Friday, November 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SCIENCE FAIR: A district-level science fair was inaugurated by Mr Ujjagar Singh Mahi, District Education Officer (Secondary), at A.P.J. Public School, Mundi Kharar, on Thursday in which students of about 100 middle, high and senior secondary schools of the district participated. As many as 300 students of these schools participated in different competitions and presented various models prepared by them.


KATHAK RECITAL: Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, hosted a special programme of kathak by Shakti Vardhan on Thursday who impressed the audience with her grace. Born into the family of musicians (Shakti is grand daughter of Pt Kailash Chandra Dev Brahaspati and vocalist Ms Sulochna Brahaspati), Shakti began her recital with guru vandana. After the invocatory presentation, she moved on with Ganesha vandana, which was proceeded with a composition reflecting the nuances of kathak, the graceful North Indian classical dance form. The concluding presentation of the evening was a piece on Lord Krishna. 

NAGAR KIRTAN: A nagar kirtan will be taken out on November 16 — three days before Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday on November 19 — by the Central Co-ordination Committee of all gurdwaras and Sikh Institutions. According to committee chairman, Jathedar Gurpartap Singh Riar, the procession will begin from Sector 19 Gurdwara Sahib at 12 noon and move through Sector 30, 29, 20, 21 and 22 before reaching Sector 23 Gurdwara. From there, the procession will leave for Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Sector 37 before ending in Gurdwara Shahpur in Sector 38 at about 8 pm.

PROTEST: The Vishva Hindu Parishad and the youth wing of the Bajrang Dal organised a protest, here on Thursday against the authorities of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, for punishing students who had applied mehndi on their hands in school after karva chauth. Various religious groups participated in the protest organised at the Sector 7 and 26 roundabout. Later, a delegation of the Vishva Hindu Parishad met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ramsekhar, and submitted a memorandum regarding the whole episode. They demanded that an FIR be lodged against the school management. 

AWARENESS PROGRAMME: An awareness programme about the menace of foeticide was organised by the Family Planning Association of India for students of the ITI here on Thursday. Mr I.P.S. Bajwa, branch manager, said gender bias was deeply rooted in the Indian psyche. Society considered female child as a liability and the male child as an asset. If foeticide was not stopped it would create demographic imbalance in the country and cases of sexual offence against women would rise.



MURKY WATER SUPPLY: The residents of Punjabi Mohalla, Ambala Sadar, said on Thursday that the water supply is murky and unfit for consumption. Mr O.P. Sharma, a local resident, said for the two days, water supply has become murky. “The dirty water is unsafe and unfit to be consumed. It is a matter of concern for us. We demand that the water supply should be set in order before any health problems take in the area,” he said. He said the authorities concerned must take prompt action in the matter. “When the issue of the health of the people, the officials must take quick remedy,” he said. 

CANCER AWARENESS CENTRE: The Rotary Club of Ambala is going to establish a cancer awareness and consultation centre. The president of the club, Mr Naresh Bhardwaj, said the centre would be set up with the monetary assistance from Rotarian Pradeep K. Sudan of USA. Mr Sudan has announced a grant of Rs one lakh for setting up of the centre. He also gave a grant of Rs 5,100 to the deaf and dumb school, which is run by the Rotary Club of Ambala. Mr Sudan said the effort being made by the Rotary Club of Ambala to eradicate TB is commendable.

ARMY RECRUITMENT: Branch Recruiting Offices of Ambala and Rohtak are conducting an army recruitment. The recruitment will be for soldier general duty, clerk and technician. The recruitment will be from November 12 to 19. In Ambala, the recruitment will take place at Kadha ground, Allenby Lines, Ambala Cantonment, a release said.

OPEN DARBAR: Mr V. Umashankar, Managing Director, Dakshin Haryana, Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, will hear the grievances of power consumers in the old DC’s office here on November 9. The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyaan, said other nigam officials would also be present to redress the grievances of the people on the spot. The department would also hold such open darbars at Tohana, Uklana and Sirsa on November 16, November 23 and November 30, respectively.



ACCIDENT: Naresh Kumar (26) of Dangaar village near Ghumarwin, 30 km from here, was killed when the door of a private bus in which he was travelling suddenly flung open and he fell head-down on the road on Wednesday. Reports said the bus was crowded and Naresh Kumar got up from his seat, offered it to a woman passenger with an infant and stood near the door.


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