Jalandhar: The Innocent Hearts College of Education initiated the new BEd session with Saraswati Vandana and the online orientation session to convey the message that spirituality and excellence go hand in hand. Saraswati Vandana was organized to solicit the blessings of the Almighty and to welcome newcomers with serene positive vibes. Puja was devotedly by Executive Director (Colleges) Bowry Memorial Educational and Medical Trust Aradhana Bowry, Rector Dr. Arjinder Singh and other faculty members performed with religious zeal and piety. This was followed by an online orientation program in which the first-year students were familiarized with the rules, regulations and the curriculum of the degree program. Headmaster Dr. Arjinder Singh moderated the virtual meeting and addressed the newcomers. Assistant Professor Tarunjyoti Kaur discussed the study program, co-curricular and NSS activities organized in the college throughout the BEd session.
Fashion show winner
The students of Lyallpur Khalsa College won first place in the “Colors 2021” fashion show organized at the CT Institute Maqsudan. This information was provided on Monday by the headmaster Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra, who announced that the winning team had students Ashmeen Bains, Mandeep Maan, Japjee and Pallavi Bhardwaj. Dr. Samra congratulated the winning team and its responsible person Dr. Ajitpal Singh and Prof. Shefali Taneja as well as the deputy dean Dr. Palwinder Singh on this achievement.
Disaster management meeting held
In order to help the students to react to the disaster situations, a demonstration on fire fighting techniques was held by the fire department of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya. Rector Dr. Ajay Sareen gave Rajender, the moderator of the demo, a warm welcome and presented a planter. In her address, headmistress Dr. Ajay Sareen the need to be prepared for the worst of situations. She said such sessions help put theory into practice and help raise students’ awareness of the techniques used to protect themselves and others, thereby ensuring safety for everyone. Rajender briefed the students and faculty about different types of fires and fire extinguishers. He showed the students how to use the extinguishing cylinders and demonstrated the use of water pipes from fire engines. The learned students went through a practical discourse. Rajender also spoke about citizens’ responsibility to help the department and notify them in the event of a fire at 101. The students learned how to extinguish fires and were equipped to apply this knowledge if necessary. Dr. Anjana Bhatia moderated the event and thanked the department for the demonstration.
Webinar on the topic of tree talk
Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organized a two-day series of webinars. The series was organized by the PG Department of Botany. More than 250 students took part with full zeal and enthusiasm. The speaker on the first day was Dr. Rajiv Angrish from the Institute of Botany and Plant Physiology at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. He gave his talk on ‘Tree Conversations on the Wood Wide Web’. He explained the various plant communications involving metabolites, molecules, volatile organic compounds, and electrical impulses between plants and a variety of other organisms. On the second day he gave a lecture on “Plants, Agriculture and Humans: Past, Present and Future”. He divided his talk into five large parts to discuss human evolution along with the domestication of crops and animals. He told the story behind the development and evolution of modern grain by giving examples of wheat and corn. In addition, he sensitized the students to the future prospects in the fields of biology, botany, biotechnology and the use of modern technologies in agriculture such as drones, sensors, etc. The questions posed by the students were also discussed in the question and answer session.
FDP on clothing design
Professor Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director of the NIT, Jalandhar, opened the ATAL (AICTE Training and Learning Academy) sponsored online “Faculty Development Program” on clothing design organized by the Department of Textile Technology from February 1st to 9th . Dr. Vinay Midha and Dr. AK Choudhary, the course’s coordinators, said there will be 14 sessions on various aspects of apparel design including design software, sewing machines and threads, fabric flaws, pattern making, mark spreading, routing and cutting and the latest in the industry i.e. RFID technology. The top-class experts from various institutions in the country such as IIT Delhi, NIFT Kangra, FDDCI Mohali and NIT Jalandhar will be advised on the various technological developments in this field. The FDP has received an overwhelming response from the participants of various institutions in the country working in various fields of textile technology, fashion and clothing industry, and has received 140 participants, including lecturers and researchers from various institutions in textile technology, fashion, clothing and home science signed up for the program on Monday. Professor LK Awasthi recognized the efforts of the department and the AICTE ATAL Scheme to support the role of NITs in training teachers and students from other institutions in the country. TNS