|Monday, February 21, 2000,
Seminar on textiles: The General Consumers District Textile Manufacturers Association and the District Consumer Forum held a seminar here on Saturday. Mr G.D. Chawla, member of the forum and Mr Satwant Singh Johal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Development, addressed the seminar. Participants suggested that percentage of polyester and cotton fibre should be mentioned on the textile item.
Grievances redressed: As many as 85 grievances out of a total of 131 brought to the notice of Mr Anirudh Tewari, Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur were settled on the spot at "sangat darshan" hosted at Maur Nabha village on Friday. Panchayats of Shehna Block complained of poor drinking water, power, education and medical facilities. The Deputy Commissioner announced a grant worth Rs 1 lakh for a school of Maur Nabha village and Rs 2 lakh for brick-lining of village streets and drains.
SDM's order: Mr Rahul Bhandari, SDM, has pulled up the local municipal council authorities for poor upkeep the municipal council library situated at local Aggarsen Chowk. He has ordered the authorities to set things right in the library by February 29.
Husband jailed: Kulwant Singh was awarded eight years' imprisonment for killing his wife Kamlesh Kaur by the District and Sessions Judge Mr B.C.Gupta. He gave her some poisonous substance on December 12, 1995.
Relief fund: Students of SKN Model High School, Tilak Nagar, have collected Rs 5100 for the Orissa relief fund. Earlier too they had collected Rs 2100 for the fund, Mr K.D. Arora, Principal of the school informed.
Award for writer: Punjabi writer and general secretary of the Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha , Dr S.Tarsem has been selected for AICB Millennium Award for his achievements in the field of literature and social welfare activities. This award would be presented to him at the national conference of the blind on February 23, by Mr K.C. Pant, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission.
Fake currency: The foreign currency which was seized by the police on February 15 was fake, the SSP said. The police has arrested Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Gopalpur for trying to sell the currency.
Doctor promoted as CMO: Dr Naresh Raj, Senior Medical Officer, Punjab State Electricity Board, has been promoted as Chief Medical Officer, according to a press note issued on Sunday.
Bar Association office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bar Association, Labour Court: President Mr Viday Vatrana; Vice-President Mr R.K. Markan; and General Secretary Mr S.D. Marwaha.
Seminar held: A seminar on "Challenges before society in context of higher education" was held at the local Kamla Nehru College for Women on Thursday. Fifteen college principals from West Bengal, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh participated in it. The college is the first one in Punjab to have been declared a model college by the National Institute of Promotion of Education and Administration. Dr Rita Bawa, Principal, stressed the need to consider education a mission and not a vocation.
The following have been elected office-bearers of the
local sub-division unit of the Medical
Practitioners Association: president Dr
Darshan Singh Kadgill; general secretary Dr
Sukhbir Singh Kakka Kandiala; senior vice-president
Dr Narinder Pal Singh Dhillon; and treasurer
Dr Avtar Singh Pandori Gola.
Workshop for geography teachers: A lecture-cum-interaction workshop for geography teachers of all government and private schools of the city and surrounding areas will be organised by the Survey of India on its premises in Sector 32 on Tuesday as part of National Science Day celebrations. Brig K.S. Khatri, Director, Survey of India, will be the main speaker.
Union lists demands: The Indian Council for Child Welfare Employees Union, Chandigarh, in a press note issued on Sunday, listed its long-pending demands, including payment of 34 per cent of dearness allowance to employees working at a regular pay scale and giving pay scales to helpers/ayahs.
Residents body office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 55: Adviser Mr P.K. Mitra; President Mr S.S. Cheema; Vice-President Mr A.S. Heer; General Secretary Mr S.L. Goyal; Secretary Mr Jagjit Singh; Auditor Mr R.S. Badhan; and Treasurer Mr M.K. Pandita.
Ladies wrist watch found: Mr Nand Lal Sharma of Sector 15 has found a ladies wrist watch from near a park in the sector. The watch can be had from the Tribune reception.
Chautala addresses rally: Addressing a public rally at Barwala on Saturday, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, INLD chief, said the INLD-BJP combine would win at least 74 seats in the Assembly elections. Lambasting the Bansi Lal government for failing to provide basic amenities to the people, he said he would improve the standard of basic amenities.
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