June 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India
MINISTER’S ASSURANCE: The Punjab government will provide all assistance for Guru Nanak Dev University’s Ram Singh Pathania Memorial College at Niari. Mr Harnam Das Johar, Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, stated this on his visit to the college here on Saturday. A university press note stated this.
DELAY RESENTED: The Headmasters’ Association decried the postponement of meeting for the third time regarding departmental promotions. Mr Joginder Singh Bharti, president of the association, said the postponement had raised suspicions about the seriousness of the government. They demanded immediate filling of vacancies in the coming summer break to improve education.
EXAMINED: A team of doctors of the Civil Hospital, comprising Dr I.M. Challana, Dr P.R. Bhadu and Dr Lal Chand Thakral, took samples from vendors selling ice-cream, sweets, fruits and cold drinks and examined these. They directed vendors to maintain quality and hygiene. Food articles of more than five vendors, being sold in unhygienic conditions, were destroyed. The checking was conducted on the directions of Dr J.S. Kahlon, Civil Surgeon, Ferozepore.
WOMAN KILLED: Bimla (23), a resident of Islamwala village, 22 km from here, was killed after she allegedly took poison by mistake on Saturday. She was admitted to the local Civil Hospital in a critical condition where she died in the wee hours on Sunday.
KISAN CLUB: A meet and match programme for members of the Kisan Club was organised at Harsamansar in association with Shivalik Kshetriya Gramin Bank on Friday. Mr Raghbir Singh, AGM, NABARD, Mr Girver Singh Yadav, Chairman of the Shivalik Kshetriya Gramin Bank, and Mr Janak Raj Mahajan attended the programme. The farmers were advised that keeping in view the WTO regime, high-tech farming, diversification and unity among the farmers to promote the quality of farming was the need of the hour.
RESULT: The local Sita Grammar School has shown excellent results in the CBSE class X examination by bagging three merit positions. According to Prof Hayaat Khan, Principal of the school, Saurabh Singla, Harsh Garg and Akhil Goyal of the school had obtained 91, 89.6 and 88.8 per cent marks, respectively. Saurabh secured 100 per cent marks in Maths.
RELAY FAST: The Shakti Market Welfare Association members Pawan Mahajan, Ghian Singh, Gama Ram, Lajja Ram and Ashrafi Lal observed day-long fast on Sunday as part of the association’s relay fast to demand rehabilitation of the shopkeepers removed from Attawa. The fast entered fifth day on Sunday. Meanwhile, BJP councillor Kamla Sharma and Akali Dal (Harjinder Kaur) councillor Harjinder Kaur visited the fasting shopkeepers assured them their full support.
CONDEMNED: Nominated councillor Dildar Khan condemned the agitating Sweepers Union on Sunday for allegedly throwing garbage in front of the house of another nominated councillor P.C. Sanghi for reportedly supporting privatisation of sanitation. Mr Khan expressed his dismay at the failure of the police to protect the Constitutional right of the citizen to express his views freely. The nominated councillor asserted that the pressure tactics of the agitating sweepers would not work ahead of another round of debate on privatisation of sanitation scheduled for June 5. He said during the May 27 meeting of the General House, almost all nominated councillors were in the favour of the privatisation of sanitation in the city.
TRAINING CAMP: Bajrang Dal activists for Punjab will get a week-long training at Bathinda between June 15 and June 22. This was announced here on Sunday by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in a press release. The release said the activists would receive training in physical, mental, shooting and social service skills during the camp. The national co-convener Ravi Anand, regional co-organisational secretary Kailash, regional organisational secretary Ras Behari, regional convener Tapan, VHP central secretary Vinayak Pandey, state secretary Krishan Behari and state convener Arun Khanna will participate in the camp. The national convener of the Bajrang Dal, Mr Prakash Sharma, will participate in the proceedings of the camp on the concluding day.
CAMP: The sports wing of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF), Chandigarh, organised a self-defence training camp at Sector 40 park on Sunday. The participants were trained about the skills to handle odd situations. The trainers stressed upon various techniques to defend one-self. Many people including women, children and elders showed interest in learning the self-defence skills. According to Mr Praveen Behal, Spokesman of AIATF, “Motive of the camp was to generate self-defence and self-confidence in the city residents.” He said training camps would also be organised at the parks of Sector 36 and 33, Rose Garden and at the Sukhna Lake in the coming days.
AMBALA MEDICAL CAMP:
M.M. Medical College, Mulana, organised a free medical check-up camp in S. A Senior Secondary Model School at Ambala city. The secretary of the management commitee of the school, Mr
N.K. Jain, inaugurated the camp. The Director, Medical College Hospital, Dr S K Gupta, was also present. According to Dr Gupta around 1,500 patients were examined at the camp. Dr Gupta said over 36 patients who were in need of surgery immediately were identified. He said these patient would be provided a facility in Medical College at Mulana free of cost.
MEDICAL CAMP: M.M. Medical College, Mulana, organised a free medical check-up camp in S. A Senior Secondary Model School at Ambala city. The secretary of the management commitee of the school, Mr N.K. Jain, inaugurated the camp. The Director, Medical College Hospital, Dr S K Gupta, was also present. According to Dr Gupta around 1,500 patients were examined at the camp. Dr Gupta said over 36 patients who were in need of surgery immediately were identified. He said these patient would be provided a facility in Medical College at Mulana free of cost.
WATER SCHEME: The All-Party Bhakra Oustees Committee and the Bilaspur Nagar Vikas Sabha have urged the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, and the Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Mr Kaul Singh Thakur, to initiate a drinking water augmentation scheme for meeting the demands of the town. The water supply scheme, which was started more than 40 years ago, had now become insufficient, they said while addressing mediapersons here on Saturday.
REMOVAL RESENTED: A meeting of the Seva Dal on Friday evening resented the removal of Baldev Thakur from the post of a Seva Dal chief organiser during the five years of BJP rule, Baldev Thakur. Earlier he was Seva Dal office bearer.
WELCOMED: Yuva Mandal leaders led by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Himachal Zone Director Vijaykumar Shukla welcomed “Sindhu Darshan” team of 250 youths at Suharghat inside Himachal territory on Friday evening. The team of youths from all states of India was flagged off for participation in “Sindhu Darshan Mahotsava” at Leh in Ladhak by Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani in New Delhi earlier. These youths left for their onward journey from here on Saturday.
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