04102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/4/2017 12:52 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Education Green signal Ready for a comeback Punjab’s only Sanskrit school, Guru Virjanand Gurukul Mahavidyalaya, doesn’t charge any fee. P2 October is being celebrated as the Vegetarian Awareness Month. So, are you ready to go green? P3 Supriya Kumari, who was last seen in Sanskaar-Dharohar Apnon Ki has been on a break since a year now. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.04 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.19 AM Squash from Mali village makes way to Parliament Sandhya self-help group of women gets order of 542 bottles for country’s law-makers Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, October 3 The Rose Squash manufactured by the Sandhya selfhelp group of Maili village in Mahilpur block of the district has made its way to Parliament as well as made its presence felt on global platforms. Recently, a demand for 542 bottles was placed for Parliament. Not only this, the demand regarding Rose Squash is also pouring in from the USA, Canada, and Kuwait. Hard work and sincere effort by the 14 women of the Sandhya self-help group have proved to be a symbol of women empowerment. Their great enterprise is a proof of the untiring efforts of these women who have made their presence felt at the international level too. Vinod Kumari of Maili village, who played a leading role in the staring of the Sandhya self-help group, said the group had worked wonders for all women of the group, including herself, to be able to stand on their own. She added that the group also organises an exhibition of its products in various Products of the Sandhya women self-help group on display in Hoshiarpur. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH kisan melas with the assistance of the district administration which also accords every possible help in times of need. She said she had started the group in 2005 in Maili village itself with 13 women of the village and the group was engaged in the manufacturing of a variety of pickles, jelly, chutneys, squashes, honey, maize flour Girl killed, father seriously injured as car hits bike Hoshiarpur, October 3 A girl, Shikha Chaudhary, was killed, while her father was seriously injured in an accident while they were on their way from Hajipur to Mukerian yesterday. The girl’s mother and brother too sustained injuries in the accident when the bike they were riding was hit by a car. The police have registered a case against the car driver. Saroj Bala, wife of Satish Kumar, a resident of Jugal Colony T-1 House No. 637 Shahpur Kandi, district Pathankot, told the police that she, along with her hus- band Satish Kumar, their daughter Shikha Chaudhary and son Nitin Chaudhary, were going to meet their relatives when the speeding car coming from behind hit them near Patiala School. It caused minor injuries to her and her son, while her husband Satish Kumar and daughter Shikha Chaudhary were seriously injured. Shikha later died in a hospital in Jalandhar, while husband Satish was still under treatment in a serious condition. The police have registered a case against the car driver. — OC 2 Nepalese youths robbed of 5,000 Mahilpur: Two Nepalese youths who were going to have their dinner after closing a tavern near Totomajara village were robbed of Rs 5,000 by six masked robbers on Monday night at around 11 pm. Prem Bahadar and Prithi Bahadar, residents of Tutomajara, told the police that the robbers on two bikes surrounded them and beat them up and looted the amount from them. The Chabbewal police were investigating the incident. OC Bonanza and pulses. She said initially, they manufactured only pickles, jellies, but Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, encouraged them to make squash and gulkand by growing indigenous rose and even provided training for the same. "We had started this venture with a small saving of Rs 10,000, but after getting an overwhelming response from consumers, we expanded activities with a loan of Rs 10 lakh in the year 2013. Then with the help and supervision of Dr RK Dubey, we had sown the indigenous variety of rose in 2014 in the village itself and reaped the harvest of rose flowers and prepared rose squash and 'Gulkand' from it. This venture proved so successful that demands were made for 542 bottles in Parliament in 2017," she said. Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal said these women were strengthening the economic condition of their families and also contributing a lot towards raising the living standard of people of the area. "Such entrepreneurial efforts are coming in handy to make agriculture a profitable venture which makes it all the more important for the youths interested in agriculture, besides women to come forward to adopt such modern practices. The government provides a special training for opening selfhelp groups apart from loans to start such businesses," said the DC. Two missing boys handedovertofamilies Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, October 3 The Child Welfare Committee and District Child Protection Unit handed over two boys who had been missing from Talwara for two months to their parents. District child protection officer Dr Harpreet Kaur said Biru (17) and Dharam Pal (14) had boarded a train and reached Bangalore. In Bangalore, both were admitted to the government Children's Home for Boys. During the time of their counselling, they revealed their Hoshiarpur address. After this, they were sent to Children’s Home Hoshiarpur, where the parents of the children submitted proof to the Child Welfare Committee and confirmed the identity of their children. After confirmation of the evidence by the MC, Kamaljeet Kataria, the Child Welfare Committee handed over the boys to their parents. On this occasion, superintendent, Children's Home, Naresh Kumar, chairman, Ashwani Juneja, members VK Chopra, Arvind Sharma, Punit Kumar, Pooja Rani, Hardeep Kaur and Tejinder Jassi were also present. AAP workers burn effigy ofLangah Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 3 AAP workers today burnt an effigy of Punjab’s former Akali minister Sucha Singh Langah who has been booked on rape charge. HS Walia, who had fought elections from the Jalandhar Cantt constituency, said Parkash Singh Badal and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh were supporting Langah. "When Lan- Kuljinder Kaur Another dengue death in K’thala, toll rises to 6 Jalandhar, October 3 Another dengue death was reported in Kapurthala today. This time a 36-year-old woman was the victim of the deadly disease. Kuljinder Kaur, a resident of Mohalla Kaimpura, had been reporting high fever and was taken to a private hospital in Kapurthala. continued on page 2 Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party burn an effigy of former SGPC member and SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah at the Press Club chowk in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Wedding choreography a new craze Avneet Kaur Labourers dry paddy that arrived at the grain market in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO gah had gone to the court to surrender, he remained there for two hours, why did not the police arrest him?" he asked. The workers said people of Punjab should boycott this party. They also said why Captain Amarinder Singh did not order a probe into Langah’s connection with SP Salwinder Singh who was quizzed by the NIA after he was allegedly abducted and then let off by Pakistani attackers. Jalandhar, October 3 Nothing makes a wedding more epic than the bridal party or groom party surprising the guests with a choreographed dance, said Kulpreet Singh (28), a businessman who recently tied the knot on October 1. Refusing to set the limits of the weddings, be it the bride’s side or groom’s, everyone seems to be more resplendent than the other. Coming to the recent trends going on in North Indian weddings, times have indeed changed. A wedding these days is not only restricted to bride’s outfit, wedding theme, decoration or food, instead the Gen-X would settle for nothing less than something that is classy, extraordinary, stylish and trendy. “What actually the couple wants is that their chattering circles should gossip about the function till long and every single detail of the wedding should be on visitor’s tips,” said Varneet Kaur, a wedding professional and choreographer. c m y b Craze of wedding choreography on the rise among city residents. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH She said, “The relatives in the family who come to attend marriage from far destinations are asked to reach directly at the choreographer's place so that they too could learn the steps of the songs and match up with others.” Adhering to this need, citybased dance choreographer Manpreet says, “Likewise DJ, the wedding choreography these days is becoming a must with the newlywed couples and their families. Today's wedding celebrations have become more elab- orate, depending on the type of experience and memory the couples want. Families in the region are going to extraordinary lengths to make their occasions to remember.” “Earlier the trend was common among the high-class families but slowly and gradually the trend has become popular in the entire region. Even many NRIs who are settled abroad makes advance bookings for the choreography,” he added. When asked about the budget of these wedding choreography, Manpreet said, “Depend- ing upon the selection of the songs and the number of people involved, it ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1 lakh and sometimes even more.” Usually a mesh-up which includes both old and new songs is chosen by the family. It starts from the song of 70’s like ‘Udhe jab jab julfe teri’ than moves to ‘Gulabi ankhe jo teri dekhi’ and then ‘Tujhme Rabb dikhta hai’. Meanwhile, on different songs, couple of two use to dance – Chacha- Chachi or Massi- Mausa and in the last, on any romantic beat the bride and groom makes grand entry, he added. “As soon as the dates of the marriage get selected, the very first thing the couple these days do is start preparing for their dance performance. Even the elderly of the families, including Dada-Dadi and Nana-Nani, too learn simple dance steps and perform for their grandchildren,” he shared. Another city based choreographer Akhil Sharma said, “The craze for wedding choreography with time is touching heights. Usually friends, families and relatives dance together on DJ but these days, the special choreography done helps them gain limelight in the wedding.” Kunwardeep Singh (27), an engineer by profession, who got his marriage schedule on November 9 and whose fiancé lives in Ludhiana says, “It’s just one month to go for my marriage. I really do not know about other preparations. All I am worried is about how I will look and how I am going to perform my dance. We meet every weekend to rehearse for the same and I wish we amaze everyone with our performance."
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