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Divali exhibition held at Khalsa College
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 10
Tiny tots of Eurokids (Egmont International Pre-School) celebrated Divali and Children’s Day on the school premises in Gurdev Nagar. Ms Santosh Nalwa, former chairperson, Lakshmi Ladies Club, was the chief guest.

A pre-Divali exhibition was held on the lawns of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, today. The exhibition is a regular feature of the college curriculum. It was inaugurated by Ms Satinder Kaur Grewal, Vice-President, Khalsa Dewan. Wide varieties of handmade articles made by students, including candles, painted flower vases, embroidery work, paintings and other household articles were displayed on the occasion. The Principal, Dr Varinder Kaur Thind, emphasised the importance of such exhibition. Special mention should be made of the stall that was put up by deaf and dumb students.

Fancy dress competition was organised at BIS (N) Senior Secondary Public School on the eve of the Children’s Day. The school Principal, Ms Aneeta Kundra, along with the chief guest inaugurated the function.

The Punjabi Sabhyachar Akademi, Ludhiana, will organise a seminar on contemporary painting of Punjab in collaboration with Master Tara Singh College for Women, Ludhiana, at 10.30 am on November 11 in the college seminar hall. Mr Karmjit Singh Aujla will read his paper on the subject. Mr Inderjeet Singh Raja will hold an exhibition of his leaf painting on the occasion.

The seminar will be presided over by Mr N.S. Nanda, president, Hotels Association of Punjab. Mr Shafiq Butt, Punjab Lok Sujag, Lahore, Pakistan, will inaugurate the exhibition of leaf paintings. The programme is being coordinated by Ms Harminder Kaur, lectures of the college. Dr Mandajeet Kaur Sahota, Principal, would welcome the participants.

Divali and the Children’s Day was celebrated St Xavier Playway School with enthusiasm. A kids’ carnival, magic show and a puppet show were held on the school premises today. Various magic items presented by Magembo, a well known magician, enthralled the children. Earlier Ms S. Chopra, Principal of the school, spoke on the importance of Divali and Children’s Day.

A poster exhibition revealing the creative art and aesthetic sense of commercial art students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana, was organised today. The exhibition provided the platform for the budding artists. The school Principal, Ms Kanwaljit Kaur, inaugurated the exhibition.

The Department of Computer Science, Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana organised a seminar on artificial intelligence on November 10 for M.Sc. I (IT) students. Prof Neeraj Sharma, Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, was the resource person. He explored the concept of natural language processing. Dr Charanjit Mahal, Principal of the college, spoke on the occasion.

Dedicated to Avtar Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, a shabad gayan and Gurbani kanth competition was organised in Guru Gobind Singh Public School. In the Gurbani kanth competition 15 out of 36 students were selected for final stage. Satnam Singh of Class III bagged the first position in the first group while Simranreet Kaur of Class III and Kiranpreet Kaur of Class I bagged the second and third position, respectively. In the second group of Gurbani Kanth Competition Amrit Kar of Class VI bagged the first position where Tarandeep Kaur of Class V and Simranleen Kaur bagged the second and third position respectively. In the shabad gayan competition 23 students participated out of which 10 a student reached the final stage and in the first group Jaspreet Kaur and Kawanpreet Kaur bagged the first and second position. In the second group Tarandeep Kaur of Class V stood first whereas Amrit Kaur and Bhupinder Kaur, both from the Class V, bagged the second and third position. Mr Amarjeet Singh, Mr Anoop Singh and Ms Manraaj Kaur, all from Gurmat Gian Missionary College, were judges of the competition.

Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Sherpur, organised annual exhibition ‘Prayas Hamari Koshish - 2004’ on the school premises today. Students prepared models on different subjects like science, social science, mathematics, computer science, language, art and craft, sports, moral science. More than 60 models were displayed in the science section. Most attractive segment were the items displayed in art and craft section. More than 150 items pertaining to these two section were displayed. Mathematic section students had prepared 20 models.

The chief guest was Ms Babita Kaler, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Commissioner, Mr Satpal Gosain, former Deputy Speaker, Mr Inderpal Singh, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, GNDU and the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill. Ms Avinash Kaur Walia welcomed them.



Children’s Day function to be held on Nov 17
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 10
A baby show and a cultural programme by students will be the highlights of the state-level Children’s Day function to be held at Nehru Sidhant Kender here on November 17 with the involvement of NGOs and other institutions working for the welfare and development of children in Punjab.

The students who won the top three positions in the matriculation and plus two examinations this year will be honoured on the occasion with cash prizes amounting to Rs 1 lakh.

To chalk out the arrangements for the function, a special meeting of programme officers and the CDPOs was held under the chairmanship of Mr S.R. Ladder, Director, Social Securities, at the Circuit House today.

Mr Ladder said Mrs Gurkanwal Kaur, Minister for Social Welfare, would be the chief guest.

Referring to the different welfare programmes being run by the government for the poor people, he said, under a centrally sponsored scheme, Rs 50 crore would be spent every year to provide nutritious diet to children, lactating mothers and pregnant women.

He said under this scheme during the year, the state government had already released Rs 17.5 crore for the purpose. To provide spontaneous help to destitute children, the state government had decided to set up Children Helplines in five districts of the state, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Bathinda.

He said these helplines would function under the control of DCs and make arrangements for rehabilitation/restoration of the destitute children, who need the help of the government. He said these helplines at first would make local-level rehabilitation arrangements, and, if need be, shift children to the rehabilitation centres being run by the Department of Social Security.

The Social Securities Director claimed that there was no polio case reported during the year 2003-04 in the state among the children.



Divali theme dominates contests at NIFD
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 10
NIFD students showed their skill in various competitions arranged today in the institute, the theme was Divali. The students participated in rangoli competition.

Lord Ganesh was highlighted in most of the rangolis. The students participated in pooja thali decoration, gift wrapping and candle making competitions. Prizes were given away to the winners.


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