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From Colleges
Talk on news reading, radio anchoring
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
The Department of Functional English, GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, organised a talk by Mr Pradeep Sharma, senior presenter with AIR, New Delhi. Mr Sharma, who anchors and co-ordinates shows for FM Rainbow, spoke on various aspects of news reading and techniques of being a successful anchor-cum radio-jockey. He spelt out the significance of diction, intonation, pronunciation, quick wit and presence of mind in the art of radio anchoring. The Principal, Dr A.C.Vaid, lauded the efforts of the organizers. The programme was co-ordinated by Mrs Ashima Dhir, Coordinator, Department of Functional English.

Freshers’ party

The Freud’s Rookies, seniors from the Department of Psychology, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, organised freshers’ party to welcome their juniors. All freshers were dressed in fashions of the 60’s and 70’s as the theme of the party was ‘Blast from the Past. Mrs Damandeep, Head of the Department of Food and Nutrition, Home Science College, presided over the function. Mrs Madhu Nanda was the guest of honour. Siddharth and Tanu were adjudged as Mr And Miss Fresher, 2006, respectively. Nikhil and Diva were selected as best dressed students.

Acting workshop at PEC

A 10-day dance and acting workshop conducted by the Dramatics Club, Punjab Engineering College, for the new recruits from 1st and 2nd year concluded today. The event had skits, fillers in Hindi and Punjabi; also, there were folk and western dance performance by the students.

Welcome to freshers

The senior resident students of Dev Samaj College for Women Hostel organised a freshers’ party for the hostel newcomers. A cultural programme was held which included an entertaining mix of Punjabi and Hindi songs, dances and skits. Ms Ritu Sood Punj, Deputy Advocate General, an alumna of the college, was the chief guest.

Study trip

The Zoology Society of GCG-11 organised a study trip to the Government Museum and Art Gallery Sector 10. As many as 179 students of medical stream visited the museum and noted down information on the evolution of life.

Quiz contest

Charanjit Singh Tarun and Mohammad Imtiaz won a written quiz contest organized by the Government College Library, Sector 11, here today. Over 80 students participated in the competition, which related to the use of library.



From Schools
SOS appreciation certificates for Rayat kids
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/Mohali, August 31
SOS Children’s Villages of India, a childcare organisation, distributed prizes to the students of Rayat International School, Rail Majra, near Ropar, in a function organised on the school premises. The school had collected Rs 32,715 under the Young Ambassador Program for the SOS children. The school and the young ambassadors were given away SOS mementos and appreciations certificates.

Mr Jagir Dass, Director, and his colleagues from SOS Children’s Villages of India expressed gratitude to the students and staff for their active support. They especially thanked Mrs Bindu Sharma, Principal, for taking personal interest in making the Young Ambassador Programme a success.

Fanta Fiesta

Students of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41 won the collage making and slogan writing competition in the ongoing Fun Fiesta organised by Kandhari Benerages Pvt Ltd at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. The school team comprising Gurpreet Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Kamaljit Kaur and Samta, along with their teacher Mr Mukesh Sharma won the first prize. The team members were awarded Rs 2100 and a trophy.

Meanwhile, students of Jainendra Public School gave a scintillating performance in fusion dance competition at the fiesta. Their dance bagged 2nd position in the Tricity. They depicted the fusion of eastern and western culture. Sonia was adjudged the best dancer in the tricity unanimously. The Principal, Mrs Sudha Babbar, congratulated the winners and applauded their team effort.

Inter-school bhajan contest

An inter-school bhajan singing competition was organised at SD public School to pay homage to Pandit Mohan Lal on his seventh death anniversary. Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, won the competition.



Infuse life into dying arts, crafts: experts
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 31
Students of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology gave a live presentation and display of lifestyle of a typical village in Rajasthan. Girls, dressed as banjarans in ghagra choli and angrakha and boys adorning tie and dye turbans in typical Rajasthani brought a whiff of the state to the campus.

These students tried their hand at experimentation, combining traditional and western culture. A spaghetti made of a tye and dye chunni, kurti of a kota doria saree, an evening gown with traditional embroidery, bolsters, bean bags, floor coverings coasters and designer lampshades in exuberant colours were a visual treat.

The students also made a presentation which was judged by the jury comprising Mrs Kavita Marriya, Principal, Home Science College, Mr Viren Tanwar, well-known artist, and Mr Attri, Additional Director, Industries Department.

Mrs Vijay Sharma, Director, NIIFT, appreciated the efforts of students and encouraged them to use the study crafts for future studies. She asked them to explore the possibilities of developing contemporary motifs, product development and design development to infuse life into the dying arts and crafts.

The director said intervention by designers would improve the life of artisans in remote areas. Ms Poonam Thakur, project coodinator, was all praise for the hard work shown by students to make this craft documentation a success. She felt that these budding designers could do wonders and can bring these crafts to the global level.

She expressed concern for the upliftment and restoration of dying arts and craft like copper doll and the Akola art of Bhilwara.



State awards for teachers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
Mr H.K. Bhatia, principal, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, and Mr Prem Puri, District Sports Coordinator, have been named for state awards in recognition of their work in the field of education by the Chandigarh Administration, sources said here today.

The Administration will award commendation letters to Mr Anil Sharma, headmaster, GHS, Sector 20, Ms Suman Malik, GHS, Dadu Majra, and Ms Preneet, Pritama Kaur, nursery teacher at GHS, Sector 40, on Teachers Day this year.



Accused allowed to operate bank accounts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
The Special CBI Judge, Mr Jagdeep Jain, today allowed an application moved by the family of Ashish Vajpayee, an official liquidator of the Ministry of Home Affairs who was booked by the CBI on May 31 on charges of cheating, to operate his bank accounts.

The judge stated since the investigation was in the preliminary stage, existing funds in the accounts should be converted into fixed deposits with the bank. The court allowed the accused to operate the accounts after the fixed deposits.

The CBI had alleged that Vajpayee had become a part of the criminal nexus with firms dealing in advertising and security agencies.

Statement recorded

A local court today recorded the statement of Mrs Harjinder Kaur, a former Mayor and a sitting councillor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, in connection with a defamation case filed by her against Mr G.S. Riar, SGPC member from Chandigarh.

Mrs Kaur, in a criminal case filed in the court, had alleged that the SGPC members had used derogatory remarks against her, defaming her through pamphlets. The case was filed in 1999. Today, the JMIC, Mr R.K. Singla, recorded the statement of Mrs Harjinder Kaur, Mrs Iqbal Kaur and Mr Rajinder Singh Khalsa.



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