Monday, November 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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GNPS alumni celebrate silver jubilee of school
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 25
The Old Students Association of Guru Nanak Public School here held a reunion of its members under the banner of `Nankians blast- 2001’ on the school premises last night. It was held as part of the ongoing silver jubilee celebrations of the school’s. The school started its first session on April 4, 1976.

The impressive ‘dine and dance’ evening was kicked-off with a welcome address by the vice-president of the association. It was followed by a game of tombola. Thereafter, Ms Kulwant Virdi, Principal of the school since its inception, addressed the former students and exhorted them to hold such functions more often. She stated that all activities of the association would be posted on the website of the school— gnpschool. org.

As many as 200 old students were present on the occasion. The members were seen getting nostalgic about the times they had spent together in their alma mater as some of them had met each other after years. The old students participated in various games and prizes were given to the winners. Later, all members hit the floor, with the DJ playing latest dance numbers.

At a meeting of the association held earlier, the following were elected its office-bearers: president- Mr Navinder Johal; vice- president- Mr Deepinder Dhillon; secretary- Mr Supreet Khanna; joint secretaries- Sarabpreet and Ms Atinderpreet Kaur; treasurer- Ms Ashpreet Bedi; and executive members— Mr Tejwant Singh and Mr Preet Kanwar Singh.



Sacred Heart School celebrates annual day
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 25
A captivating welcome song was the opening item of the annual function of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School here this afternoon. The welcome song was a pot-pourri of costumes of various states, children dressed as birds of different states.

Like other institutions, the students presented a devotional “prabhu vandana.” The students of class-1 charmed the audience with their number, “basant ki umang.” Their costumes presented rainbow colours. Goa Carnival presented by class V students transported one to the gaiety, colour of beaches of Goa.

Patriotism showed by kinder garden children endeared them to the heart of the audience. Sawan ka mahina — a Rajasthani dance, had swings.

The 103 meritorios students of plus I and II received certificates from the chief guest of the function, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU.



College alumni body conference
Our Correspondent

Khanna, November 25
The fourth annual conference of AS College Alumni Association, Khanna, was organised on the college premises here yesterday.

Mr N.M. Bhalla, District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, Lakhbir Singh, best athlete of Punjabi University, Patiala, and Principal Tarsem Bahir were honoured by association. The alumni career guidance centre, constructed at a cost of Rs 6 lakh was inaugurated by Mr Buta Singh, president of the association.



DMCH holds public health lecture
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 25
The 30th public health lecture on “Jaundice — prevention and management” was organised at Dumra Auditorium yesterday by the Health Education Cell of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Dr Ajay Kumar, Senior Consultant, Gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, delivered the lecture.

Dr Ajay said that liver was a vital organ of the body. Jaundice and Hepatitis were the combination of two words hepatic means liver and itis (means inflammation). He told that the liver functioned like a filtration plant.

It provided energy and manufactured proteins, which helped stop bleeding in the body. It also stored many vitamins and minerals in the body. So much so, it detoxified alcohol also.

Alcohol was also a major cause of hepatitis. Some medicines taken for TB, epilepsy and lipid diseases were also responsible for it.

Hepatitis -A and hepatitis-E were caused by intake of dirty water and unhygienic food but it did not last long.

Hepatitis B and C were caused by infected blood, unsafe sex and from mother to the foetus.



872 examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 25
On the 17th death anniversary of the Late Gian Singh Dhingra, founder of Dr D.N. Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital, Salem Tabri, a free medical check-up camp was held.

In this camp, 872 patients suffering from complicated and chronic diseases of eye, dental, mental illness and drug addiction were examined and free medicines were distributed. This camp was sponsored by Mr Rana Surat Singh, project director, Lions Club, Ludhiana Royal. Dr Rajinder Singh and Dr Ashok Gupta, eye surgeon , Dr Sunil Lekhotra and Dr Uppal, medicine, and Dr Chetna, dental surgeon, examined the patients.

This camp was inaugurated by Mr R.L. Kalsia, Commissioner, MC. Mr Kalsia said that the institutions was serving the patients suffering from various chronic diseases for the last 26 years.

He also praised the institution for its role in the eradication of the drug addiction in society.

On this occasion, Mr Manjit Singh Mangat, Solicitor and Barrister and former Peace of Justice from Canada and Mr K.S. Brar, Social Security Officers, Ludhiana were the guests of honour.

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