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Parents’ role in education emphasised
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 10
Terming moral education as complimentary to the academic syllabus, Prof G.S. Pandher, principal, Government College, Karamsar, and member, senate, Punjab University, called upon leaders of various social and religious organisations to impress upon residents of their respective areas to cooperate with teachers of their wards to inculcate a sense of morality in them.

While addressing a meeting of representatives of social and religious organisations after assuming charge as principal of the college, Prof Pandher said perfect education cannot be imparted without the cooperation of parents of the students.

Showing concern over the deteriorating social environment, Pandher claimed that parents in general and mothers in particular could play a significant role in motivating their wards towards studies. At the same time, Pandher called upon the teaching community to pay more attention towards the development of students.



Gurleen wins poetry recitation contest
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 10
An inter-house quiz contest was held at Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy, Ladian, for students of Class V to VIII here today.

Besides this, poetry recitation competition was also organized for students of the kindergarten section. Gurleen Kaur and Anmol from nursery won the first prize,respectively, while Navjot Kaur won the first prize and Manjit Kaur from LKG stood second and Jagdeep Singh won the first prize and Tania from UKG stood second.



From Colleges
Students interact with panchayat members
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 10
In order to have first-hand information about Panchayati Raj institutions, the Public Administration Society of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women organised a trip to Sangowal village under the guidance of Parveen Arora, lecturer in public administration.

Students interacted with members about the working of gram panchayat. Main stress was laid on the use of shamlat land, regular meetings, provision of basic amenities, aanganwaris, village school, dispensaries, social evils like female foeticide, drug addiction, wages and employment etc.

Members told students that there were no regular meetings of Gram Sabha. One of the women panchayat members was asked whether she attended the meetings regularly. She replied, “Not independently but with my husband and son.”

Dr Manju Chawla, principal, encouraged students to involve themselves in the development of rural society.


The post-graduate department of computer science organised a debate competition and an ad-mad show at Guru Nanak Girls College here today.

Emphasising on the need for organising such competitions, principal Dr Charanjit Mahal encouraged the students to develop confidence and qualities of leadership and communication skills.

There were four teams in the debate competition and five teams in the ad-mad show. In debate competition, participants expressed their views for and against the topics "IT and Society", "Role of media", and "Women as leaders".

The participants gave an outstanding performance in the ad-mad show by promoting unique products like ting-tong watches, crazy knife, mosquito mat, mobile phones and business undertaking like beauty parlours.

The team comprising Sudikhsha and Jyoti of BCA-III won the first prize in debate. The second prize was bagged by Arshdeep Kaur and Sakshi Sharma of BCA-II while the third prize was bagged by Jasmeet Kaur and Mitali of PGDCA.

In ad-mad show, the first, second and third positions were clinched by teams comprising of Prableen and Maninder of BCA-III, Alka, Madhvi and Shilpa of PGDCA and Gurjot, Vanshika and Neha of BCA-I respectively.

Best B-school

The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has been ranked Best B-School of Punjab, HP and Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth year in a row. The PCTE has got 37th rank in Outlook survey 2007. As per the survey, out of top 14 government B-schools and 50 private B-schools in India, the PCTE has been ranked fourth most economical B-school of India.

The survey also reveals that the PCTE has scored more than IIM-Kozhikode and JIM-Indore in international linkages. There are 32 foreign students from six African countries like Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Uganda and Mozambique studying at PCTE.

This year, 18 foreign students joined PCTE for pursuing their degrees and 14 foreign students have already been studying in the second or third year of their courses. Besides these foreign students, the PCTE have got three full-time faculty members from Cameroon, Kenya and Tanzania.

The PCTE has already signed MoUs with the leading B-schools of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Limpopo Province of South Africa and UK.

GNIMT students excel

Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) have once again bagged seven positions in the merit list released by Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently. 18 students of GNIMT bagged top positions in the university for examinations held in May 2007. A total of 39 positions out of 80 positions declared by the university for academic session 2006-07 were bagged by GNIMT.

In BBA-IV semester, Divya Jain bagged the first position in the university with 88.3 per cent marks, Karamvir Singh secured 82.6 per cent marks and bagged the fifth position, Ginny Verma bagged the sixth position with 82.5 per cent marks whereas Manpreet Kaur bagged eighth position with 81.8 per cent marks.

Dr (Col) H.S. Singha, director, GNIMT, appreciated the laudable performance of students. He congratulated them and the faculty for putting in their earnest efforts towards achieving excellence.



PAU Notes
National nutrition week celebrated
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 10
The Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science, celebrated National Nutrition Week in four government schools of the city, namely Government High School, Sarabha Nagar, Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Gobind Nagar, Shaheed-e-Azam Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar and Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Jawahar Nagar.

The main emphasis was on good health and nutrition of children especially girls. The message about "eating right and healthful lifestyle" was spread among school children by the staff and students of the department through lectures, dramatics and visual aids. Word was also conveyed to them about the ill effects of under-nutrition on physical and mental development of growing children.

Students were told to consume balanced diet, take care of personal hygiene and opt for nutritious and delicious home-made packed lunch instead of snacks from handcarts or markets.

Vegetable stuffed ‘parantha’, ‘missi roti’ (having a combination of atta, besan and palak/methi), vegetable ‘pulao’ with addition of peanuts were some of the simple nutritious meals which could be packed and carried to school.


More than 200 NSS volunteers from the College of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Home Science along with boys and girls of the Punjab Agricultural University observed Vanamahotsav at the university farm in Ladhowal.

They planted more than 1,000 saplings of different species like neem, poplar, shrubs and ornamental plants as part of the NSS activity under the nationwide campaign to make the Earth green and clean.

PAU vice-chancellor Dr M.S. Kang inaugurated the event by planting a neem sapling at the camp site. He appreciated the boys and girls for their enthusiasm and their endeavour to carry out large-scale plantation.

Dr K.S. Verma, programme coordinator, NSS, PAU, informed that NSS volunteers had so far planted more than 3,000 saplings during the last three years which had successfully grown as young trees providing green cover at the farm.

For the present plantation drive, the saplings were provided by the Departments of Agronomy, Agrometeorology and Forestry and Floriculture and Landscaping of this university.

Dr Tejwant Singh, director, students welfare and Dr G.S. Chahal, dean, College of Agriculture-cum-director of research also planted saplings.

The plantation of saplings was supervised by programme officers - Dr T.K. Gill, Dr Sarita Saini, Dr J.P. Singh and Sandeep Singh. Dr Sanjeev Chohan and Dr H.S. Saralch, both associate professors of the Department of Forestry provided the plan as well as saplings and equipment at the plantation site.


A special session to establish agri-clinics and agri-business centres was organised today by dean, College of Agriculture, at Pal Auditorium to motivate the students to become entrepreneurs.

Dr Kailash Chander, assistant general manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh, along with Dr Sant Ram Kaushal, manager, Chandigarh branch, and Dr O.P. Sharma, manager, Ludhiana branch, interacted with the students of B.Sc Agriculture (Hons.) programme of the College of Agriculture.

More than 350 students attended the lecture. Dr Kailash Chander delivered an elaborate talk. He apprised the students about the various schemes being extended by the bank, the subsidy provided by NABARD, the mode of repayments, the procedures for development of the scheme etc.

He motivated the students to take up self-employment. He impressed on the students to take benefit of the schemes individually or collectively. He informed that the loan facilities for this scheme could range from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.



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