February 27, 2009

" Domoria Pull" ( under construction ) Approach Road, Sant Cinema Side

Prize Distrbution at St. Soldier College for Girls, Khambra

Chairman of the educational institutes Anil Chopra presided over the annual prize distribution function organised at St. soldier College for Girls Khambra. Brilliant students and achievers were honoured by prizes

Seminar at St. Soldier Management and Technology Institute

About 200 students of St. Soldier Management and Technology Institute, Kapurthala Road, attended a seminar in the college on the topic of environmental problems. Sandeep Chahal, president of NGO Dastak informed that rays of mobile phones were harming birds.

Kailash Parvat-Magnificient Model at DeviTalab Mandir

DAV College Jalandhar- Tech Festival

A grand tech festival " ZIP n RAR" was held at DAV College, Jalandhar. It features cultural programme, quiz, paper presentations, online games etc.

Principal Dr. V.K. Tiwari and Head of Deptt. Nischay Bahl gave away the prizes.

Lyallpur Khalsa College Prize Distribution

Punjab Co-operation Minister, Capt. Kanwaljit Singh was the chief guest at the annual prize distribution functon held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar.
Principal Dr. Jaspal Singh Randhawa informed that the college won the coveted Teja Singh Samundri overall trophy for the 9 th time consecutively.

Physiotherapy student SANIA JOSAN was awarded the Roll of Honour. MANISHA TULI received the Wipro academic excellence award.

B.D. Arya Girls College Jalandhar Cantt Functions

Punjab Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal was the chief guest at the Annual Prize distribution function held at B.D. Arya Girls College Jalandhar Cantt.

On Wednesday , students organised a colourful fashion show " Fashion Voyage " with smartly attired students cat walking on the ramp.

BSNL Mobile Introduces 3G Services

For the benefit of mobile users Government owned Bharat Samachar Nigam Ltd. ( BSNL ) has, today, launched in Jalandhar BSNL 3G services. Its advantages are :-

Video Call / conference
Mobile TV
Mobile Broadband
Online Gaming

For further details please visit :-

February 26, 2009

Replica of Amarnath Cave at Devi Talab Mandir Jalandhar

Goofa ( Cave ) at Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar

The climb inside gives ambiance of uphill way to Mata Vaishno Devi

Guru Nanak Dev University--Toppers from Jalandhar

Radhika Puri of Guru Nanak Dev University College, Basti Nau came first in the University LLM ( first semester ) exams. by scoring 206 marks out of 300 .

Kuljeet Kaur of S.D. College For Women bagged the first position in M.Sc. Computer Science ( Third semester ) by scoring 427 out of 600

These toppers have done Jalandhar proud.

February 25, 2009

Mandeep Singh of MGN School Wins M.A Chidambaran Trophy

Cricket star student of MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar Jalandhar has done not only his school but entire Jalandhar proud by winning the coveted M.A. Chidambaran Trophy and a cash prize along it.

Guru Nanak Dev University Exams--Date Sheet Announced

Exams time is here. Guru Nanak Dev University has announced its date sheet for Exams ( March 2009 ). The date sheet can be downloaded from University's official website :-

www.gndu.ac.in and clicking the tag " downloads" given at the top right side

Best Wishes To All Students

February 24, 2009

Early Summer-- Difficulties for Electricity Board

Punjab State Electricity Board was hoping to maintain 24 hour supply as the following months are elction time for Lok Sabha seats .

But it seems that there is a climate change ( may be due to global warming and deforestation ). We have an early summer in Punjab. People have started switching on fans. So, some power cuts may have to continue.

McDonald's Jalandhar Outlet ( G.T. Road to Phagwara )

Toys' Outlets on G.T. Road near Jalandhar

February 21, 2009

Preservation of Historical Monuments of Punjab

District President of Students Federation of India, Garinder Pal Singh informed that Students Federation of India would launch a campaign , on 26-02-2009 for preservaion of historical monuments in Punjab.

Ulfat Bajwa Memorial Kavi Darbar on 22-02-2009

'Adabi Darbar Punjab 'and 'Punjabi Sahitya Sangam 'is organising Ulfat Bajwa Memorial Kavi Darbar at Virsa Vihar,Jalandhar at 11 am on 22-02-2009.

Dr. Lakhvinder Johal would read a paper on Bajwa's ghazal collection " SaraaAlam Paraya Lagda Hai". The first Ulfat Bajwa Punjabi ghazal prize would be awared to Umarnath Kausyub.

Institute of Diamond Trade offers study Courses

For first time in Jalandhar, Institute of Diamond Trade is offering Certificate Courses in Diamond Grading, Gemstone Identification and Jewellery Designing. Batch starts from 25-02-09.

There are,also, Lab testing Services, Diamond Grading And Gem Testing facilities.

Contact : Dhiraj Kumar : 98725-95709
Rajesh Seth : 94173-87803

" Achievement Day" celebrated in Gurukul School Malkan Gate Jalandhar

Science Olympiad Foundation organised " Achievement Day " at Gurukul School Malan Gate, Nakodar Road Jalandhar.

Chairman N.K. Hands and principal Monica Khanna presented the winners with medals and certificates of merit.

Lecture on " Hypothesis" in HMV College

Hansraj Mahila Mahavidyalaya ( HMV College )Jalandhar's society Planning Forum organised a lecture on the topic of " Hypothesis Testing ".Dr. A.S. Sethi of Guru Nanak Dev University was the main speaker.

Animal Friendly Cattle Catcher For Municipal Corporation

To remove stray cattle from ever busier streets of the city, Municipal corporation, Jalandhar has got fabricated an animal friendly cattle catcher attached to a truck. The hydraulic trolley gets down to the road level.After the animal is put in to it and railings secured, the trolley is raised to the truck level and the animal transferred into the truck. This process causes minimum stress to the animal.

Earlier, at times, the animal was lifted up side down with its feet tied with chains. Such methods had caused great concern among animal lovers.

February 20, 2009

Provide Ambulances and Trauma Vans On the Jalandhar - Nakodar- Jagraon Highway

The bus accident near Lambra ( Jalandhar ) which led to the tragic death of two CT Institute students has , again, shown that Jalandhar- Nakodar- Jagraon highway is very accident prone.

After the construction of the high level bridge on Sutlej at village Sangewal between Jagraon and Nakodar, the entire highway between Jalandhar- Nakodar- Jagraon has increased manifold . As this road is is merely two lane and with so many villages en route, it has become very accident prone.

Nakodar Jagraon section is , now a toll road . The toll contractors M/s Rajdeep are providing ambulance services and trauma vans. But Jalandhar- Nakodar section, which is the most accident prone road is without this facility. Ambulance services should be , immediately , arranged here.

Joy House Pre Primary School To Hold Baby Show

Joy House Pre Primary School,414-415,J.P. Nagar, Jalandhar in association with " Dainik Bhakar" would be holding III rd Mega Baby Show on 01-03-2009 ( Sunday)for selection of " ANGEL" & " FAIRY", at Red Cross Bhawan, Jalandhar : Time 10.30 am onwards.

Age groups : 1 to 2 yrs.
2 to 3 yrs

First prize Rs. 11,000/- each category
Second prize Rs.5100/- each category
Third Prize Rs3100/- each category

There would be 5 consolation prizes of Rs. 500/- each.

For registration Joy House Pre Primary School be contacted.
Tel : 4638522 , 9357208522

Co Sponsors are Pankaj Bakers, Virk Hospital and Kapoor Studio

February 19, 2009

Janta College, Kartarpur- Fete Held

Former minister Jagjit Singh inaugurated the annual fete of Janta College Kartarpur.
NRI Vijay Kalhan and Prof. Harman Singh were special guests. Famous singer Dalwinder Dyalpuri rendered popular songs.

Principal Gurpreet Kaur presented mementos to the Guests.

Guru Amardass School , Jalandhar- Farewell Party

Disher ( Science stream) was declared Mr. Farewell and Jaspreet ( commerce stream )Miss Farewell in the Farewell party organised for passing out students of Guru Amardass School, Model Town, Jalandhar City.Principal Trilochan Singh, Vice Principal Manider Kaur and other staff members wished the passing out students a very bright future.

DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology Annual Athletic Meet

PTU vice Chancellor Dr. Ranish Arora was the chief guest at the 8 th annual athletic meet of DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology. Vivek and Ridhima were declared best athletes.

Sheila Dixit Chief Guest at KMV College Convocaton

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit was the chief guest at the Annual Convocation of Kanya Maha Vidyala, ( KMV College), Jalandhar. 865 students were given degrees. Principal Atima Sharma and president of college management committee welcomed the chief guest.

Municipal Corporation Seeks World Bank Loan To Improve Main Roads

Municipal Corporation , Jalandhar has approached the World Bank for a loan of Rs. 216 crore on soft terms for improving Jalandhar's main roads.

World Bank, under its scheme named Global Environment Facility ( GEF ) is providing soft loans to 11 Indian cities, including Jalandhar to make city roads environment friendly.The roads are:-

Bhagwan Mahavir Marg,
Ghazi Gulla
Nakodar Road- Kapurthala Road Bypass
Kapurthala Road,
Tanda Road to Bypass Road,
Hoshiarpur Road,
Model Town Road,
Nehru Garden Road to Railway Station
Bhagwan Parsuram Marg,
Ladowali Road,
Bastiyat Road,
Vasant Vihar,
Mall Road Model Town ,
Circular Road,
Old Railway Road
New Railway Road,
Cool Road,
Police Lines Road,
Gulabdevi Road,
Tanda Road,
Preet Nagar - Sodal Phatak Road
Adarsh Nagar Road,
Chugitti to Bypass Road

Income Tax Surveys Jewellers in Jalandhar

Gold prices have breached Rs.15,000/-( 10 gm. ). Income Tax authorities are conducting surveys on the leading jewellers of Jalandhar.

There may be windfall profits for this business segment which I.T. authorities want to be reflected correctly in their returns. Many other industries are, currently, undergoing a severe downtrend.

February 18, 2009

Khalsa College Flyover-Spans Ready

Interior View of new Bus Stand Jalandhar

Village Chuheki ( Nurmahal ) Kabbadi Tournament

Shahid Udham Singh Sports Club organised a Kabbadi tournament at Village Chuheki. The tournament was held at Jaswant Singh Johal Memorial Stadium.

Te event was inaugurated by Congress Block President Balbir Singh Johal, Former Sarpanch Sharan Pal Singh President Jasvir Singh Sheera and Satvinder Singh.

Chief guest was Amarjit singh Samra MLA.


58kg---Chuheki wins over Sidhamm Taal
65 kg.--Patran wins over Chuheki
Open--Pandori wins over Chuheki

Kabbadi Tournament at Village Sarhali ( Nakodar)

NRIs and Ajit Singh Sports And Welfare Society and Panchyat organised a kabbadi tournament at Village Sarhali. Nakodar's Guru Nanak College won the Gold Cup. Winners were given prizes by Arjun Awardee SP Mansa, Sukhpal Singh Brar.

Harnit Miss Farewell and Gaurav Mr. Farewell-St. Soldier Divine Public School

At a colourful farewell party given to passing out students of St. Soldiers Divine Public School, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar, Harnit was chosen Miss Farewell and Gaurav Mr. Farewell.

Principal Haridutt Sharma and Vice Chairperson St. Soldier Education Society, Sangeeta Chopra wished the passing out students a very bright future.

February 17, 2009

Faber Castle Sponsors Drawing Competition at MGN School, Urban Estate Jalandhar

Sectrary of MGN Educational Trust, Jarnail Singh Pasricha inaugurated a drawing competion at MGN Public School, Urban Estate, Phase Two, Jalandhar. It was sponsored by Faber Castle.

Among the prominent personalities, also, present were Bharat Bhushan of Fine Arts Deptt of Govt. College, Tanda and Ramnik Singh Kalra.

Principal J.S. Dadyala ( JD Sir) congratulated the winners and thanked the guests.sponsers

St. Soldier-Farewell Party-Ashish Mr. and Sonam Miss School

11 th class of St. Soldier Senior Secondary School, Shahid Udham Singh Nagar, Jalandhar gave a Farewell Party to the passing out students of 12 th class. They , also, performed a cultural programme.

Ashish was selected Mr. St. Soldier and Sonam Miss St. Soldier.

President of St. Soldier Educational Society, Shanta Chopra was , also, present at this function.

Udit-Mr. MGN and Daminderjit Miss MGN

In a colourful Farewell Party for passing out 12 th class students of MGN Public School. Adarsh Nagar, Jalandhar , Udit was chosen as Mr. MGN and Daminderjit Miss MGN.Other Title Winners :-

Manila--Cool Cat
Avneet--Cool Tiger
Manjinder- Mr. Confident
Cheshta---Miss Confident

School Principal Satwant Gakhal wished all passing students a bright future. Chief guest was Parvinder Kaur Pasricha.

Kite Flying Festival at Lovely professional University Jalandhar

A kite flying competition was organised at Jalandhar's renowned Lovely Professional University ( LPU). The event was , also, used to spread social and national messages of national unity, terrorist threat, India's achievements in the fields of sports, environment , communal harmony, Indo- Pakistan friendship , Armred Forces etc..

There was a kite flying competition. LPU Dean, R. Mittal gave away the prizes.

Dr. Naveen Chitkara & Dr. Meenakshi of Oxford Hospital Jalandhar Developes Affordable Balloon Pump For Cancer Patients

Dr. Naveen Chitkara and Dr. Meenakshi of Jalandhar's prestigious Oxford Hospital have done Jalandhar proud by developing an alternative device to lessen pain of cancer patients.

Earlier insertion of devices for the purpose of lessening pain would cost Rs. 3 lakh. The new pump developed by the doctors costs merely Rs.800/-. This makes it affordable to all patients.

February 16, 2009

Devi Talab Mandir Jalandhar

Doaba College Jalandhar

''COMMINS-2009" -Media Festival at Doaba College, Jalandhar

HMV College Wins Power Lifting Championship

Power lifting team of Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalaya, ( HMV College ) won the first prize in the Guru Nanak Dev University competitions. In weight lifting the college team came second..

In Power lifting, BD Arya College, Jalandhar came second and DAV College, Amritsar third.

Principal of HMV College J. Kackeria congratulated team participants. Parveen, Ranjit and Manpreet Kaur won gold medals ; Amandeep Kaur, Paramjit and Jasvir won Silver ; Navdeep Kaur and Baljeet Kaur won bronze medals.

Dr. Veena Sood's Paper Mache Exhibition Appreciated

Dr. Veena Sood's exhibition of paper mache products began on 15-02-2009 at Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar. It was inaugurated by AC General Kapurthala, Anupam Kaler. Visitors greatly appreciated these lovely works of art.

Drama Troupe of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Performs at BD Arya Girls College Jalandhar Cantt

Drama division of Information & Broadcasting Ministry performed at BD Arya College For Girls, Jalandhar Cantt the play " Darwaze Khol Diyoo' by dramatist Krishan Chander. The play exhorts Indians to rise above caste and racial divisions.

Director of the college, Swaraj Mohan and principal, Dr. Sarita Verma welcomed the drama troupe.

Cultural Festival-" Synergy-2009" organised at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar

Dr. Gulbahar Singh , Director Food and Supplies, Ludhiana was the chief guest at Lyallpur Khalsa College's cultural festival ' Synergy-2009".There was poem recitation, extempore, skits, quiz etc. More than 200 students from 20 colleges participated.

Principal Dr. Jaspal Singh Randhawa congratulated the winners. Head of the Commerce Deptt. Prof. G.K. Jain and joint secretary of the college's governing council, Jaspal Singh Waraich were, also, present.

DAV College, Jalandhar Wins Hockey Championship- Penalty Corner Expert Lakhvider Singh Shines

DAV College, Jalandhar's Principal Dr. V.K. Tiwari gave a grand reception at Jalandhar Cantt's railway station to his college's winning hockey team. The teams won 16 th Sail Golden Jubilee Nehru Colleges Hockey Championship. This is DAV College's third consecutive win of this trophy. Out 16 tournaments of this cup, DAV College has won 10 times.

Star Star penalty corner expert Lakhvinder Singh was declared Man of the Match in the finals and semi finaqls.In the finals the team defeated Gurukul Kangri Uiversity , Haridwar by 7-1. Dr. Tiwari, also, congratulated Coach Olympion Gundeep Kumar and Head of Physical Education Department Prof. Manu Sood.

94.3 MY FM to Have Jaswinder Singh " Jassi" As Radio Jockey

Star sensation Jaswinder Singh " Jassi " would be the Radio Jockey for 94.3 My FM 's morning programme ( 7 am to 11 am) titled " Salaam Jalandhar '.There would be birthday wishes, stars' prediction etc.

It would your new and unique Wake Up Call.


February 15, 2009

Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya Jalandhar's Grand Fete

There was a massive turn out at the annual HMV fair. Popular Punjabi folk singers, also, performed.

Kohinoor Kennel Club holds Dog Show in Jalandhar

Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar was jam-packed with dog-lovers

Photos by Gopal Aggarwal

Sant Gurmel Singh Ji of Kanha Dhesian Passes Away

Sant Gurmel Singh Ji of Kanha Dhesian passed away on 14-02-2009. Last rites were performed on 15-02-2009.

Religious and Charitable Trust , Kanha Dhesian ( Jalandhar ) Tel- 01826-270018, 270067




Kanha Dhesian

Kahna Dhesian, near Jalandhar Cantt, on the Goraya-Nurmahal Road, is a place where the devout congregate in very large numbers. It has magnificent premises where thousands can sit together.
Image credits: http://jalandharphotos.blogspot.com/2006/08/sangat-durbar-kahan-dhesian-distt.html

HMV College, Jalandhar Wins Cricket Championship-International Player Harmanjit Kaur Shines

Hansraj Mahila Mahavidyala ( HMV College ) , Jalandhar won Guru Nanak Dev University Woman Cricket Championship. HMV College defeated Shanti College, Dinanagar and BBK DAV College, Amritsar.

Star player was Harmanjit Kaur who has been selected in the Indian team for World Cup scored 96 runs off 71 balls .

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February 14, 2009

" Love is Sweet Poisan"--Meassage on a Rehri in Jalandhar

It is Valentine's Day Today. But Some people May Be Against Love.

This Fruit Salad Rehri in Jaandhar has a warning for Love Birds

Love is SWEET poisan ( poison )

( please click to enlarge the photo )

I.M.F.L.--A Very Strange Definition

Double distilled " English "liquor ( other being country or 'desi' ) is, now,officially defined as I.M.F.L. This means Indian Made Foreign Liquor. How can a thing made in India be foreign and a " foreign " product made in India.

Can any reader throw any light on this dichotomy ?

" Mian Sahib"- The Great Pir of Basti Danishmandan, Jalandhar

Mian Sahib, the great legendary Pir of Basti Danishmandan was revered by all communites. Devotees would often ask for a wish and if fulfilled would get a floral design ( boota ) carved. Of the many legends associated with this Pir Baba, here is one :-

When Mian Sahib was young he seved his senior Pir with legendary devotion. Once, the senior Pir went to visit a nearby village of Safipur- Changi. There the senior Pir expressed a desire for having boiled rice for his meal. But it started raining there and it seemed very difficult to procure boiled rice locally. Not to deny his master's wish , Mian Sahib ran back to Basti Danishmandan. From there he carried on his head, all the way to Safipur, a Anghiti ( coal fired stove ) burning with a pot of rice cooking on it.

Gurpreet Singh Virk of DAVIET Shines in Folk Dance Contest

In the cultural festival organised by Indian Cultural Association at MGSM Janta College, Kartarpur ( Jalandhar ) , Gurpreet Singh Virk, a student of MBA-I secured first position in the much coveted event- Folk Dance ( Male ).

Director-cum- Principal C.L. Kochhar congratulated the participants and praised the faculty members Amit Kohli, Ramandeep Singh Johal and Gagandeep for their great efforts in preparing the 8 member team of the college.

Psychology Workshop Held at KMV College Jalandhar

A two day workshop was held by the Department of Psychology, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya ( KMV College ) , Jalandhar. Psychology students of the college showcased their skills by offering free testing and counselling.

The tests measured intelligence, personality, adjustment, interests, attitude, anxiety stress depression especially exam related . Suitable counselling was given . A stress management workshop was held in which all students of the College were guided about management of stress especially the role of music therapy.

HMV College, Jalandhar Wins GNDU Lawn Tennis Championship

HMV College Jalandhar's Lawn Tennis team comprising of Sonia Sharma, Anuradha and Jasbir Kaur won the GNDU Lawn Tennis Championship held at Ram Bagh, Amritsar.

BBK DAV College For Girls, Amritsar came second

BD Arya Girls' College , Jalandhar won the third position.

Trinity College, Jalandhar Celebrated Annual Sports Day

On 05-02-09, Trinity College, Jalandhar celebrated its Annual Sports Day. Chairman of Improvement Trust, Jalandhar Baljit Singh Neela Mahal was the Chief Guest., College Director Rev. Father Simon and College Principal, Sister Dr. Stella addressed the guests and college students.

Mega Journalism Event " COMMINS-2009" at Doaba College, Jalandhar

Jalandhar's prestigious college, Doaba College's Department of Journalism & Mass Communication is holding a mega event " COMMNIS-2009" on 16-02-2009. Highlights of the event are :-

Radio Jockey
News Reading
Ad-Mad Show
Caption Writing
Collage Making
Report Writing

Chief Guest is Dr. R.S. Bawa , Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University.
, Amritsar
Renowned Punjabi Singer Sabar Koti would put up a special appearance.

For further details, please contact

Head of Department of Journalism
Dr. Ranbir Singh
( m) 94174-86440

Dr. Naresh K. Dhiman
Ph.:0181-2291837, 2490199

BSNL Starts Cable TV Service in Jalandhar

Government owned telephone Company, BSNL has introduced cable service, IPTV in Jalandhar from 14-02-2009. There would be STB ( set up box) security of Rs. 999/- which is refundable. Installation charges Rs. 250/- ( One Time ) .Monthly charges Rs.150/-. Many unique facilities have been introduced:-

There would be 120 channels ( live)
Movies on Demand
Time Shift TV
Replay Live Channels ( 3 days )
Triple Play

For those applying in February there is a rebate of50 % on installation charges and no rental for the month of February.

BSNL's General Manager,RajivSharma informed at the launching ceremony that their Associates Aksh Optifibres have commenced installations in Jalandhar.

For further information call : 1500 or visit Website www.punjab.bsnl.co.in

February 13, 2009

Ram Sarup Gupta-Grand Old Man of Basti Danishmandan Jalandhar

Ram Sarup Gupta ( aged 85 years ) is one of very few pre 1947 residents of Basti Danishmandan. He still cycles around 8 km daily and has an excellent memory.A pre independence Congress leader Mr. Gupta is very well known and respected figure in the Basti. At the time of independence, their family's books and stationery shop in Bazar Sheikhan (M/s. Gupta Brothers )was the biggest. Their 3 storeyed house in Basti Danishmandan still retains its pre 1947 charm when it was the highest building in the Basti. These are the photographs of Mr. Gupta and his heritage house in Basti Danishmandan.