Saturday, February 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MASS MARRIAGE: Twelve marriages of poor girls were solemnised at a mass marriage function on the occasion of the inauguration of a newly constructed building of Satsang Bhavan at Dera Baba Taja Singh Saidpur here on Thursday. The bhavan was inaugurated by Mr Babu Parmanand, Governor, Haryana, who was here along with his wife Sudesh Kumari.

MOURNED: The Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.P. Singh, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dr Satinder Singh, the Registrar, Dr R.S. Bawa, the Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr B.S.Ghuman, and teachers and students of the School of Punjabi Studies of Guru Nanak Dev University on Thursday mourned the death of an eminent Punjabi scholar, Dr Devinder Singh Satyarthi.

FELLOWSHIP: Dr B.S. Bajwa, Reader in Physics Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been granted fellowship under a joint agreement between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) programme for training and research in Italian laboratories from May 2003. This was informed in a university press note here on Thursday.

CAMP: An entrepreneurial awareness camp was organised here on Thursday at the R.R. Bawa DAV College for Girls here in collaboration with the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Education and Development (CEED). Ms Veena Vatni, Principal of the college, and Mr J.S. Makkar, were the programme directors. The main aim of the camp was to create awareness about the roles and schemes of various agencies, and motivate girl students to adopt entrepreneurship as a career.

ONE DIES IN WELL: One person died while another was injured while working in a tubewell at Jhugge Kalan village in the district on Thursday. The injured person has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Both of them had gone down in the tubewell for repairing it when a heavy gadget fell on them.

SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES: Gurpreet Singh, 23, son of Harmail Singh of Jandiala, succumbed to his injuries on the way to DMC, Ludhiana, on Thursday. He met with an accident when a vehicle hit his motorcycle on which he was going to Garhshanker near Badon village on Thursday morning. He was seriously injured and taken to the Civil Hospital, Mahilpur, from where he was referred to DMC, Ludhiana. A case under Section 304-A, IPC, has been registered.

MEETING: At a state-level meeting of the All-India Rajiv Gandhi Brigade, held under the presidentship of Mr Pawan Aggarwal, president of the Punjab unit of brigade, here on Friday, it was decided to abolish the district units of the brigade at Amritsar and Jalandhar.

CONFERENCE: A state-level conference of the Janta Dal (S) would be held on Monday at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, in Chandigarh at 10 am. The general secretary of the party, Mr Bapu Kaldate, will address the conference.

CONDEMNED: The Rajput Sabha has condemned the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh for “victimisation of Rajput MLAs in the state to terrorise the community”. Major Ranjit Singh (retd), general secretary of the sabha in a press note on Friday, said Chief Minister Mayawati was posing a serious threat to the unity of society and the country.

PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: The annual prize distribution function of the local R.V. College for girls was held on Thursday on college premises. Mrs Simarjot Kaur, DFC, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. She gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions.

HEALTH CAMP: Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, Mohali, will organise a multi speciality health check up camp on Friday at the local Khanna Nursing Home and Multi-Speciality centre. Consultation on cardiology, endocriology, orthopaedics and internal medicines will be given free of cost to the patients.

MATS PRESENTED: The local SBI Ladies Club presented mats on Friday to Nishkam Vidya Mandir, Dugri Road being run by the Nishkam Seva Samiti.

TRAINING PROGRAMME: The Ludhiana unit of the Food and Nutrition Board, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organise a five-day training programme on nutrition education for 20 trainees from February 17 to 21 at Kairon Kisan Ghar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

SEMINAR: The Institute of Management Studies, GNET, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised a seminar on ‘Art of Living Success and Happiness on Friday. Dr Hari Singh, retired Principal, Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana, and Dean, Academics, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering Technology, Longowal, was the keynote speaker.

HEART CLINIC: Dr H.S. Bedi, chairman, Cardiovascular Surgery Metro Heart Institute, New Delhi, will hold the second heart clinic here on Saturday. Dr Bedi will visit the city first and third Saturday of every month to provide consultancy on various heart ailments at Vijayanand Diagnostic Centre and Kulwant Heart Centre.

LECTURE: Dr Gurbhajan Singh Gill, Vice-President of the Punjabi Sahit Academy, gave a lecture on ‘Punjabi sabhyachar ate pendu vikas — sikhia de sandharbh vich’ on Friday at Malwa Central College for Education for Women. Dr Gill laid stress on the importance of retaining one’s cultural value.

WOMEN IN POLITICS: The Political Science Department of the local Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women organised a seminar on the ‘role of women in Indian politics’ on Friday.

THEFT: A theft in the house of an NRI woman, Gurmail Kaur, at Bhucheran Mohalla here on Wednesday night has been reported. The thieves decamped with the cash, electronic items and gold jewellery etc. The police has registered a case.

SEMINAR: The Fortis Heart Institute organised a seminar on ‘Latest Advances in Medical Care’ for cardiologists and other specialists at a local hotel on Thursday.


ANIMAL CAMP: Hisar-Sirsa Khshetriya Gramin Bank, Dhingsara, organised a free animal medical camp here. The camp was inaugurated by Mr G.C. Chandra, Assistant General Manager of NABARD. Medical treatment was provided to 260 cattle in the camp.

DHARNA: Members of the Haryana Government PWD Mechanical Worker’s Union staged a dharna at the Public Health Division office here on Thursday in protest against the retrenchment of employees and privatisation of government departments. They also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.

SENTENCED: The Judicial Magistrate, Ms Seema Singhal, on Wednesday sentenced a person to two-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the charge of demanding a ransom. According to the prosecution, Harikesh, a resident of Barwala, had demanded Rs 50 lakh as ransom from a trader Atma Ram, a resident of the same town, two years ago. The Barwala police had registered a case against him.

ATTACKED: An old person was injured in a clash with thieves at Gorchi village, near here, on Wednesday. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. According to the police, Narsi Das was sleeping in his house on Tuesday night when three thieves entered his house. When he tried to overpower them, they attacked him with sharp-edged weapons and ran away. The Sadar police has registered a case in this connection.

V-DAY CELEBRATED: The students of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Senior Secondary School, Ladwa (Dhanaura), 20 km from here, celebrated Valentine’s Day by performing a ‘yajna’ in the school premises.
According to the Principal of the school, Mr P.N. Fotedar, the day coincided with the Class XII farewell party function and the school governing body, under the chairmanship of its president, Mr Pawan Garg, decided to organise a ‘yajna’ on the occasion. Besides remembering the founder of the school, late Om Prakash Garg, the governing body members and school teachers also gave students best wishes for bright future.

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