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PU offers golden chance
Our Correspondent

Doraha, July 22
On the occasion of its diamond jubilee celebrations, the Punjab University syndicate has decided to give a special chance to all long-standing reappear/compartment cases, which had been held up between 1989 and April 2006 for BA/BSc/ BCom/BBA/BCA/Prak Shastri/BSc (home science) examinations and MA examinations between April 1992 and April 2006.

These students can now avail of the special chance to clear their examinations in September 2007. The last date for submission of examination forms has been extended to July 27 and the requisite examination fee, which was earlier Rs 10,000, has now been reduced to Rs 3,150.

It has further been decided that the candidates who have not availed of the diamond jubilee special chance for the improvement of BA/ BSc/ BCom/ BBA/BCA/ Prak shastri/BSC (home science) and MA examinations between April 1992 and April 2006 shall also be allowed a chance for improvement, to be conducted in April 2008 in case they have not appeared for improvement in April 2007.

The students with reappear/compartment are overjoyed by this decision as many of them would now be able to get their degrees or get promoted.

Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, principal of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, said, “This is the best thing that a university can offer to those candidates who tried but could not clear the examinations for some reason or the other. They can now avail of this chance offered by the university. For many, it is a dream come true as they now have a fresh chance to prove their worth and improve their qualification.”

Tarsem Bahia, a senator of the university, said it was good that “our education system is gradually imbibing the same flexibility as is followed in western countries, by way of which more and more students shall be benefited.”

“This decision of the university has provided a new lease of life to those students who had given up hope for further studies. Such students should make a sincere effort to get through and rethink about their future educational prospects,” Jaswant Singh Gill, director, G.N.N College, Doraha, said.



Schools affiliated to board seek relief
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
Office-bearers of the Punjab School Education Board-Affiliated Schools have urged the Chief Minister to impress upon authorities to expedite the process for providing relief to organisations.

According to association’s president Rajinder Sharma, the Chief Minister on the intervention of senior party leaders had assured them of substantial relief in tariffs of power bills and special road tax, currently charged from owners of buses being plied to ferry students between their houses and schools.

“Justifying our demands, the Chief Minister had suggested us to meet board authorities so that commercial rates could be changed to the domestic one,” claimed Sharma adding that authorities had agreed to review the move to impose road tax on school buses.

Sharma further said PSEB chairman H.S. Sidhu had earlier assured us to review rule and regulations in connection with conduct of Class X and Class XII. “The chairman was convinced that criteria for preparing the results of these classes were harder than those adopted by various other boards, including the CBSE. About 2.5 lakh students of Class VII had failed due to the preparation of results. This forced the parents to shift their wards to boards like the CBSE and others,” said Sharma apprehending that delay in application of suggested reform might cause irreparable loss to the Punjab board.

The chairman besides justifying other demands had agreed to consider criteria for preparing the results during the board examinations. Non-availability of textbooks, parity between staff salary and amount of fee were other demands that the association had placed before the authorities.



Activity block opens at BCM
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 22
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School’s activity block for primary students was inaugurated by Mahatma Satyanand Ji Munjal, co-chairman and MD Hero Cycle Ltd, here yesterday. This block caters to the growing needs of young and developing minds and the activity block consists of English lab, maths lab, and science lab.

To improve the understanding of students and to discuss important concepts, these labs have been set up. In maths lab, the school has developed a comprehensive universal active. Various toys, geo-board, Abacus items, clock weights, fractions, currency notes, coins and other items will provide practical knowledge to the budding mathematicians.

Science lab has a wide range of products like pH meters, laboratory scales, refractometers, microscope, lab glassware and many other scientific supplies. "Science lab will be a scientific” said Paramjit Kaur, principal of the school.



Bhuvnesh wins chart-making contest

Ludhiana, July 22
A chart-making contest was organised at SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, Ludhiana, here yesterday. Approximately 500 charts of various subjects were displayed on the occasion. Experienced teachers from SDP College for Women evaluated the displayed the charts.Vice-president of the SDP Sabha Vijay Inder Gupta, director SDP educational institute S. Verma, Mr Ashok Verma and principal Jasveer Chauhan admired the hard work of students.

The names of winners are as follows: Ist Bhuvnesh Bhel (human brain); IInd Shamshad (digestive system); IIIrd Abhishek Sofat (heart); consolation prize -Parvez Safi (heart). General category: Ist Kaushal (cartoon); IInd Ravi (unity is diversity); 3rd Anil Kumar Gupta (sketch of rose); consolation prize -Aditya Singh (sketch). — OC



Rang Manch to stage plays
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 22
Members of the Rang Manch Rang Nagari met at Punjabi Bhawan here recently. They
have decided to stage two plays - “Khusre” and “Usnoo kahin” - written by Jagdish Sachdeva and Pali Bhupinder, respectively. The plays will be staged at Punjabi Bhawan on August 1.

Association president Tarlochan Singh said senior artistes Rajinder Jassal and Jagjit Singh were directing the plays. “Khusre” is a satire on unemployment, whereas “Usnoo Kahin” deals with the circumstances of Punjab from 1947 to 1984.



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