Monday, January 28, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


AWARENESS CAMPS: A series of awareness camps were organised by the Control Board for Workers Education Chandigarh at different industrial houses. A two-day camp for educating working couples to improve quality of life was organised at Arihant Mills. The camp was inaugurated by Mr P.K. Aggarwal, manager, and presided over by Dr Rajiv Nainan, vice-president. Another camp on industrial development and HRD avenues was held at Shryans Industries Limited. Mr Anil Aggarwal, Executive Director, inaugurated the camp while Mr S.K. Sharma, SVP, presided over the camp. 

PROTEST DHARNA: The Punjab State Pharmacists Association, Sangrur unit, has decided to stage a protest dharna in front of the office of the Civil Surgeon, Sangrur, on January 29 in protest against his failure to supply essential medicines to various health centres of the district. This was stated by Mr Shishan Kumar and Mr Rajinder Kumar, secretary and press secretary ,respectively, of the Punjab State Pharmacists Association, Sangrur district, on Saturday.

VETERINARY CAMP: A medical check-up camp for cattle was held at Bhagwangarh village of the district on Thursday by the local branch of the Union Bank of India, during which 400 head of cattle were examined. This was stated in a press note issued here on Saturday by the bank officials. During the camp, medicines were given free of cost.

COMPLAINT LODGED: Lachhaman Singh, a majhabi Sikh and resident of Manuke Sandhuan village near here urged the police on Sunday to make inquiries leading to the death of his daughter, Binder, who was married to Kaka Singh of Roos village in the district. In a complaint to the police, he alleged his daughter was beaten to death and her boy cremated even before they reached the village.

CLUB MEMBERS JOIN CONG: The Shiromani Akali Dal suffered a set-back on Sunday when members of the Shaheed Udham Singh Sports Club, joined the Congress under the leadership of Ms Seelam Sohi, a Congress candidate from the Banur Assembly constituency. Ms Sohi visited over 10 villages in her constituency and addressed public gatherings there. The villages she visited on Sunday included, Ballopur, Tofanpur, Bhaguari, Aaganpur, Tohanpur, Chaundheri, Miyanpur and some villages of Dera Bassi tehsil. She criticised the Akali government for misleading public on the construction of Dashmesh Canal. She alleged that due to the wrong policies of Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister of Punjab, the project had remained on papers only. 

INSTALLATION CEREMONY: An installation ceremony function of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (Shivaji shakha) was held at Geetanjali Ladies Club, on Sunday. Mr I.V. Thaman, Mr Rajesh Nohria and Mr Vinay Singla were elected president, general secretary and treasurer, respectively, for the year 2002-03. The oath ceremony was held by the president, Mr Kuldeep Chhoria, while Mr Vijay Anand was the chief guest and Dev Dildari was the guest of honour. 

MEDICAL CAMP: Bhai Ghanaya Ji Sewa Sanstha, Haibowal Khurd, organised its 184th medical check-up camp at Gurdwara Dhann Potohar, New Model Town, recently. Dr Harman Singh checked up 170 patients and gave them free medicines. Blood group of 34 patients were checked and cards free of cost were issued to them. Mr Harcharan Singh Chamm, chairman of the sanstha, also attended the camp. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Jatinder Pal Singh, general secretary of the sanstha. 

VACCINATION CAMP: The Rotaract Club Nabha (Mid-town) organised a hepatitis-B vaccination camp on Sunday at Shiv Mandir, Motipuri, Cinema Road, here. Mr Satinder Mittal, president of the Retail Kiryana Merchants’ Association was the chief guest. In the camp, 215 persons were vaccinated.

SEMINAR: Mr Harbans Singh, Professor Department of Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Punjabi University, will organise a seminar on the theme ‘contribution of interfaith work to social harmony and world peace’ in collaboration with The World Congress of Faith, England, on Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. A symposium on ‘Guru Granth Sahib: a unique and revealed scripture’ is also scheduled to take place under the aegis of the same department on Thursday at 10 a.m. Dr W. Owen Cole and Dr Devinder Singh Chahal will deliver addresses. 

CONDEMNED: Ms Praneet Kaur, wife of Punjab Congress chief, Capt Amarinder Singh, while addressing several meetings in the town lashed out at the ruling combine and alleged that it had constantly ignored the development of Patiala and had failed to establish substantial number of industries so as to curb unemployment. She said in spite of the fact that Patiala was a historical city and had a good tourism potential, nothing had been done to cash in on it. After unfurling the National Flag at Quila Chowk, she said Congress would leave no stone unturned to bring back the glory of the town. 

MEETING: The Indian Ex-Services League (Punjab and Chandigarh) held a meeting here on Sunday and requested the Central Government to agree to their long-pending demands such as ‘one rank, one pension’ and exemption of pension from income tax. The members also decided to unanimously support Capt Amarinder Singh in the forthcoming Assembly elections. 

ROBBERY: Three armed robbers barged into the house of a doctor in Phillaur on Friday and robbed gold ornaments and Rs 24,000 in cash. According to a report here on Saturday, the robbers tied up the wife of the doctor before fleeing. At the time of the robbery, the doctor was away at his clinic and his mother had gone to temple. The police has registered a case.



WORKSHOP: Tiny tots of Evergreen Academy , Sector 34, had a fun-filled day at a workshop at the Traffic Park, Sector 23, here on Sunday, where they were educated on traffic rules. Police personnel educated children and their parents about use of seat belts, besides telling them about importance of zebra crossing, footpath and consequences of rash driving. A cartoon movie on traffic rules was also shown. 

R-DAY CELEBRATIONS: Air Force School, AF Station, Chandigarh, celebrated Republic Day with gaiety and fervor. The chief guest, Air Cmde V.S. Govindarajan, Air Officer Commanding, 12 Wing Air Force, hoisted the flag in the presence of senior officers and their wives. Students presented a cultural programme on the occasion. Maiden issue of the school magazine, impressions 2001, was also released by the chief guest. The president, AFWWA (Local), Ms Geetha Govindarajan, distributed sweets among the children. 

LAUNCHED: Ostermann, a Delhi based men’s wear manufacturer, has introduced its summer collection in the city. A three-day exhibition is being organised by the company at Hotel Shivalikview in Sector 17 displaying its range of designer shirts and trousers. The company has also come up with wrinkle-free and stain-free trousers both for casual and formal wear. “The company plans to expand in south too”, said Mr Ashok Singal, managing director of the company. 

EXHIBITION: A two-day exhibition on ‘Human Values’ started at D.C. Model Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. The exhibition is divided into five sections on moral values: righteous conduct (dharma), truth (satya), love (prema), peace (shanti) and non-violence (ahimsa). Exhibitors have highlighted various techniques, like importance of prayers and group singing, to lead a righteous life. There is another section in the exhibition on parenting which has exhibits showing different kind of parents. A special quiz has been also been organised for parents in which they can judge themselves as to what type of parents they are. Mr Yog Raj Sachdeva, Regional Director, CBSE, will visit the exhibition tomorrow, according to a press note of the school. 



COMPETITION HELD: A thematic song and modelling competition was held at SBP DAV Public School here on Thursday. The Deputy District Education Officer, Mr N.C. Wadhwa, was the chief guest. Dr Sushil Indora, MP, was the guest of honour.

SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Darshan Singh, sentenced Rajinder to seven-year jail term for murdering his wife. Hari Chand of Chathahananheri village in Sangrur district of Punjab had lodged a complaint with the police at Tohana in which he had accused his son-in-law Rajinder and his other relatives of killing his daughter for not bringing sufficient dowry.

IMPROVED HEARTHS: As many as 3,000 smokeless hearths have been built by trained self-employed women workers in various villages of the district under the National improved Hearth programme. The beneficiaries include 612 dalit families, 1,484 backward class families and 904 families belonging to general category, according to Mr Vineet Garg, Deputy Commissioner here.



TRAINING COURSE: A 15-day basic water sports training course, which was organised under the aegis of the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, concluded at Rajnagar on the Chamera lake, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. As many as 40 local youths, including eight girls, participated in the course. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.C. Mehta, presided over the concluding ceremony.

ARRESTED: Three persons, including a woman, from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested on Saturday for moving about in the district in suspicious conditions. Giving this information here on Sunday, Mr S.R. Ojha, Superintendent of Police, said cases against these persons had been registered under Sections 41 (2) and 109 of the Cr P.C. in Dalhousie and Tissa police stations. Those arrested have been identified as Ramesh Chander and Mrs Rama Khan, alias Rama Bakhshi, belonged to Bakhshi Nagar, Jammu, and Bali Mohd of Naur village, Kistwar tehsil in Doda district.

ARRESTED: The Kangra police arrested Lalman, a resident of Bali Choouti village of Mandi district on Friday, for being in possession of 2.5 kg charas during a checking at Nagmore near Baijnath. This was stated by Kangra district additional police chief N D Sareen.

CELEBRATED: Residents of Samoon, a remote village in the Gangath Assembly segment of the subdivision, experienced the yield of independence on Saturday on the occasion of the 53rd Republic Day when they saw a motorcade in their village for the first time. The local MLA and former Chairman of the state Finance Commission, Mr Des Raj, took keen interest in the development of this remote village by linking it with a kucha link road on the eve of the Republic Day. He also unfurled the National Flag and inaugurated the newly constructed building of a government primary school.


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