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SUICIDE: Sarvan Ram, a resident of Rajasthan, reportedly committed suicide by consuming insecticide at the residence of his in-laws at Jandwala Hanumanta village. He was declared “brought dead” by doctors at the Civil Hospital here.

BODY FOUND: The body of a woman was recovered from a water course of the subcanal between Muradwala and Kuharianwali villages near here. The police has registered a case.

NSS CAMP: Students of Tender Heart Senior Secondary School filled 15,000 sq ft of area in Government Elementary School at Bahavwala village during a 10-day NSS camp.

Camp Organised
: A rural out-reach multi-speciality camp was organised today at Mahmudpura village on Sunday. About 1,000 persons including women and children attended the camp. The camp was organised by the local Health Department under the guidance of the Civil Surgeon, Dr H.S. Gill and Dr H.S. Mahl, CMO, Khemkaran.

Cardiac camp: A cardiac camp was organised at the Fortis Multi-Speciality Hospital at its OPD here on Sunday. The camp was organised under the supervision of Dr G.S. Kalra, Head, Cardiology, and Dr Virendra Sarwal, consultant, cardio-thoracic Vascular surgery. This was stated in press note issued here on Sunday.

MEDICAL CAMP: The local unit of the Punjab Human Rights Organisation on Saturday organised camp at the local Basant Vihar colony. In a press note release issued here on Sunday, Mr Mukesh Garg, spokesman of the organisation, said Mr A. K. Singla, municipal engineer was the chief guest. A team of doctors comprising Dr Amandeep Jindal, Dr Anita Jindal, both surgeons, Dr J. K. Gupta, eye surgeon, Dr L. D. Goyal, cardiologist, Dr Aarti Aggrawal and Dr Rajinder Goyal, both dental surgeons, examined 250 patients.

BAN ORDERS: Mr Hussan Lal, District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot has banned the assembly of five or more persons, the raising of anti-government slogans or the holding of public meetings under Section 144. However, these orders will not be applicable to Army and other security personnel. In a press release on Saturday he also banned the sale of different type of drugs like phensydl, corex, cooldin, lomotil, lomophil, proxyvon, injection of morphin etc without the approval of the licensing authority.

COUNSELLING: Punjab Institute of Management and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh organised a lecture on career counselling at Punjab Public School auditorium Nabha for senior students of the school.

CHECK-UP CAMP: One-day free heart check-up camp was organised here at Arya Senior Secondary School by the Lions Club on Sunday. Mr Alok Nath Angra, SSP, Hoshiarpur, inaugurated the camp Mr Yash Gupta, project chairman of the camp, said 100 patients were examined by a team of doctors from Escorts Heart Hospital, Amritsar.

Farewell party
: Central Model School organised a farewell party for its outgoing students of Class VIII here on Sunday. A cultural programme was also organised. Ms Narinder Kaur, MD of the school, urged the students to contribute in the development of the nation.



Reiki camp: Free Reiki healing camp was organised by the Paradise Reiki Healing Organisation at Shri Digamber Jain Mandir, Sector 27, on Sunday. The camp was headed by Dr Sonika. It was attended by more than 100 persons from Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali.

Health camps: In its bid to reach out to people in the slums and rural areas of Chandigarh, the Red Cross organised two health camps at Government High School, Hallo Majra, and the CITCO Community Centre, Phase I, Industrial Area, Chandigarh. About 1,050 children were examined at the camp. Free medicines were also given. Doctors from the General Hospital, Sector 16, the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, and a team from the Directorate Family Welfare, Chandigarh, and Health Care India provided the medical expertise. The Chandigarh Chemist Association and the UT Red Cross jointly arranged free medicine for the camps. Ms Madhvi Kataria, SDM (S)-cum-Secretary Red Cross visited both camps.

Medical camp: A two-day medical camp on urology and surgery, organised by Mukat Hospital on the hospital premises in Sector 34, concluded here on Sunday. Dr S.M. Bose, Dr Manoj Sharma and Dr Kuldeep Dhawan examined about 160 patients. Ten cases of cancer surgery, 25 cases of laparoscopic surgery and urology and 35 cases of general surgery were registered. These patients would get 40 per cent discount on surgical procedure and 30 per cent on lab and other investigations.

Inaugurated: A long-pending demand of residents of Labour Colony number 4 was fulfilled on Saturday with the inauguration of a cluster of eight stand posts of water. The cluster was inaugurated by Ms Lalit Joshi, a former Mayor. Mr Surinder Singh and Ms Pushpa Sharma, councillors, were also present on the occasion. The stand posts would have a facility of 80 taps, sources said. 

Meeting: About 60 members participated in a meeting of the National Integrated Medical Association on Saturday. The meeting was organised by Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute in Sector 34. Dr Pratik S. Soni delivered a talk on common causes of heart attack and its prevention.

School function: Kathak and other dance items were performed by students of VR Public School at Baddi during the annual day celebrations. Prizes were given to students for their outstanding performances. The programme started with Saraswati Vandna. Principal Anshi Bhanot read out the annual report. Regional Officer of the Central Board of Secondary Education P.I. Sabu was the chief guest.

Pulse polio: About 100 panches and sarpanches from villages in and around Chandigarh attended a meeting in connection with the second round of pulse polio campaign scheduled for February 22. The meeting was held at the UT Guest House under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Arun Kumar. He sought cooperation and help of people in making the country free from polio. UT Director Health Services Dr C.P. Bansal welcomed the participants. Dr M.P. Minocha, Director Family Welfare, gave an overview of the campaign.

welfare association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association (MIG-I), Sector 40-C, Chandigarh: president — Mr Dilbagh Singh; senior vice-president — Mr C.L. Bhardwaj; vice-president — Mr Jagmohan Sharda; general secretary — Mr J.C. Verma; joint secretary — Mr N.K. Singh; organising secretary — Mr H.C. Agnihotri; treasurer — Mr Vijay Pal Verma; auditor — Mr S.K. Dua; press secretary — Mr O.K. Rishi; and legal adviser — Mr R.K. Taneja. 



: The annual district conference of Innerwheel Clubs was held at BPS Planetarium on Sunday. About 200 members of different clubs of Innerwheel district-308 participated in the conference ‘Pragati’. It was presided over by national association president Rosan Chindhy. She stressed the need to carry out projects for the betterment of the people. District chairman Saroj Kakkar highlighted spoke about various projects and achievements of the club. The presidents of the clubs that had done well were honoured. Special honour was bestowed upon Ms Krishna Sagar.

FARMERS’ MEET: The Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha at meeting in Bhuna town discussed that stray animals caused damage to crops. Several incidents of clashes between residents of two villages due to this were also debated on. The Sabha also demanded the arrest of kidnappers of the Dalit sarpanch of village Pahrawar in Rohtak district. 


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