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Posted at: Jul 16, 2017, 12:14 AM; last updated: Jul 16, 2017, 12:14 AM (IST)

The real philanthropist

By making the mid-day meal a dignified experience, a laudable example has been set by RK Garg (Kaffeeklatsch: ‘A noble face of philanthropy’). His initiative to raise the level of a government school proves beyond doubt the salutary effects of private efforts on public institutions. What an individual gives back to society leaves a lasting impact on others.

Jagvinder Singh Brar, Patiala


The soil in Moonak village is sandy. RK Garg must have put in herculean efforts in making the area green, besides initiating cleanliness drive and modernising schools. His philanthropic works speak volumes of love he has for his village. Also, compliments to Capt Amar Jeet Kumar for penning the ever-growing plight of farmers in a verse.

Gurdev Singh, Mohali


It is good news that the National Herald has gone digital. I admire the fresh attempts to revive the newspaper which was founded by our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Our national dailies are the lifeline of our republic.

Raj Bahadur Yadav, Fatehabad 

No place for fascism

Criminal elements and self-styled ‘gau rakshaks’ are injecting jingoistic feelings in our traditionally tolerant and multi-cultural society (Where are leaders to counter Hindu fascism). Our leaders should realise fast the harm these people can do to our social fabric. Fascism has no place in India. 

SC Vaid, New Delhi


Lynching incidents have left Muslims, Dalits and women feeling more vulnerable. The lunatic fringe has always shamed our democracy not only in India but abroad as well. Society as a whole must not allow lynchings to be considered as normal incidences.

PL Singh, Amritsar

Proud Punjabi woman

Hats off to Labour Party MP Preet Kaur Gill whose heart still beats for India. She proudly talks about her roots and Sikhism, her religion, and loves to visit her ‘pind’ in Jalandhar. Gill is a proud Punjabi.

Sham Murari Sharma, Chandigarh

Avoid rhetoric on Doklam

The observations of Lt Gen Narsimhan (retd) need to be heeded to by the Centre with utmost keenness (China may ratchet up more tension at LAC). The Doklam standoff contains the seeds of a fearsome possibility: war. Both India and China must scale down the rhetoric and try to resolve the impasse through negotiations.

LJ Singh, Amritsar


China is working hand-in-glove with Pakistan as it has an eye on the occupied Kashmir. Its attitude towards India has not changed since the 1962 war. However, Beijing should realise that the current Indian government is more firm in its resolve than the ones in the past. 

Mahesh Kapasi, New Delhi

Cemeteries in bad shape

Not only in Himachal Pradesh, cemeteries in other cities, too, are in a bad shape (Kindness cast in stones lost in Himachal). On April 20, Paddy Willis came to Ambala Cantt from England in search of the grave of his grandfather Captain Thomas Keble, who died here in 1934. Thank God, he was able to find the grave intact among vandalised ones. 

Vinay K Malhotra, Ambala Cantt

Cell phone menace

Cell phones are meant to be controlled by humans but it is the other way round (Rubbing people the wrong way with phubbing). We must not make ourselves slaves to phones and avoid getting the disease of phubbing.

Vaishaly Sharma, Jammu

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