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Bhattal exhorts students to excel
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 5
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, has exhorted the students to acquire excellence in their field so that they could compete to capture enormous job opportunitites created as a result of advancement in technology at the global level, for which, they will have to face fierce competitions with their counterparts in other countries.

Ms Bhattal was addressing students at the annual convocation and prize distribution function of Ramgarhia Girls College here today.

Ms Bhattal informed that in the new education policy, the state government was laying main stress on the improvement in the quality of education in all government institutions and all-round development of the students would be the main focus of education.

She said with the revolutionary advancement in information technology, the world had been shrunken to a small and fully accessible village and opened enormous opportunities for brilliant students. But on the same time it had also created tough competitions in every field.

She said in present times, the students possessing professional skills and confidence would only be able to show their presence and make outstanding achievements. She advised the students to keep proper vigil on the developments at the international level and inculcate in themselves the spirit of competitions.

Stressing upon the need for special attention on women education, she said to improve the social and educational standard, the education to all girls was of most importance, which would help in the harmonious transformation of society and check the decreasing count of females as compared to males in the society.

She said educated girls should shoulder the responsibility of creating awareness among the masses about the equality in male and female child as in present times, the girls were much ahead than the boys in the majority of fields.

She said teachers were the real guides for the students and exhorted them to inculcate the moral and patriotic values among students so that they could be able to adopt nationalistic approach, which was eliminating from society.

Ms Bhattal called upon the management of educational institutions to extend their full cooperation to the government in bringing about qualitative improvement and professionalism in women education, so that the girls could be properly trained to compete at all levels and could fight against the prevailing crime against women.

Appreciating the contribution of Ramgarhia Girls College in spreading women education, Ms Bhattal said the founders of the college had great vision and spirit of service to the society. She lauded the role of privately managed educational institutions in enhancing the standard of the education in the country and said the process of privatisation had been started in all fields in the country with a view to improve the quality of services.

She exhorted the management of private institutions to keep substantial seats for brilliant students belonging to poor families and also help them financially in getting higher education, so that they could avail equal opportunities to acquire good education.

In the convocation, 286 degrees were presented to students — postgraduate (music) 9, graduates 160, B.Com 34, BCA 31, PGDCA 15, M.Sc 22 and English, Punjabi and History (Honours) 15. She also presented the role of honour to 18 students and distributed prizes to students. Ms Bhattal honoured Ms Vimal Bhargva, Principal, Dev Samaj College, Chandigarh, and Dr Anup Kaur Bansal, Principal, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana.

Ms Harmeet Kaur, college Principal read out the annual report and listed the achievements of students of the college in different fields.



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Seminar on career courses
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Students of Gupta Model High School attend a Sukhmani Sahib Path organised on the school premises on Saturday.
Students of Gupta Model High School attend a Sukhmani Sahib Path organised on the school premises on Saturday. —  Photo by I.V.

Doraha, February 5
A seminar on career courses was organised at Guru Nanak National College here today.

Dr R.S. Gupta, Director, Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, and Prof V.J. Rai were the resource persons.

Dr R.S. Gupta dwelled upon various career opportunities and courses available to students after completing graduation in arts, commerce and computer streams.

Prof Rai emphasised the importance of MBA, MCA and PGDCA courses to meet the standards of the global market.

He said: “Global competition is not only affecting big units but also small and medium size enterprises.”

Dr Gupta dwelled upon minimum qualification and procedure for joining these courses.

He also talked about the training and placement cell at DIMT, Doraha, which provided free coaching for entrance test to MBA/MCA courses. Prof Gursharanjit Singh, Head of Postgraduate Department of Commerce, welcomed the resource persons.

Tsunami relief

A sum of Rs 41,800 was contributed to the Chief Minister’s relief fund for tsunami victims by management, staff and students of Guru Nanak National College here today.

Prof Balwant Singh Pangali, secretary, college management committee, and Mr Jaswant Singh Gill, Principal, handed over the cheque to Mr Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, SDM, Payal.

Mr Pardeep Singh Bains, Naib Tehsildar, Mr Adarsh Pal Bector, executive committee member, Mr Sharma, Prof J.S. Grewal and Prof M.S. Bhandari were also present.

Mr Jaswant Singh Gill, principal, said staff and students had contributed generously towards the cause.

Mr Dhaliwal said it was the highest contribution from any educational institute from the sub-division thus far. He lauded the efforts made by the college towards the cause.

He assured of monetary support for the completion of Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall at the college.

Mr Dhaliwal added that a sum of Rs 7,800 was contributed by Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha. He said an amount of Rs 450 lakh had so far been collected from the area for the victims.

Pottery workshop for tiny tots

A pottery workshop was organised today at GNIP School, Model Town, Gujarkhan Campus, here. National award winner potter Sham Parsad conducted the workshop. Pre-primary and primary kids attended the workshop and enjoyed the interactive session. There was also a drawing competition for classes II to VI conducted by Aviva.

Path at Gupta model school

A Sukhmani Sahib Path was organised at Gupta Model High School here today. It is an annual feature to pray for good results of school students in Board Examinations and in house examinations. The path was attended by students, parents and some esteemed guests . After shabad gyan the bhog of path was performed and langar was served.



Body honours UK delegation
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 5
The Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch today honoured a delegation of Tavistock College, Devon (UK), which is on a three-day visit to MLD High School, Talwandi Kalan, here.

Led by Mr Geoff Orton, director, Sixth Forum, Tavistock College, the delegation comprises Ms Lorraine Orton, Ms Nikki Bishop and four students — Rosanna Clarke, Lisa Ewing, Elinor Hilton and Madeleine Selaman.

Mr Kishan Kumar Bawa, chairman of the manch, lauded both the institutes for developing educational links. Mr Nahar Singh Gill, city Mayor, also spoke on the occasion.

Mr Malkit Singh Dakha, MLA, said the development of links would go a long way in harmonious development of students of both the institutes.

Mr Geoff Orton appreciated the way administrative activities were handled by authorities here.

He said the institutes would share teaching techniques and send students under their cultural exchange programme in future.

Mr Baldev Bawa, Mr Harpret Singh Bhullar, Mr Pawan Dewan, Mr Jivan Dhawan, Mr Hari Dass Bawa, Mr Satinderpal Singh Dishwan, Mr Joginder Singh, Mr Ahmer Singh and Mr Yuvraj Singh, were among those present.


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