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Hobby classes end with function
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 3
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Dugri branch, held hobby classes from May 24 to June 2. Students were trained in activities like art, craft and glass pot fabric and tile painting. Besides dance and computers.

On the final day yesterday, the students presented a function which started with “deep prajawlan” followed by Saraswati vandana. Tiny tots danced on the song “Rangla Punjab” and other-numbers.

BVM summer camp

Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Kitchlu Nagar completed a 10-day summer camp with different activities, ranging from music, drawing, painting, art and craft, soft-toy making, dance, hand embroidery, investigative journalism, yoga-club, photography, bhangra and metal embossing. Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest at the concluding function.

Children in colourful dresses presented dance items at the function. A patriotic was also presented.

The chief guest visited different stalls and appreciated items made by the students during hobby classes.

The Principal, Mr Gautam Gupta, read out report of the summer camp and hobby classes. Mr OP Sabharwal, Manager, BVM Managing Committee, CBSE, presented a vote of thanks.

Seminar at GNIMT

The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, is organising a short term training programme on its campus from June 7 to 11. The programme is being organised under the aegis of the ISTE chapter of the GNIMT. The main theme of seminar is “Role of human resource management in the new millennium.” around 30 participants from different states including Assam, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, besides other adjoining will attend the training programme.

Academicians and industry resource persons, besides college faculty, will deliver lecturer during this one-week training programme. Dr M. A Zahir will be the chief guest at the inaugural function. Mr S.K. Salwan Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, will be the chief guest at the valedictory function.

Other key speakers include Dr Prem Kumar, Dr Lakhwinder Singh, Dr Pratibha Goyal and Mr D.S. Reen.Two industrial visits have also been planned for the participants. Dr A.S. Bansal, Director, GNIMT said the institute would organise another short-term programme on emerging trends in financial services”.

Workshop at Akal Sahai

A camel creative world hobby workshop, organised in Akal Sahai Convent Senior Secondary School, New Janta Nagar, concluded today.

Students were awarded prizes for their outstanding work. Prizes were given in two categories.

Juniors: Sandip Singh (first) Gagandeep Kaur (second) and Baldeep Kaur (Third).

Senior: Simran (first) Mandeep Kaur (second) and Kamaljit (third).

Spot Painting Rajnet Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur (first), Inderpreet and Manpreet (second), Satvir Kaur and Jagdeep Kaur (third), and Mandeep, Daljit and Satvir (consolation prizes).


Finale of musical talent hunt today 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 3
"The issue that bothered most of the singers at a folk music conference held in Spain was the dominance of Western music over the folk music of other countries," said Malkiat Singh, Punjabi pop singer. He is in the city to judge the finale of a mega event titled "Pepsi Banja Staara Yaraa" to be organised at South City here tomorrow. He said the contests like these would bring forward fresh talents. He was addressing a press conference organised by ETC and Pepsi here this afternoon.

Nine finalists - four women and five men - will perform along with well -known artistes at the concert. The finalists are Amanpreet Kaur, Ishmit Bhamra, Ranjeet Kaur, Karamjeet Kaular, Alamgir Khan, Gurmukh Singh, Karanbir Singh, Surmandeep Singh and Harpreet Singh.

Two winners (one man and one woman will be selected by a panel of judges comprising eminent artistes - Shamsher Sandhu, Dolly Guleria, Atul Sharma, Sardool Siknader and Nidhi Dharma (Music Today). The winners will get their album recorded by Times Music.

The uniqueness of this contest is that all participants will get the opportunity to perform live with well--known Punjabi pop singers. The finalists will perform along with established artistes such as Malkit Singh, Amar Noori, Canada -based Sukhjit and the popular band 'Signia' - also from Canada. There will be a special performance by Sardool Sikander. The concert will be anchored by comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi.

The semi-final concerts of the 'Pepsi Banja Staara Yaraa' contest were organised in Bhatinda, Amritsar and Jalandhar.

According to Mr Alok Malik, Head of the Pepsi operations in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, the contest this year has got off to a rousing start with successful concerts in Bhatinda, Amritsar and Jalandhar. We are sure that music lovers of Ludhiana will give us an equally encouraging response."

To participate in this contest, aspiring contestants were only required to send in a recording of their own song, sung in Punjabi, on a cassette or a CD. Pepsi also took out a number of 'Pepsi Banja Staara Yaraa' floats - attractively decked- up buses - which visited places like malls, cinema complexes and college campuses in various cities. Aspiring candidates got an opportunity to record their songs on these floats.

Music Today will record debut albums of winners and then release and distribute these albums across the country. The five live concerts will be telecast on ETC Punjabi channel.


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