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EDUCATION

Biography of Pathak released
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Mr Shingara Singh Bhullar, Editor, Punjabi Tribune, released a biography titled “Jeevni - Professor K.N. Pathak” authored by Mr Subhash Bhaskar at Panjab University here yesterday.

Complimenting the Vice-Chancellor for his persistent efforts, honesty, integrity and commitment, Mr Bhullar said it was a matter of pride for an alumnus to have been given an opportunity to release the biography of a Vice-Chancellor who steered the university through difficult times and achieved heights.

He also complimented the author for his simple and lucid style in writing the book which will become a source of inspiration to all those who come from a rural or humble background. He also felt that the biography should be brought out in Hindi and English too.

Mr Prem Vij, Secretary, Chandigarh Sahitya Academy, in his introductory remarks called the Vice-Chancellor’s achievements as a lighthouse for others to emulate.

Mr K.C. Dubey, Director, All-India Radio, Chandigarh, observed that the book helps in re-discovering a personality which can be a perennial source of inspiration. Mr Sham Singh, News Editor, Punjabi Tribune, complimented the Vice-Chancellor on his achievements and the author for the narrative style.

Dr R.C. Sobti, the new Vice-Chancellor observed that he had learnt a great deal from Dr Pathak who has been his teacher and mentor. He solicited his support and requested that he should continue to guide him in carrying on the onerous task ahead.

Dr Veer Singh, Dean University Instruction said the university will continue to solicit his support as his contribution in the university’s growth will be fondly remembered.

Dr K.N. Pathak told that the author had approached him after having read a write up on him and his seriousness made him agree to a book. Dr Pathak thanked everyone for their support and affection and said he would be available to serve the university as and when it was required.

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PCCTU seeks Admn intervention
Termination of SGGS College lecturer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Taking a strong note of the termination of services of Ms Gurpreet Kaur, Lecturer in Computer Science, by the Management of SGGS College, Sector 26, members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), have urged the UT Administration to intervene at the earliest to solve the problem.

Dr Jagwant Singh, General Secretary, PCCTU, cautioned the UT Administration that if an early solution is not found then protest would spread to other non-Government Colleges of Chandigarh and Punjab. He said the Chandigarh District Council of PCCTU under the leadership of its president Mr Sudish Sharma and secretary Dr Anil Parti would soon work out a course of action, if the victimisation of Ms Gurpreet Kaur was not ended.

Dr Jagwant Singh said the UT Administration should withdraw its letter (dated November 11, 2003) as the same had been issued under erroneous understanding about the date of applicability of the new eligibility conditions of UGC. He said she had been selected on the basis of the eligibility conditions in force at the time the post was advertised. Any instructions issued after that can not be implemented retrospectively.

He said the representatives of UT Administration and PU had satisfied themselves about her eligibility as per rules applicable at the time of her selection and had certified it.

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Coaching classes for deprived students
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
The Education Department of UT started special coaching classes for students from the economically weaker sections on Thursday.

Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice- Chancellor, Panjab University, inaugurated these classes at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33- A.

The classes have been started for students of class IX and X who have the drive but lack the resources. The classes are being organised at the GMSSS, Sector 33 and the GMSSS, Sector 23.

Retired teachers have been engaged in teaching these students. Also present at the inauguration was Mr K. Atma Ram, a renowned educationist and Mr Ashwani Kumar, DPI Schools. Students and guests also planted saplings of ashoka, neem and gulmohar.

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Patrol leader camp organised
Tribune News Service

Scouts perform at a patrol leader testing and training camp at KV-47 in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Scouts perform at a patrol leader testing and training camp at KV-47 in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, July 23
A three-day patrol leader testing and training camp ended at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47.

The main events of the training programme were yoga, social service 
activities and first aid knowledge.

A camp was organised yesterday. The function was presided over by RB Meena, Education Officer, Chandigarh region.


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Workshop

Chandigarh, July 23
An English Language Teaching (ELT) workshop for teachers was organised today as part of the British Library organisational membership here. About 50 teachers from the region participated in the workshop. TNS

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COURTS
 

Bar association meeting
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 23
The members of District Bar Association (DBA), Panchkula, hold a meeting and passed a resolution for constructing a boundary wall around the Judicial Complex, here yesterday.

A press note issued by the DBA secretary, Mr Jaspal Singh, stated that the bar members also gave a green signal for the removal of temporary sheds for the construction of litigation sheds. In the meeting, it was also decided that the advocates, who have been allotted chambers but not shifted as yet, would also shift to their places.

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CULTURE
 

Punjabi book released
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, July 23
The Writers Club organised a seminar to mark the release of a Punjabi book “Meri Dehli Te Daghda Suraj” here today. The book written by Punjabi poet and fiction writer Sham Singh, was released by A.S. Kaang, a litterateur. The author had immaculately analysed and documented the pen portraits of 26 writers or artists coming from diverse backgrounds and professions, said Kaang.

The direct frame of reference for the book had come from a regular column “Meri kalam mera kamra” of a magazine “Naagmani” edited by Amrita Pritam.

The writers who had sculpted their life experiences include novelists, thespians, performing and visual artistes, journalists, educationists, musicians and Army officers. Each had been candid in sharing their personal experiences with respect to their literary activities, constraints and support from family.

The main speaker, Dr Suderashan Gaso, delved into the content and context having close proximity with the life and unique presentation style.

Presiding over the function, UK-based poetess Kavita Jindal opined that the book is pioneering attempt in itself.

Others who participated in the interactive session included Col Jasbir Bhullar (retd), Dev Bhardwaj, Kulwant Singh, Dr Sharanjit Kaur, and Pallavi.

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Trehan’s book released
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, July 23
‘‘Duniyan ne tazarbaato hawadish ki shaql mein, jo kuchh mujhe diya hai lauta raha hoon main..’’

This couplet by Sahir Ludhianvi is a veritable summation of the life experiences of 78-year-old Raghuvir Trehan which find true representation in his book titled ‘‘Behta gam, palkein nam’’. The book was released by councilor Jitender Bhatia and Hindi writer Jia Lal Handoo at a function held at hotel Regency here today.

A regular contributor to literary magazines since 1946 , Trehan had dedicated the book to his wife late Rama Trehan . The ghazals, poems, rubais, devotional compositions and blank verses eloquently depict the sentiments of ecstasy, pleasure, pain, anguish and deteriorating moral values as felt closely through life experiences.

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