CM vows to make Martyrdom
Day a gazetted holiday
||New Delhi, December 19
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, today assured the State Assembly that the Government would take measures to declare Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day a gazetted holiday in the Capital.
The Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the Ninth Guru of the Sikhs, was marked by a grand procession led by the ‘Panj
Piyaras.’ They were followed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Jathedar Avtar Singh Hit, DSGMC General Secretary Kulmohan Singh, Sr Vice President Dilwinder Singh
Ayur, Jr Vice President Shamsher Singh Sandhu, Jt Secretary Jasbir Singh Kaka, Chairman Dharam Prachar Committee Inderpal Singh Khalsa and other members of the
DSGMC. The procession started from Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni
Chowk. This gurdwara is dedicated to the memory of Guru Tegh
Bahadur, who laid down his life in 1675. The procession, after passing through Chandni
Chowk, Nai Sarak, Ajmeri Gate, Pahar Ganj and Connaught Place, terminated at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Govt ready to hold gurdwara polls in June
New Delhi, December 19
The state government is ready to hold general election to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in June 2002, the Delhi Finance Minister, Mr Mahinder Singh Saathi, in-charge of gurdwara polls, informed the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday.
|At 126, Mauji Ram has not seen enough
Noida, December 19
Mauji Ram is a battle-scarred veteran, who claims to be 126-years-old, though the furrows on his brow don’t show. Nor does the cataract in his left eye, for which he was operated upon at Noida’s ‘I-Care’ hospital by Dr Sushil Chaudhry and his team on December 11, 2001.
“I am feeling all right and can see clearly from my left eye
now,’’ announces Mauji. He has, however, not been as
fortunate with his right eye, which was also operated for
cataract some time back by an NGO. “There is no light in
it,” says Mauji.
Mauji Ram claims to be 126-yrs-old.
— Tribune Photo
Illicit liquor consuming Faridabad
Faridabad, December 19
There seems to be no let-up in the sale and smuggling of illicit liquor in the district. Although routine seizures are made, the smuggling network is deeply entrenched and is able to dupe the authorities.
Ex-employers stab youth to death
Jhajjar, December 19
A youth was allegedly murdered with sharp-edged weapons by three persons at Lowa Khurd village in the Bahadurgarh sub-division here today.
According to the police, the deceased, Sandeep Kumar (20), had worked as an intern to learn tailoring with Ashoka Tailors in the village.