Tuesday, October 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


RESENTMENT: Postal employees have not been paid bonus. Usually bonus used to be paid to them before Durga pooja. Mr Charanjeet Singh, president of the district unit of All India Postal Extra Department Employee’s Union, said in a press note issued here today that the requisite letter had been issued by the senior authorities at Delhi.

THREATENED: The Berozgar Adhayapak Front has threatened ralay fast near the office of DPI (S) from November 10 if their demands were not accepted. The members of the union who had done B.Ed, but were without jobs have been agitating for quite some time.

COMPUTERS: Mr Khushal Behal, Education Minister, Punjab, presided over the 41st annual day function of local Sainik School on Sunday. Rana Gurjit Singh, MLA, urged the minister to allot at least 10 computers for the school. The minister accepted the demand. Col Sandeep Kumar, principal of the school, read out the annual report. Mr Behal gave away prizes to brilliant students of the school.

GUN MISSING: Mr Avtar Singh Brar, an NRI of Rode village, who had deposited his licensed gun with the Baghapurana police station in the district in 1980 has failed to get it back although he had repeatedly written several letters to the department concerned in these regards. He added that he had paid the money required to the Ferozepore office as licence fee.

CAMP: The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan-Kaleran, organised a free medical check-up camp at Dana Mandi, Banga, about 13 km from here, on Sunday. The camp was sponsored by an NRI, Mr M.S. Sembhi. Ms V. Neeraja, SSP, inaugurated it. Medicines were distributed free of cost.

INAUGURATED: Chaudhary Santokh Singh, Welfare and Social Security Minister, inaugurated the newly constructed buildings of Patwarkhana and post office at Chakdana village, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. An exercise to scrutinise the pension beneficiaries was being done so that pensions could be disbursed to the genuine beneficiaries only, he added.



HONOURED: Dr Tej Pal Singh Chawla (76), an eminent consultant physician and former state president of the Indian Medical Association, was honoured with the “Living Legend Award-2002” for his life time services to association, medical profession and the community at the North-Zone Conference of the IMA College of General Practitioners held at Government Medical College, Patiala, on Sunday. Noted anatomist, Dr Inderbir Singh, Professor Emeritus Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, was also presented the award for his outstanding contribution towards the cause of medical education and research.

ELECTED: The Indian Institute of Hospital Engineering has elected six “distinguished fellows” of the Institute of Hospital Engineering. The fellows include Dr B.D. Gupta, Dr M.M. Malhotra, Professor Y.S. Anand, Dr O.N. Kapoor, Dr S.D. Sharma and Dr V.J. S. Vohra. According to a press note, in addition, six fellow members, 35 full members,19 associate members, two technical members and one student member were also elected.

BODY LAUNCHED: Jan Uddhar Sansthan — a voluntary organisation — was launched on the premises of Shri Satyanaryan Mandir in Sector 70 here on Monday. The organisation, according to a press note, plans to open a library in the temple and also at Lahora village. A poor student was also given free books, copies and uniform by the organisation.

COUNCIL: The local Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council has elected the following executive committee members. President — Jaswant Kaur; general secretary — Hakam Singh Jawanda; senior vice-president — Sarbjit Kaur Jawanda; chief adviser — Sukhminder Singh Barnala; adviser — Baldev Singh Sandhu; press secretary — Balwant Singh; finance secretary — Amandeep Singh; vice-presidents — Gurmukh Singh, N.S. Chahal; joint secretaries — Gurdev Singh Cheecha, Joginder Singh; assistant finance secretary — Sandeep Kaur; secretary — Jagwant Singh; and auditor — Rupinder Jawanda.



AWARD: Mr Yogendra Prasad, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NHPC and NJPC, has been given the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Award for his distinguished contribution to the development of hydroelectric power. He is the first Indian to receive this award.

APPOINTMENT: Mr Rajeev Sharma, an expert in administrative law and a social activist, has been appointed as senior advocate by the Registrar General, High Court. Mr Sharma has filed many public interest litigations in the context of environment laws and got a stay in the illegal stone quarrying in the Sirmour area from the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

TWO ARRESTED: The police has arrested two youths in connection with an assault on three policemen. Mr Verendra Kumar Tomar, DSP, said more arrests were likely soon. Some local youth had attacked policemen with lathis and knives during an inter-school competition.

EMPLOYEES’ DEMAND: HP Electricity Board employees have submitted a memorandum to the SDM, demanding to stop the harassment of employees by the police at Taklech. They said the employees working in night shifts were being targeted on one pretext or the other.

MEDIA WORKSHOP: A media workshop on critical issues was organised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) in collaboration with Samatvam and Udaan, a parents’ body of mentally-challenged children, Shimla, on Saturday. The RCI wanted NGOs and the government to espouse the cause of the disabled.

SANKALP DIVAS: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, university campus unit, will observe “sankalap divas” on October 17 to chalk out a strategy for its November 26 rally to be held in New Delhi. It has also launched a signature campaign on the campus in this regard.

FUNCTION: Dr Suraj Bhan, Governor, has said education system should take care of the cultural heritage and social realities, besides the allround development of personality of students. He was speaking at the 25th founder’s day function of Himalayan International School.


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