October 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India
1 HELD: Mr Jitender Khaira, DSP, Malerkotla, has informed that Latala police has nabbed Nachhtar Singh Billa of Rachhin village with 15 kg of poppy husk. He was caught by Mr Nidhan Singh, in charge Chowki Latala.
RAM LEELA INAUGURATED: Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, Amloh, inaugurated Ram Leela here on Sunday night. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “We should all follow the true path as truth always triumphs over falsehood.” Mr Rakesh Kumar Gogi, president, Ram Leela Committee, council chief, Baldev singh Aulakh, councillors Ramesh Kumar Gupta, Jiwan Puri and Baldev Sedha were also present on the occasion.
QUIZ: The local Swami Vivekanand Study Centre will organise a quiz competition on Tuesday at Bhai Veer Singh School. The centre will organise similar competitions in the future also, Mr Rakesh Narula, press secretary of the centre, has said.
TEAM TO VISIT J&K: Dr Vineeta Gupta, general secretary of Insaaf International and member of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties, will be a member of a team which will visit Jammu and Kashmir during the last phase of the elections there. The team has been constituted by the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, to study the election process.
AIR FORCE DAY: Ex-airmen belonging to the district celebrated Air Force Day on Monday and pledged to work for the welfare of the weaker sections. Mr Jagdish Singh, general secretary of the Ex-Airmen Club, addressing a gathering, said airmen were the backbone of the Air Force.
DISBURSEMENT: The Haryana State Kshetria Gramin Bank of Kutabadh village in this district has disbursed Rs 2.5 lakh to two self-help groups consisting of 10 poor women at a function held at Gidranwali village. This was stated by the bank manager on Sunday.
PROCLAIMED OFFENDER: The local Sadar police arrested a proclaimed offender, Ashok Kumar, alias Pappu, of Mohari, Faizabad district (UP), on Sunday night. He was wanted in two cases registered against him by the Sadar police under Section 379 of the IPC on February 8, 1999, and on March 28, 1999. The police also arrested Harjinder Singh of Garhi Langeri under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act on Sunday and seized 144 bottles of whisky from his car.
FIRE: Goods worth lakhs were burnt in a fire at Maheshwari Resin Factory on Bharwain Road on Monday. However, no loss of life was reported.
SHOBHA YATRA: Shri Dasehra Committee of Kitchlu Nagar took out a shobha yatra on Sunday evening in connection with the Dasehra mela being held in the locality. Before the start of the yatra, Hanuman Chalisa was recited to mark the holy occasion. The shobha yatra, which started from the main market of Kitchlu Nagar, travelled through Chhoti Haibowal and Rajpura Road before culminating at the Dasehra grounds.
FREE MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was held at Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, Himmatpura, by New Rajindra Hospital here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Harnam Dass Johar. More than 700 patients were examined at the camp by a team of doctors, including Dr S.S. Sohal, Dr C.S. Gahir, Dr Rupinderjit Kaur and Dr Subash Kumar. Poor patients were provided medicines free of cost and free sugar tests were conducted on 278 patients.
ACHIEVEMENT: Under officer Arshdeep Singh of the Government Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala, has not only won laurels for his college but also for the 5 Punjab NCC Battalion by winning silver and bronze medals in the 12th All-India G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship held at Coimbatore recently.
PAINTING COMPETITION: The State Bank of Patiala and the Social Word Department of Punjabi University, Patiala, organised a painting competition at the Yadvindra Puran Bal Niketan Orphanage. Bank Manager S.C. Gupta and Niketan chairperson Kushal Garg gave away the prizes to the best entries on the occasion.
NATURE CURE THERAPY: The Maharashtra Grameen Arogya Sewa Sansthan is organising a nature cure and magnetic health workshop on the city in which free magnetic therapy is being provided to the public. Disclosing this, health workshop representative Dr Ajay Shahare said the workshop would continue till October 11 and is being held at the Arya Samaj Chowk situated in the Ved Mandir in the city.
KNITTING CONTEST: Students of Arya Kanya Senior Secondary School, Lady Bird Public High School and Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School participated in the Aao Bune knitting contest organised by the Vardhaman Spinning and General Mills here. Disclosing this on Monday, company chief executive V. K. Goyal said the contest aimed at introducing children to positive hobbies. He said the contest was open to all students from class VI to class XI and that it was being organised intra-school level and zonal inter school level. He said the best three entries from each category per school would be eligible for the zonal-level contest.
THEFT: Cash and ornaments were stolen from the house of Mr Rajinder Kumar, Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Khadoor Sahib, in the local Dashmesh colony in front of the local PSEB office on Saturday night.
MEDICAL PROJECT: For class IX students of Sector 47 Government Model Senior Secondary School, a free medical project of blood grouping was today held by the Lions Club Chandigarh Supreme. According to club secretary D. R. Arora, the project was organised for about 75 students. Appreciating the school authorities for their cooperation, Mr Arora, in a press release, added that good arrangements had been made for the purpose by Principal H. K. Bhatia. The release added that medical camps for diabetic patients, besides free eye-operation and check up camps, were organised by the club on regular basis.
CLEANLINESS DRIVE: The Sector 27-D residents have launched a cleanliness drive and warned that the littering in the sector would invite penalty from the Residents Welfare Association. Children of the sector took out a procession carrying banners and placards asking residents to keep their area clean. Mr B.S. Bindra, president of the association, and the former Deputy Mayor, Mr Mohinder Singh, led the campaign. Volunteers cleaned all streets, back lanes and parks and removed debris, garbage and dust from different areas of sector.
CHINESE VASTU: Mr Manish Sharma, who claims to be a national expert in Chinese Feng Shui, is presenting free consultancy in Chinese vastu (Feng Shui) from October 7 to 11 at Hotel Kapil in Sector 35-B. In a press conference organised here on Monday, Mr Manish Sharma claimed that the Chinese vastu had an edge over the Indian vastu, as it did not ask to demolish a part of the house, rather it suggested that by keeping different stones, one could diffuse the bad impact of stars.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the New Motor Market Welfare Association Sector 38-West: president — Balbir Singh; Adviser — Ashok Kumar Sharma; vice-president — Mohinder Pal; general secretary — Ranjit Bajaj; secretary — Nachhatar Singh; and cashier — Palvinderjit Singh Bajwa.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Guru Ravidas Naujwan (Punjab), SAS Nagar: president — K.R. Chaudhary; vice-president — J.R. Kahal; general secretary — P.R. Mann; and finance secretary — Gurdial Singh Ganger.
PLAY: The local Suchetak Rangmanch is presenting a Punjabi play, “Ikk Miaan Do Talwaran”, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Friday evening. The play is based on a novel by Nanak Singh which has been adapted for the stage by Shabdeesh. It has been directed by Anita Shabdeesh.
POINT: Dr Shobha Personal Kaul Point today said obesity was increasing among young girls and children. Talking to mediapersons after the inauguration of a Personal Point centre near Capital cinema Ambala cantonment, Dr Kaul said obesity among young girls causes a number of problems. Dr Kaul said Personal Point programmes are better as compared to other competitors. “We work differently and our programmes are based on medical guidelines,” she said. “Faulty eating habits and sedentary life style are the major causes of obesity in today’s world,” she added. Ms Salini Talwar, new partner of Personal Point, was also present on at the occasion. CUSTOMER MEET: The Indo Matsushita Appliances Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Co of Japan, organised a customer meet in Ambala city. Mr H.
Asou, MD of Indo Matsushita, presided over the function. A demonstration of all the home appliances was given to help people understand the utility of the products. A 15-piece designer tea set is being given with the entire range of home appliances, a release said.
PERSONAL POINT: Dr Shobha Personal Kaul Point today said obesity was increasing among young girls and children. Talking to mediapersons after the inauguration of a Personal Point centre near Capital cinema Ambala cantonment, Dr Kaul said obesity among young girls causes a number of problems. Dr Kaul said Personal Point programmes are better as compared to other competitors. “We work differently and our programmes are based on medical guidelines,” she said. “Faulty eating habits and sedentary life style are the major causes of obesity in today’s world,” she added. Ms Salini Talwar, new partner of Personal Point, was also present on at the occasion.
CUSTOMER MEET: The Indo Matsushita Appliances Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Co of Japan, organised a customer meet in Ambala city. Mr H. Asou, MD of Indo Matsushita, presided over the function. A demonstration of all the home appliances was given to help people understand the utility of the products. A 15-piece designer tea set is being given with the entire range of home appliances, a release said.
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