03012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/3/2019 1:22 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 3 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Big feat for city girl Well, health first A great experience Ginni from city will take part in National School Games judo event in Pune later this month. P2 Newer strategies of wellness are guiding the routine of Gen-Next. Here is checking the trends. P3 Kumar Hegde, who is currently seen in Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2, is enjoying his role of Kashinath. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 19°C MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18°C MIN 7°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.36 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.27 AM 15K delegates likely to Vigyan Jyot rally marks 5-day event attend science congress Tribune News Service Event, to be opened by PM today, will be held in state after over a decade Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 2 The winter chill made many visiting scientists cancelling their visits to the 106th Indian Science Congress being held at the Lovely Professional University from tomorrow onwards. This was stated by former president of the Indian Science Congress Ashok Saxena, during an interaction with mediapersons here today. While after at least a decade that a science congres is being held in a university of the state, the event has previously been hosted in Chandigarh twice and once in Amritsar and Patiala as well. Saxena said the ISC had proven pivotal to even decide the course of government policy on science and technology in the past. Saxena said: “Many scientists cancelled their visits due to the winter chill and fog and dip in the temperature. We had to cancel their hotel bookings.” The congregation of physicists, chemists, environmentalists, biologists from across the world, will see top scientific brains deliberating on scientific innovations and path breaking headways made in the field of science. As many as 110 best models of students across the country, which have been chosen following state and districtlevel contests, will also be A huge traffic jam was witnessed on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway during a rehearsal by police personnel ahead of the PM’s visit to the LPU in Phagwara on Thursday. MALKIAT SINGH 110 best models of students to be displayed The congregation of physicists, chemists, environmentalists, biologists from across the world, will see top scientific brains deliberating on scientific innovations and path breaking headways made in the field of science. As many as 110 best models of students across the country, which have been chosen following state and district-level contests, will also be showcased during the congress. The child congress became a tradition at the ISC about 30 years ago. showcased during the congress. The child congress became a tradition at the ISC about 30 years ago. “While there have not been less than 12,000 to 15,000 delegates at any of these congresses, this is the platform where anyone can have a one-to-one discussion with a Nobel laureate,” he said. While over 15,000 delegates from the country and 40 other countries are expected at the ISC, the lodging of all these scientists is being arranged in the city. While almost all hotels in Jalandhar and Phagwara have been booked for the purpose, many of the delegates will also be staying on the LPU campus during the event. While Saxena said: “As many as 150 scientists of foreign origin would be visiting LPU during the 106th Science Congress starting from Thursday onwards, almost as many Indian scientists would also visit the event. We have various plenary sessions running at over 100 venues on burning topics such as diabetes cancer and environment. The great thing is anybody could come and talk to them during the congress.” He said during every edition of the ISC, nobel laureates were invited. While initially, six of them had been invited for the Congress starting on Thursday, two will be delivering lectures tomorrow and one on the January 4. Jalandhar, January 2 A day before the inauguration of the five-day Indian Science Congress (ISC) at Lovely Professional University (LPU), the ‘106th ISC Vigyan Jyot - Flame of Knowledge’ rally was organised on the LPU campus. Dignitaries from the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), the LPU, faculty, staff members and students of the university carried the torch from the main gate of the university to the cauldron situated at the ‘Pride of India Expo’ arena established on the LPU campus. The rally covered all departments of the LPU on the campus. It was led by a group of students, who were dancing and beating drums, with the joy of being a part of the big event. Illustrative and massive activities for the congress are to be held on the campus from January 3 to 7. The event will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister tomorrow. On the third day of the ISC, two-day Science Communicators’ Meet- 2019 will be inaugurated, where the main aim will be dissemination of scientific information and inculcation of scientific attitude among masses. In addition, there would be 14 plenary sessions chaired by science and technology stalwarts, which will be an added bonanza for the gathered science community. On the main entrance of the LPU a human robot, ‘Verto’, weighing nearly 30-tonnes and prepared by LPU engineering students, has been installed to welcome visitors. LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal and other officials take out Vigyan Jyot rally on the LPU campus; and (below) a human robot created by LPU students installed at the entrance of the university. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH & SARABJIT SINGH SEE ALSO P2 It is fitted with a LED display, special light in eyes and other features to attract all. There are also other formations, including a structure called ‘Flourine’, a self-balancing robot on two tyres; 14-seated multi-pedal driven bus, a massive microscope model created by student research and project cell of the university. Special ‘selfie chairs – on the lines of McDonalds have also been installed on the campus where visitors can pose with glistening black sculptures of former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and physicist and mathematician Dr Albert Einstein. A special walkathon, ‘Walking Down the LPU Memory Lane’, has also been chalked out so that visitors should visit the campus and come to know about the world-level achievements made by the university in a few years. Students from 250 schools across states to attend event Over 3K BJP workers from dist to join Gurdaspur rally today Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 2 Students from 250 schools in various states will participate in a special programme — children’s science congress — during the five-day 106th Indian Science Congress, which will be inaugurated tomorrow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per information, two students from every state have been chosen by the Department of science and technology (DST). Projects selected by the DST will be showcased during the children’s event which will be held on January 4. Trilok Aggarwal, one of the staff members of the university, said the students from both government and private schools will come for the event. “The students will reach the campus on the day of PM’s visit,” he said. They will also be given awards on the last day of the Rehab of ’84 riot victims sought Our Correspondent Jalandhar, January 2 The Sikh Danga Peerat 1984 Sangharsh Committee, which held a meeting with 1984 riot victims and their families at Basti Peer Das here today, has demanded the rehabilitation of the victims. Representatives of the committee said over 4,000 families had not been rehabilitated in the city. President of the committee Darshan Singh Ahuja said: “The state government should rehabilitate all those who returned to the state after the riots. There are many of them who are running from pillar to post to get shelter and it’s a shame for the state government that has failed to provide home to the victims even after 30 years.” He said in districts such as Ludhiana and Bathinda, the victims had been given flats or compensation to continue their livelihood. But nothing has been done in this regard in the city where victims were hardly being recognised or given any sort of help. Another member of the committee said the government should intervene in the matter and should provide jobs as well compensation to the victims. Many of the victims, after being harassed, were living like destitutes in the state and had migrated to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to earn livelihood. The government must do something to improve their condition in society, he said. five-day event. The children’s science congress will target 10-17 years of children for carrying forward innovation and research in science to the next level. Nearly 150 science projects, finalised by the DST, are to be showcased and children will also have the opportunity to listen and interact with eminent scientists and Nobel Laureates. icated to women. women’s science congress will showcase the contribution of women in science, technology and society on January 5. Renowned women scientists and leaders from the government, academia and industry will be delivering lectures and participate in panel discussions. There will also be 14 sessions chaired by science and technology stalwarts. Women’s event Other attractions A separate event is also ded- For health and fitness of the delegates, special sessions for yoga exercises, zumba, cycling, marathon and fun sports are also arranged. Various stalls and organisations in the form of ‘Mini Punjab’ will be held on the campus to upheld and display culture, creed, attire, food, celebrations, handicrafts, heritage of Punjab. Around 50 stalls will be displayed which will depict the state’s culture. Jalandhar, January 2 Over 3,000 BJP workers from across the district will be joining the party’s Gurdaspur rally tomorrow morning. While about 100 buses ferrying BJP leaders and workers will go to Gurdaspur for Prime Minister’s rally tomorrow, former cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia will be taking his own contingent to the rally. Sources said 3,000 to 4,000 BJP workers will join the Gur- Finally, students to get winter uniforms Dept releases ~5.6 cr; govt school heads told to distribute them before Jan 31 Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, January 2 As cold wave continued unabated in most parts of the state, the School Education Department has finally released Rs 5.6 crore to purchase winter uniforms for 84,350 students in government elementary schools of the district. The Director General School Education (DGSE) has directed all district education officers (DEOs) and school heads in the state to ensure distribution of the uniforms among all students before January 31. Meanwhile, the money for uniforms will not get deposited into joint savings bank accounts of parents and students. Rather, the department has asked the DEOs to assign the responsibility of disbursing the grant for uniforms to the school management committees (SMCs), which would be their casual ❝The students are braving the cold inuniforms to them clothes. The department must provide before the winter sets in. Half of the winter season is over and the government is releasing funds for the uniforms now. HARVINDER KAUR, govt schoolteacher ❞ further asked to accomplish the task of distributing uniforms among the students with the help of block primary officers. Talking to The Tribune, DEO (Primary) Rampal said the district had received funds for the uniforms, and the SMCs had been assigned the duty and c m y b they had already started purchasing the uniforms. We would assure good quality of uniforms to the students before the deadline of January 31, he said. The department had fixed the cost at Rs 600 per student and the uniforms include a trouser, a shirt, a pair of shoes and socks, a cap or turban and a sweater for a boy and a ‘kameez’, ‘salwar’, ‘dupatta’, sweater, a pair of shoes and socks for girl students, the DEO said. However, Harvinder Kaur, a government schoolteacher, said: “The students are braving the cold in their casual clothes. The department must provide the uniforms to them before the winter sets in. Half of the winter season is over and the government is releasing funds for uniforms now.” “The students have been asking us about the uniform since long,” she said. “The attendance in the schools is short due to spinechilling winters and the nonavailability of uniforms. Hardly 10 or 15 students have appeared for classes yesterday and even today,” she said. daspur rally from Jalandhar alone. While the BJP’s main contingent will include over 90 buses and about 100 cars and ferry all important leaders, including key party functionaries as well as activists of BJP morchas, the Kalia’s group includes party leaders Ravi Mohindru and Kimti Bhagat among others. Over 90 buses each from Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala among other districts of Doaba would also be heading to Modi’s rally tomorrow. However, speaking to The Tribune, Kalia denied that he was taking a separate contingent. He said: “We are not going separately. It’s a common party contingent. It’s just that various leaders will be going to different spots. We have been mobilising rallies for a long time in our respective constituencies and thousands will be going there for the rally.” Cong candidate wins by 2 votes in repoll Jalandhar, January 2 Cancelled after a dramatic runaway of a candidate’s kin with 143 ballot papers at the booth, the repoll at Ward No 7 of Saidpur Jhirri village, in Shahkot, was conducted today. Congress candidate Amrik Singh won from the Ward No 7 by getting two more votes than opposing candidate Ranjit Singh Rana, supported by the Akali Dal. During the counting of votes polled on December 31, counting staff had said Rajanbir (21), son of the Congress-supported candidate Amrik Singh, as well as former sarpanch Ranbir Singh and Sukhwinder Singh (45), who were Amrik’s counting agents, run away with 143 ballot papers. After they were arrested, only some ballot papers could be recovered as they had set the rest on fire. — TNS Heroin, illicit liquor seized; 3 held Phagwara, January 2 The Phillaur police seized 35-gm of heroin from Seema Rani, and arrested her yesterday night. Phillaur DSP Amrik Singh Chahal said the suspect was nabbed at a checkpoint. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. In another incident, the Phillaur police seized 49 bottles of illicit liquor from Arjun Lodhi of Ganna village, and Ajmer Singh of Raipur Araian village and arrested them yesterday night. —OC
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