Saturday, November 28, 2009

BJYM units to burn UPA govt effigy
BJYM seeks Chidambaram’s resignation over leak of Liberhan report
Report leaked to affect Jharkhand polls, BJYM chief

Chandigarh, November 28:
With an effort to expose the truth behind the intended revelation of Liberhan report by Congress led UPA government, the national president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Amit Thaker today gave a week long nation wide protest call to burn the effigy of UPA Government starting from 30th of November.

Amit Thaker alleged that it regretful that the way this sensitive issue has been politicized by the UPA Government, which has not only brought in fore their unethical political mindset but has also resulted in hurting the sentiments of millions of Hindu’s not only in India but across the globe.

Amit Thaker pointed out that copies of Liberhan commission report were either with the home minister P Chidambaram or with Justice Liberhan himself. “Justice Liberhan has plainly refused leaking any part of report, which clearly shows that the report was leaked by Chidambaram himself as a well charted conspiracy against the BJP,” Thaker added.


Seeking P Chidambaram’s resignation for his failure to maintain secrecy of report, Thaker added, “Why the report has suddenly jumped out of closets when Jharkhand polls are just round the corner? He alleged that it is a deliberate attempt to divert attention of common man from issue of inflation as it has failed to check the rising prices of essential commodities which is affecting the lives of common man very badly.


While raising serious concern over the authenticity of the report he said that it shocking that Liberhan report is tight-lipped on role of the head of the then union government, Narishma Rao, while at the same time they have indicted former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee without even serving him summons, which clearly indicates their vindictive attitude towards a particular party and its leaders.

He further laid emphasis on the fact that it is astonishing that Justice Libehrann has prepared this report without even visiting the site at Ayodya once in the past 17 years and has concocted the report on the based on the information picked from different sources including Media and compiled together. “Instead of going through entire case meticulously, the investigators chose to solely rely on hearsay,” he said adding that there was not even an iota of truth in the tabled report.

He called upon the worshippers of Shri Ram to work for cause of constructing Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and said that every unbiased person in nation stands for it.

Released to Press by :-

Vineet Joshi,
National Media Incharge,
BJP Youth Wing.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sant Seechewal beckons youth to join green brigade



Workshop on disaster management preparedness concludes
Sant Seechewal beckons youth to join green brigade

Kharar, November 21
“Most of the disasters are man made wherein we have over-exploited mother nature and left her bereft of her precious jewels of green cover and polluted her water bodies,” Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, the famous green crusader said this while addressing gathering at the concluding day of workshop on disaster management preparedness at Rayat and Bahra College of Law, Sahauran campus today.
Seechewal added that the floods of Bihar were actually the Kosi River re-visiting its path that now lay encroached by greedy land mafias. He added, “It’s not our duty to save the environment, but a necessity. We have reached a point of saturation in terms of pollution and there is no option but to plant more trees and lessen the green house effect.” He also planted sapling in the college premises.
Earlier (Dr.) G.S. Bajwa, director-principal, Rayat and Bahra College of Law, Mohali welcomed the guests at the occasion and apprised them of the workshop that dealt with issues of first aid, earth quake management, clinical psychology, consultations, flood management, fire management and all other natural calamities.
Prof. KK Uppal, director (human resources) delivered presidential address. During workshop, the participants were provided literature and given practical orientation. They were also awarded certificates.
Delivering vote of thanks Gurvinder Singh Bahra, vice chairman, Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes (RBGI) said the workshop was held under aegis of NSS, in collaboration with NSS Wing, Punjabi University, Patiala and Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCTST) Chandigarh. He added that workshop had rightly met its target in sensitizing participants on disasters and the immediate survival techniques to be followed.

Surviving disaster is not easy, but one should be prepared, says Khanna



Surviving disaster is not easy, but one should be prepared, says Khanna
Fire management, earthquake survival discussed at workshop

Kharar, November 20
Issues of fire management and earthquake survival remained highlight of the second day of workshop on disaster management preparedness being held at Rayat and Bahra College of Law, Sahauran.
In his presidential Avinash Rai Khanna, Member, Punjab Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh said that surviving a disaster was never easy but one needs to be prepared for it. “Disaster comes without any warning and the real courage is to survive it. This workshop not only discusses survival methods but also raises demand to hold more community based disaster management programmes. We should take these to masses and teach the survival methods,” he said.
Sham Lal additional district fire officer lectured on fire management and gave a demo on fire safety. He revealed that the firemen undergo fire safety courses that enable them to handle the situation as well as people caught in the fire.
“With growing industrialization and urbanization, fire safety has gained lot of relevance. One has to not only ensure fire safe working environment but also emphasize on ways to deal with such casualties,” he said. He added that prime emphasize on fire safety is to guard against loss of human and material resources.
Mr. Vijay Sharma State institute of Science and Education, Chandigarh delivered lecture on earthquake and gave a demo of earthquake survival demo kits. He said that the earthquake survival kits comprise of flashlights, first-aid kit, blankets, clothing, shoes, dry fruits or canned fruits, money et al.
Umendra Dutt, Chairman, Kheti Virasat Mission, Jaito delivered lecture on environment protection. He thanked the resource persons for sharing valuable knowledge with the participants.
On November 21, green crusader Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal would plant saplings in the college premises and lecture participants.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Immigration to Canada: Maple Leaf country accepting highest ever immigrants in last 15 years


Ludhiana, November 20:
With aging population and impending labor problem, this year Canada is accepting highest ever number of immigrants from across the globe in last 15 years.
Addressing a press conference here today Lt. Col. B.S. Sandhu, Chairman & Managing Director, World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), revealed that with the introduction of fast track immigration, the entire procedure has grown simpler for the immigrants who can seek immigration under different categories of skilled worker category, federal investor category & Quebec investor category.
He added that in last just couple of months as many as 74 immigrants, through WWICS, have received their immigration papers. “Realizing its need to have young and talented people, the Canadian government has implemented major changes to ease the influx of talented and hard working immigrants,” he said.
The Canadian and Australian economy depends heavily on immigrants to fill shortages in its labor market, therefore, applicants falling under Canada’s 38 priority occupation list (POL) and Australia’s critical skill list (CSL) are processed on fast-track system and aspiring candidates gets decision within a short span of 6 -12 months.
Businessmen can easily make it to their dream destination as permanent residents under Canadian Federal Investor Program and Quebec Investor Program, without having to worry about clearing IELTS.
With an investment of just Rs. 50 lakhs the wannabe immigrants can immigrate on fast track system within 6-12 months. Banks can readily finance the balance money. With just two years business experience and having net worth equivalent to CDN 800,000, businessmen qualify for this opportunity enabling their entire family to immigrate.
Col Sandhu added that besides providing opportunity to the business class, Canada is an attractive destination for students pursuing quality education. WWICS has been helping students study at the world renowned colleges and universities of not only Canada but that of Australia and New Zealand as well.
WWICS with Global Placement Services (GPS) and its post-landing services has provided placement and settlement to thousands of aspirants from across world. WWICS has more than 70, 000 immigrants to its credit. WWICS and GPS interact with more than 5000 North American companies to meet their human resource needs.
“Many employers and corporate houses have projected their demand for employees. Also many WWICS clients get confirmed job offer prior to getting visa”, says Curtis Panke, Director, Global Placement Services (GPS).
Under the UK Tier -1 general skilled migration program, WWICS has been helping aspirants to settle in United Kingdom. Under this new point based system applicants qualify to reach their dream destination in just about 30 days after complete submission of documents.
Even Czech Republic with liberalized business immigration policies is attracting Indian capital investors who can explore business, investment and farming opportunities and can reap rich dividends in a short span. Beside Canada & Europe, WWICS has forayed in US immigration by providing US Green Card for Indian professionals, business persons and farmers who could become a dominant force in North America. To help Indian Investors to take first step in becoming a dominant force in the U.S. economy, WWICS has taken initiative to popularize US EB-5 Investor Category Visa, under which the Investors become eligible not only to the return on their investment but also get Green Card and later on become U.S. Citizens.

Col. Sandhu says that during recent seminar series in India and overseas, WWICS has witnessed an overwhelming response that proves point against all odds including the present economic slowdown. There’s always an opportunity for people with special skills to demonstrate their abilities in the countries that seek such immigrants.

Fats track immigration sees Canada accepting highest ever immigrants in last 15 years


Highest immigrants from world in last 15 years flock Canada
Aging population, impending labor problem makes Canada seek highest ever immigrants
Immigration to Canada: Maple Leaf country accepting highest ever immigrants in last 15 years

Jalandhar, November 19:
With aging population and impending labor problem, this year Canada is accepting highest ever number of immigrants from across the globe in last 15 years.
Addressing a press conference here today Lt. Col. B.S. Sandhu, Chairman & Managing Director, World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), revealed that with the introduction of fast track immigration, the entire procedure has grown simpler for the immigrants who can seek immigration under different categories of skilled worker category, federal investor category & Quebec investor category.
He added that in last just couple of months as many as 74 immigrants, through WWICS, have received their immigration papers. “Realizing its need to have young and talented people, the Canadian government has implemented major changes to ease the influx of talented and hard working immigrants,” he said.
The Canadian and Australian economy depends heavily on immigrants to fill shortages in its labor market, therefore, applicants falling under Canada’s 38 priority occupation list (POL) and Australia’s critical skill list (CSL) are processed on fast-track system and aspiring candidates gets decision within a short span of 6 -12 months.
Businessmen can easily make it to their dream destination as permanent residents under Canadian Federal Investor Program and Quebec Investor Program, without having to worry about clearing IELTS.
With an investment of just Rs. 50 lakhs the wannabe immigrants can immigrate on fast track system within 6-12 months. Banks can readily finance the balance money. With just two years business experience and having net worth equivalent to CDN 800,000, businessmen qualify for this opportunity enabling their entire family to immigrate.
Col Sandhu added that besides providing opportunity to the business class, Canada is an attractive destination for students pursuing quality education. WWICS has been helping students study at the world renowned colleges and universities of not only Canada but that of Australia and New Zealand as well.
WWICS with Global Placement Services (GPS) and its post-landing services has provided placement and settlement to thousands of aspirants from across world. WWICS has more than 70, 000 immigrants to its credit. WWICS and GPS interact with more than 5000 North American companies to meet their human resource needs.
“Many employers and corporate houses have projected their demand for employees. Also many WWICS clients get confirmed job offer prior to getting visa”, says Curtis Panke, Director, Global Placement Services (GPS).
Under the UK Tier -1 general skilled migration program, WWICS has been helping aspirants to settle in United Kingdom. Under this new point based system applicants qualify to reach their dream destination in just about 30 days after complete submission of documents.
Even Czech Republic with liberalized business immigration policies is attracting Indian capital investors who can explore business, investment and farming opportunities and can reap rich dividends in a short span. Beside Canada & Europe, WWICS has forayed in US immigration by providing US Green Card for Indian professionals, business persons and farmers who could become a dominant force in North America. To help Indian Investors to take first step in becoming a dominant force in the U.S. economy, WWICS has taken initiative to popularize US EB-5 Investor Category Visa, under which the Investors become eligible not only to the return on their investment but also get Green Card and later on become U.S. Citizens.

Col. Sandhu says that during recent seminar series in India and overseas, WWICS has witnessed an overwhelming response that proves point against all odds including the present economic slowdown. There’s always an opportunity for people with special skills to demonstrate their abilities in the countries that seek such immigrants.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rayat-Bahra hosts workshop on disaster management


Workshop on disaster management preparedness begins
Pbi. Univ. VC inaugurates workshop on disaster management
Rayat-Bahra hosts workshop on disaster management

Kharar, November 19
The workshop on disaster management preparedness began today at Rayat & Bahra College Of Law, Sahauran campus today.
Vice-chancellor Punjabi University, Patiala Dr Jaspal Singh, in his presidential address at three-day workshop remarked that such events highlight need for preparing oneself to deal with any kind of natural or unnatural disaster.
“Discussing such issues at the level of educational institutes helps inculcating the idea at the student level. This is an appreciable initiative of Rayat-Bahra group,” he added.
During this event experts shall dwell upon a host of issues including first aid, earth quake management, clinical psychology, consultations, flood management, fire management and all other natural calamities. The participants are being provided literature and practical orientation as well.
Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajwa, Director- Principal, Rayat & Bahra College of Law, Mohali welcomed the gathering at occasion. He said that the workshop was being held under aegis of NSS, in collaboration with NSS Wing, Punjabi University, Patiala and Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCTST), Chandigarh.
Dr. Kulbir Singh Bath, Principal Scientific Officer, PSCST, Chandigarh spoke on objectives of Workshop that realizes the need of hour to equip people with managing in a disaster. Dr. Paramvir Singh, programme coordinator, NSS, Punjabi University, Patiala spoke extensively on role of NSS in disaster management.
In his vote of thanks Gurvinder Singh Bahra, vice-chairman, RBGI thanked Dr Jaspal Singh and other dignitaries for being a part of endeavor of Rayat-Bahra to mitigate disasters’ destructive trail and prepare masses to manage them.
During the second session Dr Neelam Gulati Sharma, Joint Director, PSCST, Chandigarh delivered key note address. Jatinder Pal Singh, Dean, Academics, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh enlightened gathering on earth quakes and building structure. He emphasized on making earth quake proof buildings and explained the mechanism behind it.
Harmanjit Singh, Commandent, Central Institute of Training for Civil Defence, Mohali delivered lecture on civil defence. He also trained the participants and gave demo on civil defence and security.

Creativity on display at concluding day of Robomania


Robomania concludes at The Millennium School

Mohali, November 17
The three-day workshop on robotics Robomania- based on BuLo Robotronics kits -- concluded at The Millennium School today amidst a eight of problem solving robots created by the participating students at the event.
Robots created were put up at display for the parents who were wonderstruck to see the automated creations of their children from class fourth to eighth. During the three-ay workshop, students not only learnt intrinsic fundamentals of robotics machine but even added knowledge to various science and mathematics concepts.
The Millennium School, Mohali held this workshop in collaboration with Building Blocks – an experiential learning organization. Eight teams, having four participants each, created a robot that solved a particular problem statement of avoiding a boundary enclosure. Workshop gave participating students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge learnt from classroom lectures and books on robotics.
Ms Komal Singh, Principal, The Millennium School said that the winning team shall represent The Millenium School at All India Robotics Challenge (IRC). This program in Robotics has been attended by over 5000 students in the country and was introduced for the first time in the city of Chandigarh by the Millenium School.
During the three days workshop participants learnt about fascinating concepts of science like simple and complex machines, pulleys, levers, two wheel and four wheel drives by creating mechanical designs. They came across idea of logic building and flowchart making by working on sensor programming. They made robots that can follow a line via an artificial logic.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Highest immigrants from world in last 15 years flock Canada



Aging population, impending labor problem makes Canada seek highest ever immigrants
Fats track immigration sees Canada accepting highest ever immigrants in last 15 years
Immigration to Canada: Maple Leaf country accepting highest ever immigrants in last 15 years

Chandigarh, November 16:
With aging population and impending labor problem, this year Canada is accepting highest ever number of immigrants from across the globe in last 15 years.
Addressing a press conference here today Lt. Col. B.S. Sandhu, Chairman & Managing Director, World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), revealed that with the introduction of fast track immigration, the entire procedure has grown simpler for the immigrants who can seek immigration under different categories of skilled worker category, federal investor category & Quebec investor category.
He added that in last just couple of months as many as 74 immigrants, through WWICS, have received their immigration papers. “Realizing its need to have young and talented people, the Canadian government has implemented major changes to ease the influx of talented and hard working immigrants,” he said.
The Canadian and Australian economy depends heavily on immigrants to fill shortages in its labor market, therefore, applicants falling under Canada’s 38 priority occupation list (POL) and Australia’s critical skill list (CSL) are processed on fast-track system and aspiring candidates gets decision within a short span of 6 -12 months.
Businessmen can easily make it to their dream destination as permanent residents under Canadian Federal Investor Program and Quebec Investor Program, without having to worry about clearing IELTS.
With an investment of just Rs. 50 lakhs the wannabe immigrants can immigrate on fast track system within 6-12 months. Banks can readily finance the balance money. With just two years business experience and having net worth equivalent to CDN 800,000, businessmen qualify for this opportunity enabling their entire family to immigrate.
Col Sandhu added that besides providing opportunity to the business class, Canada is an attractive destination for students pursuing quality education. WWICS has been helping students study at the world renowned colleges and universities of not only Canada but that of Australia and New Zealand as well.
WWICS with Global Placement Services (GPS) and its post-landing services has provided placement and settlement to thousands of aspirants from across world. WWICS has more than 70, 000 immigrants to its credit. WWICS and GPS interact with more than 5000 North American companies to meet their human resource needs.
“Many employers and corporate houses have projected their demand for employees. Also many WWICS clients get confirmed job offer prior to getting visa”, says Curtis Panke, Director, Global Placement Services (GPS).
Under the UK Tier -1 general skilled migration program, WWICS has been helping aspirants to settle in United Kingdom. Under this new point based system applicants qualify to reach their dream destination in just about 30 days after complete submission of documents.
Even Czech Republic with liberalized business immigration policies is attracting Indian capital investors who can explore business, investment and farming opportunities and can reap rich dividends in a short span. Beside Canada & Europe, WWICS has forayed in US immigration by providing US Green Card for Indian professionals, business persons and farmers who could become a dominant force in North America. To help Indian Investors to take first step in becoming a dominant force in the U.S. economy, WWICS has taken initiative to popularize US EB-5 Investor Category Visa, under which the Investors become eligible not only to the return on their investment but also get Green Card and later on become U.S. Citizens.

Col. Sandhu says that during recent seminar series in India and overseas, WWICS has witnessed an overwhelming response that proves point against all odds including the present economic slowdown. There’s always an opportunity for people with special skills to demonstrate their abilities in the countries that seek such immigrants.

City’s longest healthy centipede takes shape


Green centipede marks nutrition day at Small Wonders
Students make nutritious centipede to mark good health

Mohali, November 16
In its effort to promote healthy and nutritious food eating habits amongst its students, the Small Wonders School organized an activity engaging young minds towards importance of healthy eating.
School organized Arney’s Backyard, a unique and tested model that engages children in the process of promoting healthy child development. The school runs such nutrition intervention programmes in schools on a once a week. Earlier for Diwali, students were taught how to make chocolate healthier while making the edible Nutri-Diya’s.
This week, Arney’s Backyard together with Small Wonders brought the 500 students to collectively learn the benefits of bringing and eating healthy tiffins to school through a very interesting activity of making the longest healthy centipede with chapatti and veggie rolls. Carrot and beans sticks made the centipede’s legs.
“With children one needs to apply innovative ways of cooking and presenting the food. Actual task is to make even the most mundane of dishes look tempting for the children,” said Aditi Mehrotra, Diet consultant and Nutrition and health educator and the brains behind Arney’s Backyard.
She laid emphasis on inculcating early healthy eating habits in children. “Foods we expose and introduce our children to during infancy go a long way in deciding their overall growth and development,” she added.
She appealed parents, especially mothers, to minimize use of too much sugar, fat, salt, refined flour, processed foods and food additives that are commonly found in ready-to-be-eaten stuff available in market..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

International conference on endoscopic spine surgery concludes


Delegates perform on cadavers at final day of international conference

Chandigarh, November 14
The international conference on endoscopic spine surgery concluded at Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur with the participating delegates performing the procedure, taught during conference, on cadavers and plastic spine models.
Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association has organized this conference in collaboration with Arthroscopy and Spinal Endoscopy Centre, Sector 20C, Chandigarh. The participants were delivered lecture on endospine features, operative technique of endoscopic disc surgery.
Over hundred Indian and foreign doctors, especially neuro and orthopaedic surgeons, with interest in endoscopic spine surgery had participated in this conference whose primary aim was to make spine surgery less traumatic for patients devising the endoscopic method.
Delegates performed these procedures on cadavers and plastic models of spine under supervision of Dr Jean Destandau, from Bordeaux, France the pioneer of endoscopic surgery technique. The intensive two day course training has instilled a confidence among surgeons to perform these endoscopic spine procedures in their hospitals, thus advancing the treatment of spine disorders.
The course concluded with closing remarks and thanks by Dr Mohinder Kaushal organizing chairman on behalf of organizing committee of the endospine course 2009 to all course participants making this course a value based by their participation and deliberations.
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International conference on endoscopic spine surgery begins


International conference at arthroscopy and spinal endoscopy centre begins
Renowned Dr Destandau delivers lecture at international conference

Chandigarh, November 13
The second international advance training course of Prof. Destandau's Technique for endoscopic lumbar discectomy began at Arthroscopy and Spinal Endoscopy Centre, Sector 20C, Chandigarh today.
Air Marshal AS Chahal retired Director Medical Services from Indian Air force Medical Services inaugurated the event. Dr Jean Destandau, from Bordeaux, France the pioneer of endoscopic surgery technique delivered a lecture on the first day of conference today. Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Orthopedic Association is organizing this conference wherein over hundred Indian and foreign doctors, specially neuro and orthopedic surgeons, with interest in endoscopic spine surgery participated.
Dr Mohinder Kaushal organizing chairman of this scientific event delivered lecture on endoscopic disc surgery as applicable to cervical and lumbar disc disease. Addressing the gathering he said that motive of this course was to bring major relief to patients undergoing spine surgery.
“An open spine surgery leaves behind an array of marks on skin, long hospitalization and lesser accurate recovery. This endoscopic spine surgery would give patients freedom from open surgery, is more accurate and has better results coupled with lesser days of hospitalization and early recovery,” he asserted.
This was followed by lecture on endo-spine features, operative technique and complications of endoscopic disc surgery and their management by Prof Destandau. Dr S Rohidas from Kolhapur, India enlightened participants on learning curve in endoscopic spine surgery.
Participants discussed clinical cases with the experts on four patients listed for surgery. A live surgical telecast of surgical technique from operation theatre by operative team led by Dr Mohinder Kaushal, under supervision of Dr Jean Destandau, was telecast. These patients were suffering from cervical and lumbar disc disease. The hall was provided with two ways audio and video communication to allow the participants talk to experts.
Every operative step of endoscopic spine surgery was demonstrated live in detail and discussed. There were interactive case discussions with lot of questions from delegates followed by clarifications of doubts from course faculty.
The patrons for the course were Prof. Rajbahadur Director principal, GMCH , Chandigarh, Prof. Mandeep Dhillon, HOD, Orthopedics, PGI, Chandigarh and Col MS Chhabra retired senior advisor Orthopedics, Indian Armed Forces .

Robomania gets underway at The Millennium School, Mohali


Three-day workshop Robomania gets underway at The Millennium School

Mohali, November 12
The three days workshop on robotics – Robomania- based on BuLo Robotronics kits opened today at The Millennium School, Mohali. With a view to inculcate interactive learning methodology in students with a scientific bend of mind, The Millennium School, Mohali is holding Robomania in collaboration with Building Blocks – an experiential learning organization.
On the first day of the event the participants of the workshop learnt about fascinating concepts of science like simple and complex machines, pulleys, levers, two wheel and four wheel drives by creating mechanical designs. Students from class four to eight participated in the workshop.
Ms Komal Singh, Principal, The Millennium School, Mohali said that this program in Robotics has been attended by over 5000 students in the country and The Millennium School, Mohali has introduced it for the first time in the tri-city.
The workshop offers an exciting and fun oriented way to learn science, mathematics and computer science. “Robotics is our future and its better to gear children for the future while they are young. The workshop even gives an opportunity to develop skills like imagination, creativity, fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, problem solving and team skills,” she added.
She added that Robomania is a step-by-step learning program designed to stimulate a child’s mind towards innovation and creation via Robotics. The participants not only learnt how to design and program robots but also develop a keen understanding of subjects like science and mathematics.
All the participants would be awarded participation certificates on successful completion of the program. Through this workshop, the participants would also be eligible to participate in the India wide Inter-School Robotics Challenge (IRC).
Tomorrow participants would learn intrinsic methods of sensor programming. This three day workshop is open to non-Millennium students too. They can register at the school with Preeti Singh at the front office till 3 pm.
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Komagata Maru tragedy: Apology from Canadian Parliament sought

Komagata Maru tragedy: Apology from Canadian Parliament sought
Komagata Maru tragedy: South Asians seek Canadian Parliament apology, MP Perneet Kaur approached
Komagata Maru tragedy: Memorial approaches Perneet Kaur seeking apology from Canadian Parliament

Chandigarh, November 12
Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, Canada has sought apology from the Canadian Parliament over the infamous Komagata Maru ship incident of 1914 that left around 376 people, mostly Sikhs, spurned from landing in Canada and many subsequently dead.
The foundation has submitted a memorandum to the Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur seeking her intervention to take up issue up through diplomatic channels with the Canadian Government and Prime minister of Canada who is likely to visit India next week.
In a press statement issued here today president of foundation Sahib Thind and vice-president Ravinder Gill stated that Canadian Parliament has already issued apologies to Japanese community, Chinese community and native people.
“The Canadian government has issued an apology in parliament to Japanese community for wrongful imprisonment of Japanese during the WWII. It issued an apology in parliament to Chinese community for head tax on Chinese immigrants. It has also issued an apology to the native people for residential school abuses. But when it comes to apologizing the South Asians, why the government is not willing,” questioned Sahib Thind.
He added that foundation demands that Federal Government should issue an outright apology in the Canadian Parliament. “A memorial should be established at Stanley Park where the ship tried to land. A living memorial should come up and maintain structures and practices that promote acceptance, understanding and inclusion of all people regardless of race, religion, gender or color,” Sahib Thind demanded.
Foundation feels that an account of the Komagata Maru tragedy and South Asian history should become part of the school curriculum in BC and across Canada.
In 2002 the foundation had initiated a petition asking for an apology from Canadian government. This petition was presented to Canadian Parliament with thousands of signatures, but matter still remains undecided.
Foundation submitted second petition to the Federal Government in April 2008 with over 20000 signatures again asking for an apology.
“It was the efforts of our foundation that after 94 years, the B.C. legislature unanimously passed a motion on May 23, 2008 apologizing for the Komagata Maru incident. Liberal House Leader Mike de Jong had deeply regretted for passengers who sought refuge but were turned away.
In August 2008, the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephan Harper halfheartedly offered an apology in Surrey, BC, parking during the annual Gadri Babiyan da Mela organized by the foundation, however, community immediately rejected this political statement.
The community demanded a respectful apology in the Canadian parliament. To date no such apology is forthcoming from the Conservative Government. The Conservative Government refuses to apologize in the House of Commons for the Komagata Maru to the South Asian Community.

Singer Miss Pooja makes a debut with Panjaban Love Rules Hearts




Miss Pooja in double role in Panjaban Love Rules Hearts

Chandigarh, November 12
Miss Pooja, the renowned Punjabi singer, is making her debut with a double role in forthcoming Punjabi movie Panjaban – Love Rules hearts.
A presentation of Leo One Production and Catrack Entertainment Limited, the movie is set in backdrop of life rural and urban Punjab and the characters conflicts and zest.
While talking to media persons Param Veer Singh, managing director, Leo One Productions said that the movie explores different shades of human relationships in context to present day life.
The movie director Gaurav Trehan added that Miss Pooja plays character of twin sisters Gurjot and Gurpreet. The story is based on conflict arising from clash of human values and cultural values of these characters and how they rise above it. The plot has realistic approach with unpredictable situations that make it interesting and entertaining.
Miss Pooja said that her characters portray youngsters in today’s time and highlight rich cultural values that are get lost in today’s consumerist and mechanical.
Pooja, Athar Habib are the lead pair in movie, while Harish Verma, Rana Ranbir, Sudesh Lehri and Nirmal Rishi play different characters. Lyricist Raj Brar and Gaurav Trehan have lent words to the songs, while Honey Singh has composed the music. Heroine Miss Pooja doubles up as singer as well with Roshan Prince, Raj Brar, and Honey Singh singing feet tapping numbers.
The actors present at the press meet included Athar Habib, Harish Verma, Rana Ranbir, Sudesh Lehri and Nirmal Rishi. Sandeep Shukla, Chairman of Leo One Production (INDIA) Limited was also amongst them.

Arthroscopy and Spinal Endoscopy Centre to host international conference


An advanced training course for Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Chandigarh, November 8
Arthroscopy And Spinal Endoscopy Centre Chandigarh is organizing second international advance training course of Prof. Destandau's Technique for Endoscopic Cervical and Lumbar discectomy on November 13-14 in Chandigarh. This conference will be inaugurated by Prof SS Gill, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid Medical University, Faridkot.
While addressing media persons today, organizing chairman of the event Dr Mohinder Kaushal said that this two day event would introduce Orthopedic and Neurosurgeons to the philosophy of minimal access spinal technologies and ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY PRINCIPLES as applicable to surgical treatment of lumbar and Cervical disc prolapse or slip disc. Spinal Endoscopic techniques also known as key hole surgical techniques cause small incisions, less tissue trauma, least or no hospitalization, low chances of infection. Patients recover faster and resume their duties early. Patients today are aware of these operations and they prefer these operations over conventional open operations. Surgeons also have great interest in endoscopic spine surgery and want to learn these procedures. That’s why we have 7 foreign registrations from countries such as Iraq, Nigeria, Nepal and Bangla Desh.
Day 1 will begin with Discussions and Live surgical demonstration of endoscopic cervical and lumbar disc surgery, Endoscopic decompression of Lumbar Canal Stenosis by Dr Kaushal and his team . There will be two ways communication ensuring interaction of course participants with operating team. Day 2 will be organized in Anatomy hall of Gian Sagar Medical College where course delegates will actually perform these procedures on cadavers and Spine models under supervision and guidance of Course Faculty
Prof. Jean Destandau, from Bordeaux, France is pioneer of this technique and has performed highest number of endoscopic spine surgeries in world. He is the Course Director and would be delivering lectures to more than hundred participating doctors from India and abroad about Endoscopic Spine Principles, operative technique and complications associated with this technique. It is hoped that training during this course will enable course delegates to perform these procedures independently in their institutes thus bringing relief to ailing humanity.

Techno cultural fest Minerva ’09 concludes



RIEIT tech fest Minerva ’08 concludes

Ropar, November 8

The two day techno cultural extravaganza at Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Railmajra, Minerva concluded here today.

Thousands of participants from colleges of region participated in this mega event that has series of technical and cultural events lined up said Prof. S.C. Bedi, Director, Rayat Institute of Engineering & Information Technology. In the technical events Rayat Institute of Engineering & Information Technology secured maximum points and claimed the first position followed by Chitkara Institute Of Engineering and Technology, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur and SUSCET, Tangori on second, third and fourth place respectively.

For the cultural events again Rayat Institute of Engineering & Information Technology secured first place followed by Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, Adesh Institute Engg & Technology and LLRIET, Moga at second, third and fourth place.

In tarannum (singing) event for Punjabi category Vatandeep from Punjabi University Patiala secured first place, Gurwinder from BIS Moga stood second and Harjot from RIEIT secured third place.

In Hindi category Rabia from RIEIT, Amanjot from BCET Ludhiana and Sumit Sharma from SPCET secured first, second and third palce. In English category Revant from RIEIT, Shiven from RIEIT and Charul from SCET were adjudged first, second and third respectively.

In folk singing event Jugraj Singh from Global Institute, Karan from SPCET and Parvinder from RBIET secured first, second and third place. In literary treasure hunt event Ankit from RIEIT, Ananya from RIEIT and Ankit from SPCET secured first, second and third place.
In fake d face event Rohit and Naresh from SPCET, Sandeep and Sheetal from RBIET and Tanvi and Surbhi from RBIET stood first, second and third respectively.


In code bytes event Kesar and Anindya from BGIET stood first, Ashish and Akash from KEC RIEIT and Sahil and Manhotra, Vivek from RIEIT stood first, second and third respectively.

For catechize networking contest team of Jitesh and Jagjit from GNDPC, Rahul and Ranjit from RIEIT and Vibhor and Manik from RIEIT were adjudged first,s econd and third respectively.

In on quisitive event Apoorva from LLRIEIT Moga, Vinay from Chitkara and Lukesh from SUSCET secured first, second and third places respectively. In group discussion Akash from RIEIT was ranked first, Sohan from BGIET was adjudged second and Davesh from NIT Hamirpur secured third place.

In sight on site event Vishakha from CIET, Shruti from CIET and Anurag from RIEIT stood first, second and third respectively. In project display event for diploma students team of Ankit Sharma and Arshpreet from GNDPC Ludhiana secured first place, Shivmanmeet and Nirmaljot from GNDPC Ludhiana stood second and Arvinder and Gurinder from GNDPC secured third place.

From degree students category in the same event team of Sukhdeep, Sandeep and Sumit from GJCET secured first place, Gagandeep from GIET secured second palce and Deepak and Anshu from BCET stood third.

The interesting event of ad mad show saw team of Aseem Vij, Tanvir and Neil from RIEIT secured first place, Parth, Sandeep and Kshitij from RBIEIT Kharar securing second place and Gautam and Jagminder from BCET securing third place.

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Eli Lily – Rayat-Bahra hold joint campus placement drive


50 students short listed during Eli Lily – Rayat-Bahra placement drive

Ropar, November 8
One hundred and ten students from Rayat-Bahra group of colleges were short listed for final selection during a joint campus drive held by US based pharma company Eli Lily and Rayat-Bahra Group at Rayat Technology Campus, Railmajra.
S. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Vice Chairman Rayat-Bahra Group said out of 450 participants at the joint placement drive, 50 students were selected for final interview.
He added that the pharma company interviewed students for post of trainee territory manager with a probation period of six months.
During selection procedure a corporate presentation was delivered followed by group discussion with interested students. Short listed students appeared for group discussion and prelims.
Students of B. Pharmacy and MBA (marketing with bio/ science in graduation) passing out in 2010, with minimum 55 percent marks, participated in the drive.
Those joining the pharma sector would be offered Rs 3.63 lacs per annum including Rs.2. 31 lacs with daily allowances of Rs. 56,000 and incentives Rs.76, 000 per annum. The selected candidates would also get Hospitalization cover for self and dependent family members (upto Rs. 6.4 lacs per family), group personal accident Insurance coverage upto Rs 17 lacs, rewards and recognitions, good professional and personal growth opportunities along with mobile phone expenses reimbursement and other organizational benefits.
Eli Lily is a 133 years old, US based 20 billion USD fortune 500 Company. It produces first-in-class pharmaceutical products that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Lilly products treat diabetes, cancer, severe sepsis, osteoporosis, depression, schizophrenia and many other conditions.

Shemrock Senior Secondary School holds annual day


Annual day celebrated at Shemrock Senior Secondary School

Mohali, November 8
Shemrock Senior Secondary School Mohali celebrated its annual day on November 6 and November 7.
Programme commenced with a melodious rendering of the national song Vande Mataram followed by the school song.
Air Cmde (retd) SK Sharma welcomed the gathering and headmistress Ms. Prineet Sohal informed them on initiatives taken by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to de-stress students. She welcomed the paradigm shift from examination to better pedagogy.
The culture programme began with a peace dance praying for harmony in the world. Choreography presented by students of class ninth highlighted the evils of dowry system and the need to educate girl child. Students of class sixth presented a medley of patriotic songs. The students of class eighth addressed need to save earth through their dance heal the world.
The folk dances Sammi, Jhummar, Dandiya, Bhangra and classical dance Kathak brought alive the varied culture of India. Western dances fusion, flip flop and salsa had the audience tapping their feet to the lively beats.
Students of classes fifth and sixth presented English plays Generosity and Where Fools Rule. The Hindi play Police Wale Duhlaneya Le Jayenge was a comment on the illegal immigration system which lures many innocent people in its trap.
During the annual day celebrations, 34 students were awarded for full attendance and 76 were awarded for academic excellence.
Cent per cent students participated during the two days cultural and academic extravaganza. The entire programme was woven together by masters of ceremony Ms. Vanya and Ms. Ramneek of classes tenth and ninth respectively. The Shemrock choir delivered the musical backing and many items were presented on live music.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Minerva gets underway at Rayat-Bahr




Minerva gets underway at Rayat-Bahra
National techno-cultural symposium Minerva starts at Rayat-Bahra

Ropar, November 7
National techno-cultural symposium Minerva 2009 at Rayat Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, Railmajra got underway today amidst thousands of students from various states participating in multihued activities.
Chief guest at the occasion Prof. Ranjit Singh, Executive Secretary cum Programme Director, ISTE New Delhi was the chief guest of the occasion, while Prof. D. S. Hira, Vice-President, ISTE New Delhi presided over the inaugural function.
Prof. R. P. S. Suker-Chakia , Chairman, ISTE Section (Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and J&K) delivered the key note address. Guest of honors at the occasion remained Prof. Kuldeep Singh Sayann, formerl Chairman, ISTE Delhi Section and Prof. Col. (Retd.) Karamjeet Singh, Director, CIET Fatehgarh Sahib.
This event is being held in along with two days annual students’ convention of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) hosting national seminar on global opportunities and challenges of technical students.
More than fifty colleges are participating in this technical cum cultural symposium from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, J&K, Delhi, Chandigarh, Orrisa, M.P etc Around 4000 students thronged the Rayat-Bahra institute campus to be a part of the fest.
Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Vice Chairman Rayat-Bahra Group said hosting this national event has posed a challenge and given refreshing opportunity to the Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes. “Such platforms act as apt place for exchange of thoughts for students as well as faculty members,” he added.
Prof. S. C. Bedi, Director, Rayat Institute Engineering and Information Technology said that the staff members and students have put in hard work to make this event a great success.
The first day hosted interesting workshops on ethical hacking, animation and salsa. The day was competition in tarunum singing in English, Hindi, Punjabi, folk.
In debugging the circuit event Nitish Passi, Navdeep Pal of Rayat Engineering secured first place, Umesh Goel, Nishant Bansal of Chitkara secured second place and Rahul, Kushal, Amanpreet Kaur of CEM stood third.
In rangoli making Akankasha,Tanu of AIET secured first place, Nisha, Amrita of AIET secured second place and Sarabjeet, Shweta of Rayat Engineering stood third.
In tatoo making Suresh Bhatt, Ankit Sood of NIT, Hamirpur secured first place, Harsimran, Gaurav of SPCET secured second place and Jai Singh, Ranjot Singh of Rayat Institute Pharmacy stood third.
In Cadence contest Sukhwinder, Mandeep of GNDP, LUDHAINA secured first rank, Anil Kumar Salhotra of R.I.E.I.T stood second and Jatinder, Inderjeet of R.I.E.I.T stood third.
In FETCHING D VIRTUE contest team of Ashok Sharma, Prabhjot, Vishal Kumar, Harsimran , Harpreet, Harman Sidhu,Vishnu, Jugraj of GIMET secured first place, Amarjot, Aashpreet, Gaurav, Navjot, Savita, Pankaj, Vinay of R.I.E.I.T stood second place and Nitish, Arjun, Vivek, Hitesh, Rahul, Vishal, Rishi, Nidhi, Priyanaka,
Hemant, Harsimran, Pavan,Inderjeet RBIENT,Hoshiarpur stood third.
In MR.TURBUNAROR contest Amritpal Singh of R.I.E.I.T stood first, Jaswant Singh R.I.E.I.T secured second place and Karanvir Singh of Y.C.O.E. stood third.

65 schools, 2000 participants become part of Glass Palace fest


Glass Palace honors winners of cultural fest
Winners of our heritage, our pride fest honored
Home secy Ram Niwas honors winning students

Chandigarh, November 7
The Glass Palace, renowned name in furnishings, honored winners of its cultural fest – our heritage, our pride – at an elaborate grand finale and prize distribution function held today at Bal Bhawan.
Chief Guest at the occasion was Shri Ram Niwas, Home Secretary, Chandigarh UT. While addressing the students he appreciated the endeavor of organizers and was happy to see creations of the little minds and hands.
Ms Ritu Gupta, Director, Glass Palace said that students more than 2000 students from 65 schools of tricity participated in this event that was spread over three days. Highlights of the function remained classical & folk song, classical & folk dance, drawing, face painting etc competitions. She added that School the overall best trophy with maximum number of points.
The drawing contest witnessed participation of more than 1000 students in specified age groups. In 6-8 yrs age group Joy Aditya Dubey from St. Johns School secured first place, Sazal Kapoor and Bhavy Hans, both from Ryan International School were adjudged second and third respectively.
In 9-11 years category Archita from Sacred Heart was declared first, Ashmeen form Millennium School stood second and Adilpreet Bhullar from St Johns School stood third. In 12- 14 years age group Vivitsaa Kohali from Carmel Convent stood first, Navedita Patil from KB DAV School stood second and Aarti Bhatnagar form St Xavier School secured third place. Nine consolation prizes were also awarded.
In face painting competition around 300 students participated in different age group. In 5 to 7 years group Gurleen Kaur from Chitkara International School stood first, Anahita Jain from Sacred Heart School stood second and Krish Singla from Chitkara International School stood third.
In 8 to 10 years group Khush Dhawan from St Johns High School stood first, Arit Jain from St Johns High School stood second and Harish Kumar from St Soldier School stood third. In 11 to 14 years age group Manisha Siwach from Govt Model School secured first place, Maitri Mittal from Ryan International School secured second position and Tanisha Sidhu from Carmel Convent School stood third. Eleven consolation prizes were awarded in this event.
In classical singing contest more than 150 students participated. In 7 to 10 years age group M Shraddha from Carmel Convent stood first, Vishesh Sharma from St Johns High School secured second place and Charanjeev Singh from Bhavan Vidyalaya stood third. In 11 to 14 years age group Hari Krishan from Kendriya Vidyalaya secured first place, Satyam Tandon from St Johns High School stood second and Gaganpreet Singh from AC National Public School secured third place. Four consolation prizes were awarded in this category.
In folk singing contest total 200 students participated. In 7 to 10 years age group Khusboo Sharma from Millennium School secured first place, Lagan Bansal from Hansraj Public School stood second and Aashish Bhandari from Small Wonders School stood third. In 11 to 14years age category Ashray Gakhar from St Johns High School secured first place, Manrupa Thapa from Govt Model School stood second and Suminder Singh from St Soldier School stood third. four consolation prizes were awarded in this category.
In classical dancing more than 100 children participated. In 5 to 7 years age group Vidhushi Kumar from Carmel Convent secured first place, Anahita Jain from Sacred Heart School stood second and Molina from Carmel Convent stood third. In 8 to 10 years group Vidhushi Kumar from Carmel Convent stood first, Katrina Mahajan and Simran Arya both from Bhavan Vidyalaya stood second and third respectively.
In 11 to 14 years age group, Stuti Mehrotra from Carmel Convent stood first, Palkin from Gurukul Global School stood second and Chitra Arvind Mehta from Carmel Convent stood third. Three consolation prizes were awarded in this category.
In folk dancing contest more than 150 students participated. In 5 to 7 years group Kosheen from Doon International stood first, Ashmeet Kaur from St Xavier School stood second and Aleena Malik from Kendriya Vidyalaya stood third. In 8 to 10 years group Eknoor Chahal from Strawberry Fields School stood first, Ankush Vats from Hansraj Public School stood second and Malika from Doon International stood third. In 11 to 14 years category Mehak Singla from Carmel Convent stood first, Nanleen Kaur from Doon International School stood second and Arshdeep Kaur from St Xaviers School stood third.

Cultural activities mark the concluding day of CGI Founders’ day





Rainbow of cultural events marks CGI Founders’ day
Aero-modeling steals show at CGI Founders’ day
Canines, equestrians sashay at CGI Founders’ day

Jalvehra, November 7
The canines and equestrians sashayed at the concluding day of celebrations at Continental Group of Institute’s Founders’ day – Phoenix - here today amidst a rainbow of cultural activities.
Dazzling aero modeling by professionals and martial arts display remained the highlight of day. Team of professionals displayed various models at aero modeling that saw the miniature sized air buses talking to the winds and showcasing their grandeur.
While speaking on the occasion Lt Col (retd) BS Sandhu, President, CIIS Educational Society said that this was for the first time that so many colorful events were packed in two days marking the Founders’ Day. He thanked the students, teachers and other staff members of various institutes of groups in making the day a success. Col Karamjit, Institute Director, said that the event – Phoenix – remained a vibrant and throbbing event energizing minds and bodies.
In the morning session dog lovers had a visual treat with the canines flocking show to be a part of much-vied dog show. The equestrians too had a day of their own with well-groomed horses sashaying at the show. Auto show remained a delightful event for the spectators. Performers of martial arts presented their skills as audience encouraged them throughout the presentation. Fun games and lucky draw kept spectators glued to their seats.
Devinder Sandhu and Parvinder Sandhu both senior directors, WWICS Group of Companies were also present at the occasion.
The cultural extravaganza started during evening session with western dance by CIIS, fashion show by CGI, ludli – a folk dance folk dance by IST, the IST faculty too walked the ramp during modeling, while faculty of CIIS and CIET too participated in the modeling show.
Foot tapping Bruin Bhangra - an anglicized bhangra form made audience remained glued to their seats. Student Tanya delivered a special performance followed by faculty performances. The bhangra team of CIET Bhangra regaled audience followed by a fusion dance of western and Indian forms. The programme concluded with a bhangra by IST.

Canada to fast-track applications from safe countries like India


Immigration Applications from India to be processed on fast track

Chandigarh, November 6, 2009.

According to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s proposal, the Canadian government is considering that applications from safe countries, another name given to countries not known to promote or harbor terrorists, be processed faster.

Lt Col (retd) BS Sandhu, CMD WWICS Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services revealed in as per statement issued here today. He said that this move is expected to fast-track visa applications from India, which is considered a safe country.

Making Canadian visa system more similar to the British, this proposal would attempt to speed up laborious and lengthy Canadian immigration process making visa applicants enter country more quickly. Also the visa applications will be judged at a quicker pace.

Sandhu added that with recession draining out of progressive economy like that of Canada, the maple leaf country is in need of skilled and talented Asians for the expanding jobs in various sectors. India’ stand against terrorism makes it advantageous for it’s people to gain favorable entry.

“The fast-track visa would give an impetus to immigration process expediting clearance of long pending pile of applications that lie pending,” Sandhu added.
Those interested in visas to Canada, should contact immigration experts for information and advice on which visa is best suited. The aspirants can also try WWICS visa eligibility assessment to see one is eligible to apply for a visa to Canada.
These days even experienced farmers of Punjab can avail benefits of relocating, increasing land holding, call their relatives, families, friends and can permanently settle abroad. Talking about latest avenues available for farmers and other businessperson with investing capacity Sandhu said that fast track permanent residency opportunities for all these sections have enhanced manifold in present scenario.

Annual sports meet marks Founders’ day at CGI



Jaskaran Singh, Poonamjit Singh, Pawandeep Kaur declared best athlete at CGI
Founders’ day celebrations begin at CGI

Jalvehra, November 6
Jaskaran Singh and Poonamjit Singh from Continental Institute of Engineering and Technology (CIET) were declared best male athletes during the annual sports day function held here to commemorate founders’ day celebrations at Continental Group of Colleges (CGI), while Pawandeep Kaur was declared best woman athlete.
S. Didar Singh Bhatti –MLA Fatehgarh Sahib inaugurated the sports day function. Function kick started with march past ceremony wherein five contingents from the faculty and students participated. Highlight of the day was display of two army bands- 3 Dogra and IRC from the Punjab Police.
Col Karamjit Singh, the Institute Director, said that the celebrations are a part of the enthusiasm that’s witnessed in young generation. The results of athletic events are as follows.
For 800 m Race the first, second and third position holders are Poonamjit Singh of CIET, Gursimran Singh Bhangu of CIIS and Sukhwinder Singh of CIET.
In 100m race (Women) Pawandeep, Zareena and Mandeep bagged first, second and third places.
In 400m race (women) Pawandeep Kaur, Zareena Malik and Navdeep Kaur secured first, second and third place.
For 800m race event Poonamjeet Singh, Gursimran Singh and Sukhwinder Singh bagged first, second and third positions. In 1500m race Rajdeep Singh, Sunny Kumar and Shaminder Singh secured first, second and third place.
In 1500m race Rajdeep Singh, Sunny Kumar and Shaminder Singh secured first, second and third place. For 4X400m Relay Jaskaran Singh & team, Kamal & team and Pawanpreet & team secured first, second and third place.
In short put (men) Sushant Korpal, Harvaneet Singh and Hiteshwar Singh students secured first, second and third place.
In short put (women) event the winners were Amanjot Kaur, Ramanjot Kaur and Balwinder Kaur. In long jump (Men) event Jaskaran, Haramadeep and Sukhwinder secured first, second and third place.
In long jump (women) Pawandeep Kaur, Simran Kaur and Amanjot Kaur students secured first, second and third place. In high jump (men) event Akash, Harmanjeet and Varinder Singh secured first, second and third place.
In discus throw (men) Arshpreet Singh, Gurpuran Singh and Arshdeep Singh bagged first, second and third place. In discus throw (women) Manjeet Kaur, Rupinder Kaur and Amanjot Kaur bagged first, second and third place.
In javelin throw (men) Harmandeep Singh, Navkamal Singh and Ashok Kumar secured first, second and third place. In javelin throw (women) Manjeet Kaur, Amanjot Kaur and Vipinjeet Kaur secured first, second and third place.
In 100m Faculty Men the winners were Simranjeet Singh, Gurmail Singh and Rajesh Joshi. For 100m Faculty Women race event Paramsunil, Puneet and Anmolpreet bagged first, second and third positions.
For 100m faculty women race event Paramsunil, Puneet and Anmolpreet bagged first, second and third positions. In three legged race (men) Sanjeev Dharma and Manjinder Singh, Prabhjot Singh and Mandeep and Gurmail Singh and Manjeet Singh secured first, second and third place.
In three legged race (women) Vandana Shivani and Kamaljit Kaur, Paramjeet Kaur and Kawaljeet and Anuradha and Vishavdeep secured first, second and third place.
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Hastie Engineers holds recruitment drive at Rayat-Bahra


Hastie Engineers – Rayat-Bahra holds recruitment drive

Chandigarh, November 6
A campus recruitment drive was held at Rayat-Bahra Institute of
Bio-technology in collaboration with Hastie Engineers, Noida.
The vice-chairman of Rayat-Bahra group, S Gurvinder Singh Bahra said
that students of B.Tech - mechanical and electrical 2010 batch
appeared for the recruitment drive.

“Hastie Group Ltd is the leading provider of essential business
services and refrigeration systems in Australia and New Zealand and
also operates in United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates,” he added.

Mr. Tibor Sarkozy General Manager Hastie group personally supervised
the recruitment drive. Candidates appeared for production and design
job profile and would be trained at Noida. The selected candidates
will get Rs 7, 000 as stipend per month for six months after clearing
written test, group discussion and interviews.

Once the selected candidates undergo six months industrial training in
production from January 2010 to June 2010, they would be awarded
packages at par with best in the industry.

Students with 60 percent marks in B.Tech (current degree) and no
backlogs were allowed to appear for the drive. However, students who
had maximum one backlog and had either applied for revaluation or were
waiting for reappear results and were confident of clearing pending
exam by June 2010 also applied for the posts.

Surgery from Chandigarh telecasted live in Paris




Mukat Hospital cardiologists performs live surgery
Live surgery from Mukat Hospital telecasted in Paris

Chandigarh, November 5
Mukat Hospital Chandigarh got its name registered in the annals of history today with surgery from Mukat Hospital being telecasted live at 3rd Indo-European Course on Revascularization [IECR] at prestigious George Pompidou Hospital Amphitheatre in Paris.
The conference which discussed and analyzed the latest developments in the field of Interventional cardiology saw participation of more than one thousand cardiologists from USA, South America, Australia, South East Asia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh besides the top Cardiologists from India and Europe.
Dr. Ravi Inder Singh, the Medical director of Mukat Hospital said, “This is the only hospital north of Delhi that had been selected for live telecast of cases to this international cardiac meeting.”
He added that it was a great honor for Mukat Hospital as till date none of the cardiac centers north of Delhi including PGI Chandigarh & Rohtak have ever been invited to perform live case through satellite in any cardiology conference.
Mukat Hospital Senior consultant, Invasive Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Cath Lab at Mukat Heart Institute, Chandigarh, Dr Sudheer Saxena and his team show cased and demonstrated their interventional skills live at this joint conference of top Indian and European Interventional Cardiologists. The participants at Paris not only saw this case being performed live but also interacted & discussed the nuances of the case with Dr Saxena.
Dr Sudheer Saxena said that patient who underwent procedure during live surgery is 59 years old and suffered from severe angina on walking or exercising.
“He had under gone bypass surgery in 1997. On reinvestigation at our hospital it was found that out of three bypass grafts he had received, one was totally closed while other two had more than 95 percent blockages. With patient’s consent, it was decided to open up blockages in these grafts so as to restore blood flow to heart,” said Dr Saxena, who has till date performed more than ten thousand diagnostic and more than five thousand coronary angioplasty procedures.
The Chief patron of the meeting was the World renowned Cardiologist from France, Dr Alan Cribier. Besides Dr Cribier, the Course directors included many famous US cardiologists like Dr Greg Stone, Dr Fayaz Shawl, Dr. Marc Silvestri etc. Dr. Vivek Gupta was the only Course Director from India.
His Excellency Mr Ranjan Mathai, Ambassador of India in France inaugurated the conference.

Cinderella and Pinocchio come alive at puppet show


Puppet show held at Ashmah International School
Marionette workshop enthralls students

Mohali, September 12

Fantasy world of Cinderella and laughter aura of Pinocchio became alive during the marionette workshop held at Ashmah International School, Mohali.

To break the monotony of daily routine, the school had organized a workshop of marionette for children by puppet experts.

Stories of Pinocchio and Cinderella were enacted with puppets bringing the characters alive. While story of Pinocchio gave a comic relief with a message to never tell a lie, Cinderella drove students into the world of fantasy and dream.
The students thoroughly enjoyed and grasped message of these stories. Exuberant students looked forward to see it again.

Principal Mrs. Roopinder Ghuman said such workshops are necessary to make children more imaginative. It serves as yet another tool for students to enjoy their childhood.

Shri Gurudev venture 'Fragrance and Flavor' launched


Shri Gurudev venture 'Fragrance and Flavor' launched
Perfume and cosmetics store with top world brands launched
Fragrance and Flavor to house exclusive international brands
Fragrance and Flavor to have 60 international perfume brands
Top international brands of perfumes and cosmetics now under one roof

Chandigarh 1 November: Fashion and cosmetic repertoire of the tri city is set witness a quantum leap as one of the oldest and most venerable business groups of the region Shri Gurudev brings to India, for the first time ever, over 60 original international brands in perfumes and 15 world class cosmetics brands- all under one roof. Launched today in sector 17, ‘Fragrance and Flavor’, the one stop shop venture of Shri Gurudev brings to the region a dazzling array of most desirable exclusive international brands with a 100% purity tagline.
From Armani to Azzaro, Bvlgari to Calvin Klein, the assembly of top international brands of perfumes and cosmetics at 'Fragrance and Flavor' has filled the vacuum of quality fashion products in tri city. Tipped to be a hot destination for lovers of quality and class range of perfumes and cosmetics, the store will have perfume brands like Armani Exchange, Burberry, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Black, Emporio, Escada, Eternity, Fendi, Ferrari, Hummer, Jennifer Lopes, Kate Moss, Lacoste, Kenneth kole, Chanel, Christian Dior, Davidoff, Dolce and Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Guess, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Victoria Secrets in their purest form. Avers Harpreet Singh, Director, "Fragrance And Flavor", Our USP is going to be purity, quality and exoticness all brought under one roof. One cannot imagine finding so many sought after international perfume brands under one roof. Our line of perfumes and cosmetics are truly exotic and facilitating customers to choose from this wide range will be our motto, adds Harpreet.
Among the cosmetics brands Mac, Bobby Brown, Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, YSL, Body Shop, Clinique, Marks and Spencer and Lancom would be the attractions that are set to sizzle the fashion mart in the region. There has been a vacuum of original cosmetic products in the Indian market and with this venture of ours the consumers as well as the connoisseurs of the region will find their brands on the shelves right under one roof, asserts Harpreet.
However, that’s not just it. Coming months will see the range and number of brands and products swelling even further. Informs Harpreet, we will keep on adding to this tremendously exotic range of perfumes and cosmetics as we receive more feedback and suggestions. As we know, the quality conscious and class customers will add to our understanding of their requirements in the times to come, adds Harpreet.
For the time being, though, the available range is just too much and too dazzling to choose from...

Tête-à-tête with legacy concludes at Glass Palace


Thousands throng heritage and legacy fest at Glass Palace, final results on Nov 7
Legacy and heritage fest gets whopping response

Chandigarh, November 1
Our culture, our heritage fest of Glass Palace witnessed footfalls in thousands with young enthusiasts thronging the venue to be a part of three days fest that concluded today.
The third annual event of Glass Palace had children from different age groups participating in events aimed to hone their talent as well as introduce them to the milieu of our rich culture and heritage.
Children in the age group of 5 to 15 years competed for different events including face painting competition, drawing competition, classical and folk singing competition and classical and folk dance contest.
Judges are having a tough time selecting the best entries from thousands of them. The results for all categories would be announced on November 7 at Bal Bhawan. All winners would be awarded at the venue for their hard work depicting in-depth knowledge of culture.
All the participants would also be awarded participation certificates and winners would be adorned with trophies, medals and certificates. A trophy would be awarded to best school based on overall performance of participating students.
The director of Glass House, Ajay Gupta appreciated the efforts put in by participating children, their parents and staff members in making event a success.

Glass Palace doing a yeoman’s job in promoting culture and heritage, Vivek Atray



Glass Palace doing a yeoman’s job in promoting culture and heritage, Vivek Atray
Fest has embedded culture deep into young minds, Vivek Atray

Chandigarh, October 31

“The Glass Palace is doing a yeoman’s job in embedding notion of culture and heritage in young minds while honing their talent skills,” said Vivek Atray, the chief guest on second day of the fest being held at Glass Palace, sector 7 C Madhya Marg Chandigarh.

Appreciating children for their skills and talent, Atray said that it was indeed our duty to keep our children bound with our heritage lest they forget it. Atray saw the pictures drawn by young minds depicting a world of culture through their eyes. He was impressed by the dance and song performances that stole the show today.

Children in the age group of 5 to 15 years competed for various categories. Classical and folk singing competition has two categories of children from 9 to 11 years and 12 to 14 years presenting performance of two minutes each. For first category contests was held at 2 pm and for second category at 4 pm.

Classical and folk singing competition was open for children from 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years and 11 to 14 years. Contests had brought their own CDs.

All the participants would receive participation certificates and winners would be adorned with trophies, medals and certificates. A trophy would be awarded to best school based on overall performance of participating students. All the participants strictly need to adhere to the theme our culture, our heritage.
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FORTIS HOSPITAL CELEBRATES SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY



FORTIS HOSPITAL CELEBRATES SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY
Milkha Singh, Nek Chand, Meher Mittal among other prestigious seniors honored

Chandigarh, October 31, 2009: More than 300 senior citizens from the tricity got together at Hotel Shivalikview to celebrate Senior Citizen’s Day organized by Fortis Hospital Mohali. Singing songs of the 60s and 70s with doctors, sharing their “golden moments” and dancing to beat of the drums, the most elegantly turned out seniors set an admirable example of enjoying life to the fullest. While eminent senior citizens of the city were honored, many seniors were given prizes for “best dressed”, “most punctual”, “most enterprising” and “best dancer”.
As a part of its endeavor to serve the “golden age” population, Fortis Hospital honored senior citizens for their contribution towards the country and society. Stalwarts like Mrs. & Mr. Milkha Singh, Mr. Nek Chand, Mr. Meher Mittal, Mr. Navin Thakur, Mr Kewal Krishan, Dr. M.L. Kataria and Ms. Manmohan Kaur were invited as guests of honor. Among the others who were felicitated were Mr. M.S Mongia, Mr. M.S Batra, General KS Kandal, Mr. Harchandan, Mr. Inder Pal, Mr. Amrit Dhingra and Mr. Amarjeet Khehra for their outstanding contribution to social welfare.
Mr Ashish Bhatia, Regional Head, Region 2, Fortis Healthcare announced special privileges that Fortis would henceforth extend to the senior of the city. “Our seniors are our prized clients for whom, we are offering free Ambulance services, 10% relief on IPD billing excluding drugs, consumables and pharmacy. We will offer an extra 5% relief on IPD billing for our Golden Age Clubs. We are also reducing the age for registration of Golden age members to 60 from 65. Additionally, we are also offering a discount of 25% on Preventive Health Checks once in a year and 10% on OPD pharmacy. We hope that by way of these services, our relation with the senior population of the tricity will strengthen.”
The seniors participated wholeheartedly in the proceedings, singing, dancing, and flaunting their beautiful clothes. All above 60 years of age, the senior’s sense of dressing and color coordination could teach young a thing or two! Rib tickler, Mehar Mittal, especially came from Mumbai for this occasion and left the audience in peels of laughter. The event also witnessed a Bhangra performance by the patients who have undergone various medical treatments, some of them serious in nature, giving out a message that each moment should be a “Golden Moment”.
Dr. T.S Mahant, Executive Director, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery also interacted with the audiences. He shared his thoughts on healthy living and caring for the heart. “After a certain age, we should be able to take extra precaution and eat a healthy and a wholesome diet. Regular visits for check ups will ensure good health. One most important factor contributing to well being is staying happy and laughing. This remedy is sure to keep you motivated.”
The celebrations started with a warm welcome of guests by Dr. Ashish R. Banerji, Director, Fortis Hospital Mohali. While addressing at occasion he told about Fortis Hospital’s endeavor to make life simpler for ageing population. “We have a special Club called the Golden Age Club where several health privileges are offered to access world class facilities. We are celebrating this day with focus on spreading joy for these members and ensuring they don’t lack motivation,” he said.
Dr Raman Abrol and Dr. Hemant Hardikar were the hosts for the evening and enthralled the audience with their golden songs. video