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New VC for vet university
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 20
Dr Vijay Kumar Taneja, Deputy Director-General (animal sciences), ICAR, New Delhi, has taken over as the new Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, here today.

Dr Taneja is a well-known scientist of national and international repute. He is the fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR). He is the recipient of 'Nils Lagerlof' memorial award for his meritorious contributions to research in animal reproduction. He has been the member of informal panel of experts on the Animal Genetic Resources of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for 3 years and involved in developing the Country, Regional and Global Report on State of World Animal Genetic Resources.

Dr Taneja is a well-known academician, scientist and manager in animal sciences. Before joining as the Deputy Director-General (animal sciences), ICAR, New Delhi, he served as the Animal Husbandry Commissioner (Government of India). He has played pivotal role in developing animal husbandry and dairying.

The out going Vice Chancellor, D.S. Bains, Financial Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries, Punjab Government, welcomed Dr Taneja for his new assignment, and wished him all success and support from the Government of Punjab.

Dr R.S. Bajwa, Technical Member, Board of management, GADVASU, conveyed his good wishes to Dr Taneja on his appointment and said the veterinary university will prosper and achieve new heights in research, teaching and extension activities.

The Vets club executive, Dr R.S. Chawla, R.M. Bhardwaj and H.S. Dhalla expressed their gratitude to the Chancellor for appointing Dr Taneja.



From Schools
Christmas festivities in schools
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, December 20
Students of Children Valley School celebrated Christmas with enthusiasm. here today.A seven-day Christmas carnival was also organised earlier. Students were told about Jesus, Mother Mary and Joseph. The school echoed with sounds of carols like 'Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell'. The principal, Ms Bindiya, and Shivani said these kind of function are a necessary part of education.

Kiddies Paradise: Christmas was celebrated at Kiddies Paradise here today.The students of the school were excited about the occasion. Kids dressed up as Santa Claus were singing ‘Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells’ with bells in their hands. The children also celebrated the New Year in advance and exchanged gifts. Santa gave them gifts .

Maple Bear school: Christmas celebrations were held at Maple Bear Canadian Playway and Nursery School here today. The children were fascinated with the beautifully decorated Christmas tree. They came wearing fancy clothes and danced to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’. Santa distributed candies to the children. Grandparents had been invited to the function and they appreciated the efforts of the students and school teachers.

Grandparents day celebrated: The grandparents day was celebrated at SKSK Educational Institute here today. Nursery and LKG Students enjoyed singing and dancing for their grandparents.They listened to bhajans, story reading by their grandchildren. Mr Pardeep Sharma , MD, Chadha Group of companies, was the chief guest. Ms Rajinder Kaur said the grandparents were strong pillars of the society. The students also sang Christmas carols for their grandparents.

Everest Playway school: The annual function of Everest Playway & Nursery School here today at a city hotel. Mr Harpreet Sandhu, Senior Deputy Advocate General, Punjab, was the chief guest. The children presented a colourful programme. Diksha, an LKG student, was given the best student award.

Importance of milk stressed: Spring Dale Senior Secondary School organised milk activity in the school here today. The focus was on importance of milk. The kids were shown cows and asked to drink milk as it built strong teeth and bones. The students had been asked to bring milk products like cheese, butter, curd etc. Founder Principal, Ms Avinash Walia, said such projects helped to guide children in right way.

Paper-reading contest: A science paper reading contest was held in Kundan Vidya Mandir here today. Twentysix speakers from the KVM, Civil Lines, and city participated in the contest.

Results: Class VI: Rahat Verma 1, Nisvhey Grewal & Shreya Jain 2, Sakshi 3.

Class VII: Aastha Jindal 1, Pooja Chibba 2, Charu Malhotra 3.

Class VIII: Savleen 1, Lavanaya 2, Zinnia & Mani Arora 3.

Ropalon school:
The 11th annual cultural and prize distribution function of Punjab Public Senior Secondary School, Ropalon, 10 km from here, was organised here today.

Mrs Manjit Kaur, DEO (S), Ludhiana, was the chief guest while Mr Bhalinder Singh Mundi and Mr R.P. Singh were the guest of honours.

The Principal, Ms Gurwinder Kaur, welcomed the chief guest, special invitees and parents, including prominent persons of the area. The programme started with shabad gayan by senior students. English and Punjabi plays - Cinderella, Lare, Sikhya Di Charcha and Jutt Jag Pya - were performed by students.

Toddlers showed their talent by singing rhymes. The folk dances like ‘saggi’, ‘keema’, malki and pagri etc were appreciated by the audience.

A choreography was performed by senior students showing carelessness of students and the effect of drugs on the young generation.

The Punjabi gidha (girls) and the Malwai gidha by boys were the highlights which left the audience spellbound. The chief guest distributed prizes for academics as well as for other activities

At the end, Principal Gurwinder Kaur presented the annual report and thanked the guests and the parents.



From Colleges
Govt college Professor honoured
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 20
Prof Praveen Kumar of the Postgraduate Department of Fine Arts, Government College for Women, here was honoured at the 10th Annual Art Competition-cum-Exhibition organised by the Centurian Bank of Punjab at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh. His entry 'Untitled Spring I' won the special award. The theme of the competition was ‘melody of spring’ and 116 short-listed paintings were on display in the exhibition. Earlier, Mr Kumar was honoured with the state-level AIFACS Graphics Award in Amritsar.

Course on property rights: The modalities associated with patent system in India were discussed in detail during a short-term course on 'Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Patent System in India' at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here today. The resource person Dr A.N.Pathak highlighted the present status of IPR in India. Dr H.K.Grewal, Principal, GNDEC, welcomed the guest speakers. About 60 participants from different institutes got registered for the course. Dr H.S.Rai, Dr J.N.Jha and Prof Kulbir Singh Gill co-ordinated the inaugural session.



Hemant Kalia elected Bar president
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 20
The Balwinder Goel group has stormed back to power in the District Bar Association (DBA) elections here today. Mr Hemant Kalia and Mr Ravinder Singh Garewal have been elected president and secretary of the association.

Mr Kalia defeated Mr Naval Kishore Chhibber with a margin of 31 votes. He got 704 votes, while Mr Chhibber managed to get only 673 votes. Mr Kalia had earlier headed the DBA as the president in 1994.

The election remained peaceful. However, the police remained present there throughout the day to avoid any untoward situation. In all, 1,380 votes were polled out of total of 1,527. Eleven votes were declared invalid, as per the information given by the Returning Officer, Mr S.K. Pathak, and the Assistant Returning Officer, Mr Parveen Talwar.

Supporters of the Goel group had started celebrating much before the official announcement when Mr Kalia took a winning lead. Crackers were burst on the occasion.

Mr Ravinder Garewal was elected secretary. He got 869 votes, while his opponent got only 501 votes. Mr Garewal belongs to the camp of Mr Goel.

Mr S.S. Mangat was elected vice-president. He defeated Mr Vijay Bhatia with a margin of 467 votes. Mr Mangat secured 907 votes, whereas Mr Bhatia got only 446 votes.



Ayurvedic camp ends
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, December 20
DB Ayurvedic College organised a two-day free ayurvedic camp in collaboration with Shree Baidyanath Ayurveda Bhawan, Jhansi, which concluded here today.

As many as 250 patients were examined at the camp which was inaugurated by Dr Zora Singh, Chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes. Principal Lovleen Kaur Ahuja said treatment of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, paralysis and arthritis could be controlled with ayurveda.



Incentive for tubectomy
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 20
At a family welfare camp organised by Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital here today, tubectomy operations were performed on 35 women by a team of surgeons led by Dr Renu Beri. Each operated person was given a cash incentive of Rs 150 and a shawl while motivators were paid Rs 25 for each case.

According to Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, MS of the hospital, the district health administration, Civil Surgeon and District Family Welfare Officer had provided their cooperation to make the camp a success.

Dr Sidhu said the hospital had undertaken to hold two such camps every month.


GND, Pbi varsity set to clash in hockey final
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 20
On the penultimate day of the 44th North Zone Inter-Varsity Hockey Tournament being played at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Punjabi University, Patiala, recorded second consecutive victories in the round-robin league and set up the title clash slated for tomorrow.

In the first match of the day, Punjabi University, Patiala, were made to toil by their spirited opponents, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. Eventually, Patiala varsity came out triumphant, 2-0.

The first goal for Punjabi University was scored by Varinder Singh off a penalty corner rebound in the 48th minute. Two minutes later, Deepanshu sounded the board to read it 2-0.

JMIU boys tried hard for the equaliser, but failed to capitalise on the chances that came their way. They forced as many as seven penalty corners but could not utilise these opportunities.

The second match was played between Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Gurukul University, Hardwar, in which the former proved too good and emerged winners with ease. They won 8-0.

The scorers were Bachhittar Singh (3rd, 5th and 14th minute), Sarwan Singh (50th and 52nd minute), Yadwinder Singh (54th minute), Sukhminder Singh (54th minute) and Jarnail Singh (8th minute). The winners secured seven penalty corners and one penalty stroke, while Hardwar lads forced two penalty corners that went abegging.

Tomorrow, in the match to decide the third and the fourth place, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, will play against Gurukul University, Hardwar at 1 pm, while GND University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala, will battle it out for top honours at 3 pm.



CSI School sports meet ends
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, December 20
The three-day athletics meet of CSI School, Kumbh, Mandi Gobindgarh, ended here today. Mr Jagmail Singh Matharoo, manager of the school management committee, was the chief guest of the concluding function. Addressing the gathering, he stressed the need for all-round development of students. The school Principal, Dr Anima Jain, congratulated the winners and said it was a matter of pride that eight players of the school would be participating in the table soccer championship to be held in Nepal on December 26.

The meet was inaugurated by chairman, Mr Chanan Singh Matharoo, on Monday. Mr Jagmail Singh hoisted the flag and declared the meet open. On the second day, he flagged off an environment awareness rally.

The results: 100m race (juniors): Khushwinder Singh, 1; Manpreet Singh, 2; 100 m race (inter): Ramandeep Singh, 1; Gurmeet Singh, 2; 200m (juniors): Shalika Aggarwal, 1; Amandeep, 2; 200m (inter): Gurmeet, 1, Ramandeep, 2; relay race: Anmoldeep, 1; Bharat, 2; banana race: Joban, 1; Pardeep, 2; balloon race: Rohit, 1; Karman, 2; potato race: Abhishek, 1; Paras, 2; bag race: Abhishek, 1; Gurman, 2; shoes-socks race: Harpreet, 1; Pamulpreet, 2; long jump (juniors): Shallika, 1; Simranjeet, 2; high jump: Khushwinder, 1; Manpreet, 2; long jump (inter): Kiranjot, 1; Maninderjit, 2; high jump: Gagandeep, 1; Gurmeet, 2.



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