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Conference on business challenges
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 18
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) will organise its first conference on ‘Managing challenges of change and innovation in Indian business’ on its premises tomorrow.

Mr Mahesh Munjal, Managing Director, Majestic Auto, will be the chief guest. Mr V.K. Goyal, Chief Executive, Vardhaman, will preside over the event. Dr A.K. Vashisht from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Dr G.S. Batra from Punjabi University, Patiala, will be the keynote speakers for the event.

Nearly 50 participants from the fields of academics and research from various parts of the country will participate in the event. A few paper contributors from School of Management Studies at Varanasi, Alliance Business Academy at Bangalore, Bundelkhand University at Jhansi and National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Following the inaugural session and keynote addresses, two technical sessions will be held. Prof R.S. Deol, human resource consultant, and Dr R. Kumar, professor and head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, PAU, will chair the first session to be held on the topics pertaining to human resource and technological innovations. The second session on financial and marketing innovations will be chaired by Dr R.K. Gupta, University of Business Studies, Chandigarh, and Dr Prem Kumar, Director, Guru Kanshi campus, Talwandi Sabo.

Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director of the PCTE, said topics of the conference had been especially taken to pass on the suggestions to the business world. He said due to changing business scenario, there was an increased need of strong interaction between industry and academics.



From Colleges
Students given college colours
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 18
As many as 750 students of GCB college received roll of honour and college Colours at the annual convocation held in the Sahir Auditorium of the College here today. The following students received prizes. Roll of Honour (Sports): Dharampal (BA-I), Nirmal Singh (BA-I), Harjot Singh (BA-III): Prabhpreet Kaur (M Sc-1) Manjeet Singh (BA-I); Sukhdev Singh (BA-1); Mohinder Singh (BA-1) and Amarjeet Singh (BA-III). Roll of honours (Cultural ): Gurmeet Singh (BA-II), Arvinder Singh (BA-III), Sumit Gupta (B.Com- II) and Rohit Singh Bedi (BA-II). Roll of honour (Academic ): Maninder Singh (MA-II), Surbhi Arora (MSc-II); and Kirpal Singh (BA-III (Hons). NCC: Lovepreet Singh, Akash Kumar, Paramjeet Singh Walia, Sanjeev Rai. Members of the college Council and the Principal of the College, Mrs Indra Bhatia, gave ceremonial welcome to Dr Johar at the college gate.

While addressing the august gathering of graduates, post-graduates and intellectuals, Dr K.L. Johar delivered the conovocation address. He highlighted the achievements of Dr Satish Dhawan, an alumni of the college. Dr Dhawan, former Chairman of ISRO, had done the college probe, Dr Johar emphasised. The convocation started with the Shabad ,”Deh Shiva Var Mohe Ehe.” Mrs Indra Bhatia read the college report. Farewell party for seniors A farewell party was hosted by students of BA (II) in the honour of the outgoing students of BA final at Guru Nanak Girls College, Mullanpur (Ludhiana). 

A Cultural programme was held on the occasion. The chief guest, Mr Mall Singh Ghuman, a former Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, addressing the students, said MA (English) would be introduced in the college from the coming session.  Mementos Students of BSc (II) of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, hosted a farewell function on the college premises on  Thursday. Function was presided over by the  Principal, Dr Charanjit Mahal. Students of BSc (III) held a modelling show.Alpa was Miss Farewell, Harpreet first runners-up, Navroop second runners-up, Manpreet-Beautiful Smile and Charanpreet-Best Dress student. The students presented mementos to their seniors.  Song and skits were also held. Mr Surinderpal Singh, Mrs Jaskirat Kaur and Mrs Sunaina Deep were the judges.

Sa Re Ga Ma Paaudition 

The audition of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa will be held here on March 21. It will be conducted by the music director of the programme, Annuji Kappu. The audition will be conducted at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Complex, Model Town, at 11 am. The shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo another audition in Mumbai and those who qualify will participate in the programme, anchored by Shaan.

Thanksgiving function

Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College organised a thanksgiving religious congregation here on Thursday in connection with golden jubilee year celebrations. Ragi jathas recited Gurbani on the occasion.



R. C. Sharma is teachers’ body chief again
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 18
Dr R.C. Sharma has been re-elected president of the Arya College Teachers Unit here. He took over at the general house meeting of the unit today and thanked the general house.

Dr Sharma is the Head of the Sanskrit Department and the Dean, Co-curricular Activities. Prof Sunil Khosla, joint secretary of the outgoing team, thanked the president for his services during the session 2003-2004.

Other members of the team for 2004-2005 are: Vice-president: Prof Sunil Khosla; secretary: Prof S.C. Lekhi; joint secretary: Prof Sumir Sharma; finance secretary: Prof A.K. Singla, executive members: Prof H.S. Sidhu, Prof P.S. Bhogal, Prof Asha Sharma and Prof Suksham Walia; delegates: Prof H.R. Saini, Prof Devinder Joshi, Prof S.C. Sood, and Dr V.V. Pawar.



Teachers make models
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 18
A five-day teaching learning material workshop was held at DIET under the Education for All (EFA) project for the primary and elementary schools of this district.

The workshop was held for Sudhar, Mashiwara, Mangat-3, Palkhowl and Jagraon blocks and was attended by 29 teachers who prepared teaching aids and models.

Prof Baldev Singh, media in charge of DIET, addressing press representatives said each teacher under the EFA project had been issued a fund of Rs 500 for preparing the teaching aids. 



Farewell party at Small Wonders
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 18
Children at Small Wonders Nursery School, Civil Lines, had a farewell party on the school campus which was decorated with balloons and bunting. Games were arranged for the kids and all children were given gifts.
They also sang songs and recited poems, besides presenting a fashion show.

Special children: Mr Naresh Sethi of Friends Regency invited special children of Ek Prayas to lunch here on Wednesday. They behaved very well and did not create any mess or noise.


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