Car launch: Tata Motors launched its face-lifted range of Indigo and Indigo Marina vehicles at Cargo Motors here on Friday. Mr Dipankar Tiwari, the Assistant General Manager of the Tata Motors, said the new Indigo sedan came with features such as new dual-chamber headlamps, new chrome-lined fascia, sill valence covers and chrome insert rub rails, which, lent a sporty characteristic to the elegance of the vehicle.
Science fair: Students from CBSE affiliated schools of Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir participated in a regional science exhibition organised at Apeejay School here on Friday. Students exhibited models on environment management, industries and rural development, landmarks in science, information and communication technology in education and mathematics.
Felicitated: A local branch of the SBI recently organised a function here to felicitate Ms S.P. Shergill, Principal of Kendriya Vidayalaya, Sector 31, who has been awarded KVS Incentive Award-2006. The Deputy General Manager of the SBI for the Punjab region, Mr S.K. Dass, honoured Ms Shergill. Certain other teachers were also presented with mementoes for their exemplary work in the field of education. Mr Deepak Dua, Assistant General Manager (R-1), and Mr S.N. Bhatia, Bank Manager of the Sector 31 branch of the bank, were also present.
Free health check-up camp: As a part of the golden jubilee anniversary celebrations of LIC , the Chandigarh Division organised a free health Check-up camp for school children upto 10 years of age in Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 27. More than 500 schoolchildren were examined for common eye and dental ailments by Dr Mamta J. Singh, dentist Dr Shashi Kapoor and Dr T.S. Sandhu, both eye specialists. The required treatment was given by these doctors on the spot along with the medicines to the children.
SBoP anniversary: On the occasion of its 43rd anniversary on Thursday, the State Bank of Patiala, main branch, Kalka, has decided to become a common man’s branch by offering financial products, includng insurance and services under one roof, at affordable cost, Mr S.C. Dhall, Branch Head, said.
IT quiz: Teams from big corporates like Infosys, Maruti Udyog, Ranbaxy, Trident, Dell, Quark Media House, Tata Motors, SBI, HDFC Bank and IDS Infotech will participate in the “XquizIT 2006 - A Corporate Challenge Quiz” on September9, at CII Northern Region Headquarters, Chandigarh. This quiz is being organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region in association with the Chandigarh Administration. This quiz aims to promote team building, raise awareness, enhance knowledge and upgrade skills in the corporate sector. — TNS
SBI honours teacher: The State Bank of India today honoured Dr (Ms) S.P. Shergill, who was recently conferred the KVS Incentive Award 2006. Mr Deepak Dua, Deputy General Manager and Mr S.N. Bhatia, Branch Manager, Sector 31, were present on the occasion.
LAWYERS BODY SEEKS PROBE: The Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI) in a representation to the Home Secretary, Chandigarh, has sought a fresh probe into the allegations of rape against Gaganjit Singh Barnala, son of the Tamil Nadu Governor, Mr S.S. Barnala. The forum in a statement issued to mediapersons has claimed that it was a frame-up and it was identical to the Shimla Rape case in which a bureaucrat had been falsely framed-up by a girl.
Threat to gherao CM: Unemployed trained graduate teachers on Wednesday threatened that they would gherao the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, during his next visit to Kangra valley. Stating this here on Wednesday, Mr Bhikham Singh, state vice-president, Himachal Pradesh Unemployed TGT Union, alleged that 8,000 teachers were appointed under PT category through the back door leaving thousands of TGT unemployed teachers in the lurch. He said these 8,000 posts were filled by the Virbhadra Singh government in the tribal belts during the past one month.