|Wednesday, February 9, 2000,
Nirankari mission: Mr Gobind Singh, general secretary, Sant Nirankari Mission has said the main aim of the mission was to create a casteless society. Addressing a gathering here on Monday, he pointed out that materialism had increased peoples problem. Only those who have faith in God and follow the path shown by him could get rid of the tension.
Compensation: All India Peoples Resistance Forum has urged the Punjab Government to give Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the kin of those killed in the police firing at Jethuke village on January 31. Mr Balwant Mehraj, member, of the forums state committee, in a press note issued here on Tuesday said guilty officials should be punished and matter be probed by the sitting judge of the High Court.
Kala parishad: Dr Tejwant Mann, general secretary, Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (Sekhon), has demanded that all those employees who were removed for no fault of their should be reinstated. He has also asked the state government to remove the present office-bearers of the parishad.
Injured: Three persons, including a child were injured when two cars were involved in a collision on the Ropar-Nangal road, 4 km from here on Sunday. According to the police, the mishap occurred when car drivers tried to save a cow.
Rs 1.11 lakh compensation awarded: Two years after a school teacher sustained injuries on her head and eye after being hit by a Chandigarh Transportation Undertaking bus, the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Goel, on Tuesday awarded her a compensation of Rs 1.11 lakh. The victim Paramjit Kaur of Sector 45 was admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital with multiple injuries, after the bus rammed into the scooter she was riding in Industrial Area here on January 2, 1998. The judge also ordered the payment of interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of filing of the claim petition.
Homoeopathic study circle: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Homoeopathic Study Circle for 2000. Patron Dr Ram Gopal Sharma; president Dr O.P. Setia, vice-president Dr Kulwant Singh Panesar; general secretary Dr M.S. Bahra; secretary Dr (Mrs) Vishesh Sareen; treasurer Dr R.D. Soni; auditor Dr D.R. Sethi.
Opening of polyclinic demanded: Members of the Residents Welfare Society, Sector 46, have demanded that the polyclinic and health centre should be inaugurated at the earliest for the benefit of the people residing in the southern sectors of the city. The President of the society, Mr S.P; Jand, in a letter written to the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mrs Vineeta Rai, stated that the additional building for housing the poly-clinic health centre in Civil Dispensary-45 had been completed and an early date should be fixed for the opening ceremony.
Seminar on national integration: The College of Nursing PGI, organised a seminar on national integration in association with Department of National Service Scheme, Panjab University, here on Tuesday. Dr C.L. Narang, Director, NSS, PU, said national integration is not possible without emotional integration. He said that there were so many religions and castes in our country and to keep harmony among all these, cooperation, integration and social feeling is needed.
Training course from Feb 15: The Indian National Portage Association (INPA), accredited by the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), is launching the third batch of certificate course of management and training for the learning disabled. The last date for the receipt of applications for this course is February 15. The six-month correspondence course is for professionals, teachers, parents and psychologists. There are 200 seats and the admission fee is Rs 2000. FOC
cultivation programme: A one-day training
programme for the cultivation of mushrooms was held on
Monday in Bhagwasi village by the Central Soil and Water
Conservation Research and Training Institute, Chandigarh,
as part of income generation scheme for self-help groups.
According to Dr R.K. Aggarwal, Head of the institute, the
camp was part of the Integrated Wasteland Development
Project, undertaken in Bhagwasi and Aganpur villages. Dr
R.C. Upadhyay, senior scientist and Mr Sunil Verma,
Technical Officer from the National Research Centre for
Mushroom, Solan demonstrated the technique of growing
mushrooms, particularly oyster (Dhingri). FOC
Robbery bid: Three armed youths reportedly assaulted a petrol pump treasurer and snatched a bag containing Rs 62,000 from him while he was going to deposit the money in a bank at Ganaur on Monday. The culprits were overpowered by the police and passersby at the Ganaur-Lalehri road. They have been identified as Vikas and Dharminder of Chatia village and Surinder of Dikadla village. A case has been registered.
Quiz contest: The
Business Administration and Management Studies Students
Association organised a quiz contest on the premises of
Hindu College here on Monday. Dr Satbir Singh Goel,
Principal of the college, inaugurated the contest. Three
students of the college, Atul Wadhawa Annu Bhardwaj, and
Gunjan Gopal, won the first prize in various categories.
Suicide: A 43-year-old woman, Sureshta Devi, a resident of Thakurdwara, near Palampur consumed poison, and later died in the hospital. In another case, a 75-year-old, Kesari Devi, a resident of Lambagaon, near Thural, also committed suicide by consuming poison.
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