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Candidates allege ‘harassment’ during counselling 
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 30
The Department of Medical Education and Science, Government of Punjab, has not received any complaints in connection with the counselling being organised by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences for admission to BAMS classes under management quota, claimed departmental sources. The candidates from other states, however, alleged harassment on the hands of the authorities during the counselling.

The sources at the Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Institute at Gopalpur village disclosed that counselling for the admissions to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Ayurvedic College at Sarabha village and Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College Gobindgarh, would take place tomorrow under the supervision of representatives of the state government and the university.

Mr Satish Chander, Secretary, Medical Education and Science claimed that he had not received complaints in connection with the present schedule of counselling being organised at various colleges. Referring to the recent orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Satish Chander said further course of action would be decided only after receiving an official copy of the judgement. He stated that the management quota seats which were filled today would be considered surrendered if requisite fee were not deposited at respective colleges by Thursday.

Though a waiting list for all colleges concerned had been separately prepared the fate of their candidature would be decided by a joint committee, he added. Mr J.S. Bindra, Deputy Registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, and Dr Ashwani Kumar represented University and Medical Ayurvedic College, respectively, during the counselling.

Candidates from other states alleged that the state authorities had snatched their right to appear for the counselling. Mr D. Sharma of Hamirpur said his daughter Geetanjali Sharma was not allowed to sit in the counselling. She had submitted application form for admission to BAMS in one of the colleges as per the rules prescribed in the prospectus. “Their callous attitude towards the candidates of other state has ruined the future of my daughter as she cannot apply for admission to any other institute of the country now,” lamented Mr Sharma. He questioned the authorities that if they were not to be entertained then why they received our forms and made us shuffle from one college to another.

Medical students had started preferring BAMS to BDS, contrary to the earlier trend. Rationalisation of the fee structure for the government and management seats had forced the students to opt for management seat against the government ones. The perusal of lists displayed on the notice boards revealed that candidates with marks as high as 572 in PMET joined the course under the management quota. Mr Vimal (572 marks) and Mr Vikram (568 marks), who joined the course at Desh Bhagat College, Gobindgarh, said they had no craze for either MBBS or BDS. They aspire to explore the ancient science of medicine for the sake of ailing humanity.



B. Tech Project State Award for PAU student
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 30
Promil Kumar Mehra, a student of the Department of Farm Power and Machinery, PAU, has been selected for the best B. Tech Project State Award in mechanical engineering and allied branches in Punjab.

The award consists of a cash prize, a medallion and a citation. His project, ‘Computer-aided development of single row straw strip-sweeper’, has been recommended for this award by the selection committee constituted by the Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE).

The Indian Society of Technical Education has invited Promil to receive this award at the annual convocation of the ISTE students to be held at B and B Institute of Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), on October 30.



Guru Harkishan Public School wins science quiz
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 30
On the second day of a regional-level science exhibition competitions in model making were held. Students prepared models on topics like agriculture, industrial development, educational technology, mathematical modelling, technology for health and solid waste and its management etc.

Mr Varinder Sharma, DSS, Mr Ranjit Singh, Ms Harpreet, Ms Surinder, Ms Rubinder, Mr Rakesh Gupta, Ms Neelam, Ms Joginder Kaur, Ms Tajinder Kaur, Ms Sandeep, Ms Gurdeep were on the pannel of judges.

Mr Avinash Chander Sethi, DEO, presided over the function and gave away prizes to the winners.

Ms Sadhana Sharma, Principal, SVM S S School, and its president Rajesh Kashyap, Mr C.L. Sachdeva, Manager, Mr Shekhar Gupta, Secretary, and Mr Harish Sachdeva welcomed the guests. The following are the winners of various contests.

Quiz (junior): Guru Harkishan Public S.S. School 1; Guru Nanak International School 2; and Guru Nanak Public School 3. Quiz (senior): Guru Nanak Public School 1; BCM Arya Model S S School 2; and Govt High School 3.

Extempore: PAU Sen Sec School 1;Baba Ishwar Singh Senior Secondary School 2; Rajindera Model Senior Secondary School 3.

Model making (Sec): DAV Public School 1; Guru Nanak Public School 2; and GGN Public School 3.

Model making (Se. Sec.): Guru Nanak Public School 1; BCM Sen Sec School 2; and Govt Girls Sen Sec School 3. Model making (Elementary): Harkishan Sahib Senior Secondary School 1; GGN Public Sen Sec School and Govt Girls Sen Sec School 2; Govt Girls Sen Sec School and BCM Sen Sec School 3.



Khanna school wins shabad gayan contest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 30
The cultural and dance competitions at primary, middle and senior levels, which were organised by the Punjab School Education Board, concluded here today. About 200 students from four districts, Sangrur, Ludhiana, Patiala and Mansa, participated in the competitions. Today the competitions in shabad, lok geet, vaar gayan, and bhangra were held for senior students.

Mr Lal Singh, a former General Manager of the Punjab Roadways, was the chief guest on the occasion. He said the education board was doing a good thing for promotion of Punjabi culture. The Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, PAU, Ms Gurdip Kaur, said such competitions were good as they gave a chance to the students to develop their talents.

Results: Shabad gayan — Nikhita & party 1, Hindi Putri Pathshala Senior Secondary School, Khanna, Ludhiana; Manpreet & party 2nd, Govt Senior Secondary Model School , Punjabi University, Patiala, and Manpreet & party 3, Sri Har Gobind Public School Jalwana.

Vaar gayan — Sangeeta & party 1, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Khanna, Ludhiana; Archna & party 2, Hindi Putri Pathshala Senior Secondary School, Khanna, and Bhagwant & party 3, Pioneer Public Senior Secondary School, Gagangajra.

Lok geet: Ankush Sharma & party 1, RS Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana; Rupali Bhandari & party 2, Hindi Putri Pathshala Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana; and Kudrat Singh & party 3, Model Senior Secondary School, Patiala.

Bhangra — Prithpal Singh & party 1, Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana; Devinder Singh & party 2, Malwa Khlsa Senior Secondary School, Dhuri; and Sangrur Avtar Singh & party 3, GG H Senior Secondary School, Gursar Sadhar.

The judges were Dr P.L. Sharma, Mr Kashmir Singh, Sardar Paanchi, Prof Kulwant Jagraon, Mr Sewa Singh , Ms Sunanda Sood , Mr Jaspal Singh and Mr Kanwaljit Singh.



NSS camp at Khalsa College
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 30
A 10-day NSS camp is being organised at Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, under the guidance of programme officers Gurdeep Kaur, Prabhleen Toor and Honey Walia. About 147 volunteers are attending the camp. It was inaugurated by the NSS co-ordinator, Dr K.S. Verma, PAU, on September 26.

Prof Surjit Singh, Member, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, delivered a lecture on the occasion. Dr Mittal, Nature Cure Education Trust, taught them about the importance of cures that nature offers to us. Eye and dental camps were also organised by Dr Neeraj Arora and Dr Ramanpreet Grewal, Gurdev Hospital.


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