Monday, January 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India 


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IGNOU induction programme
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 6
The induction programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was arranged at the special study centre, Everest Public Senior Secondary School. here today.

According to a press release, the BA , B.Com and BPP classes were started at the centre and the programme was inaugurated by Dr U.B. Pandey, Regional Director of Regional Centre, Khanna.

Dr Pandey expressed the aim of the IGNOU and said that students belonging to interior areas could also complete their education at the high level. He said the programme of the IGNOU for the BA , B Com classes would complete in six sessions. The examinations of the INGOU were arranged twice in a year and there was no boundary of age for appearing in examinations.

On this occasion, Mr Rajinder Sharma, Director, Everest Education Society, said that a special study centre had been opened for the convenience of the students. Mr Sharma said that the strength of the first batch was more than 220 students who had taken admission to this session for BA, BCom, and BPP classes. Mr Sharma assured Dr Pandey that the institution would take every possible step for the betterment of these classes.

The programme was also addressed by Mr Inder Mohan Dutta, general secretary, Association of Affiliated Schools Punjab, Mr Ravi Nandan Sharma, Director, Rajindra Model Senior Secondary School and others.

Dr Pandey, was honoured by the coordinator, Mrs Asha Sharma.

The stage was presided over by Mr Dheeraj Sharma, councillor, Special Study Centre, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana.



Painting contest at BCM Arya school
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 6
Deepika won the painting contest held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, held by the Ved Parchar Mandal here yesterday.

Sumita and Ruchi shared the second place, while Kanika Aggarwal was adjudged third. Gunteshwari and Nancy were given consolation prizes. Ms Veena Juneja and Ms Raman Aggarwal were the judges. Swami Shobhanand and Principal Paramjit Kaur gave away the prizes.

The contest was part of a function held by the mandal in connection with the martyrdom day of Swami Shadhanand. An exhibition of pictures and paintings by school students depicting the life of the martyr was also held.

Addressing the students, Mr Roshan Lal Arya, general secretary, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, said the martyr laid down his life while pursuing the task started by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Swami Shobhanand, in his address, said the martyr founded Gurukul Kangri to revive the traditional education system. Principal Paramjit Kaur exhorted the students to follow the teachings of Swami Shadhanand. 


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