Tuesday, September 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


RALLY: The Punjab Government Transport Workers Union (AITEC) will hold a rally at the local bus stand on September 19 in protest against the privatisation of different public sectors by the Centre and state governments at the instance of the World Trade Organisation.

SEMINAR: Though India has emerged as a major source of skilled and English-speaking workforce in the world, but there is a need to generate more job opportunities at home. This was stated by Dr Sucha Singh, an economist and a professor of economics at Punjabi University, Patiala, at a seminar on “Challenges to Indian Economy” organised by Kanya Maha Vidyalaya on Saturday.

PENSIONS DISTRIBUTED: The Shri Gyansthal Mandir organised its 73rd function to distribute pensions among 651 widows here on Sunday. Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, MP, Mr Avtar Henry, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Mr Rajkumar Gupta, MLA, Jalandhar, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, and Mr Jagmohan Sharma, president, District Congress Committee, were present among others.

CAMP: A free medical check-up camp concluded at Gurdwara Dashmesh Singh Sabha in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar on Sunday. A team of doctors examined a large number of patients suffering from eye and ear diseases and blood pressure. Medicines were given free of cost to patients.

DEATH ANNIVERSARY: The 18th death anniversary of Baba Budh Nath was celebrated with religious fervour at Gurdwara Nanaksar, Basti Jodhewal chowk, on Sunday. A kirtan was also held in which prominent ragis, including Bhai Jagir Singh, Bhai Tara Singh, Bhai Simran Singh, Bibi Sarabjit Kaur and Bibi Kamaljit Kaur, took part.

FUNCTION: Prudential ICICI Mutual Fund celebrated Grandparents’ Day with kids of Pumpkins, a nursery school, and their grandparents here on Sunday. ICICI officials highlighted various schemes.

MEDICAL CAMP: Mr Tarsem Lal, press secretary, Chaura Bazaar Welfare Association, said the association would organise a medical check-up camp on September 21. Dr Naved Aslam, Dr Rajesh Mahajan, Dr Rajinder Mittal and Dr Sanjeev Mahajan will examine patients.

ELECTED: Mr Romesh Chand Ghai, president, BJP local unit, said Mr Sandeep Puri, a former ABVP leader, was elected president of the Yuva Morcha at a meeting held here on Sunday. Mr Chiranji Lal Puri presided over the meeting.

INSTALLED: The Lions Club, Patiala Central, has installed Mr B.L. Sethi, Mr R.M. Bansal and Mr H.S. Bedi as president, secretary and treasurer respectively, at a function held here on Monday. The Registrar, Punjabi University, Dr Parm Bakhshish Singh, was the chief guest at the function.

INVITED: Mr H.S. Nanda, Chief Editor of an agricultural weekly “Kheti Duniyan”, has been invited to attend the exhibition and seminar being organised by the European Union’s Dairy and Poultry Association known as Space at Rennes France, on September 15.

LOVERS TRACED: The police has traced Parkash of Keemasar village in Alwar district of Rajasthan who had run away with Doli of Mod village falling under Lashmangarh police station about three years ago. The two reportedly got married and now have a year old son. The local police has, however, arrested the two under Section 109,
Cr PC.



SERMON: Jain saint Vinay Kumar Alok on Sunday asked the stressed police force to build character, shun excess money, alcohol, drugs, reduce requirements and make small determination for a good cause. The discourse was given at the Sector 26 police line as part of the week-long Anuvrat Udbodhan Week to make change the orientation of the police personnel.

WORKERS’ DAY: The Central Board of Workers Education will organise a function to celebrate the “Workers Education Day”. A seminar on “place of Indian industry in the present global scenario — role of workers and management” will be held. The Labour Commissioner, Punjab, Mr Jaspal Singh, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

HINDI WEEK: Different Central Government offices in the city organised functions on Monday to conclude the Hindi Week celebrations. The Senior Quality Assurance Establishment, Ministry of Defence, organised an essay writing, noting-drafting tests. A function was also organised by Akashvani Chandigarh to celebrate Hindi Week. The Employees State Insurance Corporation also organised a function to celebrate the Hindi Week.

AWARD: ABaddi-based businessman, Mr R.S. Khadwalia, has been awarded the Best Entrepreneur Award for 2003 by the Entrepreneur Development Institute of India, Ahemdabad. Mr Khadwalia, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Indo Farm Equipment Ltd., said his tractor manufacturing unit had earned a net profit of Rs 2.23 crore in 2002-03 and sold 6000 tractors. 



APPOINTED: Mr Nirmal Vij of Ambala City has been appointed president of the Ambala district unit (urban) of the INLD. Earlier, the Chairman of the Improvement Trust, Ambala, Mr Rameshwar Dass, was holding the additional charge of this post. Mr Vij has remained the Chairman of the Ambala City Municipal Council for two terms. He had also contested the Assembly elections as an Independent candidate in 2000. Later he joined the INLD. Meanwhile, the president of youth unit of the INLD of Ambala district has also been replaced. Mr Amrik Singh Rachhumajra has been appointed in the place of Mr Suchha Singh Baknor.

1 DEAD: A resident of Ambala City was run over by a train on the Ambala-Ludhiana rail track on Monday. According to the railway police, the deceased has been identified as Rajiv Kumar, a resident of Ashok Vihar.

HINDI DIVAS: The Rashtrabhasha Vichar Manch celebrated Hindi Divas Samaroh in SD College, Ambala. A former Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Suraj Bhan, was the guest of honour. Mr Om Prakash Malik was the Chief guest and the function was presided over by the Principal of the college, Dr Desh Bandhu. Fourth Rashtrabhasha Samman was conferred upon a Hindi writer, Mr Swadesh Deepak. A kavi sammelan was also held.

LACK OF FACILITIES: Inmates of Chaudhary Devi Lal Old Age Home, Ambala City, on Monday complained of lack of facilities at the home. The inmates said there was no watchman or gardner for the home and the cook goes on leave twice a month, causing inconvenience to them. They alleged that they also had to pay the sweeper. We are paying Rs 700 per month, but the accounts are not shown to us,” they said. 

MC MEETING: Municipal councillor Sudhir Jaiswal stumped MC officials at the general body meeting of the House on Monday by asking about the number of tree guards. He said the MC officials had not take any action even though he had forwarded a complaint regarding the cutting of two trees in January. The issue of slaughter house was also deliberated upon. On the issue of the main bus stand, municipal councillors said action should be taken against the GM Haryana Roadways under the PP Act. Ms Neelam Sharma said outer colonies were lacking basic civic amenities. 

PROCUREMENT of PADDY: The procurement of paddy in the district will begin from October 1. This was revealed by the Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyan. He said 31 grain markets and purchase centres in the district would procure paddy. The administration was expecting 3.20 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. He said 22 new shellers had been set up in the district this year and there would be no problem of storage and milling.

ELECTED: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Kurukshetra district unit of the Sarav Karamchari Sangh Haryana: president — Mr Nathu Ram Panchal; senior vice-president — Mrs Shakuntla Sharma; vice presidents — Mr Suraj Bhan and Mr Dharamvir Jangra; secretary — Mr Dharam Chand; joint secretary — Mr Khem Raj; organising secretary — Mr Suresh Kumar and treasurer — Mr Rajender Singh.

EYE CAMP: A free eye camp operation was organsied by Sri Sant Ram Arora Dharamshala, Sri Krishan Dham Management, in memory of Saeth Puran Chand Arora, on the premises of P.D. Memorial Chauhan Eye and Maternity Hospital here on Sunday. About 1,000 patients were examined during the camp.



DECIDED: The Himachal Pradesh State Journalists Federation has decided to honour certain veteran and distinguished journalists and also social workers. This was decided at a meeting of the HP State Journalists Federation state executive at Dholera, PWD Rest House, on Sunday.

ARRESTED: The police here has registered a case under Section 11 of the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and has arrested three persons, including truck driver Rameshchand of Amarpur near here and Mehfooz Khan and Rashil Khan, both of Gagon village of Saharanpur district, as they were carrying 42 buffaloes in a truck to slaughter them.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of four mandals of Chamba district of the Bharatiya Janata Party: Bhattiyat BJP mandal president — Mr Nanak Chand Verma; Banikhet BJP mandal president — Mr Surender Mahajan; Salooni BJP mandal president — Mr Kuldip Thakur and Rajnagar BJP mandal president — Mr Tek Chand Choudhary.


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