Monday, December 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Shemrock cultural programme
From Our Correspondent

SAS NAGAR, Dec 17 — The Shemrock group of schools celebrated its annual day function in Sector 69 here today. A colourful cultural programme was organised.

The function started with a welcome speech by Mallika of Class I which was followed by a welcome song.

Mr Kiran Bir Singh Kang, senior vice-president of the youth Akali Dal (SAD), was the chief guest.

Nursery pupils presented a dance, “My red balloon flies high.” Carrying colourful umbrellas, LKG pupils presented a dance to a popular number.

“A birdie dance” (“Hopping, hopping, how the birds are hopping”) was the item presented by nursery pupils.

Among the other items were “Venga Boys”, “Tom and Jerry”, “Butterfly Drill” and Spanish and Haryanvi dances.

Pupils of nursery presented a qawwali, “Hum nanhe munhe bache hain.”

The function was dedicated to senior citizens and HelpAge India.


St Soldier function
From Our Correspondent

SAS NAGAR, Dec 17 — St Soldier International Convent School held Rhymes and Recitation Day here today.

Pupils from pre-nursery to Class V took part in the competition.

The school choir welcomed the guests.

Pre-nursery sections presented “Rhyme Revellry” with appropriate actions to the accompaniment of music. The primary sections presented “Eloquent Elegance”.

The function started with a seminar on “Developing a positive attitude in children” in which parents and teachers took part.

The chief guest, Mr Y.P. Katyal, Joint Secretary, CBSE, New Delhi, gave away the prizes.

The Principal of the institution, Mrs V. Tiwana, spoke about the role of the school.



Pracheen Kala Kendra annual convocation
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Pracheen Kala Kendra will hold its 28th annual convocation for the eastern region at Sri Sikshayatan College, Calcutta, on December 24. The convocation will have two sessions.

Noted singer Dipali Nag will deliver the convocation address at the first session, while eminent journalist and political commentator Suman Chatterjee will address the second session. 



From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — A fete-cum-exhibition was inaugurated at Ajit Karam Singh School, Sector 41, by Mr Gurmeet Chauhan, Superintendent Police, SAS Nagar here today.

An impressive display of science models was put up and the students explained the working of the models.

The exhibition also displayed the handicraft items prepared by students.

The main attraction of the fete were the games stalls, jumping jack and request stall. Dr B.N.S Walia, Chairman, National Education Development Trust, took out the lucky draw.


Kids have brush with nature
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — City-bred children got an opportunity to interact with the nature in a fun filled atmosphere during the Christmas carnival organised by the Go Bananas Kids Club at the Hidden Valley, near Chandigarh here today.

At least 60 members of the club along with guests and invitees participated in various activities, including tug of war, races and dances in the carnival.

Talking about the objective of the carnival, Mrs Anu Vala, Director of the club, said it was an effort to imbibe an environmental-friendly attitude among children.


Colourful fete at school
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — A fete was organised at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, here today. There was a lot of colourful mood in the fete as parents as well as students participated in it.

All the stalls witnessed a heavy rush of people. There were many interesting games for children like computer games, dart game, lucky dip, shooting and tambola.

A message of environmental concern was spread through a well-conceived project by senior students. “Plastic bags — a bane, ban them” was the ideal message and it also highlighted the disposal of garbage carelessly handled by the public.

The art and craft section was well arranged. Teachers had put up stalls of different kinds of items made by them. All the items were on sale.

Eatables had a large variety like mal pua, kachori, bhel puri, sambhar vada and many other delicacies.

The ceramics stall also attracted a lot of attention from the people.

The money collected at the fete will go for the cause of children. It will be used for buying books for the school library, according to Mrs Surinder Uppal, Vice-Principal of the school.


Tiny tots regale audience
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — School children stole the hearts of the spectators with their marvellous performance on the Annual Day function of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.

The students brought forward the oneness of Indian culture through songs and dances. Western dance, English skit exposed the talent and versatility of the children. There were other items like group dance, Punjabi play and shabad recital. The function concluded with the presentation of a colourful Bhangra by the students.

Mr Gunihal Singh Parizada, the Chief Guest on the occasion, addressed the students and appreciated their efforts. He said computer education would be made compulsory in all schools in Punjab in the coming year.

The Principal of the school Mr D.S. Bedi delivered the vote of thanks.


Young lawyers back demand for HC
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court Young Lawyers Association today passed a resolution supporting the demand of the All-District Bar Association, Haryana, for a separate high court for the state.

Mr Sukhjinder Singh, Chairman of the association, said that it was unanimously resolved to expedite the demand for a separate high court. He also demanded constitution of a committee on this issue with the Advocate-General, Haryana, as one of its members.


Family fest at Bal Bhavan
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — People from different walks of life indulged in fun and frolic during the family fest at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here today. The fest, which was open to all, was organised by Coca-Cola in collaboration with Channel Communication.

The main attraction of the show were the Ghazals sung by Brajesh Ahuja. The artiste entertained the gathering with popular numbers including Ghulam Ali’s “Dil me ek lehar si uthi koyi” , “Chupke chupke” and Jagjit Singh’s “jam utha....”.


Karren Jasbir inaugurates disco
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Dec 17 — Karren Jasbir , a Punjabi pop singer, took the audience in the world of frenzy with his catchy numbers while inaugurating a discotheque in Sector 34 here yesterday. Karren Jasbir, who was the Ubharta Sitara for MTV, has already become the new sensation in the Punjabi pop scenario with Dhai Lakh Di. 

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