Tuesday, July 3, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


PCCTU protest begins
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 2
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union began its protest against the non-implementation of the pension and gratuity scheme here today.

PCCTU president K.B.S. Sodhi said college teachers would continue to protest till their demand was met.

In the first phase which began today the teachers would wear black badges for a week. In the second phase, they would stage a dharna after the third lecture on July 16, 18 and 20.

Professor Sodhi said three zonal rallies would be held at Jalandhar (July 30), Muktsar (August 1) and Patiala (August 3). The last rally on August 15 would be held in the constituency of the Chief Minister.

The PCCTU President said if the government did not implement the scheme by that time, the future course of action would be decided at an executive committee meeting at Dakha on August 15.


Ludhiana colleges reopen
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 2
All city colleges affiliated with Panjab University re-opened today.

Students were busy filling in their admission forms. At Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, several students had come to procure admission forms for BA I following the declaration of Class XII results by the Punjab School Education Board on Saturday. 

Khalsa College for Women was bubbling with activity as centralised admissions for the BBA, BCA and B.Com are to be held there.

College teachers were seen guiding students on how to fill in their admission forms.Back


PAU scientist honoured
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 2
Dr G.S. Dhaliwal, Professor of Ecology, Punjab Agricultural University, has been conferred with the “Scientist of the Year award-2000” by the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi. The award carries a gold medal, a citation and a certificate and has been conferred upon Dr Dhaliwal for his “outstanding life long accomplishments” in the field of ecology.

The award is presented annually to a scientist who has contributed significantly to the dissemination of knowledge to world communities and professions. A Ph.D from Indian Agricultural Research Institute at New Delhi, Dr Dhaliwal remained postdoctoral fellow at the International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, for two years.


300 participate in dance competition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 2
More than 300 students of the Indo-British Cultural Academy had a chance to exhibit their talent at a competition ‘Hit the Heat-Boogie Woogie Show’ last night. The children were dressed like the artistes who had danced on those songs in the videos.

The songs chosen were mostly Punjabi, the beat was thumping and the children excited. They danced with enthusiasm in spite of the stuffy atmosphere inside the Royal Resorts where the function was held.

The dancers were divided into two groups, above nine years and below nine years. Those above nine danced on fast numbers and Amit, Henna, Ruhi and Jasleen were declared winners in this group.

In the below-nine group, Jasjit Kaur, Naina and Jasleen were declared winners.

Total chaos prevailed in the hall in spite of the best efforts of the organisers.

Mr Amit Verma director of the institute, said, “It was the first time that there was some indiscipline. Actually, we got the venue late and had to push the things.

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