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Canadian institute highlights fashion courses
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 4
Canadian Institute of International Studies (CIIS) organised a press conference at the CII, Sector 31, today to generate awareness about their various courses in fashion technology, being run in association with Canada-based Fanshawe College of Fashion Technology.

Academic Principal Robert Miller said competition in the market had grown immense and innovation and projections in the correct directions were a must for today’s “edupreneurs” to nourish the ready for the situation.

Marketing manager Amit Sood said: “Candidates generally take degree from India and undergo the bridge exam to come in parallel to the study pattern of Canada. Our students do not need the same.”

He added that in today’s globalised world, technology had opened borders and led to educational and professional exchange.

Programme coordinator Anir Bon Das said the higher education bar was continuously being raised given the steadily rising demand for quality higher, especially professional, study programmes.

During the past one year, the CIIS has tied-up with the Thompson River University, Canada, on various courses affiliated with the university.



Summer workshop
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 4
The Doon International School (DIS), Mohali conducted a summer camp workshop, which concluded with a show for the parents of the participants.

During the workshop, students from Playway to Class IX participated.

The show of Zubin Mehta’s Hindi play ‘Kaun Ise Nikaalega Bahar’ was organised today.

The performance of Punjabi folk dances as well as Rajasthani ‘ghumar’ was appreciated.

Art and craft work undertaken by the students was exhibited in the corridors of the school.

Chairman of the Doon International Group of Institutions. Mr D.S. Mann, gave away mementos to the participants.



Contests held in British library
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 4
A word building competition was held at the British Council Library here yesterday. Nearly 30 members participated in the hour-long competition. They indulged in the brain-twisting exercise of forming new words. They were invited to make as many words as they could from eccentric, axiom, finder, trustworthy and package.

Col J.M.S. Hattar, an English language trainer expert, was the judge for the competition.

The “Pen a Story” competition began in the evening. Thirty members were seen invoking the writer within them, all through the two-hour competition. Three story lines were given. A 1000-word story was asked to be constructed on any of the above out line. Prof Rana Nayar of Panjab University was the judge of the competition.



Travel agency penalised
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 4
The UT Consumers Forum has directed Shauarya Travels, Sector 8, to refund Rs 7,089 to Pushpinder Singh Sidhu on account of less amount remitted to him.

The travel agency has further been directed to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation for harassment and mental agony to the complainant.

The Patiala resident had moved the forum after the travel agency kept demanding money on account of a tour package to Dubai and Mauritius.

Mr Sidhu had stated before the forum that he had opted for a tour package of Rs 61,655 per person on September 5, 2005.

The package was booked on twin-share basis for him and his wife against advance payment. Subsequently, the price of the package was enhanced from Rs 61,655 to Rs 67, 359 per person. He agreed to pay the enhanced sum.

He made the payment of Rs 1.34 lakh on September 7, 2005. But the agency again demanded Rs 7,000 as security check and the same was paid. Then the company sought another $ 171 per person as additional cost, which Mr Sidhu refused to pay.

On September 13, the company informed him that his departure had been cancelled due to nonpayment of the extra $ 171.

Since the travel agency did not turn up to contest the case, the decision was made ex parte.



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