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Teachers meet Manpreet Badal, seek
redress of demands
Tribune News Service

A deputation of the office bearers of PCCTU, led by state president prof S.S. Hundal, met BJP chief prof Rajinder Bhandari recently.

The delegation pleaded for the acceptance of their long standing demands of privately managed affiliated college teachers.

Prof Hundal, in a press statement, today said prof Bhandari had assured the deputation that he will do his best to get their demands conceded.

He immediately discussed their demands with finance minister, Punjab, Manpreet Singh Badal over the phone and arranged for a meeting of the deputation with him.

Prof Hundal further added that the meeting with the finance minister took place in a cordial manner. “He was sympathetic towards the demands of the teachers. He said the present Akali-BJP government was determined to give a boost to higher education in the state and this will be reflected in the coming budget. Badal assured that the demands of private college teachers will be given due consideration by the government of Punjab in the near future”, he said.

The delegation later thanked BJP chief Rajinder Bhandari for his efforts. They requested Bhandari to keep espousing the cause of private college teachers till all their demands were met.

Summer camp concludes

A two week long summer camp concluded at M.G.M Public School with a warm get-together today. The camp had started on June 4.

Students participated in activities like skating, badminton, tennis, athletics, cricket, chess and table-tennis in sports. Students were trained under the supervision of trained coaches.

Main attraction of the day was the dancing troupe. Students were given training in the field of classical and western dances.

Tiny tots of KG wing could be seen tapping their feet to different tunes with great flexibility. Special personality development classes were conducted for the students of classes 8, 9 and 10. Special emphasis was laid on spoken English and creative writing.

This way, a platform was provided to the students where they were given a chance to learn many things in just 15 days.

Children got a chance to stand on the dais and say a few words on different topics, which in turn, boosted their confidence. The best part of the classes was that they were conducted absolutely free-of-cost.

On the concluding day of the camp, director of the school, Gajjan Singh Thind, and principal, Harmeet Kaur Waraich, appreciated the efforts of the students and teachers and promised that classes like these will be a regular feature in the future.

Hues of spring at Bal Bharti

Spunky, bubbly and vivacious children of Bal Bharti Public School, Dugri, participated in various activities to bring the hues of spring alive in sultry summers.

A 15-day summer extravaganza was held in the school to give children an opportunity to learn swimming, art and craft, dance and computers, instead of sulking and slouching before their TV screens at home.

The horde of activities were divided according to specific age groups with the primary objective of grooming the children. Swimming was the hot favourite as all children tried to learn swimming in a short span of 15 days.

Today being the concluding day, parents were invited to witness and appreciate the activities learnt by their wards.

Children learnt Rajasthani folk dance and semi classical forms of dances.

Punam Dogra, principal of the school said, “Children learn best when they are happy, satisfied, involved and actively interested in their favourite activities. At Bal Bharti, education is viewed in totality and not in parts.”

Summer camp concludes

The summer Camp’ 07, organised by the Child Development Centre, concluded here yesterday.

The programme commenced with a welcome speech, followed by western and folk dance performances by the students. Other performances included solo singing by Anmolpreet Kaur, solo dance performance by Aayushi and mono-acting by Gurtej Singh. The grand finale was a ‘Bhangra’ performance.

Prizes for fancy dress competition, extempore and sports were given away by chief guest, prof Hardev Singh from GTB National College, Dhaka.

The two-week summer camp was attended by children between the age groups of 6-14 years. Director of the summer camp, Dr Harbans Singh said, “Professional and expert teachers were appointed for giving the children excellent training.”

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A topper’s success mantra
‘Hard work, consistency pay’
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 16
Monica Arora, a student of Government College for Women feels that dedication, hard work and sincere efforts always pay in life.

Panjab University topper for three consecutive years in B.Com I, II, III, Monica wants to do M.Com and clear UGC to become a lecturer.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Monica said she was on top of the world when she came to know that she had topped the university for the third consecutive year.

She said, “I had topped in B.Com I and II securing 84.9 and 86 per cent marks respectively. I wanted to claim a hat-trick for which I had to study hard. In this competitive era, one has to be be consistent to be successful. I have secured 91 per cent marks”, said Monica.

Daughter of a businessman, Monica took guidance for practical subjects like operation research, management accounting etc. She said tuitions were must, because in a limited time, it was not possible to get all the details.

“These extra classes have paid. Many concepts and doubts were cleared during extra coaching. But the college faculty too, had always been very encouraging. Whenever I approached any teacher to clear my doubts, they provided me thorough knowledge on the topic.”

Monica does not believe in fixed hours’ study. She said she always sets targets to be achieved on a regular basis for herself.

“I studied for a few hours only but that was a serious study. During vacations these days, I watch TV and play badminton. I also love to extend a helping hand to my mother in cooking”, she said while adding that she was planning to take admission in M.Com at SCD Government College here.

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15-day computer workshop concludes
Our Correspondent

Amloh, June 16
A 15-day practical computer assembling workshop concluded at government secondary school Naraingarh near hear today.

NRI Kuldeep Singh Hansraj presided over the function. He declared to pay the salary of mathematics and science masters appointed by the principal till regular teachers are provided by the government.

He also donated a water cooler for the students. DEO (Elementary) Roshan Lal sood and DEO (Secondary) Vijay Kumar Kaushal were the chief guests.

Speaking on the occasion, Sood advised the students to bring laurels for the state and country. Kaushal Lauded the efforts of the village panchayat and the school staff in the all-round development of this rural area institute where both the Matric and +2 results were outatanding.He assured all cooperation for the school.

Acting Principal Rasham Rani said out of 57 students, 48 had passed in +2 with a pass percentage of 85 which was 26 per cent higher than that of the PSEB whereas in the matriculation examination 62 students passed out of 64 students showing 32 per cent higher results above the board.Siranjeet Kaur stood first in the school in matric scoring 513 out of 650 marks this year.

Sarpanch Balbeer Singh praised the efforts of former principal Roshan Lal Sood for seeking cooperation of gram panchayats for the development of the school.

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Summer camp ends
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, June 16
A 15-day-long summer camp ended in C.S. International School here today.

During the camp, the students took part in various activities like yoga, karate, music & dance, drama, skating and horse-riding with great enthusiasm.

Principal Anima Jain thanked the parents for their co-operation.

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Royal Jordanian selects three city students
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 16
Three students of Frankfinn Institute here, Sukhdeep Kaur, Manasi and Ketaki Kalia, are all set to fly high with the international airline, Royal Jordanian, based in Amman.

All these students will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 80,000 and above. Centre director Savita Chaddha talking to media persons said today that the students will have to report at Amman by June 30. Their interviews were held in Delhi on June 4.

Manasi, a BA-III student of Khalsa College for Women, said that they would be given training of three months at Amman. "It is like a dream come true. My family and friends have always been very supportive. I am thankful to the institute," she said.

Sukhdeep Kaur said that coaching from a reputed institute was must for the overall development of personality. Ketaki Kalia said that she got selected with Yemen Airlines two years back but could not join as she had to complete her graduation. "Within a few days, I will be joining the Royal Jordanian airlines," said Ketaki.

Savita Chaddha added that two boys namely Sujan Sharma and Tarun Dhiman had also been selected by Air Deccan as flight stewards recently. They will be joining on June 18.

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24-hr electric supply for courts
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 16
The district courts complex would now have round-the-clock electric supply.

This was stated by chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda, while addressing the lawyers here yesterday.

Dhanda was addressing a function organised by the Ludhiana Young Lawyers Welfare Association under the supervision of its chief patron Harish Narang, a member of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.

Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, member parliament, also spoke on this occasion.

Earlier, the association president S.P. Singh and Narender Singh welcomed the guests.

Additional advocate general Piyush Kant Jain, senior lawyer K R Sikri, Sikarnder Lal Jain, vice-president of the District Bar Association S S Mangat, New Courts Bar Association president Major Aujla, B.K. Baweja were also present on the occasion.

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