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Inter-school shabad gyan contest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 6
Baba Gurmukh Singh Memorial inter-school shabad gyan competition was held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Schools from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Sangrur and other parts of the state participated. The judges were Ms Harminder Kaur, Ms Namita Sharma and Mr Sukhwant Singh.

The first prize was won by the local G.G.N. Public School and the second by Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. The third prize was won by General Gurnam Singh Public School, Sangrur.

Two consolation prizes were given to Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, and Baba Isher Singh Public school, BRS Nagar.

Mr Surinderjit Singh Pall, Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, was the guest of honour.

Mr R.S. Gill, Principal of the school, highlighted the achievements of Baba Gurmukh Singh.

KVM wins inter-school quiz: Kundan Vidya Mandir School (KVM) won the inter school quiz organised bythe Horlick Wiz Kid, from among 25 schools. Aneesh Bhatia of Class XI has been chosen to go to Bangalore at the national level contest. Out of five core events, the KVM won the first position in three events.

Teej celebrations: Teej was celebrated at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar. Various competitions were organised for different classes.

Harspreet Kaur, Gaytri, Manpreet Kaur and Shifani were crowned “Miss Punjaban” from classes I and II, III to V and VI to IX, respectively.

Teej was also celebrated at BVM, Kitchlu Nagar Tiny tots of the Shishu Vatika wing dressed up in colourful arrires. Various Competitions were held.



From Schools & Colleges
Courses at Jain institute
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, August 6
The D.D.Jain Institute of Computer Sciences will start ITI-run courses like art and craft, cutting, tailoring, sewing and fashion technology.
Mr Naresh Puri, director, said it was an achievement for the institute and an opportunity for the students. He said, "The institute aims to provide a comprehensive system of education in IT and fashion technology that will help make students more competent both at national and international levels."

He said Mr Narinder Kumar Jain president, Ms Kamla Jain, Principal, had assured cooperation for running the courses successfully.

DIMT students excel: Students of Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) got good results in MBA 2nd semester whose results were declared by Punjab Technical University recently. Ninety per cent of the students secured first division. According to a press statement issued by Dr R.S. Gupta, director, Arshdeep Kaur stood first with 82.5 per cent marks, Amrinder Kaur secured second position with 82.1 per cent marks. While Sukhnandan Kaur and Rubbal Sharma stood third with 77.6 per cent marks. Mr Sukhpal Singh, Chairman, DIMT, congratulated the students, parents and the teachers for working hard.

Doraha school gets first prize: Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, bagged the first prize in the District Science Seminar held at Malwa Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. Nisha Gupta of class X of the school, who represented Payal tehsil, won the first prize. Earlier, she had won the first prize in the tehsil-level science seminar. Now she will represent Ludhiana district at a state-level competition.

The topic for the seminar was "Century of Physics - its achievements and challenges". The seminar was divided into three parts comprising a written test, presentation and an interview. Participants from all seven zones of Ludhiana district namely Khanna, Payal, Samrala, Raikot, Jagraon, Ludhiana East and Ludhiana West participated in the seminar. Mr Yaspal Mehra, DEO, and Mr Varinder Sharma, District Science Supervisor, were present on the occasion.

Mr Sukhpal Singh, Chairman of the school trust, Ms Umal Kaur, Director, and Mr Mathew Varghese, Principal, congratulated Nisha, her parents and the teachers.

Medical camp at KVM: A medical camp was organised at KVM, city branch, here, today. Dr Rajesh Bansal, an eye specialist, Dr Gaurav Sachdeva, physician, and Dr Pankaj examined the students. They apprised the students about ill effects of junk food. An inter-school on-the-spot painting competition was also held at the school. Ms Bableejee and Ms Senguta were the judges. The Principal of the school appreciated the services of doctors. Head Mistress Namita Raj Singh thanked the participants.

Welcome party: Students of Kamla Lohtia SD College here organised a welcome party for freshers of MA-II Economics on the college premises today. On behalf of the seniors, Simranjit Singh welcomed the new entrants. Prof Mohd. Saleem, Head of the Department of Economics, welcomed the students of MA-I. The seniors presented a cultural programme. Prabjot and Kulwinder were declared Mr Fresher and Mr Elegant, respectively, whereas Rama and Kamini won the title of Ms Fresher and Ms Elegant, respectively. 



2 get life imprisonment for murder
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 6
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Gurbir Singh, has sentenced Nirbhai Singh and Satwant Singh of Majri village, Payal to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing Kulwinder Singh of the same village in 2001.

Pronouncing the verdict, Mr Gurbir Singh held that it had been proved beyond doubt that the accused had killed Kulwinder Singh and threw his body into the canal in order to conceal the crime. The accused were also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 13,000.

Initially, the police had registered a case of accident following the statement of Gurpreet Singh, son of the deceased. The complainant had stated that his father had gone with the accused on February 26, 2001, and never returned back.

The next day the accused told him that last evening after consuming liquor they along with Kulwinder Singh were coming back from Ludhiana. At about 8p.m. Kulwinder Singh fell down from the scooter near Dugri Bridge in Ludhiana, the son of the deceased added.

But later, an enquiry was conducted by a DSP following an application filed by Rajinder Singh, elder brother of deceased.

During the enquiry the police recorded the statement of Avtar Singh, who stated that the accused had confessed before him that they had committed the crime, as Kulwinder was demanding Rs 30,000 back which he had given them. After the enquiry the police found them guilty of murder.

The body was recovered after five days of the incident near the canal bridge of Gill village. During the trial it was also revealed that the deceased had not consumed any liquor as claimed by the accused. 



Mother’s milk is best
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 6
To highlight the importance of breastfeeding and its superiority over other foods, the city unit of Food and Nutrition Board organised a state-level symposium at Sangrur.

Dr Rajinder Gulati, an expert and resource person, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), delivered a lecture on “in what way breastfeeding is a healthy option in comparison with bottle feeding”. Enumerating the advantages of human milk Dr Gulati said human milk contained fat which ideally suited the infants. It also contained certain enzymes which added to the digestibility of milk fat. Moreover, it contained long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP) which were important factors for early human growth and development. In contrast, babies fed on bovine milk developed LCP depletion resulting in decreased brain growth. This affected the IQ of the child. Principal carbohydrate contained in the human milk was lactose, the concentration of which was higher when compared with bovine milk. This helped in providing instant energy to the newborn.

He further added that the minerals and their salts in breast milk were species specific in concentration and ratio, for optimal growth of human babies, whereas cow’s milk contained three times higher concentration of sodium and potassium salts.

Another lecture on various aspects of breastfeeding along with poster competition was held at DMCH yesterday. Dr B.K.Jain, Head, Department of Pediatrics, DMCH, said this year the theme of UNICEF was “Breastfeeding and Family Foods: Loving and Healthy’ remind all the vital importance of complementary feeding.

A seminar on importance of mother’s milk was held at Master Tara Singh College here today. 



BJP against transfer of SAI coaches
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 6
The BJP has criticised the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for transferring its coaches from Punjab. In a press note issued here today, Mr Sukhminder Pal Singh Grewal, member, national executive committee of the BJP Kisan Morcha, said Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP, had urged Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, to use his good office to instruct the SAI not to go ahead with its transfer of coaches from the state.

Mr Khanna, on August 4, while requesting the Deputy Speaker reminded him that it was only because of these coaches that Punjab had produced sportspersons of international repute. “By transferring these coaches from Punjab, the SAI has done a great harm to the sports activities in the state as players who are on the verge of representing the state in the future national meets as well as those who have been trained to don the national colours during the overseas tournaments are left in the lurch,” Mr Rai said.

The SAI has transferred a large number of coaches from the state. Some of them have been posted at places where there is no infrastructure and the number of trainees is less than those of coaches.



Amloh school wins football trophy
Our Correspondent

Amloh, August 6
The football team of Government Secondary School here won the district championship in the under-17 age group defeating Fatehgarh Sahib zone in the final.
Earlier, the winning teams of four zones comprising Amloh, Khamano, Bassi Pathana and Fatehgarh Sahib lined up for the championship.

In the first match, Amloh defeated Khamano by 2 goals and in the final, Amloh and Fatehgarh Sahib scored three goals each. A successful penalty kick was the deciding factor in the favour of Amloh zone.

The players of the winning team were honoured at a function organised here today. Parent-Teacher Association chief Ram Saran Sood lauded the efforts of Mr Manmohan Sharma, Lecturer, and Mr Jaspal Singh, DPE, for providing training to the players. Mr Zora Singh Gill, Principal, spoke on the all-round development of the school and said the team would participate in the state-level competitions.


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