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PCTE teachers present paper at SAARC forum
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 3
A paper titled, “A paradigm shift in performance of Indian banking sector after the banking sector reforms — a lesson to SAARC nations”, — was presented by two faculty members of the local Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) at the 8 SAMF-2004 (South Asian Management Forum, a forum of SAARC) organised by the Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia (AMDISA) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore recently.

Mr Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan, was the chief guest on the occasion and Lt-Gen Khalid Maqbool, Governor of Punjab (Pakistan), presided over the function. Dr Syed Zahoor Hassan, Vice-Chancellor, LUMS, proposed a vote of thanks.

The valedictory session of the conference was chaired by Mr Chandrababu Naidu, a former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He also shared his experiences on the topic “Managing Challenges — the Andhra Pradesh Experience”.

Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director, PCTE, while congratulating the faculty members of the institution, said Mr Pawan Kumar Taneja and Mr P.P. Singh presented a paper, which was highly appreciated by the delegates. The SAMF received more than 200 research papers from South Asian countries for the conference and out of these only 36 papers were selected for presentation. The paper presented by Mr Taneja and Mr P.P. Singh was rated as one of the best papers presented in the conference.

While presenting the paper, Mr Taneja and Mr P.P. Singh highlighted the various aspects of the banking sector reforms in India and shared their views about various ways for the synergetic development of economies of South Asia. The session was chaired by Dr D.L. Maheshwari, Centre for Organisation Development, Hyderabad, along with Mr Tarikh Kirmani, Managing Director, Pakistan State Oil, and Mr Manzur-il-Haq, LUMS Board of Trustees. The forum was found keen in knowing about the Indian banking developments and various systems of managing the financial system of India.

The conference was attended by more than 120 delegates from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan. As many as 12 different technical sessions were held during the event at the LUMS.

The paper presentation was followed by a question-answer session of around half an hour from the PCTE faculty.



From Schools and Colleges 
Ayat, Karamjot win fancy dress competition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 3
A cultural function and fancy dress competition were organised by Little Angel Nursery School situated near the Jalandhar by-pass today. The function started with a welcome song. Ayat won first prize who was dressed as a bride, in fancy dress competition, the second prize was won by Karamjot, who was dressed as a fauji and the third prize was won by Pulkit. The programme concluded with a dance item.

The Principal of the school highlighted the achievements of the school. The chief guest, Ms Tripta Sood, gave prizes to the winners.

Symposium: The Baba Kundan Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Ludhiana, celebrated the World Disabled Day by organising a symposium on the role of physiotherapy in disability, and a free camp was organised. Dr Rajinder Hora, chairman of the centre, Dr Rajeev Hora, Principal and eminent orthopaedic surgeon, requested people to come forward to rehabilitate the mentally and physically challenged persons. As many as 300 patients were examined in the free camp.

Youth festival: Students of the Master Tara Singh College for Women performed exceptionally well at a recently concluded youth and heritage festival held from November 29 to December 2 at the Devki Devi Jain College for Women, Ludhiana. Students of the college won eight first positions, seven second positions, and eight third positions in various categories (both group and individual). The Principal of the college, Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, congratulated the winners and the participants for earning accolades for the institution. She appreciated the concerted efforts made by the participants and the faculty members for emerging triumphant in almost all categories in the festival. The prize winners will be felicitated by Mr Varinder Singh Bajwa, Member Parliament, on the occasion of “Sabhyacharak Saanjh” on December 4.



Cricket tourney begins
Our Correspondent

Doraha, December 3
The 9th cricket tournament organised by the Youth Services Club, Gagar Majra began here yesterday. The tournament was inaugurated by the president of the club, Mr Gopal Kumar.

In the first match, which was played between Gagar Majra B and Mullanpur, Gagar Majra boys defeated Mullanpur by 93 runs. Likewise, Kaddon defeated Kauri, Isroo defeated, Ikolaha and Chak defeated Mohanpur.


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