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BJP prevails over SAD on power tariff
Badal agrees to pay subsidy
Sarbjit Dhaliwal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8
After days of nerve-wracking political tug-of-war, the BJP high command appears to have made Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal agree to pay a subsidy to the tune of Rs 292 crore to offset the recently hiked power tariff in the state.

The subsidy will have to be given to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to bail out domestic and other power consumers from the tariff hike.

Besides, it seems that the BJP has also prevailed upon Badal to appoint officers of its choice at various levels in the departments held by its ministers in the state and also in districts where the BJP has political domination. The BJP high command has sought 30 per cent share in all political appointments, especially of various boards, corporations, commissions and other such bodies in the state. The BJP high command wanted that chairpersons of the boards, corporations and other such bodies falling in the jurisdiction of departments held by its ministers should be by appointed from the BJP quota.

Meetings of core committees of the SAD and the BJP are expected to be held in the next few days to implement one by one the decisions taken at Delhi meeting, it is learnt. The BJP leaders are satisfied from what transpired at the meeting. “The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and all outstanding issues were discussed between the leaders of both the coalition partners,” said a senior leader of the BJP in Delhi.

On the other hand SAD leaders told the BJP high command that farm sector was not alone which had been given concessions. Urban sector has also been given concessions like exemption from octroi and property tax etc. Substantial contribution is made to the state treasury and other funds from the taxes collected from the sale of foodgrains to the central pool. Contribution of the rural sector, that has never been fully recognised, in state revenue is as good as of the urban sector.

However, no senior leader of the SAD and the BJP is ready to speak about what transpired at the meeting.

Most important issue was of power tariff on which the Punjab unit of the BJP had taken a categorical stand last month that the burden of hiked tariff should be borne by the state government as has been done in case of farmers and it should not be put on the power consumers. Meeting was held in Delhi between the top leaders of both the parties because both the coalition partners had failed to resolve the matter at the meetings held in this regard at the state level.

Among the SAD leaders who attended the meeting were Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Capt Kanwaljit Sijngh.The BJP leader at the meeting were L.K.Advani, Rajnath Singh, Balbir K Punj, Prof Rajinder Bhandari, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Manoranjan Kalia.

The BJP’s high command was fully briefed by its state leadership with regard to all issues to be discussed with Badal. Sources said BJP president Rajnath Singh told Badal that his party’s stand on the tariff hike was justified and he should concede its demand in this regard because party had made its stand public on this issue and it was not in a position to go back from it.

The BJP high command is for giving a free hand to its ministers in the departments held by them and there should be no “outside” interference in those departments. The BJP has not liked the “outside” interference, especially in the local bodies and transport departments.

As BJP ministers are answerable to the public, their writ should run in these departments, the BJP high command conveyed to the SAD leadership.


Contractor’s Registration
PSEB chairman told to file reply
Lalit Mohan
Tribune News Service

Ropar, November 8
In a setback to the authorities of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the chairman, PSEB, to personally enquire into the registration of a contractor M/s Sodhi Erectors and file a report before the court within four weeks.

In an order, a copy of which is available with The Tribune, a double Bench comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, has directed the thermal plant authorities not to proceed with the tenders allotted for the maintenance of turbines.

The petitioners, in their plea before the court, had alleged that M/s Sodhi Erectors had been registered by the GGSSTP authorities for technical maintenance jobs for plant turbines for which they did not have the requisite experience.

In his reply before the court, the respondent maintained that he had some staff that had relevant experience in maintaining the turbine. However, dissatisfied with his reply, the court observed that the minimum experience of the firm was required for the allotment of the tender rather than the personnel hired by it.

It also pulled up the staff concerned for ignoring the facts while allotting the contract to the Erectors.

The registration of M/s Sodhi Erectors has been in controversy since the recent plant authorities registered him for highly technical job of turbine generator and boiler maintenance.

Other companies which were earlier carrying out the job boycotted the tendering process in protest against the registration of M/s Sodhi Erectors.

The registration of M/s Sodhi Erectors for highly technical jobs was carried by the plant authorities in 2001. However, the intervention of then chairman had stalled the process as he was facing charges of EPF fraud in the case.

The boycott by the companies carrying the turbine generator and boiler maintenance was a source of serious concern for the plant authorities. Any damage to equipment can lead to tripping of 210 MW generating unit. The immediate withdrawal of such a large amount of power of grid can lead to a blackout in a specific area.

With the court now restricting M/s Sodhi Erectors from carrying out the work allotted to him the plant authorities have been left with no option but to continue with the old contractors.

M/s Sodhi Erectors also faced EPF embezzlement charges at the GGSSTP and Lehra thermal plants. Though he has been exonerated in a case registered at Ropar, the other case is still pending.


Council backs Sikh girl’s ‘karha’ case

London, November 8
Sarika Watkins Singh, the Sikh teenager who has been excluded from her school in South Wales for refusing to remove the “karha”, a symbol of Sikhism, has been backed by the local race equality council.

Sarika, who decided to become a practising Sikh after a visit to Amritsar in 2005, has decided to mount a legal challenge against the school’s decision that, she believes, amounted to infringing her human rights.

Sarika was sent home by the Aberdare Girls School, South Wales, on Monday.

According to the school, wearing the “karha” is against regulations because it is a piece of jewellery. The school is known for strictly enforcing rules.

After the case hit the headlines, Sarika has found support from the Valleys Race Equality Council. Its director, Ron Davies, told the media: “We are supporting Sarika, and believe the school is acting unlawfully by refusing to let her wear the karha.

“We have arranged for her to be represented by a solicitor and an application will be made to the High Court for a judicial review of the school’s decision. We believe the school is acting in contravention both of the 1976 Race Relations Act and of human rights legislation.

“We also believe there is a need for the guidance on these issues to schools from the Welsh Assembly government to be more explicit.” According to an advice given to the council by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, “Legal precedence has previously been set which clearly recognises Sikhs as a racial group for the purpose of the Race Relations Act. Therefore, the school should consider carefully their actions in relation to this case.

“The wearing of a “karha” (bangle) is a significant expression of faith. Although some issues can be taken into consideration such as health and safety, the school would be expected to be proportionate in its response to the requirement to wear a karha.

“For example, the school could require the bangle to be covered or removed during PE. However, it would find it more difficult to justify this requirement where the student is sitting at her desk in the classroom.”

In a legal precedent dating to 1983, the House of Lords had decided that a school had acted unlawfully by refusing to accept as a pupil a Sikh boy who wore a turban. The judgment held that Sikhs were a racial group within the terms of the Race Relations Act, and were capable of being discriminated against.

Sarika’s mother, Sanita Watkins Singh, told the Western Mail: “Sarika made her first visit to India in 2005, looking at her cultural background and her roots. I don’t believe in putting pressure on children to follow a certain religion, but Sarika decided for herself that she wanted to be a practising Sikh.

Sarika said: “The ‘karha’ is a very important Sikh symbol and a constant reminder to me to do good, and that God is One. I am very disappointed that my school does not recognise my right to wear the karha. I did not like being put into isolation, which to me was like a prison. I feel my education was suffering”. — IANS


CM extends greetings on Diwali
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today extended his greetings to the people on Diwali.

In a message Badal said Diwali was one of the most colourful and captivating festivals that provided us an occasion for rejoicing and merriment.

Badal appealed to the people to celebrate the festival with traditional fervour and gaiety, rising above petty considerations of caste, creed and colour.


British cop takes education to state villages

Seham (Jalandhar), November 8
A top British cop came visiting Punjab six years ago and so appalled was he at the quality of education in rural areas that he took on the task of raising funds for building proper schools.

Dave Gee, former head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Derbyshire, came to Punjab, along with his Sikh NRI friend Balbir Singh, in 2001. During his visit to Balbir's native village Seham in Jalandhar district, he was shocked to see the dilapidated government school.

"The elementary school building was virtually falling apart. There were no desks, chairs or writing implements in the school and the children were without cover when I came on a holiday in 2001," Gee said.

Then he pointed proudly towards the newly constructed school building that has had an impressive orange makeover with the Indian Tricolour painted on the parapet.

"That's when I decided to raise money in England for Punjab children," Gee told IANS. He is now posted as advisor to the Home Office on rape and sexual offences and homicide.

The top cop is being accompanied by two sixth form students, Sarah and Katie; the head teacher of Speedwell Infant school in Derbyshire, Rowena Teather; and the assistant head teacher of Netherthope School, Helen Mcvicar. The students and teachers have spent almost four weeks teaching schoolchildren the use of English words and their pronunciation.

"Gee is considered a Godsend and is very highly respected in the area," said Ravinder Singh Kang, who is in charge of the Seham elementary school.

"Children love him and he is addressed as 'gora' (white man) in the village." Gee has even adopted India's traditional kurta-pyjama as his style statement.

And in his bid to teach young Punjabis, Gee has picked up some Punjabi himself and often says, "Bachho iddaan na karo" (children, don't be naughty!).

In the past six years, more than 40,000 pounds (over $ 80,000) have been raised, including 2,500 pounds by a group of mountaineers who scaled three different peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, respectively, with "We climb every mountain for Seham" written on their T-shirts.

A sum of 5,000 pounds was raised by students from Netherthorpe High School, which is now twinned with Singhpur Doney, Seham's neighbouring village. Gee raised funds after the village panchayat requested him to take control of the school.

Two more schools in the surrounding villages of Awanchaharmi and Kang Sahboo are being constructed and should be operational by March 2008.

He, along with Kang, has recently set up an NGO - National Youth and Education Development Organisation (Punjab) - that aims at bringing together committed individuals within the teaching profession, including NRIs, from surrounding villages. — IANS


Mongia set to get more ‘teeth’ for rights panel
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8
In 1999-2000, as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, he suggested in an order “teeth” for the Punjab State Human Rights Commission. Seven years later, as newly appointed chairperson of the commission, Justice R.S Mongia wishes to see the implementation of his recommendations.

Justice Mongia is expected to assume charge of his office on Monday. His warrants of appointment were signed by Punjab Governor Gen (retd.) S.F. Rodrigues on November 7. The post had been lying vacant since Justice N.C. Jain resigned as commission chairperson early 2006.

Justice Mongia, who retired as Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court, will hold the post for almost three years as his appointment has been made for a period of five years or till the age of 70, whichever is earlier.

In a one-to-one with The Tribune a day after receiving the warrants of appointment, Justice Mongia says the commission, set up under the Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993, can only recommend, but not order.

As the state government has constituted it, the orders should always be implemented. “Even as a High Court judge I had asserted in a judgement that the state government is well advised to give teeth to the commission,” he adds.

Giving details of his priorities as the chairperson, the former Chief Justice says his first task will be to ensure the expeditious disposal of complaints.

Justice Mongia says he will also impress upon the state government to “complete the constitution of the commission”. “Even after I take over as the chairperson, a member’s post remains vacant,” he says.


Book: Plea for action against SGPC chief filed
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 8
Senior SAD (A) leader Baldev Singh Sirsa has filed a petition in the court of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission, seeking action against SGPC president and secretary of the Dharam Prachar Committee (DPC) under the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, for bringing out a controversial book, “Sikh History”, in Hindi.

The SGPC has already ordered the withdrawal the book published by the DPC in 1999-2000, which allegedly carries blasphemous information.

The petition holds Avtar Singh (SGPC president), Harbeant Singh (SGPC secretary), Warriyam Singh (secretary, DPC), Bibi Jagir Kaur (ex-president, SGPC), Gurbachan Singh Bachan (ex-secretary, SGPC), among others, responsible for acts prejudicial to the interest of the Sikh maryada and Gurus.

A compensation of Rs 10 crore has been sought from the respondents for publishing it. The complainant has also attached a list of 44 sentences taken from the book, which are allegedly derogatory to Sikhism.


Hanuman idol fed 700 litres of milk
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 8
Kilos of milk was poured on the idol of Hanuman at the ancient Hindu shrine, here, to mark Hanuman jayanti today

A large number of devotees, carrying buckets and other containers full of milk, thronged Bara Hanuman Mandir. The ceremony virtually created scarcity of the product in the surrounding areas, as reportedly more than 700 kg milk was used for this purpose.

The ceremony of “Hanuman Ishnan”( taking bath) was performed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple by the priests, Pt Bhagwan Sahai and Pt Suresh. It started with smearing “Panchmat” (mixture of curd, milk, honey, butter and desi ghee) on the idol followed by pouring milk for more than two hours. The bands played holy hymns.

Secretary of the temple Mahesh Khanna said the idol of Lord Hanuman in the temple is sitting in a lying posture, as if relaxing. Except in Hanuman Gadi, Ayodhya, such posture could not be seen anywhere else in the world, he said. Swami Barphani Deva Dass came here from Haridwar to participate in the ceremony.

According to the legend, the temple of Bara Hanuman was built at a place where twin sons of Lord Rama - Luv and Kush (Lahore and Kasur in Pakistan were named after them, respectively) - who lived in exile with their mother Sita, captured the Ashwamedha horse let loose after Ashwamedha yajna performed by Lord Rama to stake his claim over the territories where the horse set foot. Hanuman, who came to defend the horse, was taken prisoner by the twins and tied to a banyan tree. Later, a temple was built at this place. To commemorate this, couples still tie a red thread on the ancient tree.

All-India Hindu Shiv Sena president Surinder Kumar Billa said there are a large number of Hanuman devotees in Amritsar. He said Hanumanji was great devotee of Lord Rama who is provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion. He is pictured as a robust deity holding a mace (gada) which is a sign of bravery and having a picture of Lord Rama tatooed on his chest which is a sign of his devotion to Lord Rama. He is also called Mahaveera (the great hero ) or Pavan-suta (son of air) or Bajarangbali.


Tiwari honoured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8
The Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists(IASWC) has honoured Dr A.K. Tiwari, principal scientist and head of the central soil and water conservation research and training institute, research centre, for his contribution to the cause of environment conservation and management of natural resources.

A statement issued in this connection here today said Dr Tiwari had been made a fellow of the IASWC. Dr Tiwari was presented with a trophy by Sucha Singh Langah, Punjab Agriculture Minister.

Dr Tiwari has more than 75 publications to his credit at the national and international level. He has done a lot of work for watershed development, catchment area treatment and environment protection in the Shivalik region.


Punjabi writer dies in mishap

Sangrur, November 8
Noted Punjabi writer Dr Jaspal Singh Mann, died in a mishap near Kheri village in the district today, the police here said.

Dr Mann received head injuries when the scooter he was travelling by hit a stray cow while he was on his way to his Maura village. He was taken to a hospital here where he died.

Dr Mann a teacher at the government Ranbir College here had authored a number of books in Punjabi. — UNI


Rs 2.50 lakh for scribe’s family

Patiala, November 8
The Punjab Government here today gave a grant of Rs 2.50 lakh to the kin of journalist Rakesh Rishi who passed away a few days back. Rishi was working with Dainik Bhaskar.

A cheque for Rs 1.25 lakh was presented by Patiala divisional commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia and Patiala DC D. S. Grewal to Raj Rani, mother of Rishi and cheque for an equal amount was presented to Renu Rishi, widow of Rishi.

Uttam Sen Gupt, head of Dainik Bhaskar, and assistant general manager Major Deepak Chaudhary, presented a cheque of Rs 50,000 to the bereaved family and also announced that the organisation would give employment to Renu Rishi.

A cheque for Rs 55,000 was also presented by the journalist fraternity to the bereaved family. — TNS


5 cops get life term for death in custody

Amritsar, November 8
A court here has sentenced five policemen, including a sub-inspector, to life imprisonment holding them guilty of causing death of a thief in police custody two years ago.

Additional sessions Judge Karnail Singh pronounced the sentence yesterday and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on each of them.

According to complaint lodged by Mohinder Singh, the grandfather of the victim, the police had rounded up Sukhjinder for the theft of a cooking gas cylinder.

The prosecution claimed that Sukhjinder was beaten up brutally in the lock up till he died. The post-mortem report also showed the death was caused by fatal injuries.

Sub-Inspector Lakhwinder Singh, constables Kabul Singh, Daljit Singh, Kulwant Singh and Tarsem Singh were handed out the sentence under section 302 (murder) of IPC. — PTI


Ex-tehsildar’s plea in Virk case
Tribune News Service

Ropar, November 8
In the case registered by the state Vigilance against former DGP of Punjab S.S. Virk, former tehsildar of Kharar Baljinder Singh today submitted an application under Section 161 of the CrPC in the district and sessions court here to record his statement in the case.

Baljinder, who is now posted as agriculture revenue officer, Hoshiarpur, has pleaded that he may be allowed to record his statement. The judge has fixed the hearing on the application for November 13.


Teacher booked for molesting students
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 8
The police today booked Rawel Singh, a teacher of the primary school, Bhullar village, Chogawan Block, on the charges of molesting three girl students of Standard IV and V. The police said the FIR had been registered on a complaint of the father of one of the students.

The teacher, who absconded after the incident, has been placed under suspension. District education officer (primary) Sukhwinder Singh said a departmental action had been initiated against the teacher.

The police found the house of the teacher in his native village of Kohala locked.

The victims (aged 8, 9 and 10 years) told mediapersons that the teacher used to call them in his room and would “molest” them. They said the teacher would threaten them with dire consequences if they told their parents or anybody about his actions. A student alleged that the teacher had threatened to lock her in the almirah if she talked to anybody about the incident.

Villagers said they won’t send their daughters to the school, if the education department failed to give an exemplary punishment to the teacher.


Youth plots his own kidnapping, lands in jail
Manish Sirhindi
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 8
A boy, keen on extracting Rs 50 lakh from his father, hatched a conspiracy in connivance with his cousin and a friend by plotting his own kidnapping, only to land up in police lockup here today.

According to the information, 19-year-old Harshdeep, a high-school pass out and son of Harmeet Singh of Saidpur village near here, reportedly went missing yesterday.

Late last evening, his father got an anonymous call from a person who claimed that his son had been kidnapped and in case he does not pay a ransom of Rs 50 lakh, his son would be killed. The callers also warned Harmeet Singh not to approach the police.

However, defying the “kidnapper’s” instructions, Harmeet Singh reported the matter to the police and a case of kidnapping was registered. The police then started investigations into the acase.

A team of senior officials, including SP (H) P. S. Virk, got in touch with Harshdeep’s friends. During interrogation of one of his friends Gurjant Singh, the police managed to get a clue to the case, following which, it was revealed that the boy had not been kidnapped.

Virk said Harshdeep connived with his maternal uncle’s son Satinder Singh Laddi of Saunda village, who was staying in Patiala, and his friend Gurjant Singh of Longomajra village.

The three planned a fake kidnapping to extract Rs 50 lakh from Harshdeep’s father by threatening him.

He added that Harshdeep went to Patiala where his cousin Satinder was living. From there, they asked Mangal, a friend of Satinder, to call up his father and issue a threat and ask for a hefty ransom.

Harmeet Singh had recently sold a piece of land for Rs 4 crore.

Virk said after the police got the required information from Gurjant, a team was sent to Patiala and the boy, along with his cousin Satinder, were found in the house, the address of which was provided by Gurjant.

He said the police immediately arrested Harshdeep, Gurjant and Satinder while Mangal was yet to be arrested.

A case was registered against the three. 


Meritorious students given prizes
Our Correspondent

Nabha, November 8
Punjab Public School Nabha celebrated its 47th Founders' Day yesterday. The function started with school anthem.Headmaster Commodore I. L. Syal highlighted school’s ahievements in his report.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was the chief guest and gave away prizes to students and teachers for performane in various fields. Among the recipients were: NCC naval wing prize (sr div)- Manjot Singh Chadha, best NCC commander prize (sr. div) — Sumeet Khuddian, Jitendra cup for dramatics- Hitesh Moudgil, prize for adventure activities-Raghav Verma, ,Sardarni Jaswant Kaur memorial prize for standing first in ICSE- Mohini Singh, General Kulwant Singh prize for standing first in ISC— Karan Singh Dhindsa, scholar blazers-Namrata Majhail,best all round sportsman prize- Amrao Singh, Lala Bhana Mal memorial prize for best boys in senior school- Manvir Singh Rai, Smt Hira Devi memorial prize for the best girl students in the senior school — Kirin Dhaliwal, Col Naunihal Singh Maan memorial medal — Anirudh Kasania,Headmaster's medal for the best all round merit- Gurmukh Singh, President’s gold medal for the best all round merit — Karan Singh Dhindsa. GOC, Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh trophy for the Junior Cock House was given to Jumna House. School championship trophy for the middle Cock House was conferred on Sutlej House, President championship trophy for the Senior Cock House, donated by Dr. Rajindra Prasad was awarded to Jumna House,. School Dronacharya prize — Mr I.S. Koonar, Mr R.S. Sodhi, Mr. Nurul Haque, Mr Shaheed Ahmed, Dr Anupma Sharma, Mr Anil Taneja and Mr Amrinder Singh. Best teacher senior school award, sponsored by ONA was given to English teacher M. S. Chadha while for junior school Jasbir Kaur on it.


Impressive win for varsity campus teams
Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Fest
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 8
The Punjabi University Campus teams, together, won the overall general trophy in the Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival that concluded at the university this evening.

The teams amassed 110 points to win the top position while runners-up Government Rajindra College, Bathinda, were far behind with 28 points, and third position holders Government Mohindra College, Patiala, could muster only 20 points.

Not only this, the campus contingents created a history by winning the overall individual trophies in all the events of the festival that included fine arts (22 points), dance (12 points), music (42 points), theatre (12 points) and literary items (22 points).

The only consolation for one-time contenders in the festival Government Brijindra College, Faridkot, was that they clinched the overall trophy in the folk arts event.

Vice-chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai gave away the prizes.

The results are as follows:

Bhangra: 1. Guru Gobind Singh College, Sanghera, 2. Ripudsaman College, Nabha, 3. Govt College of Physical Education

Mimicry: 1. University Campus, 2. Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, 3. Govt College, Ropar

Classical dance: 1. University Campus, 2. Govt Rajindra College, Bathinda and PMN College, Rajpura, 3. Govt College, Malerkotla and Govt Ranbir College, Sangrur

Western (solo): 1. Govt Rajindra College, Bathinda, 2. Mata Gujri College for Women, Amloh and University Campus, 3. S.D. College, Barnala

Folk orchestra: 1. Mohindra College, Patiala, 2. Govt Rajindra College, Bathinda, 3. Akal Degre College, Mastuana

Geet-gazal: 1. University Campus, 2. Ripudaman College, Nabha, 3. Brijindra College, Faridkot

Folk art events - Naale bun-na: 1. Govt Rajindra College, Bathinda, 2. Public College, Samana, 3. International Divine College, Ratwara Sahib

Tokri banana: 1. Swami Dayanand College of Education, Lehra Gaga, 2. Baba Farid College, Bathinda, 3. Govt Ripudaman College, Nabha

Chhikli banana: 1. Public College, Samana, 2. Milkha Singh College of Education, Bareta, 3. MBMBN College, Tibba Nangal

Chhiku banana: 1. Govt College of Education, Faridkot, 2. Shivam College of Education, Khokhar Kalan, 3. GN College, Budhlada

Rassa Watna: 1. Govt College, Malerkotla, 2. Govt Rajindra College, Bathinda, 3. Govt Ranbir College, Sangrur

Sewian watna: 1. Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala, 2. Modern Secular College, Veer Kalan, 3. GGS College of Education, Barnala

Kadai karna: 1. Govt College, Mohali, 2. GN College, Budhlada, 3. Swami Dayanand College of Education, Lehra Gaga.


From Schools and Colleges
Gharuan school kids stage ‘Taming of the Shrew’
Tribune News Service

Students of Sacred Soul’s School, Gharuan, present a play, ‘Taming of the Shrew’, in the school on Wednesday.
Students of Sacred Soul’s School, Gharuan, present a play, ‘Taming of the Shrew’, in the school on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Kharar, November 8
Sacred Soul’s School, Gharuan, celebrated its founder’s day on Wednesday with much fervour and gaiety. The main attraction was the enactment of the play, ‘Taming of the Shrew’, by the kindergarten section. A mime show was an instant hit. An exhibition on various subjects was put up by primary classes - models on Shakespeare and his plays being the most interesting. Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia was the chief guest.


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