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Young chief of educational council has new ideas
Asha Ahuja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 25
“Education is the key that liberates the mind and breaks the century-old shackles. Education is the most important factor that is instrumental in the development of the nation,” said Mr Ranjodh Singh, the new president of the Ramgarhia Education Council.

“Our Ramgarhia Girls College was the first to introduce M.Sc (IT) for girl students, But I find there is a lot of gap between studying the course in college as part of syllabus and its practical application. So I have talked to my friends who have computer departments to give practical knowledge of the theoretical studies done in the classrooms,” said Mr Ranjodh Singh.

Mr Ranjodh Singh said the council started running an elementary school in 1942. At present it is running seven educational institutions, including one college and six schools at its complex located on Miller Ganj, on GT Road. A gurdwara is also located in this complex.

In spite of being the Executive Director of G.S. Radiators, he does not find the responsibilities of handling the duties of president of the council tough and can handle them easily.

“Since I am only 38-year-old I think I can relate with the younger generation. Hence I want that the management, staff members and students should interact freely and share the innovative ideas for the betterment of the student as well as teachers”, said Mr Ranjodh Singh.

Ramgarhia Girls College was selected for the introduction of Child Development Diploma Course by Panjab University, he said “Our endeavour will be to introduce more vocational courses for girls so that they can stand on their own feet.”

Mr Ranjodh Singh said the cause of educating the poor and needy was very dear to them. Their corpus fund helps them to meet the fees of many needy students. Moreover, the earning from the gurdwara in the complex also helps them to pay towards the education of the needy students.

Mr Ranjodh Singh has already made a mark as an excellent photographer. His exhibitions capturing the majestic beauty of remote deserts, snowy areas, landscapes, historical buildings have been lauded. Mr Ranjodh is a multifaceted personality as he is proficient in playing tabla also. From the last three generation, his family members are well versed in classical music and playing of instrumental music. With such a personality, one can forsee dramatic changes.



Management students exhibit talent at fest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 25
A three-day inter-class cultural festival being organised at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, concluded here yesterday.
An overwhelming participation by students in various events made the festival a roaring success. As many as 20 fine arts, cultural and literary events were organised, which provided students an opportunity to exhibit their creative skills.

The winners of various events were announced on the concluding day of the festival. In the collage-making competition, Kanchan of MBA (fourth semester) was declared first for her vivid description of the theme ‘India shining’. The students were at their creative best in mehndi competition and Harmeet of MBA (second semester) was adjudged the best. Amanpreet of BCA (second semester) was ranked second in the event while Meetu of BCA sixth semester was given a consolation prize.

In the story-writing competition, Jasmeen Puri of BBA (sixth semester) was given a consolation prize. Arpit Beri of BCA (second semester) won a consolation prize in cartooning for his lucid portrayal of political figures. The atmosphere was lent gaiety by the colours of the rangoli competition. Kanchan and Aswinder of MBA (fourth semester) were declared winners in the event. Meetu and Kuljinder of BCA (fourth semester) followed in the second place while Muneetpal Singh and Malkiat Singh won a consolation prize. Jasmeet and Inderpreet of MBA (second semester) won a consolation prize in flower arrangement.

Dumb charades kept the audience glued to their seats. The competition was tough and the teams of Deepshikha and Pooja from MBA (fourth semester) and that of Vaishali and Ramandeep from BBA (fourth semester) were declared the joint winners. Swati and Ripcee of BBA (second semester) followed in the second place.

The quiz competition witnessed a battle of brains and Sukhmeet and Chandani of MBA (fourth semester) emerged as the winners in the event. Arpit and Malkit Singh of BCA (second semester) were declared second. Jaspreet of BCA (second semester) won the first prize in the painting competition. In the extempore competition, Ripcee of BBA (second semester) was adjudged the best. Swati Mehta of BBA (second semester) was placed second while Kunal Sharma of MBA (second semester) was given consolation prize.

The topics of the debate competition were ‘Should Sonia Gandhi be the PM of India?’ and ‘Can film stars ensure success in politics?’ Ripcee and Shweta of BBA (second semester) won the first prize. In the Indian vocal solo event, Tamanna of BCA (sixth semester) kept the audience spell-bound and was declared the winner. Parminder of MBA second semester was placed second while Silky of BCA (sixth semester) was given a consolation prize. The team of MBA (second semester) comprising Nidhi, Gurpreet, Rupinder, Guneet and Isamdeep won the first prize in group dance event.

A hilarious skit presented by MCA (fourth semester) and MBA (fourth semester) students won them the first prize. The participants of the event were Shailza, Amandeep, Rubina, Richa, Navreet and Ramanpreet. The most sought after event of the day was a fashion show in which students sashayed down the ramp in their creative attires. The team of MBA (second semester) comprising Jasmeet, Nidhi, Harpreet, Atika, Arvinder and Rasleen was declared the winner in the event. 



Pak poets at mushaira in memory of Sahir
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 25
Jashn-e-Sahir, an international mushaira, was organised by Adeeb International at Nehru Sidhant Kender here last night to celebrate the 83rd birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi. Though the anniversary falls on March 8, the celebrations were postponed due to the Indo-Pak cricket matches.

Three literary figures of Pakistani, Begum Bushra Rehman (member of the Pakistani National Assembly), Mr Ahmed Faraz and Mr Gulzar Javed, were presented the Sahir Award by Managing Director of Bharti Telecom Rakesh Bharati Mittal at the function. Mr O. P. Munjal, Chairman of Hero Group, was among those present on the occasion.

Other Pakistani poets that attended the mushaira were Mohsin Bhopali, Sahid Wasti, Zakia Ghazal, Saroor Ambalvi, Qaiser Najali. The Indian Urdu writers at the function were Bekal Utsahi, Rahat Indori, Sheen Kaf Nizam, Saghar Khaiyammi Nigar Azeem, Malkzada Javed, Ana Dehlvi, and Mehak Bharati.

Begum Rehman, who stood out in the mushaira, is a politician-cum-literary person. She has 30 books and as many travelogues to her credit. Talking to the media, she criticised the Indian Press for portraying Muslim women as “backward”. She said they were doing all that Indian women were doing and working in every field.

She said the Indian Press should write about today’s Pakistani woman who had a modern outlook. There were 26,000 women counsellers in Pakistan. Ordinary women were selected for this job if they were fit to handle social problems, she added.

Giving credit to General Pervez Musharraf for creating a conducive climate for peace between the two countries, she said now greater effort should be made by India.


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