Wednesday, October 1, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BLOOD DONATION: Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, here inaugurated the blood donation and tree plantation camp organised by the NSS Department of Mata Gujri College here on Monday. More than 100 students donated blood at the camp. Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, Principal of the College, welcomed the chief guest. Mr Didar Singh Bhatti, secretary of the college, Prof Sukhdev Singh and Dr Rajinder Kaur of the NSS Department also addressed the gathering.

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 415 patients were examined at a medical camp held on Monday at Pakhowal Kullian, 15 km from here, to mark the birth anniversary of Shirdi Ke Sai Baba by the Satya Sai Samiti, Gurdaspur.

FOUND ABSENT: As many as six employees were found absent when Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill. SDM, Kharar paid a surprise visit to the office of the local municipal council on Tuesday. Mr Gill said he had sent his report to the Deputy Commissioner Ropar for action against the absent employees.

SPO KILLED: One SPO, Mr Thakur Parshad, was killed while one Home Guard personnel, Mr Darshan Singh, was seriously injured when they were hit by unidentified vehicle near Radiala village on the Kharar-Kurali Ropar road on Monday night. The police has registered a case under Sections 304 A and 279, IPC, against the driver of the unidentified vehicle.

MEDICAL CAMP: The NSS unit of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised a medical check-up camp at Jawaddi village. The camp was conducted by doctors from the CMO office under the guidance of medical officer, Dr Amarpreet Kaur. The venue of the camp was Gurdwara Suchha Singh. About 110 residents availed themselves of the services of the doctors. They were also provided with free medicines from the NSS funds of the college. Volunteers lent a helping hand in the process.

CONTEST: A fancy-dress competition for children was organised by Ludhiana Elite Jaycees at Kesar Classic restaurant, Malhar cinema road, on Monday. Girish, who was dressed as a farmer and sang ‘Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle, ugle heere moti’, got the first prize. Sumedha, who was dressed as a soldier and sang “I love my India”, got the second prize. Sanchit got the third prize. Aditi, Akhil, Arshiya and Harshit got consolation prizes. The club president, Mr Mahesh Arora, addressed the gathering.

PENSIONERS: A meeting of the Punjab State Pensioners Confederation was held here on Monday. It served a one-month ultimatum on the government for negotiations on its pending demands, failing which rallies and demonstrations would be held in the state. A five-member committee, comprising Mr B.R. Kaushal, Mr Avtar Singh Afat, Mr Avtar Singh Captain, Mr Dial Singh Bajaj and Mr Mohinder Singh Parwana, was set up to chalk out the strategy for the proposed agitation.

PLEA: The Dr Kitchlu Nagar Residents Association has urged the civic authorities to go ahead with the ongoing work for widening of the Arneja lane (Gurdwara road) in the locality without bowing to the motivated opposition by a section of residents, who had encroached upon the public street. According to Mr Varinder Bhakoo, its general secretary, the association demanded shifting of electric poles, which were standing in the middle of the road. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Forest Development Corporation Employees Union: president — Mr Tarsem Singh Gharu; divisional secretary — Mr Randhir Singh Chakkal; vice-president — Mr Brij Lal; assistant secretary — Mr Sukhvinder Singh Chauhan; and finance secretary — Mr Harbans Singh Brar.

ELECTION: The elections to the executive committee of the Dr Ambedkar Mission Employees Federation will be held on October 2 at Sri Guru Ravidas Bhavan. Mr K.S. Kainth, its general secretary, said a five-member committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Mr V.S. Dayal to conduct elections.

CAMP: During the second day of the NSS camp at GHG Khalsa College, Gursar Sadhar, students were educated on hygiene. Dr Gurpreet Sidhu and Dr Sandeep Randhawa spoke on the occasion.

DHARNA: A large number of workers of the Ranjit Sagar Dam staged a dharna in front of the office of the Chief Engineer here on Monday. They demanded that the Punjab Government should complete work on the Shahpur Kandi dam project at the earliest.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the BJP district unit: vice-president — Mr Bhupesh Aggarwal; general secretary — Mr Balwant Rai; secretary — Mr Virender Khanna; treasurer—Mr Avtar Singh; and office secretary — Mr Anil Bhushan Jain.

DENTAL BODY: The Indian Dental Association in collaboration with the Colgate Palmolive, Mumbai, organised a seminar on “Gateway to clinical success in aesthetic dentistry” here on Monday. At least 50 delegates attended the seminar. The president of the Indian Dental Association, Dr J.P.S. Ahluwalia, was also present. OC

FOLK DANCES: Students of the Department of Dance, Punjabi University, put up a colourful performance of Rajasthani folk dances to mark the concluding day of the eight-day workshop on Rajasthani folk dances here Tuesday. Dr Roop Singh Shekhawat who had come from Jaipur enthralled the audience with his performances of balancing seven to eight pitchers on a glass over his head, dancing on the naked swords and dancing on two upturned glasses.

SUICIDE: Avtar Singh (35) of Mutiarpura, Mehli Gate committed suicide by consuming sulphos on Monday.

SEMINAR: “Efforts of the state government to diversify crops will definitely give a new direction to agriculture,” said Mr Santokh Singh, A Punjab minister, while addressing a seminar organised by the Agriculture Department here on Tuesday. More than 500 farmers participated. Dr Baldev Singh Kahlon, Chief Agricultural Officer, Jalandhar; Dr Hardev Singh, Project Director; Dr Parminder Kler and Dr Balkar Chand spoke on the occasion.



APPOINTED: The UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar appointed Mr S K Setia, a Land Acquisition Officer, to investigate into the alleged corruption charges against the sarpanch of Sarangpur village, Ms Bhupinder Kaur on Tuesday.

BOOK RELEASE: “Tibet ki Trassadi”, a book authored by Indresh Kumar, was released by Babu Parmanand, Governor of Haryana, at a function organised by the Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch at Panjab University here on Tuesday. Mrs Dolma Geyre, speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile and Dr P.K.Vasudeva, a former judge at the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and Dr Kuldeep Chand Agnihotry, national convener of the Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, also spoke on the occasion. 



SCIENCE EXHIBITION: A science exhibition was organised by the Aryabhatta Scientific Forum at SA Jain Senior Model School here on Tuesday. School students from different schools participated in the exhibition. They prepared interesting models, including an hydroelectric power station.

VEGETARIAN DAY: Vegetarian Day was observed at SA Jain College, Ambala City, on Tuesday. Two competitions were held to mark the day. A vegetarian food competition was held in which 35 students participated while nine students participated in poster-making competition.

PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: A prize distribution-cum-annual day function was held at DAV Senior Secondary School, Ambala City on Tuesday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D D Gautam, was the chief guest. A cultural programme was presented by the students.

FLOUR MILL: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyan, has directed the police to remove a flour mill from Kirdhan village in this district. Ms Angoori Devi of the village, had alleged that her residence had suffered a heavy damage due to the running of the mill.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh: president —Mr Hari Chand Kamboj; senior vice-president — Mr Randhir Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Mohinder Singh and Mr Hoshiar Singh; secretary — Mr Randhir Singh Ranga; joint secretary — Mr Phool Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Arjan Dev.

MEETING: Former union minister and a senior Congress leader Selja addressed a workers’ meeting at the local Shriram Sewa Samiti Dharamshala, on Monday.

NO STREET LIGHTS: Devotees here are facing a lot inconvenience while going to temples early in the morning as most of the street lights do not function. Women feel unsafe while passing through the dark streets and roads. They have demanded that the administration should take immediate steps to carry out repair works.

MILK SHORTAGE: There is shortage of milk in the town in view of the navratras. Residents allege that some shopkeepers have started overcharging for the milk. They have demanded that the administration should streamline the milk supply.

GURDWARA POLL: In the election for the Parbhandak Committee of the Central Gurdwara held here on Monday, Harvinder Singh Sokhi and Harjinder Singh were unanimously elected president and treasurer respectively. The other office-bearers of the committee will be elected later on.



SUPPORT : The district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Anganwari Workers and Helpers Union has supported the relay fast launched by anganwari workers at Shimla which entered its 55th day on Tuesday.

FILLING STATION: The district administration has put up a proposal to the state government for the opening of a filling station at Bharmour. Mr Sunil Choudhary, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Chamba, said the tribal residents facing difficulties in procuring petrol and kerosene oil for a long time.

SANGH: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Himachal Pensioners’ Kalyan Sangh : president — Mr P.C. Oberoy; senior vice-president — Mr B.L. Bedi; vice-presidents — Mr K.L. Shah and Mrs Man Dei, general secretary — Mr C.S. Bijalwan; joint secretary — Mr D.S. Bijalwlan; organising secretaries — Mr V.P. Bhardwaj and Mr Pritam Singh; office secretary — Mr D.P. Sharma; and press secretary — Mr M.M. Nayyar.

ARRESTED: The Kangra police on Monday arrested Neel Kamal, a theft accused, from his house in Baggli village near here from where the police had recovered stolen property worth Rs 15 lakh on Thursday. 


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