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Youth found dead in P’kula
Accused of raping Class XII girl; the deceased was acquitted in 2009
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 8
A youth involved in the five-year-old controversial gangrape of a Class XII student was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Sector 4. Jitesh Bareja (26) and the son of a senior Haryana officer were arrested and later acquitted in 2009 on the basis of medical and forensic reports.

Jitesh was found dead on Wednesday. As doctors at the General Hospital in Sector 6 sought a probe into his death, the police today collected his viscera. It will be sent to Forensic Laboratory at Madhuban, Karnal.

Jitesh’s family stated that he died a natural death, but the exact cause could only be ascertained after the viscera report was out, the police said.

The autopsy report revealed congestion in organs, including stomach. The doctors said the possibility of poisoning could not be ruled out.

The police said the deceased was stated to be under depression. It could be a suicide, they said. "He had food with us and went to his room around 10 pm. The next day he was found dead,” said Jitesh’s father. SHO of the Sector 5 police station Malkeet Singh said, "We are conducting the probe under Section 174 CrPc.”

The gangrape

  • The case had hit the headlines in 2008. On September 16, the victim, a student of a private school in Panchkula, was allegedly gangraped and tortured by five persons, including a girl (her senior), in a garage at the Haryana government office in Sector 4, Panchkula. The victim had told the police that she had met her senior at Sector 12A. She got into her car and was taken to a village in Punjab. The police later arrested the two boys, but could not find any evidence against the other three, following which they were not chargesheeted. On June 1, 2009, the two were acquitted on the basis of medical and forensic reports. The family of the victim had approached the Haryana Chief Minister.
  • Jitesh’s father stated that his son was implicated and could never commit suicide. He was acquitted five years ago, he said.
  • Police investigations revealed that Jitesh had planned to marry a girl and was tense. “We will question his family members,” said the police.



Gang member spills the beans
Family in P’kula gets letter about recent theft at their house
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 8
A Sector 17-based family was in for a shock when it received a letter from a thief giving details of the theft that took place in their house 25 days ago. He wrote that he had refused to be a party to the theft. The family handed over the letter to the police.

In charge of the Sector 16 police post Surjit Singh said: "The person might have had some scuffle with his gang members and in order to take revenge, he revealed their identities. The case has been marked to the Crime Investigating Agency (CIA). The possibility of mischief cannot be ruled out."

The letter containing the details of the theft
The letter containing the details of the theft.

The house owned by Rohit and Megha was targeted on January 14. Thieves had decamped with Rs 2.75 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs 12 lakh. Rohit is a businessman.

The letter, which was addressed to Megha, contained the details of the thieves, including their mobile numbers. The letter read: "I cannot give you the address of the accused as I want to keep my identity secret.”

Shimla has been written in front of the mobile numbers.

The letter stated that his 'partners' had been committing thefts for a year and a half and they had also stolen a car.

Megha and Rohit were not at home when the theft took place. On return, they found the front door broken. The thieves had also stolen deodorants, perfumes, expensive watches and accessories.



Thieves take away jewellery, 750 USD
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
Thieves struck at a house in Sector 38 (West) in broad daylight on Friday and took away 45 tolas of gold jewellery, Rs 70,000 in cash and 750 USD. Owner of the house, Davinder Kumar Sharma, had gone out and on return he found the house ransacked.

Sharma stated that he left the house at 3.10 pm and returned around 4.50 pm.

“The front door of the house was broken,” he stated.

Davinder said the thieves had decamped with gold jewellery, cash and a video camera.

Sharma said the accused had also tried breaking into his neighbours’ houses. Forensic experts reached the spot and took fingerprint.

The police said the involvement of some insider could not be ruled out. It took the accused an hour to ransack the house.

A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station.



cancer survivors’ day
Cancer survivor turns healer
Tribune News Service

20-year-old Manpreet Kaur counsels families of those suffering from the disease Chandigarh, February 8
Cancer visited her -- uninvited. But she fought and won. Twenty-year-old Manpreet Kaur emerged strong and found her purpose in life. She now counsels families of those suffering from the disease.

After completing her MBA, she wants to join Sahayta, an NGO, which works for cancer patients.

At a function organised by the NGO to observe Cancer Survivors’ Day, she said not only the patients, but their families too suffered the trauma.

"I will set up a cell and help such families overcome the stress. My ordeal lasted three years. The chances of my survival were bleak. My mother was devastated. But I wanted to live and had decided to fight the disease,” said Manpreet.

Another cancer survivor Amarjeet Singh, who is a student of Class XII, plans to set up an NGO to serve cancer patients in the region.

Seeing the other survivors laugh and talk, tears rolled down his cheeks. He said nobody could even imagine what they had gone through.

He was honoured by the NGO today. Principal Secretary, Punjab Health and Family Welfare, Vini Mahajan appreciated the efforts of the NGO and its representatives to prepare a report on the problems faced by the patients.

President of the NGO Renu Saigal said in the past five years, they had extended financial support to 600 cancer patients. Last year, the organisation spent Rs 34 lakh on their treatment.

The donor of the year award was given to Prof RK Marwaha. Professor of the department of radiotherapy, PGI, Dr FD Patel dwelt on the disease and its cure.


Hi-tech vegetable market opened
Our Correspondent

Mohali, February 8
A hi-tech fruit and vegetable market was inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, here today. Addressing a gathering, the Chief Minister said the market was constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crore and no other state in the country has such a facility.

He said such ultra-modern vegetable markets would also be set up in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala to help farmers.

The CM said the market has three segments. One part of it would be used by farmers to sell their produce direct to customers, while other two segments are for wholesale dealers and retailers respectively.

He said as agriculture was becoming less profitable, there was a need to go in for diversification. Going in for vegetables and animal husbandry would be more fruitful, said the CM.

The government has decided to give 50 per cent subsidy on machinery and agriculture-related tools and implements. He suggested that societies can be formed with machinery and farmers could use it whenever required. This could help bring down the expenditure by 35 per cent, said Badal.

Later, while addressing a press conference, Badal said an agri-summit will be held in Mohali from February 16 to 19. Experts from 10 countries such as Canada, Britain, Denmark, Italy and New Zealand would be participating in the summit, which has been planned on 130 acres area at Baba Bada Singh Yadgaar in Chappar Chiri. Representatives from companies such as Birla, Tata, Mahindra, Godrej, Dabur, Coca Cola, Shri Ram Fertiliser etc, will also be present on the occasion.

Badal said at the summit three best farmers from each district of Punjab would be given prizes of Rs 51,000 each. Similarly, three best farmers from the other states would also be given cash awards.

As many as 50 experts would also be honoured.

The Chief Minister said at the agri-summit, an exhibition of modern equipment used for agricultural purposes would also be held besides another exhibition related to animal husbandry.



Special industrial package to neighbouring states mars Punjab's interests, says Badal
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
In a veiled attack on Congress-led UPA Government, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today resented the special industrial package to certain states, including neigbhouring Himachal Pradesh, alleging that such decisions have an adverse affect on Punjab's industrial and employment scenario.

“We are not against the state. But special industrial packages to certain states have resulted in flight of industry from Punjab and have also discouraged the setting up of new industrial units in the state. This, in turn, had an adverse impact on the employment opportunities for our youth,” said Badal, while addressing the Technical Education and Skill Development Summit, organised by Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) and Punjab Government at Mohali, today.

Saying that agricultural sector has reached a saturation point, the Chief Minister asserted that the industrial sector provides the only ray of hope on the employment front for today's youth. “The technical institutions can play a yeoman's role in bridging the gap between the demand and supply of trained manpower,” Badal said, while underlining the need for setting up of skill development centres in private colleges and varsities.

Claiming that Punjab is emerging as the technical and medical hub, Badal said a new education city (over 1700 acres of land) and a medicity were being developed at New Chandigarh. Moreover, the investment commitments worth over Rs 55,000 crore by the big industrial houses during the recent "Progressive Punjab" Investment Summit is expected to generate employment opportunities for over 2 lakh youths, he asserted.

While assuring PUTIA that its one representative would be included in the governing body of Punjab Technical University (PTU), Badal reminded the apex body of its social responsibility.Punjab Technical Education Minister Madan Mohan Mittal assured private educational institutions of every possible help from the state government. Meanwhile, SS Bhatti, RS Khandpur, Dilbaag Singh Heera, PS Bindra, MS Ghuman, Sham Sundar Patnaik and Shalini were honoured for theor contribution to various educational fields.


  • Industry only for young generation on the employment front.
  • Technical institutions can bridge the gap between the demand and supply of trained manpower.
  • Private colleges, varsities must set up skill development centres.
  • PUTIA representative to be in PTU's governing body.



Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory
Animosity among profs comes to fore
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
The Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh, has fallen prey to rivalries among eminent professors. The dispute between Dr AK Sharma (Scientist F) with the institute Director has led to repeated filing of complaints with the Ministry of Defence. A committee has also been constituted to examine the professor’s conduct.

The simmering animosity within the TBRL came to the fore before the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the hearing of a petition filed by two students after they underwent training at the institute.

“It is unfortunate state of affairs that such a specialised institute, conducting such sensitive research, has fallen prey to rivalries inter se the eminent professors, who are holding important posts and doing valuable research.But, it is for them to put their house in order and it is not for this court to opine on the same as it will be digressing from the main issue in question”, Justice GS. Sandhawalia asserted while deciding a petition filed by Anjali C Rajan and another petitioner against Punjab Technical University and other respondents. They were seeking directions to the respondent university to declare their B. Tech eighth semester examination result. Studying at Landran-based Chandigarh Engineering College, they were recommended by their institute to undergo industrial training at the TBRL.

Sharma was the heading the group of scientists under whom they were to be trained. The students went to Ramgarh, but were also sent to the department of physics, Himachal Pradesh University, on Sharma’s request to work on a project. The students pleaded this was done by Sharma “as he was himself working on the research project” and they went to Shimla to avoid annoying him.

The students alleged they were asked to do personal and awkward work. As he was preparing for an interview for promotion, he even asked the students to help him prepare.

The students submitted complaints to the TBRL Director against Sharma before completion of their training, but came to know that their results had been withheld due to a complaint filed by the scientist. The petitioners claimed they were called before an enquiry committee, but were pressurised to withdraw their complaints to the Director. They further said that Sharma’s complaint dated June 17, 2013, was “being acted upon illegally and their result was not being declared”.

Directing the declaration of result, Justice Sandhawalia asserted: “The conduct of the respondent also cannot but be found wrong as he directly rushed to the Vice-Chancellor, without approaching the TBRL head. The TBRL had never written or was aggrieved against the students and the conduct of respondent in directly approaching the university was also uncalled for”.



Heavy vehicles banned on Pinjore road
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 8
Perturbed at the death of a six-year-old girl and her grandfather in a road accident yesterday, their relatives blocked the highway in protest. The accident had taken place at Bairagi in Pinjore. Following the protest, the district administration banned the entry of heavy vehicles to Pinjore.

On Friday, a six-year-old girl, Jhalak, and her grandfather, Om Bahadur Thapa, were killed after being hit by a truck while they were crossing a road in Pinjore. After the protest, the entry of heavy vehicles on the stretch from Mallah Junction to Kalka/Parwanoo Tax Barrier, on the Pinjore-Parwanoo road and from T-point near Pinjore police station to T-point, Charnia, on the Nalagarh road was banned from 7.30 am to 10.30 am, from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The stretch has also been declared as no parking zone. The truck unions have been informed about the decision.

The heavy vehicle plying on the stretch during restricted house will be challaned under the Motor Vehicle Act. The orders will be effective from February 10.



UT gives nod to regularisation of daily wagers

Chandigarh February 8
The Chandigarh Administration has approved the policy regarding regularisation of daily wage employees. It was a long-pending demand of the employees. This was stated by Pawan Kumar Bansal, Member of Parliament, while releasing the logo of the Fourth Delegates Conference of Coordination Committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers. The conference is going to be held on February 22.

The MP while addressing the members of the coordination committee said the policy of regularisation of daily wagers was approved by the Administrator. About 1,700 daily wagers will be covered under the policy.

The Administration had constituted a three-member committee, headed by DK Tiwari, the then Secretary (Forest) to frame a policy regarding regularisation of daily wage employees. Prerna Puri, Additional Home Secretary and SK Chadha, Chief Engineer, UT, were members of the committee. After detailed discussions with the representatives of the coordination committee, the committee submitted its recommendations to the Chandigarh Administration on April 5, 2013. — TNS



Fire breaks out at shop in Ramdarbar
Tribune News Service

Goods gutted at a shop in Ramdarbar on Friday night
Goods gutted at a shop in Ramdarbar on Friday night. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, February 8
Goods worth several lakhs was destroyed after fire broke at shop No. 639 in Phase-II, Ramdarbar, here today.

The police said the fire was noticed at around 1.40 am following which fire tenders from the Industrial Area fire station and Sector 32 fire station were rushed to the spot.

The goods lying in the hardware shop were destroyed.

The owner of the shop, Rajinder Kumar, who lives with his family on the upper floor of the shop, was safely rescued.

The police stated that the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. An investigation into the case has been initiated.



70 violators challaned during anti-encroachment drive
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
The enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) today issued 70 challans for encroachments in city markets. Inspector (Enforcement) Sunil Dutt stated that the team visited Sector 15, 21 and 22 and challaned 70 violators.

“The shopkeepers who had displayed their goods on the government land were penalised and their goods have been confiscated”, he stated.

MC officials stated that the anti-encroachment drives would continue even in the future too.They said the violators would have to pay heavily.



Dr Ambedkar Awaas Yojana
Draw for one-room flats on March 4

Chandigarh, February 8
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will hold a draw to allot one-room flats to Scheduled Castes under the Dr Ambedkar Awaas Yojana-2009. The decision to allot 320 one-room flats was taken on October 10, 2009. The draw will be held on March 4.

Although the date for final draw was fixed for August 2012, the official concerned failed to implement it. The flats are being allotted in Sectors 38 (West), 49 and 50.

In 2009, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) initiated the process of shortlisting eligible applicants, determining and verifying their eligibility, and drawing the number of applicants under each sub-scheme equal to double the number of flats available.

The preliminary draw of lots has already been held by a sub- committee constituted by the UT Administrator. The CHB has been entrusted with the task of construction of 320 four-storeyed one-room flats, 160 in Sector 56 and 80 each in Sector 38 (W) and Sector 49. The scheme has been scripted with the guidelines issued by the Central Government under the Dr Ambedkar Awaas Yojana for rehabilitation of SCs.

The Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh, is providing subsidy of Rs 20,000. The CHB has collected Rs 5,000 as initial deposit. The allottee has to pay 25 per cent of the cost at the time of taking possession of the flat. — TNS



Dy Mayor holds Janata Darbar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
Deputy Mayor and BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil held a ‘Janata Darbar’ for residents of his ward. MC officials accompanied Deputy Mayor Davesh Moudgil to the darbar. Residents of Ward No. 22, including Sectors 31, 47, 48, Industrial Area, Phase II, were invited to the darbar, which was held at Community Centre, Sector 47.

The demand for a community centre in Sector 31 and Industrial Area, Phase II and Sehaj Safai Kendras in Sectors 31, 47 and 48 was were raised. “An e-Sampark Centre has been already made functional in the newly constructed Community Centre in Sector 48, the Food Street in Sector 48 and the Japanese Garden in Sector 31 will be dedicated to the public soon,” Moudgil stated.




Auto thefts: GPS should be affixed to engine

The hype created around high security registration plates by the RLA is childish. These plates can be easily plucked off from the vehicle, giving thieves a new opportunity to carry out thefts more 'systematically'. Various state police officials have nabbed gangs involved in auto thefts, but lack of harsh punishment offers them a safe exit. The vehicles can never be recovered until and unless a small GPS chip is affixed to the engine. Dismantling the engine is a tedious task and takes time, and by that time the vehicle can be easily traced. Secondly, numbers must be allotted to the agencies itself. The vehicles must be delivered once the complete registration process is completed. This will curb vehicle theft to a large extent. For special numbers, a person can first visit the authorities concerned, get the desired number and then purchase the vehicle. The Ministry of Heavy Industries must meet auto industry representatives and direct them to make proposed changes in the equipment designing and manufacturing.

Deepjot Singh Thukral
Ambala Cantt

The malefic effect of no. 13

Europeans are afraid of number 13. The great French architect/town planner Le Corbusier skipped the evil number while numbering sectors from 1 to 25 (Sectors 26 to 30 were added later on). While Madhya Marg passed through the middle, Dakshan Marg forms the southern boundary of the City Beautiful. The Chandigarh project was meticulously executed by Monsieur Pierre Jeanerette (cousin of Corbusier). After his demise, two rows of new sectors (31 to 38 and 39 to 47) were created to the south of Dakshan Marg. Surprisingly, difference in number of sectors facing each other, north and south of Dakshan Marg, comes to 13 (33-20, 34-21, 35-22, 36-23, 37-24, 38-25). The malefic influence of 13 on southern sectors is visible in the form of potholed, unclean roads, wild jungles in vacant plots, herds of stray cattle, closed shops in government planned markets, irregular supply of water/electricity etc. I think councillors should consult some numerologists and propitiate the malefic effect of number 13.

SS Beniwal

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Make city tourism hub: Bansal
MP urges UT Administration to develop City Beautiful
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
“More efforts are needed to promote Chandigarh as a major tourist destination, which is also a gateway to Himachal Pradesh.” This was stated by local Member of Parliament and former union railway minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, at HOSTOCON-2014 — two-day national seminar on ‘Green hospitality and tourism industry: Status trend and future prospects’ — at Panjab University today.

Stating that the city could become a hub of tourism and employment opportunities could be created for youngsters, Bansal added, “The UT Administration should chalk out plans to develop the city rather than become a service provider.”

Pointing towards the challenges that lay ahead for the administration, the former union minister said, “Providing clean atmosphere and surroundings to tourists should be accorded top priority by the authorities. There are several places in the city which can attract a lot of tourists, but there is a need to develop infrastructure without compromising on environmental prosperity.”

PU Vice-Chancellor Prof AK Grover delivered the presidential address.

Noted tourism author and researcher Prof Deepak Raj Gupta, Central University of Jammu, was the keynote speaker at the event.

Harpal Singh, MD JW Marriott and MD, Synergy Thrislington, Mohali, was awarded with the ‘Paryatan Rattan’ award for constructing a 10-storeyed building in Mohali in 48 hours.

As many as 145 delegates from across the country took part in the seminar.

Two books — ‘Tourism and hospitality industry: Status and development’ and ‘Exploring tourism and hospitality industry: Issues and strategies’ — were also released on the occasion.



pu and college notes
Students from Tricity take part in job fest at MCM DAV
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 8
A one-day job fest was organised at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, today. As many as 1,370 aspirants got themselves registered, of which, 558 were shortlisted by various companies. The event saw participation from students of the Tricity.

More than 63 companies, including ING Vyasa, Indusind Bank, SBI Life, Vodafone, Bajaj Capital, PNB Metlife, Big Bazaar, Dishtek, IDBI Capital, Touchstone Education, Pick Pharma and Bio-age Equipment, participated in the fest.

Awareness workshop for women slum dwellers

ENACTUS Dr SS Bhatnagar UICET organised a counselling session and awareness workshop for women slum dwellers at Mani Majra on Saturday. Counsellors Dimple, Kulwinder Kaur and Tapan conducted sessions on health issues. A team of 55 students headed by faculty advisor Dr Seema Kapoor and organisation president Saurabh Mittal is also running a project ‘Phulkari’ for these women. Under the project, women from slums are trained in Phulkari to enable them to earn their livelihood. The project commenced on January 1, 2014.

NSUI leader files nomination papers

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) leader Manoj Lubana has filed his nomination to contest elections for the post of NSUI state president from Himachal Pradesh. He is a passout of DAV School, Sector 8. Lubana started his political career by contesting for the post of president from Khalsa College. He is the first president of NSUI in Panjab University.

Lecture on public relations

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, SD College, organised a lecture on ‘Public relations as a management function: Issues and strategies’ on Saturday. As many as 100 students took part in the programme. Renuka Salwan, deputy director, PR, Bureau of Indian Standards, graced the occasion.

Economics-business quiz at SD College

An economics-business quiz was organised by the Department of Economics, SD College, Sector 32, on Saturday. As many as 17 teams from colleges of the Tricity participated in the event. The quiz was won by SD College Kheri Gurna, Banur. MCM DAV College and SD College, Chandigarh, bagged the second and third positions, respectively.

Seminar on plant sciences

Botany Department of SD College organised a one-day seminar on emerging trends in plant sciences on Saturday. A series of lectures were held by eminent scientists. Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, was the chief guest and the keynote speaker on the occasion.

CU Fest on Feb 21

Chandigarh University, Gharuan, will honour eminent personalities with the ‘Pride of Punjab-2014 Award’ during the inauguration ceremony of the state-level CU Fest-2014. The fest will be held at the university on February 21, 2014. This was informed by Dr RS Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, and Dr BS Sohi, Pro-Vice Chancellor on Saturday.

150 students donate blood at health camp

More than 150 students donated blood at the camp organised by the Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, on Saturday. The camp was held to commemorate the 50th Year of the Chandigarh Blood Bank Society.

Dr Vijay Kataria, senior faculty member, and Niti Sarin, secretary, Chandigarh Blood Bank Society, were the guests of honour. Department chairperson Prof Keshav Malhotra thanked the student-donors.

PU prof honoured at Indian Science Congress

Professor Jitendra Mohan, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Panjab University, received a rare recognition at the 101st session of the Indian Science Congress from Vice-President Hamid Ansari for a book on ‘Contemporary Bio-psychological Aspects in the Era of Science and Technology’ during the valedictory function of the Indian Science Congress, held at Jammu from February 3-7. The book was edited by former PU Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti and Prof Jitendra Mohan.

Founder’s Day celebrated at SGGS College

The 48th Founder’s Day of Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) College, Sector 26, was celebrated on the college premises. The Founders Day is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. The day commemorates the establishment of the college and following ideals of the 10th Guru. As many as 2,000 visitors partook langar. — TNS



Baking activity at Saupin’s School

MOHALI: The pre-primary wing of Saupin’s School organised a baking activity for the students of LKG and UKG on Saturday. Wearing aprons and caps, the tiny tots came dressed as little chefs. These activities help children understand skills such as measuring, mixing in proportion etc. It also enhances their sense of smell, taste and touch as they go through the baking process. The students were educated on different ingredients, measuring cups and spoons.

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami, celebrated to honour Goddess Saraswati, was celebrated with enthusiasm and religious fervour at Shishu Niketan, Mohali, on Saturday. The day commenced with a special assembly wherein students were briefed about the significance of the day. The students of the junior wing were dressed in yellow. Sweets were distributed among the students.

Prayers offered to Goddess Saraswati

The students of Shastri Model Sr. Secondary School, Phase 1, Mohali, along with the management and staff members celebrated Basant Panchami on the school campus on Saturday. Subash Mahajan, district education officer (Panchyati Raj), Mohali, presided over the function.

Baby show and fancy dress competition

A healthy baby show and fancy dress competition was organised at Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, on Saturday. The healthy baby show was open to children in the age group of 1-2 years, 2-3 years and 3-4 years. The fancy dress competition was open for children in the age group of 4-5 years, 5-6 years and 6-7 years. The winners of healthy baby show included Dinesh (1-2 years), Abher Mohra (2-3 years) and Mannat (3-4 years). The winners of fancy dress competition included Jai Mankotia (4-5 years), Reva Chhabra (5-6 years) and Shreya (6-7 years). — TNS



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