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Talent hunt contest at Khalsa College
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, August 14
A talent hunt contest was organised at Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here on Friday to select students for youth festivals and other competitions besides giving them a platform to display their skills in extra-curricular activities.

The chief guest, Ms Anupam Kler, Assistant Commissioner (Grievance), was welcomed by the Principal, Dr Varinder Kaur Thind. The function began with the rendition of the college shabad “Deh hei shiva var mohe eihe”. Students sang Hindi and Punjabi songs while in music (instrumental) the contestants displayed their skills on folk instruments like ‘dhol’ and ‘ghara’. Their performances were judged by Ms Sumedha and Ms Kumud.

Competitions in classical, Indian and Western group dance were organised and these were adjudged by Ms Shweta Bali and Ms Rashmi Gangwani. Inter-class giddha competitions among different classes were organised. Ms Surinder Khera, Ms Baljinder and Ms Jasbir were the judges. A poetical recitation competition in Hindi, Punjabi and English was also organised and Dr Raseel, Ms Kuldeep, Dr Kamini Sahir and Dr Anu Khullar were the judges.

In the fine arts category, there were 15 items, including cartooning and collage-making. Cooking competitions in snacks and Indian sweet dishes were also organised by home science department. Ms Sanweet and Ms Neeru Gulati judged the savory preparations of the young cooks.

Creative writing competitions in essay, story and poem writing were organised on the college campus on August 11.

Session begins: The new session at BCM College of Education started here on Friday with hawan. Mr Satyanand Munjal, Chairman, Hero Group of Industries, blessed students. Dr Ramesh Sandhu, Principal of the college, made students familiar with members of management and staff. Mr Munjal gave a brief history of college. He stressed on need of quality education.

Medical camp: A four-day medical camp concluded at Master Tara Singh College here on Friday. During the camp routine check-up, eye check-up, dental check-up were conducted by a team of doctors, including Dr I.S. Bagga, Dr Jaspal Singh, Dr Harinder Singh, Dr Ajit Singh. Dr Parveen Chawla advised the students to take a balanced diet.

Dr M. Sahota, Principal, advised the students to take care of their personal hygiene.

Lecture: Mr Kailash Behl, a senior lecturer in Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala delivered a lecture on the XML Technology at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, here, today. The lecturer was attended by computer faculty and students of MCA and BCA second and third year. Mr Behl introduced various salient features of the technology and explained its role in developing the new internet concept like ‘digital signature’. He also briefly explained the significance of upcoming technology JSML.The lecture was followed by a brief interactive session in which Mr Behl answered the queries of students and urged them to take up new upcoming technologies like XML and JSML, so as to thrive in this competitive world.

Mandeep tops: Mandeep Kaur of MSc part I of SCD Government College, here, has topped in Panjab University by scoring 453 out of 500 marks. Students of the college also bagged fifth, sixth and seventh positions in the university. Out of the total 44 students of MSc, 30 students got first divisions and three students got more than 80 per cent marks. The college results were 98 per cent in comparison with university’s 47 per cent. Mr D.S.Gill, Principal, has congratulated the faculty and students of Mathematics Department.

Observed: The second death anniversary of Giani Bhagat Singh, founder president of Ramgarhia Education Council was observed at Baba Gurmukh Singh Memorial hall of Ramgarhia Girls College, here, today. Representatives of various political, cultural, social and religious parties paid rich tributes to the great visionary. A former head priest of Damdama Sahib, Kewal Singh, in his address stressed on dignity of labour. He also appealed the youth not to get hooked on to drugs.



I-Day functions in city schools
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 14
A function was held in Love Dale School in connection with Independence Day here today. The students were told about national leaders and the meaning of national integration. A fancy dress and cultural programme was organised on the occasion. SAN Jain Model School

SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School also organised a function in connection with I-Day here yesterday. The students paid tributes to national heroes. The tiny tots wore tri-colour bands, ribbons and sang and performed on patriotic numbers with fervour. The Principal, Mr S.K. Jain, addressed the students and distributed sweets.

Jesus Sacred Heart School

Students of Jesus Sacred Heart School, South Extension, were full of zeal and enthusiasm at a function organised in connection with I-Day. The function started with the unfurling of national flag by the Principal, Ms A. Christopher. A cultural programme comprising patriotic songs, action songs and dances by students of different classes was organised on the occasion.

Guru Gobind School

Guru Gobind School, Pakhowal Road, organised a cultural programme as part of I-Day celebrations. Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, chairman of the school, was the chief guest. Students took out a march past and put a PT drill display. A patriotic poetry recitation competition was organised wherein the students recited poems embued with patriotic fervour.



Students get into Teej spirit
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, August 14
The students of the RIMT Institute of Management and Technology, the Gobindgarh Institute of Management and Technology and the RIMT College of Education, organised a Teej function on the campus of the RIMT Management Institute recently.

The celebrations presented a riot of colours as the girl students attired in typically Punjabi bright-coloured traditional suits performed giddha. They also sang songs of sawan and enjoyed swings. The students also enjoyed ‘maalpuda’ and ‘kheer’.

The function was inaugurated by social worker Neena Bansal, joint chair- person of the RIMT group of educational institutes. Welcoming the chief guest, the director of RIMT-IMCT, Dr B.S. Bhatia, said it was everyone’s moral duty to carry along the precious, but fast-fading cultural heritage. He outlined the importance of Teej.

Mehndi and rangoli competitions were also organised. The winners were: mehndi — Shweta (1); Tapinder (2); Rajwinder (3); rangoli — Gauri (1); Kavita (2); Nitu (3).

Doraha: Teeyan festival was celebrated in the premises of the D.N. Everest Model High School, Jaspalon, on Saturday. The students were dressed in Punjabi attire. Tiny tots presented a colourful programme of songs and dance.

Mr Pankaj Sharma, Principal, motivated the little ones to participate in such cultural activities. On this occasion, the girls from secondary classes performed gidda and kikli.

‘Miss Punjaban’ and ‘Mr Punjab’ contests were also organised. From junior group (Ist to 5th class) ‘Miss Punjaban title went to Simranjeet Kaur, first runner-up was Ravneet Kaur and second runner-up was Sumandeep Kaur.

‘Mr Punjab’ title was bagged by Jashandeep Gurm and first runner-up was Karampreet Singh.

In the senior group (6th to 8th class) ‘Miss Punjab title went to Balwinder Kaur, first runner-up was Damanpreet Kaur and second runner-up was Rupinder Kaur.

‘Mr Punjab’ title went to Arvinder Singh and first runner-up was Jagdeep Singh.

On this occasion, Mr Rajinder Sharma, president, Association of the Punjab School Education Board-affiliated schools, Punjab (regd), presided over the function.



107 scouts attend camp
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 14
More than 100 scouts from 11 schools of the area attended five-day Tritia Sopan Camp that concluded at Government Senior Secondary School, Kanganwal, on Friday.

According to Mr Suresh Jain, a scout master of the camp, 107 students from government seniors schools at Nathu Majra, Jitwal Kalan, Kanganwal, Bhogiwal villages; government high schools at Jandali Khurad, Jhaner, Baurhai Kalan and Manvi village, Guru Har Rai Model School, Jhaner, Guru Har Krishan Public School, Jalwana, and SAS Public School, Chakk Sherpur Kalan, participated in the camp.

Delivering his presidential address on the last day, Dr Maghar Singh, Circle Education Officer, Nabha, claimed the scouts’ movement had transformed the lifestyle of the students. Referring to information received from parents of scouts, he claimed the camp living had transformed their habits. “Most of them have started thinking about others,” he said.



Kidney removed through key-hole surgery
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 14
The removal of non-functional kidney through key-hole surgery (laparoscopic nephrectomy) was performed for the first time in the city earlier this week by a team of doctors headed by a local surgeon - Dr Sirish Chandra, who is also credited with being the first surgeon here to start and standardise the procedure for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder).

Giving this information, Dr Chandra told Ludhiana Tribune that left kidney of the patient Ms Jyoti (34) had been non-functional for the past several years due to an unrelated blockage in her ureter and the there was a need to remove the kidney..

“In the conventional nephrectomy, kidney is removed through a long incision in the flank. The post-operative recovery period after such an operation is prolonged and painful, and in addition the procedure leaves a long unsightly scar.”

On the other hand, in laparoscopic nephrectomy, observed Dr Chandra the entire procedure was done with the help of instruments introduced into the abdomen through three holes. A video camera sent pictures from inside the abdomen to a TV monitor and special instruments were introduced through the other two holes to separate the kidney from the surrounding organs. Blood vessels which fed the kidney were clamped and once the damaged kidney was free from all its attachments, it was extracted out of the abdomen by enlarging one of the holes.

He said a team of doctors and supporting staff in the operation theatre watched procedure on TV monitor. It was also recorded for future reference. The patient whose kidney was removed by key-hole surgery was discharged on the second day of the surgery unlike in the case of conventional operation where the post-operative hospitalisation period ranged anything from a week to 10 days.



Khanpur lads win 
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 14
The lads from Khanpur proved their mettle against those from Jhamadh to win kabaddi title in the Dehlon Block Rural Sports Tournament (u-16) organised by the Ludhiana District Sports Office in association with Sports Authority of India at Kila Raipur near here today.

The gram panchayat and sports clubs of Kila Raipur extended assistance to the organisers in holding the tournament.

Mr Manmohan Singh, chairman, Market Committee, Kila Raipur, was the chief guest on this occasion.

Mr Gianinder Singh, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, Mr Amritpal Singh Mavi, senior sports officer, Mr Devi Dyal, kabaddi coach, sarpanch, panches and office-bearers of Kila Raipur sports clubs were present there.

Results: Hockey (boys)- Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary Public School of Kila Raipur 1 and Government Senior Secondary School of Kila Raipur 2; Kabaddi (boys)- Khanpur 1 and Jhamadh 2; Volleyball (girls)- Government Senior Secondary School of Kila Raipur 1 and Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary Public School of Kila Raipur 2; Kho-kho (girls)- Government Senior Secondary School of Kila Raipur 1 and Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School of Kila Raipur 2.


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