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Importance of Hindi language highlighted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14
The Postgraduate Department of English of Government College, Sector 11, in association with the Hindi Department, celebrated Hindi Divas today.

College Principal Dr A.N. Garg talked about the importance of the language.

Dean College Instructions and Head of the Department Prof Bhupinder Singh said they had prepared a bilingual newsletter that carried resume of famous Hindi writers.

Declamation contest

An inter-section declamation contest was organised to mark Hindi Divas at Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.

Fifteen students took part in the competition. The winners include Rakesh and Pooja.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Dr Beantjit Kaur stressed the need for respecting and using the language.

Competitions held

Various competitions were organised to mark Hindi Divas at Government College, Sector 46. The winners were Ravinder Kumar, Devika, Sunil Kumar, Prem, Devika, Krishan Raghav, Ritu, Babli Negi.

Training programmes

The Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Sector 32, conducted a series of training programmes on human resource development for officers of the Punjab State Cooperative Agriculture Development Bank.

During the programmes, participants were briefed on the various aspects of effective communication, group dynamics, team building, leadership development, personality development, etc.

The last programme ended today. J&K State Cooperative Union Chairman Rajesh Sharma was the chief guest of the last-day function, while managing Director of the Agriculture Development Bank G.S. Mangat presided over the function.

Institute Regional Director Dr Niraj Pasricha outlined the activities of the institute.


A three-day workshop on developing debating and declamation skill ended at Government College, Sector 46.

The workshop was organised by English Literary Society president Dr Iqbal Judge.

Students of BCA, BCom and BA participated in various sessions conducted by Dr Jyoti Seth, S.K. Singh and Kamaldeep.


As many as 150 students of Mass Communication from Jagan Institute of Media Studies (JIMS), Delhi, visited Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42, and attended a seminar on “Government-Media Relations” today.

They were addressed by Director Public Relations, UT Administration, Vivek Atray Indian Express Deputy Resident Editor Manraj Grewal and Principal, IHM, Chandigarh, Navin Kumar Nanchahal.

Dean Mass Communication, JIMS, N. Bhatnagar appreciated the efforts of the institute in organising the seminar.


The Psychology Department of GGDSD College, Sector 32-C, organised a lecture on “Stress Management”.

Prof J. Mohan, eminent scholar and former Chairman, Department of Psychology, Punjab University, was the guest speaker.

In his address, he highlighted the symptoms, causes and strategies to cope stress effectively.



Stress on giving boost to Hindi
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 14
Haryana Education Minister Phool Chand Mullana honoured the winners of “Hindi Kahani Pratiyogita” and “Hindi and Haryanvi Pustak Puruskar Yojna” of 2005-06 at the state-level Hindi Day Function organised by the Haryana Sahitya Akademi at Red Bishop here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mullana said that society needs to shoulder the responsibility towards promoting the cause of Hindi while stressing upon the need for spreading awareness about the importance of the language.

He said that the Hindi Day function was dedicated to the memory of the founding father of Hindi journalism, Babu Bal Mukand Gupt, who was not only a great litterateur but also a seasoned journalist who took Hindi journalism to new heights.

Mr Mullana announced that the cash prizes given in memory of Babu Bal Mukand Gupt and famous poet Pt Lakhmi Chand Awards had been increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000. Accepting the demands put forward by the Akademi, he said the name of the Gudiana School in Rewari district would be changed and renamed in the memory of Babu Bal Mukund Gupt as per the rules.

In the category of "Hindi Kahani Pratiyogita", Dr S.S. Mudgil from Rohtak got the first prize of Rs 3500 for his story “Mahatma” and Mr Rakesh Sharma from Chandigarh was honoured with the second prize of Rs 3000 for his story “Subah Ki Talaash”. The minister honoured Ms Kamlesh Malik from Sonepat with the third prize of Rs 2500 for her story “Jeena Seekh Jaoge”.

Under the Hindi and Haryanvi Pustak Puruskar Scheme, Mr Hare Ram from Faridabad, Ms Chanderkanta from Gurgaon got cash prizes of Rs 10,000 each. Similarly, Mr Amrit Lal Madan from Kaithal and Dr S.S. Mudgil from Rohtak were also given cash prizes of Rs 5,000 each for their novels “Virat Bona” and “Koi Fayada Nahi”, respectively. Also, Dr Hanumant Rai from Rohtak, Dr Sant Ram Deswal from Sonepat and Mr Ram Parkash Sharma from Delhi were awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each for their best literary work.

Dr Parbhakar from Delhi presented a paper on the role of Hindi language in the era of globalisation, while Mr Vijay Sehgal, former Editor of Dainik Tribune, gave a presentation on the works and life of Babu Balmukund Gupt. He said the importance of the language could be gauged from the fact that channels like Discovery had started broadcasting their programme in Hindi.

Mr Mullana also released three books on the occasion titled, "Shodh Pravidhi" by Dr Harish Chander Verma, "Hindi Ghazal ki Vikas Yatra" by Gyan Prakash Vivek and "Samajshastra-Ek Parichay" by Prof B.K. Nagla of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Ambala: Several educational institutions and social organisations celebrated Hindi Day today.

DAV College, Ambala city, organised declamation contest and poetry competition. Mr Chander Mohan Dhasmana, Head Hindi Department of the college, talked about the importance of Hindi Jasibir Singh (B.A.1st), Ratan Singh (B.Sc.1st) and Jai Shri (B.Sc.1st) secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively, in the declamation contest.



School student allowed to take examination
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 14
Manu Mehta, a Class X student of the BN Senior Secondary School, Sector 12, was allowed to take the first-semester examination, which began here today.

His roll number was handed over to him by school Principal M. Bali just before the examination.

He and his mother had alleged that the school authorities had been withholding his roll number and demanding Rs 5,000 for handing him his roll number.

The Deputy DEO had intervened and directed the school authorities to hand over his roll number to him.

Ms Bali said Manu and Sanjeev, students of Class X, had a fight in front of the school on September 6.

She said the two had been asked to come with their parents following the fight.

While Sanjeev had come with his father, Manu met the Principal with his mother, she added.

Sanjeev’s father assured them that the incident would not be repeated while Manu’s mother threatened to malign the school, she claimed.

The levelling of the allegation was a part of the threat and the school authorities had not demanded money, she said.



Sex scandal case: CBI officer meets Sessions Judge
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14
Almost 10 days after the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of cases of 14 persons, including two former ministers of Jammu and Kashmir from a Srinagar Sessions Court to the District and Sessions Court, Chandigarh for trial, papers relating to the case arrived here today.

A senior CBI officer carried the papers and is learnt to have personally met the District and Sessions Judge in this regard.

The case is likely to come up for hearing before the District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, in the next few days. A decision as to which Judge will hear the case is yet to be taken.

On September 4, the SC, while taking note of the hostile atmosphere prevailing against the accused in the valley, had transferred the cases of 14 persons to Chandigarh.

In their pleas for shifting of the cases outside the valley, which were supported by the CBI, the accused had pointed out that they were not getting a local lawyer to plead their cases because of the boycott call by the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association.

Besides, two former ministers, G.A. Mir and Raman Matto, J and K Principal Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, suspended BSF DIG K.C. Padhi, DSP Mohammad Yousif Mir, former Additional Advocate General Anil Sethi, alleged kingpin of the racket Sabeena, her husband, Abdul Hamid Bullah, and advocate Shabir Ahmed Laway are among those whose cases have been transferred.



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