Tuesday, October 7, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


COMMUNITY CENTRE: Mr Jasjeet Singh Randhawa, Minister for Public Health and Rural Development, will lay the foundation stone for a community centre and sewerage at his native village Lakhasinghawala, Mr Kuldeep Singh, Political Secretary of the minister, told the media persons here on Monday.

FOUNDATION DAY: The foundation day of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) was celebrated here on Sunday. A large procession was held. The procession was led by Mr Brij Bhushan Singh Bedi, president (sangh chalak), RSS, Punjab and accompanied by Mr Rishi Dutt Gulati and Mr Vinay Sunder (general secretary), RSS, Batala.

WRITERS’ FORUM: Dr J.S. Anand, convener, Writers’ Forum, Bathinda, said on Monday that the organisation had decided to honour Dr Harnek Singh Komal, an eminent Punjabi poet and fiction writer at a function to be organised in November for his contribution to the field of literature and education.

ELECTION : The following were unanimously elected office-bearers on the Rice Millers Association, Bassi Pathana, in an election held on Monday in the presence of Mr Tarsem Saini, president, State Rice Millers Association : president—Mr Nakesh Jindal; vice-president—Mr Jagdeep Cheema; secretary—Mr Krishan Kumar; and cashier—Mr Jagdish Chand.

AWARENESS RALLY: To create awareness and to motivate the people to donate blood voluntarily, students of Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Sahib organised a rally at Sirhind on Monday. The rally passed through various’ areas of the town. It was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner. the students carrying placards and banners urged the residents to donate blood.

ELECTED : The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Senior Vocational Staff Association: president — Mr Som Lal Mal Talwara; vice president — Mr Harbhajan Singh Dhade Fateh Singh, general secretaries — Mr Madan Lal Sharma Pajodeota, Mr Rulia Singh Talwara and Mr Harwinder Singh Dasuya.

MLA VISIT: Rana Gurjit Singh, a Congress MLA on Saturday visited the grain market at Kala Sanghian, Sidhwan and Balerkhan paddy purchase centre. He heard grievances of farmers.

TWO ARRESTED : The Bholath police has arrested Jatinder Kumar and Harpinder Singh of Batala and recovered a stolen car from them. A case under Sections 379, 411 of the IPC has been registered against them.

ELECTED : A state-level meeting of office-bearers of the National Backward and Minorities Communities Employees’ Federation and Mr All-India Samaj Parivartan Subhyachar Manch was organised at Rampura village under the presidentship of Prof Gurnam Singh Muktsar. Where he was elected as the president of both organisations.

NSS CAMP: The 10-day NSS camps organised by the NSS (Boys and Girl) units of GHG Khalsa College, Gursar Sadhar, concluded here on Monday. Mr Gurmeet Singh SDM, Jagraon and Raikot, and Mr Inderjit Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman, Block Samiti, Sadhar, were the chief guests. Mr Manjit Singh Khattra, Director, GHG Khalsa Institutions, welcomed the chief guests. The programme officers professors Ranjitwan, Dr Rajinder Singh, Prof Major Singh and Prof Gurdev Singh president the camp report and explained the activities performed by volunteers during the camp The Principal, Dr J.S. Cheema, also spoke. 

DASEHRA: Dasehra was celebrated by the local Ramlila Committee at MGMN Senior Secondary School. Mr Sham Sunder Jain, a councillor and former vice-president, Municipal Council, was the chief guest. The committee arranged transportation for women to facilitate immersion of ‘sanjhie’ in a nearby canal early in the morning. All roads and streets leading to Dasehra place remained busy. People from all sections of society including Hindus and Muslims joined celebrations. A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion. 

PROCUREMENT: Mr Raj Kamal Chowdhary, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Monday that so far 17,880 metric tonnes of paddy had been purchased by various government agencies in the district. He said 95 purchase centres had been set up in the district.

CONDEMNED: Various Left wing organisations on Monday condemned the lathi charge on agitating unemployed electricians and linemen at Patiala on Saturday. These organisations supporting the agitation of the unemployed electricians and linemen condemned the lathi charge.

KILLED: Two persons were killed when a scooter collided with a motorcycle near Lohara Chowk, about 5 km from here, on Sunday. Reports said Ranjit Singh, a resident of Saphuwala village in Moga, who was driving a scooter along with his wife and son reportedly lost control over the scooter and collided head on with the motor cycle driven by Kuldip Singh. Both Ranjit Singh and Kuldip Singh were killed.

FUNCTION HELD : The local unit of the Arya Samaj organised a function in connection with the ‘Hindi divas’ at Ved Mandir (Teachers’ Colony) here on Sunday. A declamation contest, in which students from different schools took part, was organised. Roonam Bala (Vishavkarma Public School), Manmeet Kaur and Neha (Red Rose School) won the first three positions, respectively. Mr D.P. Dutta, vice president, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab (Pasricha faction) gave away the prize.

ORGANISED: The Dayanand Amarnath College of Education for Women here organised "Green Day" on the college campus on Saturday. Dr Dev Ichha Shekhar, Principal, presided over. Staff members and students planted saplings. ‘Slogan writing competition’ on environment and salad-making competition were also organised. Puja, Harkanbir Kaur Shradha, Heena won the prizes.

VB RAIDS: Ms Sohan Lal DPI(S), Punjab, has flayed raids on schools by the Vigilance Bureau on the instructions of the Punjab Government and has said that there should be no interference of the police in the functioning of these institutions.



DEATH CONDOLED : The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof K.N. Pathak, condoled the demise of Ms Pushpawati Anand, wife of Principal P.L. Anand, founder of Principal of Panjab University Evening College. A prayer meeting will be held on October 16 in New Delhi. The management, the Principal, staff and students of GGDSD college also held a condolence meeting. 



VISIT: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D.Gautam, on Monday visited the biggest grain market of the district located in Ambala city to assess the procurement of paddy. He directed the marketing board officials to lift the paddy immediately so that the farmers could not face the problem of unloading their crops in the mandi. He met farmers and hear their problems.

INJURED: One person was injured here on Monday when a car lost control near Parade Mohalla. After hitting two scooterists, who were standing alongside the road, the car rammed into a sweetshop. An employee of the shop was injured and admitted to the Civil Hospital. The driver managed to escape, leaving the car on the spot.



LAUNCHED: Magic Mart India Ltd, a marketing company, launched products here on Monday. A function was organised by Wonder Magic, a local distributor. The company after launching its products and schemes in Gujarat, Rajasthan, New Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, now launched in Himachal Pradesh. The company has a range of products, including herbal products of domestic care, personal care, body care and Agricultural Range.


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