|Tuesday, April 4, 2000,
DISTRIBUTED: The General Manager of the NFL, Mr B.M. Hitolia distributed 30 bicycles, 50 sewing machines, 110 jerseys and 130 tin sheets to poor SC/ST families of the area at a function held recently at the NFL guest house.
PRINCIPAL RETIRES: Mr
C.L. Bhola, Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya Ammunition
Depot, Dappar, retired on Friday, after serving the
sangathan for over 33 years. He was given a warm send-off
by the staff and students. Col S.K. Chakravarty, Chairman
of VMC and Commandant of Ammunition Depot Dappar,
presided over the function.
ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Information and Public Relations Officers Association: president Ms Uma Sharma; secretary-general Mr Rajinder Saini; finance secretary Mr Prem Vij; senior vice-president Dr Senu Duggal; vice-president Mr Surinder Mohan Singh; organising secretary Mr Ujjagar Singh and press secretary Mr Jai Kishan.
MP'S ASSURANCE: For expressing solidarity with the protesting lawyers, the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, visited the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday. According to members of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, Mr Bansal assured them that a get-together of advocates, who had been elected MPs, would be held soon for finding a solution to the stand-off between the lawyers and the Government. They added that a meeting to discus the future course of action would be held on Wednesday.
CELEBRATIONS: The Andhra Samskrutika Sangham will celebrate Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, at Police Officers Institute, Sector 26, at 7 pm on Wednesday, according to Mr C.S.R. Reddy, President of the sangham. Noted Telugu short story writer and Sahitya Academi award winner, Dr Avasarala Ramakrishna Rao, will be the chief guest. The annual general body meeting will also be held, where new office-bearers will be installed.
ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR: The UT Administrator has designated Prof S.C. Dhawan, Coordinator, Centre for Computational Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, as the ex-officio Additional Director, Information Technology, with immediate effect. This is in addition to his present duties.
LEVY SUGAR: Ration card holders of the city will receive 100 g less of levy sugar from this month. The present quota was 600 g per unit. This step has been taken by Director, Food and Supplies, due to the increase in population and number of card holders.
CRASH COURSE: A week-long crash course for CA students of inter and final examinations is being organised by the Chandigarh branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India from April 3 to 9. The faculty is being led by the Director of the Board of Studies of the institute.
PRAVACHAN STHAL: A pravachan sthal has been constructed in front of the Patiala temple at Mansa Devi shrine at a cost of Rs 1 crore. Covering the Patiala temple from three sides, the platform is made of white doongri marble from Makrana. A boundary wall, an entry and a stage have also been constructed. The completion took one year and nine months. To be used for programmes of mass gathering like pravachan and jagran, the platform has been given a mirror-like look by granite polishing.
KILLED: Narinder Kumar, an employee of the District Public Relations Office has died in a road accident. According to the information received on Sunday, a team of the local Public Relations department had gone to Rori. On their way back, the steering of their jeep malfunctioned near Saharni village and the vehicle dashed into a tree injuring three occupants. One of them, Narinder Kumar died in hospital.
LAWYERS STRIKE: The strike by the District Bar Association in protest against the lathi charge on lawyers in Delhi entered its fourth day on Sunday. The striking lawyers burnt an effigy of Union Minister for Law Ram Jethmalani.
WHEAT DEMANDED: Mr Fateh
Singh Singhmar, President of the Samaj Kalyan Maha Sangh,
has urged the state government to provide 10 kg of wheat
or atta or rice per month to each family living below the
poverty line. In a press statement issued here on Sunday,
he also welcomed the decision of the Central Government
for making amendment in the provisions of the
Constitution for excluding the reserved posts out of the
purview for recruitment purposes.
POWER CUT: Electricity supply in the areas being fed by the 132 KV Bajaura sub-station, which include Kulu, Manali and Bhuntar town of the district, will remain suspended on April 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Mr Vijay Anand, Xen. The power cut will be because of the maintenance work at the sub-station.
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