Gursharanjeet Kaur (25), the younger of the two, said, “We first visited the site on December 25. We saw a few stores but they did not have items like sanitary napkins. At the same time, women had just started coming in and we decided to make a few tents specifically for women.”
"We are all very proud of her. Her mother would have been proud too. I do not have any advice for her as such… just keep doing what your mother taught you,” Gopalan Balachandran, who used to work with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, said.
"The latest measure is the Xovis passenger tracking system... Recently, we installed sensors which count people as dots on a screen. It is an IOT device that uses artificial intelligence," Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), said.
While the immunisation drive was to begin at 10.30 am, simultaneously with the PM's speech, it started an hour later due to an issue with the CoWin app server. "We completed our entire list by around 5.30 pm," said medical superintendent Sahar Qureshi.
Waiting in line to get vaccinated Saturday morning, Nitin Dhama (28), a lab technician at Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, said, “After my second dose, I will go meet them more often. My family has their reservations but they have been supportive of the vaccine.”
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's guidelines, all passengers arriving from the UK must undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing for Covid19 at airports and those testing negative can proceed for a 14-day home quarantine.
By 11 am, Punjabi songs and slogans against the Centre filled the air as several farmers stood atop their vehicles and waved the tricolour. Within half an hour, the roads were packed and farmers stopped near the western periphery due to traffic.
When farmers had arrived at Singhu and Tikri borders, authorities had asked them to move the protest to the Burari ground instead of heading towards Jantar Mantar or Ramlila Maidan. While most farmers then decided to remain put at the borders about 400 eventually moved to the Burari ground.
“As soon as the North MCD dismantled the mandir around 7 am, we made a concrete pathway where it stood,” said a PWD official. The temple is located in the middle of the road between Town Hall and Gurdwara Sis Ganj.
The protests at Singhu started on November 26. As temperature dipped, farmers set up tents and wrapped them in plastic to insulate themselves from the cold. But Sunday’s thunderstorm tested their arrangements.
Inspecting the process at Maternity Mother and Child Welfare (MCW) Centre in Darya Ganj, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the Delhi government is prepared to vaccinate 1 lakh residents every day once the vaccination process begins.
A dry run was held at three locations on Saturday morning; a private hospital, a government hospital and at the MCW. As many as 25 beneficiaries were present at each location, where the run was held to check the efficiency of the process.
Every day, thousands of disposable plates, glasses and plastic water bottles are used and thrown away at both sites where sewa through serving food in langar has become a persistent image of the protest.
Located around 500 metres from the main protest site, the temporary bathroom structure, built by Somveer Kandia (36) using cane walls and covered with a plastic sheet, is a blessing for over 300 women every morning.