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Workshop on agro-management from July 13
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
A four-day workshop on the process of agriculture knowledge management for programme coordinators of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Zone I, IV and VI) will be held at PAU's Farmers' Service Centre from July 13-16.

The workshop is being organised by the Zonal Coordinator of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the transfer of technology project. Participants will be from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttranchal, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Punjab.

According to Zonal Coordinator A.K. Mehta, a team of senior officers from the ICAR will be the resource personnel at the workshop to be inaugurated by Director of Extension Education S.S.Gill.

According to a comprehensive programme chalked out by the organisers, the workshop will deliberate on the recommendation of national conference, developing awareness about protected trade system in agriculture and understanding the concept of agricultural management and its application.

Besides, there will be a practical session on understanding the difference between data information and knowledge, a comprehension exercise on skills related to agricultural topics and visit to the Communication Centre etc.

Dr Mehta pointed out that the participants will also be exposed to converting agro-ecosystem information for technology assessment and refinement of agriculture technology, identification of problems, listing of solutions thereof, make use of weather information for crop management and deployment of soil water test data; and other contemporary system like agri-business, application of information, communication and technology in agriculture and visit to fields of progressive farmers and agri-business entrepreneurs.

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Sunil best camper
Our Correspondent

Doraha, July 11
SGT Sunil Kumar Verma has been selected as the best camp firer in the CATC Camp organised at Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chappar, under the guidance of commanding officer Col S.S. Saini, recently.

This outstanding cadet of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, brought laurels to the institution as he won a gold medal in 7.62 mm LMG and has been deputed as the camp senior for the Thal Sena Camp.

Sunil expressed his gratitude to the Principal of the college, Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, and In charge, NCC, Prof Williamjit Singh for providing him the golden opportunity to participate in the camp and expose his talent to best of his capability.

The other cadets of the college too won various positions during the course of the programme. Amandeep Singh, under officer of the camp was deputed as the camp senior for the Republic Day celebration. Also Gurjit Singh and Harpreet Singh of the college actively participated in blood donation camp that was held there.

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Guru Purnima celebrated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 11
The SVM SS School, Civil Lines, today celebrated ‘Guru Purnima’ with great zeal and spirit.

On this occasion, students from III and IV standards worshipped their parents, teachers, kulgurus, mantra gurus and gyangurus with Puja thalis containing deepak, akshat, kumkum etc.

They devoted the flowers of their feelings in the feet of guru and thanked the guru for providing knowledge of truth, love, courtesy and spiritual development.

After that, teachers and students jointly meditated on bhaav-dhyana created by Anand Murti Guruma for an hour.

On this occasion, the principal of the school, Ms Sadhna Sharma, explained the importance of this day. She said this custom of worshiping the guru was started by great guru Ved Vyasa, the creator of holy vedas and puraanas.

She further said guru did not literally means chetna or knowledge. She also told that the first guru of a child was parent, then the teacher who gave bookish knowledge. mantra guru, kul guru and gyan guru lead him to the beautiful journey of knowing thyself.

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Legendary writer Pritam Kaur felicitated
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 11
The Directorate of Language, Literature and Cultural Affairs organised a ru-b-ru samagam to honour the legendary writer Pritam Kaur.

Speaking on the occasion, Pritam Kaur said the inspiration behind her success was her uncle, the late Kapur Singh Ghuman.

She urged young writers to write on the social evils like female foeticide, dowry and other tribulations faced by women in her day to day life.

Ms lnderjitpal Kaur congratulated the writer and urged her to continue on the journey of her writings.

The vice-president of the Punjab Sahit Academy, Mr Prem Singh Bajaj, said the literature written by Pritam Kaur was very precious. Famous poet and writer, Prof. Kulwant Singh Jagraon, appreciated the novelties in the writings of the writer.

Dr Charan Kamal Singh, Chief Secretary, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, also praised the writings of writer.

Prof Balwinderpal Singh, Director, Language, Literature and Cultural Affairs, admired her efforts for supporting the people in atrocities like 1984 anti-Sikh riots and Tsunami.

Prof Kartar Singh Kaira said there was no age limit for learning, rather with the passage of time, it got more polished.

Earlier, the Secretary of the Directorate, Bibi Harkirat Kaur, warmly welcomed the personalities present at the event.

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