05032018-CT-01.qxd 3/5/2018 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 5 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH Cops use water cannons CHB residents protest City boys log win Police use water cannons on protesting extension lecturers trying to enter Chandigarh. P3 Residents of CHB flats hold a protest against the decision to impose penalty for violations. P4 Chandigarh defeat Kurukshetra by 11 runs in the opening match of Samuel Banerjee Trophy. P5 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 27°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 14.6°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.24 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.43 AM Degree of pride & achievement Jagdish Prasad with son Imroz at the PU convocation. FATHER, SON GET DEGREES ON SAME DAY Both Jagdish Prasad (58) and his son Imroz (27) stood second in their postgraduation class and received degrees at the convocation on Sunday. Prasad, working as an assistant registrar in the Cooperative Department at Muktsar, received the degree for MA (Urdu). Before that he did MA in history and LLB too. His son was studying at the PU’s philosophy department. “When I used to visit my son, he encouraged me to do postgraduation in Urdu. I know Urdu. My elders also know it. A lot of my friends are from the literary background and know the language. So, I appeared as a private candidate,” said Prasad. Asked whether his son encouraged him to study during the exams, he replied, “In fact, he used to say why I was studying so hard.” “I am retiring in two years. I want to teach Urdu rather than practise law,” he said. The family hails from Kotkapura in Faridkot district of Punjab. ALL GODS ARE GREAT, SAYS NAIDU The 67th convocation of Panjab University witnessed unique awardees, including a father-son duo getting degrees on the same day, a Colonel, who was born on the campus, returning to the university after 30 years, a girl getting three medals and a former international player and now handball coach receiving a PhD degree for her work on sexual harassment of national women athletes. SIMRAN STRIKES GOLD WITH 3 MEDALS Simran Kaur has been awarded three gold medals for standing first in Master’s in Library and Information Science at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The three gold medals are Panjab University Medal, Sarika and Surinder Mahant Gold Medal and Dr Jagdish S Sharma Memorial Medal. Besides, she was also awarded Prof Roshan Lal Raina award of Rs 5,100 for topping the examination. She was awarded the India Book Education Trust Prize for standing first in the MLib examination on the occasion. Simran Kaur is 23 years old. “I am pursuing PhD from the library and information science department,” she said. COL RETURNS TO CAMPUS AFTER 30 YRS Col Atul Pandey (48) was born in teachers’ flats on the PU campus. His father, Dr Sudhakar Pandey, was a faculty member of the ancient history department and had retired in 1993. “He died on February 26. However, he wanted me to attend this convocation. That is why I am here,” said Colonel Pandey. He stood second in MA in disaster management. “I did my graduation from the geology department. I am returning to the campus after 30 years. My son, Siddharth Pandey, is pursuing MBA from University Business School, PU. All three generations of my family have passed out from the PU,” he said. “This is my home. I couldn’t have gone anywhere else to do my postgraduation,” he said. HANDBALL CHAMP SHINES IN ACADEMICS TOO Veena Rani (32) had represented India at the Asian Championship in handball in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2008. At present, she is working as a coach and assistant professor of physical education at the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh. Three players, who are taking coaching from her, are international players. Her team had won the silver medal at an all-India inter-uni- versity tournament in 2014-15 in Jammu and Kashmir and the gold in 2015-16 at Banaras Hindu University. She hails from Fatehgarh Sahib. Her PhD is on “Assessment of sociological, psychological and sexual constraints among female sportspersons” where she interviewed 210 national women athletes. “There is a perception that coaches harass women players. However, in my study it has come out that about 32-35 per cent complaints pertain to spectators and male athletes, who use verbal and non-verbal behaviour to harass women players,” she said. Less than 10 per cent complaints are regarding coaches. Her citation said, “The study has explored how perpetrators put a negative impact on the participation of female athletes, thus making sports a gender unfriendly arena.” Class X girl ends her life HC Bar to abstain from work today Mohali, March 4 Apparently unable to bear the exam pressure, a 17-yearold girl allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at her residence in Mullanpur here today. The victim has been identified as Preeti, a Class X student at Government Model Senior Secondary School at Dhanas. Inspector Ravinder Pal Singh, SHO of the continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Panchkula Bar too Chandigarh, March 4 A day after the registration of an FIR against senior advocate SK Garg Narwana, members of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar today decided to abstain from work on Monday. In a resolution passed unanimously after an emergency meeting, the executive committee of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association condemned the act of the Haryana Police, especially the Panchkula police, of registering an FIR against the senior member of the Bar. The resolution said after the perusal of the FIR, the Panchkula: A day after the Panchkula police lodged an FIR against senior advocate SK Garg Narwana, who was representing Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the case of the rape of two sadhvis, the Panchkula District Bar Association has decided to suspend work in the Panchkula court on Monday. Condemning the poilce action, Panchkula District Bar president Sandeep Loura said the advocate’s name was wrongly included in the FIR. The Panchkula police had booked Narwana and 39 others in connection with a multicrore land dispute case. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 35 10 am to 4.30 pm: Parts of Sector 19 & 27 Condemns Haryana Police for registering FIR against Narwana association felt that it had been registered in the most casual and callous manner by the investigating agency for reasons best known to it. The resolution added that the FIR was required to be forthwith cancelled against Narwana, as representing a client was no offence under law. Further, the registration of an FIR at Panchkula on the face of it was without jurisdiction as the land in question was situated in Zirakpur, Punjab. The resolution stated the association stood in solidarity with Narwana and would not allow the police to overreach the law in a completely arbitrary and illegal manner. c m y b Students of Panjab University with their degrees and medals during the convocation of the university in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: PRADEEP TEWARI TEXT: BHARTESH SINGH THAKUR MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 2 & PAGE 6 PAGE 2 VICE-PRESIDENT OPENS DIGITAL DEGREES AT PU PAGE 6
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