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Vet varsity stone to be laid on April 18
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 27
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Tourism, Punjab, has announced that to check the spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and Hamerajic Septacemea (HS), 80 lakh units of vaccination would be administered to milch cattle during this year under a drive, as compared to the 75 lakh doses last year.

Mr Kang was addressing dairy farmers at a state-level function organised to launch a statewide campaign of vaccination for FMD and HS at Mullanpur village, about 20 km from here, last evening.

The Minister said to make dairy farming a venture, the protection of animals from diseases was of utmost importance and the Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Department had been geared up to implement the programme of vaccination.

He said the department would also organise camps to educate the farmers regarding the health care, vaccination and other facilities of treatment available for livestock.

He said the Adarsh Gram Yojana programme had been started in the state two years back and 280 villages had been adopted as "Adarsh" villages. In these villages, young farmers had been identified, given proper training and arranged loans to them to start their own dairy and other ventures.

He announced that during the current financial year 140 more village were being adopted, where the youth would be trained and provided with employment by providing loans through financial institutions.

The state government had decided to set up Sri Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University for which the approval of the Cabinet had already been given. He informed that the foundation stone of the University would be laid by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on April 18, the Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji.

He claimed that with the start of separate university, the research work into the improvement in treatment facilities would get further boost.

He directed the senior officers of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries to work in coordination for the success of the Adarsh Gram programme and warned that negligence on part of any officer in this regard would not be tolerated.

He announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh out of district planing development board and of Rs. 50,000 from his discretionary quota for village panchayat.

Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha MLA and Ex-Minister announced that Mullanpur village would be selected under new scheme of the Punjab Government for providing sewerage and drinking water .

Mr Balwant Singh Dhanoa, Dr B.S. Sidhu Director Animal Husbandry and Dr Anil Kumar Kaura Director Dairying Punjab also address the function.



Education Trust secy seeks police protection
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 27
Mr Prithipal Singh Grewal, Secretary, Guru Nanak Education Trust, has sought police protection for attending the trust meeting on March 29 at Guru Nanak Girls College here.

In a letter to the SSP, Ludhiana, dated March 26, Mr Grewal, said that certain differences had cropped up between him and Mr Gurbir Grewal, President and Ms Charanjit Mahal, Principal of Guru Nanak Girls College. The president convened a meeting on March 29 regarding his (Prithipal’s) removal as Secretary of the college.

Mr Prithipal alleged that he had been receiving threatening calls that if he attended the said meeting, he would face dire consequences. He said that the callers used vulgar and abusive language. Mr Grewal added that he had also received a letter from Mr Gurbir Singh Grewal that he should not attend the meeting as the agenda was against him. “It is an attempt to stop me from attending the meeting,” alleged Mr Prithipal Singh.

“Being the Secretary my presence is essential at the meeting as I have to record the minutes,” said Mr Prithipal. He alleged that the other party may try to create nuisance and try to stop him for entering the meeting venue. He asked that police protection be provided to him on March 29 till the conclusion of the meeting for his security.

Meanwhile, Mr Harmohan Singh Guddu, another trustee of Guru Nanak Education Trust today said that he had received an anonymous letter from the “staff” of the college regarding “highhandedness by the principal”. 



Girls exhorted to develop competitive spirit
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 27
Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Tourism Jagmohan Singh Kang today called upon girls to acquire excellence in their respective fields so that they can compete at international level.

Mr Kang was addressing students at the annual convocation and prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town.

He said with the revolutionary advancement in Information Technology, the entire world had shrunk into a small village and it opened enormous opportunities for brilliant students. But at the same time, he said, it had created tough competition in every field.

Mr Kang said in the present times, only those students who possessed professional skills and competitive spirit would make an impact. He advised the students to keep a vigil on the day-to-day developments at the international level and inculcate in themselves the spirit of competitiveness, as in future they were to make their own standings in the emerging world.

Emphasising women education, the minister said to improve the social and educational standard, educating girls was of utmost importance as it would help in the harmonious transformation of the society and check the decreasing count of females as compared to males in the society.

He said educated girls should shoulder the responsibility of creating awareness among the masses about the equality in male and female child, as in the present times girls were way ahead than boys in most fields.

Mr Kang said teachers were true guides for students. He exhorted them to inculcate moral and patriotic values among students. He called upon educational institutions to extend full support to the government in bringing about qualitative improvement and professionalism in women education, so that they could be properly trained to compete at all levels.

He called upon the girls to adopt traditional social and moral values and refrain from western culture, which ultimately created frustration among the youth.

Appreciating the contribution of the college in spreading education among women, Mr Kang said the founder of the college, Justice Gurnam Singh, had a great vision and spirit of service to the society.

He also lauded the role of privately-managed educational institutions and said the process of privatisation had been started in all fields in the country.

He called upon the management of private institutions to keep substantial seats for brilliant students belonging to poor families and also help them financially in getting higher education.

In the convocation, 461 degrees were conferred on students pursuing MA, postgraduate diploma courses, BA, BSc, BCom, and BCA.

The minister also honoured seven teachers for their outstanding achievements in research and other activities.

Dr Charanjit Kaur Mahal College, Principal of the college, read out the annual report and listed the achievements of college students in different fields.



250 get B.Ed degrees 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 27
Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana organised 48th Annual Convocation of the college. As many as 250 B.Ed. and 25 M.Ed. students were awarded the degrees. Dr K.K. Talwar, Director, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh presided over the ceremony and addressed degree holders.

Roll of Honour was presented to Miss. Richa Kapoor for standing first in Panjab University M.Ed. Examination.. She also got S. Ram Dayal Singh Memorial Gold Medal. Roll of honour was also presented to Miss. Varinder Kaur for standing second in Panjab University in the B.Ed. Examination. She also got S. Raghbir Singh Memorial Silver Medal.

More than 50 prizes and 20 medals were given to the degree holders for their achievements in various subjects and fields.

Dr (Mrs) Ravinder Kaur, Principal of the college presented the Annual Report’ md highlighted the achievements of the college during session 2003-04.

Dr S.S. Grewal, Member, Khalsa Dewan, Ludhiana presented the vote of thanks.



School celebrates annual day function
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 27
Tagore Vidya Mandir celebrated its 29th annual day and prize distribution function here yesterday. Eminent educationist, Principal Prem Singh Bajaj presided over the function.

Art and Science Exhibition-2005 was organised by students of the school under the guidance of teachers. This was appreciated by parents of the students and the Chief Guest.

Students presented a cultural programme. Over 60 students participated in the fete which included some very well rehearsed group songs and particularly, a choreography titled ‘Shaheed’ left the audience spellbound. Punjab folk dance Giddha and Bhangra concluded the function. A Fancy Dress Show was also presented. The students contributing to Art and Science Exhibition were also honoured on the occasion.

One hundred twenty students received mementos for outstanding grade in annual examination and other activities of the school. The students with the highest attendance were specially honoured by the chief guest with mementos. 



Montessori Day celebrated
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
The Montessori Day was celebrated at local Anand Isher Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. Dr Mandeep Kaushal, principal BNSM College Alamgir, presided over the function and Mr Sandeep Singh a Montessori Education Consultant was the chief guest.

Celebrations were marked with action songs; dances, choreography, fancy dress performance and a mass drill show presented by the junior and senior members of the Montessori wing of the school.

Harpreet Kaur, Gaganjot Singh, Ayushi Gupta, Arvinder Kaur, Navjot Kaur and Kamalpreet Kaur, students of the school were felicitated for their distinguished performance in the Talent Search Examinations held recently by the Holy Faith International.



Function by Uttaranchal Parishad
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 27
A large number of people from Uttaranchal collected in Arya College to witness the fifth annual Cultural Programme organised by the Uttaranchal Kumaon Vikas Parishad here today. People of the hilly region dressed in traditional best enjoyed the dances by the artiste Hira Singh Rana, and other known artistes. Dances special to the region were performed and delighted the audience.

Brilliant students in academics and the students who had excelled in sports were given prizes by Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Member of Parliament. A large number of dignatiries had attended the function.

Mr S.S. Rawat, Chairman of the Parishad said that on a dharamshala was being built for tourists from Uttaranchal.



Bhojpuri hero enthrals spectators
Asha Ahuja

Ludhiana, March 27
Manoj Tiwari, singer of two successful Bhojpuri films “Daroga Babu, I love You,” and “Sasura Bada Paisawala” had been in the city for the promotion of his film “Daroga Babu”..... currently running in cinema halls of the city. His appearance in a theatre on Thursday excited viewers.

Though it is a lean season for Bhojpuri films as migrant UP and Bihari people have gone back to their villages for Holi celebrations, but owners of the cinema hall, were surprised when the crowd rushed the cinema hall and occupied the seats forcibly.

Manoj Tiwari has been very popular in eastern UP, Bihar, Jharkand, and even in South and Hyderabad. He says his 100 music albums have been released. He said, he became a hero by default. He went to record his new album with Sudhakar Pandey, a producer, and he offered him role of a hero in his film “Sasura Bada Paisawala”.

Manoj said, “The film has done well and has been running for 35 weeks. Though it was released when Hindi films like “Bewafa had been released, it is still doing good business”.

Manoj sang a few lines of the two movies and the viewers stood up to give him a standing ovation.

Manoj trained by his father in classical music and has a record number of music albums to his credit.


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