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Inter-school declamation contest held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 5
The 13th inter-school declamation contest was organised today by Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust at the Nehru Sidhant Kender Complex in the fond memory of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. The contest, like every year, received an overwhelming response from all schools of Ludhiana.

The chief guest on the occasion was Mr Prem Aggarwal, general secretary, Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust. Floral tributes were paid to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru by the chief guest, the trustees and other guests.

The most popular topic in Punjabi was the plight of the girl child. The English speakers stressed on the age-old dilemma ‘Youth Ventures, Age Considers’ and brought home the fact that the dynamic and enthusiastic youth was responsible for the far-reaching progress of other world.

Results in three different languages are as follows:


Sidhant: Srivastva Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar-Ist; Praneet Wander: Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar 2nd, Anish Bhatia: Kundan Vidya Mandir 3rd; consolation Prize to Jaisal Brar from Sat Paul Mittal School, Dugri.


Sahib Preet Kaur — Kundan Vidya Mandir Ist; Kamaldeep — DAV Public School, BRS Nagar 2nd; Kamaldeep — DAV Public School, BRS Nagar 2nd; Anuradha Pandey — BCM Senior Secondary School, Jamalpur 2nd; Tanya Lal — Greenland Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar bye-pass 3rd; consolation prize to Gaurav Jambh from BCM Arya Model Sen Secondary School , Ludhiana.


Param Preet Singh — GN P School, Sarabha Nagar -Ist; Gaurav Madaan — BVM Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar-2nd; Amritpal Singh, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, 3rd; consolation prize to Dapinder Kaur from Baba Ishar Singh (N) Senior Secondary School.

Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, bagged the Overall Running Trophy .

Prizes to the winners will be given by the chief guest, Mr Sharanjeet Dhillon, at a function to be held on May 9 at Nehru Sidhant Kender.



From Schools
Poetry recitation at Sanatan Vidya Mandir
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 5
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School today organised poem recital for higher classes here today. The students from Classes (VI to XII) recited poems on various social, patriotic and humorous themes.

School Managing Committee president Rajesh Kashyap, vice-president Harish Sachdeva, manager C.L. Sachdeva and Principal Sadhana Sharma welcomed the chief guest, Mr Ashok Setia Principal, Rashitriya Bal Vidya Mandir.

The function started with the lighting of ceremonial lamp followed by a bhajan “Ram Rang Barse” sung by all students.

The poems recited by the students were highly applauded by the chief guest. Some of the poems were: Shivam sang ‘Mehangaai’, Surbhi —‘Betiaan’, Bhumika—‘Our life Today’, Vaishali—‘Naari Ki Dohri Bhumika’ and Kanika— ‘Nakal’.

As it was poetic activity and not a competition, so every participant was given an ‘appreciation award’ by the chief guest.

Mr Ashok Setia, while addressing the students, applauded the performance of the students and stressed on the right selection of content, theme and presentation of the poems.

Mr Setia also showered his blessings on all students of the school.

Mrs Sadhana Sharma, Principal of the school, while addressing the students said the purpose to organise the ‘Kavya Samelan’ was to bring more and more students on the stage and to inculcate stage confidence among them.

She said she discouraged such activities which resulted in some students being winners and some losers so that no gets disheartened.

Dental camp

Cherry Lane Playschool conducted a unique dental camp here today. Leading doctors from the CMCH Dr Tarun Kumar , Dr Sumit Bansal, Dr Priya Mary Thomas , Dr Smitha Susan examined the teeth of school children.

The doctors wrote individual prescriptions for all children and also gave small gifts to the students like toothbrushes and tooth pastes.

It was a good experience for students as they lost phobia of ‘white coat' and the parents got the detailed dental report.

Seminar on AIDS

A three-day seminar on AIDS awareness ended at Government Senior Secondary School, Katani Kalan, here today.

Around 150 students participated in various contests organised on the occasion. These included poster-making, declamation, choreography and other contests. A rally was also organised for creating awareness on AIDS.

The school Principal, Mr Rajinder Singh, also briefed the students on the topic.

Prize distribution

The annual prize distribution function of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School was held here.

The function started with the arrival of the chief guest Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, DS College of Education, Chandigarh.

The cultural items presented on the occasion were based on the theme “Love”. Around 275 students were given prizes on the occasion.

Help for poor students

The 19th annual free fee distribution function for the needy students was held in Shri Sideshwar Dham Mandir, Sector32-A, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, here on Thursday.

The cashier of the organisation, Mr Naresh Sharma, said 275 students of Punjab would be benefitted. Students of Annu Model School, Uttam Model School and AVM Model School presented a cultural programme on the occasion.



Red Day at Harkrishan school
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 5
Red Day was celebrated at Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, in order to convey the importance of the Labour Day. The Junior Wing of the school celebrated the day and organised a cultural feast to thank the class IV employees and helpers.

Wearing red dresses, these students cleaned the classrooms and arranged red accessories. The children who managed the entire show thanked the employees by providing them with gifts and cash prizes.

The KG and Prep students recited various poems on the occasion titled ‘where are you going?’ ‘To my, pretty maid,’ ‘My little red top’ and ‘Lal Tamatar’. 



SMOs discuss common diseases
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 5
A meeting of Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) of the district was held here today under the guidance of Civil Surgeon S.P Sharma. The meeting was held to create awareness among the masses regarding common diseases and their prevention during the season.

Dr Rai, a consultant RNTCP, while addressing the medical officers said that more than 21 million people were suffering from TB and a majority of the patients were from India

Dr Sharma asked the medical officers to arrange a meeting of the advisory committee at the subdivisional level. He said AIDS was another challenge and masses should be educated regarding this deadly disease. He said that under rural health mission, campaigns for 'good health' had already been started. He said as a quality control measure, the Health Department had taken 14 samples of various eatables from different parts of city for which the results were awaited. 



Bhajji sees Windies tour as opportunity
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 5
Ace bowler Harbhajan Singh sees the forthcoming West Indies series as an opportunity for the Indian cricket team to chalk out their strategy for the World Cup to be held next year in the Carribean.

The cricketer, who was in the city today to launch a cricket based game — Spice Super Sixes Challenge Quiz, said: “It is the right time to play there and we may face the same people too in the World Cup which would help prepare us well.”

This time, he said, the performance would depend on the pitch which was slow when India played last there.

Expressing young talent in the team as a “highly positive scenario”, Bhajji said it was good that talented people were getting opportunities.

“There is a good representation even from Punjab. However, ultimately it is the overall performance and cricket that matters, irrespective of whether a player is new or existing for a long time in the team,” he asserted.

Praising the team captains, Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, under whom he has played, he said all of them had positives that had helped India maintain its position as a strong team.

On M.S. Dhoni, he said: “He is quite mature and is a person who can serve cricket for long.” Harbhajan also expressed happiness that cricket was getting more popular across the globe.

When asked about the cricketers he considered a challenge to play against, he named Brian Lara, Brett Lee and Mathew Hayden.

The cricketer also spent quality time with children from the Red Cross Deaf and Dumb School.

A good-luck graffitti message board was also unveiled for the city residents to convey their best wishes to the Indian cricket team.


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