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: The Art of Living Foundation will organise a basic course at Lions Bhavan, Old Sabzzi Mandi, here from October 3 to October 8. According to Ms Chander Prabha, the timings of the course will be from 6 am to 9 am and from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Seminar: The 10-day seminar of 110 teachers of social science concluded here on Thursday. Ms Shashi Trehan, programme coordinator, and Ms Suraj Parkash, head of the group, thanked the teachers for participating in the seminar.

Arrested: The Sidhwan Bet police has arrested Kashmiri Lal of Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, from the Galib Kalan area and seized 25 gm of smack from his possession. A case has been registered against him.

Booked: The police has booked Hemraj of Rauwal and Avtar Singh of Agwar Ladbai on charges of gambling and seized Rs 7,800 and Rs 6,630 from their possession.

Blood donation
: As many as 52 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Bhattiwal Kalan branch, and Sony Blood Donors Club, Patiala, at Batriana village (Bhawanigarh), on Tuesday. Mr V.K. Kochhar, Assistant. General Manager of the bank, presided over the function.

Talent exam: Ankita Aggarwal, Naveen Singh Rawat and Keshav Kaplush, all student of Class XI of local Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur School cleared the National Talent Search Examination, as per a press note issued by Principal of the school.

Farm loans: Agricultural loans to the tune of Rs 2.50 crore was distributed among farmers under Kisan Gold Card (KGC) and Kisan Credit Card (KCC) schemes by the ADB wing of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) at a loan mela organised here on Tuesday. Mr C.S. Jagdish, Deputy General Manager (DGM), inaugurated the mela.



Yog Divas: The Bhartiya Yog Sansthan will organise “Yog Divas” to celebrate its foundation day at Gourya Math Park, Sector 20-A, on Sunday at 5.30 am. Participants from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula will display yogic exercises to popularise yoga among people.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of United Welfare Association, MIG (F) , 72 Type, Sector 44-D: President- Mr Sudesh Raj Jindal; Vice-President- Mr Jagdish Arya; General Secretary- Mr Sushil Kumar Arora; Joint Secretary- Mr Chaman Lal Dhiman; Propaganda Secretary- Mr Harminder Singh; Cashier- Mr Rajesh Vashist; Executive Members- Mr Raj Kumar Singla, Mr Nachchattar Singh and Mr V.K.Nirmal.

: Two girls were injured in an accident in Phase VII here on Tuesday. According to information available, the girls were going on a Kinetic Honda scooter. They collided with a car on the main road in Phase VII. Both girls, Amarpreet Kaur and Narinder Kaur, lived in Phase III B2. They were taken to a private hospital.

Chemists’ plea: The Mohali District Chemists Association has condemned the decision of the Punjab Government to give doctors the powers of Drug Inspectors to inspect chemist shops. Mr Harish Sethi and Mr Manmohan Singh Saggu, president and vice-president, respectively, of the association, said they had sent a telegram to Health Minister Surinder Singla, stating that the doctors were not qualified to work as Drug inspectors as they did not have the knowledge of the law dealing with it.



Youth club
: A training camp of 650-Youth Club members of Ambala district was held at Bara village on Tuesday. The Deputy Conservator of Forest, Mr S.L. Kaushik, was the chief guest. Mr Kaushik observed that there was a lot of pollution in environment. He said we must carry out development while taking care of ecology. There was discharge of harmful gases. He said trees were the only solution for control of harmful gases and excess carbon dioxide. Forestation must be carried out in right earnest.

Rangoli contest: An inter-college Rangoli and pot decoration competition was held at MDSD Girls College here on Thursday. Deepak Gupta memorial running trophy was won by SA Jain college team. In Rangoli, Ritu Kalra of IGN College, Ladwa, was first, Rajni of SA Jain College, Ambala city, was second, and Sanya of MDSD Girls College, Ambala city, was third. Rajwinder got a consolation prize. In pot decoration, Manmohan of Maharaja Agrasain College, Jagadhri, was the first, Pallavi of Arya Girls College, Ambala cantonment, was second and Avneet of the host college was third.


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