|Wednesday, March 1, 2000,
Bharat Vikas Parishad: The following have been elected office-bearers of the city unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad: patron Mr Sham Lal Kakkar; president Prof N.K. Dixit; vice-presidents Mr Roshan Lal Sethi and Mr S.K.Sachdeva; secretary Mr K.B.Gautam; and joint secretary Prof R.K.Garg.
Painting contest: Mr Satya Parkash, a former Mayor of Ludhiana, presented cash awards and certificates to the winners of a painting contest held by the local People for Animals (PFA) at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sandeep K.Jain, president of the PFA, urged medical students to opt for alternatives of frog dissection which had been recognised by the CBSE.
Pensioners' meeting: At a meeting of the Government Pensioners' Association held here on Sunday, pensioners flayed the "negative attitude" of the Badal administration towards them. They pointed out that two years had passed since the report containing 10 major recommendations relating to pensions and other retirement benefits was submitted to the state government but it had only implemented one recommendation.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the PWD (B and R) Engineers' Forum: conveners Mr Gurnam Singh Azad, Mr Virinderjit Singh Dhindsa and Mr Pal Jain; and executive members Mr M.M.Sharma, Mr Joginder Singh, Mr T.S. Chahal, Mr Chaman Lal, Mr Darshan Singh and Mr P.D.Rana.
Kids personality: "The parents should become role models in developing the personality of their children". This was stated by Dr D.J. Singh, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, while delivering a lecture on "Role of parents in improving the personality of their children" organised at Roopika Ladies Club here on Monday.
Foundation stones laid: The foundation stones of a new fire station building and a new wing of the local Government Boys High School were laid by Mr Nusrat Ikram Khan, Sports Minister, Punjab, here on Monday. Mr Anirudh Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, was also present. Dr Maghar Singh, District Education Officer, Sangrur, welcomed the guests at the function organised by the school.
Inter-college quiz: An inter-college quiz on Indian aviation and tourism industry will be organised by the National Institute of Professional Techniques at Tagore Theatre here on March 7. According to Mr J.K. Sadana, Chief Executive of the institute, teams from 25 colleges have confirmed their participation in the quiz. Major attractions of the competition will be AD Zap, Dumb Charades, whats the Good Word, Jam Session and a written quiz.
Colony No 4: A deputation of the local unit of the BJP, led by Mr Gian Chand Gupta, met the Adviser to the Administrator, Mrs Vineeta Rai, to demand rehabilitation of the residents of Colony No 4. The residents told the Adviser that their colony was the oldest and was still devoid of basic civic amenities, as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation was not prepared to spend any money for the provision of basic civic amenities there. The deputation wanted that the entire colony should be rehabilitated.
Workshop: As part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the official language, the Punjab and Sind Bank Staff Training College organised a two-day workshop, which concluded on Monday. The workshop focussed on providing working knowledge of Hindi in routine work.
Welfare association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Association of Sector 44-D: Advisers Dr C.K. Kaushal, Mr B.D. Bassi and Mr KNS Sodhi; President Mr F.S. Parwana; Senior Vice-President Mr C.S. Gujral; Vice-President Mr Harmesh Sharma; General Secretary Mr T.L. Sharma; Joint Secretary Mr C.R. Panesar; Press Secretary Mr Ashok Nirdosh; and Treasurer Mr Kuldeep Singh Jangla.
Secretary: At a meeting of executives of the
INLD, Panchkula, held on February 27 here, Mr Bhanu Datt
Sharma was elected Press Secretary of the INLD, Panchkula
district. Mr Surinder Garg, President, INLD (Panchkula),
along with all executives, felicitated, Mr Om Prakash
Chautala, on his success in recent Assembly elections.
1 killed: Deepak, a resident of Jagadhri, was killed in a road accident on Monday night near Baldev Nagar Chowk in Ambala city. According to information, Deepak was hit by an unidentified vehicle. The police registered a case in this regard. In another incident, Nidhan Singh was killed in a road accident near Mulana. FOC
Girl killed: A 4-year-old girl was killed on Monday in a fire at a plastic goods factory here. A man who tried to save the girl got burn injuries and has been admitted to ESI, hospital, Parwanoo. SDM Solan Rakesh Dhiman announced a help of Rs 25,000 to the family of the deceased.
Body found: The Baroda police found the body of Jaipal of Garhi Shiva village from a waterworks at Jagsi village, 40 km from here, on Monday. The police suspect it to be a case of murder.
The programme for the municipal council and corporation
elections in the district was announced on Monday. The
nomination for the election will be filled from March 2
to 6. Scrutiny will take place on March 7 and any appeal
in this regard can be made from March 8 to 10. Wherever
necessary, elections will be held on April 2.
INTUC office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Council of INTUC: president Mr Iqbal Singh; patron Mr S.K.Parmar; senior vice-presidents Mr Balraj Dutt Sharma, Mr Kulwant Singh and Mr Rattan Chand Sharma; and vice presidents Mr Sandhu Singh , Mr Rashpal Singh, Mr Ram Lal and Mr Ashok Kumar Bali.
HVC plea: The Himachal Vikas Congress has urged the government to open a depot of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation to effectively cater to the needs of the upper Shimla region. In a letter to the Chief Minister , the party has also suggested shifting of some regional offices of the corporation from Shimla to Theog to ease congestion in the state capital.
Regulated market: The HP Marketing Board has decided to construct a regulated market in Mandi at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore. According to Mr Virender Kashyap, Chairman of the Board, the complex will have 20 shops for commission agents, 20 godowns, farmers' rest house, dormitory, canteen office accommodation and banking facility.
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