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Pension, gratuity issue: Teachers call on Dullo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana December 18
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), is hopeful that the state government will consider the demands of pension and gratuity to teachers of private colleges and aided-school at the earliest.

A delegation of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), comprising Dr Manjit Singh Komal, president of the Ludhiana District Council, Prof Jagmohan Singh, Prof B.S. Birdi and others, met Mr Dullo today at PWD Rest House, Khanna. The members of the delegation requested Mr Dullo to use his influence to get the long-standing demand of pension and gratuity conceded by the state government.

Mr Dullo told the delegation that the subcommittee headed by the Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, which was meeting today, might bring to an end the teachers’ long wait on the issue.



Book release function at GNIMT
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 18
The ISTE chapter of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, organised a book release function here.

The book titled 'Production and Operations Management (Text and Cases)' published by Kalyani Publishers, has been authored by faculty members of the GNIMT, including Mr Gagandeep Sharma and Ms Mandeep Mahendru. The book has been written for MBA students of Bangalore and Visveswaraih Technological Universities. The book has covered all latest developments and trends in the field of production and operations management. It has covered in detail the management of services apart from giving a wide coverage to the manufacturing sector.

Mr George Crothall, CEO, Tag Design, California, and Major Pritpal Singh Sidhu, Director, Tag Technical, were the guests of honour. The book is 6th in a series of books written by the faculty during the past academic year. The other books are 'Production and Operations Management' for PTU by Dr Harpreet Singh and Mr Gagandeep Sharma, 'Project Management' for Kerala University, 'Project Management' for PTU and 'Principles and Practice of Management' by Ms Ramneek Kaur.

Dr Col H.S.Singha, Director, GNIMT, congratulated the authors and motivated them to contribute more to the field of academics.



From Schools
Fancy dress contest impresses audience
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 18
A fancy dress competition was organised at Shree Ji School for Little Kids , Hargobind Nagar, Ludhiana. Students came dressed in different outfits and presented themselves on the stage with great elan. The Dr Naresh Bassi and Dr Madhu Bassi ,Directors of Bassi Hospital, were the chief guests on the occasion.

Ms Poonam Gupta , Director of the school, gave information about the co-curricular activities of the school in 2006. Present on the occasion were deputy president of the Congress, Mr B.L. Bhatia, president of Gurdwara Hargobind Sahib Jawhar Singh, Dr Rakesh Jain and Dr Somesh Dua.

Elocution contest

An elocution competition was held on the GGN Public School premises here today. Students of nursery , LKG, UKG participated in the event. Officiating Principal, Ms Satpreet, gave away prizes to the winners. The results are as follows:

Nursery: Muskan Goswami I, Jasmeen Kaur, II, Harnoor Singh III. Consolation prize: Harman Kaur Bhagar.

LKG: Prabhleen Kaur I, Amitshwar K. Weariach and Harshleen Kaur II, Jaismeendeep. K. Cheema III, Consolation prize: Amritpreet Kaur.

UKG: Jatinder S. Pannu I, Kaarman K. Grewal and Jasleen Kaur II, Japveer Singh and Ivneet Kaur, III, Consolation prize: Khuspreet Kaur.



Christmas festivity in school
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 18
St Thomas Senior Secondary School organised a three-day talent search programme along with Christmas celebrations to provide a platform to students to express themselves and mark the festivity of Christmas. The programme concluded today.

Principal H. Malaki reminded the students of the message of Christmas and urged them to be cultivate empathy.

Mr Amarjit Singh Rai, SSP, was the chief guest and distributed prizes to meritorious students. Among the other guests were Chairman of STERS Joel V. Mal and Mr Harish Dhanda.



Canvassing in full swing for Bar poll
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 18
As canvassing reaches a crescendo, the contestants of the District Bar Association(DBA) annual elections are seen wooing potential voters, where each and every vote counts to write the destiny of a candidate.

With the scene hotting up with each passing day, the candidates leave no stone unturned to attract and convince the voters. Lunch diplomacy and late nights lavish parties are on the full swing.

The candidates for the post of president and secretary are visiting the voters early in the morning.

The voters too seem to have learnt the art of ‘‘not to annoy’’ the candidates. After all who knows who would be the elected leader, the voters are pat coming with a reply, ‘‘Bhai sahib aapke kehne se pehle hi humne aapki campaign shuru kar rakhi hai. Sab friends ko bol raha hoon mai ki bhai aapko hi vote dale. Aap chinta mat karo voting wale din mein vahin per rahunga, aapne bhai ka billa laga kar sab se vote ke liya request karunga. ’’

When a candidate sees a voter, a beaming smile comes automatically to greet the latter. ‘‘Phir yaad rakhna chotte bhara nou’’ only to be reassured later, ‘‘bhaji stamp paper te likh ke de dawan, Judge Sahib tou attest karva ke. Take honsla-be happy, Tussi tyari karo parti dein di- tuhadi jit ta pakki hai- marble vargi. Aapaan kete parti to bhajde haan, parmatma moka ta dewe, aisi parti dewange ki sare bhara yaad rakhnge.’’

Certain contestants are making optimum utilisation of latest methods of communications. Every few minutes an SMS is sent to the mobile of a potential voter. It is either a request to the voter to do a favour or an invitation for a party.

The efforts of all contestants notwithstanding, the fate of candidates would be decided by the number of ballots on December 20. 



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