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Yoga camp begins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
A yoga camp under the auspices of Maharishi Patanjali Yog Foundation Trust is being held at DAV College, Sector 10, here. The camp which commenced today would be continue till June 3.

The organiser Acharya Karamveerji, a pioneer of Yog Sadhna movement, has initiated the job of organising camps throughout the country to get people aware about the virtues of yoga exercises.

According to him, yoga is an answer to the computer related physical and mental problems such as cervical, spondylitis, work tension vision disorders, stomach disorders and all sorts of allergies.

He is of the firm view that most of the diseases can be cured through ‘pranayam’ along with naturotherapy, which includes juices of herbs, the nature has provided in plenty, but he cautions not to do yoga without proper guidance as the results could be harmful.


Schools organise treks for students
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 28
Every year in the months of May and June, students of YPS, Mohali, venture out into the hills for annual treks. A week-long trekking is a compulsory activity for students of Classes six and above.

It is optional for the students of Classes X and XII, but this year even students of those Classes have joined the expedition.

According to plans made for the treks there are nine organised camps for students of Classes VI, VII and VIII. The students of Class VII will be at three camps , the students of Class VIII shall be trekking in and around Kothi-Manali.

Students of Classes IX and above go for high-altitude treks. The first high- altitude trek to ‘Friendship Peak’ left yesterday. Other high-altitude treks include trek to Milan Glacier (Kumaon Himalayas), trek to Baralacha (Spiti Valley), trek to Chandertal Lake (Spiti Valley), trek to Benghu Lake and trek to Daushar Lake shall leave by the week-end.

Another special feature of this year’s trek is that the students of classes IV and V are also going on a three-day camp to Shimla hills. This will prepare them for the future challenges of longer treks.

Meanwhile, Shemrock School has organised a trek to Dalhousie for the students. This tour is of 7 days. The accommodation for the students has been arranged at youth hostel, Dalhousie. The facilities by the hostel are clean rooms and toilets, hygienic food according to the menu of the students, Internet, laundry services, music system.



Lecture on astrology

Chandigarh, May 28
The Indo-Global College of Astrological Sciences organised an introductory lecture on astrology here today. Mr Umesh Kumar, a “Lal Kitab” expert from New Delhi, spoke on the topic of learning the vedic astrology in scientific manner.

The Principal of the college, Dr Rajiv Kapila, emphasised the co-relation between astrology and ayurveda.

Mr Rajinder Kapil, president, informed that courses in vastu and “Lal Kitab” would be started shortly.

An interesting on-the-spot question-answer session on the role of astrology in the modern world and its benefits for the general public, particularly the students, was the highlight of the programme. — TNS



Teachers’ association
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
Teachers of Diploma Institute in Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, here, have constituted a registered body under the name of the Chandigarh Polytechnic Teachers’ Association (CPTA).

The office bearers are: president — Mr Abdul Salam; senior vice-president: Upendra Kumar; vice president — Charanjeet Singh Sindhu; general secretary — Madan Lal Rana; joint secretary — Gangadhar H. Hugar; secretary finance — Siva Sankara Rao — Executive members: Prem Das Sharma, Sukhdev Dogra and Dinesh Kumar Saini.



DPS Principal honoured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
Ms Sunita Tanwar, Principal, Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, has bagged the best Principal award. The award was given away by Mr Y.S. Rajan, Principal Adviser, CII, and was sponsored by the Science Olympiad Foundation.

The felicitation ceremony took place at the Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding Auditorium, New Delhi where a number of students and teachers had assembled. As many as 23 Principals were honoured.



HC promotes 6 officers
Our High Court Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Acting Chief Justice Mr Justice H.S. Bedi has ordered the promotion of Mr G.K. Khanna, Mr H.S. Madaan, and Mr A.S. Narang as Additional Registrar.

The three officers were functioning as Joint Registrars. While Mr Khanna was Joint Registrar (Judicial), Mr Madaan was Joint Registrar (Rules) and Mr Narang Joint Registrar (Computer and Enquiry).

Apart from these three officers, the High Court Acting Chief Justice has also cleared the proposal for promotion to three Assistant Registrars to Deputy Registrars. They are Ms Nirmal Kainth, Mr Kanwar Satbir Singh and Mr R.S. Rattol.



HC stays operation of PU circular
Our High Court Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the operation of the circular dated April 19 issued by the Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh.
The circular relates the policy framed by the PU regarding regularisation of temporary, daily-wage and contractual employees of the university.

The petition in this regard was filed by Ms Gayatri Thakur and another, challenging the decision of the PU to regularise the services of the temporary, daily-wage and contractual employees without giving an opportunity to the eligible candidates to apply for the posts.

During hearing, the counsel for the petitioner stated that the decision of the PU was ultra-vires the constitution as it confined the consideration of the candidature to only those candidates who had put in a certain number of years of service in the PU.

The petitioners also alleged that the policy was only aimed at legalising the illegal appointments as the appointments of temporary, daily-wage and contractual employees were made without advertising the posts.

After hearing the counsel, the bench issued notice of motion for September 28.



High Court clerks’ body

Chandigarh, May 28
Mr Kirpal Singh Thakur has been elected president of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Clerks’ Association. He defeated his nearest rival Mr Mohan Singh by a margin of 34 votes. Among others elected to various posts are Mr Sher Singh (vice president), Mr Kishan Daria (secretary) and Mr Ram Pal (joint secretary). TNS



Poetry enlivens ‘kavita bazm’
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 28
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademy organised a “Trilingual Kavita Bazm,” featuring fifteen poets from the region, at the akademy hall yesterday.
Welcoming the poets, akademy chairman. Naresh solicited their contribution in harnessing the growing evils of regionalism, sectarianism and religious bigotry in society.

While bureaucrat poet Remendra Jakhu Sahil analysed the authoritarian attitude in “Sar uthaoon ye socha hi tha/aur vo bolle bagawat ki hai”, a super cop M.F. Farooqui turned romantic in his spell.

Dr Mathuradutt Pandey ‘Maun’ advocated for the one world government in his ‘hathi haril’ as Inderjit Hasanpuri rues the creator God failing to bless humans with wisdom.

T.N. Raz professed in his candid expression “Yogasan aur prayanam hi ke jor perr, Bhaktno ko le ke swami ek din ud jayenge”.

Dr K.C. Dubey, Dr Mohd Rafi, Kedar Nath Kedar, Shiv Nath, Manjit Gill, Rajinder Ekaki, Nirmal Arpan, Ravi Kumar Anu, Nirmal Arpan and Vishnu Saxena read out their choicest poems. Dr Neeru compered the programme and akademy secretary, Prem Vij coordinated the function.

The chief guest, Mr K.K. Bhatnagar, complimented the akademy and read out his latest poems.



Artiste compiles his play in book form
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
A former graduate from DAV College, Chandigarh and an active theatre artiste, Navpreet Rangi, released his ninth book yesterday. As in the past, this one is also based on a play which Rangi wrote recently to satisfy his urge as a script writer. The young artiste has been delving into issues concerning the aspirations of the youth.

Titled "Shayad Mai Na Aavan", the new book, released yesterday at Punjab Book Store, Sector 22, deals with the challenges which youngsters face in a highly complex world of emotions and cut throat competition.

Most of the play is a reflection of Rangi's personal experiences at the College. But instead of taking the melancholic route, the writer-actors has preferred to give his book a happy ending. The idea is to celebrate diligence and through diligence success.

The title of the book comes alive in the climax of the play, with the protagonist declaring that he has found the goal of his life and he may never return. He leaves his home in pursuit of other horizons.

The book was released by Mr Harcharan Singh Barsat, Political Secretary to Punjab CM. Also present on the occasion was famous Punjabi writer Mohan Bhandari.


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