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100 models at science exhibition

Tribune News Service

Tarn Taran: As many as 100 models were exhibited in the science exhibition (Gyanvridhi) organised at Guru Amar Dass Adarsh Institute, Goindwal Sahib, on Friday. School Principal Manisha Sood said the purpose of the exhibition was to increase knowledge of the students by making models according to the sub-topics studied by the students in the class. Khadoor Sahib MLA Manjinder Singh Lalpura saw the exhibition and also distributed prizes among the winners. Jaspal Singh Randhawa, chairman of the school managing committee, presented a vote of thanks on the occasion. oc

Seminar on menstrual hygiene

Amritsar: The Department of Pharmacy/Medical Lab Sciences of the Global Group of Institutes conducted an awareness seminar on menstrual hygiene and also organised a health check-up camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Jethuwal, Amritsar. The girl students of the school were made aware of the problems and complications arising at the time of menstruation. They were guided about maintaining hygiene during menorrhea. The students interacted with the experts during this largely attended seminar and their queries regarding the problems faced by them during menstruation were answered. Assistant Prof Jasbir Kaur and Assistant Prof Richa Sharma interacted with the students and guided them during the seminar. A medical health check-up camp was also held in the school in which the department of medical lab sciences performed various tests like measuring blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, blood grouping etc. Samples were also taken to perform multiple tests like LFT and RFT.

Awareness lecture on lumpy skin disease

With lumpy skin disease (LSD) hitting the livestock, especially milch animals all over Punjab, experts at Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KCVAS) on Friday suggested precautions and control. In an awareness lecture, the experts said the infectious viral disease was growing among cattle, cows and buffaloes and it is transmitted by mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks. The disease is characterised by mild fever for two to three days followed by development of stiff, round cutaneous nodules on the skin all over the body. The symptoms may include lesions in mouth, pharynx and respiratory tract, emaciation, enlarged lymph nodes, oedema of limbs, reduction in milk production, abortion and sometimes death. Although infected animals often recover within a period of two to three weeks, there is reduction in milk yield in lactating cattle for several weeks. Principal, KCVAS, Dr Harish K Verma said administration of antibiotics for five to seven days to check secondary infection may be considered and application of antiseptic ointment with fly repellent on the eroded skin is recommended. He said the college was ready to provide any help to the farmers and cattle owners in case of need as the management has decided to set up the help desk where vets could be reached at phone no. 62834-29117. tns

‘Happiness Session’ at DAV School

A “Happiness Session” by eminent social activist Niraj Gera, Chairman of Humanify Foundation, was organised at DAV Public School, Lawrence Road. This seminar was organised to strengthen the mental and physical health of the students, help them achieve their goals and give them a vision in life. Gera motivated the students not to lead a mundane life and asked them to be self-driven and keep good company. School Principal Dr Pallavi Sethi said it was exhilarating experience for students and expressed gratitude to Niraj Gera for his relentless efforts towards transforming lives. She along with students took a pledge to the respect the females of the society.

capacity building programme on NEP

Dr Vinodita Sankhyan was nominated by the CBSE to conduct a capacity building programme on NEP at Cambridge International School, Loharka. Dr Sankhyan is the Principal of Shri Ram Ashram School. The aim of the programme was to empower and equip the teachers with the framework of NEP 2020. “Till date, we have been focussing on ‘What to Think’ in our education policy. According to NEP-2020, the focus is on ‘How to Think’,” she said. As many as 120 teachers from various schools of the district attended this full-day workshop. Dr Sankhyan emphasised on the need to adopt all the new and innovative approaches to make education more engaged, experimental, holistic, integrated and interdisciplinary as recommended in the policy. Further, the erudite resource person thoroughly elaborated all aspects of the policy which are imminent to be implemented in all CBSE schools. Shweta Aggarwal, Principal of Cambridge International School, said it was a highly informative and interactive session in which all teachers participated zealously.

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