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Japanese experts visit Sat Paul Mittal School
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 7
To acquire first-hand knowledge of the advanced and unconventional methods of teaching being followed in Sat Paul Mittal School in Urban Estate, Dugri, here, a team of agricultural experts from Japan, headed by Dr Seiichi Fakui, visited the school. The team comprised Dr Akihiko Ohno, Mr Osamu Kusumoto and Mr Masanori Talemoto.

Students of the school accorded a traditional welcome to the visitors following which they took a round of the campus. The visitors evinced a keen interest in the day-to-day activities of the school, more specifically in the latest teaching methods followed by teaching staff. Ms Suneet Sidhu, headmistress of the school, briefed the team on the child-centered education being imparted in the school.

The team spent some extra few minutes in the mathematics laboratory in which the basic concepts of mathematical operations are taught and reinforced among the students. The visitors were particularly impressed with the class strength of 25 and a rare student-computer ratio of 1:1. The team showed interest in nursery students' computer education. Mr Seiichi Fukui said, “I am impressed with the progressive education scheme and the facilities. I hope this school will foster many national leaders in the future.”

Lieut-Col D. B. Sharma (retd), Member Secretary, governing council, thanked the visitors for their visit to the school.

Mayur Festival: 'Sawan' was celebrated as Mayur Festival by the primary wing of New Senior Secondary School in Civil Lines here today with fun and frolic by the students as well as the teaching staff. Children, dressed like peacocks, danced and cheered like a peacock does when thundering black clouds gather and it rains. The function was inaugurated by Ms V.L. Patel, headmistress of the school.

Readers' club: “Books contain a precious treasure and it is essential for everyone to hunt for this treasure through reading to keep abreast with new knowledge in the changing scenario of the technological age.” These observations were made by the Principal of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here, while inaugurating a show to mark the opening of a readers' club, set up with the help of Scholastic Indian Limited.

Speakers at the show said the habit of reading had to be cultivated by students at an early age. The club had successfully created such an atmosphere. Students presented skits and a quiz contest was also conducted.

Fancy dress show: Students of the pre-primary wing of Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary Public School in Model Town here participated in a fancy dress show to mark the Independence Day to be observed on August 15. The students dressed up as national leaders and freedom fighters. The whole wing was decorated with National Flags. Some students sang patriotic songs and danced on patriotic numbers. Ms P. Kahlon, director of the school, blessed and encouraged the children. Ms Gulati, Principal, and Ms C.Paul, headmistress, distributed sweets among children.

Mehndi competition: A mehndi competition for girl students was organised during the Teej celebrations at Navbharti Public High School, Civil Lines, here today. Ms Shashi Sharma, senior teacher of the school, presided over the function. The following were the results: first position- Guncha (Class IV), Bhavna, Aneeta (Class VIII), Neha Sharma, Khushboo (Class X); second position- Priya (Class IV), Parul (Class VIII), Manjit (Class X); third position- Simran, Kamaldeep (Class VI), Anjali Sharma (Class VII), Navdeep (Class VIII), Rohini Bawa, Priya Sharma (Class IX).

Teej festival: Students of G. S. Memorial Public School, Guru Amar Das Nagar, celebrated the Teej festival on the school premises to mark the onset of the month of 'sawan'. The participants in the festival presented a colourful cultural programme. The Principal of the school, Mr Jarnail Singh, and the manager, Mr Gurcharan Singh, congratulated the students for the display of their talent and creativity.



Rally against drug abuse

Jagraon, August 7
At least 1,000 students from 10 local schools, along with teachers and police officials, took out a rally against drug abuse from Tehsil Road here today. The rally concluded near the railway station. — OC



Fresh warrant against Inspector Guddu
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 7
Mr Sunil Arora, Additional Sessions Judge-cum-presiding officer of the fast-track court here, today issued a non-bailable warrant against Inspector Shamsher Singh Guddu, returnable by August 17, as the earlier warrant could not be executed. The court had issued the earlier arrest warrant in the last week of July as he had not turned up in court despite seeking several adjournments through his counsel. Guddu had been summoned to face trial in a case under Sections 457, 380, 342 and 120-B of the IPC, registered against several persons in 1995, following the complaint of Ms Pritpal Kaur. 


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