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CULTURAL MELA: An annual cultural mela will be organised by Punjab Sabhayacharak Club, Amloh, at in the Government Secondary School Campus on December 21 stated a press release by Mr Roshan Lal Sood and Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman, president and secretary, respectively, of the club after a meeting here on Wednesday Folk songs, skit, bhangra and choreography would be presented by renowned artistes.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of Indian Public School Mallowal (Amloh) will be held on December 6 in the school premises. Dr Kehar Singh, Chairman, Punjab School Education board will be the chief-guest. Mr Paramjeet Singh Khatra, general secretary, Punjab Youth Congress and Mr Ram Singh Raisal, advocate shall preside over the function.

SGPC POLL ALLIANCE: The Sarab Hind Sangharsh Yodhe Akali Dal (SHSYAD) will enter into an alliance with the New Akali Dal (Ravi Inder Singh) for the SGPC elections. Mr Jasbir Singh, president, SHSYAD, said on Tuesday.

WOOLENS DISTRIBUTED: Mr K.K. Garg, general secretary, Goodwill Society, in a press note issued here on Tuesday stated that 160 students of primary schools in the city were given woolens, shoes and other outfits. A local trading firm, Sunder Pal Raj Kumar, sponsored the project, he added.

PUDA LOK ADALAT: Mr G.K. Singh, Additional Chief Administrator, Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), in a press note issued here has stated that a week-long Lok Adalat to solve the problems of its plot holders would be held from December 4. A similar Adalat would be held in Ferozepore district from December 11 to December 12.

CELEBRATED: New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, celebrated Bhoomi Pujan function to mark the inauguration of the newly proposed octagonal Administrative block, utility service block and auditorium. The chief guest of the function was Mr Bharat Bhushan, councillor, Municipal Corporation. The function was presided over by Mr Sunil Maria, president of school management committee. The function started with the hoisting of the school flag. It was followed by cultural programme. Saraswati Vandana, bhajan and dance were presented by the students.

SEMINAR: A seminar “Adasia-2003” was organised by the Department of Business Management, PAU, under the aegis of the Management Science Association here on Wednesday. A talk was delivered by Nidhi Bhatia, an MBA II year student, who had attended the five day conference held at Jaipur from November 10 to 14. The seminar included various topics like “How to make India a global brand?, competitiveness, role of advertising and further highlighted the views of various speakers like Mr Mukesh Ambani, Mr Piyush Pandey, Mr Jack Trout, Mr Rajat Gupta, who had addressed the gathering.

ALUMNI MEET: The Punjab Agricultural University Management Alumni Association of the Department of Business Management is organising its meet on December 7. The meet, to be inaugurated by Mr K.S. Aulakh, PAU Vice-Chancellor, will be held at Wheat Auditorium. The registration will begin at 10 am.

Tarn Taran
PSEB STAFF RALLY: Punjab State Electricity Board employees wore black badges and organised a rally at the local sub-station, focal point, on Tuesday. Speakers condemned the union and the state governments for their anti-people policies.



MONKEY MENACE: Monkeys descend in groups in Housing Board Colony here. After having their pick from the kitchen of their choice, they jump from one house to other and imprison residents in their houses. One finds more primates than residents on the roads. This problem was discussed by the welfare association of the colony on Tuesday.

COLLEGE ANNUAL DAY: Mr B.S. Dhillon, Head, Department of Physical Education and Sports was honoured for completing 25 years of meritorious service in Guru Nanak Khalsa College on Tuesday. The chief guest, Mr Dhanpat Singh, Commissioner, Higher Education, Haryana was presented the siropa, kirpan and momento by the president of the college governing body, Mr Bhupinder Singh Jauhar. The principal, Dr Balbir Singh, read out the annual report.

GANG BUSTED: The police has busted a gang of truck tyre thieves by arresting Jeet Singh of Kadian in Gurdaspur district, Mr Rajinder Singh, Superintendent of Police, said here on Tuesday. Mr Singh said 46 tyres were recovered from the gang.



ELECTED: Sukhram was elected Panchayat Samiti member from Kallar ward of Bilaspur Sadar Block Development Committee. He defeated his only rival Rooplal with a margin of 250 votes. Roshnidevi was declared elected member of Block Development Committee. She defeated her nearest rival Gobind Ram with a margin of 220 votes.

COMPLAINTS SETTLED: As many as 60 officials, including heads of department, attended to problems of the people of the remote and backward sub-tehsil, Nihri, in Sundernagar Subdivision at a camp held on Tuesday. Of the 257 matters taken up 69 were settled on the spot. The camp was attended among others by chief engineers of the PWD, the IPH and the pradhans of 18 panchayats of Nihri. The district commissioner, Mr A.R. Rizvi who presided over the camp, also supervised the ongoing works of irrigation, drinking water supply schemes and construction of roads.

Sujanpur Tihra
RECRUITMENT RALLY: Brigadier R.D. Sharma, DDG (recruitment), Ambala zone, said on Tuesday that the next rally for candidates of Kangra district would be held at Sapri playground of the SSB from January 17 to 22, 2004. Brigadier Sharma was talking to reporters at the conclusion of the five-day recruitment rally at Chaugan on Tuesday. 


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