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From Schools
X’mas celebrations in schools
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 23
The Rashtriya Vikas Manch celebrated Christmas here yesterday in the presence Rev. Ram Lal, holy priest of Kelvin Church. A big cake was cut by Gurinder Sood, president, RVM. Missionaries sang Christmas carols on the occasion.

Members of the manch from all communities, Hindu, Muslims and Sikhs had joined the celebrations. Collectively everyone sang: “Sacred Heart of Jesus we place our trust in thee.”

Tagore school

Tiny tots of Tagore Public School today celebrated Christmas. Christmas carols echoed in the premises of the school and filled the entire atmosphere with warmth and joy. The head mistress, Ms Ranjit Kaur, made the students aware of the importance of Christmas. Mrs Sonia Sharma, teacher, dressed up as Santa Claus, gave away gifts. and then everyone joined

Saraswati School

Saraswati Modern School, Hambaran Road, celebrated Christmas in which students from UKG to class VII participated. Students decorated Christmas tree and some children dressed up as Santa Claus. Students were given gifts and sung carols and danced with joy. Headmaster Prashant Kumar gave a vote of thanks.

Fancy dress show

A fancy dress show was held by pre-primary students in MGM Public School. More than 100 students participated in this show. The winners were Kovid, Gagandeep Singh, Inderpreet Singh, Sahil Gautam and Manvir Singh. The winners were awarded with certificates.

Small Wonders School

Children of Small Wonders Nursery School, Sangat Road, here, celebrated Christmas. The theme of the Christmas party was Santa party. Children exchanged gifts among themselves. Santa Claus distributed sweets among children. A beautiful tree-shaped cake was cut to mark the occasion. Ms Neeti Dewab, Principal, told the kids about the importance of Christmas and distributed gifts among the children.

Ryan International

The school was abuzz with activity as students of Ryan International School celebrated Christmas. The students dressed up as fairies, angels and Santa Claus.

The Principal, Ms Jaishree, said it was the spirit of humanity that the children at Ryan were taught to share irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

Holy Heart School

Students of Dr M.L. Punj Memorial Holy Heart Public School, celebrated Christmas with great enthusiasm. The function started with the welcome song by senior students. The audience were on their feet during the bhangra, gidha items. The principal of the school, Mrs Saroj Punj, presenting the vote of thanks, greeted the staff and students on this occasion. The programmes came to an end with the National Anthem.



X’mas function for mentally challenged children
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 23
A Christmas, function was organised at Ek Prayaas, a school for mentally challenged children on the Ferozepur Road Ludhiana, here today. Mr Anurag Verma Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana was the chief guest and Mrs Shweta Verma Chairperson District Red Cross Society presided over the function.

Addressing the function, Mr Verma exhorted the NGOs working for the education and welfare of disabled children, to lay the main stress to provide vocational training to the disabled children.

The Deputy Commissioner gave a cheque of Rs 50,000 to Mrs Samira Bector President of the Social Action group for the promotion of vocational training in the school. The Deputy Commissioner also distributed the profit earned from the sale of different products manufactured by the mentally challenged students and distributed the Privileged Identify Cards prepared by society.

Mrs Samira Bector, gave details of the facilities provided in the school to around 50 mentally retarded children of the school.

Mr Ashok Arora, Mrs Radhika Jaitwani, Mrs Maninder Kaur, Prof Manjeet Singh, Mrs Asha Arora, Mr Ajay Bector, Mr Vijay Jaitwani and Mrs Sunanda Goyal were among the speakers.



From Colleges
Abha gets gold in MBA
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 23
Abha Bajaj, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), here has won overall gold medal in MBA (2002-2004) batch. “This is the fourth gold medal, won by a PCTE student in a row since 1999. PCTE students won 14th time first positions in PTU MBA examinations out of 17 semester results declared so far in MBA.

PCTE students won first, third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth overall top positions in MBA (2002-2004) batch. Abha Bajaj topped in the university with 2878/3200 marks (89.94 per cent) marks Harpinder Kaur and Parminder Dhillon got 3rd and 4th position with 86.5 pr cent and 86.4 per cent marks. Shweta Johar stood 6th and 85.9 per cent marks. Shelza Gupta and Deepak Goel got 7th and 8th positions with 85.8 per cent and 85.7 per cent marks.

SDP College

Six one-day NSS camps by students of SDP College are being organised in villages Jagirpur, Kasabaad, Bahaduerke, Ekbaa, Quilla Mohalla to create awareness about social problem among people under the guidance of programme officers of NSS Unit I, II, III. Mrs Sudesh Bhalla, Mrs Nivedita Arora and Mrs Sunita.

Guru Nanak Girls College

A seminar on account of 300th Martyrdom Day was held at Guru Nanak Girls College, Mullanpur (Ludhiana ) girl students presented speeches and poetry relating to the martyrdom of the Sahibzadas, Mata Gujri and 40 Singhs at Chamkaur Sahib and Sirhind in 1700 AD.

Management Quiz

A management Quiz was organised in the Department of Business Management of Gujaranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies here today.



‘Meera’ enthrals students
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 23
Students from DAV School, Jaipur, had staged “Meera” drama in the local DAV Public School here today. The students had given a “true to life portrayal of Meera”. The auditorium reverberated with the chants of Meera .

Students of DAV Cenetenary Public School, Vaishali, Jaipur, brought alive “Meera” to stage. The colourful costumes and the powerful story riveted the attention of the students. The spectators were taken back to the 15th century where they found themselves face to face with the global saint, “Meera”.

The drama included the scenes right from Meera’s childhood to her marriage to the tortures for her love and devotion for Krishna. The dance presentation of all bhajans left one and all spellbound

Ms Mitali Ghosh, the dance teacher of the school, had accompanied them. The group has not only presented the play in Jaipur but also in many other cities. 



Controversy over parallel Bar associations
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, December 23
The Khanna Bar is in the thick of controversy following the floating of a parallel association by a group. The office-bearers of both associations today met the District and Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, and staked claim of being the real body representing lawyers.

Mr Naveen Thamman , Mr Rajesh Jallu and Mr Anil Verma claiming to be president, vice- president and secretary, respectively, of the Bar Association Khanna submitted in writing to the District and Sessions Judge that 54 practising advocates had unanimously elected them at a meeting held on December 17.

They urged the Sessions Judge to send all communication or information to them. A copy of the resolution electing them was also submitted.

Similarly, the sitting Bar president, Mr Shamsher Singh Gill, and secretary-Rajiv Punj submitted to the Sessions Judge in writing that Mr K.S. Nijjar, Mr Amit Verma and Mr Mohan Bagga had been elected to be president, vice-president and secretary, respectively.

Mr Gill also introduced the office-bearers and requested that future correspondence should be sent to them. It is learnt that Mr Harbans Lal asked both factions to resolve the matter.

Trouble had started when the nomination papers of three contenders for the post of president namely Mr Naveen Thamman, Mr Ranjit Singh and Mr Rishi Raj Kalia were rejected by the Bar president-cum-returning officer, Mr Gill.

A number of lawyers held a meeting and resolved to remove Mr Gill by passing a no-confidence motion. Thereafter, a meeting was called under the chairmanship of Mr Jagmohan Singh on December 17.

On the other hand, the ruling group held elections on December 20. They announced that voting was held for the post of vice-president in which Mr Amit Verma secured 63 votes as against the three votes in favour of Mr Rajesh Jallu.

Mr Jallu said the so-called elections held by the ruling faction were eyewash. Since he was unanimously elected vice-president at the general house meeting on December 17, the question of his contesting the elections did not arise. 



Annual sports day at BVM School
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 23
A larger number of students took part in the 4th annual sports day of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, held today. Participants competed in various regular and fun games during this one-day meet.

Results: Boys (Class III to V) 200 m- Princedeep 1, Shubhdeep 2 and Aakarshit 3; Class II- 800 m- Keshav Tandon 1, Hardik Narang 2 and Nakul Maria 3; Class I- (flat race)- Sanket 1, Gagandeep 2 and Sarthak 3; Class II (sack race)- Bharat Sood 1, Gaurav Bangra 2 and Keshav Tandon 3; Class I (sack race)- Sanket 1, Harshvir 2 and Achyut 3; Class KG ( flat race)- Mukul Sharma 1, Jatin 2 and Harsh Sharma 3; Class (KG) frog race- Yathrath 1, Jatin Sharma 2 and Harsh Sharma 3; Class Nursery (frog race)- Parth 1, Yuvraj 2 and Abhishek 3; Flat race- Yuvraj 1, Tejasvi 2 and Sarthi Sharma 3; Class Pre-Nursery (flat race)- Bhavya Bhaskar 1, Reships Marwaha 2 and Shivam Nagpal 3.

Primary section — Boys (shot put) — Sahil Thakur 1, Chirag 2 and Sunny Pandey 3; Long jump —Prince 1, Shivam 2 and Sahil Thakur 3; 100 m — Aakrshit 1, Prince 2 and Satyam 3; 400 m — Siron 1, Karan Soin 2 and Varun Bhatia 3.

Girls — (Shot put) — Kajol 1, Priya 2 and Kanika 3; Long jump — Garima 1, Mansi 2 and Geetanjali 3; 100 m — Ushma 1, Vani 2 and lalima 3; 400 m- Vani 1, Kajal Vohra 2 and Simran Ahuja 3.

Class III and V — (Back race) — Ushma 1, Shreya 2 and Mansi 3; Pre-Nursery (Boys) frog race — Sahil 1, Harshit 2 and Rishab Lakhanpal 3; Girls — Yashi 1, Navneet 2 and Chandni 3. 


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