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Jashanjot declared best singer at PAU youth fest
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 22
Punjab State Planning Board Vice- Chairman Sardara Singh Johl while expressing concern on the erosion of values in youths said western influences were trying to dominate the Punjabi culture. Beside this, our songs and dances were imitating the West, which should be stopped. He was addressing students at the prize distribution function of the PAU Youth Festival late last evening. He added that youngsters should come forward to save our cultural heritage.

Welcoming the teachers and students from University of Agriculture, Faislabad (Pakistan), Dr Johl said such kind of exchanges would bring both countries closer. He honoured Dr Mohammad Amjad Aulakh, leader of the delegation, and other delegates like Dr Hussan Munir Bajwa, Mohammad Iqbal Khalid, Mohammad Amir Zamil, H .M. Abu Bakar Waseem, H.M. Saqib Naeem, Mr Mohsin Ali, Mr Mohammad Ashraf, Mr M. Salman Zafar, Mr M. Atiq Chishty and Mr Shereet Riaz.

The Pakistani delegation honoured Dr K. S. Aulakh, teachers, and some student leaders with momentos. The Pakistani artistes presented a skit "Jee Ayaan Nun". Dr Gurdev Singh Sandhu recited a poem in the honour of Pakistani delegates.

Dr Darshan Singh, Dean Postgraduate Studies and Director, Students Welfare, welcomed the chief guest and Dr Mohinder Singh Oberoi, Dean College of Veterniary Science, purposed a vote of thanks.

According to Mr Manjeet Singh Grewal, organising secretary of the youth festival, the winners in different competitions are:

Cultural procession, COA first, COH.Sc second and COVSc third. Jashanjot Kaur - best singer; Varinder Jit Singh - best bhangra artist; Simranjit Kaur - best giddha artist. Ruchika Pubby was declared best speaker while Amit Sharma best artist among boys and Rajwinder Kaur best artist among girls. Rohit Sharma was declared best artist in painting category.

The COBSc won the trophy in litreary and painting competitions while COHSc got the trophy in theatre competitions.

COA got the trophy for music and COA and COHSc collectively got the trophy for dance; COAE stood first in bhangra while COA stood second and COHSc third.

In elocution Shreya Bhardwaj first; Gagandeep Kaur (COVSc) second and Ruchika Pubby (COBSc) third.

In extempore, Ruchika Pubby first, Amarinder Kaur (COHSc) second and Ronny (COA) third. In poster making contest, Rohit Sharma (COAR) was declared first; Jasmeet kaur and Bineesh (COVSC) remained second and third, respectively.

In cartoon section, Birinderjeet Sigh (COA) stood first; Sandeep Kaur (COBSc) second and Rohit Sharma (COAE) third.

In collage making contest, Loveleen (COHSc) first; Adii Arya (COA) second and Arvinderjit Singh (COAE) stood third. In debate, Shreya Bahardwaj and Ruchika Pubby first, Gagandeep Kaur and Harsh Goyal second and Mini and Neha Sarma third. Ruchika Pubby of COBSC was declared best debater while Ms Gagandeep Kaur remained on second position.

In clay modelling, Harpreet singh and Gurjeet Singh (COBSC) were declared first and second, respectively, while Lovleen Kaur (COHSc) was third. In poetry recitation competition, Gurbit Singh Bullar (COA) stood first, Ruchika Pubby second and Jaspreet Kaur (COVSc) third. In hasras, Gurjit Singh (COBSc) first, Bharpoor SIngh and Gurbit Singh Bhullar (COA) second and third, respectively.

In creative writing, Shreya Bhardwaj first, Paramjit Gill second and Rupam Modgill third.

In quiz competition COVSc stood first; COA second and COBSc third. In rangoli, Sathiya (COVSc) stood first, Jasmeet Kaur (COBSc) second; Nirmala Kumar (COa) third. In folk song Unman Kaur (COAE) stood first; Jashankot (Ca) and Sambhav Jain (COVSc)stood second and third, respectively.

In creative dance Meenu (COHSc) stood first; Gurvinder Kaur (COAE) second and Harmeet Kaur (COVSc) third. In light vocal Jashanjot Kaur first, Manjot Riar (COAR) second and Vishwadeep (COBSC) third.

In Indian group dance COAE stood first; COHSc second and COA third. In mimicry Govind Singh (COA) first; Gursharn Kaur (COHSc) second and Raminder Sinh (COA) third. In shabad gayan( individual) Mohi Chawla (COAE) first; Ranapreet Gill (COVSc) second, and Jasvinder Kaur (COHSc) third.

In shabad gayan(group) COAE stood first, COHSc second and COVSc third. In skit competition COBSc stood first while COA and COHSc stood second and third, respectively.



Govt blamed for poor educational standard
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 22
Joining the issue over the ‘‘poor’’ standard of education in government -run schools, activists of the Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) has criticised the statement of Punjab Finance Minister Sant Ram Singla saying that the government had not provided the required infrastructure in schools and had not even filled up the vacancies of teachers.

Stating that the Finance Minister had unnecessarily passed the blame of poor standards of education on to the teachers, the DTF chief, Mr Bhajan Singh, blamed the government for the present standards of education.

Welcoming the statement of Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, the teachers said that Mr Johar had rightly pointed out that as many as 22,000 posts of teachers were lying vacant and it was leading to poor standards of education.

The DTF leaders said it had become clear that to improve the teaching standards the government must fill up vacant posts of teaching and non-teaching staff. They said that they had brought this to the notice of the authorities concerned several times, but to no avail.

They demanded immediate filling up of vacant posts. They asked the government not to assign non-teaching duties to teachers, to discontinue contractual system of appointment and burdening of students with lengthy curriculum. They also demanded that there should be no political interference in transfers of teachers, the issue of filling up of vacant posts should be cleared by the Cabinet.

The leaders warned the Finance Minister that by issuing “irresponsible ” statements the government would not be able to run away from its responsibility to provide quality education. 



From Schools & Colleges
Parishad presents awards to 250 students

Ludhiana, November 22
At a function the Bharat Vikas Parishad (Shivaji) presented awards to 250 students of matric and senior secondary from 42 schools who had stood first, second and third in their schools in Punjab School Education Board examination held in March.

The parishad also gave scholarships worth Rs 80,000 to 75 girls from Arya Girls Senior Secondary School, Jain Girls School, Sargodha Khalsa School, Dagalaspura Girls School Khalsa College, SDP College, DD Jain College, Government College and Master Tara Singh College at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharm College.

Mr Madan Bassi lit ‘deepshikha’. Mr Jagmohan Gupta, chairman, Sh Sanatan Dharam Sabha, presided over the function. Mr Manmohan Bhatt conducted the programme.

College wins championship: Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women has won the overall championship in Panjab University Inter-College Cycling Championship held this month.

Gurpreet Kaur was declared the best cyclist in the competition. Kulwinder Kaur won gold medal in 3000 m team pursuit. Rajinder Kaur won two silver medals in 3000 m individual and 3000 m team pursuit. Jaspreet Kaur won one silver medal in 3000 m team pursuit.

A function was organised at Government Elementary School, Sounti on Saturday. Ms Ravi Bala, Headmistress of the school, presided over the function. She congratulated Ms Parminder Kaur, PTI, and the players for winning sports contests at the zonal and district level. Aslam Khan, Vivek Khullar, Sukhwinder Singh, Karamjeet Singh, Imran Khan, Kulwant Kaur, Taranjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Amandeep Kaur won medals in a zonal athletics competition.

Aslam Khan, Vivek Khullar, Sukhwinder Singh, Kulwant Kaur and Amandeep Kaur won medals in a district meet at Fatehgarh Sahib.



700 examined at camp
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 22
To increase health awareness and to encourage patients to seek consultation at a right time, Hero DMC Heart Institute organised a free cardiac camp yesterday. Seven hundred people attended the camp. This was disclosed by Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist-cum-coordinator, Hero DMC Heart Institute, here.

Dr Wander said the changing lifestyle among urban population had increased the incidence of cardiac disease but modifications in way of living and timely check up could prevent the cardiac disease. He announced that for the benefit of patients visiting the camp, special concession would be given to those, who require angiography, TMT and echo tests.

A team of expert cardiologists comprising Dr Wander, Dr Naresh K. Sood, Dr Bishav Mohan, Dr Naved Aslam, Dr Shailaindra Kumbhkarni, Dr Aditya Rangbulla and Dr V.K. Sharma, chief cardiac surgeon and his team comprising Dr D.P. Marik, Dr Sarju Ralhan, Dr Sunil Dawka examined the patients.



70 pc children covered under pulse polio drive
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 22
The Civil Surgeon, Dr S.N. Tiwari today claimed that polio drops were administered to a little over 3.64 lakh children during the 5th round of National Immunisation Programme against polio here on Sunday.

The total number of children covered under the pulse polio campaign was more than 70 per cent of the eligible children between the age group of 0-5 years in the district.

In a statement, he said mobile teams of doctors and para-medical staff, assisted by voluntary bodies and NGO's were going from door to door in the city and elsewhere in the district to cover the rest of the children.

“The department shall make sure that no child in the vulnerable age group remained without administration of polio drops.”

Dr Kuldip Kaur, District Immunisation Officer, went in several residential areas, including slum colonies in the city and on its periphery to ascertain that all children had received polio drops. 


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