Tuesday, December 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ANNUAL FUNCTION: The local Punjab Sabhyackarak Club will organise its 12th annual function ‘Mehak Punjab Di’ on December 22 on the premises of the local Government Senior Secondary School. Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman and Major Singh Malowal, general secretaries of the club, said on Monday the first session of the function would be presided over by Mr Manjeet Singh, senior vice-president of the SAD.

PROMOTED: Mr Sharat Chandra Mahajan, Chief Engineer, Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, here has been promoted as General Manager, according to a press note issued by the PR Department of the plant issued here on Monday.

EYES DONATED: Dr D. C. Bansal, Secretary, Punjab State Eye Donation Society, in a press note issued here on Monday lauded the gesture of the kin of Mrs Chander Kanta, who had died on November 24. The kin of the deceased donated her eyes honouring her wish. Dr Bansal said the eyes of the deceased would let two patients see this beautiful world.

APPOINTED: Mr Hari Singh, a resident of Hari Singh Nagar of the city, has been appointed as general secretary of the district unit of the Indian National Trade Union Council.

MEETING: The meeting of the delimitation board for delimiting the wards of the municipal council will be held on Wednesday at the local office of the municipal council. The local SDM, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, is the chairman of the board and in addition, the local MLA Mr Bir Devinder Singh is the member.

SAMMELAN CONCLUDES: The 56th Shri Harinam Sankirtan Sammelan, which had been going on for the past four days, at the Haridev Temple in Bagh Wali Gali concluded here on Sunday. The event was organised by the Shri Sanatan Dharam Rama Sankirtan Mandal here.

ISKCON KIRTAN: The local centre of ISKCON organised a sankirtan on the occasion of ekadashi in kucha No 5 five of the Field Ganj on Saturday. Replicas of Lord Jagannath, along with those of Subhadra and Balram, dominated the darbar which was decorated with flowers. Acharya Ved Vyas who had come from Vrindavan, delivered a brief discourse on the occasion.

FAREWELL: Jain Muni Vinay Kumar Alok bade adieu to the city on Sunday after completing his chaturmas here. A function was organised in the Chandni Chowk area of Netaji Nagar in Salem Tabri following which Muni Vinay Kumar, accompanied by Muni Abhay Kumar left for Jalandhar.

DEMAND: The residents of the local Prem Nagar Welfare Society have demanded that more cops be deployed at the police post of the area in view of the increasing incidents of crime in the area. Mrs Prem Lata, chairperson of the society, in a press note said the residents of the area had not been feeling safe and there was a need to increase police patrolling in the conference of the people.

SHABAD KIRTAN: A shabad kirtan darbar was held at Gurdwara Shri Singh Sabha in the Sargodha colony on Sunday. According to Mr Darshan Singh, senior vice-president of the gurdwara managing committee, Mr Gur Iqbal Singh, from Amritsar regaled the audience with his shabads. A langar was served on the conclusion of the kirtan.

JAGRAN: The local Darbar Vaishno Devi Swaran Mandir trust held a bhagwati jagran near the police station division No 3 on Saturday. Among those who attended the jagran were Mr Chander Shekhar, IG, Mr Harpreet Sandhu, Assistant Advocate-General, Punjab, and Principal D.D. Verma. The jagran was supervised by Mahant Shaktisewak Amarnath Jaimata.

KIRTAN DARBAR: The local Shri Guru Ram Dass Seva Society held its 11th annual kirtan darbar near the Gole market in the Jamalpur colony on Sunday. A dastar bandi competition was also held on the occasion in which about 200 children participated. A palanquin carrying Guru Granth Sahib was taken from Gurdwara Shri Singh sabha to the kirtan darbar. The kirtan darbar was inaugurated by Mayor Nahar Singh Gill.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: Bhai Daya Singh Satsang Sabha held its annual samaroh in Bhagat Singh Nagar on Sunday, according to Bhai Gursharan Singh. Bhog ceremonies of 21 akhand paaths were performed and kirtan by various ragi jathas was also held, he added.

DISTRIBUTED: As many as 266 woollen pullovers and an equal number of shirts were distributed to needy and economically-backward children on the occasion of the 133rd birth anniversary of Jain Acharya Yugvir Shrimad Vijay Vallabh Surishwar Ji Maharaj at SAN Jain Senior Secondary School and SAN Jan Model High School here.

LEPROSY CAMPAIGN: The District Liprosy Society launched its fourth modified leprosy elimination campaign (MLEC) here by organising a function at N.M. Senior Secondary School on Sunday. More than 400 schoolchildren and NCC cadets took part in an exhibition on leprosy. Dr G.K. Bansal, District Leprosy Officer, in his address said during the 3-week-long campaign leprosy affected persons would be treated all over the district in various special treatment units set up at different primary health centres. The function was presided over by Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, while Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, was the guest of honour.

FREE CAMP: The Lions Club Skipper Ludhiana organised a free eye and medical check-up camp to mark the World AIDS Day at Dada Motors on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Darshan Monga, district governor of the club. More than 350 patients were examined by a team of doctors from Puranjot Eye Bank. Dr Ramesh, In Charge of the eye bank, said 12 patients were identified for operation at Mansuran. The function was presided over by Mr Rishi Dada.

EYES DONATED: Mr Darshan Singh, a resident of Nathowal village, donated his mother’s eyes to Puranjot Eye Bank, after her death. The deceased, Gulab Kaur, was 90 years old. Both the cornea were transplanted into two residents of Nakodar and Ludhiana, respectively, by Dr Ramesh, In Charge, Eye Bank Mansuran.

CAMP ORGANISED: The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) organised its second comprehensive medical camp at Nestle India, Moga, on Sunday. A diet clinic was also conducted to provide dietary advice to the employees. The camp was inaugurated by Dr John Abraham, Medical Superintendent, CMCH. The camp was conducted under the supervision of the Medical Social Welfare Department of the CMCH.

BUS PASSES: The DBAC Punjab Students Parents Guardians Association has demanded concession in bus fare to the students of medical education. Dr Ashok K. Verma, general secretary of the association, in a press note issued on Monday said the state government was giving bus travelling concession to the students of school education, higher education (colleges) and technical education but the students of medical education were being denied the same.

SHO SUSPENDED: The SSP, Moga, Mr Shiv Kumar Sharma, on Sunday suspended the SHO, Dharamkot, Moga district, Mr Mangat Singh, against whom charges of corruption had been levelled. According to reports, officials of the Vigilance Department headed by the SP Vigilance, Ferozepore, Ms Anita Punj, had raided the premises of the SHO two days ago and recovered from his possession currency notes amounting to Rs 1.47 lakh along with two boxes of IMFL bottles. The SHO had reportedly absconded.

PETITION FILED: The district chapter of the National Consumers Awareness Group has filed a petition before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum praying that the authorities concerned may be directed to fix the maximum retail price (MRP) of various kinds of alcoholic drinks being sold to customers. Mr Sham Lal Goyal, district president of the group, said as the MRP of alcoholic beverages and products was not printed on bottles and packing, customers were being fleeced by salespersons of the liquor vends.

PUNJAB COMMANDOS: Twenty companies of the Punjab Armed Commando Battalions were given a warm send-off at the railway station here as they left for Gujarat in view of the Gujarat Vidhan Sabha election. The force being dispatched comprised of 1, 2, 3, and 5 commando battalions. The special train was flagged off by Dr G.D. Pandey, IGP/Commando. Others present on the occasion included Mr T.S. Dhaliwal, DIG/Commando.

SBP’s GESTURE: The State Bank of Patiala (SBP), under its community services on Monday arranged marriage of one of the orphan girls, Rupali, of Yadvindera Puran Bal Niketan here. Mr B.M. Jain, Chief General Manager of the bank, performed the ‘kanya dan’ ceremony and blessed the newly married couple. Several top functionaries of the bank were also present on the occasion.

AWARDS CEREMONY: Dr S.M. Bose, former Professor and Head of Department of Surgery, PGI, Chandigarh, awarded the gold and silver medals to Chinar Goyal and Harpreet Kaur, respectively, for their achievement as being the best graduates in surgery in Medical College, Patiala. Dr Bose, who is also the president of the Association of Surgeons of India, delivered the Dr K.C. Saronwala Memorial Oration and spoke on breast cancer. Others present on the occasion included Dr Ravinder Singh, Principal and DRME(Punjab) and Dr Naveen Saronwala.

STAY ORDERS: The principal of Malwa College, Mr Jasbinder Singh Dhillon, after receiving stay orders from the Punjab and Haryana High Court resumed charge of his office on Saturday. The principal was suspended by the Managing Committee of the college for irregularities a few days ago.

CATTLE WELFARE CAMP: A cattle welfare camp will be organised by the local animal husbandry hospital at Sihala village, 6 km from here, on Wednesday, according to Dr Ashok Sharma. Free treatment, check-up and medicines will be provided, he added.

MONKEY MENACE: Residents of the city have been facing monkey menace for the past many days, according to a social worker, Mr Kuldeep Khullar. The monkeys have reportedly attacked women as well as children in the past few days. When contacted, the local police said it had not received any complaint from any person. Meanwhile, Mr Khullar on Monday met Mr S.C. Sidhu, Block Range Officer, who assured that the monkeys would be caught soon.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Public Health Worker Union: chairman — Mr Jagdish Ram, President — Mr Ram Nath, senior vice-president — Mr Balbir Singh, vice-presidents — Mr Bant Ram, Mr Surinder Singh and Mr Shayam Lal; general secretary — Mr Rajinder Kumar, secretary — Mr Bajrangi Verma, cashier — Mr Janak Raj; founder — Mr M.P. Joshi, propaganda secretary — Mr Ram Sewak and legal adviser — Mr S.P. Sabharwal.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha started a membership drive on Monday. The morcha has contemplated a plan to enrol 11,000 members from all parts of the city including the villages. The drive will continue till January 31. At a meeting of the morcha, presided over by Mr Rajinder Kumar, president of the morcha, it was also decided that units of the morcha would be set up in different parts of the city. This was stated by Mr Rajeev Kumar Pandey, general secretary of the morcha in a release.

CHALLANED: The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh challaned eight persons on Sunday for holding car bazar and 14 persons holding scooter bazar without having made payment for the same in advance. Those persons who hold the bazar at approved temporary sites were required to make advance payment to the MCC office on working days by 1 pm.

LPG CYLINDERS: The Citizen’s Welfare Association has asked residents to check of all safety norms and go strictly by the rule book while taking their LPG cylinders from dealers. In a press release here on Monday, Mr S.K. Nayar, president of the association, asked people to avoid getting refills of cylinders from delivery men directly and instead book their demand for refill from the concerned agency. He said that residents should ask the delivery men to weigh the cylinders on an electronic scale before taking the delivery and the cash memo should be asked in token for refill. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Tractors Workers Union: president — Mr Malkeet Singh Sarpanch; vice-president — Mr Hakam Singh; general secretary — Mr Deep Singh; joint secretary — Mr Kesar Singh; secretary — Mr Harcharan Singh; cashier — Mr Sarwan Singh; propaganda secretary — Mr Jugal Kishore; and executive members — Mr Roshan Lal and Mr Naib Singh.

ANNUAL DAY: “Teachers employed in schools across Punjab will be retaining their status even after the schools are changed from their current state to either an elementary school or senior secondary school,” said the Minister of Education, Mr Khushal Behl, at the annual day celebrations of Paragon Senior Secondary School on Sunday. here. The minister also pointed out that the government was thinking on lines of reducing the burden of the school-going child by reducing the size of the books they have to carry and making some changes in the syllabus if required. A colourful variety programme was organised by the schoolchildren on the occasion.



DEMAND: The president of District Congress Committee, Ambala cantonment, Mr Ashok Jain, demanded that the transfer orders of Dr Vinod Gupta, who was posted at the Civil Hospital here be cancelled. A delegation led by Mr Jain submitted a memorandum on Monday addressed to Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala through the Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam.

NOTES EXCHANGED: Soiled and old currency notes valuing Rs 69,828 were exchanged for new notes at the State Bank of Patiala, Ambala cantonment, on Sunday. The SBOP Manager, Mr T.P. Jaitly, said the notes from 128 persons were changed. The camp was held as per the clean note policy of the Reserve Bank of India. The people came from areas including Naraingarh, Mohra, Naggal, Khuda, Babyal and Ambala city. New coins worth Rs 50,000 were also distributed, a release said.


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