Saturday, February 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


450 DAV students receive prizes
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 25 — More than 450 students received prizes for excellence in various fields in the local DAV College here today.

Mrs Vineeta Rai, IAS, Adviser to the UT Administration, who was the chief guest, paid warm tributes to the two departed heroes of Kargil, Capt Vikram Batra and Major Sandeep Sagar, who had been the students of the college. She hoped that their sacrifice would inspire the students.

Mrs Rai appreciated the role of DAV institutions in the process of nation building. She said that education was very important for the all- round development of an individual. She pointed out that character and good qualities of a person mattered more than his professional competence.

Principal R.C.Jeewan read the annual report of the college. He said that the college had won the Shadi Lal Shield for the 29th year in succession.

Yuvraj was declared the best allrounder. Sukhwinder Singh was the best cadet in NCC. Others honoured on the occasion included Hardeep Singh who represented India in the Asian Junior Body Building championship in Taiwan, Rohit Sharma who represented India in cycling in Perlis Open in Malaysia, Sabrinder Singh who represented India in the Asian School Boys Tennis Championship in Indonesia and Rakesh Chand who represented the country in the 3rd Asian Baseball championship.

Prof Ashok Kumar was honoured on the occasion for his active blood donation spirit. He has donated blood 53 times.


Professor Emeritus status for S.L. Goel
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 25 — In a rare honour Prof S.L.Goel from the Department of Public Administration in Panjab University has been conferred the prestigious honour of Professor Emeritus of the University Grants Commission.

The award comes as a recognition of Professor Goel’s excellence in the field of teaching, research and consultancy during the past about 35 years. An year after his retirement, Professor Goel joined the teaching department of the university again. Professor Goel is more known for expertise consultancy in the medical field.

Professor Goel has more than 35 books to his credit. Creditably, the books are form of the academic curricula at various training institutes of senior administrative and technical services. Prof Goel also has an international award for his book ‘International Civil Services’.

Professor Goel also happens to be a former member of the apex academic bodies of the country, including the UGC, the distance education body and the PU senate. He is currently a member of the All-India Board of Management.

When asked about what he planned during his emeritus status, he said: “the World Health Assembly has resolved that universities as ivory towers should come down to help the governments and society by suggesting ways for providing better health care for the people”.

He also underlined his plan towards working in the direction of bringing up a ‘research consultancy and training institute’. Health care was Professor Goel’s favourite area.

When asked about the problems that the education system faced as a lack of total control of boards on institutes, he pointed to ‘bureaucracy’ as one. Lack of staff and infrastructure were the prominent problems which were rampant.

Public administration had concentrated largely on administration of Union, state and local bodies. New subjects like Railways, post offices, telegraph offices , electricity, health and education were the areas demanding priority, he said.

The UGC fellowship carries an honorarium of Rs 10,000 per month, besides retirement benefits one gets from his institution. There is also a provision of Rs 20,000 extra in case of need.


Students get certificates
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 25 — The Mayor, Ms Shanta Abhilashi, today conferred certificates on students of Shramik Vidya Peeth in Sector 38 on the completion of the various courses of six-month duration.

Ms Abhilashi informed that 70 children, belonging to urban poor families, were imparted training in computer, refrigeration, radio and television under the Sahari Rozgar Yojana (SRY) in which the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) had given a grant of Rs 1.70 lakh.

She said the girls had also been given the training in beauty culture.


Jerath denied bail
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 25 — Former UT Chief Engineer K.K. Jerath’s applications, seeking the grant of interim bail for three days to attend a religious function, were dismissed by the UT District and Sessions Judge Mr B.S. Bedi.

In his applications, the former Chief Engineer had stated that he should be granted bail from March 3 to 5 for enabling him to attend Maha Shivratri being celebrated at his house on the evening of March 4.Back


4 convicted under food Act
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 25 — Four city residents, accused of selling food products without licence, were sentenced to imprisonment till the rising of the court, besides being fined Rs 500, by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash. Another resident was convicted for selling ''loose'' turmeric and chilli powder.

Amit Mohan was booked under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act after Food Inspector Vireshwar Singh "found him selling chicken, fish and noodles" without "licence for sale".

When confronted with the incriminating evidence against him, the accused had, however, denied the allegations. Claiming to have been implicated, he had asked for a trial. Counsel for the accused had stated that a false case had been planted on him due to enmity with the Food Inspector.

In the second case, Jamin Ahmed of Mani Majra was booked after Food Inspector M.K. Sharma found him selling flour, besan and pulses without having "licence to sell". Claiming to be innocent, Ahmed had stated that he was not guilty and had asked for a trial.

Narinder, meanwhile, was found selling milk without a licence by Mr Sharma. According to the prosecution, he was selling milk in Mani Majra on a motor cycle.

Accused Subhash Chand of Sector 26 was, according to the prosecution, found selling "loose" turmeric and chilli powder in contraventions of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.

Kailash Chand, the prosecution had stated, was found selling samosas, rasgullas and gulab jamum by Food Inspector Balbir Singh without licence for sale. The prosecution had added that the food stuff was also exposed to dust and flies. The accused had, however, denied the allegations.Back

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