|Wednesday, November 15, 2000,
RELIGIOUS FUNCTION: The 22nd Sri Harinam Sankirtan congregation will be held in the city from November 15 to 21. A religious procession will be taken out in the form of a nagar sankirtan on November 18.
annual function: The annual function of Joseph’s School, Dugri Dhandra Road, was celebrated with fanfare. Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor of Ludhiana, presided over the function. The function comprised of music and dance items followed by giddha and bhangra. Most of the items were targetted for awakening the audience to the prevailing problems like control of increasing population, protection environment and wild life, preventing female infanticide, duty of children towards their parents. The performance of students in gymnastics was also appreciated. At the conclusion of the function the Chief guest gave away prizes to 21 students who got more than 90 per cent in middle examination. The chief guest appreciated the performance of students and also emphasised the necessity of knowledge in computers in today’s world.
Oath-taking ceremony: Newly inducted members of the Lions Club (Ludhiana North) were administered oath by Mr D.K. Sood, Deputy Governor, Lions district 321 F, here on Tuesday. The oath taking ceremony took place at a club meeting presided over by Mr G.S. Bansal, the club president. The chief guest on the occasion, Mr Sood, urged the new members to contribute to the service of the needy and the suffering. Service to the mankind was real Lionism, he added.
CONFERENCE: The district unit of the Gazetted and Non-Gazetted SC/BC Employees Welfare Federation, Punjab, organised a conference at Ravidas Bhavan here on Sunday. Mr Jasbir Singh Pal, state president of the federation, presided.
stir: The affiliates of the All-India Central Bank Employees Congress and the Rashtriya Central Bank Officers Congress decided on Tuesday not to join the proposed strike of bank employees on Wednesday. In a joint statement, Mr B.S. Gill and Mr H.S. Vedi asked that when RBI employees had been granted pension option for the fourth time, why could employees of nationalised banks not be offered the second option for pension. The VRS scheme was voluntary and there was no compulsion, they added.
anniversary: The birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru was celebrated by the Chandigarh Nationalist Congress Party in Peer Colony, Palsora, on Tuesday. Notebooks and laddoos were distributed amongst the children of the primary school in the colony. Principal Gurbachan Singh, Mr Sham Lal Kanojia, Mr Tarlochan Singh, Mr Kuljit Singh Mintoo, Mr Navjinder Singh Mallah, Mr Darshan Kumar Garg, Mr Gurmeet Singh and Ms Radha Rani were present.
Open darbar: The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will hold an ‘open darbar’ on November 15 at War Heroes Stadium, Ambala Cantonment as part of the Sarkar Apke Dwar programme.
CULTURAL SHOW: The local Intercity Social Club organised a cultural programme at RK Palace cinema hall here on Sunday. The SDM, Mr R.K. Chauhan, was the chief guest.
ALLEGED: The district unit of the Village Panchayats Organisation, in a meeting held here on Sunday, alleged that 80 per cent of the development funds meant for villages were being misappropriated. Mr Darshan Singh, president of the Panchayat Sangathan, opposed the constitution of Gramin Vikas Samitis, as proposed by the government.
TRIBUTES PAID: Rich tributes were paid to Sita Ram Bagla, a veteran Sarvodaya leader, here on Monday. A special edition of Sushma Sadan, dedicated to Bagla, was released by Mr Ajay Chautala, MP, on the occasion.
YOUTH SHOT AT: Ashok Kumar was wounded when he was allegedly shot at in the Garhi Ghasita area here on Tuesday. However, the assailants managed to escape. The injured was immediately hospitalised and is stated to be out of danger. The police has registered a case in this regard.
PROBE ORDERED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, today ordered an inquiry into the allegations levelled against the Sarpanch of Dodwa village by residents of the village.
ADOPTION: The local Nav Jagriti Manch has adopted five poor families for an all-round financial assistance.
CAMPAIGN: The local unit of the Youth Congress will start a campaign in protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in Dehra subdivision. Mr Nardev Kanwar, secretary of the state unit of the Youth Congress, expressed concern over the increase in the number of murder and theft cases.
FOUNDATION STONE LAID: The state PWD Minister, Mr Mahender Singh, laid the foundation stone of a bridge at Gumtee over Roon Khudd in the tehsil, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 19.82 lakh. This will connect 15 villages of the area, the minister said.
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