Book launch | Revel in the Gift Of Life
Was life created by chance or did God create it? What is the purpose of life? Just to live and procreate or more? These are some of the profundities explored by former director general of police and author P Lal in his latest book Gift Of Life.
The book, which also discusses the seven levels of human consciousness and a yoga regimen, was released by Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhawan.
On what readers can learn from the book, Lal says, “ The pursuit of happiness, health and developing a scientific temper are very important.”
Controversial subjects such as the existence of UFOs, aliens, near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences and reincarnation have also been explored in the book.
Lal points out the limitations of man’s sensory perceptions, hinting at the possibility of reality being different from what is perceived.
In the foreword, former Punjab and Haryana high court judge NC Jain says, “ Though he (Lal) has brought out religious and spiritual aspects of the matter (life and its myriad shades) also, his emphasis remains on ‘logical deduction’ which is what is required for the development of the self.”
Three days after illegal sewer connections of around 70 houses in Guru Nanak Nagar Colony near Gill'z Garden (Gill Road) were snapped, residents of the area staged a protest against the municipal corporation and state government on Tuesday. The action was taken under the ongoing drive to snap illegal sewer connections of 240 colonies within and outside the MC limits and the protesting residents rued that they now have no place to dump sewage.
VARANASI A petition was filed in a court of Varanasi on Tuesday seeking directions for shifting pipelines (through which water is supplied for namazis to perform 'wuzu') from the sealed area in the Gyanvapi mosque. District government counsel Mahendra Prasad Pandey said the appeal to shift the water pipelines has been made so that those going to offer prayers inside the mosque can take water for 'wuzu'. Pandey said the court accepted the application and fixed May 18 for hearing.
A chemist fired at and injured Kamaldeep's former friend outside a petrol pump near Samrala Chowk late on Monday night. The Division Number 7 police have registered an attempt to murder case against Gagandeep Singh of Guru Arjun Dev Nagar, who owns a chemist shop on Pindi Street. He drove himself to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) after two bullets hit his arm. Kamaldeep said that one of the bullets pierced through his bicep.
The department of entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, on Monday observed first 'National Lac insect Day' under Indian Council of Agricultural Research-sponsored network project on conservation of lac insect genetic resources. The day aims to raise awareness among students about lac insect and socio-economic importance of its cultivation. A total of 76 undergraduate and postgraduate students participated in the programme. A field visit to 'Lac Insect and Host Park' was also arranged.
As it completes fifty years of running, the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express -- one of the most popular trains -- is set to get an upgrade with Vande Bharat coaches. Initially, the train consisted of four chair car coaches, one AC first class and two AC sleeper class coaches. In 1975, after the train gained popularity, the frequency was increased to three days. Subsequently, in 1981, the number of train coaches was increased to 18.