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Khalsa College Student Selected for Tokyo Olympics, Campus Upbeat

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | April 08, 2021 02:41 PM

AMRITSAR: Divyansh Singh Panwar, a budding shooting star from Khalsa College Amritsar (KCA) has been selected for the Tokyo Olympics, sending the whole campus to rejoice today. He will be part of the Indian team going to the Tokyo Olympics.

Divyansh is undergoing a training camps in Delhi presently and his selection was made following his stellar performances in the recent national and international events.The management and Principal Dr. Mehal Singh said that a history of sort has been made by Panwar who has ensured the slot for the coveted international event.

Khalsa College has been at the forefront when it comes to nurturing international level sportspersons, said Dr. Mehal Singh. Khalsa College Governing Council Secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina said it was a matter of great pride that their students has been selected for Olympics. He said they were committed to provide world class sports facilities to the students so that they can hone their game in the world events.

Panwar is a student of BCA First Year and he had been an outstanding shooter throughout. He had won 2019 Beijing World Cup. Continuing his winning streak earlier, Divyansh also bagged a gold medal in the 10 meters air rifle team event and a bronze medal in the individual event at the World Shooting Championships held in Delhi. So far, he has won a total of 5 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the World Cup.

The fact that he has just entered the Olympics at the age of 18 is a testament to his achievements and skills so far. Chhina and Dr. Mehal Singh in particular, congratulated Dr. Daljit Singh, Head, Sports Department and the entire sports department on this achievement. He said that Divyansh is India's top athlete in the 10m air rifle event and it is a matter of pride for the entire college for his selection.

Referring to the glorious history of achievements in College sports, Dr. Daljit Singh said that the College got this honor after four decades. Prior to this, Bahadur Singh, a student of the College had shown his brilliance in the Shot Put event in Moscow Olympic Games held in 1980.

He attributed this great achievement to Divyansh' commitment, the efforts of the Managing of the college, especially the support received from President Mr.Satyajit Singh Majithia, and Secretary Mr. Chhina and all the members including principals of the College. He said, all the office bearers made it possible to witness this historic day. On this occasion, Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Sukhmeen Bedi, Registrar Devinder Singh, Prof. Atam Randhawa etc. were present.

Common man cannot pay steep fines under new MVA: Goa BJP
PANAJI: Two days after the Goa government notified penalty tariff under the central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Thursday said that the common person in Goa would not be in a position to pay the steep fines.

Tanavade also said that he had requested Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho to keep the amended law in abeyance.

"We have requested the Goa government to keep the amended MVA in abeyance. We have spoken to the CM and Transport Minister. Common Goans will not be able to afford the fees. There should be discipline, but imposing fines alone does not inculcate discipline. Awareness (about traffic laws) should be created instead," Tanavade said.

According to the earlier penalty tariff, while driving a light motor vehicle without a valid licence attracted a penalty of Rs 500. But now under the new tariff structure the fine has been increased to Rs 1,500.

Fine for overspeeding has also been increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1,500. Those using mobile phones while driving light motor vehicles will be fined Rs 3,000 for the first offence and Rs 10,000 for subsequent offences, while previously the fine was limited to Rs 500.

Repeat offences under the new central law would also result in suspension of the driver's licence for three months.

While unveiling the tariff during a media interaction on Wednesday, Transport Minister Godinho said that the government had kept the range of penalties to the minimum and that intention of the Goa government was not to pinch the pocket of the common man.

The Opposition on Wednesday had also demanded the immediate withdrawal of the penalty tariff.

The introduction of the new fine tariff comes at a time when political parties in the state are gearing up for the state assembly elections, which are scheduled to be held in early 2022. Elections to five municipal councils are also scheduled to be held later this month.

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