Rotary team: The following team of the Rotary Club, Abohar Midtown, was installed on Saturday for 2007-2008: president - R.L. Narang; vice-president - Satinder Setia; secretary - N.K. Kalra; joint secretary - Vipan Jagga; treasurer - O.P. Trikha;chief coordinator - Sushil Rattan Miglani; sergeant-at-arms - Sham Gandhi; and directors - Manish Narang, Shashi Kant Ahuja, Parmod Nagpal, Ravinder Setia, B.L. Sikka, Sumit Talwar and Satish Munjal.
Fatal mishaps: Jasbir Singh (35),a resident of Burjmuhar village, near here, was killed and his friend Chhunu Ram was injured when a tractor-trailer collided head-on with the jeep they were travelling in while returning to the village on the Abohar-Fazilka road on Saturday night. Meanwhile, a bus driver, Om Parkash, of Shergarh village died on the spot after he fell down from the vehicle in sleep outside a petrol filling station at Patti Sadiq village here on Saturday night.
Torture alleged: A woman, Rekha, was admitted to the Civil Hospital here on Saturday with injuries on her neck. She told the police that she was married to a Class IV government employee in Fatehabad in 2005. Her in-laws had been forcing her to get money from her parents to buy a motorcycle. When she couldn’t fulfil their demand,they inflicted injuries on her neck.
Woman rescued: Alert shopkeepers rescued Pinky, a resident of Arya Nagar here, when she planned to jump into a 12-ft-deep canal near the city bypass here on Saturday. She alleged harassment by her Bathinda-based in-laws for failure to fulfil their demand for money.
Distributed: DGM of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) C.S. Jagdish on Saturday inaugurated loan facility centre for farmers at Badshahpur village (near Dhuri). The centre has been opened by the Dhuri branch of the bank. On the occasion loan cheques worth Rs 5.25 crore were distributed among farmers of Katron, Benra, Mullowal, Ghanauri Kalan and other nearby villages.
Canine fury: At least 28 victims of dog bite reached the GMSH, Sector 16, here this evening. Around 7.30 pm, a dog reportedly bit seven persons near Rose Garden. Another 10 victims of dog bite were reported from Sectors 7 and 8. Ten more were bitten by the dog at the Sukhna Lake. A couple of people from the Sector 26 Grain Market were also bitten.
Snakebite: Renu Bala died of snakebite in Khaula village of Chamba district on Sunday. The woman was bitten by a snake during the night and she was taken to Shahpur hospital where she died.
Cannabis: In a special drive launched to curb the smuggling of narcotics and drugs, the police on Saturday uprooted plants of cannabis (bhang) in 100 bighas in Tikrigarh belt of Tissa block in Chamba district. The police team uprooted cannabis saplings along with forest guards under the leadership of DSP, Pritam Singh Patial.
NAHAN Theft: A theft was committed in the house of SP Intelligence Bureau R.P. Singh. Thieves decamped with jewellery worth Rs 83,000 and a DVD player. He is employed and at present posted in Leh-Laddakh. His family was away to Shimla when the theft took place. A case has been registered.
Theft: A theft was committed in the house of SP Intelligence Bureau R.P. Singh. Thieves decamped with jewellery worth Rs 83,000 and a DVD player. He is employed and at present posted in Leh-Laddakh. His family was away to Shimla when the theft took place. A case has been registered.
Gained in translation
While for most people their jobs or professions becomes a mundane routine after a while, there are those whose devotion and passion towards their chosen vocation never flags.
Dr Suresh Singhal of Rohtak is one such committed translator.A proud possessor of an MA, M.Phil and Ph.D in English; MA and Ph.D in Hindi; PG Diploma in Translation and a certificate in German language, Dr Singhal has written and edited several books covering various aspects of translation and functional Hindi. Two of his books on translation – “Anuvad: Anubhuti Aur Anubhav” and “Srijanatmak Sahitya Aur Anuvad” were released recently.
“Translation is a creative and challenging field, which requires whole-hearted dedication…at times, it (translation) becomes even more demanding than original writing,” observes Dr Singhal. He has translated a number of stories and plays of several renowned authors. These include short stories of Chekhov, Tolstoy, O’Henry, H.G.Wells, Maugham and Hemingway; besides T.S.Eliot’s drama “The Cocktail Party” and John Osborne’s “Look Back in Anger”.
He feels that literary translation is much more challenging than non-literary or technical translation. “It is also more significant, as without it the classic works of many eminent litterateurs would have remained confined to their respective regions,” he maintains.
Dr Singhal, who is a senior faculty member with the Department of English at Vaish College, Rohtak, has several prestigious awards and research publications to his credit. He has been honoured with the “Natali” national award for translation research, besides the National Award for Excellence in Translation and Maharaja Agrasen Award for Academic Excellence.
This translator-educationist recently submitted a UGC-sponsored major research project on the theoretical and practical dimensions of translation studies. He is also an expert in communication skills and personality development and has delivered numerous guest lectures at different forums.
To encourage and inspire others, 30 meritorious students of Bhiwani district who had bagged the first, second and third spots in the Haryana School Education Board and Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) exams were honoured at a function recently. They were given cash awards of Rs 2100, Rs 1100 and Rs 750 each respectively, by the Red Cross Society.
In addition, they received a gold medal, a memento and appreciation certificates from deputy commissioner Mahendra Kumar. The society also honoured those students from the district who performed well in the entrance examinations for medical and engineering colleges in Haryana and outside. They too received cash awards and gold medals. Manvendra Singh Raghav, who had qualified for admission to the IIT, was presented a shawl for his achievement. This is the first time that the district administration took this initiative. The proud parents of these students were also present.
Students from Bhiwani have been doing well in annual as well as competitive examinations for the past few years. However, this year, they outscored students from other districts of Haryana. Bhiwani also sent more students to medical colleges, IITs and IIMs this year. Significantly, the many of the students hail from the rural areas and come from middle class or poor families.
An interesting aspect is the role that the Bhiwani-Delhi trains play in their success. These trains facilitate their travel to the national capital every weekend for coaching classes for entrance and competitive examinations. Some students hire buses and assorted vehicles to travel to nearby towns like Rohtak to get professional guidance for these tests.
Contributed by Sunit Dhawan and Raman Mohan