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Online physics quiz

Jalandhar: Chandrayaan Vipnet Club of Physics Department of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organised a national-level quiz competition. The aim of the competition was to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and practical concepts. As many as 317 participants of various institutes from Chandigarh, Talwara, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Batala, Ferozepur and Malout participated in the competition. Principal Ajay Sareen congratulated the Physics Department for organising the event and motivated the students to participate in various competitions organised by the college.

Honour for promoting research

Under the Research Incentive Scheme, CT Group has honoured additional director (division of admissions) Dr Vaneet Kumar, and deputy director research and innovation as well as associate professor (department of biotechnology) Dr Saruchi for conducting and promoting research. They have received a cheque of Rs 12,600 from the CT group management. Dr Vaneet and Dr Saruchi published five research papers in various world-class quality journals like Springer (journal of environmental health science and engineering), Elsevier (journal of molecular liquid, the journal of chemical thermodynamics) and American Chemical Society (journal of chemical and engineering data) having impact factor between 2 to 6. Telling about the same, Dr Vaneet said, “In these published research papers, we have given very useful results for the removal of harmful dye (ethidium bromide and eosin) by the use of nanoparticles (magnesium (II) doped zinc oxide nanoparticles). They also have studied investigation of (solute-solute) and (solute-solvent) interactions in ternary {amino acids + 1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide [C12mim] [Br] + water} system at different temperatures.” Dr GS Kalra, campus director, appreciated the efforts of both and said that papers published by them will be very useful for the society as environment point of view.

Two-day innovation summit

Phagwara: The Division of Student Welfare at LPU organised a two-day Innovation Summit-2021 with industry top global leaders. The summit was held under the banner of AICTE, MHRD, IIC (Institution’s Innovation Council), and MHRD’s Innovation Cell (Government of India). Thousands of participating LPU students interacted virtually with the leaders of top ranks including MD, CEO, co-founder from diverse sectors, like Wipro (US), Accenture Ventures, ICT Mumbai, Animal Aid Unlimited, TIF Labs, Kool-Kanya and more. LPU students gained an understanding of innovation across all verticals of the industry, and also imbibed the essential role of innovation in digital era businesses. Co-founder Animal Aid Unlimited Erica Abrams, originally hailing from US, talked about problems faced by street animals and various service possibilities and opportunities thereof. Innovator-cum-entrepreneur and a research scholar at ICT Mumbai Amit S. Lokhande shared his views about innovations and business ideas. Managing director (Accenture Ventures) Avnish Sabharwal suggested innovating in the ‘Never Normal World’ and encouraged students to create and adopt the new normal world. Head of global strategic alliances (Wipro, US) and world peace ambassador Damodar Sahi discussed the role of digital marketing strategies in achieving the business objectives, different opportunities in the digital era, and design thinking. CEO (TIF Labs) Pranay Agarwal discussed how ‘startup’ entrepreneurship will change post-Covid-19 era; and, CEO of Kool-Kanya, Vanshika Goenka focussed on the rise of women, job opportunities for them and discussed empowering women entrepreneurs to drive economic growth.

Photography competition

Harmanjot Singh, a student of Eklavya School, secured third position in photography competition conducted by Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg. Like every year, Eklavya School students participate in number of contests, competitions, held by different institutions. This year also, the students participated in different competitions i.e. web designing, role play, photography, solo dance etc. in Techfest organised by Apeejay School. This year Techfest was conducted online due to Covid-19 pandemic. Harmanjot is a very passionate for photography and videography. He also helps his father in his business by shooting photos, videos in weddings. He says that he has very advance knowledge of photo and video editing. He also wants to pursue the graduation in this field. Director Eklavya School Seema Handa said that along with formal education, these kinds of skills should also be in the children.

TechFest-2021

State Public School Jalandhar Cantt students participated in the TechFest-2021. Diya and Sahil bagged second position in mobile app idea presentation category while Preeti Madaan bagged third position in Gustakhi Maaf category. The schools and parents overwhelmed with this success and congratulated the winners. President Dr Narotam Singh, vice-president Dr Gagandeep Kaur and Principal Savina Bahl congratulated all winners and wished them best of luck for their future endevours.

National youth Day

Apeejay College of Fine Arts celebrated National Youth Day. Principal Neerja Dhingra said that Swami Vivekananda was indeed an ideal personality for the youngsters. He had always considered youth power as the most significant for nation building and universal brotherhood. He was a personality who had a vision for a new modern India. Vishavbandhu from the department of history presented a powerpoint presentation on 'A Prophet of harmony and political synthesis' in which he talked of his simple life style and high thinking. He also shared with the gathering Swami Vivekananda's teachings as - 'Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached', 'Whatever you think, you will be', 'Be a hero, say I have no fear' etc. Rashmi from the department of philosophy did the anchoring of the entire event.

Eklavya School

Eklavya School Jalandhar celebrated National Youth Day with great enthusiasm and gusto. The main objective of the day was to promote rational thinking among the youth, believed to be the future of the country. It expected of the youth to rise to the occasion, fight for the right and channel their inner energies, just like Swami Vivekananda would have. The school educators conducted poster making competition for primary students in which students participated with great zeal. Essay writing competitions was also organised for all students of middle and senior school. JK Gupta, school chairman, inspired the students to instill such values and qualities which would help in building a New India. — TNS

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