Saturday, February 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ELECTIONS: Several leaders of the Congress, Rashtria Lok Dal and Ex-Bank Employees Union joined the campaign of SAD candidate Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal here on Thursday. In Goh village, Nambardar Rattan Singh announced to join SAD after resigning Congress in an election rally organised in favour of SAD candidate. State chairman of Kisan Wing of the Rashtria Lok Dal Sagar announced to join BJP and to support SAD candidate. Rajinder Singh Raja, President, Star Club, Khanna, also announced to support SAD candidate. Mr B.C. Bassi, former director, State Bank of Patiala and President Bankers Association, and Mr R.C. Manro, a former bank officer, also offered their support to SAD candidate after a meeting of bank employees, educationists and traders of Khanna. 

INSPECTION: For the strict implementation of Pre-Natal Diagnostic Test (PNDT) Act, the officials of the Health Department raided several ultra-sound clinics in the city and checked their records. Dr A.S.Chawla, an epidemiologist, in a press statement on Friday said the surprise checking was conducted under the instructions of Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon. Several banners saying “Sex determination is a criminal offence” were put up at these ultra-sound clinics. The team members who conducted the inspection included Dr A.S.Chawla, Dr Naresh Bassi, Dr Kulwant Singh, Ms Sunaida Gupta and members of various non-government organisations. 

CONTESTS: Students from over eight colleges will participate in inter-college contests for shabad gayan, flower arrangement, embroidery, rangoli and fine arts contests at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, on Saturday. Giving this information, Ms A.K. Bansal, Principal, said that contest were held to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Fine arts contests would include still-life painting, full-life drawing, collage making, designing and imaginary composition for which the topics would be given on the spot. 

SCHOOL INAUGURATED: The management of Sacred Heart High School, Mandi Gobindgarh, and Noble Academics, Ludhiana, inaugurated Sacred Heart High School at South City on Thursday. Father Angulus, councillor of the school, performed prayers and said the school would run classes from Nursery to V. Mr Jose Kottaram, chairman, Sacred Heart Educational, Religious and Charitable Society, and Father John C. Muttuvely, coordinator of the school, were also present on the occasion. 

COLLEGE FUNCTION: Khalsa College celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh here on Thursday. A function was organised on this occasion where students of the college recited “bani” and performed “kirtan”. The president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, also attended the function. He urged students to follow the teachings of the Guru and refrain from intoxicants. The additional secretary of the Local Management Committee of the college, Mr Gurbachan Singh Mangat, also spoke on the occasion. 

DANCE WORKSHOP: A seven-day dance workshop by Rajinder Gangani of Jaipur Gharana was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, at the university’s Department of Dance here on Thursday. Dr Navindra Behal, Dean, Art and Culture, said Rajinder Gangani, of the Kathak Kendra, Delhi, along with his two accompanists disciple artists, would be teaching the nuances and techniques of Jaipur Gharana Kathak to the 24 participating students. Concluding programme would be held on February 14 in which students would perform various items learned by them during the workshop. 

CONTEST HELD: A poster-making, slogan-writing, essay-writing and question bank contest was organised under the School AIDS Education Programme at Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Sector 20, on Wednesday. Students from Classes IX and XI participated. Topics were based on AIDS and its control. 

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was organised by the Blood Donation Society, Government College for Girls, Sector 11, on Wednesday. A total of 166 students donated blood. Two Faculty members also donated blood at the camp. 

NEW PRINCIPAL: Mr S.C. Nijhawan took over as Principal after a farewell function was organised for the outgoing Principal of Government College, Sector 46, Major D.P. Singh, on the college premises on Wednesday. The outgoing Principal D.P. Singh was given a memento by the new Principal. The function concluded with a get-together of the staff. 

LAND VACATED: Employees of the Forest Department, Samrala, under the leadership of Mr Ajit Singh Sandhu, Range Officer, got vacated more than eight acres of land from unauthorised possession in Aslana Bet village, 13 km from here, on Friday. Talking to mediapersons, Mr Sandhu said that more than 5,000 saplings would be planted very shortly. Mr Sandhu also said that more than 20 acres were still under the illegal possession by some farmers which would also be got vacated very shortly. Notices had been served on the encroachers. In the meantime the Range Officer urged the Punjab Government to honour the forest employees who got the land vacated from unauthorised possession. 

HONOURED: Ms Kuldeep Kaur, Principal of the local Nankana Sahib Public School, has been awarded with “Avantika National award” for her best services rendered for mankind by the “Avantika group of artists and intellectuals” in an impressive function held at Innocent Heart School, Green Model Town, Jalandhar, on Thursday. The Principal of Malwa College, Bondli-Samrala, Mr Jasbinder Singh Dhillon and Principal of the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Jhar Sahib, Ms Harbans Kaur Gill have congratulated Ms Kuldeep Kaur for this remarkable award. 



BASANT PANCHMI: The Jat Sabha, Chandigarh, will celebrate Basant Panchmi and Sir Chhotu Ram birth anniversary on February 17 at Jat Bhavan. Haryana MP Ajay Chautala, DGP M.S. Malik and Director (Industries) will be present on the occasion. A cultural programme will also be presented. 

SEMINAR: The Psychology Department, Panjab University, organised a seminar on ‘Human relations in organisation’ at the ICSSR Complex on Friday. Mr P.K. Verma, executive director, Human Resources, Mohali, delivered the keynote address. He emphasised the need for a paradigm shift in the future role of Human Resource Department. 

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was organised on the premises of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited here on Friday. More than 100 employees of the unit donated blood. A team of doctors led by Dr Anuradha Kalra from the PGI, Chandigarh, supervised the camp. Dr Naresh Kumar, vice-president, Chemical Manufacturing, appreciated the contribution of the employees. 



FAMILY PLANNING CAMPS: Family planning camps are being organised in various parts of the district during the month. In all 20 camps will be held, according to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr KD Dogra. He said here on Friday that these camps would be held at Kuthera, Bhoranj, Bhota, Galore, Lambloo, Sujanpurtira, Bijheri, Nalti, Kangoo, Bhareri, Toiunidevi, Nadaun, Barsar, Baragran, Dhaneta and Jahoo villages.

INAUGURATED: A branch of the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank was inaugurated by Mr Babu Ram Mandyal, MLA and chairman of the bank, in Ladraur village of the district on Thursday.

WORKSHOP: The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Anuradha Thakur, on Friday urged people to make full use of the Lokmitra Yojana launched by the district administration. She said it was an e-governance scheme aimed at providing justice to the people at their doorstep. Inaugurating a two-day workshop in this regard, she said 25 centres were functioning under the scheme. The workshop was organised by the Information Technology Department and the Gian Vigyan Samiti in collaboration with the district administration.


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