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Seminar on trends in tourism
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, January 27
Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated “India Tourism Day” by organising a seminar on “The Growing Trends in Tourism in India” in which dignitaries from five star hotels and resorts participated.

Mr Jagjeet Puri (Managing Director, Punjab Tourism and Development Corporation Punjab) was the chief guest at the function. Mr N.S. Nanda (President, Hotel and Restaurant Association, Punjab) presided over the function. Mr. Naveen Kumar Nanchahal (Principal, Dr.Ambedkar Institute of HMC & N) was the guest of honour.

Various dignitaries from five star hotels like Hotel Taj, Sarovar Park Plaza, Kaivoli Garden Resorts Delhi presented their papers on “The Growing Trends Of Tourism In India”. A colourful cultural programme was put up by students, which included western dance, skit, solo dance Punjabi folk dance. The items were very much appreciated by those present. The valedictory session was addressed by Mrs Tajinder Kaur, Vice President Aasra Foundation. Celebrating “India Tourism Day” the institute also inaugurated a bakery shop in the college campus.

Mr Jagjeet Puri deliberated upon the growth of various industries along with the growth of tourism industry. He appreciated the endeavours of Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in imparting fair and practical knowledge to the students regarding the hotel management and catering technology. Mr N.S. Nanda highlighted the importance of the multiplier effects of tourism on the growth of employment opportunities, income redistribution, earning of foreign exchange. Mr Naveen Kumar Nanchahal applauded the efforts of Desh Bhagat Institute in promoting tourism.

While speaking on the occasion, Dr Zora Singh, Chairman DB Group of institutes said that with an aim to make India tourists’ idol, our institution is imparting trained and practical education relating to the field of hotel management & tourism to the students. Various new courses like B.Sc. (Airlines, Hospitality and Tourism Management) have been introduced in the Hotel Management courses. Mrs Shalini Gupta, Director, Desh Bhagat Institute said that the institute has redefined the field of tourism by the way of its unique hotel education & tourism programs.

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From Schools and Colleges
Patriotism marks R-Day celebrations
Our Correspondent

Students of Spring Dales School participate in the Republic Day parade in Ludhiana
Students of Spring Dales School participate in the Republic Day parade in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Ludhiana, January 27
Republic Day celebrated at Sat Paul Mittal School, Phase-II, Dugri on January 25. The celebrations began with children saluting the Tricolour and singing the National Anthem.

This was followed by children of Pravesh Vatika and Upvan dancing to the song ''Hum Hain Hindustani.'' Senior children spoke about Dr Ambedkar, the father of the Indian constitution, and took the oath of allegiance to the National Flag.

Bhartiya Vidya Mandir: Republic Day was celebrated in Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, with simplicity. Flag was hoisted by Ms Veena Khanna, senior teacher, followed by the National Anthem. A speech on the ''Importance of Republic Day in the present context'' was delivered by Ms Parveen. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.

GAD Public School: GAD Public School, New Shimla Puri, celebrated Republic Day with pomp and show. Mr Bikramjeet Singh Khalsa, former MLA, was the chief guest.The programme started with "shabad gyan" by Poonam Grewal of class 10, Muskan of class 8 and Gurveer Kaur of class 8 shared their views on Republic Day. "Ae mere watan ke logo" patriotic song was sung by students. Choreography of ''I love my India'', was presented by girls of class 6. "Kwashri" was performed by Manpreet Kaur and her group. Junior girls presented ''giddha''.

Mr Rajinder Singh Gill, Principal of the school, encouraged the students to celebrate the national festivals together and Mr Sukhwinder Singh, Director of the school, highlighted the importance of Republic Day. Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa congratulated the school management, teachers and students for celebrating the Republic Day.

GCW: Republic Day was celebrated in GCW by the staff and students here yesterday. The Principal of the college, Dr Prabhjot Kaur, hoisted the flag.

CMCH: Republic Day was celebrated with vigour and patriotism at Christian Medical College and Hospital here yesterday. Organised by the medical college, the celebrations involved the nursing college and dental college also.

Mom's Pride school: Republic Day was celebrated at Mom's Pride school yesterday.The children were dressed up as national leaders. Children sang National Anthem and other patriotic songs. The importance and the meaning of the day was told to the students The tiny-tots were also provided refreshments.

Baba Nand Singh school: Republic Day celebrated at Baba Nand Singh Sainik School, Haibowal Kalan. Dressed in bright colours, students performed many patriotic items. Their efforts were appreciated by the staff and parents. Sweets were distributed to all those present on the occasion.

Tagore Public School: The Republic Day was celebrated in Tagore Public School with pomp and show. The whole atmosphere of the school echoed with patriotic songs which filled the hearts of young Tagorians with strong feeling of oneness, tolerance, thrill and patriotism. The celebrations began with the unfurling of the National Flag by the chief guest Mr Govind Ram Bansal, president of the school. The chief guest was accorded a warm welcome by the members of the managing committee, Principal, staff and students.

Greenland school: A colourful cultural show followed by patriotic songs and poems marked the Republic Day celebrations at Greenland Sr Sec Public School here . The chief guest, Mr Rajesh Rudhra, chairman-cum-director of school and Ms Usha Rudhra were welcomed by Principal Baldeep Pandher and staff. The National Flag was hoisted by the chief guest and the school band played the National Anthem.

Master Tara Singh college: Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women celebrated Republic Day with fervour. Rich tributes were paid to the freedom fighters. Principal Madanjit Kaur Sahota extended her tributes to the several known and unknown fighters who sacrificed their lives.

GMT college: GMT College of Education organised a heart-provoking inter-house competition based on patriotic theme under the chairmanship of Mr Kashmir Singh Thind and Principal H S Sidhu. Ms Manpreet Kaur addressed the students on this occasion. The students participated with spirit and enthusiasm and presented a touching picture of present India. Rani Jhansi House stood first in the competition and Mother Teresa House stood second. Principal of the college congratulated all participants for their excellent participation. 

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Bhagat Singh award for PAU teacher
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 27
Mr Nirmal Jaura, Assistant Director, Public Relations in the Communication Centre of Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded with Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Award by the Directorate of Youth Services, Government of Punjab. The award was presented to him during the Republic Day celebrations at Ludhiana.

The award carries a prize of Rs 5,000 and a gold medal. Mr Nirmal Jaura has made significant contributions in Punjabi culture and drama. His book on Punjabi drama “Vaapsi” was released recently by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh.

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Scouts take part in games
Our Correspondent

Amloh, January 27
The Bharat Scouts and Guides of this subdivision organised “cub/bulbul 5-day tritiya and chorthia” camp at Elementary School, Kaulgarh, today. Students of elementary schools, Saunti, Alipur Sandal, Tanda Bandha, Kapoorgarh and Global Pearls Public School in the region participated in the camp.

Students took part in Scouts games. A play under the direction of master Nirbhay Singh was presented. Giddha and Bhangra enthralled the audience. State chief organising commissioner Bela Singh was the chief guest. He highlighted the history of the Scout movement. A scout camp of the state-level would be organised from February 3 to 5 in Chandigarh.

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