Wednesday, June 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Team work made the difference
Tribune News service

CHANDIGARH, June 13 — “It was the team work that made all the difference. The students put in all the labour that was required and the teachers made sure that all students were regular in their studies,” says Ms Jaswinder S Singh, Principal of Guru Nanak Public school, Sector 36. The school has done well in the matric and plus two results this year.

“We strike a personal rapport with the students as well as the parents. Such personal relations finally make for the success,” says Ms Singh.

As many as 128 students appeared for the matriculation examination and all of them passed. Thirty students aggregated 80% and above and 93 students secured first division. A topper in matric, Aneet Gill, aggregated 89% marks.

Similarly, the plus two topper of the school in all streams scored 85%. Out of 44 students who took the exam, 40 students got first division. Nineteen students got distinctions in the exam.

“The students were hard working and eager to learn more. They always followed the guidelines of teachers and cooperated a lot. The teachers, on the other hand, took pains and put extra effort, making sure that it was all the hard work that mattered,”she adds.

The parents of school toppers expressed themselves on the same lines. The parents of Navneet Aneja, a plus two topper, are pleased with the contribution of the school in their daughter’s success. Her father, Mr Trilochan Singh Aneja, says,”It’s only because of this school that Navneet did well in her exam. She had no problems at all while studying here. The teachers were very hard working and dedicated. They saw to it that her doubts were cleared.”

Navneet’s mother, Mrs Balwinder Aneja, runs a cane furniture shop. She says,”I am more than satisfied with the school. There are no shortcomings. The extra classes arranged by the school and individual attention paid by the teachers have worked.”

The parents of Aneet Gill, the tenth class topper are overwhelmed with their daughter’s success. Mrs Rajinder Kaur, her mother, says, “She did her work regularly and I received no complaints from her teachers. The teachers and the principal of this school are the guiding lights in the true sense.”

“She is in love with her school and is all praise for her teachers and Principal. Now she is taking admission in plus two in the same school. I asked her once to change her school if need be but she refused,” says Mrs Gill.

Aneet’s father, Mr Gurcharan Singh, is a lecturer in the local Government College for Girls. He has been helping his daughter in studies. He motivated his daughter to take up studies seriously. He is also happy with the school.


Plus one admission in schools from July 6
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June 13—The Director Public Instructions (DPI) has chalked out the admission schedule for plus one classes in the government schools. The interview programme comprising 11 rounds starts from July 6 and will continue till July 18.

The admission forms can be had from any government school from June 20 onwards but have to be submitted in Sector 23 Government Senior Secondary School. The last date for the submission of the admission forms is June 30.

The DPI (Schools), Mr D. S. Saroya, had earlier informed that the overall process of admission would be centralised and hence the students would not need to run around various city schools to get a seat.

The admissions would strictly be on the basis of merit and the students would have to choose one school out of the list of few schools where he would be selected for admission.

The students scoring 85 per cent and above in matric would be interviewed on July 6, with 80 per cent and above on July 7, with 75 per cent and above on June 8, with 70 and above on June 10 and with 65 per cent and above would be interviewed on July 11.

The interviews of students with 60 per cent and above would be held on July 12, with 55 per cent and above on July 13, with 50 per cent and above on July 14, with 45 per cent and above on July 15 and the students with 40 per cent and above would be interviewed on July 17.

The fate of students with less than 40 per cent would be decided on July 18.

The interviews of all streams would be held in Sector 23 Government Senior Secondary School at 9 a.m.' everyday.

The classes for next session would start from July 19 onwards. 


Diarrhoea cases rise in UT
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June 13 — The number of gastro and diarrhoea cases in the city hospitals and dispensaries has shown a significant increase in the past few days due to seasonal changes.

According to figures available, as many as 3,700 cases of these diseases have been reported so far. This includes cases from the PGI, the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, the Sector 16 General Hospital and the dispensaries. However, the number of cases are much more, for this does not include those patients who go to private practitioners and RMPs in colonies and villages. One of the private practitioners in Dadu Majra disclosed that he was getting as many as 15 to 20 cases a day with complaints of fever and loose motions.

The dispensaries, which cater to the residents of the colonies and villages receive far more patients than those in the urban areas. Doctors reveal that this year the cases have started coming in much earlier due to the unseasonal and frequent rains and the number of these water-borne ailments will further go up once monsoon sets in.

According to Dr M.P Minocha, Director, Family Welfare, the diseases are seasonal and rains in the months of May and June are responsible for the increasing numbers. While 60 per cent of the diarrhoea cases are of viral infection, 20 to 30 per cent are of bacterial infection.



HC notice to UT Administration
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June13 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the UT Administration and the SSP on an application for protection filed by the doctor couple separated in between after the wife was allegedly forced into second marriage by her parents.

In their petition for directions to the respondents for safeguarding their “life and liberty” taken up by Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria, the two stated that they were “continuously receiving threats on the telephone”. Claiming their lives to be in “grave danger”, counsel for the petitioners also stated on their behalf that the two might be eliminated.

The wife, a junior resident with Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital here, had earlier been “recovered” from Beas by the warrant officer appointed by the court.

In her statement before the high court, she had alleged that her parents, opposed to her wedding with a doctor of the PGI, had forced her to get married to the “boy” of their choice after calling her back home on the pretext of blessing the couple. The “boy” in turn allegedly tortured her by burning her shoulders and legs with cigarette butts.

She had added that on May 30 she managed to escape and faxed complete story to her husband. On June 7, she had further added, her doctor husband and an officer from the court reached Beas, where she was hiding, and was brought her back to the city.

The doctor husband, it may be recalled, had earlier filed a habeas corpus petition. Appearing before Mr Justice N.C. Khichi along with counsel he had asked for the appointment of a warrant officer. Taking up the petition, Mr Justice Khichi had accepted the plea.



Football calendar finalised
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, June 13—The annual general body meeting of the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) which was presided over by Mr Ravinder Talwar, president of the association, on Sunday decided to start this year's tournament schedule with the sub-Junior football championship for the DAV Trophy in August, followed by the senior league for the Sanjay Trophy in same month, then the junior championship for the SD Trophy in September.

The senior women football championship for the Deepak Kampania Memorial Trophy is proposed to be held sometime in October followed by the junior girls meet at end of October. In November, the CFA will hold the institutional league for the Lalu Ram Memorial Trophy.

It was also decided to hold the "C" class referee examinations in the last week of June. The house approved the appointment of Mr TR Sethi as the senior vice-president of the CFA.

In a significant decision, the president informed the house that the CFA has received the latter dated June 1, 2000 from the secretary of the All India Football Federation for confirming the affiliation of the present CFA headed by Mr Talwar and having Mr Bakshi as its secretary.

Earlier, the members mourned the sad demise of Mr S.N. Vohra, a well known sports administrator and secretary of the Chandigarh Hockey Association.Back

Tennis tourney from June 19
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, June 13—The third leg of the All-India Tennis Association (AITA) ranking tennis tournament for boys and girls in under-4 and under-16 sections will be held from June 19 to 23 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. The qualifying rounds will be played on June 17 and 18.

Twenty direct entries will be allowed in each event with four wild cards and eight qualifiers in a draw of 32.

In the first leg of the tournament held at Yamunangar last week, Tushar Liberhan of Chandigarh had clinched the under-14 title and was runners-up in the under-14 section. In the under-16 girls section Neha Singh had reached the final.


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