Thursday, October 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India


L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Admission to MBBS course completed
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 1
The admission to the MBBS course of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has been completed. The final counselling in this regard was held at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot yesterday. Dr Daljeet Singh, officiating Principal of the DMCH, said here today that the NRI quota seats were filled after the test conducted by the institute on Sunday at Ludhiana. Twenty students under this category took the test and 10 students were admitted on the basis of merit. Three staff quota seats were also filled on merit.

Five seats were left, which were filled after the second counselling held at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot. Now all 70 seats of the MBBS course had been filled, he added.

The admission to the MBBS course was delayed due to writ petitions filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The admission to the NRI quota had been finalised following the judgment of the High Court which had restored the NRI quota seats. The state government had abolished the NRI seats.



NGOs’ role in education hailed
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, October 1
The role of non-government organisations cannot be overlooked in the development and growth of society and nation. Educational trusts and private institutions have played an integral part in providing school and higher education to students. In the present circumstances, the government alone is not in a position to take up the entire responsibility of expenses on education besides providing adequate infrastructure from its resources. "In such conditions trusts and non-government institutions play the role of feeder agency”, said N.K. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University.

Addressing a function on the silver jubilee celebrations of Gobindgarh Public School (GPS) here yesterday, he suggested the management to prepare the students to cope with the needs of society. At present, institutions manufacture, who remain unemployed and a burden on society.

Dr Pathak lauded the role played by the Gobindgarh Educational and Social Welfare Trust in the field of providing education to the students of this area through its GPS, Gobindgarh Public College, Punjab Institute of Management and Technology and Gobindgarh Public College, Alour. Dr Pathak assured all assistance to the management for the introduction of professional classes of B.Ed., M.Ed and integrated five-year law course.

Earlier, the VC inaugurated the new Gobindgarh Public College campus. Dr Pathak and Mr N.K. Khanna, chairman, PIMT, honoured Mr Alok Kumar, a champion of billiards and snooker.

The guest of honour, Mr S.K. Ahulluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, released a souvenir PANORAMA-2003. He was honoured by the chief guest and the Trust for his services in the field of environment, de-addiction revival of cultural activities and helping the Red-Cross Society in the district. The function concluded with a vote of thanks by Rattan Lal Bhatia, chairman, GPS.



Painting exhibition in school
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 1
Depicting their creative skills, commercial art students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, held a painting exhibition here today.
The exhibition was a treat for art lovers and provided an opportunity for budding artists to show their talent. A majority of the paintings were based on oil technique and were landscapes or portraits. Navleen displayed her paintings with captions, ‘Free from human bondage and ‘Lost in wilderness'. Harvinder’s ‘Winter in bold face’ was another attraction.

Besides students, two paintings by the commercial art lecturer, Mr Jaspreet Mohan Singh, were also on display. The paintings were made in water-proof ink and titled ‘Once upon a time...’ and ‘Still waiting’. The posters of Sophia and Harmeet that had been signed by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India, during his visit to the city last month were put on exhibition.

Ms Aaarti, an alumnus of the school, who had topped from Punjab in commercial arts and is currently doing postgraduation in fine arts, was the guest of honour. Ms Harvinder Kaur Cheema, principal, appreciated the efforts of the students. 


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