|Saturday, April 1, 2000,
LEGAL CELL: The president of the DCC (Urban), Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, has formed a legal cell to give free legal help to the poor and needy. Mr R.L. Bhatia, a former MP, inaugurated the cell here on Thursday. Nearly 200 advocates attended the meeting of the cell. Mr Surinder Mahajan was elected Chairman and Mr Vijay Arora convener of the cell.
SURGEONS SOCIETY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Surgeons Society, Amritsar: president Dr Santokh Singh; vice-presidents Dr Bholla Singh Sidhu; and Dr Amrik Singh; secretary Dr Bhupinder Singh; literary secretary Dr Sameer Rai; and financial secretary Dr Gurvinder Singh.
BUDGET PASSED: The local Municipal Council passed the budget for this financial year on Thursday. Mr Onkar Rai Mehta, President of the council, said Rs 6 crore had been reserved for payments and Rs 3.85 crore for development works.
TRAINING PROGRAMME: A training programme on Survival and growth of small sector in present scenario was organised by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development on Thursday. The Directorate of Industries, Chandigarh, sponsored the special programme for small-scale entrepreneurs of Chandigarh. Small entrepreneurs were trained about crisis management, cost reduction through energy auditing, use of computers for profit optimisation and opportunities through e-commerce and e-business. Thirty entrepreneurs have participated in this programme.
PAINTING EXHIBITION: The Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), inaugurated a painting exhibition organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy at Government Museum and Art Gallery on Friday. The paintings were done by artists of Chandigarh during the Chandigarh Carnival last year as a tribute to soldiers who were killed in the Kargil conflict. A draft for Rs 65,000, collected on the basis of sale of the exhibition, was also presented to the Governor, for the Army Central Welfare Fund.
STATIONERY FOR KIDS: The State Bank of India, Sector 37, branch, on Thursday promoted night school programmes for the all-round development of children from slums by imparting education through their schools, at Government High School, Sector 25. They were given gur and stationery.
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