|Monday, November 20, 2000,
CORRIDOR PLAN HAILED: Mr Ramesh Yadav and Mr Bhupinder Singh Sandhu of the Folklore Research Academy in a press note issued here on Saturday welcomed the Pakistani proposal to provide a corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara located on the Indo-Pak border.
STAMP EXHIBITION: Mr Narinderjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated a two-day stamp exhibition “Amphil-2000” at Thakur Singh Art Gallery here on Saturday. It was organised by the Department of Posts to encourage the hobby of stamp collection among the youth. A special cover on the Golden Temple was released by Mr Gurbachan Singh Bachan, Secretary, SGPC, on the occasion.
LOK ADALAT: A lok adalat was held in the Sessions Court Complex on Sunday. As many as 59 cases were taken up, of which 59 cases were disposed.
GIRL RAPED: The police has arrested Kulwant Singh, alias Kanta, of Fathudingha village on the charge of raping a minor Dalit girl of the same village. According to a report lodged with the police, the father of the victim had alleged that his neighbour Kulwant Singh entered his house by scaling the wall five days.
contest held: More than 40 girls participated in a embroidery contest organised by the Vardhaman Group of Companies at Malwa Central College of Polytechnic for Women. Ramandeep Kaur stood first, Davinder Kaur Mann was declared second and third prize went to Jaswinder Kaur. Mr C.B. Sharma, senior sales manager, gave away prizes to the students. Also present on the occasion were Ms Krishna Thapar, head of the polytechnic, and Mr K.K. Bhatia, director.
judo: Rajnish Kumar, a student from Arya Senior Secondary School, has won the gold medal at Punjab School Games, in Judo, held at Patiala recently. He also won the silver medal in wrestling in Punjab Rural Sports held at Sangrur, informed Mr B.K. Verma, principal of the school.
celebrated: Children’s Day was celebrated at the Government Model High School, Cemetery Road, here on Saturday. Students of the school presented various song and dance items and also delivered speeches on the topic ‘The future of India’. The President of the Parent Teachers’ Association, Mr Amrik Singh Kang, addressed the students. In his address, the chief guest on the occasion, Lala Lajpat Rai, member parliament, said that he would do his best for the betterment of the school. The headmistress, Ms Joginder Kaur, gave away the prizes. She explained that Children’s Day could not be celebrated on November 14 as the school was closed on that day.
distributed: Members of Leader Training Service of Sacred Heart Convent School distributed free stationery items, text books and sweets among the students of Government High School, Jwaddi, on Saturday. Students of the school, accompanied by Sister Gracy and Ms Satwinder, their teachers, went to the school and played games, presented cultural programmes and gave away prizes to the students of the school.
elected: Following are the new office-bearers of the local branch of All India Telecom Employees, Class III: Mr Ved Raj, president; Mr Balbir Chand, vice president; Mr Jogesh Kumar, secretary; Mr Ram Gopal, assistant secretary; and Mr Naresh Kumar, cashier.
Man kidnapped: A man is alleged to have been kidnapped by the foes of his brother, allegedly for supporting the latter in a case of land dispute. According to an FIR registered under Section 364 of the IPC at the Focal Point Police Station, the complainant, Rakesh Kumar, alleged that his uncle, Raja Ram, was engaged in a land dispute with Babu Ram and Sham Bihari. The father of the complainant, Ram Pratap, had reportedly helped his brother in the case, which had angered the above-mentioned persons. Rakesh Kumar has accused the two persons of kidnapping his father with the intention of killing him.
seized: The police has recovered 12 bottles of illicit liquor and arrested Binder Singh. The accused has been booked under various Sections of the Excise Act at the Sarabha Nagar Police Station.
programme: In a 16-day programme on ‘Mother and Child Care’, volunteers of Ludhiana Sahkarta Samiti endeavoured to spread awareness among the people of 12 villages here. These villages included Latojaga, Chak Sarvan Nath, Mangarh Colony, Bokad Dogra, Ladowal, Kutbewal, Ladian Kalan and Ladian Khurd. The villagers were told about the importance of administering vaccinations to the expecting mother and the baby at a proper time. Doctors in the group alerted villagers about dengue and polio. The volunteers also informed students of government schools through skits on health and social issues who were later trained to perform the same in public, informed Mr Darshan Singh, block project coordinator of the organisation.
DHARNA: A dharna organised by the “Pathankot Zila Banao Sangharsh Samiti” entered its 34th day on Saturday. Mr Ashok Sharma, Mr Manjit Singh, Mr Matinder Mahajan and Mr Om Shanker Jaidka have been sitting on dharna at the Court complex in support of their 20-year old demand of upgradation of the Pathankot subdivision to a district status.
NOMINATED: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Chandigarh unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front by Mr Manjit Singh Bitta, Chairman of the front: President — Mr Pradeep Chhabra; Vice-Presidents — Mr Amandeep Singh Basur, Mr Gurmukh Singh Namdhari, Mr Phool Chand, Mr Data Ram Saini, Mr Parmod and Mr Sajid; General Secretary and spokesman — Mr Ajay Joshi; and Secretaries — Mr Baljit Singh Billa, Mr Rajiv Awasthi, Mr Sunil Sharma, Mr Jatinder Dhami, Mr Avinash ‘Chintu’ and Mr Supinder Singh. celebrated: Members of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee on Sunday celebrated the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, at Congress Bhavan in Sector 35. Apart from Congress men, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, and Mr B.B. Bahel, President of CTCC, paid their tributes to the late leader. artificial limbs: As many as 49 handicapped persons were given artificial limbs, tricycles, whee-chairs, clutches and sticks at a camp organised by the Rotary Chandigarh Central here on Sunday. Mr R.D. Singh, President of the club, said that the club was going to undertake a massive TB detection and cure project this year.
celebrated: Members of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee on Sunday celebrated the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, at Congress Bhavan in Sector 35. Apart from Congress men, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, and Mr B.B. Bahel, President of CTCC, paid their tributes to the late leader.
artificial limbs: As many as 49 handicapped persons were given artificial limbs, tricycles, whee-chairs, clutches and sticks at a camp organised by the Rotary Chandigarh Central here on Sunday. Mr R.D. Singh, President of the club, said that the club was going to undertake a massive TB detection and cure project this year.
LOANS DISBURSED: Punjab National Bank disbursed loans of Rs 32 lakh to 28 farmers of the area under the Credit Card Scheme at a function here on Saturday. According to official sources, the bank has decided to hold a camp on December 6 for redressing the grievances of customers.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Om Parkash Charitable Trust will hold a medical check-up camp at Garhi Kundal village in the district on November 26. A team of specialists will examine the patients.
CYCLIST INJURED: A cyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a tractor on the GT Road, near here, on Sunday. The tractor driver fled the scene. A case has been registered. The injured has been admitted to hospital.
JUNIOR ENGINEERS: The Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, has lauded the role of junior engineers in the construction of roads and bridges in the state. He was speaking at a general session of the Himachal Junior Engineers Association here on Saturday.
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