Monday, December 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


FELICITATED: Mr Tirlochan Singh, Vice-Chairman, Minorities Commission, has called the minorities to beware of those politicians who create their vote bank by the using card of caste and creed . He was addressing a gathering at a function organised at nearby Ghungran village by the Gurnam Singh memorial Books and Educational Trust on Saturday. The Trust felicitated him with the title of ‘Bhai Ghanaea’ for his selfless services. Mr Jagjit Singh Ghungrana, former chairman, Punjab Agro, appealed the political leaders to shun use of drugs and alcohol to win elections. Mr S.S. Dosanjh, Mr Rajinder Bhandari, Mr Sadhu Singh Ghudani, former MLA, Mr Karnail Singh Jeerakh Vice-President, Youth Akali Dal, and Mr Malkiat Singh, sarpanch, also spoke on the occasion.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY: Senior Citizens Day was celebrated by the Punjab Government Pensioners’ Association at local Islamia Public High School. Mr Nihal Chand Verma, executive member of the state body of the association, presided over the function. Various speakers spoke about the long pending demands of pensioners. The office-bearers of the local unit informed that memorandum regarding their demands had been sent to the authorities concerned and action would be initiated if demands were not fulfilled. Mr Tehal Singh, Mr Gurdev Singh, a retired police Inspector, Mr Sat Pal Bhardwaj, Mr Avtar Singh and Mr Karnail Singh also spoke on the occasion.

FUNCTION: The sixth annual prize distribution function of City Youngs Public School held here on Sunday was presided over by Mr Ashwani Sehri, Punjab Minister of Industries, Tourism and Culture. He urged students to take part in sport and extra-curricular activities to ensure all-round development of the personality.

CAMP: The Helping Hand Educational Society held a free medical check-up and aids distribution camp for the physically challenged at the Bhana Mall Trust on Friday. Mr Upjit Singh Brar, SDM, was the chief guest.

THREAT ALLEGED: Mr Gurmial Singh Khalsa, a resident of Bir Talab Basti, near here, in a letter to the Punjab Chief Minister has alleged that since he had filed a number of complaints against former politicians, he faced a threat to his life. He urged the Chief Minister to provide him with security.

HAILED: A large section of the teaching and non-teaching employees of the Punjabi University’s Guru Kashi College (Damdama Sahib), Talwandi Sabo, have hailed the appointment of Dr Param Bakhsish Singh, as the new Registrar of Punjabi University. 

GRANT FOR COLLEGE: Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, Congress MP from Hoshiarpur, opposed the privatisation of government institutions and other organisations while addressing a gathering at the Government College here on Saturday. He also presented a cheque for Rs 2 lakh from the local Area Development Scheme Fund to the college for the improvement of infrastructure.

POLL ALLIANCE: The BJP and the SAD will jointly contest the coming municipal council elections. This was stated by Mr Hans Raj Nakra, president of the district unit of the BJP here on Saturday. The BJP had already constituted booth-level committees of its workers in the city, he said.

CHRISTMAS: Children of Dil’s Nursery School has celebrated Christmas. A fancy dress show was organised at the school. Children came dressed up as Mother Teresa, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, doctors, brides, bride grooms, Son Pari, pandits, police inspectors. Dr Rupinder Singh Bawa, M.S. (general surgery), was the chief guest. Principal Harbans Kaur Dil distributed gifts among children.

CHRISTMAS: Christmas was celebrated at Little Blossom School on Saturday. Students came dressed up as brides and grooms. The children enjoyed playing with Santa Claus. The Director of School, Mr R. Singh, spoke on the occasion. The principal, Ms Sangita Kochar, read out the annual report of the school.

PROCESSION: Christians of the city took out a procession on Sunday. afternoon. A cavalcade of cars, vans, jeeps and depicting the Birth of Christ and carrying traditionally dressed Santa Claus started from Holy Cross Church, Sarabha Nagar. The procession was led by Father Daniel of the church. After prayers, one representative each of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians lit candles. The procession passed through to Civil Lines and Ghumar Mandi and culminated at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School.

ARYA SAMAJ: A function has been organised by the Arya Samaj, Dal Bazar, to pay homage to the founder of Gurukul Kangari, Swami Shardha Nand. Mr Roshan Lal Arya, president of the Arya Samaj, paid tributes to the Swami and said he made a lot of sacrifices during the freedom struggle. A yajna was performed. Dr Kundan Lal Sharma was the main speaker.



FRAUD CASE: Parhlad Kumar of Khil village in Salooni tehsil has been booked for committing a fraud by making false entries in passbooks of post offices and pocketing public money from depositors for the past five years at the Moda branch of the Department of Posts. A case in this connection has been registered at police station, Kihar, under Sections 409 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code on a complaint lodged by Mr Surjeet Singh, Inspector, Post Offices. He had been working at the deposit schemes desk of the post office.

DEMANDED: Residents of Dalhousie hill station, in a representation, have urged the Union Minister of Rural Development, Mr Shanta Kumar, to provide computerised railway reservation facility to enhance tourist inflow to the town.


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