I am the IG/ DIG/ SSP….
The recent spat between two IPS officers and the in-charge of Crime Branch of UT Police,led UT SSP Naunihal Singh to find an occasion to interact with mediapersons,at his office,this week. However,the opening remarks of the SSP,while relaxing in his chair,were “I am the IG; I am the DIG and I am the SSP today”. Since both his superior officers were on leave that day,Naunihal held all the three charges. However,during the interaction,when mediapersons questioned him about the reason behind inspector’s resignation,Naunihal said,”Why do you ask the kaptan (captain)? Ask the jawan (officer) about the reasons”. However,to this,one of the mediapersons replied,”But we feel that you should answer it,kyunki is team ke,aaj to aap hi kaptaan hain; aap hi coach hain; aur aap hi manager bhi hain… (Because today,you are the captain,coach and manager of the team)
The residence of a washerman whose son cleared the IIT exam,this year,has become a Mecca of sorts for parents of aspirants. Anxious parents are often seen showing their children the hardships the boy faced and how he managed to earn laurels. The aim is to inspire their children to work hard. A similar situation was witnessed last year when a student from the economically weaker sections had achieved success in the IIT exam.
War about war
A book-reading session to launch a book by Major General (retd) K S Bajwa held recently became a platform for discussion on the role of Lt Gen (retd) J F R Jacob in the 1971 war. Retired defence personnel had strong views in favour and against the extent of credit that could be given to Lt Gen Jacob for the victory in the war. While the author in his book has alleged that the claims made by Lt Gen Jacob were not correct,there were others in the audience who expressed their disagreement with the opinion.
The CBSE Class X results declared last week has left principals of a number of prominent government schools in the city fuming. While none of their Class X students were able to grab the perfect 10 CGPA this year,what seems to disturb these principals is the better performance of some of the ‘less popular’ schools. While students of Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sector 10,supposed to be one of the leading government schools in the city,failed to get a perfect 10 score,two student of Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sector 33,which has not been in competition for many years,were successful in securing the highest grade.
Battle before a battle
Before taking on top countries like Indonesia,Malaysia and Thailand in the South East Asia zone finals of Manchester United Premier Cup,the Chandigarh team has to first win another battle. Their opponent this time is the highly contagious disease chicken pox. Immediately after coming back from Goa,some of their top players were rendered bed ridden,due to the disease,which hampered their training. Half the battle is now won as their top players have regained full fitness. They will look to win the remaining battle in the island country.
What is a player’s best friend in summers when the conditions are hot and sultry? It’s a pack of ice. It was evident during the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) AITA talent series tennis championship,when players ran to fetch pack of ice immediately when their matches were over. Players,who played two matches in a day knew the paucity of ice at the CLTA complex and asked their friends to buy some from the market.
Medium-pacer VRV Singh might have represented India once,but it seems he is running out of steam. In the final match of the Audit General Inter-Departmental Cricket Tournament on Saturday at the Sector-16 stadium,Singh did take three wickets,but also gave away 55 runs in his quota of 8 overs which included 10 wides. His team,AG Haryana,did beat arch rivals AG Punjab to clinch the title,but Singh’s bowling was definitely a let down. After the match,there were talks in the AG Punjab camp that if Singh had another over,they would have won the match.
As the admission season kicks off at Panjab University with the Common Entrance Test (CET) held on Sunday,students outfits appeared to be gearing up to draw credits in assisting newcomers with the procedures. In doing so,Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) had an upper hand last week ahead of the CET,by reaching the applicants via SMS and offering help. The move,however,left the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) representatives fuming. Enraged,PUSU members alleged that SOPU representatives got access to phone numbers of CET applicants through unfair means.
To get relief or be relieved
Strolling nervously in the corridor awaiting his appearance before a High Court Judge,who had angrily summoned the officer owing to non-compliance of a court order,a Senior Superintendent of Police was seen taking advice from his lawyer outside the court room. Having taken the advice,the police officer,accompanied by over half-a-dozen junior police officers,went to the toilet. The officer had just entered the toilet when his security guard came rushing in and screamed “Sir,case aa gaya (the case has been called)”. Wasting no time,the officer came running out of the toilet and barged into the court room to get relief. Sometimes relief is more important than getting relieved.
Having brutally killed Saudagar Singh,a Kabaddi player,outside the Mohali district courts last week,the three accused were produced before a duty magistrate on Sunday. Showing no sign of remorse,the trio was grinning and giggling when they were produced. They were casually chatting with each other and with the police officers,who had brought them before the duty magistrate,as if they were at an award function.
Dr Sarabjiit Singh,a surgeon at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital,Sector 16,and who had performed many important surgeries at the hospital has presented a study on “Abdominal hernia challenges and the role of the emerging technologies.” He presented his report at the International Congress of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) held at Hua-Hin,Thailand. Singh’s work is on treatment of inguinal and ventral hernia with the help of three-dimensional implants,which do not require any suture fixation. This ‘dynamic’ implant is a revolutionary system that moves in concert with the inguinal canal as it opens and closes,thereby seeking to avoid the significant problems with static repair.
Black film menace
Indeed the apex court’s ban on black films on vehicles was quite thoughtful and was immediately accepted at least in this part of the country with traffic cops registering hundreds of challans every day. But,perhaps what the court forgot to mention in the orders was the disposal of the removed black films. Consequently,without sparing a thought for the environment,the removed films are being freely strewn on roads.
At a function organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi on Sunday,chairperson of the Akademi Manju Jaidka candidly confessed to the audience how it was common for everyone to perceive that awardees of the Akademi were the ones who had relatives associated with the Akademi. She clarified,that at least with Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi,only those are awarded whose work in the field of literature spoke for itself. It did not matter whether you had an influential uncle,she said.