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Protest against jobs to ETTs through panchayats
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 20
Unemployed ETTs and various teachers unions and employee unions today held a demonstration in front of the mini secretariat in protest against the Punjab Government to make appointments of ETT teachers through panchayats and other local bodies.

Mr Charan Singh, a spokesman for the Government School Teachers’ Union, Punjab, said,”By this decision the government has made a clever move to shift the responsibility of imparting compulsory, quality and uniform education to lakhs of children of the poor and middle class parents, especially in rural areas to panchayats. This decision will badly affect the education of girl child.”

Sarabha and Jasdev Rauni of the ETT Teachers Union said in 1957, all district board schools in Punjab were made government schools as the experiment had failed. Recently the Congress Government in Haryana had taken over all schools handed over to local bodies by the Chautala Government. The present decision would further hamper school education.

Mr Sarabha said the Anti-Privatisation Adhyapak Morcha, the Unemployed ETT teachers union and other teacher’s bodies would intensify the struggle. On February 26, a state level educational conference would be held in the mini secretariat. 



Conference on inclusive education
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 20
A conference on “Inclusive education: promoting the right to education for all” will be held at KVM tomorrow.
The Principals of CBSE schools in Punjab will be attending the conference, which will chaired by Dr G. Balasubramanian, Director (Academics ), CBSE, New Delhi.

The resource persons will be Ms Annie Koshi, Principal of St Mary’s School, Delhi, and Ms Renu Singh, Director, School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Inclusive Education.

The conference is an endeavour to introduce education for the disabled in schools which feel incapacitated to cater to the needs of such children.

The Principal of KVM, Mr S.C. Saxena, says he feels honoured by hosting the conference.



From Schools and Colleges
BCM School celebrates annual day 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 20
BCM School, Basant City, celebrated its first annual day here today. Tiny tots of the school presented a cultural programme.
Students presented an item based on a Punjabi wedding. The colourful item depicted the customs and traditions of a Punjabi wedding, like Jago, Banna, Ghori, etc.

Another item that was much liked by the audience was “Festivals of India,” which portrayed the theme of “unity in diversity” of our country.

The chief guest, Mr Satyanand Munjal, appreciated the efforts put forth by the staff and students in organising the show.

Mr R.B. Khanna, member of the management, Mr S.D. Kalia, Principal, BCM School, Chandigarh Road, Mr M.R. Mehta, Principal, BCM School, Focal Point, Mr M.L. Kalra, Principal, R S Model School, Shastri Nagar, Mrs Paramjit Kaur, Principal BCM School, Shastri Nagar, Dr Vandna Shahi, Principal BCM School, Basant Avenue, Dugri Road, were present. All participants were awarded medals.

Expressions-2006 concludes: A two-day mega fest Expressions-2006, organised by the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, concluded here yesterday.

The GNIMT, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, bagged the overall trophy.

The chief guest for the prize distribution function, Dr Amarjit Singh Dua, Dean(Colleges), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar congratulated the prize winners and members of the GNIMT family.

Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann enthralled the audience with his hit numbers. Students of the GNIMT danced to the tunes of the songs.

The chief guest for the evening was Mr Surinder Kumar Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab.

Mr Dawar honoured Harbhajan Mann: Punjabi film actress Kimi Verma and SSP Kawaljeet Singh Sandhu attended the function.

The evening concluded with a fashion show and bhangra by GNIMT students.

Sports day: Sports day of Chanda Mama and Lovely Lotus was held at Chanda Mama School here today.

Little children participated in games like animal butterflies and flowers race, crawling baby race, problem solving race , balls and balloons race, etc.

The children enjoyed refreshments after races and they children were given participation certificates.

Gurinder Pawar receives the second prize in teaching of English from the chief guest at a function at GMT College of Education in Ludhiana
Gurinder Pawar receives the second prize in teaching of English from the chief guest at a function at GMT College of Education in Ludhiana. - A Tribune photograph

Teaching competition: The GMT College of Education organised an inter-college competition in skill in teaching and on-the-spot teaching-aid preparation under the guidance of the Principal of the college, Dr H.S. Sidhu here yesterday.

Sixtyfour students from nine different Colleges of Education participated in the competitions.

Mr Hardaljeet Singh Gosal of Punjabi University was the chief guest.

Results: teaching of Hindi: Aarti, GMT College , 1st; Rajni Bala, Malwa College, 2nd; and Suchita, GHG College, 3rd.

Teaching of English: Munmun, Doraha College , 1st; Gurinder Pawar, GMT College, 2nd; and Hena Bedi, BCM College , 3rd.

Teaching of Punjabi: Sukhwinder Kaur, Malwa College, 1st; Harpreet Kaur, GMT College, 2nd; and Simranpreet Kaur, DD Jain College, 3rd.

Teaching of social studies: Harpreet Kaur, GHG College, 1st; Monu Arora Pratap College, 2nd; and Piyusha, GMT College, 3rd.

Farewell function: New Senior Secondary School , Civil Lines, organised a farewell function for the students of Class XII on the school premises here today.

Mr Bharat Bhushan Kapoor, an alumnus of the school, was the chief guest. Principal V.L. Patel and president Sunil Maria accorded him a warm welcome.

Junior students presented a cultural show.



Sumandeep, Gurpreet best athletes
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 20
Sumandeep Kaur and Gurpreet Singh were adjudged the best athletes among girls and boys, respectively, in the annual athletics meet of GHG Khalsa College for Women, Gurusar Sadhar, near here, yesterday.

The M.Ed class bagged the best marching contingent trophy. Olympian Lieut-Col Jaswant Singh (retd) was the chief guest on the occasion. He highlighted the importance of sports and discipline in one’s life. Dr Rakesh Chander, Principal of the college, welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries.

Results: Boys: shot put: Kuldeep Singh 1, Ravinder singh 2 and Kulwant singh 3; discus throw: Kuldeep Singh 1, Kulwinder Singh 2 and Ravinder 3; 200 m: Gurpreet Singh 1, Sandeep 2 and Harkarandeep Singh 3; 400 m: Sandeep Singh 1, Harkanwaldeep Singh 2 and Surinder Kumar 3; long jump: Gurpreet Singh 1, Lakhvir Singh 2 and Kulwinder Singh 3; javelin throw: Gurpreet Singh 1, Paramjit Singh 2 and Neeraj 3; 800 m: Surinder 1, Sandeep 2 and Harkanwaldeep Singh 3; 50 m back race: Harkanwaldeep Singh 1, Kulwant 2 and Sandeep 3; 100 m: Gurpreet Singh 1, Lakhveer Singh 2 and Sandeep 3.

Girls: shot put: Navneet 1, Ramandeep 2 and Gurjeet 3; discus throw: Navneet 1, Ramandeep 2 and Gurjeet 3; 200 m: Sumandeep Kaur 1, Tejinderpal Kaur 2 and Bhupinder 3; 400 m: Lakhwant 1, Kusum Lata 2 and Satvir Kaur 3; long jump: Sumandeep Kaur 1, Tejinderpal Kaur 2 and Shivani Puri 3; 50 m back race- Navneet 1, Sunny Goel 2 and Sumandeep Kaur 3; 2 km race: Lakhwant Kaur 1, Kuldeep Kaur 2 and Simarjeet Kaur 3.


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