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Wheat arrives in mandi
Our Correspondent

Samrala, April 11
Nearly about 78,170 quintals of wheat crop arrived in mandi here yesterday. Government agencies including Markfed, Punsup, Punjab State Warehouse, Punjab Agro and various private agencies purchased the crop, said Mr Harpal Singh Dhillon, chairman of the Market Committee here today.

The chief cashier of the Arhtiya Association Mr Naresh Khullar said this year wheat yield had increased about 20 to 25 quintals per acre.

He also added that the quality of wheat was much superior this year. Mr Yashpaul, secretary of the association, said that all facilities would be provided to the farmers for cleaning and payment would also be on time.

SAMRALA: Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, visited the local grain market and inspected the purchase arrangements made by government agencies.

He also visited civil courts complex offices. Mr Baldev Singh, SDM, DPSO, Ludhiana, and all purchase agencies officials were with him.



Students advised on career options
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
A “Career Smart Workshop” was organised by an educational institute, imparting training to IX and X students in science and mathematics, at BCM School, Shastri Nagar, here yesterday.

Mr Viji Raj, centre manager of its Sarabha Nagar branch, said the event had been organised to help city students carve out a niche for themselves. A talk was delivered by Usha Albuquerque along with Asha Nayar. The workshop enabled students to explore career opportunities and decide on future study or training options.

During the workshop, students were initiated into subject selection for career goal realisation — an exercise aimed at providing the first step to self-discovery and study skills and time management. The talk also focused on multiple intelligence career clusters. Asha Nayar, who has 14 years of teaching and counselling experience, emphasised the psychological aspect of a person.

Usha Albuquerque, who is a teacher by profession and has been in the field of career guidance for the past 16 years, spoke about the various categories in the multiple intelligence career clusters: a) students who have good visual intelligence, who have the ability to picture things in their minds can go for the following career options — sculptors, visual artists, architects, fashion/interior designers, photographers, engineers; b) students who have good verbal intelligence should pursue journalism, writing, teaching, law or politics as career.

She also deliberated on the various other categories like logical intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, rhythmic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence. Handouts, tests and questionnaires were also distributed. Principals of leading schools of the city appreciated the workshop.



Local lecturer presents paper in Delhi
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
Prof Ashwani Bhalla of SCD Government College here attended an international conference on “Environment and development: developing countries perspectives” at Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, on April 7 and 8. He presented a paper “Corporate social and environmental responsibility: a conceptual model for Indian corporate sector” in socio-environmental aspects.

Prof Bhalla was the only researcher from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh to have been invited to deliberate on corporate social and environmental responsibility segment.

Dignitaries from various parts of the country as well as abroad presented papers.

The conference was organised by the International Trade and Development Division of the university in association with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, and the Indian Council of Social Sciences and Research.



Hamara School
Promoting nationalism, secularism, democracy

Kundan Vidya Mandir is one of the oldest schools of the city . It was the first school of Punjab to get affiliated to the CBSE in 1963. The school has a strength of more than 4,000 students in its Civil Lines branch and 883 students in the city branch. It has a staff of 226 members.

It was the vision of Rai Sahib Kundan Lal, founder, to impart liberal education to students who were committed to the ideals of nationalism, secularism and democracy. Making a humble beginning with a handful of children, Rai Sahib Kundan Lal, displayed remarkable dynamism when he established the city branch in 1941. However, due to public demand the Civil Lines School came into being in 1957.

The school keeps pace with the latest in educational technology. It has its own computer laboratory, an audio-visual centre, an indoor shooting range, a skating rink and a huge auditorium. A mathematics laboratory is the latest addition to the facilities provided by the school.

Besides academics, students are given lessons in music , dance, yoga and clay modelling. The Iron Eagle Club and NCC instil in the students qualities of discipline and team spirit.

KVM students have always been torch-bearers in academic excellence at the CBSE examinations. The 2003-04 batch had achieved 100 per cent results in class X and XII.



School is a temple of learning, not workshop

Education should lead us to achieve overall development of the child in a tension-free atmosphere. A school is not a workshop where people get together to labour and receive wages in the form of certificates. Rather it is a temple of learning wherein the young worshippers and the priests appointed to administer intellectual knowledge are both alike, the adorers of the Goddess of learning and wisdom.

The song of today, is bubbling with energy and vitality which needs to be channelised into a proper direction.

It is my endeavour to give students a sense of purpose and to inculcate moral values and the right attitude and to forge ahead. Kundan Vidya Mandir prepares conscientious and responsible citizens who bear a high moral character, high sense of integrity and honesty. The young scholars are encouraged to participate in numerous co-curricular activities.

These activities provide a platform for the students to compete with best talents of the city. The Kudanites are given ample opportunities to explore, research and create. My vision is to send our students for exchange programmes to schools and universities of international repute so that they can learn about the cultures of other countries and become truly global citizens.



Nostalgic reunion for DMCH alumni
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
It was a nostalgic evening for alumni of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) as they assembled at Dumra Auditorium to attend the old students’ meet here last evening. The meet was organised by the DMCH Alumni Committee under the umbrella of the DMC Old Students Association (DMCOSA).

Around 400 alumni of the college, now established doctors in India and abroad, attended the event.

It was a special occasion for the students of 1970-72 batch who were felicitated on this occasion. The former students were called on the stage and their professional achievements were read out to the audience.

Dr Daljit Singh, Principal, Dr J. Whig; Vice-Principal and chairman, Alumni Committee; Dr M.L. Gupta, Professor and Head of Surgery; Dr Tej K. Kaul, Professor and Head of Anaesthesia, and convener, Alumni Committee; and Dr Ashok Gupta, Professor and Head, Unit of Plastic Surgery; felicitated them with the award of honour.

The programme was compered by Dr Sandeep Puri, medical superintendent of the DMCH, who himself was a student of the college in 1982.

Later in the evening, a get-together and entertainment programme was organised at Lions Bhavan.

“It is a great moment for us as we are not only reuniting with our old friends but seeing the enormous progress made by our alma mater. Many of us are visiting the institution after 25 years and it is a special occasion for us. We are also thankful to the DMC Alumni Committee, which has extended special benefits to its former students and their wards in the form of special library cards, I-cards and admission facilities,” said Dr B.J.S. Bhatia, an alumnus of the DMCH and a doctor in Amritsar.

The event also saw two generations sharing the spirit of festivity. “It makes me feel proud that my father and I have both graduated from the institution and today we are celebrating the occasion together,” remarked Dr Ashish Gupta, son of Dr Ashok Gupta, a plastic surgeon at the DMCH.



Alumni meet at engineering college
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 11
To celebrate its 52nd foundation day, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College held its alumni meet yesterday. According to a press note, the meeting was attended by a number of old students who had come from far off places.

There was interaction among old students. They participated in several activities like poetry, song and skits. They shared their views with each other.

Career counselling: The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, organised a career counselling session for 10+2 students free of cost. About 60 students from various schools/colleges participated in the seminar.

Students were given guidance regarding career options available to them after completing 10+2. Faculty members of the GNIMT provided information about options available in various streams. Students were guided about test-based courses, availability of forms for entrance tests and the Centres where such tests were conducted. Various employment options available after different graduate-level courses were also discussed.



CM to open school today

Ludhiana, April 11
Sat Paul Mittal School, a unit of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust, is set to welcome Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab on its formal inauguration of the school tomorrow. The school endeavours to shape students into good human beings capable of facing the challenges of life with determination, says Dr D B Sharma, the Director of the school. — OC


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