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Warning against aphid attack

Ludhiana, November 21
Experts of Punjab Agricultural University have warned the farmers of an attack of aphids on early sown wheat varieties. Entomologists have said that if the attack is noticeable, the farmers are advised to spray insecticides on the crop.

The attacked crop looks withering it demands irrigation. On uprooting a few plants randomly the aphids are found feeding in the root zone. For this, dilute 1 litre of Endosulfan 35 EC in 2 litres of water, mix in 10 kg sand and broadcast evenly in one acre followed by light irrigation. TNS


Social relevance of medical education discussed
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 21
A two-day “National Consultation on Social Relevance of Medical Education” organised by Christian Medical College and Hospital started here today. Today’s programme was attended by a host of luminaries from CMC, Vellore, AIIMS, New Delhi, and many other social organisations interested in medical education.

Dr L.S. Chawla, former Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, was the chief guest. In his inaugural address he said prevention was more important than treatment of disease and that prevention was to be practised by doctors. Dr Chawla emphasised the need for not making education a trade but to treat it as a social commitment.

Dr K.M. Shyam Prasad, Chairman, CMC society, Dr G.G. Christo, senior Vice-President, Manipal Education Group, Dr Abraham Joseph, former Chairman, Network Maastricht, Netherlands, and other eminent personalities from the field of medical education attended the programme.

Dr Tejinder Singh, Professor of Paediatrics and Dean, UG Studies, CMCH, who took initiative to organise the national consultation, informed that medical education was highly subsidised in India and therefore it was important that the graduates should be responsive to health needs of the country. He also reiterated the need for developing right attitudes in medical students.

Dr Shyam Prasad, in his address, spoke about the mushrooming of medical institutions all over the country but lamented over the distinct lack of doctors, nurses and paramedics in rural areas. He suggested that a curriculum should be evolved which would be self-directed and student-centered. The emphasis would be on competency rather than on acquiring knowledge. He also felt that radical changes were needed in the structure of medical education wherein students with the right attitude and aptitude would be selected.

Dr Mohan Verghese, Principal, CMCH, welcomed the delegates and stressed that the meeting would result in useful interaction. The participating experts will discuss various aspects of medical education vis-a-vis socio-cultural relevance to the Indian scenario.


Management institute students win laurels
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 21
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, won laurels at the Inter-Zonal Festival organised by Punjab Technical University on November 17 and 18 at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Ridhi Nayyar of BCA-V of the GNIMT was adjudged the best in Western solo category. In the classical solo event, Ramandeep Kaur (BBA-III) captivated the audience with her melodious voice and won the first prize. Both Ridhi and Rmanadeep have been selected by the university for Inter-University Youth Festival to be held at Kurukshetra University in January. Ridhi Nayyar also won second prize in the classical dance event. GNIMT students own second prize in Western group song category. The team comprised Ridhi Nayyar, Anupam Sharma, Gaurav Virmani, Ramandeep Singh, Namita Jaykuamar and Divya Singh. Earlier, the students had also participated in a zonal competition held at the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar, and won first prizes in Western solo, classical solo and classical dance and second prizes in Western group song and folk dance (giddha events).

Dr A.S. Bansal, Director, GNIMT, has congratulated the winners. Back


Students hold rally for communal harmony
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 21
Students from various schools of the city held a rally to strengthen communal harmony and religious tolerance.

The rally was jointly organised by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony and Education Department, Punjab.

Mr Sohan Lal, DPI (Schools), flagged off the rally from Nauhria Mal Jain Model Senior Secondary School.

The participants, carrying banners and placards with messages of communal amity, marched through Nehru Sidhant Kendra, Malwa Senior Secondary School and Kochhar Market, before concluding at the starting point.

The participating students, numbering more than 200, were awarded certificates by the Education Department and served with refreshment.

Among others, Mr Om Parkash Arora, Principal, Mr K.K. Joshi, Vice-Principal, of Nauhria Mal Jain School, Mr Nahar Singh, Mr Varinder Pal Singh, Mr Raja Singh, Ms Kamajit Kaur and Ms Prem Arora, all principals of local schools, were present on the occasion.

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