Youth injured: A youth of Sadhowal village lost his arm in a thresher here on Tuesday. Sohan Singh, a resident of the village, said that Gurpreet Singh (21) was working on thresher to extract pulses. Suddenly, his arm was caught in it. Gurpreet, whose father passed away last year, has three sisters who are of marriageable age. The village panchayat has, therefore, demanded financial help for this handicapped youth so that he can meet his medical expenses.
Ram Udasi remembered: To observe the 20th death anniversary of noted Punjabi poet Sant Ram Udasi, a symposium was held on Friday at Dukh Niwaran Aushdhalya. The symposium was presided over by Pritam Singh Rahi, president, Likhari Sabha, Barnala. Haqam Singh Noor presented the details of the ideology adopted by Udasi in his poetry. He said that Udasi has beautifully portrayed the excesses on Dalits and the poor. He raised his voice for the labour class who toil hard for their earning. A class division of rich and the poor, capitalist and proletariat society can easily be seen in his poetry. Jagraj Dhaula presented patriotic songs to pay tributes to the noted poet.
Cultural programme: Punjab National Bank (PNB), regional office Bathinda, organised the intra-bank cultural competition at MSD School, which included solo song, group song and instumental music competitions. Regional Manager of PNB, Ajit Jaitly, was the chief guest. Devinder Bhatti and his wife were the judges on the occasion. The vote of thanks was proposed by R.K. Dhawan, president of Bathinda’s cultural sub-committee.
Bank meeting: Bankers Club, Bathinda, organised its meeting on Monday. The contribution of banks in the development of the area was discussed. It was also decided to support labour intensive industries. Bankers Club secretary Ajit Jaitly informed that N.K.Mehta, deputy director of SBI has been elected president of the club.
Kavi Darbar: The Public Library, Bathinda, is organising a Punjabi Kavi Darbar in the morning and a mushaira in the evening on November 25. Prominent Urdu poets from UP, Punjab and Delhi are participating in the mushaira. The list of Urdu poets will be released soon. The Punjabi Kavi Darbar will be presided over by Dr Surjeet Patar. Besides, Manjeet Indra, Sukhwinder Kaur Aahi, Neeru Azim, Buta Singh Chauhan, Tarlochan Lochi and Dr Labh Singh Kheeva are also arriving to take part. On this occasion, an exhibition of the rare portraits of Bhagat Singh will also be on display.
Donation of human organs: The Bathinda Vikas Manch, which is carrying out an awareness campaign regarding the donation of human organs so that those who are in need of it can benefit, has motivated 10 persons to donate their organs to this noble cause. Headed by Rakesh Narula, the Manch has also condemned the practice of giving away gifts on Diwali, as according to them, it is another form of corruption.
Died:A woman succumbed to her burn injuries at Bhucho town here on Tuesday. Harjeet Kaur (25) was burning rags at her house when suddenly the flames engulfed her. She was admitted to a private hospital where she succumbed to her burn injuries, police sources said. Investigation officer, ASI Gurjeet Singh, said, “It is a mishap and no one has been found to be guilty.”
One booked for stealing:The police on Tuesday booked Onkar Singh of Garhi Matto under Section 380 of the IPC for allegedly stealing a cash box from a village temple.
VC pardons vandals: The VC R.C. Sobti said: “We are like parents to students.The students were not aware of what they were doing as some were in an inebriated condition. They tendered a written apology today.”