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2,010 posts of elementary teacher to be filled soon
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
As many as 2,010 posts of Elementary Trained Teachers (ETT) in government elementary schools in Punjab will be filled soon. These posts will preferably be given to schools having inadequate staff. Dr Jagtar Singh Khattra, DPI (elementary schools), said this while talking to Ludhiana Tribune at the prize distribution function of the district elementary sports meet held at Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Jawahar Nagar, here today. He said majority of the posts would go to villages in Machhiwara, Samana and Pathankot.

Giving details of the forthcoming schedule for elementary schools, Dr Khattra said the final tests for classes I to IV will begin from March 1. He said the results would be declared on or before March 10. He added that this was being done so that from March 11 to March 31 the students could be taken for excursions to universities, PAU velodrome, planetarium, etc.

The DPI pointed out that all transfers would be held from March 1 to 31 so that when the new session begins from April 1 the teachers are able to join the schools.

Dr Khattra said there was a plan for encouraging students for better results. He said the top seven students from classes I to IV would be selected for admission to top schools of the district. He said since there were 1,500 cluster schools, nearly 7,500 students would get a chance to get education in top four schools in each of the 228 blocks.

The DPI said recently he had paid surprise visits to nearly 60 schools all over the state and in most of the schools teachers were found absent. In the remaining, he said teachers were found gossiping while the children were seen playing or screaming.

Dr Khattra assured the teachers that from now on not more than one-third of the total staff of government schools would be deputed for duties in election or pulse polio. He said he had suggested that teachers from aided and affiliated schools should also be given duties. 



Students impress at Talent Hunt
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
The “Talent Hunt — 2003” was organised by Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, here today. The chief aim of the talent search programme was to tab the latent potential of the students in the fields of monoacting, choreography, debate, poetry recitation, skits, modelling and dance.

The Principal of the college, Mr Gurdip Singh, acquainted the students with the rich and glorious past of the college and exhorted them to pay due attention to the extra curricular activities in the college because these were necessary for the harmonious development of students. Mr Harmohinder Singh, joint secretary, Khalsa Educational Council (GRW), inaugurated the function. He was accompanied by Mr Kuljit Singh, assistant secretary of the management.

Prof G.S. Ahluwalia and L.S. Bedi and Amrit Rishma compered and programme. Mr Harjinder Singh Wariach, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, was the chief guest.

The following students were declared winners in the following contests: Choreography (boys) — Sarbjit and party (solo); choreography (girls) — Yogesh (solo); poetry recitation — Charanjiv Kaur; mono-acting — Nitin; Mr GGN (B) — Nitin Nayyar; Miss GGN — Harsimrat; and Mr Fresher — Gurmeet Singh.



Students display scientific models
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
More than 120 models on various scientific topics were displayed by students from 37 schools at an exhibition organised by the District Education Department at Guru Nanak Khalsa High School, Model Town, here today.

Students from government, aided, affiliated and private schools falling in the Ludhiana (West) constituency participated in the competition. The various models included those on balanced diet, spacecraft, DNA finger-printing, pollution hazards and treatment of industrial affluents. Teachers of these schools took part in extempore and teaching aids contests. Mr Varinder Sharma, District Science Supervisor, conducted the contests.

The results of the contests for teachers are:

Teaching aids: Ms Jaspal Kaur, Government Senior Secondary School, Sangowal (1), Ms Kusum Lata, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, and Ms Anuja Kaushal, BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar (2), and Mr Chander Shekhar, BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, and Mr Parminder Sodhi, Sri Gru Harkrishan Public School, Haibowal Kalan (3).

Extempore: Ms Kusum Lata, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University (1), Mr Parminder Sodhi, Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Haibowal Kalan (2), and Ms Neelu, Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Kalan (3).

Quiz contest: Raj Singh and Anureet Kaur, GGN Public School (1), Ramnik Singh and Gagandeep Singh, Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar (2), and Kechat Goyal and Shakun Bansal, DAV Public School.

The results of the exhibition under 15 categories are:

Rural secondary: Richi Kundra, Joseph School, Dhandran Road (1), Ranjit Kaur, Government Senior Secondary School, Nurpur Bet (2), Jagdeep Kaur, Government Senior Secondary School, Gill village, and Gurdip Singh, Government Senior Secondary School, Gujarwal (3).

Rural senior secondary: Sandeep Singh, Government Senior Secondary School, Gujarwal (1), Sartaj Singh, Government Senior Secondary School, Hassanpur (2), Rajwinder Kaur, Government Senior Secondary School, Gujarwal, and Rupinder Kaur, Government Senior Secondary School, Nurpur Bet (3).

Elementary: Maninder Kaur, Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Dakha (1), Chetanpal Singh, GGN Public School, Sonika, BCM Model School (2), and Abhivadan, RS Model Senior Secondary School, and Gurvinder Kaur, Government High School, Sunet village (3).

Transport and communication (secondary): Vidya Kumari, Government Senior Secondary School, Threekey village (1), Gagninder Singh, Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU (2), and Mandeer, BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar (3).

Senior secondary: Mohit Gupta, BVM Senior Secondary School (1), Rahul Kumar Garg, DAV Public School (2), and Sumit, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School (3).

Information technology (secondary): Bakshinder Singh, Guru Nanak Public School (1), Anoop, Sanatan High School (2) and Arundeer Singh, Guru Nanak High School (3).

Senior secondary: Kirat Sibia, Guru Nanak Public School (1), Akash, BCM Arya Model School (2), and Rohit Verma, BVM Senior Secondary School (3).

Food and health (secondary): Akriti, DAV Public School (1), Eknoor Kaur, Guru Nanak Public School (2), and Neha Arora, SNM Senior Secondary School (3).

Senior secondary: Parneet Kaur, Guru Nanak Public School (1), Preet Kanwar Singh, Guru Nanak International Public School (2), and Roop Khangura, BCM Model School, Shastri Nagar (3).

Biotechnology (secondary): Prabhjot Kaur, Guru Nanak Public School (1), Harleen Kaur, GGN Public School (2), and Amanpreet Singh, Guru Nanak Khalsa High School (3).

Senior secondary: Amanjot Kaur, Guru Nanak Public School (1), Sunal Kumar, Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU (2), and Himani Mittal, BCM Model School, and Mohit Sharma, BVM Senior Secondary School (3).

Energy (secondary): Pawan Kumar, Dashmesh School (1), Sukhwinder Singh, Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU (2) and Avninder Kaur, Government High School, Lohara (3).

Senior secondary: Atam Parkash Kaur, Guru Nanak International Public School (1), Impreet Singh, CFC Public School (2), and Daksh Jain, DAV Public School (3).

Industry (secondary): Sumit Sood, RS Model Senior Secondary School (1), Sanju Bala, Government High School, College Road (2) and Manpreet Kaur, GGN Public School (3).

Senior secondary: Varun, BCM Arya Model School (1), Manpreet Kaur, Guru Nanak Public School (2) and Hardeep, RS Model Senior Secondary School (3). 



Kiddies Paradise students join in celebrations
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
Students of Kiddies Paradise, Kochar Market, celebrated Divali with gaiety and fervour last evening. Tastefully illuminated and decorated premises gave a festive look to the school.

The festival started with the Laxmi puja and after which the Principal, Ms Gulshan Kaur, gave a welcome address. A puppet show thrilled the audience and dances were presented by the students.

Children also enjoyed bursting crackers like chakkari and phuljhari. Sweets were distributed and gifts exchanged. The chief guest, Mr Darshan Singh, urged all to celebrate Divali with devotion. The Principal congratulated all and said the purpose behind celebrating functions was to spread awareness and help the students choose the right path.



Party time for tiny tots
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
Staff of Swiss International Public School (SIPS), Model Town, organised a party for students of pre-nursery and nursery here today.
The school was decorated with colourful balloons and balls. Several educational games were also played. The concept of traffic signals was explained with the help of green, yellow and red balls. A 12-foot-long rainbow was painted on a wall of the activity room and the children were asked to match the colours of the balls and balloons with it.

Different coloured charts with numbers written on them were kept and the children asked to keep the balls, representing the colour of the chart, on the same number as written on the chart. Various Hindi and English dance numbers were played, followed by snacks.

Ms Daisy Pruthi, Principal of the school, said party was arranged so that the children could learn as per the Montessori system. 



Students of Nirdosh celebrate Divali
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
Mentally challenged students of Nirdosh, a school run by members of the Inner Wheel, celebrated Divali on the school premises inside the Rotary Bhavan here today.

Dressed in their Sunday best, the students were excited to be a part of festivities. They were given sparklers and boxes of sweets.

The children had also made floating diyas, which were sold out in no time. Coloured earthen diyas and pots and candles were also lapped up by customers.

Members of the club gave gift items and other things for the school. Ms Gayatri Aggarwal presented woollen vests and sweaters to 35 students of the school, Ms Kiran Thapar a daree and boxes of sweets and Ms Santosh crackers. 



Remixes repel Amit Kumar
Asha Ahuja

Amit Kumar, son of Kishore Kumar, addresses mediapersons
Amit Kumar, son of Kishore Kumar, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana, October 23
“If I am given the powers of a dictator, the first thing I would do is to ban all singers, producers and makers of so-called remixes. These remixes have really robbed the original songs of their beauty”, said Amit Kumar, son of the late Kishore Kumar. Speaking to the media this afternoon at a press conference at Le Classic, the singer said the growing vulgarity in songs was really putting him off modern music. “It has no melody and that is why the songs are so short-lived. Vulgarity in music should go and glorious traditions should come back,” he said.

Amit Kumar will present “The magic of Kishore Kumar” at Hardy’s World . Sharing anecdotes with the media, he said he performed a stage show without the knowledge of his parents. When he was found out , he was scolded by his mother but his father encouraged him. He said his father had told him that he would not recommend his name to any music director and he would have to make a name for himself.

Amit said he had never exploited Kishore’s name and had got work under his own steam. He said he was happy that he had the opportunity to sing with famous singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. But he was inspired most by his father and still liked to sing his songs. When asked why he was not so popular, Amit said he could not cope with the fast-paced music of today. “Name one song in the last decade that has been on everyone’s lips, while old songs are still very popular. That is why people are using those sweet melodies for remixing and again they are big hits.” Amit said this was his second visit to Ludhiana and he liked visiting the city as the audience appreciated good music.


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