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DIET launches third phase
of teachers' training session
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, October 2
Under the directions of Ms Seema Jain, IAS, state project director, Sarva Shiksha Abhyan, Punjab, Chandigarh, and Mr Avtar Singh, Director, SCERT, Punjab, Chandigarh, the third phase of the 10-day teacher training program has been launched in Ludhiana.

Mr Tarsem Lal Banga, Principal, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon, informed that this programme for primary and upper primary teachers would be organised in all 19 educational blocks of Ludhiana at 23 centres of government senior secondary schools such as PAU School, Multi-Purpose, Chanan Devi, Jagraon, Samrala, Khanna, Sidhwan Bet, Latala, Dehlon, Raikot etc. He further said the objectives of the teacher training programme was to bring quality, build teachers' capacity for new teaching techniques and engineering change in their behaviour as per the challenges of the 21st century.

Mr Banga further said upto 75 per cent teachers would complete their training during the third phase, which would start on October 3, 2006.

Prof Baldev Singh, media in-charge of DIET, said through this training, teachers would be sensitised, so that they could teach students, particularly girls with the application of educational psychology. During the training, teachers would also be taught about the application of computers in education, gender sensitivity, personal hygiene, time and stress management, AIDS and environmental awareness, communication skills, and how to make teaching an exciting and interesting process. This training would be monitored by Principal Tarsem Lal Banga, Mr Jagdish Lal, Mr Baldev Singh, Mr Lakhvir Singh, Mr Harbhajan Singh and Mr Piara Singh .

Prof Baldev Singh further remarked that this multiple training and personality development programme would bring about a total transformation and empower teachers with multiple capacities and skills for effective classroom transactions.



NCC camp for 600 girl cadets
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 2
The annual training camp for 600 NCC girl cadets is being organised by 3 Punjab Girls Battalion NCC Ludhiana at Khalsa College for Women here.

The inaugural function was conducted here yesterday in which Dr Varinder Kaur Thind, Principal KCW, was the chief guest.

The Commanding Officer of the battalion, Col S.S. Deol, in his opening address thanked the Principal of the college for providing hostel accommodation to the cadets.

Cadets from 18 institutions Government College (FW), SDP College (FW), GNG College, SGGJ Girls College, Raikot, GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar, GNN College, Doraha, Mai Bhago College, Ramgarh, Khalsa College (FW), RGC & MTSM College (FW), Sacred Heart Convent School, KVM, Ludhiana, DAV Malerkotla, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, JNV Farour Government Senior Secondary School, Haiwara, and Tagore Public School, Ludhiana are taking part in the camp.

Colonel Deol briefed about the various activities planned for the camp and asked the cadets to make the best of the training being imparted to them during the camp.



Union denies involvement in rally
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 2
Roopinder Singh, general secretary, and Gurvinder Ratan Mit Singh, president of Computer Teachers Union (CTU), said they were shocked to learn from the media on October 1 that their members had participated in a rally held in Jalandhar on September 30.

The news report said the teachers were involved in hooliganism and the police had registered an FIR against some teachers. But the leaders of CTU said they had broken their links with the members of Bathinda, Mansa, Moga, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar and hence, had nothing to do with the rally in Jalandhar.

Moreover, they said, they had always organised rallies without getting on the wrong side of law and in future their protests will stay within legal boundaries.



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