|Monday, October 30, 2000,
EYE CAMP: The Lions Club, Golden Temple, and the Leo Club organised a free eye and dental check-up camp on the occasion of the UNO day on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Surinder Mahajan, former governor of Lions Club International, at Shanti Niketan High School. About 600 persons, including 300 students, were examined.
NAGAR KIRTAN: Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev will be celebrated in the city on November 11. Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, would take out a nagar kirtan in this connection on November 8. According to Mr Jasbir Singh Walia, President, and Mr Gurbaksh Singh Bhatia, General Secretary of the sabha, prominent band parties, kirtani and shabdi jathas, gatka parties, school children, istri singh sabhas and other social and religious organisations will take part in the nagar kirtan.
PROMOTION POLICY: Resentment prevails among senior officers in the Education Department. They say that the Punjab Government has neither promoted any school officer nor prepared a fresh seniority list for the past many years. Those promoted have been selected through a pick and choose policy, they allege.
LEO CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Leo Club: President — Mr Harinder Pal Kalra; Secretary — Mr Rahul Khullar; Vice-Presidents — Mr Abhe Jain (Chhena), Mr Kapil Khullar and Mr Pawan Kumar; Cashier — Mr Maninderjit Singh Jaggi; Joint Secretary — Mr Deepak Khullar; and Press Secretary — Mr Harpreet Bedi.
CONFERENCE: To take stock of the problems faced by doctors in particular and the medical profession in general, in planning of diagnosis and treatment to patients, the Medical College Patiala Alumni Association, Chandigarh chapter, will hold its fourth annual conference at the Gymkhana Club at Panchkula on November 4. The main topic for discussion will be “ Medical profession on trial - Doctors stand and rise”. According to Dr R. Kumar, chairman, organising committee, the aim of the conference is to highlight various problems faced by doctors and others in medical profession. Dr B.N.S. Walia, a former Director, PGI, will be the principal speaker. He will be joined in the panel discussion by Dr B.K. Sharma, Dr V.K. Kak, Dr Ravinder Singh and Dr R.S. Sandhu. Mr Pradeep Bedi will present the legal angle on the topic. Dr Joginder Singh, Director, Health Services, will preside over the function. Dr Swami Dass Mehta, Dr A.S. Sekhon and Dr B.K. Chopra will be honoured.
CLUB CONSTITUTED: The local Rotary Club sponsored a new Interact Club at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 42, here on Sunday. Comprising children between 14 and 18 years, the club would undertake community service and organise youth leadership projects. The following are the office-bearers of the club: president— Gurjot; vice-president — Gurminder Kaur; secretary — Gurdial; joint secretary — Kuntol Rakshit; Treasurer — Rumaan Akhtar; director international service — Bhavneet; director club service — Neha Chhabra; director international service —Hardeep Kaur; and sergent at arms — Ruchika Nehra.
SANKALAP— The Gayatri Parivar Mission with following of more than nine crore devotees all over the world would be organising a five-day ‘Srijan Sankalap Vibhuti Mahayagya’ along the Ganges at Haridwar from November 7. This was stated by Mr Chander Mohan Sharma, Convenor, N.W Zone, in a press release, here on Sunday. This function would be the culmination of 12 years of continuous exalted prayer for producing spiritual energy for the welfare of the mankind. The function would be fourth step of the Mahapurnahuti. The fifth and final would be performed all over the country on January, 29, 2001.
RAPE BID FOILED: Raja of Baroli village allegedly abducted a minor girl and tried to rape her. Mr Rajpal Singh, Superintendent of Police, Jind, said here on Sunday that Raja had forcibly taken the girl to his house. But the girl raised the alarm, he said. The police has registered a case under Sections 363, 376, 501, 452 and 506 of the IPC against Raja and arrested him.
BOOKED: In a dowry death case, the police has arrested Kitab Singh, the husband of the deceased Rajwanti on Saturday. Rajwanti had died under mysterious circumstances at Kheri Masania village in the district a few days ago. The father of the deceased in a complaint to the police alleged that the in-laws of his daughter had poisoned her to death. The police has registered a case under Sections 304-B and 498-A of the IPC.
DOWRY DEATH: The Ganaur police has registered a case of dowry death against three persons, including the husband of Suman. Suman was allegedly burnt to death at her in-laws’ house in Ghasauli village, about 20 km from here, on Saturday.
FASTING VILLAGER: A former Sarpanch, Mr Sube Singh (82), who had been on fast since October 19, was whisked away by the Baroda police from Nooran Khera village and admitted to the Community Health Centre at Gohana town, 35 km from here on Saturday. The police has registered a case under Section 309 of the IPC against him. The former sarpanch had begun the fast to force the administration to remove encroachments on panchayat land. Meanwhile, another villager Sewa Singh has begun a similar fast.
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