11102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/11/2017 12:43 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 11 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Online bike taxis Frame of mind Eijaz loves sports The online bike taxi service, which is gaining popularity in other cities, is seemingly less popular here. P2 Choosing models for Punjabi music videos depends on mood and tenor of song. P3 Actor Eijaz might be busy with shows, but he takes out time for sports. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.23 AM SNIPPETS Ghadari Mela to be held from Nov 1 Woman killed in road mishap Phagwara: A woman was killed in a road mishap near Babeli village here on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Baljit Kaur, a resident of Mehaliana village. She was died on the spot when the bike on which she was travelling collided with a tractor-trailer. However, her husband Sharan Ram, who was riding the bike, escaped unhurt. The police have registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC against the tractor-trolley driver, Pawandeep Singh of Pataara village near Jalandhar. The accused is on the run. Tribune News Service Fire breaks out at gym Phagwara: A fire broke out at a gym situated on Palahai Road on Monday night. Valuable goods worth lakhs of rupees were reportedly gutted in the fire. Fire tenders were pressed into service to control the fire. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be known. Man held with stolen bikes Phagwara: The Goraya police arrested a person with two stolen bikes and 60 gm of intoxicant powder at a check post here on Monday night. The accused has been identified as Ajay Kumar, a resident of Rehpa village near Mukandpur. 10 drums of illicit liquor seized Jalandhar: The Excise and Taxation Department recovered 10 drums of illicit country-made liquor, 36 bags of raw material and two brewery sets near Sanghowal village near Nurmahal along the Sutlej this morning. The excise officials, along with the police, had conducted a massive operation along the riverside this morning. Those involved in the illegal trade had fled from the place. The operation was carried out under the directions of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner Paramjit Singh. The recovered raw material weighed about 5000 kg, said an official. A view of Sainik School in Kapurthala. TRIBUNE PHOTO:MALKIAT SINGH Kapurthala heritage fest may be revived soon Rachna Khaira Tribune news Service Students of BD Arya Girls College participate in a rangoli competition held in Jalandhar Cantonment on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Kapurthala, October 10 To revitalise art and music in the princely city of Kapurthala, the Punjab Government may revive the prestigious Baba Jassa Singh Kapurthala Heritage Festival this year. While confirming this, Vikas Prashar, a key member of the organising committee, said the festival was expected to be held this year. “We expect to hold the prestigious festival on December 1 and 2. For this, a meeting was held with Punjab Bonanza Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today. He has assured us of all support,” said Prashar. The three-day traditional music festival was started in 2003 by the then Capt Amarinder Singh government. It was stopped in 2011. The festival was held against the backdrop of spectacular French architecture’s iconic structure, Maharaja Jagatjit Palace, which now houses Sainik School, Kapurthala. The festival had garnered international recognition in the first year itself. Apart TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH from sharing stage by renowned music maestros such as Begum Farida Khannum, Shaukat Hussain Khan, Ghulam Ali, Shubha Mudgal, Manjari Chaturvedi, Amjad Ali Khan and Hans Raj Hans, the festival also brought hope for the revival of the heritage of the princely city. However, due to lack of interest by the district administration, the event could not be held until last year. It was only when the art lovers came together and planned to hold it further, the event was held last year. With the Congress coming to power, a hope has emerged among the music lovers in the region. They have now approached the government to seek the revival of the festival. Kapurthala Heritage Festival used to commence with the rendition of hymns in the honour of the legendary warrior and founder of the Ahluwalia Misl (clan), Baba Jassa Singh. The three-day fest will include also events, seminars and symposiums in the memory of great warriors of the Kapurthala heritage. Jalandhar, October 10 The three-day 26th Ghadari Babeyan Da Mela, dedicated to mark the 100th anniversary (1917-2017) of the Russian revolution, will be held on November 1 this year at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar hall here. Investigative journalist and freelance writer Rana Ayub of ‘Gujarat files’ will be the chief guest for this year. Also, various competitions pertaining to the Ghadar movement and other revolutionary movements across the world will be held in the three-day event. A ‘Kavi Darbar’ will also be held during the event and various films pertaining to the Ghadar movement and Russian Revolution will also be shown during the event. Gurmeet Singh, general secretary of the Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Committee (DBYC), said that along with the main event that will be held in Jalandhar, a similar mela will also be held at village levels in over 100 villages across the state and also in various countries, including the USA, UK and Canada. “The village committees formed in the villages of prominent Ghadarites have also begun to organise local level melas to make people aware about the contribution made by the Ghadarites in the Indian freedom struggle. Also, our foreign counterparts have begun to hold it annually on the same day,” said Singh. The Russian revolution played an important role in Russian Revolution: an overview Russians witnessed two revolutions in 1917, the first of which, in February (March, New Style), overthrew the imperial government and the second in October (November) placed the Bolsheviks in power. By 1917, the bond between the tsar and most of the Russian people had been broken. Government corruption and inefficiency were rampant. The tsar’s reactionary policies, including the occasional dissolution of the Duma, or Russian parliament, the chief fruit of the 1905 revolution, had spread dissatisfaction even in moderate elements. motivating the Ghadarites who were very impressed by the revolutionary theories and practices of the Russian anarchists. A March 19, 1917, issue of Ghadar proclaimed in bold letters “Russia has become free, soon India will be free”, following the fall of the Czarist regime in Russia and the beginning of the revolution there. This clearly proved the impact Ghadarites had of the Russian revolution. Historians believed that the Ghadar movement virtually came out of nowhere and rapidly took over the consciousness of Indian diaspora. The most compelling part was that thousands of migrants, from different regions of India, but predominantly Sikhs from Punjab, suddenly become interested in waging an armed struggle against the British colonialism. Girls from humble background yearn to don the olive green PTI Avneet Kaur A farmer shows the paddy harvested to his grandson at the grain market in Jalandhar. Goraya woman faces trouble in Saudi Arabia Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 10 A young married woman, Reena, belonging to Boparai village near Goraya and presently living in Saudi Arbia, has appealed to the Indian Government, including Punjab Government and AAP state convener Bhagwant Maan, to rescue her from her employer who has kept her in captivity at his house for the past several months. Chand Rani, mother of the victim, told media here today that her daughter was mar- ried in Tanda, but her husband fell ill after a few months of her marriage and she, with the help of a travel agent, went to Saudi Arbia to earn her livelihood. However, her employer mercilessly tortured her there. She narrated her tale of woes through social media and said that once she managed to escape from her employer and approached the Doadmi police in that country, but the local police pushed her back to him who started torturing her and kept her in captivity in his house. Woman falls prey to swine flu Phagwara, October 10 Ishwara Devi (37), a resident of Phagwara village Narur, died of swine flu 15 days after delivering a male dead at the PGI, Chandigarh, yesterday. Balkar Singh, husband of the woman, said his wife had fallen ill on September 21 and was admitted to a private hospital in Phagwarafromwhereshewasreferred to the Civil Hospital, Phagwara. Then she was sent to a Jalandhar hospital where swine flu was confirmed by doctors on September 22. She was again referred to the PGI due to her eight-month pregnancy. He said though his wife delivered the child on September 24, the infant too could not survive. Ishwari Devi, too, died on Monday night. —OC c m y b Jalandhar, October 10 Daughter of a security guard, Anu (20) has been working religiously for the past three months to improve upon her physical strength, communication skills and overall personality as she aims to clear the forthcoming Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination. A second year student at KMV College, she has been taking a regular, professional training at a three-monthlong NCC camp that concluded in the city today. “We are four siblings. Despite less income, my father is committed to making my future in the defence services. It is because of my father that I am today studying in a reputed college while also simultaneously attending this camp. My father has a dream that at least one child of his should be an army officer. I have taken it upon myself to fulfil his dream and make him feel proud. I am confident that I will become an Army officer one day,” she said. Like Anu, there were other girls from humble backgrounds in the 38-cadet batch who want to make it to the Army and have been striving hard for this. Another participant at the camp is Navjot Kaur (21), daughter of a carpenter. A student of Lyallpur Khalsa College, she says, “Love for the olive green and the proud feeling one gets while donning it is the sole reason behind choosing to join the defence forces.” She said, “The coaching has been very beneficial for each one of us. We all have been charged very nominally. Even in case a cadet was not able to pay the amount, the entire fee has been sponsored by Brig IMS Parmar, Group Commander of the NCC.” “We have learnt different sections of examination in detail here. Moreover, special attention has been given to hone our personality development and communication skills. Even if we fail to crack the exam in the first attempt, we still will believe that we have become a better human being and learnt many lessons for lifetime,” she added. The camp, which was in progress since July 10 at a career centre owned and run by Col MS Chadha (retd) at Cool Road here, concluded today with a special threehour session. The aim of the camp was to instil confidence among the cadets and provide them a launching platform along with quality coaching under the expert faculty to crack the competitive exam. Speaking on the last day of the training programme, Brig Parmar said, “Hard work is the key to success and I felt that NCC cadets who are already ‘C’ certificate holder if given the right exposure and guidance, can achieve wonders in life. The cadets were made to attend guest lectures too which were held from time to time by retired Army personnel.” He also said, “In addition to the academic classes held, special personality development programme classes were also held to ensure that the desired candidates made all the way through the exams and the final screening at the Service Selection Board (SSB) level.”
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