Exhibition inaugurated: Mahila Suraksha Samiti, Punjab chairperson, Vidya Chaudhary, inaugurated on Monday ‘Art Live’ maiden exhibition of Sonia Singh's paintings at the Arorvansh Bhawan here. She hoped that the three-day event would help motivate the youths involving in creative and aesthetic activities. Dr Parminder Sharma principal of Bhag Singh Hayer College for Women, presided over the inaugural function. The visitors included Dr GS Chauhan, former director of the PAU regional centre, Bhupinder Singh, former SDM and Vijay Narang, president Arorvansh Sabha. Bathinda BASSI
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Sector 19.Prof MS Bains from the department of laws, Panjab University, presided over.Students presented a cultural show. Principal Dr Savita Kansal gave the vote of thanks.
Seminar:A seminar on “Challenges before media” will be held at Chandigarh Press Club tomorrow.Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be the chief guest. The seminar is being organised by Chandigarh Press Club.
Comedy staged:The St Johns Old Boys Association staged the comedy ‘Where There is a Will’ at the Tagore Theatre here today. The alumni played the male characters in the play.Written by Mahesh Dattani and directed by Prof Rana Nayyar, the play explores the aspects which force a father to leave behind his son. In his role as Hasmukh Mehta, the father, Mahesh Chandghotia, had the audience in splits with his one-liners, timing and histrionic skills, as did all other actors.
New principal:DS Kapoor has been appointed as the principal of the Government College of Arts, Sector 10.The UT administration passed the order in this regard here today.The college was recently in news for the home-cum-education secretary’s inspection in the college after repeated complaints of the students regarding poor management of the college. “I am yet to receive the letter from the administration. My foremost task will be to facelift the college and improve the work culture,” said
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Relief to accident victims:The UT administration has disbursed ex-gratia to the Sector 31 accident victims. The mishap took place on December 6. Munesh, Veervati, Kalu, Rajbir and Ramwati, all residents of Jagatpura village, have been given a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each. Parvati, Rajbir, Kallu and Savitri will get a compensation of Rs 50,000 each.
Cop caught stealing cigarette packet: A police constable was caught stealing a pack of cigarette from a shop in the RS Pura sector on Monday. A source in RS Pura Police Station said constable Roshan Lal, who is volleyball player with the police team, was apprehended by local shopkeepers while he was stealing a pack of cigarette from the shop. However, he managed to escape from the spot.
Ex-students meet at Sainik School: More than 100 ex-students along with their families attended the NEXAS meet at Sainik School, Nagrota, here on Sunday. The chairman and members of the executive committee of NEXAS, ex-students and their family members were present on the occasion along with staff members and cadets of the school. Welcoming the ex-students, Principal Ajay Kumar accorded heartiest felicitations to ex-students for honouring their school on the auspicious annual feature.
KAS coaching classes conclude: The free coaching classes of three-and-a-half months for KAS candidates being run by Dogri Sanstha concluded here on Sunday. The Sanstha organised these classes with the purpose of helping candidates in the preparation of the coveted examination as well as to popularise Dogri literature and language among the youth, said Prof Lalit Magotra, president, Dogri Sanstha.
‘Modify pension orders’: The regularised Rehbar-e-Taleem (RET) Teachers’ Forum on Sunday held a meeting under the chairmanship of Surinder Kumar Choudary and appealed to Minister of Education Peerzada Mohd. Sayeed and other senior officials of the Education Department to modify the government’s order related to pension. They demanded the seniority benefit from their date of appointment, transfer of regularised RET teachers after two years as most of female teachers are now married in inter-zone and inter-district. They also demanded the regularisation of education volunteers, who have completed their five years’ tenure, either as EV or as RET.
Poppy husk seized, 2 held: The District Special Branch (DSB) of the police arrested two smugglers and seized a large quantity of poppy husk from them here on Monday. Sources said Ravel Chand of Jalandhar and Sanjeev Kumar of Batala were arrested by a team of the DSB while they were transporting poppy husk. “The duo has been taken into custody and we are trying to find out if there were more persons involved in the smuggling,” a source said.
Man injured in accident: Satpal Singh of Jewan Nagar, Satwari, was injured when he fell from a truck at Bari Brahmana on Sunday. He was admitted to the GMC, Jammu.