Lecture: Dr Kuldeep Singh, former Head and Reader in the Department of Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, delivered a lecture at the PG Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Khalsa College, Amritsar. Dr Kuldeep Singh spoke on “Dependency theory of international politics”. Later, he had an open interaction with the students and answered their queries.
Elections: The annual elections of the Non-Teaching Employees Association of Guru Nanak Dev University would be held on October 26. Mr Surjit Singh Cholia, secretary of the association, said the last date of filing the nominations would be October 14 while the scrutiny of the nomination papers would be done on October 16. The nominations could be withdrawn till October 18.
Rally: Member of the PWD Field and Workshop Union, Hoshiarpur, led by Harjinder Kumar, staged a rally in front of the office of Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation, in support of their demands. While addressing the rally, all speakers criticised the Punjab Government for its anti-employee and mazdoor attitude. They demanded regularisation of services of all those employees who were presently working on the muster roll and fill up all vacant posts in the department.
Hindi Divas: The Arya Samaj, Ved Mandir, organised a function in connection with Hindi Divas here on Tuesday. A declamation contest was organised in which students of different schools participated. Surinder Kaur of Vishavkarma Public School, Manju of DNRNSD Senior Secondary School, Amarpreet Kaur and Sandip Kaur of Adarsh Bal Vidhayala won prizes in the contest. Meritorious students of different schools and school teachers Dr Brij Mohan Barthwal, Ms Chander Mohini and Parmod Chander were honoured on the occasion, informed Mr H.L. Taneja.
Donation: The inhabitants of the local Kushat Ashram on Tuesday donated Rs 1,000 for treatment of Anjali (2), who is a daughter of a poor rickshaw-puller and has a hole in her heart. The cost of treatment would be more than Rs 1 lakh. The Deputy Commissioner has appealed to the NGOs and philanthropists to contact Dr K.S. Purewal (Ph. No. 98156-24692), retired Civil Surgeon, for making donations for the noble cause.
Trolley problem: The local Municipal Corporation has decided to return the garbage trolleys supplied to it by a Hisar-based contractor after complaints regarding the quality of these trolleys. The corporation had received 50 hand-driven trolleys, two pressure trolleys and nine rickshaw trolleys from the contractor two months ago.
CM’s action flayed: BJP leader Balbir Singh Kanwar has criticised Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for deciding to hand over forest land to the Forest Department without taking the Mayor and councillors into confidence. This amounted to “disrespect” towards the elected representatives, he said.