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Amritsar students top in science exhibition
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 11
The 34th state level science exhibition has gone through its 4th day and today the students who had prepared outstanding models received prizes. The exhibition is on at Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Atam Nagar, Ludhiana. The theme of this year is ‘Science and Technology’ for the Rural Development . Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister urged students to opt for technical courses.

The exhibition is organised by SCERT which has been specified by National Council of Educational and Research training (NCERT).

As many as 800 students and 500 teachers from 17 districts have put up 223 items at the exhibition . In ‘Elementary’ competition, Udit from Manav Public School Amritsar, Sandeep Kaur, Govt. Senior Secondary School, Gajju Majra, Patiala and Nisha Sharma, BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, Ludhiana, bagged first, second and third positions.

In ‘Environmental Mana-gement’ Shailza from Manav Public School, Amritsar, Shaffy Arora from Mahavir Jain Model School, Phagwara, Kapurthala, Manpreet Singh from Govt. High School, Talwandi Dadian, Hoshiarpur bagged first, second and third positions. In ‘Industry for Rural Development’, Vikramjit Singh from Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, Rajinder Singh from Government Senior Secondary School, Mansa and Narinder Singh from Government. Model Senior Secondary School, Pahil-khana, Patiala were given first, second and third positions.

In ‘Landmarks in Science’, Simrit Grewal from Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, Suresh Kumar from DAV Senior Secondary School, Batala and Sadajit from Sirram Ashram Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, stood first, second and third.

In the category of ‘Information and Communication Techno-logy’, Manider Singh of SDP School, Faridkot, Manmeet Kaur from Government Senior Secondary School, Anandpur Sahib, Ropar and Pallavi from Manav Public School, Amritsar took first, second and third positions and in the same theme at the Senior Secondary level, Gursher Singh from Guru Harkrishan Public School, Patti, Amritsar, Amandeep Singh from Govt. Senior secondary School, Salana, Fatehgarh Sahib and Yadwinder Singh from BCM Senior Secondary School, Raikot, Ludhiana, stood first, second and third.

In ‘Mathematical Models,’ Harsimar Kaur from Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Sakshi from Guru Nanak School Nawanshahar and Ravneet Kaur from Khalsa Public School, Amritsar took first, second and third positions. On the whole Amritsar was placed at first position, Ludhiana at second place and Faridkot was placed on third positions.



Sutlej school annual function held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 11
Sutlej Senior Secondary School, Hawas village, Ludhiana, held its annual prize distribution function yesterday. It marked the culmination of year-long activities and achievements of the students in and outside the school.

The function was attended by hundreds of parents, and panches and sarpanches of the area.

The chief guest on this occasion was Dr Prem Kumar, Director, Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management. He exhorted the students to hone their talents. He appreciated the students for their hard work and efforts. He highlighted various avenues in the present competitive scenario which they could adopt as their career.

The function began with a shabad to invoke the Almighty for his blessings to make the function a success. It was followed by song by U.K.G. students and then a dance by L.K.G. students. The tiny lots received applause from the audience.

The cultural programme comprised patriotic songs, dances, skits Rajasthani dance and bhangra. The Punjabi and Hindi skits were greatly liked by the audience.

Mrs Satwinder Kaur, Principal, read the annual report of the school.

Manwinder Singh of Class X was declared the best student athlete in Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Athletic meet for the 2004-05. He was also adjudged the best student of the school.

Ravneet Kaur, a Class VIII student was selected for the state-level badminton team U-14 and was also declared the best athlete in Ludhiana district at Sahodya School Complex Athletic meet for the current year. She was awarded and given thunderous applause for her excellent achievement in academics and sports by all the present in the function.

Mamta Bawa, Harpreet Singh, Harmandeep Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh were given the best student teacher award for the session 2003-04 and 2004-05, respectively.

Dr Prem Kumar, gave away the prizes to the students for their academic and other outstanding achievements.

Cash prizes were also distributed to the meritorious students who scored 80 per cent and above marks in their aggregate result. Dr H.S. Cheema, Director of the school, extended a vote of thanks. The programme ended with the National Anthem.



Sacred Heart students present show
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Students of Sacred Heart Convent School present a Naga dance at the annual function held on Sunday.
Students of Sacred Heart Convent School present a Naga dance at the annual function held on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Ludhiana, December 11
Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, Sector 39, Chandigarh Road, celebrated its annual function today on the school premises.

Dr John Pramod, Acting Director of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. Dr Malina Pramod did the honour of giving away the prizes to the ICSE toppers of the year 2003 and 2004.

More than 2500 students of the school presented a cultural programme comprising of dances like Tamil folk, classical, Arabian, puppet, Naga and Punjabi folk representing the culture of our country.

Kindergarten students presented a beauty show, walking down the ramp. A fantastic display of martial arts skill was presented by more than 200 students and a Christmas dance depicted the scene of the birth of Jesus Christ and was appreciated by the audience.

Students of the junior section showed remarkable efficiency and maturity as they anchored their own programme and proudly read out the annual report.

The director, Dr Hormise Nirmal Raj, and the Principal, Rev. Sister Rita Maria, presented a memento to the chief guest.

The chief guest appreciated the efforts of the staff and students in organising the cultural extravaganza.



PU to destroy record of old degrees

Chandigarh, December 11
Panjab University has decided to destroy records of all unclaimed university degrees pertaining to students who appeared in the university examination before April\May 1990.

A decision in this regard was taken at the Syndicate meeting of the university here last afternoon.

The decision has come in wake of the increasing load of unclaimed results and degrees on the records. In order to clean up the pending data papers and ask concerned students to seek their papers, the university has decided to give a one time chance.

The Syndicate decided that the students who cleared their degrees till 2002 will not be required to pay any extra fee. The students who appeared in their examination till April 2000, will be required to pay Rs 500 and the students who appeared in the university examination between 1990 and 1999 will be required to pay Rs 1,000 each.

All data prior to the period of 1990 will be destroyed by the university. The university will publish the circular asking the students to claim their degrees in all major newspapers. TNS



Bar Association chief elected
Our Correspondent

Samrala, December 11
The senior Advocate Samrala, Mr Anil Kumar Gupta, has been elected as president of the local Bar Association as no other candidate filed his nomination papers, according to Mr Uttam Chand, returning officer of the Bar Association elections, here yesterday.

Similarly Mr K.L. Dhand, Advocate, has also been elected as secretary of the Bar Association unanimously as no other nomination paper has been received Mr Uttam Chand told.

Now for the post of vice-president Mr Daljeet Singh Shahi and Mr Jaspreet Singh are in the fields and for the post of joint secretary Mr R.K. Aggarwal and Mr Gurjant Singh are the contesting candidates, Mr Uttam Chand added.

Village sports festival

The village sports festival in Ottalan village, 3km from here, was inaugurated here yesterday by Mr Norats Singh Kanungo, according to the Mr Harjit Singh secretary of the youth sports club, here today. The team of Hockey DAV Nakodar defeated the team of Raiyan for 5 -4 and Mukandpur college team defeated the Samrala team by 615. In the athletic competitions of 800 metres Bhawanjeet Kaur Ghungrali Sikhan and boys 800 metres Mr Paramjeet Singh Geslan were declared first. In 1,500 metre races for girls, Bhawandeep Kaur remained first and similarly in boys competition Mr Bhupinder Singh of Jalandhar stood first.



Sonal Mansingh to perform in city
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 11
Art and music lovers of Ludhiana will have the rare opportunity of watching famous dancer Sonal Mansingh on December 24 at Guru Nanak Bhawan here. She will be performing with 14 other members of the troupe.

Her dance performance will be organised by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam.

This year the Punjab heritage function at Amritsar started with a dance presentation by Sonal Mansingh. Besides being a classical dancer and a leading exponent of Odissi, she is a social activist, thinker, researcher, orator, and choreographer. She has been the chairperson of India’s leading institution Sahitya Akademi.

In addition to this performance, Sonal Mansingh has agreed to conduct a five-day dance workshop from December 24 to 30 in Ludhiana in two sessions. She will conduct the morning session at BCM school and evening session in KVM school, Civil Lines. Each batch will have 50 students.

To ensure seriousness of participation, a nominal fee of Rs 1000 and Rs 1500 is being kept for the participants of 10 year and 15 year age groups, respectively.


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