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Class XII students given farewell
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 16
Students of class XI of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar organised a get together here yesterday for the outgoing seniors.

Rt Rev Dr Symphirian Keeprath, Bishop of Jalandhar, graced the function. Amidst cheer and applause, XII class students were ushered into the ‘pandal’ and rose petals were showered on them. Upholding the tradition Rev. Father Davis and Rev. Sister Sobel lit and handed over the candles of knowledge to the outgoing students imbibing the spirit of ‘learn and enlighten’.

The students of class XI presented a spectacular programme. An English play depicting — ‘A Cup of tea’ was enacted The programme included modern and traditional dances. The stage was set ablaze by the vigorous movements of ‘Jazz’ and ‘Salame’.

The students of the outgoing class walked the stage for the title of Master and Miss Sacred Heart. Ansh Verma and Vandana Kochar were judged Master and Miss Sacred Heart, respectively.

The outgoing students honoured their teachers by presenting them momentoes. Bhangra was the grand finale of the programme. The evening ended with a vote of thanks, by Manmeet.

Competitions for tiny tots

SBI-Life Insurance organised competitions of drawing, rhymes, shabad gayan, dance among the tiny tots of Gurkirpa Playway School here today. In rhymes competition, first position was bagged by Teghveer while Arman and Jasnoor got second and third positions, respectively.

In drawing competition Jasleen scored first position, Kamal got second prize while third position was won by Gobind Pal Singh. SBI Life Insurance members distributed prizes and certificates to winners and consolation prizes to all participants. The judges were honoured by the organisers.

Pratibha 2005 winners

Mr Jaskaran Kalsi and Mr Shiv Shankar of BCA VI semester bagged first prize in ‘on-the-spot software development’ during Pratibha-2005. The cultural, literary and technology festival — ‘Pratibha 2005’ was organised by Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology Mohali recently in which 250 students belonging to different management and technical colleges participated.

In addition to this, Charanjit Singh- MCA IV, Akash Srivastava and Amandeep Singh of BCA IV, Gautam and Sumit Gupta of MBA IV also won prizes in various categories. Ms Jasmeet and Mr Charanjit Singh of MCA IV were adjudged first in debate.

Mr Kuldip Singh, Director and Prof Gunwant Singh Dua, co-ordinator, GGNIMT, congratulated the students.

Final placements in PCTE

The placement session for MBA final year has started in Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) here. In all 17 companies: Onida, Vardhman, GS Auto, Cipla Pharmaceuticals, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndiaMart, CitiBank, Standard Chartered Bank, India Bulls, PharmARC, Tristar, Polyplastic, JCT have already offered opportunities to MBA final year students of PCTE. Many more companies are in process of recruiting the PCTE students.

Dr KNS Kang, director, in a press statement today said that the corporate HR team of ICICI bank from Mumbai had recruited 12 students of MBA final year in two-day joint campus programme held at PCTE campus recently. It was two-day-long process of ICICI bank comprised of Pre Placement talk, group discussion, and personality profiling.

Dr Kang said that PCTE had been ranked best institute in Punjab, HP, J and K by three different leading business organisations. The companies were offering salary package ranging between Rs 1.4 lakh to Rs 4 lakh per annum.

NAAC PEER team visits SDP College

Dr Ms M. Muthamma, former Director Collegiate Education Karnataka, Dr Chanchal Sharma, former principal, Government MAM College Jammu, Prof JP. Pachauri, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttaranchal, Mr Ganesh Hegde, Assistant Advisor, National Assessment and Accreditation Council Bangalore constituted the PEER team which visited SDP College for Women recently. The purpose of the visit was assessment and accreditation of college for which the college had applied earlier.

The team also visited raring departments for validation of information provided in self-study report about. The team also assessed the working of self-financed vocational courses.

Farewell at AVM School

Ninth standard students of AVM Senior Secondary School organised a farewell party for their seniors class X students. The students presented a colourful cultural programme. Principal Amita Kataria and Vice-Principal Seema Bhago were welcomed by the students. Prizes were given to the meritorious students on this occasion.



Digital film festival starts
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 16
If you dreamt of making films and thought your dream would never be realised for want of funds, there is a ray of hope for you. The British Council has come forward to promote thought-provoking, low-budget digital films of duration as short as even 10 seconds.

The good news is that the council, for the first ever time, is holding a digital film festival in the city.

“These films, besides providing a platform to students of film-making and aspirants in the fields, are based on topics that are really thought provoking. The films being screened here have been selected from over 400 entries that were received not only from India but from various other countries, including Sri Lanka and also UK,” disclosed Mr Naveen Talwar, who procured the films.

He revealed that jury members included renowned names like actors Tabu and Naseeruddin Shah. The first day of the week-long festival, that took off yesterday evening at Dumra Auditorium at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), was witness to some extremely sensitive and thought provoking films like Time Bomb, Gajra and The boy who wanted to grow, among others.

Mr Talwar revealed that films on issues like homosexuality and Gujarat violence would be screened in the coming days.

“One is amazed at the creativity of the film-makers who have easily managed to convey their thoughts in time as short as 10 seconds,” said Kranti, one of the spectators. She said it was also very encouraging to see films, the making of which did not require huge amounts of money.

“These are the films which can be shot even sitting at home. If one has ideas and is creative and has a computer and a digital camera, all one would need is initiative.

Moreover, when one gets a platform like this where such films are screened, talent would not go unnoticed,” Mr Talwar said.


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