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Nutritious diet must for healthy living: Kang
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 24
Today’s need was not only ample food grains but also to ensure the availability of a nutritious diet for nurturing healthy society, said Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University. He said this at an awareness camp on World Food Day organised by the directorate of extension education, PAU. The programme was sponsored by IFFCO and the Cooperative Society, Sherpur Kalan.

Dr Kang said India at present produced 208 million tonnes of cereals and 13.5 million tonnes of pulses out of which 9.5 per cent go waste due to recklessness during harvesting and storage.

Dr N.S.Malhi, director of extension education, also spoke. He advised the farmers to learn scientific methods of food storage in addition to increasing crop production. This would also help them extract more profits, he added. Focusing on the importance of farm literature, Dr Malhi said every progressive farmer should have a personal library at home. He specially mentioned two PAU monthly journals, Changi Kheti and Progressive Farming, which contained write-ups by 15 PAU experts every month.

Dr Neelam Mahajan, programme coordinator, Kiran Grover and Anita Kochar delivered lectures on need for nutritional security in the family. Dr S.P.Mehra, PAU additional director of extension education, proposed the vote of thanks.

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100 dentists attend lecture
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 24
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital will host a 2-day lecture on CDE programme on the theme “Ceramic Laminate Veneers - Enhancing Smiles” on October 27and 28, 2007.

Dr T.V. Padmanabhan, president of the Indian Prosthodontic Society, who is professor and head in the department of prosthodontics at Sri Ramchandra Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, will deliver a keynote lecture and conduct the course while Christian Specht, dental technician, will conduct the lab demonstration for ceramic laminate veneer fabrication.

This CDE programme is an initiative of the department of prosthodontics, under the aegis of Dr KBS Kuckreja, professor and head of the department, along with a team of senior dental experts which include Dr Harinder Kuckreja, Dr Naveen Oberoi and Dr Rajeev Gupta.

Elaborating on the theme of this event, Dr Kuckreja informed that ceramic laminate veneers are probably the most aesthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile.

More than 100 delegates from the region in addition to dental professionals from several other dental institutions in the state would attend the course.

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Unhygienic lifestyle deadly, doc
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 24
A general medical check-up was conducted jointly by the health authorities and local branch of Rotary Club at primary wing of the local MGMN Senior Secondary School, here, today.

Referring to observations made during visits to local schools as a part of the School Health Programme, Dr Mohinder Singh said majority of students lacked awareness about adverse affects of unhygienic lifestyle and need of balanced diet for a good health.

Dr Singh said a number of cases of scabies, pyorrhea, gastroenteritis problems and poor vision were detected during the examination. One case of albinism was also noticed.

As it was not feasible to detect all cases of refractive disorders, a team of teachers was prepared to examine eyesight of the students. “However, final examination will be undertaken by the ophthalmic assistant and spectacles will be provided accordingly,” said Dr Mohinder Singh. 

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Green Land paddlers win two titles
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 24
Host Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar, bypass chowk branch, bagged two titles in the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament which concluded here, today. In the boys u-19 years and girls u-16 years sections, Green Land School paddlers clinched top honours.

In the boy’s (u-19) final, Green Land School quelled a strong challenge from Seth Hukum Chand SD Public School, Jalandhar, before romping home winners (3-2). Apeejay Public School finished at third spot.

In the girl’s section (u-16), host Green Land School pipped Apeejay Public School to emerge champions while AV Public School, Fazilka, secured third poisiton.

In the boy’s u-14 years section, DAV International School, Amritsar, got the better of Alpine International Public School, Ludhiana, to clinch the title and Guru Ram Dass Public School, Jalandhar, outplayed Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, to finish third.

DAV International School, Amritsar, players proved too good for Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, whom they defeated in the final to annex the title in the girls u-14 years section while Alpine International Public School, Ludhiana, overpowered LSDBRA, Fazilka, to secure the third position.

In the boy’s u-16 years final, Spring Dale Public School, Amritsar, defeated Shri Ram Ashram Public School, Amritsar, to win the title. Green Land School, Ludhiana, beat St Joseph Convent School, Pathankot, to finish at third place.

DAV School, Lawrance road, Amritsar, outnumbered Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, to win top honours while Green Land School, Ludhiana, outclassed Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Amritsar, to secure the third place.

D R Yadav, joint secretary, regional office, CBSE, Panchkula, and Rajesh Rudra, chairman-cum-director, Green Land Schools, gave away prizes to the winners.

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