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Probe begins into student’s ragging
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh police has started investigations into the alleged ragging and thrashing of a CSIO student by his seniors here yesterday. The SHO, police station, Industiral Area, said there was a delay in the investigations due to holidays in the Indo-Swiss Training Centre for the two days on Saturday and Sunday.

Nishchay, a student of first semester in Advance diploma of Mechatronics and Die and Mould, complained to the police that he was subjected to ragging by his seniors and yesterday he was thrashed by three of them along with others as he protested against the ragging. Nishchay named the accused as Sanjeev, Brahmjot and Mohit, the students of 3rd semester in second year.

SHO Jagir Singh said the police tried to contact the accused today but proper investigation could be conducted only after the centre opened on Monday.

Dr R K Jain, Principal, ISTC, said he got the complaint from Nishchay yesterday only and he had already asked the officials concerned to take action. The matter would be looked into on Monday only. 



SGGS College to host youth fest

Chandigarh, October 13
The much-awaited youth festival of zone A this year will be held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, from October 16-19.

Not only is this year’s youth festival special as its the diamond jubilee year of the Panjab University but also SGGS College has got the opportunity to hold it against its turn.

Apparently, the college due to hold the extravaganza, refused on the grounds that the auditorium was not ready.

Releasing the brochure of the four-day PU Diamond Jubilee Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival, Gurdeep Singh, principal of the college said, “It is very important for today’s youth to know their culture and rich heritage and the youth festival would best serve the purpose with its traditional and contemporary spread of activities for four days.”— TNS



‘Ganesha Goes to Lunch’ unveiled
S.D. Sharma

Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi organised a dramatic rendering and release of US-based Indian author Kamla K. Kapur’s book “Ganesha Goes to Lunch; Classics from Mystic India” at a simple but highly impressive function at the Government Museum auditorium, here, today.

Chief guest on the occasion, acclaimed thespian Padmashri Ram Gopal, brought alive the splendour of Kamala’s intellectual and imaginative vigour through an immaculate rendering of her stories “Meenakshi” and “Chamkana Ek Chamkeele Chaand Ka”.

Rather, her genius as a prolific writer blossomed in all its splendour in the Hindi translation of her works by the master thespian.

Born and raised in the cradle of nature - Himachal Pardesh, internationally acclaimed poet, playwright and short story writer Kamla K. Kapur is steeped to the core, in the Hindu way of life and her classic literary creations are inspired by the spiritual and Indian mythological themes.

She read out her poems “The Bird who Fought War” and “The Toad Who Did Not Crook”, both drawing their thematic essence from the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Talking to TNS, Kamla opined that none of the literary works in the world have influenced the social and cultural life as much as these epics have. “Mythology is the sub-conscious level or the deeper layer of human psychology which inspires me to weave the emotions in the deeper and sereneparadigm of words,” remarked Kapur.

“Ganesha Goes to Lunch”, brought out by Mandala Publishing, USA, brings 24 insightful tales from the traditional Indian stories and part of the sale will go to Developing Indian Resources, an NGO, added Kapur. The NGO chief Dr Fredrich Shaw and Kapur’s artist husband Payson Stevens, also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, akademi chairperson Kamal Tewari welcomed the guests and Nonika Singh conducted the programme.



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