Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ashmians celebrate environment week

Ahmians envision green future

Mohali, September 17

The students of Ashmah International School observed the entire week as environment week.

Young minds jumped on the green bandwagon discussing importance of pollution free environment and the need to save it. The celebrations culminated with an inspiring rally.

Rally aimed at sensitizing citizens about the environmental awareness.
Young students spread environment friendly message in the city by a colorful and knowledgeable display of posters. It especially dwell on mission save trees – the lungs of a city. Rally signified importance of role of trees in refreshing our atmosphere.

Environmental week taught students the value of using resources optimally. They pledged to save electricity, water, plants, trees and act as responsible global citizens.

Concluding the week of environment education, the Principal Mrs.
Roopinder Ghuman said that environmental consciousness in students is best inculcated by involving them in the entire process.

2. 25 lac engineers required by 2010 in India, says Bahra

Rayat-Bahra Group only one to start placement for 2010 batch
Rayat-Bahra vies for quality jobs for students
OATI conducts placement at Rayat-Bahra campus

Chandigarh, September 15
Despite a global lull owing to economic slowdown, India offers employment basket brimming with opportunities. By 2010 alone, the country would require more than 2.25 lac engineers from different disciplines.
S Gurvinder Singh Bahra, the vice-chairman of Rayat-Bahra Group revealed this here today. Bahra said that keeping the high demand for engineers and talent in the Indian market vis-à-vis the present hiring scenario, Rayat-Bahra group in inviting only those core group and companies for placement that have meaty projects in hands.
“This strategy has made us the only institute of region to get our 2010 batch students placed well within time,” said Bahra. Quoting statistical data from the NASSCOM, Bahra revealed that in 2010 Common Wealth Games alone, the country would need 11,800 engineers. Similarly, the Microsoft Office 2010 launch requires more than 800 engineers to upgrade its product base in India.
By 2010, the airlines in country would be adding 440 new aircrafts creating opportunities for 3200 pilots including 18200 engineers from mechanical, electronics, IT, CSE, electrical and aeronautics. The giant $9 billion Indian pharma industry is expected to touch $25 Billion mark making way for around 8000 production, mechanical, electronics and electrical engineers.
Bahra added that similarly automobile sector would require 4700 automobile, mechanical and electrical engineers, 11 Top IT MNC’s would bring 1.80 lac making the total requirement to engineers at whopping 2.25 lacs.
“Upto 2008 companies usually hired in anticipation of projects. With the financial meltdown hitting below the belt, those associated with anticipated projects lost their jobs. This was time for institutes like Rayat-Bahra to analyze a strategy that could put all its students with secure jobs,” said Dr. Sandeep Kaura, Assistant Managing Director – Rayat-Bahra Group.
Following this, the group invited only those companies that had projects in hands. With its strategy of analyze and invite, the group has been successful placing its 2010 students in top electronics and IT companies like Panasonic, JK Technosoft and IBM.
Joining the list of these companies is the Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) USA that will hire engineering and MCA graduates of the region at a mega recruitment drive on September 23 at Rayat-Bahra Mohali Campus.
OATI director, Mr Jaspreet Singh said that this recruitment drive will provide job opportunities to students not only from Rayat Bahra Group but also from other universities and colleges all across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and NCR Region (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida).
“Package up to Rs. 2.50 lacs shall be provided to successful candidates. We would also give a stipend based six months industrial training to students. OATI India is looking to double its employee strength in the next year,” he added. Over 2500 B.Tech (CSE, ECE & IT) & MCA students are participating in the drive.

Grandparents walk down the ramp

Dada in bell-bottom, dadi in churidaar set ramp on fire
Grand parents steal show at celebrations

Mohali, September 14

With grey hair the grandparents of kids from Small Wonders School with Super Stars of City Beautiful Club set ramp on fire at Grandparents Day celebrations held at Fortis Hospital Mohali today.

Participating in fashion show christened Retro - 70’s, the grandfathers walked down the ramp in bell-bottoms and check shirts, while grandmothers flaunted kurti and chudidaar.

Dr. Ashish R. Banerji, Director, Fortis Hospital Mohali was the chief guest of occasion.

Addressing the gathering Sandeep Singh, Director, Small Wonders School said the day celebrated being grandparents and the kind of responsibility it brings.
Apart from its sizzling fashion show, well dressed grand couple Mr & Mrs M.R. Ahuja were also honored. The award for tallest grandmother went to Mrs Puspa Nagra, Mrs kamlesh was found to be shortest grandmother, Mrs Tejinder Kaur walked away with award for being grandmother with longest hair.

In his address Dr. Banerjee spoke on importance of a stress free life and urged all grandparents to enjoy this phase in their lives as a golden period. He highlighted importance of a healthy and disease free life and the ways to maintain high quality.

He highlighted Golden Age Club, which is a specific initiative by Fortis Hospital to express its respect and appreciation for senior citizens of the country. As members of this exclusive club, senior citizens shall have privilege to access world class medical facilities at special concessions and discounts.

The grandparents of school kids also participated in one minute games, drawing contest, grandparents carrying maximum number of commodities too bagged prizes.

They enjoyed naming seven movies of actor Raj Kapoor in a minute and participated zealously in the QUESTION ROUND.

Most interesting part of celebrations was the drawing activity wherein grandparents drew about memories their childhood.

The well-dressed, well-coordinated and most talented couples were also awarded. They were MR Ahuja, Jatinder Singh and SK Batish .

Rayat - Bahra Group inks MoU with Hash Group of Companies

Rayat - Bahra – Hash group come together

Mohali, September 12

The Rayat - Bahra group and Hash Biotech Labs Pvt Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inking an industrial tie-up and long term association with the global company.

Vice-chairman Rayat-Bahra group, S Gurvinder Singh Bahra said that under the agreement, Hash Group and Rayat-Bahra Group shall jointly work on enhancing research and development, training and placement, industrial seminars and interaction opportunities for the B. Tech (bio-medical), B Pharma, M. Pharma, D. Pharma students of all three campuses of Rayat-Bahra Group at Mohali, Ropar and Hoshiarpur.

While addressing the students Dr. Sandeep Kaura, AMD, Rayat-Bahra Group said that healthcare and bio technology are most promising and growing sectors of the 21st Century. Masses awareness towards their health needs opens spectra of opportunities for student community.

He said that Hash Group is one of the fastest growing multi-industry conglomerates in Northern India. The group consists of five diverse businesses and team of leading industry professionals, who specialize in value creation, manage each segment. It includes real estate / infrastructure ventures, bio-tech labs, specialists in information technology, has entertainment powerhouse and has international trading company.

Dr Surendra Singh Chief Technology Officer, Hash Group highlighted rising opportunities and technical trends in field of bio technology. Mr Rahat Virk, vice president - marketing said that in competitive world, a student should be armed with technical and conceptual knowledge to be employable. Ms Ritu Mahajan, Manager – HR, addressed the students and told them about various training and career opportunities in Hash Bio Tech.

More than 400 students from different colleges of Rayat-Bahra group attended the seminar.

Faculty members present at the occasion included Dr. Gurdip Singh Director Rayat Bahra Engineering of Bio Technology, Dr. A.C. Rana Director Rayat Institute of Pharmacy – Ropar, Dr. Dr. S.L. Harikumar Director Rayat-Bahra Institute of Pharmacy, Hoshiarpur.

BJP complains to Election Commission

BJP complains to Election Commission

Chandigarh, September 9
Haryana state Bharatiya Janata Party president Krishan Pal Gurjar today submitted a complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner of India highlighting rampant violation of code of conduct by the Congress government.
While the conduct is in force, the Congress government is trying to woo voters by extending various facilities. The latest violation is that of Congress government’s move of seeking list of scheduled caste boy students from education department for distributing free cycles.
Sh Gurjar said that this was yet another bait to woo voters. He demanded an immediate action in this context. He said that even if the project had been passed earlier, the director of primary education should have kept the election code of in mind before issuing such letter.
In his complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI), BJP president has stated that such notification has been issued on the directions of chief minister Bhupendra Singh Hooda.
Hooda knows that his government will fail to make a comeback and hence is resorting to such tactics to keep the voter on his side of fence. State media in-charge Rajiv Jain stated that why did the scheme to give cycles to scheduled caste boy students come only during elections? Was government sleeping over this scheme earlier?
Sh Gurjar said that chief minister Bhupendra Singh Hooda and state government have nothing to do with welfare of scheduled castes. The sole motive of Hooda is to mislead scheduled caste families. Earlier too the Congress government had used same cheap tactics to secure victory in Lok Sabha elections and forgot its promises once it won.
The BJP leader said that during Hooda’s regime in state, the scheduled caste families have suffered worst as never before. The incidents of Dalit women being physically abused, their houses being set on fire and social ostracism have become norm of day in Hooda government.
This has led to exodus of these poor and helpless people from the villages. If Hooda government really thought about welfare of scheduled castes, it should have floated a scheme for social security of these people so that they could live fearlessly.
Sh Gurjar said that Congress government’s true face has been exposed and such cheap tactics will lead government to nowhere. People have decided to oust the Congress government from state in vidhan sabha elections.
He added that these vidhan sabha elections will see BJP government taking over reins of the state and giving better opportunities for scheduled caste people to live fearlessly and with respect.

CIIS students enlightened on opportunities in New Zealand

Lecture delivered on opportunities in New Zealand at CIIS

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 4

Students at CIIS were enlightened on opportunities in New Zealand in creative field. Sue Allard, National Principal, Natcoll Design Technology, NZ apprised students about the closet openings that lies waiting to be explored at New Zealand.

She gave students an insight into various competencies needed that would be imbibed to enable them to take industry by storm across the world.

“In the times of acute shortage of creative talent in New Zealand, the talented and skilled people are in much demand,” Allard said. She emphasized that to meet with this shortage and harness the opportunity, CIIS had collaborated with Natcoll to churn out professionals that are equipped with right competencies to fill in gaps.

These things have also been identified in the list of long-term skill shortage. Students are authorized to have a year’s work permit following to the completion of their qualification, which subsequently becomes the right leeway for professionals interested in PR.

It was best platform for students to study, work and get the required international exposure in pertinent field required to succeed globally, Allard later told media persons.

To meet with these requirements on Indian students, CIIS has come up with innovative six months bridging program.

“It imbibes in students right competencies that ensure their success in program subsequently in Natcoll,” she said.
The curriculum of these courses has been tailored to meet with requirements of professional skills. CIIS hones creative skills of students and helps them design a portfolio that ensures their admission in prestigious design college.
Students are also imparted proficiency in English and computers with professional orientation on the international standards of education.

Allard revealed that Natcoll Design Technology is New Zealand’s largest specialist private provider of NZQA-approved, vocationally focused courses in digital media. It has to its credit the history of creating a steady stream of world-class creative professionals in fields of multimedia, computer graphic designs, animation, web development and video post-production.

600 regular students study in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch campuses. It is presently conducting one year certificate / 2-3 diploma programs in the above mentioned streams.

Farmers have great opportunities in Canada, USA and Czech Republic.

Opportunities abound for farmers in Canada, USA and Czech Republic.
WWICS holds sarpanches meet
Villagers have a taste of farming and immigration at WWICS
Farmers sensitized on farming and immigration at WWICS
130 sarpanches participate at WWICS meet

Chandigarh, September 7
The villagers from Punjab and Haryana rural pockets got a taste of farming and fast track immigration at WWICS today.
More than 130 sarpanches, former sarpanches and other known personalities were educated about farming & fast track immigration & settlement programs in Canada, USA and Czech Republic.
Interactive session - Videsh jaan de Sunahri Supnaiyan di sakar karn da vakhan hoya – witnessed a volley of questions from the participants eager to make a beeline for dreamed destination legally and with their families.
Lt Col B S Sandhu (Retd), CMD, World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) Limited said that the experienced farmers of Punjab can avail benefits of relocating, increasing land holding, call their relatives, families, friends and can permanently settle abroad.
Talking about the 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.
He said that the Canada’s hi-tech industrial and market-oriented economic system gave opportunities of high production and high living standards attracting businessmen to expand and diversify their businesses there.
An aspirant under this Federal investor / Quebec investor program should have net worth 800,000 CDN$. These are legally acquired assets including that of spousal assets subject to market value of agricultural/commercial/residential property, bank balance, IVP, KVP, NSC, machinery etc.
The candidates should be above 12, need to have at least two years of experience of business ownership or farm management experience of at east two years. Education or passing IELTS is no bar.
Investments needed are 400000 CDN$, while financing option is by payment of CDN $ 1,20,000 with investment company approved by Govt. of Canada of investment and needs fund of CDN$ 400000 available.
Being fast track, the interview call and visa processing is completed within just 12-15 months. The settled immigrants have a golden chance to call their friends and relatives with legally obtained net worth to permanently settle in Canada.
Sandhu added that Czech Republic is also one of the most stable and prosperous countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Immigration to Czech under business investor class is a lucrative opportunity for investors.
The country guarantees residence permit as legal and permanent status in the European Union. It provides an opportunity to live in highly developed society with high level human rights and democratic freedom for each individual.
For those keen on working, it offers variety of jobs and worthy salaries. Its added advantage is that of offering easy opening visas to the United States, Canada and other countries.
There is also wide possibility to get car and home loans, credits for business development. Obtaining European citizenship brings social protection in this stable and in this stable and highly developed country, he told the participants.

Teachers’ Day Celebrations

Dr Radhakrishnan remembered on teachers’ day
The Millennium School celebrates teachers’ day with zest

Mohali, September 5

Dance numbers and songs, especially composed for teachers’ day celebrations, greeted the teachers of The Millennium School, Mohali.

School’s staff and students celebrated birthday of second president of India Dr Radhakrishnan, which is commemorated as teachers’ day as a mark of respect to the teaching community.

The students conducted a quiz contest too wherein questions related to the commemorative day were asked.

Some of the little ones of the pre-primary classes came dressed as their teachers. The students imitated their teachers sending audience into peels of laughter.

Speaking on the occasion principal Komal Singh reminded teachers their commitment to the profession they had chosen.

“Students spend about 25,000 hours of their lives in schools and it is the duty of their mentors to provide them with a healthy, happy atmosphere, conducive to learning, so that coming to school is a pleasant task for them,” she said.

One of the students dwelt on life of Dr Radhakrishnan for the knowledge of those who had come from abroad.

The students said that when Dr. Radhakrishnan became president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday.

In reply, Dr Radhakrishnan said that instead of celebrating his birthday separately, it would be his proud privilege if September 5 were observed as teachers' day. From then onwards, day has been observed as teachers' day in India.

New Team of SBISA takes over

SBISA gets robust new team

Chandigarh, September 2

The new robust team of State Bank of India Staff Association (SBISA) took over the reigns of association today.

While Sh HBS Batra is the president of new body, Sh Sanjeev Bandlish is new general secretary. Sh Satish Bhasker and Sh Subhash Chaudhary have taken up the charge of as their deputy general secretaries.

The deputy general secretaries of various states are Sh. S.L. Hans, for J&K, Sh. T.P. Singh for Punjab-1 Chandigarh region, Sh. D.C. Landran from Punjabb-2 Ludhiana region, Sh. C.S. Verma from Shimla H.P region and Sh. D.K. Malhotra of Panchkula Haryana region.

Vice presidents of the body now are Sh. Ashok Goyal and Sh. C.S. Kohli. The State Bank of India Chandigarh Circle has a strong army of around 12, 000 workmen force covering the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and U.T of Chandigarh.

Speaking on the occasion of 5th Triennial general council of
Chandigarh Circle, O.N. Bindroo, outgoing president of SBI Staff
Federation parent body of SBISA at Indra Dhanush Expo Centre,
Panchkula said that the entire responsibility of running the association now rested on responsible shoulders of new team.

Shri Bandlish accepted the liability graciously and said that his team will try his level best to justify the faith reposed in him by Shri Bindroo, the outgoing general secretary. He added that he shall come up to the expectations of the membership.

Clay moulding contest held

Kids mould clay, the playful way

Mohali, September 2

The students of Ashmah International School enthusiastically participated in the clay moulding competition organized to explore the hidden talent in youngsters.

Kids moulded clay, creating figures of flowers, animals, faces, daily commodities like car, bangles etc. They even tried their hands on moulding out their favorite cartoon characters and bringing them to life in a way. Tiny hands kneaded magic with clay into different artistic shapes. The competition proved saying creation is the best motivation.

Principal of the school Mrs Roopinder Ghuman said that motive of competition was to develop students’ ideas, imagination and motor skills in innovative ways.

From Playway section Amitoj, Harsehaj, Abhijot and Saumya were declared winners. From nursery lily section Gurnoor, Sahil and Yash secured first, second and third places respectively. From nursery sunflower section Bhumi, Sarayu and Pahul bagged first, second and third position.

Similarly, from L.K.G. rose section Kanak, Hardik, Bhumi and Gursimrat were declared winners. From L.K.G. tulip section Varun, Yash, Gaurav, Kritnaaz and Mehar were declared the proud winners.

BJP supports demands of agitating polytechnic lecturers

Pay polytechnic lecturers as per sixth pay commission

Chandigarh, September 2

Haryana state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded that staff falling under polytechnic institutes be paid as per recommendations All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and that of sixth pay commission.

Supporting the agitation of polytechnic institute staff members, BJP’s state president Sh. Krishan Pal Gurjar said that when BJP government comes to power it would fulfill all the demands of these employees.

In a press statement issued today, Gurjar added that unrest amongst agitating employees is writ large. The staff members of polytechnic colleges are on a warpath to get their pay packages as per recommendations of AICTE. At the same time, the non-teaching staff members of these institutes are demanding pay parity with the center government employees.

The state government has recently dismissed principal of Hisar polytechnic college, Azad Singh Rathi. Both teaching and non-teaching employees are demanding his immediate reinstatement. Gurjar said that BJP supports these demands unconditionally.

He alleged that state government had adopted biased policy in giving pay packages as per recommendations of sixth pay commission to employees of various sectors. “Due to this prejudice, employees have no other option but to agitate,” he added.

The recommendations have not been fully implemented for college lectureres, while no decision has been taken to bring employees of various municipal councils under its ambit, making them adopt agitation path.

Already the non-teaching staff members of state universities and colleges have gone on three-days strike against not been given revised pay scales.

At the same time, many lecturers have resigned from their posts at universities of Kurukshetra and Murthal for not being given deserving salaries.

While protests from all quarters are getting stronger each day, government has not even bat an eyelid in this context.

The entire education system has collapsed due to ongoing protests, strikes and agitations. Future of students is at stake.

Gurjar added that discontentment amongst teaching and non-teaching staff of education community is a proof that Congress has failed to ensure equality in state. Its developmental projects have revolved around its own people, leaving the common man out of its orbit.

The regime of BJP government in state will ensure that no group is left to agitate and everyone’s demands are fulfilled.

Grandparents’ day celebrated at The Millennium School

Oldies away with their grandkids at grandparents’ day celebrations

Mohali, September 1

Tiny tots of the pre-nursery section of The Millennium School, Mohali celebrated grandparents’ at school with an agility of emotions and expressions.

Children and their grandparents celebrated the strong bond of love and genes that bind them together as one happy family. Principal Komal Singh said, “School values grandparents as the true mentors of kids. Joint families are unfortunately breaking into smaller units, while these were supposed to provide much-needed emotional shelter to insecurities and complexities within nuclear units.”

Little ones of Pre-nursery A & B invited their grandparents to school and participated in number of events entertaining them. Rhyme singing, one-minute games, the famous antakshri and dances spellbound the grandparents.

“Four Corners” had all the grandparents on the dance floor. Senior students presented two dances items and two songs expressing patriotic feelings for ones country.

19th University Entry Scheme for Permanent Commission in Indian Army at Rayat-Bahra

40 students short-listed for Permanent Commission in Indian Army at Rayat-Bahra
Females find maiden entry in army through campus recruitment at Rayat-Bahra

Ropar, September 1

Continuing its tradition of excellence and commitment towards student community, the Rayat Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, Railmajra, got female candidates short-listed with the Indian army for first time ever through campus recruitment drive. The only institute in area listed with the army headquarters, the RIEIT witnessed a unique phenomenon of 2009 batch students being short-listed for placement with army in the year 2011.

S Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Vice Chairman Rayat-Bahra Group said that in its endeavor to help students get placed with quality employers, Rayat-Bahra group held a placement drive with the Indian army under 19th university entry scheme for permanent commission in Indian army July (2010 – 2011), wherein students are selected for working with the army on a set criteria. “This was for the first time that females were short-listed through campus recruitment. 40 of our students have got short-listed including 23 boys and 17 girls,” he added.

A team comprising of Lt. Col Ashutosh Sharma, Maj V Gogai and Capt Vikram Kumar conducted the drive. Lt Col Sharma appreciated the quality turn out of participants. The written and physical test of short-listed candidates will be conducted at Allahabad.

Eligible Male And Female students of fifth and seventh semester of batch 2010 and 2011 appeared for the drive. This included 48 females and 63 male students of 2010 batch and 22 male students for batch 2011.

The visiting team from army gave a presentation about prospective in army and the honor it brings to civil life. Group discussion followed the presentation.

UCOL - CIIS tie-up to promote study and work permit

Study for a year at NZ, get two years’ work permit

Chandigarh, September 1

The collaboration of Continental Institute for International Studies (CIIS) and Universal College of Learning (UCOL), New Zealand has opened new vistas for learning and earning.

Individuals can undertake one-year graduate diploma courses at UCOL, which will entitle them for two years of work permit. This is also sure to pave way for a permanent residency for those keen to settle at New Zealand.

Lt Col (retd) BS Sandhu, President, CIIS Educational services society said that the collaboration for foundation courses of seven generic streams will help UCOL & CIIS to reach out to a larger segment of students and then hone their skills accordingly to ensure their subsequent success in the program.

Sandhu added that six month foundation courses for under-graduate as well as post-graduate programs would ensure that students are equipped with required competencies in English, computers and general education it would also incorporate a module on core subject area. Special emphasis is to ensure students’ sensitization to education and cultural norms of the country. Working professionals will be given an option to do respective programs through online mode.

Mr. Clive Jones, the Deputy Chief Executive - Strategy & Dean of Humanities & Business faculty, UCOL felt that These industry-oriented programs would ensure the absorption of students after completion of the programs.

The programmes short-listed for January 2010 intake of CIIS include bio, health and human sciences consisting of behavioral sciences, work place wellness, occupational therapist etc.

Program of art and design will include fashion designing /management, multi media designing, web designing, film and TV-media production, advertising, 3D modeling and visual effects production.

There will also be foundation course on aircraft maintenance engineering. Courses in business, tourism and hospitality will have business accounting, financial services, international business, business administration, management of computers, tourism, cosmetics, fitness and health promotion, food and beverage services, travel industry services etc.

Course in trades and technology will dwell on architectural technology, design foundation, electrical engineering technology control systems and others.

It will also offer mass communication journalism print and broadcasting, graphic design media, event management, advertising, media management etc.

Courses in floriculture and horticulture will train for green house technician, horticulture technician, landscape technicians.

Besides this CIIS is currently conducting six months foundation program through flexible learning that ensures success and absorption of GNM nurses into one year RNBN program that is subsequently conducted in UCOL New Zealand.


Hooda’s advt. spree make ECI declare elections early

Chandigarh: September 1, 2009: A delegation led by the BJP National General Secretary Mr. Vijay Goel called on the Chief Election Commissioner Shri Navin Chawla to-day . Haryana State BJP President Mr. Krishnapal Gurjjar alongwith his office-bearers also joined the delegation.
Vijay Goel revealed that during meeting with the Chief Election Commissioner a startling fact came to fore. The election commission officials said that elections were declared early due to Hooda government’s spree on putting public money to use for political purposes and gaining mileage out of it. The ECI could have waited for some more time, but decided to go ahead with declaration early in a bid to put full stop on the self-promotion spree of present state government. Vijay Goel emphasized that this has proven Hooda government bad governance, misutilization of hard earned public money and the way innocent electorates are being befooled.
Mr.Goel complained to the Chief Election Commissioner that Haryana assembly was dissolved on August 21 rendering next elections inevitable. Despite this, Haryana’s Chief Minister spent crores of rupees from public fund wrongly for self publicity, electoral gains and political mileage. The public money was abusively spent not only on news-paper ads. but also on channels, F.M. Radio and Video Van etc to achieve political gain.
Mr. Goel along with Shri Gujjar demanded that the Chief Minister Mr. Hooda should be made to account for entire public money in crores he had spent on advertisements after the dissolution of the assembly and the Election Commission should take action against him if he had intended to draw political and electoral gains out of it.
On one hand, Haryana is reeling under drought and the state government is asking for grants from the Central government, on the other hand crores of rupees were wasted on self-propaganda.
Mr. Goel added that government hoardings are still there in place in entire Haryana state to achieve political and electoral gains but the hoardings about religious and social events are immediately being taken off.
Mr. Goel observed that it is against Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct should have come into effect on the day the assembly was dissolved. Moreover, the permission for this expenses should be sought from the Governor or the State Election Commission. This has made us apprehensive that elections in Haryana would not be free and fair. The role of the state government appears to be dubious.
• If the assembly had has to be dissolved, the elections could have been held with Lok Sabha elections to save crores of rupees. The Election Commission should see that no govt. should be dissolved within one year of Lok Sabha elections to save public money from being wasted.
• All District authorities of Haryana should be directed to remove all government hoardings and advertisements from public places.
• It should also be ensured that no government guest house, govt. vehicle etc is misused.
• The leaders and other prominent personalities visiting Haryana should be extended security as per norms in consultation with the Election Commission.
• The members of the delegation included S/s Krishnapal Gurjar, Kishan Singh Sangwan, Smt Sudha Yadav, Kailash Sharma, Omprakash Dhankhad and Capt. Abhimanyu.

Dance competition held at Small Wonders School

Small Wonder School kids dance their way to contest
Children participate in dance competition

Mohali, August 31

A dance competition was held at Small Wonders School, Mohali to hone skills of good dancers and make introverts shed their inhibitions.

Children participated in the contest with great zest and zeal. S Sandeep Singh, the director of school said that it was joy seeing tiny tots exhibit their talent in most expressive way. Parents too had worked hard in preparing their children.

In the kindergarten section, students of LKG and UKG participated. From LKG 1 Japneet and Shreya were bracketed first, Lavanya scored second place while Vandana stood third. From LKG 2 Harkirat secured first place, Adimesh was declared second and Ridham and Preetkaran shared third place.

From UKG 1 Tripatkaran Singh was placed first, Gurashish Singh secured second place, while Sukhmeen and Gurmannat stood third. From UKG 2 Lakshay stood first, Ravinderdeep Singh secured second position and Gurmehak Kaur scored third place.

From UKG 3 Lavanya stood first, Jazlin Anand secured second palce, while Nishita Aggarwal, Chetna Chaudhary and Nyasa Sandhu were placed third.

From UKG 4 Akshita and Piyush secured first and second places, while Sia, Harnoor and Arushi stood third.


Panasonic Corporation selects 64 from Rayat-Bahra

Panasonic Corporation holds placement drive at Rayat-Bahra

Mohali, August 31

World-renowned electronics company Panasonic Corporation India selected 64 students of Rayat-Bahra group of institutions during a placement drive held at Rayat-Bahra Bio-Technology Center of excellence.

Vice-chairman of Rayat – Bahra group S Gurvinder Singh said that it was matter of pride for the group that a core company like Panasonic Corporation India has visited any campus in this part of the country for first time ever.

“Officials were impressed with the quality of students and interviewed them for job profiles of mobile technology, research and development and manufacturing and assembling as well,” he added.

More than 400 students from all five engineering colleges of Rayat-Bahra group participated in the campus placement drive, which consisted of students of B Tech passing out in the year 2010. Students of computer science engineering, electronics and communication engineering and information technology participated in this drive.

S S Kaura, assistant managing director, Rayat-Bahra Group said that students were selected as a trainee in electronics and software for six months with a package of Rs 2.2 lacs. After the completion of this period package amount would be 3.2 lakhs.

Senior manager technical re-sourcing, Panasonic Corporation Mr Somraj Dutta conducted a written test followed by power point presentation, group discussion and, HR interview. After final interview 64 students got offer letters.

Voters want change of mandate, BJP ready to take over state

BJP will gift new governance to Haryana on Diwali

Chandigarh, August 31

The Bharatiya Janta Party welcomes Election Commission of India’s announcement to hold general assembly elections on October 13.

Sh Krishan Pal Gurjar, State President BJP Haryana said that BJP will gift new, transparent and corruption free governance to people of Haryana as a Diwali gift.

“The declaration has infused new life in the hopes of people who are crushed under tyrannical rule of Congress. It is the high time for mandate to change and winds of reform to sweep the state,” he said.

He added that people are waiting for an immediate change as they have already seen the non-performing governments of Congress, INLD and those led by Bhajan Lal.

Gurjar expressed party’s faith and confidence in ECI in holding free and fair elections in the state. He said that party would shortly declare its list of candidates.

He revealed that state election committee of BJP met few days ago and discussed names of probable candidates. The win ability factor would be main consideration while deciding a candidature. The list will soon be recommended to National Parliamentary Board for final decision.

Also the manifesto committee has onset its tour of the state to minutely study the mandate and needs of state. “The party would come out with its manifesto that will say all,” he assured.