October 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India
DENTAL CHECK-UP CAMP: Lions Club, Amritsar, Golden Temple and Leo Club organised a dental check-up camp for students at the Government High School, Vallah, here on Sunday. About 750 students were examined under the supervision of Dr Navdeep Singh Khurana.
ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED: In a stepped up campaign against the sale of illicit liquor, a total of 40,680 ml of liquor was seized from various places in the district by the police with the help of excise department. The police has arrested five persons, including two women, in this connection.
DRUG ADDICTION: During a survey by the Critique Youth Forum at Lopoke village of the district it was found that the condition of the poor here was becoming worse due to drug addiction. This was stated by Mr R.B. Singh, president of the forum, in a report here on Saturday.
AWARENESS CAMP: As many as 250 patients were examined at an asthma and chest diseases awareness camp organised by the local Rotary Club and the Indian Medical Association at the local Rotary Bhavan here on Sunday, according to Dr Sarabjit Singh, president of club. Medicines were given to the patients free of cost.
ACCIDENT: Nasib Kaur and Parkash Kaur were killed while Bahadur Singh and Jaswinder Kaur were injured when their Maruti car collided with a truck near Sawajpur village, about 6 km from here, on Saturday. Both deceased were paternal aunts of Bahadur Singh.
STRAY DOGS VACCINATED: The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) organised a free antirabies vaccination and deworming of dogs camp in Sector 31-C, here on Sunday. As many as 17 stray dogs were vaccinated and 17 others were dewormed. About eight dogs were also treated for other ailments. According to a press release of the SPCA, the general public was also urged to help the animals.
MEGA DANCE CONTEST RESULTS: Following are the results of Taal, a mega dance contest organised by Western Star Group, All Art Cultural Association and Citi Entertainment Network on Saturday. All results are in order of merit: category A: Simran, Rishabh, Ramneet Kaur; category B: Richa Bhardwaj, Komal, Harmanjit Mani; category C: Pooja, Kirti Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar; and category D: Naatrat Dance Group and Taal Dance Group. Consolation prizes went to Isha, Vikas, Manish Madan, Preeti and Kulvir.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Dr B.M. Mahajan, Managing Director of the Punjab Milkfed, has been re-elected President of the Dairy Professionals Guild of India. Other office-bearers elected at the annual general meeting of the guild held here on Sunday are: Mr Balwinder Singh — vice-president; Mr S.K. Sharma — general secretary; and Mr Anil Kaura — treasurer. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mahajan apprised the members of the fast-paced changing scenario of dairy in India and overseas. He stressed the point that dairy professionals could play specifically with their professional approach in safeguarding the interest of dairy industries. Mr S.K. Sharma, general secretary of the guild, highlighted the various future programmes chalked out for the uplift of dairying in India. A lecture by Mr H.C. Paruthi, Management Advisor, New Delhi, on “Leadership in an era of uncertainty and discontinuity” was also delivered. He explained in detail the basic qualities that a manager should possess for discharging his duties effectively.
APPOINTED: The Nationalist Congress Party appointed Mr Nishan Singh of Palsora Colony as Chairman of the labour cell of Chandigarh unit. The Chandigarh President of NCP, Principal Gurbachan Singh, informed this to Mr Singh in a letter.
SBI PENSIONERS’ DEMANDS: The State Bank of India Pensioners Association impressed upon the bank’s management the need for payment of pension at 50 per cent of the pay instead of 40 per cent, revision of pension simultaneously with the revision of payscales for workers, implementation of the Supreme Court decision for one rank one pension etc on the occasion of Pensioners Meet held here on Sunday. The pensioners also said they were facing problems like delays in payment of pensions, non-refund of balances in the Mutual Welfare Fund, identification of hospitals under the Retired Employees Medical Benefit Scheme, issuance of identity cards etc. At the annual general meeting of the association, which was also held subsequently, the following office-bearers were elected: Mr Padam Narain — president; Mr A.K. Oswal and Mr J.C. Bhatia — vice-presidents; Mr M.M. Singh — general secretary; Mr N.S. Dhamoon — deputy general secretary; and Mr M.S. Mongia — treasurer.
APPLICATIONS INVITED: The local unit of the Samajwadi Party has invited applications from those who want to contest the forthcoming elections to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. Interested persons can submit their applications to the party’s office by November 5. The seven-member election committee of the party will be headed by Maj P.P. Singh (retd). At a meeting of the party, it was decided that the party may go for alliance with like-minded parties in the MC polls. The unit will also meet Mr Raj Babbar, Member Parliament, to campaign for the party candidates in the elections.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Bar Association here: president — Mr Virender Singh Yadav; vice-president — Mr Neeraj Kokcha; joint secretary — Mr Kanwar Singh Yadav; and treasurer — Mr Rajinder Singh Yadav.
CONDOLENCE: Former chief Minister, Mr Bhajan Lal on Saturday visited the house of Mr Om Prakash Gugnani here for condoling the death of his two sons, who got drowned. He met people there who demanded adequate arrangements on the embankments of the nullah to prevent the occurrence of such incidents. He said he would write a letter to the Governor in this regard.
CAR TAKEN AWAY: Three motorcycle-borne youths forcibly took away a Maruti car at gunpoint at Badli village in the Bahadurgarh subdivision on Saturday. According to information, Santram of Daulata village in Gurgaon district was coming in his car to Jhajjar when the crime took place.
SUSPENDED: The Town and Country Planning Minister, Mr Dhirpal Singh, has ordered the suspension of Assistant Treasury Officer Om Chhikara, posted at Sampla, with immediate effect. He was presiding over the monthly meeting of public grievances and redress committee here on Saturday. Chhikara was charged with withholding bills of the Principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Sampla.
DEMONSTRATION: Members of the Sikh community held a demonstration here on Saturday and submitted a memorandum to the President demanding punishment for those involved in the acts of sacrilege in Punjab. They burnt the effigy of baba Piara Singh Bhaniara and staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner.
CHAMBA PROBE SOUGHT: Mr Thakur Singh, a former legislator of Bharmour, has sought a probe into the large-scale misuse of funds worth Rs 30 lakh under the Integrated Watershed Development Project in the Bharmour tribal area of the district a few months ago. He said the District Magistrate, here had ordered an inquiry, but no legal proceedings against the defaulters were instituted. PARWANOO
PROBE SOUGHT: Mr Thakur Singh, a former legislator of Bharmour, has sought a probe into the large-scale misuse of funds worth Rs 30 lakh under the Integrated Watershed Development Project in the Bharmour tribal area of the district a few months ago. He said the District Magistrate, here had ordered an inquiry, but no legal proceedings against the defaulters were instituted.
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