L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


PAU, Business School of Fashion ink pact
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 6
The Department of Clothing and Textiles of the College of Home Science, PAU, now hopes to walk down the ramp in the world of fashion. This possibility has arisen following signing an MoU between PAU and Business School of Fashion, Fashion Technology Park, Mohali.

The MoU was signed today by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S.Aulakh, and Fashion Technology Park Chief Executive Officer J.S. Kochar.

Dr Aulakh said the MoU between PAU and Business School of Fashion was a step to the right direction. He called upon both partners to have a holistic approach in implementing the MoU.

India was a big market for clothing, textiles and even fashion. The present partnership was expected to play a pivotal role in giving not only an impetus to the market but also explore employment opportunities to the home science students. Dr Aulakh remarked, as a major cotton growing state and with the introduction of Bt cotton in the past two years, this industry of fashion and textile technology could together change the face of the economy.

Chief Executive Officer Jagjit Singh Kochar assured home science students that the funds would not be a constraint when it came to working on research-based designing-dyeing aspects.

After signing MoU with Esmond in France, 160-year old university offering MBA in Fashion Designing, PAU is the first University in India with whom MoU has been signed.

The Department of Clothing and Textiles has been working towards capacity building through knowledge and skill empowerment of girls related to emerging trends in the fashion industry and undertaking need-based micro and macro level projects in clothing and textiles.

The College of Home Science Dean, Dr (Mrs) M.K.Dhillon, said the MoU was valid for five years and specific projects, outlining details of objectives, time duration, technical and financial details, would be prepared and separate MoUs signed during this period.

PAU and the Business School of Fashion would correlate their activities and go in for collaborative projects. The college, remarked Dr Dhillon, would provide fashion expertise in vegetable dyes, anthropometry, development of paper patterns for dress designing, textile designs, clothing for handicap, women empowerment through entrepreneurship and textile technologies to improve quality of fashion design and dye.

The MoU states that the college would get industry-oriented professional members and in return the department will help in value addition to textiles fibres through eco-friendly processing, that is, natural dyes and enzymatic finishes besides revival of traditional textiles. 



Lathi charge on teachers flayed
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 6
Nijikaran Adhyapak Morcha, Punjab, Ludhiana, at a meeting held in the city yesterday criticised the lathi-charge and use of water cannons by the police on the unemployed B.Ed and PTI teachers who had gathered to stage a protest at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh demanding jobs for them.

The leaders of the Morcha, Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, Mr Baldev Krishan Moudgil, Mr Charan Singh Sarabha, Mr Rajinder Singh Garcha, Mr Charan Singh Halwara, Mr Sher Singh Dhandari, Mr Dhanna Singh Swadi, Mr Sarabjit Singh Bhog, Mr Jagdish Singh Jassal and Mr Mela Singh Dugri demanded that instead of suppressing the struggle of the unemployed teachers, the Punjab government should give employment and fill the vacancies that exist in schools.

The teachers' representatives said that Punjab at one time was occupied 6th position in the field of education in India. But now it had slipped to 16th position. For this, they laid the blame squarely at the door of the Chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh.

They also said that the government schools were being destroyed by not filling vacancies. The Chief Minister was encouraging privatization of education. This will make it very difficult for the poor people to educate their children.

The Chief Minister was trying to ruin Sarv Sikhye Abhiyan started by the Central government by after spending millions of rupees.



No. of patients rises with rise in humidity
Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, July 6
The hot and humid weather has not only caused uneasiness among the people but has brought a lot of skin problems, too. If the OPDs of hospitals and private clinics is any indication, then there has been a substantial increase in the number of patients having skin problems.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Dr Alka Dogra, head of the Dermatology Department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) said the number of patients having different kinds of infections had increased recently. “nearly 15-20 per cent of the total OPD (skin) patients land up with several skin problems, including prickly heat, bacterial and fungal infections. Some of the patients come with severe skin infections”, she said.

Dr Dogra said the symptoms included red rashes, lot of burning sensation, boils on legs, scalp or any part of body, superficial or deeper boils, groins, ringworm, etc. She suggested that for prickly heat calamine lotion was the best. One must avoid wearing tight or synthetic clothes, she stressed. For different fungal infections, anti-fungal dusting powder was the solution. She added that after bath one must wipe one’s body properly.

Another common skin problem in this humid weather was of whitish patches in between the fingers of hands and toes. “One must consult a doctor if there is any watery discharge or rashes”, said Dr Dogra.

Another city-based skin specialist Anil Talwar said water-based lotions and soothing sun screen lotions were of great help during the season. The sun screen lotions should be applied at least half an hour before going out. Besides, one should take plenty of liquids in this humid weather, he added. 



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |