|Tuesday, September 19, 2000,
FLAG MARCH: The Punjab Pharmacists’ Association will hold a flag march and a rally on September 24 at Sunam to press for their demands, which included revision of the decision of the anomaly committee, this was stated by Mr Bhoj Raj, vice-president of the association.
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IMPOUNDED: A Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus which was going towards Chandigarh was found without any valid papers and was impounded by the local SDM in Kurali. The SDM himself caught the driver red handed while he was returning to Kharar from Ropar. FUNCTION: Kharar Textile Mills, a unit of National Textile Corporation has started a Hindi fortnight from September 15 which will conclude on September 28. Essay competition, declamation contest, poem competition will be held and Mr R.L. Puri, G. M., will preside over the concluding function.
BUS IMPOUNDED: A Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus which was going towards Chandigarh was found without any valid papers and was impounded by the local SDM in Kurali. The SDM himself caught the driver red handed while he was returning to Kharar from Ropar.
FUNCTION: Kharar Textile Mills, a unit of National Textile Corporation has started a Hindi fortnight from September 15 which will conclude on September 28. Essay competition, declamation contest, poem competition will be held and Mr R.L. Puri, G. M., will preside over the concluding function.
WEBSITE DESIGNS: Divjot Singh, a Class VI Student of Guru Nanak Public School, has designed his own web pages after taking training from a computer education centre for kids. The web pages have been hosted on a free server.
AWARDED: Dr O.P. Singh Professor and Head Department of Clothing and Textiles, PAU, has been awarded a certificate of excellence by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, for his contribution as national coordinator in planning, coordinating, executing and monitoring the research programme of the All-India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on value addition of agro and animal-based fibres by dyeing with natural dyes and other technologies. This project is operating in the PAU and eight other state agricultural universities under his guidance.
WASIFUDDIN DAGAR: Wasifuddin Dagar, rendered Dhrupad at Ramgarhia College for Women on Monday. He sang with great intensity and displayed through his singing unbelievable dynamic qualities of Dhrupad. The Dagar ji possesses a theatrical art which enabled him to communicate with tremendous ease with each and every audience. He has exceptional qualities that has made him a roving ambassador of Dhrupad. The programme was organised by the SPIC MACAY.
ELECTED: Mr Harinder Singh Kaka has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Ludhiana Photo Journalists Association. A meeting of the association was held here in which Mr Rajesh Bhambi was elected as president, while Mr Inderjeet Verma was elected as senior vice-president. Mr Dharamveer and Mr Paramjit Singh Happy were elected as vice-presidents, while Mr Amrik Singh Prince and Mr Sunil Kumar were elected as general secretary and joint secretary, respectively. Mr Gurmeet Singh has been elected as treasurer. Four executive members namely Mr Pawan Singh, Mr Ajay Nepal, Mr Trikeshwar and Mr Mohinder Singh, were also nominated.
APPOINTED: Mr Surinder Singh Dhillon and Mr Sukhbir Singh Pappy have been appointed as president and general secretary, respectively, of the Samrala Midtown (Junior Chamber). The club has been constituted under the chairmanship of Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA.
DHARNA: Members of the Class IV Government Employees Union, Samrala, held a dharna in front of the local SDM’s office on Monday in protest against non-acceptance of their demands. On this occasion, Mr Jagtar Singh, general secretary, Mr Tarlok Chand, Mr Sagar Mohammad, Mr Khem Singh, and Mr Pheru Ram addressed the gathering.
DHARNA: A dharna was held on the Chandigarh-Kharar road by the Nationalist Congress headed by Mr Navjinder Singh Malla. Almost 300 people were a part of the dharna against the price increase of water from Rs 50 to Rs 310 per house rate. A memorandum was given to the SDM by the party president. Later on a meeting was held with the Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, SE, XEN and party leaders. A decision was made that the flat rate would be Rs 100 per house per month. The due date was also from September 18 to September 20. They further assured that the administration would provide meters in colonies within one month and price will be charged as per meter reading.
SEMINAR: The Lions Club International, District 321-F, region-I, organised a seminar on Literacy on Monday, under the chairmanship of Mr Rajinder Bansal, region chairman-I. Chief Guest Kamal Arora, Director, Literacy, stressed upon the need to eradicate illiteracy. Mrs Sudesh Kalra, Director, Adult Education, UT, emphasised the need to take up individual interest camps to improve the life quality.
ELECTED: The following were elected office-bearers of the resident welfare association, Sector 61: president — Mr Anil Kumar; general secretary — Mr Karan Vir Singh; vice-president — Mr Manpreet Singh Manchanda; joint secretary — Mr Jaswant Rai Hans; and finance secretary — Mr N.K. Gupta.
MEETING: A meeting of the Scooter Rickshaw Union was held under the chairmanship of Mr Harcharan Singh Sawhney, President, regarding the incident of beating up of Mr Satish Walia, incharge, Railway Station Taxi union , Chandigarh. They pointed out that the railway police has not taken any action and no case has been registered as per the facts.
CAMP: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited joined hands with Indian Medical Association to organise a free dental check-up at Health care, P.N. Chutani complex, Sector 35. In addition to this an exhibition on health and fitness was also held.
OFFICE BEARERS: At the general body meeting of the Valmik Mahasabha held at Valmik Bhavan the following were elected office-bearers: chief patron — Mr A.N. Sarhadi; president — Mr Phool Chand, vice-president — Mr Dhuli Chand.
DEAD: Brig K.D. Panchnanda (retd), father of Mr R.K. Pachnanda, a former SP, CBI, Chandigarh, died on Monday at his residence in Panchkula. He had served in World War II and was 82 years of age. The cremation will take place at 4: 30 p.m on Wednesday in Sector 25, Chandigarh.
DHARNA: The employees of the Super Bazar Employees Action Committee, resumed its agitation after three days of suspension by staging a dharna in front of the Super Bazar Head Quarter, this was stated in a press note issued here on Sunday. Mr Mohinder Singh, president of the joint action committee said the position of the Super Bazar was worsening very fast and the administration was paying no attention to arrest the situation. He demanded immediate appointment of a whole time General Manager and a management with a commercial bent of mind. He demanded the transfer of the present General Manager.
WEBSITE: Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, inaugurated the web site www.chemenggpu.com of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology in a function held on Monday. He also inaugurated the Internet facilities for the students of the department. Professor Pathak in his inaugural address emphasised the need for a global presence in today’s hyper competitive world. Prof S.C. Jain, Chairman of the department, highlighted the importance of creating a website and benefits therein to both the students and the faculty.
CAMP: The Department of Sanskrit, Panjab University, is going to hold a Sanskrit Conversation Camp from Tuesday to next Thursday, as part of the celebration of the Sanskrit year in the Department of Sanskrit. Instructors from Sanskrit Bharti, New Delhi, will help and guide participants to speak Sanskrit free of any charges.
VISIT: Mr Hardeep Singh, a member of the SGPC, said a jatha of devotees would be sent to visit gurdwaras in Pakistan on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. Earlier the SGPC had decided not to send any jathas to Pakistan in protest against Pakistan’s move to wrest control of the gurdwaras there but the jatha was being sent to respect the feelings of the devotees.
SOLDIER KILLED: A soldier, hailing from Patharheri village, was killed in the valley. His body is expected to arrive here on Monday night. A 23-year-old Naresh had enlisted in the Army in 1996. Naresh, a wireless operator, was killed in Kupwara on Sunday during an exchange of fire, a family member said.
DEMONSTRATION: Irate villagers held a demonstration and blocked traffic on the national highway near Aurangabad, 65 km from here, on Saturday, in protest against the unscheduled power cuts, the inability of the police to curb crimes and the irregular service of Haryana Roadways buses. The blockade was lifted after assurances by the police regarding their grievances.
KAITHAL SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Bansal, has sentenced Suba Singh, Mehar Singh, Jarnail Singh, Mohinder Singh, Gurnam Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Joga Singh, Mohar Singh, Inder Singh and Major Singh, all of Chalia village in Guhla subdivision to life imprisonment for killing Balkar Singh in March, 1998, and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each on them. KURUKSHETRA
SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Bansal, has sentenced Suba Singh, Mehar Singh, Jarnail Singh, Mohinder Singh, Gurnam Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Joga Singh, Mohar Singh, Inder Singh and Major Singh, all of Chalia village in Guhla subdivision to life imprisonment for killing Balkar Singh in March, 1998, and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each on them.
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