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Posted at: Apr 9, 2018, 1:10 AM; last updated: Apr 9, 2018, 1:10 AM (IST)HARYANA DIARY

Dress designer wins Mrs Haryana Asia title

Rohtak: A Rohtak-based dress designer and boutique owner Kavita Chawla (42) has won the title of Mrs Haryana Asia Pacific at the Miss and Mrs Haryana-2018 pageant organised in Hisar recently. Kavita’s husband Vishwas Chawla said she was among the 20 finalists at the event organised by MYK Media, Hisar. An elated Kavita remarked that the beauty pageant had helped many unmarried as well as married women to re-invent their potential and provided them ample exposure and opportunities.

Workshop awarded for green initiatives

Yamunanagar: The Carriage and Wagon Workshop, Northern Railway, Jagadhri, has been awarded with the Green Co Gold rating by the Confederation of Indian Industries, Hyderabad, for enhanced use of renewable sources of energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, green supply chain, recycling, reuse and conservation of materials, adopting better water and waste management system. Chief Workshop Manager RK Sanger and Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer Prem Singh Meena said that through these efforts, Jagadhri Workshop had set an example among all other industries. They appreciated to all officers and senior section engineers of the workshop for their contribution. They said that the workshop was awarded with the National Energy Conservation Award in 2017.

MoU to implement social business concept

Sonepat: Ashoka University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Yunus Social Business India Centre for implementing the concept of social business to alleviate poverty. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus and Ashoka University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Sankar Krishnan signed the MoU at Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Rai on Friday. Speaking to mediapersons Prof Yunus said Social Yunus Social Business (YSB) was a non-profit venture fund that turned philanthropic donations into investments in sustainable social businesses. “Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) and Ashoka University will organise student exchange and learning visits, so that students can learn firsthand techniques and programmes to improve the financial condition of the poor in developing countries,” he said. 

Breast cancer awareness programme

Sonepat: An awareness programme on breast cancer was organised by NSS, Youth Red Cross wing and Sashakt Nari Parishad at BPS Women’s University to mark World Health Day. The programme was inaugurated by president of Sashakt Nari Parishad Seema Antil. The students were made aware about precautions against the disease. Prof Sushma Joshi was nominated as the brand ambassador of the awareness programme against breast cancer in the state. 

Farmer pens novel ‘The Cheat is Justice’

Kaithal: Randeep Singh Surjewala, national spokesperson and media in-charge, AICC, and Kaithal MLA, released a novel at a function on Saturday. The novel, ‘The Cheat is Justice’, is written by Hardeep Dhull, a resident of Pai village in Kaithal district. Surjewala praised Hardeep Dhull, an emerging english novelist from the state. He also congratulated him and wished him good luck in moving ahead in the field of writing.The story revolves around an Indian Army lieutenant, who is accused of raping a girl. He denies to be the culprit and challenges the allegations levelled against him. This is the second novel of the 27-year-old writer. According to Dhull, his first novel was also released by Randeep Singh Surjewala last year, while the book cover was launched by Nitibha Kaul, Big Boss 10 participant, in New Delhi. The famous Indian medalist Yogeshwar Dutt and kabaddi team captain Anoop Kumar had also reviewed Dhull’s first novel. Satbir Bhana, a political activist from Pundri, also congratulated the novelist and praised him for his efforts. 

Chander Prakash adjudged best employee 

Jhajjar: Chander Prakash, posted as an assistant at the office of the Deputy Director of the Animal Husbandry and Diary Department, has been adjudged as the best employee in the category of ‘Employee with Disability’. The award was given by Krishan Kumar Bedi, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, at a state-level function organised in Yamunnagar, recently. Jitender Dhillon, District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO), said Chander Prakash had been honoured with a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a certificate.

Volunteers want 1% quota in jobs for girls

Kurukshetra: A group of officials and social volunteers of a WhatsApp group named ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’, has urged Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki to make special provision of one per cent reservation in government jobs for girls, who do not have a brother. In a memorandum submitted to the Governor, they also suggested fee waiver for medical, engineering and other professional courses for such girls, apart from making provision of special scholarship. Satish Mehra and BL Dhiman, deputy directors of the Haryana Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, also demanded to raise the retirement age of parents who have only daughters so that they could continue to provide better opportunities of higher education to their daughters. “Maximum age limit for applying in government jobs for such girls should be raised as this will not put any extra burden on the state exchequer,” they said. 

Hisar man clinches gold in tennis doubles

Hisar: Yogesh Kohli bagged a gold medal in the doubles event of lawn tennis in the first National Masters Games concluded in Chandigarh on Saturday. Kohli (46), and his partner Bal Kishan from Faridabad, represented Haryana in the games and won the gold medal in the doubles by defeating their rival in the finals 6-2,6-3. Kohli is currently ranked sixth in India in the doubles masters’ ranking. They will represent India in the world Masters Games to be held in Malaysia in September. Talking to The Tribune, Kohli said though sportspersons from Haryana have proved their mettle in different games, but youngsters have not adopted tennis due to lack of infrastructure and coaching. “The sportspersons in the state have a talent to play racket sports like tennis. But, they are discouraged due to high cost of training and infrastructure required in the game,” said Kohli who practice at the Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology. 

Baking, her first love

Chandigarh: Pankaj Chaudhry, a Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer, has a hobby of making cakes, pastries and cooking various exotic cuisines. Posted as the Special Secretary for the PWD (Buildings and Roadways), Architecture and Public Health and Engineering, she has delivered lectures in institutes of hotel management on several occasions. She makes wedding cakes, birthday cakes, 3-tier cakes, 5-tier cakes, pastries, jellies, desserts etc. Chaudhry has also learnt the art of cooking various cuisines, from Indian to continental. “I love cooking and this is my hooby. I have never done this at any professional level,” she said. She does not skip any workshop on cooking, dessert-making and cake-making.


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