City student wins ‘Doodle4Google’ contest

Arun Kumar Yadav, a ninth standard student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, has won the contest to design a 'Doodle4Google' for Children's Day this year. 'Doodle4Google' is a logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. For the Children's Day's logo, the search giant conducted an open competition for students of classes 1 to 10 across the country. Yadav's design was chosen from 13 final entries. His design brings to the fore India's rich diversity through his drawings depicting sports, folk culture, flora and fauna, agricultural practices, spices and cuisines. The entries were judged by actor Boman Irani and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan.

Man dies after scooter skids

Chandigarh: Taranpreet Singh, a 24-year old resident of Balongi Village, Mohali died after his scooter skid near the Sector 38 Gurudwara at 3.25 am on Monday. Taranpreet was declared dead on arrival by doctors. According to the post-mortem report, he died due to a head injury. He had put up a stall for Diwali near the gurudwara and was on his way from home on a two-wheeler after having dinner when the accident took place. Singh was carrying a quilt with him to keep him from being cold. He had stuck the quilt on the handle of two-wheeler because of which he lost his balance on a turn.

Patil announces grant for Institute for Blind

Chandigarh: Interacting with visually impaired students on Monday at Punjab Raj Bhavan, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil announced Rs 1 lakh grant from his discretionary fund for Institute for the Blind, Sector 26. Speaking to Major General Rajinder Nath (Retd) senior vice president of the Society for the care of the visually impaired who headed the team of children, Patil emphasized on the need to empower blind students by imparting them education and vocational training. Earlier, four students, Tulsi, Sandhya, Ritik and Davinder presented candles made by hand by the students to the Administrator.

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