Thursday, May 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will start three vocational courses in dress designing, cutting and tailoring and textile designing for unemployed women alongwith electronics and TV maintenance and servicing for unemployed men in the age group of 15-35. All courses would be of one-year duration, according to a group of press note. These courses would commence in July.

VARSITY ASSISTANCE: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) would provide financial assistance to students of MA (Religious Studies) and M.A. (Philosophy). The courses are being run under the aegis of the Department of Guru Nanak Studies. The last date for submission of application forms is June 10.

WELFARE CAMP: The Department of Health and Family Welfare will hold a mega family welfare camp from May 29 to June 4. The new ‘no scalpel vasectomy’ (NSV) technique for permanent male contraception would be used at the camp, Dr Kanwaljit Singh, Civil Surgeon, told a press conference here on Tuesday.

BOOKED FOR FRAUD: On a complaint by Surinder Kaur, the Dasuya police has registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120B, IPC, against Piara Singh and his wife Surjit Kaur, residents of Giljian, for cheating her of Rs 65,000 on the lure of sending her son abroad.

MEETING: The Kharar Journalists Association in its meeting held here in the press Room on Wednesday condemned certain remarks made against journalists from Kharar by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker and Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, in a programme telecast by the Jalandhar Doordarshan a few days ago.

WORKSHOP: A three-day workshop on hairstyles from May 20 to May 23 is being organised at Piazza Beauty Parlour, Mall Road. Mr Abhay Girdhar, a renowned hair- stylist & TV artiste, is providing practical training to more than 10 participants, who besides listening to the lectures and observing demonstration, also got a chance to try out different hair styles. The participants feel that the training has been very helpful.

HEALTH CARE: The health education cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in collaboration with the Brahma Kumaris Ashram will organise a public health lecture on Thursday 22 in the Dumra Auditorium. Dr Prem Masand, radiation oncologist from Global Hospital and Research Centre and Brahma Kumaris International Headquarters at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, will deliver a lecture on “Healing mind and healthy body (mind-body-medicine relationship)”.

EXHIBITION: A five-day exhibition of handicrafts by diploma students of Param Institute was inaugurated here on Tuesday by Mr Rajinder Singh Basant, chairman of the industry and trade cell of PPCC. The top three students in various diploma courses were honoured. Among the students of one-year diploma course, Gurpreet Kaur won the first prize. Her namesake was declared second and Neetu Arora stood third. Among the students of two-year diploma in tailoring, Navjot Kaur, Anu Sohal and Jagmeet Kaur were honoured for attaining first, second and third ranks, respectively.

NSS CAMP: A 10-day NSS camp was organised by students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College at Government High School, Ladhowal. The camp was inaugurated by the Mayor of the city, Mr Nahar Singh Gill. The girls of the college will teach food preservation to the residents of the village. The doctors of Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital spoke about the menace of the drug addiction. Ms Madanjit Kaur Sahota explained the importance of NSS camps.

TRAINING COURSE: The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a three-month training course in agriculture for the young farmers from June 24 to September 23. Matriculate farmers of age group 20 to 40 years will be admitted from-different districts of Punjab. The trainees would be imparted skills in agriculture and other farm-related competitions. The forms available with the head of the department, have to be submitted before June 16.

MEET: The Department of Animal Nutrition, PAU, in collaboration with the Animal Nutrition Society of India (North Zone), will be organising a one-day scientist-farmer interaction meet on dissemination of nutritional technologies for intensive dairy farming on May 22 at the Farmers’ Service Centre. Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, will be the chief guest. The meet will focus attention on discussion of issues such as feeding of high yielding animals, feeding of bypass protein, feed contaminants, quality and storage, nutrition/reproduction inter-relationship, preservation/processing of forages, management of dairy animals, reproductive disorders and their amelioration and disease prevention. The meet will be attended by eminent scientists.

SEMINAR ON AIDS: With a view to awakening the masses against AIDS and drugs, the district Red (Cross) Society, Kapurthala, organised a seminar here on Tuesday in collaboration with the Punjab AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh. Ms Ashu Verma, chairperson, District Red Cross Society, Kapurthala, presided. Thirty- five booklets on AIDS awareness were distributed among village elders.

BOY KIDNAPPED: Ravinder Singh (4), son of Dalbir Singh, a resident of Pakhoke village, was kidnapped by unidentified persons on Monday evening. The local Sadar police has registered a case under Sections 363A and 367, IPC, on a complaint by Dalbir Singh who said he had gone to work at a kiln when his son was kidnapped.



SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Kailash Bahl DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, will hold summer workshops in sports, culture and computers. Ms Madhu Bahl, Principal of the school, said the idea behind such workshops was to inculcate a habit of participating in co-curricular and sports activities. She said these workshops would provide a platform to the children for displaying their talent. She said for cricket, karate, skating, yoga, they had specialised coaching facilities. For other co-curricular activities like music and dance, theatre and dance, art and design, they have separate teachers to look after the students. She said these workshops would continue till the second week of June.

GRIEVANCES HEARD: As many as 81 cases were settled on the spot when the Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Avtar Henry, heard grievances of the people at the Punjab Congress Bhavan on Wednesday. The remaining cases were referred to the departments concerned for time-bound action. While 34 delegations that called on Mr Henry apprised him of their demands, nearly 162 cases pertaining to various departments were presented before him. 

KIDS’ WORKSHOP: Young kids danced to the tune of thumping music as the fun ‘n’ Frenzy Kids Club started off at the Country Club in SAS Nagar. This was not all. The students also got a hang of different creative activities. Western dance, folk dance, kids modelling, communication skills and games, including basket ball and table tennis, will also be a part of the workshop. Interested residents could contact for registration at 98143-54602.

CASSETTE RELEASED: “Ho ee nahi sakda”, the seventh cassette of Bhupinder Kaur Mohali, was released by singer Pammi Bai here on Wednesday. The music for the cassette has been given by Vivek Sahney. There are eight songs in the cassette.

PROJECT: A project on sensitising under-priviledged youths to traffic awareness and drug addiction was launched by the local police in association with the Generation Saviour Association here on Wednesday. Children from Guru Nanak Colony, Phase X, were taken to Golden Bells Public School where games and other competitions were organised. Winners were given gold and silver medals. A movie prepared by the WHO on the ill-effects of tobacco was also shown to the children.

SEMINAR: The local branch of the Family Planning Association of India organised a seminar for creating awareness among drug addicts and making them realise the need for going in for counselling and screening at the LCV Truck Union, Phase V, here on Wednesday. The adverse effects of drug consumption were explained to participants.



RESERVATION ISSUE: The All-India Brahman Mahasabha chairman, Mr M.R. Sharma, on Wednesday demanded an end to reservation. Talking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, he said, “Caste-based reservation should be immediately stopped.” He said a memorandum had been submitted to the Venkatachaliah Commission in this regard.



: Surat Ram (50 years) of Bolia - Thuraan across the Sutlej died when he fell from the third storey of the Regional Hospital here on Monday afternoon. A portion of the hospital has been under construction since the past three years. Surat Ram was admitted to hospital two days ago after he took a poisonous substance.

CLEANLINESS DRIVE: Himachal Health and Family Welfare Minister Chandresh Kumari on Tuesday led a cleanliness drive in Kotwali Bazaar of the town. She was accompanied by officials of the district administration, Public Works, IPH and Health Department and employees of the Municipal Committee, Dharamsala. She expressed annoyance with the officials for ignoring cleanliness of the town.

2 KILLED IN MISHAPS: Two children were killed and three injured in two road accidents in this district on Tuesday, eight-year-old Priyanka was killed on the spot at Nagrota Bagwan in this subdivision when she was run over by an HRTC bus. The driver of the bus was arrested and a case for rash and negligent driving registered against him. In another accident, Satvik Thaploo (8) of Jammu was killed when the car in which he, along with his family members, was travelling hit a tree near Nurpur. Mr Satish Thaploo, his wife and daughter received injuries.

SCHOOL BUILDING: Mrs Pratibha Singh, wife of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addressed a public gathering after inaugurating a building of primary school at Anhech near here on Tuesday. “A revolution in education had come about with the efforts of the Congress government with more emphasis on education of girls, she claimed.

SUICIDE: Ms Sarla Devi (30) of Kotli in Tungal valley committed suicide by consuming poison on Monday night. She was rushed to the local Regional Hospital in a precarious condition, where she breathed her last. The cause of the suicide could not be immediately known.

VEHICLES CHALLANED: The Regional Transport Officer, Solan, in a special drive here on Wednesday checked about 70 vehicles and challaned 28, including a school bus, trucks, buses, taxis and private vehicles being run as taxis. The surprise check started at abut 6 am near Shivalik Hotel on the National Highway-22. Challans were issued for various offences, including running with permits, not having proper pollution check certificates. About 10 challans were settled on the spot and about Rs 30,000 were collected as fine.


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