L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


From Colleges
Guneet, Amandeep win debate
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 5
An inter-class debate was organised by the English Literary Society of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan Campus, here yesterday. Harneet, vice-president of the society, said 16 participants put forward their views.

Rajinder Sagger and Aneha judged the participants and chose Guneet and Amandeep of BA-I for the first prize. Harmeet and Manmeet of BA-III and BA-II, respectively, were given the second prize, while the third prize went to Mandeep and Shagun of BA-III and BA-II, respectively. Special prizes were given to Manu of BA-III and Manpreet of BA-II. Ms Anup Bansal, Principal, awarded the prizes.

Extension lecture: An extension lecture was organised by the Department of Political Science of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town. Dr R.N. Sharma, Reader, Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, gave a talk on “Foreign Policy of India”.

Ms Sarita Minhas, Head of Department, accorded a warm welcome to the speaker. He talked about the current international scenario from Indian perspective as well as choices available with regard to the future foreign policy of India to enable India to gain a better standing in the emerging world order. Students also posed questions on the subject towards the end.

Industrial visit: An industrial visit was organised by Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, for its students in Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Labour Welfare courses yesterday. Around 50 students visited Rishab Spinning Mills and were accompanied by the Head of Department, Ms Rakhi Bajaj, and Ms Gurvinder Kaur.

They visited the production unit, and learned the working of machinery and various departments. They were informed about the working of the company by Mr R.K. Sabharwal, personnel manager of the company.

Freshers’ party: Students of Government College for Women gave a warm welcome to freshers of science, commerce and arts streams here yesterday. Ms Daisy Walia, wife of Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib, presided over the function.

Besides a cultural programme, Ms Fresher contest was held. The winners of the contest were: Miss Fresher — Neha Verma; First Runner-Up — Sakhi Kapoor; Second Runner-Up — Gagan Sekhon; Miss Personality — Jaspreet Chawla; Miss Beautiful Smile — Preeti Sikka; and Miss Crowning Glory — Bhavleen Glory.

Jaskanwal Sohi, Head Girl of the college, along with Divya Dhanda, Amandeep and Avneet conducted the stage. Ms Walia congratulated the winners.



From Schools
Tributes paid to Radhakrishnan
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 5
Teachers today were honoured at several functions held in different schools here. Students presented their teachers , flowers and cards.

Tagore Public School: The celebrations began by paying homage to Dr Radhakrishnan. Manager of the school Shiv Kumar Mittal in his welcome address appreciated the efforts of teachers. Member of school management committee Baldev Aggarwal enthralled the audience with his Bhajan.

A cultural programme was presented by students as well as teachers. Main attraction of the programme was Rajasthani folk dance. Principal of the school Amita Gakhar advised teachers to act as role model for their students.

Gupta Model School: A well-attended function was organised in Gupta Model High School in which Ms Simmi Gupta, Director, Mr Vineet Gupta Manager, Principal, teachers, students and parents participated .

Mr Naunihal Singh, SSP, Vigilance, Ludhiana range, was the chief guest. Students presented a cultural programme which included many dances and songs like “Boom Boom”, “Baith Ka Tringera” were appreciated by all. A declamation contest was organised on. “How liberated are the Indian women”.

Ist prize was won by Heena, VIII class, II prize went to Deepika, VI class, III prize- Manjot, VI class.

Spring Dale Public School: Spring Dale Sr Sec Public School celebrated Teacher’s Day with pomp and show. To make the students aware about the responsibilities and problems faced by teachers and management and their remedial actions, students were made to take the control of the school. Ms Avinash Walia, Principal, asked the students to be like candles to show the ways of others.

Everest Model School: Teacher’s Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at Everest Model High School, Giaspur, on September 4, 2004. Mr S.K. Sharma, Manager, Everest Educational Society (Regd), was the chief guest.

All teachers were honoured by Mr Dheeraj Sharma, Principal of the school, for their commitment and dedication. The principal of the school laid more emphasis on moral and ethical values which the students were expected to inculcate.

Kundan Vidya Mandir: Kundan Vidya Mandir celebrated the Teacher’s Day. The best teachers of different sections of both city and Civil Line branches of KVM were declared. The awards were also given to teachers for their punctuality.

MGM Public School: M.G.M. Public School organised a medical check-up camp in its school hall in collaboration with the Life Insurance Corporation of India under the supervision of Mr V.K. Dhar, Managing Director of the LIC. A total of 480 students accompanied by their parents were examined.

A team of doctors — Dr Harpreet Kaur, MBBS, MD; Dr B.K. Jain, MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), Dr P.S. Gulati MBBS, Dr Ashish Wadhwa MBBS, Dr Kirpal Kaur, MBBS, D. Capt.

Rajvir Sharma, MBBS, and nurses of GTB Hospital rendered services in the functioning of the drive.



Bar decries attack on lawyers
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 5
Members of the Taxation Bar Association and other bodies have condemned the tear gas shelling and lathi-charge on lawyers in Lucknow, terming it as a cruel, criminal and undesirable act on the members of their fraternity.

In a statement here today, Mr Ashok Juneja, chairman, Punjab Tax Bar Association, and Mr Ajay Chaudhary, president, Taxation Bar Association, said the attack was reminiscent of a “police raj” and a slur on the democratic system of an independent country. “The legal community had always defended and protected the rights of public from autocratic, cruel, arbitrary and unlawful acts. But the Uttar Pradesh police had tried to terrorise the lawyers so that they might remain under constant fear of the police and consequently, the police could continue to perform whimsical and irrational acts at their will,” they said.

The taxation bar functionaries demanded that cases of attempt to murder and causing grievous injuries should be registered against the policemen concerned and be put behind bars. The state government and the police top brass, at the same time, ought to own the responsibility and tender a public apology to legal community for the conduct of the police, added the functionaries.

Meanwhile, the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales Tax) has also condemned the action against members of the High Court Bar in Lucknow. In a statement, Mr P.C. Garg, president, and Mr Jatinder Khurana, press secretary of the association, demanded stern action against erring police officials by the UP Government and the Central Government to ensure that the guilty were brought to book.

Other signatories to the statement, including vice-president Ramesh Sharma and secretary Deepak Chopra, urged the government to take necessary steps to curb the highhandedness of the police and check recurrence of such barbaric acts against the legal community. The association has also decided to observe a day’s strike on Monday to protest against the police action.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |