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Students bid farewell to seniors
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 2
Students of computer science, Department of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town bid farewell to their seniors at a party hosted by them here today. The function was presided over by Principal Dr (Ms) Charanjit Mahal and President of Guru Nanak Education Trust, Mr Gurbir Singh.

To add colour to the occasion, the students presented a cultural programme. The function comprised of several dances, skits and songs. The major highlight of the show was the modelling by the senior students. The winners were selected after two rounds. In the first round, students gave their introduction and in the second round, they were asked answer questions asked by the judges.

Ms Pratibha Ghai was crowned Ms Farewell. Ms Ranbir Kaur and Ms Nafis were adjudged first and second runners-up respectively. Ms Shikha was adjudged Ms Elegant and Ms Parminder Kaur was awarded the title of Ms Beautiful Smile. Fun games were also played and students gave compliments to their respective teachers. Outgoing students presented gifts to the Principal and their teachers. The duty of judges was performed by Ms Parminder, Ms Daisy and Ms Shruti.

Dr (Ms) Charanjit Mahal crowned the winners and wished them good luck for exams.



On their own, students taste success
Asha Ahuja

Ludhiana, March 2
While most of the youngsters are aping the West — wearing branded clothes and dressing like the teenagers of West and munching pizzas and burgers. There are a few college students who have picked up good values of the West. They are earning their own pocket money while studying in the colleges. This small class of students have been doing odd jobs, taking tuitions while studying to earn their own pocket money and enjoy financial independence.

Kiran Deep Singh, a second year student of MBA of GGNIMT said: “For the past few years I have been working in the evenings in a cosmetics company. By dint of hardwoek, I have become an independent senior manager. After coming back from the college, I start my job. My effort is to enrol new members the more products I sell, the more commission I get. Now the good thing is that my classmates have also started buying beauty products from me. The job is quite time consuming but I have the satisfaction that I am earning my own pocket money and satisfying my wants.”

Kirandeep also takes tuitions of children up till sixty class. Since he is very creative, he loves to teach “rangoli” and “fine arts” also to children of his neighbourhood. He says,” Ever since I was in the first year of college, I decided to work and earn my pocket money. I have to work very hard, but I have the satisfaction that I can buy the things of my liking out of my own pocket money. If I fancy a watch or a perfume or books, I can buy them without qualms.. Then I can buy good gifts for my family members and, moreover, I utilise my time fruitfully.”

Sonia Juneja, a IIIrd year student of Government College for Women said: “Since my mother is working, I find sitting alone doing nothing very boring after coming from college. How much television can one watch? Moreover, I wanted financial independence. So I started taking tuitions of small children. It is a tiring job teaching kids, but the consolation is time is spent constructively. When I earned money for the first time, I experienced a very great thrill. I went to the market and I bought a pair of jeans and a top. Whenever I wear that outfit, I feel quite satisfied.”

Amanveer studying to be a chartered accountant says ,”Since I go out for a few hours to a tutorial college for my classes, I have plenty of time . So I decided to make use of my time by taking tuitions . Now my young students have become so fond of me that they are bringing in their friends to study from me. I have a great feeling of satisfaction when I am able to fulfil my needs with my own money. It is really a great feeling.”

“It was a great joy to hold the first pay cheque in my hand. I was taking English classes in a school. Moreover, I was writing for an English daily and a magazine too as I have passion for writing. It was tough no doubt but I am grateful for the experience I received working while I was doing my BBA. I worked as my parents wanted me to become independent but there was no economic compulsions. 



Computer centre inauguration on March 4
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 2
Dr M.S. Gill, former Chief Election Commissioner and a member of the Rajya Sabha will inaugurate the newly established computer centre of SCD Government College on March 4 at PTA Block. The computer centre has been established out of the MP LAD scheme fund donated by Dr M.S. Gill and out of PTA fund of the college.

On the computer centre, Ms Indra Bhatia, Principal said that 15 computer sets have been installed at the computer centre. The college had a plan to introduce degree courses in computers and information technology for which proposals had already been submitted to the DPI, Colleges, Punjab for consideration, said Ms Bhatia. She further added, “The centre needs at least 50 new PCs costing rupees 15 lakh to run these courses.

Protest by non-teaching staff

The members of Arya College Non-teaching Staff Union wore black badges here yesterday. A small rally was held for two hours. The members said that state government had not accepted their demand for the merger of 50 per cent of DA in their basic pay.

The staff threatened to intensify the agitation if their demands were not met. Mr R.K. Malhotra, president of the union, said today from March 1-10th, from March 12-20th and from March 22-31, there will be two-hour stay in strike daily in the colleges.

Awareness camp

An awareness generation camp was organised by Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women at village Bonker Dogra here today. Ms Ratna, chairperson, Punjab State Social Welfare Advisory Board inaugurated the camp. Addressing the gathering, she elaborated the role of women in Indian setup. She said that women could play a vital role in educating the family, children, community and society as a whole through their ideal model.



Institute honours students
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 2
Bretton Wood Institute for Income Tax held its prize distribution ceremony here today. Mr V.K. Goel, CEO Vardhman group, was the chief guest on the occasion and gave away prizes to the winners.

Honoured students were Shilpa Ahuja, Inu Arora, Diksha, Aina Sadana, Nupur, Ritu, Bhavneet, Kawal, Pragya, Priya Ahuja, Lokesh Chawla, Pooja, Tapasvi and Kavita Sharma.

Mr Pankaj Abrol, Director of the institute, congratulated winners and said all the university positions were bagged by the students of the institute.



Study circle to launch international cell
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 2
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle has announced the launching of its international cell. Dr Charan Kamal Singh, chief secretary of the study circle, said the circle had been implementing its projects across the boundaries, yet many non-resident Indians demanded online services in foreign countries so that the Sikh youth across the globe did not lose their identity .

Ms Roma Kaur, in charge of the international cell, said, “Initially we will deal with international affairs with the help of Internet.”


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