Sunday, June 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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PAU experts’ advice to bee-keepers
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
Experts of Punjab Agricultural University have advised farmers to take special care to protect honeybee colonies from harsh summer heat.

For this purpose, suitable arrangements should be made to place honeybee colonies under thick shade of trees, they said. The scientists have recommended that few sticks or bushes should be put in the tubewells for the bees to sit on while drinking water. The same requirement could also be met by providing water in earthen pots kept under the hive stand. The method also helped in keeping ants away from the colonies, they said.

PAU experts have suggested that colonies should be made more ventilated by placing thin twigs between bottom board and brood chamber and between brood chamber and super chamber. Extract berseem or sunflower honey a week before the end of the cessation of flora, they said.



Summer camp at KVM ends
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
To nurture the hidden talent of the students by making optimum use of spare time and bringing about a quantitative and qualitative all-round development in body, mind and soul, Kundan Vidya Mandir organised a summer camp for the students in computers, music, painting, dance, and sports, which concluded here today.

For the final cultural show by these students, the dance sequences were choreographed by Mr Amit Verma and Mr Vijay Verma from the Indo-British Cultural Academy. The participants received an overwhelming response. Students were giving training in tip top, jaaz, khalas and folk dance.

Sanjeev, Swapan and Raj Kumar, musicians trained and explored the talent of budding casio players. Besides, the young computer wizards, under the guidance of Sona Shroff, learnt to use multimedia, power point, flash and the Internet. The students were taught basics of computer applications with the help of audio-visual multimedia projection in a well-decorated auditorium which proved to be perfect place with perfect environment for learning computers.

A large number of students also tried their hand on canvas with colours and paint brush. The students were imparted knowledge of glass and fabric painting by Mr R. Dharni.

On the final day of the camp, a show was organised which was presided over by Ms Manjula Jain, secretary, Cultural Affairs, Sutlej Club, Ludhiana. Members of the School Management Committee and parents of the participants also attended the function. A skating performance by students of junior age group (3-12 years) was presented by the participants under the leadership of their instructor Mr Sarabjeet.

While talking to Ludhiana Tribune, the Principal of the school, Ms Neena Khanna, said, “The popularity of such camps can be measured by the fact that some students who have passed out from this school, joined this learning venture.”

Ms Khanna said, “After continuous requests and pursuasion by students and parents, for continuing aerobics, skating, dancing and painting classes, the school authorities have agreed to continue these classes till the end of the month under the supervision of Amrita Gakhar.”



Kids enjoy pool party
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
A 10-day summer camp, full of various activities like paper craft, drawing and dance, which was organised by Tiny Tulips Playway School, concluded here today. Children of variant age groups, ranging from 4 to 14 years, participated in the camp.

It was a different experience not only for tiny tots but also for the parents who were provided literature regarding personality development of the child and role of mother in child’s development through various computerised tools and learning aids.

A picnic and pool party was also organised on the concluding day. Children splashed water on one another and danced to the music.

Dr Supreet Kaur, Principal of the school, said the aim of the camp was the overall personality development of the children so that they can excel in all dimensions of their career.



Forum quashes PSEB demand of Rs 32,921
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of Rs 32,921 from Mr Jeevan Ram, a resident of Santokh Nagar. The forum has also directed the PSEB to refund the amount deposited against the said demand along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till actual payment.

According to the complaint, electricity meter installed on the premises of the consumer was changed in October, 2000 for the reasons best known to the PSEB. The representative of the consumer, Mr S.S. Sarna, stated that after changing the meter, the PSEB raised a demand of Rs 32,921 for theft of energy.

Mr Sarna disclosed that after changing the meter, the old one was taken away by the board officials in loose condition and it was properly sealed and packed which was mandatory. He further disclosed that in the demand memo, it was mentioned that the meter was checked in the ME Laboratory and it was found running slow by 75 per cent. But the consumer was neither given notice to be present at the time of checking nor did he attend any checking of the meter in the laboratory which was necessary as per PSEB rules, he pointed out.

Mr Sarna said that the demand had not been raised in accordance with the PSEB rules and the allegation of the theft of energy by the consumer was false and baseless. He further said that the demand had been illegally raised and liable to be quashed.

The PSEB pleaded that the electricity connection of the consumer was checked on September, 16, 2000 and it was reported that the meter was running slow by 60 per cent. The respondent stated that the meter was removed and after sealing and packing it properly, sent to ME Laboratory for checking. It clarified that the meter was tested in the laboratory as per rules and after checking it was reported that the main load of the meter had been made short and as such the meter was recording 75 per cent less energy.

The PSEB maintained that it was a case of measured theft and as such the account of the complainant was overhauled. It said that the demand had been raised as per rules and the complaint was liable to be dismissed.

The forum observed that the on-the-spot checking of the meter did not bear the signature of the consumer or his representative, besides it was not mentioned in the report that consumer refused to sign the said report. The forum further observed that there was no evidence of sealing and packing the meter and checking the meter in the presence of the consumer or his representative.

The forum held that while raising the said demand, the PSEB rules had not been complied with as such the disputed demand was liable to be quashed.



Dist Courts to remain closed from June 16
A Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
The District Courts will remain closed from June 16 to July 15 for summer vacation. From June 16 to June 30, all urgent civil matters will be entertained and disposed of by Mr J.S. Chauhan, Civil Judge (Senior Division), Ludhiana, as per an order of the District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, Mr V.B. Handa.

In the absence of Mr Chauhan, Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, Civil Judge (Junior Division) and in his absence Mr Rajesh Ahluwalia will entertain urgent civil matters. While from July 1 to July 15, Mr Arunvir Vashishta and in his absence Mr Balwinder Kumar, Civil Judge (Junior Division) and in his absence Mr R.K. Sharma, Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ludhiana, will entertain urgent civil matters.

For disposing of urgent matters falling within the cognisance of the sessions courts, Mr V.B. Handa, District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, will be available from June 16 to June 30.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Arunvir Vashishta, has deputed the Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, for entertaining ‘duty work’ relating to police station Division Nos 1 to 5, Sarabha Nagar, GRP, Dehlon, Sahnewal, Dakha, Salem Tabri and Haibowal from June 16 to June 30. ‘Duty work’ relating to police station on Division Nos 6 to 8, focal point, Sadar , RPF, Hambran, Basti Jodhewal, Payal, Model Town, Shimlapuri and Koom Kalan will be performed by Mr Rajesh Ahluwalia, Judicial Magistrate, from June 16 to June 30.

From July 1 to July 5, Mr Balwinder Kumar, Judicial Magistrate, from July 6 to July 9, Ms Pratima Arora, from July 10 to July 13, Mr D.P. Singla, Judicial Mangistrate, and from July 14 and 15, Mr Ashok Kapoor, Judicial Mangistrate will be on duty.

At Khanna, Mr Munish Arora, Judicial Magistrate, Ludhiana, will be on duty from June 16 to June 30 and from July 1 to July 15, Mr Gurmail Singh, Judicial Magistrate, will be available.

At Jagraon, Mr H.S. Grewal, Judicial Magistrate, will be on duty from June 16 to June 30 and from July 1 to July 15, Mr Tejwinder Singh, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, will be on duty. At Samrala, Ms Asha, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, will remain on duty from June 16 to June 30 and for the period July 1 to July 15, Mr Ravinder Kumar, Judicial Magistrate, will remain on duty.



Painting competition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
An exhibition-cum-painting competition was organised by the Adbhut Kala Mandir in Hargobind Nagar this morning. The director of the institute, Ms Poonam, told the audience that a free five-day workshop of fabric and glass painting was organised in their institute. After the workshop was over, the exhibits were displayed. Simultaneously a competition was also organised.

Aarti Verma and Sakshi Lahr received the first prize, whereas Honey Arora, Gaganjot Kaur, Kittu Gupta and Meenakshi Dhanao won the second prize. 


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