|Sunday, December 24, 2000,
MEDICAL CAMP: A medical check-up camp at Bal-Sachander village was organised by the Air Force Station, Rajasansi, on Thursday. Ms Ashwinder Ahluwalia, president of the local unit of the AFWWA and Group Captain M.S.Ahluwalia, Base Commander, inaugurated the camp. The Senior Medical Officer, Flt Lieut (Dr) A.S. Dhillon and his team examined around 600 patients and medicines were distributed free of cost.
DRIVING SCHOOL: Tata India Limited will open a driving school at Jhumba village in the district shortly. After training , the trained drivers would be absorbed by the Tata group. Mr Jagroop Singh, president, district unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Youth wing) , said on Friday in a press note that the driving school would open new avenues for the youth of Punjab. He added that a middle pass persons was eligible to get admission in the school.
ANIMAL WELFARE CAMPS: The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension of PAU, in collaboration with the Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, and Chambal Fertilizers, organised an animal welfare camp at Bharowal Kalan village on Thursday. Experts diagnosed and treated 100 cases of buffaloes, cows, dogs, bullocks and horses free of cost. Majority of the cases were of reproductive disorders. The farmers were advised to adopt regular deworming, timely vaccination and proper managemental practices in animals. Another animal welfare camp was organised at Gureh village. Dogs with skin problems and neonatal mortality were treated. Sheep with chronic worm infestations and diarrhoea were also given medicines. The farmers were advised to get gynaecological examination of their dairy animals done regularly.
SHOP CLOSING: The Ludhiana Wholesale Footwear Dealers Association passed a resolution that all shopkeepers who were members of the association would keep their shops open on Sundays and closed on Mondays. The meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of Mr Harinder Singh at Akal Gadh market, Ghoda Bazar, here on Saturday.
CHECK-UP CAMP: Around 400 patients were examined in the medical check-up camp, organised by Atri Times Eye Research Foundation at Government High School, Ladhowal. A team of doctors, comprising Dr Baljit Singh Hora and Dr Sonia conducted the check-up for eye and dental ailments. Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, MLA, who was the chief guest made a commitment to provide adequate funds for renovation of the school building.
DENIED: The Punjab State unit of Janata Dal (U) has not merged with the Lok Shakti. All the state and district level office-bearers, continue to be part of Janata Dal (U), led by Mr Sharad Yadav. Col P.J.S. Mehta, President and Mr Sukhchain Singh Tuli, vice-president of the state unit of the party have said that Mr Amar Singh Mehmi and Mr Kartar Singh, who had claimed the merger of the party with Lok Shakti, stood expelled from the Janata Dal (U) for anti-party activities. Similarly, Mr Jagir Singh Ganesh had also been served with a show cause notice after he joined Dalit Sena. These persons had no right to make any statement about the party affairs.
SEMINAR: The Engineering Exporters Association of India is organising a seminar on the importance of e-commerce in exports on December 26 at focal point. Mr Rajinder Jindal, president of the association in a press release said that the manager of SGS e-commerce, Delhi, will make presentations on the topic. The seminar is being organised as part of upgradation of the industry. Mr Jindal requested members to make full utilisation of the opportunity.
DEMANDED: The hosiery sector of Ludhiana was passing through difficult times. The imposition of first stage sales tax on all stages such as fibre, top, yarn and waste of yarn at the rate of 4.4 per cent, had made it difficult to compete in the international market. Mr P. D. Sharma, president of the APEX Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Punjab), in a press note released today, said: “The imposition of sales tax at so many stages was highly discriminatory. Smaller units had to pay sales tax at every stage though they had in-house processes.” He urged the government to review first stage tax in this sector and wait for the introduction of VAT.
CONDEMNED: Mr Joginder Kumar and Mr Man Mohan Singh Ubhi, President and Secretary of Ludhiana Electroplaters Association respectively, have condemned the collection of cess under Social Security Act from April, 2000, especially from those units which were enjoying exemption of sales tax. They pointed out the cess which was not collected/charged by the their dealers, was uncalled for. Mr Joginder Singh urged the CM to direct the financial department and the Sales Tax Department to keep in abeyance the collection of this cess. A meeting should be convened with the industry representatives to sort out the matter.
TT TOURNEY: The Sacred Heart Convent School (SHCS), Sarabha Nagar, got the third position in the recently held 4th Inter-Cluster National CBSE Table Tennis tournament at Jaipur. The school team represented Cluster 12, comprising Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, in the tournament. Disney Ryiat, Rubal Arora, Raghav Khanna and Karan Sood were the members of the team. Disney Ryiat of SHCS clinched the gold. Disney was the only unbeaten player in the tournament. He dethroned the defending champion Rajat Chopra of Delhi 2-1. In the quarterfinals, SHCS defeated Padma Sheshadri Senior Secondary School, Chennai 3-1. But SHCS lost to this year’s champion Hans Raj Model Senior Secondary School, Delhi 2-3.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Vishavdeep Singla (23), an MBA student, died in a road accident at Pinjore in Haryana on Friday. He had gone to Chandigarh to appear for an MBA examination. The fact that he was barefooted at the time of death has raised suspicions. His friend Sanjeev Kumar, an employee at Parwanoo, with whom he stayed for few days, was not available. Police officials visited here to inquire into the accident. However, the SHO, Pinjore, Mr Babu Lal, has confirmed it as a case of accident.
CPI RALLY: Mr Hardev Singh Arshi, MLA, said a rally would be organised on December 30 to celebrate the platinum jubilee of the CPI at Budhlada . The rally would be addressed by Mr A.B. Bardhan, national general secretary, among others, he added.
ELECTED: The Citizens for Social Action, Patiala, have been elected the following office-bearers: president — Mr H.S. Arora, vice-president — Mr G.S. Dandona; secretary — Col Bishen Dass (Retd) and treasurer — Dr Ranghbir Singh.
NSS CAMP: A 10-day NSS camp at the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, started here on Saturday. Ms Vijay Lakshmi, Principal of the college, inaugurated the camp. Speaking on the occasion she stressed upon the students to participate in the social activities meant for the betterment of society. During the camp the volunteers would take on cleanliness and tree plantation drives. Drives on AIDS awareness and youth for voluntary action would also be taken up.
DONATED: The vice-district governor of the Lions International District 321F visited the Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale and donated an artificial limb to a amputee on behalf of the club members. Speaking on the occasion, Mr D K Sood, the chief guest said that more such projects are needed to be taken up. This was stated by Ms Sushma Malhotra, president of the club in a press note, here on Saturday.
CONGRATULATED: Mr Bhupinder Kumar Jain, president of the Association of members of Palika Bazar, Sector 19, congratulated Mr Raj Kumar Goyal and Mr Gurcharan Das Kala on their election as Mayor and deputy Mayor, respectively.
WINS: Mr Rakesh Walia, a philatelist, won a bronze medal for his book ‘Stamp Collection for beginners’ in the literature class in INDEPEX - ASIAN 2000, held in Calcutta, recently. He works in CITCO and has won the medal for the second time.
YATRA: The Shri Shyam Gungan Yatra, would reach the city on December 25. The yatra is coming from Punjab and would be received at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 23, at 12 noon. The yatra would enroute the Sectors 22, 21, 20 and would terminate at the Prachin Hanuman Mandir, Sector 32.
CAMP CONCLUDED: On the last of the 10-day NSS camp at Panjab Engineering College, Sector 12, the volunteers enacted a colourful cultural programme, here on Saturday. The volunteers also spoke about their experiences during the camp. In afternoon the volunteers spend their time in a friendly cricket match. This was stated by Mr Sumit Mittal, activities incharge in a press note.
CANCER DETECTION CAMP: Around 80 persons, including teachers, parents and class IV students, were examined at a free cancer-detection camp organised by the Global Cancer Concern India at St Kabir School in Sector 26 here today. A team of four doctors examined the patients.
HELD: A joint class of sadhakas of Mohali and Chandigarh of the Bharatiya Yog Sansthan was held today at Rajasthan Bhavan, Sector 33, on the subject of Pranayaam Science (breathing). Different techniques were practised by sadhaks under the guidance and explanatory notes of Mr Jawahar Lal Mehra, organising secretary of the Bharatiya Yog Sansthan, Delhi. The body and mind can be stable through proper breathing only, said Mr Mehra and stressed the need for everyone to practice daily morning regularly especially more during the winter season. The services are being provided by the sansthan at nine different places in Mohali and Chandigarh, all free of any charge.
POPPY HUSK: Mr Rameshwar Thakur, Additional Superintendent of Police,
Sirmour, said here on Friday that the Paonta police had seized 19.5 kg of poppy husk from Satvinder Singh of
Taruwala. A case has been registered.
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