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Parents, teachers trade charges on beating incident
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 19
Ugly scenes took place at Nauria Mal Jain public school at the Bharat Nagar chowk here and later at the bus stand police post when a class VII student of the school was allegedly beaten up by a teacher, who later also is reported to have manhandled the victim’s father and grandfather.

The accused teacher though admitted that he had slapped the student, Saurabh, once or twice for creating indiscipline. However, he alleged that the student’s parents later attacked him in the school and beat him up.

The police, after listening to both parties, has called them tomorrow for further action. Mr Manmohan Singh, father of the student, said the police was biased in favour of the school staff and did not take their written statement.

The alleged incident took place at about 1 pm when the student, Saurabh, was allegedly beaten up by the teacher, Devinder Kumar. The student was allegedly creating nuisance by sitting in the class, wearing a helmet. He was reprimanded by the teacher and slapped.

Mr Manmohan Singh alleged that the teacher had beaten his son black and blue and there were injuries on his hands and knees. He said when the boy came home and narrated the incident, they were upset and went to the school. They claimed that the teacher and other staff members, however, manhandled them and slapped the boy’s grandfather.

Mr O. P. Arora, Principal of the school, however, said that the student and his parents had attacked the school teacher and also ransacked his office. He said the student was told by the teacher to remove his helmet as it was a classroom. However, when he did not do this, the teacher slapped on his helmet only.

They took the matter to the police where the accused teacher and other staff members came and complained against the student only.



Inter-district workshop on economics concludes
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 19
A-two-day inter-district workshop on economics, organised by the post-graduate Department of Economics, Kamla Lohtia SD College, concluded here today. Teams from different colleges, including Government Mahindra College, Patiala, Government College, Malerkotla, RSD College, Ferozepore, DAV College, Chandigarh, Malwa Khalsa College, Bondli, A.S. College Khanna, KCW, Ludhiana, GCW, Ludhiana, GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, SDP College, Ludhiana, MTS College, Ludhiana, KLSD College, Ludhiana, DAV College, Malout, Arya College, Ludhiana, Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, participated in the workshop.

The events included a paper-reading contest, a panel discussion, debates, a quiz contest and model display. Prof Mohammed Saleem, head of the Department of Economics, Kamla Lohita SD College, presented a profile of the department through the multi-media projector. The first session started with a panel discussion, conducted by Professor Saleem, on the theme, “Political ideologies and economic development”. The panelists included Prof F.C. Chopra, former Principal, Government College, Ludhiana, and Prof. Sunil Aggarwal, lecturer, Department of Political Science, KLSD College, Ludhiana. In between, the qualifying tests for the quiz contest were held in which 10 teams from various colleges participated. The panel discussion was followed by model displays on the themes, “Public works as an anti-poverty programme”, “Modern movies” and “Economic development”.

The second session started with the quiz contest. It was conducted by Prof Sandeep Chanana and Prof Radha. There were four teams in the contest and the four rounds were based on difficult branches of economics. The function concluded with cultural items presented by students of the host college.



Seh school wins first prize in science mela
Our Correspondent

Khanna, January 19
A state-level science mela was organised from January 14 to 17 at Ludhiana.

A model designed by students of Government High School, Seh, on “watertable indicator” bagged the first prize according to a press note issued by the school principal, Mr Mastan Singh, here today.

School authorities congratulated teacher involved in the project Sukhbir Singh and student Gursharn Jit Singh for their achievement. The team that designed the model would participate in the National Science Mela.


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