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Henna, rangoli competitions
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 1
Competitions in henna application and rangoli were organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, to celebrate Teej and Sawan.

Students from Classes IX to XII participated in the competitions. While 265 students participated in the henna competition, 300 took part in the henna competition.

Jaspreet Kaur and Sukhmani from Home Science Department, Government College for Women, adjudicated the competitions. The students created traditional floral and geometric designs using saw dust, colours, flowers petals, glitter, beads, etc.

Girls displayed their talent by making artistic patterns with henna on hands.

Girls from the middle section performed dances.

Members of the management and Principal S.C. Saxena appreciated the work of students.

Lovely Lotus School

Students of Lovely Lotus School celebrated Teej by organising peacock dance in the rain.

Girls performed gidha as children enjoyed swings in the backdrop. They bought bangles and got henna applied to the hands.

The students were also treated to biscuits made of flour, ghee and sugar, usually sent to married girls in during this time of the year.



Youth Club seeks better facilities
Our Correspondent

Doraha, August 1
The Youth Club of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, have participated in the public information campaign launched by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Sahnewal.

A total of 35 members of the Youth Club led by Prof Lovleen Bains, in charge and Prof Paramjit Kaur participated in the rally at Sahnewal that was flagged off from the college by Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, Principal, and Prof Mrs Harwinder Kaur, in charge of wing for girls.

The rally, in which focus was laid on the creation of a new India, was a success. It started from the office of the Market Committee of Sahnewal and reached Jifco Resorts at Sahnewal.

The members raised slogans, pleading the government to ensure clean and safe water, smooth roads, adequate sewerage and sanitation facility for the surrounding villages as well as the towns of Sahnewal and Doraha. They asked the government to pay due attention to the demands of the villagers and town people for a healthy living.

Later, the Field and Publicity Department of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting entertained and educated the members of the Youth Club by showing them documentary films in the Seminar Hall of the college. The documentary films focused on the issue of female empowerment, the causes and precautionary measures to control AIDS and the adverse effects of the deficiency of iodine in the body.

Mr Kavish Dutt, in charge, Field Publicity Department, showed the documentary films to the students and spoke on the practical implications of these issues. The members of the Youth Club raised some queries before the resource person.

Prof Pargat Singh Sekhon, Dean, Youth Club, and Dr Charndeep Singh were also present on the occasion.



Vet varsity Controller of Examinations retires
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
Dr Rajvir Singh, Controller of Examinations, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana retired yesterday. He joined PAU in 1976 and remained Head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and got the position of Controller of Examinations of GADVASU.

Under his tenure, first veterinary entrance test (VET) was conducted for admission to the B.V.Sc. and A.H. as undergraduate programme of the university. The masters entrance test was also conducted successfully for postgraduation in different disciplines.

The Veterinary Faculty Association applauded Dr Rajvir Singh for his meritorious service to the university.

A function was organised in the Silver Jubilee Block Auditorium of the GADVASU to bid farewell to Dr Rajiv Singh.

He is a renowned academician and scientist. He was president of the Dance Drama and Music Club of the College of Veterinary Science for 25 years and remained secretary, Book Bank of the college for many years.



Students get industry exposure
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
The second academic session of the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology started here yesterday. The Chairman of the Sportking Group of Industries inaugurated a three-day orientation programme.

Mr Rishi Oswal, Managing Director, Malwa Cotton Mills, and Mr Vineet Adya from RB Knits shared their experiences and ideas with students.

The first session of the second day was specially designed to give the students an insight into the academic process.

Designer Ashish Soni and Mr A.K.G. Nair of Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, spoke.



College students excel

Doraha, August 1
Students of MA II (Punjabi) of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, have secured 100 per cent result in the annual examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh, in April.

Four students secured above 60 per cent marks and another five got above 55 per cent marks. OC



Judges, cops to ensure speedy justice
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, August 1
A number of bottlenecks in the efficient disposal of criminal cases were cleared today at a brainstorming meeting of judges and top police officials of Ludhiana, Khanna and Jagroan, presided over by the District and Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal.

They decided that a police picket would come up in the district courts complex. New traffic challans would come for hearing on Saturdays only. The SP Traffic, Mr Rupinder Singh, assured that he would instruct traffic police officials to fill the date for appearing in the court on Saturdays while challaning traffic violators.

The SSP Ludhiana assured speedy submission of police files, especially in bail matters, when it was pointed out that number of bail applications were kept pending for want of production of police files by the investigation officers concerned.

To dispose of more than 10,000 pending traffic challans, it was decided to hold a special lok adalat on September 9.

The SSP, Ludhiana, Mr A. S. Rai, pointed out that there was huge backlog of cancellation of FIRs and untraced reports with the police.

It was decided also to hold a lok adalat for the cancellation of FIRs, along with the traffic lok adalat.

The meeting was organised by the District Legal Services Authority under the supervision of its Chairman, Mr Harbans Lal, who is also District and Sessions Judge.

The SSP of Jagroan, Mr R. K. Jaiswal, SP (D) Khanna, District Bar Association president, Mr Naval Kishore Chhibber, Ms Pappu Abinash Singh, member, State Legal Services Authority, Additional Sessions Judge, Mr H. P. S. Mahal, Mr Sanjeev Berry, Mr Satvinder Singh, Mr Gurbir Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr K. S. Cheema, Civil Judge Senior Division, Mr S. S. Dhaliwal, Mr Tarsem Mangla, Additional Civil Judge Senior Division, and judicial officers of the Sessions Division, Ludhiana, were also present at the meeting.



8 found absent

Ludhiana, August 1
The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Mr Vikas Partap, today conducted a surprise check in the Zone-C office of the MC and found eight persons absent from duty. They included clerks and inspectors. The Commissioner issued them a warning.

The Commissioner has started a drive to check absenteeism from the office. He is paying surprise visits to various offices of the MC. Yesterday, he visited some tubewells managed by the local body in the city and found some persons, not employed by the MC, manning the tubewells. TNS



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