Wednesday, April 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


AZAD HIND FAUJ: The Poorav Sainik Sewa Parishad celebrated Azad Hind Fauj Divas at Madhav Vidya Niketan on Monday. Lt-Gen Kamaljit Singh, while addressing the gathering , said the parishad had been set up to create awareness about the sacrifices made by valiant men of the Ina and to inculcate a sense of discipline among the youth. Earlier, the mayor, Mr Subhash Chander Sharma, took the salute from contingents of students and ex-servicemen.

EYE CAMP: A free eye operation camp was organised by the local Netra Bank Samiti on Sunday at Mangla Ashram. As many as 237 patients were examined and 28 operations performed.

LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club, Bassi Pathana: president — Mr Prem Kumar Sharma; secretary — Mr Ravinder Kumar Joshi; and treasurer — Mr Bharpur Singh.

FIRE ALERT: The Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur has instructed sarpanches, block development and panchayat officers and subdivisional magistrates concerned to remain vigilant against fires and identify vulnerable points. He further instructed sarpanches to arrange thikri pehras around village abadis and forests of their respective areas. There are six forest ranges in the Hoshiarpur forest division.

DEMANDED: Pensioners of government-aided / privately managed schools of the state held a meeting at the local MDSD senior secondary school in support of their demands. In a resolution, they demanded the release of new pay scales as per recommendations of the Fourth Pay Commission.

SURPRISE RAIDS: Surprise raids would be conducted at chemists’ shops here to check the sale of intoxicating drugs. This information was given by Mr G.S. Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, on Monday. He said he had asked the Civil Surgeon, Ropar, to take steps to stop the sale and use of intoxicants in the district by taking help from various chemists’ associations. He said a campaign should be started to educate the people about this menace.

SUSPENDED: Mr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation , placed under suspension Jagdish Kumar, a peon in the local Octroi Department, who was found absent from duty without informing his seniors. The Commissioner instructed MC officials to conduct checks to ensure regularity and punctuality.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Government Primary Teachers’ Association, Punjab: senior vice-president — Mr Mangat Rai Sharma; general secretary — Mr Baldev Krishan Moudgil; finance secretary — Mr Karam Singh Sohaba; vice- president — Mr Gurbachan Singh; and joint secretary — Mr Ramesh Sood.

SALES TAX ON BRICKS: The Brickkiln Owners Association has threatened to launch a statewide agitation against the hike in sales tax. In a press note here, Mehmood Akhtar, spokesman of the association said the government had raised sales tax by 76 per cent within 18 months.


200 EXAMINED: More than 200 patients were examined at a free dental health care camp, organised by Jain Milan Chandigarh at Sector 26 Bapu Dham Colony on Sunday. The check-up camp was done by a team of doctors comprising Dr Asheesh Jain, Dr Saurabh Goel and Dr (Mrs) Rajni Jain. Medicines were distributed free of cost among patients.

NEURO CARE: INSCOL, a satellite unit of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, will now offer to the residents of the city and nearby areas comprehensive neuro care facilities. With the commissioning of the advanced neuro surgical centre, facilities including neurology, emergency and intensive care, psychiatry and clinical psychology etc will be provided. The centre offers a number of health check-up schemes for individuals and corporate organisations. Home care nursing and medical care are also provided to the patients round-the-clock at their residence under the Home Care Programme.Top


DRIVE: Resentment prevails among shopkeepers of the city against the order of the district administration to remove encroachments from the G.T. Road passing through the city. A deputation of shopkeepers also met Mr Jaiparkash Gupta, MLA, on Sunday in this connection.


WORKSHOP: A three-day workshop on micro-planning of panchayats organised by the District Rural Development Agency was inaugurated at Zila Parishad Bhavan on Monday. Under the programme, a detailed survey will be conducted by village planning committees.

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