October 2, 2000,
COACHES: The local unit of the Shiv Sena has expressed concern over the reduction of coaches of the DMU train shuttling between Amritsar and Pathankot. This was stated in a press note issued by Mr Raman, president of the local unit of the party, here on Saturday.
ORGANISED : The Punjab Health Systems Corporation and the District Red Cross Society organised a voluntary blood donation camp to celebrate the “World Blood Donation Day” at the children hospital here on Sunday. Mr Jaspal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp. Fiftyone units of blood were collected.
MURDERED: Randhir Singh of Mana Singh Wala village was murdered on Saturday allegedly by his servant Raju, a resident of Orissa. The victim was sleeping in his farm when Raju reportedly hit him on the head with a heavy stone. A case has been registered and the body sent for post mortem.
SEMINAR: The Punjab State Electricity Board Engineers Association is organising a state-level seminar on ‘the state of electricity management and challenges it faces’ at Punjabi Bhavan here on Monday. Mr N.S.Vasant, Power Adviser to the state government, will deliver the keynote address, while the Chairman of the PSEB, Mr G.S. Gosal, besides prominent industrialists, progressive farmers and experts from various other fields, will participate.
AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: The District Literacy Society and the Health Department on Friday organised an awareness programme at Karyam village, near here, as part of a campaign aimed at creating awareness regarding population control, AIDS, drug addiction and general health. Dr Roshan Sunkaria, DC, presided.
ACTION DEMANDED: The co-ordination committee of para-medical and health employees, Punjab on Sunday, condemned the attack by Member Parliament Kamal Chowdhary on the residence of the Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, and demanded disciplinary action by the party high command. Stating this in a press note here, the convener, Mr K.K. Singla, and chairman, Mr Mahesh Inder Gupta, said that a case should be registered against Mr Chowdhary for assaulting the officer publicly. They further said if action was not taken against Mr Chowdhary, a state-wide agitation would be launched.
BEREAVED: Mr Harbhajan Singh Chahal, 90, father of Mr Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, Deputy Director, Press, died here on Sunday after a prolonged illness. The cremation will take place near the Rajpura Road cremation grounds at 10 a.m.
GANDHI JAYANTI: All the Lions Clubs of the city have decided to organise a peace march on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 at 8 a.m. The peace march will terminate at Gandhi’s statue on the Mall Road.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Patiala Hotel and Restaurant Association: president — Mr H.S. Bajaj; vice-president — Mr B.S. Mehta; and cashier — Mr Rajinder Ahuja.
CELEBRATED: Sahyog, a social welfare society, celebrated Gandhi Jayanti at Chandi Kusht Ashram, Sector 31 here on Sunday. Floral tributes were paid to Mahatma In a joint message, the participants appealed to the people to follow the ideals and teachings of Gandhi. Later a bhandara was organised.
MARRIAGE ORGANISED: The Lions Club, Chandigarh Vishal, organised the marriage of a poor muslim girl at Maloya village, here on Sunday. Items worth Rs 15,000 were gifted to the bride by the club. Lion B.S. Garcha, region chairman, Sarpanch Ms Surjit Kaur and Lion R.K. Joshi, president of the club, along with other members blessed the newly wed.
MEETING: Saheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society will hold its general body meeting on Monday at Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafer Hall, Sector 24, here. Construction of a memorial building on the land given by the UT Administration to the society will be discussed. The sustained struggle and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, will also be remembered.
CAMP: The Lions Club, Chandigarh Supreme, in collaboration with S.K. Clinic lab and Morning Association organised a free diabetes detection camp for senior citizens, at the Terrace Garden, Sector 33, here on Sunday. A total of 100 patients were examined, out of which 40 persons were detected as diabetic. Lion Sanjay Mehndiratta, president of the club, informed that more such camps will be organised at different places in the city.
DEMANDED: The executive body of the Himachal Janhit Sabha met to discuss the situation arising from the non-payment of compensation to the family of Roop Lal, who was killed in a dacoity at a liquor vend in Sector 24, here. Ms Kanta Devi, widow of the victim is here in the city for the last 20 days. The sabha is demanding compensation from the liquor vend owner and has also urged the Chandigarh Administration to intervene. They threatened that if in the next three days reasonable relief is not provided to the family of the deceased, the sabha will resort to rallies or hunger strikes.
CUSTOMER MEET: A customer meet “Do it yourself ” to trouble-shoot small problems designed by Hyundai Motor India Limited Industrial Area, Phase I, here on Sunday. It was the first meet of its kind by the company. More than 20 couples participated in the meet. Fuel saving and other maintenance tips were given to the participants.
INAUGURATED: As many as 400 patients were examined and given free treatment on the first day of a 3-day eye camp organised by the Rotary Club and the Inner Wheel Club, Chandigarh, at Sector 45 dispensary, here on Saturday. Over 60 patients were admitted for surgery. They will be provided free boarding and lodging and will be discharged on the October 2. Ms Vineeta Rai, Advisor to the UT Administrator, inaugurated the camp. Among others present at the camp were Dr Joginder Singh, Director of Health Services and Ms Vanita Gupta, president of the Rotary Club.
DEBATE: “Computers can replace teachers” was the subject of debate among participants at the Vishnu Kumar Gupta Memorial Debate organised by the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midnight, and the Rotract Club of Chandigarh Midtown, here on Saturday. The occasion marked the celebration of September as the New Generation Month by the Rotarians. The Chief guest, District Governor, Rotarian J.P.S. Siba, said during the month the Rotarians covered activities related to health, education, human values etc. The president of the club, Rotarian Vanita Gupta, and members of the Inner Wheel Club presented a harmonium to the music center of Rajasthan Parishad Bhawan. The winners of the debate were: first — Pavit of Rotaract Club, Chandigarh; second — Simrat of Rotaract Club, Mohali; third — Rohat Khanna. The Vishnu Kumar Gupta Memorial Trophy was bagged by Rotaract Club Chandigarh.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Forum (Kothies), Sector 46-D. president — Mr K.N.Sharma; senior vice-president — Mr A.S. Sachdeva; and Mr Himat Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Mahadev Goel and M.L. Jindal; general secretary — Mr S.S. Chawla; secretaries — Mr D.S. Sodhi and Mr J.S. Minta; joint secretaries —Mr Harpal Singh and Mr G.S. Kukreja; finance secretary — Mr P.K. Gupta; press secretary — Mr L.S. Chatervedi; organising secretary —Mr D.R. Bhardwaj; and Auditor — Mr J.S. Jofi and Mohan Lal.
INAUGURATED: The Education Department will not allow the colleges in the state to provide sub-standard education in different courses running under the self-financing scheme. This was stated by Ms Anuradha Gupta, Director, Higher Education, Haryana, after inaugurating a seminar organised by Haryana Library Association at S.A. Jain College, Ambala City, here on Saturday. She said that she had got some complaints that some of the colleges were not having sufficient staff and other infrastructure to teach different courses under the self-financing scheme. She said the department will withdraw its permission wherever it received complaints. She also said that there were reports that the college teachers had not stopped taking private tuitions even after a direction by the department not to do so.
POWER THEFT: The UHVPN authorities have launched a campaign against power thefts. Of the 14,698 connections checked, 453 cases of power theft were detected and a fine of Rs 32.85 lakh was imposed on the defaulters.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rice Dealers and Millers Association: chairman — Mr Pawan Kumar Garg; president — Mr Mohinder Prakash Kansal; vice-president — Mr Virender Dawar and Mr Navin Garg; secretary — Mr Gurwinder Singh Kalra; and treasurer — Mr Virender Kumar Singhal.
HIKE CONDEMNED: The General Secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) Mr Rajiv Jain, on Sunday condemned the hike in prices of petroleum products and said it would affect prices of other essential commodities. He threatened that the HVP would launch an agitation if the government did not roll back the hike immediately. The state unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union and the state committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions have also criticised the hike.
CRITICISED: Mr Sanjay Guleria, senior vice-president of the Himachal Pradesh unit of the NSUI, has criticised Congress leaders who were allegedly trying to denigrade former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and thus weaken the party in the state.
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