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From Colleges
Research in bio-sensors, medical computing stressed
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 19
A two-day national-level conference on computer science and engineering, “Emerging Principles and Practices of Computer Science and Information Technology: 2006”, was inaugurated at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here yesterday by Dr V.S. Sethi, Director, TBRL, DRDO, Chandigarh.

At the conference more than 250 research papers from all over the country were received. According to Dr H.K. Grewal, chairperson, 100 delegates from different parts of the country were taking part in this conference.

Dr Sethi reiterated the need of research in bio-sensors and medical computing. He lauded the role of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College for providing quality education among the rural masses.

The key note address was given by Dr Gurpreet Singh Lehal, Professor and head of the Department of Computer Sciences and Applications.

Dr Lalit K. Awasthi, Professor and head, Computer Science and Engineering Department, NIT, Hamirpur, emphasised on “Research Area on Mobile Computing” in his keynote address. The patron of the conference, Dr Surinder Bir Singh, congratulated and appreciated the department’s role in organising the conference.

Talent hunt

A talent hunt competition was organised at Government College for Women on August 18 and 19 at the college auditorium. Principal Prabhjot Kaur and Vice-Principal Narinder Sekhon presided over the function. The lighting of the ceremonial lamp was done by the Vice-Principal. As many as 300 students showcased their talent in various categories like fine arts, geet, ghazal, folk-songs and dances, etc.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal appreciated the efforts put in by students. Ms Neelam Sharma, head of the Deptartment of Music, gave the vote of thanks.

Results of the competitions are as follows: folk songs — Ravinder 1, Juhi 2 and Kirandeep 3; folk dances — Amarjeet 1, Vindhu Gupta 2 and Ginni 3; classical dances — Richa 1, Gunjan 2 and Anu Singh and Priya 3; declamation — Romani Ahuja 1, Payal 2 and Ridhi, Shruti Sharma and Harleen 3; ghazal — Juhi 1, Parul 2 and Punit Soni 3; poetic recitation — Pooja Manchanda 1, Dilpreet 2 and Harleen 3; western dance — Seemrit Kaur 1, Rishu 2 and Jasmine 3; life drawing — Balwinder Kaur 1, Sakshi 2 and Sukhjeet Kaur 3; land scaping— Jaspreet Kaur 1, TrishiJain 2 and Ruchi 3; western songs — Anu Singh 1, Juhi Dhingra 2 and Sakshi 3; geet — Saurabh Singh 1, Juhi Dhingra 2 and Narinder 3; mehndi — Kanwal Preet 1, Amarpreet 2 and Jyoti 3; collage — Harpreet Kaur 1, Neetika 2 and Isha Arora 3; cartooning — Minakshi 1 and Silky Rajpal 2; Punjabi folk dance — Amrita 1, Megha 2 and Mandeep 3; phulkari — Jagprit Kaur; pakhi — Harpreet Kaur 1, Sarika 2 and Babandeep 3.

Sadbhavna divas

The NSS units of SDP College celebrated Sadbhavna Divas here on Saturday. Ms Veena Maan presided over the function. As many as 300 NSS volunteers took pledge to work together for the progress, integration and emotional oneness of the country under the supervision of program officers Sudesh Bhalla and Nivedita Arora. 



From Schools
Cherry Field School holds function
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 19
Cherry Field School held a function here today on the theme “India — Yesterday and Today”. One group of children was dressed up as historical legends like Pt Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, etc. Another group of students was dressed up as doctors, nurses, teachers, astronauts, etc.

The director, Ms Santosh Sharma, told the children how our country gained Independence.

The prize winners of different competitions were Mehak Thakrul, Sakit Bansal, Radhika Sehgal, Jaskiran Singh , Riyansh,Manmeet Singh. All participants were given gifts.

Folk song contest

An inter-school folk song competition was held at GGN Public School here on Saturday. Students of senior classes participated and sang popular folk songs of yore. The function was presided over by the Principal, Mr R.S. Grewal.

The first prize was bagged by Arshleen Kaur of class IX while the second prize went to Simerpreet Kaur of class X and Jasminder Singh of Class VIII. The house positions were as follows :M.R.S House — first, B.D.S House — first runner-up and A.P.S House — second runner-up.

Computer workshop

The first in the series of computer workshops was conducted at Kundan Vidya Mandir School here on Saturday. Thirtyeight students were got acquainted with graphic software by Ms Prabhjot Kaur and Ms Parvinder Kaur. The students were made to make a presentation using special effects.

The in charge, Ms Sonia Verma, said the workshop was aimed at building up the confidence of the students. The Principal, Mr S.C. Saxena applauded the efforts of all concerned.

Declamation contest

An inter-house Punjabi declamation contest was held at Baba Isher Singh (N) Senior Public School, BRS Nagar. As many as 24 students participated in the contest. The programme was presided over by the school Principal, Ms Aneeta Kundra. Students expressed their views with great fervour.

Ms Narinder Kaur, a Punjabi teacher from Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School, was the judge.



Ramgarhia eves hold talent hunt contest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 19
The Central Students Association of Ramgarhia Girls College organised a talent hunt and Miss Fresher contest here today.

Ms Liza of MA-I Music was declared Miss Fresher while Pragati of B.Com-I and Shivani of BCA-I were declared first and second runners-up, respectively.

The function commenced with the recitation of ‘Deh shiva var mohe ihe’ followed by lighting of ceremonial lamp. Principal Harmit Kaur presided over the function.

About 400 students participated in various events such as dance, skit, histrionics, choreography, giddha and bhangra.

The participants for Miss Fresher contest looked elegant in eye-catching attires.

The judges had a tough time while announcing Miss Fresher as the competition was very tough.

Ms Harmit Kaur, Principal of the college, said such functions provided platform to the students and enhanced their personalities.



NGO takes up teachers’ cause
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 19
A meeting of Shree Manav Sewa Welfare Bureau was held yesterday evening at the Thaman’s Holisitic Centre. Dr S.K. Thaman presided over the meeting.

They discussed the burning problems of the builders of nation i.e. teachers.

They said teachers were feeling demoralised and harassed for the past four-and-a-half years due to non-cooperative attitude of the Punjab Government.

The members passed a resolution unanimously that teachers would be forced not to celebrate the Teachers Day that falls on September 5 if no decision was taken to meet the demands of teachers .

The members added that the Minister of Higher Education and Primary Education should give priority to fulfilling the demands of the teachers.

Few of the most important demands are that government should issue appointment letters to lecturers in English and other subjects against selections made by the State Public Service Commission first in 2000-01 and then reconducted in 2004 as a majority of candidates had not completed their procedure of character verification/ medical examination etc.

The government ought to release pension benefits to retired grant-in-aid recognised private school teachers who retired after May 31 2003.

The government should also fill up vacant posts of grant-in-aid colleges/schools on priority basis. Another demand was to withdraw illegal orders of extending by one-hour timings in all government schools.



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