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On a ‘mission’ to get certificate rectified
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 6
Parents of a student of the local Jain Muni Kundan Kanya Mahavidyalya has been shuttling between PSEB, office, Mohali and the Education Office at Sangrur to get her standard eight certificate rectified.

Yakub Khan, a resident of local Bajrang Akhara area, said her daughter, Shabnam, had appeared in the middle class examination conducted by the PSEB in March under roll number 677666.She was declared passed by securing 685 marks out of 800.

The result was published in the gazette which mentioned her father’ wrongly as Aakoob Khan. After obtaining a rectified certificate from the board authorities they faced another problem.

The certificate was not accepted by the school authorities as it had another technical discrepancy. In the column of total marks it bore 100 marks against each subject instead of 80.

The parents of the student are again on ‘mission’ to get a certificate which might confirm admission of their daughter in the class 9.



Schools affiliated to PSEB discuss problems
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 6
A general meeting of the Association of the Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools, Punjab, was held at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here yesterday. Principals of various schools attended the meeting under the presidentship of Mr Rajinder Sharma.

Welcoming the newly appointed Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, Mr H.S. Sidhu, Mr I.M. Dutta, general secretary, highlighted the problems faced by affiliated schools.

Various speakers suggested ways and means to solve the problems. The main speakers, Mr R.S. Bains from Garhshankar, Mr D.C. Mukheraja and Mr S.S. Bedi made some suggestions.

It was suggested to meet the new chairman of the Punjab School Education Board and apprise him about the achievements and difficulties of affiliated schools.

It was also decided to meet the Chief Minister and the Education Minister to seek a solution to their problems.



From Schools & Colleges
Cultural show for teachers
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 6
Tiny tots of Holly Hock Nursery School along with school teachers presented a cultural show to celebrate Teachers’ Day and Janmashtami. Boys were dressed up as Krishnas and all girls as Radhas. Children danced to various songs related to Janmashtami. A swing was specially created to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. Mrs Swarn Garewal, former Principal, Government College for Boys, was the guest of honour. A similar function was also held at Sant Kartar Singh Educational Institute, Salem Tabri, Ludhiana. Principal Rajinder Kaur presided over the function. Students played the role of teachers. Different games were organised for teachers. The students also performed dandia.

Prayer service: Students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, conducted a service for their teachers on Teachers’ Day here today. The students had prepared humourous skits, songs and executed gidha and bhangra. Later, the students conducted games for the teachers. The special feature of the function was that retired teachers of the school had also been invited.

Teachers’ Day: Teachers’ Day was celebrated at the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha, in the memory of Dr S. Radhakrishnan. To celebrate it in a different way, the teaching and administrative wing of the institute were managed by the students of MBA, MCA and BCA. The students came to the institute dressed up as teachers. The celebrations at Guru Nanak Girls College for Teachers Day began with the welcome speech by the college head girl Manmeet Kaur. Mr Gurbir Singh, president, Guru Nanak Education Trust, presided over the function. Students honoured Principal Charanjit Mahal and teachers with roses along with compliments. They also presented a colourful programme on the occasion.

Janmashtmi: The festival of Janmashtami was celebrated at Swiss International Public School. The school was decorated with flowers and colourful drapery depicting the vibrance of the festival. An idol of Lord Krishna was placed in a cradle. The students looked cute wearing crowns and holding flutes. They enacted several scenes from Lord Krishna’s life. Whiz Kid Playway School, Model Gram, also celebrated Janmashtmi on the school premises. Children of Small Wonders Nursery School, celebrated Janamashtmi by decking up a swing with flowers and placing Lord Krishna’s idol in it. The little kids of Eurokids (Egmont International Pre-School) celebrated Janamashtmi by dressing up as Lord Krishna and gopis.

Dignity of labour: Teacher's Day was celebrated at BCM School, Dugri Road. Ms Paramjit Kaur, Principal of BCM, Shastri Nagar, was the guest of honour. Sparkle Nursery School celebrated Teachers’ Day in a novel way. The Principal, Ms Vandita Rajiv Raj, picked up the theme “People who help us” for the function. She made the children wash cars so that they could learn dignity of labour. A tailor was also called to demonstrate his skill.

Shifaly School: Janmashtmi was celebrated at Shifaly Public School here today. The students presented Ras Lila through a musical “Radha kaise na jale”. The Principal talked about the rich cultural heritage of the country and urged children not to ape the West. She said such festivals helped us to bind with our culture.

Helanthus Day Boarding School: Students of Helanthus Day Boarding School, Sundar Nagar, celebrated Janmashtmi at the school. Schoolchildren were made aware of the relevance of the festival. They also presented a dance sequence, “Barhe chalo”, based on the Gita. It depicted the scene of battle between Kauravas and Pandavas. The Principal made the students familiar with the teachings of Lord Krishna. 



PCCTU plans strike

Ludhiana, September 6
Perturbed over the delay in releasing arrears of grant by the government on account of withdrawal of cut imposed on the grant, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) has decided to observe two-period strike on September 8.

The bill of arrears amounting to 14.4 crore has been lying with the treasury since July 30.

The PCCTU has also demanded that the grant for the second quarter should also be released immediately. It has warned to intensify protest if its demand is not met. OC



Jasbir Jassi goes sober, opposes vulgarity

Ludhiana, September 6
Punjabi pop star, Jasbir Jassi of “Dil Ley Gai Kudi Gujrat Di fame”, came out strongly against the increasing vulgarity in video albums. He said he might start his own production if the video-makers of his songs insist on including vulgar scenes for sales promotions.

Jassi was in the town today to announce his shows being organised across the state by a liquor company. His shows would be held at Sangrur, Moga, Faridkot and Abohar on September 6,7,8, and 9, respectively. His fans at Kapurthala and Nawanshahr would be entertained on September 11 and 12, respectively.

Explaining his new-found antipathy to vulgarity, he said he had changed his team of dancers who had a more sober look. He disclosed that he had stopped the making of his video album, “Mukhda chann Varga” in mid-way because it was vulgar. “It was really dirty”, he added. He said the video would be re-shot.

The Panjabi pop star also accused video producers and cameramen of exploiting and cheating artistes. He said he needed a platform to tell the public about these unscrupulous people who had nothing to do with culture or art. They were concerned about their profits only, added the pop star.

Asked about the vulgarity in “Dil Ley gai Kudi Gujrat Di”, he admitted that the time of its release it was indeed vulgar but by today’s standards it was not vulgar. Jassi was enthusiastic about his forthcoming international project with the Warner brothers who would be producing a music video. He would join the shooting of this venture after September 16.

When the pop star was asked if the techno music was not invading the Panjabi folk music and destroying it , Jassi said the fusion of techno music with bhangra was unavoidable. Just as the Indians were taking to pizzas, the western audience were also taking to the dal- roti’, he observed.

Jassi was accompanied by Priya Soni, who has acted in an English-language film produced by Bharat Shah and is titled “ Let’s Enjoy”, Nitin Arora, a TV anchor and Shivya, a new dancing girl in his troupe who Jassi thinks possesses a sober face.

Priya Soni said she was featuring in two more films which were being made by the makers of “Hum”.


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