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Sec 8 model school turns into beauty hub
Payal Pruthi
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
A snip here and a cut there. Students of Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, have mastered the art of making others look beautiful. Being trained at the L’Oreal outlets in the city and others like VLCC and Headmaster, the girls who have been enrolled at the school under the vocational course of ‘Beauty Culture’ have already been offered jobs at the above places. Not only this, the school is fast turning into a beauty hub with prospects of a herbal garden in the coming days and a production-cum -training centre already in place.

Informing about the various initiatives taken by the school to provide the best facilities to the students in a limited budget, school Principal Kuldevi Yadav said the girls were talented and needed just the right guidance and infrastructure. She added that the beauty parlour in the school offered beauty treatments at nominal rates and was even open to the public between 2 p and 4 pm.

The school also offers vocational courses in textile and fashion designing and to this end the Principal has visited institutes like NIFT, Mohali, and roped in resource people to take workshops and seminars in the school.

One comes across a wide range of cosmetic products like face packs, shampoos, scrubs and perfumes produced by the students. Other items like painted suits, napkins, bedsheets and handicraft items are also beautifully displayed and open for sale as well. The school has been regularly showcasing the manufactured items at the Divali Fest and the annual exhibition at Panchayat Bhavan.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Chetna, a student said the training had immensely helped her and she already had a job offer from Cleopatra. Another student, Rita also expressed similar views and said that she is looking forward to joining the job. The instructor, Preeti, said the school was in the process of obtaining more machines and latest equipment like the ozone and galvanic machine.

The Principal said various proposals had been sent to the Education Department to provide better facilities to the students and the recent inauguration of the production centre by the Mrs Jean Rodrigues had boosted the morale of the students.

Yoga classes are also offered at the school free of cost.



PU dispatches roll numbers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
According to a press note issued by the Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, the roll number cards of candidates appearing in various postgraduate examinations being conducted by the university from April 18 have been dispatched.

The candidates, who have not received their roll number cards, may contact the examination branches to get their duplicate roll numbers cards after producing a written request and two attested passport size photographs along with a fee of Rs 40 on April 12 and 13 from 10 am to 4 pm.

All such candidates are required to bring sufficient documentary evidence of having submitted the examination form, as also having fully met all the eligibility requirements for appearing in the examination well within time to the university office. Friends and relatives of the candidates would not be entertained.

The candidates have also been advised to bring all original certificates. The information regarding examination centres and roll numbers for post graduate examinations is also available on the Panjab University website: www.puchd.ac.in. 



275 degrees conferred
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 11
The annual convocation of B.Tech students of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori was held in the college premises here yesterday.

Dr K.K. Aggarwal, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Inderprastha University, New Delhi, presided over the function. Other dignitaries present were Dr M.S. Grewal, Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Mr J.S. Sidhu, Chairman, Dr J.S. Dhaliwal, Vice-Chairman and Dr S.S. Koonar, Principal of the college.

Dr S.S. Koonar highlighted the main achievements of the college, including the placement of students with top notch companies like TCS, Infosys, WIPRO, Philips etc.

Addressing the gathering, Dr K.K. Aggarwal, advised young engineers to develop their talents in specific fields to compete in the fast changing global job market.

As many as 275 degrees were conferred on the students in the stream of Electronics and Communication, Electrical, Mechanical, Information Technology and Computer Science and Engineering. The programme was conducted by Dr Geetika Thapar, Dean, Academic Affairs.



Students attend leadership programme
Tribune News Service

Lalru, April 11
Over 30 students from the region are taking part in the three-day leadership development programme, which began at Golden Public School, near here, on Sunday.

On the second day of the programme yesterday, various participants were given a project to test their leadership qualities, the president of the Ambala unit of Jaycees, Mr Ramandeep Sodhi, informed.

The school Principal, Mr G.K. Mitra, informed that five selected students from the programme would participate in a national workshop to be held in Mysore.



Dr Ambedkar institute holds annual day function
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11
The Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42, here, organised its annual day function today.

Ms Sarita Mohan, wife of Mr Krishna Mohan, Secretary Tourism/Home Secretary, who is also the Chairman, Board of Governors of the institute, was the chief guest on the occasion and gave away prizes to meritorious students for excellence in academics, sports and other activities.

Principal Navin Kumar Nanchahal read out the annual report of the institute, highlighting the achievements and future plans during the year. He also outlined the progress made by the institute.

Students of the institute presented a cultural show on the occasion.



College signs MoU with MNC
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 11
Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, has said that it is the first institute in the region to have signed an MoU with a US based multinational company for the training and placements of its students.

Mr Surjit Bedi, President of the company, currently in India, finalised the terms of the agreement in consultation with Dr G.D. Bansal, Principal, CEC, Landran. An MoU for this purpose was signed by Mr Bedi on behalf of Alpha Net Technologies Pvt Limited (alphaITworld) and Dr Bansal.

Under this agreement, professionals from Alpha Net will provide expert training to the students of MCA, CSE and other IT disciplines.

The first batch of six-week training will start from June while the batch for six-month training will be held from July to December. Further, the students who take this training will be given preference for placement within the company in India as well as abroad.



Hans to perform at Mohali district inauguration
Our Correspondent

Mohali, April 11
Hans Raj Hans will enthral residents of the town on April 14, the day the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, will formally launch Mohali as the new district of the state.

The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is working on a war footing to make the function a success. The area in Sector 62 is being levelled and cleaned. Debris, which had been lying in the area for a long time, is being removed. PUDA is expecting a huge gathering on the day as the authorities concerned are making seating arrangements for 4,000 persons.

It is learnt that Hans Raj Hans will perform for more than an hour. Bhangra and giddha teams from the local Government College had been asked to perform at the function so that a cultural background could be given to the show being held on the day of Baishaki. It is learnt that efforts are also being made to invite a comedian.

The Chief Minister will be laying the foundation stone of the District Administrative Complex in Sector 62 on 3.49 acres. It is learnt that PUDA is only providing the necessary infrastructure for the function while the office of Mr Tejveer Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala is looking after other matters.

Sources say that on April 14 the Chief Minister will also lay the foundation stone of a 220 KV substation of the Punjab State Electricity Board being built at a cost of about Rs 20 crore in Sector 80. PUDA had allotted 4.59 acres for the state of the art power substation.

At present the town has only one 220 KV substation, which is running to its full capacity. The new substation will act as another independent source of power supply ensuring a power system that will be reliable as well as free from fluctuations and disruptions.



Mohiniattam exponent enthrals audience
S.D. Sharma

Chandigarh, April 11
Renowned Mohiniattam exponent Dr Deepti Omchery Bhalla enchanted the city audience as she bared the spiritual, romantic and aesthetic attributes of the lyrical classical dance at the 105th baithak programme of Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.

The performance, redolent with interesting explanations of historical and technical aspects of the dance form by the academician danseuse, holds the audience in rapt attention.

Deepti commenced the concert with an invocatory “Shabdachali” paying obeisance to Lord Ganesha. She explained “Shabdachali” as an amalgam of “shabda” (words) and “chali” (movements) and through abhinaya she depicted the old era as priests chanted hymns, their women with body movements assisting the rituals.

Next came the “Omana Tingal”, the traditional lullaby, set to Raga Navaraj depicting a mother who tries to put her child to sleep showering bounty of adulations and finally, she adores Lord Padmanabha who blessed her with a son.

Deepti seemed to be at her best in “Samvaada Padam”, the composition in Ragamalika, composed, choreographed and executed by herself.

Displaying emotional expressions and adroit dance movements, she portrayed Nayika’s eagerness to meet the Lord. She paid tributes to Maharaja Swati Thirumal by concluding her recital with a Thillana written and composed by the visionary Maharaja, a pioneer in the realm of classical dancing.

She was accompanied by Geeta Rajendran (vocal), Prem Kumar (mridangam) and Santosh Poduval (edaikka).


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