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The following have been elected office-bearers of the EKTA Welfare Residents Association (Phase-2), Urban Estate: president —Mr Balvir Singh; general secretary Mr Davinder Singh; senior vice-president; Mr Rakesh Kumar, vice-president — Mr Ramesh Saini; joint secretary Mr K.K. Bhatnagar, cashier, Mr Amarjit Singh, press secretary, S.M. Malhotra. 

Elected: Mr V.D. Shorie was unanimously elected Worshipful Master of the Phulkian lodge for the year 2006-07 at a function held at the Freemason’s hall here on Monday. Dr N.S. Sodhi and Mr Ravi Bhushan were elected secretary and treasurer of the lodge, respectively.



COW PROTECTION: The Animals and Birds Foundation on Monday demanded the constitution of a Gaushala Corporation of India for the protection of cows in the country. In an open letter to Members of Parliament, the president of the foundation, Mr Balbir Krishan Garg, demanded the setting up of “gaushalas” in all 3,000 blocks in the country for the protection of stray cows and bulls.

Office-bearers: The following were elected office-bearers of the Tweeny Club, the recreation club of the Sector 46 Community Centre, here on Sunday: president — K.C. Pasricha; vice-president —Ms Vimal Mukerjee; general secretary — Narinder Verma; joint secretary —Dharam Pal Sharma; finance secretary — Jagpal Singh Grover; cashier—S.C. Bhatia; executive member — Ravinder Singh.

Movie programme: The Thursday Ladies Club, Sector 9, has postponed its movie-programme from November 23 to November 30. Ms Veena Bhagwan, president of the club, said the programme has been postponed due to unavoidable reasons.

SAMITI: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Patanjali Yog Peeth Samiti, Chandigarh:president — RR Passi; vice-presidents — Ranjana Kapoor and Indu Sharma; general secretary — RP Gupta; secretary — Madan Lal Gupta; treasurer — Parveen Gupta; secretaries(press) — Sunil Manocha and Suman; organising secretaries — Bhuwnesh Sharma and JS Rahi; and secretary(coordination) — Jatinder Pal Singh.

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 129 patients were examined at a free medical-cum-health check-up camp organised by the Servants of the People Society in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, at Nehru Colony in Kajheri village here on Sunday. Gr. Capt Soni, honorary secretary of the society, inaugurated the camp and motivated the public for being more conscious about sexually transmitted infections. A team from the Drug De-Addiction and Counselling Centre also provided on-the-spot counselling to the gathering.

Eye camp
: As many as 86 patients were examined at the fourth free eye screening camp for diabetic patients held at J.P. Eye Hospital here on Monday. Dr J.P. Singh said the camp was held for detecting diabetic changes in patients. Patients, who had a history of uncontrolled diabetes may be of less duration, were having more ophthalmic complications like non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, retinal heamorrhages and exudates, vitreous haemorrhages and pre retinal membranes than in the diabetics of long standing but under regular control. The patients were even made aware of the risks of uncontrolled diabetes.

Nagar Kirtan: A nagar kirtan will be organised here on November 22 in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Mr Joginder Singh Sondhi, president of the Gurdwara Coordination Committee, said here on Monday that the nagar kirtan would start from Gurdwara Kalghidar Singh Sabha, Phase IV , at 11.30 am and would terminate in the evening at Gurdwara Baba Nam Dev Ji, Phase XI.



SpeEd breaker:
Mr Maninder Singh Sodhi, a resident of Railway Road, on Monday demanded that a speed breaker be constructed near the schools located on Staff Road. Mr Sodhi said the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lord Mahavir Jain Public School and Cecil Convent School are located on the Staff Road and there is a heavy traffic flow. A speed breaker would ensure that the schoolchildren did not face danger from vehicular rush during the morning and afternoon hours.

Afzal’s effigy hanged: The local unit of the BJP hanged the effigy of Afzal Guru by a pole at the Jagadhri Gate here on Monday. Earlier, the BJP workers raised slogans against the UPA government for defending Afzal. Mr Vijay Kumar Jain, president of the local BJP unit while addressing the workers, said it was unfortunate that the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir had been defending a criminal like Afzal. The other senior leader of BJP, Mr Virender Singala, Mr Vinod Garg, Mr Brij Mohan Dhiman and Mr Jagtar Arora, also spoke on the occasion.


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