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Ray of hope for CMC students as BFUHS relents
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, May 8
The authorities of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) seem to have realised the predicament of postgraduate students of Christian Medical College (CMC) here and have indicated to the latter that efforts should be made to safeguard the fate of postgraduate students admitted in February even as the postgraduate entrance test (PGET) 2006 will be conducted by the university on May 14.

Apprehending a situation of uncertainty and confrontation between the CMC management and the BFUHS over admissions made by the CMC to PG courses through its own entrance test, the students had formed a coordination committee of junior doctors, seeking personal intervention of chief minister Amarinder Singh.

The committee, comprising Dr Manmeet Singh Jhawar, Dr Ankur Gupta and Dr Vasudha Garg, had urged the Vice-Chancellor of the BFUHS, Dr Ravinder Singh, for immediate settlement of the imbroglio.

The BFUHS Vice-Chancellor had reportedly intimated the CMC management that the PG students admitted to the institution need not panic and modalities were being evolved in consultation with the state government which would safeguard the academic careers of the students. The university, having already registered 15 nursing students of the CMC who were locked in a similar situation, had further assured that the process for registration of PG students of medicine and surgery in the CMC would also be taken up.

Dr John Pramod, director of the CMC, maintained that the management had already sent a list of 50 students who were admitted in February much before the notification for the PGET 2006 was issued and they were working as postgraduate residents in different departments of the CMC.

The director further stated that at every stage of conduct of entrance examination the authorities were duly informed about the schedule of the entrance test and interview. Not only this, a request was also made for monitoring the whole procedure to the satisfaction of the university and higher authorities of the Medical Education Department.

According to Dr Pramod, the entire procedure adopted for admission of PG students to the CMC was strictly as per the law laid down by judgment of the apex court in case of P.A. Inamdar and others, which was pronounced on August 12, 2005.

Meanwhile, the coordination committee of postgraduate students of the CMC have hailed the decision of the BFUHS to issue roll numbers to the students of BSc and MSc (nursing) and the registration of students of BDS admitted in Christian Dental College in 2005.

The committee had further appealed that this process (of registration of PG students in the CMC) should be taken to its logical conclusion of protecting the minority rights of the institution and allowing it to continue its method of selection of candidates through its own entrance examination which had been continuing for more than 125 years now.



Ramdev urges students to pursue goals
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 8
“Utmost concentration, single-minded pursuance of goal and struggle are the things required for a person to reach the top,” yoga guru Swami Ramdev told the students of Kundan Vidya Mandir.

He was accorded a warm welcomeby president of the KVM Managing Committee Lala Lajpat Rai, Principal S.C. Saxsena, other members of the management, staff and students. He started by chanting “OM” and asked every one to do so.

Talking to the students he said, “The bane of modern students is that they lack concentration. For want of it, they keep switching from their studies to cartoon and movie channels and thus are not able to achieve success, though they want to be at the top.

He said the “mahapurush” is the one who can do more than a lifetime’s work in one life.

He said “pranayams” help in developing concentrations. He motivated students to work hard with single-minded devotion and dedication so as to make the school, the city and the nation proud of them.

Recalling his schooldays, he said he studied with great concentration and even dreamt of subjects he studied during the night.

The students thanked him for motivating them to realise their hidden potential and reaching their goals.

The Manager of the school, Ms Inderjeet Gill Vasisht, thanked Swami Ramdev for his inspiring words to Kundanites.



From Schools and Colleges
Investiture ceremony at BCM School
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 8
An investiture ceremony was held at BCM School, Dugri Road, today. Navdeep Dhaliwal, Harjot Singh, Uday Rana, Harleen Sandhu, Sunit Sareen, Gurjot Kaur, Kashish and Jasleen were chosen house captains of Gulmohar, Shalimar, Pukhraj and Kohinoor Houses, respectively. This was preceded by the oath taking ceremony.

The overall trophy for the academic year 2005-06 was presented to Kohinoor House. Mr Dinesh Kumar Sharma, house in charge, along with the house captains and prefects received the trophy

Himanshu and Khushboo took oath as school captains.

The function was presided over by Mr Mahesh Munjal , MD, Majestic Auto. Also present on the occasion were Mr S.K. Mehta (manager of the school, Mr S.D. Kalia (Principal, BCM School, Chandigarh road) and Mr R.B. Khanna (education adviser).

DIMT students excel

As per the results declared by Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently students of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology have performed well in the semester examination that was held in December 2005.

Fifty per cent students of MBA, semester I, bagged first divisions. Ramandeep Kaur bagged first position by securing 678 out of 800 marks. Ravinder Singh got second position with 614 marks and Charanjit Singh third with 613 marks. Krishan Sharma came fourth with 605 marks and Rajvir Singh fifth with 593 marks.

The students were congratulated by Dr R.S. Gupta, director, and Mr Sukhpal Singh, chairman, DIMT.

Annual function

The annual prize distribution function of Saraswati Modern School, Civil Lines, and Saraswati Modern School, Pratapwala, was held on Sunday. The chief guest, Mr O.P. Munjal , CEO of the Hero Group, was welcomed by Ms Kamala Jain, founder of the school , Mr Pradeep Jain, Mr Prashant Kumar Lal, headmaster of the school.

The function started with Saraswati vandana followed by a welcome song. Ramayan, a dance and play programme, and a Nepalese dance were liked by the audience.

NSS camp begins

A 10-day NSS camp started at D.D. Jain Memorial College for Women here on Monday under the guidance of NSS programme officers Latika Gupta and Seema Soni. Ms Prem Gupta, Vice-Principal of the college, spoke on the legal rights of women. A cultural programme was also presented by NSS volunteers. Ms Neelam Nayyar, English lecturer told the volunteers about the aims and objectives of the NSS.



Vet university brings out prospectus
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 8
It was a long awaited moment for the newly set up Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GAD VASU), Ludhiana. After overcoming many a jinx, the university today formally released the prospectus.

The university started its functioning from April 21 with Mr D.S. Bains resuming the charge of the Vice-Chancellor. The university has been currently functioning from the campus of College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Simrat Sagar joined as Registrar, Dr S .K.Jand, Dean, PGS, Dr K.S .Roy, Dean, COVM, Dr O.S .Parmar, Director Extension, Dr A.S. Nanda, Director of Research, D.P. Rattan, Comptroller and Dr Rajvir Singh as Controller of Examination.

The first prospectus of the university for the session 2006-07 was released today by the Registrar, Dr Simrat Sagar Singh. He said the veterinary entrance test would be held on July 7, 2006. The academic session would start from July 24. The admission capacity of the university for the undergraduate programme (BVSc. and AH) is 72 seats (52 open seats + 20 NRI seats).

The university also offers postgraduate in 17 veterinary disciplines and there are 58 seats for MVSc. programme and 23 seats for Ph.D. programme. The prospectus release function was held at the committee room of College of Veterinary Medicine which was attended by teachers, different heads of department and officers of the university. 



PAU experts laud efforts of Eco Club
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 8
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) horticulturists have noted with interest the efforts of the "Eco Club" to give saplings of fruit plants to newlywedded couples as a gift. However, the horticulturists, while appreciating the efforts of the club to green Punjab, preserve the environment and provide nutritional fruits to the family of the newly couple, have a suggestion.

The Head of the Department of Horticulture, Dr Yog Raj Chanana, today said such an effort could achieve the desired results only if the club gave saplings of only recommended varieties of fruit plants.

The unique gift to the newlyweds will be of immense usage if the same were given between February and March and later in August and September. The present season is not conducive to the survival of plants.

However, once the monsoon sets in, such saplings will do well even in July and October, provided the couples take time out of their schedule and pay extra attention to the gifted plants.



Mother’s Day celebrated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 8
Students of Kiddies Paradise celebrated Mother’s Day by dancing and singing songs on the school premises here today.

They made greeting cards for their mothers. Their mothers also joined in the celebrations by participating in a quiz.

Speaking on the occasion, school Principal Radhika Mahajan said, “Mother is the pillar of the family, society and nation.”

A “freshers’ party” was also arranged for the newcomers. Children danced to the tunes of popular Punjabi numbers. Magician C.V. Samrat delighted the children with magic tricks.

School Director Randhir Singh welcomed the newcomers. Nandini was declared “Ms Baby Beautiful,” Gurisha “Ms Angel Face,” Prabhleen “Ms Beautiful Smile” and Vadijit Singh “Baba Fresher.”

Students of Ryan International School celebrate “fruit day” in the school by dressing up as different fruits
Students of Ryan International School celebrate “fruit day” in the school by dressing up as different fruits. — A Tribune photograph

Fruit day

Students of Ryan International School celebrated fruit day here today.

The children, dressed up as various fruits, spoke about their nutritional values. The activity was aimed at familiarising children with various fruits and tell them their importance for health.

Principal Jaishree said children learn better when they actually do things than read about them.


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