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Mini kisan mela on Laser Leveller
Our Correspondent

Samrala, September 4
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala in collaboration with the dept of farm power and machinery, PAU organised a mini kisan mela on Laser Leveller at Pawat village today. About 400 farmers and farmwomen participated in the mela. Live demonstration was given to farmers at Malkiat Singh’s farm. Dr N.S. Malhi, director of Ext. Education, PAU, was chief guest of this occasion. Dr J.S. Chandi, deputy director (Training), KVK, Samrala, welcomed the chief guest, scientists of PAU and the farmers/farmwomen.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Malhi told the farmers about the importance of this machine and encouraged the farmers to take maximum benefit from the lazer leveller, which is highly beneficial to save the requirement of water and fertiliser. The engineers of the dept of farm power and machinery, PAU highlighted the working of the lazer levellers and gave the practical demonstration to the farmers. 

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Teachers honoured for promoting green cause
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 4
Teacher’s Day celebrations were held at hospital auditorium of Christian Medical College and Hospital here yesterday. The main objective of this deliberation was to felicitate the teachers who had done commendable work in promoting healthy school environment.

Dr S.C. Gupta, Prof & Head, department of health education and family welfare, C.M.C introduced the chief guest, guests of honours and highlighted the specific objectives of Teacher’s Day celebration.

The programme was inaugurated by Vijay Kain, principal secretary to the Govt. of Punjab, department of health and family welfare, Chandigarh. D.R. Bhatti, former director general of Police gave the keynote address on teachers as nation builders.

Bhatti appreciated the contribution of teaching community in shaping the destiny of great nation. Prabhjot Kaur, principal, Govt College for Women threw light on changing role of teachers in contemporary society.

Those who were awarded included teachers Dr Tejwant Singh, Dr Jaskirat Kaur, Sarika Miglani, Kiran Saini, Sunita Dhuria, Pankaj Bhambari, Jaspreet Kaur, Barinder Kochhar, Jyotie Mann, Manpreet Kaur, Rajinder Singh, Monika, Kalpana Sharma, Kusum Lata, Dr Babita Jain, Tripta Rani and Sudesh Bhalla.

Dr John Abraham, acting director and principal, Christian Medical College gave the presidential remarks. Nearly 200 teachers took part in the programme. The students of BCM Sr Sec School and Guru Nanak Girls College also presented cultural programmes. Charanjit Singh, vice-president, Ludhiana Citizens' Health Council presented vote of thanks. The function ended with the National Anthem by students of Christian Medical College. 

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Creative writing competition

Ludhiana, September 4
A creative writing competition was organised at the Government College for Women by the department of English here today. The students showed great enthusiasm by participating in three different categories- essay, short Story and poetry Writing.

Principal Prabhjot Kaur encouraged all the participants by calling them the future poets and writers. She emphasised on the impending need of such competitions which would help in polishing the creative skills of students and bring about their overall development.

In poetry writing competition, Shivani Bhatia was first while Gaganpreet Kaur and Bhagyashri Sharma came second and third respectively. In essay writing, Ridhi Katira came first while Pragati Dixit and Neha Jain stood second and third respectively. In short-story, Shruti Sharma came first while Kanika and Shivani Bhatia were declared second and third respectively. — TNS

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From Schools
Janamashtami celebrated with fervour
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 3
BBPS celebrated Janamashtami: Bal Bharati Public School celebrated Janamashtami with bursting zeal. The kids of the pre-primary classes came in traditional attire. The campus was decorated with rangoli. The programme began with lighting the lamp by the principal, Punam Dogra, along with teachers and the tiny- tots. The students presented a musical play depicting a mid -night scene where Devaki’s child was carried out of prison to Yashodha by Vasudeva. The principal said the purpose of such celebrations was not religious but social The main idea was to increase interaction among students so that they shed inhibitions and come out more confident, she added.

Atma Public school: The students of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, celebrated the auspicious day of Janamashtmi by singing devotional songs to Lord Krishna. A magnificent display of dandia dance to the melodious tune of ‘Ye Krishna Hai’ was the limelight.

Janmashtmi celebrated: Janmashtmi was celebrated in ‘Ek-Prayaas’ (An institute for children with special needs, mentally challenged) with great enthisiasm and zeal. The principal Nivedita Mannan welcomed the guests and parents. She elaborated on the history and functioning of Ek Prayaas emphasising the fact that all cultural, national and religious functions are organised to make these special children aware of our rich and diverse cultural heritage. 

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