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Robert Gordon varsity holds interviews
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, has consistently been rated as one of the top UK universities by the Times newspaper over the past couple of years. The university’s branch had been functional in north India in collaboration with British Counselling and Educational Services (BCES) for over two years. Over 30 students from Haryana and Punjab are currently studying at university.

This was stated by Mr Stuart Rennie, Senior International Officer at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Interviews were conducted of the prospective students at the office of the BCES in Jalandhar. “I was really pleased with the quality and commitment of the students. I have been travelling to India, of which I have grown very fond of, to advise potential students with regard to the current opportunities available at the RGU, for the past five years. I find it really encouraging to see students from the Punjab who chose to study at RGU,” added Mr Stuart Rennie.

The students were informed about the “The Scottish Fresh Talent Initiative”, which will give international students the opportunity of staying back in Scotland for two years after graduation . The main interest from the students was in the areas of business, engineering, IT, MBA at the postgraduate level.

Mr Nilesh Tandon, director, International Affairs, BCES, said, “During the two years covered by the scheme, students do not need a work permit and there are no restrictions on the kind of job they can take. Mr Gurinder Singh, branch, director, BCES, said,” Applicants who have been sponsored by a government or international scholarship agency will need to obtain written permission from their sponsor before applying for this scheme.”



GGNIVS students excel
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
Running successfully for the fourth year, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies (GGNIVS) has emerged as a hub of education seekers in different areas like IT, management, media, library science and other routine graduate and post-graduate courses.

Like previous years, this year too the institute has shown a remarkable performance with 100 per cent results in BSc IT and PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The students are shining and have bagged various positions at university level.

Karamjot, a PGDCA student, has passed with distinction. Gurvinder Kaur and Rajat Syal, both students of BSc IT IInd year, have bagged tenth and fourteenth positions, respectively. The institute has 100 per cent result in Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication with all the students scoring very well.

Mr Manjit Singh Chhabra, while congratulating the students, said the institute aimed at providing quality education for creating professionals who find a place for them in the market. He also appreciated the faculty for their assiduous efforts for the achievement.

The institute is going to be a receiving centre of EDUSAT, the online education program of Guru Nanak Dev University where online classrooms and other types of extension lectures will be arranged.



Shemrock kids revel at summer camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
Shemrock Kindergarten, Model Town Extension Branch, conducted a summer Camp which started from June 1 for the children falling in age group 2 to 12 yrs.

Children participated with great zeal and enthusiasm and learnt dancing, drawing, calligraphy, art, craft, personality development, grooming, home presentation, mehndi and computers etc.

Summer camp held: The 10-day ‘Summer Camp’ organised at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, will conclude on June 14.

Prof Hardial Singh, Former Director, Punjab School Education Board, will preside over the function. The function will start at 5.00 a.m. and conclude at 8.30 am. 



300 appear for MBA
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
More than 300 students appeared for group discussion and interview at Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) here today to get admission in MBA. The students came from Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, New Delhi etc reached the campus to get a seat. 



Forum asks PSEB to refund money
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of Rs 17,882 raised by the PSEB from a consumer with the observation that the pending dues of a account cannot be debited or recovered from the other account-holder.

The president of the forum, Mr A.S. Narula, held that the PSEB had failed to show any rule by which the demand of one connection could be raised from another connection. The forum also directed to refund the recovered amount alongwith 9 per cent annual interest from the date of deposit till the refund.

The orders were pronounced while deciding the complaint filed by the Bhushan Batra of NauLakha Colony. It was asserted by the complainant that an illegal demand of Rs 26,823 was added in his bill. On inquiry, he was told that it related to another account.

When he protested, the amount was deleted from his bill and the same was corrected as per the actual consumption of his connection. Later on twice, the pending dues of another consumer were debited to his account. Ultimately, after deducting the amount of Rs 8,940 paid by another account-holder, Rs 17,882 were debited to the complainant’s account.

The PSEB officials of the CMC division had pleaded that the connection was being used by a joint family of the complainant. Due to the partition in the family, they obtained two new connections in the names of two family members and the previous connection was disconnected permanently.

When the meter was sent for testing, it was observed that the seals were fake and there were scratches on the 1,000 and 100 digits. As it was a clear case of power of theft, the demand was rightly raised. But the forum held that the PSEB had failed to establish that the connections were installed on the same premises and the complainant was using the electricity of that connection.



Finding perfection in imperfection
Asha Ahuja

Ludhiana, June 13
Does a perfect husband or a wife or a couple exist or is it a myth? The famous Hindi comedy by Yatri, “The Perfect Husband”, was staged at Guru Nanak Bhavan last night.

The play opened with a couple squabbling over minor things. The humour is quick. The role of the wife is played with aplomb by Poonam Dhillon and that of the husband by Suraj Thapar. The husband has to go on a trip to Japan for a fortnight, much to the relief of the couple.

The wife’s mother considers her son-in-law to be scum. The son-in-law also nurtures dislike for her. After he leaves, the daughter goes through the leaflet of a store and discovers that she could order a “perfect husband” on a trial basis for seven days.

The idea thrills her and she calls the salesperson. The robot husband is a prototype of her husband. She is happy with him as he dances to her tunes and she thinks he is perfect. She shows him off to her friends who are fascinated but later scared. The servant is jealous of the robot husband and in the ensuing confusion, there is a mix-up in programming. Due to the chaos, the woman and the doctor say that she is on the family way. She wakes up with a headache and the robot husband irritates her by saying things out of place.

That is the turning point of her thinking process. She begins to feel that she never understood her husband. The robot is in fact her husband. They discover that they have to find perfection in imperfection.

Rekha Sahai, president of the theatre group Yatri, put in sterling performance as the mother-in-law. Shiv Ram Kidney who enacted the role of the servant was superb. Incidentally, he is also the writer of the play. Both the lead characters were good.

Earlier in a press conference, Poonam Dhillon said she had started acting at the age of 17. From movies, she switched over to television and now she is a student of theatre.

Suraj said that he had started his theatre journey via Yatri. “We try to make people laugh as otherwise life is a serious business. If we can make people laugh through our acting , we have accomplished something,” he said.


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