Thursday, December 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CONTEST: Radha Vatika Senior Secondary School, Khanna, organised a quiz competition on Tuesday. It was presided over by Mr Manvesh Singh Sidhu, SDM, Khanna. The first position was bagged by Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana. The second and third positions were won by St Thomas School, Ludhiana, and Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, respectively. Mr Nirmal Sofat, director of the school, thanked the chief guest and the audience.

MISHAP: A middle-aged migrant labourer was killed in an accident near the local bus stand on Tuesday night. According to the police, the victim was crushed to death on the GT road. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem.

FAREWELL GIVEN: “I will translate many famous works in Punjabi to English so that people can enjoy the beauty of Punjabi literature,” said Prof. K.B.S. Sodhi, ex president, PCCTU who retired on November 30 after putting in 36 years of service. Talking to this correspondent he said, “Now that I will have time, I can translate my dreams of widening the sphere of Punjabi literature by translating into English. During my teaching career which entailed duties of examiner too, I found out that a large percentage of students failed due to failure in English. So I will establish an academy to teach English. I will put my experience in making the learning of English more enjoyable”. Mr Sodhi was bid a farewell by staff and students of GGN Khalsa College where he was teaching.

CONDEMNED: The state executive of the Punjab Ophthalmic Officers’ Association (POOA) has condemned the resolution passed by the Punjab Ophthalmological Society (POS) at its conference at Bathinda. Mr Harpal Singh, president, POOA, in a press release on Tuesday alleged that certain members of POS were engaged in activities which would undermine the status of POOA. The members said passing of the resolution by POS was a mala fide action with a view to degrading ophthalmic officers. “The state executive body has also decided to file a legal suit against POS. The POS has forgotten that the present target of cataract backlog in the state has been achieved only due to efforts of our cadre”, said Mr Harpal. The POOA also threatened to stage a dharna outside the clinic of president, POS, against the resolution passed by them on December 25.

SEMINAR HELD: The Haibowal Kalan Centre of the Legend English Village organised a seminar on ‘spoken English’ and ‘personality development’. Prof Ravneet, Raman Patrick and Mr G.S. Narula were the main speakers. Mr Narula, centre director, thanked the gathering and speakers.

COMMENDATION LETTER: The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Mr S.K. Sharma, has given a commendation letter to Mr Subhash Dua, Superintending Engineer of O and M Wing, looking after the water supply and sewerage in the city for excellent work. The commendation letter say all officials and the staff of O and M wing need to be congratulated for being diligent and responsive to public complaints.

APPOINTED: Mr Surinder Jhalli has been appointed president of the district unit of the Congress SC/SC cell, informed Mr Kuldip Rana, president of the district unit of the Congress.

ARRESTED: The Balachaur police has arrested a gang of swindlers Rakesh Kumar of Paddi Matwali village, Sunder Singh, Yashpal, Pawan Kumar, Som Lal (all residents of Balachaur), Mohan Lal, Ram Sarup and Balbir Singh (police employees posted at the Balachaur police station) under Sections 420/120-B of the IPC for looting innocent people by instigating them to gamble and then ‘conduct police raids so that they could manage to grab all the money.

COMPETITIONS HELD: The Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, organised three-day district level “Educational competitions’ here at the Adarsh Bal Vidhyalya Senior Secondary School. The winners of the sub-division level competitions participated in it. The local JSFH Khalsa High School won maximum Prizes, informed Mr Baldev Singh Pabla, Headmaster of the school.

ELECTED: Mr Rajesh Verma, Mr Dilbagh Bhagi and Mr Davinder Bhagra have been elected president, secretary and honorary member respectively of the Rotary Club, Banga.

COLLEGE LAURELS: Poonam Takkar of the local Kamla Nehru College for Women bagged the first prize in an Elocution contest at the inter-university youth festival held at Allahabad in UP, according to a press note by the college. She also stood third in a debate. She will now take part in the national-level competition being held at Warangal in Andhra Pradesh in February next year.



SEMINAR: The Department of Political Science, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, will organise a two-day seminar on ‘Globalisation and political economy of north-west India’ at Panjab University on Friday, a press note said here on Wednesday. Principal P.S.Sangha said “ during the last decade of the 20th century, globalisation came to capture public and academic imagination and dominated thinking, policy making and political practices at different levels. Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice- Chancellor, will inaugurate the seminar and Prof Bhupinder Singh Brar will deliver the inaugural address.

DISCUSSION: Town planning experts from across the country will discuss the organised growth and development of Chandigarh periphery and fringe during the 3-day 51st National Town and Country Planners’ Congress, beginning in the city on December 29. The congress will suggest strategies for the development and management of fringe and peripheral areas of Chandigarh urban complex. The theme of the congress is “Urban and regional planning reforms”. Participants include town and country planning professionals, experts, urban and city managers and administrators from all over the country.

NAGAR KIRTAN: A nagar kirtan procession will be taken out on Friday to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur. The procession will start from Sector 22 Gurdwara at 11.30 a.m. and pass through Sectors 8, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 before terminating at Sector 37 Gurdwara. This was stated in release issued by Maj. N.S Rangi (retd.), convenor of the Nagar Kirtan Talmel Committee, Chandigarh.



GOLD MEDAL: Yogita Sharma, of Ambala, won a gold medal in a championship organised by the National Sports Dance and Fitness Federation recently. She also won a silver medal in the single individual championship.

LEGAL AID: Young Advocates Welfare Association has decided to give free legal assistance to the poor. A three-member team of the association comprising Mr B.S. Rana, Mr Shailendra Singh and Mr Rajvir Saini, will give free assistance to the poor in December and January.

POWER CAPACITY: The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has enhanced the capacity of two 33 kv sub-stations of Pahadi Nakkipur and Loharu, respectively. Deputy Commissioner H.S. Malik said here on Tuesday an additional transformer of 5 mva capacity had been installed at the Pahadi Nakkipur sub-station. To enhance the capacity of the 33 kv sub-station of Laharu, the 4 mva transformer had been replaced with a new 8 mva capacity transformer. As many as 9,100 consumers of 37 villages had been benefited with the step.

MC POLL: The Election to Ward No 8 of the municipal committee, Ladwa, will be held on January 19. The Deputy Commissioner has appointed Mr N.S. Bangar, SDM, as the returning officer. The notification for the election would be issued on Thursday.

DISABILITY DAY: The District Red Cross Society held a function on World Disability Day. Seventeen persons were given hearing aids, shoes, calipar and other equipment. The Deputy Commissioner said the District Red Cross Society had distributed 123 tricycles, 29 wheelchairs, 109 hearing aids and 375 aids and appliances among the handicapped.

2 KILLED: Baltej Singh of Pehowa was killed on the spot when his motor cycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Yamunanagar-Jagadhri bypass. In another accident Hardeep Singh of Kunjan Jattan village was killed in an accident at Damla village at Yamunanagar-Kurukshetra highway. His motor cycle collided with a truck. The police has registered a case.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parvatiya Gramin Bank Employees Association: president — Mr Arun Kumar; vice-president — Mr Gajender Thakur; general secretary — Mr Rajender Thakur; joint secretary — Mr Mohinder Singh Thakur; organising secretary — Mr M.K. Dutta; cashier — Mr Joginder Singh, and auditor — Mr Harmender Singh.

MINISTER’S GHERAO: Small orchardists and farmers of Chamba district have decided to gherao the state Cooperative Minister, Mr Rikhi Ram Kundal, during his ensuing visit to this area. They will register their protest over the half-hearted approach of the state government towards cooperative development in the district. According to a press note issued here on Wednesday, they alleged that a stepmotherly treatment was being meted out to the district and no heed was being paid to the revival of sick units.

KISAN SABHA: The 11th state sammelan of the State Kisan Sabha will be held on December 6 and 7 at Nahan, a press note issued here by Mr Kuldeep Singh, general secretary of the sabha, said. Mr S.R. Pillai, MP and president of All-India Kisan Sabha, and Mr N.K. Shukla, secretary, AIKS, will attend the sammelan, in which over 200 delegates from all over the state would participate. The Sabha has taken exception to the government decision to diversify agriculture under pressure of the World Trade Organisation.


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