|Tuesday, January 23, 2001,
CULTURAL PROGRAMME: The Sarab Sanjhi Naujawan Sabha, Guru Nanakpura, organised a cultural programme and athletic meet of students of different schools to create awareness of sports and cultural activities among them. Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Science and Technology, Minister of Punjab, and Mr Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, President of the Nagar Council, were the chief guests.
AWARDED: BhartiTeletech Limited, Ludhiana Unit, has been adjudged runners-up for the Golden Peacock National Quality Award (GPNQA) - 2000, for outstanding achievements in pursuit of total quality. The GPNQA had been instituted by Institute of Directors, New Delhi. The award was received by Mr Ashok L. Keswani, GM, (works), along with Mr Y. G. P. Raikar, vice president (manufacturing), from Mr Shanta Kumar, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in the 11th World Congress on total Quality held at New Delhi on Saturday last. It may be mentioned that the GPNQA is given every year to recognise Indian companies for excellence in manufacturing and service sectors. The award criteria is based on three evaluation dimensions — Approach, Development and Results, using the GPNQA model for total quality management.
RIN MUKTI FORTNIGHT: UCO bank is determined to recover Rs 32 crore in Punjab including Rs 6 crore in Ludhiana, that were pending as non performing assets with its customers. Under the guidelines of the RBI, the bank had introduced a rin mukti fortnight to encourage defaulters to return the money. This was stated here today by Mr S.S. Bedi, AGM, UCO bank. He explained that the RBI had modified its earlier scheme and provided a simplified, non-discriminatory mechanism for the recovery of stocks of NPAs. This scheme is applicable to all categories of borrowers, irrespective of the sector i.e. priority or non-priority and was applicable to all NPA borrowers big or small.
MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 353 persons were vaccinated against hepatitis-B on Sunday at a medical camp organised at Phaphre Bhaike village by the Bhai Behlo Youth Sports Club with the cooperation of gram panchayat in the district. Mrs Raji. P. Srivastava, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp.
DISMISSED: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has dismissed a complaint filed by Jarnail Singh of Mansa against an electronic dealer and a company observing that the complainant has filed the complaint with ulterior motive of getting handsome compensation from the opposite parties.
SIX KILLED: As many as six persons have so far died of cold wave in different villages under Baghapurana police station in this district during the past 15 days, according to reports available here on Sunday.
ORGANISED: The local unit of the Rotary Club organised a pulse polio camp on Sunday. According to president of the club, more than 5,000 children were administered polio drops.
RALLY: The Punjab Home Guards Association held a rally on Monday to express concern over the delay by the government regarding its demand for permanent jobs for all its volunteers. Members of the association requested the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Prakash Singh Badal, and the Finance Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, to look into the problem.
BAR ASSOCIATION: Mr Gurdev Singh was elected President of the Bar Association here defeating Mr Uttam Chand by three votes, Mr S.K. Vashishat, returning officer, said this on Saturday. Other office-bearers would be nominated next week, he added.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the ad hoc committee of the Northern India Film and TV Artistes Association, Chandigarh: president — Mr Shivendra Mahal; senior vice- president — Mr Vijay Tandon; vice-president — Mr Gurkiratan; general secretary — Mr Gick Grewal; press secretary — Vinod Sharma; treasurer — Dr Ranjit; and legal adviser — Mr Rajinder Sharma.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the BSP unit of Janata Colony, Sector 25: president — Mr Brij Nath; senior vice-president — Mr Pramod Kumar; vice-presidents — Mr Ram Lal and Mr Babu Ram; general secretary — Mr Panna Lall; and treasurer — Mr Lanan Singh. This was announced by Mr Ajit Singh Saini, secretary of the local unit.
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: An executive development programme on “Enhancing personal effectiveness” was organised by the Institute for Secretarial Practices and Development (INSPIRE) at the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, here on Sunday. A large number of members from industrial, academic, scientific, research bodies, banks and corporations participated in the programme. Mr D.M.S. Bedi, Chairman of the INSPIRE, spoke on the occasion.
SCHOOL HOLDS FETE: Eating stalls and tambola marked the annual fete of CL Aggarwal D AV High School, Sector 7, here on Sunday. The fete was inaugurated by Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP. An on the spot painting competition on the theme “Petroleum conservation” was held. Over 2,000 children and parents participated in the fete.
CONDEMNED: The local unit of the Samajwadi Party have condemned the Dharam Sansad at Allahabad for announcing the dates of temple construction at Ayodhya. At a meeting of the unit it was alleged that the deliberations at the sansad were politically motivated. It was also felt that the BJP's graph was declining in Uttar Pradesh and it is using sansad to regain its lost ground. In a press note, Mr Shivi Jaiswal, president of the unit, said people in UP were unaffected by such deliberations.
DECLAMATION CONTEST: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, bagged the running trophy in the declamation contest organised by Lions Club Chandigarh Vishal at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, on Monday. Kanchan of GMSSS-35 bagged the first prize, Chetna of GMSSS-19 won the second prize and Kirti Rana of GMSSS-18 bagged the third prize. Mohit of GMSSS-35 won the consolation prize.
NIGHT SCHOOL: Mr Ranjit Bhatia, district governor of Rotary district 3080, will inaugurate a night school for working children at Government High School, Sarangpur, on Tuesday. According to an official release, the school will serve 30 girls and 15 boys who work in brick kilns in the area. He will also perform tak ceremony for the construction work of a block of community toilets for the Harijan basti in the village. An electrician training course will also be started by the club.
NSS CAMP: A ten-day NSS camp organised by Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-D, concluded at Government Middle School, Colony number 4, Industrial Area, here on Monday. Almost 50 volunteers made the people aware of personal hygiene, clean surroundings and adult literacy. They also made the residents aware of the danger of HIV/AIDS and drug addiction. The volunteers also gave polio drops to the children of the colony.
MOURNED: The demise of Parkash Singh Majitha, a Punjab minister, was mourned by the governing body of the Khalsa College Amritsar Old Students Association, Chandigarh, here on Sunday. The deceased was the chief patron of the association. This was announced by Mr G.S. Boparai, general secretary of the association, in a press note.
INJURED: Dharambir, a teacher, was injured in an attack by five youths on the local Gohana road on Saturday evening. He was admitted to the local general hospital. According to Dharambir, the youths had demanded money from him a few days back. On his refusal, he was beaten up.
NSS CAMP: The NSS camp of the local Government Post-graduate College concluded here on Saturday. Various competitions were organised during the camp. Dr S.S. Bhatti, Civil Surgeon, here, presided over the concluding function of the camp and distributed prizes to the volunteers
25 INJURED: Nearly 25 persons were injured in three separate accidents in different parts of the district on Sunday. According to reports received here on Monday, 20 persons were injured when a bus overturned on the Pillu-Khera-Julana road near Nandgarh village. In another accident on the Jind-Rohtak road, four persons were injured in a Canter-bus collision. In a third accident on the Jind-Narwana road near Uchana bus stand, a boy was seriously injured after being knocked down by a jeep.
ARRESTED: The district police has arrested a person suspectedly involved in a firing incident in October. According to information received here on Saturday, Harmeet Singh, one of the four suspects in a case registered for firing at a patrolling police party at Chormar village in the district on October 1 last year, was arrested and taken to police remand.
BID FOILED: An attempt made by thieves to loot the branch of the Syndicate Bank in Sector 14 here on Sunday was foiled when the neighbours woke up and raised the alarm. According to a report, the thieves, however, managed to escape.
FIRE BREAKS: A woman and two children sustained burn injuries and two buffaloes were killed when a fire broke out in a house at Ratdhanna village, about 5 km from here, on Sunday. All the injured were hospitalised.
COLD WAVE DEATH: A beggar reportedly died due to the cold wave in Sikka Colony here on Saturday. The number of such deaths in the city has now risen to three.
BLANKETS DISTRIBUTED: As many as 50 blankets worth thousands of rupees were distributed among poor persons, including students, at a function organised by the Samaj Kalyan Shikhsha Samiti at Garhi Brahmanan village, 2 km from here, on Sunday.
CRUSHED TO DEATH: A youth was crushed to death by a train near the Rathdhanna railway station, 6 km from here, on Saturday. According to a report, the youth, along with others, was playing on the track when a train ran over and killed him.
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