Monday, February 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


YOUTH FESTIVAL: On the second day of the All-India Inter-Varsity National Youth Festival competitions in group song (Indian), classical instrumental (percussion), classical instrumental (non-percussion), on-the-spot painting, one-act play and collage making were held here on Saturday. Participants from eight universities performed in their own vernacular.

BODY FOUND: The police recovered the body of a woman hanging from a tree in a garden near Dhillon Colony. According to Subash Kumar, a vegetable-seller, who had gone to vegetable market, found the body of the women while coming to Bus Stand via a street falling near Dhillon Colony. The police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 34, IPC. 

MINOR KIDNAPPED: A 16-yr-old girl, resident of 888 Dhuman Mohalla, has been allegedly kidnapped by Ajay Kumar and Anil Kumar with the help of Sheela Rani. The local police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366 and 120-B, IPC, on the statement of Amarjit Singh who has alleged he found his daughter missing from his house in the afternoon. The girl used to visit the house of Sheela Rani where Ajay Kumar and Anil Kumar, her husband’s brother, used to frequent. The complainant alleged that his minor daughter had been kidnapped by Ajay Kumar and Anil Kumar with the help of Sheela Rani. The police has registered a case. 



CULTURAL PROGRAMME: Tiny tots of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, conveyed the message of “good health” through a colourful cultural programme, here on Sunday. Values of food for strengthening the body was presented and a solo dance performance by Karan, a nursery class student, drew tremendous applause. A skit on the need to spread the knowledge of love and respect towards parents and elders was staged by students of kindergarten class. The Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, lauded the efforts of the children. 

PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHY: The Persian Literary Society, Panjab University, will organise a ten-day workshop on Persian calligraphy from Monday at the university’s Department of Urdu. The workshop is for those who want to learn the ‘khush khat’, the style of calligraphy common to Persian, Arabic and Urdu. It will be conducted by the Department of Urdu with Mr Jabbar Homaidi Mohamdi, Professor of Calligraphy, University of Baghdad. Those interested in participating may contact Ms M.K. Meher, coordinator, and Mr Madhukar Arya, chairman, Department of Persian and Urdu, between 9 am to 5 pm. 

TEMPLE CLOSED: The Shri Hari Mandir Committee Welfare Society, PGI campus, stated that due to necessary repairs and renovations, the Main Mandir would reman closed while the Shivalaya Mandir would remain open for the devotees. 

CONFERENCE: A Conference of Excellence was organised by the Inner Wheel District 308 at North Park Resorts here on Sunday, which was chaired by Dr G.K. Bedi. Over 100 delegates from the District (comprising 38 clubs) spread over Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, are participating in the meet. Ms Gulanr Marfatia, president of the club, reviewed the development works carried out by the clubs. Dr Bedi informed that 65 rag-pickers had been adopted by the local club for an afternoon school, where they were being taught for two hours. It was also informed that about 6,000 children had been vaccinated by various clubs in this district against rubella. Ms Anuradha Gupta, secretary, Higher Education, Haryana, was the guest of honour. 

WORLD WETLANDS DAY: The Children’s Alliance for Protection of Environment (CAPE) observed the World Wetlands Day near the regulator end of Sukhna lake. Led by Mr Harjinder Singh Dogra and Mrs Kuldip Kaur, teachers in charge of Moti Ram Arya Sen Secondary School, Sector 27, around 100 students identified the migratory birds which had made Sukhna lake as their winter home. They also joined in the clean-up exercise of the shore. Supported by environment society of India president, Mr S.K. Sharma, the children collected cuttings of reed plants. These cuttings were planted on the eastern shores of the lake in the Nature Park, Sector 26. 

FAIR ORGANISED: As a part of raising funds, the state branch of the Indian Red Cross Society on Sunday organised an exhibition-cum-sale fair at Punjab Red Cross Bhavan in Sector 16. Maj-Gen. U.S. Sidhu, Chairman, Punjab Ex-Servicemen Corporation, inaugurated the fair where stalls of handicraft, house hold goods, readymade garments, consumer items, banks, medicines etc were put up for the general public. 

FREE DENTAL CAMP: A free dental camp was organised at Morni by Lakshya Universal at Government Senior Secondary School on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Civil Surgeon, Dr B.S. Chaudhary, in which around 200 schoolchildren and residents of the area were examined. A team of doctors from Baddi Dental College and Hospital examined the students. 

AWARENESS ON AIDS: An AIDS awareness campaign was launched at the Truck Union by a team of doctors along with the DTO, Mr Jagtar Singh, under the Family Health Awareness campaign on Sunday. Around 200 drivers were educated about AIDS. 

ELECTED: Mr Uggrasen Sharma has been elected president of House Owners Welfare Association, Sector 11, at a general body meeting on Sunday. Mr S.L. Dhawan was elected general secretary, while Mr Pradeep Sharma was elected finance secretary.

ANNUAL DAY: The annual day function of Doon Public School was organised here on Sunday. The function began with the students presenting a traditional dance. Later a cultural programme was also held. Students of nursery class enthralled the audience with their redention of nursery rhymes. 



CONVOCATION: The 47th convocation of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education was held here on Saturday. Dr A. Gnanam, chairman, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, said knowledge had multiplied manifold and world economy was now knowledge based. Dr D.P. Asija, Principal of the college, bestowed MEd and BEd degrees on more than 150 students. Medals and prizes were also awarded to outstanding students. Mr M.L. Khanna, general secretary of the DAV Managing Committee, presided over the convocation. 

APPOINTED: Mr Rohit Jain, an advocate of Ambala, has been appointed secretary of the Legal Cell of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee. According to a press note by the chairman of the cell, Mr Brijender Singh made the appointment on the recommendation of HPCC chief. 

SEMINAR HELD: A seminar on noise pollution was organised by the Lions Club here on Saturday. Dr Arjan Dass, Professor at Government Medical College, Chandigarh, presided over the seminar. He said in some persons the noise pollution caused depression, blood pressure and other medical problems. The SP, Mr A.S. Chawla, was the chief guest.



HEALTH CAMPAIGN: A district-level health awareness campaign was launched by Mr G.D. Gaur, Chief Medical Officer, at the community health centre, Jari, on Saturday. He said 200 health camps would be organised in the district by February 20. Sexually transmitted diseases would and AIDS be the focus of the campaign, he added. 


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