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MoU for Mental Wellness

MoU for Mental Wellness


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Jalandhar: A memorandum of understanding was signed between Lyallpur Khalsa College (LKC) and Heartfulness Educational Trust (HET). The MoU was signed by Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra, Principal LKC and Prof Dr OP Katare, Practitioner and Trainer, HET. The MoU is aimed to promote mental well being learning through meditation sessions. Dr Samra, said, “Value addition through meditation is the need of the hour when things are moving at very fast pace. Through meditation, students and faculty can de-stress themselves which will bring fruitful results later on.” HET representative Dr Katare from Department of Pharmaceuticals, Panjab University, Chandigarh, added, “The heartfulness focusses on self motivation to achieve the state of higher consciousness.” Dr Samra, after signing MoU, informed that the MoU includes conducting awareness sessions and training programmes for faculty, staff and students. HET will also conduct orientation session when required. The mentors/trainers to conduct sessions will be provided by HET. Prof Satpal Singh, NSS Chief Programme Officer, from college and Swarcha Mehra from local zonal in charge of HET were given the duty of coordination between both the institutions. Prof Satpal Singh said that value addition resulting from this MoU will assist volunteer, students and staff to achieve higher targets.

Workshop on Genetic Counselling

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organised a workshop on “Genetic Counselling and Job Opportunities in India”.

The workshop was organised by Department of Bio-Technology in collaboration with Institutions Innovation Council of KMV. The resource person for the workshop was Deepti Chaudhary. She commenced her talk by introducing the term genetics and terminologies related to genetics. She talked about categories of genetic disorders mentioning autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked recessive disorders. She also talked about occurrence of common disorders, hypertension, gout, Diabetes mellitus, cleft lip and palate, schizophrenia, congenital heart diseases and many more. She stressed on the significance of normal Karyotype for healthy life and also discussed how chromosomal abnormalities lead to problems in pregnancy, intellectual disorders, cardiac disorders. She said the main objectives of genetic counselling are to provide family with complete and accurate information about genetic disorders promoting informed decisions by involved family members, clarifying family’s options available for treatment and prognosis; explaining alternatives to reduce the risk of genetic disorders; decreasing the incidence and impact of disorders. She introduced who are genetic counsellors and their role. Respecting the right of individual, non-directive approach, keeping privacy of individual and family and maintaining the communication between counsellor and client are ethics of genetic counselling. She told about different molecular and cytogenetic tests which are done for genetic counselling. She encouraged students to be genetic counsellors in future because it not only helps in getting good jobs and making their future bright, but it is noble cause for the society. During concluding remarks, she took queries of students very smartly and clarified every doubt of students. Principal Prof Atima Sharma Dwivedi extended her gratitude towards Dr. Chaudhary for imparting such important information to the students.

BCA SEM III results out

The students of BCA Semester-III from PCM SD College for Women have performed well in their exams conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University.

Pooja Kumari bagged first position in the college by scoring 276 (90.6%) out of 300 marks. Riya Mehra bagged second position with 263 (87.6%) marks and Kritika scored third position with 262 (87.3%) marks. The members of the managing committee and the Principal of the college Prof (Dr) Pooja Prashar applauded the meritorious students on their success and wished for their bright future. She also averred that the college provides a highly conducive academic atmosphere and infrastructure for the students to excel in their studies.

FDP on computing techniques

A one-week national level faculty development programme (FDP) on “Applications of computing techniques in sustainable energy systems” commenced at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, main campus.

The programme is organised by the Department of Electrical Engineering and co-sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This first week FDP had around 55 registered candidates from the north-west region of India. Research scholars, faculty and research mentors attending the event, and drawn from IITs, NITs, Technical Universities and Engineering colleges would benefit by interaction and find new areas for carrying out research on sustainable energy systems and issues related to problem solving through computational techniques. Vice Chancellor of the University, Rahul Bhandari, was the patron of the event and Dr G Sridhar, Director-General of National Institutes of Bio-Energy, Kapurthala, was the chief guest. In his address, he appraised all present regarding the immense scope of energy from biomass, solar and to a small extent wind to be an alternative to the conventional fossil based energy sources in the region. He conveyed the challenges these sustainable energy systems hold to the issue of grid integration. The need of using the available computational techniques and developing new algorithms was emphasised by the guest of honour, Prof (Dr) Vikas Chawla, Dean Academics, IKGPTU and Chairman of FDP.

Third rank in IESO exam

Abhijay Singh Khehra, a student of Class XI from Police DAV Public School, bagged All-India third rank in IESO 2022. IESO is a test based on Earth Sciences organised by Geological Society of India, Bengaluru.

IESO is supported by the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), Government of India, as one of its outreach programme for promotion of Earth Science. He is among the top 26 students selected for the training camp starting from June 22 to July 5 in Chennai . Abhijay is the only student selected from Punjab to attend the training camp. Principal Dr Rashmi Vij congratulated Abhijay on his outstanding achievement.

Camp on Financial Literacy organised

Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organised a three-day Block Level Camp on Financial Literary and Investment Planning in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra. The chief guest of the camp was Principal Prof Ajay Sareen. She said small investment proves to be big gains in future and one should always invest carefully because right investment can give us right benefits. District Guidance Counsellor Surjit Lal gave a brief introduction of the programme. Coordinator of the Programme Dr Anjana Bhatia (Dean Innovation and Research) addressed the students and said we should invest carefully because what one invests today, will bring benefits for sure. Rishav Singla from Nehru Yuva Kendra also addressed the gathering. He told in detail about various investment schemes in Bank, Post Office, Share Market, Mutual Funds etc. Dr Shallu Batra from HMV discussed about pros and cons of various investment plans. Darshan Pandey from cyber cell told about various crimes done on internet by forge investment companies. Inspector Sanjeev said we should be very careful while investing our hard earned money. As resource person Dr Minakshi Duggal Mehta from HMV was also present.

Yoga Day organised

DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology organised Yoga Day to celebrate ‘75th Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the enthusiastic participation of students. A pledge was taken by all participants to observe self-discipline and to abide by all advisories and instructions on Common Yoga Protocol issued by the Ministry of Ayush.

They also pledged to use yoga techniques to enhance their immunity. An expert yoga teacher, Amit initially briefed about the essence of yoga and benefits of practicing yoga in daily life and thereafter, held a long practice session with demonstration of various asanas. The participants were introduced to loosening exercises, yoga asanas - Kapalbhati, Pranayama, Dhyana and Sankalpa. Certified yoga instructors explained the benefits of each asana, with greater emphasis on pranayama and asanas which increase the respiratory strength in human body. Dr Manoj Kumar, Principal, DAVIET appreciated the efforts of Amit, a yoga expert for the enlightenment of the audience about scientific relevance and importance of yoga in our life. The programme was organised by the NCC department of DAVIET. TNS

Harshita Ist in BSc Agriculture (Sem V)

Hoshiarpur: DAV College Principal Prof (Dr) Vinay Kumar informed that in Panjab University, Chandigarh result of BSc Agriculture 5th Semester, Harshita Rana, secured first position in the institution scoring 2525 (84.17%) marks out of 3000. Charanpreet Kaur, secured the 2nd position having 2482 i.e. 82.73 % marks. Nisha Kumari stood third having 2481 i.e. 82.70% marks. College managing committee president Dr Anoop Kumar and secretary DL Anand conveyed wishes to the meritorious students.


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