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Suneja secures 89.8 per cent in BSc III
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 28
A summer workshop at Creative Arts Institute (affiliated to BSP, Kolkata) concluded here yesterday. Around 25 children participated in this event. The participants were taught various activities like drawing, making mats, hangings, papercrafts, dance etc. The workshop concluded with an exhibition of the works of the students and a competition of poetry and story recitation.

Pranay Nagpal stood first and Vatsal Agarwal stood second in the competition. All the children were given participation certificates by the principal.

Workshops are a regular feature at Creative Arts Institute. Magic, art and dance workshops are held on a regular basis at the institute.

These are conducted by professional staff. The institute would be conducting workshops on minakari, textile painting and sculpture in July.

KCW student 2nd in varsity

Yadhu Suneja of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, did her alma mater proud by securing 89.8 per cent marks and standing second in Panjab University in BSc III (medical). The results were declared here yesterday. She also stood first in the district in her stream.

She was followed by Kinneri Jain who scored 85.83 per cent marks in B.Sc III (medical) and Amritbeer Kaur, third with 82% marks. The pass percentage of the college is 98.6 and 16 students have scored more than 75 per cent marks.

Dr S.S. Grewal, vice-president of Khalsa College, Dr Varinder K. Thind, principal, congratulated the students for scoring excellent marks in the examinations.

Camp at Love Dale concludes

Love Dale concluded its one-month long training-cum-talent search summer camp here today. Almost 100 students participated in the camp.

They performed classical, western and other folk dances and skits on stage and also anchored the programme. Dances were prepared by Bittu and Shilpa.

Excellent performances by the students held the audience spellbound. Later, the winners were given prizes by chief guest Simrat Pal Singh Dhindsa.



Poor marks in science
Parents seek re-evaluation
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, June 28
Students of some schools, their parents and teachers are worried about the future of students who are shown to have failed in science securing zero to four marks in the matriculation examination of the Punjab school education board this year.

As per information collected from government secondary school, Salana, of 77, only 6 students passed, of high school, Faizulapur, one passed out of 60 students,at high school, Khanian, of 70 only 2 students passed,in high school, Salaini, only 1 student passed out of 92, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh high school, Mandigobindgarh, out of 80 students, 4 passed and from Latour high school, all students failed in the subject of science whereas one student passed from Sanipur high school.

The poor result of this subject has affected the general pass percentage of the schools.

A deputation led by sarpanch Dalbara Singh and comprising parents of the students presented a memorandum to Punjab minister Kanwaljeet Singh and chairman Harbans Singh Sidhu of the Punjab school education board on June 25 seeking re-evaluation of the science paper.

If their demand was not accepted, they would be forced to launch an agitation, the deputation threatened.



PU annual exam
Tarun, Beant first in college
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 28
Students of MA I (political science) of Swami Ganga Giri Janta College for Women, Raikot, have brought laurels to the institute by excelling in the annual examination conducted by Panjab University.

According to Tarun Ghaie, Beant Kaur stood first in the college by securing 71.25 per cent marks, followed by Jaspreet Kaur, who secured 68.50 per cent marks. 
With total pass percentage of 93 per cent, eight students scored more than 60 per cent marks and nine above 50 per cent.

Principal Savita Uppal congratulated the students and exhorted them to keep striving hard to maintain the glorious tradition of the college.



Teachers resent seminars during summer vacations
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana June 28
At a salary of Rs 6,500 to Rs 11,000 per month the state government wants primary school teachers to attend seminars during summer vacation.

About 30,000 primary teachers all over Punjab are sore over state government's recent decision of organising seminars for them in the summer vacation.

The teaching community rued that they were being harassed by the government because the arrangements made in various government schools were not upto the mark.

There is no drinking water, wash rooms, power and seating arrangements, in schools were these seminars are organised. They further alleged that step-motherly treatment was being meted out to them as they were not allowed to enjoy in their summer break while the teachers of Inservice Training Centres were being paid during holidays for about 11 months.

Irritated with government’s decision, Piara Singh Dhillon, President Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab said that earlier the seminars were organised throughout the year for primary teachers.

And teachers were happy as their knowledge was being updated on regular basis but organising seminars during vacations is not a good idea, he said.

"The teachers are now occupied through out the vacations and cannot go out with their families. The worst affected by this decision are the teachers of villages who are asked to attend seminars at other blocks or villages. So they end on shuttling between the two places," added Piara Singh.

Describing the poor facilities, Baldev Kishan Moudgil, general secretary of the association said that a few days back, one female teacher collapsed during a seminar at Jawaddi Government school due to lack of drinking water facility and proper seating arrangement. "About 150 or even more teachers are asked to attend one seminar at schools. Some of these schools do not have proper halls to sit," pointed out Moudgil.

It is pertinent to mention here that teachers of Inservice Training Centres conduct these seminars. If the seminars are conducted in one month, they will have no work for remaining 11 months.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one of the teachers of Inservice Training Centre, Bharat Nagar Chowk disclosed that seminars were regularly being conducted but the one who conducts seminar (of a particular subject) remain busy and teachers of other subjects remain free during that period.



Star Voice of India
2 city students among top 12
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 28
Two students from Ludhiana, Ishmeet Singh of Government College for Boys and Arshpreet Kaur of the Ramgarhia College, have made it to the final “12 bemisaal” of the reality TV show, Amul Star Voice of India.

Both the budding stars had to cross many hurdles to make it to the final 12, starting from auditions in New Delhi.

The two singers are being promoted by the Sangam Kala group.

The singers are currently on tour of their hometown, being guided by the Star management, which is shooting the various aspects of their lives, family background, school and college.

Although both the singers have to cross 12 more rounds to reach the top, even this level of success would certainly ensure them a good place in the competitive world of music.

According to Radhika Jaitwani, president of the Punjab chapter of Sangam Kala group, these singers were shortlisted and groomed for about a year. In fact, it is the team work of Jaitwani, Purva Puri and Ashim Nagpal who worked tirelessly to spot the talent and ensure that it was groomed properly and their efforts seem to have paid well.

Ishmeet Singh had always been an outstanding student. He studied in Guru Nanak Public School and then joined Government College for Boys. He is currently studying in B.Com I. His father was not too happy with his liking for singing. But it was his grandfather who always encouraged him.

Arshpreet Kaur is in the final year of her bachelors’ degree and is studying at Ramgarhia College. She has music as one of her subjects. Ranked outstanding, she is believed to have impressed the judges with her first presentation, “Justuju jis ki thee, usko to na paya hum nay...”. Her father, Gurdeep Singh, who writes Punjabi lyrics, had been instrumental in Arshpreet’s success.

While Ishmeet would be seen on Friday and Saturday night on Star Plus’ talent hunt-cum-reality show, ‘Amul Star Voice of India’, Arshpreet’s episode would follow next week.

Jaitwani pointed out, “It is not the talent alone that will help the singers to reach the top, but public support by way of SMS also counts at the end.” The group has been appealing to people to watch the programme every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m on Star Plus and vote for the “son and daughter of the soil”.

Purva, a reputed dancer, said, “we hope people of Punjab vote for their stars so that they do not miss the top rank for want of public support.”



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