May 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India
STIR THREATENED: The State Government Teachers Union on Saturday threatened to launch an agitation if the government did not cancel the transfers made recently after the raids conducted by the Vigilance Department. In a press note issued here, Mr Sucha Singh, district president of the union, alleged that the transfers were made without an enquiry. A rally was held and a procession taken out through various bazars here. A memorandum was presented to the SDM, Ajnala, in this regard.
CONSTABLE ARRESTED: The CIA on Sunday seized 3 kg of opium and arrested Khazan Singh, a constable of Suchetgarh village. His accomplice, Constable Balwinder Singh of Mathola, escaped.
3 DIE IN ACCIDENTS: Three persons were killed in two different accidents on Friday in the district. In one accident near Fathegarh Churian, Amarjit Kaur and Kuljinder Kaur were killed when the moped they were riding on was hit by a truck. In the second accident, Constable Kashmir Singh, of Khera Kotli was killed when he was hit by a vehicle near Joura Chhitran.
TWO KILLED: Two persons — Anil Kumar of Tanda and Sidharth — were killed in two different accidents in the district on Friday. According to police sources, Anil Kumar was crushed to death by a truck near JCT Mill at Chohal when he was going on a scooter to Chintpurni. Sidharth was crushed to death by Tata 407 truck near Fatehgarh while he was going on a scooter with his father Rakesh Kumar to his house.
‘SUPPLY’ FOODGRAINS: Several social organisations on Saturday urged the government to supply foodgrains free of cost to the poor. These foodgrains had been lying unused in government godowns for the past few years.
CITIZENS ASSOCIATION: The Citizens Association for Relief Education and Service (Cares) at a general body meeting held on Sunday under the chairmanship of Maj Gen Rajendra Nath elected the following office-bearers: president — Col (Dr) R.K. Dutta (retd); vice-president — Wg Cdr D.S. Ahluwalia, VM (retd); secretary — Mr V.M. Malhotra; joint secretary — Mrs C.R. Arora; and treasurer — Wg Cdr P.S. B. Sachdeva.
ELECTED: Dr O.P. Verma has been elected president of the House Owners Association, Sector 20-A, for the year 2002-2003. The election was held at Lakshmi Narain Mandir, Sector 20, on Sunday. This was stated by Mr S.S. Chawla, outgoing general secretary of the association. O
A CLARIFICATION: Apropos the news item “Government losing money due to delay in lottery results,” published on May 16, the Director, Haryana State Lotteries, has clarified that the timings of draws are not being delayed and that the draw room follows a detailed and transparent process to ensure a fair play. He has said the draw is conducted every half an hour in the presence of independent judges and is open to public and that no electronic instruments\cell phones are allowed inside draw room. He has also said satta operators are to be checked by the police, which has been taking action after information is passed on by the lottery department.
WORKSHOP ON GK: An 11-day workshop on general knowledge, quizzing skills and strategies will be organised at St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, from May 20. The workshop would be conducted by Mr Chitranjan Aggarwal, a quizmaster and an avid quizzer himself. He has been hosting quizzes in and around Chandigarh since 1985.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association: president — Brig Keshav Chander; vice-president —Col S.S. Bedi; secretary (finance) — Mr C.L. Ohri; secretary general — Mr B.S. Sodhi, secretary (events) — Mr S.S. Sethi; secretary (administration) — Mr S.S. Anand; secretary (welfare) — Mr Arjun Singh; secretary (public relations) — Mr Raj Kumar Bali; and chief convener — Mr N.S. Dhamoon.
SELECTION PANEL: The Panchkula Citizens Welfare Council has constituted a five-member committee for selecting candidates to be fielded for the forthcoming Panchkula Municipal Council elections. The committee comprising Mr B.B. Verma, Mr Radhey Sharma, Mr A.K. Uppal, Mr Prem Singh Saini and Mr M.S. Sehrawat will look after the overall affairs of the elections.
SUMMER CAMP: Dikshant International School will organise a summer camp from May 25 to June 30 for children between two and 15 years of age. Mr Mitul Dikshit, director of the school, said the camp would cater to the child’s developmental needs for freedom. A carefully prepared environment would guarantee exposure to materials and new experiences. Performing Arts (dramatics, dances and music), and visual arts (sketching, vegetable, sand, leaf, string and fabric painting) would be an important part of the summer camp. Activities like horse riding, tennis, swimming, cycling and adventure expeditions would be organised for participants, he added.
MEDICAL CAMP: The House Owners Welfare Society organised a medical check-up camp at Dharana Bhavan in Phase V here on Sunday. As many as 160 persons were examined during the camp conducted by Dr S.S. Walia, Dr Sukhwinder Singh, Dr Navneet Kaur and Dr Jagmohan Singh Kochar. A sugar test and subsidised ECG was offered to the patients during the camp.
DHARAMSALA HAMIRPUR NAHAN SHIMLA SUNDERNAGAR
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