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Syndicate to discuss scam probe report
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
The inquiry report submitted by Justice K.C. Gupta regarding the inconsistency in bank/ cash receipts involving the State Bank of India will come up for discussion at the Panjab University syndicate meeting to be held on October 29. Also on the agenda for the meeting is the inquiry report submitted by Shashi K Sharma in the case of Lajpat Rai (ASO) for disobeying office orders issued by the PU FDO.

The syndicate will also discuss the issue of raising of powers to write off losses and sanction from deprivation fund, transfer of one post of lecturer in English from the Department of Evening Studies to the University Institute of Library Sciences (UILS). Also on the agenda are the considerations of the various selection committees, resignation of Surinder Ktyal, lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, postponement of date of annual increment on promotions of certain officials and enhancement of fee for the grant of affiliation.

The Syndicate will also discuss matter relating to increasing the number of seats for M. Ed course in the Department of Correspondence Studies.



Latecomers ‘turned out’ of school
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 22
It was nothing less than an ordeal for the 12 students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, who were turned out of the school as punishment for arriving late. Turned out and with their rickshaw-puller having left, the children had no option but to walk all the way back to home.

The school, unmindful of the safety of the students in its endeavour to teach discipline, allegedly did not bother to see if the children would reach back home safely. As the children returned to their homes, their irate parents rushed to the school to sort out the “callous attitude” of the school administration.

The school principal, Ms R. Bhatnagar, however, denied that the students were turned out of the school. “They never came in, and they could have left on their own as the school gates were closed,” she told the irate parents.

Not satisfied, Mr J.P.S. Grewal, father of three students — Jai, Vishesh and Unnati, who were punished, said that it was unfair that the children should be turned out of the school. “ My children walked all the away back home. Who would have been responsible if they met with an accident, or were kidnapped,” he said.

Mr Suresh Kumar, another parent, argued that the school should have at least called the parents to come and pick up their children. 



Lecture by Serum institute director
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Mr Rammesh Patiil, head (HR) of the Serum Institute of India, Pune, India’s leading biotech company, delivered a lecture in the UIET on cutting-edge technologies.

It was also discussed during his visit that the UIET could be offered research projects by the Serum Institute of India. These projects would be on emerging technologies the company was working on. Mr Patiil interacted with students and offered in-plant training to select students of the UIET.



SCIMAT results
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
SCIMAT 2005, a science and maths symposium, organised by St. Xaviers Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C, concluded today on the school premises. Sixteen schools participated in different events.

Results: Declamation Senior category : First-Hansraj School, Panchkula, Second-Army School, Chandi-mandir, Third- St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, Junior category: First- St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, Second-Sacred Heart, Chandigarh, Third-Army School, Chandi-mandir. Exhibition First-St. Xavier’s, Panchkula, Second-St. Xavier’s, Panchkula, Third-Hansraj, Panchkula. Science Quiz — Senior Category First-Gyan Jyoti, Mohali, Second-St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, Junior category: First— St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, Second-Sacred Heart, Chandigarh.



City students meet Kalam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Sixty students of Class III and IV of Strawberry Fields World School, Chandigarh, had a rare opportunity to meet the President of India, Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. The students met the President last evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

The students had the opportunity to interact with the President for about 45 minutes and they also had tea with him. The students were also taken on a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan which included the fabulous Ashoka Hall, Banquet Hall, Darbar Hall and Mughal Gardens.

The students presented the President with a book, “Trees of India”.



Contests mark opening day of youth fest
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
The Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival, professional colleges Zone A was inaugurated today at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36.

Results of various contests were as follows: Shabd/bhajan singing — Govt Home Science College, Sector 10 (first), DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur, (second), Government College of Education, Sector 20, (third).

Shabd/bhajan-Individual: Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, (first); DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur, (second); Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, (third).

Classical music-vocal: Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, (first).

Music Vocal-western solo: Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, (first); Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, (second).

Geet: GMT College of Education, Ludhiana, (first); DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur, (second); Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, (third).

Folk song: Arshpreet Malik (Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36) — first; Nitu (GMT College of education, Ludhiana) — second.

Ghazal: DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur, (first); Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, (second); and National Institute of Nursing Education, Sector 12, (third).

Rangoli making: Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, (first); Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, (second); and National Institute of Nursing Education, Sector 12, (third).

Landscaping/drawing: DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur, (first); Govt College of Arts, Sector 10, (second); and Government College of Education, Sector 20, (third).

Collage making: Government College of Education, Sector 20, (first); Guru Nanak College of Education, Daewal village, district, Hoshairpur (second); and DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur, (third).

Instrumental music (percussion): Hardeep Singh (DAV College of Education, Hoshairpur) — first; Vaneet (GMT College of Education, Ludhiana) — second.



Students’ ingenuity to fore
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Candle-making cartoon- making, body tattooing, salad dressing, flower arrangement, face painting, Diwali greetings, doll- making, glass painting and gift wrapping. These were the themes which tested the creativity and ingenuity during the participation of the students of art and craft in the open talent search competitions held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19 C, Chandigarh today.

The mega talent search event, a unique feature, was formally inaugurated by Mr H.R. Dangra, Assistant General Manager of State Bank of India, while Mr D.S. Mangat, DPI (Schools), presided over the programme. Ms Saroj Gupta, Principal of the school, apprised the guests about the different talent search activities, which went a long way in enhancing intellect of students.

As many as 1647 young artists from classes fifth to 12 participated in 32 competitions under the guidance of their teachers. The young participants received an overwhelming response from the distinguished guests who visited and appreciated the efforts put up by the students. 



Film Review
A delightful children’s milieu
Rama Sharma

Hey kids, here is a delightful milieu for you. See child Hanuman flying in the sky like a bird. He loves to play with elephants and other animals of the jungle.

Little Hanuman also plays with child Rama. He brings back the lost kite of the young prince by whirling in the air.

He is also very naughty. One day little Hanuman sees the sun. He thinks it is a ripe mango. He marches towards it to eat it.

You will like to see clever Hanuman eating fruit trees from the garden of Ravana. And he plucks the remaining ones as if these were flowers.

Hanuman sometimes becomes as big as mountain and sometimes as small as a mole. And he moves mountains like you move an icecream cone .The most interesting part comes when Hanuman keeps on increasing the length of his tail in Ravana’s durbar. Finally when it is put to fire, brave Hanuman goes around Lanka, setting it afire. He throws away demons up in the air like football.

There is also a beautiful song in it which goes like this “Akram bakram....”

The film is rich in vibrant colours. Mukesh Khanna’s background voice and slick editing give “Hanuman” a solid support. It speaks a lot about the great capacity of animation. Moreover, it is all set to touch a divine chord in you.



Bhatti’s onions bring cheers, not tears
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Jaspal Bhatti, the renowned comedy king, paid his artistes bags of onion, instead of cash, after completing his production ‘ Jijaji’ here today.

Gurpreet Ghuggi, another comedian, was delighted to accept onions as his wages saying “onions are a priced commodity. I am thinking to quit the line of entertainment and start storing and selling onions”.

Ghuggi thanked Bhatti for the gesture saying “after 10 days of shooting, I will return home with a bag full of onions and my wife will welcome me dearly”.

Also present on the occasion were Savita Bhatti, Brijesh Ahuja, Surinder Farisha and Dimpy.

Mr Bhatti said paying onions was his way of protest against the steep rise in the onion prices and there was no respite in sight. He also introduced his cast of ‘Jijaji’ on the occasion, including B.N.Sharma, Savita Bhatti, Vinod Sharma, Deepak Raja and Ruby.



Exhilarating recital by Komkali

THE 28th Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan started with a exhilarating vocal recital by Kalapani Komkali, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. The three-day annual event brought by the Indian National Theatre and sponsored by the Chitkara Foundation commenced around 9 pm and music lovers relished the strains of classical music well past midnight.

Komkali started with evening raga, “nand” through a delectable alaap and a captivating composition “Gobind been vajayi” in “Vilambat laya” (slow tempo) set to ek taal (12 beats rhythmic pattern) followed by another melodic yet dreamy lamentation “Ajhun naa aaye” in medium tempo set to 16 beats. But she was at her best while rendering compositions of her illustrious guru and father, Pandit Kumar Gandharv like “Ab to aa ja re” and later a taraana and a bhajan in raag sidoora.

Displaying the skilled manipulation of voice, and play of imagination she mesmirised the audience with a rare traditional composition in rupak in roopak tall (seven beats) before an adroit spell of vishnu digambar’s classic creation “Na deyaa mein aave”... Sanjay Deshpande and Neeraj Gandhi accompanied her on tabla and harmonium, respectively. — OC


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