Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Municipal Safai Mazdoor Union: president Mr Mukesh Hans; senior vice-president Mr Sunil Kumar; vice-president Mr Ram Pal; secretary Mr Naresh Bobby; joint secretary Mr Bakshish Singh; and cashier Mr Ram Kumar.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rotary Club Patiala (Mid-Town): president Mr Rakesh Kumar Singla; honorary secretary Mr O.P. Gupta; treasurer Mr Rajeev Goel; project chairman Mr Devi Dayal God; vice-presidents Mr Vidya Sagar, Mr Malwinder Singh, Mr S.S. Tiwana; and directors Mr J. Roy Mangla, Mr N.K. Jain, Mr Surinder Singla and Mr Harbans Bansal.
WORKSHOP: A three-day workshop on control, instrumentation and training concluded on Thursday at the super thermal plant here. During the workshop VGB experts and engineer from Germany dealt on online condition monitoring, diagnosis and optimisation of power plant operation, control and instrumentation to raise efficiency. The team included Dr R. Singh Dev, chief co-ordinator, VGB, Jorg Kaiser, Wolfgang Becker, Gerhard Brandt, Franz Richard Piwinger and Rolf Schwanecke.
VILLAGERS WARNED: The district administration here on Thursday warned villagers against giving loans to people of Punjabi origin in Philippines as it is illegal. It has come to the notice of the state government that Punjabis, especially from rural areas and settled in Philippines, have been working as money lenders there, said the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Sekhar. He said many of these Punjabis were part of a mafia involved in many illegal activities there.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Society, Ekta Vihar (Ward No. 12), Baltana: president Mr Ramesh Raina; vice-president Ms Saroj Bhasin; general secretary Mr P.S. Chandel; joint secretary Mr Kuldeep Sharma; treasurer Mr Rajpal Rathore; office secretary Mr B.S. Bajwa; and auditor Mr Lalit Sharma.