Conference on technology: The two-day international conference on “technology and information system” concluded at DAV College here. C.L. Kochher, Regional Director (Engineering Colleges), DAV CMC, highlighted the academic significance of the conference. He said, “This conference will send new ripples in academia by becoming a signifier to signify the motif of quality research.” Dr Hardeep Singh, professor, Department of Computer and Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, emphasised the need of organising these conferences in the field of academic. He focused on the need to overcome digital divide in order to develop a homogeneous society rich in IT knowledge. More than 120 research papers were presented in the conference. The major research papers included “artificial intelligence” by Dr S. Raviraja, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Dr G.D. Sharma, former Vice- Chairman, UGC, presented his thoughts on the concept of “cloud computing”. Dr Yasmeen Fatimah from California, USA, presented her ideas on “social networking trends and web as an effective platform for collaboration and sharing information.”
Monthly pension: The Sahara Club distributed Rs 15,000 among 50 poor persons under its monthly pension scheme. Naval Malhotra of the Congress distributed the money. Each person was given Rs 300 each. Function was held at the Congress Bhawan here.
Inter-college hockey tourney begins: Punjabi University Inter-College Girls Hockey Championship began at the DAV College in Bathinda on Monday. According to college, five teams, including Modi College, Patiala, University Campus, Physical Education College, Mastuana, LBS Arya College, Barnala and DAV College, Bathinda are participating in the tournament. The matches are being played at Sports Stadium, Bathinda. The final would be held at November 24.
Arya Samaj function: There is a dire need to follow the teachings of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, to eradicate social evils like female foeticide, addiction and dowry. These views were expressed by the well-known social activist Dr Ajay Bagga while addressing on 108th annual function of Arya Samaj here last evening. Local leaders of Arya Samaj threw light on the life of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati who always stood for the development of downtrodden. Students of various local schools participated in symposium and other competitions in which Surbhi and Gaurav of Vidya Mandir School secured first and third position, respectively, whereas Deepika Kaushal of Government Girls Railway Mandi Senior Secondary School bagged second prize.
J&K Rifles celebrates reunion: The Jammu & Kashmir Rifles celebrated its 11th reunion somewhere in the western sector from November 18. The celebration concluded today. As part of the reunion various functions were organised. Lieut-Gen B.S. Jaswal of the regiment, a number of serving and retired Army officers participated in the celebrations. The regiment remembered its martyrs and a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the War Memorial of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Regimental Centre. A special sainik sammelan was held at the regimental centre which was addressed by Lieut-Gen Jaswal and Lieut-Gen G.S. Rawat, former Colonel of the regiment.