|Sunday, September 10, 2000,
WELFARE SCHEMES: The Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) in a letter to the Chief Minister, the Deputy Commissioner and the SDMs has demanded welfare schemes for the villagers of Rurey Asal, near Tarn Taran. It demanded pucca houses, exemption to the tune of 50 units of electricity and old-age pension.
SEIZED: The local police seized six bags of poppy husk from a tractor-trailer on the Barnala-Patti road. This was stated by Mr Ajaib Singh Kaleka, SSP, in a press note issued here on Friday.
EYE DONATION CAMP: An eye donation camp was organised by the local Divine Eye Research Foundation and Baba Brahm Dass Youth Welfare Club at Sema Kalan village on Friday. In a press note issued here on Friday Mr Rakesh Kumar, president of the club, said at least 200 persons were examined and given medicines free of cost. Ms Gurminder Pal Kaur, Deputy District Education Officer inaugurated the camp.
PROTEST: The members of the Joint Action Committee of primary teachers have decided to continue their protest in a meeting held on Friday following a meeting with Mr Tota Singh, Education Minister, Punjab. Mr Baldev Krishan Modgil, General Secretary, Government Primary Teachers Association, said protest rallies will be held at Jandial. Guru on September 9, at Fatehgarh Sahib on September 16, at Kotkapura on September 3 and at Phagwara on September 30. He also announced that a convention on ‘Save Primary Directorate’ will be held on October 8 at Phagwara. Their demands include continuation of primary directorate, preference to ETT teachers for the posts of 7230 JBT and separate grade for head teachers.
TREE PLANTATION: Punjab National Bank, Jawadi Branch, organised a tree plantation camp at Government Middle School, Phoolanwal today. Mr K.I. Singh, Senior Regional Manager,was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, Mr Singh highlighted the benefits of tree plantation. He advised the students to plant a tree on every important occasion. He also honoured the students who had topped in the examinations. More than two hundred saplings were planted on the occasion. Mrs. Sukhwant Kaur, Headmistress of the school, appreciated the scheme launched by Punjab National Bank.
UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Elementary Teachers Union Punjab, Block Machhiwara: President — Mr Iqbal Singh Pai; Vice-President — Mr Pritpal Singh; General Secretary — Mr Rajnarinder Pal Singh; Treasure — Mr Amandeep Verma; Press Secretary — Mr Kuldip Kumar; and members Executive Committee — Mr Sewak Sony, Mr Kishan Dass, Mr Amarjit Singh and Mr Shamsher Singh.
MEETING CONVENED: Mr Kuldip Rathore, District Returning Officer, appointed for conducting the organisational election of the Congress party in Kangra district, had convened a meeting of all Assistant Returning Officers at the Circuit House, Dharamsala on September 10 to finalise the election schedule. This was stated by Mr Brij Buital, MLA and senior congress leader, here on Friday.
PASSED AWAY: Dr Vishwshar Nath Shastri, popularly known as Guruji, former vice-principal of the local Government Ayurvedic College and former Superintendent of Government Ayurvedic Hospital, breathed his last on Saturday following a brief illness. He was 87. He is survived by three sons. Rasam pugri will be held on Tuesday at Kali Devi Mandir from 2 to 3 p.m.
RAID: Mr Pritam Singh, SDM, on Friday conducted a surprise raid on 10 local depots and found certain irregularities in their functioning. While six depots were found closed during working hours, irregularities were found in the rate lists displayed on the stock boards outside some depots . He has recommended action against erring depot holders.
LOCK-UP: Resentment prevails among the members of the MOI Workers Union over the locking-up of the MOI Engineering Limited, by its management, last month. In a press note, Mr Jagdev Singh, president of the union alleged that the officials had locked the unit without giving the workers prior notice.
HONOURED: As many as 62 students of the Government High School Dadumajra were donated school fee and stationary by the Lions Club, Chandigarh Shivalik, to mark Teachers Day and World Literacy Day, at a local hotel on Saturday. Four teachers along with the Principal of the school, Ms Suman Malik, were also honoured by the club, said Mr J.S. Arora, public relation officer of the club.
PROBLEMS: Members of the Block Nationalist Congress Party, Chandigarh, block 15, held a meeting in Palsora and discussed the water shortage in the colony. M.S. Radha Rani, block president disclosed that the colony had only three water taps for a population of 3000. The members have warned the administration to take necessary action, otherwise dharnas would be organised.
CELEBRATED: The Life Insurance Corporation of India celebrated its 44th anniversary by organising special camps from September 1 to 7 at Chamkaur Sahib, Kurali and Morinda. Over 350 customers were given detailed information regarding its policies, said Mr Gurpal Singh, Branch Manager of the Morinda office.
NOMINATED: Mr Ajit Salani, a noted film producer and journalist, has been nominated a member of the executive committee of the Society For The Care of the Blind, Chandigarh, by the Advisor to the UT Administrator, for the year 2000-2001.
UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab State Red Cross Branch Employees Welfare Union: advisor Mr Darshan Kumar Chadha; president Mr Hari Singh Rawat; vice-president Mr Madal Lal Sachdeva; general secretary Mr Krishan Kumar Saini; joint secretary Mr Daya Nand; propaganda secretary Mr Ujagar Singh; treasurer Mr Inder Singh; and executive member Ms Sudershan Bhardwaj.
AWARENESS CAMP : As many as 40 jail inmates attended an AIDS awareness camp organised by the Indian Council of Social Welfare, Chandigarh branch in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society at the Central Jail, Burail, yesterday. Those who spoke on AIDS include Dr Rajiv Vadhera, Dr Chander Kant, Dr Ajit Saroha. A play directed by Zulfqar Khan on AIDS was also shown to the inmates. Later, eatables were distributed by the honorary general secretary of the council Mrs Sharestha Mehta.
CONVENTION: The Trade Union Council, Chandigarh, will hold a mass convention of the employees and workers of industrial units at Nehru Kendra, Sector 21, on Sunday. Mr Raghbir Singh Sandhu, president and Mr Rakesh Chopra, general secretary of the council, stated that the convention is aimed at organising the working class against closures and lock-outs of the industrial units, demanding bonus and uniting working class against price rise and privatisation.
MEETING: A general body meeting of Housfed was held on Saturday. It was informed that the membership of Housefed had been raised to 102 member societies. A total of Rs 7 crore had been sanctioned by way of loans. The rate of interest had been reduced to 13.5 per cent, with a rebate of 0.25 per cent for regular payment of loan on annual basis. The loan limit was increased to Rs 5 lakh in the first charge. The Chairman, Mr Surjit Choudhry, said the issue of cost of land at Rs 2,500 per square yard has been taken up with the Administration. The Administration had been asked to regularise minor violations by imposing penalties on the lines followed in Delhi, the meeting was informed.
WORKSHOP: A parenting skills workshop was introduced by Pragati Gandhi, a consultant of Ideas for Advancement on parent-teachers day in Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here on Saturday. Mr Kirt Serai, Principal of the school stressed on the link between home and school.
persons were injured when a mini truck overturned while
trying to avoid a scooter near the Phase 8 traffic lights
here on Saturday. The truck, loaded with vegetables, was
coming Shimla and was going to Ludhiana. While coming to
a halt, the truck damaged a streetlight. The scooter was
badly damaged. The injured, whose name could not be
ascertained, had been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh.
AMBALA SATTA: The SP, Ambala, Mr Navdeep Singh Virk
claimed that satta would be closed within a
week in the district as police has started a special
drive against it. He said that within this year 202 cases
of satta and gambling were registered and 378
persons were arrested in this regard. KAITHAL KURUKSHETRA ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Regional Engineering College Teachers Association here on Thursday: president — Prof V.S. Verma; vice-president — Prof Surender Deswal; secretary — Dr Baldev Setia and joint secretary-cum-treasurer — Prof Girish Lal. REWARI YAMUNANAGAR
SATTA: The SP, Ambala, Mr Navdeep Singh Virk claimed that satta would be closed within a week in the district as police has started a special drive against it. He said that within this year 202 cases of satta and gambling were registered and 378 persons were arrested in this regard.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Regional Engineering College Teachers Association here on Thursday: president — Prof V.S. Verma; vice-president — Prof Surender Deswal; secretary — Dr Baldev Setia and joint secretary-cum-treasurer — Prof Girish Lal.
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