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Sunday, 09 February 2020 | PNS

Khattar wishes on Guru Ravidass birth anniversary

Chandigarh: While wishing the people of the state on the birth anniversary of Shri Guru Ravidass,  Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that his teachings are still relevant today and everyone should learn from the life and teachings of such great personalities and work for the social harmony in the society.  In a message issued here, the Chief Minister said that the great personalities like Guru Ravidas ji had given the message of social harmony in the society through their teachings even when conservative thinking and ignorance was prevalent in the society. He called upon the youth of the State to work on the teachings and message given by him and further take the message of social harmony in the society.

‘The Indian Wordsmith’ book launch event on Feb 14

Panchkula: A book launch and author felicitation event will be organized by ‘The Indian Wordsmith’, an upcoming city publisher on February 14 at Hotel Shiraz, Panchkula. Neelam Sharma, CEO, said they will launch eight books at the event and it will also mark the launch of ‘Wordsmith Paperbacks’, a vertical of the company offering low-priced, high-quality digitally printed range of paperbacks. She said book publishers today, world over, are looking for ways and means to survive in this age of electronic media. “Our mantra to combat this is simple. Low price, high quality books are needed to bring the general public back to printed books,” says Neelam. Of the eight books to be launched at the event, all of them are in Hindi except for “My First Love” which is bilingual, Hindi & English. On ‘My First Love’, she said, this is a small effort to encourage non-writers to pen their feelings. “We asked everyone to write a page or two about their first love” says Neelam enthusiastically. “And response was awesome. We got contributions coming from Pilots to Doctors, Teacher to Housewives. Imagine a girl studying in class sixth also wrote in this book.”

Dhaba unveils premier lounge & bar in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The iconic Dhaba, which grew out of The Claridges hotel in Delhi and known as the King of Highway Cuisine, now gets a whole new avatar as it recreates the same magic of its lounge & bar.  Dhaba’s bar ‘Theka’ is well-stocked with IMFL and imported liquor, it also boasts of signature cocktails - speciality tharras which come in actual Pauva bottles.  Located in Sector 7, Dhaba Chandigarh has kitschy interiors. Puneet Gupta, Managing Director, says, “We are excited to unveil Theka, Dhaba’s premium lounge & bar. The people of Chandigarh are often looking for somewhere to unwind after work. We look forward to indulging our guests with a new dining experience.”  Rahul Khanna and Kabir Suri, Directors at Azure Hospitality, have played an intrinsic part in developing and managing the company brands, Mamagoto, Dhaba Estd. 1986, Speedy Chow, Rollmaal and recently added brands Sly Granny, Hotel Delmaar and Foxtrot.

PUNJAB DECLARES 2ND HALF HOLIDAY IN PHAGWARA

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government declared a holiday for the second half in all government Offices, Boards/Corporations and government educational institutions in Phagwara Tehsil on February 8, (Saturday) to enable participation in the Shobha Yatra on the eve of the Prakash Divas of Guru Ravidass, an official spokesperson of Punjab Government said.

9th edition of Motocross Challenge begins in Mohali

Mohali: The ninth edition of Autocross, Motocross and Off-roading challenge-2020 began at PUDA Ground, Phase 8 Mohali on Saturday. The two day event that will witness around 150 players across the country is being organized by Old Yadavindrian Association (OYA). The event which is running in its 9th edition will have players showing their skills and abilities, on four wheelers (Autocross), two wheelers (Motocross) and 4x4 vehicles (Off-Roading), in the two day event. For the first time the competition is being held on a twin track which will enable the running of two vehicles to run parallel on the track. The track will include hurdles like cross over, undulating, and bridges under the supervision of expert team of FMSCI. In order to provide medical services to the participants a medical team will also be present onsite. Kushal Pal Singh Mann, President, OYA said there are over 150 men and women motorsports players who are participating in the competition and we are happy to see that participants from faraway places like Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, have registered their names.

First ever Sikh football tournament culminates

Chandigarh: The inaugural edition of sabat-soorat Sikh football cup culminated on Saturday with Khalsa FC Jalandhar edging past Khalsa FC Gurdaspur 2-1 in a fiercely fought finale played at football stadium, Sector 42 here. The initiative dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is aimed at reclaiming Sikh sporting culture and contribution, organised jointly by Khalsa Football Club (Khalsa FC) and Global Sikh Sports Federation.  President Khalsa FC, Harjeet Singh Grewal said separate tournament for sabat-soorat girls would also be held from next year.

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