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5,902 appear for state talent exam

5,902 appear for state talent exam

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Jalandhar: As many as 5,902 students, including 2,901 Class X students and 3,001 Class VIII students, belonging to government and government-aided schools on Sunday took the Punjab State Talent Search Examination in the Doaba region comprising Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts. The examination was conducted by the State Council of Education and Research (SCERT). The nodal officers of the Education Department from the state headquarters and the district education officers conducted surprise inspections of the examination centres. The Education Department, with a view to prepare students for the competitive scholarship examination, has organised special virtual coaching classes in different districts. Students were provided simplified material and google quiz were also organised. The government schoolteachers also held physical classes to clear doubts of students at the block and district level while adhering to Covid-19 precautions for the convenience of students. TNS

Dr Paramjit is state IMA chief

Jalandhar: Dr Paramjit Mann, a pediatrician from Nawanshahr, on Sunday elected as the president of the Punjab unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Dr Mann, the former general secretary of IMA, Punjab, has always been very vocal about the rights of doctors in the state. He had opposed the Punjab Clinical Establishment Act, Centre’s attempt to legitimise ‘mixopathy’, and violence on doctors. Besides, he organised various medical check-up camps at Pathlawa village in Nawanshahr where first Covid patient was diagnosed, and other districts to help the state government fight against Covid-19. During the lockdown, Dr Mann kept visiting police stations and police nakas in the Nawanshahr district to examine the frontline warriors. He also examined more than 200 cops. Also, along with other IMA office-bearers, he had been giving valuable tips to combat the pandemic, said Dr Navjot Dahiya, former president of the IMA. The IMA unit of Punjab congratulated Dr Mann and said he would ensure ethical practices in the medical profession and would also take care that the doctor-patient relation would improve in future. TNS

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