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DMCH doc attends CME in Italian varsity
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 5
Dr Anurag Tewari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, delivered a lecture on “Traumatic Brain Injuries: Our Experiences” at the Il Traumae Cranico Grave.

This was an anaesthesia CME, organised by the Italian Congress of Anesthesiologists at University Cattolica Del S. Curore, Rome (Italy) which is one of the oldest and prestigious universities in the world.

The epidemiology and preoperative management of patients with head injury at DMCH was discussed with relevant statistical data provided by Dr Tewari.

After attending the CME at Rome, Dr Tewari made another presentation on ‘The Effects of Head Injuries on the Heart’ in Sienna (Italy). This was an international conference, jointly organised by Societa Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia Rianimazione, Terepia Intensiva and Association Anestesisti Rianimatori Ospedalieri Italian. This conference was attended by more than 400 leading anesthesiologist from Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden and several Asian nations.

In his lecture, Dr Tewari said there was now worldwide acceptance of the fact that cardiovascular changes were associated with traumatic brain injuries and elaborated the methods to manage such problems.

Dr Tewari is the youngest and the first anesthesiologist from this region to have been invited as a guest speaker at an international meet in a country of the European Union. He had earlier also been invited to deliver a lecture at the 8th Annual meeting of the Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologists at Lahore.



Sudanese experts visit PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
The story of Green Revolution in Punjab and the role played by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to trigger it is quite well known the world over. Probably that attracted a five-member delegation from Sudan to the university on a fact-finding mission.

The delegation led by the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Mohammad Alameen Kabbashi Eisa, visited PAU yesterday and the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, as well as other senior scientists and officers of the university.

Talking to the Vice-Chancellor, the minister said a major concern for them was to provide food security for its 36 million people.

“We know that Green Revolution in Punjab has changed India from a food deficit to a surplus state. We are here to know the secrets of this success,” the minister told the Vice-Chancellor.

“Since Punjab and Sudan have similar topography and crops (wheat and sorghum), his government is keen to know-how the success of Punjab can be replicated in Sudan,” the minister said.

Appraising the visitors of the factors that contributed towards Green Revolution, the Vice-Chancellor said: “The consolidation of land holdings, mechanisation of farming and providing right inputs in terms of improved seed and their production technology are the major elements that triggered Green Revolution. Besides, a strong university-farmer linkage too played a key role. But the major credit goes to the hard working Punjab farmers,” the Vice-Chancellor commented.

Briefing the visitors about the working of the university, the Vice-Chancellor said the university was the second university that got established in India in 1962 on the pattern of Land Grant Universities of the USA. The university has integrated teaching, research and extension programmes. Over the years, the university has developed great rapport with farmers.

“More than 1.2 lakh farmers visit the university during kisan melas every year to procure seeds of new varieties and new knowledge on farm front,” remarked Dr Aulakh.

The Vice-Chancellor promised every help to the visiting minister and agreed on signing of an MoU with his government.

The delegates also held a meeting with tractor manufacturers, which was coordinated by the Registrar, Dr V.K. Sharma, at Farmers’ Service Centre.

More than 10 tractor manufacturers from different parts of the state participated at the meeting.



City students miss out top slots in exam
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
Students of neither private nor government schools of the city managed to get top positions in the class 12 examination of the Punjab School Education Board this year.

For the last many years, city students had won the top three slots in the exam.

The results were declared late last evening .

Swati Chamola of Jain Public Senior Secondary School, Benjamin road, has got the 6th position in the commerce stream in the state and first in the district. Kiran Mehta of Atam Public School, Atam Nagar, got the11th position and was ranked 2nd in the district. Rimal Gupta stood 3rd in the district and 12th in the state. Priya Sharma of SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, and Kiran bala of Jain Public Senior Secondary School got the 13th position in the state and 4th in the district.

In the Humanities stream, Natasha Rani of Mata Hardai National Senior Secondary School, Macchiwara , shared the 2nd position with Rubina of Sanmati Vimal Jain Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, by scoring 404 marks out of 450. The 4th position in the state and the 2nd in the district was also shared by Kusum Kumari, of RS Model Senior Secondary School , Shastri Nagar, and Lovleen Sandhu of the same school with 398 marks.

Fifth position in the state was bagged by Harpreet Kaur of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar. She stood 3rd in the district. Avneet Kaur of RS model Senior Secondary School and Mittun De of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, shared 7th position. Kunal Verma of SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School and Sukhvinder Kaur of RS Model School shared the 11th position in the state and were placed seventh in the district.

Manju Bala of RS Model Senior Secondary School was 12th in the state and 8th in the district.

In the vocational subjects, city students missed the bus and failed to bag any top positions like last years . Five students of Shaheed-E- Azam Sukhdev Govt Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, found place in the merit list in commercial art and garment making.

The toppers from the city in garment making were Gagandeep Kaur of Shaheed-E-Azam Sukhdev Government Senior Secondary School She was placed 5th in the state and first in the district . Neha and Kavita Wadehra of the same school were placed 6th in the state and 2nd in the district in commercial art. Sunil Kumar of Government Multipurpose School, Patiala, and Jaspreet of Government Senior Secondary School, Nawanshahar followed them by scoring 377 marks.

Ankita Sood of Shaheed-E-Azam Sukhdev Government Senior Secondary School got the 8th position in the state and 3rd in the district. Nandini Sharma of Shaheed Col. Harcharan Singh Sekhon Memorial Government Senior Secondary School shared the 10th position in the state with Sukdev Singh of Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Patiala. Nandini was also fourth in the district

Mandeep Kaur of Shaheed-E-Azam Sukhdev Government Senior Secondary School bagged the 12th position in the state and 5th in the districtwith 371 marks in the vocational stream . 



Three-yr-old gifts saplings to DC
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
A three-year-old activist of the Watawaran Sambhal Society presented 11 saplings of trees to the Deputy Commissioner on the occasion of the World Environment Day today.

Tejpartap Singh Mann, son of a school teacher, accompanied his parents and other activists of the society met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Gupta, and presented the saplings to him.

He also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner asking him to ensure cleaner environment so that children of his age can drink clean water and breathe in fresh air.

His father, Mr Jagjit Singh Mann, who is the founder president of the society, said they had been working in the direction of giving saplings to people free of cost so that more and more trees were planted.

He added that within the past three-four years, the society had planted around 10,000 saplings in various schools of the district.

Mr Mann said the hike in the prices of saplings a few months ago by government nurseries had come as a blow to their mission. ‘‘We had been buying a sapling for Rs 1 to 2 but offlate the department has raised the price to Rs 8 and this is turning out to be very expensive for us. We pool in resources to buy saplings in the absence of any support from any government or private agency’’, he added.

He said they had written to the Deputy Commissioner also that the hike had dampened their spirit to work in this direction. Meanwhile, members of the Jawahar Nagar Welfare Society also planted some saplings on the occasion of the World Environment Day today. 



Training centre opened 
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
Air Hostess Academy (AHA) opened its first centre in Punjab here today. The academy would offer diploma courses in aviation and hospitality management.
Vice-president, AHA, Daya Prakash, said, "Demand for trained human resource in the service industry is growing very rapidly. The employment opportunities are growing manifold particularly in the airline and hotel industry. "He said AHA had 25 centres across the country and plans to add another 10 centres in places like Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patial.

The one year diploma being offered by AHA would carry a certification from the Cambridge University, he said.

Talking about the market in Punjab, he said employment opportunities were expected to grow tremendously with the coming up of a large number of hotels and the airport in Ludhiana.

AHA is also starting a two-year diploma in global aviation and hospitality management to cater to international industry needs.



2 sentenced for cheating
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 5
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr K.S. Cheema, has sentenced Pawan Kumar Mittal, owner of Roxi Industrial Corporation, and Ashwani Kumar of Giaspura one-and-a-half year imprisonment in a cheating case. A fine of Rs 1,000 each was also imposed upon the accused.

The accused were booked under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC at the Focal Point police station on June 1, 1999, on the complaint of Mr Surinder Kapoor of Tagore Nagar.



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