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CBSE team inspects BVM
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 28
A high-level two member team of the CBSE today inspected Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School (BVM) to enquire about certain alleged irregularities in the running of the school and threat to children due to a high-tension wire running over the premises.

Besides, the team specially met the parents of a deceased student, Dixit Dhanda, who had drowned mysteriously in a river at Manali during a school trip in June, 2005.

His father Ashok Dhanda, who has been fighting for justice since the incident to find out the persons responsible for the incident, had forwarded an anonymous letter about the alleged irregularities in the school.

CBSE team members D R Yadav and Dharampal went around the school, took statement of the school management, apart from meeting parents of deceased Dixit Dhanda. They took some documents from Ashok Dhanda also. The committee members refused to share their observation with mediapersons. They said they would submit their report to the CBSE authorities for further action.

School vice-principal B S Gill refuted all allegations of irregularities. He said the team would find that the management was giving best facilities and environment to students.



From Colleges
Harpreet crowned Sawan Queen
Tribune Reporters

Harpreet Kaur, who was crowned Sawan Queen at Teej celebrations at Master Tara Singh College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Harpreet Kaur, who was crowned Sawan Queen at Teej celebrations at Master Tara Singh College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Ludhiana, July 28
Students of Master Tara Singh College for Women celebrated Teej here today.

The programme began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Punjabi singer Sukshinder Chhinda was the star attraction. Students and college staff swayed, clapped and danced as Sukshinder belted out Punjabi numbers in true Punjabi spirit.

The participants of the Sawan queen contest, attired in traditional outfits, sashayed down the ramp on foot-tapping numbers. Harpreet Kaur was crowned Sawan Queen. A colourful cultural programme, comprising histrionics, group songs, solo performances, was presented by the students.

Addressing the students, Principal of the college Madanjit Kaur Sahota stressed upon the need for celebrating festivals associated with Punjabi culture. She also exhorted the students to work hard to usher in a brighter tomorrow.

Pharmacy students shine

Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Pharmacy has achieved 100 per cent result in the diploma of pharmacy (II) examination conducted by the Punjab State of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Chandigarh. Nikhil Chopra stood first in the college with 80.1 per cent marks, Preet Kamal second with 79 per cent marks while Joga Singh bagged the third position with 78.2 per cent marks. Director-principal of the college Kuldeep Singh congratulated the students on their success.

Counselling at fashion institute

The Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology and Hotel Management will conduct its 6th annual counselling programme tomorrow. The session will specially be held for students seeking admission to graduation and postgraduation degrees and diplomas in fashion technology and hotel management, catering and tourism courses of Punjab Technical University.



Books, uniforms given to students
Our Correspondent

Amloh, July 28
Bharat Scouts and Guides organised a Tripta Sopan Testing five-day camp which concluded today at Government High School, Warraica. Leaders Bant Singh, Sinder Paul Singh Mianpur, guide captain Rajwant Kaur and Harvinder Kaur Kaulgarh imparted training to scouts and guides of Amloh subdivision. The camp was inaugurated by Pavittar Singh Bhambri, Khanna.

As many as 101 scouts and 30 guides participated in the camp. Assistant general manager J. S. Aneja from the State Bank of Patiala was the chief guest on the closing function.

The bank provided uniforms and books free of cost to needy students and six ceiling fans for classrooms of Government High School Warriable.



Teachers showcase talent

Ludhiana, July 28
Bon Voyage Vidya Bhawan and Playway Boarding School, in collaboration with M/s Pidilite Industries, organised a workshop for teachers that concluded here today. They were given training in candle making, fabric glue techniques, and glass craft, etc.

An exhibition of the items prepared by participants was held. It was inaugurated by officials of the company Gagan Arora and Sukinder Dadwat. OC



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