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Panel to suggest steps on quality education: Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 14
The Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab, Mr Jai Singh Gill, yesterday said the state government was planning to develop an alternative delivery model to improve the standard of education and health services in the state.

Mr Gill was addressing a well-attended function organised by the Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust to distribute scholarships and meritorious awards to students to commemorate the 41th death anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, at Nehru Sidhant Kendra, here today.

He stated that a high- powered committee headed by Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, had also been constituted to give suggestions to improve the quality of education in the schools.

Stressing upon the need to encourage private-public participation to provide excellent infrastructure and teaching environment in the government schools in the state, he said a new comprehensive education policy was on the anvil and all aspects relating to the education in schools were being looked into.

The privately managed educational institutions were already imparting quality education in all parts of the state and even the government was extending the financial help to the aided schools, he claimed.

Emphasising on the maximum participation of elected institutions like the Panchayats, Municipal councils and Zila parishads in providing basic services to the people in this respective areas, Mr Gill said as a test case, the government had implemented an alternative system to give pension under the various schemes of social Security Department through panchayats, which, he claimed, was working efficiently.



Protest rally by teachers
Our Correspondent

Khanna, May 14
A protest rally by the Sanjha Adhayapak Front was organised in front of SDM’s office here today in protest against the privatisation of the government schools.
The speakers who addressed the rally criticised the statement of political Secretary to CM Punjab, Harchand Singh Barsat in which he had said that Government was not going to privatise any department.

They said that Mr Barsat was not official spokesman of the government. They said grants worth lakh to private organisations and no recruitment of teachers since past three years is a type of privatisation.

The rally was addressed by the leaders of the Government Teachers Union, the Democratic Teachers Front, the Adhayapak Dal, Government School Lecturers Union, Berozgar Elementary Teachers Union, Sarirak Sikhya Adhayapak Union, Elementary Teachers Union, the Nav Nyukat Adhyapak Union. The rally was also addressed by some other unions include the Technical Service Union, Bharati Kisan Union, the BSET employees Union and Mazdoor Union.

Later more than 200 teachers took out a procession on the GT road. The teachers raised slogans against the Punjab Government.



From Colleges
PCTE students win top positions in MBA exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 14
Archana Verma, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), has secured the first position by scoring 88.75 per cent marks in MBA 1st semester. The PCTE students have secured six out of top 10 positions in the MBA 1st semester examinations held in December 2004 by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Other students of the PCTE, Guneet Kaur, Aarti Maheshwari, Harleen Kaur, Rajan Arora and Puja got the fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth and 10th positions out of the top 10 positions in the university. Guneet Kaur got the fourth position by scoring 87.5 per cent marks.

Farewell party: A farewell party, Udaan’ was organised by the MBA students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology ( GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, to bid farewell to the seniors here yesterday. The juniors arranged a colourful extravaganza interspersed with music and dance items and compliments for the outgoing batch.

Various titles were awarded to the seniors towards the end of the day. Savneet Kaur was crowned as Miss Outgoing followed by Nidhi Singla (I runner up) and Abhishek Budhiraja was adjudged Mr. Outgoing followed by Prabjot Singh (I runner up). Arvinder Kaur was the Most Well — Dressed Girl of the day. The title of’ Mr Popular went to Kunal Sharma. Ms Anjali Garg, Dr Upinder Kaur and Mr Jagdeep Singh were the judges for the day.

Dr (Col) H.S. Singh, Director, GNIMT, extended his best wishes to the outgoing students and hoped that they would continue to excel in whatever fields they ventured in the future.

BCA students excel: Students of BCA final year of Arya College have got positions in the university and the district. One student has got 18th position in Panjab University and 10th in the district in the BCA final examination held in April 2005. Four students, Surav Khattar, Varun Khullar, Nitin Sharma and Rubaljeet Singh, have got first division with distinction and 14 students out of 25 students have got more then 68 per cent marks. The college has achieved 100 per cent results in the university examination.

According to a press release issued today, Ms Saurab Khattar secured the first position in the college, 18th in Panjab University and 10th position in the district respectively by securing 79.88 per cent marks. Mr Vijay Saathi, president, Arya College Managing Committee, and Principal S.M. Sharma and members of the faculty of Computer Science and application congratulated the students for their outstanding performance. Dr Sharma also congratulated the members of the faculty for their efforts for getting 100 per cent result in the Panjab University BCA final examination 2005.

RGC students perform well: The Department of Computer Science and Applications of Ramgarhia Girls College got 100 per cent result in their BCA final year examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. All the students passed with first division securing more than 60 per cent marks.

Eight students got above 75 per cent marks. Ms Rabia Tinna got the seventh position in the university and the third position in Ludhiana district securing 81.7 per cent marks. Gagandeep Kaur secured the sixth position in Ludhiana (80.33 per cent) and Mona Garg stood seventh in Ludhiana (80 per cent).

The Principal of the college congratulated the faculty and the students of the department for getting good results in the university examinations.



Sports council to honour players, sports promoters
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 14
The Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council (PRSPC) which mobilised different rural sports clubs at a meeting here last Sunday, resolved to organise a function during which awards will be given to players and sports promoters.

According to Mr Prithipal Singh Batala, President, PRSPC, Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, ADGFP, Punjab and President, Basketball Federation of India and Navjot Singh Sidhu, former cricketer and now member of Lok Sabha would be the chief guests of this function.

He further said that Punjab Da Gaurav Amarjit Grewal Award would be given to a male player, a female player and a sports promoter. To decide the winners, three panels have been formed which will finalise the names of the award recipients. The final decision about the award winners and amount would be taken during the council meeting to be held here on May 21, Mr Batala said.

The following players have been shortlisted from which one will be chosen for the award this year (male player) — Prabhjot Singh (hockey), Manpreet Singh (kabaddi), Hardeep Singh Saini (football), Amritpal Singh (athletics), Talwinderjit Singh (basketball).

The list of woman players include the names of Olympians Manjeet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur and Harwant Kaur (athletics), Rajvinder Kaur (volleyball), Gurpreet Kaur Purewal (handball) and Kamaljeet Kaur (basketball).



Ramgarhia school win softball title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 14
The final match (boys) of the seventh Ludhiana District Softball Championship played at the Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj here today between Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School and Teja Singh Swatantar Memorial School turned out to be a mis-match as the former came out triumphant without being challenged. Ramgarhia School lad won the match 11-0 to emerge champions. Gurmangat and Maninder chipped in with two scores each to help their team wrap up the issue comfortably.

In the girl’s section, Teja Singh Swatantar Memorial School proved too good for R S Model Senior Secondary School who they drubbed 16-1 to win the title. Shweta, Karmjit, Sukhvir Kaur, Neeru, Gurpreet and Jaspreet scored two points each for the winners while Amandeep was the lone scorer for R S Model Senior Secondary School.



Happy Club beat Bachan Singh Academy
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 14
In the last tie of the three-match series played at the Bachan Singh Cricket ground at village Balloke near Haibowal Khurd here today, Happy Cricket Club of Delhi beat Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy by 17 runs to salvage some pride. The visitors had lost the first two matches.

In the final, Happy Cricket Club won the toss and opted to bat first. In the allotted 40 overs, they made 249 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Ankur Sharma hit a fine hundred which included 18 hits to the fence.

In reply, despite fine innings from Inderpal Singh (47), Lok Raj (35) and Varinder Patwari (35), Bachan Singh Academy could muster 232 runs.

Brief scores: Happy Cricket Club- 249 for 8 ( Ankur Sharma 100, Rishab Aggarwal 22 and Shridhar 24; Varinder Patwari 3 for 46, Lok Raj 2 for 34 and Avtar Singh 2 for 23)

Bachan Singh Academy- 232 all out ( Lok Raj 47, Varinder Patwari 32, Inder Pal Singh 47 and Nirmal Sharma 24 n.o; Ajay 5 for 25 and Ankur Verma 2 for 46).


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