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One-day workshop for farmers held
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 19
A one-day workshop on job avenues, skill development and training needs was organised by the College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana.
Dr Jugraj Singh Dhillon, former Dean, College of Veterinary Science, said children of farmers residing in villages should be motivated to acquire agricultural education so that they could take up agriculture scientifically.

He said the students of the university should be asked to visit farms of progressive farmers.

Dr M.S. Bajwa, former Director of Research, said, “We will have to educate our farmers in such a way that they are be able to maintain the standard of their agricultural produce.”

Dr G.S. Nanda, former Director, Research, said there was a need to introduce new courses relating to agricultural science.

Dr A.S. Dhindsa and Mr Jang Bahadur Singh Sangha, old students of the PAU, said the university should reserve 70 per cent seats for students from the rural background.

Dr Darshan Singh, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Dr A.P.S. Mann, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu, Joint Director, Agriculture Department, Punjab, Mr Darshan Singh Tabeeba, a progressive farmer, and Dr K.S. Rai, a representative of Dean, College of Veterinary Science, and two students’ representatives also spoke on the occasion.

Dr B.S. Dhillon, Director, Research, and Dr M.K. Dhillon, Dean, College of Home Science, were also present.

On behalf of the College of Agriculture, Dr R.K. Mahey, extended a vote of thanks.



Inter-house declamation contest held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 19
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School organised an inter-house declamation contest in association with the Ved Parchar Mandal here today. The proceedings started with the presentation of a bhajan by Anand Murti Guru Maa.

Students from three houses — Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore — spoke on topics like “As you sow, so shall you reap”, “Importance of spiritualism in modern education”, “Continuous thinking is a disease ” and “Female foeticide”.

Principal, Baba Ishar Singh School, Anita Kundra and social worker Kamlesh Batish formed the penal of judges.

Ved Parchar Mandal representative Roshan Lal Arya was also present on the occasion. While addressing students, he said such competitions infused the spirit of self-confidence and enthusiasm into students.

School Principal Sadhana Sharma encouraged the participants and congratulated the winners. In her concluding speech, she said children were the future of the nation and such activities made a positive contribution towards their development.

President of the school Rajesh Kashyap, manager C.L. Sachdeva and vice-president Harish Kashyap presented the award of honour to the judges and handed over prizes and certificates to the winners.

Results of the contest: first — Chandni (XII); second — Neha Arora (XII); and third — Noori (XII). Appreciation award — Latika and Nemika. Best House — Tagore. 



Kids made familiar with vegetables
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 19
The Montessori and primary section of Ryan International School looked like a shop of a “green grocers” as it was stocked with different vegetables and fruits. The idea behind the whole exercise was to make the students familiar with their names and food value. A quiz was also organised on vegetables. Display boards looked vibrant with cutouts of various fruits and vegetables.

Dental camp: A five-day free dental camp was inaugurated today at SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School by Mr Devinder Kumar Jain, treasurer of Vijyanand Diagnostic Centre, Civil Lines. The camp aims to cover 2,900 students. A team of three eminent doctors — Dr Ajay Chhabra, Dr Seema Kundra and Dr Mini Gakhar — will examing students.

Yatra centre: An information centre regarding the Jagannath Yatra started functioning at Dr Ranjit Singh International School here today. 



Vanamahotsava at PAU

Ludhiana, September 19
More than 150 volunteers of the NSS units of the College of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Home Science Department of Punjab Agricultural University, observed vanamahotsava on the campus on Saturday and Sunday. The volunteers planted saplings and prepared basins around 1,000 plants. — TNS



500 examined at camp

Ludhiana, September 19
More than 500 patients were examined at a free medical, dental and blood sugar check-up camp organised by the Lions Club Ludhiana Samrat at Barewal village on the periphery of the city today.

Mr Rabinder Singh Sohil inaugurated the camp. A team comprising Dr Baljit Singh, Dr Devinder Singh Walia, medical specialists, Dr Parminder Singh, dental surgeon, Dr Munish Hans, biochemist, and Dr J.S. Kohli examined the patients and provided them free medicines. Blood sugar tests were also conducted free of cost.

Dr Sunil Lakhotra, president of the club, said the club was striving to provide medical care to the poor and the needy through such medical camps. — OC



Salil steers MC Club to win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 19
Salil Kaushal excelled with bat and ball as the Municipal Corporation Club beat Government College for Boys by 72 runs in a cricket match played here at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys.

Salil remained unbeaten on 105 runs and also took two wickets for 12 runs. Club skipper Sunil Sharma won the toss and elected to bat. In the allotted 30 overs, they scored 182 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Salil's ton included 12 hits to the fence while Harmit Batra and Sunil Sharma contributed 23 and 18 runs, respectively. For Government college, their captain Gurpreet Khaira scalped three victims for 13 runs.

In reply, Government College's innings ended at 110 in the 27th over. Jatinder was the top scorer with 30 runs, followed by Karan and Ashu who made 16 and 18 runs, respectively.

Harmit was the most successful bowler for the club grabbing four wickets for just six runs while Salil took three for 12 runs.


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