Tuesday, February 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


REPRESENTATION: Mr S.P. Goyal, president, Private Schools Organisation, Amloh, has urged the chairman of the Punjab School Education Board to review its decision of stopping inter-board migration of classes X and XII students from next year. The students, who passed from CBSE affiliated schools and are studying in classes IX and XI in unaffiliated schools will be promoted to classes X and XII the next year, he has stated in a representation to the chairman of the board. In the present situation, they will not be allowed migration to PSEB, as now the last date for migration (i.e. December 31) has passed. The future of such students will be affected. The board should clarify whether the decision is applicable to non-affiliated schools or not, he has said.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check-up camp was organised by the Punjab Health Systems Corporation with the cooperation of the Manav Bhalai Manch and the local gram panchayat at Braichan village near here on Sunday as stated by Mr Sohan Lal Puri, and Mr Manohar Lal Verma in a joint statement here on Monday. A team of doctors, comprising Dr Mahesh Jindal, Dr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Dr Harpreet Singh, Dr Navjot Kaur, Dr Navjeevan Goyal, Dr Jagdish Singh, Dr Amanpreet Singh, Dr Girish Bithar and Dr Sukhdev Singh, and senior pharmacist, Mr Parveen Singh Mittal, examined 325 patients. Free medicines were also provided to the patients.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Mr Gurdev Singh, Principal, Government Secondary School, Pakka Kalan, in a press note here on Sunday said 100 saplings of poplar trees were planted in the school campus under the eco-club programme. He said the school authorities had been conducting regular sessions for creating awareness on various environmental programmes and the need for sustainable development.

EXHIBITION: An exhibition of books organised by the Aakshardham Society has been drawing crowds and would continue till Tuesday. A representative of the society said books on law, astrology, storybooks, novels, computer education and self-improvement courses were on display.

OFFICE-BEARER: In a meeting of members of the Ex-Servicemen Democratic Association, Dera Bassi, Col. Ajit Singh (retd.), newly elected president of the association, thanked the Punjab Chief Minister for enhancing financial benefits (from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh) given to gallantry awardees and war widows. During the meeting the members also highlighted the role being played by the ex-servicemen in political and administrative sectors of the state. The following were elected as office- bearers of the association: president— Col. Ajit Singh (retd.), vice-presidents— Honorary Capt K.K.Sharma. (retd.) and Honorary Capt Muni Lal(retd.), general secretary— Sub. Maj Anand Kishore (retd.) and joint secretary— Honorary Capt. Ajit Singh (retd.).

PEDA CAMP: The Punjab Energy Development Authority (PEDA) held a camp here on Sunday to educate farmers about the use of solar pumps so as to reduce consumption of diesel and electricity for running tubewells. Officials of PEDA told residents of this and nearby villages, who assembled on the occasion, that by installing solar pumps, not only dependence on electricity and diesel would decrease, but pollution would also be curtailed. Mr Suresh Goyal, district Project Officer, PEDA, said solar panels could also be used for domestic purposes, while these were not needed for running tubewells.

EYES DONATED: Mr Harinder Kumar, a resident of New Madhopuri, has donated the eyes of her deceased mother, Parkash Kaur to Punarjot Eye Bank. In another such case, Mr Ranjit Paswan, a resident of Mullanpur, has donated the eyes of his son Hariom Paswan, to the same eye bank. Dr Ramesh used the donated eyes to restore eyesight of four persons. The operations were done free of cost.

WOMAN KILLED: Swaran Kaur (50) of the local India colony died of burn injuries at the CMC Hospital on Monday. She was admitted to the CMC on Sunday after fire broke in her house. The local police handed over the body of the family after registering a case under Section 174 of the CrPC.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: Jaswant Singh of Dera Mohammad Khan village of Kurukshetra district has been arrested for being in possession of 3 kg of poppy husk . A case has been registered under Sections 15-61-85 of the NDPS Act of the local police station.

CASE REGISTERED: The Machhiwara police has registered a case against the owner of a Maruti car bearing registration no PB 43A-7821 under Sections 279, 337 and 427A of the IPC. The car had hit a motor cyclist, Davinder Singh, of Sherian village near here, who has been undergoing treatment at the local Civil Hospital.

2 HURT IN MISHAP: Two persons were injured seriously when their scooter collided with a Maruti car at Flaud village, near here, on Sunday. According to information, Nacchatar Singh and Jeet Kumar were coming to Malerkotla on their scooter when the car hit them. They were admitted to a local hospital.

EYE CAMP: An eye check up camp was organised at Sohrab Public School, Nabha road, here on Sunday. According to Mr Amjad Ali, chairman of the school, Dr Rakesh Arora, along with his team, examined 300 students in this camp. Medicines were distributed free of cost among needy students.

CYCLIST DEAD: A cyclist, Ram Murti (55), was crushed to death under a car on the local Hoshiarpur road on Sunday. The deceased ran a flour mill. A case was being registered against the car driver.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Employees Union: president-Mr Satinder Singh Bajwa; vice-president-Mr Hari Mohan Dikshit; general secretary-Mr Vijender Singh ;secretary -Mr Gurcharan Singh Dhaliwa; social secretary-Mr Sher Singh Dhull; joint secretary- Ms Satish Bala; sports secretary, Mr Rajinder Thakur has been elected the Sports Secretary; and treasure-Mr Sanjeev Gupta.

FETE HELD: The Institute of Engineering and Technology at Bhaddal near Ropar, organised its fourth annual fete, E-Blaze - 2003, where a host of brain teasing events like mathomania, technical quiz, technophobia and ad-mad show were organised. Kite-flying and kite decoration competitions were also held.



SAINI SABHA MEETING: A meeting of the local circle of the Saini Sabha was organised here on Monday. According to Mr Satish Saini, the inspection of the bhavan, which is under construction, was carried out. The bhavan is being constructed at a cost of Rs 35 lakh. He said preparations were being made for the Saini sammelan to be held on March 9.

WINDLAS CENTRE: Windlas Education Centre has been accorded ISO 9001:2000 certification. Mr Sudhir Windlas of Windlas Education Centre said the quality certification had been accorded to them for running ET & T, the National Institute of Fashion Design and DOEACC society, according to a press note.

OLD STUDENTS’ MEET: The alumni association held a meeting in SD College, Ambala Cantt on Sunday. At least 150 former students attended the meet. Former students of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education also held a meeting. The Principal, Dr D.P. Asija, said holding of such meet was a regular feature.

COLLEGE VISITED: The peer team of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore visited MDSD Girls College on Sunday. The team comprised Prof K. Aludia Pillai, Dr K.N. Madhusudan Pillai, Prof A.S. Thomar and Prof Bharati Naik. The College Principal, Dr Kiran Angra, said the team appreciated the initiative of the college in introducing vocational courses.

ANNUAL DAY: A scintillating performance by students of Shree Manibhadar Veer Public School, Ambala City, marked the annual day function of the school held on Sunday. Col Banarsi Dass (retd) was the chief guest. The programme began with “Sarasvati vandana”. Playway class students showed the cultures of different states and the tiny tots danced to western tunes. Students danced to foot-tapping music and also presented a qawwali. 

ADVOCATE DEAD: The local bar association has condoled the death of the former chairman of the association, Mr Jaipal Singh.

MARRIAGES: Thirtynine marriages were solemnised at a marriage camp organised at Puranic Age Temple of Sangmeshwar Mahadev near Pehowa on Sunday. The marriages were part of weeklong Maha Shivaratri Day celebrations being organised by the temple management and Sangmeshwar Sewa Dal. Most couples belonged to Dalit families.


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