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From Schools & Colleges
Parul is economics topper in district
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
Parul Sareen of MA I (Economics) of SCD Government College has stood second in Panjab University and first in Ludhiana district by scoring 72.25 per cent (289 out of 400 marks). She owes her success to her grandfather, parents and teachers. “The head of the department and other teachers have always been helpful to all the students. I am always inspired by my grandfather, who was a lecturer in English.,” said Parul.

Extension lecture: An extension lecture was held in Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, here today for students of the postgraduate department of commerce. Dr M.A.Zahir, professor Emeritus Department of Business Management, PAU was the guest speaker on the topic “Challenges of Globalisation”.

Dr Zahir dwelt on the challenges faced due to globalisation with stress.

Principal Manju Chawla presented a vote of thanks. Among others present were Ms Maninder, Ms Arneja, Ms Manmeet, Ms Namita, Ms Kuldeep and Dr (Ms) Neetu Prakash.

Best out of waste: An activity “Best out of waste” was held here today in Guru Nanak International Public School. Children from nursery to class II participated in this activity. In this contest the children showed their creativity out of recyclable material. They made different things from waste material. Prizes were given to the deserving participants.

Teej celebrations: Love Dale School organised Teej celebrations on the campus. The Children came in traditional dresses. The faculty applied mehndi to girl students while the boys danced to Bhangra beats. Children were served malpura and kheer.

Jubilant Teej celebrations in KVM city branch were held here today. Besides Teej celebration, art, craft, social studies and science exhibition was inaugurated by Principal S.C. Saxena and headmistress KVM city branch Namita Raj Singh. The projects and charts, prepared by students during the summer vacation, were displayed.

Leadership seminar: “Leadership seminar” was organised at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, here today. Mr Prem Mittal, Senior Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. Prof Harlal Singh, former director, Punjab School Education Board, presided over the function.



600 cadets attend NCC camp
Our Correspondent

Sahnewal, July 23
A total of 600 cadets from various schools and colleges of Ludhiana, Sangrur, Moga, Faridkot, Ferozpore and Abohar are participating in a combined annual training camp of the NCC being organised at Doraha. The camp, which will end on July 29, is being organised under the NCC group headquarters, Ludhiana.

The camp is being organised to select cadets for the Republic Day camp, Sena camp and the annual training camp. These cadets shall also participate in inter-group competitions of the NCC directorate of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pardesh and Chandigarh.

The camp commandant, Lt Col. Vinay Mullick, and the deputy camp commandant, Lt Col Anil Ahuja, said the training camp would be a grand success as was indicated by the enthusiasm of the participants.

The group commander of the group headquarters, Ludhiana, Col S.S. Saini, appreciated the efforts of the trainers. 



Badal lays stone at college
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, SAD president here today laid the foundation stone of a new building of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNEC). The new block will be constructed at the cost of over Rs 1 crore. Classrooms and laboratories will be equipped with the state of the art facilities. 



Punjab, IMA to promote medical tourism
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, July 23
In a significant development which could have far-reaching effects on the medical infrastructure in the region, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Department of Tourism and Culture, Punjab, have decided to promote medical tourism in the state in a big way.

In order to chalk out broad modalities and set up a comprehensive mechanism for this purpose, Mr Jagjit Puri, Secretary to the Punjab Government, Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, convened a meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday which was attended by the state president of the IMA, Dr R.C. Garg, representatives of the CII (Northern region) and reputed medical institutions, besides medical and ayurvedic professionals.

A power point presentation by Dr Garg highlighted the salient features of the project.

Dr Gursharan Singh, state secretary of the IMA said initially the cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala would be projected as major centres for NRIs and patients of foreign origin. “The IMA has been made a nodal body to achieve the objective and will target countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Arabian peninsula,” he said.

The region had world-class medical professionals, state-of-the art diagnostic and treatment facilities, both in the medical and surgical fields, he said. For the purpose of medical tourism, major cities of Punjab could offer several super-specialities like cardiology and cardio-thoracic surgery, urology, nephrology and cosmetic surgery, in addition to ayurveda and dental treatment.

Dr Gursharan Singh said it was emphasised that to prepare ground for medical tourism, the rigmarole for oversees travellers to India needed to be simplified. “First and foremost, the visa regime has to be made simple. The infrastructure for legal support system, medical insurance, accreditation and standardisation of hospitals have to be put in place. As far as the marketing of medical tourism is concerned, it will be done through insurance tie-ups, Union Ministry of Tourism, private tour operators and networking through doctors’ references.”

The IMA had been assigned the job of lending assistance and expertise in the standardisation of super-speciality hospitals in the region which were in a position to provide medical and surgical treatment to foreign nationals and NR’s, both in terms of medical professionals and infrastructure.

He said the IMA would have a good opportunity to present the project on medical tourism before the medical fraternity at its 39th national conference - scheduled to be held here in November.



Clean sweep by Green Land School paddlers
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 23
Hosts Green Land Senior Secondary School made a clean sweep wrapping up all four titles in the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament 2005-06 which concluded here today. The players of the school gave a stupendous performance, clinching u-17 and u-19 titles in the boys’ as well as girls’ sections.

In the final of the boys’ U-17, Green Land School drubbed Alpine International Public School 3-0. In the first match, Dharminder prevailed over Kashish 3-1 while Abhijit handed out a 3-0 defeat to Mayank to put his school in the driver’s seat (2-0). In the third match, Sumit came out triumphant against Mitesh of Alpine School.

In the match to decide the third spot, Kundan Vidya Mandir School thrashed DAV Public School 3-0. Sahil beat Umang 3-0 to give his school a fine start. In the second match, Ishaan of KVM School got the better of Nandan 3-2. The third match witnessed a tough tussle between Kamal and Puneet in which the former emerged victorious 3-2 and enabled his school to finish among the position holders.

In the boys’ section (u-19), Green Land School paddlers proved their supremacy over DAV Public School. In the final, hosts blanked their opponents 3-0 to bag the title. Manpreet of Green Land School outplayed Parul 3-1 in the first match while Sahil beat Rohit 3-0 to increase the lead 2-0. Ankush proved too good for Akshay whom he outscored 3-0 and helped Green Land School to lift the title.

In the match for hardline cup, KVM School beat BCM School, Chandigarh road 3-0. Piyush beat Taranjit 3-0; Kapil defeated Varun 3-0 while Archit thrashed Kanwalpreet 3-0 and had to content with the third place.

In the girls’ section (u-17), Green Land Senior Secondary School beat Alpine International School 3-0 to win the title while in u-19, Green Land School eves scored 3-1 victory over BCM School, Shastri Nagar, to make a clean sweep of the titles.

Mr Rajesh Rudra, Chairman-cum-Director of Green Land School, gave away the prizes.



Housefed chief to honour kabaddi players in Canada
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
The president of the All-India Bairagi Mahamandal and Chairman of Punjab Housefed Krishan Kumar Bawa yesterday left for Canada where he would honour the winners of the kabaddi tournament in the World Masters Games to be held in Edmonton city. He will also participate in several other cultural functions to be organised by members of Punjabi community there.

In a press note here today, Mr Ashwani Bawa, chairman of international coordination committee of the mandal, stated that the mahamandal chief would present the best player awards to winners of kabbadi while the organisers of the games would be given

“Sons of the Soil” awards by Mr Bawa during his stay in Canada.

Mr Bawa will also participate in a felicitation function to be organised by the Canada unit of the Bairagi Mahamandal and will also meet Canadian minister Mr John Z. Whisky to discuss the problems of Punjabi immigrants.



Haibowal school enters cricket tourney final
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 23
Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, defeated Sarswati Modern Public School by 65 runs and entered the final of the second Sanjiv Kaushik Memorial Cricket League Tournament (u-16) being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground at Balloke village, near Haibowal, here today.

Batting first, Government Senior Secondary School made 120 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 25 overs. Sarswati Modern School in reply were all out for 55 runs in 16 overs.

Brief scores: Government Senior Secondary School — 120 for 4 (Sunny 28, Nirmal Sharma 27, Aditya 17 and Jatinder Pal 10 not out; Jatinder Singh 1 for 22, Yogesh 1 for 22 and Vikas 1 for 25).

Sarswati School — 55 all out (Munish 17 not out, Rakesh Bhall 10; Satinder Pal 3 for 15, Rishi 3 for 11 and Nirmal Sharma 3 for 15).


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