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Seminar on scope of engineers in Merchant Navy
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 19
A Singapore-based company, “Executive Ships Management”, on Friday organised a seminar at the Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, near, here on “Scope of engineering graduates in the Merchant Navy”.

Capt T. S. Bhatia and Capt S. S. Pannu were the main speakers. They said in the present scenario, a job in the Merchant Navy was the best option for mechanical engineering students. They further said after selection by their company, students would be offered jobs with a pay package of Rs 40,000 per month during six months’ sea training and Rs 90,000 per month after the sea training.

They revealed that apart from a number of training institutes in Chennai, their company was planning to start an Institute in Chandigarh or Mohali also for which their shipping company would sponsor engineering graduates. They claimed that there was a great demand in the Merchant Navy especially for mechanical engineers. In fact, this demand was much more than the combined output of various training institutes.

Earlier, Mr S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary welcomed the speakers and assured them that the students of this college would be an asset to the companies they would join. Dr G. D. Bansal, Principal, stated that the future of the mechanical engineering students in Merchant Navy was most secure. 

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Euro Kids celebrate ‘graduation day’
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 19
Eurokids, Mohali, celebrated their 'graduation day' here today. Over a 100 tiny tots in the age group of 2 ½ to 4 years, performed on the stage. They were presented ' degrees' on completing a successful year.

Ms Sangeet Growar, Principal of the school, said, "Children at this age tend to ape their elders and this ceremony gives them a sense of achievement . And since we believe in the concept of learning by doing, we want to teach everything in a practical way."

Oozing with confidence the children took to the stage as they started with O Pallen Hare, a prayer, and moved on to ''Do Re Me'', ''Birdie Dance'' and ''Gaadri Aayii''. The little ones walked the ramp as they showcased their spring collection in shorts, Bermudas, flowery shirts and frocks, in a multi- coloured fashion bonanza.

Finally, the parents took the stage and performed for their children. 

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Academics give a call to save Sanskrit
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 19
Anguished by the state of Sanskrit in the country, a group of intellectuals has decided to form a pressure group to save the language from decline. In a special seminar organised on this subject today at State Library, Sector 34, the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi called upon the Central Government to create a cell for the preservation and growth of Sanskrit literature.

Leading the group from the front was Prof Swatantra Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, who said the language was the source of all modern languages and was replete with knowledge and wisdom. Also present as the chief guest was Prof R.D. Anand, Director, Association of Indian Universities.

While building a case for Sanskrit other intellectuals, including Dr Kamal Anand from Delhi, Dr Vikram Kumar and Dr Arun Goel from Panjab University, discussed the relevance of Sanskrit.

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Trust to adopt 5 students for UGC exams
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 19
Members of the Aryans Educational and Charitable Trust (Regd) has decided to adopt five students for preparation of the UGC test.

Prof D.C. Kataria, Director of the trust, said they would adopt these students and bear their educational expenses for the preparation of the UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR exam. They would also be provided free coaching, study material and the requisite guidance. 

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Annual function organised
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 19
Students of J.V. Sarvhitkari Model High School, Sector 71, here celebrated their annual day and prize distribution function today.

A cultural programme was presented by students. The function started with a Saraswati vandana followed by shabad gayan. Tiny tots of the school recited poems and skits. The school Principal, Ms Kiran Duggal, read out the annual report of the school.

The academic prizes were given away by Mr J.S. Rahi, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal and Mr Hans Raj Dhawan. The other prizes were given away by Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, Member Parliament, Ropar.

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Students present dance, songs
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, March 19
Students of Natraj Nrityalaya, learning dances from Bharatnatyam exponent Mukta Nagesh, celebrated the spirit of Holi with a show of dances and songs at the Kala Gram open air theatre today.

The programme commenced with Ganesh vandana by Vironika and others while Chand, Nitika and Shagun featured in Rajasthani dances. Solo dances by Bhoomika and Kolambi were appreciated by fellow students and the audience. “Braj Holi” was the highlight of the show.

A “Smart Kid” competition was held after the programme. Dr Neelam Jindal gave away prizes to the participating child artistes. 

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Prize distribution held
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 19
The prize distribution function for students of kindergarten of DAV Senior Secondary Public School was celebrated today.

Tiny tots came in colourful costumes and presented a cultural show, comprising songs and dance. The audience appreciated the coordinated dance steps and the efforts put in by the teachers for organising the show.

On this occasion, students were awarded for their conduct in the school, academic performance and extra-curricular activities. The Principal, Ms Santosh Bhandari, applauded the students and gave away the prizes. She also spoke about the role of parents and home in shaping the minds of their children. 

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B Com students given farewell
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 19
The annual function-cum-farewell party of commerce society of Government College, Sector 46, was held on the college premises. The function was organised by the students of MCom I, BCom I and BCom II for their outgoing seniors.

Earlier, Dr S.K. Kanwar, Head of the Department of Commerce, welcomed the Principle of the college, Dr A.N. Garg, special guest of honour Hardyal Singh Cheema , MD, Cheema Spintex Ltd, and guest of honour S.K. Chadha, professor of International Trade, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Mohit Singh (BCom III) and Kanika (MCom II) were declared Mr and Ms Frewell.

Annual function: The annual function of the hostel of GGS College for Women, Sector 26, was held here on Sunday. It was organised by the students’ council and coordinated by the chief warden, Ms Kiran Pall, and Ms Gauri Thakur.

The students presented a colorful extravaganza of songs and dance for the final year students. A fashion show was organised for the final year students in which Mandeep was declared Miss Finalite. Bondina was announced the 1st runner’s up while Darshpreet was adjudged the 2nd runner’s up. Shifali won the title of Miss Charming.

The Principal of the college, Dr Harinderjit Kaur, wished success to the outgoing students. 

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Bansal inaugurates school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 19
The Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, and the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Chander Mohan, inaugurated Paragon Convent School, Sector 24, here today.

A cultural programme was presented on the occasion. The newly opened school boasts of an air-conditioned building with technology enabled classrooms with multi-media facility in all classes.

The school aims to provide the right opportunity and environment for the all-round development of the student.

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CAT stays appointment of JEs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 19
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stayed the appointment of two Junior Engineers on deputation from the Punjab State Electricity Department to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

The orders were passed after Des Raj and another candidate moved the tribunal, stating that while passing the orders, the Administration and the municipal corporation flouted the instructions whereby a decision was taken to promote to suitable UT employees in preference to those on deputation from other states.

After hearing the arguments, Ms Shyama Dogra, member (Judicial), directed the respondents to maintain status quo till the next date of hearing. 

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Forum rejects power dept’s plea
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 19
The local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has quashed a demand for Rs 3.6 lakh raised by the UT Electricity Department against Mr Ajay Kumar Sharma, a resident of Mani Majra.

The department has also been asked to give a revised bill to the consumer and Rs 3,000 as costs of litigation.

The complainant in his plea had alleged that he had been regularly paying the bills issued by the department. In July 2005, he received a bill showing arrears of over Rs 3.6 lakh, apart from the current usage amount of Rs 1,648. He made inquiries from the department but neither a proper response was given nor any details were furnished. A legal notice issued by the complainant to the department also failed to elicit any response.

In reply to the forum, the department contended that the complainant had stood surety for Mr Sat Pal Singh Rana, who was awarded a contract of single-point delivery connection for providing connections to residents of Mauli Jagran. He defaulted in the payment of bills and the arrears in his account were transferred to the complainant's bill.

However, on examination of the documents, the forum found that the contract was given to M/s Chandigarh Vidut Bulk Supply Company Pvt Ltd and not to Mr Rana. It came to the conclusion that the arrears were wrongly added to the bill of the complainant and set aside the demand. 

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