|Sunday, January 30, 2000,
Slogan contest: Mr Sanjeev Arora, Fine Arts Master in Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Sector 20-D, was presented merit certificates and a trophy as both his entries in teachers category of slogan-writing contest and collage-making contest were adjudged first in the Competition Master library-related competitions. Maj D.P. Singh (retd), Principal of Government College, Sector 46, gave away the prizes at a function organised on Friday by the Chandigarh Library Association. He was also awarded another certificate of appreciation for his contribution to the cause of library movement, particularly in the campaign, Lets popularise books and libraries.
Bank launches scheme: The Sanawar branch of the State Bank of Patiala has launched a scheme Karamchari Karja Suvidha Yojna to meet the needs of the persons in personal banking segment and with a view to increase credit to the retail sector, a press release said here on Saturday. According to Mr S.C. Dhall, Manager of the bank, under the scheme, loans up to Rs 50000 are given to employees of the central/state government and public sector undertakings for purposes like marriage, medical, travel and social functions.
Hostel for boys: The Kharga boys hostel, which has a capacity to lodge 20 students, was inaugurated here on Saturday by the President of Kharga Army Wives Welfare Association, Mrs Shivjot Sihota. The hostel, which is located in the heart of Ambala cantonment, will provide boarding and lodging facilities to wards of serving personnel, ex-servicemen and widows.
Relief for Orissa: To provide relief assistance to the postal employees of Orissa who were affected by the cyclone, the Haryana Postal Circle employees have sent them blankets. Responding to an appeal, the Haryana Post Master General, Mr Tej Ram Sharma, had requested the Haryana circle employees to collect blankets for sending these to Orissa, a press note said. About 2,700 blankets were collected and sent. The postal employees of the Haryana circle had earlier contributed a days pay to the Prime Ministers Relief Fund.
Ticket seekers: Several persons seeking the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket for the Ambala city Assembly segment, today, met and decided to honour the decision of the party high command with regard to the allotment of the ticket. The claimants to the party ticket from Ambala included Mr Faqir Chand, Mr Shiv Prasad, Ms Bina Chibbar, Mr Kirti Prasad Jain, Mr Satpal Goel and Mr Bharat Bhushan Agarwal. They decided to support the BJP nominee, a ticket claimant said.
10 hurt: Ten students of St Albans School were injured when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a truck at Labour Chowk on Thursday. The truck driver escaped leaving behind the vehicle.
Protest: A relay fast launched by the ECE Karamchari Union in support of its demands entered its fourth day on Saturday. The workers held a demonstration and raised anti-management slogans.
Food poisoning: Dalbir, a youth, died of food poisoning at his house in Bhatana Zaffarabad village, 10 km from here, on Friday. According to information here, he was rushed to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared dead.
Robbery bid: Four
armed miscreants made an attempt to loot Mr Harvir Singh,
a resident of Rohna village, 20 km from here, on Friday.
According to information, he was waylaid by the robbers
who fled, when he raised the alarm. He lodged an FIR with
Kharkhauda police station.
Freedom fighter dead: Mr Bansi Ram Thakur (78), father of Mr Sadaram Thakur, HVC leader, died at his residence in Behal Kandela village, near here, after a massive heart attack on Thursday. He was cremated on Friday. He played an important role during the freedom movement.
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