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Educational seminar held at PAU
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 30
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Dr Kitchlu Branch, here, organised an educational seminar yesterday at the PAU. The topic was remote sensing technology and its utilisation in sustainable development.

More than 150 persons participated in the seminar, which was conducted by Dr P.K. Sharma, Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana. He highlighted the concept and techniques of remote sensing, nature of the information gathered through it and usefulness in various fields like agriculture, forestry, urban planning, weather forecasting and management of natural disasters.

Dr K.D. Mannan, Director of Research, said remote sensing provides us with vital information. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.

Farewell organised

A Farewell party was held for the students of Nursery Teachers’ Training of Master Tara Singh College here yesterday. The Principal, Dr Ms Sahota, presided over the function. She laid stress on education of women and wished the students success in life. Ms Kamalpreet read out the annual report and thanked the Principal and other staff members. The students presented a cultural programme.

Foundation day celebrated

Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya celebrated its foundation day here yesterday. All students participated in a yajna organised on the occasion. A colourful cultural programme was later presented by the students, which included dances, group songs and skits. Speaking on the occasion, Director Randhir Sharma congratulated the staff and students for getting good results of class VIII.

CET on June 18

The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to LLB 3 years and 5 years course is being conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on June 18 2006.

Prospectus for the test is available for Rs 500 each at GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, here, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Roll numbers and examination centre will be allotted on the spot by a team of the university. Last date for depositing the forms without late fees is May 31.

Declamation contest

A declamation contest was organised at Arya Senior Secondary School here yesterday. The function was presided over by Mr Roshan Lal Arya. The chief guest, Mr Ramesh Joshi, said the modern generation was getting too influenced by the Western culture and we had lost touch with our own culture, but it was high time that we start living our lives according to the path shown by the Vedas.

The results of the declamation contest are: Divya Sharma 1, Manisha 2, and Shivani 3. Mr Joshi gave away the prizes on behalf of the Ved Prachar Mandal. Mr Ashwani Sharma and Mr Rajinder Kumar were the judges for the contest.



Summer camp begins at BCM school
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 30
A summer camp for boys is being organised at BCM Model Arya School here from May 29 to June 10. The camp that began yesterday would tap the potential of the students to the fullest along with imbibing moral and social values among them, said school Principal Paramjit Kaur.

The camp would involve various religious, physical, spiritual and cultural activities with personality grooming sessions and would help the students to grow up as better individuals and enhance their creative expressions as well.

Dr Jaswant Singh, Joint Commissioner, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, formally inaugurated the camp by lighting the lamp after getting a floral welcome.

Camp coordinator Vijay highlighted various activities of the programme. A number of dignitaries, including members of the school management committee, were also present on the occasion. The students thanked the school authorities for providing an opportunity to develop their potential and capability.

Addressing the audience, Principal Paramjit Kaur exhorted the need of such camps to shape the mind and personality of the children during their student career and to make the holidays worthwhile.



Mayor gets bail
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 30
The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) today granted bail to Mayor Nahar Singh Gill in a complaint case filed against him by Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Ashok Gupta relating to the election of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Mr Gill was summoned to face trial for allegedly indulging in inducement amounting to bribing migrant labourers of Rae Bareli residing here for voting for her.

The complaint had been filed under Section 133 of the Representation of People Act and Section 171-B of the IPC on the directions of the Election Commission.

Since the offence was bailable, Mr Gill was directed to furnish surety bonds, which he did, and the CJM adjourned the case for consideration of framing charges for July 14.



CMCH dietician wins nutrition award
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 30
Dr Molly Joshi, Chief Dietician at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), here has won the prestigious best practising Nutritionist-cum-Dietician Award at the annual awards function of the Herbalife Nutrition Forum. The awards were presented at Bangalore on May 20.

In his keynote address at the award ceremony, Dr V. Prakash, Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, said the absence of intake of micronutrients like iron, vitamin-A, zinc and iodine in the diet could lead to a lot of metabolic problems in people, especially in children. “When we talk about the right to food, we should also talk about the right to nutrition. While one could feel hunger, malnutrition was something that remained hidden”, he said.

According to Dr Molly Joshi, this award was a tribute to the dieticians all over India, working in various set-ups. She added that gone were those days when dieticians were considered as glorified cooks. Today they shared equal platform with medical health care system. It had taken a long time for transition and there was still a long way ahead.

“Now a days people have become diet conscious and they understand the need of proper nutritive diet. Girls are extra careful about maintaining a slim figure whereas boys are conscious about their body built. This change has come with education, changing social paradigms and an urge to follow their role models. Because of the changing scenario balancing health and lifestyle is becoming a constant challenge,” she remarked.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr John Pramod, Director of CMCH, said that this was the matter of pride for the CMCH that Dr Molly Joshi had been honoured with this national award, first of its kind in India. This will motivate other employees to perform their best.

He added that according to the Director-General of Health Services provision, there should be a minimum of one dietician for every 100 patients which practically translated in to a greater number of opportunities for qualified and trained dieticians in the healthcare delivery system.


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