|Friday, September 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India
SEMINAR: The Innerwheel Club organised a seminar on breastfeeding at the local College for Women on Wednesday. Dr Karuna Thapar in her keynote address said the NSS volunteers should spread the message of the importance of breastfeeding among the rural women.
CONGRESS GRASS: The United Welfare Society, an NGO of the city, has organised a campaign to uproot congress grass from the Partap Nagar locality of the city. In a press note issued here on Wednesday, Mr Vijay Bhatt, president of the society, said the grass was causing skin diseases and breathing problems among the residents. He said about 50 volunteers of the association cleared the locality of the grass. Every part of the city would be covered under the drive.
ARMY RECRUITMENT: The Army is holding a recruitment rally on October 7 at Nehru Stadium, Faridkot, to recruit jawans, clerks, technical persons and nursing assistants. According to Col K.K. Marwaha, Director, Recruitment, the recruitment drive is open for youths irrespective of caste and religion. He said the candidates should be matriculates between the age group of 16 and 21 years.
WOMEN CONSTABLES: The recruitment drive for women constables in the Punjab Police has been stopped forthwith as per the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. According to Mr Hardeep Singh Dhillon, DIG, Ferozepore range, fresh dates for conducting physical tests and interviews will be advertised only after the high court lifts the ban on recruitment.
ARRESTED: The police has apprehended five persons on the charge of theft of vehicles and recovered two Bajaj motor cycles, a scooter and six mopeds from them. According to Mr H.S. Sidhu, SSP, a case has been registered against the accused and further investigations to arrest other members of their gang are on.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY: V.K. Enterprises here has published a Jagnaik Business and Industry Directory. The directory covers all aspects of business and industry in the town and its surrounding areas.
ELECTIONS: The pro-Congress group has captured the managing committee of the A.S. High School trust and management society, which controls four institutions here. The group bagged 11 seats while the pro-BJP group won nine seats. Prominent among those who got elected were: Mr Onkar Rai Mehta, president MC, Mr Yoginder Sharma and Mr Krishan Murari Bedi. Prominent losers were: Mr Ashok Tiwari, president Block Congress and Dr Hansraj Sood, member of the state BJP executive.
PROCUREMENT OF PADDY: The arrival of paddy till Wednesday has been lower as compared to the last year. Around 7,720 tonnes of paddy has been reported till Wednesday as compared to 1,7700 tonnes last year. The rice shellers are purchasing the paddy between Rs 440 and Rs 535. The government is expected to start the purchase of paddy from Friday. Mr Pardeep Sabharwal, SDM, stated that necessary arrangements had been made for the procurement of paddy. The official procurement would start from Friday and necessary duties have been assigned to officials. OC
URGED: The general secretary of the All India Anti-terrorist Front, Mr Varinder Kaushal, has urged the US Government to take action also against the terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir, responsible for the killings of thousands of innocent people in Kashmir. He also asked the Indian Government to take action against the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid for speaking against the unity and integrity of the country.
THEFT: Thieves reportedly broke into an electronic shop on the Samrala road, near railway crossing, and took away two black and white TV sets, one VCR, two stereos etc. on Wednesday. The shop is located near a police post.
FANCY DRESS CONTEST: Tiny tots of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, participated in a fancy dress competition held here on Thursday. Kids emulated Subhash Chandra Bose, Mother India, moon and pencil. Parents of the kids were invited to attend the contest. There were no prizes but the effort of all the students was lauded by the teachers and parents. Principal R.S. Patial said similar contests were being held regularly for students of different classes.
PARTY: Technofest-2001, a welcome party, was organised for the freshers of the GGN Institute of Vocational Studies. A cultural programme was held in which various items, including songs, dances and skits, were presented. A freshers’ contest was also held in which Manpreet Kaur, studying in PGDCA, was declared Ms Fresher, Karan from MSc (IT) course was chosen first runner- up and Rajni, also in MSc (IT) course, was selected second runner-up. Sameer Kaushal, studying in MSc (IT), was chosen Mr Fresher.
NABARD OFFICE: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development opened its 13th District Development Manager’s office at Gurdaspur on Wednesday. Mr Kuldip Singh Chandi, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), who was the chief guest on the occasion appreciated the role of Nabard in providing financial assistance for the development of the district.
WORKSHOP: A seven-day workshop conducted by Scientology Centre, Patiala, on ‘Development of communication skills in police personnel’ concluded at Police Lines here on Thursday. It was aimed at inculcating better communication skills in policemen in order to enhance their image among the public.
SAD MEETING: A meeting of the local unit of SAD (B) was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of the SGPC member, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, at Gurdwara Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The workers of the Akali Dal and leaders of the constituency criticised the followers of Baba Piara Singh for burning the holy Guru Granth Sahib at Rattangarh village, near Morinda. The members also expressed concern over some incidents in the past, especially the attacks on Sikhs in USA. Among others who attended the meeting were Jathedar Kartar Singh Mehdoodan, member Telephone Advisory Committee and Jathedar Jagjeewan Singh Khirnian, chairman of the Land Mortgage Bank.
SCHOOL UPGRADED: The primary school in Kishangarh village, 2 km from here, was upgraded to middle standard here on Thursday by the member of the SGPC, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian He distributed cheques worth Rs 90,000 for development work in Mohanpur village, Rs 45,000 for Gharala village, Rs 70,000 for Majali Khurd, Rs 70,000 for Kot Sekhan village. More than 100 pension copies were disbursed among old-age beneficiaries.
AWARD: For his outstanding achievements in the field of ENT, the GMCH Director-Principal, Prof S.B.S. Mann, has been awarded “Jewel of India Award” at a seminar held by the International Institute of Education and Management in New Delhi. In the same function, the GMCH was also adjudged as the best medical college and awarded “National Udyog Excellence Award” by the institute.
CHARGE ASSUMED: Mr Bhagwan Dass Bishnoi took over the charge of Tehsildar, Enforcement, in the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A deputationist from Haryana, he is the first tehsildar to be appointed to this post which has been recently created.
DHARNA: Acting on a joint call given by employee unions of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, employees staged a dharna in front of the office of the Director, Transport, to press for their demands. The unions have been demanding payment of long-pending overtime payments, stop victimisation of trade union leaders and withdraw cases. The unions also demanded latest tools in workshops, besides filling of posts. A press note said if the demands were not met a two-hour token strike would be held on October 10.
OPENED: Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Ramnareshacharya of Shrimath Kashi (Varanasi) inaugurated Chandigarh City College in Sector 10 here on Thursday. Swamiji stressed the need of moral education for producing good students and citizens.
DELEGATION: A delegation of the Chandigarh Auto Mechanics Federation on Thursday called on the Assistant Estate Officer of the Administration, Mr S.P. Arora, against what it described as unfair policy adopted for the allotment of booths. The delegation regretted that the administration declined to issue possession letters to those who were successful in the draw of lots held on August 15 and 22.
AMBALA CONFERENCE: The youth wing of the Haryana Vikas Party will organise a youth conference at Kurukshetra on Friday in which students of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar and Kaithal will took part. According to Mr Darbara Singh Laota, president of the youth wing of the Ambala unit of the HVP, the secretary general of the party, Mr Surender Singh, will preside over it.
CONFERENCE: The youth wing of the Haryana Vikas Party will organise a youth conference at Kurukshetra on Friday in which students of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar and Kaithal will took part. According to Mr Darbara Singh Laota, president of the youth wing of the Ambala unit of the HVP, the secretary general of the party, Mr Surender Singh, will preside over it.
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ELECTED: Mr Kamla Sharma was elected president of the district unit of the HP State School Lecturers Association here on Wednesday. He defeated Santram in a straight contest. As many as 106 delegates drawn from 32 senior secondary schools attended the election meeting. Kanwar Vijaysingh was unanimously elected general secretary.
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