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Volunteers told about environment at NSS camp
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 3
The Principal of Partap Public School, Dr Ramesh Inder Bal, delivered a lecture on pollution and environment to NSS volunteers and villagers during an NSS camp at Partap Singhwala village today. The 10-day camp is being organised by the NSS unit of SCD Government College.

Br Bal stressed upon the need to keep environment clean and plant more trees. She also dwelled on the alarming rise in pollution.

Program officer Rajinder Jain also stressed upon the need to keep the surroundings clean and more green. Dr Bal quoted from scriptures on the need to respect the environment.

The volunteers and others present on the occasion pledged to save the environment from the dangerous effects of polythene.

District Range Officer Dogar Singh Bhatti delivered a lecture on forests and their importance. He said the trees had a deep relationship with human beings. He urged the volunteers to plant saplings in their houses and open areas.

Prof Harpreet Singh, Prof Balwinder Pal Singh, Mr Dharampal Singh, Mr Vijay Maurya, Mr Ajay Goel, Mr Rohit Aggarwal among others expressed their views on the occasion. 


Seminar held on jobs in IT
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 3
A seminar-cum-workshop on "Career options in information technology" was organised today at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, in Model Town here.

Final-year MCA and BCA students from various colleges in and around Ludhiana availed of the opportunity to interact with experts on various aspects of the application of information technology in industry.

The resource persons, Mr Harindrer Singh, director of 'I Can' Consultancy Services, and Mr Kuldeep Singh, lecturer in Computer applications at the GNIMT, made students aware of the latest advances in the field of information technology and the opportunities in the job market.

They talked about the present requirement of various companies like IBM, Quark and Tellab and the working environment there.

The students were also given information on the working of call centres and their technical aspects. The participants were assessed for their potential for various jobs in the field, especially for the position of technical support engineer.

The programme was organised under the aegis of the ISTE students chapter of the GNIMT. Dr A.S. Bansal presided over the function and advised students to keep themselves updated on the latest developments in technology to be able to compete globally.


Lawyers to get chambers soon
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 3
Hundreds of lawyers at the District Courts here, who are waiting for the possession of chambers allotted to them, will finally get these this month as the District Bar Association and the district administration have cleared the objections in the transfer of the property in the name of the association.

This was claimed by Mr B.K. Goel, newly elected president of the Bar at a New Year function organised at the District Courts complex here today. He said the proposal was all set to be cleared by the state government shortly.

In another significant announcement at the function, the Ludhiana SSP, Mr Narinderpal Singh, said no advocate would be arrested by the police without informing the Bar Association. The SSP was speaking on behalf of DGP A.A. Siddiqui, who could not make it to the function.

He said a circular to this effect will be issued to all police stations in the district. Mr Goel said this would go a long way in improving police-Bar relations.

Mr Goel said lawyers would get the possession of the newly constructed chambers soon.

Justice A.D. Kaushal, a retired Supreme Court judge, Mr Siddarth Chattopadhya, DIG, Ludhiana Range, Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Mr Ajmer Singh, SDM, were present on the occasion, besides judicial officers and officers of the district administration.

The Award of Honour was presented to newly appointed judges from the Ludhiana Bar, Mr Jaspal Singh Chugh, Mr A.K. Shourie, Mr Paramjit Singh Rai, Mr Sumit Ghai, Mr Madan Lal Ataria and Mr Kewal Krishan Singh, chairman, Organisation of Young Lawyers. 

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