Monday, March 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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B.LIB RESULT: Shahzada-nand College for Girls has shown 100 per cent result in B.Lib and Information Science exam held by Guru Nanak Dev University under its distance education programme, Dr Suman Lata, principal of the college, said.

TRAIN TO HARDWAR: Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, BJP leader, has demanded that the government should fulfil the long-pending demand of starting a train to Hardwar from this holy city. In a press note here on Saturday, she said whereas politicians and bureaucrats travelled by posh transportation facilities, the common man suffered tremendous hardship to reach the holy city.

CONVOCATION: The joint annual campus convocation of faculties of Languages, Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities and Religious Studies, Music and Fine Arts and Physical Education will be held on April 4 at Guru Nanak Dev University here. Mr GD Sharma, senior fellow and Head , National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi, would deliver the keynote address.

BHOG: The bhog of Jathedar Sadhu Singh Ghudani, former MLA of Payal, was held in a Gurdwara at Ghudani village on Sunday. Jathedar Ghudani had expired on March 14. Among these who offered tributes to the leader were Mr Balwinder Singh Bhoondarh, Mr Talab Singh Sandhu, Mr Pardumman Singh Payal, Mr Bhagwan Singh Dhamot, Mr Heera Singh Gabria, Jathedar Tota Singh, Jathedar Gurmail Singh Sangowal, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernia, Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, Mr Tejinder Singh Madnipur, Mr Satwant Singh Boparai, Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, Mr Karnail Singh Jeerakh, Mr Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, Mr Kartar Singh Buani, Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Mr Manjit Singh. Ms Upinderjit Kaur, Mr Darshan Singh and leader of various political parties.

BAN ORDERS: Mr KAP Sinha, District Magistrate, through orders issued here on Saturday, prohibited setting on fire remnants of crops and raising construction in fields within a radius of 1,000 metres from the ammunition dumps in Gurdaspur district till May 14.

BODY FOUND: The body of an unidentified youth was found in the bushes near Lasara village on Friday. Stray animals had defaced its face. The Mahilpur police has registered a case.

HONOURED: The district unit of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee hosted a function to celebrate the elevation of local MLA, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, as the Higher Education Minister. Mr Johar is a member of the District Bar Association. Mr Dharamjit Singh Khera, chairman, Mr Ashok Bhakri, Convener, Mr P.D. Sharma, former chairman, PPCC (legal cell), warmly welcomed the minister. The legal cell’s senior vice-chairman Mr Rajesh Bali, the secretary, Mr Kamaljit Sharma, Mr Sharwan Sehgal, Mr Pradeep Sharma and Mr Harjasdeep Singh Rana were also present on the occasion.

INAUGURATED: A new nursery school, Cutes Camp, in Sarabha Nagar, was inaugurated by Ms Amrit Varsha Rampal, councillor, municipal corporation. The founder Director of this nursery school, Ms Surjeet Kaur Rekhi, is presently working as Headmistress of GNK Girls School, Model Town, Ludhiana. Speaking on the occasion Ms Rampal send her teaching experience of 31 years would prove useful for the growth of the school.

PLANNING BOARD: The District Planning Board on Saturday sanctioned the release of Rs 568.12 lakh for different departments for the year 2002-2003 at a meeting held here on Saturday under the chairmanship of Mr Santokh Singh Medical Education and Research Minister. This was the first meeting of the newly constituted body. A sum of Rs 325.96 lakh was approved for schemes of the social Security Department.

CAMP: A personality development, yoga and moral education camp will be organised by Vidya Bharti NGO, from March 23 to 28. Dr Satya Pal Duggal, a former principal, Regional College of Education will be among those attending the camp.

COMPETITION: Students of Government College of Girls, State College of Education, Government Mohindra College and Fine Arts Department of Punjabi University shared laurels during the state-level-poster competition on AIDS organised by Punjabi University’s National Service Scheme (NSS) Department on the campus here on Saturday. NSS programme coordinator B.S. Mann said the students who won prizes were Gayatri from GCG, Amarjot from State College of Education, Harjit Singh from Government Mohindra College and Kavita Singh from Fine Arts Department of the university.

CONVOCATION: The annual convocation of the Government Mohindra College will be held on the college campus on Monday at 11 a.m. The convocation address will be delivered by Mr N.S. Rattan, Principal Secretary, Higher Education and Languages. This was stated by Mr R.K. Sharma, Principal of the college.

FAREWELL FUNCTION: Sizi Dhindsa, a BA-part III student, was declared Miss Government College for Girls at a farewell function held recently. A cultural programme and a beauty contest marked the occasion. Nimrat and Preetinder, both were jointly declared first runners-up. Supreet Bajwa was adjudged the second runners-up.



COURSE: The professional course for scout and guide executive of Hindustan Scouts and Guides was inaugurated here on Sunday by the Mayor of Chandigarh, Mr Subash Chawla. In his address, Mr Chawla said highlighted the role and importance of discipline in life. About 50 delegates from all over the country are attending the week long programme and will be taught the art and science of effective management of the organisation.

MEETING: The local unit of the Shree Ram Janamboomi Mandir Nirman Sangarsh Samiti on Sunday held a meeting with the prominent personalities of the city as well as presidents of various religious organisations and mandir committees under the chairmanship of its president Des Raj Gupta. All members present at the meeting assured the Samiti to mobilise maximum residents of Chandigarh to participate in the “satyagrah” to begin in New Delhi from March 27, a press release of the samiti said. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad also launched a mass contact programme to enroll maximum number of Ramsevaks and explain its position on the land where the Ram temple was to be constructed. The parishad said a team of 501 Ramsevaks would leave for Delhi on March 27 to participate in the satyagrah.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMME: Marilyn Fischman, chairperson of Management Studies in Business School, of Centennial College, while talking to reporters here on Saturday said students from Canada and other parts of the world could come to the campus at Mohali to pursue their studies under a project. Similarly, Indian students enrolled at Mohali could go to Canada for doing a course.

GET-TOGETHER: The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12, in association with State Bank of Patiala, organised its annual get- together for residents of Sector 12 in a public park on Sunday. Hundreds of residents participated in the meet and enjoyed various games, camel rides and the delicacies. Various competitions - fancy dress, dances, songs, mimicry and mono acting and games like musical chairs and tambola were also organised. Lieut Col Surjit Singh, president of the association, said that radhika and aman won the first prize in fancy dress, while Shubham won the second prize. In cultural activities, Palak Sodhi and Ashali won the first prize, followed by Shivangi. In a race for veterans, Mr R.C. Sharma, Mr M.R. Sharma and Mr B.N. Madhok won the first, second and third prize, respectively.

ELECTED: Mr N.S. Minhas has been chosen as the president of the Residence Welfare Association, Phase 3B1 here. Mr S.S.Verma will be the senior vice-president while Mr G.S. Wig has been chosen as the vice-president. Mr Karnail Singh Khalsa will be the general secretary. Mr Charan Singh Saini and Mr. Amarjit Singh Paul will be the joint secretaries. Mr Tejwant Singh will be the finance secretary. Mr Amarjit Singh Sullar, Mr Charanjit Singh, Mr Harjinderpal Singh, Mr Harish Sharma, Mr R.S Khaira, Mr Rattan Chand and Mr S.S. Walia will be the executive members.

COMPLAINT: Dr H.S. Gheek, president of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 71 here has complained that no development work had been done in their sector either by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority or the Municipal Council of the township. He further said that the sector did not have any arrangement for garbage collection. Also two new tubewells were required before the summer, but work on tubewells had not started yet.

BAN LIFTED: Mr Shyam Lal Sharma, president, General Categories Welfare Federation, has stated that the Punjab Government has decided to lift the ban on promotions with immediate effect on certain conditions. Quoting a Punjab Government notification dated March 11, 2003, Mr Sharma further stated in a press note issued here that these orders were subject to the condition that whenever promotions were made a condition must be imposed that the final decision would be subject to the final decision of the various writs pending in the Supreme Court of India. Mr Sharma welcomed the lift on banning promotions in the state.



OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been appointed office-bearers of the IMA, Ambala City: president — Dr Rattan Kumar; patron — Dr S.L. Kaushik; vice-presidents — Dr Waryam Singh and Dr U.K. Lamba; honorary secretary — Dr Kiran Channan; and joint secretary — Dr Modi.

COURT COMPLEX: Work on the new judicial complex near the local mini secretariat began here on Saturday. The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Arvind Kumar Goyal, the Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyaan, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Darshan Singh, Mr O.P. Verma and Mr R.K. Sondhi, and Chief Judicial Magistrate R.N. Bharti were present. The complex will be completed at a cost of Rs 7.14 crore, according to a spokesman of the PWD.

POWER STAFF UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the All-Haryana Power Corporation Workers Union: Mr Mohan Lal Grover — president; Mr Ajaib Singh-vice president; Mr Ishwar Makhija-secretary; Mr Amit Sharma-finance secretary, Mr Rajesh Mahiya-auditor; and Mr Baldev Kumar-organising secretary.

JEEP DRIVER KILLED: A jeep driver was killed in a road accident at Dhiranwas village near here. According to the police, Raghuvir Singh, a resident of nearby Gurera village, was returning to his village when his jeep collided with a tractor. He succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital. The Sadar police has registered a case in this connection.

FUNCTION: Leiut-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd), a former Governor of Punjab, presided over a function of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Public School here on Saturday. While speaking on the occasion, General Chhibber reminded the contribution of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukh Dev, who had sacrificed their lives for the freedom struggle.



NABBED WITH CHARAS: The local police here nabbed two persons, Mani Ram of Shat village and Roop Singh of Mudhaker village in Mandi district, with 2.3 kg of charas at Chharol Nullah in the Manikaran valley on Friday. A case has been registered.

FIRE MENACE: The Solan forest division has geared itself to combat forest fire menace in the ensuing summer season. Mr Alok Naagar, DFO, Solan, said the staff of the department had divided into various small parties mainly to check fire. Fire-prone areas had been selected well in advance.

LARJI PROJECT: Power Minister Vidya Stokes, who went round the 126 mw Larji Hydel Project in this district, now under advanced stage of completion, directed engineers on a war footing so that the project was completed on or before the scheduled time of June, 2004. Addressing engineers and members of the HPSEB, she stressed that it should be ensured that no environmental degradation was caused during the construction of power projects.

WORKSHOP ON DRUGS: The Narcotics Control Bureau, Chandigarh, organised a day’s workshop on “Drug law enforcement” in collaboration with Sai Engineering Foundation, a non-government organisation, here on Saturday. As many as 35 police officers from Shimla, Kinnaur, Solan and Sirmaur districts participated.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Himachal Pradesh Technical Teachers (Gazetted) Association: president — Mr Roshan Lal Sharma; vice-president — Mr Neeraj Uppal; secretary — Mr Chander Shekhar; joint secretary — Mr Gopal Sharma; secretary finance — Mr Gulab Singh; and executive members — Mr S.C. Verma, Mr H.R. Bhardwaj, and Mr S.P. Guleria.


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