Sunday, January 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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EXTENSION PROJECTS: The Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, Mr Tarlochan Singh, said though schools and colleges in most of the southern states had initiated extension projects like providing healthcare and education for the children living in the slums and rural areas, but Punjab was yet to facilitate networking of students, corporate houses to uplift the downtrodden sections of the society. He said this during the annual prize distribution function of Guru Amardass Public School here on Friday.

SEMINAR: The District Education Department, the Health Department and a local NGO, Bhai Ghanaiya Seva Samiti, jointly organised a seminar on pulse polio programme at Government Senior Secondary School, Alachaur, 5 km from here on Thursday. Dr P.L. Goel, Civil Surgeon, Dr Arjan Singh Gill, DHO, Mr K.C. Kapoor, DEO, Ms Rajinder Kaur, Headmistress, Mr Birbal Takhi, general secretary of the samiti, exhorted the students to create awareness among the masses.

GANG BUSTED: Ms V. Neeraja, SSP, in a press note issued here on Friday said the police had busted a gang involved in fraudulently grabbing lands of others by making fake deeds. The police on the basis of a complaint lodged by Balram of Bagowal had arrested Chanan Ram, Prem Lal and Mohan Lal in this connection.

DHARNA: The non-teaching employees of the local R.K. Arya College continued their dharna in front of the college gate for the 17th day on Friday. Mr Ashok Sharma and Mr Bhupinder Thakur, president and secretary, respectively of the union, threatened to take their stir in the streets from Monday if the management failed to settle the issue amicably.

COP DIES: Gurpartap Singh head constable posted at Kang police post died on the spot when his service carbine went off on Saturday morning when he was at his duty at a bank. The police has registered a complaint under Cr.P.C. 174.

REVOLVER SEIZED: The Sarhali police recovered a revolver along with four cartridges from the possession of Jasbir Singh of Billianwala village on Friday night. A case under Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the accused.

ROBBERY: Three unidentified persons looted bracelet from the house of Mr Kulwant Singh Kortowal village on Friday night. The Harike police registered a case under Section 392 of the IPC.



POLIO CAMPAIGN: The president of the Indian Ex-Services League, Brig Sant Singh (retd), MVC and Bar, and its other members have volunteered their services to make Pulse Polio Campaign a success. They have contacted Dr Monica Gupta of the Sector 38 dispensary in this regard. The immunisation will be carried out on January 5,6 and 7. The IESL has made an appeal to residents of Chandigarh to come forward and help get the maximum number of children immunised against the dreaded disease.

CLINIC: A physiotherapy clinic, with all facilities like short wave diathermy, inter -fertile therapy, ultrasound therapy, TENS and Lumbar traction, will be inaugurated in Sector 35, on Sunday. The clinic will be managed by Dr Harcharan Kaur, Physiotherapist, who has 13 years’ experience as a clinical therapist and a teacher at the PGI. She has even won some awards as well. The clinic will have other facilities like hot packs and wax therapy.

DISTRIBUTED: Lions Club, Kurali, distributed seven tricycles and one bicycle to physically challenged and underprivileged people today. The function was organised at Naggar Khera Dharamshala. According to club spokesman, Mr R.C. Sangar, the president of the Brahmin Sabha in Kurali, Mr Pandit Indu Shekhar Sharma, was the chief guest.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: As many as 75 units of blood were donated during a blood donation camp organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Supreme at Punjab Anand Lamps Industries Ltd here on Saturday. The camp was conducted by Dr Ravneet Kaur of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. President Lion Sunil Kapoor informed that more such camps shall be organised in the future. TNS



EX-MINISTER BEREAVED: Mr Shankar Lal, a social worker passed away at his native Milkh Khas village in Yamunanagar district on Friday. He was 101. He was father of senior Congress leader and former Haryana Minister Phool Chand Mullana. His cremation was largely attended.

TRADERS ASSOCIATION: The office-bearers of Dispoal goods traders Association have been elected at a meeting here: president — Mr Shivchandra ghai; vice-presidents — Mr Ravindra Dhawan and Mr Mahendra Sethi; secretary — Mr Darshan Lal Bagga; additional secretary — Mr Jawahar lal Sethi; treasurer — Mr Hem Chand Jain; auditor — Mr Harbans Singh Sahni; and vice-treasurer — Mr Vijay Kohli. The executive committee members are Mr Sukhpal Singh, Mr Manmohan Anand, Mr Raj Kapoor, Mr Ashwani Baga, Mr Pravin Kumar, Mr Sham Lal Aggarwal, Mr Kishan Lal Bhatia, Mr Rajendra Kumar Jain, mr Arvind Kumar, Mr Prem Nath, Mr Sunil Sethi, Mr Ravindra Bagga, Mr Mahendra Kumar Handa, Mr Harbhajan Singh and Mr Keemti Lal Vohra.

LIONS CLUB: The Lions Club Ambala Central on Saturday distributed sweaters and shoes to needy students of Government School, DC Road. The programme was part of the service fortnight being observed by International Association of Lions Clubs. Club president Jasbir Malhotra said that district governor Mr Subhash Batra, district secretary Narsingh Goel and deputy district governor Mr J.P. Singh were present. Among others, Ashok Mehta, Rajesh Batra, Dr Kapoor, Satish Narang, Pradeep Jain, Ved Arora, Rakesh Aggarwal, Surinder Nagpal and Anil Kumar were present on the occasion.



DRIVE LAUNCHED: The district police has launched a drive to nab the thieves who had burgled golden and silver ornaments along with currency valued at about Rs 38,000 from the house of Mr Sher Singh early this week. He is working as a stenographer in the office of the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), Chamba.

AWARENESS RALLY: Students of local schools and members of the Rotary Club held a pulse polio awareness rally in the town on Friday. Led by Rotarian Vinod Sharma, they raised slogans for the eradication of polio from India. The rally started from Gandhi Chowk and culminated at the same point after passing through various parts of the town.

LECTURERS’ STIR: The HP school lecturers sangh relay fast continued on Friday. It has been demanding grant of practical allowance to school lecturers, filling of all vacancies of Principal from amongst school lecturers and grant of special increments. It alleged that the Himachal Education Minister was adopting policy of divide and rule.

PULSE POLIO RALLY: Hundreds of students of the local schools and members of the Rotary Club took out a pulse polio awareness rally in the town on Friday. The rally was led by Dr Vinod Sharma. The rally started from the Gandhi Chowk and culminated at the same point after passing through various parts of the town. The pulse polio immunisation programme will be held throughout the district on January 5.

AWARDS: The Himachal Pradesh Government has announced journalism awards for the year 2000 and 2001. Rajiv Pathuria, a Mandi-based journalist has won district award for the year 2000 and the state award for the year 2001 has been shared by Ashwani Sharma and Rachna Gupta. The awards will be presented to them here on Monday.


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