|Tuesday, January 11, 2000,
'Chetna rally': A meeting of the local unit of the General Category Welfare Federation, Punjab, was held here on Sunday under the presidentship of Dr H.S. Gupta. The federation decided to organise a "chetna rally" on January 15 at Nawanshahr to "awaken" the people belonging to general category against the proposed move of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to bring in an amendment Bill against the basic structure of the Constitution.
Anti-reservation front: A meeting of the local unit of the Anti-reservation Front was held here on Sunday under the presidentship of Dr Mukesh Alipuria. The front criticised the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, for his proposed move to bring a Bill to amend the Constitution to negate the Supreme Court's decision given in the Ajit Singh Janjua case with a view to remove anomalies in the implementation of the reservation policy.
SCs federation: Mr Jasbir Singh Pal, state president of the Gazetted and Non-gazetted SC and BC Employees Federation, Punjab, in a press note issued here on Monday said the federation would protest against the haste shown by the Punjab Government in implementing the Supreme Court's decision regarding quota promotions. He said the federation would hold district-level dharnas and rallies from January 17 to February 15 in the state.
Model selected: A model, Amrit Aqua, prepared by Government High School, Sector 38-B, has been selected at the Jawaharlal Nehru national science exhibition under the theme "technology and environment". According to a press note here on Monday, the model was prepared under the guidance of Mr Nirmal Singh, science master, and presented by Manjinder Singh Saini, a student.
Dental camp: The Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale organised a free dental camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Karsan, here on Monday. Nearly 200 students and members of the staff were checked by Dr S. Davra and his team. Free tooth brushes, tooth paste and medicines were distributed among them.
Municipal elections: The Himachal Government is gearing up for the municipal elections in the state as the current five-year term of the municipal councils will be over by the end of this year. According to sources, the government has directed the authorities concerned to take up the task of reorganisation of municipal wards and prepare its proposals which would be available for inspection by voters in the offices of the municipal councils, nagar panchayats and the Deputy Commissioners concerned till January 12 so that the electorate can file objections.
Hydroelectric project: The Himachal Government is spending Rs 3.58 crore on the construction of the Holi Hydroelectric Project in the tribal belt of Bharmour in the district during the current fiscal year. Giving this information here on Sunday, Mr K. Sanjay Murthy, Deputy Commissioner said work on this project had been speeded up so that it could be completed and commissioned soon. He said a special provision for funds had been made to improve the power supply to the tribal areas of Bharmour.
Koli association: A district-level meeting of the Koli Samaj Association was organised in Koli Samaj Bhavan here on Sunday. A large number of persons participated in the meeting. The members pledged to fight the atrocities on the members of the Koli community unitedly.
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