April 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India
LIONS CLUB: Mr Jaswant Rai Garg has been elected vice-district governor of District 321-F of Lions Club. This was stated in a press note.
CHEAT ARRESTED: The police has arrested an ex-serviceman for cheating a man of his money on the promise of getting him a job in the Army. Mr RPS Brar, SSP, identified the accused as Gurdev Singh. He was arrested on a complaint by Daljeet Singh, a resident of Geeta Bhawan road here.
CONDEMNATION: Christians of Shamchauras at a meeting held under the presidentship of Mr Dalbir Masih here on Monday condemned those elements who had recently distributed literature against the Sikh religion. In a press note, he stated that Christians had always respected all religions. Christians had never propagated against any religion. This was an act of some miscreants who trying to disturb the peace in Punjab.
OVERRUN BY TRUCK: Army Havildar Sukhvinder Singh was killed when he was run over by truck near Mirthal on the Pathankot-Jalandhar highway on Sunday. He was on his way to his native village in Tanda in Hoshiarpur.
ROAD REPAIRS: Punjab Urban Development and Housing Minister Raghunath Sahai Puri has said that the state government has earmarked a sum of Rs 1163 crore for the construction of new link roads in the state. The government has sanctioned Rs 3 crore for road repairs in Gurdaspur. He was addressing a function at Ladochak village in connection with the stone-laying ceremony of the Ladochak-Jamalpur road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 6.50 lakh here on Sunday.
JAN HIT SAMITI: The Jan Hit Samiti distributed books, dresses and fees to needy schoolchildren at its annual function organised at the Language Department here. The president of the organisation, Mr I.D. Sharma, and founder, Mr Om Parkash Kaushish, distributed dresses and books to 630 students while six ceiling fans were given to three schools.
DEMONSTRATION: On the call of the Cooperative Bank Employees Federation, Punjab, the employees of Patiala Central Cooperative Bank organised a demonstration in front of the head office of the bank here on Tuesday. Addressing the rally, Mr Malinderjit Singh Malhi, additional general secretary of the state federation said Cooperative Banks were neither a public sector undertakings nor a quasi public institutions, hence they could not be treated as Punjab Government employees. He added that it was an injustice towards the employees of these institutions by implementing the letter of pay parity issued by the Chief Secretary, Punjab, in Central Cooperative Banks and the PADB.
ANNUAL DAY: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Number 3, Patiala cantonment, celebrated its annual day on Tuesday. Students presented a colourful variety show on the occasion. Brig G.S. Dhillon presided over the function while Ms Tapinder Dhillon gave away the prizes. The Principal of the school, Ms Samerjit Kaur, presented the annual report of the school.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Excise and Taxation Department Pensioners Welfare Association: Patron — Mr M.S. Ghumman; president — Mr Bhagwinder Devgan; vice-president — Mr S.K. Kapila; general secretary — Mr Inderjit Singh Bajaj; joint secretary — Mr P.K. Mehta; and finance secretary — Mr Tarlochan Singh Oberoi.
REMAND EXTENDED: The police remand of Samir Bansal was extended for two days on Tuesday by the Sub-Judge, Junior Division. Bansal was earlier on a three-day police remand. He had surrendered before the GRP on Friday and was presented in court on Saturday. He was wanted in a case of abetment of suicide by his wife, Kanchan Bansal, and his daughter, Mitali.
CHEQUE FOR GRANS: The HelpAge India, a social organisation working for the well-being of elderly persons, released a cheque for Rs 2,94,197 for the “Adopt-a-Gran” programme, here today. On the behalf of the organisation, Mr Pritam Serai, Director, Satluj Public School, Panchkula, handed over the cheque to Dr S.S. Banolta, general secretary of the Himachal Harijan Kalyan Sansthan, Theog, Shimla. Mr Bhavneshwar Sharma, Senior Executive Officer of the HelpAge India, Chandigarh Chapter, said the organisation had adopted 18,000 grans across the country under the programme.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 23-D, for 2003-04: patrons — Mr R.N. Sahai and Mr K.L. Parbhakar; president — Mr Gurdev Ram; senior vice-president — Mr Birinder Singh; vice-president — Mr Sadhu Singh; general secretary — Mr Charanjit Singh; joint secretary — Mr Harbans Lal; organising secretary — Mr Khushi Ram; finance secretary — Mr Sudarshan Kumar; and auditor — Mr A.P. Bhandari.
CHECK-UP CAMP: The 119 Battalion of the CRPF, presently deployed at Sector 43, hosted a heart check-up camp on Tuesday. About 350 persons, which included CRPF personnel, their families and members of the public, were examined. Senior doctors of Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute examined the patients. About 100 ECG and another 100 blood sugar tests were carried out free of cost. The commandant of the battalion, Mr Imran Mirza, thanked Mukat Hospital for its services.
DELEGATION: A delegation of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 45, met the UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today and apprised him of the pathetic conditions of roads, streetlighting and sanitation services. The delegation demanded a park in the sector.
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