Wednesday, October 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LOK ADALAT: To dispose of pending and current cases of matrimonial, negotiable and other mutually accepted cases, a state-level Lok Adalat will be held on November 9. This was disclosed by Mr M.R. Batra, District and Sessions Judge, while presiding over a meeting of the District Legal Services Authority held here on Monday. The District and Sessions Judge said 42 cases were approved for providing free legal service aid at the meeting.

DIRECTORY: A telephone directory of Shaheed M.L. Dhingra Housing Complex was released by Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma (MLA) and Chairman, Punjab Khadi Board and Mr Sunil Datti, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, here on Monday.

PROGRAMME: A ‘light and sound’ programme on ‘Guru ke Bete, a play, was organised by Kala Preet Manch in collaboration with Shaheed Baba Jiwan Singh Educational and Welfare Trust at Sultanwind village here on Monday. 

VACCINATION CAMP: The Amway Opportunities Foundation held a hepatitis-B vaccination camp here on Sunday where a large number of people, including kids, were immunised against the disease. Mr Jitendra Vashishtha, a spokesman for the Amway, in a press release here said besides helping people increase their income by selling their products, the company had taken to the social services field. He claimed that the company had donated Rs 30 lakh to an NGO, Child Relief and You (CRY), towards the rehabilitation of children affected in the Gujarat earthquake.

APPOINTED: The following have been appointed office-bearers of the BJP, Bathinda mandal: vice-presidents — Mr Inder Lal, Mr Ashok Kansal and Mr Pawan Kumar, general secretary — Mr Ramesh Garg; secretaries — Mr Ved Vyas, Mr Ashok Saini and Mr Jagtar Singh and cashier — Mr Chiman Lal Mehta.

EDUCATION SCHEME: A scheme has been finalised to establish 15 block resource centres, cluster resource centres and branch schools at a cost of Rs 29 lakh at Faridkot, Kotkapura and Jaito shortly for the promotion of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan. In a press note released here on Tuesday, it was stated that the state government had already given a grant of Rs 3.66 crore out of which Rs 3.11 crore had been spent for providing infrastructure to accelerate the programme, said Mr Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of the district education officers and other departmental members which was convened here on Tuesday to review the progress of the scheme.

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PNB CAMP: The Railway Road Sirhind branch of Punjab National Bank on Tuesday organised a camp for its customers to provide them the information on its loans schemes. The camp was inaugurated by Mr D.K. Bhatnagar, Chief Manager, Regional Office, Chandigarh.

SEMINAR: An IT awareness seminar was conducted by Mr Sanjay Srivastava, Project Officer, Sri Sai Computer, at Sant Kirpal Singh Sewa Panthi Public School, Neelon, here on Tuesday. The seminar was focused on upliftment and introduction of various courses offered on concessional rates for the students of school and the mass of neighbourhood area. Mr Srivastava explained all the pros and cons of information technology and its related areas. He explained all levels of the DOEACC and how it is useful to get reliable and valuable certificates under the scheme of the AICTE and DIT, Government of India. He also explained the difference between the DOEACC certification and other certifications and what benefits one can get through DOEACC levels. The seminar was graced by Sant Baba Makkhan Singh, Chairman of School, Mr Joginder Singh, Ms A. Bakshi, Director, Madam Chander Kala, Principal, and Mr Sanjeev Goel, Director, SSC.

MEHNDI COMPETITION: Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Benjamin road, organised a mehandi competition on the occasion of Karva Chauth from Classes VI to X. About 40 girls participated in this competition in two groups. In first group from Classes VI and VII Malkeet stood first, Jeenat stood second and Priya remained third. In Classes VIII, IX, X, Konika got first prize, Lalita was declared second and Shiama got the third prize. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Randhir Sharma, Director of the school, said purpose of the competition was to apprise the students to Indian culture and festivals.

LICENCES SUSPENDED: Moga Deputy Commissioner G.Ramesh Kumar has suspended the licences of five commission agents of this district for various irregularities found during a surprise check. An official press note issued here on Tuesday said the five agents were Amar Nath of Dharamkot, Babu Ram and Vijay Kumar of Roshan Wala and Rajan and Company and Guru Nanak Commission Agents.

YPS WINS QUIZ: YPS, Patiala, the hosts for the fifth Inter Public School Quiz contest held here recently won the trophy with Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, finishing second. A multi-media projector was used in the quiz in which seven schools participated. A team from BCS Shimla lifted the trophy for the 14th Inter School Colonel Frank Von Goldstein Memorial debate. Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya finished second in the competition.



“PINJAR” PLAY: Adakari Manch, a SAS Nagar-based theatre outfit will present a play “Pinjar” at Tagore Theatre on October 16. Dr Saheb Singh, director and playwright said the play, based on Amrita Pritam’s famous novel portrayed women as victims of religious fanatism and political greed. 

EXHIBITION: A two- day exhibition on paper cutting art and drawings by renowned artist Prabal Pramanik was inaugurated at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here on Tuesday. The exhibition showcases mythological figures like Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna and Radha carved by intricate cutting of paper. It also presents seven black-and- white drawings on the same theme.

SEMINAR: The Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Akademi will organise a seminar on a book entitled ‘Dharti di Ghazal’ written by Harbhajan Singh Komal of Karnal on October 16 at Red Bishop Tourist Complex here. The Director of the akademi, Major (retd.) A. S. Shergill, said the Higher Education Commissioner, Mr Dhanpat Singh, would be the chief guest. Papers on the book will be read out by Dr Jatinder Pal Singh Jolly of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Dr Sukhdev Singh of Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Dr Ravinder Bhattal of Ludhiana.



MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised by the mahila wing of the Rashtriya Kisan Sangathan on Monday at Devinagar village. Villagers were examined for various ailments and were given medicines. They were told to immediately consult a doctor if suffering from high fever. 

NOMINATED: Babu Parmanand, Haryana Governor, has nominated Ms Seema Bahadur, member of the Haryana Welfare Society for two years. She is a resident of the town and is also the president of the Dalit Jan Kalyan Samiti.



Youth drowned: Kargil youth Jab Lavengong Bangru died by drowning in the Yamuna river, at Bhoop Pur near Paonta. His body was handed over to his relatives after a postmortem examination on Saturday.

ATTACKED: Gurmeet Singh of Yamunanagar was attacked by four persons on the Paonta-Yamunanagar road, near Behral barrier on Saturday evening. 


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