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City students on Punjab Board Class X merit list
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana June 10
Students from private schools affiliated to Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) have once again brought laurels to the city by securing positions in the merit list of the matriculation examination, released by the board yesterday.

Over 75 students from Ludhiana district have made it to the state merit list. Sumanpreet Kaur from Chopra Public Senior Secondary School, Macchiwara, shared sixth position in the state with Sahil Garg from Sangrur district. Rajni Verma of GGN Secondary School, who wants to be a leading lawyer, scored 10th position in the state.

Inderjit and Vanika of RS Model School secured 13th position. Bindu Sharma of Navyug Public School, Haibowal Khurd, shared 15th rank along with students of other districts. Amitpal and Rohit of RS Model School, Rajdeep Kaur of Baba Zorawar Fateh Singh School, Sahil Bansal from Anuvarat Public Senior Secondary School, Jagraon and Ekta Jain of Sarvshakti Modern High School, Rajpura Road, Civil Lines, shared 18th rank in the state. A private candidate Yogesh Jain and Neha Wadera of Dashmesh Senior Secondary School, Dashmesh Nagar, here secured 19th position in the merit list.

Other students, who made it in the state merit list include Manmeet Kaur of Chopra Public Senior Secondary School, Macchwara, Rajbir Kaur from Spring Dew Senior Secondary Public School, Nanaksar, Jagraon, Mridula and Gaurav Soni of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Upma Goel of BCM Senior Secondary School, Anuj Sood of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Atam Nagar, Ritima Arora of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Harpreet Singh of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Janta Nagar, Gurwinder Singh and Anu Dua of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Navdeep Kaur Sidhu of Dashmesh Public High School, Mehdiana Sahib, Shilpi of BCM Senior Secondary School, Tavinder Singh of Dashmesh Senior Secondary School, Dashmesh Nagar, Kanika Kant of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Harpreet Kaur of Central Model High School, Model Town, Jasdeep Kaur of Baba Ishar Singh Senior Secondary School, Amninder Singh of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, Manisha Jain and Nitish Sharma of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Gurbinder Singh from Blossom English High School, Shastri Nagar, Honey Rawat from Shalimar Model High School, Guru Angad Colony, Gulshan Sharma of Indian Public Senior Secondary School, Daba, Luhara Road, Sonaljot Kaur of National Public Senior Secondary School, Samrala, Dolly of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar. (To be continued)



Machhiwara students excel
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, June 10
Samanpreet Kaur of the local Chopra Public Senior Secondary School has bagged the first position in the district and sixth in the state by securing 595 marks out of 650 in the Class X examination.

Manmeet Kaur and Navdeep Kaur of the same school were ninth and 18th, respectively, in the district.

Yogesh Jain of the local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public School is sixth in the district and 19th in the state.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Samanpreet said she wanted to become a doctor.

Meanwhile, the managing committee of the local National College for Women felicitated meritorious Class XII students of the Mata Hardai National Senior Secondary School here.

The students honoured were Natasha Jain, Deepika Sood and Anu Goel.



B.Com III students perform well
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 10
Maintaining its tradition, students B.Com-III of Government College for Women have brought laurels to the institution by bagging top positions in the district. Ms Arti Sharma topped with 83.28 per cent marks. Sonal Gupta secured 82.72 per cent marks and Aakshi Sareen secured 82.39 per cent marks. The result of the college is 100 per cent. College Principal Prabhjot Kaur congratulated the faculty of Commerce and the toppers.

MTS College

Students of B Com-III of Master Tara Singh College for Women made the college proud by producing excellent results. Preeti stood first in the college with 79.4 per cent marks. Meenu and Neha Mittal got second and third positions respectively with 77.8 per cent and 77.5 per cent marks.

Principal Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota congratulated the staff and encouraged them to keep striving to keep up the good performance.

Arya College

Students of B.Com III year showed good results. The overall pass percentage of the college is 98.3 per cent. Parul Goel obtained the first position in the college by securing 78.6 per cent marks while Nidhi Chaudhry stood second with 78.3 per cent marks. Poonam stood third securing 76.2 per cent marks. 36 students got the first division.

Dr S.M.Sharma and Ms Priya Sharma, incharge women section, congratulated the staff and the students for their excellent performance.

Khalsa College

Megha Gupta stood first with 80.44 per cent marks, Shohima was second with 79.05 per cent marks and Shama stood third with 78.72 per cent marks. 127 out of 140 students scored first division. Principal Dr (Ms) Varinder Kaur Thind and college authorities lauded the efforts of the Head of the Department, Ms Priyanka Khanna, and the staff for the wonderful results and congratulated students on their achievement.



Secy Higher Education promises help to Principals
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 10
Mr Narinderjit Singh, Secretary, Higher Education has assured the Principals of Government Colleges of the state that the department would provide all necessary help for the smooth running of the colleges.

The Principals of more than 40 colleges in the state discussed problems like shortage of staff, lack of development funds, colleges operating without Principals with the department representatives and they were given assurance that all their problems would be taken care of at the earliest.

Mr Narinderjit Singh was in the city today to chair a conference on ‘Management of Educational Systems’, organised by the Directorate of Public Instructions (Colleges) at SCD Government College.

The Principals raised questions regarding the filling of vacancies in the colleges and the confusion over the abolition of 25 per cent posts of directly recruited Principals. The Secretary said that these issues would be decided by the state government.

Dr Kanwarjit Singh, DPI, Colleges guided the Principals on all the aspects of academic life for forthcoming sessions. He told them to make the colleges self-sufficient. He spoke on issues related to PTA, infrastructure upgradation and additional add-on courses under the self-enhance scheme.

Most of the decisions were taken on the spot by the Secretary and DPI during the interactive session with the Principals.



From Schools
Summer camps, contests keep kids busy in vacations
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 10
A 10-day summer camp at BCM School, Pakhowal Road concluded here today. Students from different classes participated enthusiastically in dance, bhangra, shabd gyan, computers, pot painting, art and craft and sports activities. Mr Satyanand Munjal was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr R.B Khanna, Educational Adviser, and Ms Vandna ShahI were present on the occasion.

The Principal of the school in her speech highlighted the importance of summer camps.

Bhartiya Vidya Mandir

A ten-day-long summer camp for children of Nursery to Class VII concluded at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir. The teachers guided the kids about various activities in the camp. More than 190 students participated in different activities. Children learnt pot painting, fabric painting, glass painting, drawing, dance, Bhangra, best out of waste material, soft-toy making and computers in the workshop. The organisers of the camp said the main aim of the camp was to let the children gain knowledge through fun activity.

The students put up an exhibition of their creations on the concluding day. The President of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Trust, Mr Mitter Sain, inaugurated the exhibition.

Everest School

A 10-day summer camp being conducted at Everest Public Senior School will conclude on June 14. Prof Harlal Singh, former Director, Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, inaugurated the camp. Children have been divided into two groups— senior and junior— to take up different activities according to their age. As many as 200 students are participating in the camp. The courses include communication skills, English development and fluency course, yoga and sports, martial arts, dance (bhangra), painting art and craft etc. Ms Asha Sharma, Coordinator (IGNOU) Special Study Centre, in her address brought forth the importance of such camps and emphasised that such camps inculcated moral and social values among the students.

The Principal of the school, Mr Rajinder Sharma, laid stress on the development of personality as a prime aim of the camp and said the camp would be instrumental in enhancing the quality of leadership among the students. Mr Dheeraj Sharma dwelt upon the role of communication skills in the modern era. Competition

Whiz Kid Playway, Creche and Toddlers Club organised a drawing competition here today. More than 50 students participated in the competition in which children made drawings and senior students did glass painting. The prizes were given away by the Principal.


A seminar on ‘‘Art of Parenting and Handling Problematic Children’’ was organised at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here yesterday. Dr B.P Mishra, who conducted the seminar emphasised the fact that a child was a mirror of his parents and that three major areas influenced a child’s development— biological, psychological and psychosocial.

He also stressed that parents should spend quality time with the children. He gave various examples to bring home his point about the principle of Punishment and Reward. The Principal of the school, Ms Sunil Arora, thanked Dr Mishra for his valuable suggestions.



Training programme concludes

Ludhiana, June 10
A three-day masters trainers programme (MTP) for government school teachers concluded at Government Inservice Training Centre (GITC) here yesterday.

The programme was organised under the directions of Director General (School Education) Seema Jain IAS and SCERT Director Harcharanjit Kaur Brar.

Speaking at the function Principal Gurdeep Kaur of GITC said the programme meant for implementation at the elementary education level is required for the improvement of school education in the state.

She also said 170 teachers from government schools of the district had been imparted exclusive educational training by three key resource persons — Dr Shashi Trehan, Ms Savita Chadha and Mr H.S. Manocha — lecturers of GITC.

State project coordinator Raju Sharma said base line survey for gauging the educational level of the child was being conducted. Ms Gurdeep Kaur said teachers’ training programme for the master cadre teachers would be organised at the block level from June 20 to 30 and it had been made mandatory for all the government teachers. — OC



Teachers’ body flays tax on insurance scheme
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, June 10
State government employees are fed up with anti-employee policies of the government and have been forced to protest to press for their demands, said Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman, district chief of the Government Teachers Union, here today.

Talking to mediapersons, he said the government issued orders to post offices on May 29 to charge 12.5 per cent as service tax on instalments of postal life insurance.

Post offices did not pay more than 8 per cent as interest under any scheme to depositors, who would now have to pay 12.5 per cent as service tax.

He pointed out that the several thousand postal employees involved in the launch of this scheme would now become surplus and lose their jobs.

He urged the state government and the Centre to withdraw the circular immediately and make arrangements to adjust the amount charged as service tax into instalments, failing which employees would stop paying instalments.



6-month sentence in power theft case

Ludhiana June 10
The Judicial Magistrate has sentenced Iqbal Singh of Rishi Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, to six months imprisonment. The accused was booked in 2003 under Section 379 of the IPC at Haibowal police station on the written complaint of Mr Kulwant Singh, SDO, PSEB.

It was submitted by the complainant that junior engineer, Mr Jagjeet Singh, was deputed to check those involved in theft of power at Rishi Nagar. When he along with other staff members went there, he found the accused committing theft of power with a direct “kundi” to the PSEB powerline. — OC



‘Sharaarat’ to be staged on June 14
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 10
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS) will stage Navin Kumar and Prairna Aggarwal’s ‘Sharaarat’, a family comedy at Guru Nanak Bhawan, here, on June 14. The play features Shweta Tiwari of ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki’ fame and Vinay Jain in the lead roles.

Announcing this here today, the general secretary of the LSS, Mr S.K. Rai said that the story revolves around a young man and a woman, who accidentally land in a single room of a lodge for almost the same reason. But both of them conceal their real identities and motives for staying there. As the story moves, they come closer to each other.

Mr Rai said the play promises exciting entertainment full of fun and laughter.

Shweta Tiwari, who is in the lead role, is a popular television star who has featured in serials like ‘Kasauti Zindagi ki’, ‘Yatra’, ‘Rishte’, ‘D-Line’, ‘X-Zone’, ‘Kaleeren’, ‘Karam’ and ‘Kahin Kissi Roz’.

Vinay Jain, who plays the lead male role, is also a popular film and TV star with serials like ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi’, ‘Re-Mix’, ‘Hamare Tumhare’, ‘Kkusum’, ‘Raahein’, ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin’ and films like ‘Badhaai Ho Badhaai’ and ‘Tilak’ in the pipeline.

Navin Kumar is a famous director and actor. He has directed the feature film ‘Khilaafat’ and written more than 50 plays which have become quite popular.

Prarina Agarwal is a famous actress and writer. A graduate of National School of Drama, she has acted in films and a number of TV serials.



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