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Former Dean felicitated
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 20
Eminent educationist and former Dean, Punjabi University, Dr Dev Raj Vij, was felicitated at a function organised by Doraha College of Education.

Ms Prabhleen Kaur spoke about the contribution of Dr Vij in the field of education. Dr Vij, in his address, motivated the teachers to become the pride of the nation.

Dr Vij was recently awarded by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) for his lifetime achievements in the field of education. Dr Vij was one of the five educationists selected by the NCTE from across the country.

Play on dental care

Students of Chanda Mama School enacted a play about dental hygiene. The children enacted roles of crying teeth and smiling teeth.

The crying teeth ate things like chocolates, lollypops, burgers and cold drinks that stick to the teeth and spoil them. They did not brush after consuming these eatables.

The smiling teeth brushed themselves twice a day and ate all the right foods like fruits, vegetables and milk to keep their teeth strong.

The idea that the children should brush their teeth twice a day and eat proper food to keep their teeth healthy was brought home in a very effective manner.

KIMT student shines

An essay written by Meenakshi Minhas, a student of MCA fifth semester of the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT), on ‘Reservation will divide the society along caste lines’ has been ranked 11th at the national level and first among participants from Punjab, Haryana, HP and Jammu and Kashmir in the essay contests organised by the Competition Success Review (CSR) magazine

This was conveyed by Dr R.S. Gupta, Director, KIMT, in a press note issued here today.

The CSR (India’s largest selling general knowledge magazine) conducted these essay contests on the topics ‘Work is worship’ and ‘Reservation will divide the society along caste lines’.

Ms Minhas has been awarded the Certificate of Merit and books worth Rs 500 in recognition of her talent in writing. Mr Pritpal Singh, President, KIMT, and Dr Gupta congratulated Ms Minhas on her achievement.

‘Sehaj Path’

Dr Charan Kamal Singh, Chief Secretary, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC), today said that the 34th annual general meeting of the GGSSC will be held from October 27 to 29 at Guru Ram Dass Academy, Hambran Road, here.

GGSSC delegates from across the globe will congregate to discuss religious and social activities carried out in the past one year and the new work plan will be framed and assigned to them.

Dr Charan Kamal in a press note today said that ‘Sehaj Path’ has already begun for the success of the meeting.

Mr Jaspal Singh Pinky, Director, Gurmat Sangeet, Mr Amarjeet Singh, Secretary, Gurmat Sangeet and Mr Balpreet Singh recited hymns on the occasion.

Mr Satnam Singh Sallopuri, Convener of the meeting, Mr Prabhjot Singh, Joint Director, Organisational Development and Prof Balwinderpal Singh, Editor, Sada Virsa Sada Gaurav addressed the congregation.

State-level seminar

GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, will host a state-level seminar on ‘Ethics in Teaching and Research’ on September 23. Delegates from colleges from all over Punjab have been invited to the seminar.

The seminar is being held in collaboration with the Punjab Chapter of the All-India Association for Educational Research.

Mr Harnarinder Singh, former Chairman of PSEB and retired Principal of Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, will preside over the function.

Dr S.P. Malhotra, Dean (Academic Affairs), Kurukshetra University, Dr N.S. Mavi and Dr Surjit Singh Sekha will be the resource persons. The general house of the Punjab chapter of All-India Association for Educational Research will be held after the seminar.

Freshers Day

Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, organised Freshers Day for post-graduate students. Senior students organised a bouquet of cultural activities to welcome the freshers. The function was organised under the aegis of ISTE, the Students’ Chapter of GNIMT.

A cultural extravaganza comprising group dances, comedy shows, poetry recitation and modelling enthralled the audience.

Preeti Kalsi of MBA was declared Ms Fresher while Karan Kapil of MBA won the title of Mr Fresher. Megha Jain and Gurtej Dhillon were declared first runners-up in girls and boys category, respectively.

Seminar room inaugurated

The fully air-conditioned seminar room of the post-graduate Department of Commerce was inaugurated yesterday at Arya College by Mr Devinder Nath Sharma, Registrar, Arya Vidya Parishad. Students and faculty members of the department welcomed the guests.

Ms Deepika Sehgal of M.Com II conducted the proceedings of the function. Prof H.R. Saini, Head, Department of Post-Graduate of Commerce, highlighted the achievements of the department.



Suman Motels ordered to pay Rs 1 lakh
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 20
Suman Motels Ltd, Mumbai, and its local branch office situated at Feroze Gandhi Market, Ludhiana, along with M/s Suman Resorts India have been ordered to pay Rs 1 lakh to a consumer by the District Consumer Forum.

Pronouncing the verdict, Mr A. S. Narula, president of the forum, directed the company to make the payment within one month of the receipt of the copy of its order to the aggrieved consumer, Mr Naveen Bhatia of New Hargobind Nagar, Ludhiana. The forum held that the ‘deficiency’ and ‘malpractice’ of the company stands fully reflected in this case.

The complainant had stated before the forum that he was approached by the local branch manager of M/s Suman Motels Limited to make investment in their ‘ Hermitage-2000’ scheme. On account of good assurances given to him, he invested Rs 65,000 under the said scheme.

The amount was paid through a cheque in January 1998. Thereafter, he was issued a certificate promising to pay Rs 1 lakh after the completion of five years. He was also to be provided certain other benefits and incentives under the scheme, as per the details sent along with the certificate.

He only received dividend once for year 1998. But after the completion of the stipulated period, he was not paid the money. He sent numerous letters and even filed a complaint before SEBI in March 2003. No reply was sent to the legal notice served in March 2004, further added the consumer.

The opposite party did not appear before the consumer forum to controvert the allegation, despite being served. So, the forum decided the case after appreciating the evidence on record.



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