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Union seeks withdrawal of ‘anti-teacher’ ordinance
Our Correspondent

Khanna, August 30
The Sarkari Uch Yogita Prapt Teachers Union Punjab has demanded the withdrawal of Punjab Government’s ordinance number 10 to 2004 at a press conference here today.

Mr Kulwant Singh Arshi President of the Union alleged that through this ordinance state government has withdrawn the grades for the teachers who had worked in state government primary schools as JBT Gyani, Parbhakar, BA and other languages teachers from 1996. Because of this ordinance the teachers had been made liable to return of lakh each.

Mr Arshi said that the union had called a meeting of the teachers of the state on September 5 at MiniSecretariat Ludhiana. He appealed all teachers to bring copies of writs filed in the courts with them at the meeting.

Mr Pritam Singh Secretary and Harnek Singh Patron of the Union were also present on the occasion.



From Schools & Colleges
“Tryst with self” concludes
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
A week-long psychology fair, “Tryst with self” was organised from August 23 to August 28, 2004, by the students of psychology, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, under the supervision and guidance of Dr S Sheba Khermar (Lecturer Psychology).

The fair was inaugurated on August 23, 04 by the college Principal, Dr Anup Kaur Bansal, who encouraged and motivated the students for organising such a long programe. It started with a presentation by Navgeet a BA Ist year student, on ‘Personality.’

“Tryst with self” which means “meeting with self” was a stage for the students to display their abilities and skills and learn to apply the concepts.

Winners of the events:

Quiz (BA Ist year): Team A- Simran, Baljeet and Anupama

Quiz (BA IInd year): Team A- Amritpreet, Anju and Shivani.


competition: Anu Singh (BA Ist year) - Achievement Mukta (BA IInd year)- Motivation Psychological Testing of the students got on overwhelming response. More than 900 students from the college participated in this event.

The fair concluded on August 28, 2004 with the prize distribution ceremony. The chief guest for this ceremony was the general secretary of the college committee, Mr Gurbir Singh Sarna. He gave away the prizes to the winners and congratulated them on the success of the fair. He also appreciated the efforts of the students of psychology department for organising such an event.

Welcome party

M.Com final students of Postgraduate Department of Commerce, Arya College, Ludhiana, welcomed their juniors with a cultural programme organised last evening. Ms Ruchika and Ms Shveta Chugh compered the show. Colourful dances and songs were presented by the students. Mr Gaurav Marwaha was adjudged Mr Fresher and Miss Vidushi Sharma was declared Miss Fresher. The head of the department, Prof H.R. Saini, welcomed the new students. Principal Dr S.M. Sharma also spoke. Miss Alka Sharma was declared Miss Graceful, Miss Niti Goswami was adjudged Miss Confidence, Miss Punita Arora, Miss Megha and Miss Geetu Sharma were declared Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Beautiful Eyes and Miss Beautiful Hair, respectively.

Seminar on management

The Department of Office Management and Secretarial Practice of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjar Khan Campus, here organised a seminar to equip the students with the latest on the subject here yesterday. Two resource persons — Dr Navdeep Agarwal, Department of Business Management, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Dr (Col) H.S. Sindha, Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana, delivered lectures on ‘Office centralisation versus decentralisation and conducting meetings with special reference to the preparations of agenda, quorum requirement and provision of physical facilities’. Dr Anup Kaur Bansal, Principal of the college, thanked the resource persons.

Inter-class music contest

The music society of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women organised an inter-class music instrumental competition’ here today. Ten contestants from various classes participated in the competition. Kirandeep of plus two bagged first prize for playing tabla, Daljeet Kaur of BA III was second and Sharanjeet Kaur of BA III got third prize. Consolation prizes were given to Manjeet and Amarjeet of BA III. Mrs Ravinder Kaur, Head of the Music (I) Department appreciated efforts of the students. The Principal of the college gave away the prizes to the winners.



PAU students win first prize in street skit contest
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 30
Students of the College of Agriculture participated in the national-level street play contest on insecticide management of cotton pests. The teams from 10 cotton growing states participated in the contest.

The skit entitled ‘Sambhal samajh kar hee keet nashak ka upyog — Ek mukti marg' to disseminate the Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) technology was presented by the PAU team. The PAU won the first prize of Rs 40,000. The efforts made by PAU team were unique and gave a new direction to transfer of technology.

The theme of the play is that indiscriminate use of pesticides must stop and bio pesticides should be conserved to reduce the use of insecticides. This is apart of IRM project which is implemented in cotton belt of the state. The team will be presenting this play on August 31, 2004 at Pal Auditorium.



Book on business groups released
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
Punjab College of Technical Education, here, released a book recently. The book is titled “Business Groups in Punjab” in which 25 prominent business groups operating in Punjab has been introduced. The copies of the book were presented to the Prime Minister, Mr Manmohan Singh, sometime ago.

The book contains the information about the location of the companies, product profile, markets served (foreign and domestic both), quality certifications, about flagship company of the group and the way they started their business and faced the extremities of highly competitive business world.

This is the second contribution made by the PCTE towards promoting awareness about Punjab industry in India. In its fist attempt, PCTE published a book titled “Business families of Ludhiana”; covering the popular 15 industrial houses of Ludhiana.

On this occasion, Dr KNS Kang , Chief Editor said," The book places on record the achievements of Punjab's entrepreneurs. 



Justice fast in US legal system
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
Courts in the USA do not take more than two months as average peiod of disposal in family disputes cases. Entire proceedings in the courts are audio and video taped. The evidence of the parties as well as of the witnesses is recorded preferably in one single sitting and in case of any unavoidable circumstance, it is continued every day till final conclusion, observed a lawyer of city, Mr Piyush Kant Jain, who recently visited USA.

Mr Jain said that he was invited by the Presiding Judge hon’ble Justice Ms. Ellen L. Coblits, Family Division, New Jersey. On her invitation, he saw the proceedings in three cases of family disputes in the family courts of New Jersey, Country Justice Centre of Hackensack.

The judgements were dictated and pronounced in the open courts and the copy of the judgement was delivered to each party, free of cost there and then. He also said hon’ble judges shared the same parking places, passages, corridors, canteen as well as Bar Rooms with the advocates and even with the general public.

In case, if any party of a case did not understand language of the court i.e. English, he/she was permitted (subject to charges fixed by the state) a translator, so that he or she should not face difficulties.

Comparing with the Indian judicial system, Mr Jain said there was an urgent need of increasing the number of judges in our country. Majority of Judicial Officers were overburdened, as a result the cases were disposed after a long period and causing injustice to the litigants.

The courts in USA were not overburdened, as in India. Only four to five cases were listed everyday and most of the time the cross-examination was done by the Judicial Officers themselves.


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