LAHORE: Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, nice granddaughter to Sir Ganga Ram stated that it was like homecoming for her after she was welcomed with open arms by the individuals throughout her week-long sojourn in historic metropolis of Lahore.
In an interview with APP at her ancestral residence in Gulberg right here previous to her departure on Sunday, she stated she was the primary particular person of the household to go to the legacy of Ganga Ram after some 100 years when the Ganga Ram’s household needed to depart attributable to Partition of Hindustan in 1947, including she was accorded a royal-like therapy wherever she went within the metropolis.
Kesha Ram, a Vermont State senator, had been visiting Lahore to hint the legacy of her nice grandfather Sir Ganga Ram (1851-1927), who is taken into account the ‘father of recent Lahore’ for his providers as a civil servant and a philanthropist to town of Lahore through the British rule. He’s credited with constructing probably the most iconic buildings of Lahore, growing a housing society, growing barren farmlands in Renala Khurd and bequeathing behind a legacy of philanthropy via hospitals and academic establishments.
To a query, she recollected being handed a biography of Sir Ganga Ram throughout her childhood by the household, however credited a university instructor in the USA who launched her to the enduring standing of her father in Lahore.
“The school instructor, who hailed from Lahore, stated, “Kesha, have you learnt what legacy your Sir Ganga Ram had left behind and the way deeply revered he’s for his contribution to town of Lahore?” she reminisced.
The enjoyment on her beaming face was fairly obvious as she sat in entrance of the fire-place within the drawing-room of the Ganga Ram’s household residence for the interview and recollected her nice grandmother who would all the time inform tales concerning the swimming pool, the double-kitchens and the verandah after she needed to abruptly depart her treasured residence attributable to partition in 1947.
“As I used to be pulled up right here I felt I had seen this place already via the anecdotes of my ‘Dadi jee’ (nice grandmother) who by no means stopped speaking concerning the place she lived between 1928 and 1947”, she bemused, including Sir Ganga Ram handed away in England in 1927 – his ashes returned Lahore and have been cremated in a Samadhi close to Taxali Gate, and this home held a particular place for the household as Ganga Ram had constructed this final abode with ‘love’s labour’.
One of many many presents I acquired on my watershed go to to my ancestral residence of #Lahore is the signature of my nice nice grandfather. I spent most of my life considering all was misplaced of the legacy of Sir Ganga Ram, and right here it’s been preserved for a century by the individuals of Lahore. pic.twitter.com/Eq0z94jtYM
— Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale (@KeshaRam) November 25, 2022
To a query, she thanked the individuals and authorities for preserving Sir Ganga Ram’s legacy, including that her household had unfounded fears about his legacy being ‘forgotten and wiped away’ earlier than she got here to see herself. “I’ve been handled just like the royalty wherever I went as a result of connection in flesh and blood I’ve with my great-grandfather Sir Ganga Ram however the place he lives is in hearts and minds of individuals of Lahore,” she shared ecstatically.
On persevering with the custom of philanthropy and social work, Kesha stated the 2 ladies, she herself and her cousin Baroness Shreela Flather in the UK (UK), have been the torchbearers of the legacy of their great-grandfather who devoted his life to the welfare of the individuals via schooling, well being and agricultural initiatives from his personal pocket.
‘As soon as individuals got here to him for a spot to be constructed for ladies and ladies schooling and he offered his own residence in Anarkali for the schooling of girls as he didn’t have sufficient funds to assist the mission ’, Kesha Ram quoted an incident from her grandfather’s life.
In a message to the younger individuals she stated ‘The names of girls are, often, misplaced and they’re additionally marginalized however the ladies should break via the cultural obstacles and transfer ahead with conviction to understand the second and lead societies for tomorrow.
She expressed her indebtedness to the federal government for the preservation work on the varied websites which belong to Sir Ganga Ram, including the curates being exhibited on the Lahore Museum, establishing ‘Child and Mom Care’ on the Ganga Ram hospital and to teach the following technology of docs are the magic work Sir Ganga Ram wished to make doable in these buildings.
Expressing her want to go to Lahore to find once more shortly, Senator Kesha Ram thanked Lahore College of Administration Sciences (LUMS) and CEO Ferozsons Osman Khalid Waheed for making her go to of recent discoveries concerning the works of Sir Ganga Ram doable.
‘College students stripping’: Newcomers ‘humiliation’ in title of ragging goes unnoticed in PU
LAHORE: Within the guise of open-mindedness and coolness, the scholars of the Division of Tremendous Arts of the College of Punjab have been uncovered to harass and strip the brand new admitted college students within the title of ragging.
A pupil, who lately obtained admission within the Tremendous Arts Division, on the reassurance of anonymity, confided to this scribe that there was panic among the many new college students because of the humiliation within the title of ragging.
“Ragging occurs with each new pupil, however this type of ragging in Punjab College is towards the expectations and norms. Our seniors additionally raged with us. Truly, the story is that in ragging we had been requested to undress when our feminine classmates had been additionally current. Clearly, male college students strongly protested towards this, however we had been so intimidated by the seniors that we needed to be bare in entrance of the women of our class,” he lamented.
The stated pupil believed that many male college students have suffered psychological stress attributable to this “humiliation” by the hands of their seniors and draw back from going through their feminine classmates.
“A pupil enrolled in our class, who was already affected by psychological and psychological issues, has turn into significantly disturbed attributable to this motion of seniors. He was already taking antidepressant remedy and after the process, not solely is he hiding from individuals, however there are fears that he may do one thing harmful to himself,” he feared.
One other more energizing knowledgeable this scribe that not solely that, feminine college students are additionally harassed by male college students within the title of “coolness.”
“Cigarette smoke is blown on the faces of feminine college students by seniors. Male seniors brazenly put their fingers into feminine’s luggage. Harassment can be accomplished within the title of ragging in numerous different methods,” he claimed.
When the stated pupil was requested if he complained to anybody on this regard within the administration? he replied that submitting a criticism might create quite a lot of hassle for them.
“It’s not that the administration is unaware of such actions of the seniors ….. After we complain, it’s a matter of pointless hostility. We now have to review on this college for 2 to 4 years. Until now we’ve been silently enduring. Equally, many seniors additionally give the impression of “blue-eyed boy” of lecturers and professors. Even when one or two college students are keen to file a criticism, the remainder of the scholars are so younger and harmless that they may minimize off their relationship with the complainants out of worry. The surroundings of different departments of the college might not be like this, however since that is the division of advantageous arts, the senior college students right here do these acts by contemplating themselves to be very liberal and open-minded, however they have no idea that a few of our college students are harmed by their actions. They’ve suffered from psychological traumas and have fully misplaced their shallowness,” he continued.
One other pupil from College of Punjab knowledgeable this scribe that considered one of his classmates was badly tortured throughout ragging and he was on anti-depressant drugs later. “My class fellow who was a brilliant pupil until college couldn’t overcome the harassment and embarrassment he had confronted throughout ragging on this college. Later the scholar was placed on remedy and antidepressant medicine. This incident not solely harmed the category fellow but in addition his mother and father who had been extraordinarily upset for his or her solely youngster”, he stated.
Nevertheless, College of Punjab spokesperson Khurram Shahzad expressed unawareness of such incidents and stated that no such criticism has ever been registered.
“If any pupil discloses the names of their seniors, motion will likely be taken towards them. The respect and dignity of all college students are taken care of in Punjab College and harassment can’t be allowed to anybody,” he stated.
Speaking to a professor of one other native college Asma Hameed, she stated, “Since lengthy, ragging has been a observe in several faculties, universities and hostels the place normally the seniors strive making enjoyable of the newly admitted college students by way of the technique of verbal or bodily exploitation and harassment. The time period ragging is extra distinguished within the nations of this area like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh whereas in 1998, Sri Lanka outlawed ragging by passing the ‘Prohibition of Ragging and Different Types of Violence in Academic Establishments Act, 1998’. In 2011, even the State of Jammu and Kashmir handed ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Prohibition of ragging Act, 2011’ to supply a ragging-free surroundings to contemporary brains at institutes. Equally, in 2021, underneath the ‘Prevention and Prohibition of ragging in Medical Schools/establishments laws, 2021,’ the Indian Punjab made it obligatory for all college students to fill an anti-ragging enterprise (affidavit). India has additionally promoted an anti-ragging helpline that’s out there with presently, Pakistan lags behind in laws towards ragging. However unluckily, Pakistan’s Greater Schooling Fee (HEC) is inactive and apathetic on this regard. There isn’t any anti-ragging NGO working in Pakistan and there’s no anti-ragging mechanism at provincial and nationwide degree to guard newcomers. Reforms must be introduced on this context,” she stated.
Psychologist Tayyaba Owais believed that there was no laws relating to the ban on ragging in Pakistan’s instructional establishments, nor did the related establishments emphasize its prevention.
“Each civil and navy fail to cease ragging yearly of their instructional establishments. In line with my info, ragging is without doubt one of the main causes for early dropout from cadet faculties operating in medication and engineering. Ragging fully modifications the character of a more energizing after which he/she is inclined to go on the identical bitter expertise to the juniors. Seniors attempt to convey a way of seniority by way of ragging. However, the post-ragging interval is vulnerable to melancholy and worthlessness. Ragging is at its worst for college students residing in hostels. Drug abuse in hostels is extra prevalent because of ragging. NGOs, authorities businesses and the federal government ought to take into consideration this significantly in order that we will ship helpful youth into society as an alternative of melancholy victims,” she concluded.
Wasif Ali Wasif’s urs | Pakistan At the moment
LAHORE: The thirty first annual Urs of Wasif Ali Wasif, a scholar and Sufi thinker, will start February 14 at Miani Sahib in Lahore.
The Urs begins with a floral wreath laying ceremony after the Asr prayer, led by veteran politician Sardar Nasrullah Khan Dareshk. A qawwali efficiency is scheduled for the night.
The second day incorporates a seminar on Wasif’s life and teachings, adopted by a mehfil-i-naat at his grave.
On the ultimate day, a session on questions on Wasif’s life might be held at his shrine, with the final session chaired by Khawaja Moin-ud-Din Mehboob Koreja.
Arresting ‘Nelson’ Chaudhry | Pakistan At present
Fawad ‘Nelson’ Chaudhry has modified his title after arrest. He has renamed himself after Nelson Mandela. Fawad, or relatively Nelson, can also be struggling in opposition to racism and apartheid. Plainly unhealthy instances have come for the Jats of Punjab. First one among them retired as COAS, after which one other dissolved the Punjab Meeting and thus misplaced the Chief Ministership.
And although each events, the PTI-PML(Q) and the PML(N) had really helpful a complete of three Jat bureaucrats as caretaker CM, the ECP selected Mohsin Naqvi. The federal government had really helpful Cupboard Secretary Ahmad NawazSukhera and former Chief Secretary Naveed Akram Cheema, each Jats and civil servants, whereas the PML(N) had additionally really helpful Ahad Cheema, one other Jat civil servant, beforehand below NAB custody, now PM’s Adviser.
Jat rule isn’t new to Punjab. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and his sons Kharak Sindh and Duleep Singh, have been Sindhu Jats
Then there’s a lengthy hole, because the Raj then took over. The succeeding Governors have been all Brits, and ICS officers. I’m wondering if any ‘natives’ would have grow to be Governors that manner if the Raj had lasted till 1990, say. Be that as it could, Ch Nelson is struggling for Jat rights. His uncle, the late Ch Altaf Hussain, was the final Jat Governor I can consider, and presumably the one since Partition. Ch Parvez was not the primary Jat to grow to be CM, Sardar Arif Nakai was.
Nevertheless, Mohsin Naqvi isn’t a Jat. He may be associated to Jats, being married to Ch Shujaat Hussain’s niece, however he himself isn’t one. And being a journalist, he’s clearly removed from being a bureaucrat. There’s no purpose why Jats can’t be bureaucrats. They’ve been legal professionals, with one being the present federal Regulation Minister, and one other the President (after additionally having been a Supreme Court docket choose), to not neglect Fawad’s personal uncle, who was Chief Justice of the Lahore Excessive Court docket.
Nevertheless, whereas Nelson Mandela was a lawyer, he wasn’t a Jat. He struggled in opposition to apartheid, not for Jat rights. Bhgwant Singh Mann, the Indian Punjab CM, and Manohar Lal Khattar, the HaryanaCM, are the one Jat chief executives left. A Jat, Jagmeet Singh Ghaliwal, does lead Canada’s New Democratic Get together, however he’s unlikely ever to grow to be PM. The PTI mistake was to not put up a Syed candidate. The final caretaker Punjab CM was Hassan Askari Rizvi, so Mohsin Naqvi does match the sample. As the one Syed on either side, he was a shoo-in.
He named quick bowler Wahab Riaz to be his Sports activities Minister and journalist Amir Mir to be Info Minister. I hope he doesn’t decide an ‘professional’ for Livestock and Dairy Growth.
I don’t know if he wish to decide Ishaq Dr for Finance Minister, what with the entire collapse of the rupee after he stopped making an attempt to prop it up.
Ishaq Dar obtained a ringing endorsement from Maryam Nawaz when she got here again. I’m wondering what number of took consolation from this, and what number of got here away feeling she didn’t know sufficient economics to steer the celebration No prizes for Mian Nawaz, although, who despatched Dar again house to repair the economic system.
As a substitute of fixing it, it appears that evidently we’re being ready for the results of a default. When the sunshine went for 17 hours, everybody thought that’s what had occurred. Effectively, some folks thought India had attacked. However it appears that evidently it was as a result of India had hacked our system. A minimum of that’s what Khurram Dastagir, our very personal Prince of Darkness, or relatively Vitality Minister, stated.
Effectively, a minimum of it stayed peaceable. That’s not what occurred throughout celebrations for the Chinese language New 12 months, when Hu Can Tranh, 72, went on a taking pictures spree in Monterey Park, California, and killed 11 folks. Inside days, Chunli Zhao additionally went on a taking pictures spree in California, killing seven. He was 66. What’s making decrepit Asians spray bullets? Possibly they need to arrange a JIT, like they maintain doing for Imran Khan’s assassination try. The Punjab JIT has gone down in flames after its head quarreled with the members, and the PTI doesn’t belief the one arrange by the Centre.
Possibly they need to arrange one to research the Quran burning in Sweden. It’s being defended by free speech, nevertheless it’s clearly a provocation. A weird twist has are available Copenhagen, the place the Quran has been burnt in entrance of the Turkish Embassy. The arsonists have threatened to burn one each week till the Turkish authorities withdraws its objections to Sweden becoming a member of NATO. So it isn’t actually about free speech, and it’s as a result of they know that Muslims get offended.
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