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Santa Claus wins children’s hearts
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 23
Colourful balloons, decorated Christmas trees, shining stars, gorgeous fairies and red Santa Claus could be seen in the campus of Green Grove Public School, Khanna, giving it a festive look and the occasion was Christmas celebration . There was fervor, excitement and jubilation among the students, who were all dressed colourfully and had red balloons in their hands.

Small Santas are happy to get gifts from the big Santa at the Christmas function held in Holly Hock School
students of Everest School during the Christmas celebrations
students of Green Land Senior Secondary School dress up as fairies to celebrate Christmas.
Small Santas are happy to get gifts from the big Santa at the Christmas function held in Holly Hock School; students of Everest School during the Christmas celebrations; and students of Green Land Senior Secondary School dress up as fairies to celebrate Christmas.

The celebration was presided over by the president of the school managing committee Mr J.P.S. Jolly who was accorded a very warm welcome by all the fairies, Santa Claus and the Principal Ms George.

The gala show began with the tiny tots presenting a story on Christ .A western dance - My Uncle John from Jamaica was presented by class III kids and it added to the thrill and excitement, which was followed by a dance, by the students of Class II.

The fog and the chill did not dampen the spirits of the young girls of Class IV and VII who were seen tapping to the tunes of Just Chill and ‘Its time to Disco’.

The tableau presenting the birth of Jesus Christ left everyone spell bound. Baby Jesus with Mother Mary, Joseph the shepherds, the three wise men and angels from heaven was depicted in the Tableau, Harneet Hara a student of class IX narrated the story of the birth of Jesus and Ms Sonia Behl highlighted the significance of Christmas.

The day ended with the singing of Christmas carols and the grand gala entry of Santa Claus who was none other then Ms Jasbir Flora. Santa Claus was welcomed with great cheer and he distributed sweets to all children. The choir group accompanied Ms Bhawna the music teacher and she sang - We wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The message of peace, love and joy was spread through all the Christmas carols.

Sky Way School

Sky Way School, 81 Club Road, celebrated Christmas day with fun and frolic. Children came dressed colorfully. Sweets were exchanged and children were greeted by Santa Claus.

Everest Play Way Nursery School

The ‘X - Mas Day’ was celebrated at Everest Play Way and Nursery School, Maharaja Ranjit Park, here today with great pomp and show. The tiny tots came in the colourful dresses. Children performed the roles of ‘Santa Claus’, Mother Merry, Angel etc. Cakes and sweets were distributed among the children. A dance was presented by the tiny tots . On this occasion Mr. Poonam Sharma, Principal, gave presents to students. Mr Rajinder Krishan Sharma, President, Association of PSEB affiliated Schools of Punjab (regd.) spoke about the importance of ‘Christmas and inspired the students to improve themselves in the sphere of life.

Small Wonders Nursery School

Children of Small Wonders Nursery School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana celebrated Christmas today. Gaiety marked the occasion with school’s activity room specially decked up with Christmas Trees, stars, bells, balloons and colorful buntings. All boys dressed up as Santa Claus and made the whole scenario quite enthusiastic and cheerful while girls in their party frocks sang beautiful carols and made the occasion enthralling. An attractive Christmas tree had been placed in the corner. Each branch had been decked up with glittering decorations. Students staff and principal took an active part in the celebrations. Christmas cake was cut and a party was arranged for the kids to mark the occasion. One of the Santa Claus threw lots of sweets in the air and children ran to collect them. Ms. Neeti Dewan, Principal, told the kids about the importance of Christmas and distributed gifts among the children.

Dr Ranjit International School

Management, teachers and students of Dr. Ranjit International School, Jassian Road ,Ludhiana, celebrated Christmas with great zeal and enthusiasm here today. Celebration started with songs jingle - bell - jingle bell, sung by the students. X - mas tree was decorated with lights and sparkles.

Students of pre-nursery and nursery, Om Preet Singh, Shivpreet Singh, Ishmeta and Kamalpreet, Mohita, Kanav, Himanshi were dressed as Santa Claus and Son Pari. Santa Claus distributed gifts to all the students and played games with them. Santa gave special gifts to the students.

Mr Kuldeep Singh Principal of school told the students the reason for celebration of Christmas day. Dr Satbir Singh, Manager, Mr Rakha Rani and other teachers encouraged the students in celebration and advise them to work hard.

Greenland Senior Secondary School

Christmas was celebrated with great fervor at Greenland Senior Secondary Public School. Gaiety marked the occasion with the school stage specially decorated with Christmas tree, stars and bells. A number of children were dressed as Santa Claus.

Students dressed in colourful costumes presented a cultural show comprising of dances. The main attraction was a play presenting Chirst’s birth .X -mas carols filled the air with melody.

Speeches were delivered illuminating the significance of the day. The director of the school Mr Rajesh Rudhra and Principal Ms Baldeep Pandhar took an active part in the celebrations and conveyed the message of love and brotherhood along with their New Year wishes.

Holly Hock Nursery School

Christmas celebrations were held with great zeal in Holly Hock Nursery School. All children came dressed as little santa and danced to the tunes of Christmas carols. The dress code was colour red and teachers, principal students came dressed in red attires. Children were later treaded to candies and a Christmas cake was also cut and Christmas gifts exchanged.

SIPS School

Snow clad scene was beautifully done up, Christmas tree was decorated with both stars and gifts. Children came dressed up as Santa, villager, shepherd, , Christmas tree, Mother Mary & angles in SIPS School at a Christmas function.



Trader convicted in cheque bounce case
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 23
The Judicial Magistrate, Mr Tarsem Mangla, has sentenced a trader, GurParkash Singh, owner of M/s Narang Steel and Wires, Shimlapuri, to imprisonment of one year in a cheque bounce case. A fine of Rs 4000 was also imposed on him.

The orders were pronounced while deciding the complaint filed by Mr Suraj Singh, owner of M/s Green Industrial Corporation, Model Town, Ludhiana. The complainant had submitted before the court that the accused used to purchase wire and rods from him against bills.

It was submitted that the accused issued four cheques of Rs 1 lakh each in order to discharge his legally enforceable liability. But when the cheques were presented to the banker of the accused, the same were dishonoured for want of sufficient funds in his account. Despite serving legal notice, the accused failed to make the payment, forcing him to file a complaint in the court, added the complainant.

After appreciating the documents on record, the court remarked that the mere denial of documents by calling them ‘’forged’’ was not sufficient.

The accused would have examined some handwriting expert so as to compare the writing and signatures appearing on those documents with his admitted signatures.



Arrest warrants against businessman
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 22
A Phillaur court has issued non-bailable warrants of arrest for a rich businessman of Ludhiana, for allegedly duping a person of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of a sending him abroad.

Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Ms Jaswinder has issued warrants of arrest against Bhupinder Singh, a partner in a popular cinema hall of the city, which is being converted into a shopping mall these days, for production in court on January 20, 2006. The complainant in the case, Mr Dinesh Chander, had filed a complaint in the court alleging that the accused Bhupinder Singh had taken Rs 4 lakh from him for sending him abroad but had neither fulfilled the deal nor returned the money.



Govt College eves win in hockey
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 23
The Government College for Women registered a 2-0 win over Government Senior Secondary School (Sports Wing ‘A’), Bharat Nagar Chowk, on the opening day of the Ranjodh Kaur Grewal Memorial Ludhiana District Women’s Hockey Tournament being organised by the District Women’s Hockey Association, Ludhiana, at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Earlier, in the inaugural match of the three-day tournament, Government Senior Secondary School ‘B’, Bharat Nagar Chowk, recorded an authentic 5-0 victory over Doraha XI.

Mr Gianinder Singh, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, inaugurated the meet. Ms Surinder Dhir, former Deputy Director, Sports Punjab, and secretary, District Women’s Hockey Association, Ludhiana, Mr Jagbir Singh Grewal, finance secretary of the association, and officials of the local office of the Punjab Sports Department were also present during the inaugural function.


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