11092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/10/2021 11:36 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DC THORI CALLS UPON YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN JOB FAIR PAGE 2 The District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise has been acting as a single roof solution for job seekers. FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ELDERLY MAN HIT BY BIKE, INJURED Jalandhar: An elderly man, who was on his way to the GTB Nagar Hospital, on scooter, from Jwala Nagar in Maqsooda, was hit from behind by a speeding motorcyclist on the Nakodar Road on Friday. The collision was so severe that the motorcyclist dragged the elderly man to nearly 100 metres and injured him badly. The victim was then rescued with help of locals. However, the motorcyclist fled the scene. People rushed the injured man to a private hospital. According to sources, Bachan Singh (75), a resident of Jwala Nagar, was on his way to a hospital in Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, on his scooter to collect some medicines. When he reached near the Nakodar Chowk, a motorcycle hit him from the rear side. Bacchan Singh fell down and the motorcyclist dragged him along with the scooter to a considerable distance which left him seriously injured. Singh was rushed to a private hospital in a critical condition. Area SHO Surjit Singh Gill said due to the serious condition of Bachan Singh, his statements could not be recorded and action would be taken against him. TNS 1,552 CANDIDATES GET PLACEMENTS Nawanshahr: The 7th mega employment fair entered its second day in which 703 out of 925 candidates got placed. District Employment Officer Sanjeev Kumar said during the two-day job fair, a total of 1,552 candidates were selected by various companies. He said a mega job fair would now be organised on September 14 at the Sikh National College in Banga and on September 16 at Reyat Institute Rail Majra, Balachaur. He said candidates who have cleared Class X and XII, or are graduate, can participate in the camp actively. The officer said the candidates should bring necessary documents such as eligibility certificate, Aadhaar card, photos and their bio data. “The candidates who want to start their own business are being coordinated with the departments related to selfemployment in this job fair. He appealed to the unemployed youth of the district to avail maximum benefits of this job fair,” he said. TNS CAMP FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN HELD Jalandhar: A medical assessment camp was organised at Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Ladowali Road, to provide assistive devices for the children with special needs from 6 to 18 years of age for the year 2021-22. District Education Officer (Elementary) Rampal said Director General School Education Punjab-cum-State Project Director Materials Education Campaign Punjab, in coordination with Alimco, Kanpur, would organise more such camps in the district till September 16. Children with special needs will be given a tri-bike, wheelchair, hearing aid etc. On September 10, the camp will be organised at Government Primary School (GPS), Mill Colony, Bhogpur, while on September 13, it will be held at GPS, Malsiyan, (Girls) Block Shahkot. TNS KANGANA RANAUT ORGANISES SCREENING OF HER THALAIVII PAGE 3 Kangana Ranaut opened up on how working in this movie changed her perception about politics & politicians. MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:38 PM AASHIKA TO MEET KARAN JOHAR AT THE BIGG BOSS OTT HOUSE PAGE 4 MX TakaTak sensation Aashika will get a chance to share the stage with Karan Johar and meet the contestants. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:09 AM SATURDAY | 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR New U’Khand Guv Lt Gen Gurmit Singh is Sainik School alumnus Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Kapurthala, September 10 “Sainik School, Kapurthala, is a place that has taught me everything. The teachers who were there during our times made us what we are today. Those teachers may not be there, but the spirit still prevails. I would definitely visit my alma mater again. There are so many touching memories there,” shared Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, who has been appointed as the Governor of Uttarakhand. The feeling of pride was palpable among the teachers and the principal of the school after the announcement of appointing the school’s alumnus Lt Gen Gurmit Singh as Governor. Gurmit Singh studied at the school from 1967 to 1973 before joining the National Defence Academy. A great debater, amazing sportsperson, academically brilliant, always a topper, and every time an appointment holder, this is how Jawahar Dhawan, Singh’s classmate remembers him. “He was very clear from the beginning that he wanted to join the armed forces,” he shared. Recalling the times he spent in the school, he said, “The school was one place where I learned everything. Every prospective of being a soldier was learned there, be it discipline, drill or sports. The teachers created an environment to prepare us as a future leader.” “A large portion of my service has ❝ Lt Gen Gurmit Singh studied at school from 1967 to 1973 before joining National Defence Academy been spent in terrorist-affected areas,” shared the Lieutenant General who served in Kashmir for a decade from 2005 to 2014. He also led In the past too, Saikapians have been rising to great heights in all walks of life, be it the Army, Navy, Air Force or civil services. With Lt Gen Gurmit Singh being appointed the Governor, it is another feather in the Sainik School's cap. I find myself singularly privileged to be the head of the institution. ❞ Col Prashant Saxena, PRINCIPAL, SAINIK SCHOOL, KAPURTHALA a military delegation to Beijing, Urumchi and Shanghai. Apart from this, he visited Pakistan twice as a part of the delegation for defence- Caught on wrong foot: Dengue larvae spotted near MC office TRIBUNE IMPACT Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 10 A day after The Tribune highlighted the issue of accumulation of water by the fountain just opposite the MC building here, dengue larvae on Friday were collected by Health Department teams from near the front of the MC building premises. Two samples of dengue were collected from near the MC building. Acting on the reports of insanitary conditions near the MC office, the teams on Friday carried out sampling and spraying on the premises of the Company Bagh where water was accumulated in a non-functional fountain Dengue larvae were not found in the fountain, but were present in pots near it where water had accumulated. The drive was also carried out as per the Friday Dry Day drive held by the Health Department. Water was also found collected in tyres, under benches and on the roundabout around the fountain. Algae were found accumulated right on the surface of accumulated water in the fountain and various pots, fountain tanks and fixtures in the area were found filled with water. The sanitary wing of the MC Members of a health team sanitise a fountain in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO have carrying out sanitary ❝Weacrossbeendistrict, the surroundings ❝The premises of the Company Bagh was thoroughly cleaned today and drives the have been clean. Heavy rain had taken place in the last two days. We will get all the fountains checked. Fogging has also been conducted in almost 70% of the city. I was not aware of water accumulation near the MC premises. ❞ Dr Shri Krishan, MC HEALTH OFFICER is responsible for carrying out sanitation drives across the city, but apparently officials forgot to check their own nearby surroundings. Sikhs still victims of hate crimes post 9/11: NAPA Tribune News Service dewatered. Dengue larvae were found in a pot right by the MC fountain. While there was water accumulated in the MC fountain well, no larvae were found there. We have also carried out spraying of disinfectants to clear the premises of any kind of larvae. Dr Aditya Paul, EPIDEMIOLOGIST Staff shortage While there are 23 posts of sanitary inspectors in the MC, only seven have been filled yet. Teams have, how- ❞ ever, been divided across various areas of the city where they are responsible for carrying out regular drives. continued on page 2 related talks. He also did a training course at the National Defense University at Washington (the US) and Taipei (Taiwan). Lt Gen Gurmit Singh remained a great sportsperson in the school. Expressing his admiration towards sports, “I liked riding, gymnastics and cricket. In fact, the armed forces and sports are interconnected. Games automatically become very important part of your life.” Col Prashant Saxena, Principal, Sainik School, Kapurthala, shared it was a matter of great pride for him. “In the past too, Saikapians have been rising to great heights in all walks of life, be it the Army, Navy, Air Force or civil services. With Lt Gen Gurmit Singh being Pulse polio campaign from Sept 26 to 28 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 10 As many as 1,31,761 children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered polio drops during the upcoming migratory pulse polio campaign from September 26 to 28. A district-level workshop was held at the district training centre on the migratory pulse polio campaign in Jalandhar today. District nodal officer, SMOs (RBSK), block nodal officers, urban medical officers and city area supervisors attended the workshop. During the workshop, District Immunisation Officer (DIO) Dr Rakesh Chopra said under the campaign constituted by the Health Department will visit slum areas, industrial areas, brick kilns, settlements of Gujjars and will administer pulse polio prevention drops to children. Migrant and industrial labour settlements will also be targeted during the drive. The DIO also instructed staff to strictly abide by Covid norms. They were told to ensure wearing of masks, ensure social distancing and cleansing of hands regularly during the drive. During the campaign as many as 13,1,761 children will be administered polio prevention drops. The Health Department will cover 2,90,800 houses in the district where teams will administer polio drops to little children. Satnam Singh Chahal fear and feeling insecure. Chahal said Simratpal Singh, who belonged to Tarn Taran, died in custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at La Paz County Jail on May 3, 2019, but no Sikh organisation other than the NAPA followed up this case. He urged the Sikh organisations in the US and managing committees of all gurdwaras to start result oriented campaign to spread the ideology of Sikh Gurus. Meritorious School teachers hold a protest outside the DC office. Meritorious School teachers protest, demandregularjobs Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 10 Teachers of the Meritorious School, Jalandhar, today staged a protest outside the DC office, Jalandhar, demanding regularisation of jobs amid rain. In the absence of the DC, they handed over the demand letter addressed to CM Capt Amarinder Singh to SDM Harpreet Singh Atwal. Union district president Vikas Puri said in a meeting with government representatives, officials have conceded that their demand of job regularisation was genuine and will be acted on soon. Howev- Security concern: City residents, traders worried over rising crime Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 10 Sikhs are still victims of hate crimes post 9/11 in the US. Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director, North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), said, “Some hate crimes are in the record of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),but others go unnoticed as victims choose not to register their case in order to avoid harassment.” Chahal said this has been happening due to the identity crisis. He said community leaders were so busy with infighting that they had no time to think about it. He said, “In my day-to-day life, I have also become a victim of hate crime, but I always prefer not to register with the law enforcement agencies hoping that change will happen. Parents of school going kids are also sailing in the same boat.” He said members of the Sikh community were living under appointed the Governor, it is another feather in the Sainik School’s cap. I find myself singularly privileged to be head of the institution. It is a matter of responsibility for me because when I see Saikapians doing so well, it reminds me of my duties,” the principal shared his feelings. Lt Gen Gurmit had also visited his alma mater as a chief guest a few years ago to give a speech. MS Bajwa, a maths teacher in the school, still remembers a lecture and terms it as one of the most powerful lectures he had ever heard. “He has got a great motivational power. The way he gave the lecture and the way he motivated the students was exemplary,” he said. Jalandhar, September 10 The rising crime rate in the district has upset everyone. Incidents of looting, snatching and murder in the past few months have instilled a sense of fear and insecurity among the residents. In the last three months, two incidents where traders and shopkeepers were looted have made the traders association restless. Recently, the owner of a factory was looted at gunpoint at Suchi Pind in Jalandhar. According to the owner, six people looted him and also opened fire at him, but luckily somehow he saved himself. In July, the murder of Sodal Road-based kariyana store owner Sachin Jain (32) had shaken a large number of shopkeepers. The trader forum has been raising the issue of security in the district. Its members c m y b Traders meet MLA Rajinder Beri in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO have been questioning the authorities that an industrialist or a trader is safe even in the daytime these days. “We had gone to meet the victim in Suchi Pind with MLA Rajinder Beri. The accused had taken away his mobile phone and cash. But, looking at these incidents, traders and shopkeepers are living under constant fear. The MLA called police personnel to know if the accused were caught, to which the latter said a hunt was on and the accused would be nabbed within a day or two,” said forum member Ravinder Dhir. Another industrialist Narinder Singh Sagoo had also gone to meet the victim. The members said they went to meet the owner because they wanted him to feel secured and safe. “He was so upset and scared. But we ensured that traders were with him in this hour of crisis. This is the time when we all must speak for our security,” the members shared. After the death of Sachin Jain, under the banner of the Traders’ Forum, Jalandhar, the members had demanded justice. Since then, they have been urging the government to provide help to the bereaved family. Notably, the owner of Jain Karyana Store had just left for home after closing his shop when three miscreants reached outside his shop and asked him to give them money. He resisted and in an attempt to foil the robbery, the accused fired at him and fled from the spot. A bullet pierced through his ribs and the stomach, later leading to his death in a hospital. er, they said the government was adotping delaying tactics on the issue now. Teachers said on Janmashtami, teachers of Meritorious Schools had marched in Ludhiana in support of their demands and some of them were lathicharged also. As a result, many teachers have suffered injuries. On the occasion, teachers, namely, Vikas Puri, Prabhjot kaur, Sakshi Julka, Priya, Rajni, Javish Kuamr, Sushil Kumar, Nikhil Hans, Amit Kumar, Bakraj Kumar, Narinder Kumar, Meenakshi, Payal Minhas, Gurvinder Singh among others were present. One tests +ve, no death in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 10 A new Covid case was reported in the district on Friday, taking the total district tally to 63,250 cases. No Covid death was reported in the district. The deceased tally remained 1,494. As many as 61,729 persons have recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 27. Of the 16,08,742 samples collected so far, 14,74,573 have tested negative. Results of as many as 2,452 tests are awaited. There are 20 persons in home isolation in the district currently. 2 cases in Kapurthala Two cases of Covid were reported in Kapurthala on Friday, taking the Covid tally to 17,815. A 26-year-old man, who is a resident of Kapurthala, and a 32-year-old man, who is a resident of ECF Kapurthala, have tested positive. No death was reported at Kapurthala today.
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