Saturday, July 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Seminar on diseases among pigs
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 12
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Science, PAU, today organised a meeting - cum seminar of the Punjab Piggery Farmers Association (PPFA).

Dr M.P. Gupta gave a lecture on ‘Vaccination and diseases of pigs’ whereas Dr Harish Verma delivered a lecture on ‘Reproductive problems.’

Current problems of the farmers were also discussed to find possible solutions.

A new executive body was also elected on the occasion. Mr Sukhwinder Singh Kotli was elected president while the other functionaries included vice-president — Mr Sukhdev Singh Samrala, secretary — Mr Mohan Singh Atwal, treasurer - Mr Balbir Singh Tapria and executive members — Mr Harvinder Singh, Mr Ranjit singh, Mr Randhir Singh and Mr Ajit Singh.



VC releases ‘Gyan Vigyan Chetna’
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 12
“Development of scientific temperament is the prerequisite for social, mental and materialistic growth of any society,” opines Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU.

He was addressing a select gathering on the occasion of release of a Punjabi book, “Gyan Vigyan Chetna” here today. The book has been edited by a team of scientists of the Communication Centre, PAU, and the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology, Chandigarh, under the leadership of Dr Sarjit Singh Gill, Additional Director, Extension Education (Communication Centre) of the university.

Dr Aulakh lamented that the absence of scientific temperament among the Indians was the basic cause of the slow rate of progress. He said eversince the institution of the Nobel Prize, only six Indians had been able to win it, while the share of Americans was a little less than 250 prizes.

This was not surprising keeping in view the fact that the per capita expenditure on research and development in developed countries ranged from $ 300 to $ 600 as compared to a mere $ 3 in India. Lack of funds and facilities was the major obstacle in the way of our scientists contributing to the enrichment of scientific knowledge.

Dr Aulakh complimented the efforts of the communication Centre for bringing out the book which would help in disseminating the scientific knowledge among the masses.

Dr Sarjit Singh Gill said the book was based on 30 articles written by young scientists of the university on subjects ranging from atomic energy to agriculture, veterinary, home science and agricultural engineering sciences.

Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director, Extension Education, while proposing a vote of thanks said that in spite of a high level of agricultural development in the state, there was still scope for enhancing the understanding and adoption of scientific technology among the masses. Dr G.S. Nanda, Director of Research, Dr M.A. Zahir, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dr S.K. Mann, Dean, College of Home Science, and Dr M.S. tiwana, Dean, College of Agriculture, also attended the assembly.



Exhibition of creations from nature
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 12
‘‘Naturelle’’, a three-day exhibition of creations from nature being organised by the Society for Advancement of Academics, Sports and Cultural Activities (SAASCA) at Students Home, Punjab Agricultural University, was inaugurated here today.

Each piece, which was an original creation, was an entity by itself. The exhibits included creations like lamp shades, bangles, paper weights and other decorative items from stones, pottery, wood and plants made by Dr M.L. Sood, Professor in the Department of Zoology, and his family. The stones used for lamps, paper weights, working table decoratives were set on wooden bases, painted and in their natural colours. These were collected from river banks in hilly areas.

Earthen pots in different shapes, sizes with curves, carved, decorated with glass pieces, bangles and other materials fascinated all the visitors. Besides, branches, roots, trunks, plants in natural shapes and colours were used as lamps, decoratives and Christmas trees. Driftwood pieces were given a finish and mounted on bases for use as central and side decorative pieces. Bamboos, lichens and cones of pine trees were also on display.

Dr M.A. Zahir, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, inaugurated the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of Dr Sood in bringing out the best from the nature.


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