January 24, 2001,
BATALA LOK ADALAT: A special lok adalat on bank loan disputes, both pre-litigative and pending, was organised here by the Subdivisional-level Legal Services Committee under the supervision of Mr M.M. Ratra, District and Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, and Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Gurdaspur.
LOK ADALAT: A special lok adalat on bank loan disputes, both pre-litigative and pending, was organised here by the Subdivisional-level Legal Services Committee under the supervision of Mr M.M. Ratra, District and Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, and Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Gurdaspur.
HELD: The Vigilance Bureau here has arrested Vijay Kumar, bill distributor in the office of the SDO, PSEB, Ferozepore city, for accepting bribe from Chana Singh of Dana Mandi Hira Nagar, Ferozepore city. A case has been registered with Police Station Vigilance Bureau, Ferozepore range.
TAILORING COURSE: A free cutting and tailoring course was inaugurated in a nearby village by Mr J.K. Sharma, Principal, Government Polytechnic College, Khnui Majra, on Tuesday.
FREE CAMP: The Labour Department, Punjab, in collaboration with the ESI Hospital, organised a free medical camp for industrial workers at the Metro Tyres here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Man Singh, Chairman, Metro Tyres. According to Mr Navneet Chabra, working director, the camp aimed at diagnosing, testing and providing required medicines and treatment free of cost to industrial workers. During the camp, about 1,000 workers were examined and checked for chest, skin and other health problems. Medicines worth Rs 40,000 have been provided for the use of ailing workers. Mr Man Singh appreciated the efforts of the Labour and Health Department, Punjab, for bringing medical and other facilities at the doors of factory premises. Amongst present on the occasion included Dr S.P. Jagat, medical superintendent, ESI, Dr Jatinder Kaur and Dr Parveen Sikka.
ANNIVERSARY: State Bank of India, Personal Banking Branch, Sarabha Nagar, observed its second anniversary. The city Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, presided over the function, while the SBI Deputy General Manager, Mr D.S.Bengali, was the chief guest. Mr H.S.Mangat, Chief Manager of the branch, speaking at the occasion, said that the branch had crossed the business level of Rs 21 crore. Mr Bengali informed that the SBI was all set to provide customer service which would be comparable to the best in the industry. The bank had targetted a level of 10 lakh ATM cards by end of March this year. Other services on the anvil were online banking and networking of the ATM's. Mr Bengali, the Mayor, Mr Grewal, and Mr S.P.S.Bawa, AIG, Punjab police, distributed winter uniforms to 35 brilliant but poor school children of Government Primary and Middle School, Sarabha Nagar. Prominent among those present at the occasion were Dr S.N. Sewak, Dr Manjit Singh Mehram, Dr P.K.Sharma, Dr Subhash Duggal and Mr N.S. Puri.
SAD CLAIM: Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (B) leader, Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, claimed that the Assembly elections in Punjab would be held at the scheduled time and the SAD led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal will score a thumping victory on the basis of its performance. Addressing a function of M/s. GSB Finance Company at Kismat Complex here, he expressed confidence that voters will not be misled by the propaganda of opposition parties and would give their mandate in favour of the SAD-BJP coalition so that the ongoing development works were not affected in any manner. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Jatinder Pal Singh Saluja, General Secretary of District Akali Jatha, said that the party workers would mobilise public opinion in favour of the SAD(B) by propagating major achievements of the Badal government like oil refinery at Bathinda, Ludhiana-Chandigarh rail link, international airport at Amritsar and other development projects in rural and urban areas.
MEETING: Dr Roshan Sunkeria, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of agriculture officers here on Monday, asked them to create an awakening among farmers to minimise expenditure and improve quality of their produce by adopting latest techniques of farming. He said farmers should use quality seed, fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides. A subsidy of Rs 3.22 lakh had been given to farmers in the district under the rural development fund for purchasing machinery under the quality control programme, he added.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Mair Rajput Sabha: president — Mr Shamlal Saraf; senior vice-president — Mr Rajpal Saraf; vice-president — Mr Ramsawaroop Gogna; general secretary — Mr Baldev Krishan Verma; and treasurer — Mr Harmesh Chander Gogna.
BOYCOTTED: Students of the local ITI, under the aegis of the Punjab Students Union, boycotted their classes on Monday to protest against the decision of the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department to implement double shift time-table in the ITIs. Satnam Singh, Kulwinder Singh Saroya, Dharampal, Jasbir Jassi Bharta and Anil, PSU leaders, while addressing a rally, demanded immediate withdrawal of the time-table.
CHEQUES DISTRIBUTED: Mr Jasbir Singh Mahi, Naib Tehsildar, distributed as many as 20 cheques amounting to Rs 1 lakh to 20 beneficiaries under the “ shagun” scheme here at a function organised at Baradari garden on Monday.
ARRESTED: Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, in a press note issued here on Monday said under a massive drive launched against narcotics smugglers, the Banga police, during nakas at different places, had arrested Manjit and Rano, both residents of Khablke village in Nakodar, Meet Ram of Bhaura village, Swarna of Ladhana Jhikka Moh village, Inderpal of Longeri village and Jasvir Ram of Thandian village and seized 50 kg of poppy husk from them. A case under the NDPS Act had been registered against them.
STUDENTS TOUR: A group of 25 students of the Government Senior Secondary School, Aur ( Nawanshahr) was taken on a plant tour to the Cama Milk Private Limited, Kahma village , 9 km from here on Monday under educational and vocational guidance programme, informed Mr Narinder Singh, District Guidance counsellor, here.
REPUBLIC DAY: Mr Nirmaljit Singh Kahlon, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister and Ms Mohinder Kaur Josh, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, would unfurl the National flag at Nawanshahr and Balachaur, respectively, on the occasion of Republic Day, informed Dr Roshan Sunkeria, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note issued here on Monday.
POLIO DROPS: The third round of the nation- wide pulse polio camp concluded here on Tuesday in Shutrana block. As many as 36,295 children up to the age of 5 were administered drops under the supervision of Dr I.D.Goyal, SMO.
FUNCTION HELD: Mr Satpal Gosain, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, while addressing at a function at the Saint Soldier Divine Public School as chief guest on Monday, called upon teachers to develop discipline among students. He also underlined the importance of learning mother tongue. he also gave away prizes to meritorious students.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society, Chandigarh, S A S Nagar and Panchkula: president — Mr Harbans Singh; senior working president — Mr M S Batra; vice-presidents — Mr Parkash Chand and Mr H D Sharma; honorary secretary — Mr Pritam Singh; joint secretary — Mr Harbans Singh; treasurer — Mr K S Bhandari and auditor — Mr H S Sachdeva.
WELFARE ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Customs and Central Excise Pensioners Welfare Association, Chandigarh: president — Mr H S Dhillon; senior vice-president — Mr B K Bhandari; general secretary — Mr Hardev Singh; finance secretary — Mr S S Chawla; organising secretary— Mr S N Kochhar; joint secretary — Mr J C Sachdeva; and auditor — Mr S C Kanvar.
SAMITI: The election of the executive committee of the Nepali Jansampark Samiti will be held on February 4. This was announced by the secretary of the samiti in a press note.
DONATED: The HelpAge India has issued a cheque for Rs 1,67,578 under its “Adopt — A — Granny Programme” to Chandi Kusht Ashram, here. Mr H.S. Bakshi, Joint Director, HelpAge India, said the organisation had adopted 119 inmates of the ashram. This was informed by Ms Purnima Chauhan, Assistant Programme Adviser of the organisation, in a press note.
LECTURE: Dr R.A. Mashelkar, Director-General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Secretary, Government of India, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, will deliver the Institute of Microbial Technology 17th foundation lecture at IMTECH on Wednesday. Dr Mashelkar will talk on “Intellectual property rights and economic development: new Indian challenge.” The lecture will be presided over by Prof K.N. Ganguly, Director-General, ICMR.
OFFICE-BEARER: The following have been elected office-bearers of the National Eye Donor Council, Chandigarh: president — Mr Ashok Karwal; general secretary — Mr SK Jindal; vice-president — Mr Kuldeep Singh; senior vice-president — Mr MC Karwal; finance secretary — Mr Ravinder Gautam; joint secretary — Mr Pawan Kumar Verma; and patrons — Mr Naranjan Mitha, Mr SP Karwal and Mr PK Verma.
R-DAY FUNCTIONS: Mandal No 14 of the local unit of the BJP will organise the Republic Day function at Bapu Dham Colony, Phase III, Sector 26. Mr Dharam Pal Gupta, president of the unit, will unfurl the National Flag and Mr Shingra Singh, district president of BJP, will preside over the function. This was announced by Mr Dilip Sharma, mandal president, in a press note. Ward No 19 of the local unit of the BJYM will organise the Republic Day celebrations at Mauli Complex. Mr Satinder Singh, president of the unit, will unfurl the flag.
ARTISTES' PLEA: Pran Sabhar-wal, a theatre activist and international coordinator for the World Punjabi Theatre movement, G.S. Kakkar and Sunita Sabharwal, the president and secretary of the National Theatre Arts Society (NAS), Patiala, respectively, have appealed to the Department of Cultural Affairs Punjab, and the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi to revive the Punjab State Cultural Affairs Advisory Board, District Kala Parishads and theatre groups. Mr Sabharwal said that they had also met Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, to spare funds to keep theatre alive in the state.
AWARDED: The Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) has awarded Dr yogendra Kumar Yadav, a scientist of the Haryana Agricultural University, with a distinguished services certificate. Dr Yadav, who is also project coordinator of the Haryana State-Level Backup Unit of Integrated Rural Energy programme, has conducted research on renewable energy. He has published 40 research papers on this subject.
THEFT: Cash amounting to Rs 8000 and goods worth Rs 4000 were stolen from a general store at Mayar village on Sunday, Udhesh Kumar, owner of the store, informed. The thieves entered the shop by breaking open locks of the front gate.
TRICYCLES DISTRIBUTED: Mr Ajay Chautala, MP, distributed 132 tricycles and 45 wheel chairs and artificial limbs at a function organised by the District Red Cross Society at the local Panchayat Bhavan here on Sunday. The camp was started on January 11.
TRIBUTES PAID: Rich tributes were paid to Netaji Subhash Chander Bose, a veteran freedom fighter, at a function organised by the Shaheed Yaadgar Sangathan here on Tuesday.
DISPENSARY: The local Samaj Seva Samiti will open a free ayurvedic dispensary on Sunday in the city. According to a report, it will also organise a blood donation camp and 350 members of the samiti will donate blood.
BODY FOUND: The body of a youth, Sonu, was found hanging in his house at Bahalgarh village, about 10 km from here, on Monday. The cause of the suicide was not yet known.
KILLED: One person was killed and a woman seriously injured when a Tata-407 collided with a jeep on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road, near Fazilpur village, 3 km from here, on Monday. According to a report, the injured woman was immediately hospitalised.
PASSENGER TAX: The Haryana Auto Welfare Sangh has warned that it would go on strike if the state government failed to accede to their demand of withdrawal of recent hike in passenger tax, the Union State Cashier,
Mr Jasveer Singh, said here while addressing autorickshaw owners here on Sunday.
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