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AS College students bag 44 awards
Our Correspondent

Khanna, October 19
Around 1,100 students from 14 colleges participated in the youth festival of Panjab University, Ludhiana Zone A, organised at AS College for Women, Khanna, from October 13 to 16. Dr Rekha Bhardwaj, Principal of AS College for Women College, claimed that the college had hosted the youth festival for the third time since 2000.

Dr Bhardwaj said that their college students bagged 44 prizes, including 12 first and 20 second prizes, respectively.

Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, bagged nine positions in various competitions in the festival.

Mr Suresh Goyal, president, Gobindgarh Educational and Social Welfare Trust, Mr Swaranjit Singh Bagli, secretary of the trust, Mr Pawan Sharma, chairman of the college, and other members of the trust congratulated Dr Suresh Tandon, Principal of the college, staff members and students on this achievement. Dr Tandon hoped that this achievement would encourage the students to improve their performance next year.

The positions secured by the college students are:

Classical dance-Jaspreet Kaur, 1; Clay modelling -Pushpinder, I; Cartooning- Pushpinder, I; Mime-Handeep Kaur, Seema Rani, Meenu Khullar, Nisha Batra, Kannu Priya, Mandeep Kaur, I.

Still Life Drawing- Manpreet Kaur, II; Skit-Jorawar Singh, Rajiv Rattan, Varun Lamba, Puneet Pal Singh, Jagtar Singh,Ravish Gautam, II.

Quiz- Gagandeep Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sumaninder Sharma, III;

Geet-Reema Pathak, III; Mimicry-Varun Lamba, Chandan Verma, III.



From Colleges
Management conclave on Oct 24
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 19
Arya College Ludhiana, will host a “Management Thinkers Conclave” on October 24 in seminar hall. The conclave would be organised by the Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA).

Talking to mediapersons here today, Dr. S.M. Sharma, Principal of the college, said leading management experts will attend the conclave. Dr S.P. Singh, former Dean of the University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, will speak on “Contemporary environment for commerce and management professionals”, and Dr B.S. Bhatia, former head of the Punjab School of Management Studies and former Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala, will throw light on the strategic problems faced in commerce and management education in post-WTO regime.

Blood donation camp: Staff and students of the Government College for Women expressed deep grief over the deaths and devastation caused by the earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan.

Ms Prabhjot Kaur, principal, called upon the students and employees to come forward to extend monetary aid to earthquake victims for their early rehabilitation. The Principal advised them to save something from their pocket-money for providing possible assistance to the affected people. The Rotaract club of the GCW will also organise a blood donation camp in the college for assistance of victims.

The programme officer, NSS unit, Ms Harjeet Kaur, said the relief fund would be used to buy equipment, food and water. NSS officer Preet Daman said they wanted to make masses aware of the disaster management measures so as to minimise the loss of life in case of natural calamity.

Literary quiz: The English Literary Society of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women organised an English literary quiz here on Wednesday. The purpose behind the contest was to widen the horizons of students vis-a-vis literature. Ms Amita Thaman anchored the contest. There were eight rounds in all covering major periods and genres of English literature.

Environment day: The fine Arts Society of the Malwa Central College of Education for Women celebrated environment day in the college campus under the guidance of Ms Babita Arora. The day comprised of two sessions. In the first session, there was poster making, slogan writing and collage-making competitions. Thirty students from BEd and MEd classes participated in the competition. The theme of competition was ‘environment awareness’.

The judges were Dr Naginder Kaur, Dr Satwant Kaur and Ms Bably Singh.

Tanveer Nanda of MEd bagged first prize in poster making while Pooja was adjudged second. In the slogan-writing competition, Paramjit Kaur and Poonam Gupta were declared first and second, respectively. In collage making, Manleen Anand and Harjeet Kaur were declared first and second, respectively.

In the second session, there was green dress competition. Twenty five students participated in the competition. The judges for the competition were Ms Devinder Sandhu, Mr Tarlok Bandhu and Ms Tripta. There were three rounds for the participants. The two final winners were Ms Rupinder Kaur and Ms Meenakshi. Dr Nerotma Sharma, Head of the Department of Hindi, presided over the function.

Industrial visit: The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) organised an industrial visit to Sportking Synthetics Ltd here on Wednesday for the students of MBA classes.

The Director of the institute, Dr R.S. Gupta, in a press statement said the purpose of the visit was to make the students aware of the manufacturing processes and export procedure. Mr Abhay Rastogi, Senior Production Manager, explained various manufacturing processes like blowing, carding, drafting, blending, roving, ring framing etc. 



From Schools
Saraswati school celebrates annual day
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 19
Saraswati Modern School celebrated its annual day at its CBSE branch in Partap Singh Wala. The chief guest, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, Punjab, was given a warm welcome by the director of the school, Ms Kamla Jain.

The hearts of the audience were overwhelmed by the performance of tiny tots in dance item named “Awara Bhanwry”.

Ms Jain read out the annual report of the school which included host of activities, competitions and the successful participation of the students.

The chief guest gave a laudatory speech at the performances of the students. He applauded the discipline and potentialities of the students and expressed his deep appreciation to the students and motivated them to acquire a combination of academic excellence and personal integrity.

GNPS students shine: The declamation team of Guru Nanak Public School, comprising Sahibpreet Kaur and Parampreet Singh of Class XII, was declared as the best team in the inter-school declamation contest held at the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana. Sahibpreet won the first prize. It was a state-level competition in which 18 teams from Amritsar, Chandigarh and other places had also participated.

In the inter-school quiz competition held at Guru Nanak Public School, Chandigarh, the school team of Jasleen Kaur, Karanpal Singh and Sarabjit Singh won the first prize. In the inter-school youth festival “Fusion-2005”, held at BCM Arya Model School, in which 28 schools from the state, including one school from Pakistan, had participated. The team of GNPS won the prizes.

Function on AIDS: New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, organised a function here yesterday on the prevention and cure of AIDS. About 400 students took part in the function. Four teachers, Ms Neena Kapila, Ms B. Cheema, Ms Savita Sharma and Ms Shelly Sharma, spoke on the occasion. They enlightened the students about the causes, cure and prevention of AIDS.

Students participate in poster-making competition at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Students participate in poster-making competition at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

The Deputy Director and Principal of the school, Mr H.C. Gupta, advised the students to declare a war against AIDS and to go in for regular preaching of the causes and prevention of AIDS in their family, neighbourhood and society at large.

Contest: A poster-making contest on “conserve energy” was held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School here today. Several teams from different schools participated. Each team comprised two members. The competition was divided into two categories: category A — students from Classes IX-X and category B students from Classes XI-XII. The contest is a part of the ongoing Physics Week to stir the innovative calibre of students being held in the school.



South Korean delegation visits SIFT
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 19
Delegates from SunStar, a Korea-based embroidery and sewing machine manufacturing company, arrived at the Sportking Institute of Fashion and Technology (SIFT) for a two-day ‘SunStar Technical Seminar’ for students and technicians here on Monday.

After Ludhiana, similar seminars would take place at New Delhi and Bangalore.

Dr A.K. Srivastava, SIFT Director, along with other board members welcomed the South Korean delegation. The four-member delegation was led by Mr S.T. Lee, Customer Service Centre, SunStar, South Korea.

The students of garment manufacturing technology (GMT) were given basic training in decorative stitches, apart from operation and repair of button machine, buttonhole machine, zig-zag machine and lockstitch machines. 



Forum quashes PSEB demand
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of Rs 19,846 raised by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), with the observation that the theft charges against the consumer could not be proved.

The order was pronounced by Mr A.S. Narula, president of the forum, while deciding the complaint filed by Mr Suraj Parkash of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, Samrala Chowk. The complainant had submitted that the demand of the PSEB raised on the allegations of theft of energy were not sustainable.

It was pleaded by the PSEB that the meter of the consumer was removed from his premises in November 2004. But when it was checked in the M E Lab, it was observed that all seals were tampered with, coils were changed and the meter was recording 80 per cent less consumption. So, it was a clear case of theft of energy. As per rules, the account of consumer was overhauled and demand was raised to recover theft charges.

But after appreciating the evidence on record, the forum held that the officials of the PSEB had failed to comply with the mandatory directions given by the Punjab and Haryana High Court while dealing with such type of cases.

The report of ME Lab makes it clear that the meter was unpacked when received by them. Moreover, no notice was given to the consumer regarding the time of testing of the meter in the laboratory, which was mandatory. So, the demand raised is quashed, said the judgement.



BVM School athletes dominate
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 19
Athletes of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, continued their dominance on the second day of the Ludhiana District Schools (PAU Zone) Athletics Meet being organised by the District Education Department at the GGN School ground here today.

Today’s results: Girls (u-19) — 5000 m- Priya Bawa of BVM School 1, Sakshi Talwar of BVM School 2 and Sandeep of SSSC, Rakkhra 3; girls (u-17) — Rajdeep Kaur of Guru Nanak School, Mullanpur, 1, Kirti Sharma of BVM School 2 and Shivani Sharma of BVM School 3; 400 m- Sandeep Kaur of Kirpa Nidhan School 1, Jaspreet Kaur of BVM School 2 and Shrishthi of KVM School 3; u-19 — 200 m- Manpreet Kaur of GGN Girls School 1, Gurleen Kaur of Guru Nanak Public School, Mullanpur 2 and Pawandeep Kaur of Mullanpur 3.

Girls (u-14 years) — 100 m Harpreet Kaur of GGN Public School 1, Deeksha of BVM School 2 and Payal of Green Land School 3; girls (u-19) — 100 m Manpreet Kaur of GGN Public School 1, Gurleen Kaur of Guru Nanak School 2 and Rupali Arora of BVM School 3; 1500 m- Priya Bawa of BVM School 1, Ramandeep Kaur of Kirpa Nidhan School 3; u-17 years 1500 m — Jaspreet Kaur of GGN Public School 1, Heena of BVM School 2 and Simran Kaur of Kirpa Nidhan School 3.

Boys (u-19) — 5000 m- Deepak Kuma rof BVM School 1, Balwinder Singh of SSSC, Rakhra 2 and Baljeet Singh of SSS School, Hambran 3; 200 m- Gurpreet Singh of Guru Nanak Public School, Mullanpur 1, Rohit of GGN Public School 2 and Sahil Gulati of KVM School 3; 400 m- Jasbir Singh of BVM School 1, Dhanraj Singh of GGN Public School 2 and Jaspreet Singh of SSSN, Hambran 3.

Boys (u-14) — 600 m- Harinder Paul of Guru Nanak Public School Mullanpur 1, Raghav of BVM School 2 and Ramandeep Singh of GGN Public School 3; (u-14) — 100 m- Harpreet Singh of Guru Nanak School, Mullanpur 1, Gurdeep Singh of GGN School 2 and Jaswinder Singh of SSSN, Rakhra 3; (u-19) — 1500 m- Deepak Gautam of BVM School 1, Vikramjeet Singh of Guru Nanak School, Mullanpur 2 and Simranjeet Singh of Guru Nanak School, Mullanpur.



Jagraon police retain hockey title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 19
Defending champions Jagraon Police outclassed the Udham Singh Club of Sahnewal 3-1 to win the sixth Bibi Surjit Kaur Memorial Six-a-Side Hockey League Tournament organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar village, about 15 km from here.

In the match to decide the third position, Bahadurgarh XI pipped Harpal Club of Kila Raipur 3-2.

The final match got off to a scintillating start with both teams trying to dominate. After making some attacks and thwarting counter-attacks, Jagraon Police players managed to pierce through the defence and Mandeep Singh struck in the sixth minute to put his side ahead. Mandeep again found the target in the 42nd and 46th minute to complete his third hat-trick of the tournament. Charanjit Singh of Sahnewal scored a superb goal in the 24th minute to salvage some pride.

Olympian Hardeep Singh Grewal gave away prizes to the winners. Mandeep Singh of Jagraon Police was named the best scorer while the captain of Sahnewal team, Pargat Singh, was adjudged the man of the tournament. Harpreet Singh of Bahadurgarh XI, Charanjit Singh of Sahnewal team, Sangram Singh and Gogi Jarkhar were declared promising players.



Sports meet concludes
Our Correspondent

Samrala , October 19
The four-day sports meet, organised by the Baba Sidh Sports and Social Welfare Club, Salaudi, 10 km from here, concluded with yesterday evening. The Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, and the local MLA, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon gave away the prizes to the winners.

Ms Bhattal also announced a grant of Rs. 1 lakh to the club. While addressing the gathering, Ms Bhattal said the rural sports were the backbone of the Punjab culture and the youth should shun addictions to maintain their physical fitness.

Results: (winners) Kabaddi (32 kg) — Panjrukha (47 kg) Bhagwanpura; and (62 kg) Dhatt; Kabaddi club open — Chehalan; Football club open — Ghungrali; dog race — Jugni of Darshan Singh.


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