February 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India
SUGARCANE AS FODDER: Sugarcane in a large number of villages in the district is being used as green fodder for cattlehead. Stating this here on Monday, farmers of several villages said they were forced to sell sugarcane crop as green fodder as they did not want to sell it to sugar mills owners who, they said, did not pay them.
YOGA CAMP: A medical camp was organised by the Anand Marg Pracharak Sangh here. More than 200 patients were examined on the occasion.
ROAD SHOW: Vijaya Bank employees organised a road show defaulters to repay the loans taken from the bank hereon Monday. They went around the city and demonstrated in front of the establishments of some defaulters. A spokesman of the bank said here on Monday that the campaign began on the instructions of Mr Manmohan Singh Kapur, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the bank.
CAMP EXTENDED: Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute, Sector 34,has decided to extend the duration of the free and multispeciality camp till February 15. According to Dr Ravi Inder Singh, Medical Director of the hospital, the duration has been extended with a view to cater to the needs patients suffering from various heart diseases. “The management of the hospital has also chalked out an extensive plan to organise such charity camps at different parts of the region, he added.
DISTRIBUTED: Sewing machines were distributed among poor women and widows at a function organised by St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Sector-46, as a part of its silver jubilee celebrations. A wheel chair was also given to a physically challenged girl on the occasion. The Mayor of Chandigarh, Mr Subash Chawla, was the chief guest.
STUDENTS HONOURED: The local unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front on Monday honoured students of SA Jain College. The president of the local unit of the AIATF, Mr Virendra Kapoor, said the youth should learn from the contributions made by these students. He read out a message sent by the AIATF chairman, Mr MS Bitta. Those who were honoured include Shweta, Suman, Pooja, Preeti, Vijay, Harminder Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Pankaj Goel and Ravi Kant.
NIMA OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA): president — Dr Sucha Singh Handa; advisors — Dr Ravinder Wadhwa, Dr Kewal Krishan Rehlan and Dr Ashok Mehta; vice-president — Dr Sudarshan Arya; secretary — Dr Shashi Kant; joint secretary — Dr Gurdip Singh; and treasurer — Dr Naresh Garg.
CHAMBA ELECTED: The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of the local retired Employees Welfare Association: president — Mr D.N. Pardesi; senior vice president — Mr H.R. Puri; vice-presidents Mr Hari Chand and Mr Tek Singh Pathanian; general secretary — Mr Mohinder Puri and treasurer — Mr Laxmi Dhar Mehta. NAHAN
ELECTED: The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of the local retired Employees Welfare Association: president — Mr D.N. Pardesi; senior vice president — Mr H.R. Puri; vice-presidents Mr Hari Chand and Mr Tek Singh Pathanian; general secretary — Mr Mohinder Puri and treasurer — Mr Laxmi Dhar Mehta.
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