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Paddy straw collector put on trial 
Our Correspondent

Amloh, October 13
In addition to the awareness campaign against pollution, the Farm Power Machinery Department of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has developed a paddy straw collector-cum-loader which was launched for trials by the Fatehgarh Sahib Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Jaria Farm, Dharamgarh village, 3 km from here, yesterday.

Dr Harmanjit Singh of the kendra addressed the farmers at the function. He asserted that the use of such machines would help reduce pollution caused by burning of paddy straw and stubbles. The machine would collect straw from a field and put it into the trolley.

It provides an alternative to burning of straw through its use in fields. This process is useful for organic farming due to availability of micronutrients like zinc, iron, maganese, etc. to the crops.

It is pertinent to mention here that 160 to 180 lakh tonnes of paddy straw is burnt every year, affecting the health of people and the soil.

Dr Devinder Singh Mand from the kendra pointed out that the PAU had recommended twin-purpose happy seeds machine for harvesting paddy and sowing wheat at the same time. It saves inputs in farming.

Mr Balbir Singh Jaria, a progressive farmer, asked the farmers to follow the recommendations of the university. Dr Arjun Singh and Dr Jaswinder Paul Singh Grewal (both Agricultural Development Officers) were also present on the occasion. 

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GNEC students decry police lethargy
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 13
A large number of diploma students of the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNEC) blocked traffic for several hours on the Gill Road today to protest against the police inaction over an alleged attempt to murder of a fellow student on the college campus on August 18.

The students were upset that some police officials and politicians were shielding the accused and only two of the six main accused had been arrested.

Students also organised a dharna opposing an inquiry being conducted by the Crime Branch of the Punjab Police into an alleged assault on the student, Paramvir Singh.

Students said the inquiry was just a whitewash and the real accused were being cleverly shielded.

The dharna was lifted only after senior police officials assured the agitating students that justice would be done in the case.

As many as 94 students had identified one of the main accused ,Parwidner Singh, before the Inquiry Officer of the Crime Branch, yet no action seemed to have been taken.

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PAU book exhibition in Nov
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 13
The proposed book exhibition at PAU based M.S. Randhawa Library will now be held from November 8 to 10 instead of October 17 to 19. This change has been necessitated due to unavoidable circumstances, according to a university press release. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, will inaugurate the exhibition on November 8 at 11.30 a.m.

Meanwhile, the PAU Department of Food and Nutrition will hold two bakery workshops of five days each from October 16.

On the first five days, teachers from Krishi Vigyan Kendras and College of Home Science would be involved. Beginning October 23, bakers and housewives will be target groups.

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From Colleges
GNIMT gets award fourth time 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 13
The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhaan campus, has been awarded the best chapter award in the region fourth time in a row. The award consists of a trophy and a certificate mentioning the basis of selection.

The GNIMT is the only management institute which has won this Award fourth time in a row.

Dr (Col) H.S.Singha, Director, congratulated the faculty and the students on winning this award.

Workshop on micro teaching: The Doraha College of Education organised a workshop on micro teaching for B.Ed students here today. Dr Vivek Kohli from the DAV College of Education, Ambala, was the resource person. The entire workshop was divided into four sessions.

In the first session, Dr Kohli explained the concept and importance of micro t eaching for teacher training institutes. In the second session, he laid stress on the various skills of micro teaching. He demonstrated how to use these skills in class.

In the third session, he demonstrated how teaching aids like OHP's and LCD projectors could be used effectively. In the last session, the students were given a chance to interact with him.

Workshop on technical education: A workshop on technical education was organised today at Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET). The resource person was Prof Ajay K.Mitra, academic representative (Higher Education), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

He interacted with students and the faculty and explained to them about future prospects of education abroad, with special reference to technical education. The session was interactive as students actively participated in the workshop.

During the session with the faculty, Prof Mitra introduced the teaching concepts followed in the university of Manitoba.

Seminar on insurance: A seminar on “Insurance Adviser ship on Learn and Earn Basis” was organised at the postgraduate Department of Commerce, SCD Government College, here today. Unit manager of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Paras Jain was invited by the Department of Commerce to deliver a lecture on insurance advisership on learn and earn basis for the benefits of students of MCom I and II.

Mr Jain emphasised on the growing importance of life insurance. He said ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company was a premier financial powerhouse. He motivated the students for taking insurance advisership as a career.

Head of the postgraduate Department of Commerce R.K.Miglani expressed views on the learning aspects of life insurance and its ever increasing importance in real-life situations.

Dr B.K.Khurana organised the seminar and introduced the guests to the audience. Principal of the college Malkiat Singh appreciated the faculty members of the Commerce Department for organising the seminar. Manpreet Kaur presented vote of thanks. Other members of the faculty U.B.Singh, P.S.Grewal, Ashwini Bhalla, Suman Lata, Girdhari Lal, B.S.Wadhwa, Husan Lal and Harbilas were also present.

Industrial visit: Students of BNSM College of Technical Education, Alamgir, visited G.S. Radiators, G.T. Road, here today. Mr Jaswinder Singh, marketing manager, took the students around the workshop and explained the technical and marketing features of the company. The students were acquainted with the company’s marketing strategies. Manager Kuljit Singh explained the students the role of computers in business development. 

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From Schools
Students on spiritual journey
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 13
The students of the Darshan Academy are being given spiritual education and a week was devoted to teach virutes of love and kindness to them. The students were asked to share things with others and be kind to their fellow students.

The students learnt to appreciate the services of gardeners, peons, sweepers, etc and realised that they played an important role in making life comfortable for them. The Principal,Dr Taranpreet Saini, said the school had provided its students all facilities of modern urban schools even in the rural settings.

Quiz contest: Five cadets of the BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh Road, from 19 Punjab Battalion, NCC, Ludhiana, participated in a quiz conducted on the AIDS and Cancer Awareness held at the GND Polytechnic College, Gill Road, Ludhiana, today.

The school team bagged the first position and was awarded a trophy and gold medals by the chief guest the Commanding Officer, Col S.S. Saini, and Colonel Avtar Singh (Administrative Officer) from 19 Battalion, NCC, Ludhiana.

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Free heart check-up camp tomorrow
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, October 13
On the first death anniversary of Padamnath Shastri, a renowned Sanskrit novelist, a free heart check-up and specialty medical camp will be organised on October 15, 2006, at Adarash Kanya Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, from 9 am to 3 pm by the Shastri Padamnath Memorial Charitable Trust.

Dr Ashok Sharma disclosed that doctors were coming from Ludhiana for the camp and urged all Jagraon residents to avail of the benefits of this camp. Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, ex-MP will inaugurate the camp and a cultural programme will also be performed. 

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Govt school drub BVM 3-1 in soccer
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 13
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, outplayed Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School ‘A’ 3-1 in football in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Games (u-16) being organised by the Sports Department and the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of India, here today.

In other matches, Government School, Civil Lines, pipped A S Senior Secondary School, Khanna, 1-0; Government High School, Khasi Kalan, beat Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondarry School ‘B’ 3-0; Khalsa High School, Mahima Singh Wala, defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Alluna Palla, 4-3 and Government Senior Secondary School, Mangat, beat Government Senior Secondary School, Sherpur, 3-0.

In badminton (boys)- DAV School b Tagore Public School 2-1; Sacred Heart Convent School b Green Land School 2-0 .

Other results: hockey: Government School, Jarkhar, b Government Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, 1-0; Government Senior Secondary School b Government Senior Secondary School, Narangwal, 4-1; Government Senior Secondary School, PAU ‘A’ b Government School, Jarkhar, 1-0; Nankana Sahib School, Kila Raipur, b Doraha Public School 2-1 and Government Senior Secondary School, PAU ‘B’, b Nankana Public School, Kila Raipur, 6-4.

Athletics (girls)- 100 m Akamjot 1, Harpreet Kaur 2 and Pawanpreet Kaur 3; 200 m- Harpreet Kaur 1, Akamjot 2 and Pawanpreet Kaur 3; 400 m- Jagdeep Kaur 1, Srishi Sharma 2 and Rubina 3; 800 m- ubin Sharma 1, Rajandeep Kaur 2 and Lakhbir Kaur 3; high jump- Harmandeep Kaur 1, Gurinder Kaur 2 and Gurpreet Kaur 3; shot put- Diljeet Kaur 1, Priya 2 and Mancy Passsi 3.

Boys- (100 m) Ajay 1, Gaurav 2 and Akashdeep Kaur 3; 200 m- Ajay 1, Gurpreet Singh 2 and Kulwinder Singh 3; 400 m- Gurpreet Singh 1, Kulwinder Singh 2 and Rohit Verma 3; 1500 m- Mandeep Singh 1, Bhinder Singh 2 and Rohit Verma 3; 3000 m- Mandeep Singh 1, Bhinder Singh 2 and Kanwaljot Singh 3; high jump- Harninder Singh 1, Dharamjit Singh 2 and Baljit Singh 3.

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Lodhiana Academy lads record easy win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 13
Baba Lodhiana Academy recorded an easy (60-40) win over Guru Nanak Engineering College on the second day of the Ludhiana District Basketball Championship being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. The winners were leading by one point (28-27) at half time.

In another match of the senior section, GNE College outnumbered Air Force School, Halwara, 46-28 and in the junior section, Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School outclassed Vijay Public School 36-18. Kundan Vidya Mandir School beat Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School 24-13 and Everest Public School defeated AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, 33-18.

In the girls’ section, BVM School beat PAU School 34-16; BCM Senior Secondary School beat BVM School 29-12 and Gujarkhan School outplayed SGH Public School, Doraha, 31-19.

Other results: KVM School b GN International Public School 28-17; SGH Public School, Doraha, b BVM School 29-14; BCM School b GN Gujarkhan School 25-9; Khalsa Senior Secondary School b SGH Public School 51-23 and GN Senior Secondary School b BCM School 52-30.

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Moga eves are hockey champs
Our Sports Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 13
In a keen contest, Moga prevailed over hosts Ludhiana 1-0 to emerge champions in hockey in the girls u-17 years' section of the 52nd Punjab School Games being held here today.

The final started on a fast face with players of both teams making repeated forays into each others' territory. The much-awaited goal was scored in the 37th minute of the encounter by Moga's Amandeep Kaur who made use of a fine pass given by Ramandeep and put her side ahead.

Subsequently, Ludhiana girls went all out for the equaliser and raided Moga citadel time and again. However, their attempts failed to elicit the desired results. Moga eves kept Ludhiana raiders at bay and managed to hang onto the lead till the long hooter. In the match to decide the third spot, Kairon Wing drubbed Patiala 3-0.

Mr Rupinder Singh Ravi, Assistant Education Officer, Ludhiana, gave away prizes to the position holders. Mr Jaswinder Singh, general secretary of the tournament committee, Mr Darshan Singh of Kila Raipur, Mr Karamjit Singh, Mr Sarabjit Singh, Mr Ravinder singh Billu, Mr Paramjit Singh Narangwal, Mr Jaspal Singh and Mr Satinder Singh were also present on the occasion.

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