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Students rally for conservation of energy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
To create an awareness about the need to conserve energy, the Eco Club of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, organised a rally on ‘Energy Conservation, here today. As many as 60 students took part in the rally which was flagged off from the school gate by the vice-principal of the school, Mrs Annie Charles.

The students carried placards with slogans like ‘Conserve every drop of oil’, ‘Save energy for a better future’, ‘Cycle chlao tel bachao’, ‘Save Oil Save Life’, ‘Save oil save the earth from pollution’, ‘Oil saves the world, so save the world by saving oil’, ‘Save oil to save nature’, etc., written on them.

The students marched on the roads of Sectors 46, 47 and the rally culminated at Sector 29 Tribune Chowk.

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Expert stresses on meditation to beat stress
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
The Science Society of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, here held a workshop on “Stress Management and Personal Growth” in collaboration with Krish, a group headed by Ms Poonam today.

In the face of emerging challenges in this fast moving and competitive world, the group uses various techniques like Reiki, meditation and emotional counselling to help people regain their mental and emotional health.

The workshop aimed at teaching students some innovative and practical tools to successfully deal with their day-to-day stress. This included E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique) to enable the participants to come forth with their negative and suppressed emotions and express them.

Ms Poonam stressed that such emotions are the prime cause of hampered personal and societal growth. Meditation, too, was taught to help them tackle the problems that may have been bothering them at a subconscious level. The workshop was attended by students and faculty members.

Meanwhile, 46 students were given appointment letters by representatives of Wipro during a campus interview.

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Paper-folding art enlivens learning

Panchkula, January 16
Moving from a pure recreational and artistic purpose to an educational one, the paper-folding art enlivened learning in a mathematics class at The British School, Sector 8, here today. Volunteers of Centre for Eduation and Voluntary Action (CEVA), in a special workshop, taught students to use paper folds to solve mathematical equations and problems in geometry and algebra.

"The art is now also used to create, understand and solve design problems. Many areas of study have arisen out of the process involved in paper folding," Director of the school, Ms Geetika Sethi, said. In the education process, paper folding is being used at different levels. CEVA acitivits said they have conducted a few workshops in various institutions in the city and the idea is slowly gaining popularity in schools. — TNSBack

 

Transforming the mundane into something special
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
Kamal Kanojia’s maiden exhibition is superbly-crafted. Inaugurated on January 12 at the IndusInd Gallery in Sector 8, it features a range of special art works, executed in a style rarely seen. Called the ‘dot stroke’, the genre draws its charms from the ink pen, which is the medium used here. With the tip of his pen, the artist brings to life the exuberance of nature and its many manifestations from flowers to hills and sunrise to sunset.

Based in Shimla where Kanojia hails from, this expo is full of influences from the mountains. So you have breathtaking landscapes and beckoning slopes drawn with a medium as unassuming as a pen. And if you thought the works did not capture the play of light, you are mistaken. Not only are they beautifully-shaded depending on the composition, they are also easily comparable with the finest works of art in other genres. These are about mundane objects made special with the magic of a pen.

“This style is very challenging. It requires concentration, patience and a lot of imagination. It has taken me years to build this repertoire and I don’t intend to sell any of these works,” says the artist. The exhibition is on till January 20 from 10 am and 6 pm.

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‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ star to perform today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
Noted playback singer and winner of Zee TV's highest-rated programme "Sa Re Ga Ma" will be the star performer Rinku Kalia at "Tarannum--a ghazal concert" at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here from 6.30 p.m onwards. Shri Shanti Sarup Sharma (S-4) Memorial Education and Charitable Trust, intended to uplift the girl child and promote performing arts, will be launched at the programme. The Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, Ms Harjinder Kaur, will be the chief guest, a spokesman said here today.

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‘Marie by herself’ catches the eye
Smriti Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
Sometimes a picture with its sheer simplicity explains so much so that the physical presence of the eye that has captured it on camera is not required. The exhibition of photographs by Umang Razdan Bhattacharya, an Indian artist in France precisely does so. The expo, titled “Marie by herself” has been organised by the Embassy of France in India in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, under the artist-in-residence programme.

A filmmaker, photographer and designer, 25 year-old Umang collaborated with Marie Denchere, a French theatre actress to produce 22 photographs on exhibit. The dramatic images, mostly in black and white, are the interpretations of Marie’s ideas through Umang’s lens. To create the right effect, Umang followed Marie like a shadow over a period of time while she went about her daily chores at her home and around the city. Interestingly, all the ideas and locations were picked up by Marie and Umang gave her complete freedom over the subjects. As a result, some of the photographs capture Marie on the street, near her cupboard, with a cat on her lap, et al.

Equally interesting are the few coloured graphically printed images depicting the complex constructs of female identities in a contemporary city like Paris. Complete with phrases such as cloaked, masque, seamless identity, being a women, stuck in, patched self, etc, that denote the background of the graphic photographs, any woman in the modern day society can easily relate to them through Marie’s perspective.

Though the entire work is a result of a conscious effort, nevertheless, it successfully creates a realistic effect.

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