Jalandhar: Innocent Hearts College of Education initiated the new BEd session with Saraswati Vandana and online orientation session imparting the message that spirituality and excellence go hand in hand. Saraswati Vandana was organised to seek blessings of the Almighty and to welcome newcomers with serene positive vibrations. Puja was performed devotedly by the executive director (colleges) Bowry Memorial Educational and Medical Trust Aradhana Bowry, Principal Dr Arjinder Singh and other faculty members with religious zeal and devoutness. This was followed by an online orientation programme in which the new entrants were acquainted with the rules, regulations and curriculum of the programme. Principal Dr Arjinder Singh hosted the virtual meet and addressed the newcomers. Assistant professor Tarunjyoti Kaur discussed the scheme of study, co-curricular and NSS activities organised in the college during the whole BEd session.
Fashion show winners
Lyallpur Khalsa College students won the first position in the fashion show event in the ‘Colours 2021’ organised at CT Institute Maqsudan. This information was shared by the college Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra on Monday who informed that the winning team had students Ashmeen Bains, Mandeep Maan, Japjee and Pallavi Bhardwaj. Dr Samra congratulated the winning team and its in-charges Dr Ajitpal Singh and Prof Shefali Taneja and deputy dean Dr Palwinder Singh on this achievement.
Disaster management session held
To help the students respond to the disaster situations, a demonstration on firefighting techniques was held by Department of Fire Brigade at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya. Principal Dr Ajay Sareen accorded a warm welcome and presented a planter to Rajender, the facilitator for the demo. In her address Principal Dr Ajay Sareen focussed on the need to be prepared for the worst situations. She told that such sessions help to put theory into practice and make the students aware of the techniques to protect themselves as well as others around, thus ensuring safety for all. Rajender informed the students and faculty members about different types of fires and fire extinguishers. He showed the students how to use the extinguishing cylinders and demonstrated the use of water pipes of fire brigade vehicles. The students learnt went through a practical discourse. Rajender also talked about the responsibility of citizens to help the department and inform them at 101 in case of any fire. The students learnt the use of extinguishing fire and were equipped to use this knowledge whenever required. Dr Anjana Bhatia hosted the event and thanked the department for the demonstration.
Webinar on tree talk
Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organised a two-day webinar series. The series was organised by the PG Department of Botany. More than 250 students participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. The speaker for the first day was Dr Rajiv Angrish from Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. He delivered his lecture on the topic ‘Tree talk in the Wood Wide Web’. He explained about the various plant communications involving metabolites, molecules, volatile organic compounds and electrical impulses between plants and a host of other organisms. On the second day, he delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Plants, Agriculture and Humans: Past, Present and Future’. He divided his talk into five major parts to discuss the evolution of humans along with the domestication of crops and animals. He narrated the story behind the development and evolution of modern day grains by citing examples of wheat and maize. He also made students aware about the future prospects in the fields of biology, botany, biotechnology and use of modern day technologies in the agriculture like drones, sensors etc. The queries of students were also entertained in the queries session.
FDP on apparel design
Professor Lalit Kumar Awasthi, director NIT, Jalandhar, inaugurated the online ‘Faculty Development Programme’ on apparel design sponsored by ATAL (AICTE Training and Learning Academy) from February 1 to 9 organised by the Department of Textile Technology. Dr Vinay Midha and Dr AK Choudhary, the coordinators for the course said that there will be 14 sessions on different aspects of apparel design, including design softwares, sewing machines and sewing threads, fabric defects, pattern making, marking spreading, laying and cutting and the latest in the industry ie RFID technology. The eminent experts from different institutions of the country like IIT Delhi, NIFT Kangra, FDDCI Mohali and NIT Jalandhar will be deliberating on the different technological developments in the field. The FDP has received an overwhelming response from the participants across different institutions of the country working in different areas of textile technology, fashion and apparel industry and 140 participants, including faculty and research scholars of different institutions of textile technology, fashion, apparel and home science, have registered for the programme on Monday. Professor LK Awasthi appreciated the efforts of the department and AICTE ATAL Scheme in supporting the role of NITs to provide training to faculty and students of the other institutions of the country. TNS
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