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SGPC to construct inn in Pakistan
: The dharam prachar committee of the SGPC has decided to build an inn and a college at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. An inn and a religious school will be established at the Nagpur Sikh Mission.

Katha seminar: The Anglo-American hegemonistic attitude dominates the prescription of texts in Indian universities. Dr Rana Nayyar, Department of English, Panjab University, said in key note address to a seminar at DAV College here on Monday. Eighty scholars from Amritsar, Ferozepore, Jammu and Chandigarh sponsored the katha seminar, “Responses to Indian literature”.

National Technology Day:: Khalsa College here celebrated the second phase of National Technology Day in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, on Monday. Dr Arwinder Kaur, Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, delivered a lecture on “Biosolid generation, uses and disposal”. She said biosolid wastes could be transformed into manure by vermi-composting.

Reconstruction in gurdwara
: Sant Didar Singh laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of an old sarovar in the complex of Gurdwara Harkhowal located near Atowal on the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara road on Monday. This sarovar was allegedly filled up by Baba Manjit Singh. Sant Didar Singh wrested the control of gurdwara from Baba Manjit Singh on November 4, 2005.



RANGOLI CONTEST: The North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) Patiala, is organizing a rangoli and painting competition for schoolchildren at the Kalagram complex on Thursday. The rangoli competition is open to students between 8 to 12 years and 12 to 17 years. The painting competition has five sections starting from LKG to plus two students. The timings will be between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The interested schools or students may contact at 0172-2735462.

Radiography day: The Indian Association of Radiological Technologists celebrated the World Radiography Day by holding a quiz contest programme at PGI here on Tuesday. Prof K.K. Talwar, Director, PGI and Ms Sudha Suri, Dean, PGI, were chief guest and guest of honour, respectively. As many as 150 delegates and students participated in the event.

Vigilance week: Employees of the Krishak Bharti Cooperative Limited celebrated the Vigilance Awareness Week by organising programme like group discussions, cooperative conference and pledge to make people aware about the corrupt practices. 

The debating team of the Yadavindra Public School here participated in the 16th inter-school Col Frank Van Goldstein Memorial Debate at Yadavindra Public School (Patiala) on Saturday. The debating team comprising two students of Class XII YPS (Mohali) Haripal Singh Brar and Roohbir Singh won the debate trophy. Haripal Singh Brar was adjudged the Best Speaker and Roohbir Singh got the third position in the same category.



: Genuine NGOs working at grass-roots level are not provided any financial aid either from the government or from any other source due to which they find it very difficult to continue with their activities. This was stated by Mr Rajan Rao Yadoor, executive director of a New-Delhi based NGO, Credibility Alliance, at a state-level workshop organised under the aegis of Empowerment and Sustainable Development Initiative at Nilokheri. Fifty NGOs working in different parts of the district participated. 

Suspended: The Deputy Commissioner has suspended panch Sunehara of the Aungad gram panchayat on charges of encroaching upon a piece of land of the panchayat. He built his house and shop after illegally occupying the land.

: Activists of the Jeev Jantu Kalyan Seva Samiti, led by its national president, Mr Likhi Ram Solanki, met the Deputy Commissioner here on Monday and submitted a memorandum to him. They demanded that livestock at Kamdhenu Diary and Processing Plant at Lala village should be saved from starvation. 

The working president of the Haryana Pardesh Congress Committee on Monday flagged off a rally by schoolchildren against female foeticide at Jagadhri. Students of 10 government schools took pledge to spread awareness regarding this evil.



: Residents of Khairiyan-Luhnu, Bamta, Behal Kandela and Badhiyat villages, led by former Bamta panchayat president Baldev Thakur and present president Nandlal Chaudhary, urged the state government to reconsider the proposed "Bilaspur Expansion Programme" where the four villages might face eviction. The residents requested the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, to drop the project and declare the villages as the model villages.

Raising Day
: The National Hydroelectricity Power Corporation Limited (NHPC) celebrated its 31st Raising Day on Monday at Nagwain. Mr A.K. Mishra, GM stage II and Mr V.K. Sharma GM stage III, in their address to the employees of the NHPC called upon that need of the hour was a work hard for timely commissioning of the project.

Parbati project: The construction work of stage II (800 mw) of the 2051 mw Parbati hydroelectricity project under construction in the district would be completed by September 2007. Mr A.K. Mishra, GM Parbati hydroelectricity project stage II being constructed by the NHPC said while addressing a media conference at his office at Nagwain on Sunday. He said the project would be completed two years ahead of the deadline.


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