Bid to ‘grab’ land foiled: Timely intervention by the SSP stalled yet another alleged bid by a Canada-based NRI to grab agricultural land for which Dimple Miglani, general secretary of the Land Grabbing Victims Association, had claimed possession and ancestral ownership. The association in a release this evening thanked the SSP for promptly directing the local police to initiate action against some persons who belonged to Chautala in Haryana and had tried to cultivate the land illegally claiming that the NRI had sold it to them. The police have taken some persons along with the tractor in custody, sources said.
Books released: Two books of an eminent Punjabi playwright Ravinder Singh Sodhi, a teacher of Punjab Public School of the town, were released on Sunday by president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal. One book ‘Sura So Pehchaniye’ is a collection of historical plays and the other book ‘Dhanwaad, Dhanwaad, Dhannwaad’ is a collection of poems. Resident editor of The Hindustan Times Kanwar Sandhu, former Punjab minister Raja Narinder singh, DIG, Patiala, Paramjit Singh Gill, SSP, Patiala S.K. Asthana and former students of the school were also present on the occasion.
Cash looted: Some persons broke open the windowpane of a car and reportedly stole away Rs 500, a piece of jewellery and some important documents from the car, which was parked by its owner Hem Kishore near LIC office in Brass Market here on Saturday. The police has registered a case of theft in this regard on a complaint filed by Hem Kishore, a resident of Pali village.
Two cows burnt alive: Two cows were charred to death and one received serious burnt injuries as a cowshed owned by Daleep Singh in Kyarta village suddenly caught fire on Sunday. As per information received here, no cause of fire could be asserted. Two cows kept inside the shed had charred to death before the villagers rushed to put off the fire. However, life of one cow was saved. A loss of over Rs 50,000 has been estimated.
Choppers to ferry staff to polling stations: Helicopters will be pressed into service to ferry staff and materials to 24 inaccessible and high-altitude polling stations in Kishtwar district, which goes to the polls on December 17. Sources said the materials would be taken to the polling stations on December 15, two days before the sixth phase of the elections to the state Assembly.
JCO, jawan killed: A junior commission officer (JCO) and a jawan of the Army have died in two separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said on Sunday. Subedar Balwant Singh of the 16th Sikh Light Infantry reportedly died when he slipped into a gorge near Bhawani post while leading a patrol along the LoC in Rajouri district on Saturday. In a separate incident, MES jawan Joginder Pal was working in a workshop in the district when he got electrocuted on Sunday. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.
2 killed in accidents: Two persons were killed in different road accidents for the last 24 hours in the Jammu region, the police said here on Sunday. A motorcyclist identified as Nasib Singh of Baja Bain, Sunderbani in Rajouri district, died on the spot when his vehicle was hit by a speedily driven car at Raya Salyote. In another incident, a 3-year-old girl was hit by a car at Kullian in RS Pura resulting in her death.
Body found: Panic gripped the Nishat area on the banks of the Dal Lake when the body of a youth was recovered under suspicious circumstances. According to sources, the police has recovered the body of Sajad Ahmad Ganie from his room after breaking the door at Zaityat Nishat. Proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated in the
From post office clerk to college principal
FROM a post office clerk to principal of a postgraduate college, it is a long journey and Sudershan Kumar Garg’s rise can be a source of inspiration for many.
Garg even after getting a job in a post office continued studies privately to become principal of a college.
Garg was 20 when he joined as a clerk in a post office at Fatehabad in 1972 and was studying for graduation. Not being satisfied with the post office job he decided to do something different.
Hard work and dedication helped him become the principal of RKSD post- graraduate college, Kaithal, four years back.
Garg now is a member of the Academic Council of the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, a member of the executive board of the cultural council of the university and secretary of the Non-government Colleges Principals' Association, Kurukshetra University zone, Haryana.
Garg completed his master degree in English literature through correspondence course of the Kurukshetra University from 1972 to 1975, when he was working in post office at Fatehabad.
Garg joined as temporary lecturer in English in DAV College, Pundri in Kaithal district in 1975 after resigning from post office job.
He worked in Adarsh College, Safidon in 1976-77 and settled in RKSD college, Kaithal in 1978, where his services were regularised.
Though Garg had a regular job, but quest for learning is still there.
Continuing with studies, Garg completed his master degree in political science, M. Phil, Ph.D and a degree in law when he was a lecturer in the college.
His hard work and dedication got him elevated as principal of RKSD college, Kaithal on December 1, a post, which he still holds.
" Quest for knowledge made me pursue more courses and in the process my career took new shapes," Garg says.
"After I took over as head the college, we had a pharmacy college, a post- graduate degree college, a college of education and a senior secondary school on the campus," adds Garg.
"I will continue making efforts for the betterment of my career," he concludes.