Sunday, October 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India


L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Students set stage on fire
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 18
The Founder’s Day celebrations of Kundan Vidya Mandir, which began with an annual exhibition, culminated with a grand celebration here today. The function was presided over by Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation. The chief guest was accorded a warm welcome by the management and the Principal of the school. The Principal, Ms Neena Khanna, read out the school’s annual report. The report was aided by the a multimedia projector.

Keeping up with the tradition, the function took off with “Jagriti Aradhna”, followed by a tribute to Mr Kundan Lal, school founder, by the students of middle section. Tiny tots added thrill to the jubilation through their lively dance performance.

The city branch students presented a hilarious item, “Karva chauth ka varth”. Degenerating moral values in the Indian society were depicted in the choreographic representation.

A breathtaking performance was given by students of the senior section as cowboys and cowgirls danced to the rocking and foot-tapping beats of western music. The western performances also included a colourful fashion show. The students took to the ramp in colourful attires displaying latest trends.

The grand finale was bhangra. Young “gabroos” and “mutiyars” sparked the senses and charged the atmosphere with their well-coordinated dance movements.



MLA for quality education in govt schools
Our Correspondent

Amloh, October 18
The future of a country depends upon the young generation. It is, therefore, necessary to provide quality education in government schools also so that the trend of people to get their children admitted to public schools, charging exorbitant fees, is checked said Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA. He was addressing a function after laying the stone of a two-room block at Government Secondary School, Narayangarh near here, yesterday.

While praising the school for its results and extra-curricular activities, Mr Dharamsot promised to arrange special grants for the boundary wall of the playground and science block in the school.

The school Principal, Mr Roshan Lal Sood, spoke on the all-round achievements of the school, which included the construction of the administrative block, school rooms and class room furniture, besides the shifting of the playground from Bholia gram panchayat to the school.

Mr Joginder Singh Narayangarh, member, District Planning Board, promised to provide funds for the school library. Mr Dilbag Singh, chairman, Amloh Panchayat Samiti, Mr Gurmeet Singh President PTA, Sarpanch Balbir Singh, former Sarpanch Bholia Sher Singh also addressed the gathering.



Calligraphy workshop ends
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 18
A week-long calligraphy workshop, being organised by the Ludhiana chapter of the Spic Macay, at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, concluded with an exhibition of works of students here today.

The students displayed their writing skills in the form of various quotes and slogans on current issues. Nearly 120 students from all classes had learnt these skills during the workshop from Mr Annis Siddique, a calligraphy artist from New Delhi, who had come to the school under the aegis of the Spic Macay.

Applauding the various strides made by the artist, Mr Naveen Talwar, coordinator of the Spic Macay, said that Mr Siddique had done various diploma and certificate courses from institutes of repute. He said that he had received the first national award in calligraphy at a very young age from the President of India in 1984. He had even worked as the head calligrapher and in charge of Inqalab, a daily newpaper in Delhi.

Mr Talwar said that the calligrapher had created art pieces of different monuments and cuttings of newspapers and magazines. He also had a collection of over 300 books on calligraphy. He had even participated in international exhibitions held in Iran and Mauritius. Currently, he is an examiner of some calligraphy schools and has judged various calligraphy competitions.



Eco-friendly Divali by BCM kids
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 18
Raising their voice to celebrate Divali in an eco-friendly manner, students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, organised an exhibition here today.

Mr Sanjeev Pahwa, Managing Director of Ralson Industries, opened the portals of the unique vista. The exhibits included designer diyas, wax candles and gel candle. The candles were decorated with glitters, shells and dried flowers. Beautiful candle stands coloured with enamel and adorned with mirrors and beads were also put on display.

The visitors made a beeline for buying the items as these were put on sale. The exhibits were priced in a range of Rs 10 to Rs 1,100. The hall was tastefully decorated with flowers, rangoli and other colourful items.

With the active participation of the members of the eco-club, the students gave a message of celebrating an eco-friendly Divali to all and one. All the four walls of the hall had posters that carried the same message. The various charts had it saying, ‘‘Crack Divali but without crackers’ and ‘Don’t burn your money in crackers’. Another feature of the exhibition was the sale of eco-friendly products. The exhibits ranged from jute bags, paper bags, cloth bags, designer paper, envelopes and Divali greeting cards. Ms Paramjit Kaur, Principal, said the students had shown much enthusiasm during the exhibition. She said that they were really excited to show their creativity. 



4,000 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 18
A special Lok Adalat consisting of eight Benches to dispose of traffic challans in different courts in Ludhiana city was organised at the New Courts Complex, here today, in which, about 4,000 challans were settled.

Documents such as driving licence, registration certificates, insurance papers etc were returned to the traffic violators on the spot after the disposal of the cases. Mr Justice Amar Datt, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, inaugurated the Lok Adalat.

After making a round of all functioning Lok Adalats, Justice Datt said Lok Adalats were proving to be a useful platform to dispose of a maximum number of pending cases in the courts, and also provided cheaper and early justice to the litigants. He said one more round of the Lok Adalats, exclusively for the disposal of traffic challans, would be organised, soon.

Justice Datt said the Legal Service Authority was providing free legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women, children and people in custody for pleading their cases in the courts.

Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge, who accompanied him said keeping in view pendency of a large number of cases, the Lok Adalat was the only way out for providing early justice .He said the fine for the violations was charged less than normal.

He said earlier, a Lok Adalat based on 20 Benches was organised in Ludhiana city specifically for traffic challans and 16,000 challans were cleared in a single day. He said the heavy workload dealing with the traffic challans was taking much time of the courts, as a result of which the whole judicial work affects. The courts in Ludhiana daily received around 1,000 challans under different kinds of violations of traffic rules, he added.

He said the District Legal Service Authority in Ludhiana was making all efforts to provide free legal service to the weaker sections and other eligible categories and said to create awareness among the masses about the availability of this service, tehsil and block-level seminars and meetings involving the opinion leaders would be organised.

An exhibition to create awareness among the general public relating to traffic rules and regulations was also organised by the Traffic police. A free medical aid camp was also held in which general public was given awareness regarding providing first aid immediately after the accident to the injured persons.

Mr Gurdial Singh, SP (Traffic), and Mr Harish Dhanda, President, Bar Association, were also present.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |