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Juvenile Justice Board constituted
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 3
The Department of Social Justice has constituted a three-member Juvenile Justice Board at Sonepat for the disposal of criminal cases of those under 16 years of age. According to official sources, Mr Pradeep Kumar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sonepat, will function as the Principal Magistrate of this Juvenile Justice Board. Ms Babita Dahiya, a member of the Sonepat Zila Parishad and the Chairman of the Board of School Education, Haryana, Brigadier (retd) O. P. Chaudhary have been nominated members of the board. The board will hear and dispose of criminal cases against children every Friday in the five districts of Sonepat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Panipat and Karnal.

Hitherto, there was a Juvenile Justice Court, consisting of the Chief Judicial Magistrate and two junior magistrates, to hear and dispose of such cases. But the Juvenile Act 2001 has now been amended for setting up of Juvenile Justice Board. Social activists will provide guidance to the child criminals during the hearing of the cases registered against them.


Russian artistes cast a spell on Delhiites
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 3
A day later they stole the hearts of Dilliwallas with their mesmerising rendition of the famous Raj Kapoor number, ‘Meri joota hai Japani’, the Russian artists has Delhiites putting their hands together for an amazing number of feats.

Leaping in the air, twirling around in abandon, performing antics, which would make any heart race with excitement, the artistes from Bolshoi Saint Petersburg Circus wove a magic as they gave a scintillating performance.

The eight-day extravagance titled, ‘Days of Russian Culture in India’ showcases songs, dances apart from performances by conjurors, clowns, illusionists, trapeze artistes, aerial gymnasts, jugglers, contortionists and acrobats.

The audience was treated to a captivating performance of a two-member stunt team who accomplished elaborate manoeuvres riding a cycle. Highlights of the show included the ‘Nevskaya ellegia’, an original acrobatic item by equilibrists Ekaterina Bazarova and Yuriy Zagidko, demonstration of the malleability of the human body and perfect balance. One could also see the juggler Anatoliy Fedotov, staging elaborate tricks, including the appearance of flags from empty hands in the beginning and Lioubov Gorbatcheva with her engaging skill in twirling hooplas with every part of her body, including her hair.

The antics of the two clowns Sergei and Vladimir and the other performers drew the applause from the VIPs, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka who was accompanied by her family.

What probably boosted the performer’s spirit was the fact that while a hall full of audience applauded wholeheartedly, an equal number of people waited patiently outside the closed doors for a repeat performance, which the artistes gladly put up.

The Bolshoi Saint-Petersburg circus is one of the oldest and well known in Russia, its permanent building having been constructed in the country’s northern capital in 1877. The circus has been popular for its new performances. The show will now move to Mumbai and Kolkata.


‘Aesthetics in fine arts’
Our Correspondents

Rohtak, November 3
Eminent scholar and Associate Professor in the Department of Hindi of J N Vyas University, Jodhpur, Dr Ram Bux will deliver a lecture on the “Importance of aesthetics in the appreciation of fine arts”, being organised on Tuesday by the Maharshi Dayanand University. The extension has been organised by the Fine Arts department of the university.

The Commerce Society of the University College also held a special lecture by Mr Dev Suman Sindhu, Chairperson, Commonwealth Youth Association.

He urged the participants to channel their energy towards constructive pursuits. The Principal, University College, Dr Dharam Sukh Dahiya also spoke on the occasion.

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