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“Tarana-E-Hind” award posthumously conferred upon legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal

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Kolkata: Legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal, author of the iconic poem “Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara”, was posthumously conferred the “Tarana-E-Hind” award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on Friday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally handing it over to his grandson Waleed Iqbal.

“There are some occasions in life when you feel really honoured,” Banerjee said at the function held before a large audience in the Nazrul Mancha.

She said the nation will never forget Iqbal. “I thank the Urdu Academy for this initiative for honouring Iqbal ji”.

The chief minister also inaugurated the three-day ‘Jashn-E-Iqbal’ celebrating the contributions of the literary genius.

The celebration is an attempt by the Academy to revive the long-lost glory of Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal.

As many as 45 delegates – scholars and poets – from six countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mauritius are slated to take part in paper presentations and international mushairas (gatherings of poets) during the course of three days.

A photo-exhibition showcasing Iqbal’s rare photographs will be launched at the Academy premises on Saturday along with the grand opening of the “Gosha-E-Iqbal”, a dedicated section of Iqbal’s books at the Central Urdu Library.

To honour Banerjee for her contributions to the revival of the Urdu Academy as well as for her work in the past three years, the title of “Pasban-E-Urdu” (protector of Urdu)was bestowed upon her.

In addition, guests and participants were given Banerjee’s book of Urdu poems titled “Tamanna”. (IANS)

 

 

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West Bengal Government to Use High-Tech Drones for Connecting Critical Patients with Hospitals

Everything is under the thought process and depends on the feasibility study

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A feasibility study will be taken up to see if aerial robotics can be used to improve the healthcare facility in remote villages. Pixabay

In order to improve healthcare services in the remote areas of the state, the West Bengal government is thinking of using high-tech drones for connecting critical patients with hospitals and to facilitate immediate availability of supplies like blood reports from the labs and so on.

“A feasibility study will be taken up to see if aerial robotics can be used to improve the healthcare facility in remote villages. Everything is under the thought process and depends on the feasibility study. Healthcare is one of the key areas of the Mamata Banerjee government,” said the head of Chief Minister’s monitoring cell, Colonel (retd) Diptanshu Chaudhary.

He said once the idea seems feasible and the pilot project is successful, the government hospitals in areas like Darjeeling, Sunderbans and other remote villages would be equipped with these latest technologies which will add a new chapter to India’s medical history.

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In order to improve healthcare services in the remote areas of the state, the West Bengal government is thinking of using high-tech drones for connecting critical patients with hospitals, Pixabay

“The idea is to help a critical patient during the first four hours and save his life. For instance, if an immediate blood report is needed, drones can be used to get it from the nearest lab in such places,” he said.

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The Chief Minister’s monitoring cell ensures that the marginalised people get the best support as far as the beneficiary schemes are concerned. The body also tries to keep a check on corruption. (IANS)