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Unique Mother’s Day at Love Dale 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 14
Students of Love Dale School gave a new twist to Mother's Day by arranging a ‘talent contest’ for mothers of the students.
As many as 25 mothers displayed their skills in singing and dancing. The children were very fascinated with the performances of the mothers and looked at their mothers with admiring eyes.

The students had prepared snacks for their mothers and served them with etiquette for which they had been trained earlier.

The mothers were extremely touched by this gesture of the children and appreciated the school authorities for teaching them such useful things.

The students had also prepared a special item to thank their mothers for being so loving and caring.

In the end, the students presented flowers and hand-made cards to the mothers.

Green Grove School

The Green Grove School, Khanna, organised a grand function on the Mother's Day here today. Much light was thrown on the role of mothers by the students.

The students presented a host of songs with mother as the central figure.

Principal, Ms S. George appreciated the efforts of students and teachers.

All students took a pledge to remain honest and sincere to their mothers. The function was compered by Rajni and Surbhi of Class VII.

Sutlej Club

Mother’s Day was celebrated at the lawns of the Sutlej Club. Members of the club and their families were asked to express their love for mother in 20-25 words.

Ten best messages were given special prizes. Besides, five punctuality draws, 10 lucky draws, 10 surprise gifts for mothers, etc were distributed among the members. Mr Sanjiv Dhanda, cultural secretary, announced the names of the winners. 



DD Jain college students excel in BCA exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 14
By maintaining its tradition, DD Jain Memorial College for Women has got 100 per cent result in BCA- III, declared by Panjab University last evening.
Priya Kakkar stood fifth in the university while Sangita Gandhi and Jasleen Kaur got second and third positions, respectively, in the college.

Principal Prem Singla congratulated the students for their excellent results.

Meanwhile, students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women also performed well in the examinations. All students scored more than 75 per cent. Manpreet stood first while Bindya stood second and Rakhi Pathak third.

Congratulating the students, Principal Madanjit Kaur Sahota said such a result was possible because of the hardwork and determination of both students and teachers.



Seminar focuses on currency management
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 14
On the second day of the Management Development Programme, organised by the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, speakers focussed on the currency and risk management.

The SIFT Director, Dr A.K. Srivastava said prominent among those who addressed the seminar today included Prof Harikirat Singh from the IIFT.

He laid emphasis on the importance of selection of currency invoice and currency exchange and risk management.

He said, the four principles of sale, purchase, lending and borrowing were of equal importance.

Prof Singh answered a series of questions from the students of the SIFT, besides entrepreneurs and exporters.

Dr Srivastava said the focus of the seminar remained on the exports. He disclosed that the students at SIFT were being exposed to such development programmes regularly to make them aware about various aspects of export business.

He said since the SIFT aimed at carving out the best professionals in fashion technology, they would not be restricted to domestic markets alone.

He pointed out that given the globalised culture in the world of business it was mandatory that the students were groomed in that pattern only. 



Latest CT scan system at Delta Heart Centre
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 14
Delta Heart Centre, a multi-speciality diagnostic centre in the city, has announced the installation of a next-generation scanner from GE Healthcare — the LightSpeed Volume CT system, which allows physicians to non-invasively capture images of the heart in just five heartbeats. The hi-tech CT system was said to the world's first volume computed tomography (CT) system.

Addressing a news conference here on Saturday, Dr J.S. Gill, managing director of the centre, said with this equipment, doctors would be able to capture images of the heart and coronary arteries in five heartbeats, capture the image of any organ in one second and perform a whole body trauma scan in fewer than 10 seconds, all in a non-invasive manner.

Due to its astonishing coverage speed, the LightSpeed Volume CT would allow the doctors to effectively freeze the motion of the heart, helping them to provide accurate diagnosis and, in turn, treatment of heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses.

Dr S.S.Bakshi, Chief Radiologist at Delta said, "With the system, we are clearly seeing a quantum jump in diagnostic imaging. It provides fast and accurate diagnosis while avoiding recourse to invasive procedures, thereby offering ease for patients and facilitating decisions regarding therapy."

Dr T.S. Kler, cardiologist at Escorts Hospital, who was present at the occasion, said it was amazing that an accurate 3-dimensional image of the coronary arteries and sites of focal disease could be obtained from a beating heart, something that was just not possible earlier. With this breakthrough, the doctors would be able to diagnose a patient's illness much faster, and begin treatment more quickly in a crisis, thus saving more lives.



Amritsar in semis of inter-district cricket
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 14
Amritsar beat Patiala by seven wickets to register their second consecutive victory and reached the semifinal of the first Punjab State Inter-District Twenty Twenty Cricket Tournament being played at the Punjab Agricultural University grounds here today.

Batting first Patiala were all out for 124 runs after 19.2 overs. The main scorers were Sandeep (40), Gaurav (19) and Sunny (26). For Amritsar Ravneet, Avnish and Amrik Singh took two wickets conceding 19, 24 and 17 runs, respectively.

Amritsar made the required runs after losing three wickets in 12 overs. Jassi played a hurricane innings of 82 runs in 41 balls. He hit nine boundaries and five sixes. Aman contributed 17 runs. For Patiala, David was the sole successful bowler who captured two wickets for 27 runs.

In another match, Jalandhar trounced Hoshiarpur by 100 runs. Jalandhar made 168 runs in 20 overs. Tirath scored 53 runs off 41 balls while Vicky and Manpreet made 29 runs each. Hoshiarpur’s main wicket takers were Narinder and Amit who took three and two wickets, respectively.

In reply, Hoshiarpur’s innings folded at 68 runs in 18.3 overs. Lucky contributed 29 runs while Navdeep scalped four victims for the winners and Rajan took three wickets conceding eight runs.

In the third match, Chandigarh defeated Ferozepore by six wickets. Ferozepore were 129 all out. Dilpreet and Digvijay made 38 and 26 runs, respectively. For Chandigarh, Sarbjit and Harpreet claimed three wickets each.

Chandigarh surpassed the Ferozepore total in 18 overs after losing four wickets. Prashant made 34 while Krishan remained not out on 46. Manpreet made 16. 



Star players felicitated
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 14
Sportspersons, including international stars (former and current) who have made the state and the country proud by winning laurels in various meets, were honoured here yesterday.

These players were felicitated at a function organised by the Ludhiana District Basketball Players and Officials Welfare Association at Guru Nanak Sports Complex.

Padmashree awardee and Director Sports, Punjab, Pargat Singh gave away prizes to star players of basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, handball. They were given air-conditioners, refrigerators, microwave ovens and other utility articles.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Pargat Singh appreciated the organisers’ effort to recognise the players’ achievements. He called upon the upcoming players to get inspiration from these stars who had excelled in their respective disciplines.

Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, welcomed the chief guest and introduced the players to him. Among others who attended the function were Ms Surinder Dhir, former Deputy Director, Sports, Mr Gianinder Singh Sandhu, District sports Officer, Ludhiana, Mr Balkar Singh Brar, secretary, Punjab Handball Association, and coaches and officials of the Sports Department.

Mr Vijay Chopra, vice-president, Ludhiana District Basketball Association, and Mr Keshav Beri, a leading industrialists of Ludhiana, sponsored the prizes.

The following players were honoured: Arjuna awardee Anil Punj (basketball) who played in the Asian Basketball Championship held in Manila in 1973, Asian Games in 1974 at Teheran and Asian Basketball Meet at Nagoya (Japan) in 1979 and was awarded with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award in 1986.

Arjuna awardee Ajmer Singh (basketball) who participated in Asian Basketball Championships and also represented the country in the Moscow Olympics in 1980 and was declared the 10th pivot player there.

Arjuna awardee Suman Sharma (basketball) was the member of the Indian contingent that took part in Asian Basketball Championship held at Hong Kong in 1980, Asian Games in New Delhi in 1982, Asian Basketball Championship at Tokoyo in 1982 and at Shanghai in 1984. The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award was bestowed upon her in 1984.

Arjuna awardee Sajjan Singh Cheema (basketball) played in Test matches against the erstwhile USSR in 1981, Asian Basketball Championship in Kolkata in 1981, Asian Games in 1982 at New Delhi, Asian Meets at Hong Kong and Kualalumpur.

Arjuna awardee Parminder Singh Sr. (basketball) participated in the SAF Games in 1995 at Chennai, Asian Championships at Ryadh in 1997 and in China in 2001, SAARC Games in Guwhati in 2001, Asian Basketball Confederation Championship Cup at Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Kolkata.

Arjuna awardee Paramdeep Singh Teja (basketball) participated in the Asian Basketball Championship in Nagoya in 1979 besides representing India in Moscow Olympics in 1980 and toured Gulf countries during 1980.

Vipan Kumar (basketball) played in the SAF Games, represented India in the tournament against the USA college team.

Besides, Arjuna awardee Sukhpal Singh Pali (volleyball), Gurpreet Kaur (handball), Amandeep Kaur , Manjeet Kaur and Rajwinder Kaur (athletics), Sharanjit Kaur (hockey) were also honoured for their outstanding contribution in the field of sports.

The current players were honoured to encourage them as they were the motivation force for the budding players. They were Jagdeep Singh, Yadwidner Singh, Talwinderjit ingh, Kamaljit Kaur, Kiranjit Kaur, Sukhbir Singh Dhillon and Gurpreet Singh.


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