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Course on post-harvest handling concludes
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 8
The 10-week-long Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Post Harvest Handling and Food Processing concluded at the Department of Food Science and Technology, PAU, here today.

In his introductory remarks, Dr G.S. Padda. Head of the Department, informed that 16 participants had successfully passed the course that was jointly sponsored by the Punjab National Bank and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The candidates were given thorough knowledge on pre and post — harvest practices, food processing technologies, food safety and quality assurance systems in view of WTO, organic. functional and health foods, including products based on honey, mushrooms and agro food commodities of the state, he added.

Awareness was created regarding financial schemes of banks regarding food business planning. Unit management and marketing. Laboratory practical on hand practices at pilot scale. Industrial visits and implant training were part of the curriculum, he said.

In his presidential address, Dr S.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, encouraged the participants to become job providers rather than job seekers after this training to serve the society.

“Their success will encourage farmers in rural Punjab to integrate value addition with farming”, he said.

Dr G.S. Chahal, Dean, College of Agriculture, emphasised that in the second phase of Green Revolution the university plans to work for agri-business development in the state to convert farming into an commercial enterprise through value addition activities. Support of financial institutions in this endeavour will prove a milestone in this success.

Mr S.K. Behal, Chief Manager, PNB, assured that finances will not be constraint for the young entrepreneurers while Mr Harmesh Kumar from the NABARD desired that such training programmes with the PAU help can be made a regular feature by the financial institutions.

Dr K.S. Minhas, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, proposed vote of thanks.



Placement week at RIMT
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 8
A placement week is being observed on RIMT campus for students of MCA final year and the campus is abuzz with excitement since November 5. Some of the renowned companies, which have already visited the campus and selected candidates, include Persistant Pune, Sebiz Mohali, Smart Data Enterprises Chandigarh, Net Solutions Chandigarh, SeAsia Consulting Chandigarh. The selection procedure included written test followed by an interview. Some of the companies also conducted group discussions in addition to the test and interview.

The companies which visited the campus, were all praise for the students, the infrastructure, especially the computer and hardware labs and quality training being provided at the institute. Some of the companies scheduled to visit in the next few days include Safaltelk, Prosoft, G.R., Softech, Red Alkemi etc. The institute is also in touch with other companies like Mobera Systems for placements.

While congratulating the placement team and students of the institute, the Director, Dr B.S. Bhatia, was all praise for the coordinated effort of the team. He thanked the companies for coming to the campus. The placement of MBA students has also begun and some of the students have already been selected. 



Zonal youth festival results
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 8
The 47th Inter-Zonal Youth Festival going on at Ramgarhia Girls College, Millerganj, Ludhiana, entered its second day today. In this festival, 10 zones of Panjab University are taking part.

The festival got off to a colourful start with the hoisting of the flag by the chief guest, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor of Ludhiana.

Today, competitions of shabad, geet, ghazal, group song, folk song and classical music (Vocal) were held in which around 175 participants from 40 colleges of Punjab participated.

The following are the results.

Landscape: Anand Sharma of DAV College, Chandigarh 1; Abir of Government College, Chandigarh 2; Tahl Singh of Government College, Hoshiarpur 3.

Clay Modeling: Pushpinder of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour 1; Kirandeep Kaur of Government College, Hoshiarpur 2; Harvinder Singh of RSD College, Ferozepore 3.

Rangoli: Preet Kaur of A S College for Women, Khanna 1; Rupinder Kaur of Mata Ganga Khalsa College, Kottan 2; Avinash of DAV College of Education, Abohar 3.

Poem: Subhpinder Kaur of GCG, Chandigarh 1; Harmandeep Singh of GGDSD College, Chandigarh 2; Gursimran Grewal of GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana 3.

Short Story: Bhawna Kaushik of MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh 1; Tarunpreet Kaur of SCD Govt College, Ludhiana 2; Akwinder Kaur of AS College for Women, Khanna, 3.

Essay Writing: Aparna Soni of Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh 1; Richa Sharma of GCG-11, Chandigarh 2; Jaspreet Kaur of GGDSD 32, Chandigarh.

Collage: Sumeet of Government College, Hoshiarpur 1; Rajdeep Kaur of GNC of Education for Women, Dalewal 2; Anusha of Govt College for Girls Chandigarh 3.

Cartoon drawing: Ravneet Kaur of Govt College for Women, Ldh 1; Jasraj Bhatti of DAV College-10, Chd, 2; Pooja Soni of Govt College of Education 20, Chandigarh 3.

Dasuti (cross stitch): Hardish Kaur of Satyam College of Education 1; Moga, Gurbirt Kaur of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepore 2; Jaswinder Kaur of GN N College, Doraha 3.

Phulkari: Savita Verma of GNG College, Ludhiana 1; Gurpreet Kaur of SD College Moga 2; Amrita of Arya College, Ludhiana 3.

Mehandi design: Arti of Dashmesh Girls College, Badal 1; Gagandeep Kaur of Government College for Women, Ludhiana 2; Inderpreet Kaur of Dashmesh Girls College, Badal 3.

Knitting: Daljeet Kaur of GNG College, Ludhiana 1; Tanvi of GCW-11 Chandigarh 2; Amandeep Kaur of GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar 3.



Seminar on Legal Services Day

Ludhiana, November 8
To mark Legal Services Day, a seminar will be organised by the District Legal Services Authority under the supervision of its Chairman, Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, at Government Senior Secondary School, Hambran, on Wednesday at 10.30 am

This was disclosed by Mr Harbans Lal while presiding over the meeting of top brass of the police and district administration at judicial complex here.

The seminar will educate the rural masses about the importance of Lok Adalats and creating awareness about the facility of free legal aid provided by the Legal Services Authority. — OC



Acupuncture camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 8
A fortnight-long free acupuncture camp is being jointly organised by the Brothers Club and the Active Anti-Corruption Group at Shiv Shakti Mandir in Kidwai Nagar here from November 9. The camp will be inaugurated by Dr Subhash Verma, president of the district unit of the BJP, and Mr Sat Pal Gosain, former Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly.

Mr Parveen Bansal, group leader of BJP councillors, stated that noted acupuncture specialist from Indonesia Ram Narain Singh would examine the patients.



Punjab primary school games begin
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 8
The 24th Punjab State Inter-District Primary Schools Sports Meet began at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. More than one thousand students drawn from different schools of the state have been taking part in the five-day sports meet. During the games, competition in five disciplines- kho-kho, kabaddi, athletics, wrestling and gymnastics will be held.

Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, Punjab, formally inaugurated the meet. Before the inauguration, Mr Johar took salute from the participants at an impressive march past. The boys and girls attired in colourful track suits marched before the podium where the minister along with other senior officials of the Punjab Education Department was standing and acknowledged them. This was followed by a cultural programme presented by students.

Addressing the function, Mr Johar said the education department had chalked out a comprehensive plan for the promotion of sports in all the schools of the state and funds amounting to Rs 2 crore were being spent to provide adequate sports infrastructure and equipment in the schools as per their requirements.

The minister said with a view to improve the general health and sports spirit among the students, disciplines of gymnastics and yoga had been added in all the schools and trainers had been provided to them. He assereted that to catch the players at primary level, stress had been laid to organise block-level and district-level competitions. Training of excellent quality would be provided to the winning players of state games so that these sportspersons could give good results at the national-level tournaments.



Inter-school hockey tourney from Nov 11
Our Correspondent

Doraha, November 8
The 7th Inter-School Divali Hockey Tournament, dedicated to the memory of the late founder-president of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, will be organised from November 11 to 13 at Guru Nanak Stadium, Doraha. Mr Jagdev Singh Grewal, the principal of the college, said the tournament was being organised for the past seven years as the late founder-president of the college had an ardent wish to promote hockey among the rural children.

“The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 3100 and the runners up a prize of Rs 2100,” he added.

Prof Dr Nirlep Kaur, chairman of the tournament, said a total of seven teams would participate in pool A and another seven in pool - B.

The teams participating in Pool A include GNM, Doraha(A), Akal Academy, Dhindsa, Government Senior Secondary School, Jatana, R.S. Khalsa High School, Jaspalon, Malwa Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana (A) Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha and Govern- ment High School, Rampur.

In Pool - B, NS Public School, Kila Raipur, Malwa Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana (B), Shakti Public School, Doraha, PP Rupalon, Government Senior Secondary School, Kaddon, GNM School, Doraha (B) and Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha, will be participating.


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