Tuesday, February 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Training workshop for educators from Africa, India
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 17
Teacher-educators from Africa and India today began an 11-day training programme at the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT). The programme is being conducted in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.

The objectives of the programme are to acquaint the teacher-educators and administrators in schools with the newer trends and developments that have taken place in the filed of school and teacher education.

The 11-day programme consists of thematic discussions on the new developments and emerging issues in the field, hands-on experience and visits to educational institutions to gain first-hand experience.

With the Commonwealth of Learning sponsoring the African teacher educators for the programme, teacher-educators from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia are participating.

The resource persons for the programme have been drawn from Jamia Millia Islamia, National Open Schools and IGNOU. 



LPG kit model bags first prize in science fair
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, February 17
A model of ‘LPG kit for a small capacity engine’ presented by five students of mechanical engineering was adjudged best in the science fair organised at P. D. Public School near Bahadurgarh here today.

Around 24 teams of PDM Engineering College participated in the science fair and displayed their models. The team of Dalbir Singh, Kapil Bhalla, Abhay Kumar, Sunny Verma and Saurabh Kwatra, which presented the best project, said that the cost of an LPG kit is about Rs 900, which can be installed in small vehicles. The kit enables the vehicle to run on average 10 paise per kilometre.

While another model on ‘computer controlled electromechanical rover,’ presented by computer science students was declared the second.

In the state-level painting competition organised yesterday, Kavita Balhara, a plus two student of Day School, Rohtak got the first prize in the senior category. She won the Kalpana Chawla Technical Education Award, instituted by the PDM Educational Association. 


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