|Wednesday, November 1, 2000,
INSTALLED: The following were installed office-bearers of the local Lions Club here on Monday: president — Mr Prem Gupta; vice-presidents — Mr Ashwani Tondan and Mr Jawahar Aggarwal; secretary — Mr Vijay Verma; and treasurer — Mr Vijay Marwaha.
WORKSHOP: The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is organising a seminar-cum-workshop on fashion forecasting for autumn and winter 2001-2002 collections, on Wednesday. It is being organised in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi. Mr Ram Kumar Singh, deputy director of the council, in a press note said the trends would be presented by Promostyl, Paris, a leading fashion trend bureau with network spanning over 19 countries. During the programme, audio-visual presentations, samples from overseas markets and the fabric trends for the autumn and winter could be analysed. There would be an interactive session with the participants. The books on trends will be also available on the occasion, said Mr Singh.
CAMP: The surgery department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, with the assistance of Social and Prevention department of the DMCH, has made an effort to introduce the concept of surgical camps by organising the first surgical camp in the rural health care centre at Pohir. Mr Prem Nath Gupta, secretary of the managing society of DMCH and Dr S.C. Ahuja, principal, DMCH in a joint statement informed that it would help the weaker section of society to get their surgeries done in the best of OTs and by the best doctors of the DMCH. About 150 patients came for the check-up, out of which, 60 needed to be operated. These patients can be operated in OTs of DMCH within a month’s time, at a low cost.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation will hold a blood donation and blood group testing camp at their regional office in Bhavishyanidhi Bhavan, near bus stand on Wednesday. The camp will be organised in collaboration with Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Charitable Hospital, informed Mr S.K. Aggarwal, Regional PF Commissioner.
RALLY: Rotary club of Ludhiana-North, organised a polio eradication rally under the leadership of its president, Mr Mohan Singh and the Secretary, Mr Ravinder Kumar. The rally started from PAU Gate Number-2 for the Civil Surgeon’s Office, Civil Lines. The rally was flagged off by Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon. More than 1000 school and college students along with rotarians, with multi-coloured banners in their hands, participated in the rally. The rally was organised to create awareness among public for pulse polio. Fruits were distributed among the participants. Participants included distinguished persons like Mr Kalyan Singh, MP, Mr Kuldeep Singh, SDM, and Dr Harvinder Singh, District Immunisation Officer.
PATHANKOT PATIALA COACHING: The IAS and Allied Services Training Centre at Punjabi University will start coaching for IAS preliminary examination for Scheduled Castes and general category candidates soon. Disclosing this here on Tuesday, the centre Director, Dr G.S. Bajwa, said applications were invited for the course till November 14 and interviews for Scheduled Castes students would be held on November 16 and general category candidates on November 17. He said the Scheduled Castes students would be provided free coaching and scholarship.
COACHING: The IAS and Allied Services Training Centre at Punjabi University will start coaching for IAS preliminary examination for Scheduled Castes and general category candidates soon. Disclosing this here on Tuesday, the centre Director, Dr G.S. Bajwa, said applications were invited for the course till November 14 and interviews for Scheduled Castes students would be held on November 16 and general category candidates on November 17. He said the Scheduled Castes students would be provided free coaching and scholarship.
BLOOD DONATED — As many as 180 units of blood were donated at a blood donation camp at Government College, Sector 11 on the occassion of Rashtriya Sankalap Divas here on Tuesday. The camp was held in collaboration with the PGI Blood Bank Society. Volunteers of the NCC and NSS motivated the students to donate blood. This was stated by Dr S.N Singla, principal of the college.
PRAYER: The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) organised a ‘sarv dharam prayer’ meeting to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Congress Bhavan, Sector 35, on Tuesday. Mr B.B Bahl, president of the CTCC, presided over the function.
MEETING: The UT Building Maintenance Workers Union on Tuesday held a gate meeting in Sector 38 in support of the dharn call given by the Federation of UT Employees and Workers for November 14, here today. The union is demanding filling up of vacant posts, regularisation of daily wage earners and the release of bonus.
HAILED: The Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha has welcomed the decision of Punjab Government to issue an ordinance to amend the East Punjab Rent Restriction Act, 1952, and allowing the NRIs to have one residential and one commercial premises for personal use. This was stated by Mr Amarjit Singh Sethi, general secretary of the sabha, in a press note released here on Tuesday.
TOURNAMENT: The All-India Civil Services Carrom Tournament 2000-01 will be held at Guwahati from November 29 to December 4. This was stated here on Tuesday by Lt-Col C. S Bewli, secretary of the Central Civil Services Regional Board for Culture and Sports, Chandigarh. All the interested players of the central government departments located in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh should report to the secretary at the Survey of India Complex, Sector 32 at 10 a. m. on November 2.
DONATED: The Government College for Men, Sector 11, celebrated National Rededication Day on Tuesday by organising a blood donation camp on the college campus in collaboration with the PGI Blood Bank Society, Chandigarh. As many as 150 students and members of the college faculty donated blood.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: The Bank of Rajasthan Ltd, Sector 17 branch and its extension counter at Sanjay Public School, Sector 44 are celebrating ‘Customer service and deposit mobilisation fortnight’ from Wednesday. The bank has been in the process of commencing anywhere banking within top 66 branches and has tied up with INFOSYS for technology support. This was stated by Mr Suman Kumar, officer in charge in press release on Monday.
STRIKE: The indefinite ‘pen down’ strike by the Haryana General Category and Backward Classes Employees’ Welfare Organisation, Chandigarh. entered the 15th day on Tuesday. According to Mr Pratap Singh Sangwan, member of the action committee, employees of the Food and Supplies Department and those from Technical Department, had announced that if their demands were not accepted by Wednesday, they too would join the strike from November 2.
IRANIAN MINISTER: Mr Hadi Khaniki, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology and Press Adviser to the President of Islamic Republic of Iran, called on Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, here on Tuesday. The meeting was to explore collaborations between the universities of Iran and the PU, especially in the field of mass communication, science and technology. The Vice-Chancellor briefed the visiting dignitary about the alumini produced by the Department of Mass Communication. Mr Khanini proposed to have Iranian students trained at the department. It was agreed to provide short-term orientation programmes in English by the Department of English, PU before the Iranian students take up courses in the areas of their interest. The VC asked the visiting minister to provide the university with a detailed outline of the proposals to enable the university to move ahead in this matter.
OATH: All Government Colleges of the city on orders from the Chandigarh Administration administered an oath against corruption to the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college. The oath taking is part of the celebrations of the anti-corruption week which begins today.
RELEASED: The Punjab Public Relations Minister, Mr Natha Singh Dalam, on Tuesday released a book “Prophet of Peace” written by Dr Karam Singh Raju. The book pertains to the life and works of Guru Gobind Singh.
CONDOLENCE: The staff of Haryana Warehousing Corporation on Tuesday held a condolence meeting in memory of Mr B.R. Sharma, secretary of the corporation, who passed away on October 29 after rendering more than 38 years of service. The officials of the corporation paid tributes to the departed soul and highlighted the qualities of their beloved colleague.
PANEL'S VISITS: A delegation of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes led by its Chairman, Mr Dileep Singh Bhuria, will visit Chandigarh on November 1. The commission will call on the Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, and the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on November 2. The commission will also hold meeting with the Chief Secretary and other senior officers of the State government to review the welfare schemes for Scheduled Castes. The commission will meet representatives of the Scheduled Castes Employees’ Welfare Association of Haryana.
CONTROVERSY: The difference in fare charged between various points between Faridabad and Delhi by different transporters is a frequent cause of friction. The fare between Old Faridabad and Badarpur in Delhi on a Haryana Roadways bus is Rs four while Delhi Transport Corporation buses charges Rs nine for the same distance. DTC bus operators argue that the fare is charged on the basis of a particular stage. However, this is resented by passengers.
JBT SELECTIONS: Two ex-servicemen have claimed that their claims to JBT teachers posts under their category were ignored . In a press-statement issued here on Monday ex-subedars Mr Ram Gopal and Mr Baljet Singh said that they appeared for interviews before the District Primary Education Officer of Fatehabad on December 22 last year. There were 39 seats under ESM category in the district and there were only six candidates. But despite this their names were missing in the final selection list issued recently.
RAIDS CONDUCTED: Fortynine bottles of country liquor, 36 bottles of illicit liquor, 1,973 pouches of liquor and 180 kg of lahan were seized during raids conducted in September and 24 cases were registered under the Excise and Taxation Act. This was stated by the SP.
SENTENCED: Sahib Singh of Assan Khurd was sentenced to one year imprisonment and Sukhvinder Singh of Krishna Nagar was sentenced to six months imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 was imposed on him in separate cases of milk adulteration.
SANCTIONED: As many as 380 connections were sanctioned by the city subdivision of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam in September. Out of these, 340 were domestic, two industrial and 38 tubewell connections, Mr M.R. Anand, Deputy Commissioner, said.
SCHEMES: Under six Bal Vikas schemes, 10,242 pregnant and lactating mothers and 38,898 children in the age group of six months and six years were provided supplementary diet through 541 “anganwadi” centres in September, the Deputy Commissioner said.
ECONOMY DAY: The National Savings Organisation and the Haryana Small Savings Directorate organised World Economy Day at Bal Bhavan here on Monday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr M.R. Anand, was the chief guest. He said during 1999-2000, the district had done a commendable job in securing small savings up to Rs 47.29 crore against the target of Rs 46 crore.
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