Tuesday, December 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


DISTRIBUTED: The Gurnam Singh Memorial Books Trust and Social Welfare Club, Ghungrana, on Sunday distributed blankets, sweaters and books among around 300 persons and needy students of area. Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia and Dr S.S. Dosanjh of the SAD spoke on the occasion.

PHONES DEAD: Dr A.D. Ansari, MO, Ayurvedic Dispensary, Jhamatt, has alleged that more than 100 telephones under the Sihar Telephone Exchange had been out of order for the past two weeks and all complaints had fallen on deaf ears. 

COMPLAINT: On a complaint by Rama Rani of Premgarh Mohala, the police has registered a case against Asha Rani and her sister Arti Thakur for not returning her money. Rama alleged that the sisters conducted monthly “kitties” and had collected huge amounts from members.

CHEATING CASE: On a complaint by Ram Saran of Naroor village, the police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against a forest company in Model Town. According to Ram Saran, the company had issued a cheque for Rs 43,200 which was not honoured by the bank.

OPIUM SEIZED: The Mahilpur police seized 1 kg of opium from Paramjit Singh of Jian village on Sunday. He has been booked under the NDPS Act.

SUICIDE: Surjit Singh of Urmur committed suicide by consuming poison in an inebriated condition on Sunday. According to his wife, Tarlochan Kaur, they did not have a child due to which Surjit had taken to liquor.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rajput Sabha, Patiarian: president — Mr Virkaran Singh; vice-president — Mr Sucha Singh Pathania; general secretary — Mr Sanjiv Kumar and finance secretary — Mr Vijay Singh Pathania. Major Ranjit Singh, general secretary of the district Rajput Sabha, said, that four sub-units of the sabha had been set up at Mehilanwali, Bajrawer, Mal Mazara and Bichohi villages.

MISSING: Amrit Pal Singh of Chohra village has been missing under mysterious circumstances since December 15. He had got married on December 14 and had gone to Garhshankar on his scooter for a haircut. He has not returned since and his scooter was found on the road, near his village.

REMEMBERED: A function was organised at Saraswati Vidya Mandir High School, Haibowal Kalan, on Friday to observe the martyrdom day of Swami Shadhanand. It was presided over by Mr Rajiv Nayyar, president of the Private School Welfare Association. Mr Pardip Singh, the school Principal lighted the haven fire. A resolution condemning the terrorist attack on Parliament was passed. A peace prayer was also held in memory of the security personnel killed in the terrorist attack.

CAMP: A polio caliper fitting camp was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad from December 1 to 16 at Viklang Sahayata Kender, Rishi Nagar here. According to a press release, all calipers were fitted after getting plasters removed by a team of doctors led by Dr Hardeep Singh. About 30 patients were dealt daily. The arrangement of board and lodging of the patients was done free of cost by the Bharat Vikas Parishad. Which would hold 12 such camps in a year all over the country. The doctors, social workers and the technicians were given the awards.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised by Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Singh Sabha at Randhir Singh Nagar. Over 100 patients were examined by a team of doctors and medicines were provided to them free of cost. 

FOUR AWARDED : The Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood , Punjab, demand a piece of land form the Punjab Government for construction of Dhan Pothohar BhaVan in Ludhiana to set up a Raja Porus Sabharwal Research Centre and a special website. This decision was taken at a sabhyacharak programme held here on Sunday. Professor J.S. Bedi was given the Principal Teja Singh Memorial Award, Kulwant Jagraon got the Professor Puran Singh Memorial Award, Dr Sharanjeet Kaur was awarded the Nanak Singh Memorial Award and Dr Ajit Singh Sikaa was presented the Dr Mohan Singh Deewan Award ont he occasion.

MEDICAL CAMP: The local Rotary Club and the Blood Donors Council organised a medical check-up camp at Ratnana village on Saturday. As many as 90 students of Government Primary School were examined, Mr Gurinder Singh Toor, secretary of the club, said.

CLOTHES DISTRIBUTED:The Lions Club, Banga mehak and City smile, organised a function at Khankhana village on Saturday to distribute clothes among 50 students of a ‘stitching training centre. The function was presided over by Mr Baldev Nayyar, a social worker.

BRAHMIN SABHA: A conference of the Punjab Brahmin Sabha was held here on Sunday. The Punjab Higher Education Minister, Master Mohan Lal, the state president of the Brahmin Sabha, Mr C.D. Shastri, and Mr Manmohan Kalia were among those who addressed the conference. Mr Kalia said a Hindu jatha would be sent to Pakistan for visiting Shri Katasraj temple . Mr Shastri urged the government to promote Sanskrit in the state.

CHEQUES PRESENTED: Cheques worth nearly Rs 1.70 crore were presented to the presidents of 10 nagar councils and nagar panchayats of the district for December by Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir here on Monday in lieu of the loss incurred by them due to the abolition of octroi in the state. Speaking on the occasion Mr Bir said the nagar councils and nagar panchayats had lost considerable revenue following the abolition of octroi and the state government had declared that it would assist them by paying monthly amounts. He also informed that nearly 156 km of link roads would be constructed during the current fiscal year and an amount of Rs 1.29 crore has been sanctioned for the first phase of this project.

WOMAN KILLED: Gian Kaur was crushed to death by a bus near Rehana Jattan village on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Saturday. She was returning from a gurdwara when the bus hit her. The police has registered a case.



DSOI ELECTIONS: The electoral process for the forthcoming elections of office-bearers of the Defence Services Officers Institute, Sector 36, took a new turn, with six of the seven candidates for the post of vice-chairman of the managing committee with drawing their names. Col S.S. Chahal is now the sole candidate for the post of vice-chairman. The other members have withdrawn their names as a gesture of good-will and solidarity. Monday was the last date for withdrawing nominations. The elections are scheduled to be held on December 22.

CONDEMNED: The Academy of National Literature and Culture, Chandigarh, has condemned the December 13 attack on Parliament and has termed it a serious threat to national security. The academy has appealed to all political parties and other religious groups to set aside their differences and cooperate with the government to enforce law and order. The members of the academy paid tributes to the brave security personals who laid down their lives in the encounter.

RHYMES CONTEST: A rhymes contest was organised in the Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria village, here on Saturday. Results: junior category (pre-nursery and nursery) — 1st — Pawanpreet, 2nd — Shubham and 3rd — Bhagat; senior category (KG and Class I) — 1st — Pritam, 2nd — Pooja and 3rd — Akash. OC

CONGRATULATED: The Joint Action Committee of New Colony, Khuda Lahora, congratulated Ms Shyama Negi for her victory in the just concluded Municipal Corporation elections. The residents of the area hoped that she would complete the incomplete development works in the area. Among those who were present on the occasion include Mr S.S. Tadiyal, Mr R.S. Badad, Mr Dharamjit Singh, Mr Vinod Kumar and Mr Madan Gopal, president, general secretary, chairman, vice-president and member of the committee, respectively.

BANK DRAFT: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal handed over a bank draft for Rs 2.60 crore to the Chairman, Bhagwan Mahavir Janam Kalyan Samiti, Punjab, Mr Ram Kumar Jain, on December 14 at Chandigarh. Local Self Government Minister, Balramji Dass Tandon and member of Parliament Lala Lajpat Rai were present. OC

BOOK RELEASED: A book ‘’Rupagoswami Ke Shri Radha Krishna’’ written by Dr Pramod Joshi was released by Brahmrishi Vishwatma Bawraji Maharaja, founder of the International Brahmrishi Mission, Virat Nagar, Pinjore. Many distinguished saints of the Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti were present at Nehru Park, Sector 22. The book deals with divine characterisation of Lord Krishna and Radha based on Rupagoswami’s three dramas — Lalit Madhavam, Vidagdha Madhavam and Dankelikaumudi. This was the fourth book of Dr Joshi.

CELEBRATIONS: Three-day celebrations of Prakash Utsav Samagam of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji by the residents of the Housefed Complex, Phase X, here, concluded on Sunday with bhog of Shri Akhand Path. During the celebrations ragi jathas from various gurdwaras recited Gurbani. This was stated by Mr Mohan Singh, general secretary of the Housfed Complex Residents Welfare Society, in a press release. 



PATIENT’S APPEAL: Mr Satish Kumar, a heart patient has appealed through the District Red Cross Society for monetary assistance. Mr Kumar, a resident of Barara, said he has been suffering from heart ailment for the last one year. Doctors at the PGI, Chandigarh, have suggested a heart operation which is going to cost Rs 50,000. As he is from a poor family, he is unable to bear the cost of operation.

ENCROACHMENTS: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Rastogi, on Monday asked traders to help the district authorities in removing encroachments from the town. He was addressing a meeting of local traders organised by the Haryana Pradesh Beopar Mandal in connection with preparations for the seventh National Youth Festival to be held here, from January 12 to 16.

SAMMELAN: The Haryana Vikas Party will hold a youth sammelan on December 22. In a press note issued here on Monday, Mr Jagdish Chander Jhajharia, spokesman of the district unit of the party, said Mr Surender Singh, General Secretary of the HVP, would be the chief guest on the occasion.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: Dr M.L. Ranga, Health Minister, presided over the annual function of Springfields Public School here on Sunday. He appealed to social organisations to ensure the success of medical check-up camps in schools. He claimed that there was now no primary health centre or community health centre in Haryana without a doctor. He appreciated the management of the school for its ‘‘magnificent’’ infrastructure and environment-friendly campus.



SUB-COMMITTEE: Mr Lal Chand Katoch, a spokesman of the Jan Jagaran Manch, an NGO, has said the manch was committed to eradicate evils from society. In a press note issued here on Monday, he said a sub-committee had been constituted for this purpose under the chairmanship of Mr Narayan Singh Thakur, a retired principal.


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