|Monday, March 6, 2000,
Bharat Vikas Parishad: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (West) : President Mr Ashok Goyal; Vice-Presidents Dr Ravinder Pandhi, Mr Ajay Dutta and Mrs Chandra Seth; Secretary Mr M.K. Gupta; Joint Secretaries Mr Y.P. Tiwari, Mr S.P. Goyal and Mr V.K. Verma; and Treasurer Mr Pawan Sharma.
Eye camp: As many as 140 persons were examined at a free eye camp in Glory Public School, Nayagaon, on Sunday. The camp was organised by the Lions Club, Chandigarh in association with the school. More than 10 cataract patients were operated upon and free medicines were distributed among them. Mrs Satwant Kaur, a Punjab Cabinet Minister, announced a grant of Rs 5,000 and a sum of Rs 1 lakh for construction of a dharamshala in the village.
40 operated upon: A four day eye operation camp organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh (Host) was inaugurated on Sunday. More than 40 surgeries were performed by a team of doctors consisting of Dr Jai Singh and Dr Sarabjit Singh. As many as 30 patients were referred to hospital for advanced surgery. The patients will be provided free medicines, besides free board and lodging facilities. Even free conveyance has been provided to take them back home.
Worshipful Master: As a token of goodwill and reciprocity, a memento bearing biographic data of the Grand Masters of Grand Lodge of British Columbia, Canada, and sent by Sir Lee E Anderson was presented to Dr K.S. Thind, Worshipful Master of Lodge Yadvindra. Mr Ch S Budwall came as a special emissary to make this presentation. Many freemasons, including Mr P.S. Multani, a founder member of the Lodge Yadvindra, graced the occasion.
Tribute to Grewal: The Aalmi Punjab Parivar, an NGO, has paid rich tributes to its General Secretary, Mr Albel Singh Grewal, who passed away recently in the USA. A former Punjab minister, Mr Harnek Singh Gharuan, on Sunday described him as a high-ranking official of Doordarshan and committed social worker. He lauded his work on better Indo-Pak relations through his newspaper writing.
Magicians perform: Performances by Sunita Bhatti and Fakir Chand Patanga Plaza Carnival, Sector 17, on Saturday were appreciated by the audience. A local magician, Capt Asa Singh, also performed some tricks. At the artists corner, students and a teacher participated in painting activities.
Rotary training: As part of the training programme of the presidents-elect of the Rotary International District 3080, the Rotary Central Chandigarh has organised a seminar-Pre-PETs. Presidents-elect of about 55 clubs of the region were imparted training on various issues relating to performance of their duties, like how to conduct the meetings and how to keep record. It was followed by an interactive session, in which the participants questions were answered by panellists, including the past presidents and the district governors.
Medical camp: The Rotaract Club organised a free medical chack-up camp at Kailashpati Mahadev Mandir in Mahadevpur on the occasion of Shivratri. A total of 250 patients were examined and medicines worth Rs 3,000 distributed.
The Working Friends Cooperative House Building Society,
which owns 15 acres in Sector 69 here, on Sunday met to
chalk out an action plan to get the land released from
the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority
(PUDA). A spokesman of the society in a statement said a
memorandum had been given to the Chief Minister of
five-day "yuva manual development programme
camp" organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra in
collaboration with the Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Yuvak Mandal
concluded at Tuin village, 45 km from here, on Friday.
Members from six mahila mandals and yuvak mandals of
adjoining areas participated.
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