Monday, August 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Noormehlia followers not allowed to 
hold ‘samagam’
Harnam Pura (Ludhiana), August 25
The district administration today thwarted an attempt made by the followers of controversial Ashutosh Maharaj, head of the Noormehlia sect to organise a ‘religious samagam’ (function) at Divya Jyoti Jagran Sansthan near this village, about 15 km from Ludhiana, on the Ludhiana-Doraha canal road.
A board of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan installed at Harnam Pura village A board of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan installed at Harnam Pura village. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Arrest councillor, commission  directs police
Ludhiana, August 25
The month-old controversy surrounding a religious place-cum-dharamshala in Santokh Nagar, in which a Municipal Councillor and Vishwa Guru Ravi Dass Mission are at loggerhead, has taken a new turn with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes directing the police to arrest the councillor immediately and furnish a report in the case within a week.


‘Swindler’ eludes police
Ludhiana, August 25
A ‘swindler’ specialising in land-grabbing and wanted in connection with another case registered at the Sarabha Nagar police station under Sections 420 and 34 of the IPC has been eluding the police for the past three days.

Daily power cut irks villagers
Sahnewal, August 25
Residents of Bilga village, near here, are irked over the erratic power supply to the village for the past 15 days. According to Guninder Singh, a transporter and resident of Bilga village, “We are daily forced to spend sleepless nights as the power supply is withdrawn exactly at 10 pm and restored only at 6 in the morning. Ours is the last village in the Ludhiana belt and we are suffering for a fortnight without regular power supply.”


Residents going for security gadgets
Ludhiana, August 25
The alarming increase in the incidents of crime seem to be prompting people to switch over to the latest electronic security gadgets, which are already available in the market at affordable prices in a wide range.

Art of Living course for jail inmates
Ludhiana, August 25
Over the past few weeks as many as 300 inmates of Central Jail, Tajpur Road, have been practising ‘‘Art of Living’’. Ms Jaya Vatsayan had conducted the course and Mr Sudhir Mahajan, the organiser and many volunteers from Art of Living helped Jaya in conducting the course.



‘He who opens a school, closes a prison’
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life: it is life itself. Victor Hugo once said: "He who opens a school, closes a prison". It is with this objective that the wellknown industrial group of Ludhiana manufacturing Hero cycles opened this school to promote the growth of the integrated personalities of the students.

A view of the library of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
A view of the library of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School

Education starts too early for a child in India
Mrs Paramjit Kaur is a housewife who has made it to the top in the school rather quickly. A meticulous worker, Mrs Paramjit Kaur says her prayers in the morning and prepares breakfast for his children before heading for the school every day. "I do my planning in the evenings where there is relative peace in the school. The whole day is spent in problem-solving...", she says with a smile.                                             Principal Paramjit Kaur

Paramjit Kaur

  • On Educational system
  • On discipline
  • On Importance of religion in education 
  • On wearing saris by the teaching staff


A slice of Garhwal in city
Ludhiana, August 25
The lilting melodies of their native hills accompanied by the dancers' colourful costumes and synchronised steps cheered the Garhwalis at the Punjabi Bhavan where the Tehri Garhwal Vikas Mandal had organised a cultural bonanza ‘Geet Bahar’ this morning.

Artistes from Chandigarh perform a Garhwali play, “Ab Hor Kha Bhindi Macha,” at a cultural programme organised by the Tehri Garhwal Association of Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Artistes from Chandigarh perform a Garhwali play, "Ab Hor Kha Bhindi Macha"

Musical evening with top artistes
Ludhiana, August 25
“Saranga teri yaad mein, nain huye baichen”, “Haan deewana hun mein, gam ka mara hua, ek diwana hoon mein”, sang the versatile music director, Anu Malik, at “Indian Film Music Through the Ages”, a musical programme, which was organised at Guru Nanak Bhavan last evening under the aegis of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam.


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