27052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/27/2018 1:30 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 27 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Book launch Love aaj kal Have feet, will dance The Hoshiarpur Literary Society hosts its debut event to promote and encourage literature. P2 If you have ever been friend-zoned in love, you know how it feels to be in a situation of unrequited love. P3 Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they become great because of their passion. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 44°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.17 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.21 AM Gursimran Kalra tops in district CBSE CLASS XII EXAM Aparna Banerji and Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 26 Gursimran Singh Kalra (18), a student of MGN Public School, Urban Estate here, has topped the district in the CBSE Class XII examination with 98.4 per cent marks. The result of the examination was declared today. Ambreen Deol (medical stream), a student of Apeejay School Mahavir Marg, and Samarthpreet Singh Randhawa (stream non-medical) of MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar, secured the second position in the district. The third position in Jalandhar has jointly been bagged by Muskan Gupta and Tanya Singla of MGN School, Adarsh Nagar, Ratika Sharma (commerce) of Swami Sant Das Public School and Ritik Chopra of Innocent Hearts Public School jointly bagged the fourth position in the district. Topping both the district and the commerce stream, Gursimran Singh Kalra said he had given his best and was overjoyed with his marks. His father Sukhwant Singh Kalra, who is an astrologer, had indicated that he would do well in the exams. Gursimran, who dreams of becoming a digital entrepreneur, said he studied for two to 18 hours a day depending on the targets he had set for himself. While Gursimran was the school vice-captain and was also awarded with the Spirit of MGN Award (which is awarded to only two students) and also participated in football and handball contests, he tried his best to relax and regularly indulge in his hobbies when free. “There was no fixed time for studying, I only put in as much hard work as the deadline I had set for myself on a certain day. I dream of becoming an entrepreneur which requires one to havep a Ambreen Deol, who got 97% in medical stream, with her family. Gursimran Kalra, a student of MGN School Urban Estate, who got 98.4% marks in the commerce stream in the Class XII CBSE, in Jalandhar on Saturday. With 95.8% marks, Pavit Kaur tops in Nawanshahr Nawanshahr: Pavit Kaur, a student of DAV Public School here, has topped in the district by securing 95.8 per cent marks in the CBSE Class XII examination. A student from the medical stream, she obtained perfect 100 marks in computer science. In physics and chemistry, she secured 95 marks each, in English she got 90 marks and in mathematics, she got 99 marks. Pavit, who had also cleared the JEE Mains exam, and had recently appeared for the JEE Advance, said she wanted to bea computer engineer and was waiting for the JEE Advance results. Daughter of a businessman, Pavit Kaur, said, “I followed a very balanced routine. For every subject, including my resting time, was fixed.” A student of Shivalik Public School here, Ritika Gupta, has made the town proud by securing 94 per cent marks in the CBSE Class XII examination whose result was declared this afternoon. A student of the commerce stream, she has got 470 marks out of 500, securing 98 marks in economics, 96 in business studies, 95 in accounts, 81 in English, 93 in maths and a perfect 100 in physical education. Ritika is now looking for admission in the BBA course abroad. Sharing her success mantra, Ritika said, “I never studied for long hours, just studying for two-three hrs a day was my schedule. I even didn’t go in for tuitions or coaching classes. It was just a month before the exams that I took maths tuition.” Her father Pawan Gupta said Ritika had also won prizes in various district and state-level dance competitions as her only interest apart from studies was dance. multi-dimensional personality. So I never stressed myself and just focused on meeting targets,” he said. He said both his father Sukhwant Singh Kalra and mother Balwinder Kaur never put too many restrictions or burden of expectations on him and encouraged him to be at ease in studies. When asked whom he gave credit for his success, he said, “I don’t believe getting such marks is ever a one-man show. It was like a team that supported me. My parents, grandfather and grandmother and my wonderful teachers supported me solidly. When in doubt, my friends also helped me clear out many of my doubts.” Music, meditation, sports and music being his key hobbies, Gursimran while giving some precious advice to his juniors, said, “Study well and in an organised manner. The key is to stay calm and composed during the exam. Many friends whom I thought were quite brilliant couldn’t do so well with the actual results because they Continued on page 2 With 94% marks, Ritika Gupta shines ~27 LAKH SCAM Samrath Randhawa, who got 97% marks in non-medical stream. Tribune News Service Ritik Chopra of Innocent Hearts School who got 96.6% marks in the commerce stream. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Ratika Sharma in limelight Ratika Sharma(18), a student of Swami Sant Dass Public School in Jalandhar, scored 96.6 per cent marks in the commerce stream. While her father Kapil Sharma is a businessman, her mother Ritu Sharma is a a housewife. Ratika, who wants to pursue a job in the management field, said she never studied as per the hours, but only as per the targets set by her. While she credited her parents, teachers and God for her success, Ratika said during study breaks, she relaxed by playing guitar and listening to the music. 64 sewa kendras to be shut in the district Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, May 26 As per a notice issued by the Punjab State e-Governance Society (PSeGS), the Department of Governance Reforms, a total number of 64 sewa kendras, one from Type 2 which is located at New Rajan Colony, near leather complex and 63 centres from Type 3 have been ordered for closure. The Department of Governance Reforms has issued the notice to all cities of the Only 76 centres to function state, informing the general public that as per the decision taken by the Government of Punjab, the citizen services from 700 sewa kendras all over the state would be discontinued with effect from May 26. At present, a total of 140 sewa kendras are running in Jalandhar district, of which 108 are located in rural areas. The decision is likely to affect a majority of centres in the villages. Type 1 is the main office located in the DC office, Type 2 includes 31 Sewa Kendras set up at urban locations of the city and remaining 108 of Type 3 are in rural areas, having only single operator IN each such centre. The department of Governance Reforms in the letter states, “No service will be c m y b No FIR yet: Police seek more info offered from the mentioned sewa kendras from May 26. The general public is hereby advised not to apply for any fresh service request through these sewa kendras.” The government has been claiming that the kendras, which were also recognised as the dream project of the previous SAD government, are running in losses. Hence, the decision has been taken to cut down on the expenditure of the government. Jasbir Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), said that a notice had been received and as per directions from the department of Governance Reforms, the SDMs and the other concerned authorities have been assigned the duty to ensure the closure of 64 sewa kendras from May 26. He further said, “Though for now the order has been received for 64 sewa kendras, more centres will be added to the list for closure in the coming days. Only 30 to 35 centres will remain functional.” Fact file Jalandhar, May 26 No FIR has still been lodged against the accused in the Rs 27 lakh scam involving a Bhogpur-based cooperative society that came to light around 20 days ago. The embezzlement in the society had been going on for 2 years i.e. 2015 and 2016, and the records for 2017 and 2018 are still to be checked. Sources said close to 1 crore had been embezzled in the crime. The complainants from Loharan and nearby villages had come to the SSP (Rural) district headquarters to lodge a complaint against the accused on May 7. Deputy Registrar (DR) Santokh Lal had sought an FIR against the secretary (accused) as he had been using money deposited by the victims for his personal use. In the report written to the SSP, he had mentioned that the inquiry was going on and there could be a major increase in the embezzled amount. Until now, no FIR has been lodged. When contacted, officials in the rural police department said they had sought a reply from the DR on how many others were involved, and what was the role of the committee members. The officials had sought the report around three-four days ago. When contacted the DR Santokh Lal said would respond to the police enquiry by Monday. According to the complainants, the account statements of the loan and other accounts were issued by the The embezzlement in the society had been going on for 2 years i.e. 2015 and 2016, and the records for 2017 and 2018 are still to be checked. Sources said close to 1 crore had been embezzled in the crime. The complainants from Loharan and nearby villages had come to the SSP (Rural) district headquarters to lodge a complaint against the accused on May 7. Deputy Registrar (DR) Santokh Lal had sought an FIR against the secretary (accused) as he had been using money deposited by the victims for his personal use. society, but amounts were never deposited and entries were not made in the account books. The complainants on Monday lodged the complaint against the secretary of the society with the SSP (Rural) Police. The victims said they had deposited different amounts on different dates with the society in savings bank, loans and FDR accounts. They further alleged that the FDRs and other receipts were issued, but when some of them contacted the society, they found that the receipts were fictitious and amounts were never deposited in their bank accounts and the cooperative bank under which the society worked. The victims in the scam are Harbhajan Singh (76), Puran Singh (85), Raghubir Singh (79), Malkiat Singh (75), Hardayal Singh (77), Darshan Singh (80), Beant Singh (87), Charanpreet Singh, Manohar Singh (76), Gurnam Singh (67) and Gurbachan Singh (88).
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