|Saturday, March 18, 2000,
QUESTION PAPERS: In an interesting incident at the Government High School, Lalowali 6 km from here the school received just 40 Maths question papers for its 60 students of class 7. The headmaster of the school eventually, managed to arrange for more question papers from other schools.
ACCIDENT: A scooterist identified as Gursewak Singh of Sampla village was crushed to death by a speeding mini bus in Sirhind town on Thursday. After hitting the scooter the driver of the bus lost control over his vehicle, which overturned injuring more than 27 passengers. The driver and the conductor of the bus fled the scene.
COTTON BREEDER: Dr L.S. Randhawa, Cotton Breeder of Punjab Agricultural University has been appointed as Head, Regional Station, Sirsa under the Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur. Dr Randhawa has made significant contribution in cotton research.
ELECTRICITY ROW: The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings charged the Punjab State Electricity Board of acting in a partisan manner in the recent standoff between board employees and traders. In a joint statement Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan, president and Mr Avtar Singh, general secretary of the chamber said that industrialists whose connections were checked by board employees were being framed. They urged the Chief Minister and PSEB chairman to intervene.
CLASS-ONE STATUS: There is resentment among Punjab Government school cadre officers at officers of other Punjab Government departments such as college lecturers, vets etc who draw lower pay than the school officers being given class-one status while school officers are denied it. Mr Joginder Singh Aulakh state president, Gazetted Educational School Services Association, Punjab in a press note said that school officers were being denied class one status despite the Fourth Punjab Pay Commission recommending it for school principals.
POWER FLUCTUATIONS: Residents of Bhekha village under Baghapurana police station in this district said here on Thursday that their electrical gadgets and electronic equipments had been damaged by low voltage and power fluctuation over the past about two months. They urged the Punjab State Electricity Board to supply uninterrupted power.
MAHARANI LADIES CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Maharani Ladies Club here: President Mrs Pratibha Jain; Vice-President Mrs Dolly Sadhana; Secretary Mrs Shubhchint Kaur Sodhi, Joint Secretary Mrs J. B. Singh and Treasurer Mrs Tarvinder Kaur.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Patiala District Yoga Association: President Mr Naresh Kumar Phatak; General Secretary Mr K.C. Sood; Finance Secretary Mr Raghbir Singh; Senior Vice-President Mr P.K.Bhardwaj; Vice-Presidents Ms Kanwaljit Kaur Bajwa and Mr Surinder Singh Tiwana; and Joint Secretary Mr Charanjit Singh.
WELFARE SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mahasha Welfare Sabha: PresidentMr Mohinder Paul; Vice-President Mr Mangal Sain; General Secretary Mr Kulwant Singh; and treasurer Mr Ravinder Kumar.
RESIDENTS' BODY:The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Organisation, Sector 38 (A&B): President Mr Amrit Lal Mahajan; Vice-President Mr S.S. Bakshi; General Secretary Mr DV Prasad; Joint Secretary Mr Rajinder Bassi; Treasurer Mr V.K. Gupta; and Auditor Mr P.C. Mehra.
JAIN SABHA CHIEF: Mr Bhushan Kumar Jain and Mr Kuldip Raj Jain have been elected President and General Secretary of the SS Jain Sabha, Sector 18, here. Other office-bearers are : Vice-President Mr Sudershan Jain; Organising Secretary Mr Ram Gopal Jain; and Cashier Mr Suresh Chand Jain.
SBI STAFF: The following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of India Staff Association; Chairman Mr Surinder Sharma ; Vice-Chairman Mr G S Thakur; Secretary Mr S C Suri ; Assistant Secretary Mr Sukhwinder Gandhi and Treasurer Mr Darshan Kumar.
CAMP: The Lions Club Chandigarh Greater organised a medical check-up camp at the multi purpose project building at Karsan village on Thursday. As many as 250 patients were examined for various ailments. The patients were provided with blood testing, ECG and X Ray facilities free of cost, according to Mr Vijay Mahen, PRO of the club.
COMPETITION: Freedom India, an NGO, will organise a brisk walk competition on April 2 at the Sukhna Lake to raise funds for dustbins for the Municipal Corporation. Entry forms are available with the officers in charge of various gardens maintained by the civic body, according to Mr Ankur Kapoor, President of the organisation.
SOCIETY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panchkula Social and Cultural Society: President Mr SL Jindia; Senior Vice President Mr MP Sachdeva, Vice President Mr O.P. Garg, General Secretary Mr Naresh Bansal, Finance Secretary Mr K.K. Moudgil; Organising Secretary Mr A.L. Gupta; Public Relations Secretary Mr S.L. Kamra.
The Department of Industrial Technical Education and
Industrial Training, Punjab, has introduced a course in
computer numerical controlled Machines at its institute
here. Courses in CAD and CAM are also being introduced at
LAWYERS' STRIKE: The district bar association boycotted courts and offices and observed a one-day strike in protest against the governments failure to punish police officials responsible for the brutal lathicharge on Delhi advocates on February 24. They also sought shifting of courts of the tehsildar and naib-tehsildar Bilaspur from its present distant location to the D.C. complex near the judiciary complex.
STUDENT CENTRE: Mr Vishnu Kant Shastri, HP Governor on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a five-storey student centre which will be built at the cost of Rs 92 lakhs in Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) here. The student centre will provide facilities for recreation and creative activities to the students.
SEMINAR: A three-day seminar on "Himalayas in Sanskrit Literature" organised by the Himachal Pradesh University, concluded here on Thursday. Presiding over the valedictory function, Prof Vishnu Kant Shastri, O.P. Governor, emphasised that Sanskrit was the mother of all Indian languages and had made a special contribution in the development other languages, including Urdu. He appreciated steps taken by the vice-chancellor, Prof S.K. Gupta, to strengthen teaching of and research in Sanskrit in the state.
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