31072017-JTR-01.qxd 7/31/2017 1:04 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 31 JULY 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Identical tickets case Their private space ‘My mom is my biggest support’ The Science City is facing trouble over identical tickets being found at the counter. P2 Dhananjay Mangalmukhi after a 9-month long struggle gets a separate washroom. Actor Neha Saxena says that she is very close to her mother. FORECAST RAINY | MAX 30°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.40 AM SNIPPETS Street play on eye health Jalandhar: Members of YUVAA Theatre, a city-based theatre group, performed its latest street play at Transport Nagar. The play was based on eyes’ health and its cleanliness. The street play named "Aankhon Se Hai Roshni" was performed for truckers, who drive trucks 24 hours without worrying about their health. In association with NGO Pahal, the street play is the theatre group's latest endeavour and an effort to guide and aware the truckers, including people, of the delicacy of their eyes. The play talks about the hygienic ways that should be adopted in daily lives and how weakening of eyes can be a major reason for unfortunate accidents and casualties. In their unique way, the artistes of the group performed the play musically and humorously. The play was directed by Dr. Ankur Sharma. Vishesh, Chahat, Shaina Batta, Anjali Mishra, Arusa, Manpreet Singh, Siddharth Mago, Mohit Sharma, Pawel Bajaj, Atul Srivastava, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Kakkar were the artistes who enacted the play. TNS Cricket tourney ends today A state-level cricket tournament commenced on July 28 will end on Monday. The Cricket Association for Blinds is organising the tournament. As many as four teams from Punjab are participating in the tournament. Sky Blue Punjab and Yellow Punjab have reached the final. Tejinder Pal Singh, an international-level visually impaired cricketer from the city, is organising the tournament. He was a part of the World Cup winning team in 2014. He said after this, the tournament would now be organised for North Zone teams. Eight teams will participate in the tournament. He said it would be a 40-over per side tournament. TNS Group allocated to school with no science student School had not sent any proposal seeking a science group Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 30 Anomalies have been reported in one of the science groups, which was allocated to a local school here, as per a list released by the state government recently. The list is about the schools where science posts will be given to boost science or commerce studies among the students. In all, posts were allocated to 26 schools across the state. In Jalandhar, the groups had been started in two district schools — Government Senior Secondary School Moron and Darbara Singh Memorial Government Girls Senior Sec- ondary School. The schools on the complete state list include schools from districts like Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Moga, Hoshiarpur, Bathinda and Roopnagar. While schools had sent proposals for groups to be started on their premises, based on demand among the students — the eligibility per group was at least 20 students. It has been found that Government Senior Secondary School Moron does not have a single student willing to study science and the school also did not send any formal proposal for the commencement of the group. Collectively two schools got 11 posts, Government Senior Secondary School Moron had got posts of physics, chemistry, biology and math teachers (one each). The school got two commerce teachers. Meanwhile, Darbara Memorial School has got the posts of physics, chemistry and biology teachers (one each) while it has also received two commerce teacher posts. Sources at the school said, “The school doesn’t even have students willing to study science. We have not got a single student for the subject. So why would we send the proposal? It seems that the group and posts have come to the school due to a mix up at the DEO level.” While schools had sent their respective proposals to the DEO, the DEO further sent them to the DPI (Schools) from where the final list of 26 schools issued. The staff of another school, who had applied for the posts, said, “While our school was fulfilling all conditions for the proposal, the government has chosen a school which doesn’t even meet the guidelines. This is injustice to the students who are willing to study science.” District Science Supervisor Baljinder Singh, said, “If the school is not able to run a science group and lacks students, it shall be withdrawn. So far, we don’t have any requests from any other school regarding a science group.” New courses await approval from GNDU Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service SHAHEEDI DIWAS OF SHAHEED UDHAM SINGH Copy of Heer, Ghadar lyrics martyr’s prized relics Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July30 The day of martyrdom or Shaheedi Divas of Udham Singh falls tomorrow. It is an occasion for the residents of Jalandhar to feel proud as the two most important things in Udham Singh’s life that inspired and made him a freedom fighter, lie here, kept with care and respect at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall. A copy of ‘Heer’ written by Sufi poet Waris Shah that was owned by the martyr himself is displayed here at the Yadgar Hall. The pages also have the signature of Shaheed Udham Singh. ‘Sewa desh di jindariye badi aukhi, gallan karniya dher sukhaliya ne.’ The lyrics of the songs that would be sung by Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, a Ghadar revolutionary, are written on a board along with a picture of the first printing press that Sarabha would (Clockwise from left) A board bearing the song that used to be sung by Kartar Singh Sarabha while operating the first printing press, which had a great impact on Shaheed Udham Singh; Shaheed Udham Singh; and a copy of ‘Heer’ written by Sufi poet Waris Shah that was owned by the martyr himself. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH use to print the Ghadar newspaper and other articles related to the Ghadar movement. Both Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha and the song had a great impact on Udham Singh’s life and he always considered Sarabha as his ideal. Historian Chiranjilal Kangniwal, who has written books on the Ghadar movement and has been associated with Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall for long, said Shaheed Udham Singh was impressed by the song as well as Kartar Singh Sarabha and they had a great influence on his life. Schools introduce app for homework ‘Snap Homework’ enables parents to keep an eye on classwork, home assignments Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, July 30 Writing homework in students’ diaries and sending handwritten important notes to parents have become a passé. Taking the digital India dream a step further, many schools of the city — Police DAV School, Sanskriti KMV School and St. Joseph Convent School — have introduced a mobile application, ‘Snap Homework’. The mobile application will now enable the parents to keep an eye on their wards’ classwork and home assignments. The application connects parents to the network of schoolteachers and principal, sharing every single detail of the subject-wise work done and the ongoing activities on a particular day. Though Police DAV School has been using the app for the past seven months, other schools have recently introduced it after getting feedback. The mobile application keeps the account of every student and teacher. Just by click- Going tech-savvy No more papers ■ The mobile app enables teachers to snap a The app may help send school and classroom documents like a class trip permission slip for the parent’s signature. Even leave applications can be written and sent to parents through the application. picture of the blackboard or a worksheet. It helps teacher write down a reminder about tests and assignments at the school next day. So, there is no more stuffing folders or writing student dairies. The note reaches the parents and students instantly. ■ Parents can also get insights into how other teachers interact with their children in classrooms. application has proven to big in ❝The mobileThey are accessing the appbe aknowsuccessthethe school.ofParents are now used to it. to about activities their wards at the school. Our teachers remain connected with parents all the time. It is a futuristic attempt towards digitising education and has helped us improve our communication with parents DR RASHMI VIJ, principal, Police DAV School ❞ ing on the subject, the parents can access information about the topics taught to their wards through photos and videos of blackboard instructions, homework allocated etc. Citing it to be a hit among the parents, Dr Rashmi Vij, principal, Police DAV School, said, “The mobile application has proven to be a big success in the school. Parents are now used to of it. They are accessing the app to know the activities of their wards at the school. Our teachers remain connected with parents all the time. It is a futuristic attempt towards digitalising education and has helped us improve our communication with parents.” “But now, all teachers and a majority of the parents are using it and the results are brilliant. Parents are well-versed with the goings-on of their children in the classes. I, too, personally monitor the work of each class,” she added. Rachna Monga, principal, Sanskriti KMV, said, “While parents are always curious to know about the classroom activities —additional worksheets, sample papers, video clippings and the work left incomplete or missed out by their children — the app now makes all this within their reach. The application bridges the gap between teachers and parents without disrupting the classroom routine.” c m y b Talking about Heer, Kangniwal said the book that was owned by Udham Singh was in possession of the Englandbased Babu Karam Singh Cheema, a founder-member of the Indian Workers Association (IWA) in the UK. He was given a copy by Udham Singh. After the death of Karam Singh, his son Sohan Cheema handed over the copy to the Yadgar committee. The book also had a great influence on Udham Singh’s life as he would always see the feeling of love for his country and its people. Udham Singh was born on December 12, 1899, at Sunam in Punjab. To avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, he went to England, shot and killed Michael O’ Dwyer, the former Governor of Punjab. Udham Singh was hanged in Penton Ville Jail, London, on July 31, 1940. Kangniwal says that though people come to see the valuable and precious belonging of Shaheed Udham Singh, it has only remained limited to historians as the new generation does not pay much heed to such things. Jalandhar, July 30 New courses at 10 to 12 colleges in the district are waiting for an approval from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) since the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor in March. These courses haven’t received a clearance so far. A formal representation addressing the GNDU VC was sent by the Association of Colleges in Jalandhar to seek the approval for these courses. Meanwhile, the colleges awaiting clearance are not able to admit students to these courses due to lack of any approval. Tejinder Virli, district president, Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Association, said, “The courses haven’t been started in many colleges so far due to the absence of the VC. The last date for the admissions was July 25. Students in these courses were not enrolled due to lack of approval from the VC. The government should immediately clear the pending process.” Dr GS Samra, principal, Lyallpur Khalsa College, said, “There are some new courses which are presently waiting approval. Our college has sought an approval for two new courses — Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and Diploma in Computer Animation. We had applied for the courses early on and inspections have already been done. The authorities have cleared the courses for our college. But the VC had resigned in March and due to his absence, the courses haven’t formally been approved. They will only be approved after the VC clears them.” Dr Ajay Sareen, principal, HMV College, Jalandhar, said, “We had applied for two courses and both of them have been approved. We had applied for MSc Mathematics and MA Punjabi. I don’t know why courses in other colleges haven’t been cleared. However, we regularly followed up with the university on the issue and the courses got a go ahead.”
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