Sunday, February 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India
L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


ITI students boycott classes
From Our Correspondent

SAMRALA, Feb 3 — The trainees in the local ITI remained absent on the first day after the implementation of the new policy and rules in all ITIs in the state. The teaching staff/instructors, including the Principal, Mr R.S. Sudhrao, were, however, present in the ITI. While talking to Ludhiana Tribune about the absence of the trainees, the Principal said the students would be marked absent and their parents would be informed about this on Sunday and Monday. The Principal also disclosed that the trainees who remained absent continuously for 10 days, would be retrenched.

Regarding the strike by students for the past six days the Principal said this is state-level question and we will abide by the decision of the government or the Director.


GCW girls taken for a ride 
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — ‘‘This is really disgusting. We have been taken for a ride by the organisers of the fashion show’’, said one of the participants, who were not allowed to participate in the fashion show organised by Christian Dental College here last evening.

The management of the CDC had asked the girls of the Government College for Women to participate in the event and the girls were preparing for the same for the past one week. They alleged, ‘‘We were told at the last minute that we were not allowed to participate in the fashion show due to some restrictions.’’

These girls were specially dressed for the occasion. Some of them had even borrowed new suits and sarees. They were accompanied by their parents. One of these girls said, ‘‘we were not even competing. I do not know why they did not allow us to participate.’’


Students participate in sur sanjh 
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Sur sanjh, an inter-college music contest, was organised at GGN Khalsa College here today.

Over 30 students from seven colleges participated in the contest. In the non-film category, Sarabjit Kaur of Devki Devi Jain College sang the Punjabi number, Charkha mera rangla. Anmol David of SCD Government College sang, Purani jeans aur gitar, mohalle ki woh chhat aur mere yaar. Vinod of the host college sang Itni shakti hamein dena datta, mann ka vishwas to kum na ho na. 

Similar events were also held last evening in the programme, geeton bhari shaam. Students of over 10 colleges participated in folk songs, sufi and veer ras and maulik kavita categories. In folk songs, Neena of the Arya College for Women stood first, followed by Kuljit Singh of SCD Government College. In sufi and veer ras category, Harpreet Singh of SCD Government College was declared first and second prize went to Vijayata of Ramgarhia Girls College. In maulik kavita category, first prize was clinched by Jaskanwal Sohi of the Khalsa College for Women, followed by Harbir Kaur of the same college.


Fusion of cultures at fashion show
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Christian Dental College reflected 'fusion' of two cultures— Western and Indian, on Friday evening through the fashion show organised by the principal, staff and the students of the college.

The contestants represented these cultures through their outfits. The teams for the formal fashion show competition included ones from medical colleges from Yamuna Nagar, Ludhiana and Amritsar. There was a beautiful blend of dresses, models, music and style. One team displayed the ethnic style whereas the other depicted Hawaain culture.

The event started with the traditional ethnic Indian outfits and the round called the "bridal round’'. Students of CDC wore bright coloured lehangas and sarees with kundan and gold jewellery depicting the grace and charm of traditional Indian women. The bridal dresses of the participants were sponsored by Mr Sonu Nilibar.

The bridal round was followed by the Manthra round. The students walked on the ramp representing Indo-Western culture. White trousers and parallels were confidently carried out with orange-coloured bandhni odhnis. All the models had tucked colourful flowers on their dresses, hair and feet.

The fillers during the rounds included bharatnatyam performance by two sisters. The duo displayed balanced footwork with little matkis on their heads.

The ‘suits’ and ‘sports wear’ rounds showed the difference of Indian and Western cultures. The young models wearing maroon, orange, purple and black coloured satin and crepe outfits presented a dignified look, whereas the‘ sports wear’ models displayed their carefree attitude towards life.

The evening gowns in the ‘evening wear’ round were designed by the students of the National Institute of Fashion Designing. The models wore different colours like greys, blacks, blues in velvettes and satins. The models were accompanied by their male counterparts.

The judges for the event included Ms Indu Bhaskar, Ms Amandeep Lal and Ms Moly Joshi. The BJS, Ludhiana, was declared first, GDC, Amritsar, got the second position and DAV, Yamuna Nagar, came third.

Dr Charles Silas, director CMC, Dr Jaison, Dr J. L. Joshi, Principal, CDC and Dr Manisha were among the guests present on the occasion.


Cases of breast cancer on the rise
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — ‘‘Breast cancer is becoming common place among Indian women and every woman over 40 years of age should go for a screening regularly for an early detection and treatment of the disease’’, said Dr Suman Puri, senior consultant at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, while delivering a lecture in a programme organized by the Geetanjali Ladies Club here today.

Dr Puri talked about the need of awareness among women for the early detection and prevention of cervical and ovarian cancer. She said that clinical examination and mammography were the necessary steps for the early detection of breast cancer. Dr Puri said, ‘‘every woman should self-examine herself or consult her family doctor once in a month after the age of 40 years. In case the family history is positive, clinical tests should be done at the age of 25 years’’.

Mammography should be done every two years after the age of 40. For the women above 50 years, the test should be done once in a year. Dr Puri recommended routine ‘Pap smear test’ for cervical cancer. The test was a simple OPD procedure prescribed after the age of 50.

‘‘Ovarian cancer was not so common and pelvic examination was sufficient in most of the cases’’, said Dr Suman Puri. Various queries regarding other gynecological problems were also solved on the occasion.

A flower show was also organised by members of the club. Various fresh and dry flower arrangements were put on display. Dr J. Bindra, chairperson, and Mrs Asha Miglani, president of the club, presented a vote of thanks on behalf of the club members.

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