Saturday, September 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 642 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by Bhai Ghaniyaji Mission Society on the occasion of “parkash utsav” (installation ceremony) at Gurdwara Ramsar here on Thursday. Free medicines were distributed at the camp.

CPM DRIVE: The state CPM has decided to hold ‘janandolan’ from September 15-30 to highlight problems of the masses in the state. This was stated by Mr Gurmesh Singh, district CPM secretary, in a press note issued here on Thursday. He said party workers of the district would start a march from Dharampur, home village of late Kishori Lal, a close associate of martyr Bhagat Singh. on Sunday.

AWARDED: Ms Manjit Kaur Sidhu, a teacher of Government School, Balongi (Kharar), has been awarded National Award for Teachers by the President of India. This award is given in public recognition of valuable services to the community as a teacher of outstanding merit. Earlier, she was awarded state award.

EYE OPERATION CAMP: The Lions Club, Kharar, will organise a free eye operation and check-up camp from September 23 to 28. The medicines and lenses would be provided free of cost to the patients. The club is organising check up camps in remote villages so that villagers could avail the opportunity of this free operation camp. Such a check up camp is being organised in Tewar village on September 14.

MEDICAL CAMP: The North India Association of Alternative System of Medicine will organise a free camp in Khalsa School, Kharar, on September 15. The camp would start at 10 a.m. and would continue till 4 p.m.

MEETING: The Bar Association, Kharar, has convened a meeting of all Bar Associations of Punjab and Chandigarh on September 21 at Judicial Complex, Kharar, and to suspend their work to discuss the amended CPC so that a suitable decision be taken to start an agitation to compel the government to withdraw these unjustified amendments.

TRAINING COURSE: The Department of Journalism, Language and Culture of the PAU would organise an advanced training course in communication skills and research techniques in the main library of the university campus here from September 16 to October 14. Mr Dinesh Kumar, Resident Editor, Times of India, would inaugurate the course, while Dr K.S. Sekhon, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, would preside over.

EYES DONATED: The eyes of Harnek Singh (68), a resident of B.R.S. Nagar, were donated to the Eye Bank Mansuran after he died due to cardiac arrest. Dr Ramesh, Director Eye Bank Mansuran, in a press statement on Friday said the deceased had filled the eye donation pledge from few years back.

WORKSHOP: The District Education Department, with a view to mobilising school lecturers and teachers to uplift the standard of science education in schools, has started special workshops for science lecturers and teachers. Mr K.C.Kapoor, District Education Officer, Mr Balkar Singh Bains, District Science Supervisor, and Mr Baldev Singh, Lecturer, DIET, addressed the teachers at a workshop organised at DIET, Naura, 12 km from here, on Thursday.

RALLY: A rally was organised by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union at the Fountain chowk in the city which was attended by teachers from all over the state. Speaking on the occasion, the union general secretary, Prof V. K. Tewari, said teachers working in private grant-in-aid colleges would not accept the pension-gratuity scheme notified by the state government in July, 2000. Union leader Prof Balbir Singh, while opposing the new education policy announced by the state government, said the union would launch a struggle in case the demands were not accepted.

SEMINAR: A workshop on spreading awareness about anaemia, tuberculosis, cancer and health hygiene was organised by the Baba Deep Singh organisation. The director of the Organisation, Dr Harpreet Singh Aurora, urged NGOs to come forward in this direction. Dr Navneet Sawhney stressed on a deworming programme for all school-going children in a phased manner.

IMA’S PLEA TO CENTRE: The Indian Medical Association, Punjab, has opposed the move of the Union Health Ministry to “bureaucratise” the Medical Council of India. In a letter to the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Raman Aggarwal, vice-president of the state IMA, has warned that the IMA would be forced to seek legal remedies and launch a nationwide agitation in case the ministry did not drop the move to nominate bureaucrats as members of the MCI, which was a statuary body constituted under Section 3, sub-section 1 and 2 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

WILDLIFE DAMAGED: Staff of the Karike bird sanctuary has booked four persons of Kirrian village for destroying habitats of migratory birds at the village . The accused are Nazira and his three accomplices. Nazira was sent to judicial remand till September 25. He has been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act. 



YOGA CAMP: Yoga and nature cure camp will be organised at Arya Samaj Mandir in Sector 16- D from September 17 to September 28. A well known expert naturopath Dr Virendra and Principal Gurukul, Kurukshetra, Acharya Dev Vrat, will cure different ailments. They will treat ailments including high blood pressure, diabetes, acidity, piles and obesity with the help of air, water, sun and steambath. The camp will be held from 6 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7pm everyday. Free consultation will be provided from 10 am to 12 noon during the camp. The president of Arya Samaj, Sector 16, Mr S. Marriya informed that people who are interested in the camp can contact on phone No’s-879680,770811.

ENGINEERS’ DAY: The Chandigarh branch of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineers’ Association (India) celebrated Engineers’ Day here on Friday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir M. Visweswaraya, the pioneer planner engineer. The organisation organised a blood donation camp to pay tribute to him, in which 114 persons, including seven women, donated blood. This was the sixth consecutive annual camp arranged by the association to mark the occasion. While inaugurating the function, Mr V.K. Bansal, Superintending Engineer, Chandigarh, Central Circle, CPWD, called upon the engineers to work with a purpose for the welfare of the nation. Among others, Mr G.S. Dwedi, GS, CPWD JEs Association (Delhi), Mr Dinesh Kumar from Karnal and Mr Jaidev from Shimla and Mr P.K. Gupta from Jalandhar also addressed the participants.

AWARDED: Mr Gurcharan Singh Gill, a PTI in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, has been awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his contribution in the field of education as a teacher by the Lions Club Chandigarh Mid-Town. 

SEMINAR: A seminar in classroom teaching techniques was conducted by Dr S.C. Gakhar, Department of Education, Panjab University, at Chaman Lal DAV Senior Public School here on Thursday. Dr Gakhar dwelt on the dictum of “ teaching is reaching to the minds of students.” Dr V.P. Paul, Principal of the school, said such seminars keep teachers abreast with changing scenario in field of education.

FUNCTION: Mr Subhash Chawla, councillor, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, was honoured by Jhang Sabha, Chandigarh, at its annual function held at Geeta Mandir, Sector 11 , here on Friday.

WORKSHOP: A two-day interactive workshop-cum-seminar on “Personal and professional growth of teachers”, being conducted by Father Thomas V. Kunnunkal , former Chairman of CBSE , began at Satluj Public School here on Friday. The workshop began with Mr Krit Serai, Principal of the school, welcoming the delegates. In his welcome address, Mr Pritam Singh Serai, Director of the school, emphasised on the need of such workshops for all school teachers. Addressing the participants, Father Thomas defined the paradigm shift required in present system of education.

SEMINAR: The Department of Commerce, Government College, Phase VI, organised a seminar on management as a career. Mr Harsh Kumar Vigh, an independent public speaker from New Delhi, gave a talk, covering the various aspects of management, managers training, their work culture etc. Principal J.P. Garg explained the importance of extra-curricular activities in the college and its contribution in making a student a successful person in real life. Dr S.K. Kanwar thanked the guest speaker at the end of the seminar.



HELD WITH ARMS: The police on Thursday arrested two persons with firearms under `Operation Agni’. According to sources, Rajesh, a resident of Dakal village in Narwana, was held with a 32 bore revolver at Tohana. Another youth, Rajinder, was arrested with a 12 bore revolver. The police has booked the youths under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

ROBBERY PLAN FOILED: The Jind police has arrested four armed youths while they were planning to loot a petrol station at the local Safidon road. Stating this here on Thursday, Mr Manjit Singh Ahlawat, Superintendent of Police, said the arrested youths had been identified as Baljeet of Jind, Vijender of Julani village and Suresh and Sheelu of Khatkar village. He said the police had recovered three pistols, some cartridges and an iron rod from them.

3 COWS POISONED: Three persons have been arrested for poisoning three stray cows to death at Nand Karan Mazra village in the district on Thursday. According to information, the cows died after consuming chapatis laced with poison offered by the suspects who were reportedly agitated over damage being caused to their crops by the cows. The three are Karma, Sultan and Bhalla, all from the same village. There was reportedly some tension in the village after the incident, but timely action by the police saved the situation from taking an ugly turn.



HIGHWAY BLOCKED: Traffic on the Hamirpur- Dharamsala highway remained blocked for more than two hours on Thursday morning due to a tiff between two bus drivers. A long queue of buses and other vehicles was seen on the Hamirpur-Dharamsala and Hamirpur-Shimla highways. The worst-hit were school and college going students.

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA: Teachings of Swami Vivekananda were all the more relevant in the present situation when Indian youth needed a direction to help them return to their cultural roots, said Mr Prabhod Saxena, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, while addressing a function, organised by the Vivekananda Kendra to commemorate the historical speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago on September 11, 1893, at the local Polytechnic College on Wednesday.

FOUND DEAD: A 32-year-old employee of a private food company at Sansarpur Terrias in this district was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room in the factory campus, the police said here on Thursday. Bhoomi Singh was a resident of Sukha Baag village. A case under Section 174, IPC, has been registered.


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