Arguing at the top of his voice and defending Chandigarh Administration against allegations of negligence in the Nari Niketan rape case,a budding lawyer found himself in trouble when the High Court decided to summon the Health Secretary. The voice shrunk and the confidence received a set back when the lawyer,appearing on behalf of the senior standing counsel,heard the Bench dictating the order. The lawyer then started requesting the Court not to summon the Health Secretary else he will be in trouble. The lawyer insisted that any other official may be summoned but not the Health Secretary. The Bench initially refused to oblige the lawyer but then keeping in view that his senior is not available,the Court decided to drop the idea of summoning the health secretary. Having saved the embarrassment,the relieved lawyer wiped his sweat off thanking the Court for obliging him.
The Medical Superintendent of the PGIMER is hardly known for his sense of humour until he surprised every one recently. At a press conference held recently at the institute ,the Medical Superintendent was asked to smile by the photojournalists during a book launch. He gave a faint smile and chuckled, I try to smile a lot but the journalists do not let it remain on my face for long with their news items. Later he told the media persons that Saturday Talk,a regular feature is being revived by the present director,as the previous director (Dr K K Talwar,who he hardly got along with) was busy with other activities. Later,he said,I was just kidding.
Having invited enough criticism from the students for deciding not to hand out gold medals to its toppers during the annual convocation this session,PU authorities appear to have now discovered a student-oriented reason for it. Asked why a month-delay in providing medals,Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti,says we thought why not give pass-out students opportunities to keep visiting the varsity. “They must always be looking for reasons to come here. What if they will have to visit us again now?” asks Sobti.
The floral hat event introduced in the Rose Festival for the first time witnessed many people getting their pictures clicked wearing the hats. Among them were the top bureaucrats of the city seemed quite fascinated by the colourful hats. The under currents of a credit war was,however visible with the Municipal Corporation organizing the festival for the first time along with the UT Administration. The officials of MC and Administration could be seen vying to take credit for all that was good about the festival.
The recently held meeting to discuss the changes that were needed to be made at the Capitol Complex witnessed a number of ideas being exchanged. Among the group of experts was former principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture Dr S S Bhatti. Many of the experts in the meeting were his students. Actively participating in the discussion,he suggested some means to make the complex more accessible.