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Punjab teachers’ union office-bearers
Our Correspondent

Khanna, December 19
Election of the District body of the Punjab Pradesh Teachers union Punjab was held at Government Girls senior secondary School Khanna on Saturday. As many as 125 delegates participated in the election. The election was supervised by Mr Parshotam Lal Sirthla, Mr K.S. Rajewal and Ajit Singh, who were appointed observers by the state body of the union.

Mr Bahadar Singh Madnipur was elected president, Mr Pardeep Kumar, Senior Vice President, Mr Dharam Pal Shergill, Chief Adviser, Mr Jaswinder Singh, Legal adviser, Mr Mandeep Singh Khanna, secretary general, Mr Bhupinder Singh Ghudani, Mr Jarnail Singh Goh and Mr Jayant Sharma all general secretaries, Mr Harminder Singh Barn, Balwinder Singh Bhullar, Bahadar Singh Aujla and Mr Daljit Singh Malhans all Vice Presidents, Mr Daljit Singh Ghungrana, Mr Iqbal Singh Saholi and Mr Karmjit Singh Khanna all Junior Vice Presidents, Captain Harmohinder Jit Singh, Mr Rakesh Kumar Bedi, Mr Parmjit Singh Jargri and Mr Sukhwinder Singh Bhatian all organising Secretaries, Jagdeep Singh Kallal Majra, Mr Raj Kumar Deepa, Mr Kulwinder Singh and Mr Netar Singh Hol all secretaries, Balram Sharma, Press Secretary and Sohan Singh propaganda secretary.

Beside the District Body Mr Kuldeep Singh Cheema was elected President of Khanna Block a Satish Kumar Dua president of Samrala Block Gurcharn Singh Jandali President Block Doraha and Gulsher Singh Cheema President of Block Dehlon. 



Bar poll: young lawyers will be deciding factor
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, December 19
With voting for the annual elections of the District Bar Association (DBA) scheduled to be held tomorrow, the candidates are not leaving anything to chance. The last day of canvassing proved to be a power show, in which the voters were the VVIPs.

Voting shall start at 9.30 am and end at 4.30 pm. As many as 1293 voters shall decide the fate of 26 contestants for different posts. Young lawyers may influence the results. In the past couple of years, more than 300 lawyers have joined the profession and will be voting tomorrow.

For the post of the president, there is a triangular contest between the sitting Bar president Mr Balwinder Goel, Mr G.S. Bal and Mr Dev Raj Sharma.

Mr Goel's supporters claim that with his efforts, the lawyers got the possession of the lawyer's chamber complex, and a grant of Rs 25 lakh from the Chief Minister's Fund for the installation of elevators. The approval for the project of construction of about 232 chambers for newcomers was also a big achievement.

Mr Bal is focussing on the young lawyers. He said yesterday in a debate organised by the Young Lawyers Welfare Association that if he was given a chance, he would return Rs 40,000 out of the Rs 50,000 deposited by the young lawyers.

Mr Dev Raj has said if he is elected, he would ensure democracy, maintain the dignity of the Bar and ensure transparency in the utilisation of funds.

Now there is a direct contest between Mr Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa and Mr Rana Harjasdeep Singh for the post of secretary, as Mr Sanjeev Malhotra has opted out of the race, Mr Bajwa is likely to benefit as the votes of the Harish Dhanda group will not be divided as they are supporting the candidature of Mr Bajwa. Mr Bajwa is backed by the Young Lawyers Welfare Association and Mr Rana Harjasdeep Singh has got the support of the Organisation of Young Lawyers.

For the post of vice-president, the contest is likely to be between Mr Nagesh Singh Gill and Mr Gurdip Singh. However, Mr Dwarka Bakshi Nath and Mr P.L. Anand are also contesting. For the post of joint secretary, the main contest is between Mr Rajesh K. Mourya and Mr S.P. Singh.



Fine century by Salil Kaushal
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 19
Salil Kaushal hits a fine century (129) as Municipal Corporation Cricket Club scored an emphatic 96-run victory over Friends Club in the ongoing cricket tournament being held at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground here today.

Batting first, Municipal Corporation Cricket Club made 265 runs for the loss of five wickets in their quota of 30 overs. Their inning’s revolved around Salil’s sterling performance. He executed as many as 20 hits to the fence. Other notable scorers were Harmit Batra and Rajesh Sharma who contributed 36 and 26 runs respectively while Anil Singla chipped in with 21 runs.


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