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Sawhney on direct taxes advisory panel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
Dr Upinder Sawhney, Reader, Department of Economics, Panjab University, has been nominated as member of the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Chandigarh, for two years. A communication to this effect has been received from Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Chandigarh. The committee will be an advisory body and will deal with matters relating to income and wealth Taxes.

MSc admission

Admissions to five additional seats in MSc (industrial chemistry), Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, will be conducted on August 24. The candidates on the waiting list are advised to appear for interview in the office of the Chairperson, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology at 11 a.m. along with relevant documents and fee. For any additional information one can contact Dr Neetu Sharma, (telephone No. 2534922, e-mail: Netapu@yahoo.co.in).

ME (chemical) seats

Some seats in ME (chemical), first year, are lying vacant in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology. Candidates can submit application forms along with self-attested copies of all relevant documents to the office of the Chairperson by August 28 for test/interview on August 29 at 11 a.m. in the office of the Chairperson along with the original certificates and the relevant fee. For more details one can contact Prof R.C. Katyal (Tel. No. 2534915, e-mail: katyalrc@yahoo.com).

Gosal dead

Prof Ravinder Pal Singh Gosal of the Department of Geography, Panjab University, passed away on Sunday. His death was mourned by the staff and students of the department. A condolence meeting was held at the university auditorium of Panjab University. He joined DAV College as faculty member in 1981. He joined PU as a lecturer in 1984 and was elevated as professor in 2000.

Roll numbers

Roll Nos. to all eligible candidates who are to appear in the BEd entrance test (through correspondence) on August 27, have been despatched by registered post. Those who do not receive the roll Nos. by August 24, can collect the same from the university office (CET cell) on August 25.



KV Sangathan holds science exhibition
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, 3 BRD, Air Force station hosted the cluster level meet of social science exhibition organised by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Various competitions, including group song, group dance, debate and quiz, were held on the occasion.

Results: group dance — KVS, Sector 29, 1; KV No.2, 3BRD, 2 and KV, Bhanu, 3.

Group song — KV No.2, 3BRD, 1; KV-2, Mullanpur, 2 and KVS, Sector 29, 3.

Debate (Hindi) — Swati of KV No.2, 3BRD, 1; Vandana of KV No. 1, 2.

English — Hannah Julia of KV No.2, 3BRD, 1; Aashirwad of KV highgrounds, 2.

Induction programme

A week-long induction programme for newly appointed PGTs (history, geography and economics) at Kendriya Vidyalayas commenced on Monday at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31. Around 50 teachers from different regions are attending this course.

Mr SS Sehrawat , Assistant Commissioner, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

Dr S.P. Shergill, course director, apprised the participants of the objectives of the programme. She also highlighted the need for reform in approach of teaching from content-oriented to student-oriented.

A similar workshop for PGTs in economics was also inaugurated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47. Around 20 teachers are participating in it. Mr J.P. Gupta, education officer, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh, gave the inaugural address. 



Vanmahotsav at govt school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
The Eco-club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, celebrated vanmahotsav on the school campus.

Mr Chander Prakash, president, Ashiana Educational Society, Sector 9, was the chief guest. Bahadur Singh, principal of the school, encouraged students to keep the school and environment clean and green. Fifty ornamental and medicinal trees were planted in the school. 



Herbal Garden inaugurated
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
At least 100 students of Himalayan eco-club of Government Model High School, Sector 41, Badheri, participated in the inaugural function of Herbal Garden.

On the occasion, the Teachers Association planted plants of medicinal importance. Mrs Kiran Jyoti, headmistress, addressed the students and told them about the importance of plants. An exhibition on ‘Best from waste’ was also organised. 



Lawyers stage dharna

Dera Bassi, August 21
Members of the Dera Bassi Bar Association today organised a dharna opposite the Office of the SDM at Tehsil Complex in support of the setting up of a judicial court here.

Mr Rajvir Singh, vice-president of the association, alleged that in the absence of a court here the litigants had to go to Rajpura for any court work. They also suspended work for the day. — TNS



Play on fight for justice

The Theatre Lab staged Lakshmi Narain Lal’s Hindi play “Ek Satya Harishchander” at Tagore Theatre here today.

Director Umesh Kant attempted to project manipulations by affluent lords to wrest power and the growing awakening among the downtrodden to fight for justice. The play within a play was structured to operate at the levels of mythology and modern concepts in tone and treatment.

The play raised issues of history, culture, caste prejudices and atrocities on the underprivileged.

Dance and other sequences weakened the theme of societal parity. Sachin Sharma, Yogesh Arora and Sandeep Chatterjee excelled while Ashi Prashar, Zubin Mehta and Anirudh justified their roles. — OC



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