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Workshop on education for adolescents held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 15
A three-day adolescence education advocacy workshop-cum-seminar, for Ludhiana district was organised under the guidelines of the population education cell, the State Institute of Science Education (SISE) at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, Ludhiana, under the patronage of Mr Varinder Sharma, District Scientific Officer. It was attended by 60 school principals and headmasters of Ludhiana district.

The workshop commenced with a shabad ‘Deh Shiva var mohi ihe, shubh karman kabhun na taron...” sung by school students. The course director, Mrs Kamaljit Kaur, Principal, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, welcomed the guests and the participants. In his keynote address, Mr Varinder Sharma, District Scientific Officer, Ludhiana, explained the meaning, need and relevance of adolescence education. A discussion was held on the physical, mental, emotional, social and sexual growth and development of the adolescents. Also, the role of print and the electronic media was discussed in the positive as well as the negative developments in the adolescents. The resource persons, Mr Mewa Sngh, lecturer, and Mr Ranjit Singh, Headmaster, Government High School, Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, spoke on various methods and techniques for imparting education to the adolescents in the schools.

Then Dr Gulzar Singh, subject expert, Population Education Cell, SISE, Chandigarh, delivered a lecture on the selection of teachers for imparting such education and tools for data collection.

Prof. Baldev Singh, Lecturer in English, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon, who conducted the stage, spoke on education of adolescents to prepare them responsible citizenship. Also, Prof Baldev Singh stressed on the significance of responsible parenting, teachers as role models and child psychology for the guidance of adolescent students with an understanding of heredity and environment. Mrs Manjit Kaur, Deputy DEO (S), Ludhiana, thanked the participants and the organisers representing the District Education Department, Ludhiana.



Lawyers get chambers today
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, February 15
The cherished dream of city lawyers of getting the chambers in the New Judicial Complex will finally be realised on Monday. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh would formally hand over the keys of chambers to the lawyers.

Lawyers had contributed Rs 4 crore in the Rs 8 crore project, which started in 1998. The issue was so sensitive that it led to a change of guard in the District Bar Association (DBA). Claiming it as a shot in his arm, Mr Balwinder Kumar Goel, president of the DBA, said he had fulfilled the promise made by him during elections.

Mr Goel claimed that the issue of installation of lifts had also been resolved. Now the lawyers would not have to pay Rs 17 lakh to the government.

Hectic activity was witnessed in the court complex as senior administrative officials, including the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, and the SDM, Mr Prem Chand, took stock of the venue. Police officials, including Mr Harish Kumar (SP), and Mr Simratpal Singh Dhindsa (DSP), also oversaw the arrangements. Dusty corridors and the filth in the complex was cleaned in a campaign. The entrance and some other areas of the New Judicial Complex are being white-washed.

The secretary of the DBA, Mr S.S. Cheema, said apart from the Chief Minister, Public Works Minister Partap Singh Bajwa, Higher Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar, Printing and Stationery Minister Rakesh Pandey, and MLA, Mr Surinder Dawar, would grace the occasion.



Display of symphony on canvas
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 15
Mrs Meena Gupta, Past District Chairperson of the International Inner Wheel District 307, has inaugurated an exhibition of paintings “Symphony of nature” at TAC Art Gallery, Rajguru Nagar. This exhibition is a rare of creativity and represents the goodness of mother nature.

The exhibition has been organised as group show by three eminent painters — Ashwani Verma, Sadhna Sangar and Satwant Singh Sumail. Ashwani Verma is a postgraduate in fine arts and has won many awards. His paintings express the different moods of nature in watercolors. Valleys of Manali and mountains of Shimla, Gulmarg and Kempty falls of Mussorie are beautifully expressed.

Satwant Singh Sumail feels that the nature fascinates the human mind in various ways. The calmness of nature is full of melodious chants. His paintings in oil, mixed media and poster colors are a treat to the eyes. He is also the recipient of prestigious awards from AIFACS, PLKA and the Indian Academy of fine Arts. He has also created some murals at Patiala, Amritsar and Mohali.

Sadhna Sangar is a lecturer in Fine Arts of Government College, Mohali, and works on a rare media of inks on paper. “Nature for me isn’t some magnificent splendor alone. In its varied manifestations, I can sense life, a sensitivity”, she says. Her compositions sometimes emerge out of base with a trunk like form or are placed diagonally juxtaposed with blots of in various gradations.


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