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Govt teachers to hold convention on Nov 1
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 28
The Elementary Sikhya Bachao Front, Punjab, consisting of eight different unions of government primary teachers, will hold a convention at Guru Nanak Khalsa High School, Model Town, on November 1.

Various aspects of the new education policy and the decision of the Punjab Government to transfer the control of government primary schools to the gram panchayats will be discussed at the convention.

This was stated by Mr Piara Singh Dhillon and Mr Pritpal Singh, both conveners of the conference, through a press note. They said Mr Khushal Behl, Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for Higher Education, Mr Rakesh Pandey, Minister of State for Printing and Stationery, Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, a former Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, and Mr Sat Paul Gosain, a former Deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, would be present on the occasion.

Mr Bhan Singh Bhaura, MP (CPI), Mr Balwinder Singh Bains, president of the Youth Wing of the Akali Dal, Amritsar, Mr Chand Singh Chopra, a former MLA (CPM), Giani Arjan Singh Litt, a former MLA, had also been invited to attend the conference, they said. They added that higher officials of the Education Department and trade unionists would also participate in the conference.

Mr Baldev Krishan Moudgil, Mr Ravinder Singh Garcha and Mr Ramanjit Singh Sandhu, all members of the union, said that all preparations were on for the conference. 



GNPS team win district-level quiz
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 28
Various contests, including a quiz and a chart-making competition, were held on the first day of the three-day district science fair organised by the District Education Department at Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School for Boys, Millerganj, here today.

Students and teachers from government, aided and private schools, who had won top two prizes in the seven sub-divisions of the district, participated in the contest. The chart-making contest was held in the morning session in which 14 students took part. Students were given six topics and asked to prepare one coloured chart on any of the topics in one hour. The topics were ‘Internal combustion engine’, ‘Destructive distillation of coal’, ‘Any food chain with examples’, ‘Carbon cycle in nature’, ‘Joule’s experiment for detection of water equivalent of heat’ and ‘Determination of melting point of wax’.

The judgement for the contest was delivered by Mr Harchand Singh from Kirpa Nidhan Public School, Thrikey village, Ms Malkiat Kaur, Headmistress of Government Girls’ High School, Ramgarh, Mr Rakesh, lecturer in chemistry from Government Senior Secondary School, Jawaddi Kalan, and Ms Neelam, lecturer in biology from Government Senior Secondary School, Ghalib Kalan.

Fourteen top teams from seven tehsils of the district participated in the quiz. Each team was represented by two members. Three rounds were held in the contest, one each for physics, chemistry and biology. There were simple questions based on topics relating to earth’s rotation, revolution, flora, fauna, chemical formulae and reactions.

The first round was conducted by Mr Om Parkash, physics lecturer, Government Senior Secondary School, Kamalpura village. The chemistry round was conducted by Mr Rakesh and the biology round was conducted by Ms Neelam. Ramnik Singh and Gagandeep Singh from Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, won the first prize. The second prize went to Raj Singh and Anureet Kaur from GGN Public School. The third prize was shared by the teams of Neha and Nancy Kaplia from Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, and those from Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Payal.

Later, contests in extempore speech making and use of teaching aids were held for teachers. The contests were supervised by Mr Varinder Sharma, District Science Supervisor.



Lecture on speaking skills
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 28
To impart training in communication skills, the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, started a one-month intensive training programme from today.

Inaugurating the programme, Dr A.S. Bansal, Director, GNIMT, said, "The objective of programme is to introduce the complexities of effect and practical communication to the budding professionals. The students from various local colleges will be participating in this one-month course. The programme will extensively cover topics like introduction to communication skills, public speaking, extempore speaking, body language, correct pronunciation, preparation of slides, correct usage of tone and art of self-presentation. Modern instructional technique like quality circles, audio-visual aids, mock presentations, group discussions and brain storming will be used during this training.’’

Dr Bansal said the programme would focus on enhancing the communication capabilities of the participants through a systematic curriculum of learning. The participants would reap benefits in the form of increased self-confidence, personality development and better job prospects. He said in this age of information revolution, business has acquired global dimensions and effective communication could play an indispensable role in the overall personality of a person. Mastering the art of communication required self-confidence and a good command over language in speaking, listening, reading, writing and understanding, he added. 


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