14092020-JTR-01.qxd 13-09-2020 22:38 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IT’S HEALTH DEPT’S DUTY TO DISSEMINATE CORRECT INFO PAGE 2 Social activists, religious leaders should be enlisted & involved to inform the gullible about facts, feel residents. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY RANVEER’S DECISION WILL BOOST THE MORALE OF THE INDUSTRY PAGE 3 JUHI PARMAR TO PLAY LEAD IN HAMARIWALI GOOD NEWS Ranveer Singh has finally resumed shooting after five months and was spotted in a suburban studio recently. MAX 37°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:34 PM PAGE 4 Juhi is playing a young mother-in-law who conceives a child for her daughter-in-law who cannot do so. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:11 AM MONDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR For NEET, aspirants beat Covid fear Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Divers try to take out the SUV from the canal in Dasuya. 2 drown as SUV falls into canal SUV, bodies taken out after 12 hours Our Correspondent Dasuya, September 13 Two men drowned, when the SUV in which one of them was travelling in fell into the Mukerian Hydel Canal from over a bridge near Dasuya’s Baja Chakk village late Saturday night. According to the information, Sarbjit Singh (38), a resident of Marasagarh, was taking a turn over the bridge, when he lost control over the SUV. During this time, Gurwinder Singh (44), a Naraingarh resident, who was present at the spot, held onto the steering to get the drowning vehicle out of the water, but he, too, fell into the canal along with the vehicle as the water flow was very high. Eyewitness Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Galowal, said the entire incident happened before him. He tried saving them by pulling them out with the help of the cloth tied on his head, but it, too, tore off. He then informed the people around him and the Dasuya police. DSP Anil Bhanot reached the spot along with the police party and started looking for the car and the two men. As the incident happened at night, the search operation was carried out with the help of the lights of different vehicles. But even after five hours, the vehicle and the Sarbjit Singh (38), a resident of Marasagarh, was taking a turn over the Traffic hit of guardians and Hundreds bridge, when he lost parents of students kept waitcontrol over the SUV. ing outside till the exam got During this time, Gurwinder over, thereby hindering trafSingh (44), a Naraingarh fic. Chaos was witnessed as soon as the exam got over. resident, who was present Most of the students were at the spot, held onto the accompanied by their guardians only. The cops steering to get the drowning vehicle out of the deployed outside the centres even warned parents of legal water, but he, too, fell into action if they didn’t follow social distancing. Sub Inspecthe canal along with the tor Jugal Kishore, who was vehicle as the water managing the security outcurrent was very swift side at the HMV College, men could not be traced. In the morning, the search operation was resumed with the help of divers in the presence of SHO Dasuya Gurdev Singh. After three hours, the divers succeeded in locating the car and the body of Sarbjit Singh inside it. They then started looking for the body of Gurvinder Singh and it was recovered from Mukerian Hydel Power House No. 5. SHO Dasuya Gurdev Singh said both bodies have been kept at Dasuya’s mortuary. After the post-mortem, the bodies would be handed over to their family members. The police have registered proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. Over 5,000 students from the district appeared for the test at 5different centres Jalandhar, September 13 Over 5,000 aspirants from the district appeared for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) at five different centres on Sunday. Students evinced mixed response towards the conduct of the exam that was held in the midst of rising Covid cases in the state. Many aspirants covered long distances to arrive at their respective centre. While a major chunk of students, after attending their exam, said it was good that the exam was held despite opposition by several students and non-BJP-ruled states, parents waiting outside the examination centres displayed their anger towards the government for holding the exam amid the pandemic. which is one of the NEET centres, said: “Over a dozen cops were deployed to manage the rush. As per the guidelines, stickers were pasted on the road for maintaining gap between students. Before entering the college, they were properly sanitised and none was granted entry sans face mask. Loudspeakers were also given to examiners to make announcements and give directions to parents and students.” Difficulty-level: ‘Moderate’ After attempting the exam, students had mixed opinion regarding the question paper. Neha, who had come from Adampur, said: “Though after the much dillydallying, the Central gov- Even though social distancing was well-maintained inside the exam centres and students strictly followed the Covid-19 protocols while appearing for NEET, no arrangements were put in place for parents who were found restlessly standing outside the centres in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH HIGHLIGHTS ■ The district coordinators of the examination said total 500 teachers (two teachers per classroom) were assigned duties to ensure the smooth conduct of the exam. ■ There was no curfew on Sunday. ■ After reporting at their centres, around 11 am, students attempted the paper at 2 pm, which went on for three hours. ■ Students also signed a self-declaration form mentioning their health updates. Besides, a medical room was also created at each centre for any emergency. ■ A special security agency was hired by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to check students as per the Covid-19 guidelines. ernment eventually conducted the exam, we were expecting it to be simple. We thought the difficulty level would somehow be taken care of but nothing of that sort happened. As compared to the last year’s question paper, it was equally tough. Our preparations were interrupted after the subsequent postponing of the exam. Luckily, the biology part was easy, which will help me in getting through.” Similarly, Vikas, who had attempted the question paper for the first time, said: “While physics and bio part was easy, the questions from chemistry were moderate. I was happy to appear for the exam.” Harpreet Kaur, who had come from Phagwara, said: “The question paper was set on the format of 2018 question paper and was not that tough, nor was it so easy. It was my second attempt and I am hoping to clear it.” He brings latent talent of his students to the fore Dist reports 253 Aakanksha N Bhardwaj cases, 7 casualties Tribune News Service Tribune News Service JALANDHAR ROUND-UP Jalandhar, September 13 With 253 new cases, the district tally rose to 9,630 cases on Sunday. With seven more deaths, the death toll also reached 255 in Jalandhar. Meanwhile, in Kapurthala 53 positive cases and four deaths were reported on Tuesday. Samples collected 77,739 Negative 68,993 Positive 9,630 Active 2,265 Positive results of repeat samples 105 Discharged 7,110 Deceased 255 Sample inappropriate 923 Results awaited 1,045 GIVING WINGS TO THEIR DREAMS Govt schoolteacher rescues children from begging, persuades them to join school Jalandhar, September 13 Imagine a lone teacher teaching 66 students in a smart school! This is the success story of Government Primary School, Jhandi Peer, Kadiana, in Phillaur block. Situated at a remote area, it was declared a smart school last year because of the sincere efforts made by Jagjit Singh Randhawa, the only teacher at the school who had joined the school in the year 2017. Not only did he turn the school into a smart one because of his hard work, but also went to the nearby areas and admitted children to the school who used to beg to earn a living. Besides persuading them to join school, he also encouraged them to take part in sports activities. When he joined, there were only 14 students in the school, but with his efforts, today there are 66 students in the school. Facing acute shortage of conditions and there were times ❝They live in poorhelp the family with food and other when people would Students of Government Primary School, Jhandi Peer, Kadiana, pose with their medals. Their teacher, Jagjit Singh Randhawa (top row, third from left), is also seen. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPHS teachers, he is the only one teaching there. Before Randhawa joined, teachers used to come only on deputation basis in the school. Randhawa had also visited the school twice; it was then he took note of the neglected state of the school. He says there was nothing in the school back then. He then joined as a permanent teacher here and then there was no looking back. “Since there is not much development in the village, I made sure that I visit every household and convince parents to let their children join the school. That is how I gained success. With the help of some NRIs, I arranged a water cooler and an RO for the students so that they could drink clean water,” the c m y b things. Even the girls were into begging. I once went to their jhuggis to ask their parents to send them to school. Their parents said the girls had gone to swim in the river. When I went there, I saw them and called out their names. The girls got scared and within a minute, they deftly swam to the other side. Though I got scared, I recognised their talent. When the games approached this year, I resolved to encourage them to participate. ❞ Jagjit Singh Randhawa, TEACHER AT GOVT PRIMARY SCHOOL, JHANDI PEER, KADIANA teacher said, adding there is a well-developed garden in the school. The students of the school have performed academically well too. continued onpage 2 Six deaths, 73 new infections in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur: Reports of 1,541 samples were received in the district on Sunday, out of which 73 new positive cases were found, taking the total number of positive patients in the district to 2,819. With deaths of six Covid-19 patients today, the toll has reached 88. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said new samples of 866 people with suspected flu like symptoms were taken today, taking the total number of samples to 76,410. According to the reports received from the lab, 72,807 samples are negative, while the report of 1,075 samples is awaited and 109 samples are invalid. Dr Singh said the number of active cases in the district is 876, while 1,855 patients have recovered. He said there were 73 positive cases in the district today, out of which eight are from Hoshiarpur city and 65 from various blocks in the rest of the district.
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