Sunday, October 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


EXAMINED: A five-day free medical check-up camp concluded at Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Institute, Gopal Pur village, near here. It was inaugurated by Dr Balwinder Singh, Chairman of the college. Nearly 700 patients from surrounding villages and towns were examined by Dr Madhu Gupta, Dr J.P.S. Oberoi and Dr D.V. Parashar.

DHARNA: Mr Swaran Singh Duggal, general secretary of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union (Bathinda) on Saturday said the services of all employees should be regularised and dependents of employees who died in harness should be given jobs. He said a dharna would be held in Patiala on Wednesday in support of the demands.

LECTURE: Dr J.S. Pasricha, Head of the Congress Department of Punjabi University, gave a lecture on “Career opportunities and down trends in commerce” at the local SSD Girls College on Friday. Ms Raj Gupta, Principal of the college, said the lecture was organised to enlighten students of commerce about the new trends in the field.

DEAD: An unidentified person, aged around 40, died near the post office on the godown road on Friday. The police handed over the body to Sahara, a NGO, as no one claimed the body which was later cremated. The another incident a boy sustained injuries when he was hit by a scooter at Dhobiana Basti. The injured, identified as Krishan Kumar, was admitted to the Civil Hospital.

8 INJURED: Eight persons were injured in a head-on collision between two cars on the Fazilka-Ferozepore road near Lalowali village, 5 km from here, on Friday.

WORKSHOP: ‘Essential 20’, a beauty workshop, was held at Gulmor on Saturday. More than 50 women attended the workshop. Live make-up sessions were held. Ms Sita Gupta, coordinator of the workshop, said it provided a chance to young women to learn more about ones personality. 

CAMP: A blood donation, blood group check-up, medical check-up, eye check-up, eye donation and sapling plantation camp will be held on the premises of Lalton Khurd village dispensary on October 20. Mr H.S. Sehgal, Senior Architect, Punjab Agricultural University, said in a press note that Dr S.S. Johal, Vice-Chairman, Planning Board, would be the chief guest. Eye operations will be performed at Mansuran Eye Hospital on October 21 under the guidance of Dr Ramesh. There will be no operation charges and free medicines will be given to patients.

INAUGURATED: A nursing hostel of Shri Krishna Charitable Hospital Society was inaugurated by Lala Lajpat Rai here on Saturday. He said the hospital was equipped with latest machinery. On this occasion, Mr Krishan Vij and Ms Rekha Vij were the special guests.

COMPETITION: A quiz competition was held at Devki Devi Jain Memorial College on Saturday. The aim was to educate the students about the life and teachings of Swami Vivekanand. Two executive members of the Vivekanand Study Circle were the chief guests. Twelve teams participated and five teams were shortlisted for the final round. The first prize was won by students of B.Com third, the second and third prizes were won by B.Com first and B.A. first, respectively. 

DECLAMATION CONTEST: The Ved Prachar Mandal has organised a declamation contest at Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya. A number of students participated. Mr Bhasin Dutt Sharma and Ms Usha Basil were the judges. Ayush Jain, Priyanka Gupta and Samaksh won the first, second and third prize, respectively.

SEMINAR: On the third and final day of science seminar at Guru Nanak Girls College, Dr Khushminder Kaur Chahal of the Chemistry Department, PAU, spoke on ‘Pesticide contamination of fatty and non-fatty food commodity’. She highlighted on the health hazards caused by pesticides that are accidentally taken in along with the food. Mr Pankaj Gupta, Marketing Executive, BASF Indian Ltd, Mumbai, spoke on ‘Management of waste products’. He explained the importance of recycling of biodegradable waste products that would help to reduce pollution. Mr Gurbir Singh Grewal, president, Guru Nanak Educational Trust, congratulated the science faculty on their achievement of successfully organising the seminar.

CASE REGISTERED: The Boha police has registered a case in connection with the murder of Gurvinder Singh, a student of class VIII whose dead body was found lying near the water works. It is learnt that Gurvinder Singh who belonged to Achanak village under Boha police station went out of his house on Wednesday but did not return. On search his body was found near the water works at his village.

WARNED: The general secretary of the Punjab unit of the BKU, Mr Bhupinder Singh Mahesari, and former state president Kuldip Singh Sandhu on Friday warned the state government that they would intensify their stir if it failed to accept the demands of the farmers which included Rs 750 as MSP and Rs 100 per quintal as bonus on paddy.

PLANTATION DRIVE: The Garden and Environment Society organised a sapling-plantation drive at the Government Primary School, Dhareri Jattan village, near here on Saturday. Members of the village panchayat, school teachers, and students, participated in the drive. Speaking on the occasion, Col Bishen Dass, adviser of the society, stressed the need to hold more afforestation drives so as to check environmental pollution.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected the office-bearers of the Lions Club, Sheesh Mahal: president — Mr Amrik Singh Gill; chairman — Mr T.N. Sharma; secretary — Mr Ashok Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Vimal Kumar. 

LECTURE: The real threat to the country is not from a full-scale war, which is a remote possibility but from cross border, global, bio and nuclear terrorism,” said Lieut-Gen Krishna Mohan Seth (retd) Governor of Tripura, while delivering a lecture at the Army Institute of Law here. An expert on counter-insurgency in the north-east, he stressed the need to adopt different strategies at a time, including freezing of assets of militants. He said an effective intelligence network and speedy clearances of court cases would go a long way in ensuing elimination of militancy in the country.

HONOURED: Kala Kriti, a local theatre organisation, honoured prominent theatre, literary and social personalities, including Pran Sabharwal, Jigar Jalandhari, Anoop Virk, Avtar Singh Gairat, Satinder Kaur, Sunita Bhatti, Sudesh Verma and Sant Baba Balbir Singh at the performance of ‘Parayee Kukh’ a Punjabi musical play here. Theatre patron, Mr Avtar Singh Arora, MD of Narain Continental, and one-time stage actor, presented awards of honour and mementoes to the personalities in recognition of their outstanding services in their respective fields. Mr Arora also presented mementoes to the playwright and artists of ‘Parayee Kukh’. Which exhibited woman’s helplessness in the ale-dominated society. The play was written by Kirpal Qazaq, directed and acted by Parminder Pal Kaur. Sabboo Deol, Simran, Charoo, Mohan Kamboj, Balkaran Singh, Gulzar Pawar, Surinder Bath, Anil Sanouri, Satpal, Pardeep, Rajesh, Joga Singh, Suneel Garg, Man Singh and Madan Maddi were the actors. Music by Akhilesh Happy, Avtarjeet and Karam Singh; costumes by Satinder Pal Kaur, Renu Garg and Sukhi; make-up by Mohan Kamboj; lighting by Prem Handa; and stage setting by Rahul Walia, Bobby Walia, Shiv Kumar Wahga were also appreciated stage was conducted by Kamal Sandu.



DECISION WELCOMED: The New Beopar Mandal Chandigarh has welcomed the decision of the Chandigarh Administration, according to which all shops can remain open till 10 pm all the seven days of a week. Mr M.P. Verma, president of the mandal, said that the decision would boost business activities. He also demanded that the Administration should also allow the shopkeepers to display their products in the varandhas of markets outside their shops. The Fire Department had been objecting to the blockades of the passages.

JOINED: Mr Ajay Mankotia, a 1982 batch Indian Revenue Service officer, has joined the National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) as Chief Vigilance Officer. This was stated by a spokesperson of the NFL.

TRAINING CAMP: The local unit of the Nationalist Congress Party will organise a training camp under the leadership of Mr Gurbachan Singh at the party office on October 20. In a release it was claimed that about 200 delegates will participate in the camp. The camp is aimed to strengthen the party and maintain discipline. A committee for the camp has also been formed. The unit will also be writing to the central party office to depute some national leaders for the inauguration of the new office and camp.



AMMO FOUND: Two explosives, suspected to be tank ammunition, were found in a field, Korba village near Naraingarh here on Friday. The police and later, the Army was called to defuse the explosives. The field belong to a man called Karnail Singh.


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