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CAMPAIGN: The district Hospital Welfare section has launched a campaign in the district to provide shoes, books and school uniforms free of cost to poor students. The school heads and the managements would be approached to submit the list of such students. Dr Daisy Walia, chairperson, Hospital Welfare Section, said this after distributing 71 pairs of shoes at Ashoka Senior Secondary School, Sirhind, and Government Primary School, Hamayunpur, on Saturday.

PROGRAMME: Different branches of the State Bank of India organised a customer-relations programme at Hotel Malhotra Mahal. The programme was addressed by the Additional General Manager, Mr L.C. Hans, and the Chief Manager, Mr R.K. Malik. They apprised the customers of various revised and new schemes offered by the bank.

SEMINAR: The Canadian Institute for Internal Studies (CIIS), Mohali, an institute offering programmes in computer science and automative studies and an extension campus of Georgian College, Canada, will conduct a seminar at Hotel Nagpal Regency on Sunday.

FAMILY DAY: Students of GRD Academy celebrated International Family Day on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Brig Kartar Singh talked about the relevance of celebrations of Family Day. A paper-reading contest was held in which students spoke on “Merits of a joint family” and “Universal brotherhood”. The team of Japneet, Jaspreet and Sarabjeet of Class X and Naseem of plus two was declared first.

DENTAL CAMP: The Rotary Club of Ludhiana (North) will organise a free dental check-up camp at Toor Hospital on Sunday. Dr Narinder Toor, Dr Kulbir Toor and Dr Sonal Sood will examine the patients. The camp will be organised with the support of Mr S.P. Dua, president of the club, and Mr R.S. Behal, secretary.

CORRUPTION CASE: A doctor at the local Civil Hospital has reportedly been booked on corruption charge. A villager, Mr Pritpal Singh, from Channuwala under Baghapurana police station on Friday complained to the Vigilance Department that his father, Mr Malkiat Singh, was under treatment at the hospital and the doctor had demanded money from him to continue the treatment. The DSP, Vigilance, Mr Surjit Singh Khosa, who raided the premises of the doctor, recovered the money from him.

TEACHER BOOKED: A teacher has been booked by the Moga Vigilance Department for allegedly holding a fake B.Ed degree on the basis of which he had been selected for government service. The DSP, Moga , Mr Baldev Singh Dhaliwal, has also booked a teacher who had earlier served in an institution on the basis of a fake certificate.

imfl boxes seized
: As many as 70 boxes of IMFL worth Rs 1.50 lakh, which were allegedly being smuggled from Chandigarh in an oil-tanker, were seized at a naka put up by a team of the local Excise Department near Asron village, 40 km from here on Saturday. The driver of the tanker, Harmesh Kumar of Dher village in Ropar district, was presented before Mr S.J.S. Bisla, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, who imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on him.

HONOURED: Mr Baldev Nayyar, a social worker and senior member of Lions Club, Banga, has been honoured with the ‘Appreciation Award” by the Lions International President.

CELEBRATED: Amar Professional School of Nursing, Zirakpur, celebrated Florence Nightingale’s birth anniversary the school premises here on Saturday. The trainee nurses took oath besides participating in the candlelight ceremony held on the occasion. Students were also given Students Nursing Association badges. A cultural function was also organised.



COMPETITION: An inter-house recitation competition was held at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, here on Saturday. Krishna of Class IV won the first prize and Amrit Baweja and Simrat Chahal shared the second prize. Skylark house bagged the trophy for the best group recitation.

ETT COURSE: The State Institute of Education will admit students to ETT course every year instead of alternate year. The decision has been taken keeping in view the requirement of elementary teachers under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan. The number of seats had been increased from 60 to 100 from the new academic session.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of Government Model High School, Sector 29: chairperson — Ms Shobha Kapoor; president — Mr Dharam Singh; vice-president — Mr N.R. Mittal; general secretary — Mr Ram Parkash Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Sarup Kumar Dikshit; auditor — Mr Gurdip Singh and treasurer — Ms Paramjit Kaur. 



10 HURT IN MISHAP: Ten passengers were injured, nine of them seriously, when a private bus lost control and hit a tree at Jachh on the Pathankot -Mandi National Highway on Friday. The bus was going to Jassur from Ladorri. 


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