Tuesday, July 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


VETERINARY CAMP: For the prevention of haemorrhage septicemia and foot-and-mouth diseases, 16,000 and 96,080 cattle, respectively, have been vaccinated in the district, said Mr Ramesh Chander Punj, Deputy Director, Veterinary Department, Fatehgarh Sahib, at the concluding function of a free medical veterinary camp organised by Mr Sharanjit Singh, president, Youth Club, and the gram panchyat, in collaboration with the Veterinary Department, at Rurki village on Sunday. Mr Punj lauded the efforts of Dr Ranbir Sharma and Mr Jatinder Kumar Verma for holding the camp. During the camp, 890 cattle were examined and medicines were supplied by the Veterinary Department, Ranbaxy and Vest Pharma.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local MHR Senior Secondary School Managing Committee: president — Mr J.K. Khurana; and vice-president — Mr Som Chand Katia.

PMET: Shuchi Bansal, a local girl, has secured the fourth position in the PMET throughout the state. The father of the girl claimed that she secured the 73rd position in the CBSE PMET and got admission to a reputed medical college at New Delhi on that basis.

CASE REGISTERED: A case under Section 420 of the IPC was registered on Saturday against travel agents Sohan Lal and Karamjit of the local Pur Hiran and Vishbash Kumar of Muzaffarnagar following a complaint lodged by Amarjit of Manko village who alleged that the travel agents took Rs 3 lakh for settling him in Italy. However, instead of sending him to Italy, they sent him to Kyrgyzstan, along with Vishbhash Kumar. He alleged that he worked as a labour there for nine months. The accused has not returned his money.

PISTOLS SEIZED: The police seized a country-made pistol from two motor cycle-borne persons, Karam Singh and Bhupinder Singh, of Kukowal village at a naka at the Canal bridge, Ajnoha, on Sunday night. A pistol was also seized from Amrik Singh of Thalewal. Meanwhile, Gurdip Singh, an accomplice of Seetal Singh, a contract killer, was arrested from his house on Sunday.

ELECTED: Mr Iqbal Singh of The Tribune was elected president of the newly formed Press Club at a meeting held at Chandan Plaza under the leadership of Mr K. L. Sehgal here on Sunday. According to Dr H.S. Lall, president of the Punjab Union of Journalists, his name was proposed by Dr Somesh Batta of the Indian Express, while the other 20 members present seconded the proposal.

SPEED RADAR: The Khanna police will get speed checking radar to check overspeeding by vehicles on GT Road. This was stated by DIG Mohamad Mustafa here on Saturday. Mr Mustafa and his wife Razia Sultan, MLA, were here on a private visit. He directed DSP Balbir Singh to send the proposal through the SSP.

CONTEST: As many as 24 students from the senior section of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, participated in a paper-reading contest organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad and State Bank of India here on Monday. The contestants were given five topics. The first prize was bagged by Parwinder Kaur, while the second prize went to Satbir Kalsi and the third prize was won by Gaurav Arora. Aanchal Jain and Payal Gandhi got consolation prizes. Mr H.C. Gupta, Principal, gave them the prizes.

FREE MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised at Deepak Hospital, Sarabha Nagar, here on Sunday. Over 2,500 patients were examined for gynae, diabeties and joint pain related problems. Vaccines of Hepatitis B were administered to the patients. Around 50 ultrasound, 100 laboratory, 60 gynaecological, 70 blood sugar tests and 80 ayurveda treatments were performed. Dr Rajan Issac, Medical Superintendent, said another free camp on endoscopy would be organised next month.

URGED: The notification to reduce power supply from 21 hours to 10 hours per day to induction furnaces would harm the steel industry, said Mr R.P. Bhatia, zonal chairman, Steel Re-Rolling Mills Association of India, here on Monday. He urged the government to reconsider the anti-industry policies.

ARRESTED: The district police has arrested a number of persons under the Excise Act following the recovery of lahan, poppy husk and illicit liquor during the past 24 hours. Police sources said the police had arrested Gurdev Singh, a resident of Ghalkalan village, in this district from whom it had recovered 40 kg of lahan. It arrested another person, Kuldip Singh, a resident of Daulewale village, and recovered 20 kg of lahan.

SCHOOL KIDS HEALTH: Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a meeting of doctors and principals of various schools, here on Saturday, asked them to take care of students’ health. He asked the doctors to organise medical camps in villages. He also directed the District Education Officer to conduct a survey regarding the requirements of schools.

COMMITTEE FORMED: The Punjab Students Union (PSU) has constituted a five-member committee to mobilise the students to launch a stir against the exorbitant fee and funds being charged by the government aided educational institutions. A union press note stated this.

PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: The local Youth Arora Club organised a prize distribution function at KC Palace here on Saturday which was presided over by Mr Parkash Singh, MLA. The function was held to honour meritorious students of the area, said Mr Rajan Arora, president of the club. A similar function was organised by the local unit of Sri Ramsharnam (Gohana) here at Sri Ramsharanam Bhavan on Sunday.

CLERKS’ DEMAND: Clerks in the Education Department have urged the state government to implement the orders of the DPI(S), Punjab, issued on November 8, 2000, under which promotions to the ministerial staff were to be reviewed and to be granted proportionately as per seniority and merit.

EXHIBITION: An exhibition on arts crafts and heritage of Punjab was inaugurated by the ADC Mr Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, at Guru Harkrishan Public School here on Monday. Various schools of the city will be taking part in this exhibition.

LAUNCHED: To create awareness about the Swarn Jayanti, Self Employment Scheme, which has been recently launched by the Central Government, the ADC (Development), Mr Jagwant Singh Brar, addressed a gathering of Panchayat Secretaries and rural social workers of the state at the GTC, Nabha, on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he said this scheme would assist masses living below the poverty line in villages to set up means of earning their livelihood. He said independent ventures under this scheme would be given a loan of Rs 50,000 and 30 per cent subsidy whereas self-help groups of youth will get a loan of Rs 3 lakh and of 50 per cent subsidy.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: More than 5,000 sapling were planted by 6 (Independent) Armoured Brigade at the eight-day Vanamahotsava-2000 which concluded on Sunday. Brig Mahavir Singh said it was the duty of every citizen to make the environment clean and green by planting saplings.

SEPARATE COUNTERS: Exporters of the Doaba region on Saturday urged the Ministry of External Affairs to set up separate counters for them at passport offices, especially at Jalandhar and Chandigarh, and to deploy competent staff to deal with their problems. Mr Ashwani Kohli, vice-president, Punjab Chamber of Small Exporters, said till this arrangement was made, special officers should be provided at the Regional Passport Offices.

CONDOLENCE: MEETINGS: The local Kamla Nehru College for Women held a special meeting and observed a two-minutes silence on Monday to mourn death of Vice-President Krishan Kant. According to a press note.

APPEALED: Confusion prevails amongst parents, students and teachers of schools and colleges in Punjab due to conflicting reports in the vernacular Press regarding the closure of schools and colleges till August 7, according to Mr Behari Lal Saddi, vice-president of the Govt Secondary School Teachers Union, Punjab, here on Monday. The DPI (S) and DPI Colleges were tight-lipped on the issue, he added. Mr Saddi also said there was no harvest break in the schools of the state this year and summer vacations were also cut short. He appealed that the schools and colleges be closed till August 15.



OFFICE-BEARERS: Installation ceremony of Rotary Club Himalayan Ranges was held on Sunday at a hotel in Mani Majra. Mr T.K Ruby took over as President for the year 2002-2003 from the out-going president, Major Sushir Mittal on the occasion. Other members of the newly installed board of directors for the year 2002-2003 are: Mr Anil Oberoi — vice-president; Mr R.K Taneja — treasurer; Mr Rajesh Bajaj — joint secretary; Mr Anshu Anand — Sergeant At Arms; Mr Raj Mehta — Director, club service; Mr Mohnish Kapila — Director, community service; Mr Pradeep Diwan — Director, vocational service; Mr Rajnish Jindal — Director, international service; Mr Yogesh Chopra — Director, new generation.

AWARDED: A city-based architect, Surinder Bagha, has won one of the two awards given by the Government of Andhra Pradesh which had organised a national-level architectural design competition to raise a memorial park in the memory of late Mr Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. The other architect who won this award is Mr Satyanarayan of Hyderabad. It may be recalled that recently the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, the implementing agency for the proposed Memorial Park, had invited architects from all over the country to participate in the fore-mentioned contest. In all, 26 entries were received. A high-level committee comprising architects and bureaucrats, however, chose two best entries as those from Mr Bagha and Mr Satyanarayan.

NOMINATED: Mr K.K Monga, an employee of the State Bank of India has been nominated District Chairman of the Lions International-321f by district Governor, Mr Darshan Monga.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: In aid of thalassaemic children, the East branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad in collaboration with Chandigarh Furniture Association will organise sixth blood donation camp on August 3 at Shri Shiv Manas Mandir, Industrial Area, Phase II. A team of doctors headed by Dr S.K. Agnihotri from the Blood Bank Society and the Blood Transfusion Department , PGI, will conduct the camp.

PENSION SCHEME: The re-checking of new pension beneficiaries of Tau Devi Lal Old Age Pension would be conducted at concerned patwar circles in the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, said the new beneficiaries of Kharag Mangoli, Majri, Haripur, Maheshpur, Chowki, Fatehpur, Railley, Kundi, Abheypur, Budhanpur and Naddha village will be done on July 30. The villages of Ramgarh Patwal will be checked on July 31.

RETIRES: A memorable adieu was given to Principal P.L. Chopra of DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, here on Sunday. Having served as Principal of DAV schools at Jalandhar, Abohar and here, he completed 15 years of tenure as Principal and won a reputation as an agile and progressive administrator. 

PRIYANKA WINS: Priyanka Soni of Chaman Lal DAV Senior Public School, has won the first prize in district-level National Science Seminar- 2002 held at Chaman Lal DAV Senior Public School on Monday. This seminar was organised by National Council of Science Museums, Calcutta. Inderdeep of DC Model School, Gaurav Piyush of Bhawan Vidyalaya , Aman Bhatnagar of Hans Raj Public School and Shilpa of DAV English Medium Senior Secondary School were the other prize winners.



SAPLINGS PLANTED: Saplings were planted by Lions Club Ambala (Host) members in the Ambala Cantonment area on Monday. Among others, the Cantonment Executive Officer, Ms Sonam Yangdol, Mr Anil Chopra, club president, Dr Jitendra Aggarwal, secretary, Mr Rakesh Jain and Ms Nalini Sharma were present. The project has been named as “Harit Bharat”. Dr Aggarwal said the Lions Club, Ambala (Host), regularly holds free medical camps, blood donation camps, eye operation camps, artificial limbs for the physically challenged and children’s development project.

LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP: A legal awareness camp was held at Government School in Kesari village on Monday. The camp was presided over by retired district attorney, K.L. Dua. Speaking at the camp, Mr Dua said besides generating legal awareness among the people, the camp would also inform about the free legal assistance to those who need it. He said many people face difficulties since they are not aware about the law. Mr Dua said Lok Adalats are being regularly held to speedily culminate the cases. He said people would be informed about different laws during the camps. Among others, Surendra Kaur, Charanjit Singh Sahni, Nirmal Singh, Vinit Anand and Preeti were present at the camp.


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