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Dusters sold at school stalls
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
The Interact Club of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, on Saturday put up two stalls to sell dusters made by children of the “Special cell for the mentally retarded” of the school. The event also marked the first PTA meeting of the school.

As many as 122 dusters were sold and the young interactors raised an amount of Rs 2196.

Meanwhile, ‘Ladla Driver’, a 20-minute documentary, was also recently screened for the students of Classes I to XII in the auditorium.

The documentary highlighted the problems of a community where teenagers are forced to commute on their own, in the absence of an effective public transport system.

The documentary was enjoyed by the students as it depicted young attitudes in a fast changing society.



MCM girls conferred degrees
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
As many as 815 students were awarded degrees at the annual convocation of MCM DAV College, Sector-36, Chandigarh.

Twenty special prizes were given to meritorious students. It was a proud moment for university toppers as they signed the roll of honour. These included Navreet Sahi (1 in English Hons), Gazal Garg (1 in political science Hons), Meenakshi (2 in economics Hons), Deepika Kohli (2 in sociology Hons), Deepanjali (2 in English Hons) and Parampreet Kaur (2 in history Hons). Poonam Saini was third in MA II (Hindi).

Five girls were honoured by the DAV College Managing Committee on April 28 in New Delhi for excellence in academics.

The students are Navreet Sahi, Gazal Garg, Geetu Sharma, Ritu Sharma and Bhavandeep.

Prof V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chairman, UGC, New Delhi, was the chief guest on the convocation. He said education was for life, through life and throughout life.

The Principal, Dr Puneet Bedi, read out the annual report.



From Schools
Water Resources Day celebrated at GMHS-20
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Students and teachers of GMHS-Government Model High School, Sector 20-D, celeberated Water Resource Day in the school campus. An essay writing competition was also organised. Girdhari Lal Jindal, district in charge BJP, was the chief guest.

Declamation contest

An Inter-school declamation competition was conducted by Rotary Club of Chandigarh in Skating Rink on Saturday. Fifteen schools of Chandigarh participated in the competition. Tavleen Kaur of Guru Nanak Public School was awarded the first prize.



Counselling sessions at NIIFT
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 1
The Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) will be organising two-day counseling sessions for admission to various courses being offered by it here from tomorrow.

The NIIFT, Mohali, is being run by the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Punjab.

The NIIFT at present offers postgraduate and under-graduate courses in textile design, garment-manufacturing technology, knitwear design and technology, fashion retail management, fashion design and clothing technology.



St Joan’s kids celebrate “Fruits Day”
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Tiny-tots of St. Joan's Public School, Zirakpur, celebrated "Fruits Day" with great zeal and vigour today. The children of class nursery, LKG and UKG were told about the importance of eating fruits.

Some poems regarding the use of fruits were sung. The children presented themselves as different fruits. The tiny-tots had brought nicely cut fruits in their tiffins.

The school was decorated tastefully, adding more fun and essence to the "Fruits Day" celebration, according to the Director Principal of the school.



Lecture on ayurveda concepts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
The Association of Ayurvedic Studies and Health (AASH) organised a seminar on the basic concepts of ayurveda at Shri Dhanwantry Ayurved College, Chandigarh. Dr Vaidya Madan Gulati, Deputy Director Ayurved, Chandigarh Administration, and Chairman of the AASH, delivered a lecture on the principles of ayurveda.

President Mohit Kaushik and vice-president Pankaj Sharma stated that ayurveda was not an alternative system of medicine but a complete system of medicine. Ayurveda stressed more on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



Govt College appointments
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Prof Bhupinder Singh today took over as Dean (College Instructions), Government College, Sector 11, according to a press note by the college.

Dr A.S. Sethi has taken over as Dean (College Instructions) of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, while Dr K.S. Saluja has been appointed Vice-Principal of Government College, Sector 11. Ms Promila Kaushal has been designated Vice-Principal of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11.

Dr A.L. Gauba has been designated Vice-Principal, Government College for Girls, Sector 42, while Santosh Kalra has been designated Vice-Principal, Government College, Sector 46.



Ashwani Kumar is DPI (Schools)
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Mr Ashwani Kumar, an HCS officer, took over as the DPI (Schools) today. He replaced Mr D.S. Mangat.

Mr Amit Talwar, a PCS officer, took over as the Assistant Estate Officer replacing Mr N.S. Brar.

Mr Daljeet Singh, another PCS officer, became the new Secretary of the Municipal Corporation relieving Mr H.S. Kandhola, Joint Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, of his additional charge.



Triangular contest for HC Bar president’s post
in offing
Our High Court Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 1
A triangular contest is in the offing for the two main posts in the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, the voting for which is scheduled for May 5.

While a two-time former president, Mr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, will lock horns with Mr Rakesh Kumar Garg and Mr S.S. Dalal for the post of president, the new occupant of the office of secretary will be chosen from among Mr A.K. Sinha, Mr Amandeep Singh Singhmar and Mr Onkar Singh Batalvi.

For the post of vice-president, four candidates are in the fray. They are Mr Arun Bansal, Mr Diwan Singh Sharma, Mr Jaskaran Singh Attar and Mr M.K. Dogra.

Two women advocates — Ms Balwinder Kaur and Ms Meenal Goyal —will vie for the post of joint secretary, and Mr Amit Jaiswal and Mr Kanwar Berjeshwar Singh Jaswal will face the voters for the post of treasurer. A total of 12 lawyers are in the fray for the 10 posts of executive members (up to 10 years).

Meanwhile, some of the posts have been filled without any election as there was no contest.

Among those who have been declared elected unopposed include Mr D.S. Nehra and Mr O.P. Goyal (both senior executive members), Ms Meenakshi Kumari Chaudhary ( executive member) and Mr Ashok Kumar Verma, Ms Bhupinder Pal Kaur Brar, Mr Divjyot Singh Sandhu, Mr Jagmohan Singh Bhatti, Ms Kulwant Kaur Kahlon, Mr Rajinder Goyal and Mr Swaran Singh (all executive members in the above-10 year category).

Speaking to The Tribune, Senior Advocate Manmohan Lal Sarin, who is heading the election committee, said all arrangements had been made for the smooth conduct of the polls.

He disclosed that a total of 2046 voters would be eligible to cast their vote on May 5. The total number of voters in last year's election was about 200 more than the present figure.

The fall in the number of voters is being attributed to the fact that the election committee has strictly implemented the clause relating to one Bar-one vote. This means that any member of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, who has voted in any district Bar election this year, will not be allowed to cast his vote.

This time the election committee had asked the members to submit affidavits to the effect that they had not voted in any of the District Bar Association elections.



Hooda inaugurates HC Bar library
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today inaugurated the refurnished library of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hooda congratulated the Bar Association for establishing a new library for the convenience of the lawyers. He hoped that members would utilise the library for the benefit of their clients.

Referring to the demand of the legal fraternity for providing land at Panchkula for a housing society for lawyers, the Chief Minister said the demand would be properly considered and a decision in this regard would be taken at the earliest.

He also offered his government's full support to the legal fraternity in all its endeavours.

In his address, the Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice H.S. Bedi, said the Bench and the Bar should work in close coordination to provide justice to the needy.

He said the High Court had taken up with the authorities the issue of adequate supply of electricity to the chambers of the lawyers and the Bar rooms and a decision in this regard was expected soon.



HC Judge inspects district courts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 1
Sanitation in the district courts came to the notice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Mr Justice M.M. Kumar, who is the inspecting judge of the district courts, Sector 17.

Interacting with members of the District Bar Association, he directed officials concerned to improve sanitation.

The Bar president, Mr N.K. Nanda, said the slow speed of computer systems was also brought to the notice of the Judge.



‘Aakorik’ best play as Bengali drama fest ends
S.D. Sharma

Chandigarh, May 1
The three-day-long all-India Bengali Drama Competition ended here today. The fully-packed Tagore Theatre, saw the inquisitive audience not wanting to miss even a single dialogue from the actors on stage. The crowd remained static during the staging of all eight plays of the first ever competition brought to the city by the local Kalibari and the BSS.

Three plays were staged on the final day today which included ‘Khela’ (Game) by the CR Park Bangiya Samaj New Delhi, ‘Kalaho Kirtan’ by Bangiya Samilini Shimla and ‘Ekti durghatna o ekti atamhatya’ (An accident or a suicide) staged by the Aakriti Theatre group New Delhi.

The panel of three judges had a tough time to arrive at the final ratings in view of the overall aesthetic excellence displayed by the artists on stage and the technical backup teams.

However, the respective top positions in each category were.

Best play: Aakorik by Amrakajon; 2nd best: Ekti durghatna O ekti atamhatya by Aakriti New Delhi; 3rd best: Khela by CR Park Bangiya Samaj New Delhi.

Best Actor: Sandeep Bagchi; 2nd : Anjan Kanjilal; 3rd: Palasdas.

Best actress: Mita Das; 2nd best: Chhando Guho; 3rd: Swasti Ghosh.

Best director: Anjan Kanjilal; 2nd : Deba Brata Sen; 3rd: Tarun Das.

Child Artist: Master Ritik; Best Music: A Satyakam; Stage Craft: Aakorik; Light effects: Ekti Durghatna.


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