March 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India
WORKSHOP: Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Dental Sciences and Research will organise a two-day north zone workshop of oral and maxillofacial surgeons on March 29 in collaboration with the Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, India and IDA, Punjab.
CONSUMER FORUMS: The Government of India is contemplating giving more powers to the consumer redress forums to ensure speedy trial of cases. This was stated by Justice H.S. Brar, president, Punjab Consumer Dispute Forum, here on Friday.
OBJECTION RAISED: The Government School Teachers Union (GSTU) has drawn the attention of the Minister for Education to the non-official duties being assigned to government teachers, especially the primary batch. In a press note issued here on Friday, the union flayed the government for deputing teachers for door-to-door surveys at a time when the annual examinations were round the corner.
DC JOINS: Mr Alok Shekhar, 1994 batch IAS officer, joined as Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, on Friday. He replaces Ms Raji P. Srivastva, who has been shifted as Additional MD, Markfed. Mr Shekhar, who earlier served as ADC of Mansa and Bathinda, was also the Registrar of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.
ORDER ISSUED: Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner in an order issued here on March 16 has asked all residents of the district, who have come here from other states to register their present and permanent addresses at the nearest police stations. He said those who had employed persons from other states should also get their addresses registered.
RUN OVER: Two persons were run over and killed by trains in separate incidents in the city on Thursday. A report from the railway police here said a 45-year-old man, Gurbachan Lal, died near the Arya Nagar railway crossing after being hit by a train. In another incident, a man was crushed to death by a train just near the city railway station.
FAREWELL LUNCH: A farewell lunch was organised in honour of Lieut Gen Surjit Singh, the outgoing General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, at the Shivalik Officers Institute, ChandiMandir, by the Dogra Officers Regimental Association, on Saturday. Meanwhile, a family welfare meet of women at Chandimandir was held at Manekshaw Auditorium. The president, Western Command Army Wives Welfare Association, Ms Deep Surjit Singh, presided over the function.
CELEBRATIONS: The Saraswati Ladies’ Club celebrated Holi at a function held here on Saturday. The celebrations began with applying of gulal followed by a cultural programme. Dance items on songs ‘Rang barse bheege chunar wali’ and ‘Khelenge hum holi’ were presented by Ms Rajni Malik, Ms Sharmila, Ms Malwinder Bajwa, Ms Anita Kaushal and Ms Ranjita. Delicacies like ‘gujia’ and other sweets were distributed among the members. Ms Avinash Kaur Walia, president, spoke a few lines on the importance of the festival.
APPOINTED: An election meeting of the Lions Club Ludhiana Royal was held here recently. Members of the Royal district 321-F unanimously appointed Mr Rana Surat Singh as the president of the club for the year 2002-2003.
MAGNETIC THERAPY CAMP: A three-day free magnetic therapy camp by the Shri Sai Nature Cure and Magnetic Health Centre, Nagpur, was inaugurated on Friday at Jain Sthanak, Sunder Nagar. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Joginder Pal Jain. Patients with ailments like backache, joint-pain, polio, hernia, blood pressure, tuberculosis and obesity were treated on the first day of the camp.
MEETING: A meeting of the Niharika Ladies Club was held at Basant Resorts to celebrate the festival of Holi. The members celebrated the festival by discussing colours of summer flowers and indoor plants. Ms Neelam Kapoor of Techno care Nursery delivered a talk on the maintenance of home gardens and care of indoor plants. A quiz was also organised on the occasion which was anchored by Ms Shaheen and Ms Karuna Singh. Ms Paramjit, Dr Amrit and Ms Jasbir won the first, second and third prize, respectively.
CRITICISED: Mr Chamkaur Singh Kauri and Dr Shiv Kumar Tejpal, president and senior vice-president of the local municipal council respectively, in a press statement have criticised the Amarinder government for forcing the municipal councils to return the grant money given by the SAD-BJP government for carrying out developmental works.
PAINTING COMPETITION: More than 80 students from different schools participated in an on-the-spot painting competition held here on Friday. The function was organised by Ashok Vatika, a social organisation. Ms Bhawna Garg, SDM, gave away the prizes to the winners.
CATARACT OPERATIONS: A free eye operation camp was organised at the Community Health Centre, Indora, 20 km from here, on Friday by Sri Satya Sai Sewa Sangathan. As many as 650 patients were examined and 58 cataract operations performed. Medicines were also distributed free of cost.
CHAMBA PROHIBITORY ORDERS: Carrying of firearms and other lethal weapons has been prohibited from March 27 to 29 in Sirmaur district, keeping in view of the ensuing Hola mohalla at Paonta Sahib. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kaushal in an order issued here on Friday. The order would, however, not be applicable to the law and order maintaining agencies.
PROHIBITORY ORDERS: Carrying of firearms and other lethal weapons has been prohibited from March 27 to 29 in Sirmaur district, keeping in view of the ensuing Hola mohalla at Paonta Sahib. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kaushal in an order issued here on Friday. The order would, however, not be applicable to the law and order maintaining agencies.
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