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Dr Roy on veterinary council 
Tribune News Service

Dr K.S. Roy
Dr K.S. Roy

Ludhiana, November 28
Dr K.S. Roy, Dean, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (ADVASU), Ludhiana, has been nominated as member of the Veterinary Council of India(VCI) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, amongst the Deans of veterinary colleges in India. As member of the newly constituted VCI he has been put in two sub-committees- examination committee and education committee. He will represent veterinary faculty of the northern India in the council.

Dr Roy has won several honours and awards. He is fellow of the Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists and the National Academy of Veterinary Science. He has been bestowed with the Meritorious Teacher Award, ICAR Team Research Award and Dr M.S. Randhawa Best Book Prize. He was secretary, Board of Studies, and has 37 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. He was mentor of 13 MVSc and four PhD students.

He was offered foreign assignment at Al Fateh University, Libya, and University of Zambia, Lusaka. Dr Roy has extensively worked on histochemical and histoenzymic distribution of biochemical moiety .He has published 220 research papers and presented 121 papers in scientific national and international symposia. He has two books to his credit. 



Placement test a big draw with students
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 28
A placement fortnight started on an impressive note here on the RIMT-IMCT Campus yesterday. On the first day of the placement campaign, a joint placement test was conducted, which saw a huge response from various reputed institutes of the north region. More than 2,000 students from as many as 50 technical institutes participated in the job fair, which was organised in the institute in collaboration with Saber Corp. The students accompanied by their respective training and placement officers and members of the faculty thronged the campus.

Dr B.S. Bhatia, director of RIMT-IMCT, said this was the first of the series of the on-the-campus placement efforts. He said in the next few days the institute was expecting about 10 more companies to participate in the placement fortnight.

Dr Bhatia said the visit of various companies to the campus was a welcome step as it reflected the better interaction and liaison between the industry and the institute. He also thanked the management of Saber Corp for reposing faith in RIMT-IMCT and collaborating for the joint placement drive.

Mr Hukam Chand Bansal, chairman of the RIMT Group of Educational institutes, while welcoming the CEO of Saber Corp, Mr Anil Khanna, said their Trust was committed to the cause of education. They would make more efforts in the coming months to strengthen interaction with the industry. He said after consolidating infrastructure and the teaching delivery system the RIMT institutes were now focusing on better placement services for the students.

Mr Khanna visited the campus along with a high profile team. He was accompanied by Mr Manish Gupta, Head of the Indian operations, and a team of 10 top executives supervised the entire placement process. He also thanked the RIMT-IMCT management for providing a platform and making excellent arrangements to conduct the joint placement test at a very short notice.

Ms Deepika Mahajan of the ACET, Amritsar, Ms Sarabjit Kaur of the BBSBES, Fatehgarh Sahib, and Ms Harmeet Kaur of the Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, appreciated the arrangements made by the RIMT-IMCT.

According to the Head Placements, Mr R.P. Singh, the institutes those took part in the placement test were Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, Mithapur, AIET, Ambala, Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, BKSJ Engg College, Amritsar, Bhagwan Mahavir Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sonepat, Bhai Maha Singh College of Engineering, Muktsar, BSAITM, Faridabad, Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Engineering College, Sirsa, Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran (Mohali), DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar, Department of Computer Science and Applications, MDU, Rohtak, Delhi Institute of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, DIET, Karnal, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Kurukshetra University, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering And Technology, Bathinda, Haryana Engineering College, Jagadhri, Hindu College of Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Baddi, Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moga, Lovely Institute of Technology, Phagwara, MIMIT, Malout, NCCE, Panipat, Punjabi University, Patiala, Rayat Institute Of Engineering and Information Technology, Roopnagar, RIMT-Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, SBBSIET, SDDIET, Barwala (Panchkula), SGHCMT, SKIET, Kurukshetra, SLIET, Longowal, SSCET, Badhani in Pathankot, SSIET, Dera Bassi, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, TIMT, Yamunanagar, UIET, Kurukshetra, YMCAIE, Faridabad, DAV Institute of Management, MDU, Rohtak, GNDEC, Amritsar, IET Bhaddal, Punjab College of Engineering and Technology, Lalru Mand, SASIIT, Mohali, Ramgarhia Institute of Engineering and Technology, Phagwara, Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Delhi, GGSCET, RIMT-IMCT, Mandi Gobindgarh, Dharonacharya College of Engineering, Khekwal (Gurgaon).



International workshop on dental education 
Our Correspondent

Dr Vikas Jindal
Dr Vikas Jindal

Ludhiana, November 28
Dr Vikas Jindal, a professor in Christian Dental College here and a member of the Dental Council of India (DCI), attended an international workshop on dental education---Strategies for the New Millennium---organised jointly by the DCI and the Indian Dental Association (IDA) from November 24 to 26, 2006, at Chennai.

Besides, a large number of delegates from India and aborad, representatives of the Education Commission, Asia Pacific Dental Federation, Asia Pacific Regional Organisation and the International Commission on Continuing Dental Education attended the workshop. Among the participants of the workshop were Dr Arif Alvi and Dr Bhagwant Singh (also from Ludhiana), president and vice president, respectively, of APDF, Dr Anil Kohli, president, DCI, and Mr David T. Hopper, US Consul.

Giving details of the deliberations here today, Dr Jindal told Ludhiana Tribune that the aims and objectives of the workshop were to formulate a uniform pattern of dental education globally so that the barriers between the countries for the settlement of dental surgeons, both graduates and postgraduates in the field of dentistry, were reduced or eliminated. The workshop also endeavoured to develop a policy statement pertaining to relevance of dental education to the needs of the respective countries as also the recognition of a core curriculum relevant to all.



PAU starts courses in bee-keeping
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 28
The PAU Directorate of Extension Education has started two new courses to train personnel in bee-keeping. The Department of Entomology is collaborating in this venture.

The first course 'Integrated training in apiculture' began at Kairon Kisan Ghar today. There are 21 participants from the state Agriculture and Horticulture departments, University's own extension scientists posted at Krishi Vigyan Kendras and personnel from Farm Advisory Service Scheme. The second course is on 'Bee Pathology'. This will also be conducted every year.

In the on-going course, participants are being apprised of seasonal management of honey bee colonies, use of apicultural tools and machinery, management techniques of colonies that have no queen and handling of swarming, robbing and drifting problems in bee-keeping.

Training in charge Dr V.K. Bhambota and Ms. Rupinder Kaur said the participants are being briefed on diagnosis of diseases that afflict bees and bee enemies. Another aspect of the training is the selection of stock, different techniques of mass queenbee rearing, besides giving training on production of bee products like royal jelly, bee wax, propolis, bee venom and pollen.

The technical coordinator of the course is Dr Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja.



Merits of good speech highlighted
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 28
A workshop on “Power of Speech” was organised on the campus of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences today. Mr R.K. Chopra, an HR Motivator, was the guest resource person and the keynote speaker. Dr Zora Singh, Chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group, presided over the workshop.

Mrs Shalini Gupta, Director, DBIMCS, welcomed Mr Chopra. Mr Chopra hails from Ahmedabad and is currently running an institute for the personality development of management students. Students of MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA and faculty members participated in the workshop.

Mr Chopra laid stress on the art of speaking and good command over language. He said the person delivering the speech should speak correctly and precisely using proper body language. The speech should be relevant to time, place and people. A good speaker should try to quote the correct data in the speech to make it authentic.

The speaker should be confident enough and should have good knowledge about the subject matter. The speech should be illustrated by quoting interesting couplets.

In her valedictory address, Mrs Shalini Gupta thanked Mr Chopra. 



30 take part in poetry contest
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, November 28
A poetry recitation contest was held at the National College for Women, here by the Punjabi, Hindi and English literary societies in which 30 contestants participated.
The function was presided over by a well-known Punjabi writer, Prof Hamdardveer Nausheharvi.The judges were poet S. Nasseem, critic Surjit Vishad and R. K. Dhand.

Mr Amrik Singh Kahlon, secretary, governing body of the college, was also present on the occasion.

Prof Hamdardveer also shared memorable moments of his life with students. He also recited his poem and presented a copy of his newly published book, "Hamdardveer Nausheharvi da Rachna Sansar", edited by Dr Gurdarpal Singh to the college Principal.

S. Naseem recited his ghazal on human relations.

In English language Megha, Talwinder and Anoop got first, second and third prizes, respectively.

In Punjabi, Perminder, Amandeep and Amandeep Kaur won first, second and third prizes, respectively, where as Renu, Hansmeet and Naisha bagged first, second and third prizes, respectively, in Hindi.

The chief guest gave away prizes and certificates to the winners.



From Schools & Colleges
10 schools take part in skit contest on environment
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana November 28
The 19th Pb BN NCC organised an inter-school skit competition on ‘Ecology and Environment Protection’ at BCM Senior Secondary School here today. The chief guest, Col S.S. Saini, Commanding Officer, took the Guard of Honour and unfurled the NCC flag. Mr S.D. Kalia, Principal of the school, welcomed Col Saini.

Ten schools participated in the competition with one motto ‘save environment’ and made citizens aware about it.

Colonel Saini informed that 19 Pb BN NCC had been chosen for the Republic Day Parade. He said they were trying to bring awareness among the masses regarding AIDS, female foeticide, drug addiction, cancer and environment protection. Students from DD Jain College and the Darshan Academy presented cultural items.

The first position was bagged by BCM School, Chandigarh Road, while BCM Arya Model School won the second position. The third prize was bagged by Ghungarali School.

Lecture on fashion

An extension lecture on fashion illustration and sketching was held for the students of the Fashion Designing Department at DD Jain Memorial College for women yesterday.

Ms Gaggandeep Kaur, HoD, textile design and jewellery designing, from INIFD shared the importance of sketching in fashion. She also illustrated the methods for sketching fashion figures with-in a few seconds. This lecture proved to be beneficial to the students in their designing careers.

The Principal, Ms Prem Lata Gupta, inaugurated the programme in the presence of the coordinator, Ms Baljeet Kaur, Ms Honey Sharma, Ms Sheetal Vij and other lecturers of the college.

Institute links up with Edusat

The Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies became the only institute in Ludhiana to be connected with Guru Nanak Dev University via Edusat. As a part of the 37th foundation day celebration of GND varsity, a terminal was installed in the institute campus, which will allow a two-way communication between students and experts. The foundation day celebrations at the university campus were telecast live in the institute.

The varsity took up this issue with ISRO for securing linking facility with Edusat. The communication will be both audio and visual that will provide students a much needed exposure. This e-connectivity will help telecast of lectures by experts in various fields, sharing valuable information about higher education. There would also be provision of extension lectures, on line interactive sessions and guidance programmes for eight hours everyday at various levels.

Rajan, Sajan Mishra enthral

Pt Rajan Mishra and Pt Sajan Mishra perform at Ramgarhia Girls School in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Pt Rajan Mishra and Pt Sajan Mishra perform at Ramgarhia Girls School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The programme was organised by SPIC-MACAY. — Tribune photo Sayeed by Ahmed

Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, in collabration with SPIC MACAY organised a function with a view to rejuvenating the rich tradition of Indian classical music in the new generation here on Tuesday. Rajan Mishra and Sajan Mishra, renowned vocalists of Hindustani classical music belonging to the Banaras Gharana, gave a mesmerising performance.

Mr Ranjodh Singh, president, Ramgarhia Educational Council, and Mr Jaguar Singh, secretary, REC, presided over the function. The programme was solemnised with the recitation of “Deh Shiva Var Mohe Ehe”, which was followed by the lighting of a ceremonial lamp by performers.

In her welcome address, Principal Harmit Kaur said the college had always strived to help its students get connected with their cultural roots by being part of such functions where renowned classical musicians and other artists performed.

Mr Ranjodh Singh stressed upon the fact that classical music was not difficult to learn and one only needed patience.

The students of the music department of the college also regaled the audience with their soulful rendering of classical tunes and ragas. The function culminated with the vote of thanks by Ms Harmit Kaur. Dr Narinder Sandhu conducted the stage.

Founder’s day celebration

The elementary section of Sat Paul Mittal School celebrated their third Founder’s Day here on Tuesday. The students gave excellent performances. The function started with the lighting up of a lamp by the chief guest, Mr Vikas Pratap, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, the guest of honour, Ms Kamal Preet Brar, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, and the members of the Governing Council. Lt-Col (Dr) D.B. Sharma, Director, Sat Paul Mittal School, welcomed the guests.

This was followed by prayers. The cultural extravaganza included a welcome song, dances, enactments of legendary tales and musical skits.

The famous folk dance of Rajasthan ‘Kathpuli Ka Naach’ was a feast for the eyes.

The audience was awestruck at the perfection with which the little ones danced. The children danced to the various folk songs with zeal and enthusiasm. 


Over 800 examined at free medical camps
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 28
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) organised two free medical check-up camps at Sidhwan Bet and another at Mansa on Sunday.
More than 500 patients were examined in the camp held at Sidhwan Bet by a team of consultants from various specialties like medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, eye, obstetrics and gyanecology and dermatology. The consultants who conducted the medical check-up and rendered follow-up advice included Dr R.K. Garewal (Eye), Dr Rajnish Garg (Orthopedics), Dr Sanjeev Singla (Surgery) and Dr Sunil Kumar Juneja (Gynaecologist).

The camp was organised with the assistance of Lok Sewa Society in the premises B.D.O's office and was formally inaugurated by former MLA Gurdip Singh Bhaini.

Another free medical check-up camp for detection of bone diseases at Mansa was sponsored by Bharat Vikas Parishad to mark Guru Teg Bahadar's Martyrdom Day. Dr Mohammed Yamin, Professor of Orthopaedics, examined the patients. The total number of patients examined during the camp was 330. Medicines were also distributed free of cost to the patients by the organisers.

Mr Kashmiri Lal Garg, president of Bharat Vikas Parishad, expressed his gratitude to the DMCH for organising this camp.

Meanwhile, Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with Regional Blood Bank of Indian Red Cross Society here today. Students and the faculty members, including principal Prem Kumar, donated the blood at the camp, and in all 73 units of blood were collected.

Ms Monica Sethi, NSS programme officer, motivated the students to donate blood, which she said was a noble cause towards the service of ailing humanity.



200 attend camp on healthy living
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 28
Ayush, a scheme of Ministry of Health to provide token financial assistance to those institutions which work to spread the message of healthy living to society under science of nature cure, organised a day's camp at D.D.Jain College of Education for B.Ed students, professors and some selected representatives of the town here on Sunday.

More than 200 participants attended the camp. During the camp, yog asan, pranayam, yog mudras and other relaxation techniques were practiced. Talks and presentations of experts on causes of diseases and their remedial measures based on science of naturopathy were exhibited, demonstrated and explanations and clarifications were also given on this occasion.

In the programme, Dr Kand Pal, Ms Shanti Kand, Dr Ramesh and Dr (Ms) Rajbala from Delhi imparted practical training on the subject of yog pranayam, shavasana and other techniques of releasing body, improving its working and energizing pranik shakti. They also specified in which disease which asan was useful. Dr Bishav Mohan from Hero DMC made his presentations on the subject of functioning of the heart.

The benefits of the camp were discussed and its importance was told specially when medical aid had become so expensive. Students were told to keep themselves healthy and to fight diseases with the help of nature. Sprouted pulses with vitamin food items and herbs were served. Exhibition of books on the science of naturopathy, articles and food products, including herbs, was displayed. Wheat grass juice, organic wheat and earth warm based organic fertilizers were also shown to the students during the camp.



790 patients examined at eye camp
Our Correspondent

Amloh, November 28
The All-India Eye Relief Society, Bhadson, in association with the State Bank of Patiala, Bhadson, organised an eye check up camp at Bhadson village yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr J.S. Aneja, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of Patiala. The function was presided over by Mahant Harvinder Khanora, former chairman, Block Samiti, Nabha.

As many as 790 patients were examined by a team of doctors, which included Dr Mahesh Ahuja, Dr Jatinder Kumar, Dr Hardeep Singh Randhawa, Dr Narinder Singh, Dr Harbans Singh, Dr Parbhakar Vardan, Dr Rajan and Dr Kul Bhushan.

Sixteen patients were recommended for operations which were performed free of cost at Primary Health centre, Bhadson today.

Yoga expert Yograj Balbir Singh Chandi spoke about the relief a patient gets by performing yoga. State Bank of Patiala Branch Manager Deepak Kamani, Arhtia Association chief Suraj Bhan Singla, Dr Bakhshish Singh were also present on the occasion.



Youngsters getting hooked to drugs: doctor
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, November 28
“Drug addiction is posing a serious threat to people in Punjab, especially to the younger generation. An alarming rise in use of drugs and other intoxicating substances is causing suffering to thousands of families in the region.”

These observations were made by Dr Rajeev Gupta, a city-based psychiatrist and a noted de-addiction specialist, while presenting a scientific paper on “Drug addiction and other associated psychological problems” during the annual conference of the Punjab and Chandigarh branch of the Indian Psychiatric Society, which concluded here yesterday.

Dr Gupta said youngsters were experiencing more emotional and behavioural problems and they were taking help of addictive substances to calm down. "In course of time, they get hooked to dangerous drugs. As a result, the victims of drug-addiction suffer severe depression, anxiety disorders, memory disturbances, sleep problems, epilepsy and even schizophrenia-like condition."

He said the use of smack was spreading fast, both in the rural and urban areas of the state. Intoxicants cause liver damage, neurological degenerations, blood disorders and brain illness.

During the two-day conference, spread over several technical and interactive sessions, Dr S.K. Khandelwal, Professor of Psychiatry at the All- India Institute of Medicine, New Delhi, gave a presentation on “Psychological problems of the elderly”. He made a strong case for use of low dosage of psychotropic drugs and counselling for managing geriatric problems.

Dr B.P. Mishra from the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital shared his experience on counselling while Dr N.K. Sharma and Dr Navkiran also presented their papers.

Dr S.K. Chaturvedi, Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bangalore, coordinated a symposium on anxiety disorders.



24 villages to get aid under health scheme
Our Correspondent

Samrala, November 28
Twentyfour villages of the Samrala block will be issued cheques of aid under the Rajiv Gandhi Pendu Jan Sehat Kalyan Yojna Scheme, Mr Harwinder Baboo, president of the Youth Congress block Samrala, said here today.

All sarpanches had been asked to receive their cheques at Maharaja Palace here tomorrow. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, would be the chief guest, Mr Babu added. The villages to get aid are Bardhalan, Diwala, Manki, Seh, Rajewal, Lalauri Kalan, Mutton, Balala, Mehdoodan, Harbanspura, Lal Kalan, Ropaalon, chehalan, Bagli Kalan, Jallahanpur, Goslan, Khatra, KalalMajra,Daudpur, Check Muafi, Salaudi, Lopon, Tamkaudi and Nagra. 



Cricket fans burn Chappell’s effigy
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 28
Upset over the ‘dismal’ performance by the Team India, fans of cricket organised demonstrations across the city yesterday. A number of youngsters took out rallies to express their resentment and anguish over the successive thrashing of the Indian cricket team in the current one day international series against South Africa.

The cricket lovers held coach Greg Chappell responsible for the team’s horrible performance. They burnt Chappell’s effigy. Addressing a rally near Daresi ground, the speakers lashed out at Greg Chappell and the senior players. “Chappell and the senior players are hurting the sentiments of lakhs of people, who worship cricketers as demi-gods. The coach and the captain should be sacked,” the protesters demanded.

At another rally, a game lover urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)to remove Greg Chappell. “If the BCCI does not care about the sentiments of sports lovers, the game will be further doomed,” another ardent lover of the game warned.



Power Lifting championship

Samrala, November 28
The Junior Punjab Power Lifting Championship for men and women would be held at the old Sabji Mandi, Samrala, on December 2 and 3. Mr Rakesh Kumar, organising secretary of the Ludhiana Power Lifting Association, said this here on Tuesday.

Mr Shakti Anand, a member of the Market Committee, Machhiwara, would inaugurate the championship on December 2. Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, former chairman of the Panchayat Samiti, Samrala, would give away prizes to winners, while Mr Jarnail Singh Dhaliwal, SP (Headquaters), Faridkot, would be the guest of honour. On December 3, Mr Jasbir Singh Dhillon, president of the Nagar Council, Samrala, would inaugurate the championship. — OC



School team to take part in national TT meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 28
Students of Alpine International Public School, who brought laurels to their school by winning honours in the 16th CBSE Cluster Zonal Table Tennis Tournament held in Ludhiana recently, have been selected to take part in the CBSE National Table Tennis Championship to be held at Mumbai from December 2.

According to Principal Rajeshwari Dhir, the paddlers will take part in the u-16 category in the national meet. The school team comprises Bhavuk Jain, Mayank Batta, Bhuvnesh and Vikas Jain in the boys category and Shruti Jindal, Smriti Thakur, Kritika Gupta and Nikita Jain in the girls category.

Jaspal Singh and Iqbal Singh will accompany the squad as coaches, Ms Dhir said.



Basketball trials on Dec 1
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 28
Trials to select the Rest of Punjab basketball teams (men and women) will be held at Guru Nanak Stadium here on December 1 at 2 pm. Entries have to be sent to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, by November 30.

The selected players will take part in the 57th Senior National Basketball Championship to be held at Jaipur from December 28.



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