|Sunday, September 17, 2000,
TEACHERS’ UNION: The following have been elected presidents of the Government Teachers Union (science group): district — Mr Sucha Singh; bloc 1 — Mr Vijay Kumar; bloc II — Mr Sewa Singh Gill; bloc III — Mr Savinder Kumar; and bloc IV — Mr Yashdev Dogra.
COTTON ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Northern Indian Cotton Association: president — Mr Fateh Chand Sharma; vice-president — Mr Babu Lal Grover; and treasurer — Mr Ashok Kumar Kapoor.
VETERINARY WORKSHOP: A three-day workshop regarding the ‘Latest advances in veterinary science for specialists’ concluded on Wednesday. On the concluding day of the workshop Mr V.N.Ojha, Financial Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Punjab, presided over the function at PAU . About 120 veterinary officers of the animal husbandry department and scientists of the College of Veterinary Science participated in the workshop. Mr Ojha said, the animal husbandry sector had top most importance after agriculture in making contributions to the economy of the state. It has become a top agenda for the Central as well as the state government. Foreign companies were looking forward to invest in Punjab , as it is the highest milk producing state in India. Veterinarians should make their best efforts to increase milk yield and unproductive animals should be culled.
SWIMMING MEET: Bhavna Maheshwari College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and Nitin Dev Singh of College Veterinary Sciences won best swimmer title with 56 and 35 points, respectively, in the inter-college swimming competition at the PAU swimming pool. In the women’s section the college of Basic Sciences and Humanities won the swimming trophy by scoring 60 points in which 57 points contributed by Bhavna Maheshwari while the College of Home Science got the second position. In the men’s section, the College of Agriculture won the trophy with 64 points and the College of Veterinary Sciences remained second with 46 points.
FELICITATED: The new District Youth Congress (DYC) president, Mr Parminder Mehta, was felicitated at a meeting organised at the residence of former Speaker of Punjab Assembly Harnam Das Johar at Model Town here on Friday. Other party activists, including Mr Ishwarjot Cheema, Mr Harwinder Happy, Mr Amarjit Matharoo, Mr Sarbjit Singh Bunty and Mr Pardeep Malhotra also hailed the appointment of Mr Mehta.
AUDIENCE ENTHRALS: It was an evening of melody enriched by the local artiste Rajinder Mohni who has to his credit playback singing in various films. Born in Karnal, Mohni has gone on to master the art of classical music under the tutelage of Susheel Kumar and Sham Sahota. Mohni, who has sung songs like Put sardaran de, Jaildaar and Dharam Jatt da, began the evening with shabad in raag Malkous — Deen dayal bharose tere. He then went on to perform a ghazal — Dil nu soch vichar bare na, Do ghunt peeti dole gaya vaan. Then came the legendary Shiv Kumar Batalvi song — Gamman di raat lammi ai, which transformed the ambience entirely. Mohni was supported on the dholak by Naresh Johnny, on the tabla by Rakesh and his co- singers were Darshan and Channi. The evening was organised here at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Following have been elected the office-bearers of the Income Tax Bar Association, Chandigarh; President — Mr K.K. Sawhney; Senior Vice-President — Mr S.S. Arora; Vice-President — Mr S.S. Sidhu, General Secretary — Mr Ramesh Malhotra; Secretary Finance — Mr C.L. Chaudhary and Secretary Press and Publication — Mr Hitesh Kumar Puri.
BHOG: The bhog of Ms Shimla Devi, mother of Mr K.K. Bheniwala, Deputy Advocate-General of Punjab, who died recently, will be held at Mansa on Sunday. According to family sources, the bhog will be performed at their residence near S.S. Jain Girls School. Ms Shimla Devi was the sister of a former Punjab Minister, Lala Bhagwan Dass Jaituwale, who was gunned down by the militants.
CASSETTE RELEASED: Catrack Cassettes, a Chandigarh and Mumbai based company, released Mahi Mahi an audio and video album by the Punjabi Munde Group, here on Saturday. The Punjabi Munde claims themselves to be India’s first bhangra group. The album has been sung by two brothers, Satnam and Jaswant. The music is given by Mr Surinder Bachan and the lyrics by Mr Raj Kakra, and Mr Harjit Har. The video shot by Mr Azeem Parkar, features traditional love story of Sohni Mahiwal.
COMPETITION: Jat Sabha, Chandigarh, is organising 3rd Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram Khel Kood Pratiyogita on October 1 and 2 at Parade ground, Sector 5, Panchkula. Volleyball, kabbadi and tug-of-war for men will be the major events. Teams from all over India will be invited for the games. Other events like matka race and musical chair for women will be the main attraction of the pratiyogita during opening ceremony and closing ceremony. Mr M. S. Malik, Director-General Police, Haryana, and the President of Jat Sabha, will be chief guest during the opening ceremony and Dr K.C. Bangar, Chairman, Haryana Public Services Commission, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution and closing ceremony. Mr S.K. Monga, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula will preside over the function.
ELECTED: The following office-bearers of the women committee of the Indian National Trade Union Congress were nominated by Ms Shyama Negi, President (women comittee): Senior Vice-President — Ms Praveen; Vice-Presidents — Ms Shimla Devi, Ms Emerson, Ms Rajkumari; General Secretary — Ms Gurvinder Kaur; Secretary — Ms Krishna Devi; Finance Secretary — Ms Kamla Devi; Press Secretary — Ms Asha Sharma; and Auditor — Ms Nirmal Kaur.
FELICITATED: In a resolution passed in the executive body meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, Ms Rajesh Minhas, the Principal who won the National Award this year was felicitated, here on Saturday. The award was given for her contribution in field of education as well as extra-curricular activities in the over-all development of the students.
HINDI DIVAS: The Zonal Office of Punjab and Sindh Bank, Sector 17-B, celebrated Hindi Divas, here on Thursday. Different competitions like geet gazal, nibandh writing, kavita path etc were held. Speaking at the occasion the Zonal Manager, Mr Harinder Pal Singh, emphasised the need of Hindi in bank and banking industry.
OPERATION: The State Bank of India, ADB branch, organised an eye lens operation-cum-check-up programme in collaboration with the Lions Club at D.L. Memorial hospital, here on Saturday. A total of 85 operations were performed and 600 patients were checked for the eye ailments.
MOBILISATION DEPOSIT: Mr V.K. Dwivedi, Assistant General Manager of the State Bank of India, Zonal Office, Haryana, launched a Deposit Mobilisation Fortnight at Panchkula branch here on Saturday. The bank staff will move to different parts of the city and educate customers and non-customers, a press note stated.
POWER THEFT: The HVPN authorities have imposed a fine of Rs 6 lakh on a local firm, M/s Dua Agro Industries, for theft of power. A case has been registered.
ALLEGATIONS REFUTED: The Chief General Manager, State Bank of India (main branch), on Saturday refuted the allegations of shortage of funds and the non-clearance of bills of government employees presented for payment on September 1.
KILLED: Two persons were killed and three others injured when a truck rammed into rickshaws and other vehicles on the G.T. Road, near Ganaur Chowk, 20 km from here, on Friday. According to a report, the dead have been identified as Sunahri Devi (65) of Safidon and Sube Singh (50) of Udesipur village. One of the injured persons, Anmol Mandal, is from Bihar. A case has been registered.
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