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SEMINAR: The School of Punjabi Studies of Guru Nanak Dev University will organise a two-day national seminar on "Methodologies of literary study: present scenario" from March 14. About 50 scholars from various universities will participate in it.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parent Teacher Association of Government High School, Karampura: president—Mr Tirath Singh; secretary—Mr Surinder Kumar Suri; and joint secretary—Mr Ashok Kumar.

PROMOTION: Mr Nawal Kumar, Civil Judge, Batala, Mr G.S. Bakshi and Mr R.S. Rai, Additional District Sessions Judges, Fast-Track Courts, Gurdaspur, and Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, Civil Judge, Gurdaspur, were promoted on Friday by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Raman Kumar and Satnam Singh, residents of Dhariwal, on the charge of duping people. It said both were involved in making fake registrations of vehicles and passports. A case has been registered.

SEMINAR: To aware people of providing free legal assistance, the local District Legal Service Authority, would organise a seminar and a Lok Adalat at civil rest house, Dasuya, on March 19, according to Mr G.K. Rai, District and Sessions Judge.

DEMANDED: A deputation of the Punjab Chemists Association led by its president, Mr Surjit Mehta, met the Director General of Punjab Police, Mr S.S. Virk, on Friday. They apprised him of the lathi charge incident on chemists at Malout and their alleged harassment. They demanded the suspension of the DSP, Malout, and probe into the incident.

CONTEST: The Directorate of Health, Punjab, on Friday organised a paper reading contest at SPN College, Mukerian. As many as 20 students participated. Dr Rakesh Mohan Sharma, Principal of the college, presided over the function. Ms Sarvjit Kaur, Ms Amandeep and Ms Preeti won the first, second and third prize, respectively.

LOK ADALAT: As many as 1,603 cases were resolved at a Lok Adalat which was organised by the District Legal Services Authority here on Saturday. Mr Jagroop Singh Mahal, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, Legal Service Authority, said during Lok Adalat 14 Benches were set up and various judicial officers presided.

CONVOCATION: About 200 students were awarded B.Tech degrees at the first convocation function of the local Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chhapianwali, here on Saturday.

CELEBRATED: Strawberry Kids organised a party for grandparents on Sunday to appreciate their contribution in children’s lives. Ms Jaspreet Talwar, secretary, PSEB, and Mr Manohar Singh, Principal of Guru Nanak Foundation Public School, were the special guests.

VISIT: Professor and Chairperson of San Jose State University Computer Engineering Department, Dr Sigurd Meldal, on Sunday visited the Sri Guru Harkrishan College of Management and Technology. Dr Meldal spoke about the system of education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level in US and focused attention on how students from India could join various courses in the universities in the US.



SYMPOSIUM: Prof Ram Chand Paul Ist National Annual Symposium was concluded at the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, on Sunday in which eminent scientists from the premier institutes delivered lectures. Prof A Srikrishna from IISc, Bangalore, Dr K Vijay Mohanan from NCL, Pune, Prof A. K. Singh from IIT, Delhi, delivered the special lectures, while the Ph D students of the various institutes presented papers. In the concluding session, the cash awards were presented to six best scientific poster presentations. Ashok Kataria, Nishan Singh, Ranvinder Singh, Anuradha Pathak, Rajeev Kapoor and Veena Arora were the winners of the cash awards.

SEMINAR: The Academy of National Literature and Culture on Sunday organised a seminar on ‘Life and Gurbani’ at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41. Ms Anu Chatrath, Mayor, inaugurated the function. The former head of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, Dr Darshan Singh, presented his research-paper ‘Ek Pita ke Hum Barek’. Mr Kewal Singh and Mr Tilak Raj Raj Waloo, both from USA, and Mr DS Bedi, Director Principal, Shivalik Public Schools, were also honoured. Eight research papers were presented at the seminar.

WORKSHOP: A one-day workshop on oral implantology was conducted by Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College here on Sunday. Dr Vijay N. Deshpande, president, and Dr Sanjay Bhavsar, Speaker of the Indian Institute of Implant Dentistry, delivered lectures on implantology with live surgery on the patient.



SENTENCED: The Additional District Judge, Surender Kumar, has sentenced four accused to life imprisonment and fined Rs 2,000 in a murder case. The court convicted Sudhir, Pawan, Randhir and Chetan.

DONATIONS: Prisoners of the Central Jail here have deposited Rs 21,000 towards the tsunami relief fund with the district branch of the Red Cross Society. The jail staff also contributed Rs 38,550 for the fund. Dr Gopichand Bhargav Memorial Trust has contributed Rs 11,000 for the relief and rehabilitation of tsunami victims. Pandit Jagat Swaroop, secretary of the trust, said the amount had been sent to the Lok Sevak Mandal, which had been established by Lala Lajpat Rai.


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