Sunday, September 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Hindi Divas celebrated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 14
Punjab and Sind Bank today celebrated Hindi Divas. On this occasion, Mr R.S. Chhatwal, Deputy General Manager of the bank, emphasised to do maximum work in Hindi. He said: “Since our office falls in the ‘B’ region, our target of Hindi work is 90 per cent and we should make full efforts to achieve it”.

Dr Gurmit Singh, Chief Manager, told the gathering that today Hindi was given the official status in the Constitution and ‘we should try to implement the same in letter and spirit’. Mr S.S. Bhatia, an EDP specialist, said all computers were equipped with Hindi software and anyone could make use of Hindi on any computer in the office.

An essay-writing competition was organised. The first prize was given to Mr Paramjit Singh Bewali. The second and third prizes were given to Ms Madhu Gupta and Mr Rajiv Bakshi, respectively.

A separate function was organised by the Postal Department in collaboration with the Government College for Women in the auditorium of the college, where speakers emphasised the need to popularise the use of Hindi.

Similarly, a poetry-recitation competition was organised at the Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women. The Hindi Sahitya Parishad has organised the competition. The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Mr S.K. Bhatia, was the chief guest, whereas Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, president of the college, presided over it.

Sixteen students participated in the competition. Aditi Gupta bagged the first prize. Rajni, Chetna and Rachna bagged the second and the third prizes, respectively. Mr Bhatia said: “We should use our national language in our daily life”. Mr Kulbhushan Jain, Mr Baldev Chand Jain, Mr Shanti Swaroop Jain, Mr Prem Chand Jain, Mr Sheetal Jain were present, among others.



Anupreet wins science contest
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, September 14
Anupreet Kang of St John Convent School, Bathinda, bagged the first prize in a state-level science seminar held at the local Government Senior Secondary School yesterday.

Prabhbon Singh of Amritsar, Tirath Ram Garg of Patiala, Arshdeep Kaur of Ferozepore, Dshu Gupta of Kapurthala, Damneet Kaur of Ropar and Khush Preet Kaur of Muktsar bagged the second position. Ten students got third position.



Use of colours displayed
Our Correspondent

Mr Ravinder Sharma gives a demonstration to students of fine arts of the Khalsa College for WomenLudhiana, September 14
Mr Ravinder Sharma, lecturer at Arts College, Chandigarh, motivated students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here to explore the world of art. Mr. Ravinder Sharma was invited by Camlin to demonstrate before the students what one can do with acrylic colours. He briefed the students on various techniques of using acrlyic colours.

Mr Ravinder Sharma gives a demonstration to students of fine arts of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


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