Three fellows elected to PU senate CHANDIGARH: After completion of the first round of counting in the elections for graduate constituency of Panjab University, three fellows have been elected on the basis of first preference of voters under Section (1) (a) of section 13 of the Panjab University Act. Sandeep Kumar was first to make the cut by securing a total of 4,996 votes. Sanjeev Arora secured a total of 3,236 votes to make it to the senate, while Dayal Partap Singh Randhawa managed 2,422 votes. The results of all the remaining seats will be declared by Sunday. Hotel management institutes celebrate World Tourism Day DERA BASSI: The World Tourism Day was celebrated by students of Hotel Management and Catering Institute (HMCI), Gholumajra and Sri Sukhmani Hotel Management Institute, Dera Bassi on Friday. The students presented exhibitions to demonstrate culture, food, fashions and dances of various states. Punjab’s culture team bagged the first prize and the Arabian team remained runners up. The Kerla and Manipur teams were jointly adjudged the third place. The students of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Hospitality and Management organised a visit to Chandigarh Airport and railway station and welcomed the tourists visiting the City Beautiful. Rayat students excel in PTU exams RUPNAGAR: Students of Rayat Technology Centre of Excellence, Rail Majra here have excelled in the Punjab Technical University (PTU) examinations. In computer science engineering (CSE), sixth semester examination , Navneet Kaur got sixth position, Mokita Saini got seventh position while Anchal got eighth position. Jaskaranjit Kaur secured eighth position in the fourth semester examination. In electrical engineering, sixth semester examination, Barun Chaudharu got eighth position. In information technology, sixth semester, Tamanna Jaiswal got fifth position, while Parnav Bargotra got fifth position in mechanical engineering. Ramdevi Jindal college holds annual function LALRU: Students of Ram Devi Jindal Group of Colleges, Lalru organised their annual cultural extravaganza ‘Lamhe 2012’ on Friday. Former cabinet minister Master Mohan Lal was the chief guest. The chairman of the group, Girdhari Lal Jindal, presided over the function. Prizes and appreciation certificates were given to students and faculty members. Hindi fortnight celebrations conclude CHANDIGARH: The northern regional office of Bureau of Indian Standards on Friday organised the concluding function of the Hindi fortnight celebrations. Chief guest Jai Prakash, retired professor, Hindi department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, said, “Hindi is instrumental in taking forward our culture and values. It is a language of pride for our nation,” he said. The first positions were bagged by Rakesh Kumar for essay, Rashmi Chugh for vocabulary, Tilak Raj for paragraph writing and Mahesh Chander for typing on computer in Hindi. Student selected for Bal Shree competition CHANDIGARH: A student of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, has been selected for the national level Bal Shree Award competition camp. The Class 10 student, Deepkiran, is a budding artist and she will be representing the school in the camp to be held from October 1 to 5, 2012 in New Delhi. She said passion, hard work and zeal to win are the qualities that motivated her. Freshers’ party organised for BEd students SAS Nagar: The BEd department of Rattan Professional Education College, Sohana organised freshers’ party on Friday to welcome new students. Principal Vibha Garg, while speaking on the occasion, shared her experiences with the new batch of would-be teachers. She motivated the students to work hard throughout the course and pass out as trained and committed teachers. School celebrates Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary CHANDIGARH: Kundan International School on Friday celebrated the 105th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Children organised a cultural show on this occasion comprising declamation, poetry, quiz and dance. A play titled ‘Itihaas Ke Panne’ was also staged to commemorate the great freedom fighter. PU holds orientation course for new teachers CHANDIGARH: A valedictory programme of the 95th orientation course conducted by the Academic Staff College, Panjab University was held on Friday. The course was conducted from September 1 to September 28. The four-week training programme was for newly appointed college and university teachers. A total of 24 participants participated in this programme from institutions of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh. Workshop on cyber crime awareness ends CHANDIGARH: The two-day workshop organised on cyber crime awareness for law enforcement agencies (LEA) concluded at PEC University of Technology here on Friday. “More such workshops and training courses will be organised with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and Cyber Security Research Centre at PEC to ensure that the UT Police is upgraded with all required skills,” said Prerna Puri, secretary IT. Deshraj Singh, SP crime, Chandigarh Police, talked about the cyber forensics tools for investigation. The workshop concluded with a session on IT Act 2000. Sutlej Public School opens new branch at Rupnagar RUPNAGAR: Sutlej Public School, Hussainpur, has opened its new branch ‘Sutlej Smart Kids’ on Friday. School director JK Jaggi said they were committed to providing quality education to children. He said the students from pre-nursery to class 5 would get education in the newly opened branch. Directorprincipal Jatinder Kaur was also present on the occasion.