|Sunday, February 27, 2000,
Appeal: The newly-constituted district Public Relations Committee has appealed to the state government to provide adequate funds, restore telephone connections, fax and telephonic facilities for journalists. A meeting in this connection was held here on Friday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr A. Venu Parshad, presided.
Donation for bridge: The Gram Panchayat and residents of Chadiala Sudan village at a meeting held on Friday thanked Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu, Organising Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, for giving a donation of Rs 10000 for constructing a small bridge on a choe on the Chadiala Sudan-Govindgarh road. According to a press note issued here on Saturday the Sarpanch has written that school children were facing a lot of problems while crossing this choe.
Conference: The annual conference of the northern zone Chapter of the Indian Orthopaedic Association opened here on Friday at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. More than 50 companies are participating in the trade exhibition being held.
Representation: The local Bar Association has said the judicial complex at the Kisan Vikas Bhavan is congested. In a representation to the Chief Minister they urged him to look into the matter.
Rice millers: Members
of the Punjab Rice Millers Association at a meeting held
here on Friday resented the indifferent attitude of the
state government regarding the non-lifting of rice from
the mills for the past four months.
Legal literacy camp: The local chapter of the Indian Council of Social Welfare organised a legal literacy camp in the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, on Saturday. The purpose of the camp was to bring awareness among girls about their legal rights. More than 200 girls attended the camp. Legal experts, including former Member of Parliament, Mr Satpal Jain, Mr Ajay Jagga and Mr Navjit Brar spoke on different legal issues concerning women in general, criminal laws, civil rights and laws relating to social problems. Mrs Shareshtha Mehta, Honorary General Secretary, ICSW, highlighted the activities of the organisation and the facilities being provided in the family counselling centres.
Artist dead: Veteran stage artist Jogindar Bahrla died on Friday at Chabbewal village in Hoshiarpur district. He had sustained injuries in a fire accident and was bed-ridden for over a month.
Workshop: The Dev Samaj Polytechnic for Women and the Citizens Awareness Group, Chandigarh, organised a two-day workshop on consumer awareness on Saturday. Chief guest, Mrs H.S. Chahal, executive member of Dev Samaj, inaugurated the workshop. Mr Surinder Verma, Chairman, Citizen Awareness Group, spoke on the activities of the group.
Blood collected: As many as 147 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp, organised by the Lions Club Rose, Chandigarh, Lions Club Royal and Leo Club Rose at Sector 26, Madhya Marg on Saturday. The camp was organised in the memory of Zonal Chairman, Mr A.S. Sawhney. Members of the Lions Clubs and the Leo Club also donated blood. Mr Paramjit Kohli, district Governor of the Lions Club International inaugurated the camp and also donated blood.
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