26012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/26/2019 1:31 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 26 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Health care clinic opened Of identity & roots She is vocal for a cause Health Minister Brahm Mohindra launches super specialty health care clinic at Civil Hospital. P2 Writer-filmmaker Paul Dhillon has come up with his second film ‘Desi Angrej: The Fusion Generation’ P3 Kangana Ranaut feels she only raises her voice to point out ‘what is wrong’. P3 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 19°C MIN 3°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C MIN 3°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.23 AM Minister Intellectually challenged, HealthTricolourto unfurl ICSE topper on award list Tribune News Service Sports achievers, docs among 114 to be awarded at R-Day function today Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 25 As many as 114 distinguished persons will be presented awards at the Republic Day function to be held tomorrow at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. Among the awardees is Parkash Kaur, owner of an NGO, Unique Home, who has won accolades for taking care of abandoned girls. A Class X passout of St Joseph’s Convent School and ICSE countrywide second position holder Jasmine Chahal too figures on the list of awardees. She had scored 594 marks out of 600. Ishwinder Singh, youngest intellectually disabled person to get employed in judiciary, too is Parkash Kaur Jasmine Chahal another outstanding awardee. Organisers of the Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, Poornima Beri and Deepak Bali, too will receive the award from Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra. The panchayats of Lallian Khurd, Jandu Singha, Sarnana, Modipur Khalsa and Sazawar too will be rewarded for carrying out a massive campaign against burning of paddy straw. Sports achievers figuring on the list include – Rajeshwari, who represented India in Asian Games in Indonesia in Water Sports, javelin thrower Manpreet Kaur who participated in Khelo India, nationallevel yoga expert Vaishali Kundal of Police DAV School, judo national games gold medallist Meeran, weightlifters Nikhil Tugnat and Tejpal Sidhu, athlete Gurkirat Singh, Gurjeet Kaur, Pardeep and Sukhdev Singh, all three participated in the 21st State Olympics in Ludhiana. Participants of Special Olympics Navneet Tiwana and Pooja too will receive the award. The list has some city-based doctors, including radiologist Mukesh Gupta, Kala Bakra SMO Surinder Jagat, eye specialist Gurpreet Kaur, physio- therapist Naresh Kumar and epidemiologist Satish Kumar. Kuldeep Rai, Phillaur medical officer (dental), who has had highest OPD patients in the district of 9,830 patients, too will be felicitated. Rajesh Kumar Bhagat, who helps poor students, Arihant Dev Sharma, a music student who has won national awards, Sarabjit Kaur, president of self-help groups, and firemen Gaurav and Bikkar Singh will also be awarded. R-Day spirit Students of the KMV with painted faces during the Republic Day celebrations in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Security up in city for R-Day Jalandhar, January 25 The police have made elaborate security arrangements in view of the Republic Day celebrations tomorrow. The police said already a search operation was in progress at public and sensitive places such as railway station, bus stand and entry and exit points of the city. Extra police force from PAP has also been deployed. The police said roads leading to other districts and the outskirts of the city were being guarded closely. Parminder Singh Bhandal, ADCP Jalandhar, said the city , police had been keeping a strict vigil over the law and order situation in the city. Checking points had been set up to keep an eye on anti-national elements and suspicious activities. Talking about security measures, Bhandal said: “We are on a Security personnel stand guard at the bus stand in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Special nakas set up Special nakas have been laid on key roads leading towards the city and at prominent chowks. Buses or other vehicles entering the city late night were being thoroughly checked, the police said. high alert on the eve of Republic Day. The police have started a special drive in which vehicles are being checked and raids conducted at all possible hideouts of suspects. Extra police personnel from PAP have been deployed at entry-exit points of the city and crowded places, including the Pathankot bypass, Maqsudan, Model Town and other areas. Patrolling has been doubled during night hours.” Besides, SHO-level officers had been told to ensure that all hotels and guest houses are checked to curb any illegal stay. The ADCP appealed to residents to immediately inform the police if they find anything suspicious. — OC Goods worth ~90 lakh gutted Jalandhar, January 25 A fire broke out at a furniture factory, located at Uday Nagar in Bhargo Camp, this morning. The fire was so intense that it destroyed the entire factory. Furniture and other material worth Rs 90 lakh were destroyed in the fire. The police said: “Residents noticed the smoke billowing out from the factory. They informed the owner and the Fire Department.” Nobody was inside the factory when the incident took place. Fire brigade officials suspect that short circuit could be the reason behind the incident. SHO, Bhargo Camp, Barjinder Singh, said six to eight fire engines were pressed into service and it took over three hours to douse the fire. — OC c m y b Jalandhar, January 25 Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra would unfurl the national flag during a district-level function on the Republic Day at the local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium tomorrow. Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today reiterated that the function would be organised in an unsurpassed manner in which students would present various cultural items showcasing patriotic fervour. Sharma said all arrangements for the mega event had been finalised. The Deputy Commissioner said around 2,000 officers/officials from both civil and police administration had been deployed to ensure that the function was held in a wellorganised manner. He said every effort had been made to disseminate the message of patriotism and nationalism among the masses. Sharma said the district would uphold the glorious tradition of showcasing cultural heritage of the state through wide range of cultural and patriotic events during the celebrations. He said the district administration was duty bound to observe the mega event in a historic manner. He said around 2,500 students from educational institutions of the city would perform in various events such as PT, march past and cultural items, showcasing the rich socio-cultural heritage of the state.
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