12112017-JTR-01.qxd 11/12/2017 12:46 AM Page 1 SUNDAY | 12 NOVEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Farmers worried Minding their language Like father, like daughter There is delay in the sowing of wheat amid dip in temperature and smoggy weather. P2 Has the language Hindi been reduced to merely a language of advertising? P3 The Voice India Kids season 2 plans to showcase and nurture singing talent from every corner of the country. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31.6°C MIN 13.9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 17°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.47 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.59 AM Admn gears up for MC polls List of electoral registration officers (EROs), assistants released Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 11 In view of the coming elections for the municipal corporations and municipal councils/nagar panchayats in the district, the State Election Commission (SEC) has issued a notification for the preparation/revision of electoral rolls wef January1, 2017, as the qualifying date on the basis of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha voters’ list 2017 for holding these elections. Giving details, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said as per the instructions issued by the SEC, Punjab, for the purpose of electoral rolls, January 1, 2017, had been set as the qualifying date on the basis of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha voters’ list 2017. He said the electoral rolls would be prepared on the basis of the latest Punjab Vidhan Sabha voters’ list EROs Assistant Commissioner Greivances, Jalandhar Executive Magistrate, Jalandhar Chief Agriculture Officer, Jalandhar District Revenue Officer The MC office in Jalandhar. from November 11, 2017, to November 13, 2017, and on November 14, 2017, the publication of the electoral rolls would be drafted. Sharma further said the last date for filing claims and objections was November 20, 2017, and claims and objections would be disposed of by November 27, 2017, and the final electoral rolls would be published on November 28, 2017. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner said that Addi- tional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh would be the nodal officer and Additional District Electoral Officer for the elections. A list of electoral registration officers (EROs) and Assistant EROs for the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, had been prepared. The Deputy Commissioner further said that for election in civic body of Shahkot the concerned SDM would be the ERO, whereas the tehsildar concerned would Stubb(orn)le burning Secretary Regional Transport Authority Deputy Registrar Cooperative Society SDM, Jalandhar I SDM, Jalandhar II Deputy Director Land Record, Punjab AETC I Straight onto Net; no need for coordinators to traverse schools ASSISTANT EROs DDPO Jalandhar ALLOTTED WARD NUMBERS 1-8 AETC II, Jalandhar 9-16 Deputy Director Horticulture District Education Officer (EE) Circle Education Officer Assistant Registrar Cooperative Society I Tehsildar Jalandhar I Tehsildar Jalandhar II Executive Engineer, Punjab Mandi Board Executive Engineer, Panchayati Raj 17-24 be the ARO. Likewise, he said for Bilga and Goraya, SDM Phillaur would be the ERO and Tehsildar/ Naib Tehsildar concerned would U-DISE info to be uploaded straight by govt schools 25-32 33-40 41-48 49-56 57-64 65-72 73-80 be the ARO. For elections in Bhogpur, SDM-II would be the ERO and Tehsildar/ Naib Tehsildar concerned would be the ARO. Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 11 While a team of teachers/coordinators of the Education Department has traditionally been carrying out the U-DISE surveys in the government schools of the district, spending months visiting schools to collect information, the department has, from this year onwards, directed the schools to send the information directly to the e-Punjab school portal. Schools shall now be able to directly upload the information on the school portal. The department has asked all schools to upload this information regarding their schools on the portal by November 25. For primary schools, without an Internet connection, the schools can upload the information from their centre head schools. As per the instructions of the Ministry of Human UDISE survey UDISE survey is a time-bound survey, the statistics collected under which are used by the state government for various schemes and projects. Every school has to fill its respective information on the survey as per the records. Schools which fail to provide the right information shall be acted against by the state government. Due to this, every school head is being instructed that the information concerned with their schools should be filled on the link U-DISE survey 2017-18 on time. The PDF file for the U-Dise proforma has also been linked and school heads have been advised to take U-Dise prints and to fill it after which online proforma may be filled Resource and Development, on the instructions of the Government of India, the UDISE Survey was conducted to gather the information regarding students, teachers, foundational structures and various level activities. As per this survey, information is collected from government, aided, private and central schools. Under the Education Department, the information collected under the U-DISE survey this year shall be uploaded directly on the department’s e-Punjab school portal so that schools don’t have any need to refill the information. Schools shall log in on the e-Punjab portal with their user-ID and password. By clicking on the link U-DISE Survey 2017-18, given on the Dashboard of the e-Punjab School, the online proforma can be filled. A district coordinator said, “It used to take months for us to travel from school to school to ensure the information regarding all schools Continued on page 2 Fog derails train schedule, 3 cancelled, 15 delayed Our Correspondent A labourer burns paddy stubble in a field on the outskirts of Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH City-based director’s film to be screened at Ludhiana film fest Woman jumps before train, dies Jalandhar: A woman in her 40s allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at the Tanda railway crossing this morning. The GRP officials said the body was unidentified till the evening, but her son came then and said that he would come tomorrow to lodge his statement in this regard. Head constable Narinder Singh said the woman was a resident of Preet Nagar and his son wanted to register a case under Section 306 of the IPC as he suspected that someone might have abetted the crime. The police had not registered any case yet. TNS Jalandhar, November 11 With the cancellation of two inter-city trains on the Amritsar-Jalandhar-Ludhiana-New Delhi section and late running of several long-route trains, including Shatabdi Express, passengers on this section and other routes had a tough time. Foggy weather took its toll on rail traffic in the region as around 16 long-haul trains were delayed by two or eight hours. The sudden cancellation of the 12460 Amritsar-New Delhi Intercity Express and 12054 Amritsar-Haridwar Janshatabdi Express today left the passengers who were waiting to board the train early in the morning at the receiving end. Many passengers started looking for alternative trains to Delhi, while others rushed to the bus stand to catch a bus. The trains running late by two to eight hours were 12014 New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express, 12242 AmritsarChandigarh Express, 12716 Sachkhand Express, 12238 Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Express, 12413 AjmerJammu Pooja Express, 15210 Jansewa Express, 15708 Amritsar – Kathiar Express, Vehicles and a train engine (below) move in a foggy weather in Jalandhar on Saturday morning. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH 11058 Amritsar – Mumbai Express, 22430 Pathankot Delhi Superfast Express, 14650 Saryuyamuna Express, 12204 Garib Rath, 14616 Amritsar to Lal Kuan, 19224 Jammu TaviAhmedabad Express, 15212 Jannayak Express, 15210 Amritsar-Saharsa Jansewa Express and 18238 Amritsar-Bilaspur Chhattisgarh Express. While the passengers were suffering due to the late running of trains, the Railways officials justified the inconvenience caused and the speed regulation during poor visibility in the interest of passenger safety. They advised the public to check the exact time of arrival and departure of their respective trains from the railway enquiry before coming to the station. The fog engulfing the region is not only wreaking havoc on the health of residents, but has also disrupted road traffic. A poster of short film ‘Kutta Kon Si’ Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, November 11 Following a new report carried in these columns on parents who have been abandoned by their children, city-based director Simar Reru, who runs an acting and dance academy here, has made a short film ‘Kutta Kaun Si’ (Who was the dog?), portraying the same plot. The film has been selected for special screening at Ludhiana Film Festival. The Ludhiana Film Festival would screen around 20 short films during the twoday event organised at Ishmeet Singh Music Institute by Our Space Cinema, today and tomorrow. The film festival is being organised for the third consecutive year and is popular in Punjab and has received more than 80 entries, of which 20 have been selected for special screening, said Simar Reru. In addition to those from Punjab, there were entries from Canada and the US too, he added. Speaking about the growing popularity of the short films and the plot of his short movie, he said, “Short movies are a brilliant and powerful way to express views on various issues. Unlike a long duration movie, it doesn’t entertain the audience, rather it spreads awareness and helps in eradicating the social evils prevailing in society.” “Desperate want and material greed has changed the landscape of human relations in urban India. In a home for the destitute here where I shot my film, a total of 150 inmates, including men and women, reside. Of them, 120 are those who have either been abandoned Continued on page 2 With 278 missions, 35-yr-old Sqn looks forward to President’s Standard President’s Standard Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Adampur (Jalandhar), November 11 Set to receive the President’s Standard on November 16, the 223 Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF), stationed at Adampur, has recently converted to flying upgraded MiG 29 aircraft. The proud Haryana-based Commanding Officer of the 35-year-old Squadron, Group Captain Prabhat Malik, considers himself lucky to receive the one-time prestigious award to the Squadron during his tenure. He shared the stories of the valour displayed by the unit in as many as 278 missions, including Operation Safed Sagar, the aerial combat during Kargil War, and Operation Prakram. Group Captain Prabhat Malik at the Adampur IAF station. The Squadron, called The Tridents, with 15-20 pilots and four-five engineers including women, was launched on May 10, 1982, with Gp Capt Malik being its 18th Commanding Officer. The President’s Standard is coming to one of the most vital and “pampered” c m y b The operational outfits of the IAF become eligible for the award of the President’s Standard on the completion of 18 years. The selection is based on their performance and achievements, both during peace and hostilities. The honour is an acknowledgment of the meritorious service rendered by the selected units. The President’s Standard is a visible symbol of excellence and has been earned by these units through their dedication and worthy contributions both during peace and war. The Presidential award marks and epitomises the hard work, valour and sacrifices of all personnel posted to these units since their inception. It is a befitting recognition of their selfless service dedicated to the nation. squadrons of the IAF after 35 years of its inception. Sharing the history of his unit, Gp Capt Malik said, “Our Squadron was launched with MiG 23 MF aircraft to outdo F16s of Pakistan. These aircraft covered a distance beyond the visual range. These achieved 102/147 targets in the 1985 air to air strike. The Squadron, which shifted to MiG 29 in 1990, converted very recently to upgraded MiG 29s on October 8 last.” As Gp Capt took the media team to the Squadron area today, he showed the working of various control rooms Adampur civil airport On the upcoming civil airports, including the one at Adampur, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief C Hari Kumar said the security factors do not worry the IAF. “In the Western Air Command, there are 19 major bases, of which two had a civil airport, including Amritsar and Palam. Now, we have civil flights going from Leh, Thoise, Srinagar, Jammu, Bathinda and Nal. Besides Adampur, civil airports are also coming up at Hindon and Pathankot. In these IAF stations, the civil airports are cut off from the main station. There is just a road going across our wall from outside in which passenger and luggage buses will move, that too with security provided by the CISF on one side and our internal security on the other. So all security provisions are being well taken care of,” he said. and technical teams. Said Wg Cmdr C Arora of the same Squadron, “We know that our day starts at 6 am, but we do not know when it ends. But to make us get all comforts, the IAF provides us good rest rooms and ensures that we consume good diet before and after the daily sortie. Because of the rush of adrenaline that we get daily during the flights, we cannot sleep for subsequent three hours during which we can spend time in these rest rooms.” Apart from 223 Squadron, there is 47 Squadron of the MiG 29 at Adampur.
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