Tuesday, November 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India

L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


BCM school celebrates silver jubilee
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 11
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School is organising various cultural shows, exhibitions and inter-school competitions as part of its silver jubilee celebrations from November 11 to 17.

The opening of the week-long celebrations started with a ‘havana in school.

Speaking on the occasion, the president of the managing committee, Mr Satyanand Ji Munjal appreciated the efforts of the Principal, teachers, parents and students to take the school to the pinnacle of glory. He also paid homage to those who were not amongst us today but had contributed their selfless services for the development of the school.

After the opening ceremony, the programme proceeded with the beginning of inter school bhajan competition’. Dr Suman Sharda presided over the function. She emphasised the need for moral and spiritual education as social unrest and materialism was on the rise.

The results of the completion are: Guru Nanak International 1, G.G.N. Public School (first runner up), D.A.V. Public School (second runner up).

Token of honour was presented to the chief guest and the programme ended with the recital of ‘shanti path’.



Dental education course
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 11
The local branch of Indian Dental Education in collaboration with Koreal Healthcare India will organise a Continuing Dental Education Course on November 12 at Dumra Auditorium of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The topic of the course will be ‘Dental traumatology’.

Dr T.P. Singh, president of the association, in a press statement said today that Dr Monty.S.Duggal, Head, Paediatric Dentistry and Professor, Child Dental Health, Leeds Dental Institute, UK, and Dr K.J.Toumba, senior lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Division of Child Health, Leeds, UK, will be the speakers on the occasion.

The speakers will be covering new developments in the management of trauma (as a result of which the tooth gets broken, loose or is knocked out) in the young permanent teeth. Dr Ravi Kapoor, vice-principal, BJS Dental College, will inaugurate the seminar.



Children’s week celebrated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 11
Children’s week was celebrated at Cheeryfield’s school. Various competitions were held like nursery rhymes recitation; modelling on western music; fancy dress; most active student etc.

Festivity was in the air as children and their parents came colourfully dress for the occasion. The judges were: Ms Santosh Sharma, Principal; and Ms Jugnu Birdi.

Results of competitions were: dance — Amanpreet, Anubhav and Manveer; poetry — Garima; Jasmine and Karan Singla; modelling (cat walk) — Apuvv Madan, and Krishna Gulati; and fancy dress — Sukhan Saini and Khushi Verma.



Mann, Sikandar take audience by storm
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, November 11
Gurdas Mann and Sardool Sikandar were given ‘Maan Vatan Da’ and ‘Suran Da Badshah’ awards, respectively, at a cultural mela organised by the International Punjabi Sabhyacharak Kendra, Machhiwara, yesterday on the first death anniversary of Lala Ved Parkash Anand, father of famous lyricist Sanjeev Anand and prominent social worker Shakti Anand.

Those present at the ceremony included Transport Minister Tej Parkash Singh, MLA Malkiat Singh Dakha, a former Minister, Mr Isher Singh Meharbaan, Mr Anil Sood, president of the Nagar Panchayat, Machhiwara, Mr Tejinder Singh Kooner, former chairman Cooperative Bank, Ludhiana, Mr Surinder Kundra, president, block Congress, and Mr Kasturi Lal Mintoo, vice-president, Youth Congress, Punjab.

Talking to mediapersons before getting the award, Gurdas Mann became a bit emotional. He said that though he had received a number of awards at the international level, he experienced a unique honour in getting an award in the Malwa region. Replying to a query, Gurdas Mann said that directors of Punjabi videography had degenerated Punjabi culture. Artistes’ greed to become stars overnight compelled them to dance to the tune of companies and such directors.

On the occasion Gurdas Mann set the jampacked stands ablaze by singing in his usual style with ghungroos on his ankles.

He started with a kafi of Shah Hussain, ‘Rabba mere dil da mehram tun’. Afterwards he got a big applause by singing ‘Tere ishq da girdha penda’, ‘Challa’. He conveyed his message for eliminating the different between daughter and daughter-in-law by singing; ‘Je mundeya tun meinu nachdi vekhna, Mere sohre nun ghungru bana de ve Nu dheean da farak mita de ve’.

Before Mann, Sardool Sikandar made his presence felt by singing some of his favourite songs, ‘Kalian da Badshah’. Kuldeep Manak entertained the huge crowd with ‘Chadar’ etc. Bhajna Amli and Santi and Bhotu Shah, Kake Shah and Jaspal Hans made the audience laugh with their jokes and humour.

Among other artistes who made their appearance on the stage were Bhupinder Gill, Ms Neema, Satpal Satti, Pallwi, Inderjit Happy, Ravinder Diwana, Saleem Khan, Jaswant Sandeela, Atma Budhewalia and Gurbaksh Shaunki.

Six-year old Rishu and 5-year old Simran got a big hand from the audience for presenting a choreography on ‘Chan mere makhnan’ and ‘Naina nu matkaundi jawe’.

Sukhdev Singh Bittu, chairman of the club, deserved all praise for the perfect arrangements of the mela. But the organisers seemed disappointed when chief guest H.S. Hanspal, president, PPCC, did not turn up.

Ms Satinder Satti anchored the programme.


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