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Teachers told to update knowledge
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Mr Pardeep Sharda, principal, MGMN, Senior Secondary School and in charge of a 10-day seminar being organised under the “Preparation for learning enhancement in Punjab” programme here, urged teachers attending the camp to dedicate their lives for improving the academic life of students.

More than 100 primary and upper primary teachers from various schools were told about fundamental modules at local schools.

Mr Sharda said the basic understanding of elements of teaching was necessary. “As the syllabi and curricula continue to change from time to time, updating of knowledge is necessary for teachers,” he said. He emphasised on proper use of teaching aids, particularly for primary classes. Mr Rajinder Kumar, Mr Baldev Singh and Mr Kulwant Rai, resource persons, said the participants were imparted knowledge about the subjects being taught by them at their respective schools.

Another camp was organised at Guru Nanak Kanya Mahavidyalya, that was supervised by Ms Bhupinder Kaur, principal. 



From Colleges
Arya College students fare well in M.Com exam
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 9
Students of M.Com, 4th semester, of Arya College here brought laurels to their institute by getting three out of top 10 positions in the Panjab University examination held in April.

According to press note issued here today by Dr S.M. Sharma, Principal of Arya College, Geetu Sharma and Mamta Gupta stood third in the university and first in Ludhiana district by securing 2002 out of total 2400 marks.

Aarti Sharma finished fourth in the university and second in the district by getting 2000 out of 2400.

Eight students of the college secured more than 80 per cent marks and 17 students secured more than 75 per cent marks in the university examinations.

Students of the PGDCA have also brought laurels to the college by securing 100 per cent result in the final examinations held in April.

Hema Kumari got the first position in the college by securing 836 out of 1000 marks. Balwinder Kaur secured 834 out of 1000 and Sarvesh Adlakha got 832 out of 1000.

All students of PGDCA got more than 70 per cent marks in aggregate. Sunil Kumar of M.Sc (IT), IInd semester, got first position in the college by securing 76 per cent marks. Yogesh Kumar and Sunny Gupta got 75 per cent marks and Baljinder Singh got 73 per cent marks.

Mr Vijay Saathi, president, Arya College Managing Committee, and Dr S.M. Sharma, Principal, congratulated the members of the faculty of the Postgraduate Department of Commerce and Department of Computer Science and Applications for their efforts to inspire the students who brought laurels to the college.

Rajnit tops in music exam: Rajnit Kaur, student of MA-II, Music Instrumental, of Government College for Women, here topped in the Panjab University annual examinations held in April by securing 637 out of 800. She had also topped Panjab University in MA-I last year.

Rajnit was honoured by the Deputy Commissioner on Independence day. Principal, Ms Prabhjot Kaur, Mrs Neelam Sharma, Head of the Department, Music (Instrumental), congratulated Rajnit for securing highest marks in the university.

Book exhibition ends: An exhibition of books, organised by Unistar Books Pvt Ltd, Chandigarh, at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana from September 6, concluded yesterday.

It was jointly inaugurated by the general secretary of the college governing body, Prof Gurbir Singh Sarna, and his brother Mr Harmohan Singh Sarna. The joint secretary, Mr Gurminder Singh, was also present on the occasion.

A wide variety of books appealing to all age groups were on display. The exhibition elicited a good response from both the staff as well as the students.

Addressing the gathering during the closing ceremony, Dr Manju Chawla, Principal of the college, stressed upon the importance of books in a student’s life.

Excellent results: Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women have brought laurels to the college by showing excellent results.

According to Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, the pass percentage has been cent per cent and all students have been placed in the first division with seven students securing more than 75 per cent marks.

Shveta Singla secured 81 per cent and was closely followed by Sapna and Rakhi who secured 80.3 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively.

Dr Sahota appreciated the efforts of the staff and students in getting cent per cent result.



Animators have ‘immense scope’ in film industry
Shveta Pathak
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 9
Adoption of technological advancements in Bollywood has created immense scope for those skilled in animation. Right from creating titles to special effects in films, animators are in great demand. The need, however, is for them to attain specialisation and be able to effectively coordinate emotions and animation, said Paresh Parekh, theatre artiste, casting director for films like “Rang De Basanti,” here today.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Parekh, who was in the city to conduct a two-day workshop on expressions and body language for students of the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), said his aim was to make animators visualise different body postures, aesthetics, characterisation and facial expression to communicate different moods and emotions.

“In the last four years that I have been associated with MAAC, I have tried to help animators understand the importance of acting, expressions and body language, which is vital to infusing life into an otherwise lifeless animated character.

On his own experiences, he said the role was challenging as many times a casting director had to provide characters for a certain role within a very short time. “I prefer to rely on theatre artistes as I am actively associated with theatre. At times I visit various places according to the demand of the character.”

Appreciating acting training schools, he said these were doing an excellent job as they helped many young and talented people to get the right opportunities and realise their dreams.

His forthcoming movies, in which he has been the casting director, include “Jai Santoshi Ma” and “Kabodi Ram.”

Mr Amit Gupta, centre head, MAAC, said the animation industry was witnessing an enormous growth. “A major change is in specialisation. Earlier where one had to undergo a full course in animation before pursuing a career, these days students do even two-day courses in one field. For instance, you could specialise in creating skin effects or hair effects, the range had quite diversified.”

For animators, he added, options were open in almost any industry. Right from Bollywood, where a huge demand is generated, to new media and products like visiting cards animators find a role easily.


Rare hip replacement surgery
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 9
For 45-year-old Bhola Singh who suffered bilateral neck femoral fracture in a freak accident nearly four years ago, It was no less than a dream to be able to walk again on his feet.

The simultaneous bilateral hip replacement, claimed to be the first hip replacement surgery of its kind, was successfully performed at SPS Apollo Hospitals here by renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr Rahul Bhan and his team. Dr Gaurav Kuthiala and his team lent anaesthetic support. The operation was followed by a single rehabilitation period.

Dr Bhan, addressing a press conference here today, said the simultaneous bilateral hip replacement surgery was in total contrast to staged hip replacement, where the surgeon might replace hip joints one at a time, in two separate operations, often several months apart from each other.

“In the staged replacement technique, the patient needs two hospital stays, administration of twice and two rehabilitation periods while in this case (of simultaneous replacement), the patient was able to walk in just two days after the operation.”

Dr Bhan said patients with both hips affected had no healthy leg to rely on, especially patients with fixed deformity of both hips and concommitant impairment of the back (lumbar spine) needed bilateral hip replacement. Fixed deformity of both hip joints imposed a strain on the lower back and these patients often had more symptoms from back spines than from hip joints.

The total blood loss and the total operation time were the same for a staged or simultaneous bilateral hip replacement and the total costs of surgery was approximately 25 per cent lower for the latter procedure.



TB cases on the rise
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 9
Detection of 32 positive cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the DOT centre run by the local TB Eradication Society at Nauhria Hospital in Jamalpur locality at Industrial Focal Point during the past two months has caused a scare among health professionals and the administration while putting a question mark on the TB prevention and treatment programme being carried out by the Health Department along with a large number of private institutions and NGO’s in the mega city.

According to Dr Satish Nauhria, president of the TB Eradication Society, an NGO working for the past 10 years for prevention and treatment of the disease, the actual threat perception from the number of sputum positive cases was far more serious because each of these positive cases could further infect 10 or more persons.

In an interview with Ludhiana Tribune, he said while the state of Punjab had nearly 3.5 lakh identified cases of TB which were being treated under the directly observed therapy (DOT) at different institutions, the industrial capital of the state faced a greater risk for its sheer size of migrant population.

“DOT has proved to be very effective project in eradication of TB as under this programme the patient is called to DOT centre on alternative days and given medicine in the presence of health professionals. This ensures that the patient does not miss the dose even for a single day and the rate of cure improves drastically.

At the same time, the patients are given essential information on prevention and steps to check further infection.”

The problem of incidence of TB was further compounded by its close association with the HIV infection. Another major impediment in the way of control of TB was the significant increase in the number of multi-drug resistant cases reported from different places.

The society, said Dr Nauhria intended to launch an awareness and education campaign for prevention of TB in association with the World Health Organisation during this month. Under the awareness drive, camps would be organised in industrial units, slums and residential colonies with special focus on migrant workers.

He called upon the industrial fraternity in the city to come forward and join hands in the fight against TB, which was a completely curable disease. The industrial houses, at their own level, could also launch programmes for creating awareness about TB among their work force, said.



Karan scripts Ludhiana’s win over Sangrur
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 9
Karan Goel took total eleven wickets to script Ludhiana’s outright win over Sangrur in the last league fixture of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College grounds here today. Ludhiana defeated Sangrur by 10-wickets to enter the semi finals.

In reply to Sangrur’s first innings total of 117 runs, Ludhiana scored 187 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 64 overs when skipper, Gaurav Marwaha declared the innings. Tarun Passi scored 50 runs, followed by Bharat Malhotra (21), Chinton Sehgal (39) and Luv Abhlish (26). Thus, Ludhiana gained 70 runs lead.

For the visitors, former Ranji player, Bablu Kumar was the pick of bowlers taking six wickets for 80 runs. Satbir Singh, Rahul and Gurinder Singh grabbed one wicket each conceding 6, 30 and 20 runs, respectively.

In their second essay, Sangrur were bundled out for a paltry 108 runs after 48 overs. Karan Goel of Ludhiana, who took six wickets in the first innings, again excelled with the ball taking five wickets for 48 runs.

Ludhiana openers Karan Goel and Chinton Sehgal achieved the target of 39 runs in 7.3 overs without being separated. Karan remained unconquered on 27 while Chinton was unbeaten on 8.

Brierf scores: Sangrur (Ist innings): 117 all out in 53.5 overs (Karikihsan Kali 21, Gagan 23, Karan 19, Bharat 16, Karan Goel 6 for 28, Ankur Kakkar 1 for 36, Karan Goel 3 for 26)

Ludhiana (Ist innings): 187 for 9 declared after 64 overs (Tarun Passi 50, Chinton Sehgal 39, Luv Abhlish 26, Bharat Malhotra 21 and Ankur Kakkar 17; Bablu Kumar 6 for 80, Satbir Singh 1 for 6, Rahul 1 for 30 and Gurinder Singh 1 for 20)

Sangrur (IInd innings): 108 all in 48 overs ( Gagan 24, Harjit Singh 25 and Satbir Singh 35; Karan Goel 5 for 48, Ankur Kakkar 2 for 17 and Gagandeep Dhand 1 for 29)

Ludhiana (IInd innings): 39 for no loss after 7.3 overs ( Karan Goel 27 n.o and Chinton Sehgal 8 n.o)



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