INAUGURATED: A three-day training workshop, organised by the Government Institute of Mentally Retarded Children, Chandigarh, was inaugurated at Vajra Army Wives' Welfare Association Asha School, Jalandhar Cantonment here, on Thursday.
Pensioners’ demand: The Government Pensioners Association has urged Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to announce another instalment of dearness allowance (DA) at the rate of 3 per cent which had become due from January 2005 for central government employees and pensioners. Mr Yash Pal Ghai, additional general secretary of the association also demanded that arrears of enhanced DA be paid in cash.
FESTIVAL: Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) will organise its sixth international literary-cum-cultural festival Saluja-Ehsaas-2005 on February 25. Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Minister for Cultural Affairs and PWD & (Band R) will be the chief guest on this occasion. The festival comprises of 15 literary, fine arts and cultural events.
Health camp: Sunshine Rabbits School organised a health camp for tiny tots here yesterday. Ritu Mohindra, college Principal, in a press note said the camp was conducted under the supervision of a paediatrician, Dr Seema Kakkar, who measured children’s height and weight. She taught them importance of dental hygiene. General physical examination was also conducted.
Workshop: Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies organised one-day workshop for the students of Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. Mr Tej Prakash Singh, a photography expert gave tips to students with the techniques in clicking photographs. He said it took 30-35 minutes to develop negatives and 5-10 minutes for getting final results. The students were demonstrated digital lighting, shadow lighting and soft umbrella lighting for different effects.
CAMPAIGN FOR ITI: The Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) organised an industrial motivational campaign at the ITI at Samrala today. The objective of the programme is to encourage ITI students for self-employment, said a press note. Mr S.S.Bedi, Assistant Director, SISI, Mr N.K.Verma, Assistant Director, Mechanical, SISI, and Mr Jit Singh, lead bank officer, Punjab and Sind Bank, Ludhiana, addressed the participants.
DHARNA: Members of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union staged a dharna in front of the office of the Executive Engineer in support of their demands which include regularising the services of daily wagers. Mr Onkar Singh and Mr Balkar Singh Varpal were among others who addressed the employees.
PROGRAMME: Government Model High School Sector 29-A, Chandigarh, organised an AIDS awareness programme with the help of the AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh. Ms Rekha Gupta, Assistant Director, Information Education Communication (IEC), Ms Saryu Madra, NGO adviser, addressed the students. A declamation contest was also organised on the occasion. The school Principal, Ms Shobha Kapoor, thanked the chief guest.