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THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

Every Wednesday and Friday

Sodal mela today
Pilgrims from across the region have started converging for the fair of Baba Sodal scheduled to be held on Wednesday morning. The road from Devi Talab Temple to Sodal Temple has been decorated with buntings while hymns played though the public address system.
A sewadar helps a child to seek blessings at the Baba Sodal temple in Jalandhar. A sewadar helps a child to seek blessings at the Baba Sodal temple in Jalandhar. — A Tribune photograph


EARLIER EDITIONS



Baba Seechewal on education mission
Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, the Chairman of the Ek Onkar Charitable Trust, has been in news for cleansing the sacred Kali Bein. This is not the only social cause for which Baba Seechewal has worked; the others have gone unnoticed by the media. 


Children of migrant labourers attend a class under a tree at Nawan Nankana Open School at Sultanpur Lodhi. —A Tribune photograph
Children of migrant labourers attend a class under a tree at Nawan Nankana Open School at Sultanpur Lodhi.

Marriage — ticket to foreign shores
A teacher in Phagwara was taken aback by a plea for help by a young girl student. “My parents want me to marry a 42-year-old just because they want me to settle down abroad and he has promised them a good life in Canada.” The 21-year-old girl’s parents were more eager on settling down abroad than finding a befitting partner for their daughter.

Will to move things
While in the USA and Canada, we read plenty about Amritsar, once known for its gardens, parks and open spaces, as a fast developing city but non-resident Indians, both young and the not-so-young, have a different perception of the Mecca of the Sikhs.

Warmth of Darbar Sahib
Four Oxford University students had visualised the Golden Temple nestling in tranquil surroundings .They were disappointed to see the holy place amidst congested and highly polluted area of the city. However, the plan to lay an elevated road to decongest the traffic was of little solace to them.

Encroachments at Hukam Singh road
Residents of the Hukam Singh road are concerned over the pitiable condition of roads and footpaths, besides encroachments on public places by unscrupulous elements.

Beopar mandal hails decision on octroi
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) president, Mr Amrit Lal Jain, has welcomed the decision of the government to abolish the octroi in the state. He has asked traders to pass on the benefits to consumers.

Contests, celebrations mark Teacher’s Day
The birth anniversary of Dr Radhakrishnan, former President of India, was celebrated by the students of Dayanand Model School, Model Town. The students presented bouquets to their teachers. The head boy and head girl presented flowers to the Principal, Ms B. Manuja. A contest for sending the best message for teachers was organised in Guru Nanak Dev University College, Basti Nau, on Tuesday. About 40 students participated as they sent heart-touching messages.


Teacher’s Day was celebrated at Apeejay College of Fine Arts. Teachers took part in games like antakshri and dumb charades. Mohit Sehgal sang a medley of Hindi film songs. The programme concluded with gidha and bhangra. — A Tribune photograph
Teacher’s Day was celebrated at Apeejay College of Fine Arts. Teachers took part in games like antakshri and dumb charades. Mohit Sehgal sang a medley of Hindi film songs. The programme concluded with gidha and bhangra.


Years of teaching pay off
Her untiring effort to revive an almost defunct school has been recognised. Headmistress of Government Secondary School, Ucha village, Ms Amarjit Kaur has been selected for the state-level Teachers’ Day Award to be conferred on September 7 at Gurdaspur. Four and a half years ago when she was posted here, the school was in a mess. The villagers used the school grounds to tie their animals and migrant labourers had put up tents.

                                                               Ms Amarjit Kaur
Ms Amarjit Kaur

From Schools and Colleges
Yoga a stress buster, say doctors
An extension lecture on ‘Medical Ethics” was organised by the Department of Philosophy, Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara. Dr Usha Gupta and Dr Anubha Ohri expressed their views on the occasion.

Madaan set for CSIO course
Divyanshu Madaan, a former student of St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar, has been selected for admission to the three-year Diploma in Instrument Technology from the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh. 


                                                                                                      Divyanshu Madaan

Divyanshu Madaan

Shortcut to humour
SMS has, no doubt, a popular way of communication. In fact, humour and jokes have had a new lease of life with the Short Service Message. It facilitates communication, but at times it proves to be a nuisance. Some ‘humour’ leaves a bad taste in mouth.



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