October 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India
HONOURED: Punjabi University, Patiala, has honoured Mr Amarjit Singh Parag, Principal, Shanti Tara College, for his outstanding performance as convener of youth festival held in December, 2000. He was presented a memento and Rs 1,100 at a function organised on the university campus.
SONG COMPETITION: The local unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a national group song competition for school and college students at DAV School recently. In senior category, the Rashtriya College for Women and MGMN Senior Secondary School won first and second prizes, respectively. In junior category, Government High School, Jandali Khurd, got first position, and the local DAV School came second. Mr Nusrat Akram Khan Bagga, Sports Minister, Punjab, gave away the prizes.
GHERAO: The Punjab State Pharmacists’ Association has decided to gherao Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, Health Minister, Punjab, during his official visits. This was stated by Mr Sham Lal Sharma in a press note issued here on Thursday. He added that if their accepted demands were not implemented, the association would hold a rally at Lambi on November 1. The demands that have already been accepted include renaming of pharmacists as pharmacy officers, review of pay anomaly by the anomaly committee, and right of prescribing medicines to the pharmacists with 10-year experience in government service in the absence of medical officers. Mr Sharma said though the Health Minister had accepted these demands on January 3, The Finance Minister had endorsed his decision on May 23, and the Chief Minister had also approved their demands on June 22 in a meeting with the association, but these had not been implemented so far.
CHAMPION: Parteek Singh Virk of Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, gave a stupendous performance to win laurels for his school. Parteek Singh, a student of Class XI stood tall among others when he was declared champion in the super weight category in the Ludhiana District Boxing Championship held recently, according to a press note issued by the school principal. MANSA MOGA PATIALA BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Students of Government Medical College (GMC) organised a blood donation camp at Rajindra Hospital on Thursday, said, Gupreet Singh Badal, Onkarbir Singh Rai and Baldev Singh Rai, the three medicos who organised the camp in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala
(SBOP). Fifty units of blood were collected in the camp. Dr Ravinder Singh, Principal of the GMC, inaugurated the camp.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Students of Government Medical College (GMC) organised a blood donation camp at Rajindra Hospital on Thursday, said, Gupreet Singh Badal, Onkarbir Singh Rai and Baldev Singh Rai, the three medicos who organised the camp in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala (SBOP). Fifty units of blood were collected in the camp. Dr Ravinder Singh, Principal of the GMC, inaugurated the camp.
APPOINTED: Mr Sukhmohan Singh Chawla took over as the District Food and Supplies Officer, Samrala, here on Wednesday. The post of DFSO was lying vacant since March 31, 2001. The arhtiyas of the local mandi have welcomed his appointment.
NATAK MELA ON OCT 13: The Paras Rang Manch will organise third Natak Mela on October 13 at the Government Senior Secondary School. The mela will be inaugurated by Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, and presided over by Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP. Mr S. S. Brar, the local SDM, will be the guest of honour.
INAUGURATED: Kirpal Singh Khirnian, member, SGPC, inaugurated Balmiki Dharamshala at Baghaur village, 5 km from here, on Thursday. The village has also been provided streetlights and pucca roads, according to Mr Jasbir Singh Tiwana, sarpanch of the village. The Punjab Government will give a grant of Rs 25,000 for the dharamshala and bear the total expenses of the cremation shed, said Mr Khirnian.
COMPETITION: About 60 students and teachers were awarded prizes in the essay writing competition conducted by ‘Avantika’ a non government organisation, at Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 here on Thursday. The competition was based on the themes of art and culture. The General Secretary, YMCA presided over the function.
ELECTED: The election to the post of President of the Sweepers’ Union will be held at the office of the MOH in sector 17 on October 13. Candidates in the fray are Mr. Zile Singh and Mr Shyam Lal.
CONFERENCE: The Department of Hepatology the PGI, will organise a conference on liver on Sunday at its lecture theatre. Discussion will be held on the treatment and recent advances in Hepatitis B,C and E viruses. A press note issued by the PGI said recent developments like liver regeneration by using stem cells would also highlighted.
SELECTED: Four NSS volunteers from local colleges have been selected for the pre-Republic Day parade from Panjab University. An official statement by Dr C.L.Narang, programme coordinator, said Ramandeep Kaur from Government College for Education, Nidhi Passi from MCM DAV, Ankur Kumar from DAV and Vivek Kumar from GCM, Sector 11 had been selected.
STUDENTS ASSOCIATION: In elections to the office-bearers of the Shishu Niketan Old Students Association, 14 candidates have been elected as office-bearers. President — Mr Rakesh Khorana ; senior vice-president — Col K.J. Singh; vice-president — Mr H.S. Sachar; general secretary — Mr Dinesh Madra; joint secretary — Mr Anup Sharma; treasurer — Mr V.K. Vinayak; PRO — Mr Rajeev Sharma; executive members — Mr Rakesh Puri, Mr Yogesh Sharma, Mr Sandeep Aggarwal, Mr Iqbal Kalsi, Mr Sanjay Sharma, Mr Umesh Gupta, and Mr Jagmohan Garg.
RCC CAMP: As many as 103 units of blood were donated at a blood donation camp organised by the Regional Computer Centre (RCC) at its Sector 17 centre here on Thursday. The camp was inaugurated by Ms J.R.D. Kailay, Director of the Centre.
HINDI FORTNIGHT: The PGI will observe a Hindi fortnight from Friday. A press note issued by the PGI said Mr Suresh Chandel, MP will be the chief guest. A cultural function will also be organised on the occasion.
VETERINARY CAMPS: Free mobile veterinary camps were organised on Thursday at Mauli Jagron village and Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, here, by the local chapter of the People for Animals (PFA). The camps were held as part of the ‘World Animals Day’ celebrations.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Elections to the office-bearers of the Canara Bank Employees Union was held at the state-level convention. The Canara Bank Employees Union, Haryana unit election was presided over by Mr Shashikant. The new office-bearers are: chairman — Mr Amarjit Singh Kalra; state secretary — Mr Trilok Singh; vice-chairman — Mr V.S. Yadav; assistant secretary — Mr Gyan Prakash and Mr R.K. Puri; and treasurer — Mr Pravin Jain. Mr Vinod of the Canara Bank Employees Union, Ambala Cantonment said the Punjab unit elections were presided over by Mr G. Venkataramanan. The new office-bearers are: chairman — Mr Harish Kaila; state secretary: Mr Anil Sood; treasurer — Mr R.S. Chaudhary; vice-chairman — Mr Jagpal; assistant secretary — Mr Bhupinder Singh; and assistant secretary — Avinash.
EYE CAMP: The Lions Club, Ambala Central, held an eye check-up cum-operation camp at Mahabir Dal Hospital. About 48 cataract operations were performed at the camp. Dr Ajay Chandel conducted the operations. The club president, Mr Rajesh Batra, said medicines were distributed free of cost to patients and that the club had made arrangements for their free boarding and lodging.
WOMEN’S WING: The women’s wing of the local unit of the Shiv Sena has stated that it will not allow gambling in Kardhan village. The wing had earlier held a demonstration near the local police station demanding an action against those involved in gambling at the village, a press note said.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rice Millers and Dealers Association: president — Mr Kuldip Kakkar; vice-president — Mr Vinod Wadhwa; secretary — Mr Pravin Bansal; and treasurer — Mr Virendra Singhal.
1 KILLED, 2 HURT: One person was killed on the spot when he was hit by a vehicle on the G.T. Road near Murthal chowk, 8 km from here, on Thursday. According to another report, two women sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision between two cars on the G.T. Road near Murthal chowk, on Wednesday.
BODY FOUND: The Government Railway Police found the body of a youth on the track near Rajlu Garhi railway station, 10 km from here, on Wednesday. According to the police, the victim was crossing the line when a train ran over him.
THREE HELD: The police has arrested Krishan of Machhri village and seized 24 bottles of countrymade liquor from his possession. The SP, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons here on Thursday that the police had also arrested Harish of Raj Mohalla and Bishan Dass of Kot Mohalla on a charge of satta gambling. A case under the Gambling Act was registered against them.
CHAMBA KULU SHIMLA OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and
Horticulture Service Association
(HIMAHSA): president — Dr Vinod Sharma; senior vice-president — Dr Gian Thakur; general secretary — Dr
I.D. Gupta; vice-president — Dr Devinder Thakur; joint secretary (general) — Dr
K.R. Rattan; and joint secretary (finance) — Dr Vidya Sagar.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticulture Service Association (HIMAHSA): president — Dr Vinod Sharma; senior vice-president — Dr Gian Thakur; general secretary — Dr I.D. Gupta; vice-president — Dr Devinder Thakur; joint secretary (general) — Dr K.R. Rattan; and joint secretary (finance) — Dr Vidya Sagar.
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