Friday, November 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Inter-school folk dance competition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana,, November 14
On the third day of the silver jubilee celebrations of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, an inter-school folk dance competition was organised. Thirteen teams from schools in Ludhiana district participated in the competition.

The function was inaugurated by Ms Manveen Sandhu, principal, Spring Dale Public School, Amritsar. The guest of honour was Mr Mahesh Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Majestic.

Participants, with their colourful dance performances, mesmerised the audience.

The results are: GNI Public School (first); Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police Public School and Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana (second); KVM Public School, Ludhiana (third); and DAV Public School, Ludhiana (consolation prize).

Individual prize: Amanjot and Paramjit, GGN Public School, Ludhiana (first); Navneet Kaur, Green Grove Public School, Sidhwan (second); and Aman, Guru Nanak Public School (third).

Judges for the contest were Dr Ishita Arora, Head of the Department of Medicine, ESI Hospital, Ludhiana, and Ms Purva, dance lecturer, GCW, Ludhiana.

Ms Paramjit Kaur, Principal of BCM Arya Senior Secondary School, said more such competitions should be organised to promote culture.

Ms Mohini Devi Dhand memorial inter-school vedic declamation contest was held today as part of the week-long celebrations.

Ms Inderjit Gill Vashisth, Principal, Government College for Women, was the chief guest and mr Rajinder Sayal the guest of honour.

Participants expressed their views in an impressive and confident way on topics, including ‘sources of modern science’, ‘Maharshi Dayanand — the great remedial of spiritual annihilation’, ‘women — stepping ahead of man’, perspectives of education in the fight of Indian culture and heritage’, ‘a glimmer of light through the mist of despair — Arya Samaj’ and ‘where unity exists, happiness persists’.

Judges included Ms Kuldeep Kaur, lecturer, BCM College of Education, and Mr Mukesh Arora, Senator, Government College of Boys. The results of the declamation contest are:

Varun Garg, Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar (first in HIndi) and Sanya, BCM Arya Model (first in English); Kshitij, KVM Civil Lines (second in HIndi) and Monika Sharma BVM School Chandigarh Road (second in English); Deepti, BCM, Chandigarh Road (third in Hindi) and Gursimran Singh, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary BRS and Poonam, KVM Civil Lines (third in English).

Overall Trophy was won by Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar.

Simmi from BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, won the consolation prize in the competition.



Business seminar at GNIMT
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 14
The ‘orientation programme on corporate environment’ that commenced on November 9 is in full swing at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here. As part of the orientation week, a seminar on ‘Analysis of business corporate environment’ was held today for students of MBA and BBA. The guest speaker was the prominent academician, Dr Prem Kumar, Head of Department, University School of Management, Talwandi Sabo, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Dr Prem Kumar said the present business environment was very dynamic. The interface between various external and internal components in the environment had led to complexity in decision-making. An insight into these factors was vital for taking judicious decisions. A strategy for business did not work in vacuum. It was only an understanding of the corporate business environment that led to formulation of effective strategies. However, each strategy had its own time horizon. Implementation of any strategy would reap benefits only after the elapse of a gestation period.

He shared various anecdotes and real life experiences with students. He answered various queries put forward by students.

The next seminar will be held on ‘Corporate leadership’ on November 16 at 10.30 a.m. The speaker on the occasion will be Dr S.B. Singh, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, GNE College, Ludhiana.



NCC cadets felicitated
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 14
It was a proud moment for four cadets of the NCC (Air Wing) today when Col R.P.S. Dhillon, Group Commander, Ludhiana NCC group, pinned wings on their uniform to acknowledge completion of their flying training.

Sharing the joy of these cadets were eight other decorated cadets who were also felicitated by Colonel Dhillon. The officer was in the city to inspect the air squadron and its activities at Sahnewal airport and its area office on Pakhowal road.

According to Sq. Ldr Pritpal Singh, Commanding Officer, 4 Pb. Air Squadron NCC, Colonel Dhillon inspected aero-modelling expertise of the cadets, besides supervising flying of gliders and microlight aircraft by the cadets. Four cadets given the wings were Harleen Kalsi, Mandeep Chugh, Jagjit Singh and Jasdeep Sandhu.



PAU youth festival opens
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 14
The PAU Inter-College Youth Festival was inaugurated in Open Air Theatre of the university by Dr D.S. Sidhu, an agricultural economist of international repute, presently member, board of management of PAU, and former Dean, Postgraduate Studies of the varsity.

Addressing the faculty staff and students, he said that the tensions created in the modern-day world which is dominated by materialistic values can be released to a great extend through artistic, cultural and literary activities. Listening to good music gives soothing effect to the mind after a hectic day marked with hard physical, manual and mental labour. The participation in co-curricular activities also helps in the development of balanced personality by inculcating the spirit of competition and developing self-confidence among the youth to face the real life situations, he opined.

The festival, which started with folk songs and creative dances in the forenoon today will witness competitions in other events like one-act play, skits, mimes, light music (instruments), light music (vocal), folk dances, etc. 


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