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Mayor pulls up MC staff
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation officials remained at the receiving end as Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria conducted a surprise check on the Ferozepur Road here today. The Mayor visited the road to check the ongoing cleanliness drive in the city. He showed his displeasure over the work.

The Mayor was so shocked to see the poor state of affairs that he pulled up the MC staff and gave them two days’ time to mend their ways and do the work properly.

Gohalwaria had launched a comprehensive cleanliness drive in the city and since then he has been taking special interest in it.

The Bridges and Roads (B&R) branch is looking after the work of clearing debris and sand from roadsides, the horticulture branch is looking after the maintenance of plants and the health branch is taking care of overall cleanliness in the city.

It is learnt that the Mayor had categorically told the MC staff that they should be prepared as he would be visiting a road in the each zone daily and would supervise the ongoing cleanliness drive.

While speaking to The Tribune, the Mayor said he started the surprise check from the Sidhwan Canal bridge on the Ferozepur Road.

I got off my official vehicle and started walking towards the city. But I must admit that the MC staff had not performed their duty up to the mark. That is why I told them that they should either mend their ways or I will take action against them. The weeds were not removed properly and debris was still lying on the roadsides, he said.

The Mayor then halted his vehicle at the Bharat Nagar Chowk and the story was the same there as well.

Leave aside other things, even the paint work on dividers was not up to the mark. I have told the staff that the dividers should be painted properly and there should be at least two coats of paint on them, said Gohalwaria.

Perturbed over the state of affairs regarding the ongoing cleanliness drive, the Mayor has now given additional two days’ time to his staff. “In these two days, they should clean the city roads properly as I will be conducting such surprise checks again,” said the Mayor.


108 ambulance staff go on strike
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
After courting controversy over the issue of the government's move of paying Rs 24 crore to Ziqitza Healthcare Limited in the first year of operations, the 108 emergency ambulance service, which has become a household name, is again in news with around 100 of its staff from across the state going on a strike here today against the alleged highhandedness of some of their senior employees.

Vikramjit Singh Saini, vice-president of the newly formed 108 Employees Ludhiana Union, said they were protesting against the company's move of sacking 45 employees without any prior notice or reason.

The delegation of 108 Employees Ludhiana Union met Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner Anita Katyal and handed over a memorandum to him.

"Our only submission is that the 45 sacked employees shall be reinstated with immediate effect and we should be given salary prescribed by the NRHM. We have been made to work for nearly 12 hours a day whereas according to the rules we have to work for eight hour," said Vikramjit.

"Look at our plight, we are drawing merely Rs 6,000 and made to work for 12 hours. The NRHM has prescribed around Rs 13,800 as salary for the 108 ambulance staff," said another member.

On the other hand, the company officials state that the company is having a contract with the Punjab Government to provide services of 240 ambulances to the residents of the state and all the terms and condition are mentioned in the agreement with the government.

"We are working under the state government and answerable to the Punjab Health System Corporation. Our contract has to get a renewal by the government on an annual basis. So, we have to hire ambulance crew on a one-year contract. Depending upon the individual performance during last year, the company may extend the contract for the next year. And we are doing the same, except some non-performers or the integrity of the involved employees. will not compromise on the quality of service," stated the company official in an email sent to The Tribune.

He said, "Some ambulance crew had gone off road with their ambulances in Ludhiana district on November 8, without prior notice and intimation to the management. We are trying to know the reason and their demands. We request our ambulance crew to join their duty for the sake of the public services. ."



Six samples of sweets collected

Ludhiana, November 9
A team of the Health Department today collected samples of six sweets from peripheral areas.
Kulwinder Singh, DHO, said: "We collected two samples of ‘khoya burfi’ from Naamdhari Sweets and Harpreet Sweets at Bhaini Sahib. Two samples of sweets were collected from Kalra Sweets, Machhiwara."

Food Safety Officer Ravinder Garg and Harpreet Kaur said: "We also collected samples from Pyare Lal Ashok Kumar Sweets.” — TNS



Fire brigade gets 15 drivers
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
To make sure that the fire brigade in the city meets every challenge during Divali, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has recruited an additional workforce of 15 drivers. These drivers will assist the fire brigade officials till Divali.

Even as 15 drivers have been attached with the fire brigade, the reality is that the fire department, which should be the most advanced and up-to-date department of the city, is one of the neglected wings of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

The fire engines, which are about 33 in number, are very old and the civic body gets them repaired regularly. With poor infrastructure and only 77 personnel in the fire brigade, the city’s fire brigade is ill-equipped to tackle any major fire incident in the city. These personnel include eight senior officials, 19 drivers and 50 firemen. Owing to a shortage of staff, certain firemen were doubling up as drivers. With 15 drivers having been recruited till Divali, the firemen have heaved a sigh of relief.

But the bigger question is whether these drivers, who used to drive tippers and garbage trucks, will be able to drive fire engines. Many tipper and garbage truck drivers have been involved in accidents in the past and have been accused of rash and negligent driving. On the other hand, the fire engine drivers are rarely involved in any accident.

Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Kartar Singh said as 15 drivers had been deputed with the fire brigade, he is hopeful that his staff would now be able to perform duty properly. I hope that the temporary drivers will drive safely,” stated Kartar Singh.


Fact file
  • For a population of 16,13,878 in the city, there are only 50 firemen, as against a sanctioned strength of 86.
  • There are only 19 drivers for 33 fire engines.
  • The department manages with just three leading firemen
  • There is no 54-metre ladder to fight a fire in a multistoried building
  • Around 40 more firemen are needed immediately.
  • There is no hydraulic ladder.

Awareness pamphlets

To educate the city residents on fire safety, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has started distributing pamphlets among them in different parts of the city. These pamphlets urge the residents to follow steps to reduce the possibility of a fire incident on their premises. They have been urged to keep these pamphlets with themselves as these can save their lives in case of a fire.


  • Central Fire Station, near Luxmi Cinema: 101, 0161-2743111.
  • Sunder Nagar Fire Station: 0161-2621651.
  • Gill Road Fire Station: 0161-2531600.
  • Focal Point Fire Station: 0161-2670101.
  • Haibowal Fire Station: 0161-2305111.
  • Kartar Singh, Assistant Divisional Fire Officer: 0161-2749111.



Child labour: 5 kids rescued
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
Cracking a whip on factory owners indulging in child labour, a team of the social securities department, along with the police, raided a factory unit at the Cheema Chowk and Kalyan Nagar in the Daresi area and rescued five children who were forced to work under inhuman conditions.

The team of the social security department and industrial department, led by SDM Ajay Sood and ACP - (Central) Ramneesh Choudhary, raided Shubham Hosiery and HM Chandan Hosiery and rescued the five children who were forced to do child labour.

The raids were conducted following specific inputs provided by Dinesh Kumar of Bachpan Bachaoo Andolan.

A case has been registered under the prevention of the child labour Act against the factory authorities. 



This is just beginning, says Vipul
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
Vipul Mehta, winner of the latest season of television reality show, “Indian Idol”, was in the city today on a personal visit. The euphoria of the victory and shows in India and abroad have kept him busy all these days.

He was elated to find tremendous popularity of the show even in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Thailand. He says: "People asked me to sing songs that I sang during the show". "There was a gathering of 10,000 people in Lagos in Nigeria and he performed especially for a Divali programme recently," he says, adding, "I was delighted to meet Punjabis there as well".

When asked about the winners of earlier music reality shows quickly fading into oblivion, he said: "One of the reasons may be that they tend to assume that they have become stars already. But, I will remember that this is just the beginning of his struggle." Through these shows, one gets recognition and becomes a bridge between the film industry and singers. But, this is just a beginning, and one has to struggle the way up through hard work, he says.

The show also provided him the opportunity to get groomed, perform confidently on the stage, learn from judges and to face the camera with confidence, he says.

Although the competition at the top was tough, as all were talented singers in the last leg, versatility to sing a variety of genres was the reason for his victory, he says. "I had missed the winning title in ‘Voice of India’ when I reached the top three in 2008. So I badly wanted to win this one," says the 22-year-old singer.

An album of the top-four contestants of the show would be released soon. He says he wants to become a playback singer and has sung a song with Anu Malik for an upcoming movie. 



Manch begins signature drive
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, November 9
During a nationwide signature campaign, launched by Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), to expose the alleged fallacy of report of the UPA-appointed interlocutors on Jammu & Kashmir issue, a signature campaign got underway in Jagraon today.

The organisation collected signatures of more than 100 local Muslims during the first day of the campaign in Jagraon. Besides, the Jagraon unit of Muslim Rashtriya Manch was also formed during the occasion. Sajid Ali was named as the president of Jagraon unit of Muslim Rashtriya Manch.

While speaking to the mediapersons on the sidelines of the campaign, MRM Punjab Convener, Abdul Kayoom, Raja stated that MRM is an organisation of Indian nationalist Muslims which has taken this initiative with an objective of creating public opinion against the report.

"Report of the UPA appointed interlocutors speaks the language of the separatists and militants and misleads the people of Jammu & Kashmir. This report is completely against the national interests thus is not acceptable at any cost," said Raja.

Raja said, the MRM plans to collect signatures of at least one crore people of the country under this campaign launched on October 20. "The emphasis will be on contacting maximum Muslims from all over the country and obtaining their signatures against this report," said Raja.

"After the conclusion of this campaign, a memorandum demanding rejection of the report of the interlocutors along with the signatures obtained by the organisation would be submitted to the President and Prime Minister of India," he added.

He further informed that apart from collecting signatures, the MRM is also organising seminar, lectures, debates, discussions and other such programmes to attract the attention of intellectual sections towards this report. "We are trying to create an atmosphere for rejection of this report as it advocates for safeguarding the interests of separatists," added Raja.



Victim of administration apathy
Woman faces tough time after coming in contact with dangling power wires
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
The menace of dangling electrical wires at Subash Nagar area near Jodhewal Basti has devastated the life a poor migrant woman Meera and her 17-year-old daughter, Sita.

It was on October 6 that Meera Devi, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, who was working as a domestic help at the house of Laddi at New Subash Nagar, received serious burn after coming in contact with high-tension electrical wires. Her daughter, Sita, said her mother went on the top floor of the house to dry clothes.

It has been over a month, but Meera's health has not shown any sign of improvement so far. Her right arm and left leg has been amputated by the doctors following two major operations.

Meera is undergoing a treatment at a Chandigarh, while her daughter, Sita, is running from pillar to post for making arrangement for her mother's treatment.

Meera came to the city two years ago along with her daughter Sita and started doing odd jobs for living.

"Poverty is our biggest foe. We have spent our entire savings on the treatment. Even the utensils lying in the house have been sold to pay the medical expenses. I do not know who was at fault, the electricity department or the owner of the house, but we are paying the price. My mother has been left bedridden for the rest of her life," lamented Sita, who is handling the crises situation on her own.

Sita said following the incident she shuttled from one hospital to another for the treatment of her mother. Finally, her mother was rushed to Rajindera Hospital, Patiala, where she was operated upon, but her condition worsened. Then she was rushed to a hospital in Chandigarh where Meera was again operated.

Krishan Pal, a retired AirForce employee, who has provided financial help and other assistance to the family in the hour of crises said, "The damage has been done; now the priority is to save the life."

According to the family members, Meera has undergone two major operations and Rs 60,000 has been spent on her treatment till now.

corporation. "The nurses are helping us in all possible way. Some provide medicine while others have made arrangement for food for the attendant," said Sita.



Pensioners hold dharna
Request government to release DA

Doraha, November 9
On the call of Pensioners Joint Front, the pensioners of Sub-Division, Payal, held a rally and dharna in front of the office of the SDM, Payal, against the callous attitude of the government for not accepting the long pending genuine demands of the 

It condemned the government for postponing the third and the last installment of the arrear of the pension revision due in November 2012 to June 2013 and requested the government to withdraw the letter regarding the postponement of the arrear installment, immediately.

It also requested the government to release the DA installment at 7 per cent due w.e.f July 2012 as the Central Government, the governments of Delhi, J&K, Haryana and that of the Himachal Pradesh have already announced the payment of DA w.e.f. July 2012. The rally demanded that the pension might be revised w.e.f. January 1, 2006, by applying the multiple of 3.1 instead of 2.26, as done in the case of officers. As per the recommendations of the fifth pay commission, the paragraph No. 6.52 regarding cashless system of treatment in case of the pensioners should be implemented in toto.

The arrear travel concession w.e.f. January 1, 2006, to July 31, 2009, should also be given. A memorandum was given to the SDM, Payal, at the end of the rally. — OC



Global diabetes awareness walk held
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
To commemorate the twin occasions of World Diabetes Day and Children’s Day, Deep Hospital, Ludhiana, with support of World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), Denmark organised a “Diabetes Awareness Walk”. It was headed with “WDF logo “along-with global mark of “Unite for Diabetes” where whole world joins hands to fight against Diabetes.

Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria inaugurated the event. Some prominent citizens of the town from all walks of life like industrialists, teachers, models, opinion leaders etc. participated.

Joining hands in this endeavour were children from Sacred Heart Community Center, Sham Nagar, and from Public and govt schools. Many doctors and paramedics participated with lot of enthusiasm.

Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, chapter with its participation was the backbone of the event.

Dr Geeti Puri Arora, consultant physician and diabetologist at the Hospital emphasised that women with gestational diabetes (pregnancy induced diabetes) are an ideal group for primary prevention. This would call for extensive family screening and universal screening too.

Dr LS Chawla stressed upon the key message of “Healthy stress-free lifestyle with balanced diet and exercise as important pillars” to keep away from diabetes.



Horticultural congress concludes
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
The fifth Indian Horticultural Congress on the theme "Horticulture for Food and Environment Security", organised by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in association with the Horticultural Society of India (HSI), concluded here today. A detailed farmer-scientist interaction was held, in which members of the PAU Kisan Club, progressive farmers of the state and farm experts from prominent agri-institutions participated.

Chairing the concluding session, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, emphasised the need for setting-up of location specific processing plant in various parts of the state. Referring to cooperative farming, he exhorted the farmers to work in groups, share common bond and identify, each other's interests and problems. Dr Dhillon said the cross-border trade at Attari-Wagah Border would fortify the export of fruits and vegetables to Pakistan and would benefit the farmers too.

Dr AM Narula, Zonal Project Director, ICAR, Zone-I, PAU, Ludhiana, also co-chaired the technical session. President of HSI, Dr KL Chadha,said the growth of agriculture was dependent on diversification. he said the Government of India had formulated a diversification plan worth Rs 50,000 crore. he added that nearly one lakh hectare area would to be brought under it. "Although horticulture has made a tremendous progress giving India a place of pride as the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables after China, yet there are major concerns for the farmer of the country," said Dr Chadha. He emphasised that it was vital to understand the problems, needs and requirements of the farming community for the development of horticulture in Punjab.

Scientists honoured

A team of soil scientists from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), comprising Dr US Sadana, VK Nayyar, IM Chhibba, RL Bansal, MPS Khurana, JS Manchanda and SS Dhaliwal were given "IZA-FAI 2012" award for promoting the use of zinc in the indian agriculture sector. The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs one lakh, a gold medal and a citation, is instituted by the International Zinc Association, Belgium, and administered by the Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi.

Vice-Chancellor of the PAU, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, congratulated the team of soil scientists for the achievement. Dr Sadana and his associates have played a significant role in the transfer of technology to farmers, extension workers, policy makers, development agencies and researchers, for the efficient management of zinc deficiency in diverse soil and crop situations.



Forum slaps fine on car dealer
Rajneesh Lakhanpal
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 9
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered a dealer of Maruti Udyog Ltd and its regional supervisor to pay compensation of Rs 20,000 to an aggrieved consumer for inordinate delay in a delivery of Swift VDI car.

President of the Consumer Forum, RL Ahuja, its members, Priti Malhotra, Rajesh Kumar, passed orders for providing the car booked by the complainant. It also ordered Sandhu Automobiles Pvt Ltd, its sales consultant Mandeep Singh and Rajan Preet Singh Ahuja, regional supervisor of Maruti Udyog to pay Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses.

The orders came on a complaint filed by Sukhminder Singh of Phase-II, Urban Estate, Dugri, Ludhiana.

“There is nothing on record, from which, it could be presumed that a valid and genuine offer was made by opposite parties for the delivery of the car in question to the complainant, despite receiving the amount of booking on 18-5-2011 till date, which act and conduct of opposite parties clearly amount to deficiency in services on their part,” observed the forum while passing the order.

In its complaint, the consumer had submitted that he was running his business of providing services of generator set under the name and style of M/s Techno Engineering Company, Flyover market, Link Road, Ludhiana.

For business purpose, he was in need of a car. So, he booked the car with payment of Rs 5,000, through M/s Sandhu Automobiles on May 18, 2011. He was assured that the car would be delivered within five months. But the car was never delivered to him despite several efforts. So, he suffered a lot of mental tension and harassment.

The opposite parties pleaded that there was no deficiency in services but failed to prove their stand. Car company’s regional supervisor did not contest the case.



Woman injured in accident on Dugri road
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 9
A woman was injured while another person had a miraculous escape after their moped hit the backside of a private bus at Dugri road here today.
The injured woman was rushed to a hospital by the passers-by. Her condition is stated to be critical.

The accident took place when the victim, identified as Roopa Rani (35), a resident of Gurpal Nagar near Military camp and Hem Lata Rao (30) were heading towards the Model Town market o a moped.

An eyewitness said the incident took place when the bus was moving ahead and suddenly applied breaks. Roopa could not apply breaks and rammed her moped into the bus. She sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital, while Hem Lata Rao escaped with minor injuries.

"We have impounded the bus. But it was released later on as the victim did not lodge any complaint," said SHO Model Town, Ashok Kumar.



Debate competition

SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, hosted the 17th Inter-College Debate Competition, sponsored by Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust on Friday. The Trust organised the competition to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru. The trust has been propagating the ideologies of Pt Nehru since 1983 and providing help to the poor and weaker sections of society irrespective of caste , creed and religion. It has been giving financial help in the form of awards and scholarships to needy and deserving students. As many as 12 teams from different colleges of Ludhiana district took part in the competition .

Lecture held

Mandi Gobindgarh: RIMT group of institutes organised a lecture on 'Professionalism and conduct in IT Industry', at Maharaja Aggerasen Engineering College, on Friday. The dignitaries and RIMT Engineering Institute Director Dr Harsh Sadawarti were welcomed by HOD, Computer Science and Engineering, Gaurav Verma. The resource persons delivered an effective lecture. He emphasised on the need of Industry in India. — TNS



From Schools
Divali celebrations

Students light candles during the Divali celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday.
Students light candles during the Divali celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph 

Divali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with great pomp and show in ABC Montessori School, on Friday. The school was decorated with fresh flowers and candles. The children performed "Lakshmi Pooja". The things related to Divali were put on display boards. Ayaan Roy, Mehak Mundhra, Kavneet Kaur, Maheen, Livdeep and Rehmat made rangoli with flowers and organic colours .The LKG and UKG classes presented a skit on the topic “Welcome Lord Rama” and danced on the song, showcasing the magnificence of the festival. The concept of “say no to crackers” was also explained.

Education conference

Chief Khalsa Diwan Educational Committee is organising the 64th All-India Sikh Educational Conference at Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School from November 9 to11. The conference started with the bhog of Shri Akhand Path on Friday. While addressing a press conference, Dr J S Dhillon from Chief Khalsa Diwan Educational Committee said tomorrow a "nagar kirtan" would be organised. The "nagar kirtan" will start at 10 am from Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Model Town, and students from prominent city schools and colleges will take part in it. Last session of the conference will be held on November 11 at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, and the session will be presided over by Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Founder's Day celebrated

International Public School, Sandhu Nagar, Civil City, celebrated the Founder's Day on Friday. Lt Col Dr DB Sharma, Director, Sat Paul Mittal, was the chief guest and Navita Puri, principal of KVM was the guest of honour. After lightening the lamp, the function started with "Shakti Vandana". Academic director SC Gupta welcomed the guests. Principal Simrat Sandhu highlighted the objectives and achievements of the school. The students presented many activities.


Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, organised a seminar on how to keep ourselves safe while enjoying Divali. The seminar was conducted by Dr Sanjeev Uppal, HOD, Plastic Surgery Department, DMCH. He addressed the students of the primary section. He demonstrated the fire safety and burns prevention with the help of student volunteers. He also talked about safety measures while working with electric appliances and working in kitchen. Principal Navita Puri presided over the seminar.


The Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a quiz competition on the premises of GRD Academy, Humbran Road. The competition was conducted in two categories. Students from different schools of Ludhiana participated in the competition. GRD Academy achieved the first position in the senior category. — tns



Ludhiana Scan
Protest against tantriks

Rajiv Gandhi Youth Federation organised a protest really against tantriks at Vridavan Road, Shiv Mandir Chowk. on Friday. The rally was led by Varun Mehta, Rajiv. While addressing the activists, Mehta said tantriks had made a strong network in Punjab and they had been looting innocent people with their tactics. He said the administration was not taking action against the tantriks.

Annual convention

First annual convention of the Northern Railway Employees' Union concluded on Friday under the leadership of Narsingh Kumar, president of the union. He said the committees for privatisation had not been appropriately formed. Corporate sector would benefit from the privatisation, he said.

Meeting held

A meeting of Class Fourth Government Employees and Workers Union was held on Friday. They demanded that clerks, who were dismissed should be appointed again. — TNS



Infant found dead
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 9
There seem to be no stopping of throwing infants in water bodies. Barely two months after the death of a newborn child, which was thrown in the Sirhind Feeder Canal, allegedly by the relatives of an unmarried girl, another body of an infant was recovered from the Budha Nullah today.

The incident came to light when one of the commuters spotted the boy, lying on a jute bag, and informed the police.

Soon the police reached on the spot and brought the body out from the Budha Nullah. "The body is badly mutilated. We could not make out whether it is a boy or a girl. We have sent the body for a post-mortem examination," said Brij Mohan, SHO, Division Number 3.

The police has registered a case against unknown person and started the investigation. 



Malwa Sr Sec School lift Divali Hockey Cup
Lovleen Bains

Doraha, November 9
The hockey team of Malwa Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, grabbed the Diwali Hockey Trophy by defeating Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School in the 14th Inter-school Diwali Hockey Tournament, organised in the memory of Dr Ishwar Singh, the founder president of the Guru Nanak National College in the Guru Nanak Stadium today.

In the semifinals, the team of Malwa Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, gave a tough fight to Shakti Public Senior Secondary School and won with a difference of 5-0. In another game the team of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School defeated Mehta Gurukul Senior Secondary School. In the finals, which were played between Malwa Senior Secondary School and Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, the former defeated the latter with a difference of 2-1.

Jogeshwar Singh Mangat, senior vice-president of the college was the chief guest for the concluding session. He congratulated the winning team and exhorted the runners-up to be geared up for the next competition. He gave away the prizes to the winning teams. The team of Malwa school was awarded a cash of Rs 5,100 by the college. The runners up team of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School was given a cash prize of Rs 3,100. Individual trophies were also awarded. Prof RS Pali, the chairman of the tournament was especially awarded.

Principal Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries present on the occasion. Director Jaswant Singh Gill while addressing the players of the teams, which participated in the tournament, said that they should put in their heart and soul into the game of hockey and popularize it at their own individual and social levels too so that it may won international recognition and acclaim. Executive committee member Adarsh Pal Bector was especially present.



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