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PROTEST RALLY: Employees of the local Municipal Council staged a protest against the alleged manhandling of an employee by the staff of octroi contractor. It is alleged that Avtar Singh Rana, general secretary of the karamchari Union, was manhandled by an employee when he tried to intervene when the octroi staff was allegedly compelling a person to pay octroi on the items being carried by him. 

MEDICAL CAMP: Lion’s Club, Patiala (Vishal), in association with the Civil Surgeon, Dr V.S. Mohi, and the Indian Dental Association organised a dental check-up camp at Government victoria Girls Senior Secondary School here on Friday. Dr R.K. Jindal, Deputy Director (Dental), Dr Sunanda Grover and Dr Hardeep Kaur, both Medical Officers, examined about 250 student and distributed dental health care packs among them.


Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI): president — Mr T.S. Sudan; general secretary — Mr Arvind Thakur; vice-presidents — Mr R.S. Sodhi and Ms Harpreet Kaur Chahal; joint secretary — Mr Mohinder Kumar; treasurer — Mr Vipin Negi; office secretary — Mr Gaurav Kathuria; executives — Mr Yadwinder Singh, Mr Davinder Singh, Mr Neelam Singh, Ms Manjit Kaur and Mr SS Bawa. 

Raising day: Military Nursing Service (MNS) on Saturday celebrated its 80th raising day at Command Hospital, Chandimandir. The occasion marks the day when the permanent Military Nursing Service was formed on October 1,1926 with a staff of 12 matrons, 18 dieters and 25 staff nurses exclusively of Indian origin. 

Godrej offer: "Kaun Banega Diamondpati" an offer on Godrej home range of furniture was announced at a press conference by the Regional Manger (Sales), Mr Jyoti S. Das Gupta, here on Saturday. The offer on home products would entitle a customer to a scratch card which offers prizes like diamond pendants and jewellery. There’s also an assured discount upto 20 per cent on all products. The above offer is valid between October 1 and November 20. 

Meditation camp: The third day of the ongoing Vishvas Meditation Retreat camp at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, continued to attract large number of devotees to listen to the discourse of Swami Vishvas. He preached that when one goes deep inside his own self in meditation, the body, mind, and the soul are cleansed automatically.

ORGANISED: The Chandigarh and the local unit of the All-India Democratic Students Organisation observed the 98th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh here on Saturday. The function was organised on the premises of the Punjab School Education Board. The participants lamented that the state government was not giving due regard to martyrs as no state-level function was organised in his memory.

Function at Fortis: A cultural programme was organised by Fortis Hospital in connection with the International Day of Senior Citizens here on Saturday. Students of nursing school staged a skit while other participants presented songs and dances. A lecture on treatment without medication for elderly people was also organised. Dr Arun Kocchar, associate consultant, and Mr Jasbir Garewal, Chief Operating Officer at Fortis, spoke on the occasion.

Students’ carnival: A 15-day carnival for school students will start at Thunder Zone and Amusement Park, near Landran, from Sunday. Mr Chetan Joshi, MD, Right Approach Events, told mediapersons at a press conference here on Saturday that various types of competitions, including painting, essay writing, collage making, flower arrangements, fancy dress, dancing and modelling, would be held and winners would be given prizes.

DRIVE: A tree plantation drive was organised by Haryana Samaj Kalyan Parishad at Sector 21 on Saturday. Mr Krishan Nanha, president of the parishad said 100 saplings were planted in a park at Sector 21. 

Blood donation camp: As many as 30 units of blood were collected during a blood donation camp organised by the District Red Cross Society at Blood Bank in Sector 6 on Saturday. Most of the donors were from NSS unit of Government College, Sector 1. 

Celebrated: The main branch of State Bank of Patiala, Kalka, celebrated September as a month of insurance. Mr S.C. Dhall, senior manager of the bank said that the bank staff visited residences of customers to apprise them of a number of insurance schemes that the bank had launched. 

Dental WEEK: An oral health clinic here began the Dental week celebrations on Saturday by organising dental health check up camps for schoolchildren. Over 1000 children from eight schools of Panchkula and Chandigarh participated in the celebrations. While 500 were examined for dental ailments, the rest participated in poster making, slogan writing, declamation contest and fancy dress competition. 

Programme: An orientation programme on “Improving access to emergency contraception” was organised on Friday by the local branch of Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) for chemists and pharmacists. Ms Veena Monga, president of the FPAI, said illegal and unsafe abortions were a major factor for a high incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality in India. Dr G.P. Saluja, Civil Surgeon, Panchkula, was the chief guest. Dr Kamla Singh, Senior Medical Officer, General Hospital, and Mr B.B. Singhal, president of the District Chemists Association, also spoke. 



BLOOD TEST CAMP: A blood test camp was organised by MDSD Girls College, Ambala City, on Friday. The camp was held in collaboration with the Innerwheel Club and the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, a press note said. The College Principal, Dr Kiran Angra, said blood samples of local residents were tested at the camp. 


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