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From Schools
Children's Day at Xavier's 
Our Codependent

Ludhiana, November 9
English Literary Week was celebrated in BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh road , Ludhiana, from November 1 to November 8. The students from VI to XII standards took part in various activities like debates, poem recitation, dialogues, story-telling, skit, newspaper reading and literary quiz etc. The main motive of conducting the literary quiz was to infuse taste and confidence among the students for English language. Mr SD Kalia , Principal, and Mr SK Mehta, manager, were present on the occasion.

Children's Day celebrated

Children's Day was celebrated in St Xavier’s Playway School here today. A kids carnival, magic show and a puppet show were held in the school campus.The children enjoyed playing with Spiderman, Alien, Micky Mouse , dinosaur etc.

Various magic items presented by Mogembo , a well-known magician, enthralled the students. Various puppet items presented by Rajasthani artistes depicted the tales of ancient Indian emperors , nawabs and other rulers . 'Saanp Sapera’ dance items were the main attraction of the show.Ms S. Chopra told the students importance of Children's Day to the students.



From Colleges
Seminar on IPR held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 9
An awareness camp on Intellectual Property Rights was organised here yesterday at the Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology by the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology.

Mr Kirpal Singh Bhullar, Principal, GITCKT, while welcoming the experts on the panel said the information would prove valuable in the fields of textile chemistry and knitting technology.

Paper reading contest

A paper reading contest was organised by the Planning Forum of Government College for Women here today. More than 20 students participated in the contest. The students spoke on topics like 'Know your VAT', 'Lending a hand to Globalisation', 'Commercial space' etc.

The first prize was bracketed between Prema Dixit (BA-II) and Aditi Sood (B Com-III). The second prize was bagged by Ramneek Kaur (B Com-III) and the third prize was bracketed between Priyanka Malik (BA-II) and Gagandeep Kaur (BA-II).

Meanwhile, the science society of GCW organised a dental workshop in the college auditorium here today. Dr (Ms) J. Bindra, Head Dental Department, DMC, was the chief guest. Rimmi, president, Science Society, accorded a warm welcome to the chief guest and her team of doctors, including Dr Vivek Babbar, Dr Karuna, Dr Ramandeep Kaur and Dr Pawandeep Kaur.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Bindra stressed on the need for maintaining dental hygiene so that problems like gum inflammation, foul breath and cavities were kept at bay. She made effective use of audio-visual aids to put forth her points before the audience. After the lecture, a routine check up was also organised by Dr Bindra and her team of doctors. They gave expert and valuable advice to the students on maintaining dental hygiene.

Roshni fever grips D1MT

In continuation of its tradition, an inter-college and inter-school fine arts competition 'ROSHNI -2006' will be organised on November 10 and 11, 2006, at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology.

Dr R. K. Lekhi, Director DIMT, in a press statement today said the institute had received an overwhelming response from various Colleges. The list of participating colleges include Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls (Kottan), Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management (Ludhiana), G.T.B. College for Girls (Doraha), National College for women (Machhiwara), D.D.Jain Memorial College for women (Ludhiana), Govt. College for women (Ludhiana), Govt. College Karamsar (Rara Sahib), Mai Bhago College for women (Ramgarh), Kamla Lohtia Sanathan Dharam College (Ludhiana), A.S. College for women (Khanna), Gobindgarh Public College (Khanna), Arya College for women (Ludhiana), Master Tara Singh College (Ludhiana), Guru Nanak Girls College (Ludhiana).

On the second day, the following schools will participate: GM.T. Sr. Sec. Public School (Ludhiana), Anad Isher Public School (Bàrmalipur), B.C.M. Sr. Sec. School (Ludhiana), D.A.V. Model Sr. Sec. School (Khanna), Himalaya Sr. Sec. Public School (Khanna), GGSS Sr. Sec. School (Sahnewal), Tagore International School (Sahnewal), Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School (Doraha), Hinth Putri Pathshala (Doraha), Sarswati Sr. Sec. School (Doraha), Dashmesh Model Sr. Sec. School (Doraha), Guru Nanak Model Sr. Sec. School (Doraha) and Government Sr. Sec. (Jandati)

The contestants will compete for rangoli, poster making, cartooning, matka painting, face painting, collage making, laughing challenge, mehndi, clay modeling and creative writing. There will be approximately 200 participants from different colleges and an equal numbers from various schools, said Dr Lekhi.


The Progressive Thinkers' Forum organised a seminar today at the Ramgarhia Girls College on the theme of 'Religious Intolerance and Socio-Economic Development' here today.

Among the speakers at the seminar was Professor Arjun Dev, former professor of History and Head of the Social Sciences Department of History at the NCERT. He said the scourge of religious intolerance must be combated and eliminated if this nation was to survive.

The communal organisations who profess to represent their respective religious communities were not interested in promoting the social, economic and cultural interests of their co-religionists but were interested in fomenting hatred and violence against others and thereby harm the humane content of the belief systems that underline their religion, he said.

People belonging to all religious faiths had an important role to play in this battle against religious intolerance, said Professor Dev. The Constitution of the country showed equal respect to all the religions.

Dr L.S. Chawla, President Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), presided over the function. He pointed out that intolerance towards other people's faiths and beliefs had only harmed the development process and had been a cause of several internal and external conflicts. The danger that these conflicts could escalate into nuclear war was always real and grave.

Dr Harish Puri said in the process of globalisation, stress was only on economic growth, without taking into consideration that human resource development will have serious ramifications in the time to come. 



Photography exhibition draws crowds 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 9
The works of eminent personalities in photography and the budding artists in the form of an impressive exhibition is on display at Ramgarhia Girls College these days. The exhibition has jointly been organised by Ramgarhia Girls College and Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi in continuation of the celebration of "World Photographic" from November 8-12.

As many as 42 photographs have been exhibited which include the works of the atists like S P Sharma, Devinder Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Vinay Malik, Madhu Pandit and Deep Kumar. The magnificent works of personalities like TPS Sandhu and Ranjodh Singh are also on display, who are the chief organisers of this exhibition, too.

Speaking about his works, Ranjodh Singh said that the exhibition had been organised to boost the morale of budding artists.

"It is a perfect blend of experiened and budding art. Photography is fast emerging as a popular art form in the younger generation and it should be encouraged", he said.

The exhibition has left the audience spell bound as various paintings depicting the scenes from different walks of life convey many messages to the masses.

Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh, Dean, Languages, Panjab University, also visited the exhibition and encouraged young talent. Principal Harmit Kaur and Mr Ranjodh Singh presented a photograph as a token of love to Dr Manmohan. Prof M.S Cheema, an eminent educationist said such display of art needed appreciation by all.



700 patients examined at camp
Our Correspondent

Amloh, November 9
On the directions of Director, Health and family Welfare, and Civil Surgeon, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dr Mohan Singh Siddhu, in association with Manav Bhalai Manch, Amloh, a medical check-up camp was organised at the local Civil Hospital.

As many as 700 patients suffering from various diseases were examined by a team of doctors specialising in various streams of medicine.

The patients were given medicines free of cost as stated by Mr. Manohar Lal Verma Secretary of the manch in a press statement here today. 



Equestrian championship begins today
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 9
The Punjab Equestrian Association is organising the third Punjab Horse Show and Equestrian Championship at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, near here, on November 10 and 11.

Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, ADGP, Punjab, who is also the president of the Punjab Equestrian Association informed that about 200 horse breeders and riders from various parts of the state were expected to participate in 24 equestrian events which besides breed competitions, included tent-pegging, trick-riding, show-jumping, cross-country endurance runs, pony-cart races etc.

The inaugural and the closing ceremonies as well as some of the competitions would be held in the Chaman Stadium of PPA, whereas other events like cross-country endurance races aand pony-cart races would be organised in the rugged riverine terrain in the vicinity of the academy campus.

Mr Gill further said participation of young contestants from the leading public schools of the state like the Punjab Public School, Nabha, Kirpal Sagar Academy, Rahon, Guru Ram Das Academy, Ludhiana, and the cadets of the Punjab Agricultural University-based 3rd Re-mount Veterinary Corps Battalion of the NCC would add to the colour and charm of the championship.

All the mounted units of the Punjab Police, besides the Punjab-based units of the Army and BSF, were expected to send their equestrian teams for the championship in a big way..

Nihang Singhs of different ‘dals’ would display their equestrian feats in their traditional colourful attires on the opening and closing days of the meet.

Joy rides on horse backs and on decorated horses-drawn carriages of vintage designs were planned to be organised for ladies and the children to give them a first-hand experience of the horses and horsemanship, Mr Gill added.

Mr Gill said the prime objective of organising this meet was to re-juvenate the fading interest of the new generation in horses and equestrian sports.

A colourful souvenir, containing informative articles and photographs, on different aspects of equine husbandry, sports and traditions would be brought out to commemorate the occasion and to disseminate useful information about horses to the general public, he said. 



Double delight for Ludhiana handball players
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 9
Ludhiana came out triumphant in boys as well girls’ section of the Punjab State Junior Handball Championship conducted at Ferozepore from November 6 to 8. Ludhiana teams bagged titles in both the sections to stamp their superiority.

In the boys’ section, Ludhiana outnumbered Patiala 27-23 to clinch the title. At the end of the regular period, the two teams were tied at 21-each. However, in the extra time, Ludhiana lads kept their composure to rattle their rivals to lift the title.

In the girls’ final, Ludhiana quelled a strong challenge from their opponents Tarn Taran before emerging champions. They won the final verdit with a wafer-thin margin (14-13). Harinder Sharma, senior coach (handball), praised Parminder Singh, Mangal Singh, Arun Kumar, Gurpreet Kaur, Gurmeet Kaur and Arshdeep Kaur for their outstanding performance during this meet. 



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