|Wednesday, December 20, 2000,
INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab State Cooperative Inspectors Grade I Association: president — Mr Bhupinder Singh Walia; and general secretary — Mr Karamjit Singh Chaddha.
ACCIDENT: Head constable Taroo Singh was killed when the scooter he was riding on collided with a wooden cart near Purana Shalla here on Monday night.
Blood donation camp: The International Youth Hostels Association of India is organising a blood donation camp at Khalsa Senior Secondary School on December 25, according to a press note issued here by Mr Ashoke Kumar of Bajheri.
office-bearers: The following have been elected officer-bearers of the Bhartiya Janta Yuba Morcha, Sohana: president — Mr Ajit Pal Bhardwaj; vice-president — Mr Ranjit Puri; cashier — Mr Sarbjit Singh; and secretary — Mr Gurdarshan Singh.
MUNJAL: Jimmy Khullar Pratibha, a Class XII student of R.S. Model Senior Secondary School, has written a book Chal Akela which will be released on Thursday by Mr Satyanand Munjal, Director, Hero Cycles. Ms Usha Sidhu, District Education Officer, will be the chief guest. Mr Mohan Lal Kalra, Principal, has appreciated the efforts of the student.
THEFT: A theft in a temple at Jain Colony in Vijay Inder Nagar took place here on Monday. Cash and some precious items worth Rs 15,000 were stolen, according to Mr Ram Kissan. A case has been registered by the Focal Point police Station, but no arrest has been made so far.
PUBLIC HEALTH: The 20th public health lecture on ‘Management of heart attack’ by the health cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will be held on Saturday at Dumra Auditorium. According to a press note, the lecture will be delivered by Dr Vijay Mohan Kohli, Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Hero DMC Heart Centre.
MEETING: The local branch of the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) will organise a meeting of exporters and local bankers on Thursday. Mr S. Mukherjee, Assistant General Manager, ECGC, have informed in a press note that credit and insurance problems of the exporters will be discussed. Mr B.B. Sharma, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, ECGC will preside over the meeting. Mr Vijay Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Cycles Limited, will address the gathering.
ANAESTHESIA: A one-day update on ‘Paediatric anaesthesia’, organised by the Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, DMCH, with the collaboration of the Indian Society of Anaesthetist, north zone, will be held on Friday. According to an official press note, Dr Fredric A. Berry of the University of Virginia, USA, and Dr Dalip K. Pawar of the AIIMS will be the faculty guests. Nearly 150 anaesthetists, consultants, residents of the northern region are expected to participate.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Punjab State Cooperative Department Ministerial Services Association: president — Mr Kamaljit Singh; senior vice-president — Ms Rani Bala; general secretary — Mr Harjinder Kumar; treasurer — Mr Narinder Kumar; and press secretary — Mr Sher Singh Jindal.
ARYA SAMAJ: Mr Prem Kumar Bhardwaj, president of the local unit of Arya Samaj, has been elected treasurer of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab.
ROTARY CLUB: Mr Om Parkash Chopra has been elected president while Mr Gurinder Singh Toor secretary of the local Rotary Club.
CULTURAL MELA: The eleventh annual cultural mela organised here by the local Majha Rang Manch and Sabhayacharak Kendra concluded on Sunday. Mr Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Minister for Cooperation, Punjab, was the chief guest.
Education and development: As many as 40 teachers of science and social sciences streams participated in a five-day programme on Population and Development Education organised by the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. Dr P.S. Salaria, deputy director, Nayodaya Vidyalya Samiti, Chandigarh region, in his key note address stressed on the importance of education on the concluding day, here on Tuesday. Mr H.B.L. Vohra, HRD Director, Kandi Development Board, Haryana was the chief guest.
Strike: All the officers of the State Bank of Patiala have decided to take part in the one-day nationwide strike on Thursday. The call for the strike was given by the United Forum of Bank Unions against the Central Government’s move to lower its stake in banks from 51 per cent to 33 per cent. The officers are also agitated on the introduction of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS). This was announced by Mr I.G. Gupta, general secretary of the All-India State Bank of Patiala Officers’ Association in a press note.
elected: The following were elected the office-bearers of Government Employees Residents Welfare Association, Type JE-13, Sector 22-D: Chairman — Mr Gurnam Singh Gandha; president — Mr Parmdeep Singh Bhabat; senior vice-president — Mr Rohtans Chaudhary; vice-president — Mr Raghbir Singh Saini; general secretary— Mr Dharmpal Singh; secretary — Mr Maam Chand; organising secretary — Mr Sewa Singh; cashier — Mr Jaswant Singh and cultural secretary — Mr Harjinder Singh.
DEAD: Harbans ‘Arman’, state committee member of the Marxist Communist Party of India, died here today at the PGI. He was seriously ill for last four months. He was also the general secretary of the local unit of the party. Several national and state leaders expressed grief over his demise. His funeral procession would take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, from his Sector 15 residence.
dharna: The Footpath Cycle Workers Union has decided to boycott the Thursday dharna by the Foothpath Workers Union. In a press note, Mr Ram Milan Goda, president of the cycle workers union, said that no cycle worker would take part in the proposed dharna. He also announced that to oppose the dharna, all the footpath unions would hold a meeting at the Math Mandir, Sector 20 on Wednesday.
function: The Town Official Language Implementation Committee held its function at the PGI auditorium, here on Monday. The chief guest, Mr Ashavani Luthra, Commissioner of Income Tax, north-western region, emphasised to work more in the official language, Hindi. He also honoured the position holders of the Hindi competitors and awarded them. Prizes were also given to the heads of the institutions who implemented the use of official language. The transport battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force was adjudged first for the year 1999-2000. Mr P.S. Papta, Hindi officer and deputy commandant, was also honoured.
NSS camp: The NSS unit of Government Senior Secondary School is organising a ten-day NSS camp from Tuesday at Hallomajra. The camp was inaugurated by the Principal of the school, Ms S. Malik. The President, PTA, Mr Raghbir Singh Khrola, was also present at this occasion. According to the programme officer, Mr Amarjit Singh Bathana, the main project of this camp is youth for healthy society and cleanliness, tree plantation, aids awareness and pulse polio awareness . As many as fifty volunteers were taking part in this camp.
Office-bearers: Dr V.K. Anand of the Department of Continuing Education, Panjab University, has been elected president of the Panjab University Library Staff Association (PULSA). The other office-bearers are: vice-president — Dr S.S. Pawar; secretary — Mr P.S. Dorka; joint secretary — Mr S.L. Arora; treasurer — Ms Navjeet Kaur; executive members — Mr Rakesh Kumar, Ms Neelam Sharma, Mr Vinod Grover, Mr B.D. Sehra, Ms Harpreet Walia, and Dr Hari Mittar.
meet: A meeting of the executive committee of the Punjab Regimental Officers Association was held at Chandimandir, here on Monday. Maj. Gen. S.K. Awasthy, AVSM, presided over the meeting. A large number of regimental topics were discussed at the meeting. It was also decided to hold a function for ex-servicemen, disabled soldiers and widows of martyrs, at Hamirpur, during March 2001. General Awasthy also announced that the ex-servicemen’s rally had been promised administrative and financial support by the Himachal Pradesh government. This was stated by Col. J.M.S. Hattar, member of the executive committee.
‘Increase plot area’: The Labour Colonies Sanyukat Sangharsh Samiti, has urged the Chandigarh Administration to increase the area of the plots allotted to them as compared to those at the Sector 25 colony. In a press note Mr Rajinder Prasad Jain, president of the Samiti said that the 9’x12’ plots allotted to them were too small. The Samiti urged the Administration to constitute a Lok Adalat or committee to do away the ‘joint allotment’ scheme.
opposed: The Ambala unit of the Haryana Pradesh Mandal has opposed the move of Municipal Council to recover commercial tax from the shopkeepers forcibly. The president of the district unit of the mandal, Mr Arun Garg, and the local president, Mr Ramesh Verma, in a joint statement said that a meeting of the shopkeepers was organised on Tuesday in the Panchayat Bhavan in which it was decided that none of the shopkeepers would deposit the commercial tax. They said that nowhere in the state such a tax was collected.
Declamation contest: Sumit Chawra of S.A. Jain Senior Secondary School was declared first in the declamation contest organised in PKR Jain Senior Secondary Girls School on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebration on Tuesday. Prerna of Sewa Samiti School secured second position and Abhay Sood of PKR Jain Public School stood third in the contest. In recitation competition, Rimpi of DAV Public School stood first, Gaurav Gulati of SA Jain Senior Secondary School and Priya of the AS Senior Secondary School secured second and third positions, respectively.
DOWRY CASE: The police registered a case for making dowry demands against Narender Singh and four of his family members on the complaint of Rajinder Kaur under Sections 498-A, 406, 323 on Tuesday. According to the SP, Ambala, Mr K.K. Mishra, Rajinder was married to Narender five months back. In her complaint she alleged that the family members of her husband had been harassing her and forcing to bring Rs 5,000 from her parents. They had also threatened to kill her, she alleged in the complaint.
STUDENT KILLED: Sandeep Kumar an MA student, and resident of Prem Nagar was killed when he slipped down from a moving bus. A case has been registered.
BSP CONVENTION: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will hold its state-level convention on December 31 on the premises of the community hall in Panipat. Mr Aman Kumar Nagra, former MP and president of the state unit, will preside over the convention.
SOLDIER CREMATED: The body of Raghbir Singh, an Army officer, was cremated with full military honour at his native village of Kathura, 45 km from here, on Monday. A large number of people attended the cremation.
DECOMPOSED BODY: The police recovered the decomposed body of a newly-born child from the Ramlila ground here on Monday. A case has been registered.
DEMONSTRATION: Residents of Nahra village held a demonstration in front of the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner here on Monday in protest against the constitution of the Gram Vikas Samiti. They also sat on a dharna.
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