Tuesday, February 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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: A seminar on ‘Job opportunities in Information Technology’ was held at local Shanti Tara College. Mr Ujjagar Singh Kanwal, a former Superintending Engineer, informed the students about job avenues in software, hardware, commerce and allied fields. Principal Amarjit Singh Sidhu also spoke about the subject. 

GRATITUDE: Ms Satwant Kaur Boparai, member state campaign committee, INC, has thanked the public for supporting party candidates in Punjab, while on her thanksgiving tour with newly-elected MLA, Ms Razia Sultana. 

BKU OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Talwandi Sabo unit of the BKU(E): president — Mr Gurcharan Singh Lelewala; senior vice-president — Mr Tejinder Singh; vice-president — Mr Phoola Singh Nathcha; general secretary — Mr Gurcharan Singh Jagaramtirth; treasurer — Mr Mukhtiar Singh; organising secretary — Mr Ghukar Singh Yogewala; and assistant secretary — Mr Harcharan Singh Sigo.

HEART CHECK-UP CAMP: A heart check-up camp will be organised by the Goodwill Society and the local branch of Punjab National Bank on March 3 in the city. Renowned heart specialists will examine patients free of cost, according to a press note issued here by the society on Monday.

DALIT SENA: The Punjab Dalit Sena would launch a campaign in the state to impress upon the new government to implement welfare schemes for the weaker section of the society. This was stated in a press note issued by the sena on Monday.

: Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA and General Secretary of PPCC, came here to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib and the Dera of Sant Baba Ajit Singh Hansaliwale after his victory. 

VICTORY PROCESSION: BJP activists took out a victory procession of Mr Tikshan Sud, former minister of Punjab, through main bazars here on Monday. Mr Sud retained Hoshiarpur seat by defeating his nearest rival Mr Naresh Thakur, Congress candidate, by a margin of 309 votes.

CATTLE DEAD: Five head of cattle, belonging to Mr Mehar Singh, a local resident, died on Sunday night. They are suspected to have eaten some poisonous substance with their fodder. The veterinary doctor was informed immediately and an attempt made to save the life of the animals, but in vain. Doctors are trying to ascertain the cause of death. 

: The Punjab Sahit Academy will organise a seminar on Dr Sharanjit Kaur’s newly-published book ‘Drisht-Adrisht’ on Saturday at Punjabi Bhavan. According to a statement, Dr Labh Singh Kheewa and Dr Gulzar Mohammad Gauria, both critics, will read their papers. The function will be presided over by Mr Amrik Singh Pooni, while Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh, Chairman, Baba Farid Chair, Panjab University, will be the guest of honour. The academy will also organise a seminar on Kuldeep Singh Bedi’s book ‘Kinne Hi Varhian Baad’ on Sunday. Dr Rajnish Bahadar Singh and Dr Guriqbal Singh will read their papers on the occasion. Prof Gurbhajan Gill in a statement said Prof Niranjan Tasneem will be the chief guest. 

EYE CAMP: A two-day free eye operation camp was held at Guru Angad Dev Charitable Hospital, Chandigarh Road, on Saturday. At least 350 patients were examined and operations were performed on 31 elderly patients free of cost. Intraocular lenses were also implanted in the camp. The camp was organised by the Guru Angad Dev Sewa Society in association with the Help Age India. This was stated by Dr A.S. Nagpal, president of the society. 

: The All-India Nepalese Unity Society at a meeting chaired by Mr Shiv Dutt Sharma, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir circle, has urged the Punjab Government to check the injustice meted out to the Nepalese workers in the factories here. Mr Sharma alleged in a press note here on Monday that the mill owners did not pay wages for months. When wages were demanded, the workers were involved in false cases and the police did not care for their representations. 

IDOLS INSTALLED: Idols of Lord Ganesha, Baba Balak Nath, goddess Durga, Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva were installed at the newly- built Baba Balak Nath temple at Gandhi Nagar on Sunday under the guidance of Swami Ved Bharti ji. A jagran was also held the night before the ceremony. Among those who were present included Ms Rekha Rani, Mr Tilak Raj Sethi, Mr Jagdish Sharma, Mr Ram Kumar Khurana, Mr Shanti Lal Chugh, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal and Mr Madan Lal Arora. 

STONE LAID: The foundation stone of a yagyashala was laid here on Sunday at the Daresi Grounds on the occasion of the 43rd sammelan of the Ved Mandir run by the Bharat Dharam Prachar Mandal. Pandit Parshottam Lal, Mr Jagdish Garg, Mr Sanjay Mahendru and Mr Jagdish Arora laid the foundation stone. Swami Nigam Bodh, who presided over the stone-laying ceremony, said that a maha yagya would be held from March 10 to 17 along with a ‘sant-sammelan’. 

FAREWELL PARTY: Plus two students of Arya Senior Secondary School, Old Sabzi Mandi, were bid adieu at a farewell party organised by their juniors here on Monday. A cultural programme was organised which included various skits, dance and musical items. Manish and Mandeep of plus one presented a Punjabi duet, ‘Tu pardes ve’. Vishu presented a mono-acting in his item, ‘Nit khair mangan mein teri’. Ravi of plus one, presented a comedy ‘Jeewan rah te chalde’. Mr B.K.Verma, Principal, and Mr R. Sareen, manager of the school, wished the students good luck for examination and their career. 

DECLAMATION CONTEST: Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School participated in a declamation contest on ‘Iodised salt’ organised by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India, on Monday. Nearly 10 students participated in the contest. Dr Tiwari, Advisor to Director General Health Services, Ministry of Health Services, New Delhi, told the students about the importance of using iodised salt. He said that various ailments like mental and physical degeneration and goiter could occur due to lack of iodine content in the body. Mr Rajinder Sharma, Principal, said that the motive of the campaign was to bring awareness among the students regarding utility of consuming iodised salt.

HAWALA MONEY: The police on Saturday nabbed Sukhraj Singh of Harkrishan Nagar and seized Rs 10 lakh of hawala money from his car. He has been remanded in police custody.

OLD STUDENTS’ PANEL: Mr J.P. Garg, principal of the local SUS Government College, in a press note issued here on Monday said the management of the college had constituted an ad hoc committee of old students of the college for its development. Mr K.L. Batra was elected convener while Mr Hardev Singh Hanjra, Mr Prem Gugnani, Mr Sham Lal Singla, Mr Ravinder Bhardwaj, Mr Narinder Thekedar and Mr Jagdish Arora were elected members.



BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Sri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha will celebrate the 625th birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass on Wednesday at Ravi Dass Bhavan, Sector 15. The Governor, Babu Parmanand will be the chief guest on the occasion. 

SPORTS MEET: The Government College is organising the 16th Annual Sports Meet on Tuesday and Wednesday in the college premises. Mr Bhim Singh Dahia, principal of the college, informed that Mr M.S. Malik, Director General of Police, Haryana, will be the chief guest for the prize distribution function on Wednesday, while the meet will be inaugurated by Mr H.S. Bandhu, Director, Haryana State Olympic Association.

FAMILY PLANNING CAMP: A family planning operation camp was organised by the local chapter of the Family Planning Association of India and Lions Club Chandigarh Plaza, in Sector 4 on Monday. As many as 28 acceptors underwent Laproscopic tubal litigation at this camp. The operations were performed by a team of doctors from the district health administration alongwith medical officer, FPAI, and its staff. The members of Lions Club distributed shawls to the acceptors of family planning.

HUDA AUCTION: The Haryana Urban Development Authority will auction commercial sites in Urban Estate Panchkula on March 5. Five booth sites and two built-up booths would be auctioned in Sector 8 and eight SCOs, six shop sites and 12 booth sites will be auctioned in Sector 8, opposite the City Centre. It is also learnt that two hotel sites will be auctioned in Sector 10, three booth sites and two small built-up booths in shopping centre, Sector 11, three showroom sites and three semi-builtup showrooms in Sector 11, six built up booths in Sector 14 and sites in MDC will also be auctioned.

GRIEVANCE DARBAR: An open darbar to redress the grievances of the consumers will be held by the Superintending Engineer Operation Circle, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam on Tuesday. The darbar will be held at 66 KV sub-station in Industrial Area, Phase II. 



PROFESSOR DEAD: Former state president of the Haryana College Teachers Union and zonal secretary of the All-India Federation of Universities and Colleges Teachers Association Prof Harbhajan Singh died on Sunday in Kurukshetra due to massive heart attack. He was serving as Head of the Department of History at the local Guru Nanak Khalsa College.



FLAYED: Some BJP workers of the Nadaun Assembly segment of Hamirpur district on Sunday hit out at the local party MLA, Mr Babu Ram Mandayal, for ignoring them and embracing turncoats. They decided to continue their stir against him for his alleged anti-worker attitude. They held a meeting at Dhanela under the chairmanship of Mr Kamal Nanda, party pradhan of the local gram panchayat, in this regard.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of the local Kanwar Durga Chand Memorial College was held here on Sunday. The Minister of State for Technical Education and Energy, Mr Ravinder Singh Ravi, gave away prizes to students who had excelled in various fields.

PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners Association: president — Mr S.L. Gupta; vice-president — Mr K.L. Sharma; general secretary — Mr J.C. Pathania; treasurer — Mr R.L. Gupta; press secretary — Mr Baldev Punni; and auditor — Mr Pancham Sharma.


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