Sunday, April 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Shifting of school sought
From Our Correspondent

PARWANOO, April 22 — The residents of this industrial town, villagers of the nearby areas and various social organisations have urged the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh to shift the Government Higher Secondary School of Parwanoo on the national highway to some other place. A lot of accidents take place here, sometimes fatal ones, in which children of the school are involved.

The existing building of the school is also not sufficient because primary, middle and senior secondary schools are housed in the same building which has only 13 rooms, including the staff room and the Principal’s room.

The building is also unsafe because it is very old. The rooms also leak badly during the rains. A resident said the problems of the school had already been brought to the notice of the Chief Minister and Mr Raghu Raj, the local MLA.

He added that it had been suggested to the Chief Minister and other authorities many times that the unused land near the Nagar Palika Parishad office should be handed over to the Education Department for the new building of the school. Some of the local industrialists have already agreed to contribute funds for the construction of the school building.

Another resident said the other suitable site for the school was in Sector V.

The others suggested that till the new building of the school was built, the primary wing of the school should be shifted to some other building to avoid congestion in the school.

The number of students in each class is more than 100 and it is difficult to manage 1,200 students in 12 classrooms.



Students honoured
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, April 22 — Thirtynine students of Government High School, Sector 40, who topped in their respective sections, were honoured with complete set of books here today. The books were donated by Mr K.K. Gupta, ex-president, Rotary Club, Chandigarh.

The students honoured were from nursery class to class 10.


Inspired by nature, humans
From A Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, April 22 — The Recent Paintings by Brij is primarily an anthology of culture pertaining to socio-economic society of the West. His works give a picture of the contemporary era of the material world. Paintings like Why are we on the move again, The gossip of his fellow and It is religion give an intellectual exercise to the spectator.

The main source of his inspiration is nature and essence of human beings. He says, "I have grown as an artist in India. The mystical transcendental ideas in the country have made my vision clear for the West."

The school of thought in all his paintings is almost similar. The point where mind gets emancipated, culmination of art is done. The artist has been painting for the past 25 years. His works are different from the Indian ethos because his work has evolved in the West. His works are a sense and vision for contemporary art in India.

Brij has done his MFA from USA. His paintings have been used in 35 to 50 group shows and in 20 individual shows all over the world. The paintings give a reflection to evolve a metaphor out of vision and intellect.

He is the first person to propagate a concept of art from Greenwich. He has introduced the method of working in New York over here. His works have been put up by Air India, Modi and Finance Museum in Punjab University. He encourages budding artists to give their optimum in art.

The artist presents a different kind of vivid picture to the audience and is confident of his creative work. The environment at his Art Studio, Logrithums, gives a clear idea of his dedication to the work.


Lensmen get tips on portrait making
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, April 22 — A two-day workshop on portraiture, being organised by the Photographic Society of Chandigarh and Kodak India Limited at Saxons Digital Studio and Photographic Institute, began here today. The workshop is the first of its kind being held here.

The participants, who included commercial and amateur artists, businessmen and students, were given tips on making portraits by Mr Rajeev Nawani, a portraiture expert from Delhi.

Studio portraiture using one to four lights, filters, use of different lenses and their effect of aperture on depth of field and use of various accessories were discussed.

Shooting portraits using natural and fill-in lights were also displayed. The workshop is being organised to mark the end of week-long celebrations by the Photographic Society of Chandigarh during which an exhibition of works of its members were on display at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.

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