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CONTEST: Sanskrit Sahitya Parishad of SDP College for Women , Ludhiana, organised a shaloka ucharan contest here on Monday. The function was organised by the Sanskrit Department. The function was presided over by the principal, Ms Sushil Verma.

Human Rights Day: Ms Manju Bhashini, Head of the Sanskrit Department, welcomed the chief guest. Seventeen students participated and sang sholakas from the Gita and explained its meaning. Pallavi, Geeta, Puja, Ritu, Shelly, Ritika , Gurdeep, Nishu, Shailka, Ranjana, and Ruchi recited the sholakas. Ms Verma highlighted the importance of the Sankrit language in her speech. Roshni, an NGO will observe Human Rights Day on December 10 on a call given by the United Nations. On this occasion a “human rights awareness” programme will be organised. The march will start from the Guru Nanak Staudium at 10. 30am. Representatives from various sections of the society including students, teachers, residents of villages and elderly people will take part. This will be followed by a seminar on “Know your rights” which will be presided over by Justice NC Jain, Chairperson, Punjab State Human Rights Commission. 

PARTICIPATED: Amit Kumar Goyal, A student of Modi College represented the country in the Japan International Youth Red Cross camp which was organised by Geneva International Red Cross from November 14 to November 26. As many as 103 voluntary from 52 countries participated in the camp. OC

INVITED: Dr Harbans Pathak, Head Department of Public Administration Punjabi University, Patiala has been invited to attend the golden jubilee national conference of the Indian Institute of Public Administration on ‘ Public Administration in the 21 st Century’ being held at New Delhi on December 12 to 13. Dr Pathak would be present a paper on ‘ civil service reforms : An agenda for 21 st century’, an official release said here on Monday.

POST OFFICE BLUES : Residents of Samrala and Machhiwara areas have to approach the Khanna post office for getting small saving certificates or change in addresses of nominations which causes great inconvenience. Mr B.S. Pannu, a retired senior college teachers, has requested the Superintendent of Post Offices, Ludhiana, Mr Avtar Singh Mann, to give back his pass book, sent two months ago to the Khanna post office for change of address.



CAMP: A three-day camp on bee keeping, organised at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, concluded on Monday. The Principal Scientist of the Kendra, Dr Kanchan Monga, informed the benefits of bee keeping to the participants. She said bee keeping also helped in pollination.

COUNSELLING CAMP: The District Employment department held a Career Counselling camp at Government College on Monday. Mr D.S. Parmar, District Employment Officer, informed about the various employment opportunities. He said in the coming days job avenues would be available in hotel, tourism, education, medicine, marketing, defence and transport sectors.



AIDS AWARENESS: The local Health Department will hold an AIDS awareness campaign from December 1 to 14. Under this campaign, an awareness camp was organised by the local truck union in the new auto-market. Dr Pyare Lal Verma, a government medical officer, threw light on the reasons and prevention of AIDS. The councillor of the voluntary council and test centre, Shahnab Arora, also discussed in detail various facts related to AIDS.

YOUTH HELD: The district police has arrested Johny of Khairpur in connection with shooting at the local Government National College and assaulting a young boy in the university campus. Two other persons, have been arrested earlier in this connection.



TWO HELD: Two persons were arrested by the Mandi police on Sunday evening for being in possession of opium weighing 2.5 kg and 1,200 pouches of Una No 1. Following a tip-off, a scooter carrying opium was stopped at Darang police-post. Paras Ram of Gagal village was arrested and 2.5 kg opium was recovered. In another case, a utility van intercepted near Pandoh and 1,200 pouches of Una No 1 liquor were seized. Amar Singh of Padhar was arrested for illegally carrying liquor.


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