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Annual prize distribution function
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 28
The annual prize distribution function of Gobindgarh Public College, was held today at Kanhaiya Lal Badeja Hall on Gobindgarh Public School campus. Prof S.S. Bari, Registrar, Punjab University, was the chief guest.

He was welcomed by the president, Gobindgarh Educational and Social Welfare Trust, Dr Suresh Goyal, secretary Swaranjit Singh Bagli, treasurer, O.P. Goyal, chairman of the college Pawan Sharda and Principal Suresh Tandon. Other trustees Piara Singh Kalsi, Satya Parkash, Chaman Lal Garg, N.K. Khanna, Anil Aggarwal, S.D. Saggar, Seth Kanhaiya Lal Badreja, Principal, Gobindgarh Public School, and OSD to the trust N.G. Sharma were also present.

The programme started with the lighting of the lamp, followed by shabad gayan, mime, Punjabi geet, group and folk song and group dance by college students.

The Principal read out the annual report of the college. Students were given away academic and cultural prizes. Puneet Goyal of B.Com III stood first in examination held in 2004-05 while Narinder Pal Shahi and Lalita Gupta of B.Com III stood second and third, respectively, in annual examination held in April, 2005. Yogesh Gera of B.Com II stood first in annual examination in April 2005, while Sahil Singla and Harpreet Kaur of B.Com II stood second and third, respectively.

Meenu Khullar of BA III stood first in annual exam in april, 2005, while Kalpana Kumari and Chetna Garg of BA III stood second and third, respectively. Amit Kumar, Rahul and Daljeet Kaur stood first, second and third, respectively, in BA I annual examination. The college also stood first in mime, clay modelling and classical dance in the Zonal Youth Festival.

The function ended with a vote of thanks by Mr Swaranjit Singh Bagli, secretary of the trust.



Exhibition on social studies
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 28
Students of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, organised a social studies exhibition on the school premises.
Over 30 models depicting evolution of civilisation, evolution of wheel and the Kargil War were put on display. The civics section focussed on the functioning of gram panchayats, block samitis etc. The geography section dealt with the subject of soil and water conversation.

A model showing a tsunami warning system and another explaining about volcanic eruptions won appreciation from the visitors.

Story-telling contest: A story-telling competition was organised at KVM school here. Gaurika Loomba (LKG) and Ruhani Makkar (UKG) got the first prize in the English section. Prabhnoor Kaur (LKG) and Yagnaya Jain (UKG) got the first prize in the Hindi section. Taneesha Gaur (LKG) and Bhaya Khurana (UKG) were given the second prize in English, whereas Mehak Sareen (LKG) and Shreya Sharma (UKG) got the third prize in that section.

Evneet Kaur (UKG) and Srivardhan Periwal (LKG) bagged the third prize in Hindi story telling. Suneet Thakur (LKG), Niharika Batra (LKG), Shubham Dyal Singh (UKG), and Anvi Aggarwal (UKG) received consolation prizes.

Ludhiana Welfare Society: Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, Chairman of the Bar Council (Punjab and Haryana) presided over a Republic Day function organised by the Ekta Club.

Mr Girdhari Lal, president of the council, also spoke on the occasion.

St. Bawra School: A Republic Day function was organised at St. Bawra School. Students presented patriotic songs on the occasion.

They presented skits, bhangra, Western dance, qwaali etc. Ms Chander Prabha gave away awards to meritorious students.



Students honoured at convocation
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 28
The Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a convocation ceremony to award degrees to the pass-out students here today.

Dr S.K.Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, PTU, was the chief guest. He awarded 218 degrees, out of which 64 degrees were awarded to BBA, 56 to MBA, 78 to BCA and 20 degrees to MCA students.

Twelve students were honoured for performing well in academics and for holding university positions. Supriya Jain of BCA was awarded with the Giani Raghbir Singh gold medal for standing first in computer applications and a silver medal for standing second in MBA. Kanwalpreet Kaur of BBA was awarded with the Giani Harjit Singh gold medal for standing first in management. Itisha Gakhar of MBA and Richa Jain of BBA were awarded with silver medals. Depinder Singh of BCA stood fourth, Vandana Rani got fifth position, Gautam Garg of BBA, Anu Verma of BCA bagged sixth position in BBA and BCA. Jaskaran Singh, Shally Sharma, Shalu Narula of BCA got 8th, 9th and 10th positions.

Scholarships worth Rs 42,000 were awarded to meritorious students. Dr S.K.Salwan expressed satisfaction over the working of the college and motivated students to work hard to reach the heights of success.

Dr S.P.Singh, president, Khalsa Education Council and GNDU Vice-Chancellor thanked the chief guest on behalf of the council and presented him a vote of thanks.



Declamation contest at AS College
Our Correspondent

Khanna, January 28
The Lala Hans Raj Memorial Inter-College Declamation Contest was organised at the AS College for Women, Khanna, on Saturday. Students from 11 colleges in Ludhiana, Khanna and Mandi Gobindgarh participated in it.

Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, Parliamentary Secretary, was the chief guest on the occasion. Ms Rekha Bhardwaj, Principal of the college, welcomed the chief guest, other guests and participants.

Students spoke on issues like drug addiction, relevance of moral values etc.

Mr Yoginder Sharma, president of the college management committee, Mr Jatinder Dev, general secretary of the college, Mr Kuldeep Goel and Mr Anil Goel were also present on the occasion.

Mr Joshi, Mr Madhpuri and Mr Devgan were the judges of the contest.



Accident case: 2-year jail for accused
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 28
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.P. Bangarh, has sentenced Amrik Singh (35 years) of Dhandarikalan, Ludhiana, to two years imprisonment in an accident case. A fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed upon him.

The accused was found guilty of causing death of a computer engineer, Sanjiv Kaushik, of Ludhiana while driving his tempo rashly on March 23, 2004. A case was registered against him following the complaint of Rajinder Kumar of Shastri Nagar, Jagraon.

The complainant had submitted that he was coming to Ludhiana from Jagraon in his car. When the accused came driving his tempo at a high speed and in a rash and negligent manner. The tempo collided with the car of Sanjiv Kaushik, who died on the spot following grevious injuries.



Dental conference begins
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 28
The four-day 59th Indian Dental Conference was inaugurated by the President of the Dental Council of India, Dr Anil Kohli, at Guru Nanak Bhavan here last evening.
Lieut-Col Paramjit Singh from Delhi was the guest of honour. More than 2,500 delegates from India and abroad have gathered here to attend the national-level conference.

Dr J.L. Joshi, chairman of the organising committee, said the event includes scientific papers, orations, continuing education courses, symposia and trade fair. Leading experts would focus on latest techniques coming up in dentistry.

Dr Bhagwant Singh, President of the Indian Dental Council, said the programme was attended by over 2000 delegates. A cultural programme was presented by students of dental colleges on the occasion.

A trade fair was organised today in which more than 125 stalls were put up. A scientific session was also presented simultaneously in four halls in which 44 eminent speakers shared their views.

Students and faculty members presented their research papers. More than 60 posters were displayed by the persons concerned on maintaining oral hygiene. A carnival was also organised for the delegates at Hardy’s World in the evening.



IMA for better health care for people
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 28
The Indian Medical Association has demanded that a substantial portion of the GDP should be allocated to the health sector to provide better medical care to the people, particularly those who cannot afford it.

In a letter making pre-budget suggestions to the Union Finance Minister, Mr P Chidhambaram, the national vice-president of the IMA, Dr Gursharan Singh, said that it was essential that substantial investments were made in the health sector.

"The IMA is deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of its people. This is shameful that so many people die of cold and heat wave, floods in rainy season and many other natural calamities. The recent quake at Indo-Pak borders is recent example of the human misery of our people. I am very sorry to state that our country is focusing on infrastructure to be used by human beings. At the same time it is not worried about the people who are to use this infrastructure", he said.

He pointed out: "This makes our position very awkward at the international level, as we have not been able to check the infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate and our figures are far alarming as compared to our counter-parts in the SAARC region, who are considered poorer than us. We are still fighting against the menace of polio myelitis whereas it has been eradicated from the developed countries many decades before."

The suggestions made by the IMA to the Finance Minister include allocation of significant percentage of the GDP to the health sector, starting health schemes for the poor and slum dwellers, boosting health insurance, decreasing custom duties on health equipment to zero per cent, reducing excise on health equipment, removing local taxes on health equipment, providing tax benefits to private health providers giving subsidized treatment to poor people, launching health bonds on the pattern of infrastructure bonds and spending that money exclusively on health, making annual health checkup mandatory for employees working in corporate sector, giving tax rebates to individuals on the money spent on health on the pattern of school fee of the kids, zero custom duty and subsidizing life saving equipment like ventilators, cardiac and monitors, encouraging the endeavors like that of IMA, Rotary and Lions Clubs for developing management groups at the local and state level and fixing responsibility of the corporates for its employees insurance. 



Eye check-up camp begins
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, January 28
A two-day free eye check-up and cataract surgery camp was organised by Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh today.
Mr Sandeep Hans, SDM, Amloh, inaugurated the camp. Dr Sanjeev Kumar and Dr Prabhakar Vardhan, along with their team, examined and operated patients. Dr Zora Singh, Chairman, Desh Bhagat group of institutes, welcomed the chief guest and doctors. 



Bharat, Sachin fashion Bhavadas Club win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 28
Fine batting by Bharat Malhotra (59), Sachin Sharma (51) and an equally useful allround performance of Pardeep Atwal (41 runs and 3 for 24) helped the Bhavadas Club to register a comfortable victory by 58 runs against the Aditya Club in the first Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Welfare Society on the Daresi ground here today.

The Bhavadas Club won the toss and elected to bat. In the allotted 30 overs, they scored 210 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Bharat Malhotra scored 59 runs which came from 61 balls and included two sixes and as many hits to the fence. Sachin Arora cracked 51 runs with the help of one six and seven fours while Pardeep Atwal made 41 off just 25 deliveries. For the Aditya Club, Sidharath took three wickets for 44 runs while Saidan Khan claimed two for 24.

Sumit and Kirpal chipped in with one wicket each for 30 and 35 runs.

Chasing the target, the Aditya Club were bowled out for 152 runs in 20.4 overs. Zaheer Ali and Saidan Khan contributed 49 and 33 runs, while Amit Saini made 15 runs. For the winners, Pardeep Atwal took three wickets for 24 runs. Gaurav Marwaha and Bharat Malhotra grabbed two and one wicket each conceding 41 and 19 runs.

For his outstanding contribution, Pardeep Atwal was declared the man of the match.



GGN Public School athletics meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 28
More than 400 students took part in the two-day the XXth annual athletics meet of GGN Public School, Rose Garden, Civil Lines which concluded here today. Mr Prithpal Singh Kapur, former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar was the chief guest during the prize distribution function.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh House accumulated 390 points to bag the overall trophy while Baba Deep Singh House collected 386 points to finish runners-up.

In the boys u-19 years section, Dhanraj Singh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh House, was adjudged the best athlete while Rohit, representing the Kali Phoola Singh House, was named the runner up. In the girl’s section, Manpreet Kaur of the Akali Phoola Singh House was declared the best athlete.

In the boy’s u-16 years category, Jatinder Singh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh House emerged the best athlete and Prabhjeet Singh of Baba Deep Singh House finished as runner up while Amanpreet Kaur of Baba Deep Singh House was declared the best athlete among girl participants.

In the boy’s u-14 years section, Ramandeep Singh of Hari Singh Nalwa House was adjudged the best athlete while Gurdeep Singh of Baba Deep Singh House followed him to secure second place. Harpreet Kaur of Hari Singh Nalwa House annexed the best athlete title in the girls’ section.


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