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Physics contests
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 2
A host of inter-college physics contests were organised by the Department of Physics, Government College, Sector 11, here on Tuesday.

About 50 students from various colleges of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh vied with each other for top positions. Prof Ranjjan Verma of the department conducted the quiz contest. Teams were quizzed for their understanding of the subject and also their knowledge of current developments in physics and astronomy. Mr Phalad Aggarwal, Principal of the college, was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.

This was followed by the ‘Just -A- Minute’ contest. Spontaneity and ingenuity of the teams were put to test. The participants had to speak on topics allotted on the spot. Mr JP Singh of the Physics Department conducted the contest. Dr J.G. Chhabra, ex-head of the department was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.

The winners include: Gaurav Mantro, Birla Sharma, Pankaj Gupta, Gaurav Verma, Nishad Sharma, Hardik Juneja, Daljit Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Vidhushi Sood, Kamalpreet Sandhu, Vishal Gogna and Sheetal Thakur.

A paper reading contest on various aspects of journalism was organised by the Department of English of the college today. Ten participants read papers on various topics related to the media, such as social responsibility of media, commercialization of media etc.

Prof Bhupinder Singh, Head of English Department, congratulated the students on their high level of performance. The winners include: Nishant Thakur, Gurjet, Navgeet Kohli, Sanket Sharma and Arun.



‘Lakshya’ from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 2
Everyone is set for the two-day annual technical-cum-cultural extravaganza, Lakshya, to be held at DAV College, Sector 10, here from February 3.

Organised primarily by the students of the college, the two days of competitions would end with live performances by Silk Route and Manmohan Waris.

Over 50 colleges from across the country are expected to participate in a galore of events. “These include quizzes, paper presentations, ad-mad show, on-the-spot software development, on-the-spot web designing etc,” explained S. Marriya, college Principal, during a press conference here on Monday.



13 Chitkara students recruited

Chandigarh, February 2
As many as 13 students of the Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology were recruited today by CA International as part of its campus placement process.

CA International is one of the world’s largest IT management software providers. It is a global company with headquarters in the USA and 150 offices in more than 45 countries. It serves more than 98 per cent of Fortune 1000 companies as well as government entities, educational institutions and thousands of other companies in diverse industries worldwide.

Placements are going steady in S.D. College as over 250 students have already been recruited by leading companies.

In continuation with this, Max New York Life Insurance visited the college campus today. Eighty students were registered in the first round for a second round of interviews to be held at the company’s office in the coming days. TNS



Students get farewell
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 2
The Class X students of DAV Model School, Sector 15, were yesterday given a warm farewell by their juniors. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion in which a variety of song and dance items were presented. A modelling session was also held. Harpreet was declared Mr DAV and Raina Ms DAV. Mankiran and Apoorva were runners up.

A farewell function was also held at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, for Class XII students. Peppy songs and dances were presented while different titles given to seniors. The students sashayed down the ramp dressed in their best attires. The titles of Ms Elegant and Mr Dashing were conferred on Taranum and Jai Sodhi. The school Principal, Mrs Meenakshi Mohindra, blessed the outgoing students.



Classical music fest opens at Law Bhavan
S.D. Sharma

Chandigarh, February 2
The 2nd annual Brahsapati Sangeet Samaroh, organised under the aegis of the Acharya Brahspati Kala Kendra and Research Institute and the Sadbhavana Arts, commenced on a melodic note at Law Bhavan auditorium here yesterday.

The delectable strains of melody wafted across the auditorium with an immaculate exposition of raga “Shudh Kalyan” by the illustrious doyen of Gwalior gharana Pandit Vidya Dhar Vyas who lighted up the three-day festival of Indian classical music.

Pandit Vyas took the centre stage only to mesmerise the audience during the delineation of raga form and compositions. From “bolan laagi” set to “ek taal” in slow tempo and “harwa phulvan” melting into fast tempo of sixteen beat pattern from the highly cultivated maestro spell bound the audience. The adroit spell by Pandit Vyas was aesthetically and emotionally appealing as he brought his moods and passions into full play.

Earlier, versatile Vineeta Gupta, a disciple of legendary virtuoso of Rampur Sadarang tradition Sharayu Kalekar, commenced the programme with rendition of the raga “maru behag”. The Kolkutta-based maestro, Sunil Chatterjee, presented raga “bihaag” doling out two captivating compositions. The commencement of programme was delayed for about two hours.

The accompanists who accomplished the performance of vocalists included B.B. Gosawmy, Avirbhav Verma, Dr M.P. Sharma, Mehmood Khan and Neeraj Gandhi.

Earlier, the chief guest, Mr M.L. Koser, inaugurated the festival and eminent musicologists and performers of national eminence, including Dr Shankar Lal Mishra, Pandit Laxmi Narayan Garg, Dr Indranai Chakravarti, Dr Vidyadhar Vyasand and Dr Mukesh Garg, were conferred with the ‘Acharya Brahsapti Sangeet Sewa Samman- 2006’ for their commendable contribution in the realm classical arts.

A book “Rag Rahasya” Part IV, authored by Acharya KCD Brahspati and Sulochna Brahspati, was also released on the occasion.


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