28062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/28/2018 1:26 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 28 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE FIFA fever What a splash! Is Divyanka Tripathi jealous... Decorated lounges and big screens are an attraction for FIFA enthusiasts visiting eateris in city. P2 Swimming while looking down at the world! Well, the concept of roof-top pools is the latest fad. P3 Among many television jodis, Divyanka and Vivek stand out for setting #couplegoals. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 28°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 29°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.36 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.26 AM Civic body seals three bars in city Action was initiated as part of Local Bodies minister’s drive against illegal structures Post-vacations, Education Dept forms teams to inspect schools Aparna Banerji Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 27 To ensure proper attendance and functioning of schools across the state, as many as 146 officials from various parts of the state will be deputed to inspect government schools when they open on July 2 this year after the vacations. The deputed officials will carry out inspections at schools – primarily to ascertain that the attendance of students are up to the mark or not. While many incidents of schools covering up for absentee students and even marking bogus attendance of students who were absent during exams have surfaced from time to time, the inspections are being conducted to ensure that schools make sure students attend their classes regularly. Stress will also be laid to inspect schools which fared badly in board examinations or schools with heads working on extensions among oth- Jalandhar, June 27 Rooftop bars Papa Whiskey and Brew Masters and Liquor Adda, another bar, were sealed here on Wednesday after teams of the Municipal Corporation carried out drives against illegal buildings in the district. While the demolition drive initiated by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were stalled abruptly after pressure was mounted by Congress MLAs and the Opposition, it is after a fortnight that the MC action against illegal buildings has been initiated in the city. Notably, the bars were on the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s list of 93 illegal buildings in the city. When he came to the city earlier this month, one of the buildings had also been surveyed by him during his oneday tour. Brew Masters is situated atop the local Chunmun Mall – which had also been visited by Sidhu during his visit. These three bars are also among the 10 structures MC officials, along with police personnel, seal outlets for violations in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS whose list had been sought from the Mayor by councillor Aruna Arora recently. While the action was initiated directly on the orders of the Local Bodies Department in Chandigarh, as per sources in the Municipal Corporation, this is just the beginning of the action against the illegal buildings. A number of other sky bars and establishments ❝ Three outlets, Papa Whiskey, Brew Masters and Liquor Adda, have been sealed on Wednesday. While their original plan had been sanctioned, the plan did not include permission to sell liquor which they have been doing with impunity. We are also looking into other violations made by them based on which these may or may not be demolished. These drives against illegal buildings will be continued in the days to come. MONIKA ANAND, Senior Town Planner ❞ serving liquor in the city will also be targeted as per action which will be initiated in the coming days. Notably, as per information, these structures in the Municipal Corporation limits are among those which might even face demolition due to a majority of the structures having been made illegally. While the Mayor said he had no information about the action, the drive against these structures was initiated directly by officials of the Building Department. Two end their lives Our Correspondent Phagwara, June 27 Charanjit (21), a resident of Bhabhiana village, reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his residence on Wednesday. Stress was said to be the cause behind taking the extreme step. The body has been handed over to the victim’s family after autopsy. A case has been registered. Meanwhile, a newly-wed woman, Kajal, a resident of Bihar, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her in-laws’ house in the Pipa Rangi locality here on Tuesday night. Domestic dispute was said to be the cause behind the death, the police said. The police have registered a case and handed over the body to her family after the post-mortem examination. Motorists commute after it rained in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Their love for Sanskrit brings them here Engineers, students and teachers are learning the ancient language at a school camp Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 27 When one of the students cracks a joke, everybody else laugh. For an outsider, it will be difficult to understand what has been said as the joke has been told in the Sanskrit language, but this bunch of learners comprehend it easily. An atmosphere dominated by Sanskrit welcomes you at Guru Virjanand Gurukul Mahavidyalaya in Kartarpur, near here, and the students are the beginners who have been learning the language here for past almost 10 days. The lecture by resource persons, answers by the learners and the interaction between mates, everything is in Sanskrit. They use ‘odanam’ for rice, ‘rotika’ for chapati, and ‘dugdham’ for milk while interacting with each other. A Sanskrit class in progress at Guru Virjanand Gurukul Mahavidyalaya in Kartarpur. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH A Sanskrit-speaking camp has been organised by the school from June 18 to June 27 where around 70 persons from across the state have been participating. Interestingly, the learners do not have any Sanskrit background. Engineers, students pursuing medical education and wards of labourers have reached the place to learn the language. They all interact with each other in Sanskrit and even during the cultural evening, they sang songs and staged plays in the language. Udya Aryan, principal of the school, said the cultural activities were held in Sanskrit only. He said it must be understood that only this language had the capability to originate new words. “Every evening, the learners gather and discuss their thoughts and what have they learned in the language,” he said. They have also given Sanskrit names to recreational activities, ‘bhasha krida’ and ‘sankhya krida’, in which they take part. “The idea is that it does not get boring for the learners who have come here to learn the language,” said the principal. They have learned Sanskrit words such as ‘upanetram’ which is used for spectacles, saandra mudrikaa’, which means a CD. While ‘Pinchah’ and Vyajnam are the words used in Sanskrit for switch board and fan, respectively. Richa Goyal, a history teacher from Ludhiana, is among the learners. She now greets everyone in Sanskrit by folding her hands. Even an 11year-old student is a part of the c m y b team. Varis Kumar, an engineer, who has completed his education from Hong Kong is also learning the language. He said: “It is the love for history and ancient languages that he wanted to know about the language more.” “I want to know everything about Sanskrit,” he said, adding that this was the best class he could ever join. Pinki, daughter of a daily wage labourer, is from Malerkotla. She is pursuing medical education. She said she wanted to speak the language as her father motivated her to do so. “Now, I don’t like to talk in Hindi much, but Sanskrit is what I want to speak,” she said. As she gets up after the class, she joins her friend and starts communicating in the language again. er considerations. The teams have been asked to inspect schools with the following primary conditions which include: to make sure all students are regularly attending schools; special consideration in inspecting schools which fared badly in board or other exams and for schools whose head teachers are working on extension; special consideration for English medium and smart schools; to make sure that school heads are taking classes in their own subjects and whether schools have received English medium books and to ascertain whether computer labs, EDUSAT libraries and science labs are working in a proper condition. Other factors to be checked during the visits include the standard of the mid-day meals and cleanliness of school toilets. The department has deputed officials block wise to carry out inspections across districts in the state. In Jalandhar alone, as many as 11 officials will be carrying out inspections across 11 blocks of the department. Notably, unlike previous inspections, wherein only district officials inspect schools, the teams will also include officials from DPI offices and the SCERT. In the district, 11 officials have been deputed for 11 blocks Jalandhar East, Jalandhar West, Bhogpur, Adampur, Nakodar, Shahkot, Lohian Khas, Phillaur, Noormahal, Rurka Kalan and Mehatpur. The inspections in the district will be carried out by the AD DPI (SE); ASPD; AD DPI (EE); AD; DPI (SE); Deputy DEO (SE); Deputy DEO (EE); SDIET Principal, Jalandhar; DEO (EE), Jalandhar; School Sikhiya Sudhar Team, Jalandhar; and DEO SE Jalandhar, SCERT. More reports on p2 Officials inspect fruit, vegetable market Tribune News Service Big relief 11 officials deputed for dist; attendance of students, poor performance of schools prime concerns Jalandhar, June 27 Continuing its special drive under the ‘Tandarust Punjab’ mission to check the artificial ripening of fruits and vegetables in the city, which poses serious threat to the health of residents, a team of officials of the district administration undertook inspections at a local fruits and vegetable market in city. The team comprising District Mandi Officer Varinder Khera, District Health Officer Harbhajan Singh among others inspected the market. No calcium carbide was found in fruits and vegetables during the inspection. During the checking, the team disposed of a few packets of damaged cherries which were being sold by the shopkeeper. The team said the move was aimed at checking whether fruits were ripened artificially by using chemicals such as calcium carbide or not. The team also warned traders that the drive would be carried out in the coming days and stern action be taken against them if any irregularities were found. The officials said under the ‘ Tandarust Punjab’ mission, the district administration was committed to check the sale of spurious or adulterated food items which cause irreparable damage to the health of people.
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