Friday, July 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CREMATED: Kewal Selly (58), a social worker and industrialist, was cremated on Thursday. The funeral procession started from his residence at Gopal Nagar for the Puri cremation ground, Batala. His son, Mr Rishi Selly, lit the pyre.

CELEBRATED: Vana mahatsava was celebrated in Ramgarhia Girls College on Wednesday. The NSS unit along with the teaching and non-teaching staff planted saplings of different trees in the college campus. The president of the Ramgarhia Education Trust, Giani Bhagat Singh, College Principal Harmeet Kaur and general secretary of the Education Trust, Mr Jagtar Singh, inaugurated the plantation drive by planting several saplings.

SEMINAR: A seminar on cardiology will be organised for the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) doctors on July 19 at Basant Resorts. Dr Surender Gupta, secretary, NIMA, in a press statement on Thursday said the event would be sponsored by Kulwant Heart Institute. Dr H.S.Bedi, Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Metro Hospital, will deliver a lecture on recent advances in surgical approach in CAD (coronary artery disease). Dr Kulwant will speak on the medical management of acute coronary syndrome.

MEETING: At the monthly meeting of the Punjab Kisan Club at Kairon Kisan Ghar, PAU, the chief guest, Dr S.S. Sokhi, Additional Director, Extension Education, urged the farmers to share their experiences with others through the club. He also suggested that the name of the club should be changed since it has more than 3,000 active members. On the occasion, Dr Nachhatar Singh Butter, entomologist and in charge of Plant Clinic, Farmers’ Service Centre, gave information on the control of insects and pests in plants. He cautioned that overuse of pesticides can disturb ecological equilibrium as they tend to kill beneficial organisms and animals too.

WORKSHOPS: With a view to tackling more effectively cases of crime against women and child abuse, workshops will be held at the district and range levels. Ms Shamita Das Gupta, who runs a centre to check crime against women in New Jersey in the USA, along with Ms Chitra Bhanu of the same centre, will address the workshops. This was disclosed here on Wednesday by Mr Dinkar Gupta, DIG, Jalandhar Range. He was the chief guest at the installation ceremony of Mr Om Parkash Gupta as president of the local Rotary Club (South East) and the latter’s team.

POLYTHENE BAGS: The local Nagar Council president, Mr Malkiat Singh Ragbotra, has given a call to stop the use of polythene bags. Mr Ragbotra stated this while addressing a seminar on the “Fatal effects of polythene bags”, according to a press note issued on Tuesday. The seminar was organised by the Swastha Abhiyan Manch, headed by Mr Madan Mohan Khattar.

FUNCTION: The District Education Department organised a district-level prize distribution function at Government Secondary School, Kahma, about 6 km from here, on Wednesday. Mr Surinderjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, was the chief guest. He announced that cash prizes ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 would be given to the students getting top positions in the state.

COLLEGE FUNCTION: The Sikh National College, Charan Kanwal, Banga, organised a samman samaroh on the college premises on Wednesday to honour college students who had excelled in various board and university examinations.



INSTALLED: The installation ceremony of the Rotary, Rotract and Innerwheel Clubs will be organised on Saturday at the Rukmani Devi Hall here. The Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Mr K.N. Pathak will be the chief guest.

Girl dies: A local girl died at the PGI, Chandigarh after she consumed some wrong medicine by mistake. According to information, the daughter of Babu Ram, a resident of Waterworks, was sick. She took some medicine other than the prescribed one. After that she started vomiting and was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Late she was referred to the PGI where she died.

ARRESTED: The Sadar police has arrested a resident of a nearby village in a molestation case. The father of the girl had filed a complaint that Gurjant Singh had allegedly molested his daughter. He added that Gurjant entered his house forcibly and threatened him for dire consequences if he disclosed the matter to the police.

PLEA: The Lok Sangharsh Manch has demanded supply of clean drinking water to ward Nos: 4 to 6 of Ambala cantonment. Manch members said the residents were facing problems due to supply of dirty water. They said complaints had been written to officials concerned but to no avail.



SCHOOLS INSPECTED: Many shortcomings have been detected in the working of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hamirpur, and JNV, Doongri, by the Hamirpur district administration recently. A team of the district administration, led by the ADM, Hamirpur, Dr K.D. Lakhanpal, visited both these schools and found many lapses on the part of the school authorities.


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