|Friday, April 7, 2000,
MARKET YARD: A newly constructed market yard was inaugurated by Mr Mall Singh Ghuman, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, at Katani Khurd village, 25 km from here. Mr Ghuman said a campaign was launched to check the evasion of market fee and as a result the collection of market fee and rural development fund had registered an increase of 33 per cent.
MELA CONCLUDES: A three-day mela held at Marimustafa village in the district in the memory of Baba Sidh concluded on Wednesday. Devotees from all over of the state participated.
FREE BOOKS GIVEN: Public Welfare Society distributed free books among students of SD Kumar Sabha Senior Model High School, Mandir Birji, Jaurian Bhattian, on Thursday.
CENSUS STAFF: The subdivision has been divided into 373 blocks for the 2001 census, according to Mr Pritam Singh, SDM-cum-Census Officer. About 373 counting employees, 63 supervisors and four master trainers had been appointed for the job, an official press note said on Thursday. For the rural census work a tehsildar would act as the census officer, added the SDM.
EXHIBITION: A wide range of consumer items are on display at the exhibition put up by the All-India Dastkari Hastshilp Hastkargha Society at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15-B. According to a press note, the exhibition, which opened on Tuesday, was formally inaugurated by Mr Man Mohan Singh, President of the Tourism Promotion Society of Chandigarh. Leather goods from Calcutta, cane furniture from Assam, Jaipuri suits, metal jewellery from Gujarat, Khurja pottery and Tussar silks are the highlights of the exhibition. The main attractions of the exhibition are the products made of sea shells, according to a press note.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh unit of the Punjab Irrigation Draftsmen Engineers Association: President Mr Kulwant Singh; Senior Vice-President Ms Gurcharan Kaur; Vice-President Mr Ashok Kumar; Secretary Mr Hardev Singh; and Cashier Mr Pawan Kumar.
WORKSHOP: A two-day regional workshop on rural development began at UT Guest House on Wednesday. Organised by the Press Information Bureau, the aim of the workshop is to sensitise the media about the need to highlight various development issues in their writings and programmes. Mr Nirmal Singh Kahlon, Minister for Rural Development, Punjab, inaugurated the workshop. Mr N.R. Kannan, Chief General Manager, NABARD, said the Government had launched the rural infrastructure fund in 1995-96 for the development of infrastructure in rural areas and Rs 18,000 crore had been allocated by the Centre.
PRIVATISATION OF SERVICES: The process for privatisation of certain services in Hotel Shivalikview got into motion on Wednesday with four out of seven consultancy firms making presentations. According to sources, the remaining three firms may also be invited to make presentations. The final selection will be made after shortlisting the firms.
APPEAL: The President and members of the Indian Medical Associations (IMA) has appealed to the general public to donate blood at the camps being organised at the PGI, the Sector 16 General Hospital and the Sector 32 Medical College on April 7. Dr G.S. Kochhar, president of the IMA, Chandigarh unit, said the theme of the day was Safe Blood starts with me.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 7: President Mr B.S. Dhaliwal; Senior vice-president Mr Inderjit Sukhija; Vice-President Mr Rajesh Mahajan; general secretary Mr P.S. Gussain; Joint Secretary Mr S.K. Sharma; finance secretary Mr K.K. Arora; organising secretary Mr Satish Rattan; and cultural secretary Mr Swarn Lata.
MEETINGL: A meeting of the local Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhavan Society held under the Chairmanship of Mr Nanak Chand Kamboj on Wednesday decided that a deputation of the society would meet Mr L.K. Advani, Home Minister, during his visit to the city on Friday. It would appeal for the allotment of a plot at Chandigarh for the establishment of a memorial to Martyr Shaheed Udham Singh as it would be an appropriate tribute to the National Hero during his birth centenary year.
WELFARE CLUB: The
following have been elected office-bearers of the Youth
Welfare Club: President Mr Kishore Kumar;
Vice-President Mr Ashok Kumar; General Secretary
Mr Shamsher; Joint Secretary Mr Karnail
INJURED: Rajesh Sharma, a worker, was injured when he was hit by a truck while welding an iron shed at a local steel factory on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road on Tuesday. He was taken to the local Civil Hospital and later shifted to the Medical College Hospital in Rohtak.
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