Saturday, January 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LAWYERS’ BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Lawyers of Human Rights International: president — Mr Surjit Singh Sohi; senior vice-president — Mr Gurjant Singh Brar; vice-presidents — Mr Sukhdarshan Kumar Sharma and Mr Gurdev Singh; general secretary — Mr Jagwinder Singh Gill; secretary — Mr Sukhdev Singh Sidhu and joint secretary — Mr Gurpreet Singh.

PAINTING CONTEST: The Bathinda Vikas Manch will organise a painting competition on drug abuse and its ill effects at Government School, Phoos mandi on Saturday. Mr Rakesh Narula, president of the manch, in a press note on Thursday said the programme would be organised with the help of State Bank of Patiala’s small industries service branch.

STARTED: Mr Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, President, Municipal Council and Mr Raj Nambardar, a Congress leader inaugurated work on a sewerage project in the Vishal Nagar area here.

: A function was organised to celebrate the birth of three female children at Harbanspura village, 10 km from here, on Monday, with the help of local gram panchayat and the CDPO office, Samrala. Mr Nachhattar Singh Badesha, Deputy Director, Social Security and Women, Children Development, was the chief guest. The programme was presided over by Ms Harjit Kaur Malhi, DPO, Ludhiana. Mr Baljinder Singh, MO, Rupalon, said male and female children should be provided equal opportunities. Mr N.S. Badesha urged to check instances of female foeticide in the district. A cultural programme was also presented by the children of the Anganwadi and the Atal Academy. Mr Sarabjit Singh Sandhu, sarpanch, and Ms Sharanvir Kaur, CDPO, thanked all officials, children, residents and Anganwadi workers.

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical camp will be organised at Shakrullahpur village on January 16 under the guidance of the Civil Surgeon, Ropar. Specialist from the Civil Hospital, Kharar and Mohali have been deputed to examine the patients. Physically challenged persons will also be examined and “handicap certificates” issued on the spot. The Lions Club (Top), Kharar and the Rotary Club, Mohali, has assured full cooperation. Special emphasis will be given for the immunisation and detection of common dental ailments among school children.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION: Chakwal National Senior Secondary School, Kurali, will organise its annual prize distribution function on January 10 at 1 p.m. Mr Ramesh Dutt Sharma, Minister for Health Grievances and Pension, Punjab, will be the chief guest and Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, will be the guest of honour.

: The Niharika Ladies Club celebrated Lohri at Basant Resorts here on Friday. This was the first meeting of the club members under the presidentship of the new president, Ms Neeta Bajaj. The president welcomed the members and offered good wishes to them on their birthdays and marriage anniversaries. She also welcomed the new team of office-bearers. Ms Shaheen, vice-president of the club, initiated the proceedings with New Year wishes to the members and recited prayer ‘Itni shakti hamen dena daata’, along with other members of the club. Tambola was played and many surprise gifts were given to members. Members gathered around a bonfire and danced to the tunes of music.

TRIBUTES PAID: Various organisations of the city paid tributes to Jagdish Lal Moudgil, a prominent freedom fighter and president of the Madhopuri Welfare Committee. While addressing the gathering, Mr Rakesh Pandey, State Minister for Printing and Stationery, said the demise of Jagdish Lal Moudgil had created a vacuum in society. Mr Satish Kumar Manra, general secretary of the committee, urged the local bodies authorities to name the Madhopuri Welfare Volleyball Ground after the name of Jagdish Lal. Mr Prem Suhavani, Dr Banarsi Das Malhotra, Mr Krishan Rajpal, Swami Brahmjyoti and Mr B.L. Bhatia also paid homage to the freedom fighter.

GOLDEN JUBILEE: The Christian Medical College and Hospital will hold a function on Saturday to celebrate the golden jubilee of starting MBBS course here. According to a press note, in the year 1953, the first batch of students was admitted to the bachelor’s degree course in medical science. The celebrations will go on for complete year. The board of directors, alumni of the institute from all over India and abroad, past and the present faculty members will join the celebrations.

BAIL PLEA: Inspector Shamsher Singh Guddu’s bail application was adjourned for Saturday by a local court. The application is pending before Mr Sunil Arora, Judge, Fast Track Court, Ludhiana. It may be recalled that on the application of one Maninder Singh, Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, Gurdaspur, after conducting an inquiry had recommended for the registration of a case against Guddu under Sections 395, 511 and 120-B of the IPC. Apprehending arrest, he had moved a pre-arrest bail application and his arrest was stayed.

DEPUTATION: A deputation of the local Kothi Road Shopkeepers Union led by Mr Parveen Bhatia and Mr Kewal Arora, president and vice-president, respectively, of the union met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, to apprise him of the apprehensions of the shopkeepers and residents of the Kothi Road area regarding the problem of drainage of storm-water in the area due to the raising of the level of the Nawanshahr-Banga road.

CATARACT CAMP: A cataract surgery camp is being organised at military hospital here from January 21 to 28 from serving soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families. Patients with cataract would be operated upon and free lenses would be implanted. Spectacles would be given free of cost. According to the military hospital authorities, OPD for patients would be held from January 21 to 23 and operations would be performed from January 24 to 27.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Garden Trust Colony Welfare Association: president — Mr Baljit Singh; secretary — Mr Matinder Mahajan and treasurer — Mr A Aggarwal.

POEMS RECITED: English poems were recited at ‘New Voices in Indian Poetry’, held at the Academy of Sikh Religion and Culture, here on Friday. Mr N.S. Deshpande, deputy general manager, State Bank of Patiala, was the chief guest.

BOOK RELEASED: SSP Paramraj Singh Umranangal released a book on traffic rules, ‘Aao sadak te chalna sikhia’, here on Friday. The book, published by DAV Public School, covers various traffic signs and symbols.



CULTURAL PROGRAMME: The UT District Bar Association organised culture programme “Aap ke liye” at Tagore Theatre here on Friday. Giving details about the programme, the president of the DBA, Mr N.K Nanda, said the programme was first of its kind organised by the members of the DBA. Mr Nanda said the members had collected advertisements which were being published in a souvenir and revenue generated would be utilised for the welfare of the advocates and used to buy books for library. The programme which began at 6.30 p.m continued till 9 p.m.



COMPUTER TRAINING: A 10-day computer training programme for Doordarshan, Kasauli staff concluded on Thursday. The aim was to impart basic knowledge of computers to the staff members. The staff of AIR, Kasauli, also attended the programme.


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