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Fancy dress competition held at KVM
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 9
The annual inter-house fancy dress competition was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) here today. The competition was presided over by Mrs Neena Khanna, Principal of KVM. The participants were divided into five groups — A, B, C, D and E — on the basis of age groups.

The day’s events commenced with a lot of excitement and suspense. The audience waited with bated breaths for the participants to come on the stage.

First came the participants from nursery and KG classes. The first tiny tot to come on the stage was Vidhushi Jindal of LKG-A who presented Ganesh Stuti. Another eye-catching presentation was that of Vansh Sekhri of LKG-B who was dressed as a snowman. But the most popular item was presented by Muskaan Singh of UKG-C who came dressed as ‘Jassi’. Some of the other popular items were those from Sezal Bathla LKG-F (fairy), Saksham Sood (steel girl) and Anvi Aggarwal LKG-C (mosquito). UKG-A Ojasvi Jain as peacock, Zephorah Gopalan as raddiwala and Mahir Uppal as soldier too mesmerised the audience.

Next came the lot from the primary section. Japinji of I-A, dressed as Shivji, showered his blessings on the audience. Muskan Arora of I-B came dressed as a banjaran. Some of the other impressive items were by Suvani Salhotra of I-D (Indian woman), Shobhit Khullar of I-E (Guru Nanak Dev), Gorika (Sonia Gandhi) and Malika of II-B (Japanese girl).

Viren Sood of III-B, dressed as a WWF wrestler, received immense applause. Garima of III-A had the audience rolling with laughter by playing ‘Hansa Bhabhi’. Mannat Sareen of III-B (reporter) and Rishab Maria of IV-B (alien) also won a big round of applause.

Then came the turn of the participants from the middle section. Some of the superb performances were given by Vibhushit Kaul of VIII-A (phytoman), Jasnoor Basra of VII-E (Bojh tale daba bachpan), Simi Sudha of VIII-B (shanti ka sandeshvahak) and Shekhar Kapoor of VII-E (tapori).

The higher section had some inspiring performances from Aditya Aggarwal of XII-D (Natraj), Deepika Khanna of XII-E (Indo-Pak friendship), Shaina Nayyar of XII-F (astronaut) and Tanvi of XII-F and Vishwadeep of XII-F (Salim and Anarkali).

The judges Ms K. Kapur (retd), Principal, Government College for Women, Amritsar, and Mrs Shubniti Saini (retd), Vice-Principal, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, had a tough time selecting the winners. The Principal of KVM, Mrs Khanna, congratulated the winners as well as encouraged other students to participate in such activities.

The winners were:

Group A: Muskaan (UKG-C) as ‘Jassi’ — 1, Shubham Jain (UKG-E) as coolie — 2, Sakshma (LKG-A) as steel girl and Vansh Sikri (LKG-A) as snowman — 3 and Ojasvi Jain (UKG-A) as peacock — 4.

Group B: Diksha (I-C) as Close-up — 1, Ankita (II-B) as phoolwali — 2, Sukhpreet Singh (I-F) as kissan — 3, Avi Arora (II-C) as Indo-Pak relations and Manikaya (II-C) as Tipu Sultan — 4.

Group C: Chirag (V-F) as Naravtar — 1, Arushi (IV-E) as old and new generation — 2, Veeran Sood (III-B) as WWF wrestler — 3 and Tamana Sharma (V-D) as Jangam — 4.

Group D: Sajan Sharma (VIII-E) as pen-seller — 1, Rishi Roy (VI-E) as Swami Ramdev — 2, Vibhushit (VIII-A) as phytoman — 3 and Abhishek (VI-B) as Badshah Khan — 4.

Group E: Ankita (XII-D) as puppet — 1, Malvika Sharma (XII-F) as mawwali — 2 and Nitika (X-A) as neta aur taane — 3. 



Freshers’ party for tiny tots
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 9
Tiny tots of Sunshine Rabbits Pre-school, Club road, organised a welcome party for its freshers here today.
On the occasion, a fancy dress show and a healthy baby contest was organised. Kids of age group two to four years participated in the contest. Wearing bright, and colourful dresses, the tiny tots participated much enthusiastically.

In the fancy dress show, Harshita, who came dressed up like a rabbit, stood first. Yatika who acted like a fair was declared second. Muskaan won the third prize for her role as a dancer. Srishti got a consolation prize as she came dressed up like an angel.

In the healthy baby contest, Kamakshi, Dhruv and Srishti won first, second and third prizes, respectively. Mehak got a consolation prize. The judgement of the contest was made by Dr Seema Kakkar, paediatrician. and prizes were given to the winners by Ms Rietu Mohindra, Principal. On the occasion, the kids were also taken around the campus of the school which has corners for sand play, water play, arts corner and playgrounds. 



PU M.Com-I district toppers
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 9
The result of the M.Com first semester examination held in November, 2003, has been declared by Panjab University, Chandigarh. Neeru Gupta of Kamla Lohtia S.D. College secured 414/500 marks and stood first in Ludhiana district and fifth in Panjab University.

Ms Monika Rani secured 408/500 marks and got the fourth position in Ludhiana district. Harjasdeep Singh and Simardeep Singh Ahuja both secured 407/500 marks and got the fifth position in the district. Ruchika Nayyar and Dimple Ratra of the local Arya College secured the second and third positions in the district. They secured 412/500 and 410/500 marks, respectively. Eleven students of the college secured more than 75 per cent marks.



Girls fare better in Class V exams
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 9
Girls have fared better than boys in the Class V examinations conducted by the State Council of Education Research and Training this year.
In 48 schools in Ahmedgarh block, 2,177 of the total 2,250 students passed the examinations held in March 2004. Against an overall pass percentage of 96.75 girls of private schools showed a result of 99.95 per cent. The pass percentage for boys of the reserved category stood at 94.73.

The pass percentage was marginally higher in case of girls (97.50) than boys (96.55). As many as 98.92 per cent urban students got through the examinations against 95.85 per cent rurals students. Overall, the result of private schools was 98.43 per cent against 95.37 per cent of government schools.


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