SINGH of Indian National Congress won by margin(unofficial) of  106001 and at 2nd place is ARUN JAITLEY of Bharatiya Janata Party
Anandpur Sahib  PREM SINGH CHANDUMAJRA of Shiromani Akali Dal won by margin(unofficial) of  23697 and at 2nd place is AMBIKA SONI of Indian National Congress
Bathinda  HARSIMRAT KAUR BADAL of Shiromani Akali Dal won by margin(unofficial) of  19395 and at 2nd place is MANPREET SINGH BADAL S/O GURDAS SINGH of Indian National Congress
Faridkot  PROF. SADHU SINGH of Aam Aadmi Party won by margin(unofficial) of  172516 and at 2nd place is PARAMJIT KAUR GULSHAN of Shiromani Akali Dal
Fatehgarh Sahib  HARINDER SINGH KHALSA of Aam Aadmi Party won by margin(unofficial) of  54144 and at 2nd place is SADHU SINGH of Indian National Congress
Firozpur  SHER SINGH GHUBAYA of Shiromani Akali Dal won by margin(unofficial) of  31420 and at 2nd place is SUNIL JAKHAR of Indian National Congress
Gurdaspur  VINOD KHANNA of Bharatiya Janata Party won by margin(unofficial) of  136065 and at 2nd place is PARTAP SINGH BAJWA of Indian National Congress
Hoshiarpur  VIJAY SAMPLA of Bharatiya Janata Party won by margin(unofficial) of  13582 and at 2nd place is MOHINDER SINGH KAYPEE of Indian National Congress
Jalandhar  SANTOKH SINGH CHAUDHARY of Indian National Congress won by margin(unofficial) of  70981 and at 2nd place is PAWAN KUMAR TINU of Shiromani Akali Dal
Khadoor Sahib  RANJIT SINGH BRAHMPURA of Shiromani Akali Dal won by margin(unofficial) of  100569 and at 2nd place is HARMINDER SINGH GILL of Indian National Congress
Ludhiana  RAVNEET SINGH BITTU of Indian National Congress won by margin(unofficial) of  19598 and at 2nd place is HARVINDER SINGH PHOOLKA of Aam Aadmi Party
Patiala  DR. DHARAM VIRA GANDHI of Aam Aadmi Party won by margin(unofficial) of  20942 and at 2nd place is PRENEET KAUR of Indian National Congress
Sangrur  BHAGWANT MANN of Aam Aadmi Party won by margin(unofficial) of  211721 and at 2nd place is SUKHDEV SINGH DHINDSA of Shiromani Akali Dal

Jalandhar Lok Sabha 2014 Final Results

posted May 16, 2014, 7:40 AM by Jalandhari Kom

Jalandhar Lok Sabha 2014

Mr. Santokh Singh Chaudhary of Indian National Congress has been declared as winner of Jalandhar Lok Sabha 2014 constituency. His nearest rival was Pawan Kumar Tinu of Shiromani Akali Dal. Surprisingly to some, Aam Aaadmi Party registered a strong position in Jalandhar also. Ms. Jyoti Mann was third garnering more than 250 thousand votes. More details below:

Candidate Party Votes
SANTOKH SINGH CHAUDHARY Indian National Congress 380479
PAWAN KUMAR TINU Shiromani Akali Dal 309498
JYOTI MANN Aam Aadmi Party 254121
SUKHWINDER SINGH KOTLI Bahujan Samaj Party 46914
DARSHAN NAHAR Independent 10074
TARSEM PETER Independent 6249
SUBHASH GORIA Shivsena 3497
LOVE KISHOR Independent 3265
DHARMINDER Independent 2459
TARA SINGH GILL Bahujan Samaj Party (Ambedkar) 2268
NIRMAL SINGH BOLINA Independent 2256
VIJAY KUMAR Independent 1528
K.K. SABHARWAL Independent 1454
VIJAY HANS Democratic Bharatiya Samaj Party 1192
JARNAIL SINGH Bharti Jan Suraksha Party 1178
JAGAN NATH BAJWA Independent 1083
KULDIP KUMAR Independent 953
KAMAL THAPAR Independent 933
AMIT JASSI Independent 779
VIVEK Independent 741
PARAMJIT KUMAR Bahujan Mukti Party 717
AJAY KUMAR BHAGAT Independent 692
None of the Above None of the Above 5436

Aadab from across the border part - III

posted Jan 19, 2014, 11:22 AM by Jalandhari Kom

Continued from Part II (Click for Part II)

Uncle Ahmad Shah:

Education: High School or BA. I don’t know/remember where and what job he was doing. His wife was from Mohallah Qarar Khan, Jalandhar City.
India Pakistan 1947 Partition

Uncle Irshad:    Don’t know education, or his skills. He joined army. Later, on the
request of his wife (from basti danishmandan) he was released from
army service. At that time, a fauji (service man) was paid Rs.17 per
month. It was a world war time, (the saying went around “Indian
sacrificial goat for Rs.17 only).

Uncle Habib:      No education. Did masonry work. Moved to Bulland Shehr, then to
Ferozabad. He married there and had children.  They visited us in Pakistan. Later he died there. God may keep him in peace.  

My mother – Hussain Bibi:

Housewife – loving wife, mother; took good care of kitchen; clothing, all household. She used to prepare some energizing sweets of Alsi (flex), Dal Moong, etc. She stitched our dresses. She prepared breakfast and served to all of us in kitchen sitting of a mat.
By the time we come from school, lunch was ready.  We used to take dinner all together, father, mother, children.  After dinner we were given some fruit or sweet desert.

Brother of grandfather:    

Fazal Din. Living in Lahore. Had his own good comfortable house and annexe.  He was superviser for contruction of State Bank of Pakistan and perhaps that of GPO buildings.
He died couple of years after partition.  Had no children. His wife Janet (jannat) went back to her parents. His house was sold in his life time by him for the treatment of his injury.
 Migration / Partition travel 

When we were in a camp (during mirgration) at jalandhar cantt, one evening, he went out to fresh up for prayer and never came back. He had all the savings/jewelry on him. My uncles /brothers of my mother/ ran around, announcements made by camp management; but there was no trace.  Even after migration to Lahore; our hopes did not die down.  Time healed our injury. God keep my mother in peace and reward her best.  She took care of us well by working hard. She encouraged us to learn and to stay alive, struggle in education and to earn livelihood.  She did stitching work for money. She died in 1965.  A great mother!
To be Contd…….

Aadab from across the border part - II

posted Jan 11, 2014, 8:24 AM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated Jan 11, 2014, 8:28 AM ]

Continued from Part I.
For Part I - Click Here :

Old Picture - India Camel
We have received beautiful memories letter from “Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar” who is a Jalandhari but had to leave his ancestral place during horrible time of partition. He has compiled his memories in a very touching letter to us. These letters not only contain his memories, These also contain a very important piece of Jalandhar history. The good times. bad times, changed times. Please help by posting comments below or emailing admin@jalandhari.com  if you can add or help him in any other ways. We will be posting these memories in few parts. Here is first part:

My Father: Barkat Ali (age in 1947; about 38)

He worked in Sind province on a bridge project, as surveyor. He was a tracer also and could draw maps. He liked music, as I saw him attending music and qawalies and he had also a harmonium at home fitted in a folding table but I never saw him playing it. Other people from this Basti (Danishmandan), also worked on the Sind project (Sukkhur barrage?).

At time of partition, he was working as manager at Bombay Brass Works Co., Adampur, Jalandhar; manufacturing charcoal heated Irons, silver utensils for kitchen, water nozzles. Nickel plating. He walked to and from his job. He used to go to Lahore (now in Pakistan) to get import export permits. 

He used to bring some fruit for us on his return from work. Family used to have dinner together.  After dinner almost all parent would come out of their houses and sit outside; doing some gupshup, watch children play for an hour before going to bed.

My father, a very loving care taker of family, used to take us for eye/ ear problems, to a Hindu karyana storekeeper; Lala  Lal Parshad as I remember.  He took us to another Hindu shopkeeper Ram Chand running karyana store and making syrups and arqs (evaporation from herbs boiling in a pot). He gave us Jawarish Kamuni (for throat) and syrup for stomachache; other things for such minor ailments.

My father used to prepare some medicines at home; like secretion from silver – (put silver in one clay bowl and cover it with another same size clay bowl – seal both of them with doughed flour) burn about ten pounds of firewood or other fuel like: paathi. The silver would melt into powder; blow up and stick inside the upper bowl.  Scratch it; save it for use.  He used to secrete oil from almonds (Badam rogan or Almond oil) I used to help him with crushing, grinding almonds in a clay/stone large bowl (called koondi – chipped inside) with a thick wooden handle (called Dandah) – He used to spray warm water few drops after few minutes and kept grinding; finally oil will separate itself from the almonds paste. This almond oil was given us in warm milk. He always asked to take a copy of warm milk at bedtime to keep good sleep.

He made some other medicines and I don’t know what which? Published a small catalog/book named “Ramuz-i-Zindgi” – Uncle Ahmad Shah was helping him and I also helped in folding large sheets into catalog size.  As much as a child could do. I remember, he gave name as Barkat Ali Sindhu as author of this book. Sindhu – he came back from the Sindh Bridge project and due to this project word “Sindh” was then a renowned word – he took benefit of this flying popularity.

My father used take children to Eid/Dusehra/Basakhi/Devali – organized in an open space between basti danishmandan and basti sheikh. These was commonly enjoyed by all sects of society.  Sometime, during heavy rains, this open space was filled with knee high water.

He used to take me to Jalandhar city for text and exercise books; visit shrine of Imam Nasir.  Once he took me to a movie ShahJehan (before partition). I was scared when horses were seen running-towards audience.  Songs were, I believe, sung by Mohan Lal Sehgal.

Ours was a single storey house with a water well in it and a big NEEM tree. We had a swing fixed with it. There were two honey bee combs; one very large (bari makki) hanging from a stem of neem and the other small (chhoti makki) on a wall.
We kept a cow in house; as other people also had, some had buffaloes, for healthy milk, butter and lassi (butter milk). My phuphy/sister Zohra and myself helped mother to churn curds/yugard, take out butter and lassi – these were so much nourishing

Whenever we went to buy a cow from a closeby village (don’t know name) he took me with him. On way he used to recite this:

Translation: “Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us);  what an Excellent Maula (Patron, Lord) and what an Excellent Helper! “

He used to check how much milk we draw in the evening and how much in the morning. He preferred to see quantity of milk drawn in the evening; so that, if it was not drawn, quantity would be larger in the morning – giving misunderstanding about the total milk during one day.
To be Contd……..

Reprint - Aadab from a Jalandhari across the border - Part I

posted Jan 7, 2014, 11:19 AM by Sachin Chhibber   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 12:04 PM by Jalandhari Kom ]

Below was originally published on www.Jalandhari.com blog in 2008. Reprinted on demands from vistors to this site. Sh. Sheikh Sarwar ji passed away couple of years ago. May God bless his soul.

"Aadab from a Jalandhari across the border !

We received a very beautiful and touching memory letter from one of our Jalandhari brother who had to leave Jalandhar during the partition time and is now settled in USA. He wants to visit his ancestral home sometime. Please do respond if you or someone you know can trace any of individuals or shops mentioned in this letter. We will be grateful to our visitors. Here is the letter:

“Adaab. Communication mends the broken canvas; if it still leaves any traces, the tana-bana of communications and contact can fill it further.  Thanks.
I did my 5th-8th at Sanatan Dharam school in Basti Nau. Then went to Islamia High School near Basti Mithu Sahib when people parted and lost in the dust.
I could remember only one name Yes Pal – they had a sweets shop in bazaar of Basti Guzan.
People from villages; after doing their vernacular/urdu upto 8th; used to come to Sanatan Dharam school to do their english classes.  There used to be a 30 seccond “Chup Dharan” period.  Teacher used to come and sit calm quiet and so the students – to recover some energy lost by that time.  This was nice and have not heard being practiced any where – schools, or at homes; except the natural calm/quite night sleep.
We lived in Basti Danishmandan and walked to school. During summer vacation we studied at headmaster’s house in Basti Shaikh – I am sorry I don’t remember his name; very nice, kind person, sacrified his own vacation time to enhance the knowledge of his students. I wouldn’t find a person like him anywhere. My regards to him.
I do not have photograph. Just the good nice memories of sharing all festivals.  Ram Chand was a karyana shopkeeper near Central mosque in Basti Danishmandan, he was also making his own syrups; arqs, in open space in front of his shop, producing herbal tablets for cough, etc. Another person, Lal Chand? had a karyana shop near house of khan feroze khan (whose house had a tall large tree of imli (tamarind). My father used to take us to Lal Chand ji, for our sour throat and eye sores for a tree treatment. I would like to hear from anybody who is doing small business like karyana stores to earn livelihood and yet giving time and treatment to the needy; and giving free tuition to students – No one.
Sarwar Sheikh
p.s. My father’s name Barkat Ali and Grandfather Rehmatullah; uncles Ahmad Shah, Habib and Irshad.
Habib used to be friend of Badri Mal (used to make his ownsweets, near Central mosque in basti danishmandan)
Also I remember an interesting incident that took place right before the partition. One of the pilot’s in the Airforce was on training flight. When he flew over Jalandhar, he wanted to show off to his girl friend who probably was on the roof top as preplanned. Well, he showed some tricks but crashed his plane!!! We  remember talking about this modern day Ranjaha at that time.
I do not know if this can be found in old newspapers or anyone in Jalandhar remembers that incident. But it is interesting! May be others can shed some light… “
You can respond by hitting comments below or via email admin@jalandhari.com "

To be continued .....

Happy Independence Day to all Jalandharies

posted Aug 16, 2013, 11:12 AM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated Aug 16, 2013, 11:14 AM ]

What better to celebrate Independence day than a patriotic song by listening and enjoying this song made by creative guys in Jalandhar.

Produced By - Sonik Culture Productions

Singers - Simar Kaur, Krantipal Singh, Vikramjeet Singh (Lucky), Puneet Naliath, Kunal Agarwal

Concept and Lyrics - Inderjit Singh 
Music and Composition - Kunal Agarwal and Puneet Naliath
Video - Sukhdeep Singh (Anhad Studios

Jalandhar to get state-of-art sports institute soon at cost of 40 crores

posted Aug 12, 2013, 10:36 AM by Jalandhari Kom

In a move to provide better infrastructure to sports-persons in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the sports department to develop the existing Sports School and College in Jalandhar as Sports Institute of Jalandhar, that will help produce future champions.

Presiding over a meeting of the sports and education departments to develop ‘Integrated Education and Sports Hub’ in Jalandhar, Badal said that the Sports Institute of Jalandhar would be completely different from the Centre of Sports Excellence to be developed in the city.

Expressing concern over the “dilapidated infrastructure” in Sports School and College, Badal said that these institutes were established to produce word-class players from the region but with the passage of time they have lost their sheen.
He said that the need of the hour was to develop both the Sports School and College on the lines of newly set up Sports School at Ghudda, near Bathinda, to provide ultra-modern facilities to youngsters.

The chief minister also asked the sports department to rope in the experts from the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.
He said that apart from the athletics track and grounds for football, volleyball, basketball, hockey and other games, students should be provided with an ultra-modern gymnasium.

Badal also shelved the plan to sell college land under optimum utilization of vacant government land scheme to generate Rs. 40 crores funds. "Not a single inch of the campus will be sold out. We will provide requisite funds," he said, asking sports department to seek advice of National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala experts' for executing the project. 

Finally Jalandhar to get an airport

posted Jul 8, 2013, 1:15 PM by Jalandhari Kom

It seems the long awaited demand of Jalandharies to have an airport might be coming to a result soon. Central Government . 
Jalandhar Airport
The central government has decided to set up 51 new low-cost airports with an aim to give boost to civil aviation sector and increase air connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities. The state-owned airport operator, Airports Authority of India (AAI), would set up the low-cost airports in 51 cities in Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. In Punjab these low-cost airports would come up at Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Firozpur.

As is well known lots of the people from Doaba region have settled abroad but sadly Doaba do not have any public airport and closest airport is in Delhi,Amritsar or Chandigarh. Though the proposal is only to setup low cost airports and likely will not have any direct international flight in the beginning but it is a step in right direction and hopefully in future we will see a fledgling airport of international standard that will come as a relief to millions of Jalandharies settled abroad.
It is to be seen where in Jalandhar  this airport will be setup. Closest contenders might be Adampur or new area developed around Kapurthala road. A Class-I airfield at Adampur is situated at a distance of 19 km. There was an earlier preliminary proposal during the time when Gujral was Prime Minister of India, but the proposal died down its natural death as political environment changed.

Momento presented to Gaganpreet Singh

posted Jul 7, 2013, 2:32 PM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated Jul 7, 2013, 4:21 PM ]

Young entrepreneur Jalandhari Gaganpreet Singh visited Jalandhari.Com's Washington DC office and was presented with a memento of the Visit.

Gaganpreet  Singh Momento

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