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527 students honoured
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 5
The Sarabha Nagar and Tagore Nagar branches of the Bharat Vikas Parishad today honoured students from 16 schools who had received high marks the CBSE examinations.

The function was held in Viklang Sahayta Kender, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana.

The organisers, Mr Viresh Vij, Ms Adarsh Kundra and Mr Pankaj Jindal, said 572 students from 16 schools, who had scored 85 per cent marks or above, were honoured.

The chief guest at the function was Regional Vice-Administrator Pradeep Aggarwal.The keynote address was delivered by Regional Organiser Ram Gopal.

Ambulance gifted

A mobile ambulance van, Maruti Omni, was gifted to the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust by Mr Pradeep Aggarwal from the Oriental Bamk of Commerce at a function held at the Viklang Sahayta Kender here today.

He said the BVP had been doing a yeoman service in the field of providing limbs to the physically handicapped of the region.

The Trust secretary, Mr Pawan Aggarwal, said the aim of Trust was to provide artificial limbs to those people who had lost them due to one or the other reason and make them stand on their feet. He said everyday 300 handicapped people visited the Kender.

Mr Rajinder Pal Sharma said soon they would start polio surgery, install x-ray and ultrasound machines so that they could become self-sufficient. 

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A scientific peep into the future
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 5
A peep into the concept of futuristic age, displaying latest developments in the field of science through animated movies and models and entitled 2006 Galaxy Exhibition, was given by students of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. The science exhibition was held.

The chief guest, Mr S.R. Kaler, Regional Deputy Director, Local Government, and administrator, Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, and the guest of honour, Mr Balbir Gupta, Joint Commissioner, MC, Ludhiana, were welcomed by Mr Hira Lal Jain, president of the school, Prof S.C. Jain, manager, and Ms Usha S. Jain, Principal of the school. Dr Ravinder Kochhar, Dr Sushil and Ms Veena Sehgal comprised the panel of judges.

More than 500 students and almost the whole staff took part to shape the models and charts which were a source of attraction for visitors. The centre of attention was a display of human colonies on Mars and a floating city which could be a dream come true in the future.

Latest technologies relating to human health like stem-cell technology, genetic engineering, cloning, finding of edible vaccines and genetically-modified foods were also exhibited.

Models dealing with bio-medical waste management, bio-diesel as an eco-friendly fuel, awareness of environmental pollution and its remedies, impact of agro-chemicals on environment, sources of energy from natural environment were both educative and praiseworthy. Another enjoyable model was entitled Fun with Science in which young students showed how science could be made not only interesting but used as a source of entertainment as well.

The models were highly appreciated.

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From Colleges
Workshop explores technical education strategies
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 5
The Training and Placement Cell of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, organised a one-day workshop-cum-seminar on ‘Vision 2020-Role of Science in Technical Education’ here yesterday.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Tejwant Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, with the release of the latest issue of LCET Times, a newsletter of the college.

The workshop was organised in consonance with the call of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who had emphasised on strong foundations for technological development of the nation by year 2020.

Many school principals, heads, science teachers and LCET faculty were invited on one platform to discuss, evaluate and evolve educational strategy for channelising and directing the science students to meet the global challenges ahead.

Dr J. S. Sohal, Principal, LCET, welcomed the participating speakers and threw light on the importance of science and technology in the present world. A good number of science teachers from KVM, Tagore Public, Baba Isher Singh Senior Secondary School, Tagore International, BCM (Jamalpur), Guru Nanak International, Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School actively participated in this event and presented their informative papers.

The papers were presented on the topics like promotion of scientific temper, importance of practical work, science education at secondary-level, science and technology education etc.

Dr Tejwant Singh, chief guest, while concluding the paper-presentation session highlighted the views of Dr Yashpal, an eminent science educationist who strongly demanded the improvements in the school syllabi.

He felt that a lot was taught but little was gained in schools so the burden on the students at primary and secondary-level should be reduced.

It was followed by a panel discussion headed by Dr Rajput, Head of Applied Sciences, LCET, in which the delegates tried to find out the solutions of the problems faced by school teachers.

This panel discussion concluded with the recommendations for comprehensive classroom teaching, practical exposure to the students for better understanding, sharing of resources and to create seriousness in the students as well as their parents. All the participants were given award of honour for participation which was followed by lunch.

Aid to needy girl students

The 130 needy girl students who were given financial aid of Rs 1,60,000 in Ludhiana on Sunday
The 130 needy girl students who were given financial aid of Rs 1,60,000 in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

A function was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Tagore Nagar, in collaboration with the Geetanjali Ladies Club and the Lions Club here today to distribute Rs 1,60,000 to the poor and needy girl students of many schools and colleges.

The students belonged to Arya Senior Secondary Girls School, Purana Bazar, Sanatan Dharam Senior Secondary School, SDP College for Girls, Master Tara Singh College for Women, Arya College for Girls, Government College for Women, SCD Government College, Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and Khalsa College for Women. In all, there were 130 girls who were given the financial aid.

The chief guest was Dr Ravinder Kochhar, President, Lions Club, and the guests of honour were Mr R.C.Chopra, Director, Small-Scale Industries, and Ms Shashi Sharma, President, Geetanjali Club.The members of the Bharat Vikas Parishad were also present on this occasion.

Seminar on software

The Computer Science Department of Guru Nanak Khalsa College For Women, Gujarkhan Campus, organised a seminar on 'Ongoing Trends on Software Development' here yesterday.

Mr O.P. Kalra, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Panjab University, Chandigarh, chaired the session. Prof R.K.Singla and Ms Anu Gupta accompanied him. The guests were welcomed by the Principal, Dr Manju Chawla, and faculty of computer science.

Mr Kalra interacted with the students on the importance of Logic Design. He emphasised on the use of logic development tools and on the development of algorithms, flowcharts and pseudocodes.

Ms Anu Gupta provided information on the applications of Virtual Reality in different areas. She also provided information on various VR Tools available, their features through a PowerPoint presentation.

Prof R.K.Singla informed students about various programming languages and compiler design. He discussed about the different phases of compiler. The seminar was a great success and was highly appreciated by all.

Seminar on nature cure

A nature cure programme was held in Government Senior Secondary School and Government Primary School, Government College Road, here today on 'Healthy Living Drugless Way, Living in Tune with Nature'. It was organised by the Nature Cure Education Trust, Ludhiana.

In the programme, wheat-grass juice was served as health drink. Mr S.R. Mittal explained the method of cultivating it and extracting it from wheat grass. Its benefits were also explained since it was a panacea for many illnesses and had capacity to restore good health as well as fight many diseases, including dengue fever and cancer.

Mr Gurbax Singh, teacher of the school, spoke on environment and pollution and how one could keep it under control.

Mr Sita Ram, teacher of the school, spoke on good health with the help of plants and vegetables. Ms Garima explained symptoms of healthy and unhealthy child and explained importance of good health.

Ms Neetu, Class X student spoke on the benefits of vegetables and fruit juices. She explained which juice was a remedy of which disease.

Ms Urna spoke on some aspects of good health while living in tune with the nature. Dr Walia, social worker and promoter of vegetarianism movement, spoke on difference of vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism.

Mr C.S. Tandon, Regional Manager, United India Insurance Company, appreciated the work of the Nature Cure Education Trust, particularly of Mr Mittal, in furthering the knowledge on vital subject of good health without medicines.

Mr S.S. Kapoor of the United India Insurance Company explained the technique of clapping with the help of poetry and its adoption for good health.

‘Prakash Utsav’ at KCW

The 'Parkash Utsav' of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was commemorated in Khalsa College for women, Civil Lines, here today with great religious fervour.

Path of Sri Akhand Path Sahib Ji was organised from November 3 to 5 in Sarjit Gurdwara situated on the college campus under the guidance of Khalsa Dewan, the managing body and with the whole-hearted participation of the staff and students of the college.

In keeping with the tradition, all preparations associated with the function like cleaning the gurdwara, decorating it, reading the Holy Book, preparation of ‘Karah Prashad’ and 'langar', 'Jora seva' were all done by the staff and students with devotional zeal.

The Principal, Dr (Ms) Varinder Kaur Thind, emphasised the importance of such occasions to teach the youth valuable lessons in humanity, selfless service and religious tolerance. 

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Niharika bags child award
Tribune News Service

Neharika Saxena
Neharika Saxena

Ludhiana, November 5
Neharika Saxena, a student of Class XI of DAV Public School here, has been selected for the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2005 for her outstanding achievement in English poetry.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000, a silver medal, a citation and a certificate.

The award will be presented to her on Children’s Day at New Delhi by the Prime Minister.

Neharika’s parents, Dr Man Mohan Saxena and Dr Madhu Saxena, are scientists, equally good at English poetry.

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GGSSC awards students

Ludhiana, November 5
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle(GGSSC), in association with Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Model town, Ludhiana, awarded cash prizes of Rs 11,00 each to those students who vowed to keep unshorn hair and to maintain the sanctity of hair in future.

Around 5000 students under this drive vowed to abide by the tenets of Sikhisms and promised to keep unshorn hair 51 students from Nankana Sahib Public School, Fatehgarh Jattan, Guru Nanak Public School, Bassian, Baba Isher Singh Public School, Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Nankana Sahib Public School, Maloud School, Bahadurgarh School of Ludhiana were selected and awarded the cash prize of Rs 1100 each. — OC

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Dastaar contest held

Ludhiana, November 5
A dastaar sajjao competition was organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle at the BIS(N) Senior Secondary Public School here today, in which 50 students took part.
The Principal praised the performance of all participants and thanked members of the study circle and the parents for their cooperation. OC

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Sekhon yadgari mela ends
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 5
A cultural festival in memory of Principal Sant Singh Sekhon was organised by the Komi Sahitya Kala Parishad here last night.
It was inaugurated by local MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and attended by the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal and former Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh.

A number of cultural programmes, including plays and songs, were also presented on the occasion.

Paying tributes to Principal Sekhon, speakers recalled that he not only educated thousands of youth of the state, making them capable of appearing in various competitions and achieving excellence, but also created a movement against social evils.

They congratulated the parishad for reviving his memory by organising plays and presenting songs written by Principal Sekhon.

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500 examined at eye camp
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 5
Diabetes is the major clinical entity leading to disorders of eyes in urban people, and excessive exposure to sunlight in rural folks causes cataract. This was stated by a team of doctors after examining about 500 persons at a free eye camp organised jointly by the Bose Society for Blind and Ram Sharnam Ashram at Hind Hospital here on Sunday.

While talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Dr Rajesh Garg, an ophthalmologist, and Dr Jyoti Hind, a pathologist, said most of the eye complications were the result of clinical complications arising out of poor health care and unconcern about components of diet.

Dr Garg and Dr Jyoti pointed out that the incidence of cataract was higher in rural people due to excessive exposure to sunlight and the urban population suffered from eye ailments generating from diabetes. “Unfortunately people give little importance to eye health until their eyesight is affected adversely,” said Dr Jyoti, suggesting that people should change their lifestyle to enjoy good eye heath.

Bharat Vikas Parishad, another NGO of here, announced to launch a move to inspire youth to donate their eyes.

Earlier, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, MLA, Kilaraipur, appreciated the role of social organisations in arranging camps frequently. Mr Parmider Singh Goga, a BJP leader, presided over the concluding function.

The organisers provided medicines and spectacles free of cost to the patients. Intra-ocular lens implant was performed on 40 patients. caption:A patient being examined at an eye camp in Ahmedgarh on Sunday. 

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Council felicitates sportspersons
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 5
The Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council felicitated three sports personalities at its second annual function organised at Guru Nanak Bhavan here. Palwinder Cheema (wrestler), Rajwinder Kaur (athlete) and Baldev Singh, former coach of the Indian hockey team, were given Amarjit Grewal awards besides a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each.

Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, former Union Minister and president, Punjab Olympic Association, along with Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, ADGP, Punjab, and president of the Basketball Federation of India, singer Harbhajan Mann, were the guests of honour.

Addressing the function, Mr Dhindsa assured the organisers that he would arrange all sorts of assistance to help them promote the games at the rural level. Mr Gill called upon the sports fraternity to channelise their resources in organising tournaments in villages.

Harbhajan Mann said the artists could play a vital role in the promotion of sports in the state. He promised that whenever the council invited him to entertain the spectators, he would feel honoured to perform. A large number of people, including sports persons of national and international repute, sports organisers and promoters were present.

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Mumbai zone enter final
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 5
The Mumbai zone scored a huge 161-run win over the South Zone to secure a berth in the final of the 6th All-India United India Insurance Company Limited Cricket Tournament being played at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

In the final slated for November 7, the Mumbai zone will take on the Chennai zone which had already booked a place for themselves.

In their last league fixture, the Mumbai zone, batting first, made 211 runs for the loss of three wickets. The main contibutor was K. Kottian who scored 87 runs which came off 39 balls with the help of 10 fours and three sixes.

In reply, the South Zone’s essay culminated at 50 runs in 20.2 overs. For Mumbai zone, V Deshpande took three wickets after conceding 14 runs while Vikas Bhatkar claimed two wickets for 11 runs.

In the second match played today, the West Zone beat North-East Zone by 20 runs. The West Zone scored 133 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Sanjay Kar made 41 runs while Raja Desai contributed 17 runs.

For North-East zone, Shailender and V. Raja captured two wickets each while Samarjeet Raj Kumar and Diwakar Gupta scalped one victime each.

Chasing the target, North-East zone scored 113 for the loss of five wickets. Mayanak Saxena and V. Raja scored 22 and 31 runs, respectively, while Raja Desai took four wickets for the winners.

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Top teams for hockey meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 5
Twelve top teams will be seen in action during the All-India Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Women’s Hockey Tournament, to be held at the stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University here from November 18 to 22.

This was stated by Daljit Singh Grewal, working president of the Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Memorial Charitable Trust.

Fourteen teams had confirmed their entries, of which 12 would be selected.

Defending champions South-Eastern Railway, Kolkata, last year’s runners-up Northern Railway, Delhi, besides Central Railway, Mumbai, Western Railway, Mumbai, North-Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur, Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Jharkhand XI, Dhanoa XI of Punjab, SAI Chandigarh, Delhi XI, Pepsu XI, Air India and Orissa XI, were expected to take part in the tournament, to be played on a knockout basis.

Winners would get Rs 50,000 while runners-up would get Rs 35,000.

The best player would be given Rs 10,000, the highest scorer Rs 5,000, the highest scorer off penalty corners Rs 5,000 and every man of the match Rs 1,000 each.

The Indian Women’s Hockey Federation made Saroj Bansal tournament director while Pritpal Kaur, Sharnjit Kaur, Pushpinder Pal Kaur and Gurvinder Singh had been appointed judges.

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