|Tuesday, February 8, 2000,
Condemned: Mr Gopal Chand Gupta, President of the Bathinda Cloth Merchants Association on Monday said the cloth merchants of the region had condemned the levying of 12 per cent sales tax on the silk cloth imposed by the Punjab Government. He said levying of sale tax would affect the cloth trading.
Elections of Mair Rajput held: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mair Rajput Sabha: Chairman Mr Devi Dyal Varma; Deputy Chairman Mr Dharam Pal Bhama; President Mr Banke Bihari Karwal; Secretary Mr Prem Sagar Karwal; Press Secretary Mr Brij Bihari Karwal; Cashier Mr Gian Chand Kumprewale; and Vice-Presidents Mr Mohan Singh Rajpoot and Mr Pawan Kumar Dhelpur.
Sewage system: Residents of several villages in this district complained here on Sunday that despite promises made by the Chief Minister of Punjab they had not been provided with potable water. Even the sewerage system had not been laid down for the proper disposal of the village waste.
Arrested: Randhir Kaur Dheero, wife of Sucha Singh, a resident of Bhikhiwind, was arrested and 80 intoxicant injections were recovered from her possession on Saturday. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against her.
Yoga camps to be held: The Chandigarh Yog Sabha in collaboration with the Education Department of the Chandigarh Administration will organise 10-day yoga training camps in schools of the city. These training programmes which have been prepared by experts are useful for uplifting the physical,mental and moral standards of the students. This was disclosed here on Monday by Mr Ravinder Krisha, President of the Chandigarh Yog Sabha.
Police to organise capsule course: The Chandigarh police will organise a two-day capsule course on the International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the UT Guest House from Tuesday. The course will be conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, will inaugurate the course.
Tabla instructors meet: The general meeting of The Tabla Instructors Association of the Schools of Chandigarh was held on Monday. The following persons were elected the office-bearers: President Swarn Singh Kamboj; General Secretary Pardeep Kumar; Treasurer Surinder; Convener R.S. Sham.
Annual function of sabha: In a press note issued here on Monday, Ms Neena Tewari, President of the Mahila Sunder Kand Sabha of Chandigarh, said the annual function of the sabha would be held on Tuesday, at shed no. 3, Maloya Colony. Ms Vineeta Rai, IAS and Advisor to the Administrator of Chandigarh, would be the chief guest and Mr K.D. Sharma, Managing Director of K.D. Sharma Real Estate Limited, would preside over the function. A type-cum-computer centre would also be inaugurated by Ms Rai, she said.
Exhibition of Dogra's paintings: The Art Folio, Sector 9, will open an exhibition of paintings by a first-year student of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) course, Vikas Dogra, on Thursday at 1 noon. The young age of the artist is reflected through his 30-odd works where an urge of the artist to express himself through brushes and colours is evident. The use of patriotic and religious symbols by Vikas shows a little lack of maturity. However, some frames show his brilliant play with colours.
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