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Lecture on ‘writers as critics’
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 3
The postgraduate department of English, Khalsa College for Women, here organised an extension lecture by Dr T S Anand on the topic ‘The role of a writer as a critic’ yesterday. Dr Anand is the head of PG Department (English) in GGN Khalsa College. The eminent honorary scholar discourse analysed the seed of criticism, which was always in the process of creativity. According to Dr Anand, a writer had a social responsibility and touched his own age by fictionalising whatever he experienced.

It became the duty of a writer to talk about the brutish way of life, the vices of society but in addition to this, he should move from pessimism to optimism.

Seminar on taxes

The commerce department of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus organised a seminar on ‘Direct and indirect taxes’ here yesterday. It was presided over by Dr Ms Manju Chawla, Principal of the college.

Mr Ashok Juneja, chairman, Punjab Taxation Bar Association, Mr P C Garg, former president of Chamber of Commerce and Punjab Taxation Bar Association were the resource persons. Mr Juneja discussed direct taxes. He spoke on problems of multi-taxation system, higher taxation rates in India, more burdens on salaried class, traders and industrialists. He gave practical tips to students about the procedure of filing returns, surveys, search and seizures. Mr P C Garg discussed indirect taxes. He discussed various issues regarding VAT, TOT, and system of tax, its procedure for registration, and its benefit of introduction of VAT system.

Students visit Verka plant

The training and placement cell of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, organised an industrial visit for the students of MBA semester-I. Around 60 students visited Verka Milk Plant. The visit was organised under the ISTE Students Chapter. The students were shown the entire process, beginning from collection and storage of unprocessed milk, process of pasteurization of milk, packaging of milk, preparation and packaging of cheese, preparation of butter, ghee and plant for preparing skimmed milk. The students were also shown the quality control department of the unit. The personnel of the plant addressed to the various queries of the students, said Dr (Col) H.S. Singha, Director GNIMT.

Talent hunt

A talent hunt was organised at Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Kottan, here yesterday. Many students participated in this talent hunt and presented geet, ghazals, skits and giddha. The program started with shabad gayan. Students of BA-I participated in this contest. The staff and Principal Manjinder Kaur motivated the students for participating in co-curricular. 

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Students’ poll: interference of political parties bad
Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, September 3
Perturbed over the unfortunate death of a Professor in Ujjain over the issue of postponement students’ elections there, the students of local colleges, here, feel though elections were banned in Punjab but the political parties “imposed” their leaders on students and the ‘so called elections’ had no relevance as hardly any constructive work was being done for the welfare of students.

Mr Sukhmanpreet Singh (name changed), a student of SCD Government College, here condemned such elections. “The students are never at fault. We are made the scapegoats. Ten to 15 persons from a particular political party would suddenly emerge and declare their leader. And we, having no other option, would have to welcome the imposed leader. It is unfortunate that these leaders are doing nothing for our welfare. The political parties get mileage and we get nothing,” he said.

When asked about such elections, the Principal of the college, Dr Malkiat Singh, said that the students’ elections were not allowed on the college premises. “But we can not help if students choose their leaders outside the college. As far as these activities take place outside the college, then we are not bothered. We can not even stop them,” he said.

Mr Rajat Sood, joint secretary, Akhil Bharti Vidyarathi Parishad, Punjab, also said that different political parties projected their own candidates but the ABVP was independent. The students chose their favourite candidates who looked after for the welfare of students in ABVP. He said, “The government should not ban the elections in colleges. The students should be given voting rights to choose their own candidates, who are not imposed by any party. In Chandigarh, there is no such ban and much constructive work is done for the welfare of students.

They organise lectures, seminars, and workshops to make the community aware of existing social evils. Elections are not bad, it is the interference of political parties, which affects the career of students,” said Mr Sood.

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