Sunday, June 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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RALLY: A malaria awareness rally was organised by officials of the local Civil Hospital and the Primary Health Centre, Dabwala Kalan, on Saturday. Dr I.M. Challana, SMO, and Dr Ajay Narang led the rally.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police seized 4000 litres of illicit liquor from an illegal distillery in Mamukhera village on Friday night. According to Jaswinder Singh Gharu, SHO, another 200 litres of country liquor was recovered from the site. Manpreet Singh and Madan Lal both residents of same village were nabbed. A 10 feet deep and 10 feet wide cemented distilling tank was also demolished by the police.

ADMISSION: Admission to the plus one and plus two classes at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, will begin from Wednesday. Stating this, Principal Gurdip Singh, said the college had decided to stop admission to the plus one commerce class from this session and admission would be held for plus one arts and science classes and plus two commerce class.

WORKSHOP ENDS: A five-day workshop on beauty and hair design organised by Grace Beauty Clinic and Institute concluded here on Saturday. Indra Ahluwalia, a renowned beauty therapist and hair designer, demonstrated different styles of saree draping with ethnic and modern look. A lecture on skin care and personal make-up was also given.

APPOINTED: Lion Rana Surat Singh, has been appointed Zone Chairman of the Lions Club International District, 321-F, for 2003-2004. The information was given by Dr A.S. Jassi, secretary, Lions Club, Ludhiana.

‘MEIN SHAIR TO NAHIN’: Ek Koshish organised a programme ‘Mein shair to nahin’ here on Friday. The programme started with rendering of a patriotic song, ‘Jahan dal dal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera, vo Bharat desh hai mera’ by Mr Amarjit Singh, the anchor of the show. Vikas Verma, Jasminder Singh, Sandeep Garg, Anupam Nanda also sang songs. The main singer of the evening Mahinder Singh sang the title song Main shair to nahin. Mr Vinod Thapar, president, Knit Wear Club, said the aims of Ek Koshish are worth appreciating as the society is trying to stem the tide of western influence by organising programmes that propagate Indian culture.

CONTEST: A summer special contest was organised at a local hotel here on Saturday. The contestants were asked to make unique sandwiches out of plain bread. The sandwiches was adjudged according to the taste and presentation. First prize was won by Ms Bhupinder, while second prize was bagged by Ms Sandhya Kumra and third prize was awarded to Ms Pinki Sehgal and Ms Anita.

CONVENTION: A state-level convention of the Punjab Health Department Offices Clerical Association (PHDOCA) will be held on Saturday at Shehnai Palace, Kapurthala. The president of the association, Mr Sukhwinder Singh, and general secretary, Mr Jagdev Singh, in a press note on Saturday said the new president, general secretary and finance secretary of the association would be elected on this occasion. The convention will be attended by seven representatives from each district and the progress report will be read out by the past members of the association.

MEDICAL CAMP: Bharat Vikas Parishad, Patiala, in collaboration with the Navkiran Youth Sports and Cultural Club organised a free medical check-up camp in Pur village near here. Around 250 patients were examined by the chest and TB specialist, Dr Jawahar Joshi, and free medicines were also distributed among them. The president of the parishad branch Mr H.K. Gupta, was also present on the occasion.

ELECTED: Mr Deepak Malhotra has been elected as president of the Lions Club (Patiala Supreme) at a general body meeting of club for the year 2003 -04. Mr Manoj Gupta and Mr Anil Jain have been appointed as secretary and treasurer of the Club, respectively.

OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr P.S. Bakshi has been elected president of the State Bank of Patiala Retired Offices Association at a meeting of its general body. Mr Tek Chand Bansal has been elected vice-president, Mr G.S. Rekhi secretary and Mr M.S. Sahnia has been elected treasurer of the association.



DOCTOR DIES: Dr M.L. Jalota (60), former Assistant Director, Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Chandigarh, died at the PGI here on Friday. He had been suffering from a type of jaundice for the past three years. Dr Jalota had also been Registrar of the council. He was a gold medallist and passed his DHMS from the local Homoeopathic Medical College, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

BUSINESS TALK: “Recession in business can never be accepted with closed eyes. It has to be taken as a challenge and business owners have to come out of it by strategic planning”. This was said by Mr Deepak Gupta, a business consultant, at an interactive business talk on “Business Losses — Reasons and remedies” here on Friday. The session was organised by the First Business Club, Chandigarh Circle, of which Mr Gupta is among the founder members. It was pointed out that the fast-changing business scenario had changed the requirements of today’s entrepreneurs.

PROTEST: Residents of Sector 21 here have threatened to stage dharnas and organise protest rallies against changing a government dispensary site to a primary school site. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 21, on Friday. The residents said though the site had been reserved for a government dispensary in the master plan of Panchkula, it was now being used to set up a primary school. They said that they had made representations to the HUDA authorities that a government dispensary should be constructed here, but to no avail.

FINED: An ultrasound centre in Sector 10 has been fined for carrying out doppler test without getting the registration of their ultrasound machine with the District Appropriate Authority of Pre Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT). The Civil Surgeon-cum-district appropriate authority of PNDT, Dr B.S. Chaudhary, said on Friday that Batra X-Ray and Ultrasound Centre had been fined Rs 15,000, after they observed that Doppler test was being conducted here without getting registration from the district health authorities.

MEETING: The monthly meeting of district public relations and redressal committee will be held on Saturday under the chairmanship of Haryana Finance Minister, Sampat Singh. The Finance Minister will later preside over the Haryana Small Savings Prize Scheme function.

AWARDS: On the recommendations of Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Committee, the state government has decided to give state and district-level prizes to farmers for their outstanding contribution for agricultural products. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat, said on Friday that the state Agriculture Department has invited applications from farmers for these prizes by June 30.

SCHOOL RESULTS: B.N. Senior Secondary School, Sector 12, has obtained a 100 per cent result in the Class X annual examinations conducted by the Haryana School Education Board Haryana. In a press release, Ms M. Bali, Principal of the school, said of the 31 candidates who had appeared in the examination, seven have secured first division.



SUBSTATIONS: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala will inaugurate three power substations in the district on June 29. The total cost of these three projects is Rs 40 crore, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyan. The DC said the Chief Minister would first inaugurate a 132 KV substation at Aharwans village. The substation had been completed at a cost of Rs 9.96 crore. He would then inaugurate a 220 KV substation at Fatehabad completed at a cost of Rs 28.06 crore. The third substation to be inaugurated by him was a 33 KV substation completed at a cost of Rs 1.07 crore at Dariyapur.


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