10082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/10/2018 1:31 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 10 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sidhu denies being sidelined A night to remember Garima moves on Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu interacts with students at Apeejay College of Fine Arts. P2 An inside view of what makes night birds tick and night life click. P3 Garima Vikrant Singh, who plays the role of Anarodevi, has quit the Star Bharat’s show. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.16 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.50 AM INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS 2,500 to put up grand show Expresses dissatisfaction over functioning of the centre at DAC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 9 As many as 2,500 persons will be participating in events to mark the Independence Day celebrations to be held in the district this year. While the first rehearsal of the Independence Day event was held at PAP complex here on Thursday, the event will feature some new additions to the march past being held this year. The two new additions to the march past this year include — the contingents of two flagship schemes launched by the state government this year. The two contingents will include – Guardians of Governance (GoG) and Tandarust Punjab Mission. While the march past on I-Day will feature as many as 18 contingents (each contingent will have 30 participants), the GoG contingent will include ex-servicemen while the Tandarust Punjab contingent will comprise students of HMV College, Jalandhar. The 18 contingents will include: GoG; Tandarust Punjab; two contingents of paramilitary forces — CRPF and ITBP; two contingents of the Punjab Police — men and women; home guards (one contingent); NCC senior and junior division — boys and girls (two contingents), Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Punjab Police personnel take part in a rehearsal for the Independence Day parade at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH The events While the Independence Day celebrations will feature a march past, a cultural programme, a mass PT event, folk dances by students of various colleges, etc., the two new additions to the march past this year include — the contingents of two flagship schemes launched by the state government this year. The two contingents will include – Guardians of Governance (GoG) and Tandarust Punjab Mission. boy scouts and girl guides – five contingents; and two bands – the Army and the CRPF . Barring this, a total of 1,200 students from 15 schools of the city (high and middle) will participate in the march past. The extravaganza will also see a cultural programme comprising folk dances and songs, patriotic songs and giddha and bhangra performances. Sports Minister Rana Gur- mit Singh Sodhi will be the chief guest at the event. Col Manmohan Singh (retd), coordinator of the event, said: “As many as 2,500 participants will put up an impressive show, while we are expecting to have 10,000 people as spectators. The Tandarust Punjab and GoG contingents will be the highlights of the event and we also have a special dance performance by hearing impaired stu- Kerala Police to be in city for 3 days to probe rape case Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 9 The Kerala Police will be arriving in the city on Friday morning to investigate the alleged rape of a nun by Catholic Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese Franco Mulakkal. The six-member team, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police K Subhash, includes SI Mohan Dass, a woman constable and a cyber expert. The team, which is expected to be here for at least three days, will first attempt to collect all evidences before going ahead to interrogate the Bishop at The plan As per the plan which the Kerala Police team have discussed with the Jalandhar police, they will be visiting Missionaries of Jesus in Jalandhar Cantonment, where the complainant nun has earlier served as the superior general. They are likely to meet the incumbent superior general Sister Regina. They will also be going to Nun Home in the Cantonment and meet about 10 senior priests to take their statement. the Bishop House in the city. The team may also visit some nuns and priests in Amritsar and Gurdaspur during their tour. Some nuns in the city are said to have been circulated some already formatted statements in favour of the Bishop which they might hand over to the Kerala Police during their questioning, likely to start on Friday. A WhatsApp message in Punjabi, asking community leaders to gather at the Bishop House on Friday at 9 am ahead of the visit of the Kerala Police in the event of any adverse report or action, has also been doing rounds. dents. While a rehearsal of the event was held on Thursday, the first dress rehearsal will be held on August 13.” Presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements for the mega event at the District Administrative Complex here, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said these students from various educational institutions of the city would perform various events. He said the rehearsals were already done by students in the stadium to fine tune their performances for the mega event. The full dress rehearsal for the event would be held on August 13 in which all officers of the district administration would also take part. Trade unions, farmers up in arms Jalandhar, August 9 Scores of members under the banner of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Kul Hind Kisan Sabha and Kul Hind Khet Mazdoor Union held a protest against the government for not eradicating ills in society such as inflation, unemployment, corruption and other burning issues. The members, who were wearing red bands, came to hold the protest to get themselves arrested. Later, the protesters marched towards the District Administrative Complex (DAC) here. They said it was sad that the government was not paying heed to demands of workers and farmers. — TNS Anwar’s journey was not so easy, says father Star footballer from city helped India beat Argentina (2-1) in U-20 football tourney I see my reflection in son: Razak Ali Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 9 His son’s brilliant free kick has become a hot topic among sports lovers in the country as he became a reason of defeating six-time U20 world champions Argentina in the recently held COTIF Cup football tournament and is making national and international headlines. Razak Ali, the proud father of Anwar Ali, who belongs to Adampur, here, and whose goal made the team win against Argentina, remembered the training he used to give to Anwar when he started playing football. Having a small dairy in the village, Razak said: “I was also a district-level player of football, but could not go far in life due to the poor financial condition of the family, but I made sure that I Mend ways or face music, DC tells Sewa Kendra staff Anwar Ali won’t let the same happen with Anwar.” He added that whenever his son plays, he sees his own reflection in him. Anwar wanted to play cricket when he started sports, but my love and passion for football eventually made him pursue his career in football only. The journey of Anwar reaching this height has been not so easy, recalled the father. Having a small dairy in the village, Razak Ali, Anwar Ali’s father, said: “I was also a district-level player of football, but could not go far in life due to the poor financial condition of the family, but I made sure that I won’t let the same happen with Anwar.” He said whenever his son plays, he sees his own reflection in him. “Our family belongs to a humble background. It was a difficult journey, but it was my distant relatives who helped me financially,” he said. He also reminisced that there were days when giving Anwar a proper diet and equipment for playing football seemed a tough task. Anwar Ali will be 18 on August 20. He has given a gift to his father on his own birthday. “His birthday is coming and I am listening to the news of him making the country proud. I am so proud today,” Razak said. Talking about the recent match, the father said after India won the game, Anwar called him happily and told him his feelings during the match. “He shared that beating Argentina by scoring a goal at that crucial time when every player of the team was nervous, was a euphoric moment of his life,” Razak said. Razak, who was arranging required documents that will be needed by Anwar to go to other countries, said: “Jo main nahi kar paya, vo kar rha hai, isse behtar kuch nahee ho sakta (What I was not able to do, he is doing. Nothing could be better than this),” a proud father. c m y b Jalandhar, August 9 Reiterating firm commitment of the state government to provide services to people in a time-bound and hassle-free manner, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Thursday asked the management of the ‘Sewa Kendra’ at the local District Administrative Complex (DAC) to either mend their ways or face the music. The Deputy Commissioner, who conducted a surprise check at the Sewa Kendra on Thursday, expressed dissatisfaction over the ways the things were moving at the centre. He said the poor facilities and lack-lustre approach of officials working here was in contrary to the basic essence of the Capt Amarinder Singh government’s commitment to provide citizencentric services to people in a stipulated manner. He said this could not be tolerated and stern action Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma during a visit to the Sewa Kendra in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO would be taken against the staff members who would not mend their working styles. Taking strict note of the non-functional air conditioners and several counters at the kendra, the Deputy Commissioner said these should be made operational within 72 hours. He said as per the new guidelines of the state government, services must be provided to people within 25 minutes of getting the token, adding that this norm must be implemented in the right earnest. The DC also warned the staff working in the kendras to be polite and courteous to people as they were here to serve them. The work distri- bution among the staff members must be done in a proper manner to streamline the system. Sharma had a detailed interaction with people present on the occasion regarding the functioning of the kendra. He also announced that the administration would do a strict monitoring of its working. He said that all CCTV cameras installed in the kendra would be made operational and he would personally monitor its activities in his office. He added that from now onwards, the inspection of the kendras would be done by officers of the district administration. Set up kitchen gardens, govt schools told Nawanshahr, August 9 The Mid-Day Meal Society, under the aegis of Director, Education Department (Elementary), in a communication with district education officials has asked them to ensure setting up of kitchen gardens at government schools. The Education Department has also issued letters to all district education and block primary education officials and school heads to mobilise assistance from the Horticulture Department and Krishi Vigyan Kendras for the purpose. Prabhcharan Singh, GM, MidDay Meal Society, said the idea behind setting up of the gardens in schools was mooted at the meeting of the Programme of Approval Board under the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi recently. The Joint Secretary, MHRD, lauded the idea and suggested to set up kitchen gardens at government schools across the state. “These will help in providing seasonal vegetables for the mid-day meal. It will also bring down the expenses,” said Vinod Kumar, District Education Officer, Nawanshahr. A government teacher, Harpreet Kaur, while lauding the initiative, said, “These will help students learn about cultivation, farming and understanding of vegetables.” — OC
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