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MGM students donate Rs 51,866 to SOS village
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Students of Elementary School Khera, near Ahmedgarh, at a prize distribution function held in school on Sunday
Students of Elementary School Khera, near Ahmedgarh, at a prize distribution function held in school on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana, January 29
Talent of the students of MGM Public School was showcased at the annual function held here today. Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, was the chief guest. Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, (MP) also graced the occasion.

Mr Sharanjit Dhillon laid the foundation stone of Mata Gur Kaur charitable dispensary on the school premises.

The programme started with the school prayer. The Principal of the school, Ms Harmeet Kaur, welcomed the guests and read the annual report. The Director, Mr Gajjan Singh Thind honoured the chief guest with a memento and a shawl.

The chief guest gave about 150 prizes for excellence in academic and co-curricular activities. The students of the school had collected an amount of Rs 51,866 for the SOS villages of India, an organisation looking after the orphans and the needy and a DD for the amount was presented to the Regional Manager of SOS villages.

The students also presented a cultural programme on the occasion. The Kashmiri dance and “A song for peace” items were the highlights of the programme. English play “Bad habits at the Cultural Club” was appreciated by the audience.

Poster-making contest: A poster-making competition was held at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, here on Saturday. The topics discussed were regarding the status of the girlchild. Classes III and IV were given the topic “Laadli — a giril child”, while Classes V and VI were asked to make posters on the topic “Place of a girl in our society”, Class VII was asked to draw on the topic “Vice of the unborn child”and Class VII students got the topic “How to remove discrimination between a girl child and boy child”.

A paper-reading contest was also held on the topic “Female foeticide is a great sin”. The results of the contest are as follows:

Class III- Palak First, Srishti II Ashwarya III.

Class IV- Pushkar Ist, Sahil Puri II, Divyanshi III.

Class V- Vibhu and Aashish Ist, Pallavi and Mukta IInd, Garima III.

Class VII- Avneet and Mitul Ist, Annie and Sachin II, Rishabh and Nitika III.

Class VIII- Ankit Ist, Nidhi II, Saanchi III.

The results of the paper reading contest are Jayashree I, Nitika Passi II, Sahil Khajuria III.

Annual day functions: Sacred Soul Convent School celebrated its annual day and prize distribution function here today in the school campus. Junior and senior students presented exciting cultural items. The presentation of skits and dances by them kept the audience spell bound.

Mandi Ahmedgarh: The annual prize distribution function of Government Elementary School, Khera, was organised on the school premises under the supervision of Mehar Singh, Chairman, Village School Development Committee. Mr Dharam Singh Khera, Chairman, Legal Cell of the Congress, presided over the function and Mr Surjit Singh, national awardee was the chief guest.

The speakers called upon the members of rural society to focus their attention on the education of their wards instead of providing them luxuries. “Unfortunately our share in central pool of civil and allied services has been declining for the last two decades and the change in our priorities has emerged as main reason for the situation,” said Mr Khera adding that the rural area was worst affected.

The organisers gave away prizes to students who had secured top positions in academic and extra-curricular activities. Mr Nazar Singh, Headmaster, Mr Janak Raj, Mr Mehar Chand and Mr Amrit Pal Singh were also present on the occasion.

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Businessman convicted in cheque bounce case
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana January 29
Mr K.K. Singla, Judicial Magistrate, has convicted a businessman — Jasbir Singh Bedi — of Sargodha Colony, Model Gram, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case. He has been sentenced to undergo imprisonment for one year. A fine of Rs 2,000 was also imposed upon the accused.

The orders were pronounced by the court while deciding the complaint filed by Satish Kumar Bhatia of Sandrewal village, Nawan Shahar district. The complainant had submitted before the court that the accused was the owner of M/s Mandhir Tyre Centre.

The accused had borrowed Rs 2 lakh from him for his tyre business. The amount was given to him through two demand drafts in May 1997 and December 1998, which was utilised by the accused.

He demanded the borrowed amount from the accused from time to time but he put off the matter giving lame excuses. Later on, in order to discharge his legally enforceable liabilty, the accused gave him a cheque of Rs one lakh in the month of September 1999. But when the cheque was presented to the banker of accused for encashment, it was dishonoured with the remarks “insufficient funds”. Even despite sending a legal notice, the accused failed to make the payment.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty. He claimed that actually a blank cheque was given by him to Mohinder Pal Chaudhary, who was maternal uncle of the complainant. The complainant had misused the said cheque and he was not under any liabilty.

“The plea of accused does not inspire any confidence because, no evidence pertaining to this fact has been brought on record by the accused. Such plea can be easily taken by any of the drawer, when criminal machinery is moved against the drawer due to the reason that cheque issued by him was bounced, so this plea taken by the accused is not believable,” remarked the judge. He further held that it was a feeble attempt of the accused to throw out the case of the complainant.

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Panel supports agitating para-medical staff
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 29
The Coordination Committee of Para-medical and Health Employees, Punjab, while expressing solidarity with the agitating employees of ESIC Model Hospital here, has asked the authorities to revert back to the old timings of the hospital and settle other demands in consultation with employees.

A meeting of the committee held here today under the chairmanship of Mr Amarjit Singh Pandher chalked out the programme for district-level dharnas against the state government in support of the pending demands of para-medical and health employees. The employees will stage a dharna here on February 28.

According to Mr Pandher, it was further decided that the employees of the health department from the city would participate in large numbers in the state-level convention of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation on February 14 and 15 to highlight their demands. 

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Kulbir Kaur shines at athletics meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 29
Kulbir Kaur, a student of BA III, won three titles on the first day of the two-day annual athletics meet of the local Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, which began here today. Kulbir won the 200m, 400m and long-jump events.

Mr Gianinder Singh Sandhu, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, inaugurated the meet in which students of all streams took part. Mr Sandhu was welcomed by Mr Gurbir Singh, president, Guru Nanak Education Trust, and principal, Dr Charanjit Mahal, and faculty member of the college.

Addressing the students, Mr Sandhu said the educated women could play an important role in the development of the country.

First day’s results: 800m- Harminder Kaur 1, Palwinder Kaur 2 and Rajbir Kaur of 3; javelin throw- Shaminder Kaur 1, Sukhvinder Kaur 2 and Ninder Kaur 3; 400m- Kulbir Kaur 1, Palwinder Kaur 2 and Maninder Kaur 3; shot put- Sukhvinder Kaur 1, Shaminder Kaur 2 and Ninder Kaur 3.

High jump — Rajvir Kaur 1, Sukhvidner Kaur 2 and Sandeep Kaur 3; 200m- Kulbir Kaur 1, Harminder Kaur 2 and Palwinder Kaur 3; discus throw- Ninder Kaur 1, Sukhvinder Kaur 2 and Shaminder Kaur 3; long jump- Kulbir Kaur 1, Harminder Kaur 2 and Palvinder Kaur 3; 1500m- Palvinder Kaur 1, Garima 2 and Pammy Sharma 3; 4x400 relay race- BA I- 1, BA III-2 and B Com- 3; skipping race- Meenu 1, Kavita 2 and Saazee 3; three-legged race- Maninder Kaur and Harpreet Kaur 1, Kalyani and Shivani 2, Sukhvinder Kaur and Palwinder Kaur 3.

Clerical staff race — (men)- Sarbjit Singh 1, Sarabjit Singh Dhamotia 2 and Ravi Gidwani 3; (women)- Baljeet Kaur 1, Tejinder Kaur 2 and Kamlesh 3.

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PSEB XI enter cricket final
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 29
Sukhvinder hammered 59 runs as the PSEB XI, Patiala, defeated the Rana Club, Ludhiana, by five wickets to secure a berth in the final of the first Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Cricket Tournament, being organised by the Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Welfare Society at Daresi Ground here today.

In the final, slated for Tuesday, the PSEB XI will take on the winners of the match to be played tomorrow between the Sports Centre, Ludhiana, and the Bhavadhas Club.

Today, in the first semi-final, the Rana Club won the toss and elected to bat first. They failed to cope up with the accurate bowling by the PSEB XI’s bowlers as their innings folded at 159 runs in the last of the allotted 30 overs. Anil Kumar, Ranjeet Singh and Anil Singla contributed 29, 24 and 27 runs, respectively.

For the PSEB XI, Harkishan Kali was the most successful bowler, claiming three wickets for 25 runs in his quota of six overs. Gautam Mandora grabbed two wickets for 28 runs, while Sandeep Kochhar took two for 6 in one over.

The PSEB XI made the required runs in the 24th over after losing five wickets. Their innings revolved around Sukhvinder, who made 59 runs off 57 balls with the help of nine boundaries and one six, while Rupinder and Vipul Sharma scored 28 and 27 runs, respectively. The main wicket takers for the PSEB XI were Rajesh Gehlot (2 for 36), Lalit Kapoor (1 for 20), Ravinder (1 for 19) and John (1 for 29).

For his essay of 59 runs, Sukhvinder was adjudged the man of the match. Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Member of Parliament from Ludhiana, Mr Sat Pal Gosain, former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, President, Ludhiana District Congress Committee (Urban), Mr Hem Raj Aggarwal, Councillor, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana Ward no 1, Mr Chaman Lal Malhotra, Chairman, Selection Committee, Punjab (seniors), Mr Vinod Chitkara, honorary general secretary, Ludhiana District Cricket Association, Mr Subhash Dawar, an industrialist, and Mr Jaswant Kataria, secretary, the organising committee- Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Welfare Society were among other prominent persons who were present there today.

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Sports festival at Jarkhar
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 29
Top hockey outfits of the region such as Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab Police, Namdhari XI, BSF, and EME Jalandhar will be seen in action during the three-day sports festival slated to be held at Jarkhar village, about 12 km from here, on February 3, 4 and 5.

This was informed by Mr Jagroop Singh Jarkhar, president, Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club after a meeting of the organising club held here yesterday. The meeting was chaired by Mr Narinderpal Singh Sidhu, chairman, Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club.

The games torch would be begin the march from Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on February 3 which would culminate at the stadium in Jarkhar where the recruits of the Punjab Police would present the dare-devil show on motor cycles before the formal inauguration of the festival.

The meeting also decided to honour sportspersons and sports promoters for their contribution in the promotion of sports. Former national hockey coach Baldev Singh would be given promoter of sports award while Surjit Singh Randhwa award will be presented to Olympian Kanwalpreet Singh Chahal. Harjit Bajakhana award will be given to the kabaddi star Shindri Fullanwal. Noted writer Shamsher Singh Sandhu will be awarded with the Shah Aswar award.

During this three-day festival, competition in volleyball, handball, hockey, kabaddi, basketball would be organised. The winners in all the events would be given attractive prizes.

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Mangru, Raj Rani win veteran’s walk contest
Our Correspondent

Khanna, January 29
Mr Mangru and Ms Raj Rani won the veteran walk titles in their respective age group. The walk was organised by the Department of Physical Education and Sports of A.S College Mandan Gopal Chopra Stadium today. More than 90 took part in the walk.

There were eight different age group categories for men and three for women participants. Mr Naunihal Singh, SSP, Khanna, flagged off the male participants and Garima Singh, IRS, Deputy Commissioner, Income Tax, flagged off the women walk.

In the above 70 age group (Men) Mangru Foremen stood first, Hardyal Singh and Manmohan Singh second and respectively. In the above 80 age group Amar Singh was the only participant . Other winners included Harinder Singh (above 40), Lachman Singh Grewal (above 50 years), Sukhdev Singh (above 55 years), Mehar Chand (above 60 years) and Nachhatar Singh (above 65 years).

In the women’s competition Ms Hardeep Sharma won the first position, Paviotar Kaur (above 48 years) and Raj Rani (above 60 years) won in their respective categories. Mr Sanjiv Dhamija, secretary of the college, thanked the chief guests and participants.

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