Sunday, February 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Seminar on animal nutrition
Our Correspondent

Khanna, February 1
A seminar on animal nutrition was organised by a Holland company, Provimi Research and Nutrition, and its Indian partner, Vetcare, at Golden Grain Club here today. Ruminant nutritionist Dr Karine of Holland and Dr V. Shrishar, animal nutritionist, addressed the gathering. Dr Karine told feed mill owners of the area that how in the developed countries balanced feed was being provided at lower price.

Two new brands of feed for animals produced by the joint venture of Provimi and Vetcare were launched. Mr Tarlochan Singh, a partner of M/s Guru Industries, distributor of the launched brands Nutrijoule and Nutripro, said the feed could increase the milk yield and fat in milk of milch cattle.



NCC cadet wins R-Day parade medal
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 1
Sixteen NCC cadets of Ludhiana who participated in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi were given a warm welcome at the local 3 Punjab Battalion, today. Most of the cadets have decided to pursue their career with the Army. ‘‘We will serve the nation by joining the Army,’’ they said in unison when asked by mediapersons about their future plans.

One of the cadets, Senior Under Officer Jatinderjit Singh was awarded a gold medal during the Republic Day parade. Special prizes were given to them for their participation in various events.

Subedar Nirmal Singh, main instructor of the group, said: ‘‘I was very harsh with them. At times I had even thrashed them but they have come out with flying colours.”

Col R.P.S. Dhillon, Commander NCC Group, Ludhiana, said the cadets were hardworking and would do the nation proud.

The cadets who participated in the Prime Minister's rally and the Rajpath rally include Senior Under Officer Asmita Choudhary, Inderjit Kaur Gill, Amita, Gagandeep Mann, Pritpal Singh Bhullar, Neharika, Deepak Arora, Amarjit Prasad, Pritpal Singh Brar, Dinesh Kataria and Narinder Singh. Amjad Ali participated in a horse rally and Madhavi participated in the Flag area briefing and the national integration awareness presentation.



Students present cultural show
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 1
“Youth should come forward to solve social-political problems of today,” said General Himmat Singh Gill (retd). He was the guest of honour at the annual function of Gupta Model High School organised in Nehru Sidhant Kender today.

He also said the youth should show more discipline and restraint, as they could lead the nation. Gen Gill has been selected a member of the National Academy of Literature for a five-year term.

The function began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp, followed by ‘Saraswati Vandana’. A ‘Jungle Dance’ performed by tiny tots won a lot of applause. The audience enjoyed Punjabi Boliyan that had a patriotic flavour. The items ‘Kaliyaonka Chaman’ and ‘Barbie Dance’ were also liked by parents.

A parody based on the tunes of the 1970s received a rich applause. Ms Simmi Gupta, Principal of the school, read out the annual report. The chief guest, Mr S.R. Ladhar, Director Rural Development and Panchayats, and Gen Gill gave away the prizes to meritorious students. Sonika Puri and Manpreet Singh were declared the best students and class I was declared the best class of the school. Mr Devinder Khanna and Ms Parvesh Sharma were adjudged the best parents. Shilpa Sharma and Esha Puri of class IX received mementoes for full attendance.

Mr Ladhar praised the school for maintaining high standards and presenting a beautiful cultural programme.



Students get prizes on annual day
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 1
The annual-day celebrations and prize-distribution function of St Bawra Public High School were organised in Guru Nanak Bhavan here today. Dr Inderpal Singh, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar, was the chief guest. A cultural function was presented by students of the school.

The function began with ‘Saraswati Vandana’, followed by a mime on deforestation. The LKG kids danced to the tune of the song ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeni Veeni’.

The item ‘Kalakar Ka Swapan’, that depicted the imagination of an artist, was well received by the audience. A musical ‘The Hare and the Lion’ was followed by ‘shabad gayan’.

A colourful Rajasthani dance was followed by a ‘qawwali’. An item of western dance was also well-liked.

The chief guest, Dr Inderpal Singh, gave away the prizes to meritorious students and praised the efforts of the school Principal, Ms Chander Prabha, in educating the children. The programme ended with the item ‘Rhythm of Punjab’. The anchor of the show was Neena Narula.



21 honoured for social service
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 1
At a function held at Ramgarhia Girls College, the Shaheed Memorial Seva Society honoured 21 persons for service to the society. Mrs Inderjit Kaur Gill Vashist, Principal of Government College for Women, lighted the traditional lamp. Those honoured were awarded with a trophy and a shawl.

Among those honoured were Dr Sarup Singh Alag, a writer, Mr Rakesh Pandey, State Minister of Stationery, Baba Bashir Ahmed, JC, Ludhiana, Mr Hira Singh Gabaharia, a former MLA, Ms Harmeet Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls College, Ms Suversha Kalra, secretary, Deaf and Dumb School and Ms Veena Dada, in charge affiliation, PSEB.

Mr Vajinder Singh said president of the organisation, Shaheed Memorial Seva Sangh and an NGO had purchased two mobile vans. These vans would go door to door to help the needy.

Among the college teachers honoured were Prof Harbhajan Kaur Arora of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Prof Neelam Sharma, Government College for Women, Ms Savita Uppal, Ramgarhia Girls College, and several students who had excelled in various fields.



Book exhibition in school
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 1
A book exhibition was organised on the campus of G.T.B. National Public Senior Secondary School, Dakha, by the Principal, Ms Gurpreet Kaur Dhillon, with the efforts of teachers and students yesterday.

Many publishers and book sellers exhibited their latest publications.

According to Ms Dhillon the main aim of the exhibition was that the students should profit from reading good and valuable books.

Students also exhibited multi-coloured models and charts in science, GK, maths, computers, history, economics and cultural heritage along with audio-visual aids.

The exhibition also displayed works on glass painting, emboss painting, oil painting, sand and stone painting, pipe decoration, fabric and screen painting, toy making and pencil sketching.



Lok Adalats settle 330 cases
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 1
As many as 330 cases involving an amount of Rs 50,59,396 pertaining to co-operative credit institutions were settled in five Special Lok Adalats organised here today. A total of 382 cases were placed before the Lok Adalats. The District Legal Services Authority organised the Lok Adalats under the supervision of its Chairman, Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge, with the active participation of the Deputy Registrar, Co-operative Department.

Fiftyone cases were settled in the Lok Adalat headed by Mr J.S. Chouhan, Member Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority-cum-Civil Judge, Senior Division, Ludhiana. Maximum cases were settled in the Lok Adalat headed by Mr D.P. Singla, Civil Judge, Junior Division, Ludhiana. Out of 85 cases placed 83 were settled.

In the Lok Adalat headed by Mr Arunvir Vashisht, Chief Judicial Magistrate, 34 cases were settled. While the Lok Adalats of Ms Anshul Berry, Civil Judge (Junior Division), and Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, Civil Judge, (Junior Division), settled 89 and 73 cases, respectively.

Mr Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, Deputy Registrar, Co-operative Department, said the cases of only those loan defaulters were placed before the Lok Adalats, who had been defaulters for more than five years. About 25 per cent discount was given to the defaulters on interest. They would have to pay the loan within one year as per the settlement made today, the Deputy Registrar, said.

Mr Arvind Markan,Assistant District Attorney, Legal Services, Ms Ruby Fernandes, Ms Pappu Abinash Singh, Ms Kuldeep Kaur, members of the District Legal Services Authority, played active role in the Lok Adalats.



PNB’s inter-region cultural meet opens
Asha Ahuja

Ludhiana, February 1
Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, Punjab zone, inaugurated the 20th PNB inter-region cultural meet here today in which about 130 participants from eight regions of Punjab Zone participated. Competitors participated in items like light vocal-solo, classical vocal-solo, classical instrumental (a) tal and b) string, western classical instrumental, rare and innovative music (instrumental) and group song. Competitions in items like one-act play.

Skit and group dance will be held tomorrow at Pal Auditorium, College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The selected team will represent the zone 20th PNB inter-zone cultural meet to be held at New Delhi from February 24 to March 2.

Mr V.K. Gupta, Deputy General Manager, president of the Zonal Cultural Committee, welcomed the chief guest.

Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, in his inaugural address said the Punjab zone sports team, which represented the zone in the 20th PNB inter-zone sports meet held at New Delhi from January 4 to January 11, has won both the overall trophies in team event and athletics. He hoped that the zonal cultural committee would also win the trophy in the all-India cultural meet being held at New Delhi.

He said the PNB was organising many social activities and recently a medical check-up camp for its employees was held at zonal office, Ludhiana. He said such events were being held to break the monotony of employees from the routine work and boost their morale for better performance.


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