Monday, December 31, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Photo exhibition at club
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 30
A solo-photo exhibition, “Europe-2001”, a collection of the photographs from India, England, Switzerland and Venice by Surkhab Shaukin Singh was inaugurated here yesterday at the Sutlej Club.

A 20-years old student of DAV College, Chandigarh, Surkhab has always been fascinated by the true colours of nature. Whether the lakes of Switzerland, mountains of Scotland or the city of Venice — right in the middle of water, Surkhab has been able to capture the nature’s beauty in his camera.

This is the fourth exhibition of Surkhab, first three were held at Chandigarh. His work has also been selected by the India International Centre (IIC) and his first exhibition under the IIC will be held at Delhi from February 22 to March 1, 2002.”It will be a milestone in my life. Another exhibition of mine will be held at Rajasthan in October next year”, said Surkhab.

Surkhab maintained that his teacher Mr Navneet and his mother Rita Sharma have always been very encouraging and supporting.



Farewell to Col Raminder
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 30
The sports fraternity of Ludhiana district today organised a function at the conference hall of the Guru Nanak Stadium here to honour Col Raminder Singh, Director, Sports, Punjab. Col Raminder Singh, who had represented India in several international hockey meets, joined the Punjab Sports Department in August,1992. He would retire on December 31.

Representatives of different sports associations and rural sports clubs praised Col Raminder Singh for his distinguished contributions towards sports in the state. Among those present were Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor, Ms Chanchal Surjit Randhawa, Joint Director, Sports, Punjab, and Ms Surinder Dhir, former Deputy Director, Punjab.

Speaking to mediapersons, Col Raminder Singh said the government move to merge sports and education departments could prove fatal. He said and any move to merge these would lead to negative results. 


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