Wednesday, April 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


WORLD HEALTH DAY: The District Red Cross Society organised a function in connection with World Health Day at the zila parishad hall on Monday. Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, who presided over the function said on account of busy schedule, people had no time for exercises. Physical activity was one of the most effective ways to improve and maintain health.

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES: For the redress of grievances of the public, two ‘‘grievances redress days’’ have been fixed in a month. The Deputy Commissioner said in a press note on Monday that he would listen to grievances on every second and fourth Friday of the month. All district heads of government departments would attend the meetings. He asked SDMs (Civil) to hold such meetings on every Tuesday in their respective offices.

LECTURE: The All-India Integrated Medical Association will organise a lecture on Ureteric Calculi on Wednesday at Hotel Mariot, Dugri. According to a press note, Dr Sandeep Sharma, Head Urology Department, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will deliver the lecture. Dr Pradeep Batra, the secretary of the association said that Surinder Dawar, MLA, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

CELEBRATIONS: Lodhi Club will celebrate Baisakhi festival on Friday on the club premises. Mr B.M. Mahajan, general secretary in a press statement said that popular folk singer Palwinder Dhami and his dance troupe would also entertain the audience. A punctuality draw, best dressed couple, best dressed male, best dressed female and best dressed child awards would be declared on the occasion and there will be many more surprise gifts for members. Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner will be the chief guest.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION: Sain Public Senior Secondary School, Shimlapuri, organised its annual prize distribution function on Tuesday. Several music, dance, choreography and skit items were presented. Ms Saroj Manan, school’s Principal, gave away prizes to top three position holders of each class. She declared that these students would be given free education, books, stationery and school uniform in the new session.

FILM ON LORD MAHAVIR: ‘Mangal Murti Mahavira’, a film depicting the life and teachings of Lord Mahavira, was screened at Laxmi Palace in Sunder Nagar on Monday evening. The show was jointly organised by the Bhagwan Mahavira 2600th Janam Kalyanak Prachar Samiti and Mata Chakreshwri Devi Jain Young Society. Before the screening, a simple function was organised. The show was inaugurated by Mr Rajinder Kumar Jain. The film has been produced by Sikandar Lal Jain.

JAGJIT TO SING FOR PFA: Singer Jagjit Singh would give an in-concert performance on Thursday at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan, according to a press note by the People For Animals (PFA) here on Tuesday. It would be the second such performance for the PFA by the noted singer. He had earlier performed in New Delhi in aid of the animal welfare body. The press note stated further that the proceeds from the show would go towards funds for building an animal shelter.

VACATION PLEA: Mr Gurbux Singh, Secretary of the Democratic Employees Front, Punjab, in a press note here on Tuesday urged the Education Minister, Mr Khushal Behl, to grant summer vacation to about 1,500 workshop attendants working in government schools.

THREAT BY STAFF: Class IV employees of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board here and at Banga, who have not been paid salaries for the past two months, have threatened to stop the water supply if the municipal council failed to release their salaries by April 15.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Patiala Spare Parts Dealers’ Association: president — Mr M.L. Nohria; senior vice-president — Mr Khem Chand Mittal; vice-president — Mr Tirath Singh Sethi; secretary — Mr Pardeep Kumar Sood; general secretary — Mr Partap Singh Sethi; joint secretary — Mr Gurinder Walia; and cashier — Mr Rajesh Singla.

SUICIDE: Iqbal Singh (50) of the local Joginder Nagar mohalla reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan, on Tuesday. Domestic tension is said to be the reason behind the suicide.

PENSION DEMANDED: A retired college teacher and writer, Prof Hamdardvir Nausheharvi, has urged the Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to implement its election pledge on pension and gratuity to non-government aided college teachers. Prof Nausheharvi reiterated that the pension was to be passed by Punjab Government Treasury from the carnus fund of college teachers’ own PF earnings deposited with the government

TRIBUTES PAID: Rich tributes were paid to Mrs Mohinder Kaur, wife of Terrorist Victim’s Shopkeepers Association secretary, Mr Darshan Singh, at Gurdwara Vishakarma Ji by the Congress MLA, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon. Among others who addressed the Shradhanjli Samaroh were Jasvir Singh Dhillon, Counsellor, Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, former chairman of the Panchayat Samit and social worker Mr Kuldeep Khullar, former councillor.

WHEAT PURCHASE: Only 38 quintals of wheat was purchased by the government till Monday evening though more than 400 quintals of wheat had arrived at the grain market as the moisture content in it was 16 to 18 per cent, according to Mr Sukhmohan Singh Chawla, DFSO here on Tuesday. Mr Chawla appealed to commission agents and farmers to bring in wheat crushed by trasher on the same day, those of the combines after two days.



ACADEMY OPENED: The English Academy and Centre and Career Enhancement was inaugurated in the city here on Sunday. Wg Cdr D.P. Sabharwal, facilitator of the academy, said nearly 75 per cent of applicants in any job failed because they did not know the basics of even filing in their bio-data. The knowledge of English language was one of the important factors in the job sector. He said the academy first tried to take the fear out of student while speaking English. Personality development was another key area of activity, he added.

CHILD HEALTH CAMP: Fifty women were examined at a reproductive and child health and family awareness camp organised by the Servants of the People Society in association with SOSVA (N) at Khuda Alisher village here on Tuesday. Rural women were told about various methods of family planning, eight adolescents about puberty and 10 women from the village came for antenatal check-up, stated a press note issued by the Society.

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS: The traffic wing of the local police has challaned 864 persons for violations during the past 10 days. As per available information, 864 persons have been challaned for driving without fastening seat belts while 295 persons using coloured film on windshields. Thirtysix persons were challaned on Tuesday of which 19 were driving without seat belts on.

AMBULANCE SERVICE: The Punjab Red Cross started ambulance service on Tuesday for taking patients from Punjab and Haryana to the PGI and other city hospitals. According to the secretary of the Punjab State Red Cross Society, the 24-hour ambulance is available at telephone no 780827 and mobile no 98150-94394. The charges of the ambulance van are Rs 3.50 per km. The charges for Chandigarh are Rs 80 and for Mohali, Panchkula and Manimajra are Rs 100 (one way). He said funeral van services were also available at Chandigarh at phone no 780827.

KISAN CLUB MEETING: The monthly kisan club meeting will be held on April 11 at the Mini- Secretariat under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Jyoti Arora. A quiz contest will also be held for farmers and winners will be awarded.

ADDITIONAL CHARGE: The Deputy Secretary ( Middle), Ms Narinder Kaur has been given the additional charge of the Controller of Examination after Ms Harcharan Kaur Brar, Controller of Examination, went on a medical leave after she was seriously injured in a road accident. 



HVP MEETING: A meeting of the Haryana Vikas Party was presided over by district youth president Darbara Singh Launta. Mr Launta said various sections of society were fed up with the “anti-people” policies of the Haryana Government. He said Mr Chautala had not kept his electoral promises regarding free power and jobs for youth. He said there were differences in the Congress.

DHARAMSHALAS OPENED: Ambala cantonment MLA Anil Vij said a separate cell had been created to carry out the announcement made by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala during “Sarkar Apke Dwar” programme. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating dharamshalas at Balmiki Basti, Church Compound and Dhobi Ghat, Mr Vij said Mr Chautala regularly looked into the progress of the announcements made during the programme. 

DHARNA HELD: A dharna was held by employees of the HSMITC under the presidentship of Mr Krishan Kumar. Leaders urged the government not to shut down HSMITC.

PLACEMENT WEEK: Placement week will be observed at the Shri Atmanand Jain Institute of Management and Technology, Ambala City. Placement coordinator Anil Chandhok said various companies would visit the institute during this week for campus interviews. He said even before the start of placement week, some companies has selected students from the campus. Mr Kirti Prasad Jain, general secretary of the trust that runs the institute, said efforts were being made to provide placement opportunities to the students. 

SCHOOL FUNCTION: The Joint Commissioner (Academics), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Mr Puran Chand, inaugurated a residential transit accommodation for teachers at KV No 1 Ambala Cantonment here on Tuesday. The accommodation, Shikshak Sadan, consists of 10 dwelling units and it has been built at a cost of Rs 20 lakh. Annual day function of the school was also held. A cultural function was presented on this occasion. Ms Manju Lata Saxena, Assistant Commissioner, KVS, Chandigarh Region, was the guest of honour. The school Principal, Dr O.D. Sharma, presented the annual report.

INAUGURATION: Mr Alok Joshi, IG, Ambala range, inaugurated a vaccination camp here on Saturday to mark the first death anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal. Speaking on the occasion, he also paid tributes to Devi Lal. Dr Sanjay Khaneja, who organised the camp, told newsmen that over 200 children were given hepatitis-B, HIB and typhoid injections.

EXHIBITION: A week-long exhibition on “women in India” organised by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, Government of India, at the local Arya Girls College, concluded on Friday. Nearly 300 photographs of prominent women of the country, including Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Sarojini Naidu, Aruna Asaf Ali, Kiran Bedi and Bachendri Pal, were displayed at the exhibition.

CONFERENCE HELD: In India, the ratio of female to male is 933 per 1000 whereas in Europe it is 1005 to 1000. This was stated by Justice Iqbal Singh, retired Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and presiding officer of the Industrial Tribunal, Punjab, while addressing a conference of doctors of Yamunanagar and Jagadhri on Sunday.

HSMITC DEMONSTRATION: The demonstration of employees of the Haryana State Minor Irrigation Tubewell Corporation (HSMITC) entered its eighth day on Monday here against the decision of the government to close it. Mr Dhan Parkash Tyagi, president of the HSMITC employees union of Yamunanagar zone, said the decision would result in sacking the employees who had served the state for the past 20 to 30 years.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Yamunanagar District Property Dealers Association: president — Mr Naresh Sharma; vice-presidents — Mr Sham Singh and Mr Bhupinder Singh; general secretary — Mr Mehma Singh; and treasurer — Mr Harish Chander.



WARNING TO CM: Members of the Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Employees Union has warned Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal not to “politicise” the bank and hold time-bound elections. The Board of Directors of the bank should be dissolved, they added. The Vice-President of the union, Mr Subhash Sharma, in a press note here on Tuesday asked the Chief Minister to make alternative arrangements as per rules after dissolving the board until the next elections.


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