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Science exhibition concludes
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 25
Mr Virender Kumar Sharma, district science supervisor, Ludhiana, called upon teachers and students of the area to adopt scientific temper in their routine life. He was addressing the concluding function of Science Exhibition at Government Senior Secondary School, Karamsar, near here, yesterday.

Ms Kamaljit Mangat, Mr Mohit Sharma and Pawandeep Kaur got the first, second and third prizes respectively. Ms Gurvinder Kaur of Government Primary School Chankoian village, Ms Shama Grover of National Public Senior Secondary School and Sanjiv Sharma of Shakti Senior Secondary School, Doraha; all science teachers bagged first three prizes in the declamation contest.

A play staged by the team of GSSS Karamsar was adjudged the best while Gurdeep Kaur of Ghudani Kalan School bagged first position in environment management. Kamalpreet Kaur and Karanvir stood second in this category. Anureet Kaur of Shakti Public School, Doraha, bagged the first position in the senior wing on the theme of rural development while Darshan Singh of Karamsar was at second position.

Surinder Pal Sharma beat the participants on information technology theme. Karanjit Kaur of Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Doraha, and Munish of Sarswati School, Tarandip, Sandeep and Lakhvir of Kaddon , Manjit Kaur of Ghudani, Nisha Babbar and Navjot Kaur bagged first positions in their respective categories.

In chart-making competition Veenu of Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, and Ramandeep Kaur of Mother Teresa Senior Secondary School, Malaudh, stood first and second, respectively.

Jaswinder Singh of Kaddon Government School stood third in this competition. Jaspreet Singh and Gurmukh Singh constituting the host team pocketed first prize in quiz contest. Saraswati School Doraha and Government Senior School for Girls Malaudh bagged next two positions.



Unemployed teachers to hold rallies in rural areas
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 25
The Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union of Ludhiana district held a meeting in Chhatar Singh Park this afternoon to discuss the plans of a rally to be held on October 19 in Chandigarh. First of all, they signed a document that they will never accept employment on contract basis.

ETT teachers were happy at the statement made by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on September 22 in Faridkot that unemployed elementary teachers would be employed on regular basis. Mr Paramjit Singh Mann said earlier the teachers would withdraw their agitation at the assurances given by politicians, but not this time.

Captain Amarinder Singh had asked the teachers to wait for one month. So the teachers have shelved plans for a month. From September 26, the teachers have decided to hold marches and flag rallies in the rural areas for creating awareness. On October 19, they will hold a rally in Chandigarh to make sure that Captain Amarinder Singh keeps his word and sends advertisements for job applications.

Moreover, it was decided at the meeting to merge the Unemployed Elementary Teachers’ Union and the DIET Students Welfare Association. A new team was formed headed by Mr Paramjit Singh Mann. He is the district president while Inderjit Singh Siddhu is the general secretary.The other office-bearers are Rajnish Kumar Khanpur — senior vice-president; Amandeep Singh Gallo- president and Balraj Singh Ghloti, Jhirmal Singh and Rakesh Kumar state committee members.



From Colleges
NSS volunteers plant saplings
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 25
On the occasion of NSS Day volunteers of NSS unit I,ll and III of SDP College for Women here planted 1,000 saplings yesterday to achieve the objective of making the city pollution free and green. Mr Balraj Bhasin, president of the college, was the brain behind this effort.

Honorary Director Sushil Verma, officiating Principal Shashi Bindal, Vice-Principal Babli Ahuja, convener, NSS, Veena Gian Singh and NSS programme officers Sudesh Bhalla, Nivedita Arora and Sunita inspired the volunteers to plant more saplings. They also stressed on taking care of these.


A two-day interior-exterior Expo 2005 organised by the Pinnacle Institute of Design Technology (PIDT) concluded at Sutlej Club on Monday.

The event was organised in collaboration with Ludhiana Architects Association. The chief guest for the exposition, Mr Prem Chand, SDM (East), had inaugurated the event aong with the some architects of the city on Sunday.

The president of the association Mr Ravi Khosla, was also present along with other dignitaries, including Mr Sanjay Goyal, Mr Rajan Sareen, Ms Shruti Ranjhan.

The students exhibited their creations. Many companies like Comfits, Birla Cement, S.K. Marbles, Inter Solar, Golf, Sunrise International, Ceramic center, Garg doors, etc participated in the event. The visitors appreciated the efforts of students. The main objective of the exhibition was to promote the construction and interior industry.

Integration camp

Students representing various states take part in a rangoli competition during the national integration camp organised at MTS College
Students representing various states take part in a rangoli competition during the national integration camp organised at MTS College here on Sunday.

The second day of the national integration camp at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women witnessed cultural extravaganza. Mr R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, Jagraon, presided over the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest. He lighted the ceremonial lamp.

An enthralling cultural programme was presented by volunteers of Gujarat, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. Volunteers from Gujarat presented dance performances. Volunteers of Assam presented folk dance and group dance. Those representing Uttar Pradesh added to the lively atmosphere by singing songs, dances and skits.

Competitions in pot-making, mehndi and ragoli were also held. In mehndi competition Chandni Kapoor of Uttar Pradesh stood first. Second prize went to Preeti of Assam and third prize was bagged by Vasundra of Uttaranchal. In pot-painting competition the best theme prize went to Meghalaya and best presentation was bagged by Uttar Pradesh. In rangoli competition first prize was bagged by Manipur second prize by Gujarat and third prize went to Tamil Nadu.

Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota thanked the chief guest and exhorted the students to actualise their potential.

Camp at govt college

A 10-day camp organised by the NSS unit of Government College for Women was inaugurated at the college auditorium here on Monday. As many as 150 volunteers participated with Harjeet, Gurjinder and Preet Dawan were in charge of the camp. The Vice-Principal, Ms Narinder Sekhon, was the chief guest.

Ms Sekhon asked the volunteers to inspire people to work for community development. Professor Harjeet welcomed the chief guest. The programme started with shabad gayan directed by Ms Nimita Sharma followed by a colourful cultural programme by NSS volunteers. A vote of thanks was proposed by Prof Preeti Dewan.

The morning session started with yoga and meditation for the students on the college campus. Prof Dharam Singh of Government College for Boys and Mr Vijay Bhatia of Bharatiya Yog Sansthan were the instructors.



Quiz contest held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 25
A quiz competition based on general awareness was held at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here yesterday. Mrs Asha Sharma, Coordinator, IGNOU Special Study Centre 2210-D , presided over the function.

Dr Tiwari, former head of the Department of Microbiology, PAU, Ludhiana, told the students about the vital importance of general knowledge in life.

There were 11 teams (A to K ). The results are as under:

Team A (Neeraj Kashyap and Shifali) 1, team B (Saurav Pathak and Asif), team D (Vishawjeet and Mohit) 3. Mr Rajinder Sharma, president, Association of the Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools, Punjab, awarded trophies to the winners.



Kids throng ‘Kaboom’ auditions
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 25
The two-day auditions for the Star Plus dance show ‘Kaboom’ concluded here today with thousands of children, below 14 years of age, participating in it.

Out of the number, only 10-15 children would be selected for the finals to be held at Mumbai. The show by Javed Jaffrey and Naved Jaffrey is aired every Saturday at 8 pm.

Mr Ritesh Mohindra of Graviti Events said the response had been tremendous.

“We never expected that we would be getting children in such huge numbers. Both the participants and their parents had put-in lot of efforts to give their best. Some of these children have performed very well”, said Mr Mohindra.

Mr Sanjiv Dhanda, another organiser said though the auditions were for the children below 14 years of age but above 14 years also persuaded to let them perform too.

“It was very difficult to tackle the emotional children”, said Mr Dhanda.

Four judges had specially come from Mumbai and Kolkota for the recordings. Recordings have been made of all the participants who were allowed to perform for three minutes only.

“Each participant has been given a number and will be informed about their selection later,” said one of the organisers.


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