Monday, September 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MEDICAL CAMP: About 400 students were examined and provided medicines free of cost at a medical camp organised by Lions Club, Golden Temple, at a private school on the Sultanwind road here on Saturday.

FUNCTION : The Political Science Department of R.R. Bawa, DAV College for Girls, Batala, organised a function on “Women and Law” at the college campus on Saturday which was presided over by Dr M.D. Singh, Head of Department of Law, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

SUSPENDED: Mr M.S. Bajwa, District Welfare Officer (SC/BC) has been placed under suspension for remaining absent from office without information. According to official sources, a complaint was sent to the Secretary, Social Welfare, that the said officer was a habitual absentee.

FUNCTION: To honour the jawans of the Punjab Home Guard who had given excellent performance during their duties, a special function was organised at Dasuya, 40 km from here. Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, who presided over the function, honoured as many as 100 Home Guards of Dasuya and Mukerian subdivision.

EXHIBITION: Ms Gurpreet Deo, SSP, Hoshiarpur, inaugurated a painting exhibition on the ‘‘Status of women in the society’’ at the Community Policing Resource Centre here on Saturday. The exhibition was organised by MA (Fine Arts) students of the local Government College.

CAMP: A special animal welfare camp was organised by the District Animal Husbandry Department at Ahrana Kalan village on Saturday. Senior officers of the Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development departments explained the causes of various animal diseases.

INAUGURATED: Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, SDM, Kharar, inaugurated the Ram Janam Shoba Yatra being arranged by the New Dasehra Committee, Kharar, on Sunday. He announced a grant of Rs. 5,000 for the committee. The shoba yatra passed through various parts of Kharar.

CONTEST: Ten students of Class VIII, IX and X participated in the finals of the Hindi declamation contest held at Joseph’s School, Dugri-Dhandra road, here on Saturday. It was followed by a sapling plantation programme. Both the events were sponsored by the State Bank of India, Dugri road branch. The function was attended by Mr L.C. Hans, Assistant General Manager, and Mr B.R. Hira, Chief Manager of the branch. The winners of the contest are: Richi Kundra (first), Sumeer Kaur (second) and Pratima Noorie (third). The consolation prize was given to Kritika Jain.

ANNIVERSARY: The management, staff and students of Nauharia Mal Jain Model Senior Secondary School and its sister concerns, Nauharia Mal Girls Higher Secondary and NM Jain Public School, organised a function to pay tributes to Ved Prakash Jain, ex-chairman of the schools, on his first death anniversary. Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP, paid homage to him. He laid down the foundation stone of a hall, which is to be made in the memory of Jain. Mr Ghalib donated Rs 1 lakh for its construction. A book on Jain’s life was released.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chemists Association, Nabha: president — Mr Satish Jalota; and secretary — Mr Rohit Verma.

MANDAL: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Nabha Vyapar Mandal : patrons — Mr Prem Goyal and Mr Madan Lal; chief adviser — Mr Jaspal Juneja; senior vice-president — Mr Satinder Mittal; vice-presidents — Mr Parkash Chand, Mr Somnath Dhall and Mr Gurcharan Singh Narang; general secretaries — Ms Tejinder Singh Bakshi, Mr Dewan Chand Mittal; secretary — Mr Subash Sehgal; joint secretary — Mr Sham Lal Banga; and treasurers — Mr Naresh Goyal.

PROBE SOUGHT: The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal) and the Arthiya Association Nabha have demanded an investigation into the death of an arthiya Maghar Singh. Talking to reporters here, the district president, Mr Nek Singh Khokh and the general secretary, Mr Onkar Singh Agol of the BKU, demanded that a probe should be conducted to enquire whether Maghar Singh died of cardiac arrest or was murdered. The chairman of the Arthiya Association, Mr Krishan Bindra, expressed his dissatisfaction over the post-mortem of Maghar Singh.

SEMINAR: The National Theatre Arts Society (NATS), Patiala, organised a seminar on ‘Punjabi theatre and garden theatre movement’ in observance of the Garden Theatre Day. Consensus of the opinion was for holding the next National Theatre Festival at Patiala. Prominent among the speakers were NRI singer-theatre music composer S.S. Bindra, Dr D.D. Singh, a film maker and theatre patron, the educationists-theatre promoters Mr A.K. Shahi and Harpal Singh, social scientist Vijay Goel, Karnail Singh Mast and O.P. Kaushish, NTAS theatre couple Pran Sabharwal and Sunita Sabharwal and other artistes.

PANEL: Punjab Social Welfare Minister Joginder Singh Mann on Saturday declared that the entire work relating to pension would be handed over to panchayats from October. A five-member panel comprising the sarpanch, the ex-sarpanch, two panchayat members and the nambardar would be constituted in this regard, said the minister while addressing a gathering at Khalwara village.



GET-TOGETHER: A social get-together at Chandi Mandir on Sunday marked the 176th anniversary of the Regiment of Artillery. A large number of serving and retired gunners rallied together on the occasion in the true spirit of the regiment, a statement issued here said. The Gunners Day is a nostalgic between the past and the present. On this day, the regiment remembers all those who have laid their lives in the line of duty. The gunners have repeatedly proved their indomitable resolve in providing devastating fire support during battles.

AWARENESS CAMP: A diabetes awareness camp was organised by the Endocrinology Department of Kaiser Hospital on Sunday. About 70 patients, mainly senior citizens, were given free consultation and check up. Dr S.K. Mathur elaborated on the reasons for diabetes, dietary alterations to be made to avoid the disease, and exercises to be undertaken. He said studies had shown that 20 per cent of urban people and 14 per cent of rural were affected by diabetes. 

PROGRAMME: A bhajan programme “Bhajanamrit varsha” by singer-cum- music director Devki Anand was presented to devotees at Sri Geeta Mandir, Sector 11, on Sunday. The programme started with Ganesh vandana, followed by a bhajan “Naam jap le jinde tu mariye” from his latest bhajan album. Mr Anand’s son, Gaurav Anand, also sang a few bhajans on the occasion.

BLOOD DONATED: The Forum For Common Cause commemorated the 96th birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh by organising a blood donation camp at the Community Centre, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, on Sunday. The camp was conducted by a team of doctors experts from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, under the aegis of the Haryana Red Cross Society. As many as 35 units of blood were donated at the camp inaugurated by Haryana Cabinet Minister Jaswant Singh Sandhu. A cultural programme by students of DC Model School, Panchkula, marked the beginning of the camp. Panchkula Municipal Committee President Seema Chaudhry presented mementos to the blood donors.



BLOOD DONATION CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised at Northern Railway Divisional Hospital, Ambala Cantonment, on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by the Divisional Railway Manager, Mr Keshav Chandra. Fifty six donors were registered for the camp. Team from blood bank, Civil Hospital, Ambala City, under the guidance of the District Health Officer, Dr Umesh Lamba, attended the camp. The camp was organised by the Northern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, Ambala Cantonment. An exhibition of about HIV and AIDS was also held.

PERFORMANCE: A scintillating performance was delivered by visually challenged vocalist Suchit Narang at Planetarium complex on Saturday. Suchit Narang rendered Hindustan Khayal Gayaki for two hours and he enthralled the audience by his vocal depth. The SD College Principal, Dr Desh Bandhu, was the chief guest. Suchit Narang is a vocalist from Dehra Dun, who has learnt from Pandit Vasurao Deshpande, Pandit L.K. Pandit of Gwalior Gharana and Ms Madhuri Mattoo of Kirana Gharana.

RAISING DAY: NCC troops of Government Senior Secondary School, BC Bazar, observed their first raising day on Saturday. Commanding Officer, Second Haryana Battalion NCC, Lieut-Col A.K. Sinha, presided over the ceremony while the Ambala Cantonment MLA, Mr Anil Vij, was the chief guest. NCC cadets also presented a cultural programme. Best cadet was Gurpreet. Best cadet in drill was Gulshan Kumar. The other cadets who were honoured include Suresh Kashyap, Anil Kumar, Gurmeet Singh, Badal Kumar, Gulshan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Suraj Prakash, Ravi Kumar and Ajay Kumar. 

FUNCTION: The Anti-Terrorist Front of India organised a function on the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh in Ambala City on Sunday. The Chairman of the Punjab Planning Board, Mr R.R. Bhardwaj, was the chief guest on the occasion. Suits were distributed to 151 needy women. Addressing the gathering, the president of front, Mr Viresh Shandilaya, said the country got the Independence due to the sacrifices of martyrs like Bhagat Singh. He said the front was committed to fight against the terrorism, at every level.



FISH CULTURE: In order to promote ornamental fish culture, the state government is making allout efforts of breed “gold fish” in the Ghagas breeding farm in Bilaspur district spread over an area 2.2 hectares. This was stated by Mr Harsh Mahajan, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, while inaugurating a newly upgraded middle school at Chahla, about 23 km from here, on Saturday.

INTACH’s PLEA: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has requested the state government to celebrate the millennium of the historic Chamba town which was founded in 920-AD, by Raja Sahil Verma, the ruler of the erstwhile Chamba state. Disclosing this here on Sunday, Mr Harish Chandra Sharma, convener of the Chamba chapter of INTACH, said the Himachal Pradesh Government had taken a significant and landmark decision for the celebration of the Chamba millennium in 1997, when Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, took a great interest for holding such a mega historic event.

CRUSHED: A 17-year-old boy was crushed under a tractor in Paisa village under Dehra subdivision on Saturday. The incident took place when the tractor hit Rinkoo who belonged to Naushera village. He died on the spot.

KILLED: One person was killed and two, including a woman, were injured in three different road accidents in the district during the past 24 hours, the police said here on Saturday. Kangra district police chief S. Zahoor H. Zaidi said here that Rinkoo alias Pamoo (17), a resident of Nawshera village, under Haripur police station was crushed to death by a tractor in Nawshera village on Saturday.


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