Wednesday, September 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


EXAMINATIONS: Supplementary examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University will start from September 27. Stating this Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar of the university, said roll numbers and datesheets had already been despatched.

SUPPORT EXTENDED: All India Sikh Students Federation led by Mr Manjit Singh Bhoma has extended support to the protest at Punjabi University. In a press release here on Monday the federation criticised the cantonment-like situation on the university campus.

WORKSHOP: More than 500 farmers participated in a one-day workshop jointly organised by Aatma and district Animal Husbandry Department to create awareness among farmers regarding latest techniques in various schemes of Animal Husbandry, including dairy, fish and poultry farming. Dr Gambhir Inder Singh, Deputy Director, said on Monday that Babri village had been chosen for holding the workshop under the model village scheme of the Animal Husbandry Department.

ORTHOPAEDIC CAMP: The local Rotary Club organised an orthopaedic camp here at Gaushala Bhavan on Sunday in which a team of doctors from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana, led by Dr Mohammad Yamin, checked up more than 500 patients suffering from osteoarthritis, reheumatoid, gout, polio-affected children.

FOUNDATION STONE: The foundation stone of Adesh Charitable Cancer Hospital, Muktsar was laid on Monday by Dr. H.S. Gill, Chirman, Adesh Group of Institution. In a press release here today Dr Gill, Chairman, Adesh Group of Institution, said the public demand for a good cancer hospital in the region of south Punjab had been fulfilled.

QUIZ CONTEST: The S S Jain Sabha, Banga, organised a quiz contest based on general knowledge and moral values. As many as 14 teams participated in the contest. While the first two prizes were bagged by Bhagwan Mahavir Public School, Banga, the team from Pandit Reetha Ram Tah Public School, Banga, bagged the third prize. Mr R R Jain president, S S Jain Sabha, presided.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check up camp was organised at Ladochak village on Monday by Lions Club (Service). More than 200 patients were examined by a team of experts. Medicines were given to patients free of costs, said Mr Bhupinder Mahajan, president of the club.

APPEAL: The PRTC Chairman, Mr Ved Prakesh Gupta, has appealed to political parties and various students organisations to maintain a peaceful atmosphere on the Punjabi University campus. Mr Gupta said the fee hike of 15 per cent had already been rolled back by the present regime and the Chief Minister had granted an aid of nearly Rs 1,25 crore to compensate for the university’s loss of revenue.



FUNCTION: The Labour Commissioner of Punjab, Mr Jaspal Singh, on Tuesday said that the state Labour Department was forming skilled workers societies and self employment groups. He was speaking at a function, organised by the Central Board of Workers Education (CBWE), Ministry of Labour, to celebrate the ‘Workers Education Day’. Mr D.R. Prashar, Regional Director of the CBWE, said India was emerging as a leader in the international market. The president of the Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Punjab, Mr Swaran Singh, said that trade unions and managements should join hands to improve the quality and productivity of their organisations.

IQRA DEMAND: The Iqra Welfare Association, Chandigarh, has urged the Punjab Government to restore to the Muslim community illegally occupied masjids, dargahs and graveyards. A statement issued here on Tuesday by Mohd Anwar, press secretary, said that it was well known that masjids, takias, graveyards and dargahs in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh were under the illegal occupation of influential persons.

EYE CHECK-UP CAMP: More than 500 students were examined at a free eye check-up camp, organised by the Society for the Care of the Blind in collaboration with Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), at Government High School, Mauli Jagran. During the last six days, eye screening of more than 1200 students had been undertaken. At least 40 students were shortlisted for detailed check up at GMCH and would be provided with spectacles free of cost if need be.

SECURITY SOUGHT: A deputation of the Chandigarh Purvanchal Vikas Mahasangh, submitted a memorandum to the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd) on Tuesday demanding proper security arrangements at General Hospital, Sector 16, in the wake of the kidnapping of a child from here, recently. The mahasangh President, Mr Shashi Shankar Tiwari, said in view of the inadequate security arrangements, such incidents might happen again. They also accused doctors at General Hospital of being very rude with the parents of 10-month-old Jyoti, as they hinted at their involvement in the whole incident.

EXHIBITION: The PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, inaugurated an exhibition of Hindi books, mostly in the field of medical, as part of the Hindi fortnight week. Prof Sharma, said to encourage the use of Hindi in medical and technical fields, books and dictionaries in Hindi will be purchased and distributed to all the departments in the PGI. He said an award would be given to the person who will write text books in the field of medicine in Hindi.



YOUTH FESTIVAL: A three-day zonal youth festival is going to be held at GMN College, Ambala Cantt. Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, the Principal of the college Dr R.R. Malik, said preparations for the zonal youth festivals were complete. “Students from 16 colleges of Ambala and Panchkula will participate in the youth festival,” he said. He said there would be 25 events in which about 800 students would participate. “We are expecting about 4000 visitors. There are three venues for the events. The zonal youth festival is being held in the college after seven years,” he said. 

SEMINAR: A seminar on rain-water harvesting was organised by the Environment Awareness Society, Zoology Department, SD College, Ambala Cantt, on Tuesday. Besides rain-water harvesting, experts deliberated upon “Water the elixir of life.” The Principal of the college, Dr Desh Bandhu, presided over the function and presented the key note address. He emphasised the need to make rain-water harvesting a mass movement. Other speakers included Dr Ramesh Madaan, Dr Uma Sharma and Prof Subhash Vats.

MEETING: A meeting of the executive committee of the Institution of Engineers (India), Haryana, was held on Monday. Dr Surjit Angra was elected chairman and Mr HC Bhatia honorary secretary. Dr Angra, is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT, Kurukshetra. The new committee will take charge in the annual general meeting, next month.



HINDI FORTNIGHT: The Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, is observing Hindi fortnight from September 14 to 28. Dr Usha Soren Singh, Director of the institute, will inaugurate various contests on Wednesday. A coordination committee, comprising Mr O.P. Naithani, Ms Savitri Sharma and Mr Vijay Chauhan, is looking after the arrangements. About 150 employees will take part in these contests. The winners will be awarded on the concluding day.


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