Monday, December 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India

L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Poultry farmers attend seminar
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 1
The agricultural finance branch of Canara Bank organised a seminar on poultry farming at Hotel Sheba here yesterday in which bank officials assured to extend all possible support to promote the poultry farming.

Mr M.N. Sundararaghavan, AGM, while inaugurating the seminar, focussed on several schemes of the bank for financial assistance to poultry farmers and allied professions. Mr Lalit Vaid, Chief Manager, Bharat Nagar Chowk branch, Mr A.S. Chhina, Manager, Agricultural Finance, Regional Office, Jalandhar, and Mr Ram Babu Mishra, Branch Manager, Tagore Nagar Branch, also interacted with farmers.

Mr Anil Kumar conducted the seminar and replied to queries by the participants. Dr B.S. Dhodapkar of Venky’s India Ltd explained about poultry diseases and remedial measures. Dr Kuldip Raj of Oriental Insurance spoke on salient features of insurance schemes.



Alpine gives free education to 160 students
Asha Ahuja

Ankita, class IX

Karanpreet, class VIII

Neha Gupta, class XI

Shruti Jindal, class VII

Alpine International Senior Secondary School started in April, 1986, is managed by Rajeshwari Kala Mandir Society and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Situated on the outskirts of the city on the Ferozepore Road, the school is spread over an area 12120 sq. yards with lush green grounds, well-maintained building, fully equipped labs, library and computers with modern facilities. The school has an approximate strength of about 1530 students. The school aims at developing intellectual humanities, commerce and sciences.

The school totally believes in the fact that only a healthy body is the foundation of healthy mind and nation. Therefore, it lays due emphasis on nursery section which provides full facilities to all the tiny tots. The building is fully airconditioned and stress is given on creativity and proper upbringing of all students.

Students have achieved a lot in academics. The students has shown good results in matric examination having various students in the merit list. This will be the first batch appearing for senior secondary. It is another feather in the cap of the school that it is providing free education to 160 students. Not only this, we entertain spastic students to study in this institute and feel that they are also human beings who must be given a chance to live in society with us.

For free education we have been assured by Mayor of Ludhiana, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, that land would be allotted near Shrepur. If this promise is fulfilled, then 100% free education will be given to the downtrodden and they would also feel proud that they are also part of society, and they can also become leaders of the nation.

Apart from academics, due emphasis is laid on sports also. Many students have won laurels in different sports activities.

We are proud of having the state and national-level players in various games. In the recent Table Tennis Cluster XII championship held in the states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, students won many prizes.

A small sapling a few years ago has nurtured itself into a big tree with its branches providing shade to all segments of society.

This all has been possible under the guidance of able and dynamic Principal, Mrs Rajeshwari Dhir, and her cohesive unit of dedicated staff members.



‘Right deeds always lead to the right path’

Rajeshwari DhirBRICK by brick, Mrs Rajeshwari Dhir saw the school grow from two rooms to the present imposing building, from three students to 1200 students. At times, suddenly the teachers would leave her and she would have to manage two to three classes all by herself. She says that she never got upset as she knew that God was with her. Her ‘mantra’ for success has been ‘treating the students, teachers and other people with love , compassion and understanding’.

  • On discipline

Discipline begins with self which acts as inertia in the realm of success. Discipline cannot be taught by inculcating the fear of punishment but it needs to be imbibed in the students by grooming them in becoming a better human being. It is not only the Principal who is solely responsible for discipline, but it is a cohesive teamwork of parents, teachers and society. The best discipline in the child can be imbibed at home. In the assembly daily input of one thought on the discipline is given to the student. The best way to be in discipline is learning from one’s mistake. Love and reasoning can solve all disciplinary problems. I believe in giving positive strokes to students and even a garrulous and defiant students changes for the better.

  • Religion

Religion includes the basic ethical and moral values among the students. The school following the principles of religion being secular has got ‘naman’ book having different prayers of all religions. These are conducted on different days during the assembly.

  • Education

It is infinite and subtle. Education is elevating and exalting of intelligence and spiritual powers. Spreading and imparting education is the most noble service to mankind. However, it is not only delivering what has been mentioned in text and the syllabus but going beyond it. The teacher has a key role as the teacher has always to be a student all her life and keep her curiosity alive to be able to reach the students’ level. Education should aim at developing intellectual curiosity and at the personal growth of child inculcating a sense of competence, social consciousness and a strong sense of moral integrity. The teachers must be fully aware of their role in moulding the child’s character. — AA



Poems by students


Saanchi Arora, class IX

Smoke, smoke, smoke

is let out of the vehicles

choke, choke, choke

goes in our auricles ventricles.

Toot, toot, toot

more buses, cars, trucks

noise, noise, noise

that I can’t hear myself.

Dirty, dirty, dirty

that I can’t even drink water

look, look, look

at the increasing pollution,

stop, stop, stop

because it is a serious problem

Divya Kapoor

My school

My school is a temple

teaches are its God

Alpine is its name

it has great fame.

My school is very big and great

everybody in it believes in fate.

Our ground is very beautiful

on seeing it, everyone feels cheerful.

Teachers give us education, like a treasure

but we think it as way of pleasure.

The building is built in white

it gives us light.

Our teachers give us lot of homework

May god bless ‘Almamater’

Sahil Rajpal

Life is a cake

Life is a cake

which needs the icing of


Life is rain

that welcomes a rainbow thereafter.

Life is a baby

which needs to be nurtured carefully.

Life is a blessing of God

which needs to be accepted thankfully.

Life is a blackpaper

which needs to be filled with colours.

Life is a story

which is full of humour.

Life is a result of a cause

which can be imagined as a pause.

Life is full of happiness

when it is shared.

Amit Kumar

My mother

Mother Oh! Mother!

she take cares of me,

when I hurt my knee!

She gets up early,

Her hair is curly

My mother helps the needy,

she is never greedy!

My mother is very beautiful.

For me she is very careful!

My mother is very nice,

She prepares the noodles and rice!

She is very wise and wonderful,

she is always there!

When I am alone and,

wait some time to care!

She is the best!

Sakshi Jain



Impressive function marks Sacred Heart annual day
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 1
An impressive programme marked the Annual Function of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School last evening. The huge stage was well decorated. The highlight of the function was a play in English titled “Love Triumphs.” The story represented the love of King of Persia for a Jewish woman. Following the conquest of Babylon, the King of Persia hosts a banquet for his people at which he requests the presence of his wife, Vashti. As she refuses the King’s demand, Ashasuerus disowns her and goes in search of a suitable wife. In his harem, he meets Esther who immediately captivates him with her charm and beauty. Unaware of her Jewish heritage, King falls in love with her. She saves King’s life from treacherous people who plan to poison him with the help of her cousin Mordecai.

Haman, whom the King makes his right hand man, plans a genocide of 10,000 Jews as he is very jealous of Mordeci and wants him dead. Since he gets the King’s seal, he orders the genocide. Disturbed at her entire race being wiped out, Esther reveals her true origin and asks the king to step in and save the innocent people. She tells him how Haman had misused his trust and ordered the extermination of Jews. The sets of the Persian court were grand and fabulous. The costumes were gorgeous and fitted the characters. The acting of the main characters was superb. The huge stage was extended on both sides to accommodate more students. Music too was appropriate.

The different dances like prayer dance, Ganga, Mangalam, and bhangra were scintilating. Bhangra had both girls and boys participating in it. The impressive and synchronised steps added to the quality of performances.

Another special feature was presentation of the school report through digital multimedia. It captured the interest of the audience. More than 1,000 students had participated in the function. The smart House Council had helped make the evening a success. Mr. Anuraag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, was the chief guest. Addressing the students, he said, “World is the most beautiful creation of God. Life is a precious gift, and the day you understand what is life all about, you will be able to solve many problems.” He urged the students to be focussed and advised them to put in their best efforts and God will do the rest. He gave away prizes to the merit holders of Class XII in the CBSE examination, 2002.

The Guest of Honour, Ms Abhilash Oswal, gave away prizes to the meritorious students of Class X. She also gave away a sum of Rs 1 lakh to the school.

Tagore school annual day: The annual cultural function of Tagore Public School was held today. The function started with flag hoisting ceremony followed by lighting of lamp. A beautiful cultural programme was presented on the occasion. A classical dance created an aura of peace among the audience . The audience enjoyed “Culture Ki Khidi” . The tiny tots transported the audience to the kingdom of animals and birds and conveyed the message that they should be loved. Their presentation of “The Train of Unity” too was pleasing. The Bharatnatayam performance by Ireme Nandi of class I was impressive.

The principal of the school, Ms Manju Parkash, read the Annual Report and highlighted the achievements of the students in both academic and co-curricular activities. The chief guest on the occasion was Mr Rakesh Pandy, Minister of State, Stationery and Printing, Punjab. Mr Gurvinder Singh Atwal, Parliament Secretary Co-operatives, Punjab, presided over the function and Mr Malkit Singh Dhaka, MLA, was the guest of honour. The school souvenir “Jyoti Punj” was released by the chief guest on the occasion. Prizes were given away to the meritorious students.

Mr Amrit Lal Aggarwal, Chairman of the Managing committee, said the management was going to start a college soon for professional courses.

Students of the GRD Academy present a cultural programme during their prize distribution function
Students of the GRD Academy present a cultural programme during their prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Carnival at BCM school: A two-day carnival was organised at BCM Arya Model School by Hero Cycles. The carnival included painting and dance competitions. The dancers charmed the audience with their performance. A cycle race was also arranged. Carnival had the children yelp in delight and fear when they were given an elephant ride courtesy Hero Cycles.

The painting competition was divided into two parts on the first day. Group C, included students from classes 1V to V11. Kiran Deep of Guru Nanak Public International School won first prize whereas second prize was won by Ankita Trpathi of BCM. Tushar of DAV Public School won the third prize.. Consolation prizes were awarded to Dilpreet Kaur of Guru Nanak Public School. Harjot Singh of GNPIS, Garima of BCM, Tammana of Shemrock School , and Mehat Jain Of BCM, Chandigarh Road.

Group D ( class V11 to X)Arun of DAV, Manjot of GGN and Bhavana of BCM were declared first, second and third respectively. Vanisha and Ritika Of BCM, Varinder Singh of GNPIS, Laksh of Saraswati Model School got consolation prizes.

Group E (class X to X11) Kuldeep Singh of GGN , Natasha Verma of RS Model School, Roop Khangura of BCM were placed at first , second and third positions. Consolation prizes were given to Harsimran Kaur of RS Model school, Shriuti Moga of Shemrock Christian School, Nupur and Akshi Sood, Jaspreet and Paramjeet of BCM Shastri Nagar, Richa of DAV Public School.

In solo dance, the students groups were made on the basis of age. In the 6 to 10 years age group children perform beautifully. Smriti of BCM, Chandigarh Road, got the first prize Saini of BCM was second and , Radhika DAV Public School won the third prize. The consolation prize was bagged by Harseen of Saraswati Modern School. Special prize was awarded to Suresh of RS Model School and Virinder of BCM school.

Semi classical dance contest in the 11to16 years category Ankita,DAV Public School won the first prize, while, Ridhi Mehra from Shemrock Christian School was second and, Pallavi, BCM school won the third prize. Consolation prize was won by Sanya of BCM school. Ambika (Saraswati Model School) won the special prize.

The Co -Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the company Mr O.P. Munjal gave away prizes to the winners. 



Gurcharan’s poem appreciated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 1
‘Bazme Adab’, a programme on poetry, was organised at Malhotra Palace, Urban Estate, Dugri, here yesterday under the leadership of Gurbachan Singh Grover.

Poets who participated in the programme were Swaran Singh Parwana, Kewal Dheer, John Akbar Rahi, Bhupinder Harsh, Kulwant Jagraon, Sagar Sialkoti, Malkiat Singh Saini, Darshan Singh Darshan, Randhir Kanwal, Ravneet Kaur, Gurcharn Kaur Koachar, Mahinder Deep Grewal, Rajinder Sharma, D.K. Sachdeva, Jagmohan Singh Namdhari, Mohammad Naseem Ansari, Ravinder Singh and Jai Kishen Singh Veer.

Parwana said: “Poetry is the instrument to spread message that all human beings are one and love to each other is essential for survival”. Gurcharan Kaur Kochar’s poem ‘Je mitti noo paka ke naa banawde rabb de ghar, apna naa inni phaidi nafrat, naa inne ghar hunde tabah (Had we not constructed the temple of God by bricks, there would have been not so such hatred nor destruction of such homes) was widely appreciated. Poets were also honoured on the occasion.

Mr Gurbachan Singh Grewal, Mr Sushil Malhotra, Mr B.R. Kaushal, Mr Ravinder Sehgal and many others applauded the programme.


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