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50 farmers attend camp
Our Correspondent

Samrala, August 30
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala, organised a training camp for farmers in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture at Nulari Kalan village yesterday. In the camp 40 farmers participated.

Dr Manmeet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Extension Education, motivated the farmers to adopt cooperative farming and inspired them to go for diversification by adopting soybean cultivation.

Dr Parminder Kaur, Assistant Professor, Agronomy, emphasised on the strategies for reducing the cost of production of field crops and also motivated the farmers to increase the area under pulses.

Dr Gaurav, Assistant Professor, Plant Protection, advised the farmers to correctly identify the pests and diseases in paddy to adopt suitable measures for their management.

Dr R.K. Thall, Assistant Professor, Horticulture, gave tips regarding the cultivation of okra and potato and to adopt suitable management practices for reducing post-harvest losses in vegetables.

Dr Mandeep Dhaliwal, Assistant Professor, Home Sciences, imparted practical training to women on fabric painting.

Dr Satnam Singh Swatch thanked scientists for educating farmers.



RIMT to start Linux system
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, August 30
A memorandum of understanding was signed on the campus of RIMT Institute of Management and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh. The chairman of RIMT Group, Mr Hukam Chand Bansal and Mr. Abhijit Roy, Manager, Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd signed the documents.

Mr Roy said that Linux is a unique operating system, which is based on Open Source Technology in which the user becomes developer. It carries high possibility of innovation. Linux has the rare characteristics like community development, community sharing and modularity of software. Red Hat is the largest distributor of Linux in India and is also market leader in Web Server technology.

Dr B.S. Bhatia, the director of the institute, said that this step has been taken for students, particularly those of MCA.

Mr R.P. Singh the Coordinator for Red Hat Linux Programme, said that the institute can provide Linux certified training in open source technologies like Apache, MYSQL and PHP. Red Hat would provide software and lab support besides from internship and placement support.



Teachers to hold protest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
To protest against the apathetic attitude of the state government towards aided schools, teachers will stage a demonstration in front of the DPI (Secondary) office on September 5.

A meeting of the Punjab State-Aided School Teachers and other Employees Union was held at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here today under the presidentship of Mr Ranjit Singh. Mr Kirpal Singh, secretary, alleged that step-motherly treatment was being meted out to aided schools by the government.

Mr Gian Chand Sharma, secretary (city), said the government was not providing pension to the retired teachers in the aided schools.

“They have been denied 50 per cent DA merger and recruitment is also banned. All our demands are long pending and we would intensify our struggle if the demands are not considered,” said Mr Sharma.



Amloh girl remains topper in PMET revised result
Our Correspondent

Amloh, August 30
Karanjot Kaur, a resident of this town, not only maintained her first rank in the state but also improved her secure and got 672 marks out of 772 (87.05 per cent) in the revised pre-medical entrance test (PMET-2005) declared yesterday by Guru Nanak Dev University. Her parents are in medical profession.

Residents of the town rejoiced when the news spread that both the students of this town, Karanjot Kaur and Sukhmanpreet Kaur, have maintained their position in the merit list.

Sukhmanpreet Kaur secured 660 marks (85.05 per cent) and she maintained her fifth rank. Mr Zora Singh Gill, Principal, Government Secondary School, had honoured both the students of this school at a function on July 7.



From Colleges
Students bring laurels
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 30
The students of Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, have bagged three top positions in M.A. II ( Music Vocal) exams. Pawandeep Sohal bagged third position while Harpreet Kaur and Meenu Kalra sixth and seven respectively. All toppers were congratulated by the Principal.

Students of MA-I Hindi and History, being given a warm welcome at DD Jain College here on Tuesday
Freshers’ party: Students of MA-I Hindi and History, being given a warm welcome at DD Jain College here on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Welcome party: The students of MA-I, Hindi and History were welcomed by their seniors at Devki Devi Jain College here today. Principal. Dr (Ms) Prem Singla, was the chief guest.

The seniors presented a cultural programme which was compared by Ms Minakshi. Ms Tamanna of MA, Hindi-I was chosen Ms Fresher.

Session begins: The new academic session of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology began here today. Ms Rajni Bector, Chairperson Cremica Industries was the chief guest. Director Kuldeep Singh thanked the guests. Mr Harmohinder Singh presented mementoes to the guests.



Shiv Kumar praised
Our Correspondent

Khanna, August 30
Shiv Kumar, a student of A.S. college, Khanna, has won gold medal in the state boxing championship held in Mastuana sahib in Sangrur district from August 25 to 28. Dr R.S. Jhanji, Principal of the college, while congratulating Shiv Kumar said he had brought laurels for the college by winning the gold medal. Members of the college management also congratulated Shiv Kumar and his coach Sohan lal for this achievement.



Shifting of ESIC dispensaries resented
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 30
The workers and managements of industrial units here have resented the government’s move to shift ESIC dispensaries to Jitwal. Terming the decision to be arbitrary and in violation of the instructions of the Industries Department, they have urged the authorities to withdraw the decision.

If decision to shift two dispensaries was implemented, around 20,000 persons working with the Shryans Industries Limited, Malikpur village and General Industrial Society Ltd, Akbarpur Chhanna village, would have to travel miles for treatment.

Mr Arun Goel, General Manager (HRD), Shryans Industries Limited, said 2,000 workers, employees and their dependents were receiving medical facilities at the ESIC dispensaries here.

“The decision if implemented would violate the norm of providing medical facilities within the radius of 8 km of the work place,” argued Mr Goel. Jitwal was situated around 13 km away from the factory, he added.

Mr B.S. Cheema, General Manager (P), GIS Ltd, said the ESIC dispensary, Akbarpur Chhanna, catering to around 1900 workers and employees was being clubbed with the dispensary at Kohara village in Ludhiana district.

Mr Gurdev Raj and Mr Bal Krishan, president and secretary of the workers union (CITU), have warned that the union would resort to agitation to retain these dispensaries at their original place.



BVM spikers win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 30
It was an all Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Schools affair. The final match of the Ludhiana PAU Zone Inter-School Volleyball Tournament (u-17) was played here today at Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines ground between Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar branch and Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch.

BVM School, Kitchlu Nagar, prevailed over BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar 3-1. The spikers of the Kitchlu Nagar branch lost the first set 20-25 but bounced back into the game with 25-23 win to level the score. In the third set, lads from the Kitchlu Nagar branch stamped their supremacy to wrap up the game at 25-19 while in the fourth set, they, after some initial hiccups, managed to overcome their spirited rivals 25-21 and romped home victorious.

Earlier, in the semi-finals, BVM School, Kitchlu Nagar team beat Rashtriya Bal Vidya Mandir team 3-0 while BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar defeated Kundan Vidya Mandir in an identical fashion 3-0 to set up the title clash.

Mr S.C. Saxena, Principal of the host school, inaugurated the final match. Seven teams: Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Harah Vidyala Mandir, BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, Rashtriya Bal Vidya Mandir, Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal and Government Senior Secondary School, Gobind Nagar participated in this inter-school tournament. 



City shuttlers for sub-junior meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 30
The following boys and girls have been selected to represent Ludhiana in the forthcoming Punjab State Sub-Junior Badminton Championship scheduled to be held at Raizada Hans Raj Stadium, Jalandhar, from September 1 to 4, according to Mr R.S. Behal, honorary general secretary, Ludhiana District Badminton Association.

The names of the shuttlers are: (boys u-10) — Amit Bhasin of BCM School, Surya Goyal of KVM School, Guranjan Singh of GGN Public School, Karanbir Singh of Government School, Sahnewal, and Mohakamjit Singh of GNPS, Ludhiana.

Boys (u-13) — Antarpreet Singh of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Bhavya Dawar of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Gaurish Singla of DAV School BRS Nagar, Preetinder Singh of Sacred Heart Convent School and Raghav Goyal of GRD Academy.

Boys (u-16) — Raj Kumar of Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, Gurbax Singh of Tagore Public School, Anand Tiwari of Tagore Public School, Gurrattanvir Singh of Tagore Public School and Ashutosh Prabhakar of Tagore Public School.

Girls (u-13) — Steffi Kala of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar; girls (u-16) — Steffi Kala of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar, Anchal Gupta of KVM School and Harveen Kaur of GGN Public School.


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