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Sanskrit college enters 100th year
Tribune News Service

Khanna, September 30
Shri Saraswati Sanskrit College that was established in 1907 has entered its 100th year by keeping the world’s ancient language alive.

The college has so far produced a few well known Sanskrit scholars; the nation has had, and has imparted education to a large number of people from all over the world.

The college, first of its kind in the region, was set up to preserve and promote the Sanskrit as a language. It is purely an oriental college for Sanskrit studies that imparts instructions in Sanskrit from Praveshika to Acharya classes.

Besides, facilities of free boarding and lodging, the college has also been awarding scholarships to the deserving students. The foundation of the college was laid by Pandit Vanshdhar and Pandit Triveni Puri. They were actively supported by Pandit Vishwanath and Pandit Yashodev, who later went on to bag the national award for their contributions towards the Sanskrit from the President.

The college was started on the premises of Ram temple, now located in the old books market of the town and was shifted to its present location on the main road near bus stand 10-years after its inception.

The administration of the college later got it affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh.

As of today, there are 130 students on its rolls. With a nominal fee and adequate facilities the college attracts a large number of students from neighbouring countries like Nepal, Burma and others. The school gets donations from the localities, through which it provides food and shelter to the students.

Recognising the unparallel contributions made by the college in preserving the Sanskrit language, the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development has sanctioned a special project to it for starting a course for teaching Sanskrit pronunciation.

Pushpinder Joshi, in charge of the college, said it was for the first time that such a course had been started. He said the college would be teaching proper Sanskrit pronunciation for free to anyone who wishes to join it. The college as present offers graduation in Sanskrit with plus 1 and plus 2 classes.

Joshi said it was a matter of pride for him to be associated with a college which despite all challenges had kept the traditions alive and was playing a vital role in promoting the language, which was otherwise facing a bleak future given the fact that English has long established itself as the worldwide language.



Vet varsity holds camp for Army men
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 30
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), organised a training course on dairy farming from September 26 to 28 for Army personnel.

The course was attended by 13 Army personnel of the rank of the section officers from different military farms from all over the country. Instructor from Military Farm School and Meerut Cantonment B.K.Malhotra was the group in-charge.

The trainees were guided to ascertain the availability of fodder to the animals throughout the year and to make concentrated feed at their farms. Fodder preservation methods like silage and hay making were demonstrated to them. They were also trained to differentiate between healthy and sick animals, vaccination and deworming schedules and the importance of hygiene in prevention of diseases.

Tips on detection of heat, timely artificial insemination and care of pregnant and new-born animals were given to the farmers. Special emphasis was given on reproduction, which tells upon the production of animals. A field visit to the university dairy farm was also undertaken. In the concluding function, R.S. Sahota, Head, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, said their main queries were regarding reproduction and repeat breeding which were dealt properly.

He advised the trainees to keep themselves updated through training programmes and also read university publications. They could remain in touch with university for their farm-related problems.



NCC camp at Khalsa college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 30
Nearly 600 girls cadets are taking part in an annual training camp of 3 Punjab Battalion NCC, Ludhiana, at the Khalsa College for Women.

Commanding Officer Col S.S. Deol said cadets from 18 institutions were taking part in the 10-day camp.

The institutions are Government College for Women, SDP College for Women, GNG College, SGGJ Girls College, Raikot, GHG Khalsa College Sudhar, GNN College, Doraha, Mai Bhago College, Ramgarh Khalsa College for Women, RGC Ludhiana, Sacred Heart Convent School, KVM, Ludhiana, DAV, Malerkotla, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Tagore Public School, BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, and BVM, Udham Singh Nagar.



Office-bearers of A.S. School Trust
Tribune News Service

Khanna, September 30
Avinash Singla of the Progressive Panel was elected president and Vijay Sharma nominated as general secretary of the A.S. High School Trust and Educational Society elections held here today.

Rakesh Goyal was made vice-president and Pardeep Vij joint secretary of the society.

Sanjiv Dhamija was elected secretary while Jatinder Devgan was made secretary of the AS College for Woman. Rajesh Dalli was made secretary of the A.S. Modern Senior Secondary School and Raj Kumar will be the manager of AS Senior Secondary School.

Hans Raj was made manager of the AS college for education and Anirudh Ghai internal auditor of the society.



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