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india Updated: Feb 04, 2007 15:36 IST

Alumni Association formed
THE ALUMNI of the Bansal Institute of Science and Technology on Saturday launched an association named ‘BISTAA’ (Bansal Institute of Science and Technology Alumni Association). The association was formally inaugurated by Suraj Shivapori, CMD, Madhya Pradesh Kendriya Vidyut Vitaran Corporation Ltd (MPKVVCL).

The past students shared their experiences and expressed their indebtedness towards the Institute, saying that the institute laid the basis for their success in life. Chairman, Bansal Group of Institutes K C N Bansal was the guest of honour. Bansal Institute Director Dr Y K Sharma expressed his pleasure at the formation of BISTAA and hoped that it would help build rapport between the ex-students and the Institute for the betterment of the both.

Chief guest Suraj Shivapori recollected his days with Jabalpur Engineering College and his association with the alumni association there. Secretary of Bansal Group Sunil Bansal assured that he would take all care to see BISTAA flourish. Chairman of BISTAA Banshilal Patidar proposed the vote of thanks.
Seminar on ‘Missing girls’
THE WOMEN’S Study Centre of the Sarojini Naidu Government Girls’ College, Bhopal will host a two-day national seminar on `Missing girls’ on February 7 and 8 on the college campus. The seminar will be inaugurated at 10.30 am on February 7 at the college auditorium. Director of the Women’s Research Centre, SNDT University, Mumbai Dr Veena Punacha and former member of the National Commission for Women Dr Sudha Malaiya will deliver the keynote address.

The burning issue of missing girls due to sex selection and female foeticide will be discussed in detail during the two-day seminar during which eminent personalities, researchers and representatives of NGOs from across the State will participate.

Assistance for student
THE RAJIV Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) has paid a sum of Rs 50000 from the students’ welfare fund to Priyam Maheshwar, a civil engineering final year student of Samrat Ashok Technological Institute (SATI), Vidisha, who lost both her legs in a tragic train mishap on January 24.

She will also receive Rs one lakh from the students’ group insurance scheme instituted by the RGPV. The vice-chancellor of RGPV Prof P B Sharma visited the residence of the student to hand over the welfare fund amount to her. Dean of students’ welfare Dr Sudhir Sharma, registrar AKS Bhadoria, deputy registrar Mukesh Pandey, Naresh Jain and other officials were also present.

Fancy dress contest held
A FANCY dress competition and cultural programme was organised at the Baby Convent School on Saturday under the title `Tarang’.  The little students took out a `birds parade’ and spoke about the importance of flowers and fruits.

They gave message of environment and saving water. The students posed as miss universe, Shrawan Kumar, butterfly, Bharat Maata and others at the fancy dress competition. They presented songs and comedy items.