Sunday, April 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


FARM PRODUCE: Farmers would get farm produce on subsidised rates in the apni mandi project to be started by the district administration. This was stated by Mr S S Puri, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing farmers at a workshop at Guru Nanak Bhavan here on Friday.

DISTRICT CREDIT PLAN: Mr Rakesh Kumar Verma, Deputy Commissioner, released the district credit plan for 2002-2003 at a meeting of the banks advisory committee held at Yojna Bhavan on Friday. Addressing members of the committee, Mr Verma said under the plan, the banks would advance loans amounting to Rs 350.21 crore under various schemes to 98,093 beneficiaries.

ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS: The 59th annual celebrations of the Arya Samaj, Model town, will be held from April 9 to 14, according to Mr Satyanand Munjal, president. During the celebrations, Mr Anirudh Kumar Shastri will conduct a yagya and Pandit Satyapal ji Pathik from Amritsar and Acharya Bhagwan Dev ji Chaitanya from Himachal Pradesh will deliver discourses. Mr Vijay Syal, secretary of the Arya Samaj, told Ludhiana Tribune that a mahila sammelan would be held on April 13 in the afternoon at the Arya Kanya Gururkul in Shastri Nagar, which would be the venue for the annual celebrations. On the concluding day, the main function would be presided over by Swami Divyanand ji from Hardwar, added Mr Syal.

YOGA CLASSES: The Vishwa Yoga Sansthan will organise a mass Yoga training session from 5 am to 7 am at Green Park, Gill chowk, according to a spokesperson of the sansthan. He said that participants will be taught to fight chronic diseases and various ailments of the stomach through yoga.

NATAK MELA: Naujawan Sudhar Sabha here will organise a ‘Natak Mela’ on Tuesday at Indira Colony to pay tributes to martyrs. According to the secretary, Bikramjit Singh, plays will be staged by Gursharan Singh (Bhai Manna Singh Ji).

SPORTS FESTIVAL: In the memory of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, a sports festival at Lalauri Kalan village will start from Monday to Thursday according to former sarpanch Malkiat Singh. The chief guest will be the Transport Minister, Mr Tej Parkash Singh and prizes will be distributed by Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, Chairman of the Panchayat Samiti. A cultural programme will also be staged.

APPOINTED: Mr Gurbax Singh Sekhon has been appointed Secretary, Marketing Committee. The post of Secretary had been lying vacant since the retirement of Mr Kuldeep Sharma. 

PRABHAT PHERIS: On the eve of Ram Naumi, the prabhat pheris will start from Baisakhi according to Pandit Advait of 84 Pauri Mandir here on Saturday and Ram Naumi will be celebrated with great pomp and show in the mandir according to Sant Shiva Nand Ji and Shobha Yatra in this connection will be held on April 19.

RECEPTION OFFICE: The district police has decided to open public reception offices at police stations to provide due help to the people in getting their complaints registered. This was stated by Mr Narinder Bhargava, SSP, during a meeting with newspersons here on Friday.

EYE CAMP: The district blindness control society, with the help of the local citizens council, organised a free eye camp here on Friday in which more than 1,000 persons were examined. Dr K.K. Sharma, Civil Surgeon, Amritsar, presided over the function. Medicines were given to patients free of cost.

DHARNA HELD: The employees federation of the PSEB organised a protest dharna on Friday in front of the office of the local Deputy Chief Engineer, against the abolition of 14,000 posts in the board. Mr Gurdev Singh Pannu, senior vice-president of the state unit of the board, Mr Raj Kumar, Mr Harjit Singh Sandhu, Mr Mangal Singh, Mr Paramjit Singh Pannu and other leaders addressed the employees and condemned the management.


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