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City lad tops ISC exams in tricity 
Mehakdeep Grewal
Tribune News Service

Simrata Kaur Grewal with her mother at their residence in Phase XI, Mohali, on Saturday (left)  and Priya Ahluwalia with her mother at their residence in Phase IV, Mohali, on Saturday.

Chandigarh, May 17
Following technical snags, the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class XII board result was finally declared today. Siddhartha Yaddnapudi, who scored 95.75 per cent, is the tricity topper and has even topped the science stream, Simrata Kaur Grewal topped the commerce stream with 93.75 per cent and Priya Ahluwalia clinched the top spot in humanities with 91.5 per cent. All three toppers are from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali.

Science topper Siddhartha has high aspirations and has cleared the JEE mains entrance exam. He has also appeared for the AIPMT examination. He said, “I am working hard to get admission in either IIT or AIIMS. I have always worked hard and want to excel.”

Siddhartha, whose parents are doctors at the PGI, is also an outstanding athlete of his school. Regarding his success, he said, “I used to study for eight to 10 hours every day and in between my breaks, I use to play and watch football.”

Meanwhile, commerce topper Simrata, who has burned the midnight oil to get a podium finish, said, “I have worked really hard, and I believe there are no shortcuts to success. I aspire to do my economics honours from Panjab University.”

An all-rounder, Simrata has also been the sports captain of her school and has played nationals in dodge ball and netball. Her dream in life is to work with the United Nations organisation.

Humanities topper Priya, who aspires to be a criminal psychologist, said, “I believe in quality study. One must be focused and study with full concentration.” Priya who lost her father at the age of one, said, “My biggest inspiration has been my mother, who has taught me to give the best and leave the rest to God.”She wants to pursue her higher studies from Delhi University. A keen debater and a cager, she added, “My elder sister has been my second parent, as she has always motivated me to excel in every field.” 



Bansal behind Kirron even in the sector he resides in
Was 979 votes behind the BJP candidate in Sector 28 
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
The four-time Member Parliament (MP), Pawan Kumar Bansal, who lost the Lok Sabha elections to BJP candidate Kirron Kher with a margin on 69,642 votes, even failed to get a lead from Sector 28, where he has been residing for the last few decades. Bansal was 979 votes behind Kirron in his own sector.

The charisma of the former Railway Minister who remained the MP consecutively for three terms didn’t work this time, as Bansal managed to bag only 1,178 votes from his sector while Kirron secured 2,157 votes from Sector 28.

Kirron Kher also stayed ahead of Bansal in the Sectors where senior BJP leaders reside.

Bansal also failed to get lead in Congress leader and Councillor Pardeep Chhabra’s residential sector. The BJP took a lead of 2,022 votes in Sector 22 with Kirron bagging 3,915 votes and Bansal securing 1,893 votes.

BJP leader Satya Pal Jain who was also the election agent for Kirron managed to get double votes for her in comparison to Bansal.

While Kirron got 2,428 votes in Sector 15, Bansal could draw only 1,280 votes.

In Sector 18, where BJP state unit president Sanjay Tandon resides, the BJP got a lead of 705 votes. Kirron polled 1,495 votes while Bansal got 790 votes from Sector 18.

In Sector 9, where BJP leader Harmonhan Dhawan resides, Kirron got 594 votes while Bansal got 321 votes respectively. 

Sector 28, where Pawan Kumar Bansal resides

Party Votes polled

BJP 2,157

Congress 1,178

AAP 947

Others 141


Sector 22, where councillor Pardeep Chhabra resides

Party Votes polled

BJP 3,915

Congress 1,893

AAP 1,907

Others 153


Sector 15, where BJP leader Satya Pal Jain resides

Party Votes polled

BJP 2,428

Congress 1,280

AAP 1,088

Others 93


Sector 18, where BJP state unit president Sanjay Tandon resides

Party Votes polled

BJP 1,495

Congress 790

AAP 552

Others 79


Sector 9, where Harmohan Dhawan resides

Party Votes polled

BJP 594

Congress 321

AAP 314

Others 28




Post election results, more trouble for Congress
Mayor’s seat in danger as BJP may bring no-confidence motion in MC House 
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
After losing the Member of Parliament (MP) seat to BJP-SAD candidate Kirron Kher, there is now more trouble in store for the Congress in the City Beautiful. The BJP-SAD alliance, which won the Lok Sabha elections from the Chandigarh seat after a gap of 15 years, is now planning to bring the no-confidence motion against the Congress Mayor in the Municipal Corporation (MC).

With the victory of Kirron, the alliance has 13 members in the MC House, as the MP is also a member of the MC house. Recently, Independent councillor Gurcharan Das Kala had also joined the BJP. In a 36-member MC House, the BJP needs a simple majority or two- third votes of members present in the House to bring the no-confidence motion.

Now, in the MC, the BJP-SAD has 13 votes, the BSP two votes, and the Congress has12 votes and nine votes are of nominated councillors.

According to Section 39 of the Punjab Municipal Act, A councillor holding the office of a Mayor or Senior Deputy Mayor or Deputy Mayor may be removed from his office by a resolution of the corporation passed by a majority of the total membership of the corporation and by a majority of not less than two- third members of the corporation present and voting in a meeting of the corporation in the prescribed manner.

Sources said the BJP was banking on the support of nine nominated councillors, who were now likely to change their loyalties with the Congress, after the defeat of Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Besides, the BJP is also hopeful of the BSP’s support and cross voting in the Congress due to which the Congress had lost seats of the Senior Deputy Mayor and the Deputy Mayor to the BJP in the recent mayoral elections.

BJP’s Leader of Opposition Arun Sood said with the victory of Kirron Kher, who was also the ex-officio member in the MC their strength had increased in the MC house, now.

The present Mayor failed to perform. As the Mayor’s report card is very poor, they are consulting fellow councillors and the senior party leaders on his poor performance.

If required, the party can bring the no-confidence motion against the Mayor as well, he said.

Mayor’s tenure

According to the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, applicable in Chandigarh, the party which has a majority in the House is given a chance to elect its Mayor. The first term of the five-year House is reserved for a woman candidate from the general category.

The next term is for a candidate from the general category, the third is reserved for a candidate from the Scheduled Caste category, and the fourth term is for a woman candidate from the general category while the fifth is for a candidate from the general category.

At present, the third year is running and present Mayor Harphool Kalyan is from the reserved category. The Mayor’s term is for one year, which starts from January 1 and ends on December 31 every year. 


Kirron gets a major chunk of rural votes
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
Three larger rural areas in Chandigarh - Mani Majra, including Mani Majra town, Dhanas and Mauli Jagran - that all together have over 1 lakh registered voters, brought a margin of over 15,000 votes to BJP candidate Kirron Kher. While 35,976 votes were polled to the BJP from these areas, the Congress managed to get only 21,971 votes.

Kirron, securing 17,042 votes from Mani Majra, got a lead of 7,741 votes from Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal, who got only 9,301 votes.

Political experts said area councillor Gurcharan Dass Kala’s re-entry into the BJP a few days before the elections, who had a stronghold in Mani Majra, gave a boost to the BJP. Mani Majra has 48,103 registered voters.

Similarly, the BJP got a margin of 4,624 votes from Mauli Jagran complex and Vikas Nagar. While Kirron polled 10,227 votes, Bansal got 5,603 votes from these areas.

BJP leader Anil Kumar Dubey had a stronghold in Mauli Jagran and the surrounding areas, which turned out to be an advantage for the party.

Dhanas, which was assumed to be the Congress-dominated area, failed to put up a good show for Bansal. Subhash Chawla, Congress councillor and former Mayor, represents the area in the Municipal Corporation.

Kirron managed to get a lead of 1,640 votes from the area. While Kirron polled 8,707 votes, Congress got 7,067 votes from the area.

Know your representative
Name: Kirron Kher
Age: 61
Party: BJP
Constituency: Chandigarh

Actress Kirron Kher joined the BJP in 2009. She has been a vocal admirer of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi since long, even before her candidature was announced. She tested the electoral waters for the first time and emerged victorious after defeating former union railways minister and senior Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal. Kirron Kher has been brought up in Chandigarh. She studied at Government College for Girls, Sector 11. She was also a student of the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University. Kirron was an avid badminton player and has represented Chandigarh in badminton. Her sister, Kanwal Thakar Kaur, is an Arjuna award-winning badminton player. Her father is a retired defence personnel, who resides in Sector 8. Kirron made her film debut in 1983 in a Punjabi movie. She has acted in several films and hosted a number of shows on television. After her first marriage ended in 1985, she married actor Anupam Kher. In 2003, she changed her name from “Kiron” to “Kirron” due to her belief in numerology. Kirron has been involved with various non-profit movements. 



Addressing problems of city residents my priority: Kirron
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
Kirron Kher, new Member of Parliament (MP) from Chandigarh, said she was aware of the problems of the city residents and her top priority would be to address these problems.

After the victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Kirron said she would try to improve the infrastructure of the City Beautiful. Thereafter, she would address the problems of employees, traders, industrialists, allottees of Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flats, slum-dwellers, villagers, ‘lal dora’ issue and every section of society.

On her opponents Pawan Kumar Bansal and Gul Panag, Kirron said she would also take help from them to address the problems of the city residents. On the possibility of getting a portfolio in the Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, Kirron Kher said she had not expected the ticket from the Chandigarh seat, but had got it.

Kirron said everything was in the hands of the Almighty.

Kirron assured that she would be available for the city residents. She would try to fulfil all promises that she made during the campaigning.

Today, Kirron Kher left for Delhi. There will be a meeting of the party MPs in Delhi in coming days. Senior BJP leader Satya Pal Jain and city unit president Sanjay Tandon also went to Delhi to attend important party meetings.



JAC expresses faith in new government at Centre
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
In a meeting of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of 10 associations comprising industrialists, traders and residents in the Industrial Area, Phase II, here, members expressed faith and confidence in the newly-elected strong government at the Centre.

The Joint Action Committee had earlier held a meeting with all candidates for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. In the meeting, BJP candidate Kirron Kher, who is now the city MP, had promised to fulfil the demands of the members related to conversion of property from leasehold to freehold, internal changes in building bylaws and rollback of heavy penalty on building violations.

In the today’s meeting, the members were hopeful that Kirron Kher would be able to resolve the issues by taking them up with the Chandigarh Administration and the Central Government.



Beating Soni big accomplishment, says Chandumajra
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 17
For Prem Singh Chandumajra, the new Member of Parliamentary (MP) from the Anandpur Sahib constituency, trailing Congress veteran leader Ambika Soni is very satisfying and a big political accomplishment.

“It (fight against Ambika Soni) was not an easy task. The Congress had fielded its best candidate after replacing sitting MP Ravneet Bittu from here to win the seat. Today, I am elated and satisfied after defeating Soni,” said Chandumajra at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, Phase VIII, here this morning.

Chandumajra came to pay obeisance at the gurdwara from where he had kicked off his election campaign a couple of months ago.

Dismissing the impressive show of the AAP by terming it a mere fluke, Chandumajra said his main fight was against Soni and he never ever had taken the fledgling party seriously.

“The people who have voted for the AAP are actually those whom we could not reach out during our campaign. If we could have managed to tap those voters, the number of votes could be much lesser than that the AAP candidate has got,” said Chandumajra.

The AAP trailed Chandumajra in his own den (Mohali segment) where Shergill got the maximum number of votes (50,987), while Chandumajra has to satisfy with 43,714 votes. Overall, the AAP got 3,06,008 votes in the entire constituency, while Chandumajra and Soni got 3,47,394 and 3,23,697 votes, respectively.

When reminded Chandumajra of his promise during the election campaign about doing away with the property tax, he said he would take up the matter with the state government and the Modi government at the Centre as well.

“I am in favour of doing away with the tax. I will do the maximum to provide relief to the residents here in this regard,” he said.



Traders demand 60-day notice 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) today demanded that the UT Administration and Estate Office should give a minimum of 60-day notice and proper opportunity of hearing before taking any action against shopkeepers in city.

Booth owners and occupiers of Sectors 8,9 and 11 had met with senior functionaries of Chandigarh Beopar Mandal who have received arbitrary notice of 3 days threatening sealing by Estate office for misuse and minor violations.

Charanjiv Singh, president, Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, said recent short notices of sealing giving just one working day to review or amend the irregularities is an authoritative and arbitrary act of Chandigarh Administration.

He demanded minimum 60-day notice and proper opportunity of hearing in cases of running business should be issued by Estate Office before taking such harsh step. 



24-yr-old killed in road accident
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 17
A 24-year-old youth lost his life when his speeding car first hit a tree and then a parked truck near KFC Restaurant on the Mohali-Kharar Highway at 2.30 am today.

The car was being driven by Sumit Kumar, a resident of Ganganagar, Rajasthan, who sustained serious injuries in the accident. Sumit was taken to the Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The police said the deceased, who was coming from Kharar to Mohali in his Verna car at a very high speed, seemed to have lost control over the vehicle.

“The car first hit a tree and then a truck, which was parked on the roadside. The car was badly damaged in the accident,” said the police.

Though airbags of the car opened, the victim could not be saved.

Sumit was staying at Chajju Majra Colony in Kharar. The car belonged to his friend Jasjit Singh.

After getting information, the victim’s kin, including his father Ranjit Kumar, reached here from Ganganagar. The body has been handed over to the deceased’s kin after a post-mortem. 



Business news

Gionee launches ELIFE S5.5 smartphone

Gionee, the leading global designer and manufacturer of mobile devices launched the world’s slimmest smartphone - ELIFE S5.5 in Chandigarh. Named after its biggest feature, a 5.55mm slim body, the launch was announced at Hotel Piccadily. The ELIFE S series is a new product category developed through Gionee’s deep understanding of customers’ desire for a slim and powerful smartphone, which also acts as a fashionable accessory. The ELIFE S series products will incorporate an emphasis on design without compromising the hardware and software of a smartphone to create a whole new user experience.

John Players launches new collection

Inspired by the tranquil weekend getaway, the new range of John Players’ spring-summer casual wear collection-2014 promises to indulge you in weaving a kaleidoscope of bright yet relaxed wardrobe for yourself this summer. The ‘Bay of blue’ collection brings a sea-faring feel with an intermix of sleek urban aesthetics. The John Players casual collection for spring-summer 2014 is priced at Rs 799 onwards and is available in stores across the country.

New summer collection

Egle & Louis Alberti, the trusted Italian men’s footwear brand has introduced its new range of summer collection; which is all about style with ease. The brand refreshes its icons for men with the launch of its latest collection; fusing comfort with trendy designs for this season. The collection is available across the country, including Chandigarh, at various footwear chains. The price range for Egle & Louis Alberti starts from Rs 7,990 onwards.

Google launches cricket scorecard in Hindi

Extending access to vernacular users in India, Google has announced the launch of a cricket scorecard in Hindi for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The score can be searched on the mobile phone as well.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank launches ‘Nanhi Kali’ scheme

Bharatiya Mahila Bank has introduced BMB Nanhi Kali, a new product for the girl child. BMB Nanhi Kali, a recurring deposit scheme exclusively for the girl child, ensures a secure future by building a sizeable resource to meet her future financial needs. The entry age of the minor is one day-13 years with a minimum monthly investment of Rs 50 or higher amount in exact multiples of Rs 50.The bank provides flexibility to deposit the instalment on any day of the month, protection against fall in rate of interest and loan facility of 85 per cent of the accrued value.

IIT Technologies FY2014 revenues up 14%

NIIT Technologies Limited (NSE: NIITTECH), an IT solutions organisation, announced its audited results for the year ending on March 31, 2014. The consolidated revenues for the year grew 14 per cent over the previous year to Rs 2,305 crores and operating profits improved by 7 per cent to Rs 351 crores. — TNS



Members of school cabinet take oath 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
School cabinet initiation ceremony and inter-house fancy dress competition was organised by Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, today at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh. DS Bedi, principal, Shivalik Public School, was the chief guest on the occasion.

The day started with a welcome speech by Meghna Himani, head girl of the school. It was followed by school choir’s presentation ‘Blessed be Your Name’. It was later followed by initiation ceremony of the school cabinet for the year 2014-15. The chief guest pinned badges on to the cabinet members. The principal administered the oath of office to the student members of the cabinet.

The highlight of the event was fancy dress competition. Students masqueraded as press reporters, butterfly, spiderman, soldier, milk man, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chander Bose, Rani Jhansi, Mother Teresa and cartoon characters. This was followed by a short skit—Mrs Joshy’s Villa, presented by the students of the media club of the school and a scintillating Bhangra performance by the students.

The chief guest gave prizes to the best four participants from each of the six groups in the competition.



PU to introduce pre-PhD course 

Chandigarh, May 17
The pre-PhD course will start in colleges from this session. A meeting in this regard was held today under the chairmanship of Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover.

In the meeting, it was decided that the university will conduct an entrance exam for the course. The qualifying criteria of entrance test will be designed in such a manner that each and every college having research centres should get students for research.

The members have decided that details about PhD course and subject-wise availability of seats in every college will be mentioned in the university prospectus. There will be participation of college faculty members in the pre and post conduct of examination.

The syllabus for course work should be uniform and designed with the consent of university and colleges having research centres. And the same goes in case of any modification in the syllabus of course work. Colleges were asked to constitute a research committee to monitor the quality of research. The committee may include college members, expert from university, nominees of Dean and nominee of VC.

A college research promotion cell should be made effective and functional at PU. Dr Grover stressed upon the need for high level and quality research. He said the issue would be taken up in syndicate meeting tomorrow and a well planned policy would be framed. — TNS



CBSE uploads answer keys on website
Mehakdeep Grewal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17
Acting on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally uploaded the answer keys of the All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) on its website. The board has also invited objections from students.

The High Court had directed the CBSE to upload the answer keys of the AIPMT on its website following a PIL filed by local PMT trainer Dr Arvind Goyal.

However, the students alleged that though the CBSE had uploaded the answer keys and had invited objections, fees per objection, which is Rs 1,000, was too high.

Medical aspirant Maitri Jindal said: “There are so many ambiguous errors in the paper. While raising the objections, we will have to think twice as the charges are too high. Every student cannot afford this much of money.”

The students also complained that there were no clear instructions mentioned on the website. There was no mention about how many objections one student could file. The last date for sending queries was also not specified, leading to more confusion.

Among the answer keys uploaded on the website, question number 170 (for Set-R) has a vague answer number. It shows nine number as the answer, whereas the options available were only 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Dr Arvind Goyal, while welcoming the move, said: “We had been requesting the CBSE to implement this system for the past one year. Finally, the CBSE has implemented it. This move will make the entire examination system more transparent and student friendly.”

Dr Goyal said the CBSE should have made a provision for inviting objections from subject experts also along with explanations and references from standard textbooks.

“We hope the CBSE will consider various objections raised by students with an open mind and will get them reviewed by an expert panel,” he said.

He said the CBSE should give grace marks to students for questions with more than one correct answer and with no correct answer.



School notes

Students apprised about personal hygiene

The students of Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, were apprised about personal hygiene by a team from Taj Group of hotels Chandigarh. To further build in the interest of the students the artists of Alankar group, highlighted the importance of personal cleanliness, with the help of a street play. Dr Pardeep gave a demonstration to the students about proper method of washing hand. Principal Harmeet Kaur motivated the students to keep themselves clean. She further added that cleanliness is next to godliness and everybody should wash their hands properly before eating meals.

Summer cool party

A summer cool party was organised for the Students of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, participate in a dance party on Saturday. Tribune photo students of nursery, KG and class I in Manav Mangal High school, Sector 21-C, Chandigarh. To enhance speaking and listening skills, a story telling session was held which was followed by fun games. Students danced to some peppy Bollywood numbers. Amongst bouts of laughter, they had a wonderful opportunity to learn some invaluable lessons about teamwork.
Students of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, participate in a dance party on Saturday. Tribune photo

World Technology Day

On the occasion of World Technology Day an inter-house debate competition on the topic ‘Developing Technology-a curse or a boon’ was conducted for the students of class IX and X of St. Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-D, Chandigarh. Different houses highlighted the benefits of developing technology and made the students aware of the pernicious effects of technology, if not used in a desirable way. Anita Chaudhary, Shivank Bhardwaj, Muskan Channana and Nivedida Gupta, while favouring the motion won the competition.

Cleanliness rally

Members of the health club of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh, in collaboration with NGO Garbage Free India organised a rally-cum-drive in the neighborhood parks of the school today. Speaking on the occasion principal Amita Khorana, said the purpose of the drive was to create awareness among the public that they must keep their surrounding garbage free.

Investiture ceremony

AKSIPS-45 organised an investiture ceremony. The authorities informed that as an endeavor to inculcate the qualities of a good leader and responsible citizen and to give hands on experience about the election procedure, voting for the post of council members was held. Around twenty students from class IX and X had filed in for the nomination and they did canvassing for one week. Ballot boxes for different posts were kept in the polling room. All the students of class VI to X cast their votes and got their finger marked by the poling officer.

Divya Public School

Divya Public School ,Sector 44 -D,Chandigarh ,held an investiture ceremony for academic session 2014-15 on the school premises. Rajnish Yadav and Bhavika were elected as the head boy and head girl of the school. The captains and the vice-captains of the four houses and prefect and the vice -prefect of seven clubs were also elected. Principal Rattan Singh conferred the badges to the newly elected members of the school cabinet. The office bearers were sworn in at the grand ceremony. They pledged to safeguard the values and principles of the school. The founder principal congratulated the badge holders and encouraged them to shoulder their duties with loyalty, truth and honour.

Fete organised

Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Sector 15-C, Chandigarh, organised a fete on its premises. The entire school was decorated with balloons. Whole atmosphere was filled with joy. Students danced to the tunes of DJ and enjoyed computer games, fun with straw, magic ball, poke boards and various other activities. The teachers had put up stalls of delicious food. Principal Ritu Sharma congratulated the whole staff. She encouraged them to work hard in future also.

Diabetes awareness programme

A free consultation and awareness program on type-II diabetes mellitus was organised at St. Xavier`s Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, jointly by researchers of PGIMER, Chandigarh, SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh and SHIATS, Allahabad for diabetic patients of the locality. The program was graced by Dr Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, from department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr Kunal Chawla, from department of Anatomy, PGIMER Chandigarh and Andrew J.Gosain, chairman, of St. Xavier`s Group of schools. All the invited diabetic patients consulted the doctors. Mervin West, the principal thanked the dignitaries for sparing their valuable time for spreading awareness of diabetes and helping people to deal with it.

Mother’s Day celebrated

The kindergarten section of Doon International School celebrated Mother’s Day with great honour and excitement on its campus. An emotional fervour surrounded the school auditorium with adorable speech and poems on mothers by the tiny tots. Toddlers presented songs for their beloved moms and gave dazzling dance performances on foot tapping dance numbers. The pre-nursery and nursery did ramp walk. The mothers of the students enthusiastically participated in the fresh flowers arrangement competition and were given prizes and appreciated by the director Simrita Mann and the principal Manjeet Madra.

Panache celebrated

Panache was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and fun at the Smart wonders school, Mohali 71. The tiny tots creativity of grade II, weaved a show that had left the audience mesmerised and spellbound. Dr Long while addressing the audience said that the type of education that is being imparted at SWS is definitely going to give all the learners a better chance to grow and blossom as beautiful humans.

Seminar held

Panchkula: Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, organised a seminar on substance abuse and peer pressure. The misconceptions occupying the young minds were cleared. Nupur, assistant professor, Home Science College, Chandigarh and school counselor gave a PPT presentation which was followed by question answer session. An activity to spread awareness about climate changes was organized by environment club. Demo drill on fire extinguishing was given under disaster management club. Heritage club students prepared collage of all Indian states.



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