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SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:32 AM TUESDAY | 12 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR 2 city boys score 99.9 percentile in JEE-Main Both now aim at second chance for further improvement, cracking JEE-Advanced Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 11 A student of MGN Public School, Urban Estate, Mayank Mittal has made the city proud by scoring a percentile of 99.946 in the JEEMain examination, the result of which was declared on Monday. Like him, Mridul Gupta of Innocent Hearts School has scored a percentile of 99.906. Mayank scored 100 percentile in chemistry, 99.853 in mathematics, 99.606 percentile in physics. A resident of Urban Estate-Phase 1, he says the support of his parents, schoolteachers and instructors at his coaching centre helped him perform well. Despite having scored good, he is preparing for a second chance of JEE-Main starting from July 20. “I will surely take the second examination too. I still have a chance to achieve the perfect score,” he beamed, sitting by his father Sandeep Mittal, who is a Senior Auditor with Defence Accounts at Jalandhar Cantonment, and his mother Bharti Mittal, who is a teacher at Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur. Mayank shared that the he MRIDUL GUPTA PERCENTILE 99.90 SUCCESS MANTRA Regular studies AIM Computer science engineer MAYANK MITTAL PERCENTILE 99.94 SUCCESS MANTRA 10-22 hrs of self-study AIM Computer science engineer ABHINAV SINGH Mayank Mittal (2nd L) with his family in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO did self-study for 10-12 hours daily after his classes. He says that he aspires to do computer science engineering from a top IIT and his ultimate goal was to crack IIT Advanced to be held on August 28. “As of today, we did not hold any bash. I will throw a party only when I achieve my final target,” he said, adding that he does find time to relax by playing badminton or listening to his favourite music. For Mayank, social media is a big no. “I am out of all social media platforms. I used my phone only to take online classes”. Other students from the same school including Gurmehar and Daksh Bhatti, too, have cracked the exam with a high percentile of 98.9 and 98.7, respectively. Innocent Hearts School boy Mridul Gupta, too, has a RISHABH JAIN PERCENTILE PERCENTILE 99.30 99.01 perfect 100 percentile in physics. A resident of Dhaliwal Qadian, both his parents are government officers. He, too, will be taking a second chance of JEE-Main for further improvement, besides preparing for JEE Advanced. Both he and Mayank took coaching from a private institute and like him, Mridul also aspires to do computer science engineering from a top IIT. The percentile score of other students of Innocent Hearts School too has been good. Other top scorers are Ojasvi (93.27 percentile), Pranav Angrish (93.2), Manvi Jindal (92.78) and Harmanpaul 92.4. Dr Anup Bowry, Chairman, Innocent Hearts, congratulated the students and teachers. Rajeev Paliwal, Principal, applauded the efforts of the students and wished them good luck for their bright future. Students of St Soldier Group of Institutions also performed well in JEEMain. Chairman Anil Chopra, Vice-Chairperson Sangeeta Chopra said Sarthak Kapoor scored 99.85 percentile, Mridul Shori 98.96, Shitij Kapoor 98.12 and Tanshiq Goyal 94.06. Kappish Jindal, a student of CJS Public School has got 97.6 percentile. Neena Mittal, Chairperson of School Managing Committee, and Principal Dr Ravi Suta congratulated the student and his family members and wished him a bright future. Speed up Smart City project, officials told Health, edu priorities: New DC Jalandhar, July11 Union Minister for State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti today instructed the administration and Municipal Corporation (MC) officials of getting the Smart City project in track in Jalandhar or heads would roll soon. The three-day whirlwind tour of the Union Minister came to a close this afternoon after she visited twin temples in Jalandhar, Shivani Park as well as the Bhargo Camp area. She also promised to inquire into the discrepancies being reported in the Smart City project in Jalandhar. She also visited Smart City project sites and held meetings with party cadres, workers, industrialists and administration and MC officials during her stay in the city. On Sunday, she held a meeting with district officials and administration on the Smart City and other projects. During her visit, the minister repeatedly raised questions Jalandhar, July 11 Jaspreet Singh, a 2014batch IAS officer, on Monday took charge as the new Deputy Commissioner. He listed health, education, law and order, green cover, more responsive governance as his priorities. Jaspreet Singh, who was earlier Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, reached the District Administration Complex this morning where he was accorded the guard of honour. After assuming the charge, the Deputy Commissioner pointed out that projects pertaining to infrastructure, rural development and increasing the area under green cover would also be focused, besides apprising the masses about the recently added citizen-specific services, including passport-related ones, to the list. Stressing that pendency of works in offices will also be resolved within a few days, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Union Minister for State about where was the central being spent. The minister also visited the sites of storm water sewerage project and surface water project. Miffed at none of the offcials of the company that runs the Smart City project turning up for the meeting, the minister left with a warning that all aspects of the project would be reviewed thoroughly in her upcoming visit and officials found guilty in the execution of works would be acted against. — TNS Tribune News Service REVIEWS PROJECTS ■ New Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar DC Jaspreet Singh during a meeting with officials. Jaspreet Singh on Monday held his maiden meeting with officers of various departments to review the progress of the ongoing projects ■ He directed the officers to accomplish the ongoing projects within a stipulated timeframe, besides holding regular monitoring of these for early completion Jaspreet Singh said the District Administration in consultation with the line departments would set a timeline for issuance of NOCs as per the policy to process the complete cases for sale deed purpose. The DC said a plan would also be worked out to address the encroachments in the city and rural areas in the larger public interest. To ease out the traffic congestion at local PAP Chowk, the DC asked the officials concerned to expedite the process for construction of ber of new services had been included in the existing list at Sewa Kendras. The services related to passport will also be publicised so that people could avail this facility at respective centres, said the DC, adding that constant monitoring would also be done for ongoing projects so that these could be accomplished well within stipulated time frame. The schemes sponsored by the Centre government would also be supervised so that proper utilisation of funds could be ensured, he added. flyover towards Amritsar side from the road leading from BSF Chowk. The pending issues of construction and other projects would also be taken up with the National Highways Authority of India as the maximum works were in process already, said Jaspreet Singh, who is well aware of the local issues owing to his previous stint here as ADC, Jalandhar. Emphasising that the legacy of zero pendency in Sewa Kendras will also be maintained as being made earlier, Jaspreet Singh said a num- From unknown villager to popular dog care expert Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 11 A Jat from Arjanwal village of Adampur, Harwinder Grewal intended to do something different some seven years ago. He already was running a dog breeding business but wanted to take it to the next level and reach a wider clientele. And he succeeded. He started a YouTube channel on pet care and services — Bhola Shola — which now has more than 7.2 lakh subscribers. For his followers, he is their personal veterinarian and a guide. He takes one of the most awaited live sessions with them every Thursday and responds to the various queries of dog owners on Harwinder Grewal has over 7.2 lakh subscribers on his YouTube channel MENTORS BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS Harwinder Grewal, a resident of Arjanwal village in Adampur, was recently invited to interact with budding entrepreneurs having their ideas on startups at an event organised by Innovation Mission, Punjab. He shared his journey with them telling them about the issues he faced and the ways he adopted to succeed. << A grab from the YouTube channel of Harwinder. taking care of their pets, common diseases, breeding issues, selection of good breeds and other valuable tips. All those dog lovers who can understand Hindi connect him from across India and even beyond borders. Justifying the name of the channel, Grewal narrated the story: “When I started my YouTube channel, it was not that easy to get it. I had started with another col- c m y b league, whose nickname was Bhola. We both also used to do some comedy to attract more viewers and hence got the name Bhola Shola. As we started getting some more serious audience, we eventually changed its concept and kept it strictly to dog care. In between, Bhola left the channel but we continued to run it in the same name. Now people think that my name is Bhola and call me with this name when they put forth their query.” He added, “So when the channel grew, we also diversified a bit. I have started my own product range for dogs, including supplements and my business is doing very well.” Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal gives an appreciation letter to one of the toppers in the recently declared PSEB results. TRIBUNE PHOTO PSEB Classes X, XII toppers honoured Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 11 Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal on Monday gave letters of appreciation to students who bagged first and second positions in Xth and XIIth class results of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Both first positions in Classes X and XII have been bagged by the students from government schools. While lauding the hard work done by the children under the guidance of teachers and the role played by the parents, the Deputy Commissioner wished them a bright future besides asking the other students to always rely on hard work and discipline to succeed in life. Gurtirath Kaur of Government Senior Secondary School, Blairkhanpur, scored 493 marks out of 500 All students of government schools to bag the first position in the district in Class XII results, while Ayasha Sood of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Kapurthala, scored 489 marks to bag the second position in the district. For Class X, certificate of appreciation was given to Mohammad Arif Soni of Government High School, Mudowal, for securing first position in the district by getting 636 marks out of 650 while, Prabhjot Kaur of Government Girls High School, Dayalpur, clinched the second position by getting 630 marks out of 650. Deputy District Education Officer Bikramjit Singh Thind, Sunil Bajaj and other teachers were also present on the occasion. Leopard rescued in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur, July 11 Panic and fear gripped the Dholwaha residential area on Sunday when a leopard entered a room of a farmer’s cattle shed. The residents of the area immediately informed the Forest Department and the administration. Under the direction of DFO, Wildlife, Rajesh Kumar, three teams from the department reached the area and struggled for hours to find the leopard. Later in the afternoon, the leopard was anesthetised Caught unawares Sent to Chhatbir Zoo at Dera Bassi for treatment with a traquilising dart gun. He was put in a cage and taken to the Takkhni wildlife sanctuary. According to forest officials, the leopard was in a bad health. He was not in a situation to catch a prey and had an old wound near his neck which had maggots in it. Owing to his bad condition, he was sent to Chhatbir Zoo where the veterinarians will take care of him. — OC SARABJIT SINGH A woman stranded in the middle of a road during a sudden downpour in Jalandhar.
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