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‘Kuknoos Bhagat Singh’ brings alive hero’s saga
Amritsar, September 28
“Today’s India is not the country Bhagat Singh had dreamt of. Social evils like female foeticide, corruption, factionalism, regionalism and fundamentalism have plagued our country,” was the message of the play “Kuknoos Bhagat Singh” staged by the Kewal Dhaliwal group’s artistes.
Artistes perform during the Punjabi play ‘Kuknoos Bhagat Singh’ at Punjab Naatshala in Amritsar Artistes perform during the Punjabi play ‘Kuknoos Bhagat Singh’ at Punjab Naatshala in Amritsar.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma


Khalsa College lights up as nation celebrates Bhagat Singh’s birthday

Amritsar, September 28
The majestic building of the local Khalsa College was turned into a treat for the eyes with attractive illumination to commemorate the centenary birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.

The illuminated building of the Khalsa College.
— A Tribune photograph

Birth centenary celebrations

The illuminated building of the Khalsa College

Punjab must tap tourist potential: INTACH
Amritsar, September 28
The Punjab government has failed to tap its tourist potential and it must formulate a policy to promote tourism for identifying tourist destinations of historical, architectural and social importance and develop tourist spots on the way so that tourists stay for a longer time in the state.

Bamboo not steel lintels are Mehar Singh’s forte
Amritsar, September 28
Mehar Singh (70), a resident of Jandiala Guru, aspires to get his name listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, for using special bamboos instead of steel in laying the lintels of houses.

Mason Mehar Singh at work. — A Tribune photograph

Mason Mehar Singh at work

Environmental studies made must at GNDU 
Amritsar, September 28
Guru Nanak Dev University has introduced environmental studies as compulsory subject at the undergraduate level from the academic session 2007-08. The decision will also be applicable to the students of semester system and distance education courses of the university.

Left out by govt, martyr’s kin holds parallel function
Amritsar, September 28
How serious was the state government in celebrating the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was evident from the fact that the grandson of the martyr’s brother was not invited in the functions or rally organised today by it.

Traffic chaos, damaged roads upset residents
Amritsar, September 28
If Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh would have been alive, he would not have liked it. To mark Bhagat Singh’s birth centenary celebrations, the Punjab government, displaying rampant misuse of government machinery, used more than 350 buses of Punjab Roadways to ferry people from distant places to the venue.

World Tourism Day celebrated
Amritsar, September 28
The tourism and travel department of BBK DAV College for Women celebrated World Tourism Day here. Students decorated the college campus with posters and banners made by them reflecting Indian culture and various aspects of tourism.

Paper presentation, poem recital at varsity
Amritsar, September 28
The department of library and information science of Guru Nanak Dev University has organised a function to commemorate the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The occasion was marked by paper presentation and poem recitation by students.

Three GNDU officers retire
Amritsar, September 28
The Guru Nanak Dev University Officers Association has extended a befitting farewell to its three officers, assistant registrar (accounts) Amarjit Singh Bai, assistant registrar (estate) Hardev Singh and superintendent (registration) M.P. Singh, on their superannuation in a special function held here yesterday.

Sehar wins 3 gold medals
Amritsar, September 28
Sehar, a student of BA-II of BBK DAV College for Women, made the city proud by winning a triple crown in the open badminton championship in the senior category held here recently.



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