Soft Skills Training: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Jalandhar: Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya’s PG Department of Commerce and Management Trade Club has organized a certificate program of qualified courses in Personality Development and Soft Skills Training in collaboration with Swinki Singhal and Associates. The program started with Gayatri Mantra to seek blessings from the Almighty. The session began with a formal welcome and green greetings from Coordinator Binoo Gupta, Dean of Student Welfare Shefali Kashyap and Skills Program Manager Kanika Sharma. Binoo Gupta, coordinator of the program, explained that these programs aim to enable students to explore their hidden potential and help shape their personality. A total of 72 BCom and BBA students participated in the program. Various training sessions were conducted by CA Swinki Singhal. Students were guided on time management, stress management, goal setting and public speaking. Practical knowledge was imparted through simulated telephone conversations, role plays and group discussions. They were also taught about wardrobe management, company preparation, handling and survival in the corporate environment. Students participated in a variety of fun activities and video clips to provide experiential learning. Students Mehak, Deepali, Apoorva and Diksha were honored by Swinki Singhal for their active participation. On the day of the farewell, Head Teacher Dr. Ajay Sareen congratulated the participants and the organizing committee.

World Food Safety Day celebrated

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya Collegiate Sr Sec, in conjunction with the NSS Unit and the Student Welfare Department, celebrated World Food Safety Day with zeal and enthusiasm. The theme of the celebration was “Safer Food, Better Health”. It aimed to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thereby contributing to food safety. Students prepared informative and colorful charts and posters to illustrate the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, as everyone has a role to play from farm to table in ensuring the food we eat is safe and healthy. Head Teacher (Dr) Atima Sharma Dwivedi congratulated all participants and affirmed that it is important for people to be aware of healthy eating habits so that they can lead a healthy and happy life.

Music album released

Padma Bhushan Dr Barjinder S Hamdard captivated the audience with her exceptional and soothing live performance at the premises of CT Group of Institutions. It was the occasion of the launch of his 19th musical album entitled Chetar Da Vanjara. People from all walks of life like entertainment, politics, industry, medicine and education etc. attended this event. Names of guests included CT Group Chairman Charanjit S Channi, Co-Chairman Parminder Kaur Channi, Managing Director Dr Manbir Singh, Tanika Singh, Vice Chairman Harpreet Singh, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, Advocate Prem Singh, Gurcharan Singh Syal, Ramesh Mittal, Sheetal Vij, Anil Chopra, Satish Jain, Promila Arora, Prof. Kulbir Singh, Dr. Avinash Chander, Iqbal Singh, Lawyer Mandeep Walia, Dr. Jaspal Singh, Dr. Harprit Singh, Rakesh Rathore and PS Bawa etc. The audience remained mesmerized throughout the event by Dr. Hamdard’s melodious voice. Over 250 people attended the event.

Foray into the world of cinema

The children of the DIPS channel are making their mark not only on television but also in the world of cinema. Headmistress of Bhogpur’s Dips School, Gurveen Kaur, says five-year-old Gantavya Sharma is a KG class student who is making her mark in the world of TV and film. Recently, he starred in a commercial presented by Disney Star to save the environment on World Environment Day. His mother Natasha Sharma confided that she had a passion from the beginning for her child to make his mark in the field of theatre. Therefore after going to Mumbai three years ago he gave Gantavya a portfolio in many agencies after which he got calls for advertisement but now he is getting calls to act in movies and programs. Father Naveen Kumar said Gantavya Sharma was seen in the advert for First Cry’s Ethnic and Winter Wear collection. Soon he was playing the role of a child in a Nestlé Nangrow print advertisement and a film directed by Seema Desai. He will also be seen in web series produced by Anushka Sharma and directed by Randeep Jha. This web series will be broadcast on Netflix.

Organized open house meeting

IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) has started an hour open house meeting with students especially with hostel students. The purpose of this open day is to get feedback on university initiatives, establish direct contact and explore new ideas. The first program for the purpose of “Open House for Betterment” with the students by senior university officials was prepared by Dr. SK Mishra, Registrar of the University. This effort is being made on the instructions of Vice Chancellor Rahul Bhandari. Students from five hostels (boys and girls) were invited by the university to the first open house meeting. Students shared their views on academic excellence, digital facilities and initiatives in residence halls. They also shared new approaches to training and internships, and initiatives to increase direct access to necessary requirements. The Registrar, Dr. SK Mishra, said senior officials at the university aim to provide quality education to its students as well as a better environment in all respects at the university.

Day against child labor observed

World Day Against Child Labor was celebrated at Eklavya school. The President of Eklavya School, JK Gupta, raised awareness on the eradication of child labour. The World Day Against Child Labor is an International Labor Organization (ILO) day aimed at raising awareness and campaigning to prevent child labour. Principal of Eklavya School, Seema Handa explained that illiteracy is the root cause of child labor as it not only affects children both mentally and physically but also destroys children’s future. In our school, different activities were carried out by students from all wings. Class IX children performed a beautiful song on the World Day Against Child Labour. Children in grades 10 and 11 gave a speech on the World Day Against Child Labour. The director of our school Komal Arora appreciated the speech given by the children. Around the world, children are routinely engaged in paid and unpaid forms of work that are not harmful to them. However, they are classified as child laborers when they are either too young to work or involved in hazardous activities that may compromise their physical, mental, social and educational development. Administrator Dimple Malhotra said it was important to eliminate child labor from society.

New course at LPU

With the application of automation and blockchain growing across all sectors of industry, there is a fairly large increase in jobs related to automation and blockchain. To meet the requirement for trained professionals in this field, Lovely Professional University (LPU) has launched a new MBA program in Process Automation and Blockchain. The curriculum for this intensive MBA program is designed by experts from Risk Annals Research Corporation, a provider of a wide range of risk management solutions. Collaborative expertise will provide students with the most in-demand skills in automation and blockchain. These MBA students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental, technical and functional aspects, necessary to develop real processes for automation and blockchain solutions. Professional Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Mittal School of Business, Professor Sanjay Modi, shares: “This unique program explores how combinations of blockchain and automation can revolutionize economies while tackling some of the problems society’s most pressing needs. Students will gain an in-depth and panoramic understanding of the practical applications of blockchain and process automation.

Seminar on biotechnology organized

A one-day seminar was organized by the Department of Biotechnology of HMV College on the topic “Biotechnology in the Study of the Gut-Brain Axis”. The resource person for the day was Dr Gazal Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, IKG Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala. She explained in her lecture that the microflora of the stomach affects the functioning of the brain. She further added the importance of food components on the growth and development of bacteria in the stomach. She emphasized the need to consume probiotics such as yogurt, curd, etc. and discussed various brain diseases such as headaches, migraines, etc. which can be prevented by the use of different natural health supplements. At the end, Dr. Jitender Kumar, Head of Biotechnology Department, thanked the guest and other people who had helped organize the seminar. Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen congratulated the department and honored the resource person. Faculty members Dr. Anjana Bhatia, Dr. Harpreet Singh, Purnima Sharma, Dr. Nitika Arora, Ramandeep Kaur, Harpreet Kaur and Sumit Sharma were also present on the occasion.

North Zone Ball Badminton Competition

St Soldier’s institution group organized the North Ball Badminton Championship in association with Punjab State Amateur Ball Badminton Association and Jalandhar District Ball Badminton Association. Boys and girls teams from Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, NCR, Himachal etc. participated. Specially present were Anil Chopra, President, St Soldier Group, General Secretary, State Amateur Ball Badminton Association, Punjab, Principal Balwinder Singh, who were welcomed by the Chief Executive, Prof. Manhar Arora, staff members and students. Among the boys, the Chandigarh team took first place, Haryana second and Uttar Pradesh third. In girls, NCR finished first, Punjab second, Haryana third and Chandigarh fourth. President Chopra, while congratulating the players, said the youngsters were motivated to participate in as many sports as possible.