Sunday, September 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CONDEMNED: Various Islamic associations of the town have condemned the terrorist attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat. These associations have appealed to international social organisations to come forward to save fraternity among various sections of society. Hazi Ibrahim, spokesperson of Ehle Islam, called the September 24 attack as murder of humanity. He said the killing of innocent people is a sin which can not be forgiven. Mr Munir Mohammad, president of the Muslim Youth Front urged the Prime Minister to deal with anti-social elements and terrorist outfits with an iron hand.

STRESSED: Dr Sukhdev Singh, Punjab state convener, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has stressed the need to promote heritage tourism in Punjab. He said the state had a great potential for it.

NCC CAMP: As many as 700 NCC cadets (boys and girls) from Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts are participating in the annual training camp for First Punjab Bn NCC (Amritsar) and group-level Republic Day camp (selection for Delhi) at Government ITI Lopoke. The camp is commanded by Lt Col Paramjit Singh.

CAMPAIGN: Mr Rajesh Singla, Manager (CP) of the local unit of Vardhman Textile Group said on Saturday that they would launch a campaign in the area to educate the farmers to take extra care while picking, storing and transporting cotton so that no foreign matter mixed with it.

MARCH: A march will be organised in the district on October 1 under the supervision of the district Red Cross Society to create awareness among people to donate blood. The march will pass through all main towns and mandis of the district.

DHARNA: Members of the local unit of the Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged a dharna in front of the office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner on Friday in protest against the anti-labour attitude of the NDA government. Mr Chander Shekhar, state leader of CITU, Mr Khushi Ram, district secretary CITU, Mr Ganga Parshad, Sathi Mohinder Singh Josh and many others condemned its anti-labour policies. Later they presented their charter of demands to the Secretary, Punjab Labour Department, through the Assistant Labour Commissioner. 

PROTEST RALLY: The Akali Dal (Amritsar) will organise a protest rally in front of the PSEB, Patiala, on October 8 in protest against the recommendations made by the Regulatory Board for imposing tariff on farmers. The information was given by Mr Satnam Singh Behru, president of the Kisan wing of the party, here on Saturday at a press conference.

SCHOOL OPENED: A school for children of Scheduled Tribes was established here on Saturday by the SDM, Mr Gurdip Singh who started their class with a volunteer teacher, and distributed books with the help of the manager, Mr S.S. Dhindsa, of the State Bank of Patiala.

POLIO-FREE DRIVE: Rotary International is committed to help immunise the children against polio with a target date of a polio-free world by 2005 which is Rotary’s centennial year. This was stated by Mr Hemant K. Arora, District Governor 3080, while addressing a gathering at the local Rotary Club here on Saturday.

DISCOURSE: Every thought is a sect by itself and if seen in the right perspective it can lead to self-realisation. This was the essence of the discourse delivered by Muni Vinay Kumar ji Alok at the Terapanth Sabha in Bagh Wali Gali here on Saturday.

SEMINAR: A seminar and modelling workshop will be held here on Sunday by Kaushik Ghosh at JD Institute of Fashion Technology. Ms Gurnit Dhaliwal, manager, JD Institute, in a press note issued here on Saturday said Mr Ghosh had choreographed more than 600 fashion shows and pageants all over India and abroad.

EYES DONATED: Eyes of Harbans Singh (55), of Landa Bhuani village were donated to Eye Bank Mansuran after his sudden death. Dr Ramesh, Director, Eye Bank, said this was for the first time that someone had donated eye from this village. Dr Ramesh transplanted both eyes to two needy patients, free of cost.

COMPETITION: Ved Prachar Mandal on the 81st annual fuction of Arya Samaj organised a vedic oration Competition at R.S. Model School on Saturday Mr Roshan Lal Arya, President of Arya Samaj, said through this competition the students would gain knowledge and develop self confidence. In the competition, 32 students participated. Hema Sehgal of plus two was awarded the first prize and the second place was won by Aman Sharma. The third place was bagged by Sukhleen Kaur.

DEMONSTRATION LECTURE: The Music Department of D.D. Jain Memorial College for Women organised a demonstration lecture by famous Radio and TV Artiste, Mr Sudhir Kaushal. Mr Kaushal sang songs based on classical ragas like Yaman Kalyan, Bhim Palasi.

INAUGURATED: Girls’ common room of Government College for Boys was formally inaugurated by Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ghalib lauded the efforts of the principal Mr V.K. Gaur, and his involvement in the developmental work.

HOUSE BURGLED: Burglers today entered the house of Mr Tejinder Singh, Executive Officer, Nagar Panchayat, Machhiwara. They took away 55 grams of gold, a cash of Rs 8,000 a still camera and many CD’s and two wrist watches. The burglary took place in the afternoon. A case has bee registered.

AWARENESS PROGRAMME: National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Limited organised an awareness programme at Focal Point, Nabha, on Saturday. The objective of the programme was to make the proprietors of small-scale industrial units of Nabha and nearby areas aware of NSIC schemes. 

APPOINTED: Mr Parvinder Singh Sidhu and Mr Lakhveer Singh have been appointed vice-chairman and secretary, respectively, of the District Congress Task Force. 

EYE CAMP: Lions Club Patiala Classic organised a free eye check-up and operation camp at Civil Hospital, Amloh, near here on Saturday. More than 600 patients were examined by a team of doctors led by Dr Sachin Walia and Dr Jitender Kansal. Medicines were distributed to patients free of cost. Top


MUSIC FESTIVAL: Spice Tele-communication, in association with Durga Das Foundation, will organise a two-day Indian classical music festival starting from October 7 at the Nehru Bhawan campus in Sector 24. The festival will feature live performances by renowned flute maestro Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia on the opening day and Hindustani vocal recital by Shubha Mudgal on the second day. 

TOURISM QUIZ: A quiz on tourism marked the World Tourism Day celebrations at the Food Craft Institute in Sector 42. Eight teams participated in the competition. Ten per cent discount was offered at Nimantran — training restaurant of the institute. The discount, according to a press note, will continue till September 29. 

INSTALLATION: Lions Club Chandigarh Mid-town organised the installation ceremony of Mr Prem Kaushik and his team members for year 2002-2003 here on Friday. 

NTSE SCHOLARSHIPS: As many as 55 students have succeeded in getting scholarships of National Talent Search Examination as per a press note issued by the State Institute of Science Education, Punjab. 

TALK SHOW: Chavi, a proactive group of women entrepreneurs, associated with NGO Haryana Mahila Utthan Samiti will organise a talk show on deaddiction, drug abuse, AIDS awareness and prevention on October 2. This was announced by Ms Rekha Sharma and Ms Cavita Tyagi, while addressing a press conference here on Saturday. 

CAMP: The annual blood donation camp was organised at Government College here on Saturday. Dr Neelam Marwaha, Professor and Head of the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, inaugurated the camp by donating blood. She inspired the students to donate blood and that one unit of blood donated could save three lives. As many as 125 students and five lecturers donated blood. 

COMPETITIONS: The maximum prizes were won by students of Sant Isher Singh Model Senior Secondary School, Phase VII, in the Zonal Educational Competitions for primary classes organised by the Punjab School Education Board at Nawanshahr. Gagandeep Kaur stood second in the speech competition while Gurinder Kaur was ranked second in on-the-spot painting competition. Var gayan team of the school bagged the first position while shabad gayan team was placed third. 


NSS CAMP: The local Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam Kasni, inaugurated a 10-day NSS camp organised by MDSD Girls College, Ambala City, in Ravi Das Majri on Friday.

NCC UNIT: A new National Cadet Corp unit was established at Government Senior Secondary School, BC Bazar, on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Group Commander, Colonel CKS Mann, said NCC was the second line of defence. Col Mann said in the prevailing scenario, it was important that the students of schools and colleges join the NCC. He said not only would it be in national interest, it would also teach discipline.

CAMP ORGANISED: The NSS unit of S. A. Jain College, Ambala city, organised a 10-day camp here on Saturday. The Principal of the college, Dr C. L. Singla, inaugurated the camp. The camp in charge, Ms Vijay Gaind and Mr Suresh Dhanda, said during the camp, students would be briefed about health and road traffic awareness.

DECLAMATION CONTEST: The Commerce Council of S. A. Jain College, Ambala city, organised a state-level declamation contest here on Saturday. The Registrar of Kurukshetra University, Mr Hawa Singh, was the chief guest on this occasion. The team of SD College, Ambala Cantonment, was declared the best team of the contest. In individual contest, Arya Girls College, Ambala Cantonment, secured the first position while the host S. A. Jain College got the second position.

TALENT COMPETITION: A talent competition was organised by Kharga Nursery School earlier this week. Participants has to present an item which could be story-telling, mimicry, dancing, singing or other individual performance like casio. The school principal said the competition was held in keeping with the idea of encouraging all-round development of children.

COMPETITION: An inter-school Hindi recitation competition was organised in DAV Public School, Ambala city, on Saturday. Nearly, 28 students from 12 schools participated in the competition. The topics included patriotism, social science, Arya Samaj and reconstruction of a modern India. Deepshikha from Sohan Lal Girls school stood first in the senior group whereas Sakshi from DAV Surajpur bagged the second prize. In the junior group, Bhavesh stood first and Saurabh Sharma was second.

SPORTS DAY: The Convent of Sacred Heart, Ambala Cantonment, held its second annual sports day here on Friday. The students, among others, undertook aerobics, drill, races, karate and skating. The school also made contribution towards cleanliness by presenting a garbage drum to the Executive Officer of Municipal Council, Ambala Sadar. Cards and candles made by students of Asha School, a school run for special children, was displayed. The chief guest was Mrs H. V. Singh.

FAKE CDS: Fake video CDs were seized from Manoj Kumar, a resident of Housing Board, Ambala cantonment, on Saturday. A raid conducted by the police led to the seizure of 132 video CDs, three computer writers, one UPS, two lead and 1000 empty VCDs. The police said Manoj Kumar would copy the CDs and sell these. He had been arrested and a case registered under the Copyright Act. 

ROAD MISHAP: At least 24 persons, including women and children, were injured when a four-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned between Titani-Hetampura village on Friday. The injured were reportedly going to Bijlanawas village from Kusumbhi to attend a condolence meeting.

DEAD: A Woman of Bilawal village reportedly died of snake bite on Friday. The woman, identified as Birmati of Bilawal village, was taken to Civil Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.Top


BAN ORDER: The District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Mr Chamel Singh, here has banned the carrying of arms and ammunition and explosives under the Kotkehloor police station area under Section 144 of the IPC with a view to maintaining peace and law and order during the 10-day Navratra fair at the Naina Devi shrine from October 7 to October 15.

FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local H.P. Government Primary School Teachers Federation : president — Mr Ramesh Kochar; general secretary — Mr Sukh Ram; and treasurer — Mr Tara Chand.

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