Saturday, December 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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PAU soil scientists to be honoured
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 13
As many as three soil scientists of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr G.S. Bahl, Dr M.S. Aulakh and Dr A.C. Vig, have been honoured with the prestigious IMPHOS-FAI award instituted by the World Phosphate Institute (Morocco), in India.

The award has been bestowed in recognition of their excellent fundamental and applied research on “Role of phosphorus on yield and quality of crops.” Their research contributions include the evaluation of phosphorus availability parameters, working out phosphorus requirements of crop individually and in cropping systems, influence of time and method of phosphatic fertiliser application, including type of fertilizer, on fertilizer use efficiency for optimum and balanced use of fertilizers illustrating the accelerated synthesis of protein, oil and fatty acids.

The award will be presented to the team leader, Dr G.S. Bahl, by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr S.S. Dhindsa, at the inaugural ceremony of FAI seminar to be held on December 16 in New Delhi. 



Workshop on environmental studies
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 13
To update teachers about latest changes by the CBSE, Kundan Vidya Mandir has been organising seminars and workshops on various subjects. The CBSE had recently introduced environmental studies at the junior level. To introduce teachers to the subject the Principal, Ms Neena Khanna, yesterday organised a seminar-cum-workshop on environmental studies in the school.

The one-day seminar jointly conducted by CBSE and NCERT teams received an encouraging response from the teachers of the junior wing of about 50 schools.

The resource persons, Mr Manoranjan Sood, Ms Pragya Shukla and Ms I.L. Wancho, spoke to the teachers with interesting inputs from multimedia. According to them environment played a major role in shaping the personality of students, thus an integrated study was essential.

To create awareness about the environment and understanding its relationship with oneself and others, a child should be exposed to different components of the environment.


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