Lecture: Dr Sukhdev Singh, coordinator, Postgraduate, Department of Commerce, delivered a lecture at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women on Monday. The theme of the topic was “Need for updating accounting knowledge.”
Competitions: The students of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) have won several prizes in inter-college competitions, including Ehsas, Crescendo and Infovision held recently. Saranjeet Kaur won first prize in mehndi contest. Sujata and Shivani were declared winners in web-designing competition. Sujata and Namrita topped debugging competition. Happy Loomba won “Dance to the tune” competition.
Award for doctor: Dr Samit Malhotra, NRI doctor and retired officer from Emirates Airlines Dubai, has been awarded with “IMA Medical Education and Research Award” by the Indian Medical Association for 2003-04 for research in the field of neurology. Dr Malhotra is an active worker of Art of Living, Ludhiana.
Meeting: The Sanchar Nigam Executive Association (SNEA) held its urgent meeting at Bachat Bhavan on Monday under the presidentship of Mr G.L. Yogi, general secretary All-India SNEA. Mr Inderjit Singh, vice-president and Mr Amarjit Singh, secretary, Punjab circle, were also present. The members said the centre working committee conference would be held on March 13 and 14 at Pal Auditorium, Punjab Agricultural University.
Cultural show: The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shivaji branch, organised Sham-e-ghazal programme on Monday. The programme was inaugurated by Mr J.D. Jain by lighting gyan jyoti. The programme began with bhajan by Rakhi Kanwar.
Pathankot TRAINING CAMP: The Soil Conservation Department, Punjab,organised a training camp for farmers of the Kandi areas. Mr S.S. Kahlon, Soil Conservation Officer, Gurdaspur, said the objective of the camp was to impart special training to farmers and women to adopt agro-based trades.
TRAINING CAMP: The Soil Conservation Department, Punjab,organised a training camp for farmers of the Kandi areas. Mr S.S. Kahlon, Soil Conservation Officer, Gurdaspur, said the objective of the camp was to impart special training to farmers and women to adopt agro-based trades.
BOOKED: The police has booked Manjit Singh of Hadiabad subtown under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC on charges of fraud and criminal breach of trust. It was learnt on Monday that Manjit Singh defrauded a youth of Hakupura Hadiabad of Rs 40,000 on the pretext of securing him a job in the Railways. Swaran Singh, father of the victim, lodged a complaint with the police about the duping of his son.
BJP MEETING: The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) convened a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the programme details for welcoming Mr Lal Krishan Advani, Deputy Prime Minister, on his visit to the city on March 24, according to a press note. He is scheduled ot address a rally at Nehru Park, Sector 22.
CONG FUNCTION: Hundreds of women participated in a function organised by the Chandigarh Mahila Territorial Congress in connection with the International Women’s Day at Colony Number IV here on Monday. The function was presided over by Maj Krishna Mohini (Retd), Vice-President of the All-India Mahila Congress.
grievances aired: A delegation of the Scheduled Tribes Joint Action Committee met the UT Administrator on Tuesday to apprise him of the grievances regarding the non-implementation of reservation guidelines in colleges regarding admision to various technical, professional and arts colleges in the city. The members also rued the non-implementation of employment guidelines by the Chandigarh Administration.
PARKING SITES: The Chandigarh Administration decided on Tuesday that private buses occupying parking space in city markets will now use earmarked and notified parking sites in the city. One site has been earmarked in Sector 41 and the other in Mani Majra.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Welfare Society (North): president — Mr B.B. Mahajan; vice-president — Maj-Gen A.S. Kahlon; founder secretary — Dr B.R. Pruthi; finance secretary — Mr S.P. Bector; joint secretary — Dr A.K. Attri.
MYCOLOGISTS’ MEET: The mycology laboratory in the Department of Medical Microbiology in the PGIMER will organise the three-day fifth national conference of the Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycologists here from Friday. A pre-conference CME will be held on recent developments in medical and veterinary mycology on Wednesday.
INTERVIEW SESSIONS: IDP Education Australia, offering opportunities to Indian students aspiring to study in Australia, hosted interview sessions here on Monday. The students met and interacted with representatives and faculty members of at least 33 universities and institutions across Australia.
TEACHERS DELEGATION: A delegation of the Government Teachers Union, Chandigarh, on Tuesday met the Regional Officer of the Central Board of Secondary Education, Mr P.I. Sabu, to apprise him about the educational set up in government schools in Chandigarh. After welcoming Mr Sabu to the region, the union members told him about the improvements, which were required to be carried out in the functioning of the examination-related system. The main issues were appointment of juniors as head examiner, wrong fixation of examination centres, more dependence on private educational institutions rather than government institutions where sufficient staff and infrastructure was available, appointment of retirees and juniors as observers and members of the flying squad, TGT grade teachers not being appointed as head examiner. The delegation consisted of Dr Venod Sharma, Mr Harbir Singh Anand, Mr Kushali Ram Sharma, Mr Savinder Singh, Mr Ram Dev Shastri.
INVITED: The Department of Non-Conventional Energy Resources has invited applications from farmers of the district through DRDA for the installation of solar energy driven tubewells. The ADC, Mr Pankaj Yadav, said that such tubewells could be installed in such areas where the water level was not more than 30 feet deep. Such tubewells had no running cost and were sufficient.
CO-OPERATORS: Former Parliamentary Secretary and National Co-operatives vice-chairman Mr Sita Ram Sharma (Bharadi), Mr Om Prakash Nadda (Bilaspur), Mr Bishan Dass (Bassi), Mr Mohar Singh Thakur (Ghumarwin), and Mr Sant Ram Vaidya (Namhole) were declared “best cooperators” and were honoured by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Subhashish Panda, at the district-level silver jubilee celebrations of the HP State Cooperative Bank on Monday. Nurpur
BEST CO-OPERATORS: Former Parliamentary Secretary and National Co-operatives vice-chairman Mr Sita Ram Sharma (Bharadi), Mr Om Prakash Nadda (Bilaspur), Mr Bishan Dass (Bassi), Mr Mohar Singh Thakur (Ghumarwin), and Mr Sant Ram Vaidya (Namhole) were declared “best cooperators” and were honoured by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Subhashish Panda, at the district-level silver jubilee celebrations of the HP State Cooperative Bank on Monday.