Protest: Teachers from Bathinda would also participate in the protest to be staged in Chandigarh by the Government Teachers Union, Punjab, Bathinda on December 6 against the state government’s proposal to privatise electricity, water, roads, health and education departments. Giving the information, Balkaran Singh, district press secretary of Government Teachers Union, Punjab, said here today that as many as 17 associations, including that of farmers and electricity board employees, would take part in the protest.
Seminar held: A seminar on AIDS awareness was organized at the MHR Senior Secondary School for the volunteers of NSS, here on Wednesday. During the programme, UN AIDS educator Naresh Kumar informed about the root cause of the disease and ways to prevent it.
Drug abuse: The Village Welfare Committee organised a seminar against female foeticide and drug abuse at the Government Senior Secondary School in Maisarkhana village. The Red Cross’s drug de-addiction centre, Goniana road, held an exhibition on awareness on drug abuse and the ill effects of drug addiction was communicated. Baljinder Singh, project director at the de-addiction centre, said the centre had been catering to people since 1992 and appealed to the people to bring drug addicts who wanted to leave the habit, there. DIG Jatinder Jain was also present on the occasion and administered the oath against drug abuse to children.
Woman rescued: The woman, who was found sitting idle outside the gurdwara sahib of Sotal Baba village, Ropar, was taken back by the panchayat members of Kajheri village on Tuesday. She seemed to be mentally upset and was abusive. Villagers had left her at Padiala ashram where she claimed to be Sneh Lata and said her husband Suresh Kumar worked as an electrician at Kajheri village. Her guardians were then informed.
Plays staged: The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), in collaboration with District Public Relation Office, Patiala, presented its 75th garden theatre ‘Punjabi Haas Raag Rang’ programme in which two Punjabi plays ‘Galwakri’ and ‘Nahi Labhne Lal Guwache’ were also presented. Shyam Lal Gupta, Ishwinder Singh Grewal, DPRO, and Taranjit Singh Aneja honoured 15 artistes by presenting them with shawls and cash prizes.
SCHOLARS AWARDED: Delhi Public School-40, Chandigarh, held its fourth scholar badge ceremony on the school premises to recognise and reward the academic achievers. Dr J.N. Joshi, chairman, governing body of IDC, and chairman, Jan Shiksha Sansthan, was the chief guest. The scholars were awarded with blazers, badges and merit certificates. AWARDED: Mount Carmel School-47 was awarded the Amartex Rolling Trophy for presenting a programme on saving the planet earth at a function. The trophy has been instituted by Arun Grover, managing director of Amartex Industries, as part of the corporate social responsibility. D.P. Singal, general manager of the company, awarded the trophy.
AWARDED: Mount Carmel School-47 was awarded the Amartex Rolling Trophy for presenting a programme on saving the planet earth at a function. The trophy has been instituted by Arun Grover, managing director of Amartex Industries, as part of the corporate social responsibility. D.P. Singal, general manager of the company, awarded the trophy.