Cash prize distributed: The students of the Government High School village Gobindgarh near here have swept top positions in the special test conducted under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan for schools of block-II, headmistress Seema Verma informed on Saturday. Sonu Rani, Nirmaljeet Kaur and Veena Rani were given Rs 2,000, Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,000 as cash awards on Saturday for getting first, second and third position respectively during a brief function.
Class X exams: Students shine: Suraj Kumar of Brahmrishi Mission School in Abohar has got 100 per cent marks in Maths, Science and Social Science besides securing 9.4 grade in the CBSE class X results. Ekta Dhamu and Shagun Singla has also got grade A1. All the students have passed with first division, principal Swami Brahmrita said on Saturday. Divya Makkar has topped in the LRS DAV Senior Secondary School. Six students of Nosegay Public School Sriganganagar and one each of Guru Hari Krishan Public School and Good Shepherd Public School have got A1 grade.
Man killed in accident: A motorcyclist was killed on the spot when he had a head-on collision with a speeding tractor-trolley on the Bassi Pathana-Morinda Road near Ram Pur Kaleran on Sunday evening. According to the police, Raghbir Singh, a resident of Kotli village, near Morinda, was going to his home after completing his duty at a soft drink factory in Sirhind. As he reached near Nogawan, a speedy tractor-trolley coming from the opposite side hit his motorcycle and he fell on the road and died. The body was taken to the civil hospital. The police has arrested the driver, identified as Major Singh, a resident of Lohari Kalan, and he would be produced in the court tomorrow.
Rotary Club holds camp: The Rotary Club, Faridkot, organised a free heart check-up camp on Sunday in the premises of the Dashmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot. Cardiologists from the Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, examined the patients. Former district governor, Ramesh Chander Jain, said more than 200 patients were examined by Dr Sanjiv Gera (DMB), Dr Santosh Kumar (MD). Earlier Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, Dr Vijay N Zade (IAS) inaugurated the camp. Ex-MLA S. Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon presided over the function while Dr Gursewak Singh, director, Dashmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, participated as the guest of honour. The camp was organised in the memory of late Mahant Hari Ram Ji Bajaj.
Congress meeting today: A meeting of co-ordination committee members, vice-presidents, general secretaries and presidents of the District Congress Committees of the state Congress will be held at the Congress Bhawan, Sector 15, here tomorrow. It will be addressed by Ambika Soni, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Mohsina Kidwai, general secretary, in charge Punjab Affairs. The meeting has been called to discuss arrangements for the celebration of the 125th years of the foundation of the Congress.
Services: Punjab will soon have a new Health Services director with the current incumbent Dr SPS Sohal superannuating tomorrow. The next appointment would have been announced, but for the absence of the CM, who is expected to return from the US on June 2. Sources in the government said there was a tie between Dr JP Singh and Dr Ashok Nayar, both being the senior most doctors in service, adding that both were currently additional director. The state Health Minister is believed to have made up her mind over the appointment, but is awaiting a nod from the CM.
Summer camp concludes: The children gave a spectacular performance during the closing ceremony of a fortnight long summer camp at Bipin Joshi stadium in Sriganganagar Military Station on Saturday. As many as 237 children in the age group 8-19 participated in the camp that was organised under the aegis of Amogh Family Welfare Organisation (AFWO). While giving away prizes, AFWO convener, Gurpreet Kaur Thind said the camp was aimed at promoting creativity through recreation. Major General KJS Thind VSM GOC Amogh Division hoped the event would help in further developing talent in various disciplines besides the hobbies.
AIEEE rank: Lakshya Institute added another feather to its cap in AIEEE 2010, as one of its students Abhishek Aggarwal secured fifth rank in the state.