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Girl dies in freak accident
Electrocuted after falling on exposed power cables during rain
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
The death of a 17-year-old medical student, who died in a freak accident last morning, has left her family and friends shocked. The victim, Mansimran Kaur, a resident of Model Town, was electrocuted after she fell off her scooter and came in contact with the power cables laid outside a house.

Mansimran Kaur was going to attend her biology class at BRS Nagar, near DAV School, when the incident took place.

According to an eyewitness, as it started raining heavily, Mansimran picked up speed. While driving in a hurry, her scooter hit a pothole and she lost control over it. The two-wheeler rammed into the fencing of a house and Mansimran fell on the power cables.

Sukhminder Singh, the deceased’s father, blamed the Municipal Corporation and the owner of the house her death.

He said: "My child would have been alive if there were no potholes on the road. Further, the owner of the house is also to blame as he had left the power cables exposed, leading to the accident."

AP Singh, a resident of Mullapur, whose son studied with Mansimran, said: "Mansimran was a bright student. She could have become a doctor and help the poor. "

Mansimran was a student of DAV Public School BRS Nagar. Her fellow students and teachers were in a shock when they learnt about her death.

Harpal Singh Grewal, station house officer, Sarabha Nagar, said the girl's family had decided against lodging a complaint.

Father blames MC, house owner

“My child would have been alive had there been no potholes on the road. Further, the owner of the house is also to blame as he had left the power cables exposed, leading to the accident,” Sukhminder Singh, the girl’s father, said.

Second incident in one month

Barely a month ago, two youngsters had died in a similar accident at Janta Nagar after coming in contact with a streetlight pole.


Students’ hard work in vain
Meritorious students fail to get choice seats in govt colleges
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Frustration and disappointment writ large on the faces of the students who were not able to get admission to courses and colleges of their choice despite securing as high as 96 per cent marks in the plus two examination. During admissions to BCom courses that started in colleges today, students looked extremely confused and worried as the cut-off percentage went as high as 98 in the Government College for Girls and 93.5 in SCD Government College. For courses in mathematics, the cut-off percentage in the GCG was 94 and at SCD College 90.5.

It was not just the students or their parents who looked disappointed, but the senior faculty members in the colleges, too, felt bad for the students, who in spite of scoring excellent marks, failed to get seats in both the government colleges.

One of the faculty members said he felt too bad for deserving candidates. "I fail to understand whose fault it is. Is it the wrong educational policies, tough competitions or the mushrooming of several private institutions that students are not getting admissions to the courses and colleges of their choice despite scoring high marks?"

Sukhraj Singh, whose daughter scored above 95 per cent marks, said when the results of plus two were declared, his family was pretty sure that she would be able to get admission to the GCG. "But, the cut-off percentage has gone so high. The government colleges are preferred by students and parents due to their reputation, best staff and reasonable fee structure. But, she has not been able to get admission to BCom here. I have no other choice but to admit her to some private college now," he said.

A faculty member at SCD Government College said both the government colleges had 140 seats each and almost every student wanted to join these colleges. "While we have just 140 seats, private colleges are having around 300 seats. The government needs to bring unanimity in colleges or else frustration among students will increase," said the teacher.

Meanwhile, BCom remained the favourite course for a majority of students here.

Cut-off percentage

GCG (General Category)

  • 94 per cent marks with Maths and 98 per cent marks without Maths

SCD Government College (General Category)

  • 89.5 per cent with Maths and 93.5 per cent without Maths



Corporation, too, gets tough on unauthorised colonies
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, July 11
After the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority had put on notice some 1,750 developers of unauthorised colonies asking them to get their colonies compounded and regularised under the new policy formulated by the Government of Punjab, the Municipal Corporation today initiated a similar exercise for unlicensed colonies located within the city limits.

At a meeting with the field staff of the building branch here today, the MC Additional Commissioner, Isha Kalia, told them to meet the developers as well as the property owners in the unauthorised colonies located in their respective areas in order to apprise them of the provisions of the new policy so that the stakeholders could submit applications for compounding and regularisation of their colonies, plots/properties well before the deadline of August 26, 2013, stipulated in the policy.

"We shall run a comprehensive campaign from Monday with our field staff and supervisory officials of the building branch reaching out to the developers and property owners in unlicensed colonies," she said, adding that the MC would hold camps in all the four zones in the city where the developers and property owners would be able to submit their applications.

Kalia said according to an earlier survey, there were 280 unlicensed colonies within the corporation limits. "Directions have been issued to the field staff to update the list with complete details like area, number of plots/built-up properties in each of these colonies so that once the process of regularisation is completed, we can initiate penal action as laid down in the policy against those who fail to apply for regularisation by paying the stipulated compounding fee and development charges."

The MC additional commissioner said once the process of regularisation of unauthorised colonies was completed, the residents of the colonies that failed to fulfil the conditions would not be entitled to civic amenities, approval of building plans of their residential/commercial properties, new electricity connections and infrastructure development projects. Moreover, they would also run the risk of their built-up properties being demolished, she said.



Notorious criminal, accomplice arrested
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
The city has nabbed Tajinder Singh Teja, a notorious criminal, and his accomplice, Mandeep Singh Deepi of Morinda, who had snatched a pistol by throwing red chilli powder in a policemman’s eyes at Aaarti Chowk on June 22.

Teja of Umaidpur village in Balachaur and his accomplice Deepi were nabbed from Patel Nagar with a countrymade .32 bore weapon. His two accomplices were earlier nabbed by the Rajpura police.

The CIA in charge, GS Bains, said there were 24 criminal cases, including those of murder, robbery and decoity, registered against Teja and his gang across the state. Teja is wanted in 15 criminal cases. During the questioning, Teja confessed that they had planned a major robbery and for that they needed a sophisticated weapon. So they snatched a 9mm pistol from a policeman after throwing red chilli powder into his eyes.

Sources said Teja, after spreading terror in the Nawanshahr areas, had shifted to Ludhiana.



Tomato prices leave people red-faced
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Owing to snapped road links due incessant rains, tomatoes are reaching here in less supplies. Their prices have increased up to Rs 90 or Rs 100 per kg, which generally hover around Rs 20 or Rs 25 per kg. However, the demand for tomato purees has risen in the market.

"It has become impossible to buy tomatoes these days as these are an essential ingredient in the Indian food. I cannot stop buying them but have restricted their use in my dishes," said Guneeet, a resident from Palm Enclave.

Another homemaker from Rajguru Nagar Karuna Jain said every year a time comes when tomatoes are priced exorbitantly. "So, before the rains, I prepare tomato puree at home and preserve it. I use this puree when the prices of tomatoes skyrocket. I have stopped buying tomatoes as it is not possible for us to buy them at Rs 100 per kg," added Karuna Jain. Ramesh Kumar, owner of a department store, said for the past two weeks, the demand for tomato purees has increased. "Since tomatoes are priced exorbitantly, people have replaced them with purees. Apart from tomato purees, people are also buying garlic pastes, as its prices have also increased," said Mohammad Yusuf, a vegetable vendor running business from Pakhowal Road.

Let the weather normalise and the prices will come down. The major factor behind the price rise is that transportation has become difficult and crop destroyed in the rains. Since it is a perishable vegetable, it cannot be stored for long," he added.



Railway station hospital sans ambulance
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
The hospital at the railway station does not have an ambulance. The hospital also lacks basic facilities. Earlier, the hospital had three ambulances, but a few years ago the authorities started hiring vehicles.

The hospital caters to thousands of employees residing in railway colonies.

Last year, the Railways had floated a tender for hiring the ambulances, but no one showed interest in providing the service.

This year too, the hospital authorities failed to arrange the ambulances.

Left with no option, the employees have to hire autos or cabs for rushing patients to the hospital.

Dharampal, a railway employee, said, "It is sad that the authorities have failed to provide the facility. If we call 108 Ambulance, it takes patients to the Civil Hospital. The Railways has miserably failed to provide the basic facilities. The authorities should arrange ambulances at the earliest."

Dr Chetna Kapoor, Sub-Divisional Medical Officer, said "We had floated the tenders, but only one party came forward. Now, we will have to float the tenders again. We are hopeful of receiving a good response and solving the problem soon."

The health unit at the railway station was upgraded to the status of a hospital recently.



Residents come out in support of sarpanch, constable
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
A day after the police booked five persons for raping a 13-year-old Dalit girl from Heeran village near Chandigarh Road, residents of Ahluwalia Colony near Jamalpur gathered outside the division number 7 police station in support of a sarpanch and a police constable whose names have also cropped up in the case.

A group of women from Ahluwalia Colony claimed that the girl had levelled allegation against those who had rescued her and took her home.

The women said the girl was in an inebriated state when she was found on July 7.

Soon head constable Bhupinder Singh reached the spot. The girl, a resident of Heeran village, told the residents and the police officer that some youths from Chak Sarvan Nath village abducted her and brought her to the colony.

She told the residents that the youths drugged her and she could not remember anything.

A youth, identified as Pawanjit, a resident of Mundian, who was returning to his village was stopped by the residents. Following which, Pawantjit called up the sarpanch of Phangalian village, Jaswant Singh. The constable, sarpanch and the youth handed over the girl to her mother.

"The next day we were shocked to learn that the girl had named the persons who had rescued her," said the group of women while staging a dharna.

The medical examination of the girl remained inconclusive. Inderjit Singh, SHO, Koom Kalan, said the swab samples had been sent for testing.

As the police was reluctant to register a case, the girl's mother cried foul and approached veteran BJP leader and former Health Minister Satpal Gosain for help.

rape allegation

  • Residents of Ahluwalia Colony gathered outside the division number 7 police station and claimed that the girl had levelled allegation against those who had rescued her and took her home.
  • The girl, who was in an inebriated state, told the police that some youths abducted her and drugged her.



Parking shortage at hospitals leads to chaos
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Inadequate parking space on the premises of private hospitals has become a bane of the city. In the absence of space, those visiting the hospitals park vehicles outside houses. Heated arguments between the visitors and house owners have become a routine affair.

The situation is even worse on Rani Jhansi Road and the Model Town area.

Residents said they had filed a complaint with the traffic police asking it to challan those parking vehicles outside their houses, but to no avail.

They said they were told that it was the job of the Municipal Corporation.

"It took me half-an-hour to park a car and reach the hospital for the treatment of my ailing mother. With no parking provision made by the hospital, I was left with no alternative, but to park my car outside a house. While I was heading towards the hospital, the owner of the house followed me. He showed me the parking signboard. When I told him that my mother was not well and I was in a hurry, he said no one came there for picnic. Ultimately, I had to park the car somewhere else and had to walk to the hospital," said Gurpeet Singh, a resident of the Dugri area.

Residents of the areas are equally perturbed due to erratic parking of vehicles.

A group of residents of Model Town said, "What can we do, the hospitals have been constructed in violation of the building bylaws. Sometimes, residents park their vehicles outside our gates making it impossible for us to enter the house."

ACP’s take

ACP (Traffic) Dhruman Nimbale said,"I have not received any representation so far. It residents of the area are facing any problem, we will take action and launch a drive. We will also deploy a traffic marshal there."



PSPCL employees vent ire
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, July 11
Employees of the city central and grid maintenance division of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) today held a protest in support of their demands and burnt an effigy of the management at old circle office on GT Road.

Speakers at the rally, including Parkash Singh Mann, Swarn Singh, Jagir Singh, Ramesh Sharma, Pawan Kumar, Rachpal Singh, Kashmir Singh, Inderjit Singh, Shobhan Singh, Baldev Singh and Ramesh Verma, accused the PSPCL management of ignoring their demands which were accepted during a series of meetings with the joint forum of the PSPCL employees.

The trade union leaders demanded that pay-band and pay-grade based on pay scales be increased from December 1, 2011, on a par with the state government employees and technical staff be paid Rs 23,500 along with higher allowances. They also asked the management to grant one assured increment on the completion of 23 years of service.

Charging the PSPCL management with going for contractual appointments in place of regular recruitment, the speakers said 4,000 linemen were not given appointment letters even as the management admitted that there was an acute shortage of field staff.

The protesting employees said they would continue to greet the CMD and directors of the PSPCL with black flags during the protest fortnight being observed from July 9 to 22, 2013, which would be followed by a two-day strike on July 23 and 24, 2013.



DTO releases 12 school buses
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Providing relief to operators, who refused to ply school buses yesterday, District Transport Officer Anil Garg today released 12 buses. The DTO said the remaining buses could not be released until the school authorities took the responsibility and procured the permit in their name.

Garg said the operators had approached him complaining that the school authorities were not willing to take any responsibility. "We cannot release the buses until the school authorities give in writing that the buses belonged to them. We released the buses on the condition that operators would dispose these of. A penalty up to Rs 15,000 was imposed on them under the Motor Vehicle Act," said Garg.

Five firms raided

The Excise and Taxation Department today raided five firms that manufacture yarn and polythene.

The raids were conducted at Industrial Area and four firms on Rahon Road namely Sigma Synthetics, Mewark Knitwear, MS Knitfab and Mahalaxmi Enterprises.

Loose papers, computer records were confiscated by the raiding teams.

"The firms were availing themselves of tax exemption while they were liable to pay full fee," said an investigating official.



Differences among members hit tool industry hard
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Failure to resolve personal differences among the members of machine tool cluster has had a negative effect on the overall development and progress of the industry. The bank account of the cluster has been locked and funds allocated by the centre have failed to reach it in the absence of any responsible governing body.

“The Industries Department was asked to form a committee comprising eight members who will take all the decisions related to the cluster," said Kulwant Singh, president of the Ludhiana Machine Tool Cluster.

"At the meeting of the committee it was suggested that three members will be from one group, three from the other group and two members from the Industries Department. We selected our three members but the other group failed to act and as a result the whole cluster is suffering," he said.

Meanwhile, president of the Ludhiana Machine Tool Association, Kirpal Sagar said, "We are working in a very diligent manner but the Central Government is not co-operating with us and hence, we are the sufferer.”



Panches, sarpanches felicitated
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
Newly elected panches and sarpanches of various villages in Dehlon block were felicitated today at a function organised at the Bhutta College of Engineering at Bhutta village. Former SAD minister Jagdish Singh Garcha presided over the function. Zila parishad member and general secretary of youth wing of the SAD was the chief guest on the occasion.

Acknowledging contribution of various office-bearers of the civic bodies, speakers, including Garcha, Shivalik, Jagdeep Bittu (Director Punjab Land Mortgage ) and Jasbir Singh Dehlon said residents of the block had voted in their favour in recognition of their gesture for the overall development of their respective villages and wards.

The speakers welcomed office-bearers who had been elected independently and were ready to implement people-friendly policies of the SAD government led by Parkash Singh Badal.



Zila parishad, block samiti members to take oath on July 19
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Over 3,000 zila parishad and block samiti members will be administered oath by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Grain Market near Jalandhar bypass on July 19. Several other dignitaries will also take part in the state-level event.

Holding a meeting with higher officials at the Bachat Bhawan, KP Brar ADC D asked the officials to make all necessary arrangements for the event.

She asked representatives from all the departments to make arrangement of seats, drinking water and cleanliness. She also gave necessary instructions to all the officials and subdivisional magistrates.



5 firms to manage e-waste
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has authorised five firms in the state for the collection and disposal of hazardous electronic waste. The Punjab Government has launched a special scheme.

The five firms are Singh Brothers Mobility Solutions, Patiala, Sony India Private Limited, Ludhiana, Singh Brothers Mobility Solutions, Sirsa, Atiro Re-cycling Private Limited, Ludhiana and Anand Traders, Amritsar.

PPCB chairman Ravinder Singh said under the e-waste management and handling rules, the scheme would be applicable to manufacturers, consumers and big consumers engaged in manufacturing. "For the management of e-waste, one will have to get registered with the department," he said.

Detailed information is available on www.ppcb.gov.in.




Pool party

Ludhiana: Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, organised a ‘Pool Party’ for the tiny-tots to beat the heat. The students partied throughout the day. The children enjoyed splashing water in the pool. The pool was decorated with colourful balls, toys and umbrellas. The children came dressed in colourful swimsuits, danced on popular numbers and enjoyed various water games. Chairman-cum-director of the school Rajesh Rudhra and principal Baldeep Pandher applauded the effort made by the teachers in organising fun-filled activities.

Workshop on teaching techniques

A workshop on 'Teaching Techniques and Individual Teacher Character' was organised at Ryan International School. The workshop was a unique amalgamation of value education and scientific methods and techniques. The resource person was William Parmer on the occasion. He bought in a spectrum of motivational thoughts and practical tips. He stressed that a teacher was the bridge between the child and the world. A toddler learns not only the alphabets and number from the teacher but also sees the world through her eyes. Hence, a teacher must show the child how to express himself, how to give wings to his imagination and showcase his talent on stage.

World Population Day observed

Ram Lal Bhasin Public School organised a special assembly to apprise students about the significance of World Population Day. Students voiced their concern about increasing population through speeches. Students of senior wing participated in poster making competition and exhibited their understanding about population explosion. School Principal Mona Thakur highlighted the grave consequences of beaming population. A debate on population explosion and extempore was also held in Sri OP Gupta SDP Model Senior Secondary School on the eve of World Population Day. The students participated enthusiastically. Neha, a student of Class XII, Non-Medical stream, cited it as a big threat to the planet. The day was also observed at SDP School, Basti Jodhewal, to create awareness regarding population explosion. Sarita Goyal, Head of the Institution, motivated the students to get knowledge about the importance of small family. — TNS




Cong condemns govt policy

Ludhiana: District Congress Committee (Urban) president Pawan Dewan has strongly condemned the new policy of the state government for colonisers and property developers. Addressing a meeting of the party’s block presidents at the Congress Bhawan on Thursday, he said a new policy framed by the state government encourages bureaucracy and corruption. He alleged that this was another step towards giving shelter to existing mafia with an objective to increase prices of essential commodities.


Taxation Bar Association (TBA) organised a seminar on "Online submission of Tax Audit Report" and "latest income tax return forms". Yogesh Jain, CEO, Smartbiz Technologies, Amritsar, was the speaker of the occasion. He elaborated the recent changes in income tax return forms and e-filling. TBA President Balbir Khanna and General Secretary Jatinder Khurana said burden on advocates and taxpayers has increased with the introduction of new procedure.


Ashok Juneja, an advocate, has been appointed as convener of the economic cell of the BJP for Punjab. He has already worked as finance secretary-cum-cashier. After his appointment Juneja said he would work towards the interest of the industry.


Paramjit Kaur has been elected as the general secretary of the District Women Congress Ludhiana (Rural). Paramjit Kaur is also the sarpanch of Partap Singh Wala village. After taking over the position as general secretary, she said she would work for the welfare of women.

Artificial limbs distributed

A camp to distribute artificial limbs was organsied on Wednesday by the Bhagwan Mahavira Sewa Sansthan. Wheel chairs, tri-cycles and hearing aids were also distributed free of cost. Thirty seven people were given tri-cycles, wheel chairs and artificial limbs.

Library inaugurated

A new library was inaugurated at the Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha, Model Town Extension, on Thursday. During the inaugural function of the Baba Deep Singh Library, Aktar Singh Makar, President of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), said: “SGPC is committed to preach Gurbani and teachings of great Gurus.”

Panchayat honoured

Newly elected Panchayat of Threeke Colony was honored by the area residents at the Gurudwara Ranchi Colony on Thursday. Zila parishad member, Harpreet Singh Shivalik, honoured the sarpanch, Jarnial Singh Sandhu, and members of the panchayat Gurpreet Kaur Grewal, Mandeep Singh, Ramesh Kaur, Gurpreet Singh Gopi and awarded the panchayat with Rs 1.21 lakh. — TNS



Councillors Gora, Bhola released
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Two independent councillors of Ward Number 7 and 8, Gurpreet Singh alias Gora and Daljit Singh Grewal alias Bhola, were released from the Central Jail today. Both the councillors and their aides were booked by the police following a clash with the supporters of SAD and MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon.

It was alleged that Bhola's brother had opened fire to thwart the supporters of SAD MLA Ranjit Dhillon.

Both the councillors conducted a rally in their respective areas and thanked the residents for the support.



Declamation contest held to mark World Population Day
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
District Health Department today observed World Population Day at Government Senior Secondary School, Jawaddi. On the occasion, District Family Planning Officer Dr Maninder Singh spoke about ill effects of increasing population.

Students participated in poem and declamation contests related to the World Population Day.

An exhibition related to the theme of population was also exhibited. Among others who addressed the students included Jagat Ram and school teachers.



Sarpanch booked for molesting minor girl
Jaswant Shetra

Jagraon, July 11
A day after the residents of Kothe Fatehdeen village located on the outskirts of Jagraon staged a dharna outside the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jagraon, seeking action against a newly elected sarpanch for allegedly molesting a minor girl, the local police finally booked the sarpanch on charge of molesting a minor girl today.

The accused sarpanch has been identified as Paramjit Singh. He was elected as the sarpanch of Kothe Fatehdeen village during the recently held elections. Jagraon SHO Mohammad Jamil said the police has registered a case against Kothe Fatehdeen village sarpanch Paramjit Singh at Jagraon city police station for allegedly molesting a minor girl belonging to the same village. The accused sarpanch has not been arrested so far. "A case has been registered against Paramjit Singh on the statement of the victim girl and the investigation is under way. The accused has been absconding and the searching is on to nab him,” said the SHO.



Woman beaten up for ‘dowry’

Amloh, July 11
A resident of Ward No 8, Sandeep Kaur, has been admitted to the Civil Hospital after her husband and in-laws beat her up for not bringing enough dowry. Victim’s father, Amarjit Singh, in his complaint to the police said her daughter got married to Sarwan Singh alias Soni seven years ago and had given birth to a baby boy four years ago.

He said he had given dowry as per his capacity and soon after the marriage the in-laws started harassing her to bring more dowry. He said he gave money to his son-in-law many times but they continued to beat her for bringing fewer dowry. He alleged that four days ago, Sandeep’s husband and in-laws brutally thrashed her and when he came to know about the incident he admitted her to the Civil Hospital, Amloh. Balwinder Singh, investigating officer, said victim’s statement has been recorded and action would be taken against the guilty as per the law. — TNS



2 robbers nabbed
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
The Dehlon police has nabbed two members of a gang who had been robbing occupants of trucks and tempos after waylaying them. A motorcycle and crude weapons were recovered from their possession. The accused were identified as Mohammad Rafi of Naushera and Shehbaz Khatika of Malerkotla.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Sikand said police officials led by Dehlon SHO Satinder Pal Singh and additional SHO Swaran Singh had nabbed two motorcycle-borne youths when they were leaving the area today.

A scissor and a metallic rod, besides some cash, were recovered from possession.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were members of a gang that was involved in roadside robberies and snatchings.

The gangsters used to scare occupants of trucks and tempos with the scissors projecting these as a pistol after covering with a piece of cloth.



City boy makes it to Asian School Cricket Meet
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
Nipun Dogra, a budding cricketer, has made it to the Asian School Cricket Tournament in the U-16 category. The camp for the tournament will be held in Jaipur from July 26.

A student of Government Senior Secondary Modal School, Punjab Agricultural University, Nipun is popular as 'Run Machine'.

The School Games Federation of India selected him on the basis of his performance.

Nipun resides in the Haibowal area. He has been practising under the supervision of his coach, Anil Kumar, for the past six years.

His coach said, "Nipun is a dedicated player. He practises for hours. Everybody has pinned high hopes on him."

"Nipun was the top scorer in the School National U-16 Games held in Chandigarh. His all-round performance was appreciated during the state-level tournaments," said Jagrup Singh, physical education teacher at the PAU school. "My hard work has paid off. This would not have been possible without the support of my father, coach and principal," said Nipun.



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