Monday, October 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Toppers awarded at farewell function
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, October 12
Professional batches of 1999-2000 and management of the Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a farewell party to their seniors of on Friday. Mr A.A. Sekhon, Registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Faridkot, was the chief guest.

Dr Zora Singh, chairman of the Desh Bhagat group of Institutes, congratulated the students for their achievements in sports and academics at state-level. Mr K.S. Bedi, an NRI and as guest of honour, said herbal medicines were being patronised all over the world, as they have no side effect. Ayurveda, the traditional form of medicine system prevalent since vedic times, attracting attention again, he asserted.

Principal S.N. Singh stressed on the need of a postgraduate ayurvedic college, which has not been established in northern India yet.

In the absence of such an institute, this system of medicine had failed to achieve the goals required for the welfare of the public health.

Dr Vaishali and Dr Sunena, students of final year who got first and second positions, were awarded Rs 2,100 and Rs 1,100, respectively. Students of second year, Shelly, Supana and Anupama Verma, who got first three positions, were awarded with Rs 2,100, Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,100 respectively, besides the merit certificates.

Students of the college presented gidaa, bhangra solo dance and folk songs at the function. 



91 students receive financial help
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 12
A function was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Sarabha and Tagore branches, at Geetanjali Ladies Club, here today. As many as 53 college students and 38 students of Class XI and XII were given aid worth Rs 1.01 lakh.

Mr Balraj Kumar of York Knitwears Limited, a known philanthropist, was the chief guest, while Ms Kusum Gupta, president, Geetanjali Ladies Club, was the guest of honour. Mr J.S. Nagpal, vice-president of the parishad, North, was the chief speaker.

The girls were selected from five colleges namely Arya College; Devki Devi Jain College; SDP College; Government College; and Master Tara Singh College for Girls. The schools were Arya Girls Senior Secondary School; and SDP Girls Senior Secondary School for Girls, both from Purana Baazar.



‘Mirch Masala’ entertains audience
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 12
Art Theatre, Ludhiana, presented a comedy play ‘Mirch Masala’ at open air theatre of Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, in collaboration with Punjabi Sahiting Akademi, last evening. It was directed by H.S. Randhawa.

‘Mirch masala’ is written by Jatinder Brar. The play depicts a story of three bachelor brothers who resided under one roof. All have good jobs. Eldest the three is an account officer, second one a teacher of physical education in a school and the youngest a computer expert in a multinational company. They have a servant, Ramu, who too is a bachelor.

The play entertained people with its non-stop comedy for one-and-a-half-hours. Karmjeet Garewal composed the music. Artistes of Art Theatre Parshotam Lal, Chamkaur Singh, Raj Kumar, Ms Premjeet, Ms Gauri Sood, Ms Preeti, Sukhmandeep Prince, Hardip, Kuldeep Purba, Harpreetpal, Satpal Sagar, Rajinder Jhande, Ramneek Kumadia, and Narinder performed in the play. All artistes performed well.

Dr Surjit Patar, president Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, was the chief guest. Function was presided over by Mr Ashok Garcha, chairman, Ludhiana Improvement Trust, and Mr Rajinder Singh Basant was the special guest.


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