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Specialised centre opens at dental college
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 26
The Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital today introduced North India’s first Oral Implantology Centre on the college campus here. Dr J.S. Gujral, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, inaugurated the centre.

The programme commenced with invocation of God followed by welcome address, which was delivered by the Principal, Dr (Col) V.K. Rana. He said: “Premature loss of permanent teeth is a crippling condition. Artificial dentures are substitute for natural teeth. However, firm and stable dentures are difficult to fabricate in poor mouth conditions. Dental implants provide firm hard base to provide dentures as good as natural.”

Baba Jaswant Singh, Chairman and chief patron, presided over the function. “The centre is yet another gift not only to the people of Punjab but the nation, as thousands of patients and scores of doctors who aspire to specialise in this latest field of new-age dentistry can avail of the benefits.”

Dr Jan Kielhorn, Professor, an eminent oral surgeon and implantologist from Oppenhein, Germany, was also present on the occasion. He is part of faculty to teach a one-year oral implantology course. Dr Kielhorn claimed that the course would be different from the rest of the courses being offered elsewhere in the country as far as certain principles of surgery and prosthodontics were concerned. Dr Kielhorn hoped that Indian dental surgeons would achieve international standard in latest dental technology.

Dr Vikram Prabhakar, Professor and Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and one of implantology pioneers in North India, said: “The centre, a unit of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, will provide information and management on all aspects of oral beautification and rehabilitation through dental implant technology.”

The one-year implantology course beginning in September-October this year will have experienced faculty from Germany as well as India. The aim of the programme will be to provide specialised training to dental surgeons in oral implantology. At the successful completion of the course, the student will be a special practitioner and will be able to function as a referral address for general dentists.

The programme will offer an extensive theoretical and practical education in various aspects of implantology. It will comprise courses, seminars and hands on training in science statistics, surgery, prosthetics and periodontology as related to dental implants. The faculty will comprise Dr Vikram Prabhakar, Dr (Col) V.K. Rana, Dr Jan Kielhorn, and Dr Rajesh Bansal.

The chief guest, Dr J.S. Gujral, delivered his inaugural speech. Others present on the occasion were Mr Kirpal Singh, Mr Piara Singh, Mr Amarjit Singh, Trustees of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital, and dental surgeons from Punjab and other states.



MBA students get lessons on wheels
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 26
In its efforts to train its MBA students to become competitive, the Indo-American School of Business, Visakhapatnam, has started a unique all-India tour programme, as part of which the students reached the city today in their “hi-tech” bus.

A batch of 24 MBA students and four faculty members went around various hosiery units of the city to get the knowhow of the trade. The students said they had been travelling for the past more than two months, passing through cities like Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Lucknow, Agra and New Delhi. They said their next destination was Chandigarh, from where they would move on to Shimla, Dalhousie, Jaipur before heading back.

The students have been taking classes in the bus, which not only provides them with home-like comforts but enables them to get right ambience for studying and relaxation. Equipped with audio-visual facilities, CD, DVD players, LCD projectors, laptops and library, teaching inside the bus has not been a problem for the students.

Jillet Anthony, a student, said under the programme, they have had the privilege of learning from lecturers of IIMs and top business schools, legends of corporate world, corporate gurus, union and state public servants and ministers.

Tejashwi, another student, said it had been a great experience attending classes at places like graveyards, jungles, historical sites, amidst the rising sun, under the moonlight, exotic beaches, picturesque park, besides inside the bus.

Chandra Shekhar, another member of the team, said they had been assigned various portfolios on the basis of rotation. He said he was acting as the press manager, while there were others playing the role of food manager and library manager. He said the tour was part of the third semester studies of their two-year course. He added that in the first semester of the second year of their course, they would be taken around 14 countries to give them global exposure.



Garhwali culture comes to the city 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 26
Much to the joy of the Garhwalis residing in Ludhiana, a cultural show presenting the typical culture of their area was presented on Sunday evening in Punjabi Bhavan by the Garhwal Bharat Mandli (Regd). It was a unique evening that spread the flavour of Garhwal in the city as dancers after dancers of the region presented their dances with great gusto. The hill people felt greatly cheered to catch a glimpse of their culture away from home.

The folk songs sung in a lilting voices of a Pahari artiste with flute playing in the background sharpened their longing for home.The well-known singers like Sunita Bilawal, Kalpana Chauhan and Jagdish Bakrola regaled the audience.

The programme was inaugurated by Director of Harsh Vidya Mandir, Mr D.P. Sharma while the former president of mandal, Sudhir Kumar Dabral, presided over the function.Manmohan Bhatt compered the show competently.

Mr Sharma said that it was a good effort to familiarise the younger generation with the Garhwali culture. The programme started with vandana sung together by Sunita Bilawal and Jagdish Bakrola. It was followed by non-stop songs sung by Kalpana Chauhan.

The songs that were appreciated were ‘Geetoon ka Jhumka’, ‘Kamoani Latka’ and ‘Latka Chatka’ , a song and dance number. The function was attended by Mr Manish Tiwari, Mr Jagmohan Sharma and many other prominent personalities. 


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