Tuesday, February 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MEDICAL CAMP: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.S.Puri, has assured residents of villages along the border full compensation for their crops which have been affected due to the deployment of Army. He was speaking at a medical camp organised by the Army authorities at Singoke village in Ajnala tehsil here on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Brig J.S.Grewal. Residents of 20 villages were given medical treatment and medicines were given to them free of cost.

MURDERED: Balwant Singh of Ganj di Mori locality here was murdered allegedly by his brother on Saturday following a dispute over property. According to information , the suspect Sujit Singh, along with his wife and two sons, attacked Balwant Singh with sharp weapons. A case has been registered. However, no arrests have been made.

INJURED: An old woman, along with her maid, were seriously injured in an attack by a person with a sharp weapon. The accused, who was reportedly about 18-year-old, forcibly entered her house and demanded Rs 50,000. When he was refused the money, he attacked and injured them.

DISTILLERY RAIDED: An illicit distillery unit has been raided and 70 kg lahan seized from Mukhtiar Singh of Chattiwind village. About four litres of illicit liquor have been recovered from the accused.

SNATCHED: Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched the purse of Urmila Jain of Ranjit Avenue here which contained Rs 25,000 cash, a diamond ring and a ‘mangal sutra’.

CAMP ORGANISED: A free homeopathic medical camp was organised by Homeopathic Medical College at Dera Baba Bishan Dass at Nara village on Sunday. As many as 110 patients were examined and provided medicines free of cost.

FAREWELL PARTY: Students of Class X from Shivalikwala Doon School, Rishi Nagar, were bid farewell at a function held here on Sunday. Students of Class IX presented various dance items. Games like antakshri and musical chairs were arranged for the passing-out students. Class X students also participated in modelling contest in which Mr Sunny Maria was adjudged Mr Farewell and Yatti Arora was chosen Ms Farewell. Varun Chhabra and Kanika Thapar were selected as runners-up. An acting competition was also organised in which Ms Nipun Thapar won the first prize. Ms Mohini Albert, principal, wished good luck to the students. Mr B.R. Maria, director of the school, was also present on the occasion. 

CHECK-UP CAMP: Over 407 patients were examined during a free medical check-up camp organised at the Khanna-Nabha road. The camp was organised by Randev Trust. Eye patients were examined by Dr Dinesh Garg of Dyanand Medical College and Hospital. Mr Arun Atri, president, Atri Eye Research Foundation, said over 17 persons pledged to donate their eyes on the occasion. 

FREE EYE CAMP: A free eye check-up and operation camp will be organised by Guru Angad Dev Charitable Hospital, Chandigarh Road, from February 15 to March 15. Free operation of cataract and lens free of cost will be implanted. This information was given by the president of the Guru Angad Dev Sewa Society, Dr S.N. Nagpal. 

ECO AWARENESS: An environment awareness programme was held under the National Green Corps programme by Eco Club at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhogiwal, on Sunday. The programme was sponsored by the State Bank of Patiala, Bhogiwal branch.

SUICIDE: Bagicha Singh, who had allegedly strangled his wife Murti to death a few days ago, reportedly committed suicide here on Sunday. According to reports, he was a teacher in Government School at Ladhaika village in the district.


BASANT PANCHMI: The Jat Sabha will celebrate “Basant Panchmi” and the 121st birthday of Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram at the local Jat Bhavan on Sunday. A press note issued by the sabha said outstanding students and sportspersons would be honoured on that day. A cultural programme would also be organised on the occasion in which folk singers like Mahabir Guddu, Bagbir Rathi, Sarita Choudhary and Ishwar Sharma would perform. Mr Ajay Singh |Chautala, MP, would be the chief guest, while Mr M.S. Malik, president of the sabha, would preside over the function. Mr Ram Niwas, Director Industries, would be the guest of honour. 

FAREWELL PARTY: A colourful show was organised by students of Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, as a part of the farewell party to the outgoing students of Class X and XII on the school premises here on Monday. A fashion show was also organised on the occasion. The programme concluded with bhangra and giddah items. The school director and Principal, Ms U. Sethi, inaugurated the function. Mr T.R. Sethi, chairman of Sanjay Group of Schools, was the chief guest and Mr K.I.P. Singh, SHO of the Sector 34 police station, was the guest of honour. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected members of the new executive committee of the North India Beekeepers Association, Chandigarh: chairperson — Dr Madhu Gill; vice-chairmen — Mr Sadhu Singh and Mr R.P. Singh; secretary — Mr R.K. Sethi; and treasurer — Mr Vikas Kapoor. 

DEWORMING CAMPAIGN: A four-day Deworming campaign for school children of Maulijagran colony which was organised by the Surya Foundation in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation, concluded here on Monday. Dr Ramneek Sharma, founder director of the Surya Foundation, said worm infestation was a major contributing factor for malnutrition in children. The campaign launched by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh aims to cover 2,200 school-going children of various colonies. Ms Madhavi Kataria, Director, Social Welfare Department, who was the chief guest on this occasion addressed the students and explained the importance of having healthy bodies to house healthy minds. About 1,052 students from different schools benefitted from this campaign. 

BOOK RELEASED: Madhav Kaushik’s latest poem collection ‘Nayi Sadi Ka Sannata’ was released at a function organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in Hotel Shivalikview here on Monday. Releasing the book, Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, said the poet has done a wonderful job at capturing human emotions in a flawless way. Reciting her favourite poem from the collection, Ms Nanda emphasised the need to take Urdu to the masses. “Nai Sadi Ka Sannata” is the 10th book on poem and ghazals by Madhav Kaushik. The poet has received the Haryana Sahitya Akademi Award, Hasya Kavita Samman, Ravindra Nath Vashisth Samman and Rashtriya Hindi Sevi Sahastravdi Samman. Mr H.S. Halwarvi, Editor of the Punjabi Tribune and Vice-Chairman of the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, presented the vote of thanks. 

MEDI-FEST AT GMCH-32: The four-day all-India medi-fest, Euphoria-2002, will begin at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, from February 14. Organised by students of the college, Euphoria will comprise performances by students in cultural events and an opportunity for them to unleash the creative talent in the various off stage events. More than 3,000 delegates from various medical colleges of the country are expected to participate in the event. 

APPEAL: The Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI, has appealed to various NGOs, social clubs, educational institutions, religious bodies and individual donors that there is an urgent need for blood of AB group for patients admitted to the various city hospitals. 

INQUIRY INSTITUTED: The Bank of Punjab (BoP) has instituted an inquiry into the recent rumours about the imminent closure of the bank. “We have started an inquiry, and within a week or so our team will come out with its report”, said Mr Tejbir Singh, executive director of the bank. “Things have normalised now and people are re-depositing their money,” claimed a senior bank official. Following the rumour , the BoP also wrote about the matter to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Legal action would be taken against whosoever had attempted to tarnish the bank’s image, said the bank officials. 

KISAN CLUB MEETING: The district administration was committed to increasing the agricultural production and the kisan clubs created with the help of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the Krishi Vibhag, stated Mr S.K. Goyal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over the monthly meeting of the Kisan club here on Monday. He said these clubs imparted knowledge about the latest technological developments in the field of agriculture and crop rotation. Farmers were also cautioned against the indiscriminate use of pesticides in order to save environment from pollution. The ADC called upon the farmers for diversification from the wheat-rice pattern to pulses and oilseeds. 



WEBSITE LAUNCHED: The Director (Operations) BSNL, Mr Prithipal Singh, on Monday launched the website of Ambala telecom district. Among others, Chief General Manager (Telecom), Haryana circle. Mr G. Jethwani, and General Managers, Mr G.S. Daria, Mr Labh Singh and Mr Satyapal, were also present. The website www.ambala.bsnl.co.in contains information regarding Ambala telecom district. The information available on the website includes detail of customer services, telephone directory, commercial information, telephone tariff rates various types of forms. Mr Prithipal Singh said the website would be updated regularly. 

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The former Speaker of Lok Sabha, Mr Balram Jakhar, called upon the teachers to inculcate a feeling of nationalism, discipline and dedication among the students so that they could serve the country in future. He was speaking at the annual function of Sunshine Public School here on Saturday where he was the chief guest. He expressed concern over the falling standards of ethics and moral values in different fields of life.

HONOURED: A senior journalist, Baboo Ram Gupta, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award by Lions Club International, Region-3, at a conference held at Shahabad, 35 km from here, on Sunday. Director of Vishwas School, Mr C.L. Baruta, and freedom fighter, Mr Banu Ram Gupta, were also given this award.

DEDICATED: The Union Culture Department Secretary, Mr N. Gopalswamy, dedicated to the people, the findings recovered during excavation at Bhagwaanpura village near here, and local Harsh kaa Teela, near Sheikh Chehli Tomb here, on Sunday. Mr Gopalswamy also released a book containing information regarding the articles recovered during the excavation.

CONFERENCE HELD: More than 100 delegates participated in the seventh state-level conference of ENT specialists, organised under the auspices of the Haryana branch of the Association of Oto-laryngologists of India, here on Saturday. Inaugurating the conference, Dr Santosh Kakkar, a former Director of AIIMS, New Delhi, called upon the doctors to provide the general public with affordable treatment. Dr Y.N. Mehra, former Director of the PGI, Chandigarh, was the guest of honour.

TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed and five others injured when the car in which they were travelling dashed against a tree at Sahuwala village on Sunday. According to information, Naveen Kumar, a resident of Sector 15 in Hisar, was going to Kalanwali with his friends when he lost control over the car due to a tyre burst and dashed against a tree.

CONGRESS RALLY: The Congress will organise a rally here on February which will be attended by all senior Congress (I) leaders, including Mr Bhajan Lal, former Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mr Shemshar Singh Surajewala, president of the Haryana Krishak Samaj. The information was given here on Sunday by Mr Satpal Kaushik, secretary of the HPCC.

BLOOD DONATION: The 31st blood donation camp was jointly organised by Maharaja Aggarsain College and Maharaja Aggarsain Institute of Management Training, Jagadhri, in the college on Saturday. Dr Amar Singh, Dean of Colleges, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, was the chief guest.


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