Sunday, August 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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City girl gets through US business school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 16
Sacred Heart girl Ripple Bhullar is set to go places. By ranking among the top 3 per cent students out of 33,000 who took the scholarship aptitude test of the US College Board in October, Ripple has secured a place for herself in the undergraduate business course being offered at Stern School of Business, New York University.

The business school was ranked the eight best business school during an international survey of business institutions conducted last year by the Financial Times. The school has the credit of producing many Pulitzer Award, Emmy Award and Nobel Prize winners.

Ripple is excited about the residence hall which she is going to get on the school campus. Guided by her father, Mr Birinder Bhullar, who has been visiting the USA in his professional capacity, Ripple said she did not seek any specialised coaching for the SAT. Her father said, “The SAT has a distinct format compared to our academic system. While here we lay emphasis on mugging up; SAT examines the student for pacing, reasoning and application abilities”.

The first orientation meet for students and parents will be held in the school on August 25.


Students at their creative best
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, August 16
Students of the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) displayed their creativity at ‘Vogue-2003’, an exhibition inaugurated by a prominent Punjabi folk singer, Pammi Bai, in Phase VII here today.

Students displayed a variety of items which gave a glimpse of the future designs and designers in fashion, textile and interiors.

The exhibition was divided into many parts each displaying a different aspect of creativity.

Six students came up with ‘jhalak’ where they displayed items in block painting and embroidery. They came up with impressive designs using different methods like rubber binder, metallic binder, simple binder. They also produced ‘angrakahas’ using different types of laces, mirrors, and embroidery. Different effects of tie and dye were presented. Indo-Western style of lehnga-cholis using different kinds of material were also displayed.

In the section named “Mini Punjab’ students presented a traditional Punjab laying stress on phulkaris while in ‘akarshan’ students displayed hand-made items like purses, murals, flower pots, glass paintings, candles, etc.

In the ‘kids section’ one could see small quilts, a number of toys, small party wear dresses as well casuals. In the ‘night wear’ section night gowns, which were rather costly, had been displayed.

In the ‘interior design’, impressive furniture prepared from moulded glass had been displayed while the ‘boutique’ presented hand-painted suits and embriodered as well.


MLA gives grant to school
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, August 16
A cultural programme was organised by students of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Mubarikpur, on its annual function, about 2 km from here, today.

Mr Bir Devinder, MLA from Kharar, who was the chief guest of the function stressed on the need to inculcate patriotism among the children. He also announced a grant of Rs 51,000 for the school building and for the karate team of the school.

Students were also given prizes by the chief guest for their outstanding performance in academic, sports and other co-curricular activities.

Earlier Ms Santosh Sharma, school Principal, read out the annual report and thanked the chief guest.

Mr Krishan Pal Sharma, member of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Chand Rana, village sarpanch, Mr Bhupinder Singh Saini, Assistant Governor of Rotary International District, 3090, were also present on the occasion.

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