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Honoured: The All-India PSB Officers Union organised a welcome meeting at the Chandigarh Club on Sunday to honour Mr Amar Pal, general secretary, All-India Bank Officers Confederation. Mr T.R. Verma, vice-president, PNB Officers’ Association, and Mr Harish Walia, leader of the officers’ Association State Bank of Patiala, also attended the meeting. Mr G.S. Khera, president of the PSB Officers Union appreciated Mr Amar Pal for his contribution in the settlement of officers’ wage revision and his visionary leadership.

Social security month: The Life Insurance Corporation of India is observing October 2006, as the social security month, to reiterate the organisation’s commitment to the economically weaker sections. A function was held here on October 5 to mark the beginning of the month and Mr Nachhattar Singh, Joint Director, Social Security and Women and Child Development, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Festival bonanza: Allahabad Bank has announced a special festival bonanza for its customers by way of a 1 per cent rebate on its retail products, which includes loan against rent receivables, loans to traders, car loans, personal loans, loans for two-wheelers etc. This scheme will continue till October 25.

Seminar: A seminar on “Living With Stress” was organised by the Chandigarh Management Association for its members here on Friday. Dr Sudhir Saksena, Senior Consultant and Fellow Royal Perth Hospital, Australia, spoke on how to manage stress, which had become a part of modern day life.

Health camp: More than 350 persons were examined at a bone density camp organised by the State Bank of India’s service branch here in collaboration with Elder Pharmaceutical (P) Limited at State Banks Colony, Sector 42-C, on Tuesday. Surgeons from the PGI conducted the camp, said Assistant General Manager of the bank.

Lecture: More than 200 persons attended a check-up camp and lecture on “evaluation of cardiovascular risk factor” organised by the Audit and Accountants Employees Welfare and Health Care Society, AG Punjab, at its office in Sector 17 on Tuesday. Various tests, like ECG, blood test for glucose and lipid profile were conducted on over 60 patients. Mr Onkar Nath, AG (A and E), Punjab and UT, inaugurated the camp while Mr Tarsem Chand, Deputy Accountant General (Administration), Punjab and Chandigarh, presided over.



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