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Students display music skills
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 23
An annual display of art , craft, dance, music and drama by students of the junior wing of the Yadavindra Public School was put up here today.

Parents were greeted by musical notes played alternately by the Indian classical and Western music groups. A vocal and instrumental presentation of the fast Khayal tarana in Rag Hamir was made.

The highlight of the Western music group was a solo performance of Minnerett composed by J.S.Bach on the piano and the use of bells to create music.

Some students of the school drama club visited Palsora to help the needy presented a play in Hindi “Kaun Ise Neekalega Bahar” directed by Zubin Mehta.

Another stage was set for the dance troope who entertained the audience with traditional bhangra and Rajasthani performances.

The students had come up with many impressive handmade items like masks from paper plates, necklaces of beads made from clay, blow painted small paper baskets, jute bags, etc.

Dr H.S.Dhillon, Principal, said children were involved in artistic creations which facilitated their overall development.



College talent search contest concludes
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, September 23
The two-day talent search competition at the local Government College concluded here today.

The Vice-Chairman of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC), Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, who was the chief guest, announced that a grant of Rs 5 lakh would be released to the college soon.

Meanwhile, Sadhna was awarded the first prize in the poetry recitation contest and Gurpreet Kaur got the first prize in the geet/ghazal category. Parvinder Singh Gorkhi and Kanwaljit bagged the first prize in skit and debate competitions, respectively.

Gurpreet (folk song), Baljinder Singh (fancy dress), Kanchan (painting), Sukhjit (clay modelling), Kamaljit Kaur (collage making), Rakesh Rani (poster making) Pankaj Sharma (cartoon making), Harpreet Kaur (rangoli making), Priti Gandhi (embroidery), Pinki Saini(fan making), Parwinder Singh (rope making) and Gurmeet Singh, Parmdeep Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Megha Sharma and Shabnam were the other winners.

Earlier, Dr P.S. Joshi, Officiating Principal, welcomed the guests.



CAs hold orientation programme
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today organised an orientation programme for creating awareness among the aspirants of chartered accountancy course about the new syllabus.

Mr K. Vrind Jain, chairman of the Chandigarh branch, informed about various requirements for becoming a chartered accountant.

Mr Alok Krishan, secretary of the Chandigarh branch, announced the commencement of the crash course at GGDSD College, Sector 32, from September 29.



Annual function organised
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 23
The annual function of Swami Ram Tirtha Public School was organised with enthusiasm here today. Mr Lal Singh, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Rural Development, was the chief guest.

The function began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Mr Lal Singh. The first item of the evening was Sarasvat Vandana, followed by other dances.

Adding to the excitement was an English play “ Uncle Podger”. There was excitement all around as students dressed in colourful costumes gave impressive performances.

Ms Kiran Bhandari, Principal, read out the annual report. Prizes were given to students who had excelled in academics and co-curricular activities.



District Courts
Yog Raj acquitted

Chandigarh, September 23
Veteran cricketer Yog Raj was today acquitted by Additional District and Sessions Judge Mr B.K. Mehta, setting aside the decision of a Judicial Magistrate, who had held the cricketer guilty in a road accident case.

The cricketer had gone in for an appeal against the order of the magistrate, which was pronounced two years ago. A case had been registered against Yog Raj after the Contessa car he was allegedly driving hit Mulkraj, a resident of Palsora, and his three children. All were injured in the accident. The accused was acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove the charges against him.

2-yr jail term

Rajinder Singh, a resident of Sector 22, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he was held guilty of harassing his brother, Gurcharan Singh, for not allowing water supply to reach the upper floors in the house. While Rajinder occupied the ground floor, Gurcharan occupied the first and second floor of the house. Gurcharan had filed a case under Section 430 of the IPC. — TNS



Music album released
S.D. Sharma

Ashok Mastie
Ashok Mastie

Chandigarh, September 23
Closely following the tradition of excellence maintained by noted folk maestro Gurdas Mann, another boy from his home town Giddarbaha, Ashok Mastie, is in the process of emulating his mentor, friend and guide.

Now based in Delhi, the handsome Punjabi pop and folk singer was here for the release of his sixth music album ‘Clap on the Beat with Mastie’ which was held at the Chandigarh Press Club here today.

Punjabi folk music too was the product of a musical tradition that had been evolved through a process of verbal transmission and passed from one generation to the next, claimed Mastie.

Such transmission of cultural treatise of sweetened songs carried the love and affection of the old, he maintained, sharing his musical voyage with Chandigarh Tribune.

Art form had to be enriched with other finer musical elements for survival, like innovations in form and content.

“It took me three years to complete my instant album, which is a unique blend of tradition and modernity”, disclosed Mastie.

Four music composers — Honey Singh, Gurmit Singh, Sachin Gupta and Tejwant Kittu — had scored the music for this album and some songs had been filmed in Spain.

Blessed with a sweet and cultivated voice, Mastie admitted not using ‘theth’ Punjabi and instead, relied on sophisticated ‘saral’ lyricism, which could cater to different tastes of his large audience from other states.

He categorically complimented the media and artistes of the region for waging a winning war against vulgarity. All video albums would be subject to censorship and 5,000 of those had been awaiting clearance.



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