30052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/30/2018 1:14 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 30 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Municipal Corporation When the Earth talks Daily soaps are relentless With no money to pay for fuel, civic body in financial mess. P2 The potential of clay-modelling as a therapeutic pursuit remains untapped. P3 Rytasha Rathore says her dream is to host a female-oriented talk show. FORECAST P4 PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 41°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.20 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.21 AM Ridhima Parmar tops with 98.8% marks Visually impaired Dhruv corners limelight with 93.8 % CBSE CLASS X RESULT AakankshaN Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May29 Introvert and shy by nature, Ridhima Parmar of Innocent Hearts School here has proved her mettle in academics, as she has stood first in the district by getting 98.8 per cent marks in the CBSE Class X examination, the result of which was declared today. Ridhima, along with her mother, reached the school as soon as the result was declared. Her father Sukesh Parmar, who is in a government job, was in Chandigarh today. Talking to The Tribune, Ridhima’s father said he had to go to Chandigarh today for some work, but the news of his daughter getting highest marks came as a surprise. Ridhima said her aim was to fulfill his father’s dream of becoming an engineer for which she had taken admission in the non-medical stream in Class XI. “My father had to left engineering midway, but I will make his dream come true by becoming a successful engineer one day,” she said. Ridhima said she never takes tension before the exams. “I was always relaxed and never took any pressure before any exam,” she said. She scored 99 in English, 98 in Hindi, 100 in math, 99 in science and 98 in the SST. Took exams without writer, used laptop Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ridhima Parmar, a student of Innocent Hearts School, along with her mother, who got 98.8% marks in the Class X result of the CBSE in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Lavisha, who has scored second position in the district by bagging 98.6 per cent marks, is a classmate of district topper Ridhima. The latter said both were always in competition. Lavisha’s mother Neena is a science teacher in a government school and her father Jagmohan Kapoor is also a teacher in a recognised school. Lavisha is fond of listening to songs and she has also opted for the non-medical stream as she aspires to be an engineer. She has scored a total of 493 marks. Swastik Puri, who has scored 98.4 per cent marks, is also from Innocent Hearts School. He has bagged the third position and shared his position with Kashish Mahajan of MGN Public School Adarsh Nagar, and Somil Sharma of Shiv Jyoti Public School. Swastik Puri has taken admission in the nonmedical stream. He wants to be an architect. He said he used to wake up at 4 in the morning and would study for around 10-12 hours. His interest is to read books and play cricket. His mother Ranjana Puri is a housewife and his father Vishal Puri is a businessman. Somil Sharma, who has also scored 98.4 percent, said he used to study for 4-5 hours. His father Rakesh Kumar is a serviceman, while mother Suman Bala is a teacher in the same school where Somil studies. Somil is into writing poems and short stories, which he started around a year ago. He aims to be a CA. Kashish Mahajan has taken non-medical in Class XI. She wants to pursue aerospace engineering. Mahajan’s mother and father are doctors. Despite fall, Khushi stands tall at 73% Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, May 29 Khushi Gupta, a student of Cambridge International School, who fell from the fourth floor of her school under mysterious circumstances and suffered multiple injuries and fractures in her spine, and appeared for the exams on a stretcher, has secured 73 per cent marks in the Class X exams. Although a bright student, the circumstances were highly unfavourable for Khushi and she appeared and she was not expecting much from the results. Her condition was so serious that she used to get unconscious while writing the papers. But the brave girl has achieved a good score. She has bagged a total of 366 marks out of 500. Talking to The Tribune, Khushi said, “I am very happy, as I was really not expecting this much score. I could have done better, but no regrets, as I will now work even harder and make my parents proud one day.” I am now of the firm belief that within a month or two, I will recover completely and would also be able to run. I have opted for medical stream and want to be a doctor, she said, with happiness on her face. “The father of Khushi, Naveen Gupta said he specially took permission from doctors to let her daughter appear for the exam as Khushi did not want to repeat the class and drop a year. The CBSE also arranged a writer and gave her an extra hour to complete the paper. Finally, her hard-work and courage paid off today. NATIONAL HIGHWAY LAND ACQUISITION SCAM Whistleblower complains to PMO Asks why only Hoshiarpur part was investigated and not Jalandhar Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi Hoshiarpur, May 29 The whistleblower in the multi-crore national highway four-laning Hoshiarpur land acquisition scam, Rajiv Vashisht, founder chairman of the RTI Awareness Fourm Punjab, has filed another complaint with the Prime Minister Office (PMO), seeking investigation into the alleged irregularities in land acquisition related to the Jalandhar bypass, involving a length of 29.275 km in 26 villages. Vashisht said his earlier complaint was with regard to the reported irregularities in the whole stretch of the National Higway from Jalandhar to Hoshiarpur and Himachal border. “Despite that, I has raised the issue with regard to the whole project. Only the Hoshiarpur part was investigated and the FIR lodged by the Vigilance, too, zeroed in on its investigation to the Hoshiarpur part only and I can’t understand that why Jalandhar part was left aside. Now after waiting for a considerable time and being sure that the Jalandhar part would not be investigated and those involved irregularities are set to go scotfree, I have come up with this fresh complaint with lots of fresh evidences,” said Vashaisht. In his complaint, Vashisht has raised questions over land purchases in Tallan, Kukkarpind and KotKallan due to the fraudulent purchase of land by influential businessmen, Akali leaders, senior police officers and senior administrative officers which they purchased from villagers and land owners at meagre prices. He has alleged fraudulent change in land use (CLU) of agriculture land into commercial lands for taking huge compensation to the tune of crores of rupees from the National Highways Authority of India. “The modus operandi is very similar to that one adopted by the accused in the Hoshiarpur land scam. In his earlier complaint with regard to the four-laning project of National Highway No. 70 — Jalandhar to Hoshiarpur (up to Himachal boundary), in which an inquiry was initiated by the Prime Minister Office on June 23, 2016, and was marked to NS Kalsi (Additional Chief Secretary Punjab). The then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had made a special investigation team (SIT) under Inspector General of Vigilance (Economics Wing) Punjab. The land of two different districts i.e. (1) Hoshiarpur (2) Jalandhar was involved in this project and the fraud was also involved in both districts, but the inquiry was marked regarding land acquisition of Hoshiarpur district only. As a result, similar irregularities in Jalandhar district remained out of the jurisdiction of the Vigilance inquiry. “Had the investigating agencies seriously conducted their inquiries in time, the similar scam in project in Jalandhar by the persons having a majority of those accused in Hoshiarpur scam, including same influential leaders, businessmen and officers and others also, could have been prevented,” said Vashisht. Besides sending the complaint to the Prime Minister Office he has also sent copies of the same to Nitin Garkari, Union Minister of Surface Transport, CAG of India and Accountant General (Audit ) Punjab, seeking necessary action. c m y b Jalandhar, May 29 For all these years, his parents tried to keep away their son from public glare. They never allowed him to go anywhere alone. But today, he was the talk of the town as their son Dhruv (17), who is visually impaired, scored 93.8 per cent and was surrounded by the reporters, lensmen and the school authorities. Dhruv, who is also a classical singer has performed in the world’s oldest music festival, Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan. His parents said their happiness could not be defined in words. They were emotional, happy and overwhelmed at the same time. Didn’t hire writer; gave exam on laptop Dhruv didn’t hire any writer, instead he gave the exam on laptop. Rajiv Kumar, father of Dhruv who is a drawing teacher, said Dhruv marvels everybody with his speed on the laptop. Kumar also said that his son was expecting more marks. Dhruv, a student of MGN School, Urban Estate, didn’t forget to thank the principal of the school Jatinder Singh and music teacher of HMV College Prem Sagar. “I am here because of the help of these two persons in my life. Had they not helped me, I would not have been here today,” said Dhruv adding that his mantra of success was not to carry the baggage of studies. “Never ever get stressed out, this is what I have always believed in,” explained Dhruv. His mother Rajni Bala is a government school teacher. She said Dhruv was always into self-study and never took any tuition. Power of learning His father Rajiv Kumar, while explaining about his power of learning things in a few minutes said once he got a general knowledge book for his son and marked some questions to be learnt by him. “I started speaking the questions with the answers and after a few minutes, Dhruv fell asleep. He didn’t revise any of them, but still he managed to get more than 85 per cent in his test,” shared the proud father. Lavisha, a student of Innocent Hearts School, along with her father, who got 98.6% marks in the Class X result of the CBSE in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Software engineering aspirant Dhruv reads a lot. “He doesn’t have many friends and likes to spend his day reading books online. His aim is to be a software engineer. LMJPS tops all the way to success Our Correspondent Visually impaired Dhruv (17), who bagged 93.8 per cent marks along with his parents. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH MORE PICS ON P2 Phagwara, May 29 The students of Lord Mahavira Jain Public School (LMJPS) shine bright in CBSE Class X result. A total 164 students appeared for Class X exams. The students, Kritika, Nidhi and Khushi got 94.2%, 92.6% and 92.2% respectively. They also hold the first three positions in school. Other students who performed well are Himanshi who secured 92% , Priyanka90.6% , Kamaldeep-89.8%, Muskan-89.6%, Loveleen kaur-88.8%, Mehak and Kanika-88.6%, Harjot and Gurleen Kaur-87.6%, Uswinder 87.2%, Nidhi Sharma and Amanpreet-86.8%, Prerna-86.4%, Amandeep Singh and Scania 85.5%, Vishal 85.2% and Prabhleen secured 85%.
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