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MEETING: A deputation of the Government School Teachers Union met Parliamentary Secretary for Education Raj Kumar here on Monday. Mr Balkar Valtoha, general secretary of the district unit the union, said the deputation, led by state committee member Satyapal Gupta and district president Baldev Raj Sharma, raised various issues, including deputing government teachers for non-academic purposes which brought down the level of teaching in schools.

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CHILDREN’S DAY: To mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, a state-level Children’s Day function would be organised at Aam Khas Bagh, Sirhind, on November 19. This was disclosed by Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, at the meeting called for discussing the formal arrangements at Bachat Bhawan here on Tuesday. He said Shabad/ Bhajan and folk dance competitions would be organised on the occasion.

CULTURAL FETE HELD: Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated a colourful cultural programme at Pine Grove Public School, Bassi Pathana, on Tuesday. He appealed to the teachers to organise sports, and cultural activities time-to-time in their schools. He also stressed to imbue moral values in the children to help them successfully cope with the rapidly changing scenario. Appreciating the performance of the students he said such programmes encourage the students to do well.

INAUGURATED: State Health and Family Welfare Minister Romesh Chander Dogra inaugurated Sarswati College for Women at Hariana town, 15 km from here, on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dogra said around 1450 vacant posts of doctor in the state would soon be filled. He appreciated the management of the college for opening an educational institute for women in the Kandi area of the district.

ORGANISED: A state-level general knowledge test was organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) here on Sunday in which around 8,000 students from all over the state participated. Manu Sharma, joint secretary of the state unit of the ABVP, said the main aim of the test was to create awareness among the students about different topics.

TROPHY: The Apeejay College of Fine Arts won the Zonal Youth Festival (Girls) trophy for the fifth time in a row in the three-day festival which concluded on Sunday. Dr J.S. Puar, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, presented the trophy. Dr Sucharita, Principal, appreciated the students, faculty members and management committee of the college for the achievement.

BLOOD BANK: Mr Malkiat Singh Ragbotra, president of the Blood Donors Council, inaugurated a blood bank by donating blood here on Monday. He donated blood for the 51st time. The Blood Donors Council would run the bank situated in Hargobind Nagar. Dr N.P.S. Makkar was appointed Blood Transfusion Officer and Mr Harbans Lal honourary secretary of the blood bank, according to council chairman K.K. Sardana.

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CAMP: A drug awareness camp was organised by Oxford Public School, Naushehra Pannuan, here on Monday. SSP Gurkirpal Singh was the chief guest while Subdivisional Magistrate Birpal Singh presided over. Speaking on the occasion, the SSP stressed the need to contribute to make the society free from the drug menace and cooperate with the police to eradicate the social evil. The students of the school also held a rally.



SWORN IN: The newly elected office-bearers and class representatives of Students’ Central Association of Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh were administered oath here today. 

Dasehra celebrated:
Delhi Public School, Panchkula celebrated Dasehra at the school campus on Tuesday. Competitions like mask making, effigy making etc were organised on the occasion. The students were told about the victory of good over evil.



CHAMPIONSHIP: The Haryana Sports and Youth Welfare Department will organise a three-day gymnastics championship at Ambala Cantt from Monday. The Deputy Commissioner said 510 gymnasts from different districts would participate.



DEMANDED: Mr Manoj Kumar, president of the employees’ union of the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, said lab assistants of the institute were sore over the alleged nonchalance attitude of the Central Health Ministry and the CRI authorities over non-implementation of the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh, to revise their pay scales. The delay would leave no other way for the union, but to launch an agitation, he added.

DIED: Madan Kushwala, a labourer, died when he fell from an under construction building of Ganesh Factory Private Ltd at Barotiwala here on Sunday. He was lifting some material through a rope when the rope got untied and he fell from a height of 13 metre. A case under Section 304 A of the IPC has been registered against contractor Jia Lal for negligence.

APPOINTED: Mr Vijay Arora has been appointed Additional Central Government Standing Council for district courts and tribunals for a period of three years by the Ministry of Law. He is presently the Standing Council for the Shimla Municipal Corporation.

SEIZED: The Nalagarh police has arrested Kailash of Ropar district and seized 15.5 kg of poppy husk. The police also impounded his motor cycle. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. 


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