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DC for smooth procurement of paddy 
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 17
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, today directed district heads of all procurement agencies to gear up for the paddy procurement and to ensure that the posting of inspectors for the purchase of paddy was completed within two days.

He also asked the inspectors to visit their respective mandis and the procurement agencies to ensure that they have gunny bales and crates in proper quantity besides entering into necessary contracts with labour for loading and unloading the paddy and with transporters for its transportation.

Mr Verma gave these directions in a meeting held today. The meeting was attended by Ms Simarjot Kaur, District Food and Civil Supply Controller, district heads of the procurement agencies, the Chief Agricultural Officer and the District Mandi Officer. The Deputy Commissioner further directed the purchase agencies to ensure that no paddy was sold below the minimum support price.

The minimum support price fixed by the government is Rs 590 per quintal for A- grade paddy and Rs 560 per quintal for the common variety. Mr Verma said the paddy should be purchased even on Sundays and on all holidays so that farmers do not face any problem. Procurement staff would not be allowed to go on leave during the season. He said the agencies should ensure that 75 per cent of the payment was made by the procurement agencies within 24 hours of the purchase.

Mr Verma asked the District Mandi Officer to make proper arrangements of light, drinking water and cleanliness in all mandis, including the purchase centres. The District Mandi Officer should also ensure that commission agents have tarpaulin sheets, polythene covers and wooden crates in proper quantities and added that every purchase centre should display a list depicting the names, addresses and phone numbers of the procurement staff and the mandi board.



Contests mark opening of hall

Doraha, September 17
A multipurpose hall, constructed at Guru Nanak National College, here in the memory of its founder president, Dr Ishwar Singh, was inaugurated today.
Teams of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Women, Kottan, Guru Nanak National College and Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, both at Doraha, performed kirtan on the occasion.

Dr Darshan Singh, former Head, Department of Guru Nanak and Sikh Studies , Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

Following are the results of various competitions .Shudh-Gurbani uccharan competition: Manpreet Kaur (BA III) 1; Parveen Rani (BA II) 2; and Kuldeep Kaur (BA III) and Amritpreet Kaur (MA II) 3. Paper-writing: Jarnail Singh (BA III)1; Baljeet Singh (BA II) 2; and Sarabjit Kaur (BA II) 3. The consolation prize was awarded to Jatinder Kaur of plus two. Dastar-bandi: Manjinder Singh (M.Com 1), Inderpal Singh (BA II), Harjas Preet Sigh (plus two, Commerce) and Jasvir (B.Com II) were adjudged the best. Quiz: Sandeep Kaur (MA II) 1; Simranjit Kaur (MA II) and Kushwinder Kaur (MA II) were placed joint second. 



From Schools & Colleges
‘Aagman 2004’ organised
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana ,September 17
The second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer applications and information technology department organised “Aagman 2004” to welcome the first year students at the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. Students presented a number of cultural events. Ms Ramneet Grewal, Ms Ambika and Ms Gagan Kaur were selected as Miss Fresher, Miss Personality, Miss Beautiful Smile, respectively. Ms Pooja was awarded with special appreciation.

Book released: The Punjab College of Technical Education released its fifth book titled “Web advertising and online marketing”, written by Pavitar Parkash Singh and Sandhir Sharma, faculty members, today. Dr Rozina Tufail, Parliament Secretary (Statistics and Economic Affairs) and Member, National Assembly, Pakistan, released and autographed the book.

Lecture: An extension lecture on career options after graduation was organised at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan campus, Model Town, Ludhiana by the Commerce Department today. Mr Gaurav Kaura , business development executive, IMS learning centre, Ludhiana, gave his views about various career options available to commerce students, especially women. He began the lecture by pointing out successful business women such as Mrs Rajni Bector and Naina Kidwai, who have made the country proud.

Medical camp: A free medical check-up camp was organised in SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, Ludhiana. A team of experts from the District Health Department conducted the camp under the leadership of Dr Anita Jain. About 150 students were checked and given tips regarding good health and hygiene.

Talent search: A talent search was organised at Arya College here today. In music competition, Vikram of BA I , Adeshpal MA II , Saravjeet Singh BA II , Ramani Sharma and Hardayal of BA I were specially appreciated for their talent. In declamation contest, Rohit Jain, in poetry recitation Davinder Singh were given prizes. In the end, the college students presented bhangra.

Paper-reading contest: A paper reading contest was organised at Guru Nanak Girls College here today. The prize winners were Manpreet Kaur BA II - Ist, Manpreet Kaur BA II -second, Aprum Mehta class XII(arts) - third. The consolation prize was given to Gurparneet Kaur BA II .



Lok Adalat at Samrala today
Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 17
The Legal Services Authority will organise a Lok Adalat on courts complex at Samrala tomorrow. The adalat would be held under the supervision of chairperson of the Subdivisional Legal Services Committee-cum-Additional Civil Judge(Senior Division), Ms Naivest Kara Sahel.

Giving details, Mr Arvin Markham, an official of the legal services authority, said the cases pertaining to disputes of money, landlord-tenant disputes, summary cases etc. would be placed before the adelaida.



Fashion show organised
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana ,September 17
A fashion designing college of the city, organised a fashion and interior exhibition for the very first time in Ludhiana Club here on Friday. ‘Pridhan Shilpa’ as the title for the PIDT annual fashion exhibition says - ‘Fabric and creativity/designing’ - it is the blend of woven and knitted garments which are designed, cut and stitched by students of PIDT.

Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary of Power and Urban Development was the chief guest. Appreciated the creativity being showcased by the CAD, free spirit, bridal wear, cultural. Mr Dawar awarded diplomas to 75 students from all design departments.

The event is specially sponsored by Blue Mount, Web Time as co-sponsors and Plumber was associate sponsors for this event.



Illegal structures removed

Ludhiana, September 17
A team, headed by an Executive Magistrate, razed several illegal structures in the parking space opposite Judicial Complex building here today.

The structures were raised by some tea stall owners. Earlier, they were warned by the administration. Sources said it was encroachment on the space reserved for the parking of vehicles. 


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