Bharat Vikas Parishad: Pardeep Garg, Kashmiri Lal Bansal and Ravinder Gupta were installed as president, secretary and treasurer respectively of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Shiva Ji branch, at a function held in the Arorvansh Dharamshala here on Tuesday. SDM N.S. Brar presided over the function. Outgoing president Surinder Mohan Goyal thanked the members for the cooperation extended during his tenure.
World Earth Day: Sardar Patel Medical Institute for Multipurpose Health Workers on Wednesday organised a function in connection with the World Earth Day. Chairman Sita Ram Sharma, principal Jagsir Singh, lecturer Puneet Bajaj and some students spoke about the significance of the day and also expressed concern over the unchecked female foeticide, a press release issue here said.
Function: Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab-Chandigarh, will organise “Angheen Chetna Samaroh” at the Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Goniana Mandi, on Sunday. Mahant Baba Kahan Singh will inaugurate the function while Rahul Tewari, DC Bathinda, will preside over the function.
Aggarwal Sabha: Aggarwal Sabha, Bathinda, in a press release said a decision had been taken informing the district administration in the presence of Mahants that eunuchs will not pressurise people for more than Rs 500 on the occasion of the birth of male child and on marriages. The matter was discussed at the fourth annual function of Aggarwal Sabha and the general body meeting held at Teachers’ Home here on Wednesday.
Earth Day: Environment Awareness Organisation, Bathinda, with the help of Eco Club, Government Senior Secondary School, Jassi Pau Wali celebrated Earth Day at the school premises on Wednesday. Sukhdev Singh Sandhu, youth co-coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra was the chief guest while the function was presided over by Sandeep Singh.
Elected: Fakir Singh Sahota and Parampal Singh Sidhu have unanimously been chosen as the president and general secretary respectively of Punjab State Co-operative Bank Employees Federation.
Congratulated: Members of the S.S. Jain Sabha, Bathinda, congratulated Chiranji Lal Garg for being appointed as the national vice-president of the SAD (B). They also thanked CM Parkash Singh Badal and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Seminar held: A seminar on monitoring, implementation, evaluation and accounting of government-sponsored projects called for identifying potential problems at an early stage was held here on Wednesday. Dr R. K. Gupta, professor and advisor, Finance, Panjab University, speaking at the seminar organised by the Punjab State Council for Science, said there was also a need for measurable objectives, a structured set of indicators and provision for collecting data and managing project records. FATEHGARH
Memorandum given: The chairman, convenor and press secretary of the Coordination Committee of Para-Medical and Health Employees, Punjab, Randhir Singh, Balbir Singh and Surinder Ghai, respectively, in a press note here on Wednesday condemned the ‘dictatorial and irresponsible’ behaviour of the health minister, Punjab, towards problems and demands of employees of the Health Department. They submitted a memorandum to the Director Health Services (DHS) Office, Chandigarh, with a notice of state-level dharna on April 30 at Parivar Kalyan
Bhavan, Chandigarh. KHARAR
Protest held: Workers of the CPM, Punjab, at the end of their 24-hour fast at the office of the DC here on Wednesday, raised slogans against the state and the union governments against price rise. Led by party district president Kulwant Singh Chabal, they condemned the state government for not having its check the black-marketeers which is the reason for price rise.
Elected: The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Forum, Phase IX. President - Gurbachan Singh; senior vice-president - Joginder Singh; vice-president - Amarjit Singh Duggal; general secretary - Baldev Raj Datta; joint secretary - Mohan Lal; organising secretary - Raghbir Singh; finance secretary - B.S. Sandhu; press secretary - J.S.Sandhu; auditor - Joginder Singh.
Blood donation camp: A blood donation camp was organised by Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors’ Council MIG Super House Complex in Phase XI on Tuesday. This was the 69th camp organiSed by the council. As many as 65 persons donated blood.
Protest: All ex-servicemen of the township will gather at the parade ground in Phase VII on March 27 to protest against the sixth pay commission. According to a press note, ex-servicemen from Mohali have been called to gather at the parade ground from where they would move on to the war memorial in Chandigarh to join a larger protest.
Megaplex: Adlabs Cinemas, the multiplex giant, will set up a megaplex in Mohali. Adlabs cinemas has set up over 150 cinema screens across the country.
Man loses limbs: A man lost his legs and an arm after he was run over by a train at Kalanaur railway station on the Bhiwani-Rohtak track on Wednesday. The man, who was identified as Ganga Bishan, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was rushed to the PGIMS, Rohtak.
Youth dies of bee bite: A youth died of bee bite at Kamod village on Tuesday. The youth identified as Surender was roaming outside when the bees attacked him. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital here but he succumbed to his injuries, as poison had spread in the body, a doctor said. The police after an autopsy handed over the body to his relatives.
Miscreant held: Satte, a notorious miscreant, who was deceiving the police for the past five years, had been arrested by a special team of the police department from Behal village in the district. Several cases had been registered against this miscreant, the police said. According to a report, the police received a tip off that Satte had taken shelter in a house at Behal village. The police team cordoned off the house and arrested the accused.
New course: The directorate of distance education (DDE), Kurukshetra University, has introduced a new course, MA in philosophy, from the current session. Director, DDE, Dr R.R. Rausaria, said the details of the programme would be shortly available in the general prospectus of the directorate along with the admission notice of other programmes.
Dalhousie NAHAN Khaitan unit gutted: The CLF unit of the Khaitan Industries situated in the Gond Pur industrial area was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out on Tuesday night. Flames could be doused only by Wednesday afternoon. A case has been registered. SHIMLA
Khaitan unit gutted: The CLF unit of the Khaitan Industries situated in the Gond Pur industrial area was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out on Tuesday night. Flames could be doused only by Wednesday afternoon. A case has been registered.