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DONATION: The Punjab Excise and Taxation officers’ Association and three other employees’ associations have decided to donate one day salary to the victim of tsunami disaster, according to the president of the association, Ms Varinder Pannu.

Lecture: An extension lecture on the topic “Monopolistic Competition- A Real Market Situation” by Prof Vishrut Sharma, Department of Economics, SCD Government College, was organised at SCD Kamla Lohtia College here on Tuesday. Professor Sharma explained about theoretical causes behind the product differentiation and resulting brand monopoly in the market particularly in the case of consumer goods. Prof Mohammed Salim, Head, Department of Economics, presented a memento to Professor Sharma at the end of the session.

Memorandum: The Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, submitted a memorandum to District Education Officer (Elementary) for regularising the teachers. An emergency meeting of the union was held here on Tuesday under the presidentship of its senior vice-president, Mr Inderjit Sidhu. The union members urged that their views should be put before the Education Welfare Committee. Union leaders said the state government was not interested in regularising the teachers. Those who attended attended the meeting were Mr Paramjit Singh Maan, Mr Balraj Ghaloti, Mr Nirmal Singh Saran, Mr Palwinder Ghawaddi and Mr Manjinder Singh.

Annual Function: GHG Khalsa High School celebrated its annual day here on Tuesday. The function started with the recitation of Gurbani. Inderjit Nikku, folk singer, was the chief guest. The students presented many cultural programes. Mr Narinder Singh, Principal of the school, read the annual report of the school.

RELIEF FUND: Sukhjit Starch and Chemicals Ltd on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh for the Tsunami Relief Fund, according to an official press release. Various other bodies also presented Rs 1,83,725 to SDM Pritam Singh, raising the total collections to Rs 2,04,725.

DHARNA: On a call of the Akhil Bharatiya Railway Coolies Sangathan, 26 coolies observed a two-hour strike and a dharna outside railway station in support of their demands here on Tuesday. Mr Pasi Ram and Mr Darshan Lal, leaders of the sangathan, said that their demands included Class IV-employee status to coolies, insurance cover, handing over to them the work of loading and unloading of parcels and provision of a retiring room for them.

BAR ASSOCIATION: Mr Harkewal Singh Sajuma on Monday took over as president of the District Bar Association. He had defeated mr Balwant Singh Dhindsa by 170 votes in the elections, held on December 20.

Donation: The president of the arhtiyas of the local grain market , Mr Harpal Singh Dhillon, on Tuesday handed over Rs 21,000 to the Additional District Magistrate, Mr Baldev Singh, for the victims of tsunami tragedy.

Meeting: Ex-servicemen of this subdivision have been asked to attend a meeting on Thursday in the office of Samrala Ex-servicemen Association. This was stated by Mr Gurbhajan Singh, general-secretary, All-India Ex-Servicemen Action Committee, Punjab, here on Tuesday. He said the association had also decided to donate two days pension to the Prime Minister Relief Fund. The amount would be handed over to the Governor of Punjab, he added.

Post-mortem: The body of Prabhjot Singh of Kotla Shamshpur village was brought to the local Civil Hospital for the post-mortem examination on Tuesday. Prabhjot was killed in a road accident that took place near Pharaur village on the Samrala-Chandigarh Road on Monday.



NAV CHETNA SHIVIR: A free nav chetna shivir was organised by ‘The Art of Living foundation’ at Govt High School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, by Ms Vijay Singla. About 125 scouts from 17 different schools of the city participated in the shivir. Students shared there experience and views telling that their concentration and confidence has improved. 

MONEY DONATED: The staff members of the State Bank of Patiala, Sector 7, have donated a prize money of Rs 20,000, received by the bank for the tsunami disaster victims. An official press note said the branch had received Rs 20,000 as award from SBI Cards, Mumbai, for getting second position among all associate bank.

NSS CAMP: A 10-day NSS camp is being conducted at the Government Senior Secondary School, Ramgarh, on the issue of water conservation and creating awareness about environment. The camp began on January 1 and will conclude on January 10. During the camp, the NSS volunteers have adopted Ramgarh village for creating awareness about various social evils.



ACCEPTED: The HP Village Revenue officers and Kanungos Association (HPVROKA), president, Mr Kashmir Singh Thakur, on Monday stated that the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, had accepted their six demands. Now there would be one kanungo for every six to eight patwaris and over 155 posts of the kanungo would be upgraded in the state.

ARRESTED: The Mandi Sadar police on Monday arrested Khim Singh from Barsa village and Rajesh Kumar of gunsa village and seized “saria” which they had allegedly stolen from the house of Mr Joginder Tahakur in Jal Colony at Pandoh about 3 days ago.


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