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PAU students hold awareness
rally against drug abuse
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 1
About 200 volunteers of the National Service Scheme (NSS) from the Colleges of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Home Sciences of Punjab Agricultural University took out a rally to create awareness among the youth and students against the drug abuse.

According to Dr K.S. Verma, programme coordinator of the NSS, PAU, the rally was flagged off by the Dean, College of Agriculture, Dr G.S. Chahal. He appreciated the effort of the NSS volunteers in taking up one of the most important issues the society was facing. He congratulated the volunteers, who included both boys as well as girls, for spreading information about the menace of drug abuse.

Dr Chahal exhorted upon the youth to lead by example. He pointed out that healthy living was important for a healthy society and a healthy mind always remained in a healthy body only. He expressed grave concern over the widespread use of intoxicants by the youth, particularly in rural areas.

Dr Verma disclosed that the NSS march passed through the Ferozepur Road, Bhai Wala Chowk, Ghumar Mandi, Government College for Boys, Rose Garden Road, Saheed Udham Singh Nagar and various hostels and residential areas of the university. The volunteers shouted slogans and carried banners and placards to warn against the abuse of drug addiction.

The rally was supervised by programme officers Dr Damanjit Kaur, Dr Ashu Kalaramna, Dr Roshinish Khuran and Mr Sandeep Singh.



“Go ahead with school admissions”
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, April 1
A delegation of the Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools met the Chairman, Punjab School Education Board, under the presidentship of Mr Rajinder Krishan Sharma to discuss the issue regarding the admission to the affiliated schools.

The Chairman asked the delegation to go ahead with the admission process. He said the order of the board was only applicable to the private and non-affiliated schools. “The affiliated schools are not in the category,” he said.

Mr Rajinder Sharma said a general body meeting of the association would be held next week here to discuss problems of the affiliated schools.

Owners of private schools in this block have criticised the Director, Education, for asking parents not to send their children to private schools.

They say on the one hand the government is planning to privatise everything, on the other, its officials are asking the parents not to send children to private institutions.

An in charge of a school says nearly 3 lakh teachers are working in the private schools that are imparting quality education at a very concessional rate. By banning the private schools, the government will not only make 3 lakh teachers jobless but lakhs of students also unable to get primary education even.

Another school in charge suggests that the government should sanction subsidised loans to private schools to maintain the standard instead of banning the schools.



Restore electoral process
in educational institutions: NSUI

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 1
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has demanded the restoration of the democratic and electoral process in various educational institutions in Punjab. The holding of elections in colleges was banned in Punjab in 1984.

Addressing a convention of the NSUI here today, the Secretary, All-India Congress Committee (AICC), Mr Manish Tiwari, said the democratic process was essential and it should be restored to the educational institutions also.

Mr Tiwari urged the youth and students to fight various social evils confronting the society. He specifically mentioned the issue of drug addiction among the youth. He stressed upon the need to eradicate the menace. He said this was the worst type of affliction that could happen to the society as it ate into the vitals of society.

The AICC Secretary also urged the youth to fight the curse of dowry. He pointed out that so many innocent and helpless brides were falling prey to the greed of dowry. He hoped that the students and youth would carry forward the mission of the NSUI.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included the president, District Congress Committee, Ludhiana (Urban), Mr Jagmohan Sharma, the member, Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Pawan Dewan, the district NSUI president, Mr Jaspreet Singh and others.



Students visit science city
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 1
Students of MBA, M.Sc (IT), PGDCA and BCA of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) visited Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar. The purpose of the visit was to make the students aware of new developments in the science city.

Students rode the flight simulator, which was quite stimulating. Students saw a 3D show and laser show and appreciated these. The students also saw film on the lifecycle of sharks in sea and enjoyed it. They also watched various instruments based on the laws of renowned scientists like Bernaulli's theorem, converting mechanical energy into heat energy, 3D models, touch screens and new models related to astronomy.

Students made enquires about the various models displayed in the dome theatre. Dr R. S. Gupta, Prof V.J. Rai, Prof Raman Bagga, Prof Chandanpreet Kaur, Prof Kulvir Kaur, Prof Vikram Singh and Prof Ashish Kumar Gupta, Mr Priyaranjan Kumar and Mr Ranjan Kumar accompanied the students.


The GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a seminar on "Computer networks and its numerous career opportunities" for the students of BCA and MCA here today.

Mr Sandeep Sharma, programmer, GND varsity, was the guest speaker on the occasion.

Mr Sharma also talked about various topologies, operating systems and network elements required to understand the technology.

The seminar concluded with an interactive session in which the speaker answered the questions put forth by the students.

Director of the institute Kuldeep Singh and coordinator Gunwant Singh Dua were also present on the occasion.



From Schools
School holds function
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 1
SVM Public School, Samrala chowk, celebrated its annual function here yesterday. Students performed bhangra, giddha, dances and a play.

Kamaljeet and Mehak, who excelled in dancing, were honoured. Principal Naresh Verma read out the annual report.

Mr Ramesh Verma, director of the school, announced that the students standing first in Class V, VIII and X will be given scholarships.

Seven teachers —Kamlesh, Sunita, Narinder Kaur, Tammana, Sonia, Mamta and Sarabjit — were honoured.


Rupinderjit Kaur, a student of Moonlight Public School, Hedon Bet, stood first in the Class V examination in the Machhiwara, Samrala and Khanna blocks.

Rupinderjit Kaur secured 476 out of the 550 marks. Another student Sandeep Kaur stood third in the Machhiwara and Samrala blocks by securing 469 marks.

Affiliation granted

The local Shakti Public Senior Secondary School has been granted affiliation for science and commerce stream up to 10 plus II by the Punjab School Education Board, Mohali.

The school is the first private school to have got affiliation for the science and commerce stream.

Talking to mediapersons, the manager of the school, Mr Bhupinder Kapoor, said their school would leave no stone unturned in providing quality education.

Mr Kapoor further revealed that efficient and experienced teachers had been appointed for the subject.



Doctors attend homoeopathy workshop
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 1
Around 150 doctors from the northern region, including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and J&K, participated in a three-day workshop on homoeopathy organised by the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians here today.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Lal Singh Brar, Director, Students Welfare, and presided over by Dr Ravinder Kocher, Principal, Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College.

Dr Muktinder Singh, an eminent homoeopath and former Lecturer, G T B Homoeopathic Medical College, Patiala, spoke on the topic, “Why do we fall sick?” He covered the reasons of the ever-increasing medical problems thereby increasing the number of patients of incurable diseases.

He stated that diseases like hypertension, diabetes, hyper and hypothyroidism and auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, chronic renal failure and many diseases which were labled incurable by allopathy could be effectively handled at any stage by an efficient homoeopath.

Dr Rajesh Sofat, Lecturer, Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College, spoke on the role of embryology in understanding the cure process by homoeopathy.


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