Friday, September 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


4 WOMEN HELD: The police has arrested six persons, including four women, for smuggling poppy husk from Rajasthan. They have been identified as Bahlo Devi (Lambi), Nasib Kaur (Bahmandiwana), Jagmail Kaur (Jaisinghwala) and Joginder Kaur (Malout). Banta Singh has been arrested for possessing poppy husk and opium.

HINDI WEEK: Hindi Week was observed in various educational institutes of the town. The concluding day function at Anand Isher Senior Secondary School started with National Song Vande-Matram. Students expressed their views on ‘’Importance of national language,” “To converse in Hindi is our duty” and “Students and discipline.” One-act play ‘Deepdan’ was also staged on the occasion. Mr Kartar Singh, Principal, gave away the prizes to the toppers of various classes in Hindi. Similar function was organised at Sanatan Vidya High School where students and teachers spoke about the ‘Role of national language in integration of the country’. On-the-spot essay writing competition was held and Ms K.D. Sharma gave away the prizes to the winners. The Rotary Club, Ahmedgarh, also organised a seminar on the significance of Hindi. Mr Pardeep Sharda, president, Dr Bhupinder Bedi and Mr Baltej Singh spoke about the subject on the occasion.

MEETING: A meeting of the Adhiapak Dal block unit was held at local children park which was presided over by Mr Balbir Singh Dhaler. He condemned the lathicharge on DIET students and resolved to extend support to the students’ struggle. Mr Kamikkar singh, DPE, Mr Achhra Singh Lehra, Mr Iqbal Singh and Mr Pritam Singh Kanganwal were among others who attended the meeting.

WATER SCHEME: For providing safe potable water to rural residents, Rs 42 crore would be spent under a Central Government-sponsored scheme for construction of new water works and repair of the existing ones. Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, addressing a gathering of panchayats of Talwandi Sabo, said on Wednesday.

MILK PRODUCTION: The local Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union organised a seminar on milk production on Wednesday, highlighting the need of producing clean and hygienic milk at its chilling centre at Ghallu village.

POETRY RECITATION CONTEST: A block level competition of shabad gayan, veer gayan and poetry recitation was organised on Wednesday at Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana. The principal, Ms Kanwaljeet Kaur, welcomed the participating teams. The judges for the competition were Mr Kulwant Jagraon, Ms Balwinder Kaur, Ms Jagdeep Kaur, Ms Inderjeet Kaur and Ms Saini. Seven teams had participated in ‘shabad gayan competition’.Amandeep Kaur and her team-mates from the host school bagged the first prize. Jaspreet and his companions from Government Senior Secondary School were declared the second and Jagpal Singh and his team were placed third. In veer gayan, Harjit Kaur of the host school stood first, Kiranjot of the same school was declared second and Jaspal Singh of Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School was placed third. In the poetry recitation competition, six teams participated. Parminder Kaur, Renu, Sandeep Singh were placed first, second and third, respectively.

WORKSHOP: The state branch of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) and Amritsar, Faridkot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali branches of the IDA will organise a series of workshops on ‘Metal free ceramics — the future of dentistry’ from September 27-30 at Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Faridkot, Amritsar and Chandigarh, respectively. Dr Puneet Girdhar, secretary Punjab IDA, in a press statement on Thursday said the workshops would be conducted by Dr Vivek Saggar and Dr Andreas Hubben. The course would have extensive lectures with multimedia presentation of illustrations and clinical cases. The aim of the chain of lectures was to make it easy for all to understand the new technique which for the first time was being made available in North India.The participating delegates will be charged Rs 100 each including registration fee and hospitality. Each participant will be given a certificate and ‘The dentist directory 2002’ on the completion of the workshop.

SUICIDE: Mrs Suman Shukla (29), a resident of Godhewala Basti here, committed suicide by burning herself to death on Wednesday. According to the police, she was brought to the Civil Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Preliminary investigations revealed that she was suffering from depression. The police has registered a case.

WORKSHOP: A workshop for imparting training to investigators in accordance with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Acts, 1985, will be organised by the Punjab police at the Police Lines on Friday Inspecting Officer, Mr Ganesh Babu, will deliver a lecture on financial investigations and passing of freezing order and Mr Rakesh Goyal, Zonal Director, Narcotic Central Bureau will deliver a lecture on the provisions related to the search, seizure and arrest under the N.D.P.S. Act, 1985.

PLAY: The Paras Rang Manch, Samrala, will stage a play ‘Kachian Tandan,” written and directed by Paramjeet Deputy on September 28 in the campus of Government Senior Secondary School, Samrala, according to Mr Puneet Kumar, president of the manch. Bhangra contests of different teams will be organised. A cultural programme will also be held. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, will inaugurate the function and the local SDM, Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, will preside over the function.

AGITATION ENDS: Eighteen-day-old agitation by members of the Malwa Education Council and residents of Bondli village ended on Thursday with the formation of new governing body of the college. In reference to the wishes of the people of the area, Mr Umrao Singh Kang, president of the Malwa Education Council, nominated Mr Jasmel Singh Bondli as senior vice-president, Mr Shivdev Singh Kang as acting president, and Mr Ram Parkash and Mr Ujagar Singh Machhiwara as vice-presidents. Mr Ujagar Singh, sarpanch, Bondli, has been included as general secretary and Mr Jarnail Singh as secretary. Among the members of the governing body are former sarpanch of Bondli village Lakhbir Singh and Mr Karnail Singh also of Bondli village. The elected representatives of the staff in the managing committee are Professor Baldeep Singh and Prof Baljit Singh. Former Principal of this college Jagmohan Singh has also been included in the committee as an academician.

STRIKE: The lawyers of the local Bar Association struck work on Thursday again here in protest against the amendments made in the CPC. The advocates are demanding the withdrawl of latest amendments in the CPC as they are saying that these amendments will cause more complications and hurdles in the judicial proceedings rather than to help in speedy disposal of the cases.



SHOW: Concern over shrinking water resources and the need to purify river waters, besides other water reservoirs was expressed during a thematic show on the holy river “Ganga”, presented by the fourth and fifth class students of YPS on Thursday. Children reproduced the rhythm of Ganga through songs, drama and dance. 



12 IMPRISONED: Twelve persons, including three women of Sankrod village were sentenced to six years’ imprisonment and fine a Rs 400 each by the court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge here on Wednesday. In 1997 the guilty had attacked two brothers following a land dispute. The latter were admitted to hospital with serious injuries.



CONDEMNED: Members of the Association of Lecturers of Senior Secondary Schools objected to remarks made against school lecturers reportedly by office-bearers of Promoted Teachers Association and Science Teachers Association. In a written statement, the members said these persons had no business to interfere in the affairs of school lecturers.


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