Young World
Apeejay students to perform
in Singapore
Tribune News Service

Students of Delhi Public School, Jalandhar, take part in Christmas celebrations at the school. Photo: SSC
Students of Delhi Public School, Jalandhar, take part in Christmas celebrations at the school. — Photo by SSC

A 22-member team from Apeejay College of Fine Arts has flown to Singapore for a cultural exchange programme being organised by the Singapore Khalsa Association.

During the 15-day cultural programme, the college students will give performances in classical vocal, folk music, folk orchestra, folk dances of Punjab and classical dance.

Theatrical performances, including plays and skits, will also be given.

On December 29, the students will perform before the Prime Minister of Singapore.

The team includes 15 students, four teachers and two accompanists.

The team will arrange a workshop pertaining to music, dance and theatre during which people of Singapore will get an opportunity to learn about Indian handicraft , including phulkari, mehndi, terra cotta, rangoli, crochet, dasuti, hand fans and handloom.

Annual functions

Seth Hukum Chand SD Public Senior Secondary School celebrated its annual function.

Dressed in colourful costumes, children presented a variety of cultural shows like seasons, “Rang de Basanti” and jungle scene.

Mayor Surinder Mahey was the chief guest. School president Amrit Lal Budhia and Principal Manju Arora were also present.

St Soldier Divine Public School, Kapurthala road, organised its annual function on Saturday.

Dr Moin Uddin, Director, Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, was the chief guest.

Yoga meet

Police DAV Public School participated in a yoga championship organised by the Haryana Yoga Association at Palwal.

The team won various medals in the meet.

In 10 to 15 years (girls) category, Navjot Kaur won a gold and Navjot Kaur Randhawa won two bronze medals.

In six to 10 years (girls) category, Tarandeep Kaur bagged a silver medal.

The team won the overall trophy as well.

The team also participated in the All-India Artistic Yoga Championship in which Navjot Kaur won a silver in 8 to 10 years (girls) category and a bronze in rhythmic yoga.

Principal Dr Rashmi Vij congratulated the winners and their guide Rupa Basak.

Karate tourney

Students from Classes I to III of Little Blossoms School participated in the All-India Karate Championship organised recently at Hans Raj Stadium by Victoria Karate De Federation.

Ginni Rana from Class I won a gold medal, Lakshay of Class II Contd from page 1 col 5

got a silver medal, while Shifali of Class I and Niyamat of Class III won bronze medals.

Sports day

Sanskriti KMV School organised sports day for its pre-primary students.

Tiny tots played musical chairs, pack-the-bag race and jalebi race. Manager Dr Rita Bawa gave prizes to the winners.

Honour

The Indian Solidarity Council honoured Prof Manoj Kumar, Head of Electronics and Technology Department of DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, with the “Jewel of India” award at New Delhi on Friday.

He was honoured by Kerala Governor R.L. Bhatia and former Election Commissioner of India Dr G.V.G. Krishnamurti.

Christmas celebrations

Students of Bal Bharti International School celebrate Christmas in Jalandhar.
Students of Bal Bharti International School celebrate Christmas in Jalandhar.

Mayor World School held a Christmas assembly on the school premises. Students of KG-I participated in the event. Their parents were especially invited for the show.

Tiny tots presented an array of cultural items ranging from a short skit based on Lord Jesus Christ’s life to songs and dances.

Agam and Diya of KG-II compered the show. An inter-house carol singing competition was also held in which Keats House choir was adjudged the best, followed by Shakespeare House.

Principal Gunmeet Bindra advised students to inculcate a spirit of gratitude and sharing.

Kids of Innocent Hearts School also celebrated Christmas. Students of Classes II and III sang carols amidst the depiction of glimpses of the birth of Jesus Christ. Sweets and chocolates were distributed.

Annual function celebrations were also held during which over 250 children received prizes from Commissioner, Income Tax, A.P. Saxena. Students who had won first, second and third prizes in the last session were given Rs 5000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000, respectively.

Principal Shelly Bowry read out the annual report.

Christmas was celebrated at Bal Bharti International School, New Vikaspuri. Kids offered prayer to Jesus Christ.

Children delivered speeches on the importance of the day. Kids who came dressed up as Santa Claus distributed candles among the audience.

During the concluding ceremony, all students came on to the stage and danced.

Students of DIPS School, Karol Bagh, celebrated Christmas by decorating their classrooms.

Little ones from pre-primary wing charmed everyone by presented a rainbow dance.

Principal Sarvesh Deol wished everyone Merry Christmas.

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MGN School results on website
Tribune News Service

The internal examination results of MGN Public School, Kapurthala ,are now on display in the school website.

“With this, it becomes the only school in Kapurthala district and second in Punjab after MGN School, Adarsh Nagar, Jalandhar, which displays its internal examination results on its website,” claimed the Principal Mr Ravinder Guru.

This facility would be especially handy to NRI parents. Children of a large number of NRI families study in the school and the website will help them know the performance of their wards without having to visit the school.

The school Website is www.mgnkapurthala.com

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Parking motorists’ nightmare
Anil Jerath
Tribune News Service

Unauthorised parking outside a bank
Unauthorised parking outside a bank on the GT Road in Phagwara.

There is no end in sight for commuters who have been facing parking blues for some time in Phagwara.

In spite of tall claims by the Phagwara Nagar Council authorities as well as the traffic police, no immediate solution seems to be visible.

Commercial complexes along the GT Road remain crowded throughout the day primarily due to the presence of a number of bank offices.

But due to the absence of adequate parking space, bottlenecks have become commonplace.

Most of the commercial complexes do not have a parking lot.

Employees and customers use the road opposite these offices to park their vehicles, thus leading to chaos.

“For the past four years, we have been asking the NC authorities to earmark parking space on the road. However, even after repeated reminders, they have not done anything,” said a bank official.

He added that unless various departments cooperated with each other, the problem would persist.

Traffic policemen around this area seldom regulate the traffic, causing haphazard parking.

“We have been demanding a parking lot on the Railway Road and the Banga Road for the past four years but our demand has fallen on deaf ears. Though space was earmarked on the the Banga Road for paid parking, nothing concrete came out of it. Ultimately, we handed over a memorandum to the Punjab Chief Minister during his ‘Vikas Yatra’ urging him to ask the authorities concerned to spare some parking space in all major markets,” said Ashok Madhok, a trader.

“I have to travel through this area to reach my office, but due to traffic snarls, I often reach my workplace late,” rued Rajan Parbhakar, a daily commuter.

He added that the core of the problem was lack of will among the authorities concerned, who had failed to stop unauthorised parking.

“Most of the people parked their vehicles wherever they wished,” said Rohit, a bank employee.

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