15052018-CT-01.qxd 5/15/2018 1:17 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 15 MAY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Shortage of booze Restoration of Sec 17 DAV enter semifinals Booze lovers facing shortage of liquor for the past month and a half in Chandigarh. P4 Due to lack of proper monitoring, Sector 17 is fast losing its architectural beauty. P5 DAV School, Sector 8, beat GMSSS-26 to enter inter-school cricket tournament final. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 37°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.8°C MIN 21.2°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7:09 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:29 AM Double delight for YPS Harman shines with 97.6% ISC CLASS XII RESULTS: Two of its students emerge as tricity toppers Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali/Chandigarh, May 14 It was a double delight for Yadavindra Public School (YPS) as two of its students emerged as the toppers in the medical and the nonmedical streams in the tricity in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class XII examinations. The results were announced on Monday. Upamanyu Yaddanapudi scored 97.75 per cent marks to top all streams in the tricity and was the non-medical topper too. Last year, too, a YPS student had topped the tricity with 95.7 per cent marks in the non-medical stream. Upamanyu wants to be a researcher in mathematics. He got 97 marks in mathematics and was a bit upset as he could not score cent per cent marks in his favourite subject. “I lost three marks due to silly mistakes,” said Upamanyu. The topper, son of a doctor couple at the PGI, said he was elated over his achievement, but had no time to celebrate. “I have to take my entrance exam for Chennai Mathematics Institute on Tuesday. Right now, I am just concentrating on my exam,” he said, adding that he did take any tuitions. “My success mantra is regular study. I set goals for every week and stick to that time table,” said Upamanyu, who also plays football and watches movies with interest. Medical topper keeps away from social media Pranav Raj, who scored 95.5 per cent marks, is the tricity topper in the medical stream. Last year, a student of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, got the first rank in the medical stream with 93 per cent marks. “I was sure of getting good marks, but bagging the first position in the tricity came as a heartening news for me 97.75% 95.5% UPAMANYU YADDANAPUDI PRANAV RAJ Stream: Non-medical School: Yadavindra Public School, Mohali Aim: To become a researcher in mathematics Success mantra: Regular study Stress buster: Football and watching movies Tuitions: None Parents: Doctors Stream: Medical School: Yadavindra Public School, Mohali Aim: To become a cardiologist Success mantra: Regular study Stress buster: Football, watching movies Tuitions: Took coaching Parents: Father a businessman, mother an asst prof 97.25% 97.25% SAMKITI JAIN RAVLEEN MALHOTRA Stream: Humanities School: Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh Aim: To become a lawyer Success mantra: Regular studies Stress buster: Reading, travelling, tennis and swimming Tuitions: Took coaching Parents: Lawyers Stream: Commerce School: St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh Aim: To become a top executive in corporate sector Success mantra: Long study hours Stress buster: Zumba dance and badminton Tuitions: Took coaching Parents: Father an AGM in a private firm, mother a maths tutor and my family,” said Pranav. Pranav’s father is a businessman, while his mother is an assistant professor. He wants to be cardiologist. “I am very happy over my achievement and am looking continued on page 2 SEE ALSO PAGE 2 2 cops caught taking bribe Callous UT Admn axes tree art Prajapati had created sculptures on dried trees in city Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, May 14 Tree lover Tulsi Ram Prajapati’s five-month work of converting seven dead trees into beautiful sculptures was axed by the UT Administration on Monday. Four other dried trees with sculptures have been left as the Municipal Corporation is not carrying out such a drive on that road for now. Standing alongside the trees and seeing them axed, Prajapati said it seemed there was no respect for art in Chandigarh, contrary to what he had imagined. He said at least the trunk of the trees, where the art work was done, should have been spared and it could have been removed and displayed at some government building or tourist spot. “I was returning home on my motorcycle when I saw workers axing the trees. I was shocked to see the way they destroyed the art. I know it is government property, but those dead trees are of no use now,” said the fine arts teacher at Government Senior Secondary School, Kaimbwala. “Had I wanted, I could have made a tree sculpture at my TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Tribune News Service A worker axes a tree with a sculpture on the Sukhna Lake-Rock Garden stretch as tree lover Tulsi Ram Prajapati looks on. home as well. However, I thought the shabby and dried trees on roads could be made to look beautiful. I wanted to create awareness towards this as everybody does not go to art galleries. Even labourers who were axing the trees wanted to know who created such a design on these.,” said the 35-year-old artist. He has done art work on trees on the Sukhna LakeRock Garden road stretch and on the road leading to Governor’s residence. He got several appreciation calls from different parts of the country and abroad after they read about his unique work. Diversity could be seen in his work as a tree sculpture had an image of people click- ing a selfie together. Another had a portrait of a mother holding her baby away from society depicting crime against minor girls these days. The Faridabad native, who is putting up with his family at Kaimbwala village, was earlier asked to stop work by the authorities saying he could not work on government property without permission. Following this, he had moved an application in the MC office seeking permission. However, he did not get a reply. UT Horticulture Department Executive Engineer Jarnail Singh said, “We cut dried trees as they pose a risk to commuters. There are no orders or permission to exclude trees with sculptures.” Chandigarh, May 14 CBI sleuths on Monday arrested a UT sub-inspector and a constable while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 at the Industrial Area police station. The SI has been identified as Sewa Singh and the constable as Sumit. Sources said Munna, a resident of Colony No. 4, had complained to the CBI that the SI and the constable, posted at the Industrial Area police station, were demanding a bribe to get his motorcycle released, which was impounded by the police. They had demanded Rs 8,000. However, later they agreed to accept Rs 5,000. The complainant was asked to come to the police station to hand over the bribe money. The CBI laid a trap and arrested the accused, who will be produced in the CBI court on Tuesday. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sectors 24-D and 25-B MOHALI 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Bariyali, Motia, Ballomajra, Desumajra and nearby areas c m y b ICSE CLASS X RESULTS: Adavya, Muskan bag second & third positions, respectively Tribune News Service Chandigarh/p’kula, May 14 Harman Sandhu (15) scored 97.6 per cent marks in the ICSE Class X examinations and emerged as the topper in the tricity. The results were declared on Monday. Last year, Shreya Chauhan of Saupin’s School, Panchkula, had topped the tricity by scoring 98 per cent marks. Sandhu did not take any tuition and relied on selfstudy. “In the run-up to the exams, for around months, I was studying for about 10 hours daily,” she said. She used to watch “Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma” on TV to beat the stress. She doesn’t have any social media accounts. “I don’t like it (Facebook, Twitter),” she said. She scored 100 in social studies and 98 each in computer science, mathematics and Hindi. She has been the topper in her class right from Class VI onwards. Speedcubing master, Real Madrid fan secures 2nd rank in tricity Adavya Bhutani (15) of St Stephen’s School, Chandigarh, bagged the second position in the tricity with 97.4 per cent marks. He also didn’t take any tuition and relied on selfstudy. “I didn’t follow any strict study schedule. However, I was regular,” he said. Scoring 100 each in mathematics, computer science and social studies, Bhutani wants to pursue engineering in computer science. He is pursuing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Strawberry Fields High DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR COUPLE, SHE WANTS TO BECOME AN ENGINEER 97.6% Harman’s parents, Dr SS Sandhu and Dr Ritu Sandhu, run a clinic at Kansal in Mohali. A student of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Sandhu wants to pursue engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). “I am opting for the non-medical stream. I am not strong enough to see wounds and injuries. My grandfather, LS Sandhu, retired as a Superintending Engineer from the Punjab Electricity Board. He used to solve my mathematics problems. He has been my inspiration,” she said. She gave credit to her teachers, parents and grandfather for her success. HARMAN SANDHU School: St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh Aim: Engineering Success mantra: Self-study Stress buster: ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’ comedy serial Tuitions: None | Parents: Doctors ADAVYA BHUTANI MUSKAN LOHCHAB School: St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh Aim: Computer science engineering Success mantra: Regular self-study Stress buster: Speedcubing Tuitions: None Parents: Doctors School: Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula Aim: To become a doctor Success mantra: Self-study Stress buster: Painting and watching football on TV Tuitions: None Parents: Father an advocate, mother a housewife 97.4% 97% TRIBUNE PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL, MANOJ MAHAJAN, VICKY School and after that he would go abroad for engineering. His elder brother is also pursuing computer science abroad. Speedcubing is a passion for Bhutani where you solve puzzles. “It is my passion. I had even formed a club in my school where I used to teach it to other students. I used to beat my stress with speedcubing,” he said. Bhutani is a die-hard fan of Real Madrid. “I didn’t miss even a single match of theirs,” he said. He gives credit to his family and school for the result. Bhutani’s parents are doctors. His father, Dr Vikas Bhutani, is in internal medicine at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, while his mother, Dr Anjali Bhutani, is in lab medicine at Max Hospital, Mohali. This Shah Rukh Khan fan wants to become a doctor Muskan Lohchab (15), a student of Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, secured the third position in tricity with 97 per cent marks. Muskan has bagged the top position in Panchkula district. She didn’t take any tuition and relied on self-study. A resident of Sector 27-B, Chandigarh, she will opt for continued on page 2
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