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Surjit Patar interacts with students
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 28
The Punjabi Sahitya Sabha of Kamla Lohtia SD College organised a face-to-face programme with noted Punjabi poet Surjit Patar here yesterday. Surjit Patar recited some of his poems and sang gazals, much to the delight of students. He also answered questions posed by the students.

Dr Kehar Singh, Professor in Department of Punjabi, Panjab University, spoke on “Globalisation and Punjabi Culture”. He said the youth were drifting away from Punjabi culture in the name of modernity and globalisation. He urged the students to go back to their roots.

The proceedings were conducted by Dr Jograj, Head of Punjabi Department. Dr B.D. Budhiraja, Principal, welcomed the guests and urged the students to appreciate their culture.

Declamation contest: Twelve teams comprising 24 candidates participated in the Late Mr Ram Lal Bhasin Inter-College Declamation Contest organised at SDP College yesterday. Ms Indira Bhata, Principal, SCD Government College, was the chief guest.

After the lighting of ceremonial lamp and rendering of Saraswati Vandana, the students spoke on “Should there be beauty contests?”, “Life is what we make it”, “Uniform Civil Code for national integration”, “Responsibility of media in democracy and India in the emerging world order”.

The results: Running trophy: Ms Rachna Sharma and Vibhuti Bhalla of Arya College for Women; first: Ms Rachna Sharma of Arya College for Women, second: Ms Tripati Sethi of Malwa College of Education for Women, third: Paramjit Singh of BCM College of Education; consolation prize: Shelly Goyal of SDP College for Women.

Later, Ms Indira Bhatia paid homage to late Ram Lal Bhasin, an eminent freedom fighter, and congratulated the winners.



GCG girls get prizes

Ludhiana, February 28
Mr H.D. Johar, Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, has urged girls to strive hard to acquire excellence in specific subjects so that they could compete in every field at the national and international levels.

He was addressing the students at the annual prize distribution function of Government College for Women, Ludhiana, today, after presenting prizes to students for their outstanding achievements in different fields, including academics, sports and culture.

The Minister congratulated all prize winners and their parents as well as teachers. He said that in earlier times, women were not allowed to go to schools, but now the times have changed. Girls are excelling over boys in almost every field and the same situation prevails in Pakistan also where recently the Minister had gone on a goodwill visit. The Minister congratulated the host college for getting high grading by NAAC and asked all the principals present there to get their respective institutions accredited by NAAC as soon as possible.

Mrs Nisha Sarad, DPI, ( Colleges), while addressing the function asked the teachers to work hard to enhance the standard of education.

Mrs Kusam Ahuja, Principal of the college, welcomed the chief guest and presented the annual report of the college and highlighted the glorious achievements of the college in academics, sports and cultural activities. As many as 282 students of arts, science and commerce facilities were awarded prizes.

Mrs Manjit Kaur Sodhia, former principal of GCW, Mrs Indra Bhatia, Principal, Government College for Boys, Mrs Abnash Kaur Gujral, Principal, Government College, Sidhsar , Principals of Ludhiana district were also present. Monika Sharma bagged the all round best student of the college award. OC



School clarifies

Apropos of a news item, “CBSE cancels two exam centre”, published in these columns on February 27, Mr R.S. Gill, Principal of Guru Nanak Public School, in a statement has said that the board has not struck off their school from its list of examination centres. The board is simply following a rotation system and in the process, Guru Nanak Public School and DAV Public School are not being made centres this year. TNS


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