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Nisha, Mankirat excel at seminar
Our Correspondent

Doraha, July 27
Students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha have bagged the first and second positions at a block-level science seminar held at Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha.

The topic for the seminar was “Century of physics: achievements and challenges”. The seminar was divided into three parts. Initially, an objective type written test was organised after which the participants gave their presentation with the help of audio-visual aids. Then judges asked them questions.

Nisha Gupta and Mankirat Kaur of Class X of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School won the first and the second prizes, respectively. Nisha Gupta will now represent Payal tehsil in the district-level contest to be organised at Doraha.

Mr Varinder Sharma, District Science Supervisor, who was the chief guest of the occasion, gave away the prizes to the winners. The Chairman of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Mr Sukhpal Singh, the Director, Mrs Umal Kaur, and the Principal, Mr Mathew Varghese, congratulated the school team.



Workshop for teachers
Our Correspondent

Samrala, July 27
A 10-day workshop for teachers was held at the local Government Senior Secondary School (Boys). Thirtyfive primary teachers participated in it. The group leader, Mr Niranjan Kumar, told mediapersons that under the guidance of the block coordinator Mr Pradeep Kapoor, teachers prepared teaching material related to various subjects.

The purpose of the workshop was to improve the quality of education by using teaching aids.



ABVP supports teachers’ demands
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 27
The ABVP has supported unemployed ETT teachers’ demand of jobs against vacancies, said a press note issued by ABVP state joint secretary Rajat Sood .The note said the arrest of the ETT teachers had been unfortunate. The teachers in Central Jail were being treated as they were hardcore criminals and those admitted to the Civil Hospitals were also not getting proper treatment.

The ABVP said India was a democracy in which everybody had the right to put forward his demand before the government. The people could not be imprisoned just for putting their demands forward. The note said Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar should apologise to the teachers , release them from jails and give them employment.



Collage contest

Ludhiana, July 27
The Department of Posts organised a collage contest in different schools of Ludhiana.

Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, G.G.N. Public School and K.V.M. Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines were declared first, second and third,  respectively. Five students involved in preparation of collages of top three schools were selected for individual prizes. OC



Chief Electrical Inspector alone
can settle disputes: forum
Our Legal Correspondent
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, July 27
Any dispute pertaining to a faulty electric meter can only be decided by the Chief Electric Inspector, observed the District Consumer Forum, while quashing the demand for Rs 16853 raised by a consumer.

Mr A.S. Narula, president of the forum, passed these orders while deciding a complaint filed by Mr Mohinder Chand of Mahian Street, here.

The complainant had submitted before the forum that he had moved an application before officials of the PSEB mentioning that his meter was not working.

Thereafter, his meter was changed. Later, he was issued a bill, in which an amount of Rs 16853 was mentioned as sundry charges and allowances, which was illegal.

The PSEB argued that when the three-phase meter of the consumer was changed, two phases were found dead. As such his account was overhauled. The demand raised was not illegal.

After hearing both parties, the forum observed that ‘’Section 26 of the Indian Electricity Act lays down that when the dispute arises regarding a faulty meter, then the matter shall be decided by the Chief Electrical Inspector on the application of either party or by a competent person specifically appointed by the State government’’.

The Chief Electrical Inspector was the only statutory authority to deal with such matters. The forum also directed that the matter be referred to the Chief Electric Inspector within a month.



Suvidha camp a draw
Our Correspondent

Sudhar (Ahmedgarh), July 27
Over 2,000, residents of Sudhar kanungo area availed of the facilities provided at a Lok Suvidha Camp organised under the supervision of Mr Prem Chand, SDM, Raikot, at Guru Hargobind Khalsa College here yesterday.

Residents from Hissowal, Budhail, Ghuman, Akalgarh, Tuggal, Baraich, Aitiaana, Abbuwal, Rattowal, Toosa, Halwara and Nurpura attended the camp with anthusiasm.

Mr Anurag Verma Deputy Commissioner, had directed the staff and district-level officers of 24 departments to be present at the camp with respective records.

Besides other miscellaneous services, at least 2,000 got various documents prepared on the spot.

Sarpanches and lambardars of the villages concerned were present to identify the residents of their respective area. The camp that was to continue till 3 pm was extended till the evening.


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