Sunday, February 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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CHECK-UP CAMP: An orthopaedic camp will be organised at Sidhu Hospital on Sunday. Dr R.S. Sidhu and Mr D.S. Jaggi, president and secretary, respectively of the Rotary Club, Doraha, said a team of doctors including Dr R.S. Sidhu, Dr Bikram Singh, and a doctor from Mumbai, Mr Manoj Wadhwa would provide medical assistance to the patients suffering from orthopaedic problems. The camp would start from 9 am and continue till 4 pm. 

CALENDAR: A delegation led by Mr Pavitar Singh, Secretary, National Association of Canadian India, Origion, on Thursday met Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, President, SGPC, at Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara and urged him to implement the Nanakshahi calendar from January 1, 1469.The SGPC president was here to preside over the meeting of Dharam Parchar and the sub committee formed for the celebrations of the centenaries of the Gurus. Talking to mediapersons Mr Badungar said the 400th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib would be celebrated. The SGPC would set up a charitable dispensary at Sarai, Naga village, the birthplace of Guru Anged Dev. 

VAID PANEL: The following office-bearers of District Vaids Mandal, Hoshiarpur, have been elected: President — Vaid Ravi Kant Khaulia; patron — Vaid Suman Kumar Sud; chairman — Hakim Krishan Gopal Narad; senior vice-president — Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma; secretary — Vaid Tarsem Singh and cashier: Vaid Rajinder Aggarwal.

GRANT: Mr Harminder Singh, District Transport Officer, on behalf of the local District Red Cross Society, disbursed Rs 5000/- as ex-gratia grant to the kin of deceased Ashwani Kumar of Nainowal Jattan on Friday. Ashwani Kumar was killed in a collision between Tata Sumo and truck on Sunday on Hariana Bhunga road.

CELEBRATED: Punjabi Day was celebrated here on Friday. A function was organised and presided over by Mr Mohinder Singh Musafar, District Public Relations Officer, at the District Language office in which officials of various government offices participated. Mr Mohinder Singh Musafar explained the importance of mother tongue and emphasise the need for use of Punjabi language in daily routine work. A cultural programme was staged by the trainees of the Language Department to mark the celebration.

MEETING: A district-level SGSY Committee and standing committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr H.P.S. Garcha, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Dev.) here on Friday. Mr Garcha said that there were about 463 self-help groups in the district out of which 208 are under the SGSY Scheme. So far 132 groups have been linked with bank finance. He observed that the pace of linkage was quite slow and stressed the participants about the need to link only quality groups. Mr D.K. Meena, AGM (RBI), Mr Raghubir Singh (AGM NABARD), and Mr V.K. Malhi, Lead Manager (PNB), also participated.

HONOURED: Mr Pritam Singh, SDE, Telecom project, Jalandhar, was presented the Vishist Sanchar Sewa Padak, 2002, for meritorious service at a function in the General Manager’s office on February 18.

CAMP: Mr S.S. Gill, SDM, Kharar, has put a ban on the organising of free eye operation camp, which was to be organised on Sunday at the Arya College for Women. The step has been taken keeping in view the forthcoming municipal elections. The camp was to be organised by a close NRI relative of Mr Om Parkash Aggarwal, president of the managing committee of the college. Mr Aggarwal is a prospective candidate for the elections. Mr Gill has written a letter to Mr Om Parkash Aggarwal that election code of conduct has come into force and hence the camp should only be organised after the election. 

WORKSHOP: About 60 mathematics teachers of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) participated in a workshop held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here on Saturday. The workshop was based on ways of making mathematics interesting for the students and focussing on some new changes made in the syllabus from Classes IX to XII. The resource person for workshop, Mr Ravi Parkash, who is a lecturer of mathematics at Delhi University, discussed topics based on Boolean algebra, logarithms, ratio proportion, banking and sales tax. Later, there was an interactive session in which the teachers put forward their queries before the resource person. 

FUNCTION: Plus Two students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, were bid adieu at a function organised here on Saturday. The Class XI students entertained the outgoing batch. A group dance based on the song 'Kudi sohni lagdi' was performed, followed by a skit titled ' Ik dukh hor sahi'. The Principal , Mr H.C. Gupta ,wished the students good luck for the examination. 

EDUCATIONAL TRIP: The GGN College of Pharmacy on Saturday organised an educational trip to Franklin Industries for diploma students. The students got an insight into the procedures, processes, manufacturing equipment and working of a pharmaceutical industry. The students were accompanied by Ms Ravinder Dang, head of the college, Ms Gaganjot Kaur, senior lecturer, and Ms Priyanka Modi, lecturer. 

WORKSHOP: A personality grooming workshop is being organised in Ramgarhia girls College from February 13 and will continue till February 27. Ms shelly , the resource person, said the aim of the workshop was to build confidence, to hon conversational skills and develop positive mental attitude. 

CERTIFICATE: Harsimrat Singh sandhawalia, a class XII student of GNPS , appeared in the National Standard Physics Examination 2002-2003 at Higher Secondary level which was conducted by IAPT(Indian Association of Physics Teachers). He has been awarded the certificate of merit. 

EXHIBITION: An exhibition was organised on Saturday by the Home Science Department of Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women. The articles prepared by Home Science students of class XII and BA II were exhibited on the occasion. The articles like stuffed toys, tie and dye, embroidery articles were also appreciated by the chief guest, Mr Surinder Dawar,MLA. 

DISCOURSES: The discourses on Bhagvad Gita which was organised on Saturday at Shri Sita Mata Mandir will continue till February 27. swami Gopal Mani in his discourse arranged by Shri Ram Leela Committee ( regd) said the people of today were wandering aimlessly. They would have to look into their hearts and develop good qualities if they want to attain God. 

RURAL LIBRARIES: Mr Gurbhajan Singh Gill, Editor of monthly magazine, “Changi Kheti” of Punjab Agricultural University and senior vice-president of the Punjabi Sahit Academy, said here on Thursday that there was an urgent need of establishing rural libraries having the farm literature produced by Punjab Agricultural University which could help in the diversification of agriculture. He said this while addressing trainees of a training programme organised by the District Cooperation Department of Punjab Agricultural University. 

DE-ADDICTION DRIVE: To check the rising trend of the abuse of intoxicants and drugs among youths, a de-addiction campaign will be launched in coordination with religious, social and voluntary organisations in the district. The addicts will be given medicines free of cost. This was stated by Mr Anurag Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a seminar on de-addiction organised by the Health Department and district administration at Jagraon, 40 km from here, on Friday. 

KNITTING CONTEST: Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Limited organised a knitting contest for the members of the Ramgarhia Club. About 25 women participated in the knitting contest organised at Nagpal Regency. The competition is part of the Vardhman Group’s commitment to promote the age-old art of hand knitting. Ms Jaspal Ushan, president, Ramgarhia Club, while expressing her views on organising such competitions said, “Our constant endeavour is to improve the lives of our members by providing them opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge. We appreciate the support extended by Vardhman in enriching the lives of the women of Ramgarhia community.” Mr V.K. Goyal, Chief Executive, Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Ltd also expressed his views on the occasion. 

DHYANI FUNCTION: Chaman Lal Chaman, a U.K-based radio commentator, lyricist and compere will be the guest of honour at ‘Parchhaiyan’ - a programme being organised by Dhvani in the memory of late Sahir Ludhianvi. Chaman, who left India at the age of 19 for Kenya, closely witnessed the freedom struggle of Kenya and it had an impact on his multifarious personality. Disclosing this, Randhir Kanwal, informed that the programme will be held on Monday at Punjabi Bhavan at 6 pm. 

APPOINTED: Mr Harpreet Sandhu, Assistant Advocate General, Punjab, has appointed as Law Officer with the Vigilance Bureau, Punjab. Mr Sandhu has been assigned the job to deal with important/sensitive legal cases within the High Court and with the Vigilance Bureau pertaining to Ludhiana and Jalandhar. 

COMPETITION: Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Model Town Extension, organised inter-college fine arts competitions at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana to promote the feeling of universal brotherhood. The results of the competition are as follows -:Still life: Navneet Jain of Ramgarhia Girls College 1, Varinder Kaur of GCW 2 and Shweta Sharma of DD Jain Memorial College 3. Design: Ashminder Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls College 1, Neetu Verma of DD Jain Memorial College 2 and Neha Bhasin of DD Jain Memorial College 3. Poster Making: Supreet Kaur of GCW 1, Preeti Devgan of GCW 2 and Penny Dhawan of DD Jain Memorial College 3. Composition: Manpreet Kaur of DD Jain Memorial College 1, Gurasis Kaur of G.N. Khalsa College for Women 2, Harpreet Kaur of DD Jain Memorial College 3. Collage making : Dalwinderjeet Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls College 1, Geetika Gang of Government College for Women 2 and Manpreet Kaur of Ramgahia Girls College 3. 

NSS CAMP: The NSS Department of SDP College for Women will organise a one-day camp at Government High School, Mangat village on February 23 under the water conversation and sapling plantation campaign. Mr Dharampal Sharma, Chief General Manager, State Bank of Patiala, inaugurated the camp by planting a sapling of eucalyptus. The camp was organised under the supervision of programme officer, Ms S. Bhalla, and Ms Nivedita Arora. 

BHOG: At the closing of the academic session of Ramgarhia Girls College, the bhog ceremony of Sri Akhand Path was performed in its auditorium on Saturday. On this occasion, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle organised several inter college competitions. These competitions included shabad gayan, poetry recitation competitions and fine arts competitions. The number of participants in these competitions were: 13 in poetry recitation, 10 in declamation contest, 31 in fine arts and 20 in shabad gayan. Dr Harbhajan Singh Soch, former Vice- Chancellor of GNDU, Amritsar, was the chief guest. The following students were given prizes in different competitions: Shabad gayan : Guru Nanak Girls College 1, Ramgarhia Girls College 2 and SDP College 3. Poetry recitation : Harsimrat Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls College 1, Riti of DD Jain College 2 and Amandeep Dua of Government College for Women 3. Declamation contest : Mai Bhago College at Ramgarh 1, Guru Nanak Girls College and DD Jain College 2 and Ramgarhia Girls College 3. 

CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised by 2 Guards (1 Grenadiers) on Friday at Mamun Cantonment, near from here. The camp was held to inaugurate the 225th Raising Day Anniversary Celebrations which will culminate on November 22. About 250 units of blood were collected. The camp was inaugurated by Mrs Abhilasha Kumari, wife of Brig Mahavir Singh, Commander 16 (Independent) Armoured Brigade who was also donated blood.

3 HELD: The police had nabbed three persons of nearby Kotrani village, on a charge of theft in a beauty parlour five days ago. It also recovered from them several stolen articles. A police press note on Friday gave the names of arrested as Jaspal, alias Nama, Sandip Kumar, alias Sonu of Kotrani village and Vinod Kumar, alias Khanna of Rapoli village in Bihar but presently residing at Kotrani village. Besides valuables stolen from the parlour of Ms Balwinder Kaur on February 15, including seven watches, one camera, and Rs 21,000 in cash, the police also recovered one scooter, one coloured TV and five cycles.

BAR BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district Young Lawyers Taxation Bar Association: president — Mr Rajan K. Jindal; secretary — Mr Narinder K. Singla and treasurer — Mr Rajiv K. Garg.



SADBHAVANA YATRA: The agar chetna and sabdhavana yatra, being organised by the Agarwal Sabha throughout the country, would be reaching Chandigarh on Tuesday. Stating this in a press conference here on Saturday, the president of the local unit of the sabha, Mr Prem Chand Aggarwal, said the yatra would pass through Sectors 27, 19, 18, 22, 21 and 20 finally ending up at the Agarsen Bhavan, Sector-30-A. A function would be organised here to honour sabha leaders. A cultural programme would also be organised. 

RALLY: The CPI(M) unit of Daddu Majra village has decided to participate in Jalandhar kisan rally scheduled for March 9. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the local unit. The meeting was presided over by Jasvir Singh, vice-chairman of the Zila Parishad. It was also demanded that a permanent arrangement should be made for kisan mandi in Daddu Majra and immediate approval should be granted for extending ‘lal dora’. 

CME PROGRAMME: A continuing medical education programme on common renal disorders is being organised by the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital’s Department of Paediatrics on Sunday. According to Chairperson, Dr Veena Parmar, eminent speakers from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh’s PGI and Lucknow’s SGPGI would deliver talks on renal problems in children. The GMCH Director Principal, Professor S.B.S. Mann, would be the guest of honour, while PGI’s former Director, Dr B.N.S. Walia, would be the chief guest. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected members of the new executive of the Bharat Tibet Shayog Manch (BTSM) Chandigarh Chapter, for 2003-04: president — Mr V. Ramawaroop, vice president — Mr Vijay Kumar Singh; general secretaries, Mr Mohan Lal Bali and Mr Tenzim Wangyal; and secretaries — Mr Neeraj Sharma, Mr Namdong, Sudeep Rawat and Mr Rajneesh Sharma. It was stated by the press secretary of the BTSM, Mr Sudeep Rawat, in a press note here on Friday. 

AWARENESS PROGRAMME: The Food Craft Institute is organising a three-day entrepreneurship awareness programme. The programme was inaugurated on the institute campus in Sector 42 here on Friday. Sponsored by the District Industries Centre, the workshop is being attended by 32 students and staff of the institute. The workshop is being conducted by Mr. G.S. Bhalla from the Corporate Training and Development Institute, Chandigarh. 

INTER-COLLEGE QUIZ: Twelve teams from different colleges participated in an inter-college quiz organised by the College Quiz Club of Sector 10 DAV College. According to a press note, the winners received cash prizes of Rs 750, Rs 500 and Rs 300. The prizes were given away by Principal Subhash Marriya. Professor Jyotirmaya Khatri was the convener of the event, while Sohrab Sandhu conducted the quiz. The first prize was bagged by Madhusheel Arora, Amandeep Wadhwan and Vikas Kaushal of the Sector 11 Government College for Men. The second prize went to Arastu Chopra, Gaurav Chibber and Shiv Anant Tayal of Sector 10 DAV College. The third prize was, won by Ranjana, Tavleen and Radhika of Sector 36 MCM DAV College. 

AWARD: Dr Vishali Gupta, Assistant Professor in PGI’s Department of Ophthalmology was presented the ‘Best Paper Award’ at the annual conference of Vitreo Retinal Society of India for her work on ‘Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide as an adjunct in the management of diabetic macular edema”. According to a press note, the conference was attended by over 180 vitreo retinal surgeons. Her work was adjudged “the best”. 

CONTEST: Students of Sector 26 Dutt Vishesh School recited poems in the annual elocution contest held on Friday. The trophy for the best class was won by class VI and the trophy for the best house was bagged by Newton House. Students studying in classes pre-nursery to eighth participated in the contest. The contest was judged by school director Sharda Dutt, Ms Sangeeta Vardhan and Secretary to Haryana Governor Vijay Vardhan. The results: the first prize in the pre-primary category went to KG-B. In the primary category, it was bagged by Class III-A. In the junior and middle category, the first position went to class VI, while the second position was bagged by Class V. In the junior school category, Vikas and Vaishali got the first position in English and Hindi, respectively, while in the middle school category, Sparsh and Aarish bagged the first position in English and Hindi, respectively. 

FAREWELL: A farewell party was organised for students of class XII of Satluj Public School here on Saturday. The students were welcomed by the Director, Mr Pritam Singh Serai. A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion. Harleen was selected Ms Satluj , while Jaspreet Pannu was selected as Mr Satluj. Anothr farewell party was organised for the students of classes X and XII of DC Model Senior Secondary School. A havan was performed in the school auditorium. In the evening, a cultural programme was also organised. 

BLOOD DONATION: Forty persons donated blood at a camp organised by the District Red Cross Society and the Punjabi Sabha, Pinjore, in Hotel Batra Pinjore, on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by the SDM, Kalka, Mr Sushil Sarwan. A team of doctors from the General Hospital, Panchkula, conducted the camp. 

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical and eye check-up camp was organised by the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram and the Department of Ophthalmology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, PGI at Nandpur village, Pinjore, on Saturday. As many as 384 patients were given medicines free of cost and more than 30 patients were selected for intra-ocular cataract operations. 

FIELD FIRING: A unit of Infantry Brigade will carry out field firing of infantry weapons in the Naraingarh firing range, near Raipur Rani, from Monday to Friday. Residents of Mandlaiu, Dandlawar, Jabar, Sultanpur, Mashumpur, Raina, Narainpur, Truckawala, Gubinaur, Patiba, Darka, Gadhaud, Manopa, Mirpur, Rampur, Rajewala, Bana, Dhagain, Bhaurauli, Boyad, Ganault, Fatehpur, Bhojrajpura, Jubiyal, Ananda , Nangal , Balak, Maou, Samlautha, Man, Bhogpur, Jaboaur, Bharail, Laswal, Shamgudha , Dharda and Masiyum villages have been advised to avoid the danger zone. 



DECISION WELCOMED: The decision of the Haryana Government to establish separate health centres for women was welcomed by BJP MLA Ms Veena Chibbar, here on Saturday. The district president of the INLD, Ms Kamlesh Sharma, and other leaders of the women cell, Ms Shashi Kesri and Saroj Gauri, said it would be beneficial, especially for the rural women. Ms Sharma said that government had spent Rs 29 crore for improving health services in Ambala during the past one year. 

SARKAR AAPKE DWAR: The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will visit Ambala city on Thursday to hear the grievances of the people of the constituency under the third phase of Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, said the darbar would be organised in the Panchayat Bhavan at Ambala City at 2 p.m. 

SCHOOL FUNCTION: Lord Mahavira Jain Public School, Ambala Cantonment organised its annual function on Saturday. The president of the All India Progressive School Federation, Mr S.D. Jain, was the chief guest on the occasion. The schoolchildren presented cultural items on this occasion. The Principal of the school, Ms Sudha Mathur, spoke about the achievements of the school. The president of the school management committee, Mr Narender Kumar Jain, and the manager, Mr S.K. Jain, also spoke on the occasion. 

RAPE: The Hansi police on Friday booked two youths for raping a minor. According to the police, Ishwar Singh and Vijay Kumar, residents of nearby Mirchpur village, had raped a girl of the same village last week. The victim’s mother had filed a complaint with the Sadar police station, Hansi, in this connection.

ELECTION: Mr Jagmahender Singh and Mr Rameshwar Singh have been elected as president and secretary of the local unit of the All-Haryana Power Corporation Worker’s Union, respectively. The other office bearers are: Mr Gian Singh and Mr Jai Parkash- vice presidents, Mr Bhagat Singh-joint secretary and Mr Ved Parkash Mehta- cashier.

ACCIDENT: An unidentified woman was injured in a road accident at Kinner Nada village near here on Friday. The injured was admitted to the Hansi Civil Hospital. According to the police the woman was going to her fields when a Maruti car hit her from behind.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The Kalka-Pinjore three-wheeler Auto Union held an emergency meeting on Thursday in which old union was dissolved unanimously. Mr Pawan Sareen was removed from the post of president. The meeting was presided over by Mr Satish Citu and Mr Ramandeep Sharma. More than 200 auto operators participated in the meeting. Officer-bearers are: president — Mr Shiv Kumar; senior vice-president — Mr Ravinder Kumar; vice-president — Mr Kalka Parshad; secretary — Mr Jaspal Singh; cashier — Mr Kamal Kant; chairman — Mr Deepak Dimpy. 

COMPLAINT: Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, said that he had written to the Drug Control Officer of the Maharashtra Government to lodge a complaint against Hindustan Level Ltd. for sale of its product of Lux without licence in the district. He said that it was violation of the Drug & Cosmetic Act, 1940 & 1945 to sell any product without obtaining licence from the authorities concerned.

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