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City doctor tops medical exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 2
Dr Shibba Takkar Chhabra, a consultant physician at Chhabra Hospital here, has topped the super-speciality entrance examination conducted by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

Dr Chhabra, who had graduated from Dayanand Medical College and did her postgraduation in internal medicine from Christian Medical College, will pursue the super-speciality course (DM in cardiology) at Hero DMC Heart Institute where she had already served as senior resident in the Department of Cardiology.

She belonged to a family of doctors where both her parents, husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law, are all doctors while her brother and sister are studying medicine at AIIMS and Government Medical College, Amritsar, respectively.

Having won the best student award, best leader award and Mother Macrina award in the school, she continued to bask in glory during her MBBS course at DMC where she bagged gold medals and distinction in five subjects and secured the first position in medicine in the final year. It was not only the academic field in which she excelled, Dr Shibba made her mark in cultural activities, literary events, organisational skills and public speaking as well.

She attributes her success to God’s grace, hard work and cooperation of her family.

“But above all, it was the steadfast moral support and guidance of my husband Dr Ritesh Chhabra which helped me sail through and come out in flying colours”, Dr Shibba said.



SD College students excel
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 2
Students of B.Com I of Kamla Lohtia SD College here have brought laurels to the college by excelling in the annual examination, said Mr Deepak Dhingra, spokesman for the college.

Puneet obtained the first position in the college by securing 74 per cent marks while Jatin Pal stood second with 73.81 per cent marks and Deepak Verma got the third position with 73.27 per cent marks.

The president of the College Managing Committee, Mr Naveen Mittal, Principal Dr Vijay Asdhir and HOD Commerce Department Prof Rajesh Marwaha congratulated the students.

Similarly, students of B.Com I of Master Tara Singh Memorial College have got excellent results. The aggregate result of the college is 93 per cent. Shilpa Kaura stood first in the college with 70 per cent marks, closely followed by Gurpreet and Jasmeet who secured 69 per cent each. Barinder Kaur got the third position with 68 per cent marks.

Architects in great demand: report

Architecture professionals and civil engineers are great demand today, primarily because of increasing construction activity in the city. This was inferred through a study taken by Harpreet Singh, a city-based management professional.

In a sample of 200 students, who recently passed out 10+2 and appeared for Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering, about 37 per cent wanted to pursue a career in the field of architecture. The results revealed that IT was again catching up as a preferred choice along with electronics in the field of engineering.

There were, however, few takers for B.Tech degree in electrical engineering mainly because of lack of awareness of employment opportunities in this area.

Mr Harpreet Singh said Punjab had very few colleges of architecture. The demand for the course was going to be doubled up in next three years.

Fruit party

To celebrate the last working day before closing for the summer break, the kindergarten students of Green Grove Public School enjoyed a sumptuous and palatable fruit party.

The hall was decorated with pictures of various fruits. All students were colourfully dressed.



Companies eye PAU BTech graduates
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 2
The College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, today claimed that key national-level companies engaged in farm machinery manufacturing had started taking keen interest in hiring BTech students.

The on-campus interviews had helped Agricultural Engineering graduates of the college get jobs without having to look around for these.

According to College of Agricultural Engineering Dean Dr S.K.Sondhi, 80 per cent of the BTech (Agricultural Engineering) students of 2005-2006 batch had been picked up by companies like Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Pune; Mahindra and Mahindra, Mumbai; New Holland Tractors, New Delhi; TAFE, Chennai; and Fieldfresh (Bharti Enterprises), New Delhi.

“We do not entertain such companies that offer less than Rs 10,000 per month apprenticeship to our students and in less than a year they are absorbed in the companies with a starting salary of around Rs 2 lakh a year,” he claimed. 


Women given tips on healthy living
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 2
It was a day-out for the women of Galib Kalan village in Ludhiana district yesterday. They had gathered under the aegis of PAU’s Directorate of Extension Education to observe World Environment Day.

On this occasion, the Director of Extension Education, Dr S.S. Gill, led a team of PAU scientists and home science scientists to give practical tips to the women on the importance of “nutrition, balanced diet, physical fitness and value of medicinal, aromatic and herbal plants for a healthy family”. These women were also made aware of the need to grow these plants in their courtyard for tackling small ailments in the family.

Senior agronomist Dr Swaran Singh Saini talked about properties and usefulness of plants like haldi (turmeric), mentha, asparagus, tulsi, safed musli, saunf, amla and so on.

These women were also educated on the importance of organic kitchen gardens to grow vegetables, pulses without any use of plant protection chemicals. Dr Daljit Singh Khurana, Dr Neelam Mahajan, Dr Sukhminder Kaur and Dr H. Sidhu elucidated the importance of environment, ecology and healthy living. 



Dental camp for kids
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 2
The Vishwa Guru Ravi Dass Mission and the local Sarvhitkari Sangh jointly observed World No Tobacco Day by holding a dental check-up camp for children at the Civil Hospital here yesterday.

According to a press note issued by the mission, 40 children were checked up at the camp and were given toothbrushes free of cost.

Dr Manjit Kaur, SMO, who presided over the function, educated the children about the dangers of smoking as it led to the cancer of mouth and lungs.

Mr Shiv Ram Saroye, head of the mission, in his address expressed concern over the rising sales of various tobacco products in the country. 


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