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“Life is duty, fulfil it”
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
“Life is duty, fulfil it. Whatever is said or thought is preserved in the cosmos, and in each one of us there are more possibilities of thought and action than in the cosmos”, said Prof Edwin Zappe, visiting scholar from Austria during an interaction with the students of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today.

Prof Zappe has been invited by the college as part of the on-going silver jubilee lecture series organised on the college campus. He would be delivering lectures for a week.

His discourse on ‘Peace, unity and world culture: The importance of the origin of words’ saw an inter-twining of religious studies, philosophy, discipline and psychology that held the students and members of the staff spellbound. “Words are the most creative, dynamic force in the universe and language is the greatest force which shapes our character,” said Prof Zappe. He also translated the meaning of different words in various languages and referred to the Bhagwad Gita, the Dhanpad, the Koran and the Bible to make his point.

Later, Prof Zappe also flagged off a rally by the NSS wing of the college at village Dadu Majra, on the occasion of the World AIDS Day today. Students with banners and placards motivated the villagers with their slogans of ‘Bharat ko swasth banao, Aids ko hatao’, ‘Aids se jang, sanyam ke sang’. Students of the NSS wing also presented a street play to spread their message and to create awareness against the dreaded disease. Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal of the college, asked the students to put in their best while attending the 10-day camp to be held in December.



Seminar on technology application
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
A two-day national seminar on “Empowering the masses through technology application and skill training” began at the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research here today.

The seminar aimed at empowering the unskilled, untrained, unemployed, semi-employed men and women was inaugurated by Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana. He highlighted the contribution of technology in empowering the people by making IT and other technologies reach the people needing these. He emphasised the need for exploiting the inherent intelligence and scientific and technical knowledge of the Indian people for the benefit of people at the grassroot level.

Dr O.P. Bajpai, Director, NITTTR, Chandigarh, highlighted the changing scenario in technical, vocational and professional education and the need for technology application in enhancing India’s competitiveness, both nationally and internationally. Dr J.S. Saini, chairman of the seminar, dwelled on “Issues of empowerment in dynamic development perspective”.

An exhibition of products and technologies developed as community development initiatives was also inaugurated by Dr Kidwai. The exhibition will remain open for general public from 9.30 am to 5 pm tomorrow.



Science test result declared
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
The result of the science test organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) for JRF and the NET, which was held on June 19 has been declared. Prof D. C. Kataria, Director of the Aryans Educational and Charitable Trust, however, said the result for humanities and social sciences was still awaited.

The NGO has started a free helpline Phone (No 98762-99888) on which result can be enquired tomorrow between 10 am to 2 pm.

The NGO has also decided to hold a special camp at the Gandhi Smarak Bhavan in Sector 16 between 2 to 6 pm where candidates can see and get free copy of the result gadgets. Those who have qualified the test can also get themselves registered for Database of NET qualified people.



Vivekanand institute best in college fest

Mohali, December 1
Students of Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Banur, bagged the overall best college title at Parivartan 2005, an inter-college festival organised by the CEC, Landran. They bagged top positions among 20 colleges.

Among those who won prizes are: Kanishk, Gunjan, Daivyakant, Manmohan Anand, Amit, Anurag Bali, Akita Sood, Anshita, Sunil Khatri, Simrat Kaur, Daivyakant, Divyjot Puri, Jagbir Singh and Kanav. — TNS



PU convocation on Feb 4
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
The 55th Annual convocation of Panjab University for graduates of the academic session 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 will be held on February 4, 2006 at 11 am.

Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will be the chief guest on the occasion.



Jail term for guilty husband
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 1
The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mr Gulab Singh, today sentenced Hardip Singh of Ropar district to 720 days imprisonment, while hearing an execution petition filed by his wife regarding non payment of monthly maintenance allowance. Kamal Jit Kaur, a resident of Pinjore, had pleaded that she had married Hardip in February 2000 and a son was born out of this wedlock.

Later a dispute arose between the two, and she started living with her parents. The court had instructed Hardip to pay maintenance allowance of Rs 1500 for her and Rs 700 for the child. Hardip paid the maintenance allowance for only a few months, but later stopped paying it.



Ghulam Ali to perform at HC Golden Jubilee function
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
Pakistani ghazal king Ghulam Ali, Sarod exponent Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and renowned Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans are expected to perform at the forthcoming golden jubilee celebrations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh.

According to highly-placed sources, Ghulam Ali has already given his consent to perform at the dinner being hosted by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for the visiting dignitaries and legal community at the Rock Garden on December 9. H

The next day will see President of India APJ Abdul Kalam, Chief Justice of India Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj and a number of other VVIPs attending a one-hour function at the High Court complex. About 3,000-4,000 dignitaries are expected to attend the function.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhary of the Lahore High Court is also scheduled to attend the golden jubilee function along with many other Judges and lawyers of the Lahore High Court.

After the one-hour function followed by hi-tea, the guests will attend the cultural programme-cum-lunch being organised by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association.

The association is also trying to organise a laser show to depict the history of the High Court.

At about 2.30 pm, the Chief Justice of India, his brother Judges and other important persons will attend the foundation stone-laying-ceremony of the Judicial Academy at Sector 43, Chandigarh.

The academy, when completed, will serve the purpose of training Judges from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, as also the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The evening of December 10 has been allotted to the Government of Haryana. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has already conveyed his intention to the host a cultural programme followed by dinner for the guests. The dinner will be held at the picturesque Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore.

Sources in the Haryana Government say that efforts are also being made to rope in Ustad Amjad Ali Khan to perform at the party.

However, the Ustad has still to convey his consent.

About 150 young lawyers have also volunteered to pitch in with assistance to make the function a success.


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