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LUD­HI­ANA: Schools holds prize dis­tri­bu­tion func­tion LUD­HI­ANA: Stu­dents fight it out in bas­ket­ball tourney LUD­HI­ANA: Lud­hi­ana team scores 181 runs on Day 1 LUD­HI­ANA: 200 stu­dents ex­am­ined at den­tal camp LUD­HI­ANA: Ap­parel brand bags life­time achieve­ment award LUD­HI­ANA: Farewell party or­gan­ised FATEHGARH SAHIB: Vo­ca­tional train­ing in­sti­tute launched FATEHGARH SAHIB:

The se­nior stu­dents of com­merce and sci­ence streams from the two branches of Bhar­tiya Vidya Mandir Kitchlu Na­gar and Ud­ham Singh Na­gar par­tic­i­pated in a com­merce and sci­ence quiz on Satur­day. Each team was named af­ter a fa­mous In­dian math­e­ma­ti­cian to pay re­spect to their un­par­al­leled con­tri­bu­tion to the world of maths. The teams were Aryab­hatta, Ra­manu­jan, Bhaskara and Brah­mgupta. BVM Kitchlu Na­gar won the com­pe­ti­tion. School vice-prin­ci­pal Nee­lam Mit­ter ap­pre­ci­ated the stu­dents’ ef­forts.

Kun­dan Vidya Mandir on Satur­day or­gan­ised a prize-dis­tri­bu­tion func­tion to fe­lic­i­tate the per­form­ers of 20112012 ses­sion. Eye spe­cial­ist Dr La­j­pat Rai was the chief guest while char­tered ac­coun­tant Ash­wani Kumar was the guest of hon­our. Stu­dents pre­sented a cul­tural pro­gramme on the oc­ca­sion, which left the au­di­ence en­thralled. The chief guest and guest of hon­our gave away the prizes to the win­ners in aca­demics and ex­tra cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties of the school. School prin­ci­pal Navita Puri and head­mistress Namita Raj Singh were present on the oc­ca­sion. The chief guest ex­horted the stu­dents to be dili­gent and sin­cere in all school ac­tiv­i­ties.

An in­ter-house bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment was con­ducted at Sri Guru Harkr­is­han Public School, Do­raha, on Satur­day. In the U-14 boys’ com­pe­ti­tion, Ravi House de­feated Beas House by 17-14. Harshdeep, Ojasvi, Jashan­deep, Param­preet and Ab­hishek were top per­form­ers. In U-17 girls Satluj House de­feated Ravi House by 8- 5. Ja­graj Kaur, Amar­jeet Kaur, Dik­sha, Prab­hjot and Pr­erna grabbed the lime­light. In the U-17 girls’ com­pe­ti­tion Ravi House de­feated Satluj House by 32-18 in which Manav Cheema, Tanveer, Ja­graj, Gurvin­der and Sim­ran­deep played well. On the oc­ca­sion, school di­rec­tor Karamvir Singh and Jaspreet Kaur gave away prizes to the win­ning teams. Trust mem­ber Amar­jit Singh was also present. Prin­ci­pal Man­jushaw Vi­nayak en­cour­aged the de­feated teams by say­ing, “Tast­ing de­feat is es­sen­tial, as the next time vic­tory’s joy will be dou­bled.”

The Lud­hi­ana cricket team reached 181 for eight in 95 overs (at stumps) against Mohali, thanks to Harnoor’s con­tri­bu­tion of 51 runs. The knock in­cluded six boundaries. Dipin Chitkara (40), Jaskaran (31) and Ra­man (24) were the other run get­ters for the hosts, who lost the toss and were put into bat. For Mohali, Harpreet was the lead­ing wicket taker as he claimed four wick­ets for 58 runs. Amish Sidhu (3 for 49) and Jaswinder (1 for 18) too had a share in the spoils. Lud­hi­ana won the toss and elected to bat first in their first in­nings. The match will con­tinue on Sun­day morn­ing. The Lud­hi­ana Dis­trict Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion is or­gan­is­ing the match.

The Ro­tary Club, Lud­hi­ana, or­gan­ised a free-of-cost den­tal camp in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Sha­heed Kar­tar Singh Sarabha Char­i­ta­ble Trust at Ma­havir Jain Shik­shan Sansthan in Hus­sain­pura vil­lage on Satur­day. As many as 200 stu­dents were ex­am­ined and were given tooth­brushes, tooth­pastes and medicines at the camp. A team of five den­tal doc­tors led by Dr Ashish ex­am­ined the stu­dents. Pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club, Lud­hi­ana, Bal­bir Singh, sec­re­tary VK Anand and oth­ers con­trib­uted Rs 10,000 to pro­vide shoes to the poor stu­dents.

In­dia’s lead­ing ap­parel brand, Duke, bagged the life­time achieve­ment award in recog­ni­tion with its out­stand­ing en­trepreneur­ship ef­forts and con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the In­dian in­dus­try. Duke Fash­ions (In­dia) chair­man Ko­mal Kumar Jain re­ceived the award from gov­er­nor of Pun­jab Shivraj Patil at a func­tion held at CII Bhawan, Chandi­garh. Dig­ni­taries from the cor­po­rate and po­lit­i­cal world also graced the oc­ca­sion. The event was or­gan­ised by the All-in­dia Tech­ni­cal and Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion.

Desh Bha­gat Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Satur­day or­gan­ised a farewell party for the stu­dents of BED and MED. Chair­man of the Desh Bha­gat Group Dr Zora Singh in­au­gu­rated the event. Mo­hin­der­pal Singh was se­lected Mr Farewell and Neha Miss Farewell. Stu­dents of both the classes at­tended the party. Wish­ing the stu­dents a happy fu­ture, Dr Zora Singh said the Desh Bha­gat Group had many unique fea­tures as com­pared to other in­sti­tutes. “It has an in­de­pen­dent re­search and de­vel­op­ment cell, EDP cell, per­son­al­ity de­vel­op­ment cell and place­ment cell, which help the stu­dents in get­ting good jobs. Di­rec­tor gen­eral of Desh Bha­gat Group of In­sti­tutes Dr Shalini Gupta gave away the prizes to the win­ners. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, she said Desh Bha­gat In­sti­tutes had made spe­cial achieve­ments in aca­demic, cul­tural, sports and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. At the same time, stu­dents were pro­vided gen­eral knowl­edge along with their reg­u­lar cour­ses so that they could progress in ev­ery field in this age of com­pe­ti­tion. Stu­dents pre­sented a cul­tural pro­gramme on the oc­ca­sion.

Cor­dia Group of Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tutes in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Char­i­ta­ble Trust, UK, launched its first Cor­dia In­sti­tute of Vo­ca­tional Train­ing at the Cor­dia Ed­u­ca­tional com­plex in the dis­trict on Satur­day. Ad­dress­ing the func­tion at Sanghol, Lord Diljit Rana, Mem­ber of House of Lords, UK, and founder of Cor­dia Ed­u­ca­tional Com­plex, Sanghol, said the certificate is­sued af­ter the com­ple­tion of course would be valid in­ter­na­tion­ally. Elab­o­rat­ing on the cour­ses avail­able, Lord Rana said the in­sti­tute would ini­tially of­fer two cour­ses - beauty ther­apy and hair­dress­ing and bar­ber­ing. Cour­ses would be of six months’ du­ra­tion com­menc­ing from July. The batch would com­prise 25 stu­dents. The in­sti­tute will of­fer both train­ing and com­mer­cial ser­vices in two sep­a­rate sec­tions. “This all new and mod­ern in­sti­tute has been cre­ated un­der the pro­fes­sional guid­ance of VTCT se­nior of­fi­cials, Runa Mcna­mara and Donna Waugh and un­der the tech­ni­cal guid­ance of project co­or­di­na­tor for CIVT Bhavna Cham­paneri,” Lord Rana added. Chief ex­ec­u­tive, VTCT, UK, Stephen Vick­ers said Cor­dia Group had given an op­por­tu­nity to those who plan to set­tle in the UK or Europe. “With this certificate in hand, the as­pi­rants would get a job and can lead smooth life,” he added.

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