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Children remember their Chacha
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
Amrit-Indo Canadian Academy celebrated Children's Day here today by organising a fancy dress competition. Students came dressed up in various costumes to remember their Chacha Nehru.

Amit Sunder, Parampreet Singh and Parleen Kaur were adjudicated first in nursery, LKG and UKG wings, respectively, while Manraj Singh, Lovedeep Kaur and Sahil came second, respectively.

Academy Principal Jaskiran highlighted the importance of such activities in developing personality.

Academy Director Harmeet Singh highlighted the significance of the day.

Nankana Sahib Public School

Enthusiasm among students marked the celebrations at the school yesterday. Fancy dress, skits, patriotic songs and speech competitions on the life and philosophy of Pandit Nehru were the highlight of a function.

Fruits and sweets were distributed among children. The winners were: Group I: Jasmine Kaur, Kritpal Kaur and Jivtesh Singh; Group II: Zabarjang Singh; Group III: Preetpal Kaur; Group IV: Ritnshu Aggarwal. Parents were also present at the function.

Green Land School

Teachers regaled students with a cultural show comprising dances and skits to mark the day.

Students also presented dances, expressing gratitude to their teachers.

Chairman Rajesh Ludra spoke of the contributions made by Pandit Nehru.

GMT School

Students enjoyed the day by flying kites, creating rangoli patterns, applying mehndi and cooking food. Tagore House bagged first prizes in kite-flying and rangoli-making. Patel House bagged first prize in cooking. Directors S.K.S. Thind and J.S. Thind appreciated the efforts of the staff and students.

Dil Nursery School

The school organised a fancy dress show as part of the celebrations yesterday. Children came dressed as patriots and took part in patriotic songs and dances. Principal Harbans Kaur spoke of the importance of the day.

Small Wonders Nursery School

A song and rhyme competition was held at the school yesterday. Samrath and Samanyu were awarded first and second prizes. Children raised patriotic slogans and danced to the tunes of various songs.

Sri Hargobind Public School

A cultural programme was held by the students here yesterday. The Principal and management appreciated the various performances of the children.


The teachers of KG Block of the school entertained children with their one-legged and chatti races. They also enjoyed the tug-of-war between teachers of UKG and LKG sections.

Lions Club

Lions District Governor R.K. Rana inaugurated “Lions Bal Mela” here yesterday. Children who took part in the function were given gifts. They were also examined at a medical check-up camp.



PCTE to organise “Ehsaas” in Pak
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) is organising its 8th international literary-cum-cultural festival “Ehsaas” in Lahore. The PCTE has been organising the “Ehsaas” festival since year 2000. From 2004 onward teams from Pakistan and other countries have been participating in the festival on the PCTE campus. Recently in “Ehsaas-2006”, the PCTE got participation from six different institutions of Pakistan and a delegation of 88 students and faculty members visited and competed at “Ehsaas-2006” held on the PCTE campus. This is going to be the 8th “Ehsaas” in 2006, which is taking place at the National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore - a partner institute of the PCTE. The teams, which are participating in “Ehsaas” at the PCTE, have also been invited to compete at Lahore college.

A delegation comprising 14 students and three faculty members of the PCTE are leaving for Lahore to organise “Ehsaas Pakistan” from November 18 to 22. The PCTE delegation will leave for Lahore on November 17 through Wagah border. The festival includes events such as a fashion show, folk and western dances, solo and duet singing, mime, one act plays, fusion music, poetry etc.

The team of students and faculty comprises Rupirider Singh, Gurneeraj, Raman Malhotra, Satwant Singhm, Gurinder Singh, Jatinder Pal Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Inderpreet Singh, Amtoj Kaur, Ryait Suvrat Jam, Vinay Khatri, Saloni God, Satvir Singh, Dipesh Jindal along with three faculty members Harpeet Kaur, Pavitar Parkash Singh and Pankaj Sharma.

On this occasion, Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director, PCTE, extended his wishes to the delegation. He said it was a significant move aimed at forging a bond with the neighbour.



From Colleges
‘Manojigyasa’ creates psychological awareness
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
‘Manojigyasa’, a society of psychology students of Government College for Women, organised a lecture on “Psychological development among students” in college auditorium here yesterday.

Dr Ravinder Kala, consultant psychologist, was the guest resource person. ‘Manojigyasa’ president Romil Grewal, accorded a warm welcome to the chief guest.

Dr Kala stressed the need for planned psychological development of students at the adolescent stage. She said students had to learn to balance their impulses without becoming rigid.

She explained that psychological development focused on quality of life, positive relationships with peer group and adults, made aware of future goals and chalked out a path to achieve these goals. She also touched upon techniques for developing goals, strengthening positive personality traits, and managing negative moods like tension, anger, sadness and fears.

College Principal Prabhjot Kaur appreciated the efforts made by the society. Additional Principal Narinder Sekhon was also present.

Department Head Dr Surinder Gill proposed the vote of thanks.

KIMT students excel

Students of Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) have excelled in examinations conducted by Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently.

According to the results declared, in BCA (VIth semester), 97 per cent students got first division, out of whom 74.2 per cent got distinction, securing more than 70 per cent marks.

Shipra Jain bagged first position by securing 94.7 per cent marks. Tanya Jain came second by securing 93.14 per cent marks, while Palvi Rai came third with 92.7 per cent marks.

The three students have been invited to the PTU’s annual convocation to be held at NIT Jalandhar in December.

Another student, Dinky of MCA will be honoured at the convocation.

In BCA (IVth semester), 67 per cent students got first division and 50 per cent among them passed with honours by securing more than 70 per cent marks.

Ambika Marwaha came first with 86.6 per cent marks, followed by Simranjit Kaur with 79.4 per cent and Mandeep Kaur with 79 per cent marks. Parminder Kaur came fourth with 72.6 per cent marks.

In BCA (IInd semester), Dimple Arora came first by securing 84.4 per cent marks, followed by Kirandeep Kaur with 78.4 per cent and Neha Phull with 76.4 per cent marks. Rupinder Kaur came fourth with 72.7 per cent marks.

KIMT Chairman Prithipal Sigh Grewal and Director Dr R.S. Gupta congratulated the parents, teachers and students for good performance in the examinations.



Students get trauma care training
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
SPS Apollo Hospitals today conducted an advance cardiac and trauma life-support training course at Khalsa College for Women here.

Students were apprised of basics of emergency life support procedures by Dr Pramod Sood, consultant who heads the emergency services at the hospital. Nearly 190 students participated in the programme.

The lecture delivered by Dr Sood included management of patients with cardio-respiratory arrest.

He emphasised the need for imparting training in basic life-support to every individual and maintained that this would cut down the death rate significantly through better safety and trauma care initiatives on the national highways.

Dr Sood said students should know how to give first aid to the victims of fits, heart attack and road accident cases. Procedures, which included right method for chest compression, were also demonstrated.

He pointed out that in view of rapid growth in vehicle ownership , India's road safety infrastructure was rudimentary and its trauma care capability distressingly inadequate.

"A vehicle accident is reported every three minutes A trauma-related death occurs in India every 1.9 minutes. Majority of fatal road-traffic accident victims are pedestrians, two wheeler-riders and cyclists. It is in this context that SPS Apollo Hospital has initiated a programme to impart training to the students and to people from different walks of life. These measures will initially cover all schools and colleges in the city and its periphery. And later whole of Punjab will be covered”, he said.

He explained in detail the symptoms of heart attack and stroke and the importance of early transportation to the hospital so that the medical professionals could successfully handle the case.

During the interactive session, Dr Sood dealt with various queries put forward by students which included management of poisoning and head injury.

The training programme was organised with the help of Dr Varinder Kaur Thind, Principal of the college, Ms Hem Kanta and Ms Nirupma Sood, both lecturers in chemistry and members of the District Red Cross Society.

Mr Manish Kumar, Mr Venkat, Mr Tarun Katoch and Mr Vishal Suri from Apollo were also present at the training programme.



Bhutta College students shine

Doraha, November 15
A contingent of 35 students from Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Bhutta, Ludhiana, participated in the PTU Zonal Youth Festival hosted by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, on behalf of the PTU on November 7 and 8.

The students took part in quiz, poster-making, rangoli, on-the-spot painting, clay modelling, skit, light vocal (Indian), debate, elocution, cartooning, collage-making and bhangra competitions.

They won one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

Neha Goyal of computer science and engineering (semester-V), won first position in collage making, Anshul gupta and Manpreet Kaur of MBA (semester-I) won second position in cartooning and rangoli, respectively, and Gurmeet Kaur of MBA (semester-I) won third position in on-the-spot painting.

Neha, Anshul and Manpret Kaur have been selected to participate in the PTU Inter-Zone Youth Festival to be held at DAVIET, Jalandhar, from November 22 to 24. OC



DAV lays hands on declamation trophy
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
DAV Public School clinched the Reena Simmi Declamation Trophy at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, yesterday. The trophy was instituted in the memory of two students of the KVM.

Twenty teams from schools from across the state declaimed on topics in Hindi and English.

Winners (English): first - Lokesh Anand (KVM); second - Rasleen Dua (Sacred Heart, BRS Nagar); third - Gur Shagun and Amanpreet [bracketed] (GRD Academy); and consolation prize - Monalisa Thapa (BSF Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar).

Hindi: first - Priyanka Sharma (DAV Public School); second - Manpreet Kaur (GGN Public School); third - Sahilpreet Kaur (KVM); and consolation prize - Ankita Tripathi (BCM, Shastri Nagar).

Though the KVM were the overall winners, the trophy was given to DAV Public School as the host team is not entitled to claim the trophy.

Dr Satish Kumar Sharma, Principal DAV College, Jalandhar, was the chief guest, while Kiranjit Brar, Dr Rakesh Sharma and Dr Vishwa Bandhu Sudhir adjudicated the contest.



Toddlers get acquainted with pets
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
A pet show was organised by Pumpkins Kindergarten and Vets for Pets Veterinary Clinic in Sarabha Nagar on the school premises here yesterday.

The show was attended by over 100 students and their parents.

On display were puppies, kittens, hamsters, guinea pigs, turkeys, fishes and rabbits.

According to Principal Balli Kaler, the idea behind organising the show was to teach kids the virtue of companionship with animals.

Often, lack of positive experiences with people and animals contributed to future acts of violence. Importantly, these violent acts began with animals.

Engaging children in positive, educational experiences with animals was an effort to promote positive lifestyle. This was an essential step towards combating society’s current struggle with increasing violence and crime.

"Childhood violence toward animals, and pets in particular, has proved to be a precursor to future acts of violence. Through organising such shows, we are committed to teaching positive skills to children through their relationships with animals," said Dr Amanvir Kaur of Vets for Pets.



School in “Ecstasy”

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 15
Gobindgarh Public School celebrated “Ecstasy-2006”, the first day of its 19th annual and prize distribution function, with display of song, dance and drama by children of the junior wing at the Kanhaya Lal Bardeja Lions Bhavan of the school yesterday.

Gobindgarh Educational Social Welfare Trust (GESWT) chief Om Praksh Goyal set the ball rolling with the lighting of the lamp.

School Principal Bahadur Singh read out the annual report of the school, highlighting the achievements in various fields. OC



108 students for youth fest

Doraha, November 15
At least 108 students of Guru Nanak National College will participate in 16 disciplines at the Inter-Zone Youth Festival at DAV College, Chandigarh, from November 15-19.

The participants were yesterday accorded a send-off from the college to take part in the festival by Prof B.S. Pangali, college general secretary, Jaswant Singh Gill, director, Harwinder Kaur, organising secretary, staff and students of the college. OC



Kavi darbar organised
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 15
The Sugam Sangeet Diara held its First Memorial (Toni) Kavi darbar at Raghubir Park, Haibowal, here yesterday. Poets of three languages participated in the kavi darbar. Prof Rajesh Mohan impressed the audience with his melodious rendering of songs. The poets from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana also participated.

Balbir Kaur, widow of Sukhbir Toni, lighted the traditional candle and thereafter her daughter Gagan Preet Kaur presented Saraswati vandana. Prof Surinder Khanna threw light on the multifaceted personality of Toni. Prof Rahjesh Mohan was awarded the first Sukhbir Toni award by Mr Dinesh Sood. Ms Balbir Kaur was also honoured by the Sugam Sangeet Diara.

Rajeev Sharma from Hoshiarpur read out a touching poem called CD 4, while Bhupinder presented female foeticide in a new manner.

Councillor Balkar Singh, Hemraj were also present on the occasion.



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