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Question missing in MA(II) English paper
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 7
The compulsory question No I related to reference, was found missing in the paper-III option American Poetry and Drama of MA part II English, as a result of which resentment prevailed among the students and teachers.

Dr T.S. Anand, Head of the Post-Graduate Department of English, GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, said it was a blunder committed by the paper setter as the compulsory question No 1 as per the syllabus of the university was missing “Last year, too, the same mistake was committed. It is against the spirit of the syllabus and is detrimental to the interest of the students,” he added.

He also said a representation in this regard had been sent to the university in which at least 15 grace marks had been demanded for students besides appropriate action against the paper-setter for violating the provisions of the prescribed syllabus and causing untold stress and strain on students.



Sarina tops varsity in BBA Ist semester
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 7Sarina Khurana and Tushar Sood both students of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), have bagged first and third positions respectively, in the BBA first semester university examinations held in December-2004.

Sarina Khurana topped the university by securing 82 per cent marks. She got 494 marks out of 600.

Tushar Sood got the third position in the university by scoring 80 per cent marks. He got 480 out of 600 marks. Other students of the PCTE, Amandeep Singh, Harpreet Singh and Rupinder Kaur of BBA first semester bagged 4th, 7th, 9th positions in the university, respectively.

“This is the 41st time that a PCTE student has secured the first position in the university since the inception of the institute in August 1999.

M.Com students shine: All 22 students of M.Com first semester of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women have secured more than 70 per cent marks. Sapna Gupta and Rakhi Aggarwal secured 82 per cent marks, while Puja Sharma and Shveta Singla secured 81 per cent 80 per cent marks, respectively.



From Schools
Students given tips on alternative medicine
Asha Ahuja

Ludhiana, May 7
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, today organised a seminar on ‘Alternative Medicine’ and ‘ Music and Dance’ as part of ‘Widening Horizons’, a week-long series of seminars on careers. The school invited Mr Gaggu Bedi, a choreographer, who made students aware about performing arts. He talked about job prospects, pressures and related careers in the ever-expanding entertainment industry.

With a significant rise in faith in alternative medicines, large number of patients are moving towards ayurveda, a system of herbal medication that incorporates modern scientific techniques in the diagnosis of diseases. Dr Suneet Arora, BAMS and postgraduate in environmental medicine and alternative medicine, explained to the students the underlying principles of this traditional system, nature of work involved and the available courses. He also answered queries about the various job opportunities.

Cracking CAT: A date with TCY , a seminar for the CAT aspirants, was organised on Saturday at TCY. The TCY trainers gave an objective feedback, identifying initiators, idea generators among the participants. A mock CAT-cum-scholarship was also conducted. Detailed feedback was provided on the spot . It was announced that the top 50 students in this test from all the centres would be given a fee waiver and would be inducted in a ‘crack CAT ‘ batch beginning from May 9 in its Ludhiana Centre. Mr Kamal Wadehra , CEO of TCY said, the students who prepared for CAT with TCY and finally secure admission in any one of the IIMs would be given a special scholarships. The first year fee of IIM worth Rs 1.5 lakh would be sponsored by TCY.

Students of Disney Land Nursery School present roses to mothers at a function on Saturday
Students of Disney Land Nursery School present roses to mothers at a function on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Mother’s Day: Tiny tots of Disney Land Nursery and Pre-Nursery School started the celebration of Mother’s Day with Saraswati Vandana followed by a few dances that expressed the love of children for their mothers who were watching their children fondly.The kids presented gifts to the mothers. Their dance numbers specially prepared for the mothers made them very happy.

The Green Grovians took time out to pay rich tributes to the Mother on eve of Mother’s Day. The theme of all songs, poems, dances, speeches was the unending love of mother. Nidhi of Class X in her welcome speech highlighted the importance of Mother’s Day. Harpreet sang ‘mave mave maa jannat...’ and touched the hearts of all. The girls danced to the tunes of ‘khushio ka din aya’. Baljot and Jaskirat paid tributes to mothers through their poems. The Principal, Ms George, appreciated the students’ performance.

Shemrock Kindergarten, Model Town Extension, celebrated Mother’s Day here today. Ms Papoo Avinash Kaur, a social worker, was the chief guest. In the contests held, the title of Shemrock Star Mother was given to Ms Satinder Kaur, while Ms Aditi Kataria was given the title of Shemrock Intelligent mother. The Most Involved Mother was Ms Savita Bansal. The happy mothers received prizes from Ms Pappo and also gave guidelines to give better discipline to their children.

Students of Ryan International School staged colourful dance items and a choreography item, showing various stages in a child’s growth from an infant to adult and the role a mother plays in the life, at Mother’s Day organised in the school here today. The mothers shared their views on motherhood. An open lullaby competition was also held besides the healthy tiffin and one minute fun games. Children made posters, cards and the mothers were touched when they got hand-painted cards with ‘I love you mother’ written on them.

Fancy dress competition: An inter-house fancy dress competition of the senior sections of GNI Public School was held here today. Issues like dowry , save water, drug addiction, Indo-Pak relations, deforestation, heavy bags , superstition and poverty were presented.

Red house was declared first and Harmandeep Kaur and Sanampreet of Red House got the first prize. The second prize was shared by Amrinder Kaur of Blue House, Harmanpal of Green House and Premkanwal of Red House. Kamalpreet Channa of Red House, Parminder Kaur of Green House, Gagajot Singh of Gold House and Simranjot Kaur of Red House shared the third prize.



Essay contest at PAU
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 7
More than 150 NSS volunteers from the College of Agriculture, Home Science and Agricultural Engineering of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, participated in essay contests on “Role of youth in national integration,” “Lust to go to foreign land, “Old age homes — should they be there?” at a one-day camp held here today in the examination hall of the College of Agriculture.

Dr K.S. Verma programme coordinator, NSS, PAU, informed that the participants also participated in a poster-making competition on the subjects related to social evils like dowry, drug addition, alcoholism, harmful effects of tobacco, AIDS awareness, blood donation and child labour etc. Dr Verma said that a committee comprising Dr Damanjit Kaur, Dr Ashu Kalaraman, Mr Sandeep Singh and Mr N.K. Chhuneja programme officers, will evaluate all entries and three best volunteers from each college will speak on his/her topic during a camp scheduled on May 8.

The best performers will be awarded certificates. He further said that the holding of such camps was an integral part of the NSS activities and urged all in charges of the NSS units of colleges as well as class XII schools of the city to organise such camps to keep the youth alert.



ETT teachers to lock schools
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 7
The Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union at its meeting here today at Chattar Singh Park decided to lock the 200 schools in various villages of Punjab if these were handed over to private managements as announced by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Mr Jaswinder Sidhu, president of the union, said village panchayats were backing teachers and would fully support them.

The village schools are built on panchayat land and they have a right over the schools. Hence they will lock the schools.



Students submit memo to VC

Ludhiana, May 7
About 100 students of SCD Government College staged a dharna in front of the VC’s office in Chandigarh yesterday. Under the leadership of Punjab Students Federation unit chief Jashandip Singh, they submitted a memorandum to VC K.N.Pathak, seeking grace marks in BSc I physics paper C and Chemistry paper C. OC



Official denied bail in murder bid case
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 7
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdarshan Singh Khaira, has dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by a local Railway official, G.D. Agnihotri, in an attempt-to-murder case of journalists.

Declining the bail application, Mr Khaira held, ‘’ The allegations against the accused are of serious nature. If the concession of anticipatory bail is granted to the accused, it will not only jeoperdise the right of the prosecution of fair investigation but also hamper the investigation’’. An F.I.R was registered against the accused along with others at G.R.P Police Station, Ludhiana, under Sections 307, 324, 342, 148 and 149 of the IPC, on April 4, 2005 following the complaint of mediapersons. According to the prosecution, the accused along with his other colleagues was involved in manhandling the journalists Manav Sharma and Sanjay.



Lok Adalat at Khanna
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 7
The Khanna Subdivisional Legal Services Committee today held the quarterly lok Adalat under the supervision of its chairperson, Ms Priya Sood, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division).

As many as 17 cases were disposed of by the judges and members of Lok- Adalat. Mr Arvind Markan, said the bench headed by Ms Priya Sood settled 10 cases.



Jatin-Lalit treat for  Ludhiana residents
Vimal Sumbly
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 7
Live musical shows these days are a rarity. Even when the artistes present the ‘live’ shows they depend much on their own pre-recorded voices and only do the “lip service” before the audience. However, the Mumbai Blast, a musical night presented by eminent musicians of the film industry Jatin and Lalit proved to be a different experience as it was live in the true sense.

Jatin and Lalit had promised it to be so. And when the singers like Vinod Rathore, Poornima also known as Sushma Shreshta, Richa Sharma, Jo Jo, Babul Supriyo and others presented their numbers the audience could not have anything better. Although the show started a little late, the delay was compensated by the thrill and excitement generated later. The live performance by Alisea Raut set the stage on fire, particularly with the popular numbers, Dhoom macha de and O what a babe....

The performances were outstanding, making it difficult as who among the artistes was the best. Whether it was Vinod Rathore’s Munna Bhai MBBS and Chhupana bhi nahi aata, batana bhi nahi aata or Poornima’s Jhumka Gira Ray and Pardey Mein Rehnay Do, everything was done in class. And Richa Sharma of Mahi Vey Mohabattan Sachiya Vey Or Woh Sharabi Kya Sharabi Jo Nashay Mein Na Rahay was no less impressive. Her Punjabi touch made her appeal more overpowering with the popular Sufi number Damadam Mast Kalandhar...

Jatin and Lalit themselves were no less entertaining. Particularly Jatin, who rendered a song in Punjabi, trying to make it as chaste as possible, which was well appreciated by everyone. He said, although he was not a Punjabi by birth, he loved the language too much and by singing a Punjabi song with so much difficulty he tried to express his love for the language.

Last but not the least, there could not be a better compere than the immitigable and flamboyant Archana Puran Singh, always as lively as the show itself.

The musical night was organised by the Next Victory Media and Films for collecting aid for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for tsunami victims. Nidhi Sharma, the CEO of the company disclosed that efforts had been made to ensure the participation of the top artistes of the country in the show so that maximum relief is generated. She thanked the people of the city for their cooperation and participation, without which it would not have been a success. 



Conference on biopotential held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 7
A CME on biopotentials in health and diseases was organised by the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital under the aegis of APPI, Ludhiana Chapter, today at Dumra Auditorium.

A galaxy of experts from the specialties of physiology and pharmacology from different areas delivered lectures to understand how electrical signals are produced in the body, how to measure them, how these can be modified to restore them back to health.

More than 150 delegates from all over North India are attending the event.

“The human body is sustained by nature. It has its own electricity-generating apparatus, wiring system and appliances (body organ) to carry out various functions. It can augment or decrease its functioning as per the requirements. When this harmony is disturbed, it leads to serious disorders which could be measured through ECG, EEG etc,” said Dr G.K. Ahuja, Professor and Head of Physiology.

The conference was inaugurated today by the chief guest of the occasion, Dr L.S. Chawla, former Principal, DMCH and former VC, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, by lighting the lamp. Dr Daljit Singh delivered the welcome address and Dr S.C. Chopra, Dean Academics, DMCH and co-organiser and Secretary, APPI, Ludhiana branch, read the APPI report. He stressed upon the importance of basic sciences to understand the disease process in the light of electrical changes occurring in cells and organs of the body.

Mr Dharam Veer Bector, Vice-President, managing society, DMCH, was the guest of honour. Dr G.K. Ahuja delivered the vote of thanks.

The first session was chaired by Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent, DMCH, and Dr Nandini Kapoor, CMC , Chandigarh. The second session was chaired by Prof T.K. Kaul, Professor and Head of Anaesthesia, DMCH, and Dr Samir Malhotra, Associate Professor, PGI, Chandigarh.

Dr Chanchal Gupta delivered the valedictory note



Chess competition results
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 7
More than 400 students took part in the one-day inter-class chess competition organised by Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, here today.

In five age groups (u-9, u-11, u-14, u-17 and u-19) boys and girls vied for top honours. Mr K.C. Maini, secretary, BVM Trust, inaugurated the meet. Ms Sunil Arora, Principal of the school gave away the prizes to the position holders.

In the previous academic year, players of this school bagged the title in the girls section (u-14 years) of the district championship while the girls team (u-19 years) finished runners up. Ten students of the school also represented Ludhiana in the state meet organised by the Punjab School Education Department at Moga.

Results: (girls) u -9 Divya 1, Neha 2 and Sobia 3; (u-11) Aaina 1, Muskan 2 and Rakhi 3; (u-14) Deepika 1, Mehak 2 and Bharti 3; (u-17) Khushboo 1, Anshul 2 and Jyoti 3; (u-19) Sakshi 1, Manisha 2 and Ekta 3.

Boys (u-9) Didar 1, Jatin 2 and Ujwal 3; (u-11) Uday 1, Sachin 2 and Akhil 3; (u-14) Parth 1, Sahil 2 and Chintesh; (u-17) Aman 1, Sahil Dhir 2 and Manav 3; (u-19) Abhishek Goyal 1, Hemant 2 and Bharat 3.



Annual meeting of PRSPC today
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 7
The annual general meeting of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council (PRSPC) will be held at the conference hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday between 10 and 12 noon. Mr Pavittar Singh Grewal, general secretary, PRSPC, informed that the council which oversees rural sports clubs in Punjab, would be reconstituted.

The meeting will also discuss in detail future programmes, including the rural sports club’s calender besides electing its new team of office-bearers. The election to the posts of president, chairman and general secretary would be done unanimously, he added.

Mr Pavittar Singh said the council would organise a function in the last week of this month where the sportspersons who have done Punjab proud and sports promoters would be felicitated. He urged members of the different rural sports clubs of Punjab to attend the meeting tomorrow and contribute to the development of rural games.


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