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KVM student wins ipod
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 19
Pankhuri Srivastava of Kundan Vidya Mandir won an ipod, becoming the only student from the city, to win the prize on January 17. Representatives of Toyota Kirloskar Motors visited KVM to announce the Innova Nacho Gao jhoomo contest , an inter-school dance contest to be held in the first week in the city.

The forms were distributed to the students giving them an opportunity not only to showcase their dancing talent but also have a chance to meet Cine Star Aamir Khan. On the basis of the early registration of forms, one of the lucky student from Ludhiana Pankhuri Srivastava of Class VII-E was hand-picked and short-listed for the event.

Feast Day

Today was a day of festivity and celebration for students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar. With joy in their hearts, the students celebrated the Feast Day of their Director, Rev Father Davis. A short but a splendid programme was conducted in this regard.

The children, teachers and former students of the school presented bouquets to Rev Father. Further, Hymns along with enthralling dance performances and an inspiring play, 'Hard work pays' was presented by the tiny tots. A friendly cricket match played between the former students and the present ones was the highlight of the afternoon. Rev Father Davis blessed everyone on this occasion and prayed for the welfare of the school.

Show by kids

Lohri has come and gone, adding a touch of joy and happiness in everybody's life. But the fervour has still not died down among the LKG students of DAV Public School, Ludhiana. They put up an elaborate show for their parents and the staff. They showcased their talents in the school auditorium today.

Starting with the Sarasvati Vandana in the form of a classical dance, the tiny tots enthralled the audience with action songs and two English plays. Keeping the spirit of Lohri alive, they even performed ‘gidha’ and ‘boliyan’ followed by Haryanvi dance and a choreography titled "Kinha sohna desh hai mera" The show was enjoyed by one and all.

CA results

Chartered accountant (CA) course for CAPEI, and P.E.II were declared today. The examination for which were held in November, 2006.

CA Pardeep Makkar, director of Makkar Institute, said in a press note issued that he was delighted to achieve very good results again. In CAPE I and CAPE 2, a total number of 43 students, appeared in the examinations out of which 38 students have cleared the exams. Naiya Tandon stood Ist with 356 marks in both groups of CAPE II, Gaurav Behl stood Ist in Punjab in the second group with 226 marks and also first in 'cost and management accounting' with 79 marks. Samridhi stood Ist in CAPE I with 270 marks. Shaveta Sharma stood Ist in accounts in CAPE I with 87 marks.

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CULTURE
 

Popular Canadian radio opens office in city
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 19
The popular Canadian radio, Radio Apna Sangeet, today marked its presence in India by opening its first office in Ludhiana.

The radio provides 24 hours entertainment, including different type of music, general information programmes, gurbani, news, reports, live-talk shows and interviews with personalities of different fields.

Mr Jagtar Singh, Managing Director of the outfit, said the radio is in the service of Punjabis and the Asian community in Canada since its inception a decade ago. This is one of the few Punjabi radios which uses streaming audio for live transmission on the Internet and can be listened at www.radioapna.com. The Indian office has been set up in the AC Market, Ghumar Mandi.

He said the transmission will start soon on different cable networks of the district once the formalities were completed in the coming days. Next, a full fledged FM radio would be started, depending on the frequencies available. Also a separate studio is being setup so that the programmes can be produced in India also.

For the programmes, different type of talent hunt contests will be conducted to find budding radio jockeys as well as the services of talented and reputed personalities of media having a good command over the language will be availed.

Since, a lot of NRIs visit Punjab during the winters and for shopping and availing different type of medical facilities, local businessmen can also benefit by advertising their products to a larger market of Canada through their medium, he added.

The radio is known for its special programmes on immigration as well as health-related topics abroad and same flavor will be continued in its Indian version, he promised.

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