10092023-ATR-01.qxd 9/10/2023 1:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY 1965 WAR HERO ABDUL HAMID REMEMBERED RIDHI DOGRA REVEALS NO PHONES WERE ALLOWED ON JAWAN SETS JASLEEN ROYAL'S LATEST SINGLE HEERIYE SOARS TO GLOBAL NO. 1 Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, the 1965 Indo-Pak war hero, was paid rich tributes. P2 Ridhi Dogra dreamt of working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan & managed to fulfil it with Atlee's Jawan. P3 The multi-talented composer and singer Jasleen Royal has taken the music world by storm once again. P4 » » » MAX 36°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6.43 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:11 AM SUNDAY | 10 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Man loses ~11L to travel agents Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 9 A local resident was defrauded of Rs 11 lakh by three travel agents, including a husband-wife, and another person, who promised to send him to a European country. The suspects were identified as Manjinder Singh, his wife Narinder Kaur, residents of Nawanshahr, and Sanjay Sharma, a resident of Jalandhar. They were booked under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC. The victim, Gurpreet Singh (25), a resident of Johal Raju Singh, told the police that the suspects lured him on the pretext of sending him to Portugal. They took Rs 11 lakh for sending him abroad. He said two years had passed but the suspects neither sent him abroad nor returned his money. They even avoided his mobile phone calls. On the basis of Gurpreet’s complaint, an inquiry was conducted by the DSP PIB, , Economic Offences, and a case was registered on Friday against the suspects. Attari ICP power tariff reduces from ~8L to ~3L Adapting pedagogical transitions in classroom must be gradual: Expert Principal’s Meet: Sixty-five directors, principals & teachers attended event Participants at the seminar on "Innovative pedagogy and effective teaching learning" organised by The Tribune in association with Chitkara University in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 9 The Tribune Group of Newspapers, in partnership with Chitkara University, organised a seminar on “Innovative pedagogy and effective teaching learning” to mark its Principals’ Meet here today. As many as 65 directors, school principals, vice principals and teachers from Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gur- daspur attended the event. Swati Basotra, founder Ttalkeasy_takeasy and former consultant training and placement, IIT, Jammu, was the resource person for the workshop. She highlighted the importance of understanding the change in pedagogy and classroom teaching before making the transition for an outcome based impact. “The changes in education and pedagogies will not happen before implementing the changes. “First change is the mindset. This generation and genes are different. So, all stakeholders, including parents, teachers and school managements, need to change. The biggest responsibility is with educators. They need to update and take a risk to implement innovative changes in classroom supported by periodic assessments,” she said. She also acknowledged the role of technology and virtual teaching and learning tools and how teachers must be first empowered with knowledge to ensure the transition we seek in education comes at desired pace. She emphasised on the value of human interaction and the emotional connection between students and teachers in fostering an enriching learning atmosphere. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 9 National Lok Adalat settled 19,833 cases at District Courts in Ajnala and Baba Bakala Sahib today. The Lok Adalat was held under the guidance of Harpreet Kaur Randhawa, District and Sessions Judge, Amritsar, and on the directions of the National Legal Services Authority and the Punjab State Legal Services Authority, Mohali. Rachhpal Singh, Civil Judge, Senior Division, said cases related to criminal compoundable offences, bank recovery, cheque bounce, matrimonial disputes, electricity and water bills, telecom, MACT, labour disputes and traffic challans were taken up at the Lok Adalat. In all, 31 benches were constituted, including 23 at Amritsar District Courts, one of permanent Lok Adalat, one of Industrial Tribunalcum-Labour Court, one of Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, three at Ajnala ❝The biggest challenge in adapting to the changed Tribune News Service pedagogy is designing syllabus that suits the objectives and supports outcomes of the new system. We need students who are industry ready and are learning through practical based teaching. For that the test book should be in sync with market requirements. Teachers are the biggest resource in this change and the biggest asset. One needs to build on resources before taking that leap. ❞ ❝The schools must shift towards blended mode of teaching as we witnessed during the pandemic. One must engage students, teachers, school heads and parents in making this transition as a lot needs to be done in terms of changing mindsets and perspective. Besides technology and AI, one must build upon emotional quotient and empathy educators need to connect and relate to a child. ❞ Pallavi Sethi, PRINCIPAL, DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, LAWRENCE ROAD education policy ❝The newcreating jobs, is focused on imparting skill-based education that would ensure the future generation is in sync with global market needs. What needs to change first is the result-based approach of schools and educational institutions and encourage teachers and students to look beyond the performance numbers for holistic learning. ❞ Capt Harinder Singh, PRINCIPAL, CAPTAIN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE, FATEHGARH CHURIAN session was ❝Theinformative in highly terms of focusing on the key resources and pace of changes being brought in the school education system. A blend of experience-based learning and technology driven tools would enable students to adapt easily, one step at a time to the changed learning patterns. ❞ Sumit Puri, PRINCIPAL, MODERN JAGAT JYOTI SR SEC SCHOOL, AMRITSAR SB Nair, PRINCIPAL, ST KABIR PUBLIC SCHOOL, GURDASPUR ❝Though the technology driven changes in classroom learning must be implemented as it’s a future requirement, conventional method and pedagogy must not be completely done away with. Teachers must assess and create individualrequirement based learning programmes to ensure that every child participates in transition towards NEP. PJ Joseph, ST FRANCIS SCHOOL, BATALA ❞ ❝Changes under the NEP 2020 and innovative teaching methods in modern classrooms must be brought only after thorough review and assessment. Every child has different needs. Change in pedagogy is a must, but it must not be forced or rushed through. Rajiv Arora,PRINCIPAL, REVELDALE SCHOOL, ATTARI ❞ Gurdaspur, September 9 A large number of litigants got justice at the National Lok Adalat held simultaneously today in the court complexes of Gurdaspur and Batala. A total of 5,749 cases were taken up for hearing out of which 4,324 were decided at the Lok Adalat. Fourteen benches, which were jointly constituted for the Gurdaspur district and the Batala sub-divisional courts, decided the cases on the spot. The next Lok Adalat would be held at the same venues on December 9. Going by today’s events, the event proved to be an efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanism that provided amicable settlement of differences among litigants who otherwise were embroiled in lengthy legal disputes in civil courts. A majority of cases pertained to Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, in which cases related to dishonoured cheques were taken up. Besides bank recovery, Construction debris pile up on Ward No. 10 streets Three held for running illegal liquor bottling plant near Khasa bus stand WARD WATCH WARD NO 10 AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 9 The Ward No. 10 comprises various localities on Lawrence Road, including Joshi Colony, White Enclave, Doctor Lane and Circular Road. Most areas in the ward are developed and the condition of roads, streets and potable water supply is satisfactory. However, these areas are facing issues related to sanitation. Most localities on Lawrence Road were developed during the British rule. Plant waste and construction debris lying outside a park at Ward No. 10 in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Many buildings in the area are around 90 to 100-year-old. During recent years, the residents demolished their old houses to construct new structures. The builders and residents often dump construction debris of old houses on roads. Heaps of debris hinder movement of traffic in streets and leads to accidents. Ironically, the municipal corporation (MC) authorities don’t take any action against those who dump debris on roadsides. “Wherever a resident dumps construction waste on a roadside, others follow the pursuit and start disposing of garbage and plant waste at the same point. Stray dogs rummage through waste to find food. The door-to-door waste collection vehicles don’t collect garbage heaps from roadsides,” said Ravi Punj, a resident of Joshi Colony. He said some debris in the area had been lying in the colony for the past several months. Similarly, tree trunks, branches, leaves and shrubs from parks can be seen lying on roads in Ward No. 10. After pruning trees in parks, gardeners dispose of residue on the roadside. The vehicles of solid waste management company do not collect such waste along roads. “Nowadays, a Gujaratbased gas company is installing pipeline in area. The firm is digging pits and trenches to lay gas pipeline. After digging pits, workers don’t visit the area for 15 to 20 days. The roads are getting damaged due to negligence of the MC and the company”, said Minakshi, a resident. c m y b Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 9 The Excise and Taxation Department and the rural police raided an illegal bottling plant and seized 132 bottles of Black Dog liquor. The suspects, who worked at the Khasa Distillery, stole the blend, bottles, caps and labels from distillery. The arrested suspects had been identified as Rajbir Singh, a resident of Jodh Nagar on Sultanwind Road, Shivam Rathore, a native of Gola Gokarnath village of Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, and Jaspal Singh, security guard of the Khasa Distillery. The Gharinda police received a tip-off that Rajbir was running an illegal bottling plant at his mobile shop near the Khasa bus stand. Shivam, a distillery worker, An illegal liquor bottling plant at Khasa in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jaspal and some other unidentified persons conspired to steal liquor blend from the Khasa Distillery. They started bottling different brands of liquor. The Gharinda police station SHO raided the bottling plant and arrested the three and two benches at Baba Bakala Sahib. Revenue courts of the district administration also constituted 12 Lok Adalat benches for taking up and disposal of maximum cases in the Lok Adalat. Besides, four benches of counselling cell were constituted by crime against women cell of the Police Department. In all, 29,284 cases were taken up at the National Lok Adalat out of which 19,833 were settled. Harpreet Kaur Randhawa, District and Sessions Judge, said the Lok Adalats were organised by the Legal Services Authority as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mode wherein pre-litigative and pending cases in courts were disposed of on the basis of amicable settlement and without payment of any expenses by litigants. Lok Adalats offered free of cost judicial service to litigating parties for the settlement of their disputes and saving them from prolonged litigation, she said. 14 Benches settle 4,324 casesinGurdaspur,Batala Ravi Dhaliwal PRINCIPALS SPEAK Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 9 Monthly power tariff of the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari has reduced from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 3 lakh following switching over to solar power. The Land Ports Authority of India has added several peoplefriendly features to the ICP infrastructure. Satish Dhyani, ICP manager, said the expenses of the ICP came down considerably after harnessing of the natural energy source. Two air-conditioned buses were pressed into service to ferry tourists from the ICP terminal to Attari. The shuttle bus service had been of tremendous help to tourists during the summer season, he said. Besides, houses had been constructed for 500 BSF officials, he said. Separate accommodation had been provided for female staff, jawans, officers and other personnel, he added. overnight, whether they are technology driven or based on human values. The transition towards tech-driven and skillbased learning will only reap results if these are inclusive in our approach. Schools must make these transitions gradually with small tests groups where teachers also make assessment of the learning outcomes,” she said. She also stressed on how mindsets need to change National Lok Adalat resolves 19,833 cases suspects along with 11 boxes of Black Dog century (132 bottles). A case under Sections 379, 420 and 120-B of the IPC, and 61, 1-14 and 78(2) of the Excise Act was registered against the trio. During interrogation, Shivam Continued on page 2 matrimonial, Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT), labour dispute and revenue cases and issues pertaining to land acquisition were also taken up at the Lok Adalat. The event was held under the guidance of Rajinder Aggarwal, District Sessions Judge, and chairperson, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), and Sumit Bhalla, Civil Judge (Senior Division), and Secretary, DLSA. Judge Aggarwal said, “These Lok Adalats, also known as ‘peoples courts’ have the same powers as are vested in civil courts.” He claimed that such Adalats also had the necessary powers to establish their own dispute resolution mechanism. He added that these courts were considered to be equivalent to civil courts under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1971. Judicial officers could be seen impressing upon litigants that decisions given in such courts were final, binding on all the parties and no appeals could be made against these judgments. Continued on page 2 34 power thefts cases unearthed in Tarn Taran dist Tarn Taran, September 9 The teams of the Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom) conducted raids in the border belt of the district and detected 34 power theft cases. A fine of Rs 18 lakh was imposed on persons indulging in power theft. Harpreet Singh, Senior Deputy Chief Engineer, Tarn Taran division, said 27 cases of power theft were detected in Tarn Taran and a fine of Rs 13 lakh was imposed on consumers indulging in the practice. The powercom teams found seven consumers stealing power in the Sarai Amanat Khan area falling under Tarn Taran city division and imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh them. The teams also detected one agriculture power motor of 7.5 HP and imposed a fine of Rs 1.25 lakh on its owner. — OC
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