|Wednesday, October 4, 2000,
SCHOOL FUNCTION: The celebrated play, Ashad Ka Ek Din, by Mohan Rakesh, renowned Hindi playwright, and presented by students of Alpine International School remained the main attraction on the occasion of annual day celebrations. The celebrations began with the hymn Hey Ram. Senior section girls presented Rajasthani dance which was followed by Vande Mataram. Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, was the chief guest on the occasion. Principal Rajeshwari Dhir read the annual report.
POETRY COMPETITION: Fancy dress, poetry recitation, declamation and mono-acting competitions marked the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Everest Public Senior Secondary School here on Monday. Over 75 students participated in the fancy dress competition. Saurav, who dressed himself like a doctor, stood first, followed by Madhav, who acted like a model. In the poetry recitation contest, Damanpreet stood first, Priya Bhanot second and Rupali third. In the mono-acting competition Amardeep stood first. Ruchika Mittal and Neeshu stood first and second, respectively, in the declamation contest.
STUDENTS' CAMP: To encourage creativity among children and to boost their confidence, a three-day camp for children adopted by Sewa Bharati was organised at the Arya College for Boys here. More than 1,002 children from Ludhiana, Sangrur and Patiala adopted by the organisation, along with their 84 teachers participated in the camp. Sports events like 100 metre, 200 metre and hurdle races were held. These events were followed by cultural items like plays, skits, patriotic songs, giddha and bhangra. An exhibition of the craft items made by the children was also put up, informed Mr Somnath Aggarwal, General Secretary, Sewa Bharti.
EXHIBITION: A two-day subdivision-level science exhibition concluded at the local S.S. Jain Girls High School on Monday. About 250 students from several schools of the area participated. Mr Maghar Singh, District Education Officer, Sangrur, was the chief guest.
ANAJ MANDI: The SDM, Mr Sandeep Hans, called a meeting of the leaders of the All-India Food and Allied Workers Union (Machhiwara), the Assistant Labour Commissioner (Ludhiana) and the contractors of the Anaj Mandi (Machhiwara), on Tuesday to bring about a compromise among the feuding parties. On Saturday last, more than 200 mandi labourers of Machhiwara had staged a dharna in front of the SDM's residence. The labourers' complaint was that they had been retrenched by the contractor without any prior notice. The SDM assured the leaders of the union that justice would be provided to them. Meanwhile, the leaders said that if justice was not done, they would sit in dharna shortly.
AWARENESS CAMP: To create awareness among the women of slum and rural areas about the current issues concerning women, their status in society, their health problems and ways of dealing with social evils like dowry, drug addiction, female foeticide and child abuse the Indian Council of Social Welfare , Punjab, is organising a camp at Landran village near Kharar. The camp will be held at 10.30 a.m. at the Gurudwara Complex.
QUEST: Mr B.S. Garcha, region chairman, Region II, District 321-F of the International Association of Lions Club organised a seminar on Quest and Literacy at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35-D, here, on Tuesday. The key speakers on the occasion were Mr Surjit Patheja and Mr Kamla Arora. The seminar was co-ordinated by Mr R.K. Joshi, President, Lions Club, Chandigarh Vishal, and Mrs Kushinder Sharma, Principal of the school. Mr Gurcharan Singh, district PRO, district 321-F, was also present at the function.
CANARA BANK: Canara bank, on Tuesday, opened evening counters at five branches in the region. The branches are 17-C, Chandigarh; Tikona Park Faridabad; Shimla; Court Road, Ludhiana; and Millerganj, Ludhiana. The counters will transact business from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In the beginning the transactions will be limited to current account, SB, term deposits and demand drafts. Cash payments will be restricted for Rs 10,000 per party, per day. The bank will also be starting Seven days banking at more than 10 branches in this region shortly.
MEMO: A deputation of the Mazdoor Ekta Welfare Committee, Dadu Majra colony, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Mayor. The demands included reduction in the enhanced rates of water bills and electricity charges, shifting of dumping place of garbage, providing of clean water, arrangement for maintaining cleanliness and filling of deep pits near the colony. The deputation was led by Mr Ramesh Kumar Chandolia.
AIR FORCE DAY: Run for Fun was organised by 3 BRD, Air Force, as part of the Air Force Day celebrations. There were different categories for the competitions held. Air Commandant Arvinda Aggarwal, VSM, Air Officer Commanding of 3 BRD, flagged off the run. Mrs Madhu Aggarwal, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association, distributed the prizes to the winners.
BHUMI POOJAN: Bhumi pujan was performed by Mr S.K. Gupta, zonal president north India, Vishav Jagriti Mission at the cricket grounds of Sector 5 Panchkula. The pujan was performed to begin the erection of the main pandal for a five-day virat bhakti satsang to be held from October 11 to October 15. The founder of the mission, Sh Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj, will daily deliver spiritual and religious discourse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mandal also organised Parent Honours Day on Monday.
HEPATITIS-B CAMP: A free hepatitis B camp was organised by Giants Group of Ambala Central at government school, No. 1 in Ambala city on Tuesday. President of Giants Group of Ambala, Mr Rajeev Soni, said 70 children were administered the vaccine by Dr Raj Bahal.
ROTARY CLUB: The Rotary Club, Ambala Central will construct five rooms at Lepers Colony in Ambala city. It was stated by its president, Mr Adesh Kumar Jain, here today. He said the foundation stone for this construction had already been laid on October 2 in the Lepers Colony. The club celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in the Lepers Colony yesterday. The members distributed fruits and sweets among the lepers on this occasion.
HARYANA YC: The former vice-president of the Haryana Youth Congress, Mr Viresh Sandilya, in a letter written to Mrs Sonia Gandhi has demanded the removal of Bhupinder Singh Hooda from the post of HPCC chief. He said during his tenure as the state chief the party had lost its base in the state. He urged the party high command to offer this post to the former Chief Minister, Mr Bhajan Lal, who had support of masses in Haryana.
SALE BANNED: The district administration has banned the sale of singhara atta in the district with immediate effect. According to an official press note, the step has been taken following recent reports about cases of food poisoning allegedly due to the consumption of the atta.
BAN IMPOSED: The
District Labour Officer has issued an order imposing a
ban on fresh recruitments in M/s Riba Textile Mills at
Chidana village in the district. The step had been taken
following complaints by the mill workers union,
official sources said.
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