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Chitkara holds free Class X tests
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 28
Over 200 students appeared in the class X - practice CBSE test series for class X board examinations organised by the Chitkara Institute of Competitions, Ludhiana, here today. The Tribune is its media partner.

Parents from Khanna, and other satellite towns of Ludhiana and the city itself were very happy that the institute had offered to give experience in writing papers for board examination. Ms Mandeep Kaur a teacher said," I am very happy and thankful as my daughter after answering the mathematics test feels much more confident of facing the board examination in March." Similar were the views of other parents who felt that Institute should conduct examination at regular intervals.

Students braved the foggy and chilly wintery morning to appear in the first examination in mathematics at 9am, but they were happy to get the experience of answering examination on the pattern of the board..

They said that they felt better and after a break of one hour they were ready and eager to take the science examination.

The practice test organised by Chitkara is a unique platform where students experience the environment of CBSE class X board examination, two months before they actually appear in the test. Entrance to the practice test was free.

The tests in mathematics and science were prepared by top experts in the subject, who have years of experience in the field. The answer sheets will be checked by examiners who are regular members of the CBSE paper checking teams. The percentile scores in mathematics and science (which represents the number of students ahead of a particular candidate) along with individual marks would be displayed online at www.onlinecic.com and a detailed marks cards would also be sent by post.

According to Dr Ashok Chitkara, chairman,Chitkara Institute of Competitions, "Our focus has always been on helping and developing students to achieve their greatest potential. The Practice CBSE test will help pinpoint a student's strengths and weaknesses and enhance his probability of getting a higher percentage in the board examinations."

The results of the CBSE practice test will be declared online on January 15, 2004 at www.onlinecic.com. Cash awards will be given to top students.


Teachers of economics meet

Ludhiana, December 28
The aim of economics teachers to have a common forum for interaction was realised with a meeting of the Ludhiana Economic Association held on the premises of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Daresi Road, here today under the convenership of Prof M. Saleem.

A large number of teachers of economics from different colleges participated. The objective of the association is the promotion of study of economics.

Various proposals were discussed, like removing the errors in textbooks, simplifying the curriculum, publication of journals, holding of seminars and, above all, regular meetings of the association.

Details like registration and selection of office-bearers were also discussed. OC


10-day NSS camp begins
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 28
A 10-day NSS camp began at Partap Singh Wala village here today. The camp, “Youth for Swashta”, is being organised by Government College for Boys, Ludhiana. The Principal of the college, Mr V.P. Gaur, was the chief guest at the function. Around 60 volunteers are taking part in the camp. They would be apprised about ethics of service to the community and the nation. The projects to be undertaken during the camp are cleanliness and beautification of the project areas, repair of road, teaching of students belonging financially weaker sections of the village.

In the lecture session, the participants would attend lectures by experts on different topics, including the aims and objectives of the NSS, AIDS awareness, yoga and health, traffic rules and regulation, the role of forests etc., dental care and health, TB causes, prevention and cures etc.

Dr Rajinder Jain, programme officer, NSS Government College, stressed the importance of blood donation. Those present on the occasion included Mr Nacchattar Singh, sarpanch, Mr Partap Singh Gill, Mr Inder Singh, Mr Niranjan Singh, Mr Vichittar Singh and other members of the gram panchayat. The guest of honour, Prof Rajdeep Singh Gill of Government College, Fazilka, delivered a lecture on the aims and objectives of the NSS.

Awareness rally: The NSS unit of the Malwa Central College of Education for Women organised a rally on AIDS awareness and other social evils like illiteracy, female foeticide, gender discrimination here today. Around 130 students along with programme officers participated in the camp. The rally started from the college campus and went around Civil Lines, Ghumar Mandi and Fountain Chowk, before returning to the college. The volunteers raised slogans and carried placards against the social evils.


PAU boy for NSS convention
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 28
Harcharan Singh Kang, an NSS volunteer from the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, has been selected by the NSS Regional Centre, Chandigarh, to participate in the National Youth Convention being held during the IX National Youth Festival, 2004, at Tata Nagar, Jharkhand, from January 12 to 16.

According to Dr K. S. Verma, programme coordinator, PAU NSS, Harcharan Singh is one of the 10 volunteers selected from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh. In the convention, volunteers will participate in programmes on personality development, national integration etc.

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