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Incentive to students
: Mr S.P. Goel, Director of Amloh Public Senior Secondary School, out of 30 students who were issued scholarship forms by the Punjab School Education Board, only one got a merit certificate and a token money of Rs 100. He suggested that the whole exercise should be abandoned and the board should issue coloured certificates to the scholarship holders.

Function held
:The Principal, staff and students of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School organised Blessings Day on the school premises here on Monday. The path of Sukhmani Sahib was organised after which students performed kirtan. The members of the management, Principal and staff sought blessings for the school students who shall be appearing in final examinations. Captain Dilraj Singh Malhans Memorial Gymnastic Hall was also inaugurated on the occasion by Bibi Bhagwant Kaur. 

Charge taken: The newly-appointed Principal of Guru Nanak National College, here Dr Narinder Singh, has taken the charge here on Monday. He offered tributes to the late founder president of the college, Dr Ishwar Singh. Bibi Bhagwant Kaur, president college management committee, Prof B.S. Pangali, general secretary, Mr Jogeshwar Singh Mangat, senior vice-president, Mr Tarlok Singh Jaggi Gill, executive committee member, Mr Jaswant Singh, Dirctor of the college, Mr Harpartap Singh Brar, along with other committee members and college staff were present on the occasion. 

Scribes body
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab-Chandigarh Journalists Union, Ferozepore chapter: president — Mr Tapinder Singh; vice-president — Mr J.S. Kumar; patron — Mr Madan Lal Tiwari; general secretary — Mr Sunil Rudra; finance secretary — Mr Gaurav Manik; and press secretary — Mr Surinder Goyal.

Youth fest
: The Government Polytechnic for Women will host the “Inter-polytechnic Youth Festival for Girls” to be organised from February 23 to 25. Students from over 51 technical institutions are likely to participate in the event. The festival will be inaugurated by Mr Naresh Nagpal, Additional Director, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab.

Dharna: On the call of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, the women residents of Malsian organised a dharna in front of the office of the Punjab State Electricity Board there and ‘gheraoed’ the office of the SDO for three hours. The demonstrators raised slogans against the board officials for “forcing” the Dalits, the landless and the poor people to pay the bills.

Protest: Following the demolition of the building that had earlier housed Shree Lakshmi Narayan Temple, devotees held a protest rally at Namdev Chowk here on Monday, blocking the traffic for some time. The demolition was carried out by the new owners of the land.

Camp: The Directorate of Youth Services, in association with the district administration and the Citizens’ Welfare and Protection Council, is organising a ten-day state-level leadership training camp for hearing impaired. The camp will be inaugurated at the Red Cross School for the Deaf here on Tuesday. Over 150 hearing-impaired children studying in various schools across the state have assembled in the school for the camp.

Contests: The CT College of Education organised inter-college contests in poetry recitation and folk song on Sunday. Students from over 20 colleges participated in the competitions. The function was presided over by Dr Amarjit Singh Dua, Dean, College Development Council, Guru Nanak Dev University.

: Concept Media has launched a website www.citieducation.com on which a complete guide on Ludhiana schools, institutes, coaching centres will be provided with mock test papers to prepare students for examinations. It will provide information on the admission procedure in various recognised schools of the city.



Road blockade
: Skinning of a dead cow in Mandi Adampur in Hisar district of Haryana on Monday led to road blockade in the town for several hours by activists of the ‘Guaraksha Samiti’.

Student killed
: A student was killed and two others were injured when their motor cycle was hit by a canter on the Sonepat-Rathdhanna road, near here, on Monday. The deceased was identified as Deepak (18), a student of Class XI in S.M. Hindu Senior Secondary School, Sonepat. He belonged to Shershah village. The injured were identified as Sanjay of Shershah village and Ravi (18) of Silana village. A case has been registered.

Burn injuries: Vijay Paul sustained serious burn injuries when a stove burst in his house at Akbarpur Barota village, 8 km from here, on Monday. He was hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. 

Two arrested: The Kharkhauda police on Monday arrested two women on the charge of pick-pocketing and recovered the cash allegedly stolen from a passenger travelling in a Haryana Roadways bus on the Kharkhauda-Sampla road. The arrests followed the complaint of the woman passenger. 


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