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VC stresses on soil rejuvenation
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 6
A three-day workshop of the All-India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on long-term fertiliser experiments (LTFE) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research was inaugurated by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

The VC expressed concern over the decline in the availability of productive land and underlined the need to rejuvenate the soil to sustain crop productivity without environmental degradation.

While appreciating the generation of valuable information through the LTFE, he suggested that soil scientists should continue efforts to develop soil fertility management system involving balanced and integrated use of nutrients to enhance productivity and sustainability of different cropping systems.

On the rapid fall of water table owing to overexploitation, he opined that efficient technologies must be evolved to conserve it. 



From Schools & Colleges
Fun ’n frolic at BVM Bal Mela
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 6
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (Senior Secondary) School, Udham Singh Nagar, celebrated Bal Mela on November 6, 2004. Mr K.C. Maini (IAS Retd.), secretary, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Trust inaugurated the function by Deep Prajawalan.

A final round of Choupai Gayan was held between the classes IX and X, XI and XII. Fancy dress competition based on freedom fighters, characters from Ramayana for class VI to VIII was held.

Antakshri based on religious and patriotic songs was also conducted. Students from 1st to Vth class performed dance items.

Stalls of various games and eatables were also installed. All the trustees of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Trust were present on this occasion. Mrs Sunil Arora, Principal, gave vote of thanks to all the students and staff members.

BVM juniors’ fancy dress show: The fancy dress competition for Nursery and Pre-Nursery classes was held in Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Shishu Vatika on November 6, 2004.

The students were dressed as Lord Rama, Krishna, Hanuman, spiderman, fairy etc.

Mr K.C. Maini (IAS Retd.), secretary, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Trust, distributed the prizes.

Satya and Dhruv Sharma of Nursery A stood first, Punita stood second and Geetanjali stood third.

Mrs Neena Sangar, Headmistress gave vote of thanks to all the students and staff members.

KVM holds quiz: ‘Who was the eldest daughter of King Kushdwaj that was married to prince Bharat of Ayodhya’?, ‘Name the Indian immigrant who has become the second Indian American to be elected to US Congress’ were questions asked by the Quiz Master.

Ms Kalpana Sharma set the ball rolling for the Inter House G.K. Quiz Contest which was held on November 6, 2004 in Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

The school quiz not only tested the contestants on topics ranging from mythology to current affairs but also on IQ and EQ.

The Principal, Mr S.C. Saxena, the Guest of Honour, appreciated the efforts of the Incharge of the Middle Section Mr J.P. Sharda and Ms Kalpana Sharma and Ms Renu Immanuel of Junior humanities forum and the scorer, Mrs Amita Aggarwal to make this contest a grand success.

The new office-bearers of the junior humanities forum were also photographed.

Vibhushit Kaul, president of junior humanities forum read out the vote of thanks. The keenly-fought contest brought out three teas (out of six) on first position. The contest cended with season’s greeting of Divali and Id-Ul-Fitr.

Results :

Subhash House (130 marks) : Prateek Wadhera of VI-F, Ashish Goyal of VII-c, Rohtas Sachdeva of VIII-A for first position.

Gandhi House (130 marks) : Abhinav Kakkar of VI-A, Navraag Sharma of VII-C and Vibhushit Kaul of VIII-A got 1st position.

Tagore House (130 marks) : Balraj Snehi of VI-C, Abhishek Vats of VII-F, Lokesh Anand of VIII-D.

Nehru House (120 marks): Sidharath Sachdeva of VI-E, Tushar Joshi of VII-E and Vaibhav Sharma of VIII-E got second position.

Raman House (100 marks) : Abhishek Sharma of VI-D, Ujjwal Kad of VII-E and Varun Saini of VIII-E got third position.

Patel House (90 marks) : Piyush Katyal of IV-B, Shashwar Sunder of VII-C and Vipesh Jain of VIII-E.

Divali mela: Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, held a Bal Mela here today. The programme started with the lighting of lamps. The students had set up interesting stalls like ring ball game, dice hit etc. Parents and children not only enjoyed playing games but had good time snacking.

Diya show: KVM kindergarten students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, today decorating diyas with colourful glittera, stickers, and mirrors. They made beautiful and colourful cards for their parents.

Vigilance Week: Vigilance Awareness Week celebrations concluded at Spring Dale School on Saturday with a slogan-writing contest. Students delivered speeches on various topics during the week. Gurpreet Kalsi (Class XII) and Parneet Grewal (Class X) spoke on ‘Vicious circle of corruption’and ‘Rampant Corruption in Indian Society’. Babita Mandeep Bedi and Nidhi delivered speeches in Hindi which were followed by speeches by Sakshi and Puja. Students took out a rally carrying banners against corruption on Saturday. Ms Avinash Walia, Principal, said corruption could end only through the efforts of the youth.

BCM Exhibition: Students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, prepared designer diyas and candles for Divali. They had prepared gel and floating, perfumed candles, besides designer diyas. The guest speaker, Mr Sanjeev Pahwa, was impressed with the efforts of students. Paper bags, cloth bags, and bookmarks made by members of the Eco-Club of the school were also on display. Cards for sale were also put up by Ashirwad, a registered NGO, catering to the needs of children with development disabilities mainly with cerebral palsy.

Orientation programme: Darshan Academy organised an orientation programme here on Satruday at Amber Garden Resorts. Emphasis was laid on bringing out awareness among parents on different aspects of education.Queries by parents covering different areas were responded to by Prof Handoo and other experts. Students presented a cultural programme on the occasion.

Competition: Thirty-six students participated in ‘dastar sajjo’ competition held at Guru Gobind Singh Public School here on Saturday. Jaskaran Singh stood first in Group I, whereas Sarabjot Singh and Bhavjot Singh stood second and Harkirat Singh came third. Amritpal won a consolation prize.

In the turban category, Amiteshwar (Class III) stood first, whereas Simarpreet Singh (Class VI) and Amiteshwar Singh (Class VII) stood third.



Pak MP visits heart centre
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 6
Rai Azizullah Khan, a member of the Pakistan National Assembly and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Sports, Culture, Tourism and Youth Affairs, visited the Hero DMC Heart Institute, a unit of the DMCH, with his wife, Ms Tabasum, and daughter, Rabia. He was in the city on a personal visit to meet one of his acquaintances from Ludhiana, who is undergoing treatment at the institute.

“I belong to Raikot and we have an ancestral haveli there. I am also going to visit that place today to refresh golden memories of the past. Though this is not my first visit to India, every time I come here, the hospitality of Punjabis touches my heart,” said Mr Rai Aziz. He was received by Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Dr J. Whig, Acting Principal, and Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent, DMCH.

Mr Rai Aziz took a round of the institute and appreciated the set-up. He said, “ I am impressed to see such a big set-up and I am glad to know that Punjab has such a big cardiac care institute and people don’t need to go to far away places for check-up. The effort of the management and the administrative staff is commendable.”

While interacting with the doctors of the insitute, he said he would recommend it to the Government of Pakistan that besides trade and cultural exchange, programmes should be crafted under which doctors of both countries could interact and exchange views. He said he believed if people from both sides of the countries could avail themselves of the medical facilities, it would save many lives.

When asked about how do people of Pakistan feel about the newly opened channels between both the countries? He replied that the public of Pakistan had welcomed the decision and people were happy that now they could meet their relatives and friends more easily and could rebuild the fallen connections.



Seminar to shed light on foeticide
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
The district level seminar on foeticide and drug addiction would be held at the local Hind Hospital tomorrow, Mr Tarsem Sharma, president of the local unit of Subhash Chander Bose Society said.

The seminar would be presided over by Dr G.L. Goel, Director, Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab and Ms Razia Sultana, Parliamentary Secretary and the Minister Health Department will be chief guest.

Mr Sharma said eminent speakers, including Dr Puran Singh Jassie, former Director Health and Family Welfare and Councillor UNICEF (North India), Mr Udey Partap Singh Chairman, Population Control Committee, Punjab, Gursharan Singh ,Secretary Punjab Police State Apex Committee for NGOs and Dr Sunit Hind would express their views on the subject. 


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