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Seminar sheds light on future of education
Our Correspondent

Khanna, December 5
A seminar on ‘Sikhya Di dasha, Disha te Sambhawnawa’ was organised at Government Elementary School, Naraingarjh Block, Khanna, on Saturday. Mr Ajit Singh Khanna, press secretary of Punjab Pardesh Teachers Union, was the chief Guest while the function was presided over by Mr Bahadar Singh Madni Pur.

Addressing the seminar, Mr Lok Nath Sharma, a known educationist, said the present set-up, direction and future of the education was a matter of worry for the society.

He said there was thirty thousand posts of teachers lying vacant in the state. Criticizing the role of private schools he said these schools were responsible for commercialisation of the education. He appealed the educationists to launch an programme on the lines of the battle for independence.

Chief guest of the seminar, Mr Khanna said all teachers’ unions should come forward to for the improvement of education. He said Punjab Pardesh Teachers Union would launch a campaign to improve the education system.

Mr Mandeep Khanna, organiser of the seminar, demanded in his speech that the teachers recruited on contract basis should regularise and the admission in the DIETS should be open immediately.

CDPO Mrs Sunita Rani, Mr Kuldeep Singh Rajewal, Mr Parshotam Lal Sirthla, Mr Pardeep Kumar, Mr B.S. Hundal, Mr Nirbhai Singh Malowal and Ms Param Jit Kaur were among the prominent speakers.



Cultural extravaganza in college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 5
Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women witnessed a cultural extravaganzas, “sabhayacharak saanjh”, here last evening. Mr Varinder Singh Bajwa, MP, was the chief guest. Mr Jagpal Singh Khangoora was the guest of honour.

An enthralling and captivating cultural programme comprising orchestra, classical dance, folk songs, skit, western group song, and play added to the zingo. Neelam Khosla, an internationally acclaimed singer, mesmerized the audience with her spell-binding performance. Jyotsna charged the atmosphere with her classical dance performance.

A breathtaking performance was given by the college’s western choir.

Vibrant rendering of songs by Gurvinder Kaur and Naina were a treat to the audience. A play, “Sayeenon Nee Main AntHeen Tarkala,” of Dr Surjit Pattar directed by Tarvinder Kaur and assisted by Surinder Chawla and Inderjeet Kaur was also staged. A magazine Noorani Jyot, was released.

Students who performed well at the recently concluded youth and heritage festival were felicitated.

Participants in ethnic and western outfits presented a fusion. The function culminated with giddha. The chief guest gave away the prizes.



Students recite shabad, sakhis
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 5
The local Guru Nanak International Public School, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town celebrated Sri Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday on the school campus today. Students presented shabads, sakhis, poems and speeches on this occasion.

Chamanpreet Kaur, student of class X recited a poem “Hamla Zari Hai” and Puneet Kaur gave a shabad performance of “Satguru Nanak Pargatiya, Miti Dhundh Jag Chanan Hoyea”. Mr Harbhajan Singh and Mr Gurbir Singh Sarna, manager and general secretary of the management committee and Ms P K Kahlon, Ms B Gulati, Director and Principal of the school, along with other members of the committee, were also present there.

Devotion, zeal and fervour marked the celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday which was celebrated at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

The bhog of Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib which began on Friday was performed on the occasion. This was followed by poems, shabads, sakhis and speeches on the Guru’s life by students. The staff then joined the students in reciting 56910 Japuji Sahib Paths as a tribute to the Guru.

Later, more than 650 students took part in Kanth Bani competition. Mr Jasbir Singh, President of the school management committee, along with Mr Surinder Singh, secretary, Mr Jaswant Singh Makkar, member of the committee, and Mr R N Parbat, Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, gave away prizes to students. Guru Ka Langar was also served on this occasion.



Workshop on investment management
Our Correspondent

Doraha, December 5
Prof Gagandeep Sharma of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, delivered an extension lecture in a workshop on investment management at the Ludhiana stock exchange (LSE), on Friday.

The theme of the workshop was — investors through education. This workshop was organised under the aegis of “Investor Education Series” for spreading the message of investor education through-out the country. The workshop was attended by more than 100 participants.

Mr Jagjit Singh Arneja, senior officer of the LSE, introduced the speaker, Mr Gagandeep Sharma, to the audience.

Mr Gagandeep Sharma, Lecturer in commerce, Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, the key speaker on the day.



GND varsity Dean honoured
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 5
A felicitation ceremony was held at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, in the honour of Dr A.S. Dua, Dean, College Development, Guru Nanak Dev University and Mr B.D. Budhiraja, Dean, College of Development Council, Panjab University. Dr Anup Kaur Bansal, Principal of the college, honoured the guests.

During the function, a cultural show by the college students was also presented. Mr Amarjit Grewal of GTB College, Mr R.I. Bal, Director of Pratap College of Education, Mr Gunwant Dua, co-coordinator of GGNIMT and Dr Suresh Tandon, Principal of Public College, Mandi Gobindgarh, highlighted the achievements of Dr Dua and Dr Budhiraja.

Dr Suresh Tandon, Ms Varinder Kaur, Ms Harmeet Kaur and Ms Harpreet Dua, who were recently elected as senators from Principal and Lecturers category were also honoured on the occasion.



Ramgarhia girls get hang of IT projects
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 5
The Department of Computer Science and Applications, Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, took its students on an industrial tour to G S Radiators, GT Road, here, yesterday to apprise them of live computer projects and latest IT technology.

The Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Ranjodh Singh briefed students about the computerised MIS system of the company.

The students also visited the EDP Department of the company where the programmers were working on some live projects of the company.

A question-answer session was also conducted where the students interacted with the software developers and asked about the latest technologies being used in the company. 



Farewell to MCA students

Ludhiana, December 5
MCA students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, yesterday bid farewell to their seniors at a party hosted by them.

The final year MCA students will undergo a six-month Industrial training during the next semester.

A cultural extravaganza marked the colourful evening as the juniors presented various items.

The junior students presented dance numbers and poetry. Senior students expressed gratitude towards teaching and non-teaching staff.

Amanpreet Kaur Chauhan was adjudged Ms Outgoing. Nidhi Bhardwaj and Hardeep Kaur were declared first and second runners-up, respectively while Richa Sharma was Ms Well-Dressed. The title of Ms popular was awarded to Shailza Chhabra. Dr A.S. Bansal, Director GNIMT, wished the final-year students well.



Balanced diet key to good health
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 5
A two-day nutrition camp organised by the ICDS Block, Dehlon, and the Social Security and Women Welfare Department concluded at Government Senior Secondary School, Dehlon, on Friday. It was chaired by Mr Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Payal.

According to Mr Gurcharan Singh, CDPO, Dehlon, besides anganwari workers of the area, a large number of expectant and nursing mothers also attended the camp. They were educated about the nutrition of children and infants.

While addressing the gathering, Mr Dhaliwal said women could help fight the scarcity of food problem by adopting scientific knowledge.

Malnutrition and not under-nutrition was the main problem of our state, he added.

He impressed upon the social workers to give more exposure to the welfare polices of the department so that people could make maximum use of the schemes.

Women learnt how to provide more calories and nutrients to their children at a low cost.

It was held that expensive food was not always nutritious.

Other speakers also said a balanced diet was the only solution to a good health as described by the World Health Organisation.

Mr Parminder Singh elaborated on the welfare schemes launched by the Central Government. Mr Avtar Singh, BDO, Mr Raghunandan Sharma, Block Samiti Member, Mr Sadhu Singh Kalia, Chairman, were also present on the concluding ceremony.



National School Sports in Ludhiana from December 18
Our Correspondent

Kila Raipur, December 5
The state Sports Department is determined to make the events of National School Sports scheduled to commence in Ludhiana on December 18 memorable for budding sportspersons highly-placed sources in the department said.

After the conclusion of the trial camp for the state team of hockey at Nankana Sahib Public School, Dr Rupa Saini, Deputy Director and in charge of the event, said the department had made preparations to make the event memorable for sportspersons and sports lovers.

Dr Harnam Dass Johar , the Education Minister, under whose guidance National Sports were being organised in Ludhiana, had directed the sports authorities to make best arrangements for the teams, Dr Saini said.

She said the department had identified various institutions suitable for the camping of the teams and as venue for various events.

An independent team had been constituted to arrange food for the teams.

To monitor the progress of the preparations, a team of officials would be 
camping in Ludhiana from Monday till December 30.

Ludhiana would be hosting four events on December 18.

These include hockey and handball for U-14 and U-17 and kho-kho and soft ball for U-14, U-17 and U-19.

These events would be for boys and girls in their respective age groups. 



Two-day athletics meet concludes
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, December 5
Two-day athletics meet in Fatehgarh Sahib District concluded at Government Secondary School ground here yesterday. The meet was organised by the District Amateur Athletic Association.

Mr. Jogninder Pal Singla President, Municipal council, inaugurated the function and promised to meet the demand of the school to constant class-rooms. The function was presided over by Mr. Jagmeet Singh Sahota, President of the club. Industrialist Ashok Bansal was the chief guest of the concluding function and he gave away prizes to the meritorious players. Principal Ashok Kumar welcomed the guests.

As many as 150 athletes in the age group of 16 to 20 years participated in the competition. The following players won distinctions.

Girls:100-meter race, under 16 - Navjot Kaur - I, Sheetal Sharma - II; Uunder 18 – Gurinder Kaur – I, Daljit Kaur – II ; U-20 – Ranjit Kaur – I, Babli – II ; 400 meter - U-16 – Manider Kaur- I, Navjeet Kaur – II; U-18- Gurinder Kaur –I, Sandeep Kaur – II ; 1500 meter – U-18- Sandeep Kaur – I, Anwinder Kaur- II; 4,000 Meter U-16- Manider Kaur Kotla – I, U-18 – Gurinder Kaur Kotla – I, HIGH JUMP :- U-16- Barinder Kaur – I, Nimarta – II; Long Jump U- 16- Sheetal Sharma – I, Nimarta – II; U-18- Jasdeep Kaur – I, Angrez Kaur – II; U – 20 – Ranjit Kaur – I, Babli – II; Discus throw U- 16- Charanjit Kaur- I; U-18- Manpreet Kaur Bassi – I; U- 20- Ramandeep Kaur – I

Boys: 400-meter race U- 16- Gurpreet Singh – I, Gurmukh Singh – II; U-18 – Ravideep Singh – I, Harwinder Singh – II; U- 20 – Sukhjinder Singh – I, Lakhvir Singh – II; 1,500 meter :- U- 18 – Ravideep Singh – I, Gurjant Singh – II; U- 20 – Sukhjinder Singh – I, Ramandeep Singh – II; 3000 meter :- Gurjant Singh – I, Gurmukh Singh – II; 4000 meter :- U- 16- Gurpreet Singh Kheri – I, Gurmukh Singh Chanthal – II; U- 18 – Harwinder Singh Bassi Pathana – I ; U- 20 – Lakvir Singh Bassi – I, Long jump ; U- 16 – Manmohan Singh – I, Manpreet Singh – II; U – 18 – Ranpreet Singh – I, Ranjit Singh Amloh – II; U-20- Mohinder Singh- I, Jaswinder Singh – II; Discus throw ; U- 16 – Jagmanjot Singh Amloh – I, Balbir Singh – II.



Athletics meet concludes
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 5
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, and DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, were winners in the Panjab University Inter-College Athletics meet in the women’s and men’s section, respectively, which concluded this evening on the PU campus. SGGS-26 got 60 points, while DAV College earned 64 points.

In the women’s section, the GN Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 and MG Khalsa College for Girls, Kottian secured second, third and fourth places respectively.

In the men’s section, SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, won the second place, while GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar and SCD Government College, Ludhiana, bagged second, third and fourth places, respectively.

Pawandeep Kaur of the GGS College for Women, and Vikas Kumar of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, were declared best athletes in women and men section, respectively.


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