|Sunday, March 19, 2000,
EYE OPERATION CAMP: A free eye-operation camp was organised by the local Bhagat Mohan Lal Seva Samiti at the Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. About 950 patients were examined at the camp.
CAMP: Mr Rahul Bhandari, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), inaugurated a three-day-long free eye-operation camp organised by the Azad Sports Club at Cheema Jodhpur village, 10 km from here, on Thursday.
ASTHMA CAMP: An asthma-treatment medical camp being organised by the local Lions Club (Supreme) will be held at Aggarwal Dharamshala on March 19. Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, will inaugurate the camp.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Electrohomoeopathy Union: vice-president Dr Ashwani Bhatia; general secretaries Dr Kuldeep Singh Bhatia and Dr Jasbir Singh; assistant secretary Dr Vimal; and treasurer Dr Kuldeep.
CHARAS SMUGGLING: Shekar Singh and Parlad Singh, both residents of Raja ka Talab in Kangra district were arrested for smuggling charas. Nearly 4 kg of charas was recovered from them. A case has been registered under Sections 20,61 and 85, NDPS Act.
BANNED: Mr S.K. Sandhu, District Magistrate, has ordered the closure of dhabas in the district at 11 p.m. daily. The order will remain in force till April 18. By another order he banned the use of loudspeakers and pressure horns in the district till May 14 under the Noise Pollution Control Act.
DISPENSARY SOUGHT: Residents of Power Colony-2 of the Punjab State Electricity Board have demanded the opening of an allopathic dispensary in the colony. In a demand letter to Mr G.S. Sohal, Chairman, PSEB, the association said the colony has people living in more than 200 houses who have to travel more than 5 km to the dispensary in the Head Office.
GURU'S FATEHNAMA: Mr Ranjit Singh Balia, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Punjab, released The Fatehnama Guru Gobind, translated from Persian into English by Jasbir Kaur Ahuja here on Friday. The function was organised by the Punjab Languages Department to commemorate the tercentenary celebrations of the creation of the Khalsa.
EYE OPERATIONS: As many
as 70 patients, including 47 women, operated upon in a
free eye operation camp organised at Bhabhat village by
the Naujawan Sabha and the Panchayat here. This was the
23rd camp organised by the sabha in memory of the late
Gen Daulat Singh. Accoding to Mr Kuldeep Singh, president
of the sabha, the patients were given spectacles,
medicines and food free of cost. The cost of conducting
the operations and medicines was borne by the Opthal Care
Society, SAS Nagar.
ISKCON FUNCTION: The local body of the
International Society for Krishna Consciousness will hold
a function on the occasion of Gaur Purnima festival, as
part of the birthday celebration of Lord Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here, on
March 20, according to Bhakti Vinod Dasa Prabhu,
President of the unit. The attractions of the programme
include Mangala Aarti (4.30 a.m.) nagar kirtan (6 a.m.);
Sringaar Aarti (8 a.m.); discourse on the life of Lord
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (8.30 a.m.); bhajan and sankirtan (4
p.m.) followed by a play Jaghai Madhai Udhaar
to be staged by children of ISKCON devotees; Mahabhishek
of Lord Chaitanya (6 p.m.); Gaur Aarti (7 p.m.) and
Prasadam (8 p.m.).
CLASH: Four persons were injured in a clash between two rival groups at Nayabans village, 20 km from here, on Thursday. Five persons were arrested in this connection. A country-made pistol, a knife and a sword were recovered from them.
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