Sunday, February 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


PROGRAMME: The Malwa Sabhyacharak Club will organise ‘Roshni - 2003’ cultural programme at Chahal village, 4 km from here, on February 6 in the school premises as stated by Mr Devinder Singh Punia, general secretary of the club in a press statement issued here on Saturday. A freedom fighter, Mr Mukhtiar Singh Hamaidi, will be honoured on the occasion.

FAREWELL: Mr Amarnath, a teacher at Government Middle School, Machrai Kalan, was given a farewell party at Government Senior Secondary School, Tibbi, near here on his superannuation on Friday, after completion of 35 years of service. Among those who attended at party were Ms Iqbal Kaur, District Education Officer, Mr Gurcharan Lal, ADO, Fatehgarh Sahib, Balbir Singh Ghuman district president government teachers union.

PSEB STIR: Four subdivisions of Shamash Pur, Bhadson, Tohra and Amloh of the PSEB at a meeting on Saturday ,chaired by Mr Prithi Pal Singh, Divisional President Technical Services Union decided to abstain from work on February 4 on a call given by the state struggle committee. The meeting was attended by Mr Manjinder Singh, Mr Sarbjeet Singh, Mr Mahinder Ram and Mr Mewa Singh all presidents of their respective subdivisions.

CONDEMNED: Even as Mayor Sunil Datt’s entry and attendance at the RSS national function surprised members of his own party as much as those in the Opposition, the District Congress Committee on Friday criticised the misuse of the occasion for political ends by the Sangh chief, Mr K.S. Sudarshan. In a press release the DCC general secretary, Mr Surinder Arjun, said the RSS had attempted to misinterpret history of the freedom struggle by singling out its own cadres for bravery in those turbulent times.

CAMP: A medical camp was organised by State Bank of India, Dhab Wasti Ram branch at Government Girls Senior Secondary School here on Thursday.

NINE ARRESTED: As many as nine persons belonging to Behman Diwana village were arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in gambling and satta activities. Three separate cases have been registered against them under the Gambling Act.

LAWYERS’ DEMAND: Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MLA, who is a lawyer by profession, in a press release here on Friday said all junior lawyers had met him and demanded monthly honorarium from the state government for their survival. He said he would raise the issue in the coming session of the Assembly and stress upon the state government to fix some reasonable monthly honorarium for the junior lawyers.

CRITICISED: Mr Gurjiwan Singh Brar, state president, Baljinder Singh, Rajinderjit Singh and Ajaypal, all press secretaries, of Nav Nayukat Panchayat Secretaries Union, Punjab, have criticised Mr H.S. Hanspal, President, PPCC, for propagating that the services of 909 panchayat secretaries had been terminated on the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. They said the services actually of 470 ad hoc panchayat secretaries had been terminated on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

FOUNDATION STONE: Noted journalist Kuldip Nayyar laid the foundation stone of the Babu Suraj Parkash Trehan memorial block and released a book on the late Pandit Durga Dass, a well-known freedom fighter of Punjab, at Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School here on Thursday.

CONTRACT FARMING: A meeting was organised, under the chairmanship of SDM Khanna, Mr Jaspal Mittal, to create awareness among the farmers regarding diversification in agriculture at the municipal town hall. A seminar on contract farming will be organised on February 4 at the local Grain Market.

REOPEN MC OFFICE: The district unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has called upon the municipal corporation to reopen the zonal office in Vishwakarma Dharamshala at Basti Jodhewal. According to Mr Raj Kumar, president of the SC/ST cell of the party, the zonal office of the corporation had been functioning here for the past several years which had been providing the facility of issuing birth and death certificates to the residents. But it had recently been closed down for unknown reasons.

BVDS MEETING: A state-level meeting of the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BVDS) is being convened on Sunday at Valmiki Bhavan, Jamalpur, on the Chandigarh road here. Besides state unit office-bearers, delegates from district units of the BVDS will participate in the meeting.

INTERACTION CAMP: A technical interaction camp by the PSEB suburban area, Ludhiana, was held here on Saturday under the presidentship of Mr Mukhmohan Singh, SE. Among others, Mr Sohinderjit Singh XEN (Jagraon), Mr R.C. Shawan Mullanpur, Mr Grewal Raikot, Mr B.S. Dhaliwal and Mr Satpal Singh Ludhiana (all XENs), along with SDOs and JEs, attended the camp. The officers of the board expressed concern over the theft of electricity.

SAD MEETING: A meeting of the SAD in Koomkalan segment will be held on February 4 to discuss strategy on road blockade on February 10. Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, MLA, Koomkalan, said the first meeting would be arranged at Gurdwara Sri Jhar Sahib at 10 a.m., second at Gurdwara Sri Charan Kanwal Sahib, Machhiwara, 1 p.m. and third at Gurdwara Sahib of Koomkalan village at 3 p.m.

OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Budh Singh Dhahan, a renowned social worker and founder of the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran has been elected president of the trust. He appointed the following office bearers — senior vice-president — Mr Hardev Singh Kahma; secretary — Mr Malkiat Singh Bahrowal; treasurer — Ms Balwinder Kaur Kalsi; and joint secretary — Mr Narinder Singh Ferozepur. 

ORGANISED: Activists of CPI (ML), New Democracy, All India Peoples Resistance Forum, CPI and Inqalabi Kendra, organised a political conference here at Punjab Mata Vidhyawati Bhavan and held a protest march in the town on Thursday to mobilise public opinion against US move to invade Iraq. Various leaders addressing the convention, accused the USA of ‘bullying’ the world under the garb of worldwide crusade against terrorism.

TOPPER: Ms Ritu Sharma of the Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Dhahan Kaleran (Nawanshahr), has topped the merit list of B.Sc (Nursing), third semester examination, of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, held in December 2002. All 14 students got first division, while six students got distinction.

MEDICAL CAMP: An eight-day free eye operation camp concluded at Military Hospital here on Thursday. Lt Col Gautam Dutt, project chairman, said more than 200 patients were examined and 50 cataract operations were performed. Brig Saroj Mukerjee distributed medicines among the patients free of cost.

DISTRIBUTED: As many as 150 uniforms were given to students of Arya Senior Secondary School by Mr Narinder Kalra for their excellent performance in co-curricular activities and in sports.

3 BOOKED: The police here has unearthed a recruitment scam and booked three persons under Sections 420, 323, 34 of the IPC in this regard. The booked have been identified as Kuldip Singh, Tara Rani and son-in-law of Tara Rani. According to the police, the accused had lured youths of the area for getting them recruited in the CRPF and allegedly extorted Rs 50000 from two persons. When the youths were not recruited, and demanded their money back, the accused even assaulted them.

PLEA: Lieut-Col Sagar Singh Salaria (retd), convener, Shaheed Sainik Parivar, on Saturday urged the government to enhance the pension of the ex-servicemen.

EFFIGY BURNT: Taking strong exception to the remarks made by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, Member Parliament and president SAD (Amritsar), the district unit of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) on Saturday burnt an effigy of Mr Mann on the SDM court complex here. According to the district Shiv Sena chief Ashok Sooden, Mr Mann had uttered derogatory remarks against the Indian Constitution and also showed disrespect to the National Flag. Later activists of the Shiv Sena submitted a memorandum to Mr Puneet Goyal, SDM, Pathankot, in this regard.

ANNUAL DAY: Jathedar Kirpal Singh Badungar, President of the SGPC Amritsar will distribute prizes to the winners in Nankana Sahib Public School, Samrala, on the annual day celebrations on February 3 in the school grounds, according to Principal of the school, Ms Kuldeep Kaur. The function will be presided over by Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, additional secretary NEPS, and Mr Amarjit Singh Balion, vice-president of the school, will inaugurate the function.

CREMATED: Mr D.P. Gopal, retired superintendent of the SDM Courts, Samrala, died here on Saturday. His cremation was attended among others by officials of SDM courts, tehsildar courts, Samrala, and Machhiwara.

SPORTS FESTIVAL: The third village sports festival at Lal Kalan village, 13 km from here, will be held on February 4,5 and 6. The kabaddi games from 35 to 67 kg, volleyball smashing and dog races will be the main attractions of the sports. The sports are being organised by the village sports club and gram panchayat, Lal Kalan. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, will inaugurate the sports while Mr Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, Minister of Transport, will distribute the prizes.



AWARD: Mr M.M. Madan, general manager, Parbati Hydroelectric Project (2070 mw), has been given the “CBIP - I.N. Sinha” award 2001-2002 by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power for his contribution in the field of water resources. This was stated here on Friday in a press note of the NHPC.


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