Monday, July 28, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of AS High School Trust and management society: president — Mr J.S. Lotey; general secretary — Mr Vijay Sharma; vice-president — Mr Raj Sahnewalia; joint general secretary — Mr Rajesh Dolly; internal auditor — Mr Jatinder Devgan; school manager — Mr Kamal Jeet Singh; secretary, AS College for Women — Mr Sanjiv Dhamija; secretary, AS Modern Senior Secondary School — Dr Ashwani Bansal; and secretary, AS College for Boys — Mr Shashi Goel.

INAUGURATED: The Mahavir Rural Health Centre under the patronage of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, here has been inaugurated at Hussainpura village. Mr Malikiat Singh Dakha, (MLA), was the chief guest Mr Abhay Kumar Jain of Chandigarh presided over the function. Speaking on the occasion. A homoeopathic medical camp was organised at the centre. Around 700 patients were examined and medicines were distributed free of cost by a team of 20 doctors of the college.

TALENT HUNT: Ludhiana City Jaycees organised a talent hunt show for children at 4X Revolving Restaurant, Model Town, here on Saturday night. President Jasminder Singh said the purpose of organising the show was to bring out the hidden talent in children and further motivate them to enhance their qualities. JC Vanit Bansal was the project director of the show.

FUNCTION: The local branch of the Asian Club organised a function on Saturday at Deaf & Dumb School. The function was organised to mark its 10th year of existence. The president of the District Congress Committee, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, was the chief guest. Students of the school presented a cultural programme. The children were also given prizes.

FREE MEDICAL CAMP: Eli-Lilly & Company India Private Limited and Micro Lab organised a free medical camp at Ayali Kalan village here on Sunday. Dr Narinder Jain of Shri Raghunath Hospital examined 300 patients. Some patients were also examined for diabetes. Free medicines were given among needy persons.

MONTHLY MEETING: Sirjandhara, a literary organisation, held its monthly meeting at Punjabi Bhavan here on Sunday. Mr Karmjit Singh Aujla, Prof Kulwant Jagraon, Mr Dalip Singh Namdhari, Dr Kulwinder Kaur Minhas and Principal Hari Singh presided over the meeting. The president of the organisation announced the prizes awarded yearly in the memory of the parents of Teg Bahadur Teg, which would be given to Dr Ajit Singh Sikka and Dr Kirpal Kaur Sira for their contribution to Punjabi literature. He also announced that the “Award of honour” will be presented to Sant Dalip Singh Namdhari and Sant Harpal Singh for their service to culture, music and education. Prof M.S. Cheema moved a condolence resolution recalling the services of Bhisham Sahni and Dr S.S. Kohli to literature and Punjabi culture. A two-minute silence was observed in their memory.

BOOK RELEASED: “Gurbani Sankulpa”, a book especially written for the centenary celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib that falls in 2004 by the renowned Sikh scholar, Dr Sarup Singh Alag, Chairman of Alag Shabad Yug Trust, Ludhiana, was released by Mr Gurcharan Singh Chhatwal, president Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Hounslow London, at a special function in Guru Nanak Darbar, Nagpur. Dr Alag and Mr Chhatwal presented special copies of the book to Mr Mohinder Singh Sibbal of Raipur, Mr Balbir Singh Makan of Mumbai and Ms Pinki of Dehra Dun. 



TEEJ CELEBRATED: Members of the Chandigarh chapter of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, along with their families, celebrated Teej festival at Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24, here on Sunday. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion. About 30 children took part in the show. The venue was decorated with ‘jhulas’ (swings). A lucky draw called ‘punctuality draw’ was also organised for children and women.

ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT: Mr Inder Pal Singh was installed as the fourth president of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Plaza at a function at the Chandigarh Club, Sector 2, here on Sunday. After introducing his team, the newly elected president gave a presentation which was a preview of the projects that the club intends to accomplish during the current year. Others who were elected office-bearers were: vice-president — Mr. S.K. Anand; secretary — Mr Rohit Bhasin; and joint secretary — Mr. P.K. Verma. Mr J.P.S. Cibia, former district governor of Rotary 3080 was the chief guest of the function.

BANDH PLANNED: The Commercial Tenants Association (CTA) on Sunday decided to observe a bandh in the city on Saturday. A decision to this effect was taken on Sunday at a meeting attended by nearly 130 CTA members. The bandh coincides with the visit of former Union Law Minister and MP Ram Jethmalani, who is coming to the city in support of traders. It was also decided that if the November 7 notification to nullify the Punjab Rent Control Act was not withdrawn, the association members would handover the keys of their shops of to the Chandigarh Administration.

BHAVAN VIDYALYA: observed its annual project day on the theme “Indian Democracy at Work” , and showcased how the largest democracy of the world works and how the three organs of the Constitution — legislature, executive and judiciary function — in harmony. Some 600 students from classes VI to XII participated in the show.

CONVENTION: A state-level convention of the Bharat Vikas Parishad was held here on Sunday. The convention began with children of DC Model Senior Secondary School rendering the National Song. This was followed by the lighting of lamp by the president of the parishad, Mr Brij Bihari Garg. About 125 delegates from 29 branches of the parishad all over the state participated in the convention. Representatives of each branch gave information about various community services carried out by them. Ms Usha Aneja, state women president, and Ms Jagdamba Gupta, local president of the women wing, spoke about women empowerment.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Members of the Rotary Club, Panchkula, removed malba alongside Singh Nullah choe in Sector 12-A here on Sunday. They also planted saplings. The club members were assisted by the local administration. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P. Kashni, was the chief guest. She planted a sapling along the nullah. Over 100 saplings were planted on this tract. Later, a debate on the importance of vana mahotsava was also held. The club members also took away five saplings each to plant these near their residences.



BAIL GRANTED: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr M.M. Sharma, has granted bail to Arvind Kumar, Tarsem Kumar, Surender Kumar, who were arrested by the police under Sections 63, 68-A of the Copyright Act. The police had seized 3,828 pirated CDs from their possession. The Public Prosecutor had opposed the bail application. After hearing the arguments of both sides, the Judge allowed the bail application and ordered them to furnish bail bonds of Rs 10,000 each.

MEETING: The Class IV Employees Union of Haryana Veterinary Department organised a meeting at Ambala city on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by Mr Kishan Lal Sagar, state president of the union. The union expressed concern over the non-acceptance of its demands. It was decided that a delegation would meet the commissioner of the department in this regard. Senior leaders of the union, Mr Balwant Singh Saini, Mr Jain Narain Singh and Mr Jagphool Singh Sapra were also present at the meeting.

CAMP: The Canara Bank Officers Association organised a blood donation camp at Chandigarh. The regional secretary of the association, Mr Raman Anand, said Mr Atul Kapoor, deputy general secretary of the association inaugurated the camp and 82 officials donated blood at the camp. He said a similar camp would also be organised at Ambala.


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