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Students learn about fitness at yoga camp
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 3
A week-long Vedic karam yoga camp for boys was organised at the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School. It concluded here today.

During the camp the students were told about benefits of physical fitness and instructed about yogic asanas and other exercises. Chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda was the chief guest. The students also performed asanas and pranayam learned during the camp.

A cultural function was held, which included western dance and bhangra performed by the campers. A hasya kavi sammelan had the audience in splits.

The Principal, Ms Paramjit Kaur, exhorted the students to be good human beings. Mr Vijay, camp co-ordinator proposed the vote of thanks.

A number of items made by the campers including pots, paintings, glass paintings; fabric paintings etc were also displayed.

Theatre workshop

Sat Paul Mittal School organised a 15-day-long theatre workshop for students as a part of summer camp. The workshop is being conducted by Gouri Nilakantan Mehta,assisted by Dimple Kaur, who is parenting counselor and therapist, and a theatre artist and choreographer. Gouri is a post graduate in theatre from the Miami University, USA.

Talking about theatre and its importance Gouri and Dimple said, “Theatre is instrumental in bringing out the best in children. It gives stimulation at every level in speech, clarity of voice, expression, body language, habit of rehearsing and memory. It removes inhibitions and increases social skills. Theatre is a unique way of connecting them to the vast and rich cultural heritage and arts of India.”

The other activities undertaken by the children during the summer camp included art and painting, western dance, folk dances and sculpture.

In the art and painting activity they undertook activities like flower-making, tile decoration, tie and die, mural art and stenciling.

Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman, governing council, Sat Paul Mittal School, was the chief guest. He lauded the efforts of the children.

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99 B.Ed graduates awarded degrees
Our Correspondent

Doraha, June 3
Doraha College of Education held its first annual convocation on Sunday. Ninety-nine graduates were awarded B.Ed degrees by renowned educationist, former pro vice-chancellor, GNDU, Dr Inderpal Singh. Principal of the college, Dr J Kiran Gera, read out the annual report. Former dean, Punjabi University, Dr D R Vij, was the guest of honour. He gave academic prizes to the graduates. Akwinder Kaur got the prize for standing first in the college in the university exams. Narinder Kaur and Rupali Arora got the prize for standing second and third respectively. Livdeep Kaur bagged the award for the best all-rounder while Mun Mun Negi got the award for excellence in co-curricular activities. 

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Vardhman selects 48 students for training
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 3
Vardhman Textiles Limited has selected 48 students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and OBCs from rural colleges of the state for training them under the “Affirmative Action Programme” launched by the CII.

A team of the Vardhman group undertook tour of the government colleges and selected the graduate students to train them at Vardhman Training and Development Centre in Ludhiana.

The training programme, started on May 14, will continue till June 9. The programme has been designed by Col P.S. Chaudhry (retd), general manager, education, Vardhman.

According to D.L. Sharma, the training programme has been designed in such a way to make the students aware about the job opportunities in various fields. They are being trained as executive trainees, technical supervisors besides giving them computer training.

“We are informing them about the job avenues like retailing, real estate and management. Our effort is to make them self-confident,” he adds.

Some of the students are likely to get jobs in Vardhman itself, says Sharma.

The faculty for the training centre has been taken from Punjab Agricultural University; Government College, Ludhiana; and the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce.

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