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Abohar
Vaccination camp: Dr Renu Jhamb and her team vaccinated 110 children against polio, BCG, DPT etc at a free fascination and medical check-up camp organised by the Sarojini Naidu Health and Welfare Society at Johri Mandir here on Sunday.

Barnala
Seminar on foeticide
: The Social Security and Child Development Department on Monday organised a seminar at four villages in Sherpur block. Giving this information, Ms Rakesh Walia, CDPO, Sherpur, said the seminars were held to curb female foeticide at Sherpur, Ghanauri Kalan, Rangia, and Alal.

Bathinda
Polytechnic students excel
: Students of Guru Gobind Singh Polytechnic, Talwandi Sabo, won the second prize at a national-level competition held at the Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lehragaga, by coming up with two devices called digital letter box counter and monostable multi-vibrator kit.

NABHA
Appointed: Mr Prahlad Yadav, president of the All-India Congress Seva Dal, New Delhi, has appointed Mrs Mukesh Dhariwal, a social worker, as Mahila Organiser of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Seva Dal.


HARYANA

AMBALA
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Haryana Government College Sangh. President Dr R.M. Parashar; vice-president Prof Vijay Singh; general secretary Prof Jasbir Kaur; joint secretary Prof Nisha; and treasurer Prof A.P. Pruthi.

Career guidance: A career guidance programme was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 on Tuesday. Students from Class 9 to 12 participated in the programme. They were informed about various careers and job prospects by employment officer N.S. Rati. Mr D.K. Pundir, head of career guidance committee of the school, spoke about  further studies, availability of books, colleges and courses, including B. Pharma, nursing, fashion designing, journalism, printing and publishing and marketing.

Collage contest: An inter-college sketching and collage-making competition was held at Arya Girls College, Ambala Cantonment, on Tuesday. In collage making, Suman Lata from Government College, Ambala Cantonment, stood first, Preeti Kumar from Arya Girls College, Ambala Cantonment, was second while Muzzafer Saeed from Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar, stood third. Florence Masih of Arya Girls College got the consolation prize. In sketching, Ina Verma of PG Government College, Ambala Cantonment, was first, Jyotirmay Kamal of Guru Nanak Girls College, Yamunanagar, was second while Pratigya of Guru Nanak Girls College, Yamunanagar, was third. The consolation prize  went to Sonia Sharma  of MDSD College,  Ambala city.

Kissan Goshthi: Punjab National Bank, Ambala city, organised a Kissan Goshthi and a Self Help Group Sammelan at Durana village on Tuesday. More than 300 persons, especially agriculturists and 100 women members of various Self Help Groups, participated. On the occasion, Mr Sushant Sharma, Chief Manager, Zonal Office, Chandigarh, spoke regarding financial inclusion i.e. each and every family of the village would be linked with the banking system. He also briefed the participants about kisan credit card and other loan schemes of the bank. He also said the bank was trying to save the farmers from the clutches of moneylenders, who were charging hefty interest. Agriculture credit worth Rs 5 crore was distributed and five Self Help Groups  were linked with the bank credit.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Dharamsala
Clarify stand on JBT teachers
: At a state-level meeting of the JBT Teachers Union, it was demanded that the Education Department should clarify its stand on the fate of JBT teachers working on contract basis. Mr Uttam Chand, state president, said a delegation of the JBT teachers would soon meet the Director, Education in this regard and a seminar with participation from different district institutes of education and training would be held in Dharamsala during the winter session of the Vidhan Sabha.

Nahan
Science congress
: The four-day 14th state level Children Science Congress concluded here on Monday. Speaking on the concluding function G.R. Musafir asked farm scientists to help transfer benefits of bio-diversity to farmers, in the field.

Shimla
Community policing
: Stressing on community policing, DGP Ashwani Kapoor on Monday said the police should be people friendly providing security and service to them. He was addressing a meeting of all DPs, Commandants of the battalions, DIG ranges, Railways and Traffic, and the state CID.



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