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Canadian education road show today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 20
To highlight the benefit of pursuing higher education in Canada, Canadian Universities and Colleges Road Show 07 will be held in the city tomorrow at Hotel Taj, here, tomorrow from 11am to 6 pm.

Addressing mediapersons, Sukhmeet Grewal, senior vice-president, Canam, said, “More than 10 universities and colleges will participate in this student recruitment programme. Interviews will be conducted at the venue and on-the-spot admission offers will be made to students. Apart from the admissions, selection criteria and subsequent visa processes, students would get application fee waivers, information on scholarships and a host of other benefits.

There would be a day-long seminar along with the main educational recruitment event. Guest speakers, including Wendy Gallegos, Susan Olszynko, Phyllis Gates and British Council representatives, would talk on diverse subjects like education in Canada, careers in animation, biotechnology, photonics etc.

Anuraj Sandhu, a CSIC member, would inform the students about work opportunities during and after their education in Canada. Mario Jimenez, assistant director - International Office, University of Winnipeg, Canada, would also be present to assist the students.

In keeping with Canada's stature as being a premier education provider, this interactive forum would assist Canadian universities and colleges to showcase their multi-cultural campuses and top quality academic programmes to students from North India. 

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From Schools
Exhibition ends:

Chandigarh:The exhibition organised as a part of the silver jubilee celebrations of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, concluded here today. Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) and his wife Jean Rodrigues visited the exhibition. In art and craft segment, students from Classes I to V exhibited hanging frames, pot painting, magazine holders thus truly exhibiting the best out of the waste. — TNS

BAGS DISTRIBUTED: Economically weaker students studying in Hazari Lal Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir, Phase II, Ramdarbar, here, were given school bags and notebooks by Yash Pal Mahajan, chairman of the Mahajan Education and Healthcare Trust, Chandigarh. — TNS

Mohali
CLUB FORMED: DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Phase X, formed its Red Ribbon Club under the aegis of the Punjab AIDS Control Society to help spread awareness among the vulnerable groups regarding the serious repercussions of HIV/AIDS. Daler Singh Multani, joint director of the society, presided over the function. The club would launch its campaign tomorrow on the school premises at 6.30 pm. — TNS 

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Closure of pvt schools
Beopar Mandal stages protest
Tribune News Service

Mani Majra, April 20
To mark protest against the closure of private schools in Mani Majra, the Beopar Mandal, Mani Majra, organised a rally under the leadership of local councillor Gurcharan Dass Kala here today. At least 150 people participated in the rally and almost all shops remained closed till afternoon.

The rally started from the Kila ground and concluded at the Corporation ground opposite Fun Republic building.

Rallyists raised slogans against the UT administration to show resentment against the improper arrangements being made by the education department.

They demanded extension of private schools and proper arrangements for accommodation of the uprooted students.

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From Colleges
172 get degrees 

Chandigarh: Degrees were conferred upon 172 teacher graduates, including 14 MEd, 153 BEd and five BEd (yoga), of Government College of Education, Sector 20, today during their 51st annual convocation on the college premises here today. UT home secretary Krishna Mohan was the chief guest. While delivering the convocation address, he said, “Teachers shoulder an important responsibility in nourishing young minds who are mentors of future India.” He advised the future teachers to possess five necessary skills like knowledge of the subject matter, management skills, computer literacy, proficiency in English language and good public speaking skills to spell success in their careers. Principal of the college Dr Harsh Batra presented the annual report and welcomed the guests. Prizes were also awarded to the toppers of 2005-06 session. Deepti and Rohit Bhandari received the first and third prizes in MEd. Malvika and Mamta got the first and second prize in BEd. Saranjit Kaur, Shashi Bakshi, Saraghi received the first, second and third prizes, respectively, in BEd (yoga). — TNS

WORKSHOP: A two-day workshop on “Uniformity in BEd Syllabus in Three Universities: Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar” began at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, as per the instructions of DPI colleges, Punjab, today. The principals and experts from all three universities attended the workshop. Dr Kanwarjit Singh, DPI (colleges), Punjab, inaugurated the workshop. Dr J.N. Joshi, chairman, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, and an eminent educationist, Dr Raj Gupta, chairperson, department of education, Panjab University, and Dr J.S. Dhillon, dean, faculty of education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, were invited to contribute in revising the BEd curriculum by giving their expert opinions and suggestions. — TNS

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PU geo dept to celebrate Earth Day
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 20
Earth Day Celebrations will be held in the geology department, M.R. Sahni Hall, on April 22. Natural History Museum in the department shall remain open from 9 am to 5 pm for public.

Continuous film shows will be on from 1200 hours till 1700 hours in the seminar room at the ground floor of the geology department. Several documentaries of very high quality and fame on Grand Canyon; dinosaurs and prehistoric planet; volcanoes and other extremely educative and thrilling video films will be shown. The programme is dedicated to the international year of planet earth and earth sciences.

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