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Ohio university experts visit PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 28
A team of experts comprising Dr Dave Hansen, Prof Robert J Birkenbolz, Chairman, Department of Human and Country Resources Development, and Dr (Ms) Susie Whittington, Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, Ohio State University, (OSU) is currently on a visit to Punjab Agricultural University, here. The team which arrived here on August 26 will stay here till September 3.

Disclosing this here today, Mr Darshan Singh, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, said the visit was in connection with the review of ongoing pilot project on post-harvest processing which was being operated at PAU with OSU collaboration. The project is aimed at establishment of new linkages with a view to strengthen the adoption of crop diversification, generation of rural employment and increased income generation of the farmers.

He disclosed that the project was formulated to revive the collaboration between PAU and OSU during the 1960s and 1970s under the Indo-US Technological Programme . The Indo-US collaboration in agricultural education, initiated in 1960s, was instrumental in the establishment of Punjab Agricultural University in 1962.

Between 1969-73 30 US experts visited the university and 54 faculty members acquired advanced training and doctoral degrees in the USA.

Under the renewed co-operation, priority areas have been identified especially in the cutting-edge technology areas like plant breeding, soil and water conservation. Meat hygiene and technology. Since 2001, four PAU scientists have undergone advanced trainings in these fields in OSU and every year two faculty members are selected to undergo training during the current and ensuing years.

The present visit of the team members from OSU will only to review the project but also have extensive discussion with the faculty, students and the industry. Emphasis will also be laid on teaching programmes in the university to make suggestions on the interactive learning.

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From Schools & Colleges
Students celebrate Rakhi
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 28
Gupta Model High School celebrated Raksha Bandhan on the school campus here today. Girl students tied up ‘rakhis’ to their male classmates. The students exchanged sweets.

The director of the school, Ms Simmi Gupta, advised the students to keep up the spirit of goodwill and brotherhood to ensure their social and spiritual development.

Seminar held: Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, held a seminar on the college campus. The function was presided over by Dr Gajinder Singh, a dentist and vice-president of the college management. About 200 students attended the seminar. A team headed by Dr K.S. Bedi checked the teeth of 250 students.

Prof Manjit Singh and Prof Mahavir Singh, Vice-Principals of the college, attended the function. Principal Gurdip Singh honoured the dignitaries.

MSc (IT) result: GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, achieved 100 per cent result in the M.Sc (IT) Part I, examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. Shipra Gupta of the college got fourth position in the university and second position in Ludhiana district by obtaining 691 marks out of 800. Rupinder Kaur of the same class got the twelfth position in the university and the fifth position in the district by obtaining 675 marks out of 800. Out of 22 students who appeared in the examination 17 passed in the first division. Twelve got more than 70 per cent marks. The governing council and the Principal of the college congratulated the students and faculty for their hardwork.

Vanamahotsav: GRD observed vana mahotsava fortnight. Pine, Oak and Teak Houses, planted 10 saplings each. The Director and Principal, Brig Kartar Singh, spoke on the importance of sapling plantation.

Competitions held: The Department of Economics of SDP College , Ludhiana, organised an extempore speech competition here on Friday. An economics quiz, on-the-spot poster-making contest and model-making competitions were also held. The winners were poster making — Mehar Abbas (BCom III), model-making — Rajni Bala (BA II); extempore speech — Ruchi (BA II) 1, Shavet (BAII) 2 and Ms Pooja Duggal (BAIII) 3.

In the quiz, the team of Anu, Dimple and Priya won the contest. Ms S. Verma, Principal, gave away the prizes to the winners.

Painting contest: A painting contest was organised at Shishu Bal Adarsh School, New Hargobind Nagar. The children made colourful paintings. Principal Batra awarded the prize winners.

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Students get Gurdev Kaur Memorial Awards
Our Correspondent

Doraha, August 28
Gurdev Kaur Memorial Awards were given at function organised at Government High School, Rampur, today. The awards were given to students who excelled in Classes V, VIII and X examinations. The programme was presided over by Ms Gurdeep Kaur, Headmistress of the school, and the village sarpanch, Mr Amar Singh.

Ramandeep Kaur (Class V), Ravinder Kaur (Class VIII) and Raj Kapoor Singh (Class X) were given mementoes and cash prizes.

Mr Surinder Rampuri, president of the Writers’ Association, Rampur, said the books included in the syllabus were not sufficient for the overall personality development of students. “Other books, related to the growth of their minds, are also necessary,” he added.

Harnek Rampuri entertained the guests with a song. 

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