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MEETING: At a meeting of the Class IV Employees Union, chaired by tehsil president Baltej Singh, members decided to hold a rally on Monday in front of the office of the District Controller Food and Civil Supplies. Addressing the meeting, district president Hari Chand said the union had decided to launch a state-level stir to get services of 1032 part-time chowkidars regularised. District chairman of the union Shiv Dutt said employees of Fatehgarh Sahib would participate in the state rally, the date for which would be announced by the state committee in a short time. Senior vice-president Joginder Lal, secretary Som Nath and Mr Baldev Singh also addressed the meeting.

MEDICAL CAMP: Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital launched a week-long medical check-up camp on Saturday in the hospital complex at Saunti village 2 km from here. The camp was inaugurated by Mr S.K. Malhotra, acting engineer, Punjab Sate Electricity Board and the function was presided over by the Principal of the college, Mr R.C. Jain. A team of doctors including Dr J.S. Tripathi Dr O.P. Singh, Dr D.K. Goyal, Dr Kulbhushan and Dr S.N. Singh, examined 172 patients.

RALLY: To make the second round of pulse polio campaign successful, District Health Department officials organised a rally of students of Sargodha Public School on Saturday. The rally was flagged of by Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, from the Brown road. It passed through the Kalgidhar road, the Old Jail road, the Jagraon bridge and concluded on the School premises. 

FAMILY HEALTH PROGRAMME: Personal Point launched family health programme here on Saturday. The programme was launched by Dr Shobha Kaul, Managing Director, Personal Point Care. The programme was attended by representatives from Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala and Bathinda clinics.

LECTURE: A seminar on “Career opportunities after B.Com” was organised at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, here on Saturday. Prof Ramesh Kumar from the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology spoke about career options for commerce graduates.

SEMINAR: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Seminar Sri Krishna Mandir, near Prince Hostel, Civil Lines; 4 pm to 6 pm.

KIRTAN DARBAR: The Baba Deep Singh Seva Society will hold a kirtan darbar on February 25 at Gurdwara Kalgidhar Singh Sabha near Field Ganj in connection with the martyrdom day of Baba Deep Singh, according to Mr Satnam Singh, president of the society. Renowned hymn-singers including, Bhai Amandeep Singh, Bibi Vipanpreet Kaur, Bhai Darbara Singh and Bhai Balwinder Singh, would regale the audience at the kirtan darbar, added Mr Singh.

BHANDARA: The Sewak Mandal will hold Shiva poojan and a bhandara on February 23 morning at the Sanglan Wala Shivala, according to Mr. Kimti Lal Jain, chairman of the mandal.

SEMINAR: Power House GYM Youth Club organised a seminar on “Children and Primary Education” at Government Primary School, Rajindra Hospital, here on Friday. The president of the club, Mr Jatwinder Grewal, said there was a need to spread awareness among people about the importance of primary education. The secretary of the club, Mr Rajinder Dhaliwal, Adviser, Mr Hardeep Singh Sidhu, Mr Gurdeep Singh, and cashier, Mr Satwinder Singh, were present on the occasion.

VISIT: Dr Nisha Sharad, DPI (Colleges), Punjab, visited an NCC camp organised by the Punjab NCC branch under the commanding officer, Lieut-Col N.S. Sidhu. Nearly 500 NCC cadets are attending the annual training camp. Dr Sharad said the NCC played a vital role in inculcating discipline and sense of duty among the youth.

FAREWELL PARTY: SDSE Senior Secondary School organised a farewell party for its students of Class XII. A colourful cultural programme was organised by the students.

DEMONSTRATION: On the call given by central trade unions, members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation orgainsed a demonstration in front of the office of the State Bank of Patiala to protest against the Supreme Court decision on right to strike here on Friday. While addressing the gathering the joint secretary, AIBEA, Mr N.K. Gaur, demanded immediate review of the decision of the Supreme Court. He also condemned the state government move to privatise banks. 


Seminar: The dependence and converting the hearts and minds of people into e-heart and e-mind was the root cause of development of e-threats, said Mr S.N. Panda, a senior professor of SA Jain College, here on Friday. In a paper presented at a conference on “Save the country from cyber crime” Mr Tanda said to minimise e-threats there was need for awareness on e-security, and different kind of cyber threats. He suggested that an e-security volunteer team should be formed at national level to check the problem.

SUICIDE: An Army man committed suicide in the Beer Babran area here on Friday. Mr Ishwar Singh, a resident here, had come on leave. He consumed insecticide at his house on Friday morning.

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