|Monday, May 22, 2000,
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Offset Printers Association: president — Mr Raj Thapar; vice-presidents — Mr Manoj Verma and Mr Harinder Paul Singh; general secretary — Mr Kamal Chopra; secretary — Mr Kaushal Jain; and treasurer — Mr Amarjeet Singh Mankoo.
LOK ADALAT: The first experiment of holding a special Lok Adalat to settle court cases relating to banks met with success when 160 cases involving loan recoveries amounting to Rs 80 lakh were settled on a single day at the old courts complex here on Saturday. The Lok Adalat was inaugurated by Mr Justice H.S. Bedi, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, and Executive Chairman of the Punjab Legal Services Authority.
ORGANISED: Thalasaemmic children Welfare Association organised a blood donation camp in the PGI on Saturday. It was inaugurated by the UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar. The next blood donation camp will be organised on June 10. Other such camps will be organised in the next few days to meet the shortage of various blood groups.
CAMP ON FIRST AID: A seven-day camp has been organised at Government High School, Khuda Lahora, to train students in first-aid and home nursing. The camp was inaugurated by the school headmistress, Ms Darshana Aggarwal, on Saturday. Nearly 30 students of the school are attending the camp. They are being given training to give first-aid to the injured for bleeding wounds, fracture and snake bite, to provide artificial respiration and to carry wounded persons from one place to another. Mr Ram Kishan delivered the lecture and gave demonstration about first-aid. The need of organising more such camps in schools were emphasised.
EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE: A local resident, Dr R.K. Chopra, has been awarded the certificate of excellence by the India International Friendship Society. Dr Chopra was awarded the certificate at a seminar on economic growth and national integration at New Delhi recently by a former Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr Bhisham Narian Singh.
HAILED: A number of Scheduled Castes organisations of Chandigarh on Sunday welcomed the decision of Ms Sonia Gandhi for appointing Mr B.B. Behl as president of Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (I). The meeting was also attended by the All-India Safai Mazdoor Congress, Majhbi Dal Chandigarh, Chandigarh Valmiki Maha Sabha, Dr Ambedkar Welfare Council, North Zone Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribe Welfare Federation.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mohali Private Schools Association: President — Mr H.S. Panesar; Vice-President — Mr Sanjeev Kumar; General Secretary — Ms Veena Ratra; Joint Secretary — Ms Iqbal Bhalla; and Treasurer — Mr H.S. Sood.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Indian Ex-service League of Punjab and Chandigarh will hold a medical camp at Gurdwara Bunga Sahib and Chamkur Sahib on the Morinda-Chamkur Sahib road on May 26. Medicines will be given free of cost on the occasion.
ARRESTED: Raju of Julani Khera of Kalayat was arrested here on Friday following the seizure of a .315 bore pistol from his possession. The police has registered a case against him.
TOURISM: To boost tourism in the valley, a six-day ‘Trigarath 2000’ event has been organised by the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department in collaboration with the Department of Art, Languages and Culture. It was inaugurated by the Agriculture Minister, Mr Vidiya Sagar, at the Kangra Fort here on Saturday night. The event is aimed at focusing the attention of the tourists towards the cultural heritage of the valley. Mr Vidiya Sagar said the present tourism projects under implementation in the state involved an investment of Rs 600 crore.
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