Centre in genetic engineering: The Government of India will establish a centre of excellence in genetic engineering at Guru Nanak Dev University here, besides starting M Sc in nano science and technology course from the next academic session 2008-09. Disclosing this, Dr Jai Rup Singh, vice-chancellor of the university, said the Central government had already accorded its approval in principle to set up the centre in the university premises, adding that the government had also sanctioned a grant of Rs 3 crore for starting the prestigious course.
Sports day: MBG Government College, Pojewal organised its annual sports day on the college campus on Monday. The students participated in various sports and athletic events. Gurlal Singh and Pooja Brahmpuri were adjudged best athletes in boys and girls category, respectively.
Seminar: The local branch of Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India held a seminar on Budget-2008, here on Monday. Girish Ahuja, an expert in income tax, was here from New Delhi to enlighten the CAs about the new budget proposals.
Scholarships awarded: Sikh Lehar, a US-based organisation, actively engaged in promotion of Sikh values, awarded scholarships worth Rs 1,500 per month each to 11 students of the department of Gurmat Sangeet, Punjabi University, at a function on Monday.
Appointed: Dr Rakesh Sharma has been appointed director, Ayush, by the Punjab government. According to a press release issued on Monday, his appointment has been made through the Commission. The result can also be seen on website www.ppsc.gov.in.
Disappointment: Several senior citizens here have expressed their disappointment and concern regarding the annual budget presented by the Chief Minister in which claims of Bilaspur district have been ignored by the BJP government. In a signed statement here on Monday, the elder citizen association lamented that no medical or engineering institution or college or training institute has been proposed to be opened in Bilaspur district in the budget. The Chief Minister should have balanced his budget by giving something at least to every district.