Tuesday, September 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 780 inhabitants of over 12 villages of the Dera Bassi block were provided free dental, gynae, ortho and paediatrics care during a free medial camp organised, by Panchkula located Ruhani Anjum, a spiritual and social organisation in Pandwala village near here on Monday.

GOVERNOR’S VISIT: Punjab Governor Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) will visit the town on September 22 to preside over the rural sports function being organised at the local Nehru Stadium in connection with the Aagman Purb of Baba Farid. This was stated by Mr A. Venu Prasad, Deputy Commissioner, on Monday. He added that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh would arrive on the last day of the function i.e September 23.

CHEATED: Manjinder Pal of the local Ravi Dass Nagar mohalla was cheated allegedly by a travel agent, Laxmi Devi of Shanker Nagar. According to the FIR, Laxmi Devi took Rs 1,91,000 from Manjinder Pal for sending his brother Balwinder Singh abroad, but she neither sent him abroad nor returned money. In another case Rajinder Pal, a travel agent of Jalandhar, took Rs 1,85,000 from Sahibjit Singh, sevadar of Dera Dargah Goshian Jam, for sending his brother Lucky to the USA. He neither sent his brother abroad nor returned the money. Cases have been registered under Section 420, IPC.

CAMP: The Rotary Club here will organise a medical check-up camp and seminar at Atowal village on September 22. This was stated by Mr Sarwan Singh Bajwa, Director, community services of the club, on Monday. Dr M.L. Kakar, Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, will inaugurate.

DHARNA: The National Federation of Telecom Employees-BSNL staged a dharna in front of the office of the General Manager, Telecom, here on Monday to protest against the inadequate honorarium granted to the staff and exclusion of most of the staff from the entitlement criteria. A massive rally was also held.

FEAR OF ELECTROCUTION: Residents of Nanak Nagar here, live in terror of electrocution due to half-bent electric poles with hanging wires at the entry to the locality on the Kacha Malak road. The authorities are ignorant about this danger to human lives, said Subedar Kunda Singh, president of the association of the locality. Request of the residents for the change of the damaged electric pole bore no result. Though as per the provisions of the Section 37 of the Electricity Act 1910 and Electricity Rules 156, the board is under obligation to maintain the proper height of the wires which is not being done in the present situation, he said.

DUPED: The police on the complaint of Harvinder Singh of Roomi village, has registered a case under Sections 406, 420, 506 and 34, IPC, against Harpreet Singh, Gurnar Singh and his wife, residents of Mohalla Mori Gate, Jagraon, as they have duped many innocent persons including the complainant with a false promise to arrange visas for them to send them to Sweden. They struck deal with every aspirant to the extent of Rs 50,000. But they failed to procure visas and also refused to return the money.

SENTENCED: Mr Gurdev Singh District and Sessions Judge, has sentenced Ram Lubhaya of Bhanoki village, Phagwara subdivision, to 10 years’ regorious imprisonment and fined him Rs 10,000 for causing serious injuries to Roop Lal. He will have to undergo additional imprisonment of six months if he defaults in paying fine.

ORGANISED: The Kirti Kisan Union organised a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner to protest against the withdrawal of free power to farmers in state. Later, the workers took out a march. They also presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

RALLY: The coordination committee of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh and Swadeshi Jagran Manch would organise a state-level rally at Chandigarh on September 25 to highlight the anti-people economic policies of the centre and the state governments. According to Mr Nageshwar Singh, an office-bearer of the BMS, the rally will be addressed by senior leaders of these organisations, who would focus on various issues like WTO, foreign investment, import of farm products, support price of crops, labour laws, employment, plight of small industries, policy of privatisation, minimum wages, multi-national companies, compensation to drought hit farmers, power supply, denial of wages and allowances to employees and other problems of the common people.

AWARDS: The Shaheed Memorial International Sewa Society would hold its 36th annual award presentation function here during next month. According to Mr Radha Krishan and Mr Vajinder Singh, president and general secretary of the society, respectively, 63 renowned personalities from different walks of life would be presented the awards of ‘Great Persons of India’ on the occasion.

ELECTED: The following were elected office-bearers of Food and Supplies (Grade 2) Union, Ludhiana Mr Sukhdev Singh Dakha — president; Mr Dilraj Singh — senior vice-president; Mr Vijay Sharma — vice-president; Mr Sham Sunder Jindal — general secretary; Mr Anil Joshi — joint secretary; Mr Chander Mohan — propaganda secretary; Mr Rajinder Singh Dua — press secretary; Mr Arwinderjit Singh — cashier; and Mr Pritam Singh (Samrala), Mr Gurpreet Singh Kang (Khanna), Mr Jagjit Singh (Jagraon), Mr Sukhdev Singh Sarinh (PR Centre, Ludhiana), Mr Pritpal Singh, Mr Ashu Khullar, Mr Onkar Singh (Humbran) and Mr Gurwinder Singh — members of the executive committee.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following were elected office-bearers of the Guru Nanak Dev Nagar Welfare Society: Mr Rajinder Singh — chairman; Mr Pritam Singh Deol — president; Mr Surinder Sharma — vice-president; Mr Ajit Singh — general secretary; Mr K.D. Bhanot — joint secretary; Mr Suresh Kumar — propaganda secretary; and Mr Amarjit Singh — cashier.

HINDI PARISHAD: The Punjab Yuva Hindi Parishad has urged the Union Government to effect necessary changes in the education system and take other steps to provide due place to Hindi all over the country. Addressing a meeting of the parishad, its convener, Mr Parminder Mehta, observed that in most of the schools, affiliated to central Board of Secondary Education, English was accorded priority over the national language, which had led to the youth being driven away from Hindi.

WORKSHOP: The VLCC will organise a workshop on “self-grooming and monsoon make-up” on September 18 on its premises. According to a press release, the one-day workshop would focus on the need for self-grooming and personality development along with tips to do monsoon make-up. Giving further details, the VLCC’s spokesperson told that due to extensive humidity, the make-up did not last long on the face and started smudging before the purpose of the make-up was attained. Skin analysis and consultation would also be given to all by skin experts.

SEMINAR: Sunrise Immigration Consultants organised a seminar on educating people about various aspects of immigration to different countries on Monday. According to Mr Kuldip Singh, founder director of the consultancy, the purpose of the seminar was to clear confusion among people on various issues related to the immigration. 

OPPOSED: The Punjab Radical Students Union at a meeting held here on Monday opposed the new education policy of the Punjab Government. Mr Harbans Singh Sonu, treasurer of the state unit of union, said they would launch an agitation in this regard.

COMPENSATION: Mr Mohinder Singh Kainth, ADC, who visited Mirpur Khurd village with regard to compensation to a farmer in a cash of wrong pesticides supplied by M/s Guru Shakti Trading Co. here, stated on Monday that the dealer had promised to pay compensation to the farmer. The DC, Mr Alok Shekhar, said the farmer could put his claim in the civil court.

DHARNA HELD: On a call of the circle union of the NFTE BSNL, a day-long dharna was held in front of the office of the General Manager, telecom district BSNL, by the telecom employees of the SSA, Patiala, here on Monday. The dharna was organised in support of the demand for their payment of Rs 5000 as honorarium for each telecom employee in the Punjab circle.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Nearly 400 saplings were planted at various places in the city here on Monday at a vanmahotasav organised by the Garden and Environment Society. The saplings were planted at Ghalauri Gate, Sewa Singh Thikri Nagar and the Airawat Canteen complex. 

AMENDMENTS TO CPC: Mr Parminder Singh Gill, secretary, Advocates Coordination Forum, and Mr N.K. Singla, former Chairman, Bar Council, Punjab and Haryana, while talking to mediapersons, said the Advocates Coordination Forum have discussed regarding the amendments in the Civil Procedure Code. They said that these amendments were not required and will cause hurdles to the smooth functioning of the courts. They also said that the forum has decided to support the struggle against these amendments, including the September 18, 2002 strike call given by the Bar Council of India.

CELEBRATED: Birth anniversary of Baba Siri Chand was celebrated under the guidance of Baba Sarabjeet Singh on Sunday at Dera Baba Amar Das village. Literature was distributed by the International Medical Health Line and Anti-drugs Society to educate the people against drug addiction. Mr Dhian Singh Rai, general secretary of the society, while addressing the people, appealed the social organisations and religious personalities including saints of deras to render cooperation to make the movement effective.



WORKSHOP CONCLUDES: On the concluding day of the three-day training workshop on disability-prevention and rehabilitation for paramedics, the participants were exposed to real life situations arising out of disabilities. According to a press note issued by the Professor and Head, Sector 32 Government Medical College Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr Raj Bahadur, the disabilities included locomotor, visual, speech, hearing and mental. Strategies for their rehabilitation in terms of medical, education and vocational training, besides the importance of aids and appliances for the disabled to regain their lost functions, were also made known to them. This, Dr Bahadur added, was done by taking them to various institutions providing these services, including Sector 32 Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children and the Sector 26 Institute for Blind.

HINDI FORTNIGHT: Writing, vocabulary knowledge and typing competitions were organised during the Hindi implementation fortnight which concluded at the Institute of Microbial Technology on Monday. Addressing the gathering, Professor in Panjab University’s Department of Hindi, Dr Narayan Sharma said Sanskrit was the original language while the other languages were its different forms.

NEW PRINCIPAL: Mr Vijay Kumar has taken over as Principal of DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur. He was earlier serving as Principal of Dayanand Model Senior Secondary School.

APPOINTED: Mr Sanjeev K. Chopra has been appointed President of the City Congress Committee with immediate effect, by the President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Bhajan Lal. 

AWARD: Mr S.B. Parasher has been presented the Best Citizen of India Award- 2002 by International Publishing House.

SAMMAN: Dr V.P. Paul, Principal of Chaman Lal DAV School, Sector 11, will be conferred the Bhagwan Srinath Samman by Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Minister for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi, on September 27. The award is being presented on behalf of Avantika, a group of contemporary artistes and intellectuals.



WEEK CONCLUDES: Jaycee week being organised by the Junior Chamber of Ambala Industry concluded on Sunday night with the staging of the Boogi Woogi dance competition. In solo, Meenakshi, a member of Chunmun Club, stood first while Jai Ram was second and Neena Choudhry was third. In couples, Ashish and Pretty, a Chunmun Club member, stood first while Swati and Khushbu stood second. Group dance competition was won by TC and group. 



LAND RENOTIFICATION: The district unit of the CPI at a party meeting on Sunday at Mandodhar, near Dharampur, demanded renotification of the land held by the Bangala families. This was stated by Mr Gurdev Singh, district secretary of the unit. The party has threatened to launch an agitation in case the government fails to chalk out a proper plan.

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