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SUNRISE MONDAY 7:02 AM SUNDAY | 21 FEBRUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR Maltreated by kin, ex-cop No eyesight, but a bright future was always in sight approaches SSP for help Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 20 A month after the Kapurthala police issued a warning to the adopted family of an elderly person to treat him nicely, 91year-old Sat Parkash, a retired constable living in Kapurthala, on Saturday again approached the Kapurthala SSP with the complaint that his (adopted) family was not giving him food. Parkash, who retired from the police department after putting in 38 years of service, again approached the Kapurthala police with the complaint that he was now being pressurised by his relatives to transfer ownership of his property to them. On January 17, he had approached the city police station where he served as a constable for many years. Earlier, his relatives had erected a wall between his and their room just to sideline him and keep him in a dirty room previously. After police intervention, they had promised that he would be taken care of and given proper food. However, a month lat- INBRIEF DIST LOGS 2 DEATHS, 38 FRESH CASES Jalandhar: The district today recorded 38 new cases of Covid with which the tally reached 21,194 cases. With two more Covid deaths, the number of deceased persons in Jalandhar reached 694 today. The active cases in district rose to 305. As many as 20,195 persons have been discharged while as many as 203 people are under home isolation in Jalandhar currently. Kapurthala district saw 19 persons testing positive for Covid today. In Kapurthala, 129 persons have been vaccinated today and 2,779 have been vaccinated till date. TNS TODAY’S COVID UPDATE NEW CASES: 38 TOTAL CASES: 21,194 NEW DEATHS: 2 TOTAL DEATHS: 694 RESULT AWAITED: 2,091 TOTAL DISCHARGED: 20,195 ACTIVE 305 91-year-old former cop alleges that adopted family not giving him food; want his property transferred to them I have been given ❝food fornotlong time. I get any a food from acquaintances or eat outside at dhabas. I live in a room on the first floor. Chaubare vich peya rehnda haan. I had adopted this boy years ago. His father Phool Chand is from Jalandhar. His first wife left him. Now he and his second wife are pressuring me to transfer ownership of property to them. I don't want to do that. I refused them plainly. They don't even give me food. Sat Parkash, A ❞ RESIDENT OF KESARI BAGH IN KAPURTHALA er, he said he had now been shifted at a room on the roof of the house and was not being given anything to eat. A resident of Kesari Bagh in Kapurthala, Sat Parksah said, “I have not been given any food for a long time. I get food from acquaintances or eat outside at dhabas. I live in a room on the first floor. Chaubare vich peya rehnda haan. I had adopted this boy years ago. His father Phool Chand is from Jalandhar. His first wife left him. Now he and his second wife are pressuring me to transfer ownership of property to them. I don’t want to do that. I refused them plainly. They don’t even give me food.” When Parkash went to meet Kapurthala SSP Kanwardeep Kaur at her residence today, she was not present there as she had gone out of station. Surjit Singh, SHO, city police station, had also visited the former cop after his complaint last month and issued a warning to his family to treat him nicely otherwise action would be taken against them. The SSP said, “The complaint had been redressed last time with the SHO visiting his house. We would again look into the matter if he is facing any problem.” Jalandhar, February 20 Dr Mona Goel has been a challenger in a true sense. Having remained a topper throughout during her studies at Apeejay School, she was in the final year of her BDS course when her life came to a sudden halt. At the age of 25, she lost her eyesight. Her two paternal uncles, brother, sister-in-law – all of whom were doctors – ensured she was taken to the best eye surgeons but the damage had already been done and it was incurable. She even spent five years in England, seeking treatment and trying to earth the cause but now calls it “a complete wastage of time”. “Some doctors suggested that since I had suffered from malaria twice and it could be due to the side-effects of chloroquine but for me the question mark remains. But I had to go on. I completed my BDS even though I knew that this professional degree was of no use to me. What next? I could not just sit back. My brother, Dr Sameer Goel, who is a cardiac surgeon, and my sister-in-law Dr Vandana Goel, anaesthetist, hunted for other career options for me. They counselled me to take up three-year LLB. So, I appeared for the entrance examination at PU, took the help of a reader and writer and got through,” she shared. From dentistry, she jumped to law and enjoyed this course so much that she even pursued LLM and Surinder Shinda, Parveen Saini front-runners for Mayoral post Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi Hoshiarpur, February 20 In Hoshiarpur city, Congress set a record by winning 41 of the 50 wards in the Municipal Corporation election. Congress has won a majority of the seats almost after four decades. According to party sources, it will be Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora who will decide on the name of mayor from the city. Though Arora is yet to open his cards, they said. The Minister said, “It’s the prerogative of the newly-elected councillors to elect their leader and we will follow the directions of high command.” One of the front runners for the Mayoral post seems to be seniormost Congress councillor Surinder Shinda (ward number 18), who has been elected for the fourth time. The other contender is five time councillor from ward Surinder Shinda number 1, Parveen Saini. She was first elected in 1998 on BJP ticket and then repeated her success as BJP councillor in 2003. Then she switched to Congress in 2009 and got elected again. In 2015, she became councillor for the fourth time and this was her fifth win. If the Mayoral post gets reserved for woman, she could be the only choice on the basis of seniority. Another name which is doing rounds is the first time councillor Vijay Aggarwal from ward number 34. He had promised the voters of Parveen Saini his area that he was contesting the poll for Mayoral post. He is from sound financial background. Kuldeep Nanda, president of the District Congress Committee, said, “We cannot decide anything at our end. We will follow the high command orders. The final call will be taken after calling a meeting of all winning candidates”. Party’s big leaders will be meeting in a day or two to consider the ‘suitability’ of the Mayoral candidate keeping in view the 2022 Assembly elections, he said. Now, class monitors, teachers to check violation of Covid norms in govt schools Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 20 A teacher as nodal officer and class monitors in government schools have been assigned the responsibility to raise awareness regarding Covid-19 protocols and keep a check over its violations. The Department of School Education, Punjab Government, has recently issued instructions to raise awareness among students regarding Covid-19 precautions and has issued guidelines to ensure rules are strictly followed. As all schools have reopened after a long period, instructions were issued to appoint a teacher in each school as a nodal officer and a As all schools have reopened after a long time, instructions have been issued to appoint a teacher in each school as a nodal officer and a student in each class as a monitor to raise awareness about the precautions to be taken to contain the spread of Covid-19 student in each class as a monitor to raise awareness about the precautions to be taken to contain its spread. In schools, students sometimes ignore guidelines and indulge in actions such as not wearing the mask properly, maintaining social distance between each other and avoiding washing hands. Therefore, the nodal officer and class monitor would keep a tab on all such violations and report the action immediately to the authorities concerned. The orders released by the Education Department reads: “Keeping in view the situation of Covid-19, SOPs have been issued by the Punjab Government to schools. Adherence to guidelines must be ensured. A teacher should be appointed as the nodal officer in the school to make students aware about the correct method or manner of wearing a mask. Similarly, one student in each class as a monitor must encourage the rest of the students to follow all guidelines.” These instructions would be applicable to all government, aided and private schools in the state of Punjab. Education Secretary Krishan Kumar said the school heads would play an effective role in this awareness campaign and all District Education Officers (Secondary and Elementary Education) should monitor government schools as well as aided and private schools in their respective districts to ensure compliance of the instructions issued in the SOPs. c m y b SHOWING THE WAY Lost vision at 25, switched to law from dentistry; is currently teaching at GNDU law campus suggested that since I had malaria ❝Someitdoctorsbe due to the side-effects ofsuffered frombut for twice and could chloroquine me the question mark remains. But I had to go on. I completed my BDS even though I knew that this professional degree was of no use to me. What next? I could not just sit back. My brother, Dr Sameer Goel, who is a cardiac surgeon, and my sister-in-law Dr Vandana Goel, anesthetist, hunted for other career options for me. They counselled me to take up three-year LLB. So, I appeared for the entrance examination at PU, took the help of a reader and writer and got through. Dr Mona Goel ❞ PhD in Property Law at Guru Nanak Dev University, regional campus, Ladhewali. “I completed my doctor- ate in 2014. My research was based on the topic ‘educational rights for the disabled’ and I found that there was nothing much at the implementation level,” she said. Asked how she managed to learn so much of coursework, she revealed, “I was always attentive in class and understood all topics broadly. My friends and bhabhi were a great help as they would read out some topics for me whenever they had time.” She continued to share her journey, “As soon as I completed LLM, I took up part time job in teaching at the same campus and continued to complete by doctorate as well. In 2014, I got the regular job of assistant professor”. She qualified for the job in the general category. How she managed to teach? “Anyone, who listens to my lecture well, will get the complete gist of things. They keep taking notes of all what I speak out to them. I was pretty comfortable even in online teaching. I do not check answer sheets and the university authorities are aware of my problem.” Comfortably walking within the campus, she tells, “I have counted all my steps and generally don’t need help inside. But the moment I step out of here, I have my friends, family or my car driver to assist me. Despite the problem, I find that life is good and I am enjoying it as much as I can.” She was President Medal awardee on the Disability Day in 2018. “The same day I was also picked for the state award but I obviously went to Delhi to receive the bigger award,” she beamed.
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