|Monday, February 28, 2000,
Ladies club: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Niharika Ladies Club: Chairperson Mrs Daljit Kochar; vice-president Mrs Charneet Thukral; Secretary Mrs Ravinder Kaur; and treasurer Mrs Raji Jaggi.
Warm send-off: Dr Ranbir Singh, a former Registrar of Punjabi University, was accorded a warm send-off by the faculty and non-teaching employees of the university on his retirement at the university's faculty club here on Friday. Teachers lauded his contribution towards the development of the university during his seven-year stint.
Annual function: The annual prize distribution function of the local Akal College for Women was organised in the college premises on Saturday. Mr Anirudh Tewari, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function, while the wife, Mrs Tuhina Tewari, gave away the prizes to students. Ms Harjit Kaur, Principal, read the annual report. The Deputy Commissioner announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the college.
Villagers alerted: A PSEB party, led by Mr Ajit Singh, Xen, Phagwara Division, raided a village, near here, on Friday and detected 14 cases of power theft. However, someone alerted villagers by announcing through a loudspeaker of a religious place about the approaching raiding party. The code used for the alert was "watan ki aabru khatrey mein hai, hoshiar ho jao".
Poppy husk seized: As many as 72 kg poppy husk was seized from Harpreet Singh of Boothgarh, 15 km from here, by the CIA staff on Saturday, according to the SSP, Khanna, Mr R.L. Bhagat. The accused has been arrested.
Clothes distributed: Warm
clothes were distributed to 72 poor students at Govt High
School, Panj Grayan, on Saturday by Mr Kirpal Singh
Ghamana, an Akali leader, according to the Principal of
Sampat akhand path: Sampat akhand path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib will start at the Sector 28 Nanaksar Gurdwara on Monday. Baba Sadhu Singh of Nanaksar Kaleranwale along with his raghis and others would be present during the akhand path which would continue until March 5. After the bhog ceremony, a kirtan darbar featuring eminent raghis will be held. Langar will also be organised after the bhog ceremony.
Residents association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Modern Housing Complex (Duplex) Residents Welfare Association, Mani Majra: President Mr K.L. Aggarwal; Vice-president Mr Narinder Manral; secretary Mr R.S. Dhiman; joint secretary Mr Darshan Singh; and treasurer Mr Ravi Khanna.
Medical check-up: The Citizens Association for Relief and Education Service (CARES) of Chandigarh organised a free medical camp at Kalibari for the poor children of slum areas on the occasion of the annual function of CARES-run free school. Free dental check-up and treatment were provided by Brig Kamaljit Singh (retd) and a team from the BRS Dental College and Hospital, Kot Billa, Panchkula. While Dr Rajinder Kumar Kaphalia did the eye check-up, Col R.K. Dutta and Mrs Ritu Anand did the general medical check-up.
Eye patients examined: A free eye check-up and operation camp was organised by the Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission at Kirpal Ashram, Sector 24, here on Sunday. More than 1,400 patients were examined, of which 105 were identified for operations. Besides local patients, people from Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala came for the camp. Patients will be discharged after the operations on February 29 and examined one week later.
Eletricity cess: The Mohali Industries Association (MIA) has opposed the move by the Punjab State Electricity Board to impose a cess of Rs 1.50 per unit on the electricity generated by industrialists through their own generating sets. At an emergency meeting of the association its members said that due to the erratic supply of power by the board the entrepreneurs were compelled to install their generators. The association demanded withdrawal of the decision to impose the cess.
School branch: A primary branch of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School was inaugurated by the Superintendent of Police (Security), Punjab, Mr Surinder Singh, in Phase V here on Sunday. The school, with all modern equipment to impart quality education to children, would run classes from pre-nursery to third standard. The Director, Programme, Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Dr Satya Bhalla, said the students would also be imparted the basic learning with the help of computers. Later students of the Chandigarh branch of the school recited shabad kirtan.
Dosanjhs election: The Indian Ex-Services League of Punjab and Chandigarh has hailed the election of Mr Ujjal Dosanjh as Premier of British Columbia. Col Angad Singh ( retd) said Mr Dosanjh had brought great laurels to the Punjabi community.
The parents should restrict the television viewing hours
of their children and select only those channels which
could benefit their wards. Mr H.S. Midha, Director of
local Gem Public School, said this at the annual prize
distribution function of the school here on Saturday.
Youth injured: A
youth, Mukesh Kumar of Rewli village, was seriously
injured when he was hit by a Maruti car on the
Sonepat-Murthal road near CR State College of
Engineering, about 6 km from here, on Saturday. Mr
Dharampal, SDM, who was passing by, took Mukesh in his
vehicle to the local Civil Hospital.
Liquor shop: The Beopar Mandal of Sanjauli, near here, has opposed the move to open a liquor shop in the area. Mr Shivender Batish, president of the mandal, said people of the area were also against the move. He said in view of various education institutions in the area, the government should not allow any liquor shop in Sanjauli.
Pornographic cassettes: Following a tip-off, a police party, headed by ASI Chaman Lal of the Barotiwala police station, raided a video parlour at Baddi and seized two pornographic cassettes, one of which was being screened at the time of the raid on Friday. Lochan Prasad Yadav and Ram Kumar Chauhan have been arrested in this connection. Meanwhile, the Parwanoo police seized 1.430 kg of charas from Hem Raj, who was roaming at Parwanoo under suspicious circumstances.
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