Tuesday, October 14, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


AMBASSADOR’S VISIT: Mr Paul Satin Matts, Ambassador of Luxembourg and his wife Catharine Satin Matts paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here Sunday. The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee welcomed them and presented them with siropas and a set of religious books. The couple also visited Jallianwala Bagh and paid tributes to the martyrs of 1919. They also visited Wagah border.

SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Mr Gurinder Singh Dhillon, SSP here inaugurated Science Festival, 2003 organised by the Y S School here on Sunday. The festival highlighted students skills in mechanical, computers, agriculture, optics, biodiversity, wild life, nature, universe, fun games and basic laws etc. Mukesh Dadu’s project Reproduction, Shubham’s project Measurement and Subesh Gautam’s project Irrigation System were adjudged the best in their respective zones. Kapil and Dilpreet were adjudged best in the mathematics projects. Kritika in the computers, Payal in the water cycle and Hemant in clothes were adjudged second in their projects. Pallvi and Antika were adjudged second and third respectively in Mathematics projects.

SHOP RAIDED: The police raided shop of Shivam Electronics at local Kotwali Bazar on Friday and seized 3763 duplicate CDs and VCDs of Hindi, Punjabi films and songs and blue films . A case under Sections 420, 292 of the IPC and 51, 52,52A, 63, 68A of the Copy Right against Vimal Aggarwal owner of the shop was registered.

WELCOME PARTY: The National Institute of Fashion Designing has organised a welcome party on Monday. The theme of the party was ‘Kindergarten’. All students dressed like small kids. Faculty members were the judges. Mohit won the title of ‘Mr Naughtiest’ and Esha won the title of ‘Ms Cutest’. Amit Beri was declared ‘Mr Fresher’ and Ashu ‘Ms Fresher.’

MEETING: A meeting of the Pensioners District Advisory Committee was held on Monday. Mr Rahul Bhandari, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and Mr Malwinder Singh Jaggi, Assistant Commissioner, General Public, Grievances, were present, among others. Mr B.R. Kaushal highlighted deficiencies in the newly-constructed Pensioners’ Information Centre, which was built at a cost of Rs 16 lakh in the mini-secretariate. Mr Bhandari gave sympathetic consideration to the needs of the pensioners.

SEMINAR: A two-day seminar and workshop on ayurveda and therapeutic use of medicinal plants was organised by the International Council of Ayurveda, Punjab, at the Government College of Science Education and Research, Jagraon. It was presided over by Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP, Ludhiana. Dr P. Ram, Financial Commissioner, Forest and Wildlife, inaugurated it. Dr Ashok Sharma, Dr Mohinder Kaur Grewal, Dr B.K. Dutt and Dr Sunil Joshi were also present. Mr Ghalib emphasised the importance of ayurvedic plantation. 

LAUNCHED: With festive time around the corner, Luxor has launched an exhaustive range of Divali gifts, ideal both for corporate houses and individuals. The business-to-business division of the company has introduced some innovative gift packs for this Divali. According to Ms Pooja Jain, Director, Luxor Writing Instruments, these packs were specially introduced by the company for the Indians who believed that gifts should be a perfect combination of one’s tastes and utility. Anybody would love to receive a gift pack with premium Parker pens and accessories instead of those old sweet and dryfruit gift boxes.

DEBATE: Students from Sainik School, Kapurthala; Sainik School, Kunjpura; YPS Patiala; MGN Public School, Jalandhar; Budha Dal Public School, Patiala; VDJS, Hisar; MNSS, Rai; Our Lady of Fatima Convent High School, Patiala; and PPS, Nabha; participated in the fourth J.K. Kate Memorial All-India English Debate held at the auditorium of Punjab Public School, Nabha. The topic of the debate was “American Imperialistic designs will boomerang into global terrorism”. The debate was held in memory of the founder headmaster of the school, J.K. Kate. Dinesh Yadav of Sainik School, Kunjpura, was declared the best debater while Shreya Kalra and Ripindeep Aulakh of Vidya Devi Jindal Public School, Hisar, got the second and third places, respectively.

ELECTED: Mr Amarjit Singh Satyal has been elected president of the Gurdwara Singh Sabha of Ropar. The election was supervised by acting Jathedar of the Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Giani Tarlochan Singh.



MEHNDI COMPETITION: The home science wing of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, organised a mehndi competition on the school premises here on Monday. Twelve students participated in the competition and created exquisite designs on the palms of teachers and students. Aarti was declared the winner of the contest, followed by Pinky and Ravneet in the second and third positions, respectively.



MEETING: A meeting of the district unit of the Rashtriya Lok Dal was held here on Monday. The meeting was presided over by the state general secretary, Mr Arjun Singh Sinhmar. A rally, to be held by Mr Ajit Singh later this month, was also discussed at the meeting. Mr Sinhmar said vacant posts should be filled up and efforts made towards removing unemployment. 

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised by the Mahavir Satsang Sabha at the Satyug Darshan Charitable dispensary in Ambala Contonment on Monday. Mr Inderjit Guglani said the camp was inaugurated by A.D. Gandhi. The medical team was headed by Dr Sunil Sadiq, Director, Mission Hospital. The doctors included Dr Pooja, Dr Anju, Dr Rajiv Kaushik, Dr Preeti Sachdeva, Dr Ajay Trehan, Dr Varinder Arora and Dr Rajni Gagneja. Medical tests were also carried out and patients given medicines. As many as 405 persons were examined by doctors. Among others, Mr Jagdish Kakkar, Mr P.R. Tuli, Mr rajiv Wadhavan and Mr Ved Prakash Mehandiratta were present. 

RALLY: As many as 1,000 students from different schools took part in an awareness rally in Ambala City in protest against the use of crackers during Divali. The SDM, Mr Nar Singh Dhul, flagged off the rally from the Panchayat Bhavan. The students were carrying banners and boards on which anti-crackers slogans were written. addressing the students, Mr Dhul said crackers were dangerous and also polluted the atmosphere. He urged the students to celebrate Divali without crackers. The Deputy DEO, Ms Savitri Devi, Mr Krishan Kaushal and teachers were also present.

SONG COMPETITION: PKR Jain Public School has won the first prize in a state level group song competition, organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Dayanand branch, in Karnal. The school team will represent the state at the national competition, to be held in Varanasi on November 8. The team was prepared by Deepak Kapil and Ms Chavvi Jaggi.

ACUPRESSURE CAMP: The 10-day-long 'Acupressure Camp' organised by the District Red Cross here concluded in the local Bal Bhavan on Sunday. Dr Ravi Kant from Udaipur, Dr K.K. Verma from Ganganagar and Dr Kusum examined and treated the patients.

LOK ADALAT: At a Lok Adalat, held under the aegis of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HSLSA), 327 cases were settled on Friday. Mr R.N. Bharti, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary of the district unit of the HSLSA told mediapersons that it was 22nd Lok Adalat in district. As many as 477 cases were taken up. Eighteen claims under MACT were settled in which the judges ordered the payment of a sum of Rs 12.60 lakhs as claim.

Paddy arrival
: As many as 19,010 metric tonnes of paddy has arrived in the mandis of the district till Sunday. Out of this, 12,403 metric tonne paddy belongs to grade A, while 5,330 metric tonne is muchhal, 602 metric tonnes is sarbati and 585 metric tonnes of common variety. Stating this here on Monday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vijayender Kumar, said smooth procurement of paddy was being made in all the grain markets of the district.

EXAM HELD: The examination for the post of Forest Guard was conducted by the Haryana Staff Selection Board here on Sunday. Nearly 9,000 candidates appeared at 31 examination centres in the district. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vijayender Kumar, on Monday.



TOMATO THIEVES: Kuldeep Kumar alias Piyuluram and Nakluram, two brothers, were caught while stealing 100 kg of tomatoes from Niharkhan Basla village in Jukhala valley, 25 km from here on Saturday. They used to carry stolen tomatoes for selling to Kiratpur Sahib and Nagal.

HVC CHIEF: Mr Chetram Sharma of Saikharasi was elected president of the Kotkehloor Himachal Vikas Congress (HVC) at Dhaulera rest house. He was was authorised to nominate other office-bearers in a week. Dr Dharmpal (Swahan), Daulat Singh Thakur (Ranikotla), Swatantra Sankhayayan (Jukhala) and Dr Asharam Sharma (Nainadeviji) were elected delegates for district party unit and former MLA Krishan Kumar Kaushal was elected delegate for party’s state council.

ROTARY CLUB VENTURE: Rotary Club, Hamirpur has launched a free of cost computer training programme for 36 selected children of Salasi area of the district. Girls would get preference in this programme. Mr G.S. Bawa, Rotary Governor, also inaugurated the new Bhavan of the Rotary Club at Salasi village. The club also started a dispensary for old persons. Addressing the audience at Mathaan, MLA Anita Verma lauded the efforts of the Rotary Club. The club also honoured Mr Rattan Lal Verma, Mr Gian Chand Sharma, Mrs Satya Galodha and Col Imphal Singh.

CHEMISTS: The HP Chemists and Druggists Sangh on Saturday decided not to sell banned drugs without doctors’ prescription.

SOOD MELA: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh praised Soods for leadership in trade and commerce at first Sood Mela, organised by the Sood Sabha here on Sunday. He added that the satisfaction derived out of social service was much more than any other achievement in one’s life.


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