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Farmers set up library
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 2
Inspired by Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, and Dr Amrik Singh Sandhu, Director of Extension Education, two leading farmers, Mr Bhinder Singh and Mr Hardip Singh, of Phidde Kalan village, Faridkot, have started a library of agricultural literature in the memory of their father Giani Gurdip Singh.

Mr Robinder Singh and Mr Darshan Singh, agricultural officers of Faridkot, said the brothers had also become life members of the monthly issue, Changi Kheti, and purchased a set of all publications published at the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture. They informed that farmers of the village would make use of this literature available at Gurdwara Akal Bunga Sahib.

Meanwhile, the Department of Food Science and Technology, PAU, will organise a five-day trading programme on home-scale preservation of fruits and vegetables from June 7 to 11 for women.

During this training, demonstrations regarding the preparation of various fruits and vegetable products like juices, squashes, jams, jelly, preserves, pickles, syrups will be held. Those interested can contact the Head of the department on all working days during office hours.


PCTE delegation visits Pakistan
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 2
A delegation from Punjab College of Technical Education, Ludhiana, visited National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore and Shahid Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan under the exchange programme. Wg Cdr H.S. Gill, chairman, Punjab Management Education Trust, Dr K.N.S. Kang, director, PCTE and Ms Harpreet K. Kang, student welfare officer, PCTE visited the institutes at Pakistan to interact with their faculty members and students.

The delegation delivered a series of lectures on various management issues in Lahore and Islamabad during their stay from May 26, 2004 to June 1, 2004.

PCTE also signed a Memorandum of Under-standing with the National College of Business Administration and Economics for the students and faculty exchange programmes in the coming session along with collaborations for carrying out research work in the field of management and computers in both the countries.

“This exchange programme has been initiated keeping in view the present dynamic global business environment in which the information needs to be shared not only within the nation but also among the nations. This will also enhance the intellectual capabilities of the institutes involved,” remarked Dr K.N.S. Kang, director, PCTE.



PCTE students top in BCA exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 2
Sunny Bansal and Harleen Kaur of BCA (fifth semester) in the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) have bagged the first and second positions, respectively, in the examinations held in December, 2003 by Punjab Technical University.

Sunny Bansal secured the first position in the university by scoring 643 out of 700 marks and Harleen Kaur the second position by scoring 637 out of 700 marks.

Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director, PCTE, while congratulating students, said, “Since its inception in 1999, students of the PCTE have topped the university 29 times. It is clearly the hard work of students and teachers, which has led to such outstanding performances.”

Sunny Bansal said he was grateful to his teachers for helping and guiding him in the right direction.


Theatre workshop for children
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 2
The Art Theatre started its 69th children theatre workshop 2004, in collaboration with the Punjabi Sahit Akademi, at Punjabi Bhavan here yesterday, A director and playwright, Kewal Dhaliwal, inaugurated the workshop speaking on the occasion, he said the Art Theatre was making a good effort by holding such workshops. He said such activities highlight the talent and provide much needed recreation to refresh the children from the daily drudgery of education, tuitions and cable TV.

A playwright and director, H.S. Randhawa, who is the co-ordinator of the workshop, said one-act plays, ballets, choreography and dance items would be taught. The children would present a programme on the last day of workshop. No fee was being charged and rehearsals will be held everyday at Punjabi Bhavan. As many as 50 children are participating in the workshop.

On this occasion, Hansa Singh, Davinder Daman, Sahib Singh, Sompal, Raj Kumar, Kuldip Purba, Karmajit Grewal, Premjeet Kaur and Anupam Nanda were also present. The ESI Hospital Colony Welfare Association will also collaborate in the workshop.


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