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: Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, on Sunday said that no individual or an organisations was empowered to alter the Sikh ‘rehat maryada’. He said any move to change maryada was subject to Guru Khalsa Panth. He asked various Sikh organisations, to abstain from issuing statements on the subject. 

CITU protest: Activists of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) will hold a protest march in front of the Offices of Deputy Commissioner and Food and Civil Supplies Department on October 21 against the scarcity of LPG cylinders and kerosene.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Aggarwal Sabha : president — Mr Ram Kumar Aggarwal; vice-presidents — Mr Inderjit Gupta, Mr B.B. Aggarwal and Mr Manmohan Sarup Aggarwal; senior secretary — Mr Ved Bansal; secretary — Mr Anjan Bansal; joint secretary — Mr S.J. Bansal and treasurer — Mr Ashok Aggarwal. 

Aggarsen Jayanti: Aggarsen Jayanti was celebrated in the premises of the Community Hall, Khajuri Gate, Batala on Sunday. The function was presided over by Mr Amrit Lal Aggarwal while Mr Surinder Kumar Aggarwal was the guest of honour who are president and secretary, respectively, of the Aggarwal Sabha, Punjab.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Freshers’ party
: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, organised a freshers’ party to welcome the B.Tech first year students at the Giani Ditt Singh auditorium of the college. More than 1,000 students participated in the party and enjoyed dancing amid pulsating lights and mind-blowing music. Former Punsup Chairman and college member secretary Kirpal Singh Libra presided over the function while the college Principal, Dr D.S. Hira, was the chief guest.

A north zone conference on adolescence was organised at Government Medical College, Patiala, by the Nabha Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society on Sunday. It was inaugurated by Dr Kiranjit Kaur, Principal, of the college. Dr Jasleeen Kaur of Aggarsain Hospital, Patiala, received the best paper award. Doctors from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi participated in the conference. Eminent gynaecologist Dr Ganda Singh was the guest of honour. 

JAIL TRAINEES: Mr G. S. Sidhu, Superintendent, Central Jail, Patiala, on Monday urged the jail trainees of Delhi and Chandigarh to give priority to the nation and their duty. While addressing a function organised in connection with the passing out parade of the 53rd batch of trainees of Tihar Jail, Delhi, and Model Jail, Chandigarh, Mr Sidhu said that in the local Punjab Jail Training School the trainees of different states and union territories were being trained in parade and educated in crimnology and psychology. Mr Jiwan Kumar Garg, Principal of the school, said trainees were being taught to be perfect in all aspects of their duties during three months of training.

LECTURER KILLED: A music lecturer of Kurukshetra University, Deepak Pant, was killed in a road accident on the Ropar-Nangal Road on Monday. The accident took place when his car collided head on with a truck coming from the opposite direction. He was admitted to Civil Hospital, Ropar, where he later died.



SEMINAR: The Department of Statistics organised a seminar on “Personality development programme” for the students of M.Sc. (statistics), research scholars and faculty members on Monday. The lecture was delivered by Saraswati Rajgopal, Programme Director, Commonwealth Secretariat, Asia Centre, Chandigarh. The students were made aware of various personality indicators, particularly Myer’s Bridge Type Indicator (MBTI) which is useful for personality development, decision making, managing life, developing leadership qualities and carrier advancement. 

MEETING: The Panjab University Non-Teaching Association (PUSA) held a meeting on the university campus on Monday. The employees were apprised about the latest position of Panjab University employees pension scheme. The issue of financial bungling done at the PU was also discussed. The general body unanimously appealed to the Vice-Chancellor that a probe in the scam be ordered immediately through an independent agency and guilty be punished. 

INVITED: Prof Anil Sarwal of the Department of English of DAV College has been invited by the American University, Cairo, Egypt, to present a paper on “Principles and methodologies of a global language teaching programme. A proposal” at the seminar on “The road to sustainable excellence: communicating across the curriculum.” The seminar will be held on November 11-12. 

LAST DATE EXTENDED: Punjab Technical University has extended the last date of submitting the re-evaluation forms for May examinations up to October 21. According to a press note, Dr V.K. Arora, Dean Academics, PTU, those who did not submit their re-evaluation forms by the due date in the said examination can now submit their re-evaluation forms. 

LECTURE: The Physics Association of DAV College, organised a lecture on Albert Einstein in the college on Monday. Prof S. P. Puri, former chairman of the Department of Physics, Panjab University, was the speaker. Around 130 students attended the lecture. This lecture was organised as a celebration of International Year of Physics declared by the UNO. 

PEACE DAY: The Peace Club of the Dev Samaj College of Education in collaboration with the Yuvsatta organised a lecture to celebrate peace day. The theme of the college for the year is “Education for creating a culture of peace.” A two-minute silence was also observed in the memory of those who died in the earthquake. 

CAMPAIGN: A campaign for the abolition of the death penalty, “Sikhs against the death penalty” began here on Monday. According to a press note, signature campaigns, exhibitions and seminars will be organised during the year-long campaign. There are 35 persons, who have been awarded death penalty in India and 11 out them are in Punjab. Meanwhile, an exhibition against death penalty was organised in the Sector 34 gurdwara. 

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was organised by staff and students of Dayanand College of Communication and Management, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, here today. As many as 110 students donated blood. 

CELEBRATED: Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, celebrated Dasehra with traditional pomp and enthusiasm. Students made an effigy of Ravana and it was consigned to flames by the Principal, Mr B.S. Kanwar.

SYMPOSIUM: The Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology organised a symposium on Red Hat Linux Technologies for its faculty members and students in collaboration with the Computer Technocrats Club IT and MCA here on Sunday. Mr Balwinder Singh from Techno School, Chandigarh, talked to the students about the Linux operating system. The students were familiarised with the Linux technologies, which include Linux essentials, Linux system administration, Linux network and security, Linux for Enterprise etc. 

Awareness camp
: An oral hygiene awareness camp was organised for students of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here on Saturday. The camp included a dental check up of around 350 students of the junior school section and multimedia presentations to around 500 students of the middle school section. The camp, which was organised by the Panchkula Orthodontic and Dental Centre, was aimed at making small children aware of importance and ways of keeping their teeth healthy and strong. 



SBP’S DONATION: The staff of State Bank of Patiala, Kalka, has decided to donate a day’s salary towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund in view of the powerful earthquake that rocked India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, the branch has now become a superfinancial market because in addition to accepting deposits and making advances the branch has started dealing in SBI Life Insurance, SBI Mutual Funds, SBI cards, said Mr S.C Dhall, Senior Manager of the bank. The branch has also launched an awareness camp which will end on October 15 for the benefit of rural people in Kalka subdivision.


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