04092017-JTR-01.qxd 9/4/2017 1:29 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 4 SEPTEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Women honoured Bollywood di flight New stars of the season! A two-day fashion and lifestyle exhibition, “Chak De Jalandhar”, concludes at the Skylark hotel. P2 Some of the popular Pollywood actors and singers are now gaining hold in Bollywood also. P3 Reality show Dancing With The Stars has found three more contestants for season 25. P4 FORECAST RAINY | MAX 32°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.52 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.08 AM TEACHER’S DAY SPECIAL Specially-abled imparts lessons to poor kids free of cost Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 3 Thirty-six-year-old Vivek Joshi, who has defied big oddities in his life and who was born with cerebral palsy, has managed to overcome all his disabilities and has been teaching around 50 economically weaker students free of cost. Joshi says that he always motivates his students to never let any problem bog down them. Joshi has been giving education free of cost to needy people in an Teacher Vivek Joshi along with children in Jalandhar; and (right) Joshi shows the President’s Medal that was awarded to him. open school in a park close to his house. Confined to a wheelchair and having extremely low visibility and ability to move just one hand that too with much difficulty, Vivek is an LLM and MBA and has recently got a national award. He has now started taking up assignments regarding hardware and software Sukhvinder Kaur, who used to work as a domestic help, is his student. She says, “I left my studies 20 years ago when I was in class VII, but when I met Vivek sir, he inspired me to study further and last year, I appeared in the class X examination.” Forgetting his problems, he started giving education to needy children as he says that he does not want anyone to remain deprived of anything. “It is from them that I derive a lot of inspiration. Smiles on their faces give me immense happiness,” he says. He said for him, the guiding force was his parents and they were his first teachers who taught him to be confident and always help others. Animal birth control scheme Balancing act lands in murky waters Objections over forming new body without first giving notice to NGO Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 3 The Animal Birth Control Programme of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Jalandhar – stalled for the past over a decade – has been pushed into further murkier waters after the Mayor cancelled the agreement with Deputy Mayor Arvinder Kaur Oberoi’s NGO earlier this year during the MC house meeting. The project, now allocated to another NGO, remains on hold as usual. While previously, the Stray Dog and Human Welfare Society (SDHWS), chaired by Deputy Mayor Arvinder Kaur Oberoi and her husband Kuldip Oberoi, was the nodal Animal Welfare Organisation (AWO) for carrying out sterilisations in the district, the project has now been handed over to a new committee from which Oberoi’s NGO has been removed and members of the Animal Husbandry Department have been added. The members of the new commit- tee — announced as per a letter issued on August 28, 2017 comprise — Chairman Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, Additional Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, Superintendent Engineer O & M Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, Health Officer Municipal Corporation Jalandhar, Dr GS Bedi Veterinary Officer, Pholariwal, Jalandhar, Dr Harvinder Singh Veterinary Officer, Khaira Majra, Jalandhar. However, the point of contention arises in Arvinder Kaur Oberoi’s husband, Kuldip Oberoi’s claim that the people of the district have been ousted from the project in an autocratic manner and that his NGO hasn’t been given the arbitrary 60-day notice essential for ending his contract. Kuldip Oberoi, the husband of Deputy Mayor Arvinder Kaur Oberoi, said, “The Mayor has acted in an autocratic manner. There is no legal way in which this can be justified. The lease for my document clearly says in the eventuality of the cancellation of the lease, the DC has to tender a 60day arbitrary notice to the NGO, the lease of which has been cancelled. The project can’t be given to another organisation without us being provided with the notice. I’m willing to given in if the mayor is legally correct but he can’t just form a new body without giving a notice to our NGO first.” Mayor Sunil Jyoti said, “I am not aware of the lease or the prevalence of the clause regarding any such arbitrary notice. Because if it was so, the Commissioner wouldn’t have gone ahead with the move. As far as the present status of the Animal Birth Control Programme is concerned, the agreement with the previous NGO has been cancelled and the work of sterilisation shall be carried out by the Animal Husbandry Department whose doctors are on the panel. The NGO is only an overseeing body and it won’t carry out the work of sterilisations.” Mela Ghadri Babeyan Five students robbed Da from October 30 Our correspondent Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 3 The Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da will be held this year from October 30 to November 1. The annoncement was made by the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee at a meeting here held under the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee president Gurmeet Singh Dhadda, general secretary Gurmeet and cultural wing convener Amolak Singh. The 26th mela will delve in themes like artistic aspects, people participation, preparation campaign, langar and public donations, along with other issues. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian Socialist Revolution, the Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da will see flag-hoisting by senior trustee Gahdharva Sen Kochhar. On the occasion, the flag song and a light and sound presentation shall also be made. During the meeting, stress was laid on gathering people from villages around Jalandhar, especially those from the younger generation. Proper use of social media, nukkad nataks and a long campaign in the month of October to ensure the participation of many people during the mela was stressed during the meeting. The Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee assistant secretary Dr Parminder Singh, vice-president, Ajmer Singh, committee member Surinder Kumari Kocchar and Prithpal Singh Marimegha plan to take prior steps to make the mela successful. From across Punjab those associated with the Ghadri mela, whose suggestions were taken during the meeting included, Dr. Sukhwinder Singh Sangha, Dr Harjinder Singh Atwal, Savita Tiwari, Harmesh Malri, Harvinder Deewana, Hansa Singh, Kasturi Lal, Pawan Lal, Baldev Khullar, Savita Duggal, Dr. Shailesh, Happy Bhagat, Satpal, Jaswinder Pappi, Kulwant Kaka, Paramjit Singh, Amrik Singh, Satwinder Soni, Balwinder Kaur Bansal, among others made suggestions. Jalandhar, September 3 Three unidentified armed motorcyclists snatched a mobile phone and cash around Rs 10,000 at pistol point from five BSc agriculture final year students of Lovely Professional University near Deep Nagar here on Saturday night. The victims were identified as Kapil, Kushal, Kamal, Parbhat and Sachin The robbers managed to flee on their bike (PB-08DH-2734). The police have registered a case under Section 392/34 and Arms Act of the IPC. Students perform a dance at a cultural programme during the annual Tech Fest, organised by the Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Admn cautions people on fake ‘BBBP’ registrations Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 3 Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today cautioned the people to beware of unscrupulous elements or agents who were trying to fleece them in the name of filling forms for the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” (BBBP) scheme to claim cash incentive of Rs 2 lakh provided to girls. The DC said no money transfers to individuals were possible in this scheme, so people must not fall prey to these fraudsters who dupe them by showing them green pastures. He said the Social Security, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said no money transfers to individuals were possible in this scheme, so people must not fall prey to these fraudsters who dupe them by showing them green pastures. He said stern action would be taken against such fraudulent agents. Women and Child Development Department, Punjab, had already clearly specified that the BBBP scheme had no provision for individual cash component and it was not a DBT (direct benefit transfer) scheme. However, there were some media reports that some individuals/ organisations were selling fake forms for the registration of beneficiaries to claim cash incentive of Rs 2 lakh provided to girls under the scheme in some parts of the state due to which people should remain vigilant. He said stern action would be taken against such fraudulent agents who were duping the gullible people by collecting money from them under the garb of this scheme. He urged people that if they found anyone selling the form, the matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the district administration and the department’s officials so that appropriate action could be taken against them. 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 jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.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. In India, people know tennis but not soft tennis, says budding player Abhinav Gandhi, two-time winner of national and state tennis championship, is aiming for World Championship in 2019 Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, sep[ember 3 Abhinav Gandhi, a Class XII (commerce) student of Apeejay School here, has made the city proud by being the first-ever boy from Jalandhar who was selected in India’s soft tennis team a few months ago and recently went for the international soft tennis championship that was held in South Korea from August 26 to 29. Abhinav faced a strong competition from the teams of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Pakistan, Thailand and Mongolia. However, fighting hard, Abhinav won five out of the 10 matches he played. Not Soft tennis player Abhinav Gandhi, along with his family members, in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH satisfied with his performance completely, he still feels proud that he had played the international series and c m y b hopes for winning the trophy for India next time. Being the district and statelevel championship winner in tennis, he holds an excellent record at the national level. He was the winner of the national championship that was held in Panjab University, Chandigarh, last month. He is now gearing up for participation in the upcoming World Championship of soft tennis that will take place next year abroad. “This wasn’t my passion since childhood, but I am learning tennis for the past three years. After battling hard in tennis for around three years, I suddenly shifted towards soft tennis and it’s hardly nine months that I have learnt soft tennis. Even it’s unbelievable for me that in a short span of nine months, I got selected in the Indian soft tennis team and had recently been back from Korea,” said Abhinav, son of businessman Manoj Gandhi. “Though I tried to convince Abhinav many times to drop tennis and take up other games such as cricket or football for which facilities are available in the city, he never agreed. Jalandhar has no facility for tennis. Children interested in tennis face many difficulties as the Government of India only recognises and aids the sport of cricket,” said Abhinav’s father. “Also, I have to bear all expenses as no incentives are given for this game. Even for the international championship, I arranged funds for his trip to Korea from my pocket. But my child’s happiness is everything to me,” he said. “The game has changed my life. It has improved my behaviour and cultivated modesty in me. I recommend all my friends playing tennis to definitely try a hand in soft tennis too, as this game has a broader scope,” said Abhinav. My family has been very supportive, it appreciates my every effort and achievements, but it’s sad that no acknowledgment is given to tennis by the state government and no scholarships or concessions have been offered to me,” he claimed.
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