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4,500 take mock Class X exam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Over 4,500 students today took the mock CBSE test for Class X board examinations organised by the Chitkara Institute of Competitions. The test was conducted in 13 towns of Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The mock test is a unique platform where students experience the environment of CBSE Class X board examination, two months before they actually appear in them.

The tests in mathematics and science were prepared by experts in the subject, who had years of experience in the field. The results of the CBSE mock test will be declared online on December 18 at www.chitkara.edu.in . The student who tops the mock test will be awarded Rs 3000 while the runners-up will receive Rs 2000. The third ranked student will get Rs 1000.

A parent, Ms Anjali Sardana ,whose child was appearing in the test, said, “I have been teaching science for over 15 years in a school of Chandigarh. I have found the pattern to be exactly like the CBSE board paper. My son has got a feeling of both, the type of questions and the ambience, so he is better prepared”.

Abhay Arora, a student of Vivek High, School said, “We have done a lot of sample papers, but this is the first time I was in an examination-like atmosphere. It has given me an idea of what kind of questions can come and the areas where I need to put in more effort”.

According to Dr Ashok Chitkara, chairman of the Chitkara Institute of Competitions, “Our focus has always been on helping and developing students to achieve their greatest potential. The practice CBSE test will help pinpoint a students strengths and weaknesses and enhance his probability of getting a higher percentage in the board examinations”.

The Chitkara Institute of Competitions has been training students exclusively for IIT-JEE and other engineering entrances for many years now. Over the years, the institute has produced toppers in all competitive examinations with superior teaching methodology and highly committed faculty in physics, chemistry and mathematics.



Talent hunt day at GMSSS-19
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Young artists displayed their talent at the Open Talent Hunt competitions organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here yesterday.

Displaying their ingenuity and zeal in 43 art and craft activities, 2500 students from the junior and senior wing participated in the meet. Colourful kites, rangolies, glass paintings, decorated cycles, the creative work by youngsters never looked like the work of novices.

A panel of judges from Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Mrs Anita Garg, Mr Ravinder Sharma, Mrs Poornima Nanda, Mrs Alka Jain, Mr Ishwar Dayal, were there to assess the creativity of students.

Uniquely designed posters, catchy slogans, beautifully made collages on ‘women empowerment’ and ‘India of 21st century’ were interesting.

Mr Ashwani Kumar, DPI (S), inaugurated this annual event. A new additional computer lab with 30 computers was also inaugurated on the occasion.

The results: Painting: 1 Sukhdev and Pardeep, 2 Piyush and Nitin, 3 Ajay and Abhishek Kite design: 1 Yashika, 2 Rajesh Flower arrangement: 1 Reena, 2 Shubham Cycle /vehicle decoration: 1 Kavita, 2 Pankaj, 3 Nitin Singhal Glass painting: 1 Nisha, 2 Sajjag & Anukampa, 3 Kammudani Paper cutting: 1 Ajay, 2 Priya, 3 Vipin Rangoli: 1 Renu and Bhavna, 2 Divya, 3 Vishal and Daljit.

Cartoon making: 1 Shubham, 2 Pravesh Paul 3 Rohit Kumar Best out of waste: 1 Radhika, 2 Vinod Candle Making: 1 Kirti, 2 Pardeep, Mayank.



School organises annual function
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 26
The Ankuran block of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, celebrated its annual function with fervour and enthusiasm. Mr. D. R. Yadav, joint secretary and regional officer, CBSE (Chandigarh), was invited as the chief guest. Mr Kulwant Singh, chairman of the school, and members of the managing committee were present.

The function began with the lighting of the lamp followed by the welcome address extended by the Principal, Ms Shashi Banerjee. Beginning with a prarthana and Sarswati vanadana, the programme saw the plays “Meet my family”, “Uncle Podger hangs the picture”, “Janamdin ki badhai”, and “Goldy locks and the three bears” making the audience burst into laughter. The Yoga Sadhna, Rishton Ki Mithaas and Lauki Ki Sagai were also applauded.



Students participate in CHHAP rally
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
More than 35 students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, participated in a rally organised by the Chandigarh Healthy Heart Action Project (CHHAP), here today.

As a part of the regular monthly activity by the CHHAP, the students, holding placards “No Smoking, No Drinking, No Heart Attacks”, passed through Sector 10, Madhya Marg, Sector 9, 8, 7, 26, and Sukhna Lake.

Dr J.S. Thakur, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, and Principal Investigator, CHHAP, flagged off the rally and apprised the students regarding various cardiovascular diseases and importance of physical activity to keep the heart healthy.

He said the aim of the rally was to promote cycling as one of the best methods of physical activity. Regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day improves glucose metabolism, reduces body fat and lowers the blood pressure, he opines.

He added that the CHHAP had taken the initiative to educate people of the city beautiful regarding various cardiovascular diseases and how one could prevent these diseases.

The CHHAP had been organising such activities on the fourth Sunday of every month, he added.



DAV Ludhiana bags trophy in skit contest
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
D.A.V. Public School, B.R.S. Nagar, Ludhiana, bagged winner’s trophy in skit and mono-acting contest at the 37th All India Inter-State Inter-School Cultural Competitions organised by the Cultural Society, D.A.V. Senior Secondary School (Lahore), Co-Educational, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh, at its premises, here today.

Dr. V. Kulwant, director, D.A.V. Public Schools, Chhattisgarh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

The results: Skit: I ‘Vishay Mein Vishay ‘ (D.A.V. Public School, B.R.S. Nagar, Ludhiana ), 2 ‘Hazaar Rupay Ka Aaantak’ (Stepping Stone Sr. Sec. School, Sector 37-D, (Chandigarh) , 3 ‘Ekta Vich Bal ‘(D.A.V. Public School, Moonak )

Consolation prize: ‘Chikhte Sawaal ‘(D.A.V.Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh )

Best acting: 1 Tejas Rana as ‘Yamraj’ in ‘ Hazaar Rupay Ka Aaantak ‘( Stepping Stone School, Sector 37-D,Chandigarh), 2 Aarushi Jain for Leading Role in ‘ Vishay Mein Vishay ‘ (D.A.V. Public School, B.R.S. Nagar, Ludhiana), 3 Abhinav as ‘ Pandey Ji ‘ in ‘Baapu Laut Aao ‘ ( D.A.V. Senior Secondary Public School, Ambala City ).

Consolation prize : 1 Abhishek Sharma as ‘Paagal No 1’ in ‘Baapu Laut Aao ‘ (D.A.V. Senior Secondary Public School, Ambala City ) , 2 Shubham as ‘Mujhe Hindustan Chhahiye’ in ‘ Vishay Mein Vishay ‘ ( D.A.V. Public School,B.R.S. Nagar, Ludhiana)

Mono acting : 1 Aditi Sheoran (Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector - 27, Panchkula),

2 Udit ( D.A.V. Public School, B.R.S. Nagar, Ludhiana ),

3 Mohit Pandey ( Chaman Lal D.A.V. Senior Public School, Sector 11, Panchkula.)



From Schools
School honours medal winner
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Kanchan Rathore of Class VIII was honoured for getting one gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the third Asian ITF taekwondo championship at the annual prize distribution function of the government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here yesterday.

Prizes were awarded to 150 students for showing excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities. The programme began with the customary lighting of the lamp and a welcome speech.

This was followed by a series of dances, which included a patriotic sequence ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘gypsy dance’ and dance presented by children with candles in their hands and ‘dandia dance’.

The play ‘Ekta ka Mantra’ was staged, with the message of harmony and national integration. The Principal read out the annual report.

Homage paid

The Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 27-A, organised a week-long programme to pay homage to Hardayal Mahajan, founder-president of the school. Fancy dress competition, dry flower arrangement competition and mehndi competition were organised.

Ms Shakuntla Mahajan, director of the school, lit the lamp and marked the beginning of celebrations. A total of 151 volunteers donated blood.

Annual function

The Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh commemorated its annual function. It started with the bhakti vandana, followed by bhangra, play and fusion dance.


The Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 5, Panchkula, organised its annual day function at the school. Students presented Brazilian dance, modelling and folk dances.



From Colleges
National Intergration Week observed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The week-long National Integration Week organised by NSS volunteers of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, ended today.
The chief guest at the function was Mrs Sarita Mehta, an eminent educationist and poetess. Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, talked about the strength of women.

Poster making activity was organized for the M.Ed. students in which Amanpreet, Ravneet, Rajbir, Sabina, Monika, Navpreet and Shilpa displayed their skills.

Another workshop was organised on forest conservation. The chief guest for the function was Mrs Arvinder H. Singh, senior lecturer at the college. Poems were recited by Ms Monika and Ms Amanpreet Kaur and a melodious song was presented by Ms.Madhu and Ms Parineeta. Mrs Kirandeep threw light on the Chipko Movement.

Tributes paid to Prof Jitender

Prof Jitender ji Memorial Function was organizsd by the Department of Music, MCM DAV College, today. Renowned sitar player and composer Prof Jitender Kumar was one of the founder members of the Music Department of the college. He belonged to the gharana of Ustad Vilayat Khan.

To mark his 17th annual memorial service, Rajesh Mohan, a celebrated artist in light music, Davinder Singh and Ajay Pal Singh Namdhari paid musical tributes to him. Students of the college and members of the faculty attended the performances with much enthusiasm.

Pharmacy Week celebrated

The concluding ceremony of the seven-day long Pharmacy Week celebrations was organised by Pharma Buzz, a monthly magazine, at Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Sector 26, and Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, here today. A number of industrialists and academicians participated in the ceremony.

As part of the celebrations, pharma buzz organised an awareness campaign in which a team from the magazine visited a number of colleges in the region, including SVCP-Banur, CTPS-Jalandhar, SGGSCP-26, GPW-10.



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