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Neeru tops B.Com (I) in Master Tara Singh college

Ludhiana, May 30
The overall result of B.Com (I) of Master Tara Singh Memorial College is 97 per cent. Neeru topped in the college, scoring 74.36 per cent. Preeti stood second scoring 73.63 per cent and Jaspreet third scoring 72.54 per cent. More than 50 per cent students scored marks above 60 per cent. The Principal, Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota appreciated the performance of teachers and students of the Commerce Department.

New college

Sri Aurobindo Trust, headed by Mr S.P. Oswal, Chairman, Vardhman Group, is setting up Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management on the Ferozepore road. At a meeting of the trust, held yesterday, it was decided to hold admissions to the B.Com course in the beginning of July.

The college will be affiliated to Panjab University Chandigarh. Mr Oswal presented his views about the new college. He said the college would train students into becoming capable business leaders.

Summer camp

To expose students to subjects like photography, music, bhangra, art painting and hand embroidery, a summer camp is being organised at Baratiya Mandal School. — OC


Vedic Karmayoga camp concludes
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 30
A week-long Vedic Karmayoga camp for boys concluded at BCM Arya Model School here yesterday. This camp proved a unique learning experience for the students.

Mr Amrit Nagpal, Secretary, DMCH, was the chief guest at the valedictory session. The parents of the participants were also invited.


Good response to Zee talent hunt
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 30
“We had decided to short list 32 youngsters for Zee TV’s nationwide talent hunt, but in Ludhiana we had to select 39 instead of 32 participants,” said Mr Ashish Kaul, vice-president, Corporate Brand Development Group, Essel Corporate Group.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, he said, “after three days of intense screening by a panel of jury, tonight four talented youngsters will be selected by the process of elimination. These four participants, two girls and two boys, will go to Bollywood and be trained by renowned personalities from the film world. Finally, out of 32 participants, a girl and a boy will be lead characters in a film produced by Zee Films in which established stars like Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta and Salman Khan will also star.”

According to Mr Kaul the remaining 30 actors will be given parts in serials produced by Zee and in regional movies. “Essel has acquired Padamalya Films and many films will be made under its banner,” he added.

He said the idea behind the talent hunt was to give aspiring youngsters a platform. “In India, people either want to become cricketers or film stars. So we thought of providing a platform to youngsters by going to their cities. Initially we had planned to go to all cities but the entire process would have taken a long time. So we targeted 20 important cities of the country. Rs 200 crore is being spent on the project. After shortlisting 32 out of 80 candidates from 20 cities, we will present 15 live episodes in which two of them will be eliminated in each round,” Mr Kaul added.

Mr Kaul said Punjabis were good looking, hardworking and adventurous people. “The people of Ludhiana have lived up to their reputation of being vibrant and bright. The contest is not open for professionals and most of the participants were college students.”

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