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Veterinary students block traffic
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
Continuing their eight-day-old strike, students of Veterinary College blocked traffic on the Ferozepore-road today. The protesters burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government for not filling 600 posts of veterinary officers in the Department of Animal Husbandry.

According to the protesting students, in Punjab 85 lakh cattle are there, which requires at least 1700 veterinary doctors. However, the existing strength is just 500. The government should accommodate 1200 new doctors, they demanded.

They said a very important aspect of dairy and cattle farming was being ignored. Meanwhile, the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association has expressed full sympathy for the demands of the unemployed veterinary doctors. Dr Harbans Singh Dhalla, coordinator Punjab State Veterinary Officers association, Dr Parmjit Singh , member, Punjab Veterinary Council, and Dr Pushproop Brar, member, executive committee, addressed the students.



From Schools & Colleges
Importance of ozone layer highlighted
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
A seminar was organised at GRD Academy on the occasion of the World Ozone Day. The aim was to spread awareness among the people about ozone-depleting substances like chlorine and bromine. The main speaker on the occasion, Mr M.P. Mittal, told the gathering that one chlorine molecule could destroy one lakh ozone molecules.

Speaking on the hazards, Ms Sonika Jindal said ozone depletion caused health problems, crop damages, reproduction impairment in fish and amphibians.

Among others who attended the seminar were Mr Sunil Kumar, Mr Sanjit Singh, Mr Rajan Nagpal, Mr Upender Joshi, Mr Subhash Kumar, Ms Manjit Kaur and Ms Alpana Nehraw.

The chief guest, Brig Kartar Singh (retd), Director and Principal of GRD Academy, highlighted the importance of physical environment and its protection.


Vanamahotsava will be organised by NSS units of Kamla Lohtia S.D. College on the college campus tomorrow at 11a.m. Mr S.K. Singla, AGM, State Bank of Patiala, will be chief guest on the occasion. Mr Jagmohan Gupta, chairman, and Mr Naveen Mittal, president of the Governing Body of the college, will be the guest of honour. Principal Deepak Kaushal will present a vote of thanks. Dr Yograj Angrish and Mr Deepak Dhingra, programme officers of the NSS, said 300 saplings would be planted during Vanamahotsava celebrations.


The GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, organised second workshop on B.Ed syllabus revision on the guidelines provided by the NCTE. Teachers from more than 12 colleges of education affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, participated in the workshop. The syllabus of four subjects, guidance and counselling, exceptional children, simple expressional competencies and art and painting, were revised by experts from various colleges.

A lecture on “Teachers’ role - self actualisation” by Prof Sudesh Gakhar, former head of the Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was also held. Dr H.S. Brar welcomed the resource person. She emphaised on the role of would be teachers, teacher educators and educators of teacher education. Se also gave knowledge about emotional intelligence, social and spiritual intelligence.

Dr Jagjit Singh Brar, Principal of the college, thanked the resource person and applauded her views on the interaction between the teachers and the students.


A seminar was organised by the Department of Commerce at Guru Nagar Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, today. Dr Sehajpal from the Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, delivered a lecture on human resource accounting for the students of M.Com. The Principal, Dr Charanjit Mahal, welcomed the chief guest. Dr Sehajpal enlightened the students regarding the importance and need of human resource accounting in the Indian corporate sector.



Students exhorted to promote Hindi
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
To commemorate ‘Hindi diwas’, staff and students of BCM School organised a programme in Swami Dayanand Hall yesterday. Mrs Parmajit Kaur, Principal, was the chief guest. She delivered her speech in Hindi. Highlighting the importance of the national language, she said it was as the dress of thought, light of mind and the symbol of national integrity.

The programme started with the recitation of Hindi poems by students of Class I and II. Through their poems they showed their love and concern for Hindi and encouraged the students to retains its glory. The students of Class III displayed slogans in Hindi. ‘Hindi bin Bharat hoga aise, sagar bin macchhli jaise’, ‘Vedon ki amrit vani hai, navyug ki isme dhadhkan hai’ etc. touched the souls of the readers.

A declamation contest for students of Class IV was also held. Swaran Sinha, a student, exhorted the students to strive hard to give Hindi its due recognition. Manju Sharma presented a poem - Hindi Yeh Sab Bhashaon Ki Janani Hai.

A Hindi fortnight was celebrated at regional branches of Indian Overseas Bank in the state. During this period, several competitions were organised at 41 branches of the bank. Hindi essay writing competitions were organised at the local branch of the band at Fountain Chowk on September 9 and 10. Two competitions of Hindi recitation were organised here today on the concluding day of the Hindi fortnight.

The concluding day function was presided over by Chief Regional Manager, Mr Prem Singh Atal. Addressing the bank staff, he said it was sad that even after so many years of Independence, there was a need to organise such functions to encourage Hindi. The chief guest, Mr Pramod Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director, Rajbhasha, urged the bankers to work in Hindi. A faxed message of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was also read out. Mr Rakesh Grover , Chief Officer of the bank, thanked the audience.



Girls’ hostel inmates on warpath
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
Girl hostel residents of the PAU continued their strike for the third day today in protest against poor conditions in their hostel. They even boycotted their ongoing examinations as part of the agitation. They marched inside the campus shouting slogans.

Ravinder Sigh, president of the Punjab Agricultural Students Association, said, “We have been demanding a new DSW for long. As our demands are not being met we have to go on strike.”

The students have been demanding a separate dean students welfare and want no dual charge for the post on the campus. The toilets of hostel no.1 and 2 are filthy. No water is available in toilets, ceilings leak, said the girls.

Dr APS Mann, Director Students Welfare ( DSW), said he had assured the girls yesterday that their demands would be fulfilled by Friday, but the girls went forward with this protest, without waiting for us to act on our word. Everything has to be done officially through a proper procedure, and its takes time.


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