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Parents meet Jagir Kaur
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 7
A meeting of Parents Committee of Nankana Sahib School was held with Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee, this morning at Guru Nanak Engineering College.

The parents submitted a memorandum regarding their demands to the Bibi. The parents demanded a cut in fees.

She listened to the complaints of parents and assured them that the fees would be reduced. She said no one would be allowed to commit any fraud and the students would be provided with maximum facilities.

If any teacher troubled the students, strong action would be taken against the person.



From Schools & Colleges
Workshop on composition ends
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, August 7
A two-day workshop on composition organised by the PG Department of Fine Arts, Khalsa College for Women, concluded here yesterday. Dr Baldev Gambhir, former Head of the PG Department of Drawing and Painting, BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, inaugurated the workshop. Principal Dr (Ms) Varinder Kaur Thind, Ms Kiran Kapoor, Head, PG Department of Fine Arts, staff members and students were present at the workshop.

Dr Gambhir delivered a lecture on the definition and rules of composition. He also gave a detailed account of the journey of art from the ancient to the modern times. Talking about eminent artists like Amrita Shergill, K.K. Hebber, Pablo Picasso and M.F. Hussain, he explained their techniques in painting.

He explained the importance of line and colour and also taught students how to achieve a sense of balance in their work. He demonstrated how brush strokes could help the student express his inner feelings.

Thereafter, the students were given topics for composition. The topic “Mother and child” was given to students of MA-I and ‘Folk art of India’ to MA-II students.

Dr Gambhir was full of praise for teachers of the Fine Arts Department of the college. He found them dedicated, hard-working and co-operative. He declared the college the best among the colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh.

After examining the work of the students, he opined that the students had great potential. He said “art was long but life was short”. He encouraged students to work with devotion.

Farewell party: A farewell party was given to the third year students of Mata Saraswati Institute of Nursing Education by first and second year students. A variety entertainment programme was organised by the students. The programme was well-attended by people from all walks of life.

Annie was declared Ms Fresher, Harjit was the first runners-up and Raman Jassal the second runners-up. Sukhwinder was given the title Ms Beautiful and Sonia bagged the title of Ms Beautiful Hair.

Toppers: Rajneet Kaur of Government College for Women has secured the first position in MA I Music (Instrumental) in Panjab University. She secured 303 marks out of 400 marks. Rajpreet Kaur of same college bagged the third position, scoring 296 marks.

Mock CAT: Top Careers and You held a mock CAT for MBA aspirants in the region here on Sunday. It was a two-hour test consisting of verbal ability, quantitative aptitude, data analysis and reasoning sections.

Mr K.B.Sharma, at TCY said CAT was all about time management, speed and aptitude. Having a cool temperament and handling pressure at the time of exams required a lot of practice. He took up various topics under the verbal section and explained the score pattern in each section.

Students of Love Dale celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Sunday
Students of Love Dale celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Teej celebrations: Partap Public School, Hambra road, celebrated Teej on the school premises here today. Students came dressed up in colourful traditional dresses. A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion. Gurpreet Kaur of Class VII was declared ‘Miss Teej’.

Teej was also celebrated at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Dugri branch. The celebrations started with a dance competition. Later, children had kheer-puda as part of the celebrations. They enjoyed swings and played traditional games.

The Principal, Ms Anu Gupta, gave away the prizes to the winners of dance competition and told the students about the importance of the festival.

A function was also held at Dr M.L. Punj Memorial Holdy Heart Public School, Punjab Mata Nagar, here on Saturday. A cultural programme was organised to mark the occasion. Dance, song, fancy dress, bhangra and giddha items were presented. A jhoola was specially decorated for the occasion.

Senior girls danced on various foot-tapping Punjabi numbers. Bhangra performed by master Harjot Singh was appreciated by all.

The Principal, Ms Saroj Punj, addressed the students. Tajinder Kaur of Class XII was declared Teej Queen.

Teej was also celebrated at Love Dale school.



Trust honours school toppers
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 7
Students of Government High School, Jartoli village, who had secured top positions in the board exam were felicitated by the Lambardar Sampuran Singh Memorial Trust at a function chaired by Dr Maghar Singh Kalia, Circle Education Officer, Nabha.

Addressing the gathering, Dr Kalia appreciated the role of organisers in promoting education in the village. He called upon leaders of social and political organisations to join hands to help the government meet the crisis faced by state-run schools.

“It is high time we understood the gravity of the situation and help children from the lower strata of the agrarian society, worst hit by the financial crisis faced by the government,” said Dr Kalia.

Dr Kalia gave away prizes to toppers of various classes. Dharamjot Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur and Amandeep Kaur were honoured for standing first in their respective classes. Jaswinder Singh, Rajvir Kaur and Manpreet Kaur got the second prize. Gulzar Ali, Sandeep Singh and Harpreet Kaur secured the third positions in their respective classes.

Mr Jaspreet Singh, grandson of the late Sampuran Singh, emphasised on the need for community working in saving the education from further deterioration.

Mr Sikander Singh Jartoli, general secretary of the trust, said the family of the late Sampuran Singh had earmarked a huge amount for honouring meritorious students of the school.



Jain Acharya remembered
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, August 7
To remember Acharya Samrat Jain Muni Anand Rishi Ji Maharaj, a samagam was organised by the S.S. Jain Sabha here on the 105th birth anniversary of the seer.
At a brief function, organised at S.B.S.P. School, cultural items were presented by schoolchildren. Sadhvi Manjul Jyoti Maharaj threw light on the life of the seer.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Satish Aggarwal, president, S.S. Jain Sabha, asked the sangat to follow in the footsteps of the acharya. Participants were given attractive prizes. The programme was anchored by Damini Chopra, a student of Class VIII.



Rs 15 lakh for girls’ college
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 7
Guru Harkrishan Girls College, Phallewal, has been given a grant of Rs 15 lakh by the state government.
Dr Amarjit Singh Sidhu, Director of the institute, said Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, had presented a draft for Rs 15 lakh to the management at a function held in Chandigarh recently. “The management of the college has recognised the gesture of the Deputy Chief Minister in providing this grant,” said Dr Sidhu.



Play holds audience spellbound
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 7
Tulsi and Savita of “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” fame stole the hearts of city residents last evening. They and the other cast like Feroz Bhagat, Pranav Tripathi, Nirmit Vaishnav, and Amish Tanna put in a brilliant performance in the play “Kuchh Tum Kaho Kuchh Hum Kahein”.

“Kuchh Hum ......” was presented by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam. The play was staged at Guru Nanak Bhawan last evening. The story was of love and respect, family values, and how a family should stand together and support each other to bring out its best.

The play depicted the root of the quarrels that lead to distances in the families and that the bone of contention was always ‘ego ‘. The scene opens with the husband forgetting the 30th marriage anniversary and forgets to wish his wife. When on cue by his ‘concept writer’ the husband remembers it , the wife asks him to call back their estranged son and his wifeas her gift. The wife (Apara Mehta) recalls how the ego clash had made her only son and his wife leave the house.

The estranged couple returns but on the condition that the mother gives her 30 days of her life to her daughter-in-law. During the 30 days, she asks her mother-in-law to resume her painting in which she had excelled. Within a month she gains name and fame throughout the world. Now it is time for the mother-in-law to ask her ‘bahu’ to give up her positions of MD in two companies and become a housewife.

Bahu accepts the challenge and after many fiascos, she is able to manage home. After 30 days she is ready to leave. But then deep love between father and son and mother and daughter-in-law comes to the fore. All misunderstandings vanish and love flows. Harmony is restored.

Feroz Bhagat, who played the role of Apara’s husband was excellent. He is a senior Gujrati theatre artiste Pranav Tripathi as the ‘concept writer’ comes out with the most hilarious concepts. His sense of timing was excellent Nirmit Vaishnav as husband of Smriti, torn between love for his mother and intense dislike for his father, also matches acting skills with the rest of the esteemed cast. Amish Tanna as the servant was also good.

The sets were excellent. The play in Gujrati was written by Sanjay V Shah and adapted into Hindi by Prakash Kapadia, Tushar Joshi had directed the play. The dialogues were witty and had audience in splits.



Medical fraternity upbeat over SC ruling
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 7
The SC verdict over prosecution of doctors for alleged instances of negligence in procedures done on patients, has brought relief and jubilation among the medical fraternity. The Apex Court has upheld the judgement of a double Bench that unless in case of ‘gross negligence’, the doctors can not be held liable to criminal action.

Expressing happiness over the verdict, the state president of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, Dr R.C. Garg, and its General Secretary, Dr Gursharan Singh, agreed with the SC Bench that the doctors would not be in a position to perform well if they remained under a constant threat of prosecution and harassment if anything went wrong.

Dr Gursharan Singh was of the opinion that complications, infections and worsening of disease in certain cases was a part of the medical and surgical practice and should not be considered as an act of negligence. “The affected persons should not cast aspersions on the skill or intentions of the doctors in such cases and ought to have faith in the medical professionals.”

He, however, remarked that as far as instances of ‘gross negligence’ like operating upon the wrong side or wrong organ of the body, leaving instruments or other objects inside the body during surgical procedures or causing irreparable damage by wrong diagnosis or wrong medication, should be appropriately dealt with, that too after the charges of negligence were prima facie established by committee of experts, which must include experts from the concerned speciality.

Dr Singh said that the IMA had already set up a grievances cell to look into complaints against doctors and to facilitate the process of dispensation of justice to the aggrieved parties. He remarked that the IMA would seek closer cooperation from the Punjab Medical Council to evolve a comprehensive mechanism to deal with common complaints from patients against the medical professionals.

A cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, termed the landmark judgement as a welcome step, which would go a long way in taking load off the minds of medical and surgical specialists at the time of treating their patients. He said, at times, things went wrong despite best intention of the doctors, not only in India but all over the world. Hence it was undesirable to proceed against doctors unless charges of gross negligence were proved.

He observed that even though IMA had taken some steps in this direction, but in the wake of SC judgement, the authorities should set up a body of medical, surgical and legal experts to deal with the complaints of the people at the initial level so that medical professionals were not put to any avoidable harassment.

Dr Manoj Sobti, neuro-surgeon and former Head of Neuro-Surgery Department, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, also hailed the SC ruling saying it would be particularly welcomed by those medical professionals working in critical fields.

“The relationship between a doctor and patient is based on confidence since the patient puts his life in the hands of doctor who also tried their level best to relieve the sufferings of their patients. It will be grossly unfair to hold the doctors guilty on trivial grounds and such complications which are inseparable part of medical and surgical practices,” he added.



Kabaddi player’s cremation today
Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 7
Kabaadi players and sports lovers in the area will throng Hathur village in Ludhiana district tomorrow to pay tributes to Amarjit Singh Ambi, a kabaddi player who died in Canada during a tournament after playing a match for the Calgary Sports Club, Canada.

Mr Rachhpal Singh, DSP, Malerkotla, an international kabaddi player, said the body of Ambi was being brought to his native village. He claimed that a large number of kabaddi players in India and abroad had contacted him regarding the last rites of the sportsman, which would he held tomorrow.

Ambi had played extraordinarily on the last day of his life and was watching a match when he collapsed all of a sudden. The organisers had suspended all remaining matches as a token of respect to the deceased player.

Ambi was born in a middle-class agrarian family at Hathur village. He took up kabaddi since childhood and brought laurels to the village.

Ambi had recently gone to Canada with a team from Punjab and it was his second visit this year.

Inderjit Singh Randhawa, president, Canada Kabaddi Federation, Seera Sammipuria and Satinderpal Singh Goldy, both office-bearers of the England Sloh Kabaddi Club, Surinder Singh Toni, acting president of the Punjab Kabaddi Academy and Club, Arjuna awardee Balwinder Singh Fidda, and Surjit Singh Grewal, SP (D), Sangrur, have mourned the death of the kabaddi star.



PAU Zone lads emerge champions
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 7
PAU Zone scored a 64 runs victory over Gill Zone in the finals to emerge champions in the Ludhiana District Schools Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-19) played at Government Model Senior Secondary School ground of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

In the semi-finals, PAU Zone beat Raikot Zone while Gill Zone prevailed over Sahnewal Zone to set up the title clash.

PAU Zone won the toss and elected to bat first. In the allotted 25 overs, they scored 179 runs for a loss of four wickets. The main contributors were Bharat Malhotra (38), Pankaj (33), Atul Kohli (28 n.o) and Ranjit (29). For Gill Zone, Simran, Akash, Rajit and Dhruv took a wicket each.

In reply, Gill Zone could muster only 115 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 25 overs runs with main contributions coming through Rajat (24) and Simran Sethi (27). PAU Zone’s most successful bowler was Bharat Malhotra who grabbed three wickets for 10 runs in three overs, while Ranjit Singh and Yogesh took two wickets each. Varun Chitkara took one wicket.

Earlier in the match to decide the third position, Sahnewal Zone beat Raikot Zone by four wickets. Batting first, Raikot Zone were all out for a meagre 68 runs in 16 overs. Only two batsmen, Tejinder and Manpreet, could reach the double figures. They chipped in with 16 and 10 runs, respectively.

Sahnewal Zone surpassed their rival’s total after losing six wickets in 13.5 overs. Amarjeet topped the scored with 23 runs, while Bhupinder and Ravinder made 12 runs each. For Raikot Zone, Ramandeep scalped three wickets for 21 runs and Laddi took two for 16.


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