"It has been four months since the attack on March 25 but my daughter still trembles in fear. She screams in the night, gets nightmares and asks 'why did they attack us?" says Malmeet Kaur (26), Poonam's mother, who was born in Kabul.
The move comes after the Afghan Sikh community, which numbers less than 700, made multiple appeals to the Embassy and wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah seeking immediate evacuation and rescue after the attack on March 25 at the Guru Har Rai Sahib gurdwara.
While a cataract surgery in one eye in February this year prevented 46-year-old ward attendant from giving her hundred per cent during preparation time, but she still opted to take the boards in March.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Avtar Singh (57), father of the deceased soldier, said, "I am proud of my son's sacrifice and what he did for the country.. but how many more? Can the government answer the families of soldiers who are losing their sons on a daily basis?
In the first batch, 35 teachers from government schools in Ropar (Roopnagar), Fatehgarh Sahib and Mohali have been selected for the training. Their 'orientation programme' will be held at the Punjab Skill Development Mission Centre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
At least 22 people, including 20 Sikhs were killed when the driver of a coaster bus they were travelling in reportedly tried to take a shortcut to avoid a railway crossing and rammed the vehicle into a passenger train near Farooqabad in Sheikhupura of Punjab province.
While earlier in the day, the Department communicated to district level community mobilisers that the app had been 'attacked by Chinese ransomware', it clarified in the evening that it was only a ‘technical glitch’
Noor’s father Satnam Singh and mother Jagvir Kaur say that they support the government’s decision to ban TikTok, but the app had helped their daughter’s talent reach millions and make them realize that daughters are no less than sons.