|Monday, March 27, 2000,
CONDEMNED: The local unit of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) held a meeting here on Friday and passed a resolution condemning the killing of 35 Sikhs at Chatti Singhpora village in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Stating this here on Saturday, the joint secretary of the federation, Mr Jaspal Singh, said a two-minute silence was observed to pay homage to those killed.
TB PATIENTS: The Department of Health organised a function here on Friday in connection with the World TB Day. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Prem Lata Sood, presided over the function and said voluntary organisations should come forward to help TB patients who could not afford expensive treatment.
PROTEST RALLY: The joint action committee (JAC) of the Management Federation of Private Government-aided Colleges, Principals Federation and teaching and non-teaching staff organised a protest rally at Mini Secretariat on Saturday. The protesters were demanding the early release of 95 per cent grant-in-aid by the state government.
EYE CAMP: the local SS Jain Sabha organised an eye camp here on Saturday. As many as 650 patients were examined and 72 operations performed.
HONOURED: Baba Budh Singh Dhahan, a renowned social worker and founder of the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, was honoured by the Baba Gola Seva Society, Banga, and Sevak Jatha, Kot Fatuhi, at a function held at Guru Nanak Mission Public School, Dhahan Kaleran, on Saturday. Mr Mohan Singh Mann, an NRI and chairman of the society, presented a cheque for Rs 50,000, a shawl and memento to Baba Budh Singh.
SANGAT DARSHAN: Cheques for Rs 4 lakh were given to the sarpanch of gram panchayat, Gohalwar, at a sangat darshan programme organised on Friday at Gohalwar village which was presided over by Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister, Punjab. Mr Ranjit Singh Brahampura, state Cooperation Minister, was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Brahampura disclosed that the state government had earmarked Rs 358 crore during the current financial year for repairing and constructing new link roads.
SOLAR COOKERS: As many
as 206 solar cookers and 60 solar lanterns were
distributed to residents of nearby villages of Harike
under the Eco Development Wildlife Scheme at a function
organised on Saturday at the bird sanctuary, Harike,
which was presided over by Ms Gurbinder Chahal, Financial
Commissioner and Secretary, Forest and Wildlife, Punjab.
Eleven gram panchayats of the area were given solar
street lights on the occasion.
STUDENTS BEGIN FAST: Two students of Government College, Zira, began an indefinite fast in front of the the office of the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University on Sunday, demanding that their college be made an examination centre. Jaspal Singh, Chairman of the College Student Union, and Manjeet Singh demanded reopening of an examination centre for annual university examinations in their college. Jaspal Singh said college students, including girls, had to travel 150 km for the nearest centre at Ferozepore to appear in examinations. The Panjab University Campus Students Council supported the students from Zira.
ANTI-RABIES CAMP: The local chapter of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) organised a free anti-rabies vaccination and deworming camp at Maloya village on Sunday. a total of 69 dogs were vaccinated and 72 others were dewormed. Nineteen other animals were treated for various other ailments. TNS
HOMAGE PAID: A congregation was held at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Sector 37, at the end of akhand path to pay homage to the Sikhs who were gunned down by militants at Chatti Singhpura village in Anantnag district on Holi night. The congregation demanded the arrest of the remaining culprits and exemplary punishment for them.
EYE OPERATION CAMP : The Parmeshwari Sehgal Memorial Trust, Mani Majra, organised a free eye operation camp at Rajjipur village on Sunday. Fifteen patients were operated upon by Dr R.K. Kathpalia and Dr Sohbat Ghai.
WATER SCHEME: Mr Anil Vij, MLA from Ambala Cantonment, said on Sunday that construction work on a canal-based water scheme would be started soon, which had been sanctioned by the State Government. Water would be transported from Jasui Canal, 18 km away, through pipeline and 35 acres had been acquired at Ghasitpur village for the scheme, he added.
COMPENSATION SOUGHT: Farmers of Kair Kheri, Ahirka, Jhanj and Barodi villages have demanded compensation for the damage caused to their crops due to the recent hailstorm. They said 60 per cent of their wheat crop had been damaged. The affected farmers met Mr Amar Nath, Subdivisional Officer (Civil), Jind, in this regard.
Revenue patwaris and kanungos of the district held a
procession here on Friday in protest against the alleged
misbehaviour by the Subdivisional Officer (Civil),
Narwana, with a patwari last month. The call for the
protest was given by the district unit of the Revenue
Patwari and Kanungo Association, Jind. The demonstrators
raised slogans against the SDO.
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