|Friday, April 14, 2000,
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Bar Association (Taxation): president Mr Manoj Sabharwal; vice-president Mr Suresh Sethi; general secretary Mr Pradeep Tuli; and treasurer Mr Kulbhushan Sharma.
INSTITUTE : Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, the local MP, on Wednesday appreciated the good work being done at Ek Prayas, an institute for the mentally handicapped children functioning here for the past two years. Mr Ghalib was conducted round the school by the President of the institute, Ms Sanira Bectar, and Secretary, Radhika Jaitwani. He promised to release a grant of Rs 1 lakh out of his local area development fund for the installation of two computers at the institute.
DEARNESS ALLOWANCE: The Government Pensioners Association, in a communication sent on Wednesday to the Punjab Chief Minister, has sought immediate release of the additional dearness allowance instalment. In a press statement issued by Mr Yash Paul Ghai, additional general secretary of the association, a DA instalment at the rate of 1 per cent has become payable to state employees and pensioners with effect from January. The Central Government has already sanctioned the DA instalment for its staff and pensioners.
ISKCON FUNCTION: The two-day religious function, organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on the occasion of Ramanavmi and Baisakhi, concluded at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today. Thousands of devotees thronged the temple during the religious celebrations, according to Bhakti Vinod Dasa Prabhu, president of local unit of ISKCON. Nauka Vihar and Mahabhishekha of Lord Rama and Sita, followed by kirtan, discourse and distribution of delicious prasadam were the highlights of the Ramanavmi celebrations. ISKCON devotees celebrated Baisakhi by preparing Krishna cuisine comprising more than 400 delicious items prepared by food-grains derived from new crop. These were offered to Lord Krishna and founder Acharya of ISKCON A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Sril Prabhupada before distribution among those present. Earlier in the morning, as part of Baisakhi celebrations a nagar kirtan procession was taken out by ISKCON devotees followed by Mahabhishekham of Sril Prabhupada at 11 a.m.
RSS CHIEF: Mr K.C. Sudarshan, the elected chief of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh, will visit Chandigarh on April 29. He will address a public meeting at the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School, it was announced here on Wednesday.
CHILDREN HONOURED: As many as 36 children from Class I to V, who obtained more than 75 per cent marks in their annual examinations, were felicitated at the annual function of the Himachal Maloya Niwasi Sudhar Sabha here on Wednesday. A cultural programme was also organised to mark the annual day celebrations, according to the President of the Sabha, Mr HGS Dadwal.
TEACHERS UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the GGDSD College Teachers Union: President Prof C.K. Jerath: Vice- President Dr H.G. Mandal; Secretary Prof B.S. Moondi; Joint Secretary Mrs Manpinder Kaur; and Finance Secretary Dr Rajeev Bahl.
DENTAL COLLEGE: Dr Zora
Singh, Chairman of Desh Bhagat Dental College, Muktsar,
in a press release issued on Wednesday said that the
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had granted
permission to the management of the college to establish
a dental college.
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