Phagwara Diary: ‘Master-Class’ at Lovely Professional University by Ruskin Bond

Phagwara Diary: ‘Master-Class’ at Lovely Professional University by Ruskin Bond

Renowned litterateur Ruskin Bond takes an online class on creative writing at LPU.

Eminent writer Ruskin Bond conducted a ‘Master-class’ at Lovely Professional University (LPU), which was attended by nearly 1,000 students, scholars, academicians, and persons with inclination towards literary and creative writing. The Department of English at School of Humanities had organised the online ‘class’ on the topic “Creative Writing with Ruskin Bond’’. Bond (87) has penned over 500 short stories, novels, and over books for children in more than six-decades of his illustrious authorship. TNS

Welfare trust donates cycle to a needy student

The Punjab Unit of KL Chand Welfare Trust donated a bicycle to a student from an underprivileged family. Gurpreet Singh (16), a student of Class XI, used to travel several miles on foot to reach his school in Phagwara city from his village in Navin Abadi, Narangshahpur. The state coordinator of the trust, Rajinder Kumar Bunty, said Gurpreet’s father had died a few years ago. The family was suffering from financial crisis. However, he was fond of studies. The trust offers tricycles and wheelchairs to people with disabilities. SHO (City) Inspector Suminder Singh Bhatti appreciated the efforts of the trust and said such noble deeds were the real worship of God.

Demand for district tag for Phagwara rises

The demand for district status to Phagwara has started gaining pace. In this regard, members of the ‘Phagwara Zila Banao Front’ reached the residence of Kapurthala Congress president Balwir Rani Sodhi and handed over a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister demanding district status for Phagwara. The representatives of the front consists prominent personalities of Phagwara, including, lawyers, writers, industrialists, politicians teachers and journalists. Making an appeal to Sodhi, they stressed upon the historic importance of Phagwara city with special political significance and they have long been demanding district status for the past few years. The members of the front, in their memorandum urged CM Charanjit Singh Channi to declare Phagwara as a district without any delay as the city of Phagwara was of special importance in the educational, industrial and especially political spheres. There are three large mills and two internationally renowned universities and more than two dozen quality educational institutions.

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