Friday, October 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 

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EDUCATION
 

University employees hold dharna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 4
The Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union held a dharna in front of Engineering College here today in support of their demands.

Addressing the rally, which was attended by a large number of employees, the president of the union, Mr D.P. Maur, said that the Finance Department of the Punjab Government was unnecessarily interfering and was delaying the implementation of their demands.

The employees were demanding implementation of grant of the Secretariat grade for the post of superintendent, (grade II) and special allowance to driver. The president said that the decision of the board of management of the PAU regarding the tractor drivers, upgradation of lab technicians in the ratio 2:1, increment and grant of incentive increments with effect from February 8, 1978, was also not implemented due to the interference of the state government.

The union leaders warned the management to implement the demands, otherwise they would be forced to intensify their agitation. 
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Blood donation camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 4
The Rotary Club Central organised a blood donation camp at Ramgarhia Girls’ College, Millerganj, today. Over 55 NSS volunteers donated blood for thalassaemic patients. A health awareness programme was also held in which Dr Parveen Sobti from the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital told the students about thalassaemic, child care and breast feeding. A career counselling session was also held. Mr Suresh Arora, DIG, was the chief guest. 

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CULTURE
 

Cultural festival from today
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 4
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) is organising a two-day cultural festival from tomorrow.

Stating this in a press note, Dr K.N.S. Kang, director, said Mr Sikandar Singh Maluka, Minister for Power, Punjab, will inaugurate the festival. He said over 300 students of the college from MBA, MCA, BCA and BBA departments would participate in the festival which would include 32 literary, cultural and fine arts events.

The various contests have been categorised into stage events and class events for both days. Stage events including debate, quiz, western solo song, instrumental solo, creative dance, short skit and Indian group dance would be held tomorrow. Contests for rangoli, story-telling, just a minute and dumb charades fall in class events for tomorrow.
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A versatile personality
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 4
Amarjit, a poetess, feature writer, theatre artiste and television artiste is a multifaceted personality.

She has carved a niche for herself in Punjabi television serials. Earlier due to personal problems, she was heartbroken and depressed. At this juncture, one of her college colleagues, Kulwant Jagraon, at Dakha motivated her to take to writing. Channelising her energy gave her sufficient to live. Her poems have been recited on radio and TV. She has written more than 60 poems and is in great demand at kavi darbars.

She had a passion for acting and in her college days she acted in Shakespeare’s plays Macbeth and the Merchant of Venice. She regularly contributed features on topics from fashion to feeding problems among children. She also anchored TV interview shows and has interviewed some famous personalities like Narinder Biba, a famous Punjabi folk singer, Surjit Noor, Dr Inderjit Kaur etc.

But her love for acting was simmering all the time. Finally putting her personal problems on backburner, she went for audition for acting in serials in 1995. She started getting roles in Punjabi serials on Jalandhar Doordarshan. In the initial serials like Sabak and Saaja she got minor roles. Her acting prowess made her popular with producers. In serials like Ek Noor Turya she acted in eight episodes. Similarly in Shamlat she played different roles. She has acted in more than 12 popular Punjabi serials .

At present, she is acting in Sewadar, a serial being telecast on Jalandhar Doordarshan which will continue till December. She plays the role of mother of the hero. A pilot shooting of a new serial Sheikh Chilli, to be aired on Alpha Punjabi, has been completed. Goundi Dharti is also being telecast on Alpha Punjabi. She has been featured amongst the talented women of Ludhiana in Indo-Canadian Times — a magazine published from Canada. In the play Dashmesh, she was the only female character among dozens of male characters. She is looking forward to getting meatier roles in future.
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