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Crop produce contest on mela eve
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana March 7
A crop produce competition will be held on the eve of kisan mela at PAU on March 17, said Surjit Singh, senior agronomist-cum-convener produce competition committee. The samples would be received at the stall provided for production competition in front of Thapar Hall on the day at 12.30 PM. The undersize samples of any produce would be rejected.

Among vegetables (only recommended and approved varieties) the categories are: potato, carrot (10 pieces each sample), brinjal, radish, turnip (five pieces each sample), tomato, peas, chappan kaddu, turmeric (half kg each sample), cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli (three pieces each sample), green onion/onion, green garlic (10 pieces each sample), green chillies (100 gm each sample); sweet pepper (simla mirch) (250 gm each sample) and any other seasonal vegetable.

In sugarcane and their products (except sugar), the categories are: sugarcane (recommended varieties)- five canes- shakkar, gur, any other (half kg each sample).

In fruits (only recommended and approved varieties) the categories are: ber (umran), ber (other recommended varieties) half kg each sample, guava, kinnow- six pieces each sample, papaya, three pieces each sample, lemon and any other seasonal fruit - 250gm to 500gm each sample.

In floriculture, the categories are: gladiolus, rose, marigold - six pieces each sample, gerbera, carnation, any other - 250gm each sample. 

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Farmers exhorted to adopt eco-friendly methods
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 7
A two-day capsule training course sponsored by the Bank of India on ‘diversification and subsidiary occupations for progressive farmers’ concluded here at the PAU today. As many as 35 farmers from all over the state participated.

Additional Director of Extension Education Dr Sat Pal Mehra, while addressing the trainees, emphasised on the adoption of environment friendly farming operations. He exhorted the farmers to diversify to oilseeds and pulses as the wheat-rice rotation was leading to a number of problems.

Gurbhajan Gill, a journalist, motivated the trainees to adopt work culture that was fast disappearing in the social fabric of the state. He called for the adoption of precision farming as well as marketing and packaging of the produce to fetch higher profits.

Senior Manager of Bank of India S. Prabhsharan Singh spoke about various schemes of the bank for the welfare of farmers. He informed that this was the sixth course in the series being organised at the PAU.

The topics covered during the two-day courses included: role of literature in agricultural development; cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants; use of herbicides; vermitechnology and organic farming; nursery raising and management of fruit plants; hybrid seed production in vegetable crops; cultivation of 
ornamental plants etc.

Earlier, Dr A.S. Joshi, professor and head of department of economics, introduced Devinder Sharma, speaker of the day, and highlighted his research work. Dr B.S. Sohal, secretary, SAASCA, welcomed the speaker, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, and Chairman of the SAASCA, Dr Tejwant Singh and the faculty members.

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‘Justice demands eradication of social inequalities’
Our Correspondent

Doraha, March 7
The Political Science Association of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, organised an extension lecture on the Rawl’s theory of justice at the college today. Dr Raunki Ram, Reader, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the resource person.

The Rawl’s theory says inequalities are related to the status of people living in society and these inequalities are so deep that these have created separatism among people. Society should itself come forward for the eradication of these shortcomings.

He said the basic principle of justice was that it must be general and public in nature and universal in application. Out of the three significant features of justice, he especially focused upon the moral aspect of justice. “In order to relish the pure form of justice, man should go back to the original position of the state of nature, where he was unaware of his national identity, caste, status and was free from the magic web of wealth. If he fails in his attempt to enter ‘the veil of ignorance’, then the form of justice would be an agreement”. He said according to Rawl’s if we wanted true justice the basic needs of individuals should be equally fulfilled.

He also stressed the need for liberty and equality. However, at the same time he preferred liberty to equality for an individual, “Who in spite of his best efforts, fails to find equality for himself in the existing social set up. For that matter, that individual, in order to acquire equal status, may be given credit on the basis of unequal distribution too”.

Students of postgraduate and honours classes participated in the discussion. General secretary of the college Prof Balwant Singh Pangli presented the vote of thanks. Managing director Jaswant Singh Gill, principal Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, head of the political science department Prof Gursharan Kaur, Dr Kuldeep Singh, Prof Tejinder Kaur and Prof Upasana Kaushal Prof Nirmal Kumari, Prof Rajdeep Singh Gill, Prof Sandeep Kaur and Prof Baljit Kaur were present on the occasion.

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PCTE convocation tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 7
The PCTE will organise its convocation on March 9 for MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA classes. Dr S.K. Salwan, vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will preside over the convocation and present the degrees to the students.

Dr S.P. Prashar, director, IIM-Indore, will be the chief guest. He will deliver the convocation address to the delegates. More than 400 students will be awarded degrees.

The ceremony will commence at 2.20 pm at PCTE campus with an academic procession followed by the opening ceremony by Dr Salwan. Dr K.N.S. Kang, director, PCTE, will present the progress report of the institute.

During their stay at the PCTE, Dr Salwan and Dr Prashar will meet the 14 foreign students from Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa who are students of different courses at the PCTE.

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Seminar on careers after class XII
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 7
The Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Civil Lines, organised a seminar on “careers and courses available to students after class XII” at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, here Monday.

Dr R.S. Gupta, Director of the institute, said Prof Amanpreet Kaur and Prof Jaspreet Kaur were the resource persons.

Dr Gupta initiated the discussion by informing the students about various careers and courses available after class XII of all streams. The resource persons emphasised the need of doing BBA and BCA to compete in the global market.

The global competition was not only affecting the big units but also small and medium size enterprises, said Jaspreet Kaur. She informed the students about the minimum qualification and procedure for joining these courses.

Amanpreet Kaur informed the students that a workshop on MS-office for 15 days would be organised in June at the institute. The objective of the workshop would be to make students aware about the use of internet. Kamaljit Kaur, principal of the school, thanked the speakers. 

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Women’s role in nation building lauded
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, March 7
International Women’s Day was celebrated at the campus of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences at Mandi Gobindgarh today. Fourteen colleges of Punjab and Haryana participated in the function.

Deputy commissioner Fatehgarh Sahib Jaspreet Kaur Talwar was the chief guest. She said Fatehgarh Sahib had shown improvement in sex ratio at 1000 : 823. She gave away prizes to the winner students. V.K. Arora, Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was the guest of honour. Arora stressed the need for the empowerment of women. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, welcomed the guests and he appreciated the role of women in the development of the nation. He referred to the history when society was matriarchal and women played various roles simultaneously.

Shalini Gupta, director, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, thanked the guests.

The results of various contests are:

Paper reading:

Payal (SSDWIT, Bathinda) 1, Shalini (CMT, Patiala) 2, Sukhpreet (GPC, Mandi Gobindgarh) 3.

Painting:

Ramma Rani (Arya Girls College, Shahbad) 1, Anu Gulati (Arya Girls College, Shahbad) 2, Alpana Kumari (GPC, Mandi Gobindgarh) 3.

Collage making:

Rishi Kumar, Paru Chawla (GPC, Mandi Gobindgarh) 1, Deepak Kumar (AS College, Khanna) 2, Meenu, Amandeep Kaur (SSD College Bathinda) 3.

Poem recitation:

Sandeep Kaur (JLN, Mandi Gobindgarh) 1, Shalini (CMT, Patiala) 2, Kavita Goyal (GPC, Mandi Gobindgarh) 3.

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Lecture on print media

Ludhiana, March 7
Government College for Women organised an extension lecture on print media and career counselling here today. Nimrit Gill was the resource person. She is currently working with India Today.

She guided the students about various job opportunities and avenues open to the students after graduation in the field of mass communication and also answered their queries. Citing examples from her own experience, she motivated the students to enter this field. She also threw light on various aspects of journalism and discussed topics like broadcast journalism, interview, writing features and articles for print media, news reporting and editing. — TNS

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Colourful show at farewell party
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 7
The science department of the Khalsa College for Women organised a farewell party for its students titled "Yaadein 2007" here yesterday.

Final year students gathered in a sentimental mood to accept best wishes from their juniors. Satinder Kaur, wife of S.K.J. Singh, joint commissioner, Income Tax, was the guest of honour. She emphasised on the role of women in holding the family together.

Principal V.K. Thind gave her best wishes to the outgoing students.

Second-year students presented dances, qawwali and poetry to bid farewell to their seniors. The result of the ramp walk was: Miss Farewell - Upasana, 1st runner-up - Kinnri Jain, 2nd runner-up - Neha, Ms Talented - Lovepreet, Ms Graceful - Amritbir.

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Farewell function for seniors
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 7
Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management gave a grand farewell to its first batch of students here yesterday. A party was organised for the outgoing batch B.Com final year in a jubilant and joyous mood. The students from the first and second year of B.Com organised and conducted the show under the guidance of Prof. Jai Parkash.

An enjoyable programme was presented by the students from the junior batch which included classical dance, instrument playing, skits, laughter shows, group dance, gazals, bhangra and many interesting games for their seniors.

Mr. Farewell and Ms. Farewell titles were won by Saurabh Singhania and Ritika Berry, respectively, while the prize for Mr. Personality and Ms. Elegance were given to Simran Rang and Nidhi Bhuchar, respectively.

Ridhi Mehra and Vikram Juneja won Best Dress award. A prize for punctuality was awarded to Armandeep Kaur.

Dr. Prem Kumar, the Principal of the college, in his speech advised the students to work hard and excel in their respective careers so as to fulfill their responsibilities towards their parents and society.

Col. P.S. Choudhry, GM Vardhman Group, gave his best wishes to the outgoing batch of students. 

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Demand to shift  sub-registrar office
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, March 7
The members of New Courts Bar Association have raised the demand of shifting of sub-registrar office at mini-secretariat which was shifted to distant places few months back.

The demand was raised before the newly elected MLA Harish Rai Dhanda. He was also honoured by the members of the New Courts Bar Association for his victory in the assembly elections. Dhanda was a practicing lawyer before elected as legislator.

Speaking on this occasion, B S Aujla, president of the New Courts Bar Association, said that the victory of Dhanda was victory of entire legal fraternity. Aujla also shared some problems being faced by the lawyers. He highlighted that the people at large were facing problems after the shifting of Sub-Registrar’s office to the distant places from the mini-secretariat.

Showing gratitude, Dhanda said his will never forget the support extended by lawyers during his election campaign, which made him to be elected. He assured the lawyers of being accessible to them all times.

He reiterated to fulfil the promises made with the lawyers and electorates of his constituency during the election campaign. 

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‘Shatranj ke Mohre’ on March 10

Ludhiana March 7
Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, president, Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam has said that play ‘Shatranj ke Mohre’ would be staged at Guru Nanak Bhawan, here on March 10. The play by IPTA, directed by Ramesh Talwar, one of the well known Bollywood directors, who has directed blockbusters like, ‘Basera’ and ‘Dusra Aadmi’.

The play will have Rakesh Bedi, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Anjjan Srivastav, Raman Kumar, Bharat Kapoor and Avtar Gill in its cast.

Mr Munjal said the play was the largest running comedy in the history of Indian theatre. This play has completed 35 successful years and been staged almost in every part of the country as well as countries where Indians Diaspora lived. — TNS

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