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UN Day, Dasehra celebrated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
UNO Day and Dasehra was celebrated on the premises of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School with fervour. The students organised skits in favour of India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council. The students will also be sending a letter to Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Congress President, Dr Manmohan Singh Prime Minister, and The UNO Office Director in this regard.

A cultural programme was organised by the students to celebrate Dasehra. An effigy of Ravana was also burnt. The Chairman-cum-Director of the school, Mr Rajesh Rudhra, addressed the students and apprised them regarding the UN Security Council. He said India with its ancient civilisation and heritage, had the credential to become a permanent member of the Security Council. The Principal, Mrs Baldeep Pandher, said Dasehra taught us how goodness triumphed over evil.

Ramlila scenes: To mark Dasehra various episodes of Ramlila like Ram Janam, Sita Swayambar, Ram Banvas, Ram Ravan Yudh were depicted by students of USPC Jain Public School. Students of classes I to V participated. Aryabhatta House was declared first, Ramanujan House and Vikram Sarabhai House were second and third, respectively.

The Principal, Ms Yachana Chawla, motivated the students to follow moral and religious values.

Youth festival: Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) will host zonal youth festival of Punjab Technical University (PTU) on October 30 and 31 on the college campus. Various competitions pertaining to music, Dance, literary events, quiz, debate, theatre and Fine Arts would be helped. 



Pak artistes appreciate Punjabi hospitality
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 23
“If Punjabis from both sides of the border combine their creativity and resources and bring forth the best points of their shared culture, I am sure both countries will be able to stem the effect of western influence,” Sarvat Ali from Pakistan said while talking to the media this afternoon. Present along with him were his troupe members Iqbal Bahu and Sain Zaboor.

The Pakistani troupe will be staging shows tonight and tomorrow at Guru Nanak Bhavan. “Paigam-e-mohabbat”, a cultural extravaganza from Pakistan, has been brought to Ludhiana by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam. S.K. Rai, secretary of the samagam, said the artistes were coming from Amritsar where they had given two performances.

Ali is in charge of the Music Department of the College of Music, Lahore. He said they were floored by Indian hospitality. Right from the Attari border, they had been given a grand welcome that it had warmed their hearts. He said the troupe comprised artistes, instrumentalists and vocalists.

The director of the play, Orman Pirzaada, would be arriving tomorrow.

Sarvat Ali said the exchange of programmes should be on a regular basis now that a beginning had been made. He said he found out after the performances in Amritsar, that Punjabis had forgotten a lot of the old traditions.

Pakistani students were more rooted to tradition, he felt.

Moreover, Sufi music stood like a solid wall, so much so that even pop music groups turned to Sufi kalams.

Iqbal Bahu said he was a banker earlier but God chose him to sing Sufi kalams and after the popularity of his cassette, it had placed more responsibility on him to write in the spiritual mode.

Sain Zaboor, dressed in traditional clothes and jewels, is well versed in Sufi riwayat. He said he was happy that sufi music was back in demand.



1-run thrilling win for KVM lads
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 23
In a nail-biting finish, Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, pipped hosts Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, by wafer-thin margin of one run in the PCA Parle Inter-School Cricket Tournament (under-17) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association here today.

Kundan Vidya Mandir School won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 209 runs in 40 overs. Arjun Puri, Akash Juneja and Sanchit Gosian excelled with the bat contributing 69, 32 and 27 runs, respectively.

For Sacred Heart School, Pranav and Hardeep grabbed three wickets each, while Varun Chitkara scalped two victims and Keshav captured one wicket.

In reply, despite Lalit Malhotra’s fine batting display, who hammered 92 runs, Sacred Heart School were all out for 208 runs with two balls to spare. Bharat Malhotra of Kundan Vidya Mandir School was the pick of bowlers. He claimed five wickets for 22 runs.

Brief scores: Kundan Vidya Mandir School — 209 all out in 40 overs (Arjun Puri 69, Bharat Malhotra 11, Sanchit Gosain 27, Akash Juneja 32; Varun Chitkara 2 for 46, Pranav 3 for 49, Hardeep 3 for 36 and Keshav 1 for 19).

Sacred Heart School — 208 all out in 39.4 overs (Lalit Malhotra 92, Keshav 15, Kashish 16, Akhil 35, Varun Chitkara 44; Bharat Malhotra 5 for 22, Tarun 1 for 48, Akash Juneja 2 for 32 and Shubham 1 for 13).

The second match played between Sanatan Vidya Mandir High School, Civil Lines, and Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, turned out to be a low-scoring affair in which the former emerged winner by 13 runs.

In reply to Sanatan Vidya Mandir School’s total of 71 runs, Government Senior Secondary School were bundled out for 58 runs.

Brief scores: Sanatan Vidya Mandir High School — 71 all out in 21.4 overs (Atul Kohli 28, Ankit 9, Nandeep 10; Nirmal Sonu 4 for 12, Sunny 3 for 16, Happy 1 for 22 and Maninder 1 for 12).

Government Senior Secondary School — 58 all out in 24 overs (Ram 11, Happy 11, Munish 7; Deepak Bansal 6 for 11, Nakul 1 for 18 and Atul Kohli 1 for 11).



Samrala enthused over cricket match for visually challenged
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 23
A cricket match between the visullay impaired teams from Haryana and Punjab will be held at the Adam Cricket Ground, Baddal Road, Samrala near here on October 24.

Mr Parminder Singh, President, Punjab Sports Association for the Blind , said the match would be of 40 overs each side.

Mr R.D. Singh, former coach, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, would be the supervisor of this match which would be inaugurated by the SDM, Samrala.

There is a great enuthusiasm among the people of Samarla and its adjoining villages regarding this match, Mr Parminder Singh said. "They were getting overwhelming support from the public of the area besides different organisations in conducting this rare match in Samrala.

These include National Action Committee for the Blinds, All India Blinds Employees Association, Visually Impaired Welfare Association and Bharat Netarheen Sewak Samaj," he added.

Meanwhile, Gurpreet Singh of Machhiwara has been named captain of the Punjab XI.

The other members of the Punjab team are: Rajinder Singh of Cheema Khurd (Jalandhar), Vivek Monga of Ludhiana, Balwinder Singh of Machhiwara, Jarnail Singh of Moga, Harjinder Singh of Bilga (Jalandhar), Parminder Singh of Mandi Gobindgarh, Gurmail Singh of Ludhiana, Gurbir Singh of Jagraon, Rajkiran Pandey of Ludhiana, Raj Kumar Sehgal of Ludhiana, Pawan Minhas of Mohali and Sandeep Minhas of Samrala.


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