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Tiny tots win over hearts of parents
Our Correspondent

Samrala, December 14
The annual day function of Sant Kirpal Singh Seva Panthi Public School, Neelon, 10 km from here, was celebrated today with great pomp and show. Mr H.S. Hanspal, President of the PPCC, was the chief guest, while Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, presided over the function.

The function started with the soul-stirring shabad ‘saans-saans simro Gobind’, and tiny tots of LKG and UKG won over the hearts of parents with the song ‘Lambe lambe raaste, bhari bhari baste’.

The internal truth that ‘humanity is above religion’ was brought out clearly in the song, ‘Is desh ko Hindu na Musalman chahiye, har mahzab jisko pyara, woh insaan chahiye’. The patriotic theme depicted through choreography by Classes II ad III students touched the souls of the audience.

Sharandeep Singh, enacting the role of the dutiful son Shrawan Kumar carrying his blind parents on his shoulders, was a timely reminder to the generation forgetting its duty towards parents.

The roles of Dolchi enacted by Jatinder Singh (class X), Guddo by Eva (class X) and Rame by Ramanpreet Singh (class X) were commendable. The last item, bhangra, by juniors too left an impression on the audience.

At the end, Ms Bakhshi, Director of the school, thanked the participants.



From Schools and Colleges 
Lecture on raising standard of higher education held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 14
The SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, held an inspirational lecture on self-motivation yesterday for raising the standards of higher education in the college. Dr Amarjit Singh Dua, Dean, Development Colleges, GND University, Amritsar, member standing committee, UGC, and Senator, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Principal Sushil Verma, along with senior members, gave a warm welcome to the chief guest. Dr Dua shared his personal experiences and motivated the staff towards perfection with hard work and team spirit.

Training programme for entrepreneurs: The Management Development Centre (MDC), which was established recently by the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, will conduct a one-day training programme on ‘Internet as a tool for business development and export marketing on December 19.

The training programme is for junior and middle-level executives and staff concerned with export.

A large number of executives and staff of various organisations and a few budding exporters/entrepreneurs have already registered themselves for the programme. The MDC plans to conduct three to four such programmes every year. The next programme shall be some time in March, 2005.

Christmas celebrations: Joy, happiness and festive atmosphere prevailed as Christmas celebrations began at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, here today.The air was filled with goodwill and spirituality as the celebrations began with the lighting of a lamp by Rev Sister Sobel. The whole school turned into a blissful garden as children wished one another merry Christmas with beautiful bouquets and creatively decorated cards. A prayer service was also held. Children showed their gratitude to God through prayer and dance.

They were delighted to see Santa Claus and shouted with joy as he passed merrily and mingled with them distributing sweets and gifts.

The school was aesthetically decorated. Children participated enthusiastically in carol singing and bulletin board competition. 



Tributes paid to Dhanwantri
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 14
Students and staff of the Guru Nanak Ayurvedic College and Research Institute, Gopal Pur on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road organised a function to pay tributes to Dhanwantri, founder of the ancient system of medicine. Dr Balwinder Walia, Chairman of the trust of the institute, presided over the function.

Addressing the students, Dr Walia said ayurveda was the system of medicine that had been serving the ailing society since times immemorial. “Besides being based on the natural understanding of the human systems its medicines are made of natural products and these have no side effects,” he claimed.

Representing the students Dr Iqbal Singh Walia, a senior professional, said they would dedicate their learning for the welfare of the rural community as it lacked ultra-modern medical facilities.

The staff and students later garlanded portraits of Dhanwantri installed in the premises of the institute. 



Bar candidates defy code of conduct
Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 14
A number of candidates for the District Bar Association elections are openly violating the code of conduct issued by the returning officer.
The annual elections of the Bar will be held on December 20. Mr S.K. Pathak is the returning officer and Mr P.S. Batra assistant returning officer.

The code of conduct got enforced after the issuance of the schedule for the elections.

Several candidates have violated the code by sticking posters at the entrance to the judicial complex. Similar is the position inside the complex and the lawyers chambers complex.

The code states that the candidates are allowed to display only one banner in the complex, but certain candidates have displayed more than one banner.

Certain lawyers feel that there was no need to issue such a code of conduct, which could not be implemented. 



IMA award for Punjab doctor
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
The IMA, Ludhiana, has congratulated Dr Gurpreet Singh Wander, as he has been honoured with the Dr K. Sharan Cardiology Excellence Award for 2004. The award is given to cardiologists of India for specialisation in the field of cardiology or cardiac surgery or allied field. The award carries a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh and a scroll.

This is the first time that such a prestigious award has been conferred on any cardiologist of Punjab. The award will be given to Dr Gurpreet Singh Wander at the National Conference of the IMA to be held in Bhubaneswar in the last week of this month.

The IMA, Ludhiana, has thanked the IMA National Chairman of the Aao Gaon Chalen project and former president of the IMA National, Dr Ketan Desai, and the secretary general of the IMA, Dr Vinay Aggarwal.

Various office-bearers of the IMA, including Dr L.S. Chawla, Dr Gursharan Singh, Dr S.B. Khurana, Dr S.N.Tiwari, Dr Balbir Shah, Dr ND Avasthi, DrAjit Chawla, Dr Balvir Sekhon, Dr Nauhria, Dr Yashbir Dewan and Dr Naresh Kalra from the IMA, Ludhiana, and Dr Santokh Singh, Dr Kande, Dr R.C. Garg, Dr H.S. Mann, Dr Sanjiv Sharma, DrGS Gill and Dr Vinod Sood, from the IMA, Punjab, have congratulated Dr Wander for achieving this rare feet. 


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