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Teachers, students interact
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 6
The death of a college teacher in Ujjain allegedly at the hands of student leaders has to be seen in the changed scenario of teacher-taught relationship. Also, if the students are guilty, the teachers too need to introspect rather than behave like escapists.

The view emerged during an interaction between teachers and students of PG diploma in agricultural journalism and mass communication on the occasion of Teacher’s Day at the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture, yesterday.

The common consensus was that such unfortunate happenings are the outcome of growing chasm between the teachers and students, which is quite contrary to the Indian ethos and traditions.

The most stunning revelation was that now students do not want to become teachers and prefer any other profession.

A panel of teachers told the students that they must make optimum use of all available sources to gain information and knowledge and pick up the methodology to do so from their teachers. Since the future society will be “knowledge-based,” the students must widen their horizon and learn to see things in a broader perspective.

The teachers admitted that they too were “students” first and teachers afterwards. “We also pick up many ideas and suggestions from the students, who infuse a desire in us to work harder and to be able to deliver the goods.” The students suggested that the teachers must become “flawless” role models so as to “inspire them to think.”

The interaction helped both teachers and students to understand each other better. It also cleared many of the apprehensions and misgivings that usually cloud the pious relationship between the teacher and the taught.



From Colleges
Talent hunt held at KIMT
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 6
The Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) organised inter-class competitions here yesterday in fine arts, technical events and literary events to search talent among students.

Dr R.S. Gupta, Director, KIMT, in a press note today said events like rangoli, mehandi, collage-making, flower arrangement and folk art competitions were held.

Literary events like debate, extempore, dumb charades, picto and creative writing were also conducted.

The results of the competitions were:

Debate: Pallavi-1 and Richa-2; extempore: Kanika-1, Nidhi-2 and Sarika-3; dumb charades: Chinky and Manpreet-1, Meenu and Sukrit-2 and Pallavi and Richa-3; picto: Pallavi and Richa-1 and Sonia and Sarika-2; creative writing: Barinder Kaur-1 and Nidhi-2; rangoli: Meenu and Simran-1, Pallavi-2 and Gurpreet-3; mehandi: Meenakshi-1, Reena-2 and Sumedha-3; flower arrangement: Binny-1; and collage-making: Gurleen-1 and Barinderpreet-2.

GCW freshers welcomed

A cultural programme was organised by the undergraduate students of GCW to extend a warm welcome to the freshers on the college campus here yesterday.

Ms Prabhjot Kaur, Principal of the college, was the chief guest.

The function started with solo songs by Jaspreet and Navneet. Dances, a quawwali and a skit were presented by students.

Compering by Romi, Neha and Harneet added more charm to the entire show.

A “Miss Freshers” contest was also organised. Dr Sarabjot Kaur, Ms Sukhwinder Kaur and Ms Sukhmani were the judges of the contest. Dressed in elegant costumes, 31 participants sashayed down the stage confidently and in a convincing style.

Mehak was crowned “Miss Fresher” with Ginni and Simran being first and second runners-up, respectively. Yogita was adjudged “Miss Crowning Glory” and Gunjan won the title of “Miss Personality”. “Miss Congeniality” award was won by Sabby.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal congratulated the students for organising the function and appreciated the efforts put in by the participants.

Dr Sushma Gupta and Ms Sunanda Joshi were also present. Romi Grewal presented the vote of thanks to the chief guest and other distinguished guests at the function.

Guest lecture

The label “Made in India,” which was once upon a time looked down upon, has gained a special place in the international market today, said Mr Ranjodh Singh, CMD, G.S. Radiators, while delivering a guest lecture at the GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) to BBA and MBA students here today.

Mr Ranjodh Singh, a business tycoon, shared his views on the subject “International Marketing.”

Explaining the topic, he said China and India were equal in economic capacity in 1980 and slowly and gradually China took over India in all the capacities such as global world trade, foreign exchange, literacy, agriculture etc.

He added that China’s success could be attributed to sheer hard work, dedication and perfect time culture.

He said India had also improved tremendously in international market in a couple of years now. It had a strong IT base, large textile industry and the most contributing factor in future was the fact that India would have the largest number of people in the world who could work.

He gave success mantras to budding businessmen. He said after manufacturing the quality products, India needed to strengthen the relationship with the customers abroad and polish it with the marketing skills.

Seminar on NET framework

The GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a seminar on “NET framework and its career opportunities” for the students of BCA and MCA here today.

Mr Manish Verma, Director, Digitec Softwares, was the resource person. Explaining the technology, Mr Verma said NET was a microsoft web-based services to connect information, people, systems and devices through software.

He clarified that NET was neither an operating system nor a programming language, rather it was a layer between the two that supported several languages.

Dr Kuldeep Singh and Mr Gunwant Dua were present on the occasion.



Prayers, functions mark Teacher’s Day
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, September 6
Teachers’ Day was celebrated at College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, yesterday. The Speakers’ Forum of the college and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (Punjab Chapter) jointly organised a programme in the Jacob Hall. The students presented different items like ‘guru vandana’, speech on teacher-student relations and a skit to give the message for better coordination among teachers and students. Different teachers spoke extempore on the given topics. The PAU Registrar, Dr V.K. Sharma, was the chief guest while the Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering, Dr V.R. Sharma, presided over. Awards were given to the best teachers of the college.

SCD Govt College

SCD Government College here started a series of programmes here yesterday to mark the Teachers’ Day. The Economics Society of SCD Government College launched the first issue of its monthly news bulletin ‘The Current Economics’ as a special feature of Teachers’ Day celebrations. The Principal of the College, Dr Malkiat Singh, released the first copy of the bulletin.

Sacred Heart Convent School

A prayer service was held last morning for the teachers of Sacred Heart Convent School here. The students sang hymns and spoke about the teachers. A cultural programme, prepared and executed by the students was presented for the teachers.

Later, the teachers and the former teachers gathered in the Ruby Hall for a prayer service. The principal, Sister Chantel, spoke on the role of teachers’ in students’ life.

Maple Bear school

Maple Bear Canadian Playway & Nursery School celebrated the Teachers’ Day in memory of Dr S Radhakrishnan, eminent educationist. Kids presented beautiful handmade cars to the teachers. Ms Veena Aggarwal thanked her teachers for their whole hearted support.

St Bawra High School

Teachers’ Day celebrations were held at St Bawra Public High School. A cultural programme was organised by the teachers. Mr Satish Soi, director of the school, exhorted the teachers to follow in the footsteps of Dr Radhakrishnan.

MGM Public School

Teachers’ Day at MGM School was a joyous affair. It began with a cultural programme by tiny tots. The students sang and danced and thanked their teachers. Later, the Teachers’ Day celebrations by students of Classes IX & X were held. They presented bhangra and gidda for their teachers. Ms Harmeet Kaur, principal, congratulated the teachers and exhorted them to become role models for their students.

Bhutta College of Engineering

Bhutta college of Engineering and Technology celebrated Teachers’ Day in the college campus yesterday.

The students of the college thanked their teachers for helping them towards their destined goal and enabling them to better their lives.

Mr A S Bansal, Principal of the college, congratulated the teachers and asked them to strive to improve the all-round personality of their pupils and teach them the lesson of simple living and high thinking.

St Soldiers School

St Soldiers School celebrated Teachers’ Day with fervour and enthusiasm.

Mrs Simmi Pashan, chairperson of the management committee, congratulated the teachers and said that the greatest honour for a teacher could be the love and affection she/he received from his pupils by his dedicated efforts. Mr Ramesh Pashan, president, management committee and Mr Dinaik Pashan, vice-president, also spoke. The teachers were given awards on the occasion. A cultural programme by students marked the occasion.



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