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Bhagwant Mann regales students
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 16
Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann regaled students of the Khalsa College for Women by cracking jokes and his way of speaking at a function held here yesterday.

While making politicians the butt of most of his jokes, he passed the message to the students that they should respect their elders.

Bhagwant also did not fail to target the relationships between a husband and wife, parents and their children, teachers and the taught, the government and public in his own inimitable way.

Through his comedy, he brought alive the characters of roadside Romeos and their antics. The students enjoyed every bit of his comedy.

He urged the girls to take their studies seriously and also entreated them to take care of their rich heritage, be proud of it and not to fritter it away. The Principal, Dr (Ms) Varinder Thind, presented a memento to Bhagwant Mann.



DIMT students visit Eastman Impex
Our Correspondent

Doraha, February 16
Students of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology visited Eastman Impex and sister concern JVR Forgings, Ludhiana.

The industrial visit was organised for MBA students under the guidance of Mr V.J. Rai and Mr Sukhvir Singh. The director of the institute, Dr R.K. Lekhi, in a press note, stated that the purpose of the visit was to make the students aware of manufacturing processes and export procedures.

Initially, the students were given one-hour seminar by Mr Vijay Prakash Singh and explained various manufacturing processes, quality systems, PDCA cycle and ACMA-UNIDO development project. JVR Forgings is a manufacturing unit of Eastman Group of companies and they are manufacturing automotive components for Indian Railways.

Mr Singh clarified the various queries generated by the students.

Mr Vikram Verma and Mr Arvind of Eastman Impex helped the students to understand various manufacturing activities performed in the JVR Forgings.

Mr Sanjay, Head Global Business, along with Mr Ashish, took the students to Eastman Impex. The students were acquainted with modern techniques of export wing. During interaction with students, Mr Sanjay emphasised the need to develop their managerial and professional skills to compete International standards.

The Training and Placement Officer of the institute, Mr V J Rai, thanked the management of the company for providing an opportunity to young professionals to make them familiar with the latest manufacturing processes and export procedures.



Teachers to be updated on marketing today
Our Correspondent

Doraha, February 16
The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, in collaboration with the PCMA, will organise a faculty development programme tomorrow, said Dr R.K. Lekhi, Director, DIMT, in a press note issued here.

The topic for the programme will be "Marketing skills in current economic environment”.

The basic objective is to update the knowledge of teachers on new dimensions in the field of marketing in the context of global environment.

The institute has invited persons from different universities. Prof Narinder Singh (Kurukshetra University), Dr Raghubir Singh. (GNDU, Amritsar ) and Dr B B Singla, (Punjabi University, Patiala) will attend the technical sessions.



From Schools
Students urged to follow healthy lifestyle
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 16
A medical examination of 260 middle-section students of KVM School was conducted under the supervision of Dr Achla Gupta, Chief Medical Officer, KVM, in collaboration with the Paediatric Department of DMC and Hero DMC Heart Institute, here, yesterday.

The aim of the examination was to create general awareness among students about various health problems and impress upon them the need for a healthy lifestyle.

Mrs Sonia Verma, in charge of the middle section, said this was an endeavour to alert the parents on the health disorders that are prevalent in the adolescents nowadays. The Principal, Sh S.C. Saxena, extended his full support to this activity of the health club of the section.

Student's blood pressure, body measurements, blood sugar and cholestrol level were checked. The results obtained were analysed to find out the BMI (Body Mass Index) of students and their obesity levels. Data on their food habits, home environment and routine food habits was also collected.

Speech contest

An inter-class English speech competition for students of Classes I and II was organised by the Junior Humanities Forum at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here, yesterday to make the students learn the effective use of the language.

The function was presided over by the school Principal, Mr S.C. Saxena, along with Mrs Annu Sehra, in charge KG and primary section.

From Class I, the first prize was won by Vidushi Jindal while Nistha and Pranay bagged the second and third prizes, respectively. The appreciation prize was given to Aaryan.

From Class II, Divyaksh bagged the first prize while Gayatri and Ishika bagged the second and third prizes, respectively. The appreciation prize was given to Aruba.

The principal gave away the prizes to the winners and congratulated them.



Filipino band to chorus Hindi songs
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 16
Buoyed by public demand, members of a Filipino band, recently introduced at Majestic Park Plaza, said they would chorus Hindi numbers, too.

“We are happy to be here. People like peppy numbers. We have also received demand for Hindi numbers. Apart from entertaining our audience with evergreens, Latino, Caribbean, pop and rock music, we are also trying Hindi songs,” said Vincent Duterte, male artiste of the three-member band.

The band, named Mischief, which has performed in various hotels in metropolitan cities in the country and also in countries like Malaysia, China and Dubai, will continue to perform in the city for around six months.

Kimberly Mansueto, another artiste of the group, said Punjabi audience was very encouraging. “It feels good when the audience responds well. People here seem to love entertainment. I have learnt a few Hindi songs and would even try something in Punjabi, if I am able to do it.”

Her favourite numbers are: “kajrare”, “It’s the time to disco” and Alisha Chenoy’s “Made in India”.

“This is the first time I am performing in Punjab and I would love to be here again,” said Shefon Therese. The band has been introduced at the sports bar of the hotel.



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