01122020-JTR-01.qxd 11/30/2020 11:19 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GURPURB: THREE WOMEN OFFICERS TAKE CHARGE PAGE 2 Three officers in the district admn took charge of the conduct of 551st Parkash Purb at Sultanpur Lodhi. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF SHOPKEEPERS BACK FARMERS PAGE 3 ANTICIPATION FOR PUBG MOBILE INDIA INCREASES Sayani Gupta-starrer Shameless is the official Indian entry in the Live Action Short Film category at the Oscars. MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:24 PM PAGE 4 South Korean firm that owns PUBG, making all-out efforts to reach out to 50 million players in India alone. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:10 AM TUESDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Now, 3 CDPO supervisors test positive for Covid Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar: Shopkeepers of the Civil Lines market held a peaceful protest march in favour of farmers at the local Company Bagh Chowk asking the Union Government to withdraw the farm laws as soon as possible. Jasbir Jassi, Istri Jagriti Manch activist said the three farm ordinances would favour big corporates thus burdening the farmers. She said the laws were detrimental to farmers and would prove a huge setback for the farming sector. TNS SHAMELESS — INDIA’S ENTRY TO OSCARS IN SHORT FILM CATEGORY Jalandhar, November 30 After two assistants tested positive at the CDPO office and eventually lost their battle against the virus, three Supervisors have also tested positive for the contagion. They were tested soon after they started showing Covid symptoms. Besides, a lady attendant at the Children’s Home for Girls at the Gandhi Vanita Ashram also tested positive. While the entire staff at the DPO office as well as the Gandhi Vanita Ashram had been tested for Covid after two assistants’ death, all remaining staff members on the two premises tested positive. As many as 150 children housed in the Children’s Home, Children’s Home for Girls and Observation Home on the Gandhi Vanita Ashram premises have tested nega- ❝ The three supervisors had tested positive soon after the two assistants’ reports came. The staff members at the DPO and CDPO offices housed in the district headquarters were tested for Covid. Barring the three supervisors, all staff members at the DPO and CDPO offices tested negative. Tests of all children, staff and inmates on the Gandhi Vanita premises also came out negative. Only a lady attendant tested positive and she is in home quarantine. ❞ Gurvinder Singh Randhawa, DISTRICT PROGRAMME OFFICER tive. The women residents of the Widow’s Home tested negative as well. District Programme Officer, Gurvinder Singh Randhawa said: “The three supervisors had tested positive soon after the two assistants’ reports came. The staff members at the DPO and CDPO offices housed in the district head- Seeking blessings PHOTO:MALKIAT SINGH 6 DIE, 76 NEW INFECTIONS IN DIST Jalandhar: With 76 new cases, the district Covid tally reached 17,945 on Monday. Six deaths were also reported from Covid, taking the number of deceased persons to 561. The active cases in the district stand at 1,331. So far, 16,053 people have been discharged, while as many as 859 people are under home isolation in Jalandhar. Meanwhile in Kapurthala, six people tested positive for Covid-19. TNS quarters were tested for Covid. Barring the three supervisors, all staff members at the DPO and CDPO offices tested negative. Tests of all children, staff and inmates on the Gandhi Vanita premises also came out negative. Only a lady attendant tested positive and she is in home quarantine. The Hoshiarpur: With the arrival of 36 new positive patients in Hoshiarpur district, the tally increased to 6,971. The toll remains 255, as no death due to Covid was reported on Monday. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said with 764 new samples taken on Monday, the total number of samples taken in the district till date has reached 1,94,806. According to the reports received from the lab, 1,88,039 were negative, while 1,134 reports were still awaited and 133 were invalid. The number of active cases is 163, while the number of patients who have recovered is 6,553. Out of today’s 36 positive cases, seven were from Hoshiarpur city, while 29 were from the remaining health blocks of the district. There was no death due to Covid-19 in district for two days. OC JALANDHAR ROUND-UP Samples collected 3,77,078 Negative 3,43,243 Positive 17,945 Active 1,331 Discharged 16,053 Deceased 561 Sample inappropriate 3,158 Results awaited 401 Home isolated 859 three supervisors are also presently in home quarantine. The office was sealed for three days as per protocol after the employees tested positive. The respective offices opened only after the reports of all employees came out negative.” While the Deputy Commissioner had assured that all inmates at Gandhi Vanita Ashram shelter home shall be tested, the meticulous exercise was carried out a day after the staff was tested. The DPO said the employees of the other CDPO offices across the district were also being checked and as per protocol, the inmates of Children Home for Girls (whose lady 36 POSITIVE IN HOSHIARPUR attendant was presently under home quarantine) shall be tested again after some days. 7th employee at Lambra school tests +ve After five teachers and an employee of Government Senior Secondary School Lambra tested positive, and one of them succumbed, another teacher of the government school tested positive for Covid on Monday. Notably, seven persons from a single school have tested positive for Covid. Five teachers from various schools at Phillaur had also previously tested positive in the city. These teachers are simply a class apart NEW Working in rural areas, they visit students’ homes to keep track of things ❝ N RMAL Students who come from far-off villages like Dhakka Basti, where people hardly have any access to technology, taking exams online was not a cakewalk. They were having trouble using technology and we helped them. Kulwinder Tribune News Service Ragis recite shabad kirtan at Gurdwara Model Town on the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH (ALSO SEE PAGE 2) Jalandhar, November 30 Ever since the pandemic began, online sessions have become an inseparable part of the students. But, for teachers in rural areas, visiting the students’ homes and making announcements from gurdwaras to ensure that students were not having any problems has now become a routine thing. Teacher Kulwinder Singh ❞ Singh, GOVT MIDDLE SCHOOL, MUNDI CHOLIAN from Government Middle School in Mundi Cholian has seen many instances through. He said students who come from far-off villages like Dhakka Basti, Finally, she’s living the time of her life Surinderjit’s hobby, gardening, is more of a thoughtful process about reusing household items GREEN FINGERS where people hardly have any access to technology, taking exams online was not a cakewalk. When he had gone the first day, he called the students at one place, made them sit making sure they maintained a certain distance, and then monitored them while they answered the question paper. “They were having trouble using technology and we helped them,” he informed. Deepak Prakash, a teacher from a school in Madala Channa village in Lohian block makes announcements from gurdwaras to inform the students regarding various continued on page 2 He penned 2 books during lockdown, is working on third Tribune News Service Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 30 She is 70, but her enthusiasm to nurse the yard is still the same from her childhood days. Around ten years ago after retiring from a convent school here, Surinderjit, had all the time in the world to follow her gardening hobby. From maintaining the quality of soil to applying the suitable manure, she makes conscious efforts to reap the plants. A resident of Radio Colony, she has wisely reused kitchen utensils, including broken coffee mugs, mixer jars, tubs, soup bowls, jugs, paint cans to plant small decorative plants. Giving new life to a pair of discarded gumboots that were used by his son; an army officer, in Siachen, she has adequately utilised them to plant foliage plants. “Before dumping any used item, I contemplate how it can be reused,” Surinderjit chuckles. Apart from the sprawling green cover at the entrance of her main door, she has used every corner, staircase, car parking area and walls to grow more and more plants. A rack of small and colourful flowerpots to pants, different varieties of cactus and succulents and other decorative Surinderjit Kaur shows her green wealth in Radio Colony, Jalandhar. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH plants is a sight to behold. “It needs a lot of efforts before watching the seedlings pushing their tiny head from the pots. As I have bought some of the plants from hill stations, I have to keep a special check on the climatic condi- tion they require to grow. Depending on the amount of sunlight required for growth, I shift the location of my plants accordingly,” she says. Actively involved in the gardening from past 10 years, she earlier used trial and error method to check what weather conditions are suitable for different plants, but now with the advent of technology and internet everything she wants to know is at her fingertips. “I watch YouTube videos to do more c m y b research on plants. I developed the proclivity for gardening from my mother at a very young age and I had decided that once I’ll be free from my responsibilities, I would pursue it for a calmer atmosphere,” her husband, a retired Colonel also engages with her at times.” Keeping over a hundred decorative and flowering plants aside, her garden is an amazing abode to oranges, lemon, mosambi and pomegranate trees as well. Jalandhar, November 30 AK Goswami, who will be turning 81 on December 1, is an inspiration for people of almost every age group because of his resilience and attitude towards life. Retired as Additional GM from Indian Ordnance Factories Services, Goswami wrote two books — ‘Ignite a spark of life’ and ‘Happiness nector of life’ — since the pandemic hit and these have been released as well. He had earlier written ‘Graceful ageing’ and ‘Relationships are art and science of life’. Born on December 1, 1940, in Lahore, Goswami is a postgraduate in industrial system engineering. He wrote his first book 10 years ago. The cheerful Goswami shares, “When I retired, I didn’t want to sit idle. So, I started teaching management and industrial training at various institutes. I always focused on practical training. I have an experience of life, which I used to share with others.” “I wanted to keep myself busy and thus started my second innings, otherwise, I would have suffered the complications of old age. Today, I am 81, but I still walk for around 10 km daily. You must AK Goswami (81) have heard the saying ‘Savaari apne samaan ki khud zimmevaar hai’, and I apply it on myself. I am responsible for my own body, nobody else is going to take care of it other than me. If I suffer, my kin are there to help me, but it will be solely me, who will suffer the pain, so, we all must pay attention to our health, and I strongly believe in keeping health a priority,” he said. Even at 80, there’s no stopping him. He is now planning to write another book. “I am now thinking of writing another book on 2020. I would say it came as a blessing for me, as I did several constructive works during this time,” he said. He was also awarded the consultancy of Valves and Cock cluster at Jalandhar in lean manufacturing. So, Goswami, who has already been entrusted with various works, says this is the reason behind being happy in life even at this age.
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