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VANAMAHOTSAVA: The NSS unit of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College on Friday observed a Vanamahotsava on the college campus. The function was presided over by college Principal Dr D.S. Hira. He said to save the ozone layer and to keep the environment clean tree plantation was must. 

BHAGAT SINGH HOUSE WIN: Bhagat Singh House’s team came out triumphant against the Ranjit Singh House in the final of the Inter-House Football Tournament for class IX of the Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar here today. The encounter ended in a goal-less draw and even after the shootout, the issue remained unresolved. Then the match was decided with the spin of a coin in which Bhagat Singh House were declared the winner.

KISAN MELA: Ms Sapinder Kaur Cheema, Member, Board of Management, PAU, will inaugurate the kisan mela to be held at Regional Research Centre, Ballowal Saunkhari, near Balachaur, Nawanshahr, on September 10. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K. S. Aulakh, will preside over the function.

WELCOMED: Presiding over a function organised to welcome the new comers to College of Agriculture, PAU, Dr M. S. Tiwana, Dean, said that the study of agriculture as a subject was not meant for getting the degree only but it was the source of striking a close relationship with the farmers in villages. It is important to keep in mind the needs and expectations of the people from professionals. We should work hard, he stressed.

Industrialists awarded: Mr Ashok Gupta and Mr Nitin Gupta of Osho Tools were given award by the Prime Minister for “outstanding quality and performance as entrepreneurs”. The award was presented to them at a special function in New Delhi on August 30.

SEMINAR: The Political Science Society of Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur, about 20 km from here, organised a seminar on legal rights of women on the college campus on Thursday. Dr Daljit Singh, head of the Department of Law, Regional Centre, Jalandhar, was the chief guest and delivered the key note address on the topic and answered the queries of the students.

INAUGURATED: An inter-zonal tournament of elementary and secondary schools of the district was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harjit Inder Singh Grewal, at JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School here on Thursday. Mr Piara Singh Kaler, Lord Mayor, Leicester (UK), presided over the function. The students presented a cultural programme on the occasion. In the tournament, Rupinder Kaur of Modern Public School, Banga, stood first in the poetical recitation competition, while Yash Paul of the host school and Harpreet Singh of Dashmesh Public School bagged the second and third positions, respectively.

STOOD SECOND: Daizy, student of Bhagwan Mahavir Public School, Banga, has bagged the second position in a state-level science seminar organised by the State Institute of Science Education at Patiala, Mr Balihar Singh Bains, district science supervisor, said here on Thursday.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Pathankot Tent Dealers Association: president? Mr Sandeep Mahajan; vice-president?Mr Rajan Gupta; general secretary–Mr Vijay Chopra; treasurer? Mr Ashok Gupta; and public relations officer? Mr Joginder Paul.

LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP: A legal literacy and awareness camp was organised under the guidance of the Assistant District Attorney at Indira Colony here on Friday. The function was presided over by Assistant District Attorney (legal services) Rakesh Kumar Soni.

Cheques distributed: Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited on Friday distributed claim cheques worth Rs 3.64 lakh among claimants regarding floods. Cheques were presented by the Area Manager of the company, Mr Vikas C. Verma, and the Zonal Manager, Punjab and Sind Bank, Mr T. S. Ghumman. 

KILLED: An unidentified middle-aged person was run over and killed under a Jalandhar-bound train here on Thursday. The railway police has sent the body for post-mortem.

11 HURT: Eleven labourers were injured, eight of them seriously, when the roof of a factory, where they were sleeping, collapsed in the Industrial Area here on Thursday night. According to reports received here, a private mobile company was installing a tower in the Industrial and the labourers were engaged for the work. The labourers went to sleep on the tin roof of a factory which collapsed. The police has registered a case.

LOK ADALATS: Fourtytwo long-pending cases were solved in two different Lok Adalats presided over by Additional Civil Judge Jaswinder and Civil Judge Lalit Kumar in the Court Complex here on Friday.



SEMINAR: The SBI main branch, Chandigarh on Friday conducted a seminar on working capital management for the members of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (Chandigarh chapter) in S.D.College, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Mrs Neelam P. Kasni, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, was the chief guest. Mr Partha Bhatacharya, General Manager, SBI, the guest of honour, told the participates that Bank had introduced simplified models for working capital assessment, which had made sanction of credit facilities simple, easy and liberal. 

PROTEST: Members of the Sikh community will hold a protest against the wearing of helmets by sikh women outside the Amb Sahib Gurudwara in Phase VIII on Saturday. According to a press note issued by Mr Hardeep Singh, SGPC member from Mohali, the protest would also focus on the decision of the French Government to ban the wearing of headgear in their country.

Saplings planted: A tree plantation drive was launched by the Punjab National Bank at Delhi Public School, Pinjore on Friday. More than 100 saplings were planted by PNB staff, children and staff of the school.

Applications Invited: The Haryana Panjabi Sahitya Akademi has invited applications for the Pustak Awards to be given to best writers in Punjabi. Maj. A.S. Shergill, Director of Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, said that the best book of poetry, stories, novel, drama, biography, travellogue, bal sahitya, lok sahitya etc will be judged for the award. A financial assistance of Rs 7500, or half the total expenditure on publication of the book will be borne by the Akademi. 

distributed: The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P. Kasni on Friday distributed 16 sewing machines to the successful trainees from the training centre of Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh at TBRL, near Ramgarh.



AYURVEDIC CAMP: A free ayurvedic treatment camp will be organised at Goel Ayurvedic treatment centre, Moti Nagar, Ambala City on September 5. Dr Puja Goel, Ayurvedic physician, will attend to patients.


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