06092021-ATR-01.qxd 9/5/2021 11:36 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 PRIORITISE VACCINATION, ENFORCE NORMS TO STAY SAFE Centre & state govt must coordinate to ensure interstate movements of medical goods, say city residents. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 28-YR-OLD TAILOR COMMITS SUICIDE Amritsar: A 22-year-old tailor committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol in Guru Ki Wadali area on Saturday evening. According to information, deceased Sandeep Singh of Guru Ki Wadali used to work as a tailor and was upset due to some personal reasons. The family members had observed change in his behaviour during the last few days. The police said around 7 pm, he locked himself in a room and shot himself. The family members and neighbours broke open the door and he was rushed to a private hospital. The doctors declared him dead after some time. The police have filed proceedings in this regard. TNS ~45,000 CASH, MOBILE LOOTED Tarn Taran: Two persons of Mallhia village have been arrested by the local city police on rape charge. The accused have been identified as Satpal Singh Ladi and Kuldeep Singh Babblu of the same village. The victim had been living with her brother after separating with her husband and had delivered a baby a week ago. When her brother inquired about the baby, she alleged that the accused had raped her and threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed it to anybody. ASI Gajjan Singh, Investigation Officer (IO), said the accused have been arrested after being booked under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC. OC ONE HELD WITH 260-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: A resident of Patti town was arrested with 260 gram of heroin on Saturday. Accused Kulwinder Singh, alias Nona, was riding his Platina motorcycle (PB-46U 5916) when the police party intercepted him and seized 260 gram of heroin was seized from the accused. The accused was facing six criminal cases under heinous criminal sections previously. OC 2 MOBILE PHONES SEIZED FROM JAIL Amritsar: The authorities at Amritsar Central Jail on Saturday seized two mobile phones and a power bank from an inmate from the premises. The prisoner has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, a resident of Khadoor Sahib. Ajmer Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Central Jail, said that during the checking of Chakki No.2, the jail staff recovered two mobile phones and a power bank from the accused. ASI Avtar Singh, Fatahpur police post, stated that a case under Sections 42 and 52-A of Prisons Act had been registered. TNS PAGE 3 Many celebrities have lashed out at media for their insensitive behaviour during the funeral of Sidharth Shukla. MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:48 PM PREITY ZINTA UNVEILS POSTER OF VIKASH’S NEXT, NO MEANS NO PAGE 4 Releasing on November 5, the film is the first Indo-Polish sports thriller based on a story of women empowerment. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:09 AM MONDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR TEACHER’S DAY A SPECIAL EDUCATOR Prerna earns a niche in the field of educating special children Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 What started as a saga of an individual to take care of her son with special needs turned into a movement for setting up an NGO and a school for such children. Nearly two decades ago, Prerna Khanna had gone to the national capital to provide treatment to her two-year-old ward and charted out an altogether new career in her life. A commerce graduate with diploma in software programming, she did her BEd from the Indian Final Injuries Center, Delhi, in 2008. Now, she is a reputed teacher for students with spe- Tarn Taran: A group of eight robbers armed with sharp weapons robbed a farmer of Jeobala village of ~45,000, a motorcycle and two mobiles on Sunday. The victim, Satnam Singh Satta, told the Sadar police that he was coming to his village on his bike after selling a buffalo at nearby Gaggobua village on Sunday. Suddenly, a group of eight bike-borne robbers armed with sharp weapons blocked him and looted ~45,000, his bike and two mobile sets. The police have started probe. OC TWO ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGE ACTRESS KRITI SANON SLAMS MEDIA FOR BEING INSENSITIVE cial needs and teaches and guides special students from Amritsar and neighbouring districts. Acknowledging her accomplishments, Khalsa College is all set to felicitate her with Punjab Teachers Award 2020 on the campus on September 7. Her struggle to find a space for her son in mainstream schools led to opening of a window of opportunity for the students with special needs. Her initial struggle to provide proper treatment to her son in Delhi led her family to opening of a centre in the holy city. Continued on page 2 Four dist teachers get State Award Four teachers of the district were felicitated with State Award this Teacher’s Day. During the felicitation ceremony held at the District Administrative Complex here on Sunday, SDM Rajesh Sharma, DEO (S) Satinderbir Singh and others handed them over a certificate, a shawl and a medal each. Those awarded are: NARINDER SINGH A Science Master at Government High School, Kakkar village, he is teaching for the last 16 years. He is also district science mentor. It was only a year ago that he was promoted as Headmaster (direct recruitment) by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). He was instrumental in increasing new admission to the school by 25 per cent, indoor sports room, maths park-cum-open classroom, displaying all geometrical signs around the green board, a well-furnished and fully equipped science lab. Being a border village, a large number of children work at brick kilns. Bringing them back to school was his main aim. So, he kicked off an anti-child labour campaign with the help of his colleagues. He said the online shift of education in the wake of Covid-19 brought in unimaginable challenges. GURINDER KAUR She has been a teacher for the past nearly 25 years. Before joining the government school as Headmistress in 2006, she taught as science teacher at Spring Dales for 10 years. She was promoted as Principal in 2014. During the pandemic, she ensured that students coming from impoverished families at Government School, Talwandi Dasaundha Singh, got uninterrupted education. So, she arranged for transmission of two channels on education in the e-vidya lab set up at her school. All teachers pooled money to own a van, which was used to motivate parents to send their wards to school. Special educator Prerna Khanna with her family in Amritsar. A memo soaked in teachers’ blood Members of the BEd Berozgar Sanjha Morcha and BEd, TET Pass Union protest outside MP Gurjit Singh Aujla’s office in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar: Members of the B Ed Berozgar Sanjha Morcha, Punjab, and B Ed, TET-Pass Union carried out a protest march by holding placards and raising slogans against the government. Unemployed teachers hailing from Amritsar, Pathankot, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur handed over a bottle of their blood and memorandum to MP Gurjit Singh Aujla here on Sunday. They want that B Ed and TET-qualified people be recruited in government schools on a priority. Aujla assured them that he would take up their demands with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Jagroop Singh, member of the B Ed, TET-Pass Union, said the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi initiated drive to recruit 842 Punjabi teachers. On the other hand, the Punjab Government recruited only 62 teachers of Punjabi this year. TNS ADARSH SHARMA She has been teaching English for the last 27 years. "Teaching is my passion. So, whenever my school and students need me, I leave behind all other work without caring for holidays," she said. She established an English lab with modern gadgets such as listening aid, audio-video aids, hand-made charts, models and games, funding all of these from her own pocket. The National University of Planning and Administration, New Delhi, also selected her for a programme. She has attended 21 national-level seminars organised by the NCERT, National University of Planning and Administration and Council for Cultural Research and Training. She is the nodal officer for all kinds of literary competitions being organised to mark the 400th Gurpurb of Guru Teg Bahadur and 75th Independence Day celebrations in the district. GURJIT KAUR A Punjabi teacher at Government High School, Putlighar, she has been in the teaching profession for the last 24 years. She developed Bhai Veer Singh Punjabi Park in the school, in which students learn grammar — that too all out of her own savings. She has also set up a Punjabi Kala Bhawan, in which she has displayed models of teaching-learning material related to her subject — Punjabi. Six test positive in dist Mandi Board procurement ready? Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 The district case tally increased to 47,250 after six persons tested positive on Sunday. The new cases include one influenza-like illness case and five contacts of positive patients. The health authorities have also reported the recovery of six patients, with which the total recovery count has increased to 45,645. The district, at present, has a total of 16 active cases. Meanwhile, 3,643 residents were inoculated for Covid 19 on Sunday. Of these, 2,367 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 1,276 received the second dose. The health officials said 2,58,176 residents in the district have been completely vaccinated. HELPLINE FOR PATIENTS ■ COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 6 47,250 0 1,589 6 45,645 16 No case, death in Tarn Taran No positive case or death was reported in the district on Sunday. The Health Department team collected 730 samples from different places on Sunday for Covid test. The administration was yet to col- Control Room: 0183-2500398, 0183-2500498, 0183-2500598, 0183-2500698, 0183-2500798 (Open 24*7) ■ Health Dept helpline: 01832535322, 0183-2535323 ■ Medical helpline: 104 ■ Contact a doctor: 1800 180 4104 ■ Bed availability and status: Punjab Covid App (updated daily at 5 pm) lect reports of 505 samples. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said 2,744 residents were given the jabs on Sunday. Total 3,72,399 residents have been given 4,62,205 dozes of Covid vaccine so far. — TNS/ OC Amritsar, September 5 The district Mandi Board expects the arrival of approximately 5-lakh metric tonne paddy produce during the upcoming procurement season, for which preparations are underway. After taking stock of the arrangements being made, Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira instructed the officials to keep a strict vigil on bogus billing and arrival of paddy from other states. The government has fixed a minimum support price of ~1,960 per quintal this season. The district administration would make arrangement for procurement at 57 permanent markets and 39 tempo- 5-lakh metric tonne paddy arrival expected rary markets in the district, said Khaira. He instructed the officials to ensure the repair of roads leading to grain markets before the procurement season begins. He said control rooms would be set up at district administrative complex and Food and Civil Supplies office so that farmers do not face any problem in selling their produce. Raj Rishi, an official from the District Food and Civil Supplies, said different procurement agencies have set their targets for the season, as per which Pungrain would procure 34 per cent of the total produce, Markfed 26 per cent of the produce, Punsup 22 per cent, Punjab Warehouse 13 per cent and Food Corpora- tion of India 5 per cent. The DC said farmers should bring fully ripened crop to markets only so that they do not have to face any trouble. He said as procurement agencies would not buy grains with moisture more than the permissible limit, farmers would face inconvenience. Khiara said procurement season would begin on October 1 and continue till November 5. While the procurement for paddy varieties covered under the Public Distribution System (PDS) would begin from October 1, the early sown basmati varieties would be harvested early. These varieties are purchased by private players and officials expect that harvesting would begin within the next fortnight. First-ever Int’l Symposium on Accident victim succumbs to injuries MC slaps ~10-lakh penalty on solid waste mgmt firm Sikh Architecture tomorrow 1 KILLED, 5 HURT IN ROAD MISHAPS Tribune News Service Experts from India & Pak to take part Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 To commemorate the Prakash Utsav of Guru Granth Sahib, Saakaar Foundation, Chandigarh would be organising firstever virtual International Symposium on Sikh Architecture on September 7, 14 and 21. This symposium is aimed at bringing experts from across the world to share their views, documentation and knowledge on ‘Sikh Architecture’. Surinder Bahga, chairman of the foundation, said: “It is estimated that about 1,000 architects and other professionals from the world will attend this sym- posium. Eight architecture schools and universities of north India are collaborating in this noble cause, besides some national-level organisations such as The Sikh Chamber of Commerce, Indian Institute of Architects, Chandigarh and Punjab Chapters, Fire and Security Association of India, ASSOCHAM GEM and Ashray among others.” It will have three technical sessions. The first session will include lectures by eminent academicians and architects. The second session on “Historical Perspectives” will be held on September 14. The concluding session will be on Contemporary Sikh Architecture on September 21, 2021. Amritsar, September 5 A vegetable seller, who was injured during a road accident on Friday at the Vallah bypass, died while undergoing treatment here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Ram Karan, a resident of Garden Enclave. The complainant, Shiv Magan, said he works as vegetable seller. On Friday, around 9 am after getting vegetables from Sabji Mandi Vallah he reached near Khande wala Chowk. His Nephew, Ram Karan, along with his daughter Gudia (6), was going toward home at Garden Enclave. When they reached the chowk, a rashlydriven truck hit his nephew Ram Karan’s motorcycle. Due to which Ram Karan got a serious injury on head. He Continued on page 2 c m y b Tarn Taran: One person was killed and five others were injured in two road accidents that took place at two different locations here in the last 24 hours. The injured include two couples. One of Rattoke (Chohla Sahib area) village who met with accident on the local Goindwal Sahib bypass on Sunday. The other couple was of Khemkaran border township. According to information, Akashdeep Singh (22), a resident of Chabal Khurd, was killed and three others, including his younger brother, were injured when two motorcycles had a head-on collision near the Baba Sidhana Gate on Tarn Taran-Chabal road on Saturday. The injured were identified as Jagroop Singh, younger brother of Arashdeep Singh, Sagar Singh and his wife Mandeep Kaur of Khemkaran. The police said Akashdeep Singh and his brother Jagroop Singh were going to Tarn Taran from Chabal Khurd when their motorcycle had a head-on collision with another biker near Baba Sidhana gate. Akashdeep Singh received head injuries and was killed on the spot. His brother, Jagroop Singh, was admitted to the Civil Hospital. Sagar Singh and his wife Mandeep Kaur who were riding a motorcycle too received serious injuries. They were admitted to a private hospital in Chabal. Sagar Singh was booked under Sections 304-A, 427, 279, 337 and 338 of the IPC by Chabal police. In the second accident, Kulwant Singh (50) and his wife Kuljit Kaur were injured in a road accident on the local Goindwal Sahib bypass on Sunday. The couple, riding a motorcycle, was going to Gurdwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, Thatha. Some unidentified vehicle hit their motorcycle from the side to overtake some other vehicle. The couple was admitted to the local Civil Hospital from where they were referred to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. OC weight on Thursday. A local Congress leader Sarabjit Amritsar, September 5 Singh Latti had recorded a The Municipal Corporation video of company employees (MC), Amritsar, imposed a and sent it to MC officials and penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu. Amritsar Municipal Solid Latti claimed that the compaWaste (AMSW), a solid ny employees were adding waste management compa- sand in the garbage near the ny, as workers of company dairy complex on Jhabal found adding sand Road. The workers in the garbage to Workers of a reportedly claimed increase weight on company were that they are doing Thursday. Apart the direcfound adding sand this on higher offifrom the penalty, tions of in garbage to cials of the firm to the MC will pay only for the half of increase its weight enhance the the garbage weight weight of garbage. for Thursday. Mayor KaraThe solid waste manage- majit Singh Rintu issued a ment company, AMSW, hired notice to the company and by the MC for waste disposal also ordered an inquiry in had come under scanner this regard. The company when its employees were was yet to submit its spotted adding sand to the response. Continued on page 2 garbage to enhance its Tribune News Service
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