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PU Notes
Lecturer’s death mourned
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 19
A meeting will be held in the Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, tomorrow at 11. 30 am to condole the death of L M Sharma, a lecturer in the department. Sharma died yesterday after he suffered cardiac arrest. His cremation was largely attended today.

National day of China

The India-China Friendship Association (ICFA), Punjab, is celebrating the 57th National Day (October 1) of People’s Republic of China on September 21, at ICSSR Complex, Panjab University Campus. Mr Yang Linhai, Cultural Counsellor, Chinese Embassy, New Delhi, and his wife Madam Zho Jainping will be the chief guests on the occasion. Dr R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, will preside over the function. Dr R.K. Kohli, Professor, Department of Botany, Panjab University, will deliver a brief talk on “energy options in India and China” followed by a questions and answers session.

Bood on sex education

Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, will release a book “AIDS and Sex Education in Schools” in his office tomorrow. This is the 70th book in the series of health education jointly written by Dr. R. Kumar, an eye specialist, and Dr Meenal Kumar, a gynaecologist. They had released a report on the perils of premarital sex among the teenager girls from the lower strata on July 7 this year. This book has been written to cause awareness about unsafe sex and the importance of sex education at young age.

Inaugural function

The Department of Statistics, Panjab University, organised its inaugural function last evening. Students presented a full spectrum of items in the two-hour long cultural programme. The dance items were impressive and the dance presented by Aditi Sharma was declared the best dance of the evening. Earlier, Prof G.P. Mehta inaugurated the function by lighting a lamp. Dr Suresh K. Sharma, Chairperson of the department, in his welcome address highlighted the activities of the department. He also advised students to work with passion, hard work, sincerity, determination and dedication to uplift the department in all respects. Vasundhra Sharma and Manjeet Singh were selected as Miss Fresher and Mr Fresher. 



Marks cards issued without official stamp, signatures
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 19
The Punjab School Education Board has issued detailed marks cards to some students of the middle class without the required signatures and the official stamp.

The middle class examinations were held by the board in February this year. It is learnt that as many as 57 students of Government Senior Secondary School, Singhewala, Muktsar, were issued detailed marks cards without the signatures of the Secretary of the board and the official stamp.

According to sources, a staff member of the school visited the board office here today requesting the authorities concerned to again issue the detailed marks cards after completing the required formalities.

The Chairman or the Secretary of the board was not available for comments.



KB DAV honours its teachers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 19
KB DAV, Sector 7, yesterday celebrated Teachers’ Day at Tagore theatre, sector 18. The show today morning started with a Ganesh vandana performed by teachers, followed by various themes- based programmes also performed by the teachers. Mr G.P. Chopra, president, DAV College managing committee, was the chief guest.

The president, in his speech, motivated the faculty to work with dedication as these were the pillars of a student’s career.

Mrs Madhu Bahl, principal of the school, was awarded a gold medal and cash award of Rs 25,000 and shawl as Lifetime achievement award.

The principal also announced the seven best teachers of 2005. The teachers honoured were Anjana Shukla, Anjana Sharma, Muktawali, Jeevan Asha, Harpreet Kaur, Deep Narang and Dinesh Sharma. Jasmine house was adjudged best house.



62 teachers attend programme
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 19
Sixty-two teachers attended a 10-day in-service training programme for TGTs (model and non-model schools) that concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, today.

The programme was conducted by Ms Saroj Gupta, Principal. The main focus of the programme was on personality enhancement, effective and interesting learning and teaching strategies with the use of multimedia and technology, besides content enrichment.



From Colleges
Seats lying vacant in diploma course
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 19
A few seats in postgraduate diploma in guidance are lying vacant in Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, for the academic session 2006-07. It is affiliated to Panjab University. The last date of admission to this course has been extended up to September 29. The eligibility criteria for admission to the course is minimum 50 per cent marks in any discipline.

Condolence meeting

Staff and students of Dayanand College of Communication and Management held a condolence meeting following the demise of Lecturer L.M. Sharma, Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism. While paying tributes, Dr. P.K. Vasudeva, Principal of the College, said Dr Sharma was highly professional, dedicated and committed to the students.

Protest against NCERT

Students of Government College, Sector 11, here held a protest against the wrong reference to Guru Gobind Singh in NCERT books. The students led by President Jhujar Singh raised slogans against the NCERT and also burnt its effigy. On the occasion, Sukhdeep Singh Rndhawa and Bikramjit Singh Jatana addressed the students. The student leaders demanded that the NCERT should apologies for the reference and it should be deleted from the CBSE books.

Oath-taking ceremony

An oath-taking ceremony was held at Government College, Sector 11, here today in the presence of the Principal Dr A.N. Garg, Chief Coordinator, Elections. Dr Sukhdev Sharma and other senior faculty members of the college were present on the occasion. The president of the student council, Jujhar Singh Grewal; vice-president-Vikram Singh; secretary-Vishal Gupta; and joint secretary-Kamaljit Singh took oath along with other office- bearers. The oath was administered by the Dean, College Instruction, Prof Bhupinder Singh.

Party for freshers

Students of the Government Central Crafts Institute for Women, Sector 11, organised a party for freshers and dance competition here today. The Principal, Mr Rajan Dogra, presided over the function. Senior students presented a sequence of dance and songs items and the new comers also participated. Rajni was chosen as Miss CCI, while Sapna was the first runners up and Jaspreet was the second runners up. Sanwinder won the song competition, Aarti and Reena won the solo dances, Sarabjit and group, Gurvinder and group and Ramandeep, Narvada, Meena and Preeti won the best anchoring.



PCCTU puts off court arrest decision
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 19
The office-bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) have postponed their programme to court arrest at Matka Chowk here tomorrow. The union had chalked out a programme for the implementation of the pension-gratuity scheme of 1996 and other demands.

Dr Jagwant Singh, general secretary, PCCTU, said in view of the assurance given by Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, to a delegation of the PCCTU at Amritsar on September 11 and two meetings with government officials on September 12 and 13 and assurances given by a group of ministers headed by Deputy CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on September 14, it was decided to postpone the programme.

He said the union was expecting further dialogue in the days to come, which will decide the future course of action. He hoped the government would resolve the issue expeditiously so that the academic activity on college campuses is not disturbed in the days to come.



Principal clarifies

Mohali, September 19
The Principal of Government High School, Landran, Ms Paswinder Kaur, has stated that she was wrongly quoted in a story that appeared in these columns on September 15 regarding the Punjab Government having chargesheeted the entire teaching staff of two schools in the district for poor performance of the students. She said she gave no statement regarding the school results, government policy and auction. TNS



2-day police remand in dowry case
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 19
A local court today remanded a Kurukshetra resident and his family members to two days police custody in connection with a case of dowry.

According to the police, a case has been registered on a complaint filed by Ms Rama of Kheri Raipur Rani village against her husband Satish Kumar, his mother Taro Devi, his brother Suresh Kumar and his sister-in-law Sudesh Kumari. It was alleged that the accused had been harassing and maltreating the victim to bring dowry.

The victim also alleged that she had to undergo a miscarriage after being hit by the accused.

A case under sections 406, 498-A, 315, 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered.



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