Thursday, March 6, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Sonepat lecturer sets a record
aresh Kumar Sachdeva, Lecturer in the District Institute of Education and Training, Beeswanmeel (Sonepat), has got his name entered in the Limca Book of Records-2003

  • Winner

  • JE honoured


IDOL INSTALLED: The Gaushala Committee organised an idol installation function in the newly constructed hall of the Gaushala complex on Wednesday. Talking to the mediapersons, Mr Bachan Lal and Mr Parmod Kumar said “saptah path” had been started, which would continue up to March 11. After the bhog, community kitchen would be organised on the last day. Earlier, a procession was taken out in the city. 

SCIENCE EXHIBITION: The model of ‘Integrated Farming’ prepared by students of BBK DAV College for Women here won the top position in the science exhibition organised by Guru Nanak Dev University on National Science Day.

EYE CAMP: An eye and dental check-up camp was held at Jahangir village on Tuesday. Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP and general secretary of the SAD, who was the chief guest at the camp stressed the need for setting up quality hospitals with competent doctors. Mr Badal announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the development of the Dhuri constituency and a grant of Rs 50,000 for the village club out of his Member Parliament Local Area Development Fund.

STUDENTS HONOURED: The Shirhind branch of Brahmin Sabha in a function held at Rana Munshi Ram Sarv Hitkari Vidya Mandir School Sirhind on Wednesday honoured those students, who were obedient, respectful to their parents and teachers. Addressing the function, Mr R.N. Sharma, president of the sabha, said that the sabha had decided to organise such functions to encourage the students to develop good habits, moral values and to respect their parents and teachers. He highlighted the importance of good health, character and of moral values. He expressed concern over the growing influence of western culture. He said the television was responsible for eroding the moral values. Mr Tarsem Sharma, Gopal Bhardwaj, Charanjiv Channa, president of MC Sirhind, Varinder Rattan, general secretary of sabha and Dr Onkar Nath Sharma, president, Vishav Hindu Parishad also addressed the function. 

CONVOCATION: Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor Panjab University, awarded degrees to more than 300 graduates and postgraduates at the convocation of the Dev Samaj College of Education here today. Dr Jagdish Kaur, college Principal, and Mr M.R. Manchanda, secretary of the college management committee, also addressed the students and gave away awards.

MURDERED: Harjinder Singh, son of Udham Singh of Noranwali village, was murdered allegedly by Jit Singh, son of Karam Singh of the same village. According to police sources, Jit Singh was suspecting that his wife had illicit relations with deceased Harjinder Singh. This led him to kill Harjinder Singh. The Garhshankar police has registered a case against Jit Singh under Section 302 of the IPC.

CONFERENCE: The Punjab Kandi Sub Montane Development Forum at a conference held at Sajna village in the Dasuya Assembly segment on Tuesday urged the government to make the Pandher-Daffar link road pucca as inhabitants of 20 villages of the area had to go to Hoshiarpur via Dasuya and the farmers of these village had to travel 20 km more for carrying their sugarcane to Randhawa Sugar Mill. Master Vidya Rattan, Secretary of the forum, demanded the opening of a nursing school.

COURSE: A two-day orientation training course on malnutrition for the grassroot-level functionaries, organised by the Social Security Department, concluded at Bajwara Kalan on Tuesday. Sixtyfive women functionaries from all walks of life were imparted training on malnutrition. Mr Rachhpal Singh, District Programme Officer, Hoshiarpur, stressed the need for providing a balanced diet to the children and expectant mothers.

BODY: The body of Rajinder Singh, a PSEB employee of Talwara was found in the Ganda nullah in Sector 1 of Talwara on Tuesday. According to police sources, Rajinder Singh who was living in Sansarpur Terrace went to the birthday party of Rakesh Kumar at Talwara on February 27 night and did not come back home. The police has registered a case in this connection.

CHARTER: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Verma, unveiled draft citizen’s charter here on Wednesday for making his office more responsive. The charter listed various services, documents required, fees, processes and time schedule for each service. More than 150 pending applications for arms licenses were also cleared on the occasion.

WORKSHOP: The Khanna unit of Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physician (regd) is going to organise a national level workshop at Hotel Dawat on March 29 and 30. Dr Parfull Borker and Dr Mahesh Bhadra will be the main speakers on the occasion. More than 1120 doctors from Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttaranchal, UP, Bihar and other southern will attend the workshop. 

SEMINAR: The Science Society of Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana, organised a function about the role played by science in daily life. A tribute was paid to Dr Kalpana Chawla by presenting a paper on her journey to space. The function had various events like paper reading on topics like sex education, green house gases, global warming, junk food etc and poems with a humorous touch about science. The importance of exercise and physical activities contributing to physical health was stressed upon through paper presentation on ‘move for health’. A skit highlighting the application of science in day-to-day life and a choreography depicting the role played by science in the fields of defence and agriculture were also presented. The function was conducted by Ms Shivika and was presided over by Mrs Manpreet Kaur. 

PCTE TOPS FEST: Students of Punjab College of Technical Education have bagged first position in ‘Pratibha”, an inter-college cultural festival held at GGIMT, SAS Nagar on Tuesday. The team won first three prizes and one second in the total of eight events in which 11 teams from various colleges participated. Guatam Sikri and Aabha Bajaj of MBA (I) won first position in debate competition. Gautam of MBA (I) and Naman Bajaj of BBA final got first prize in business quiz. Aabha of MBA (first year) bagged first position in group discussion. In JAM, Gautam again of MBA (first year) won second prize. Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director of the college, has congratulated the students. 

CRESCENDO: CRESCENDO-2003, a cultural, literary and professional activities’ festival of GGNIMT will start on Friday. CRESCENDO-2003 will have a variety of activities like case presentation, strategy war, mock press conference, flower arrangement, mehandi, rangoli, SAD (System analysis and design). The preparations for the mega event have gathered momentum at GGNIMT which is buzzing with activity. CRESCENDO-2003 will be inaugurated by Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP. The function will have corporate quiz, dumb charades, sell it, Jam, dance to the tune, western group dance, choreography, fashion show, duet song, Punjabi folk dance, collage, sketching. The function will be presided over by Mr Ashwini Sekhri, Minister of State for Industry, Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The winners of all events will be given prizes on Saturday by Mr Jagpal Singh Khangura, chairman, Majestic Park Plaza, who would be the chief guest. 

INAUGURATED: Mr Sher Singh Gagowal, Congress MLA from Mansa, accompanied by Mr Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, a former Sardulgarh MLA, and Mr Amarjit Singh Katodia, city BJP chief, inaugurated on Wednesday the municipal-election office of Mr Parkash Chand Badal, an Independent contesting against the official Congress candidate. The local Congress men reached the venue and raised slogans against Mr Gagowal and Mr Mofar, following which, there were some heated exchanges.

PATWARI: Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, has ordered that a case be registered against Balbir Singh, Revenue Patwari of Ghudhuwala in Sardulgarh subdivision, and sent the case file to the Mansa SSP for further action. There will also be departmental action against the Patwari, who is said to have recovered money from debtors, but not deposited it in the government treasury.

ZILA PARISHAD: The district administration convened a meeting on Wednesday of newly elected members of the Zila Parishad for the elections of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman on March 6. Earlier, the meeting had been postponed twice.

BANNED: The District Magistrate, Ms Seema Jain has banned the plying of vehicles, including bicycles, rickshaws, tractor-trailers and rehris which do not have reflectors in the district. The orders would remain in force till April 26.



AWARDED: Defence Autos, an authorised service station of the Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL) here, has been awarded the ‘Highest Customer Satisfaction Index Award’ for quality service among all service stations of the MUL in the country. The award has been given to the Defence Autos for the second consecutive year. These awards were recently conferred by Dr K. Kumar, Engineering Adviser to MUL at a function held at New Delhi. TNS


DELEGATION: A delegation of the BJP Ambala Cantt unit led by its local president, Mr Sheesh Pal Bhola, met Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, on Wednesday requesting him to summon a meeting on the no-confidence notice submitted to him against Suresh Garg, vice-president, Ambala Sadar municipal council on February 28. The deputation informed the DC that the City Magistrate had assured them that the meeting on this issue would be called on March 5 but nothing has been done in this regard. According to information available, the DC assured to look into the matter. 

COLLEGE VISIT: A National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team visited S.D. College, Ambala Cantt on Wednesday. The team visited different departments of the college and interacted with students and faculty members. Dr Srinivasan, a NAAC team member, said the prime agenda of NAAC was to assess and accredit institutions of higher learning with a view to helping them to work continuously to improve the quality of education. 

NEW PRINCIPAL: Dr S.S. Arshi has become the new principal of Sri Guru Harkishan Sahib Khalsa College, Panjokhra Sahib. Mr Surjit Singh Niddar, member SGPC, said Dr S.S. Arshi is an eminent scholar and has served as the head of department in various Government Colleges of Haryana. He is a former Director of the Haryana Punjabi Academy, a release said. 

STUDENT'S DEVELOPMENT: The new Principal of Gandhi Memorial National College, Dr Ratna Ram Malik, said on Wednesday he would give top priority to overall development of students. Talking to mediapersons, Dr Malik said he would stress on excellence in academics along with providing facilities to students. The issue of dress code for the students would be considered in a meeting to be held soon, he added. 

QUIZ COMPETITION: The English Association, Ambala Cantt, organised a quiz recently, in which, the team of Punjabi University, Patiala comprising Gurleen Ahluwalia and Baldeep Kaur stood first, while the team of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar, comprising Barkha Ram and Tarun Chohan stood second. The third prize was won by the team of DAV College for Girls, Yamuna- nagar, comprising Vandana and Gurpreet. 

CAMP: A medical check-up camp was organised at Rajound village of the district on Tuesday. A number of patients from Rajound and nearby villages were examined. Mr Ram Kumar Katwal, local MLA, inaugurated the camp.

PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: The annual prize distribution function of University College of Kurukshetra University was held here on Wednesday where Prof D.S. Hooda, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the varsity urged the teaching community to create an environment in which discipline and civic values become a way of life. Professor Hooda also highlighted the role of NSS volunteers and NCC cadets in this regard. As many as 300 prizes were distributed to achievers in various fields. Dr Hawa Singh, Registrar of the University, was also present on the occasion.

TOP SLOT: Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Wednesday that the Yamunanagar depot of the Haryana Roadways had recorded the highest traffic receipt, Rs 14.24 per km, in the state. Mr Narender Singh, General Manager, said drivers had been given tips to improve efficiency and driving skill, that had brought down the number of accidents than last year.


EYE CAMP: A five-day eye camp which started here on March 1 concluded here at the local ESI Hospital on Wednesday. The camp was organised by the Him Giri Shiv Mandir Trust of Sector 1. The camp was conducted by Dr Vinod Kapila of the ESI Hospital, Parwanoo, and Dr Paramjeet of district hospital, Solan. About 250 patients reported in the OPD and out of them 60 were operated for various eye diseases. Eye lenses and meals were provided free of cost to the patients by the trust. 


Sonepat lecturer sets a record

Naresh Kumar Sachdeva, Lecturer in the District Institute of Education and Training, Beeswanmeel (Sonepat), has got his name entered in the Limca Book of Records-2003, becoming the first person in the country to win five gold medals at the post-graduate level examinations since 1995.

Mr Sachdeva got the Ram Manohar Lohia Memorial Gold Medal (1996) and Makhmali Devi Ajit Prasad Jain Gold Medal (1996) in MA social science from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Hisar. He won the gold medal in MA public administration (1997) from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, gold medal in post-graduation of rural development (1998) from Indira Gandhi National Open University and gold medal in MA political science (1999) from MDU, Rohtak.

Hailing from a poor socio-economic background, Naresh worked hard to become an academician. After joining the service also he continued further studies to break the record of getting the maximum number of gold medals at the post-graduate level. He now plans to get his name entered in the Guinnes Book of Records.


A former student of St Edwards School, Shimla, Karan Sharma will be representing India at the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in the USA in May this year.

Karan, now a Class XII student of Apeejay School, New Delhi, won the ticket to the fair after he walked away as a national winner at the Intel Science Talent Discovery Fair held at IIT, Delhi, in January. He has been credited for his project ‘speed boosters for gliders that use energy of the air flow to increase the speed of the glider’. According to him, the project was based on the Equation of Continuity and Bernouli’s Theorem.

According to him, the idea of the booster came to his mind while he was playing with gliders. “I experimented with one of the gliders and it started flying faster. I tried to understand the phenomena and ended up developing the booster”, said Karan and added, “The project wasn’t developed especially for the fair”.

Karan, who is also quiz captain of his school, had earlier won Infosys Foundation and India Vision Foundation’s Original Mind Award for excellence in field of science in September last year.

JE honoured

Mr Gurcharan Dass Batish, a Junior Engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board, has been honoured for his invention which resulted in a saving of crores of rupees to the board while providing 24-hour power supply to the rural areas. The Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment, Dr Barjindra Singh, presented the Punjab Kiratveer Award to Dr Batish (see picture) for his rare invention at a function in Jalandhar on Tuesday.

Contributed by Kulwinder Sandhu, Nishikant Dwivedi and TNS.

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