|Wednesday, April 19, 2000,
DISTRIBUTED: Books, notebooks and school fee worth Rs 93,000 was distributed to 93 needy students here on Monday by Mr Vijay Chopra, Editor, Punjab Kesri, on behalf of the local Shri Sidhsewa Mandal.
SCHEME: Deputy Commissioner Kanwalbir Singh Sidhu stated here on Tuesday that Rs 14 lakh had been disbursed among over 500 persons belonging to backward classes in the district under the employment scheme. He said this while addressing a meeting of the district development committee.
MEDICAL CAMP:More than 500 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised at Asron village, about 10 km from here, on Sunday by the local Rotary Club and the Inner-Wheel Club. Free medicines were also distributed to the patients at the camp.
ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the EWS Residential Welfare Association, Sector 37-C: Chairman Mr Balbir Singh; President Mr Bhopal Singh; Senior Vice-President Mr Daljit Singh; Vice-Presidents Mr Balbir Kumar, Mr Om Parkash Bhalla and Mr Baldev Singh, General Secretary Mr Kishore Kumar; and Cashier Mr Sobha Ram.
COMMITTEE: The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday constituted a 12-member Advisory Committee, under the scheme of community polytechnic, under the chairmanship of the Mayor. Other members of the committee are Director of Technical Education, Head of the Department of Rural Department at the TTTI, Manager of the Small Industrial Development Bank of India, Mr KC Aggarwal (industrialist), Representative of the VCII, Mr Gurdial Singh (Panch, Hallo Majra), Mr R.S. Dhiman (Panch, Raipur Khurd), Principal of Government Polytechnic for Women, Principal of Industrial Training Institute, Principal of Central Crafts Institute and Principal of Central Polytechnic. The term of the committee shall be one year.
PUTA TO AGITATE: The Panjab University Teachers Association will hold a dharna-cum-rally in front of the Vice-Chancellors office on Wednesday in response to a call given by the North Zone Council of AIFUTA. PUTA further proposes to hold dharna-cum-rallies from April 24 to 26 to highlight the long - pending demands.
CELEBRATED: Sewa Bharti celebrated Vikas Parv-2000 at Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, on Monday. Presiding over the function, Ms Kamla Sharma, Chairperson of the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, emphasised the role of NGOs in creating awareness among the public in developmental activities, especially in the field of health. She also talked about various welfare programmes available with the board. Nearly 200 participants attended the function.
QUIZ: The first Reynolds Quiz will be held at Tagore Theatre on Thursday for schools in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Panchkula and Kalka. The quiz is based on general topics and has oral, audio and visual rounds.
13 INJURED: Thirteen persons were injured when a tractor-trolley collided with a tanker on the Ambala-Jagadhri road on Monday night. According to a police report, the accident occurred near Khudda Kalan village. The police has registered a case against the driver of the tanker.
GITA GYAN: The Sector 7 Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha will organise a four-day Gita gyan amrit varsha programme at Shri Ram Mandir park ground from Thursday, according to Mr Jagdish Grover, President of the sabha. Swami Giananand from Virindavan will deliver discourses on the Gita everyday.
SUICIDE: Sunil Chhabra (22) allegedly committed by hanging himself with a fan in his room at Jawahar Nagar here on Sunday. The cause of the suicide could not be ascertained . The body was handed over to family members after a post-mortem.
DESTROYED: A large quantity of wheat was destroyed in a fire which broke out at Lehrara village, 2 km from here, on Monday. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. In another incident, a fire broke out at a milk plant near the bus stand on the same day.
NOTIFICATION: The state government has issued a notification to make arrangements for the conduct of the election of the chief of the council. The district administration has fixed April 25 as the date for the elections.
SEMINAR: The All-India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (AIFUCTO) will organise a national seminar on Education, democracy and economy with special reference to higher education at D.A.V. College, Amritsar. This was stated by Mr Harbhajan Singh, zonal secretary of the AIFUCTO here on Monday.
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