15052017-JTR-01.qxd 5/15/2017 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 15 MAY 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE History files Playtime under the sun A judgement call for Perry When Babbar Akalis braved the British bullets at Mandher village in 1923 P2 Summer workshops are good to get your child back into action before the new session starts P3 The singer will judge the new season of American Idol. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 44°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.15 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.31 AM SNIPPETS Safety matters 2 cops held for selling drugs Jalandhar: The police on Sunday arrested three persons, including two policemen, for allegedly selling drugs in the city. The accused cops were identified as Sohan Lal and Vijay Kumar, who along with the third accused Satpal Pali, reportedly sold heroin here. The three accused were coming from the Nandanpur road when they were caught by the police. While one of the accused cop was on the PCR duty, he was shifted to other department after there were numerous complaints against him. The police also recovered 45, 40 and 65 gm of heroine, respectively, from the trio. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act. TNS Youths riding Harley Davidsons and other super bikes at a rally organised by NGO Ajeet Singh for Safer Roads in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Documentary film ‘Martyrs of Marriage’ being screened at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ‘Martyrs of Marriage’ screened Jalandhar: ‘Martyrs of Marriage’, a documentary on the misuse of the Dowry Act 498 (A), was screened at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall here on Sunday. Most the viewers were either from the families who had been allegedly been victims or from the NGOs who have been working on the issue. A speaking session was held after the film in which people who have suffered the misuse of the Act and counsellors addressed the gathering. Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj is the director of the film. TNS FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to email@example.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. It should not be more than 150 words. ITIs to go in for new syllabus soon Tribune News Service Fact file Jalandhar, May 14 The Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi has said that the Punjab Government will soon implement new syllabus in the industrial training institutes (ITIs) across the state. This is being done as the aim of the government is to provide more skills to the trainees with national and international demands. Channi said after a newly conducted survey by the department, it was recommended by the experts to change the decades-old syllabus as per the requirements Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Charanjit S Channi said it was recommended by experts to change the decades-old syllabus as per the modern times of modern times. He also said that the new syllabus will include more training to provide practical knowledge to the students. Replying to a question about the appointment of permanent VC for IK Gujral Punjab Technical University at Kapurthala, the minister said the Punjab Government had invited applications for the post and a highlevel committee would select PIMS strike continues for third day Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 14 For the third consecutive day, the employees of the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) continued their dharna at the institute here today. Staff of the PIMS staff association met MLA Pargat Singh and told him about their demands of salary hike and promotions as per the rules. However, employees said they could not get a satisfactory answer from the MLA who told them that presently PIMS being brought under government control was not plausible as the government did not have the funds for the changeover. PIMS employees have been on dharna since May 12 regarding their various demands. The AAP leadership – Bholath MLA Sukhpal Khaira and Assembly election candidates from Jalandhar Cantt HS Walia and from Shahkot Dr Amarjit Singh Thind who visited PIMS yesterday — have already said that they shall be sitting on a dharna from Monday if the grievances of the institute staff are not met. The employees had also met Sonu Dhesi (OSD), CM Punjab, yesterday, who has assured the staff that their demands regarding bringing PIMS under government hands and ordering a highlevel inquiry into PIMS shall be conveyed to the state Chief Minister. the new VC in a short span of time. He said an eminent educationist would head the prestigious institute. Terming the AAP a spent force, the minister said after the people of Punjab, residents of Delhi have also rejected them as they came to know the real face of the AAP . He also said that the appointment of Bhagwant Mann as the state convener of the party would not turn the fortunes of the AAP The minister also . said that in less than two months, the Punjab Government had broken the supply chain of drugs in the state and the Punjab Police was vested with special powers to eliminate drugs from the state. Thieves decamp with ~5 lakh Jalandhar: A family in Krishna Nagar here was poorer by Rs 5 lakh and gold jewellery as thieves struck at their home last night. According to Sameer Mehta, he, along with his family, had gone to watch “Bahubali” film and when they returned home, they saw various locks broken at their house. TNS MERIT SCHOOL FALLOUT Govt schools reduced to two in merit list Earlier success story Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 14 Even though the emergence of the meritorious schools in the state has won accolades and presented hope for government school students to enjoy special privileges and facilities, the meritorious school phenomenon in its wake has brought a dilemma for government education. If the district is to be an indication, with the good government schools making it to the merit schools, government schools in the district are increasingly drawing a blank in the results. While government schools earlier saw at least 10 positions in the district merit, their tally has been reduced to a negligible amount now. In the PSEB class XII results declared yesterday, government schools of the district ■ Nehru Garden School produces only one topper in class XII for second consecutive year ■ Before the merit school, the school used to give a slew of toppers to the city Nehru Garden School. A FILE PHOTOGRAPH have barely managed two toppers. To add to the dilemma, even the collective merit schools of the state are doing dismally because they have been able to give only 38 of the 350 merit positions in the merit list, of which the Jalandhar school fared best with the lion’s share of positions - 21. While one is from Nehru Garden Senior Secondary School, the second is from Government Senior Sec- ondary School Phillaur. Barring the 21 students from merit school (Jalandhar), the highest merit grossing merit school in the state, the rest of the six toppers are from private or aided schools. One of the most unsuspecting victims of the merit school shift is also Nehru Garden Girls Senior Secondary School, known for producing a slew of toppers in previous years. The school’s toppers have been steadily going down ever since the merit school was set up. While there have been years when the school has dished out more than three district and state merit holders, this year, only one student of the school made it to the merit list, that too on the 10th position in the district and 29th in the state. The poor show by the school began last year, when it could produce only district merit holder across the PSEB class X and XII exams. While the school had two merit posi- c m y b tions in class XII results in 2015 – one of them the district topper – in 2016, it could just manage one merit position in class XII. This year too only one school student got into the merit list of class XII. Except Nehru Garden School, only one other district government school – Government Girls Senior Secondary School Phillaur – has produced a topper – the Phillaur student has bagged the third position in the district. DEO Harinder Pal said, “The competition has been very tough this year and no grace marks were awarded to students like last year either. Many students did well, but missed out in merit by points or marginal marks. We are making an analysis of the district results and a meeting of principals shall also be sought soon in this regard.” EDUSAT lessons on dengue, chikungunya in govt schools Tribune News Service Session on May 16 Jalandhar, May 14 An EDUSAT session on awareness regarding dengue and chikungunya shall be relayed for the children of government schools across the state on May 16. In a letter to all DEOs of the state, the DGSE has told schools to ensure that all upper primary students at their respective government schools are shown the telecast in their respective district schools where the EDUSAT facility is available. The decision regarding this was taken at a meeting of the state task force, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, which was held under the Health Minister of the state Instructions have been issued to all DEOs of the state to ensure the participation of children under their respective government schools. The DEOs have been told to make the requisite arrangements so that a majority of the students may make use of the session to ensure their good health. on May 7. Instructions have been issued to all DEOs of the state to ensure the participation of the children under their respective government schools. A lecture shall be held regarding the prevention of the aforementioned diseases on May 16 at all government schools. The 35-minute EDUSAT session shall be held from 8.20 to 8.55 at the government schools. The session shall be relayed for the students of classes VI to X. The DEOs have been told to make the requisite arrangements so that a majority of the students may make use of the session to ensure their good health. Notably, while EDUSAT classes are run only in high and senior secondary schools, these will be held across EDUSAT labs at high schools and senior secondary schools, of which there are 262 in the district. The last collective session students received on EDUSAT was on welfare schemes being offered to government school students which was relayed on April 28.
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