10052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/10/2018 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 10 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Fashion show held It’s an art... All about love Students of LPU take part in fashion show, “Ensemble 2018”, on university campus. P2 Government Museum and Art Gallery has moved ahead in the last 50 years. P3 Popular TV actor Karam Rajpal is now engaged to his long-time girlfriend Shivaleeka Oberoi. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 35°C MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.05 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.44 AM Class X result: Poor show by govt schools Of total 272 schools in district, one student finds a place on the PSEB merit list Aparna Banerji Pass percentage 62 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 9 Government schools in the district lagged behind in the Class X PSEB exams, the result of which was declared on Tuesday. Of the 30 students of Class X who have made it to the merit list this year, barely one from a government school. While a student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bara Pind, has bagged the 18th position on the state merit list, the student is 8th on the list of Jalandhar toppers. The district is placed at the 15th position among the 22 districts in the state with a pass percentage of 62.22 . Of the total 25,222 students who appeared for the Class X exams in Jalandhar, only 15,692 managed to pass the exams. ■ Of the 25,222 students who appeared for the Class X exams in Jalandhar district, only 15,692 managed to pass the exams. ■ Jalandhar is placed at the 15th position among the 22 districts in the state with a pass percentage of 62.22. Students of Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Nehru Garden, along with their teachers, in a jubilant mood in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Sources in the Education Department, however, claimed the district had improved its pass percentage this year as last year, it was placed at the 20th position. Besides a student from a government school, rest of te students are from private schools. Of the total 272 schools — 121 high schools and 151 senior secondary schools offering secondary education in the district, only a single gov- ernment school has been able to produce a student of merit. Meanwhile, on the flip side, a little known school of Goraya has surpassed the collective strength of government schools in the district producing at least nine state rank holders. As many as nine students of Excelsior Convent School, Goraya, have made it to the merit list. School students have grabbed the 10th, 13th, 19th, 22nd (two students), 26th, 27th and 30th positions Appointment of sub-registrars a violation: SAD Cartoon war amid electioneering Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 9 As the state government appointed 10 sub-registrars, including Tarsem Singh for Jalandhar-1 tehsil, on Wednesday, the SAD has termed it a “violation” of the election code of conduct. “Since the model code of conduct is in place in the district, no such appointment can be done at this time. For the same, it should have been done after due permission from the Election Commission,” said SAD spokesperson Daljeet Singh Cheema. Earlier, SDM and two SHOs were transferred on his similar complaint. Jalandhar, May 9 The campaigning for the Shahkot Assembly bypoll has stooped to a new low as a number of cartoons, aimed at denting the image of political leaders, have bombarded the social media platforms . After a video regarding the sand mining controversy went viral, such activities on the social media have gained momentum and special teams of political parties are working overtime on it.Videos, targeting images and funny cartoons attacking one's image are being bombarded to overpower voters' mind and conscience. Campaigning against candidates can be seen on social Aakanksha N Bhardwaj A cartoon that is being circulated on the social media ahead of the Shahkot byelections. SOCIAL MEDIA media platforms, such as Facebook and WhatsApp. The most popular cartoon, which have surfaced in the virtual world, is that of Con- gress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia and former minister Rana Gurjeet Singh in which they are seen sitting in sand-filled trucks. In the cartoon, Laddi is shown asking Capt Amarinder Singh to help while the Mehatpur SHO is following his truck. A video showing the SHO attacking Capt Amarinder Singh is also being circulated through various WhatsApp groups. Clips of the SHO checking into a hotel around midnight ahead of lodging the FIR have also surfaced. Social media users say, “Almost same things happened in the Gurdaspur bypoll when videos against SAD and BJP leaders had surfaced ahead of the elections and these were widely circulated.” In all these messages, solution to the problems has taken a backseat in the bypoll. Doc junks scalpel for lenses to click wildlife tographs can certainly contribute a lot. Parents should show wildlife photography to kids as they can recognise the importance of saving animals and parks. Moreover, it also teaches us lessons of life, how to take care of a family, besides love, affection and struggle for food. Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, May 9 Dr Sanjeet Mangat has left his medical profession to pursue his passion for wildlife photography. He carries bazooka lenses in wildest forests and loves capturing animals. His pictures narrate stories and make one feel in the zone of wild. Forty eightyear-old Mangat has been capturing photographs of animals for the past 11 years. While talking to The Tribune, he threw light on his old stories and narrated his experience as a wildlife photographer. He also revealed that he is going to launch a book, “Leopard on the Rocks”, soon. The book is the result of his five-year-study and time he spent with leopards in forests. How do you prepare yourself before a tour to a forest? A photograph captured by wildlife photographer Dr Sanjeet Mangat (below). He has been clicking pictures of animals for over a decade now. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Excerpts from interview: Give a brief introduction of yourself? I was born in Kenya and brought up in Jalandhar. After the 1971 India-Pakistan war, my family had settled here. Since childhood, I was interested in photography. I have grown up listening to the tales of forests from my father, who used to visit jungles. I have also been to forests in South Africa during my young days. I also travel these days. I had quit my medical practice and now, I am a full-time wildlife photographer and traveling around the world and learning about life. How did your journey as a wildlife photographer begin? My father used to click photographs with old cameras. I started observing him and gradually, I developed my interest in photography. I am a self-learned photographer. In the past 11 years, I had cov- ered around 80 per cent Indian forests and natural habitats. I specialised in big cats’ photography and I have been to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Kaziranga Tiger Reserve and Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. There are now up to 50 tiger reserves in India and of which at least 20 parks have good sightings of tigers. Do you think photography can change people’s attitude towards animals? To learn about life, you have to save birds and animals. Pho- c m y b Of the 365 days in a year, I spend 200 days in forests. I believe in accepting the challenges and opportunities. I read about the past experience of others, gather information about the timing of sunrise, sunset and moonrise. The information helps me to conceive certain ideas and frames with a hope to execute these. Is wildlife photography a good career option? Well, I don’t feel it is a good career option as it takes a long time to establish your identity. I organise my exhibitions in Delhi. People buy my pictures and I have followers even in Abroad. But in general, people hardly come to you for purchasing clicks. So it is good if you are passionate because the passion can take you ahead. For success, there is no shortcut. Only experience and practise in the profession can prove to be handy. on the state merit list. Harneet Kaur from the school is the district topper. Other schools such as SD Public Senior Secondary School and Shaheed Baba Khushhal Singh Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School have also produced two topers each. Sources in the Education Department said, “The district has bettered its performance as compared to previous years. As far as the performance of private schools is concerned, Excelsior School also got six positions last year. Government schools are doing better. Students of private schools in the state have managed to make it to the merit list. So, Jalandhar can’t be singled out in this phenomenon.” DEO (Secondary) Satnam Singh could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. Bankers hold demonstration DC inspects EVMs for Shahkot bypoll Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 9 Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Wednesday inspected the first stage of EVMs’ reformatting for their use in the upcoming Shahkot Assembly bypoll. The DC, accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh, visited the Government Polytechnic College for Women on Ladowali Road and inspected the EVMs. The experts appointed by the Election Commission on Wednesday started the process of thoroughly checking 500 ballot units, 500 control units and 310 voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines to be used in the elections. They initiated the task in the presence of representatives of various political parties, including the Congress, SAD and AAP . The DC said each of these would be installed at 236 polling booths on the day of the byelection. He said the primary motive of his visit was to ensure that polling for the byelection was conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner. Sharma also had a detailed interaction with the engineers preparing these machines at the college complex. He was told that all these EVMs would be ready for the use within a few days after reformatting. The DC said the machines would be prepared for the poll in the presence of political parties’ representatives to ensure that the entire work was being done in a fair and transparent manner. He added that elaborate arrangements had already been made by the district administration to ensure that the voters exercise their right to franchise during the upcoming bypoll peacefully and fairly. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 9 On a call given by the United Forum of Bank Union, a large number of bank employees and officers from various branches staged a demonstration in front of Punjab National Bank here on Wednesday. Union’s convener Amrit Lal said the bank staff were protesting over no revision of wages that were due from November 1, 2017. They also threatened to intensify their struggle if their demand were not met. DC Varinder Kumar Sharma enquires about EVMs in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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