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Seminar on personality development
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 21
A seminar on personality development was organised at Everest Playway and Nursery School, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Park, here today.
Schoolchildren came dressed up in colourful attires and performed dance, skit, advertisements, etc. They also narrated short stories.

Sidhi was chosen “Star of the Day”, Vishal as “Mr Everest Playway”, Yukti as “Ms Everest Playway” and Jiya as “All-rounder”.

Annual function: Mother’s Touch Kindergarten celebrated it’s third annual function at the school today.

Dr S.S. Johal, chairman, Chief Minister’s Advisory Committee on Agricultural Policy, and vice-chairman, Punjab State Planning Board, was the chief guest.

Cultures of different states were depicted and students presented various dance items. Students also performed bhangra and giddha. Principal Gagandeep K. Chadha also spoke on the occasion.

Convocation: The recital of 'Jo Maange Thakur Apne Se' shabad marked the opening of the convocation ceremony for KG students of Springdale School here today.

The school band led the students of kindergarten classes to the stage.

Excitement prevailed among the tinytots as they were conferred upon the graduation certificates by the chief guest, Mr Inderpal Singh.

Ms Avinash Kaur Walia, Director and Founder Principal, stressed upon the importance of education at Pre Primary level as it was the prime time for building up the personality of a child.

The function concluded with the speech by Principal Ms Sandeep Raikhi.

Free uniforms: The Lal Bahadur Shastri Social Forum secretary-general, Dr Shiv Gupta, and the president, Mr Sushil Malhotra, in a joint press statement today said the students of the Primary School at Pakhowal Road here would be given free uniforms at a function on March 22 wherein the Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, would be the chief guest.

Mandi Gobindgarh
World Forestry Day:
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, observed “World Forestry Day” today. Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, was the chief guest and the function was presided over by Mr Jagmeet Singh Sahota, President, Municipal Council Mandi Gobindgarh. Dr Zora Singh, Chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, welcomed the guests.

Some contest were also held on the occasion. The results were: declamation contest — Anand Nayyar (MCA 1) 1; Rajvir Kaur (BHM II) 2; Ami Arora (MBA I) 3.

Freshers’ party: The BAMS (second year) students of DB Ayurvedic College organised a freshers’ party, HAIL, for the freshers’ at the college campus here on Tuesday.

Dr Zora Singh, chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, inaugurated the programme.

A cultural program was organised on the occasion.Dr Zora Singh awarded the Sardar Lal Singh Memorial Award to topper students. Students were also given cash prizes for good academic performance.

The Principal, Dr Lovleen Kaur Ahuja, addressed the students and the staff on the occasion.



DD Jain College holds sports meet
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 21
The annual sports meet of DD Jain College was organised here today.
Ms Vijay Lakshmi, the officiating Principal of the college, greeted the chief guest, Mr Baldev Raj Jain, (senior vice-president, College Managing Committee), and the guest of honour, Mr K.B.Jain.

Mr Narinder Kumar Jain (president), Mr Shanti Swaroop Jain (vice-president) and Ms Kamla Jain (director) were also present on the occasion.

The events included 100 m race, 200 m race, 400 m race, spoon-potato race, obstacle race, chatti race, three-legged race, relay race and back race etc.

Mr Narinder Kumar Jain encouraged the students to enhance their confidence, to be determined and above all to be ‘karamsheel’.

For the 100 m race category, prizes were given to Amandeep Kaur (I), Ginni (II) and Bandana (III).

For the 200 m catergory, the honours went to Amandeep (I), Neeti (II) and Bandana (III).

In 400 m race, the winners were Amandeep (I), Bandana (II) and Sukhjinder (III).

Puja got the first prize, Bala got the second and Aparna got the third prize in spoon-potato race.

In chatti-race, Rajinder was declared first, Gurvinder second and Bala third.

In three-legged race, Mandeep and Dipika were declared first, Rajveer and Kamini came second and Ritu and Shefali were third.

In obstacle race, Rajveer got first prize, Bandana got second and Jyoti got third prize.

In relay race, prizes were given to Amandeep, Aparna and Ramneek. In back-race and sack race, prizes were given to Amandeep, Madhur, Shifali, Rajinder, Gurvinder and Surinder.

Ms Amandeep Kaur was given the award of best athlete and Section B won the tug of war award.

Cricket camp: A fortnight-long training-cum-coaching camp for young boys will be held at Punjab Agricultural University cricket ground from March 25.

According to Mr R.D. Singh, former Punjab Ranji player and national umpire, he would conduct the camp and Mr Manmohan Bedi, an NIS coach, would assist him.

Players of national and international repute would interact with the trainees. Coaches would also give them tips on the game.

During the camp, stress would be laid on physical conditioning and technique.

Refreshment and clothing would be provided to the participants by the organisers.

The best trainee would also be rewarded at the conclusion of the camp, he added.

Registration forms would be available on March 23 and 24 at cricket ground from 4 pm onwards.



City trainer wins laurels
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, March 21
Shambu Sagar, physical trainer at the local Saraswati Modern School, Rajpura road, Civil Lines, made the city proud by bagging the first position in the National Referee Seminar Pro-National Ranking and Title Championship held at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, recently.

According to a press statement issued here today by the Principal of the Saraswati School, Shambu Sagar, along with Manjeet Singh from DAV School, Sunam, attended the seminar organised by the National Kickboxing Federation during which the former bagged the top honours while Manjeet finished runner-up in the All India Refree Competition. 


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