October 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India
NSS CAMP: Shaheed Sipahi Sandeep Singh Government Senior Secondary School here organised a one-day NSS camp on Sunday. In a press note issued here on Monday, Mr Hans Singh, programme officer, said 100 volunteers of the NSS cleaned the school campus and presented a cultural programme on the occasion.
CABLE OPERATORS: Residents of ward number 1, Joganand Road and Dhillon Nagar here in a written complaint to Mr R. Venkatratnam, Deputy Commissioner, have urged him to direct the local cable operators to work lawfully. They alleged that the cable operators were imposing undue charges adding that they were openly violating the Consumer Protection Act.
FUNCTION HELD: The city unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) on Sunday organised a function ‘‘Guru vandan chatar abhinadan’’ at DAV School here to honour the best teacher and students of the school. In a press note issued here on Monday, Mr Lalit Sachdeva, general secretary of the parishad, said Mr S.R. Prabhakar, Principal of the school, presided over the function and Prof Karam Singh Gill was the chief guest on the occasion.
DEALERS’ VISIT: The Rashtriya Chemical and Fertilisers Limited organised a dealers’ visit from Punjab and Haryana to the company’s plant, which has been awarded with ISO-14000 certification.The company’s Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mr Deepak Verma, Director (Marketing), Mr U.S. Jha, Director (Technical), Mr H.P.S. Sinha, Executive Director, Mr T.R. Raghuraman, and Deputy General Manager, Mr J.P. Wargale, welcomed all the dealers who gave various valuable suggestions for increasing the sale of the company and also discussed the feedback from the farmers to the dealers. The company’s top management assured their full cooperation to the dealers and customers and also discussed future expansion projects of the RCF. Mr Deepak Verma informed the delegation that the company has received many rewards in recognition of its products’ quality from the government of India in regard to environment protection and quality control.
NSS CAMP: The 10-days NSS camp concluded here at Master Tara Singh (MTS) College for Women on Monday. The MC Mayor Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, presided over the concluding function and also the foundation stone of the stage of the college auditorium. Function started with the shabad gayan. Mrs Kuldip Randhawa, home science teacher read the report of the camp activities. Some of the NSS students also shared their experiences with the audience during the camp. An exhibition of paintings and other handicrafts made by the students during the camp was also inaugurated. Ms Amandeep Kaur and Ms Hardeep were awarded best organisers of the camp and Jaswinder Kaur, Alka Gupta, Anita Verma, Neetal, Kulwinder, Bhav Kiran and Neetu Sharma were also awarded for their creations and services during the camp. About 136 students of the college participated in the this camp under the guidance of Ms Kuldip Randhawa, home science lecturer. Ms Randhawa said the main aim of the camp was to inculcate cooperation and coordination among the students.
CULTURAL FESTIVAL: Koshish-2001, a cultural week for students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), entered its second day with clay modelling contest on Monday. Two students from each batch of BCA, BBA and MBA classes participated in the contest. Contests for photography and sketching were held on Sunday after the inauguration. Contests for flower arrangement would be held in the college on Tuesday. Dr K.N.S. Kang, director, said that 32 competitions would be held during the week and prizes would be declared on the concluding day.
MEETING: To discuss their problems with Mr R.S. Sandhu, Education Secretary, the Association of PSEB Affiliated Schools, Punjab, held a meeting on Wednesday. Stating this in a press note, Mr Rajinder Sharma, president, said the association would be demanding that Class V students of the schools be given exemption from appearing in SCERT examination as the books in English medium have not been published as yet. The association would also be demanding that the schools be exempted from paying road tax for school buses and their case be sent to the Transport Department and electricity board.
SEMINAR ON VALUE EDUCATION: The All-India Association of Educational Research (AIAER) will organise a seminar on value education at the Malwa Central College of Education for Women on October 6. Delegates from over 24 colleges of the state would participate in the seminar, said Dr Ravinder Kaur, Principal. She said eminent scholars from different universities would address the participants, discuss and share research experiences.
STUDENTS EXCEL: The BCA second semester students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Civil Lines, have secured top positions in examination conducted by Punjab Technical University in June this year. Supriya Jain has topped the university with 622 marks of the total 700 marks, Perry has stood third with 599 marks and Ela Sharda has secured fifth rank with 592 marks. Anjali Bhatia with 581 marks, Jasleen with 572 marks and Maneet Kaur with 567 marks have obtained sixth, ninth and eleventh rank, respectively. Mr Gunwant Singh Dua, in charge of the institute, congratulated the students of their success.
DAL CONFERENCE: A meeting of the All-India Rangretta Dal, Bhadson, near here, was held here on Monday. It was decided at the meeting, chaired by Mr Lal Singh, president of the Dal, Patiala district, to hold a conference to celebrate the birth anniversaries of Bhai Jeeta, Baba Jiwan Singh and Baba Sangat Singh on October 6 at the Veterinary Hospital, Bhadson. In a press release, Mr Lal Singh stated that Mr Joginder Singh, national president of the Dal, would address the conference, which would be chaired by Mr Bharpoor Singh, president of the Dal, Bhadson. OC
COMPENSATION: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has directed United India Insurance Company to pay Rs 1,70,596 to Hoshiarpur Doaba Transport Company Limited along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of repudiation of the claim till realisation of the amount. The forum found the insurance company guilty of deficiency in service as it had illegally repudiated the claim.
LOK ADALAT: A lok adalat was held at Garhshankar on Saturday which was headed by Ms Ramesh Kumari, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division. A total of 53 cases were fixed for hearing, out of which 25 cases were settled of by way of compromise. An amount of Rs 2,40,370 was awarded to the claimants. A seminar on free legal aid was also organised at Janauri village.
DISTRIBUTED: Mr Swarna Ram, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, on Sunday unveiled the statue of B.R. Ambedkar at Banga, 13 km from here. He distributed cheques for Rs 1 crore among the village panchayats falling under the Banga assembly segment for carrying out various development works, utensils worth Rs 20 lakh among 160 Dalit dharamshalas and shagun cheques for Rs 5 lakh among 100 beneficiaries, on the occasion.
COMPETITIONS: Essay writing and on-the-spot painting competitions were organised on Saturday at K.L.M. International School here. In the painting competition, junior group, Arushi, Uparna and Ruchika stood first, second and third, respectively. In the senior group, Vikram, Anu Kumar and Abhishek, stood, first, second and third, respectively. In the essay writing, Aparna, Apoorva and Gaurav Aggarwal stood first, second and third respectively, in the junior group. Priyanka, Diwakar and Akshay Majahan stood first, second and third, respectively, in the senior group. Ms Bhawna Garg, SDM, gave away the prizes.
ONE DEAD: Udit Sharma (19) died in a road accident here on Saturday. According to the police, the accident took place near Mission Road. A case has been registered in this regard.
SEMINAR: The Kisan Club, Chapar, organised a seminar on feeding and management of the Dairy animals in collaboration with the Animal Husbandry Department, Patiala and the Don Bosco Institute for Rural Development, Kauli. Mr Manvesh Singh Sidhu, ADC (Development ), Patiala, was the chief guest. Apart from discussing the latest technologies, experts in the field also discussed common diseases.
ELECTED: Mr Tarsem Lal Singla has been elected president of the Shri Radha Krishan Mandir Committee during a general body meeting held here on Monday. Other office-bearers are vice-president — Mr Relu Ram; secretary — Mr Bishan Das; and assistant secretary — Mr Shusheel Singla.
LITERARY SOCIETY: Pooja Kumra of BA final stood first in the Hindi poetical recitation competition organised by the Hindi Literary Society of Patel Memorial National College at Rajpura, about 32 km from here, on Monday. Dr Suresh Kumar, Head, Department of Hindi, PMN College, said, as many as, 15 students participated in the competition organised to mark the Hindi Divas. The function was inaugurated by Dr R.N. Pal, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, while Shiromani Hindi Sahityakar, Dr Manmohan Sehgal, presided over the function.
BLOOD DONATION: A large number of accidents and an increasing number of Thalassaemia and cancer patients has led to a huge demand for blood. This was stated by Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, Deputy Commissioner, while inaugurating a blood donation camp on the occasion of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day held at Red Cross Hall here on Monday. The camp was organised by the District Red Cross Society in association with the Inner Wheel Club, the State Bank of Patiala, ITI and Guru Nanak Foundation Public School.
MANDIR COMMITTEE: Mr Jamna Dass Bhanot has been elected Chairman of the Shri Prachin Khera Shiv Mandir Committee during the general body meeting held here on Monday. Other office-bearers are: president — Mr Vinod Kumar Mittal; vice-president — Mr Satpal Goyal; secretary — Mr Kirti Sharma; and assistant secretary — Mr Mohan Lal.
CULTURAL CENTRE: The North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) will celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on the premises of the NZCC headquarters here on Tuesday. A painting competition for children will also be held on the occasion. A special group of mentally retarded and handicapped children will also participate in the competition.
NURSES ASSOCIATION: The Punjab Government has taken on initiative to provide basic amenities to nurses and has neither accepted any of their demands put forth by the Punjab Nurses Association from time to time. Stating this here on Monday, the association President, Ms Jeevanpreet Kaur, said a meeting of the association members would be held on Wednesday at Chandigarh.
MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp for asthma patients was organised at Gurdwara Bibi Bhani ji, Phase VII, on Sunday. The patients were distributed medicines free of cost.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Department of Music, Panjab University, in collaboration with the CIIPP Cell, will organise a six month training programme in classical music from Wednesday, an official press note said here on Monday. The training will be imparted by faculty, including the renowned vocalist and instrumentalist Bhim Sen Sharma. The course will have 60 seats and the classes will be held in the evening session on all working days. The programme is open to the university employees and also to the candidates sponsored by university employees. The objective of the programme is to promote the Indian classical music among the masses, said the statement.
GANDHI MANTRAM: A sculpture ‘Gandhi Mantram’ will be installed at Gandhi Bhavan, Panjab University, to mark Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on Tuesday an official press note said here on Monday. Gifted by P.S.Sahney, the sculpture is based on Gandhi’s message, ‘Speak no evil. See no evil. Hear no evil’. The sculpture will be installed by Prof K.N.Pathak, the Vice-Chancellor.
HONOURED: The Lions Club, Host, on Monday honoured Ms Ramandeep, a mathematics teacher with Kailash Behl Centenary Public School, in recognition of her services to the teaching profession and for promoting education. A press note issued by the club said four other teachers of different schools were also honoured in recognition of their talent for teaching.
CONSERVATION WALK: The Punjab Governor UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), will flag off ‘conservation walk’ by schoolchildren as part of the Wildlife Week celebration, at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, here, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
AWARD DISTRIBUTION: A state-level award distribution function to present awards to Anganwadi workers will be held on Tuesday at Multi Media Hall, Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here. Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor Punjab and UT Administrator, will be the chief guest on the occasion. This was stated by a spokesperson for the UT Administration.
DENTAL CAMP: Lions Club, Chandigarh Nightingale, organised a dental checkup camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Karsan Colony, on Saturday. Mr S.S. Puri, Special Secretary, Irrigation, was the chief guest. He donated Rs 5,000 to the club for such projects. As many as 256 children were examined in the camp. Dr Bimal Deep Singh and Dr Ikreet Singh Bal provided free services to the club. Toothpastes and brushes were distributed among the children under the supervision of Ms Pritpal Benipal, president, and Ms Arun Bala Vij, secretary of the club.
SPEED BREAKERS: Ambala Cantonment Traders Federation has objected to the two speed breakers which are recently constructed on Nicholson Road. “These speed breakers are constructed in violation of the traffic rules and obstruct the free flow of traffic, a press note said. The federation has demanded that these speed breakers must be removed and appropriate action should be taken against the authorities concerned who have constructed the speed breakers in violation of the traffic rules.
GHERAOED: Resident of the Lal Kurti area in Ambala Cantonment gheraoed the local police station on Sunday. The residents were demanding action against four railway police personnel who allegedly used to loifer in the area along with women. The railway police officials suspect that some train vendors living in the locality are holding a grudge against the policemen over some matter and have spread the canard against them.
5 ARRESTED: The SP, Mr Raj Pal Singh, said here on Monday that five persons namely Pawan Kumar and Rakesh, local residents, Naresh of Sulchani village, Surender of Kapro village and Sanjay Kumar of Badopal village, were arrested during Operation Night Vigil for illegally possessing arms and seized five pistols from them. Besides this, the police also recovered stolen articles worth Rs 3 lakh during the past two days and arrested half a dozen persons in this connection.
2 BODIES FOUND: The Government Railway Police found the body of an unidentified youth lying on the railway track near Rathdhanna railway station, 8 km from here, on Monday. The police believes it to be a case of suicide. According to another report, the police recovered the body of Surat Singh lying in a well at Jagsi village, 50 km from here, on Sunday. The police has registered a case of murder as the victim was reportedly strangulated to death.
RECOVERED: The officials of the Sonepat Cooperative Marketing Society intercepted a Canter carrying stolen wheat on Saturday. Mr Narinder Singh Malik, chairman of the society, told mediapersons here on Sunday that two quintals of wheat stolen from the HAFED godown was recovered from the vehicle. Later, the police impounded the vehicle and registered a case.
FOUR HURT: As many as four workers sustained serious burn injuries when a gas cylinder burst in a factory at Nathupur village, 15 km from here, on Saturday. According to a report, the municipal fire brigade rushed to the site immediately and succeeded in controlling the fire. It is alleged that the gas cylinder was leaking and when a match was lighted by a worker it resulted in the breaking out of fire.
RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among the residents of the villages falling under the jurisdiction of Murthal subdivision of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam against the erratic power supply. Representatives of various farmers’ organisations on Sunday demanded a high-level probe into the complaints of the farmers.
CHAMBA TRAINING CAMP: The production of vegetables in the district is very low as compared to other districts of the state despite the fact that the climatic conditions and soil are suitable for the growth of vegetables here, stated Dr C.D. Thapa, in charge of the local Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), while conducting a three-day training camp on vegetable production technology for officials of different departments at Saroo village, near here. Dr Thapa emphasised the need for increasing the use of scientific techniques of vegetable production in the district. MANDI NAHAN
TRAINING CAMP: The production of vegetables in the district is very low as compared to other districts of the state despite the fact that the climatic conditions and soil are suitable for the growth of vegetables here, stated Dr C.D. Thapa, in charge of the local Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), while conducting a three-day training camp on vegetable production technology for officials of different departments at Saroo village, near here. Dr Thapa emphasised the need for increasing the use of scientific techniques of vegetable production in the district.
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