|Tuesday, February 15, 2000,
Annual function: Vasant Valley Public School on Sunday organised its annual function at Ladda. A large number of parents attended the function. Mrs Amrit Gill, SDM, was the chief guest. She distributed the prizes.
CBI inquiry: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Bassi Pathana, here on Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the cheques issued by the President and the Executive Officer of the Municipal Council, and illegal encroachments done by the influential people on the municipal land.
The PPCC, President, Capt Amarinder Singh and the
Opposition leader of the Vidhan Sabha, Mr Jagjit Singh,
on Monday supported the demands of the private college
teachers and non-teaching staff who observed "save
higher education day" on Monday in protest against
the Punjab Government decision to reduce the grants.
Meeting: The fourth annual general body meeting of the Punjab and Chandigarh Medical and Sales Representative Union, Chandigarh, was held on Monday. The house unanimously condemned the attempt of some fundamental elements to stop the shooting of the film Water and "sabotage the right of expression". Meanwhile, following members have been elected the office-bearers of the union: Mr Sanjay Puri Unit President; Mr A.S. Sawhney Unit Secretary; Mr Satbir Singh, Unit Treasurer.
Elections: Elections of Class IV Workers' Union of the Education Department will be held on February 28. This was announced by the President of the union, Ms Kamala, while speaking at a union meeting chaired by Mr K. Ram, a press issued here on Monday said.
Bonus: Punjab employees will get a bonus for the years 1997-98 and 1998-99. Also, daily-wage workers and temporary workers will be made permanent. This was said in a press note issued by the Joint Action Committee of Punjab and UT Employees here on Monday. This decision comes as the result of a meeting between a nine-member delegation of the committee and the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, besides other officials, on Sunday. The decision was hailed by the office-bearers of the committee and its Chairman, Mr Sajjan Singh, among others.
Protest: The UT Powermen Union Chandigarh, in a press note issued on Monday, said the Electricity Wing of the UT Engineering Department held a protest rally in front of the office of Subdivision 6 in Sector 20, in continuance of the protest rallies being organised by the UT powermen. The rally was addressed by various trade union leaders, including Mr Bhag Mal Rana, General Secretary of the Federation of the UT Employees and Workers, Chandigarh; Mr Vijay Singh and Mr Ram Swaroop, its Vice-Presidents; and Mr Gopal Joshi, its Joint Secretary. They condemned the move of the Chandigarh Administration to privatise the power sector.
Ashoka trees: A resident of Sector 9, Major Vikram Sharma, alleged that the labour employed to remove encroachments in his sector cut five Ashoka tress planted by him just outside his house. "The labour chopped the trees which were almost three-year-old before beginning the work on removing encroachments. This is despite that they were assigned to remove only the hedges and angle irons on the road berms,'' he said. However, sources in HUDA, which is implementing of the directions it received from the High Court, said the work had been done in accordance with these directions only.
Office inaugurated: The District Congress Committee on Sunday opened its office after 10 years. The office was inaugurated by Mr B.B. Mahajan. Mr Balbir Singh, MLA, Billawar, was the chief guest. Mr Manohar Singh, DCC block president, presided over the function. He urged the party workers to work for the ensuing panchayat poll.
Ropeway bridge: The Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, Mr Rakesh Kaushal, inaugurated a ropeway bridge across the Giri river at Siun village. The bridge was constructed at a cost of Rs 1 lakh and will connect Siun, Paniali Siun and Lana Mashoor villages.
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