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Teachers to go on mass leave 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 15
Thousands of college teachers of 160 affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh will proceed on mass casual leave on October 19,2004 in protest against the anti-teacher and anti-education policies of the Punjab Government Teachers will assemble in Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, and hold protest demonstration on that day.

In a written statement, Prof RS Brar, co-president, Dr Parminder Singh, Secretary , and Prof. VK Bhardwaj, District president of PCCTU alleged that the Punjab Finance Department was unnecessary creating delay in releasing salary grant of Rs 33 crores to the college teachers. The other demands including order on 50 per cent merger, HRA to rural colleges , pre-poll promises, on pension/gratuity and 95 per cent grant-in-aid, implementation of Johal Committee recommendation, parity for DPE’s and librarians etc were also stressed upon.

Prof. RS Brar disclosed that the executive committee of the PCCTU would meet on October 17, Sunday, at DAV College , Amritsar to work out their programme.



NCC training camp begins
Our Correspondent

Khamano, October 15
An NCC battalion, 3 Punjab Girls Bn, on behalf of the NCC Group Headquarter, Ludhiana, is conducting a pre-directorate combined annual training camp at JNV Farour near Khamano.

The camp began on Wednesday and would conclude on October 24. The Officiating Group Commander Lt Col S.S. Saini, and Lt Col K.P.S. Rana, visited the camp to motivate the cadets.

During this camp the cadets would be groomed to compete in various competitions during Directorate Combined Annual Training Camp and then for the Republic Day Camp at New Delhi. The best cadets and the cadets for youth exchange programme to different countries would also be nominated during the camp.

A team of Army officers, NCC officers, Associate NCC officers and PI staff was imparting them training related to various events of the competition viz drill, firing, cultural events, national integration awareness quiz, obstacle courses, and personality development skills.

Senior Under Officer Kamaljit Kaur, a cadet from Khalsa College, said, “This is my dream that I march on Rajpath in Delhi this time. I have been preparing for competitions since the past few months and God willing I should be able to fulfill my dream this time.”

The camp commandant, Lt Col Avtar Singh, who was being assisted by the Deputy Camp Commandant, Lt Col Vinay Mullick, and the Training Officer Lt Kulbinder Sandhu, said more than 200 cadets, selected from around 30 institutions in and around Ludhiana district were participating in the camp. The selected cadets would participate in the Directorate Camp at Nilokheri starting on October 29 where cadets from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh would compete with each other.

The selected cadets would then participate in the Republic Day Camp 2005. 



From Schools & Colleges
S.D. College students excel in M.Com exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 15
Students of Kamla Lohtia S.D. College excelled in the M.Com second semester examination of Panjab University. Students from the college got third positions in university and fifth positions in the district among the top 10 positions. Neeru Gupta secured the third position in the university and first in the district followed by Monika Chopra who stood third in the district.

Simardeep Singh stood fifth in the district. The sixth and tenth positions in the district also went to the college.

Innovation day: As part of the Innovation day, KVM organised its annual exhibition and a multimedia presentation today. A function was held to celebrate the Innovation day to celebrate the anniversary of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Members of the Ignited Minds Club made presentations.

Working and non-working models from all subjects were put up. The new entrants to the exhibition this year were from the language laboratory of Hindi and English, besides the maths laboratory and the moral science section. The working models of volcano, earthquake and the underground water supply were show-stealers.

In the senior section, wildlife sanctuary, the Taj Mahal, early stages of man and inter-city highway were remarkable.

The Eco Club ‘s members had made models on environmental pollution which were highly appreciated. The “House of prepositions” and the use of visual stimulus to create a composition and the Pascal’s triangle, Circle theorems, and ‘triangulate inequality from the maths section were impressive.

Handicrafts were also displayed which showed the creativity of students from the primary section.

Lecture on cosmology: Dr H.S. Virk, physicist and former Head of the Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, delivered a lecture on cosmology. He spoke on various theories of origin.

A galaxy of guests from the PAU, GCW, Ludhiana and GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar and students and teachers attended the lecture.



Kila Raipur Club beat Jarkhar team
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 15
Kila Raipur Club drubbed Jarkhar Club by 5-2 in the opening match of the Annual Six-a-Side Hockey Leauge Tournament being organised at the Mata Sahib Kaur Ground at village Jarkhar near here today.

Pargat Singh struck twice for the hosts in the 6th nd 49th minute while Balwinder (11th and 46th minute), Lakhbir (24th 49th minute) and Narinder (33rd minute) scored for the winners.

In other matches, Bahadurgarh drew with Gwaddhi three-all and Ludhiana XI drew with Rampur in the similar fashion.

Ealier, Mr J P Singh, secretary, Zila Parishad, Ludhiana inaugurated the tournament. Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, secretary, Punjab Basketball Association and Olympian Hardeep Singh were the guests of honour.


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