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Students exhorted to strive for excellence
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 16
Transport minister Master Mohan Lal today exhorted students to acquire excellence to face the fierce competition in the future.

He was addressing them at a function organised to inaugurate the new academic session at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women here.

The minister said with the advancement in science and technology and induction of modern information and communication techniques, a lot of new job opportunities had been created at the global level for qualified professional.

He said students now had direct access to unlimited information on the Internet and could capture suitable jobs in any part of the world on the basis of their qualifications.

Stressing the need for improving the standard of professional education, he said only professional and vocational qualifications could enable students get jobs and register big achievements.

Appreciating the contribution of privately managed education institutions, the minister said such institutions played a key role in providing quality education in the urban as well as rural areas, as it was not possible for government to cater to the needs of the entire population.

He also advised teachers to inculcate moral values and spirit of nationalism among students so that they could contribute positively in nation building.

Laying stress on women education, he said education played a key role in bringing about harmonious transformation in society. He said gone were the days when girls were considered inferior to boys.

He exhorted girls to work hard while getting education, as it would help them achieve their goals.

He announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the improvement in college facilities.

MLA Harish Bedi also assured the management of pursuing the case of allotment of adjoining government land to the college with the government.

Principal Madanjit Kaur Sahota highlighted the achievements of the college. She said stress was being laid on the development of all-round personality of students and inculcating moral values.

Management committee president Swaran Singh also addressed the function.

Others present were DTO Chander Gaind, Kamal Inder Singh, Kanwar Narinder Singh, Baba Ajit Singh and Jathedar 
Kartar Singh.

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MBA course

Ludhiana, July 16
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College has started MBA from this session.

According to Harkirat Kaur Grewal, principal, Punjab is one of the leading states as far as economic growth is concerned especially in the fields of small and medium-scale enterprises, retail and service sector, agriculture and agri-business. — TNS

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From Schools
Workshop on effective teaching
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 16
A workshop on “Effective teaching and class management” was organised for coordinators of primary section of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines and city branches, at KVM, Civil Lines, today.

The aim was to enhance their teaching skills and promote innovative teaching.

Eminent scholar Sudesh Ahiawat, who is host consultant, India Overseas Immersion Project, USA, since 1996, highlighted teaching methodology to teachers.

The workshop started with the screening of a film wherein the role of a teacher in a Japanese classroom was depicted. Group activities were held to emphasise teaching with greater participation of students.

It was stressed that a teacher-student relationship based on care could initiate the required growth amongst students. The workshop was attended by school principal S.C. Saxena, primary section in charge Annu Sehra and headmistress (city) Namita Raj Singh.

Outing for GGSPS staff

Guru Gobind Singh Public School (GGSPS) organised a recreational outing for its staff along with principal Manjit Kaur to Amritsar.

The staff visited Harminder Sahib, Durgiana Mandir and Jalianwala Bagh.

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Creativity Day at school
Our Correspondent

Lidhiana, July 16
The second part of Creativity Day for students of classes VI to VIII was held in Guru Nanak Public School here today.

This was in continuation of the first part which was organised for classes IX to XII on May 3 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jagat Singh, founder-secretary of the management committee of the School.

The function was inaugurated by Jasbir Singh, president, School Management Committee.

Students showed their creative instincts through charts, models and working models. Top five models were displayed on a variety of subjects like conservation of energy, modem architecture, communication & what next after present generation of Mobile?

The results are as follows:

Swopine Kaur, I, VIII A — Conservation of Energy; Danish Kapoor, II, VI B — Modern Architecture; Gursimran Singh & Manshant Singh of VI C — Modern Architecture.

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New academic session begins at city colleges
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 16
The new academic session started at various city colleges here today. Prayers were held by the managements. The new academic session of SDP College commenced with havan.

Ved Prakash Gupta along with the Principal, staff, students and other employees prayed for the welfare and development of the institution.

The havan was followed by sapling plantation and the Principal's address. Members of the management planted saplings to make the campus green and the environment clean.

It was a joint venture of three units of NSS. Dr Geeta Bhandari, Principal, welcomed the new entrants and introduced them to the members of the staff.

The NSS Department of SDP College also organised a rally to create awareness among the residents of the city about 'Clean and Green Environment'.

On this occasion, students planted saplings on the college campus and marched from Fatehgarh Mohalla to Gandhi Nagar carrying banners with a message of "Grow more and more trees" to face the challenges of global warming.

Guru Nanak Girls College Akhand path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was organised at Guru Nanak Girls College here.

The path marked the beginning of the new session.

The students of the Music Department recited shabads. Principal Dr Charanjit Mahal appreciated the hard work, sincere efforts and achievements of meritorious students who bagged top positions in the Panjab University annual examinations. 

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