Friday, February 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Fashion show sets tone for ‘Jhankar’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 20
Models sashayed the ramp on the opening day of “Jhankar 2003”, a national youth festival, being organised by the Panjab University Campus Students Council here today.

Although the fashion show started about an hour behind schedule, yet the venue at Gymnasium Hall was jam-packed. The show featured a range of fashion wear, including ethnic Indian wear and trendy Western dresses.

The clothes were designed by students of JD Institute in most of the rounds. Contributions also came from Ashish Pandey, an established name in fashion.

The western dance and western song competition in the afternoon also saw Law Auditorium packed to capacity.

Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Rural Development Minister, was the chief guest at the inaugural function. Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, was also present.

The show started with “vandana” followed by a soulful rendition of a ghazal by Akshay. Simmi with “Duma dum mast kalander” set the audience clapping. Punita’s popular Punjabi number “Buhe baarian te naale kandhan tap ke” was also appreciated by the audience.

Lights went off for some time during the function. The venue for the fashion show had to be shifted to Gymnasium Hall because of the “unpredictable weather conditions”.

Professor Pathak said: “I would appreciate if the students on the campus behave like a family and shed all group differences. The campus has witnessed certain problems where academic interests of the institution have been questioned. It was expected from the students to look into the matter.”

He said the Centre had contributed its share of grants to the university but the Punjab Government had not responded.

Mrs Bhattal said one should keep one’s eyes open to the future. She made an announcement of Rs 50,000 for the students’ council.


Kids get awards
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 20
Prizes were distributed to winners of a children’s festival at the State Institute of Education here today. As many as 222 awards were given away by the Chief Executive Officer of the Chandigarh Housing Board, Ms Varsha Joshi. A press note said 65 schools had participated in various competitions organised during the festival.

The winners are:

Overall best school: Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 (urban); and Government Middle School, Kaimbwala (rural).

Fancy dress: Pankaj Kumar, GHS, Sector 30 (urban); and Mercy, GPS, Burail (rural)

Morning prayer: Government Primary School, Sector 23 (urban); and Government High School, Dadu Majra, (rural).

Nursery rhymes: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46 (model); Government High School, Sector 24 (urban); and Government High School, Dadu Majra (rural).

Handwriting (English) urban: Priyanka (GSSS Sector 19), Furkan (GHS, Sector 38); and rural: Vijay Kumar (GSSS, Mani Majra), Gurvinder (GSSS, Sector 19)

Handwriting (Hindi) urban: Manpreet Kaur (GSSS, Sector 19), Bimla (GHS, Sector 11); and rural: Ruby (GPS, Palsora), Pinky (GPS Railway Colony)

Handwriting (Punjabi) urban: Pooja Sharma (GSSS Sector 19), Mandeep (GGSSS, Sector 20); and rural: Mohini (GHS Kaimbwala), Rohit Singh (GPS Palsora)

Folk song urban: Government High School, Sector 24, Government High School, Sector 11; and rural: Government High School, Karsan

Use of waste material: urban: Neelam (GGSSS, Sector 20), Shanti (GHS Sector 28); and rural: Ravinder (GSSS Manimajra), Satya Pal (GHS Khuda Lahora).


Set up school elsewhere: residents
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 20
Residents of the Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) colony, Sector 47, are protesting the conversion of a children’s park into the premises of a privately managed school.

In a memorandum submitted to the UT Administrator, members of the AWHO Cooperative and Maintenance Society have pointed out that the park has been developed and maintained for children and families residing in about 1,000 dwelling units in that area use the park.

Alleging that ‘some influential’ persons have managed to get the land allocated for setting up a school, they have said that there is already a reserved plot for a school, as per the existing master plan, at a different location in the sector. Stating that this is the only park in the area, they have urged the administrator that the site earmarked in the master plan should be used for setting up the school and park should be spared.


National Science Day celebrations
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 20
The two-day National Science Day celebrations commenced at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Mr G.S. Bains, Project Director, Science and Technology Department, UT, who inaugurated the show, applauded efforts made by the science faculty of the school. He was highly impressed by the mass participation of the school students in paper-reading and poster-making competitions.

The results: Paper-reading contest: Smriti Verma 1, Mansi Handa 2, Arpan 3; consolation prize: Saurabh Arora.

YPS get-together

SAS Nagar, February 20
The Old Yadavindrians Association will organise a get-together of its members at the Yadavindra Public School here on February 22. Many exciting competitions and interactions will feature as part of the get together. TNS


A thriller in fog

THE success of ‘Raaz’, ‘Humraaj’ and ‘Jism’ has proved that audiences want films off beat in story, plot, treatment and style.

As far cast, they don’t seem to care much. These films reaped rich moolah. Going seems to be good for thrillers again.

Sukrit Pictures and Springwell Mattress are releasing ‘Dhund - The Fog’ today at — K.C., Chandigarh, and Suraj, Panchkula.

Amar Upadhyaya better known as ‘Mihir’ of Balaji tele-serial ‘ Kyon ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ makes his screen debut. His other co-stars are model-turned actress Aditi Govitrikar, Apoorva Agnihotri. Both Amar and Aditi are counting on this film. Hope, the audience is pleased.

A murder takes place in a city. There are three suspects. Fog envelops the murder mystery. Will this suspense flick survive in a confederacy of chills and spills.

Produced by Yashowardhan Tyagi, the film is directed by Shyam Ramsay, has screenplay: S. Khan, dialogues: Sanjeev Kapoor, lyrics: Ibrahim Ashq, Rajesh Mishra, Chandra Shekhar Ranjit, choreography: Ganesh Acharya and music by Viju Shah. Vinod Sharma is the co-producer and Bhageyash Mohala is the production executive.

Stars of the film are: Divya Palat, Mukesh Tiwari, Irfan Khan, Shweta Menon, Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover, Vivek Vaswani, Tom Alter and Achut Potdar. D.P.

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