|Saturday, October 28, 2000,
CANE GROWERS: Cane growers of here, Garshankar and Phillaur served an ultimatum on the Managing Director of the local Oswal Agro Sugar Mill either to clear Rs 7 crore arrears by November 10 or face a legal case. this was disclosed by Mr Balbir Singh, president, Phagwara Cane Growers Cooperative Society.
PURSE SNATCHED: Two scooter-borne youths snatched a purse containing Rs 8,800 from Ms Karmo Devi at the Mall Road on Wednesday.
TEST HELD: Castle Learning Centre is organising the third state-level mathematics test for the students of classes IX and X of all affiliated schools of Punjab on November 25. The last date of sending application forms is November 5 and the forms can be had from all Castle Learning Centres of Punjab, maths and computer teachers of various schools as well as several stationery shops. The top 15 candidates will be awarded scholarships, awards and sponsored gifts and the top 250 candidates will be given merit certificates, informed Mrs Rima Juneja, of the Centre.
CELEBRATED: Tiny tots of Cherry Fields School and the Evening Club celebrated Divali in a glittering function held on Thursday. Children were dressed up in ethnic Indian wear. Poetry recitation and dance competitions were held for the nursery section and the evening club. For poetry recitation, Vridhi Sharma and Yamini Jain of the nursery section were given first and second prizes, respectively. Komal Saini and Navneet Kaur of the evening club were declared first and second, respectively, for the same contest. For the dance competition, Nisbet and Vridhi Sharma of the nursery section stood first and second, respectively. From the evening club, first prize for the contest was clinched by Shashank Jain while the second prize went to Ashreya Panesar. Later the students lit diyas and candles and bursted crackers. All children were given gifts from the school.
CONTEST: The Population Education Committee of the Ludhiana Citizens’ Health Council will organise an inter-college spot poster competition on ‘Increasing population: Root cause of poverty’ on November 1 at Guru Nanak College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus. An inter-college skit contest on ‘Small family: A happy family’ will also be organised at the same venue, informed Mrs A.K. Bansal, chairperson, Population Education Committee.
RESULT: Ritika Bisht, Kuljeet Kaur and Shipra Rani, all BCA IV semester students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, have secured second, third and fourth positions in the examinations conducted by Punjab Technical University. Even the sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth positions of the university have been grabbed by students of the same institute.
UNIFORMS DISTRIBUTED: The local Bhai Ghanahayia Samiti, Doaba Samiti and Netaji Welfare Society, Rahon, jointly organised a function at Jai Janata Primary School, Rahon, 7 km from here, on Tuesday to distribute school uniforms among poor and needy students. Dr Roshan Sunkaria, DC, presided over the function. PATIALA AWARENESS PROCESSION: About 200 children of the Green Well Academy organised a Divali awareness procession to urge people not to light crackers on Divali here on Thursday. The children marched in the city holding placards and banners urging people not to light crackers, besides indulging in gambling. RAJPURA
AWARENESS PROCESSION: About 200 children of the Green Well Academy organised a Divali awareness procession to urge people not to light crackers on Divali here on Thursday. The children marched in the city holding placards and banners urging people not to light crackers, besides indulging in gambling.
PSEB FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Employees Federation, PSEB, city subdivision: president — Mr Balwinder Singh; senior vice-presidents — Mr Parminder Singh and Raghbir Singh; secretary — Mr Avtar Singh; joint-secretary — Mr Harjinder Singh; and treasurer — Mr Harbhinder Singh.
PULSE POLIO: A meeting of the local Municipal Councillors, sarpanches, panches and the representatives of various organisations was held here on Tuesday under the presidentship of Dr Karanjit Singh, SMO of the local Civil Hospital, to discuss preparations for the pulse polio programme. Dr Tejwant Singh programme coordinator, said 10,000 children in 29 different booths would be administered polio drops on November 5.
GARHWAL SABHA: A one-day symposium on The New State of Uttranchal: The Role and Aspirations of the Migrants will be organised by Garhwal Sabha in Garhwal Bhavan here on Sunday. More than two dozen delegates of representative bodies of migrants in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and the city have confirmed their participation. Mr D.D. Sundriyal, General Secretary of the sabha, in a press note issued on Friday, said the papers read in the symposium would later be published in the form of a book.
LABOURERS ADDRESSED: Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former MP, addressed members of various labour organisations on the occasion of Vishvakarma Day on Friday at the Labour Chowk of Sectors 44 and 45 here. He said the Centre was taking various steps to improve the standard of living of labourers. Earlier, he participated in a puja and havan.
PAID: The Ambala cantonment unit of the District Congress Committee has paid tributes to former Congress President Sitaram
Kesri. At a condolence meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Brij
Anand, deep sorrow was expressed on the death of Kesri. The speakers at the meeting said that Sitaram Kesri devoted his life to the country. A two-minute silence was observed in memory of the departed soul, a release said.
TRIBUTES PAID: The Ambala cantonment unit of the District Congress Committee has paid tributes to former Congress President Sitaram Kesri. At a condolence meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Brij Anand, deep sorrow was expressed on the death of Kesri. The speakers at the meeting said that Sitaram Kesri devoted his life to the country. A two-minute silence was observed in memory of the departed soul, a release said.
STRANGULATED: Krishan Kumar (18), a class 12, student, was allegedly strangulated by three youths at Qumashpur village, 12 km from here, on Tuesday. The alleged assailants are reported to have hanged the body with a rope after committing the crime. The police has launched a hunt for apprehending the culprits.
EXTORTION: The city police arrested Rakesh Kumar of Rolad Latifpur village on the charge of trying to extort Rs 20,000 from Mr Avinash Kumar, a lottery seller, here on Tuesday. The police has registered a case.
BODY RECOVERED: The police recovered the body of an unidentified youth from the bushes on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near a petrol pump, 5 km from here, on Tuesday. The body bore several injury marks. The police believes it to be a case of road accident.
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