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Jobless teachers to observe strike on Sept 7
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 23
Members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, held a meeting at Hanuman Dharamshala here yesterday to chalk out their future plan of action. The members decided that a state-level protest march would be organised on September 7 here. The meeting was attended by office-bearers of various teachers unions and associations participated in the meeting.

The unemployed teachers said they would take out a protest march. The march will pass from various markets of the city and will conclude at the residence of Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar. Office-bearers of the union said the teachers working on contract basis had also extended their support to them.

Unemployed teachers are opposing their selection on contract basis in government schools. It was held under the presidentship of Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, President of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab.

The teachers said they would keep on struggling till their demands were accepted. They added that a large number of unions and associations in the state were supporting their long-pending demands.

Office-bearers of other teacher union and associations also attended the meeting. They included Ranjit Singh Batth, President of DIET, Jaswinder Singh Bhullar, President of the Nav Niyukt Elementary Teachers Union, Democratic Teachers’ Front, Government Elementary Teachers Union and various other unions.

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School board contests’ results

Doraha, August 23
Block-level (primary) competitions conducted by the Punjab School Education Board was organised at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School here today.

Shabad gayan, a declamation contest, folk song competition and fancy dress competition were organised. Mrs Urmil Sood, Principal of the school, welcomed the guest and students from various school. The result of the competitions:

Competition: Sri Guru Harkrishan Public school (Doraha) 1, Guru Nanak Model Senor Secondary School, (Doraha) 2 and Kalgidhar Academy, Dugri 3.

Declamation: Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School (Doraha) 1, Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School (Doraha) 2, and Kalgidhar Academy, Dugri 3.

Folk song: Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha (Ravleen Kaur) 1, Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha (Rupinder Singh) 2 and Government Primary School, Chankoian Khurd (Paramjit Kaur) 3.

Fancy dress: Manjap Singh of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public, (Doraha) 1, Takdeer Gill of Government Primary School (Nizampur) 2 and Varun Sharma of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School (Doraha) 3.

Writing: Neeraj of Saraswati Model High School (Doraha) 1, Harbans Kaur of Government Primary School (Chankoian Khurd) 2 and Sarabjit Kaur of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha 3.

Painting: Amarinder Singh of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School 1, Tejveer Singh of Guru Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha 2 and Dilpreet Kaur of Kalgidhar Academy, Dugri, 3.

Those getting the first and second positions are qualified for the district-level competition to be held in coming days.

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From Colleges
GNIMT students participate in national-level quiz
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 23
Two teams of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, participated in a national-level quiz organised by IMS Learning Resources Private Limited. The quiz was held in the FICCI golden jubilee auditorium, New Delhi, on August 20.

This quiz brought undergraduate colleges, top business schools and corporate players on a common platform. About 1,000 teams from all over India, including IIMs, IITs, various universities, colleges and corporate houses, participated in it.

The GNIMT teams cleared the preliminary round, but could not rank among the top 10 teams selected for the finals. Mr Pranab Mukherjee, a renowned quizmaster who has conducted 600 quizzes all over the country, hosted the quiz.

The GNIMT participants, Rajat Sareen and Vishal Sharma of BBA (first semester) and Jasleen Singh and Pooja Suri of MBA (first semester) were selected for the contest on the basis of a preliminary screening test conducted at GNIMT on August 13.

They were then given requisite training for the contest. Mr Pranab Mukherjee addressed the participants and gave them tips for becoming knowledge masters.

History quiz: The History Society of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjar Khan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised a quiz on Sikh history.

Six teams participated in the contest. Four teams advanced to the written round. Team A, comprising Amandeep, Ravneet and Kanwaljit, all BA II students, stood first. Namita, Jagmeet and Sheetal, students of BA I, (team C) stood second. Students of BA II, Inderjit, Anu Aheya and Amandeep and students of BA III Divya, Kanwaljit and Parveen (team B) stood third.

Ms Adarsh, Head of the History Department, and Ms Indu encouraged and appreciated the students. Ms Manju Chawla, Vice-Principal of the college, gave away the prizes to the winners.

Psychology fair: A week-long psychology fair “Tryst with self”, organised by the students of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, commenced on Monday.

It was inaugurated by the college Principal, Dr Anup Kaur Bansal. Students from other colleges are also participating in it. In her inaugural note, the Principal appreciated the efforts of the students.

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Competitions held to spot talent 
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, August 23
To encourage children competitions organised by the Punjab School Education Boad, Mohali on the premises of Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara. It was a Zonal level competition for students of classes I to V. The schools which participated in the competitions included Chopra Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara, Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High School, Machhiwara, and other private schools of the area.

The following are the results: Shabad Gayan: Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High School (2) Chopra Public Senior Secondary School (3); Fancy: dress: Imraj Singh (1) Amandeep Kaur (2) Akvinder Kaur (3) Folk: song: In the folk song competition, Rajinder Kaur of Chopra School won the first prize ‘Harpreet Singh (Shakti Public Schools) second, Ankita (Shaheed Bhagat Singh School) third; Handwriting: Anirudh Kapoor (1) Alisha Singla (2) Amandeep Kaur (3)

In Painting: Harsh Kumar of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public School (1) Amarjit Singh of Shakti School (2), Amir Sidhu of Chopra School (3)

Winners of the first and second prizes in this competition will participate in the district-level competition which is scheduled to be held at Ludhiana from September 1.

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Teachers launch green campaign
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 23
A group of teachers working in the Machhiwara area has ventured into a noble mission of protecting the environment. The group has already planted 1,000 saplings in the area to mark the formation of the Environmental Protection Society. The group plans to plant 10,000 saplings within two months.

The teachers, who include Mr Jagjit Singh Mann, Mr Baljinder Singh Ratipur, Mr Harjit Singh, Mr Lakhwinder Singh, Mr Amitpal Singh and Mr Sudhir Chand, have already started a campaign among the students and their parents trying to motivate them to plant as many trees as they can.

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