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GCW team lifts running trophy in physics contest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 7
The Government College for Women (GCW), Ludhiana, team lifted the running trophy in the inter-college annual physics contest held by the Physics Association, SCD Government College here. The Arya College team was second and the host college team remained third. Eight teams participated in the contest. Teams from Jagraon, Chandigarh, Guru Sarsudhar also participated. Prof H.S. Khosla conducted the stage and Prof Surjit Singh, Head of the Department of Physics, welcomed the participants and guests. Prof Gurcharan Singh was the quiz master.

Lecture: The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology organised an extension lecture on ‘Globalisation and its impact on Indian economy’. The lecture was delivered by Dr Prem Kumar, Principal, Shri Arvindo College of Commerce.

He spoke about the collapse of Russia, fast development of transport and communication system, emergence of WTO, etc. He said the per capita income was low in India as compared to that in developed countries like the USA, the UK, Japan etc. Lack of competitiveness, efficiency and required skills in the countrymen were responsible for this, he said.

Workshop: A communication skill and personality development workshop was conducted on the premises of the DD Jain College of Education, Kidwai Nagar. The Principal, Dr Chander Mohini, welcomed the guests. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Ms Amandeep spoke on the role of communication and personality in the service industry. She said effective and clear communication was a must for teachers. She asked students to recall their school days and think about the personality of the teachers they liked the most.

In the later session, Prof Parvinder Singh, lecturer in management, gave his tips on the communication skills.

Career in aviation: A seminar on ‘Career in aviation industry’ was organised by the Department of Computer Science and Commerce of the SDP College for Women on the college campus here. The seminar was organised in coordination with the Franklin Institute of Air Hostess Training.

A three-member team of the institute interacted with students to apprise them of career opportunities in the aviation industry. The team comprised centre head Sunita Chadha, customer care executive-cum-counsellor Amandeep and technical executive Harshmir Singh.

Ms Amandeep focused on eligibility criteria, mode of selection, training schedule and challenges before air hostesses and the role played by the institute to lessen the gap between a common girl and an air hostess.

Other speakers motivated the students to utilise their prudence in the choice of a profession in order to make the best use of career opportunities available to them.

Ms S. Verma, Principal, extended a warm welcome to the visiting team, while Mr K. Kamboj, Head of the Department of Computer Science, proposed a vote of thanks.

Seminar: Guru Nanak Girls’ College, Model Town, organised a seminar on ‘Legal ways of Canadian immigration’ on the college campus on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Raj Sharma, barrister and solicitor in Culgary, Canada, acquainted the students and the staff members with opportunities in the field of science and technology, life sciences, business administration and humanities, both in the fields of research and teaching.

He also dwelt upon various pitfalls and cautioned the aspirants against fake agencies and agents, who were out to dupe the prospective immigrants.

The college Principal, Dr Charanjit Mahal, expressed confidence that the seminar would prove beneficial for those wanting to explore careers in various disciplines in Canada.



Students take part in rangoli contest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 7
An inter-house rangoli and fresh flower arrangement competition was organised at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, today. Students from classes VI to XI participated.

About 250 students participated in the rangoli contest whereas 95 participated in the flower arrangement.

The results are:

Rangoli: Class VI-Sukhman Kaur I, Kamalpreet Kaur 2, and Kamalroop K. 3; Class VII- Tripat Kaur I, Ankita 2, and Inderpreet Kaur 3; Class VIII- Jaskiran Kaur I, Preet Monga 2, and Harpreet Kaur 3; consolation prize Gursimran K; Class IX- Amrit Kaur and Navdeep Kaur I, Parneet K and Tarundeep K 2, and Ramneet and Sheenam 3; and Consolation prizes Prabhjot K and Navjot Hans.

Fresh flower arrangement Class VI- Karanbir Singh I, Karan Ryait 2, and Ankush Pratap 3; Class VII- Jalnidh Kaur I, Sukhsagar 2, and Bhavjeet Singh 3; Class VIII- Dapinder Kaur I, Jaskiran Kaur 2, and Komal Gurnoor 3; Class IX- Harleen Gharial and Prabhjot K I, Amandeep K Guliani 2, and Kanwardeep K and Annapoorna 3; and consolation prizes Abhineet Kaur.



Teachers to go on indefinite fast
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 7
Teachers under the umbrella of the Primary Elementary Sikhya Bachao Front have decided to go on indefinite fast on February 28 in front of the office of the Director of Primary Education, convener Piara Singh Dhillon and general secretary Baldev Krishan Moudgil of the front said in a press note.

They said the Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, at a meeting with the leaders of the front accepted some demands of the teachers but officials of the Education Ministry have not executed it.

The teachers have not been given promotions as primary schools have been merged with middle schools. During examinations of Class V, the teachers from the master cadre had been given supervision duties.



Sessions Judge inspects courts
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 7
“Corruption would not be tolerated. Any person found to be indulging in corrupt practices would be dealt with strictly”, said the Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, while addressing lawyers at Jagraon today.

He asked members of the Jagraon Bar Association to come forward for eradicating corruption. He assured them to extend cooperation for problems being faced by the legal fraternity.

Earlier, he was welcomed by the president of the Jagraon Bar Association, Mr Jorawar Singh Virk, and other office-bearers. Mr Harbans Lal had come to inspect the functioning of the Jagraon courts.

He inspected the working of the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Ms Jatinder Walia, and Mr B.S. Deol, Judicial Magistrate.



City youth made it to Grasim Mr India finals
Our Correspondent

Abhinav Shukla, one of the finalists of Grasim Mr India — 2005
Abhinav Shukla, one of the finalists of Grasim Mr India — 2005. — A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana, February 7
“No vices. No going out, no girl friends, just work, work and more work” was what Grasim Mr India contestants were asked to do two weeks prior to the contest which was held on January 29 in Mumbai.

“On the final day we walked the ramp. The judges Fardeen Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Mandira Bedi and others had already judged us in the morning. Each of them had asked us a question. Fardeen Khan had asked me how will I project the image of India if I went for an international contest after winning this contest. I said “I will project myself and the image of my country as a cultured one with family values and the one who is a vegetarian and proud to be an India”, says Abhinav Shukla who was shortlised for the first nine who would be asked questions for the final round of the contest in the evening.

The question asked to the nine contestants was “What does the lebel ‘Made in India’ mean to you?” Abhinav answered: “It brings to me a sense of security, belongingness, and satisfaction and to the world it gives a message that we as a nation are growing and we would be superpower shortly.”

Abhunav sailed into the finals and was among the six finalists. In the subtitle contests held on January 22, he won the first runners up award for best physique.

Abhinav is a 23-year-old engineer from Ludhiana and was the sole representative from Punjab.

He said: “For two weeks it was a gruelling regime for 28 finalists that were selected from 20,000 applicants. We had to get up at 6 a.m. and after yoga and working out, we were in the classroom at 9 a.m. Guest lecturers came and gave us insights into the different aspects of the contest. We were trained by Kishore Namit Kapoor and Sabira Merchant. We were also taught how to develop our personality.” He is now trying his hand at ramp modelling and acting.



International CME on pathology
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 7
In its effort to bring the international faculty under one roof to enhance and disseminate knowledge about technological advances, the Department of Pathology, DMCH, will organise an international CME on surgical pathology and cytology from February 10 to 12. It will be held in collaboration with the Association of Indian Pathologists of North America and sponsored by the Indian College of Pathologists and the Medical Council of India.

Giving this information here today, Dr Vineeta Malhotra, Head of the Department of Pathology, said Padma Bhushan Brijmohan Lall Munjal will inaugurate the CME while Dr Ved Prakash Mishra, Chairman, PG Committee of the Medical Council of India, would be the chief guest.

She said nearly 500 delegates were expected to attend the event which would have a galaxy of international faculty from the USA, Canada and the West Indies. 



Cycling is in his blood
Lovleen Bains

AmandeepDoraha, February 7
Amandeep has cycling in his blood. Having inherited it from his father Mewa Singh, Mandeep aspired to carve a niche for himself at the national and international levels. A plus two student of Government Senior Secondary School, Shahpur, Amandeep has participated in various district and state-level championships. It is with the support of his father that he is now thinking of establishing a record in cycling.

He has won several medals at the zonal and district-level tournaments.

In the second National Mountain Bike Cycling Championship organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association in 2002, Amandeep secured the first position in the one lap point to point time trial race for boys (under 16). In the same championship, he secure their position in the four lap cross-country race (sub-jonior).

In the same year, he participated in the 7th National Road Cycling Championship organised by the Karnataka Cycling Association. He stood second in the time trial event under 26.

He came first in the 1500 metre ream time trial nine (under 18) in the National Track Cycling Championship organised in Hyderabad by the Cycling Federation of India.

He also participated in the National Mountain Bike Championship organised in Pune and stood third in the one lap point to police XC-time trial nine under 180 and first in 05 lap XC mass start event. In 2003, he represented Punjab in the Haryana State Cycling Championship organised in Kurukshetra. In the Mountain Bike Cycling Championship organised at Anandpur Sahib in 2003, he came first in the five lap mass start and fourth in the time trial event.

He also represented Punjab in the National Road Cycling Championship organised by the West Bengal Cyclists Association in Kolkata. He represented the state in the 44-km team trial event (under 18) and secured the second position.

He won a gold medal in the 5th National Mountain Bike Cycling Championship in Anandpur Sahib in the one lap time trial event. The championship was organised in 2004. He again won a gold medal in the 35th Junior National Track Cycling Championship in Hyderabad in the 2000m team time trial event. Again in the 400 mt track team pursuit cycling event he won a gold medal.

Amandeep won a silver medal in the 70-km road race (team time trial) during the Indo-Pak Punjab Games organised in Patiala last year. In the 10th National Road Cycling Championship in Pune last year, he won a silver.

He is looking forward to the Asian Games.



800 take part in athletics meet
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, February 7
The 80th Open Punjab Athletics meet concluded here today. It was organised by the District Athletics Association, Fatehgarh Sahib. Around 800 athletes from the state participated. Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Justice and PWD), inaugurated it and announced grants or Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh on behalf of Mr Sardool Singh, Excise and Taxation Minister, Punjab.

Mr Surinder Singla, state Finance Minister, was the chief guest. he gave away prizes and announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the association.

The result are: 5000 m walk (girls) under-18: Navkiran Kaur of Amritsar 1, Rajbeer Kaur of Amritsar 2 and Mandeep Kaur of Sangrur 3.

Discus throw under-20: Amandeep Kaur of Sangrur 1, Jaswinder Kaur of Sangrur 2 and Nishan Rani of Jalandhar 3.

Discus throw under-18: Jasdeep Kaur of Fatehgarh Sahib 1, Sandeep Kaur of Jalandhar 2 and Sarbjit Kaur of Gurdaspur 3.

Discus throw under-16: Hemjot of Patiala 1, Anoop of Bathinda 2 and Amandeep Kaur of Bathinda 3.

Discus throw (women): Manjeet Kaur of Ropar 1, Amandeep Kaur of Kapurthala 2 and Bandhna Sharma of Kapurthala 3.



Annual athletics meet at BVM school
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 7
The annual athletics meet of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Chandigarh Road, held today. A large number of students drawn from Shishu Vatika, junior and seniors, took part in different sports and fun games.

The Shishu Vatika students (tiny tots) contested in the ball carry race, drawing race, bindi race, hurdles race, balloon bursting race while juniors and seniors enjoyed the Kangaroo race, sack race, lemon-spoon race, and skipping.

In the senior group, Balpreet and Shubham emerged champions in relay race and long-jump events respectively. In shot put, Vibhor and Chankya bagged gold and silver medals respectively.

Results: Pre-nursery (boys)- Ball carry race- Dhruv Sachdeva 1, Anieket 2 and Keshav Gupta 3; (girls) — Neha Goyal 1, Deepali 2 and Isha Sharma 3; Nursery (boys) — Drawing race- Piyush Katyal 1, Dipanshi 2 and Ayush Nayyar 3; (girls) Bindi race — Simranjeet 1, Bhawika 2 and Lovedeep 3.

KG (boys) — Hurdles race- Nipun Garg 1, Abhas Bhardwaj 2 and Tarun Verma 3; (girls) — Ria Kapoor 1, Lovepreet Kaur 2 and Nishu Katyal 3; Class I (boys) — Balloon bursting race- Shivam Nagpal 1, Gurpreet Singh 2 and Vaibhav 3; Class II (girls) — Relay race- Rajdeep and Arshdeep 1, Shamli and Aashima 2; Class II (Socks wearing race) — Abhishek Kumar 1, Navin Bhardwaj 2 and Ekjot Singh 3.

Class III (boys)- Kangaroo race — Himanshu 1, Abhishek 2 and Sahib 3; (girls) — Sack race- Dindrilla 1, Deepika 2 and Pallavi 3; Class IV and V (boys) Relay race — Mandeep and Gaurav Verma 1, Jatin and Uday 2; (girls) Skipping race — Moniak Rani 1, Manpreet 2 and Mehak 3; Class VI and VII (girls) — Lemon-spoon race Sumita 1, Preeti 2 and Gazaldeep 3; (boys) — Relay race — Balpreet and Abhishek 1, Shubham and Tarun 2; Shot put- Vibhor 1, Chankya 2; Long jump — Balpreet 1 and Shubham 2.


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