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SGPC HONOURS DOCTOR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) honoured Dr Gurwinder Singh of orthopaedic department of Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research run by the SGPC with a “siropa” here on Monday. A press release said, Dr Gurwinder Singh was the only north Indian to get a fellowship for “Adult Joint Reconstruction” from Singapore.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME: A 28-day orientation programme for college teachers organised by the Academic Staff College, Guru Nanak Dev University, concluded here on Monday. Dr P.S. Kapur, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, was the chief guest on the occasion.

CONDOLENCE: Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University, mourned the death of Mr Hamir Chand of secrecy branch of the university here on Monday. he said, he served the university for 32 years with dedication.

Sonia’s sacrifice
: Ms Malti Thapar, a former minister and member, All-India Congress Committee (AICC), said on Tuesday that with the installation of Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister, the Congress and its alliance partners had proved that they were ready to make any sacrifice for a secular, stable and efficient government. In a press note issued here on Tuesday, she said with the “supreme sacrifice” made by AICC chief Sonia Gandhi, the BJP was finding it difficult to elect Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.

PM congratulated: The District Bar Association, Bathinda, has congratulated Dr Manmohan Singh on becoming Prime Minister and expressed the hope that he would take special care to boost the economy of Punjab. In a press note issued here on Tuesday, Mr Hardev Singh Grewal, president of the Bar, said members of the Bar also hoped that Dr Manmohan Singh would also try to implement the Punjab oil refinery project at Phulokhari.

SOOD SABHA: Mr Krishan Kant Sud was unanimously elected president of the Sood Sabha, Hoshiarpur, for the fourth term here on Monday. members present on this occasion appreciated his services.

WATER, SEWERAGE FACILITY: The Punjab Social Welfare Minister, Joginder Singh Mann, announced here on Monday that the Punjab Government would spend Rs 900 crore for providing water and sewerage facility in urban areas of the state and Rs 1,500 crore for providing potable water in rural areas.



Workshop: The Environment Society of India on Tuesday organised a training workshop at the Common Wealth Youth Programme (CYP) Asia Centre under the national environment awarenss campaign of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. As many as 141 persons participated in the workshop.

Annual function: Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School organised a function at Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday. The chief guest, Mr D.S. Mangat, gave away prizes to Anjali Sharma and Meenu (fashion technology), Reena, Gurpreet and Anu Devi (textile) and Gurpreet and Neelam (beauty culture and health care).



DC’s ORDERS: The Deputy Commissioner Mr Mahtab Singh Sehrawat here on Monday directed the officers not to leave their station without prior permission. The meeting held at mini secretariat here, was to review the development works in the district. Mr Nitin Kumar yadav, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad, Mr Subhash Sheoran, SDM, Fatehabad, Mr Satbir Singh Saini, SDM, Tohana, Ms Sunita Varma, city magistrate, Fatehabad and officers of various government departments were present.



RED CROSS FAIR: The Governor, Mr V.S. Kokje, will inaugurate the annual Red Cross Mela at the Rani Jhansi Park on June, 12. At a meeting here on Monday of the Indian Red Cross Society, Chairperson, Ms Leena Kokje, asked people to take more active role in Red Cross activities. She said, the money raised would be used to help poor. Lok Sabha MP, Ms pratibha Singh, will be present at the closing ceremony on June 12.


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