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Students apprised of ‘Queuing Theory’
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 8
The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) organised an extension lecture for MBA students. This was stated by Dr R.S. Gupta, Director of the institute in a press note issued today. Prof Ashwani Bhalla, senior lecturer, Satish Dhawan Govt. College, Ludhiana, and joint secretary the Punjab Commerce and Management Association was the main speaker.

Topic of the lecture was “Queuing Theory”. Speaking on the occasion Professor Bhalla said in this era of busy people, time was the main problem of everybody. “If a customer has to wait for service at servers, there is a cost associated with waiting. But if servers increase their service, cost of service increases, so there should be some trade off between the cost of waiting time and the cost of service”, he said. He explained about the situations where this theory is applicable like at ticket booths, a theatre, a conference registration desk, a red light at a traffic signal, e-mail on a server, legal court cases and planes arriving at an airport. He also discussed about different queuing configurations.

Students excel

Kawalpreet, a student of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, has secured first position in PTU BBA (2002- 2005 batch) examinations. Supriya Jain MBA (2003-2005) and Richa Jain BBA (2002-2005) were awarded silver medals for securing second position. PTU has also issued certificates of merit to Depinder Singh, who secured fourth position in BCA. Anu Verma (sixth in BCA), Shiv Shankar (tenth in BBA) and Gautam Garg (ninth position in BBA).

Director of the institute Kuldip Singh and Co-ordinator Gunwant Singh Dua congratulated the students on their achievement and appreciated the faculty members for their efforts and guidance.

NCC conference

Lady Associate NCC officers of many city schools and colleges participated in a conference held at Khalsa College for Women here today. The Commanding Officer of 3 Punjab Girls Br NCC, Col. Avtar Singh conducted the conference to discuss the issues related to the conduct of training in the institutions and administrative support being provided by the unit. He complimented the women NCC officers for their keen participation in activities like AIDS awareness campaign, motivational lectures, tree plantation and blood donation activities. He said Pragya Jopat of Khalsa College and Amandeep Kaur of Government College were commissioned as officers from cadets.



Meritorious students honoured
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 8
The Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society and Dr Sadhu Singh Hamdard Memorial Education and Service Society jointly organised the 40th Desh Sewa Diwas function at Ramgarhia Girls College here today.

About 800 students from different schools and colleges were honoured. The chief guest was Jathedar Hira Singh Gabria of the Akal Dal. He said female foeticide in society was a heinous crime and it was indeed sad that youths were involved social evils. "If the desire for a male child is not checked, it will lead to serious repercussions," he said.

Dr Harmeet Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls College, said women would have to come forward to stop female foeticide. She said it was high time women got equal rights as they were proving their capability in every field.

The president of Sirjandhara, Mr Karamjit Singh Aujla, and Principal Mahinder Singh Pardesi also asked the people to declare a war on female foeticide.

Secretary of the shaheed society Barjinder Singh said people in our country always come forward to help the poor and needy. Students of Deaf and Dumb School, Government High School, Ramgarh, and students of Ramgarhia Girls College presented a cultural programme. The guests were welcomed by Mr Radha Krishan, president of the society.



Panchayats honour educationist
Our Correspondent

Amloh, December 8
Members of Gram Panchyats of Naraingarh, Bholia, Anian, Baronga, Haibatpur villages, school PTA, Vikas Committee, students and staff organised a joint function to honour state awardee Principal Roshan Lal Sood on his elevation as District Education Officer, Ropar. The function was organised at Government Secondary School, Naraingarh, 5 km from here, yesterday. Ms Rashmi Rani, acting Principal, welcomed the guests.

The programme began with the recitation of a shabd.

The students presented a cultural programme on the occasion. The foundation stone of a two-room set was laid and one room was inaugurated on the occasion.

Talking about the difference made by Mr Sood, Staff secretary Mohinder Singh pointed out that school enrollment had gone below 200 and the school did not have adequate infrastructure and was likely to be downgraded. But about 50 months ago the area panchayats succeeded in getting Mr Sood transferred to the school from Amloh and now the school had about 500 students and some students from model schools had also taken admission in this remote rural area school. The performance of students of the school in academics and co-curricular activities had also been noteworthy, he added.

Mr Tara Singh, Principal of Government Secondary School, Salana, said the Mr Sood had proved that government schools equipped with qualified and hard working staff could perform better than private institutions.

Mr Gurmeet Singh, president of PTA, and Mr Balbir Singh, Sarpanch, Naraingarh, lauded the efforts made by the school staff to ensure adequate infrastructure for the school.

Punjabi writer Hardyal Singh ‘Hansra’ donated Rs 2 lakh to the school trust to help the needy students. Mr Hansra also announced that he would bear the education expenses of toppers.

Mr Roshan Lal Sood thanked the staff and students for extending cooperation for the allround development of the school. He gave Rs 1100 to the school PTA and distributed sweets among the students. 



State-level exhibition begins today
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 8
The 34th State-Level Science Exhibition began at Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Atam Nagar, here today. Various teams from 17 districts are participating in the four-day long affair.

The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Science and Technology for the Rural Development’ which is further divided into five sub themes — environmental management, industry for rural development, land marks in science, information of communication technology and mathematical models.

This exhibition is organised by S.C.E.R.T which has been specified by the National Council of Educational and Educational Training, Director S.C.R.T and Ms Inderjit Kaur, Deputy Director SISC have focused their special attention at this function.

Mr Yashpal Mehra, DEO and Mr Varinder Sharma, science supervisor have organised this exhibition. About 800 students and teachers have participated in this exhibition. Various competitions like quiz, chart making, extempore speeches, teaching aids and popular science lectures will also be organised.

Mr Hira Lal Jain, president of APS, Ms Usha Jain and Sarabjit Kaur Grewal also graced the occasion. Principal Veena Sobti, Dr Babita, Prof Khem Singh, Prof Mewa Singh Mehmi were present on the occasion.



Special children enthral audience
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 8
Inspite of the fact that these children are deaf, blind, dumb, cannot walk properly and are spastic, their ability to enjoy is no less than normal children. This was the feeling every single person in Guru Nanak Bhavan had while the cultural programme was organised here yesterday as a part of celebrations of ‘Disability Week’ from December 1 to the 7 .

The function was organised by the ‘co-ordination committee of special schools’ in Ludhiana for celebrating the international day of disabled children. The chief guest was Mr Yashpal Gupta, Chief of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Ludhiana and Ms Harinder Kaur, DEO, Primary. The special schools which participated were Ek Prayas, Nirdosh, Darpan, VRTC, School for Deaf and Dumb, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Aashirwad. The show was an eye opener for the public, healthy children, parents and others who think the children with disabilities cannot do anything on their own.

The items were all prepared by the hard work put up by these children. The main performances included poems and prayers by Aashirwad, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Bhangra and Gidha by blind or partially blind children from VRTC, group dances by Ek Prayaas and Nirdosh schools. Songs by students Ek Prayaas, group song by students of Darpan and so many other items that really touched the audience.

The co-ordination committee thanked Dr Neelam Sodhi, who conducted the stage, encouraged the children,and parents to participate and made the environment of Guru Nanak Bhavan very lively . The other active members present were Dr Neelam Gupta, Dr R.P. Gupta, Ms Suvarsha Kalra, Mr Manjit Singh Chhabra, Ms Mahinder Kaur, Ms. Sameera Bector, Mr Ashok Arora, Ms Menon and Ms Sara Johnson, Mr Ravindran . All children present were praised for their efforts who made the function a success. 



Environment awareness month

Ludhiana, December 8
Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) celebrated environment awareness month and a painting, essay writing, and declamation contest was organised at Ryan International School yesterday. Students from different leading schools participated in the contest and won prizes. In Painting, students of BVM School, Chandigarh road, including Nishtha Goel, Deepanshu and Simran Kaushal won prizes. OC



Dhanda to head Bar Council: Takoria
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 8
Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, member of the Bar Council would be the next chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, this was revealed by the chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Mr Rajdeep Singh Takoria, while talking to the reporters here today.

‘’I have submitted my resignation, paving the way for Mr Dhanda to head the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.The Advocate-General of Haryana, Mr H.S. Hooda is the presiding officer for conducting the elections of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Mr Dhanda will be formally elected in that meeting in less than a fortnight’’ added Mr Takoria.

He was here to attend a function organised by Group of Friends Advocates, on the invitation extended by Mr Harish Rai Dhanda.

The secretary of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Mr Ashok Singla, announced soaps to lawyers. He announced grant of Rs 50,000 for the library of the Bar Association. He also handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh, to disburse to the family of two deceased advocates and one badly injured lawyer, who remained out of work for a long time.

Mr Singla claimed that the Bar Council was going to arrange workshops for young lawyers in every district, in order to enlighten them about the latest law points, which would be quite helpful for them in practice. He also assured to launch welfare schemes for the lawyers who had crossed 60 years of age. He announced special discounts for the young lawyers in Law Bhavan, Chandigarh.

He stressed that the government should also share construction cost of the Yadwindra Lawyers Chamber Complex, in order to reduce the burden on young lawyers. He assured that the Bar Council would take up the matter with the Chief Minister of Punjab. Mr C.M. Munjal, former chairman of the Bar Council also shared his views.

Earlier they were given warm welcome by the chairman, Mr Harpreet Singh Garcha, President, Mr Parminder Singh Pari, Vice-President-Gurpreet Singh Virk, secretary-Kuldeep Sood, Harish Narang of Group of Friends Advocates organisation.

A cultural programme was also organised on this occassion, in which Professor Ajit Parihar, awardee Sahit Shiromani Award presented ghazals. Mr Kamaljit Singh Bajwa, Mr Joga Singh Rahi, Mr Darshan Singh Rai and Mr Kamaljit Sharma also presented songs and jokes.

Former Bar President, Mr K.R. Sikri, Mr Jagmohan Singh Waraich, Mr Ashok Mittal present on this occasion.



3 file papers for Bar poll
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 8
Three more contestants filed nomination papers for the coming annual elections of the District Bar Association to be held on December 20.

Mr Gurjinder Singh Sahni, flanked by his supporters, filed nomination papers with the returning officer, Mr S.K. Pathak.

For the post of executive member, Ms Shivani and Mr Vishal Dua, filed nomination papers.


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