C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


SIT gives clean chit to Bains
  Recommends graft charges against dismissed DSP be dropped; cops in a fix
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 23
A report submitted by a special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab police, constituted to look into the case of corruption and disproportionate assets against a dismissed Punjab Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Gurbans Singh Bains, absolving him of the charges, has put the Mohali police in a fix.

The SIT report was submitted by the four-member team, comprising Barnala SSP Upinderjit Singh Ghumman, Sangrur SP (D) Paramjit Singh Goraya, Sunam DSP Sukhdev Singh Virk and the SHO of the Sadar police station, Barnala, Inspector Kuldip Singh. The team was constituted by the Punjab DGP following a complaint received from Jamser Kaur, mother of Bains, on July 2.

While the SIT has recommended dropping of charges against the DSP, a local Mohali court has already framed charges against him on August 29 on the basis of a chargesheet filed by the Mohali police. Eyebrows were raised over the submission of a “weak challan, having several loopholes”, in the Mohali court by the Mohali police on May 23.

“Now, armed with the SIT report, the police can again present a supplementary challan in the case,” said a senior police officer.

In its report, the SIT has reportedly stated that the entire amount, recovered from the lockers of Bains, was white money. “A list of over 15 witnesses has also been attached with the report,” said sources.

The IG, Patiala Range, Paramjit Singh Gill, said there was a delay in submitting the report by the SIT. “I have received the report. Charges have already been framed against Bains in a Mohali court. We are working on what needs to be done now,” said Gill.

The case

In its report, the SIT has reportedly given a clean chit to DSP Bains, who was dismissed on March 27 after the registration of two cases against him. While one case was registered under Sections 7/8/13 (1) (a) (d) (e) read with Section 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120 B of the IPC at the Mataur police station, the other case was registered under the Arms Act against him at the Patiala Civil Lines police station. Bains, who was posted as the DSP (City I) at the time of his dismissal, had allegedly received a “hawala” consignment of Rs 40 lakh through his wife at Ludhiana on March 26 from Chandigarh-based NK Goel. Besides, the police had also recovered an unlicensed Webley Scott revolver from his Patiala residence and Rs 20 lakh from his bank lockers in Ludhiana.



fund crunch
PU set to scrap dental hospital project
Aarti Kapur
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Panjab University (PU) is all set to scrap the prestigious 100-bedded Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital project for want of funds. The issue is being tabled at a “special think tank committee” meeting, which will be chaired by PU Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover next week.

Sources said according to the estimate, the cost of construction for the project was around Rs 150 crore, which included installation of medical equipment and beds, while the authorities had got a special grant of Rs 80 crore from the UT Administration, which had already been utilised in the construction work.

A special committee of experts, which was constituted to review the project, submitted its recommendation stating that without collaboration with the UT Administration, the project would not be feasible for the PU as the recurring cost would be around Rs 30 crore annually.

The project, which commenced in July 2010, was supposed to be completed by January 2014.

In February, the committee had decided to write to the Chandigarh Administration for seeking financial assistance for infrastructure and also to ask it to bear the annual running cost of the hospital.

During their last meeting, the experts had said the university had failed to bear the cost of construction, due to which the project was already running behind schedule, and it would be difficult for the authorities to carry forward the project.

The experts had suggested that the university should extend its existing tie-up with the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, for training their students rather than relying on training at the proposed hospital. Sources said the university was paying Rs 20,000 per student per year to the GMCH for training.

Earlier, the university had a tie-up with Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, for training its dental students.

Records of the university revealed that in 2009, a proposal was mooted that the university should tie up with the GMCH, but the PU authorities wanted to run a hospital on its own.

Final decision on project soon: VC

n PU Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover admitted that it was difficult for the university to bear the recurring cost of the hospital until it got some financial support from the UT Administration.

n He said a final decision on the hospital would be taken at the next meeting. The committee would also discuss what purpose the infrastructure, which had already been created, could serve. The estimate for this project would once again be tabled at the special committee meeting, to be held next week. He said so far, no assurance had been given by the UT Administration regarding financial support for the project.



Hit-and-run: Accused car driver arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Two days after a car hit a rehri, claiming the life of an 18-year-old girl, the Chandigarh police have arrested the car driver.

Police officials said the accused had been identified as Gagan, a resident of Sector 12, Panchkula. “The accused had fled from the spot after the accident. However, one of the passersby had noted down the registration number of the car, which helped the police in nabbing the culprit,” sources said.

The Honda city vehicle is registered in the name of the accused’s father. The sources said the police team arrested the accused last night.

The vehicle, which was on its way to Panchkula, hit the rehri near the Kalagram light point. The victim, Urmila, was taken to the PGI, Chandigarh, where she was declared brought dead by doctors. Four others were injured in the accident.

The accused car driver has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering the life and personal safety of others) and 304 a (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code. He was later released on bail.



booth allotment
4 employees to pay for sitting on file
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
In a unique case, the UT Estate Officer has ordered the recovery of the enhanced cost of a booth from four employees of the Estate Office for sitting on the allotment file of a widow for nearly 10 years.

As a result of the inordinate delay, the monthly instalment towards the cost of the booth in the Sector 41 booth market rose from Rs 13,000 per month to Rs 61,491.

The case came to light when Farman Begum, widow of the original allottee, Sageer Ahmad, approached the Estate Officer with the old record and expressed her inability to pay the monthly instalment of Rs 61,491. By the time the letter of intent was issued 10 years later, the original beneficiary, Sageer Ahmad, had died.

She urged the Estate Officer to allot her the booth at the original cost, that was applicable in 2004. The booth had been allotted on the basis of a hawker licence held by her husband in the Bijwara Market in Sector 22. The booth allotment was part of the rehabilitation of shopkeepers after a major fire broke out in the market.

An inquiry revealed that dealing officials delayed the file since 2005.

As a result, the cost of land of the booth increased to Rs 41.65 lakh. Estate Officer Mohammed Shayin said, “If the Finance Department does not agree to revise the cost of the booth, the enhanced cost of the monthly instalments should be recovered from Ranbir Singh Gill, Dharam Singh, Vibhushan Kumar and Gulshan Kumar, all senior assistants in the Estate Office.”



No VIP passes this Navratra fest
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 23
You will not come across the usual mad rush for VIP passes this Navratra fest. Due to the code of conduct, the administration has decided not to issue any VIP passes this time.

“Because of the code of conduct, no minister will be officially invited to attend havans during the nine-day fest. So, we have decided not to issue VIP passes,” said Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia.

Every year, not only VIPs but also their relatives are seen seeking VIP passes for the fest.

The nine-day Navratra fest will begin on September 25 and continue till October 2.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda used to inaugurate the fest for the past nine years.

This time, he will not be invited to inaugurate the fest due to the model code of conduct. Not only Hooda, but also other dignitaries have not been invited.

However, Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki is expected to inaugurate the first day of the fest at the Mansa Devi temple.

Officials of the administration said: “Though we will not be issuing VIP passes this time, special cases such as those concerning the physically challenged will be considered”.

Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia said: “We will not organise any cultural function due to elections. Special arrangements have been made for the devotees.”

Special force has been arranged for the fest. Nakas will be laid around the premises to keep a check on anti-social elements. The police are also carrying a verification drive in the colony adjoining the temple.

Nine-day fest begins tomorrow

The nine-day Navratra fest will begin on September 25 and continue till October 2.


n To facilitate the physically challenged and senior citizens in paying obeisance at the temple, two golf carts have been made available by the district administration.

n Special transportation facility in Haryana Roadways buses has also been provided to the devotees.

n Emergency beds have been kept ready for any medical emergency. Fire tenders will be parked outside the temple.



Women artistes take centre stage
  Are now actively essaying roles of Sita, other characters of the Ramayana
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
In Ramlilas, one must have watched male artistes perform women roles of Sita, Mandodari, Surpanakha, Kaikai, Kaushalya, Sumitra and other women characters of the Ramayana as it was considered a taboo for women to act in Ramlilas. But for the last few years, women artistes in the city have been actively performing these roles on stage.

At present, there are around 25 women artistes who are performing in Ramlilas this year in Chandigarh, which has traditionally been conquered by male bastion.Mukesh Sharma, director and artiste of the Garhwal Ramleela Mandal Bijli Board, Sector 28, said it was their Ramlila committee which had first introduced the concept of women artistes in 2005 and this year four women artistes are performing in the Ramlila, including a 13-year-old girl artiste. Saloni (23), who is performing the role of Sita for the last seven years in Sector 28, said the Ramlila committee provided them congenial atmosphere. Even their families backed them and gave them permission to perform in Ramlilas, she said. Saloni, who is also a dance teacher in government school, said the audience here are well behaved therefore they never faced any problem, she added. Babita Pathak(21), a BA final year student, who is performing the role of Sita in the Garhwal Ramlila and Sanskritik Mandal, Sector 22, said Ramlila was a great platform to inculcate moral values. She said it was challenging to perform in front of a huge audience.

“Security is always a concern for women artistes,but with the support of our families, fellow artistes and Ramlila committees, I have been performing in Ramlilas for many years now, Babita said.Ekta Sodhi, a professional artiste, who is performing different roles in the Garhwal Ramleela Mandal Bijli Board, Sector 28, said initially there was fear in her mind . “The Ramlila committee of Sector 28 treats us like family and provides pick-and-drop facility ”, she added.“Even my husband and five-year-old daughter come to watch my performance,” said Ekta .

Initially faced tough opposition

Vikram Bisht, president, Kendriya Ramlila Mahasabha, said in 2005, the director and other artistes of Sector 28-based Ramlila had faced tough opposition from the committee and the mahasabha for introducing women artistes. After convincing all of them, the Garhwal Ramlila Mandal Bijli Board started inducting female artistes in Ramlila, he added.

Girls also encouraged to participate

Anushka Tiwari, a Class VIII student, is performing the role of Shabri in Ramlila. Her father Yashpal Tiwari, who is also an artiste, said their entire family encouraged children to perform in Ramlilas every year. 



Plan to shift dairies, meat markets: DC
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 23
A special plan is to be drawn up to shift dairies and meat markets outside the main areas of Mohali town. Directions to this effect were given here today by Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu while presiding over a meeting with executive officers concerned to review development works in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner took a serious note of illegal roadside shops and rehris and directed the executive officers to remove these at the earliest.

Regarding the slow progress of sewer laying work at Kurali, he asked the SDM, Kharar, to submit a report in this regard within two days so that action could be initiated against the defaulting officials.



City airport among 29 shortlisted for better connectivity
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has shortlisted the Chandigarh Airport among 29 metro and non-metro airports to enhance connectivity in different parts of the country.

The shortlisted airports include Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Leh, Srinagar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Gaya, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ranchi, Raipur, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Indore, Goa, Pune, Surat, Chennai, Coimbatore, Calicut, Madurai, Mangalore, Trivandrum, Trichy and Visakhapatnam besides Chandigarh.

AAI officials revealed this during a conference of the World Routes Development Forum held in Chicago. An AAI spokesperson said the state-run airports body has been playing a key role in implementing the government’s focus on development of airport infrastructure in Tier-II and III cities and building no-frill airports.



Recovered car was used in carjacking: Mohali SSP
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 23
The Mohali police today claimed that the Honda City recovered from Phase 3B2 yesterday was used by four persons in the carjacking incident that took place on September 19.

Confirming the development, Mohali SSP Inder Mohan Singh said, “The car belonged to one Paramjit Singh of Sector 21, Chandigarh, and was stolen on the same day when robbers took away Dr Gaganpreet Singh’s car. A case in this connection was registered at Sector 19 police station in Chandigarh.”

The old-model Honda City was recovered from behind Katani Dhaba. “Yesterday, we were not sure if it was used in the crime,” said SSP Bhatti.

Notably, the doctor couple had their dinner at a restaurant located in the same area from where the car in question has been recovered.

“Investigations are on. The miscreants would be nabbed soon,” said the police. 



Residents send aid for flood victims
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Residents of Sector 32, Chandigarh, have donated Rs 55,000 for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to help the victims of floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

Seeking donations for flood victims, members of the Welfare Society, Sector 32, Chandigarh, launched a door-to-door campaign and appealed residents to donate generously.



Former Cong leader goes ‘missing’

Panchkula, September 23
A former Congress leader, Vibhore Batra, has gone missing. One of the contenders for a BJP ticket for the Assembly elections, he was reportedly disappointed over ticket distribution in the saffron party.

Five days ago, Batra had gone to Delhi to meet certain political leaders in this connection but did not return.

Today, Batra’s mother Arun Batra lodged a police complaint. A case under Section 365 (kidnapping) has been lodged at the Sector 5 police station.

Batra, a former Congress leader, had joined hands with Birender Singh, who recently switched loyalty from Congress to BJP.

Arun Batra said, “Vibhore went in his Innova car and had said he would return soon. He also left his mobile phones here. He was really upset. I am worried as he hasn’t returned yet.”

Batra, a youth leader, has been active in Panchkula. He was associated with former minister Kumari Selja as well. — TNS



Cong may field Mayor from Panchkula Assembly seat
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 23
Panchkula’s first Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia is likely get the Congress ticket for contesting the Panchkula Assembly seat.

Sources said Ahluwalia’s name was recommended by senior members of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). “Considering the fact that the opposition parties have fielded ‘baniya’ candidates, the Congress has decided to field Ahluwalia, as being a Punjabi and a woman, she is likely to get Sikh as well as woman votes, said a party source.

While the BJP has fielded Gian Chand Gupta, Kulbhushan Goel is the INLD nominee from Panchkula.

However, a few leaders in the AICC are still sticking to the name of Ashok Mehta for the Panchkula ticket. Though many local Congressmen are in the race for the ticket, including sitting MLA DK Bansal, Vinod Bagai, Manish Bansal and Tarun Bhandari, the senior AICC members are preferring Ahluwalia.

Ahluwalia was elected as Panchkula’s Mayor last year after she had won the election with a huge margin.

Further, the Haryana Janhit Congress is yet to release its list. But a former Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Chander Mohan, has already started off his campaigning in Panchkula.

Till now, none of the candidates have filed the nomination papers. It is expected that nominations would be filed from September 26 onwards during the Navratras.

BJP candidate Gian Chand Gupta would be filing his nomination papers on September 25, the first Navratra. He along with his supporters would pass through different parts of the constituency before reaching the Mini-Secretariat in Panchkula to file his nomination papers.

INLD candidate Kulbhushan Goel would file his nomination papers on September 26.



Have a roadmap to develop Kalka, claims BJP candidate
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Kalka, September 23
Latika Sharma, who is contesting the Kalka Assembly seat on BJP ticket, claims to have planned a special roadmap for development of the constituency that had been ‘abandoned’ for the past over two decades.

A national vice-president of the party, Latika Sharma started her election campaign from Panchkula and addressed advocates with whom she had been practising earlier. The lawyer-turned-politician promised to work hard to come up to the expectations of public and work for the betterment of the area.

“I have planned a special roadmap for an aggressive growth and development of the Kalka constituency. The work will start immediately after the BJP is voted to power in Haryana,” she claimed.

Accompanied by Ambala MP Rattan Lal Kataria, she sought votes and support from the lawyer community.

A close associate of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Latika is considered to be an outsiders in the constituency. She will be fighting the election against INLD’s Pardeep Chaudhary and an independent candidate, Vijay Bansal. The Congress and the Haryana Janhit Congress–Jan Chetna Party (HJC-JCP) combine have not announced their candidates yet. Besides, party dissidents could also play a role against her during the elections. Kataria claimed that Latika was an articulate, mature and hardworking person. Banto Kataria, vice-president of the state BJP, and Amit Singla, president, Bar Association, Panchkula, also spoke on the occasion.



Two cars set ablaze in Sec 38

Chandigarh, September 23
Some unidentified miscreants set two cars afire at Sector 38 during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

Miscreants burnt an Indica Vista and a Hyundai I10 parked outside house number 5488. The police and the fire and emergency department were informed. Sources said the cars were parked on the end of a road. The miscreants threw something on the cars from behind the wall to set them afire. — TNS



Month-long sanitation campaign begins in Mohali
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 23
A month-long sanitation campaign was launched by the Municipal Corporation here today. Speaking after kicking off the campaign at Phase V here, Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Sidhu urged the public to cooperate in the campaign.

Commissioner of the civic body Uma Shankar Gupta said 737 sanitation workers would be deputed for the drive. Surprise checking of the work would be conducted by Joint Commissioner of the corporation Nayan Bhullar and Assistant Commissioner Kamal Kant. Gupta said for the successful completion of the campaign, three municipal engineers, six SDOs, two chief sanitary and three sanitary inspectors had been deputed. In addition, 40 workers had been appointed for one month for the sanitation work.



Tommy Hilfiger to visit India

The Tommy Hilfiger Group announces that Tommy Hilfiger will visit India to celebrate the Tommy Hilfiger brand’s 10th anniversary in the country. Between September 26 and 28, 2014, the American designer will travel to India for the anniversary events. The multi-day programme will highlight the Tommy Hilfiger brand’s most notable moments and achievements throughout its 10 years in the country.

Milestone Opportunities Fund 10

Milestone Capital Advisors, a private equity firm managing seven real estate funds, introduces its latest offering in the form of a highly innovative, structured debt fund namely, Milestone Opportunities Fund 10 (MOF 10). Rubi Arya, vice-chairman and director, Milestone Capital Advisors, who was in the town said on Tuesday that this new fund aims to bring about a change in real estate investments made by high net worth investors, by investing in mid-segment residential projects in high potential micro markets in tier 1 cities across the country.

Shalimar Paints to launch new products

Shalimar Paints Limited on Tuesday announced its plan to strengthen its presence in Punjab by launching new products in Chandigarh. Sameer Nagpal, managing director and CEO, Shalimar Paints, said: “Punjab has always been an important market for us and our presence here dates back to 1974. We understand this region well and realise its market potential. With our increased focus on the consumer business, we are investing significantly in the Punjab market to emerge as a strong player.”

Lotus launches outlet in Mohali

Lotus, a natural care brand, has launched its first exclusive brand outlet, at North Country Mall in Mohali. Nitin Passi, director, Lotus, said: “With the launch of our first exclusive brand outlet in Mohali, we aim to provide our consumers the right brand experience and make our entire range of products available under one roof.”

Autumn winter collection

John Players has unveiled its latest autumn winter collection offering denims, casual shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets. The collection captures global trends with conversational prints, jacquards, colour blocking and aviator range of experimental denims. - TNS



Student parties get down to business
 Activists hold protests, submit memorandum to highlight issues related to students
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
Sticking to their promise and to strengthen its base for the student council elections next year, student parties in Panjab University have got down to addressing student-related issues.

This is for the first time ever that the student parties have initiated their ground work with the commencement of the new session.

A majority of the main student parties have started holding protests and are submitting memoranda to the authorities to raise issues concerning students.

The students of BA BEd Department today held a protest in the presence of department representative Sandeep Brar along with Navaldeep, President of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), to highlight the demands of students.

The students have sought the starting a new integrated MA MEd course, the options for their placements, renovation and installation of Wi-Fi system in the department.

Nandita Singh, Dean Student Welfare (women), who is the chief coordinator of the department, assured the students that their demands would be looked into and a decision would soon be taken.

Another student party, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), also submitted a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover regarding various problems faced by the hostel inmates.

In the memorandum, the issues raised by the party workers include bad quality food provided in the hostels and deplorable condition of the bathrooms.

ABVP member Ankush Gupta said, “We’ve submitted a memorandum to the VC and will ensure that the authorities work for the welfare of students.”

raising voice

PUSU activists held a protest to get the demands of students fulfilled which included starting a new integrated MA MEd course, renovation and installation of Wi-Fi system. ABVP activists submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor on problems faced by the hostel inmates.



Indo-China friendship celebrations
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 23
The Punjab and Chandigarh chapter of the Indo-China Friendship Association will celebrate National Day of India and China on September 26 at Panjab University.

Former Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt, who is a key speaker at the event, will talk on ‘A vision from history and geography of India and China’.

Lt Gen (retd) BKN Chhibber will preside over the function. The Punjab and Chandigarh chapter of the Indo-China Friendship Association president Roshan lal Batta said, “The association celebrates this day annually on October 1.”



CCET staff defer strike

Chandigarh, September 23
Employees of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, today deferred their hunger strike following assurance from the Joint Secretary Technical Sandeep Hans regarding job security of the agitating staff members.

On Hans’s behalf, college principal Dr MS Gujral arrived at the spot and assured the employees that none of them will be removed from service and a proper arrangement will be made to adjust the employees working for the past one decade.

On the occasion, president of the CCET union Vikramjeet Singh thanked the union members for their support during the protest. — TNS



pu & college notes
Applications for PhD in Public Admn

The Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, has invited applications for PhD in Public Administration. The last date for the submission of application is September 30, 2014. The interview for PhD in Public Administration will be conducted on October 15 from 11.30 AM onwards at the seminar room of the department.

Kanishk Bansal and Chandrka Mehta were chosen Mr and Miss Fresher at the INIFD Fresher Bash-2014 at a hotel in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Kanishk Bansal and Chandrka Mehta were chosen Mr and Miss Fresher at the INIFD Fresher Bash-2014 at a hotel in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Merit list for MPhil

The Department of Economics, Panjab University, will display the provisional merit list for MPhil course on the notice board of the department on October 10. The interview for the eligible candidates would be held on October 13 in the Department of Economics, Arts Block No. 3, Panjab University.

PU don gets award

Dr IB Prasher, Professor in the Department of Botany, Panjab University, has been chosen by the jury of the Birbal Savitri Sahni Foundation for the award of Birbal Sahni Centenary Medal-cum-Birbal Savitri Sahni Honour in the field of Myco-Geography-a classical Botany for the year 2014. He has completed five major research projects.

Aid for J&K flood victims

Rotaract Himalayan, a youth-run social service club, organised a drive ‘We are with you Kashmir.’ The drive is aimed at providing relief funds for the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. More than 100 newly recruited club members, who are college students, worked enthusiastically to raise a total of Rs 2 lakh.

Climate change workshop

The Environmental Society, NSS unit and Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, organised a two-day workshop on ‘Climate catalysts agents of change’ in association with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology.

Convention concludes

A faculty convention on ‘Innovation technology and technical education,’ organised by Swami Vivekananda Institute of Engineering & Technology, has ended. The event was organised under the aegis of the Indian Society of Technical Education.

Culinary workshop

On the second day of the culinary development workshop, under the management development programme, several delicacies were displayed. The event has been organised and hosted by Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition.

Rangoli competition

A rangoli competition was organised as part of the World Tourism Week celebrations and the silver jubilee celebrations of the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition.

MCM student wins pageant

Srishti Vandhan, a student of BA-II at MCM DAV College for Women, has bagged the prestigious ‘Diva Miss North India 2014.’ The show was held at Golden Tulip Resort, Morni Hills, and had participants from throughout the northern region. The girls stayed with the team for 8 days during which grooming sessions were held. — TNS



Students of Holy Wonders School visit Fateh Burj, the tower of victory, in Chappar Chiri. from schools
Bhavan students visit Pak

Chandigarh: A team comprising three students and a teacher from Bhavan Vidyalaya recently participated in a conference — ACMUN 2014 — at Aitchison College, Lahore. YPS Patiala, YPS Mohali, British Co-ed School Patiala, Cathedral School Mumbai and PPS Nabha participated in the event. The delegation comprising Daksh Kadian, Saurabh Gupta and Nehchal Sandhu participated in the event where Daksh won the prestigious Honourable Mention’s Award.

Students of Holy Wonders School visit Fateh Burj, the tower of victory, in Chappar Chiri. A Tribune photograph

A sailing camp being held at the Chandigarh Naval Unit (NCC) at CCET Hostel, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
A sailing camp being held at the Chandigarh Naval Unit (NCC) at CCET Hostel, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photo

Founder’s Day

Panchkula: To honour the vibrant spirit of the founder chairman, Andrew J Gosain, St. Xavier’s High School celebrated the 28th Founder’s Day. Cap-making, hat-making, welcome rangoli, collage-making and other activities were held on the occasion.

Poetry recital

RIMT World School conducted a Hindi poetry recital competition on the International Day of the Girl Child. — TNS



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |