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Sardar Patel student wins Dandi March Rolling Trophy
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 7
Expressing concern about society and the role they can play towards social regeneration, children from 35 Delhi schools took part in an elocution competition, ‘’ My Constructive Contribution to Society’’.

Winner of the ‘Dandi March Rolling Trophy’, an inter-school event organised by the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Udai Raj Anand, said,’’It is important for an individual to develop the sense of responsibility towards our society, for then only can we become responsible citizens of the country.’’

Uday, a class XII student of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, bagged the 2004 trophy while Bacchus Barua of Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan and Neha Dole of Bluebells School, Kailash Colony, both of class XII students, won the second and third prize respectively.

In addition to cash prizes, the students also received literature on Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking on the occasion, Director of Education, Delhi Government, Mr Rajendra Kumar, said yesterday, “The effort to inculcate values in society will surely pave the way for a new beginning. The prime focus of education is inculcating moral values in students, to make them realise their role in society.’’

In her welcome address, Dr Savita Singh, Director, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, spoke about the relevance of the Mahatma in the present day context. She said, ‘’Dandi March was a period when thousands of people voluntarily joined him during the Salt Satyagraha. It was the clarion call, which Bapu had given,’’ adding ‘’a mass mobilisation is needed to fight the present day social evils, and people must work for their society since they are the future citizens’’.

International bike racer and a cancer survivor, Mr Bitoo Sondhi, who was also one of the guests at the function, said, ‘’One needs to dream and plan his dreams well in order to be successful.’’

He exulted the students to work for the society and do things themselves before preaching to others.


Senior secondary exam ends
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, April 7
The senior secondary annual examination, 2004, conducted by Board of School Education, Haryana, which commenced on March 12, concluded today. A spokesman of the Board said that the examination was by and large conducted in a free and fair manner.

However, examination at 21 centres had to be cancelled due to use of unfair means. The re-examination for these centres would be conducted on April 11. There was no incident of paper leakage this year, he added.

The spokesman said that as many as 2,10,689 candidates appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination at 815 examination centres. As many as 473 flying squads were constituted for the supervision of the various sensitive examination centres.

The officials of these flying squads registered as many as 3,365 cases against students found using unfair means in the examination, he added.


BJP objects to teachers’ convention

New Delhi: The BJP has objected to the Government of NCT of Delhi’s tacit approval to the Government School Teachers Association for holding a convention tomorrow.

Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly Jagdish Mukhi today said that the convention was a Congress ploy to derive political mileage ahead of the Lok Sabha election. He claimed that the government had arranged for buses to ferry the teachers to and from the venue of the convention.

Mr Mukhi claimed that the examination, which could otherwise be held tomorrow, had been scheduled for the second Saturday. “Earlier also the Government of NCT of Delhi had postponed the examination by a month for leak of question papers,” he said. TNS


Engg institute in South to reserve 50% seats for students from North
Manish Kumar Singal

Shiksha Daan is the main motive behind opening this engineering college. We are trying to provide best possible education at minimum cost,” said Venkappa M Agadi, the Chaiman & Managing Trustee of Venkappa M. Agadi College of Engineering, Laxmeshwar, Karnataka. He said that he has opened the engineering college to facilitate the students from north India.

“The states like Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and J&K are not having much technical institutes and the students from there have to look towards the southern region. He said that in southern region, the technical colleges are having exorbitant fee structures and it is sometimes not possible for all the students to get admission there.

“After I retired, I wanted to invest my life time savings. So, I decided to open this institution, which provides education at no profit no loss basis. We have 240 seats in four different courses. Of these, 50 percent are of Karnataka state residents and rest 50 percent I prefer to enrol the students from north India states,” he added.

Nowadays, the politicians and some business houses are running educational institutions and it has become a big racket in India. So, I also want to give them feel good factor.

Presently, as many as 100 students, including girl from Punjab and Kashmir, are continuing their education here and are living in a hostel at no profit no loss.

Money-back offer from Aptech

To make the computer education more lucrative and informative, the Aptech Computer Education has announced a unique ‘money back’ offer for students of its popular career course, ACCP.

Under this offer, students enrolling for the programme would be given the choice of opting out with a refund on their course fees if they do not wish to pursue the course further.

The programme is offered across 52 countries and follows a unique modular structure based on concepts, tools and practical ensuring a lifetime of learning and self-exploration along with application based projects.

ACCPO is a brand of courses, which ensures that a student is an Aptech certified computer professional at the end of entire course. While one can opt for a particular module, it is the complete course that moulds the student into a complete professional. The course incorporates two very popular technologies (frameworks) in the market, namely Microsoft’s net and Sun’s J2EE and imparts the course in a manner that a student is well conversant with his area of specialisation.

YHAI and PYHA to visit each other’s country

IYHAI member Maninder Singhnternational Youth Hostels Federation (IYHF) and UNESCO have signed an MoU for promoting “Youth Hostelling for peace and International Understanding.” To strengthen the concept, “Youth leader Exchange Program” is being organised by Pakistan Youth Hostels Association (PYHA) and Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI). Under the programme, members of youth hostels of both the countries would visit each other’s country.

Initially, a delegation of 25 YHAI members would cross Wagah border to enter Pakistan on foot on April 12. Members of Pakistan Youth Hostels will visit India thereafter.

LHMC celebrates its 88th anniversary

Lady Hardinge Medical College, (LHMC), one of the prestigious medical institution in the country, has completed 88 years of its existence on March 17 and celebrated its annual day and convocation on Thursday, March 8.

The LHMC has given a number of best doctors to the country and has been able to impart the latest medical education among its students over a period. The institution is well equipped with the latest technologies and excellent faculty members.

According to Prof G. K. Sharma, Principal and Medical Superintendent of the institution, “We just do not give the doctors to this country, but also inculcate the attitude to serve the people of the country so that they can in future establish themselves as a good human being besides being a doctor.”


Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management and Research organised a national level Management & Cultural Festival “Renaissance-04” on April 3 and 4 on its college premises. The event aimed to provide a platform for bringing out the latent talents of management students.

The chief guest of the occasion was Dara Singh, a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and famous sportsperson and film personality. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh highlighted the relevance of management in every field including sporting events.

He said that the progress of a nation depends primarily upon the health of the youth in general and students in particular so it is all more important for them to develop clean and healthy habits.

The guest advised the students to rededicate themselves in the cause for the development of the nation by making themselves globally competitive. Dr U. B. Bhoite counselled the audience to lead a quality life. He said that the institute plays a vital role in the transition of a student to a responsible citizen and this institute has always produced good citizens out of students by providing value-based education with additional impetus being given in developing overall personality through such events.

Positive Psychotherapy

Amity Institute of Behavioral Health & Allied Sciences has organised a three-day workshop on “Positive Psychotherapy” from April8 to 10. The programme is being organised in collaboration with other foreign leading organisations.

Positive Psychotherapy (PP) draws from the humanistic, transcultural and psychodynamic methods of psychotherapy. It is a solution centred and capability-oriented and has an original approach.

It uses a set of basic concepts that are phrased in everyday language so that they can be easily understood by both therapist and patient.


Two convicted in bail scam
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 7
The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr J. S. Jangra, convicted two accused, identified as Chand Ram of Bandepur village and Manbir of UP, presently living in Patel Nagar, Sonepat, for their involvement in a bail scam. A fine of Rs 50,000 each was imposed on them for their role in the release of a dreaded criminal, identified as Rajesh, on fake bail.

According to a report, the accused had appeared in the court posing themselves as Raghbir and Maman and had given sureties in the bail applications filed on behalf of Rajesh.

The judge, it may be recalled, had ordered the Sonepat Superintendent of Police to conduct an inquiry into the case. During the course of investigations, Mr Ramesh, a lambardar confessed that he had verified the fake documents before these were submitted to the judge.

Thereafter, the police arrested the duo and presented them before the court yesterday. The Additional Sessions Judge also convicted three accused, Satbir, Rajesh and Mukesh of Qumashpur village under Section 306 IPC and sentenced them to three years of rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 2,000 each for forcing a youth,

Kishan Kumar, to commit suicide on October 23, 2000. According to the prosecution story, the three accused were arrested by the police on the complaint filed by Mr Dharam Singh, father of the victim. Later, the police sent the challans to the court.

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