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Doraha institute organises Canvas-2004
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 27
Students of MBA, MCA, BCA, PGDCA, organised Canvas-2004 at the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology for two days. On the first day literary items such as debate, paper presentation, group discussion were held in which students participated enthusiastically. For computer professionals computer power presentation was organised. Students showed their artistic talent in events like Rangoli, Mehndi and Painting competitions.

On the 2nd day, items like Antakshri, Pictography and Solo song were organised. The brains were put to test in quiz contest and one minute games. The students displayed their marketing skills in ‘sell it’ competition and finally students presented group dances like bhangra and dandia.

The results: Computer power point presentation — Tapishwar Singh and Mandeep Singh BCA-V (1).

Group Discussion — Iftikar Bhatt MBA-III (1st), Satwant Singh MBA-III (2nd).

Debate — Iftikar Bhatt and Satwant Singh of MBA-III (1st), Paper Presentation — Amandeep Sharma MBA-I (1st), Sunpreet Singh BCA-I (2nd), Mehndi Jasvir Kaur BCA-V 1st.

Face Painting — Jagdev Singh MBA-III Ist.

Rangoli-Satwant Kaur MBA-I.

Antakshri — Rubbal Sharma, Gurpreet Kaur, Anna of MBA-I and Kavita of BCA-I 1st.

Pictography — Arshdeep and Rupinder Kaur MBA-I 1st.

Solo song — Iftikar Bhat MBA-III (1st), Himmat Singh MBA-III 2nd.

Dumb sharades — Rubbal and Gurpreet MBA I 1st.

Quiz — Rubbal Sharma, Tejinder Singh, Satwant Kaur.

Winning team Sellit-Rajni Sharda MBA-I, Pritpal Singh and Dheeraj BCA-V 1st.

Group dance — Rubbal Sharma, Gurpreet Kaur Gill, Gurpreet Kaur Brar, Anu Gurm, Nardeep Kaur, Meenakshi and Varinder Singh 1st.

Dr R.S. Gupta, Director, welcomed the guests and appreciated the efforts made by the students. The function was presided over by Mr Sukhpal Singh, chairman, who gave away prizes to the winners.

He appreciated the efforts of the students. He also promised to extend facilities to improve overall personality of the students, Ms Umal Sukhpal Singh (chairperson), Mr Amarjit Singh, Mr Karamvir Singh, Ms Jaspreet Kaur, Mr Mathew Varghese, Principal SGHPS were present on the occasion.



Magic land carnival
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
Origami is just of the many offerings the Chandigarh Carnival promises this year. Working on other brilliant concepts to inspire curiosity among children are members of the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) team which has many interesting events to fill the extravaganza that began today. This year’s theme is “Magic Land”.

Science and mathematics literacy is also high on the priority of organisers who, through CEVA’s Friends of Children’s Corner, will organise several science friendly events.

One among these will be the science corner which will have well laid out science experiments on air pressure, sound, light and heart. Says Harleen Kohli, who is coordinating the event on behalf of CEVA, “The idea is to educate children while they have fun. We will also have many puzzles, language games and collage-making workshop.”

The collage-making workshop will be conducted by Raja Jaikishen, while another interesting event called Mathe-Magic will be conducted by Anupama Neogi, a maths instructor with a local school.

She will pose maths queries to visitors. Veteran actor Parvesh Sethi will dress up as a “Hazar Jawaab” to address queries related to the relationship between parents and children.

Another much-awaited event is the costume corner where costume collection expert Surinder Sood will allow visitors, especially children, to wear his costumes free of cost and get pictures clicked for their family album. Also involved in the festival this time will be Poonam Singh of Preetlarhi magazine. She will run a special story-telling corner.

Away from science and languages, four martial arts experts from the city are evolving an obstacle course for children.

This will be the new feature in this year’s festival which will also feature “naqaals”, potters’ wheel and artists’ corner, apart from another corner where children will be taught to convert scrap into utility items. This corner will be called “kabaad se jugaad”.

On the front of origami, experts will teach children how to fold papers as airplanes. “Every child can take one home,” says Ms Kohli.



Check fee structure of private schools, says panel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27
A human rights body, the Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI), yesterday moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against the inability of the Chandigarh Administration to check fleecing of the general public by private schools.

In his application, Mr Arvind Thakur, general secretary of the local unit of the LHRI, alleged that exorbitant fees charged by the privately-managed schools had pushed the education out of the reach of the common man.

Saying that officials of the Education Department are not keeping a watchful eye on the activities of the privately-run schools, which amounted to violation of human rights of the city residents, Mr Thakur alleged that no action was being taken as the schools were owned by influential individuals and institutions.

The application demanded the appointment of an observer from the Education Department to monitor the admission schedule and fee structure of such schools.



PCTE organises conference on IT
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 27
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) today organised an International Conference on Emerging Trends in IT Industry (ICET-2004) on its premises. Mr Mahesh Munjal, Managing Director, Majestic Auto Limited, inaugurated the conference. It was presided over by Col H.P.S.Bawa, Additional Director, Department of Information Technology, Government of Punjab. Col A.K.Khanna, Director, Seasia Consulting, presented the keynote address.

The sessions were chaired by Col H.P.S. Bawa, Dr Prem Kumar, Col A.K.Khanna, Prof Jagmohan Singh along with Ms Ramandeep Kaur and Ms Nagendrapal Kaur, coordinators, Department of Computer Applications, PCTE.

Mr Munjal while inaugurating the session said, “ IT has a good future in India as Pune, Gurgaon, Hyderabad are developing as IT cities. He released an abstract book and CD of ICET-2004.

Ms Renu Goel, marketing coordinator, Group Delta Consultants Incl, and Dr Prem Kumar also spoke on the occasion. Col H.P.S.Bawa in his presidential remarks said, “ Training plays an important role in IT industry. People have to update their knowledge so as to move with the technology. Industry looks for soft skills in recruiting and selecting hence candidates applying for IT jobs should also concentrate on developing communication and leadership skills. He added that Mohali and Chandigarh were going to be IT hubs of Punjab.

Col A.K.Khanna said, “ India lacks in documentation of the curriculum. The emerging technologies in IT include pure Rand D and taking down the technology to rural India. Indians know how to use technology to its advantage and interactive IT skills are the need of the hour. IT is emerging for all the times to come.”

At least 65 papers were received from all parts of the country and 52 delegates presented their papers in the conference.

Wg Cdr. H.S.Gill, chairman, PCTE, remarked that, “As IT and software industry is getting competitive with new innovation and changes it has become difficult for the business managers to gain strategic advantage in such a volatile environment. Hence the objective of the conference was to provide a single platform to the industry and academicians to share their views about the technological developments in IT industry and development of manpower as per industry’s requirements.”



School function held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 27
BCM school, Chandigarh Road here celebrated annual day here today. The chief guest was Mr Dhani ram, Principal DAV College , Amritsar. He lit the lamp and the function started with chanting of Gayatri Manta by the students followed by a Shabad.

Mr Satyanand Munjal was present on the occasion too. Mr S.K. Mehta had introduced the chief guest while the principal Mr S.D. Kalia read out the annual report highlighting the achievements of the school

The special attraction of cultural programme was an English play titled Let Children Learn and Not Burn. Kerala Dance , and Giddha made everyone happy The following students were awarded prizes in different disciplines Avneet (academics), Mohit Narang (Cricket) Rahul chaudry (Sports), Vishal Sobti (Topper in CBSE Ranking) and Ravdeep (Basket Ball) and Richa Arora (Topper in AISSE).



From Schools & Colleges
Eco-friendly campaign launched
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 27
Raghav Kakkar of Ryan International School died in accidental cracker blast this Divali..
Children on Raghav’s birthday which falls today resolved to make the anti-cracker campaign launched under the guidance of its founder-chairman, Dr A.F. Pinto a success. They decided to call it Raghav Memorial Eco- Friendly Campaign .

A function was organised at SKSK Educational Institute, Salem Tabri, on the Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Students recited religious poems and shabad kirtan. Mr Ranjit Singh, who presided over the function, urged the students to follow the teachings of the first guru.

All-India Shabad Gyan was organised by the MGN Trust at Kapurthala this week. The team of Sargodha National Public School, Sargodha Colony, bagged the first prize.

Neetu Rani, a Class VIII student, and Sandeep Kumar, Class VI, Nishkam Seva Mandir, Ludhiana, stood first in the ‘Bharat ko Jano’ competition organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at DAV School, Batala, yesterday.

Guru Hargobind Public School, Thakkral village, lifted Mata Sitawanti Running Trophy in the annual personality development contests organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle. Guru Teg Bahadur Senior Secondary School, Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar, bagged the Sardool Singh Sethi Memorial Running Trophy.



NSS volunteers celebrate integration week
Our Correspondent

Samrala, November 27
National Integration week was celebrated in a nearby village Ghungrali Sikhan (Ludhiana) by NSS volunteers of Government Senior Secondary School, Ghungrali Sikhan, under the guidance and leadership of school Principal Gurmeet Kaur Dhaliwal and NSS programme officer Jatinder Kumar.

Inauguration was performed by school principal. National integration pledge was also taken by all students through the programme officer. Staff members Sarabjit Singh and Sukhwinder Singh delivered speeches on the issue. respectively. A rally was also organised by NSS volunteers of this school in Ghungrali Sikhan village and surrounding villages.

A cultural function was also organised to promote national integration. Programme officer Jatinder Kumar thanked school staff members and respectable persons from outside and all students for their cooperation for the function.



School function

Samrala: Annual function of Sant Kirpal Singh Sewa Panthi Public School, Neelon, 9 km from here, would be celebrated in school on December 4 according to Director Ms Bakhshi. 

Mr H.S. Hanspal, president of the PPCC will be the chief guest and Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Minister for Cooperation and Horticulture, Punjab will preside over the function.Back

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