CHANDIGARH NANGAL SANGRUR Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sangrur district unit of the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India: president - Dr VK Ahuja; treasurer - Dr RC Jain; and executive members - Dr Bhushan Garg, Dr Sanjay Bansal, Dr Renu Singla and Dr DP
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sangrur district unit of the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India: president - Dr VK Ahuja; treasurer - Dr RC Jain; and executive members - Dr Bhushan Garg, Dr Sanjay Bansal, Dr Renu Singla and Dr DP Singla.
Jawan missing with cash: An army jawan has allegedly gone missing with Rs 56 lakh in Rajouri district, official sources said here today. Rastriya Rifles jawan Sudhir Kindo, a resident of Chhattisgarh, collected salaries of his colleagues to prepare bank drafts to be sent to their homes. He went to the bank in Rajouri town on March 12, they said, adding that since then he is missing. The Army authorities have registered a case with the police.
Six MLCs take oath: Arvinder Singh Micky, deputy chairman of the Legislative Council, today administered the oath of office to the six newly elected members of the Upper House. They included Ajatshatru Singh, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy, former Chief Secretary Vijay Bakaya (all from NC), former Chief Secretary BR Kundal (Cong), Syed Asgar Ali (PDP) and Syed Mohammad Rafiq (Panthers Party). Earlier, Norboo Gyalchan (Cong) and Aga Syed Ahmed (NC) took oath on March 12 and three others, Showkat Hussain Ganai and Altaf Wani (both NC) and Jehangir Mir (Cong), took oath on March 9.
Deputation meets Vohra: A deputation of all Jammu and Kashmir Scheduled Caste Welfare Association on Tuesday met Governor NN Vohra to present a memorandum of their demands. The demands included strict implementation of reservation policy and rules, maintenance of roster system in all departments, strengthening of NGO movement in the state and taking more measures for ensuring focused and speedier socio-economic development of the scheduled caste population. They also urged for political reservation as per their population and at least one person from among the SCs to be nominated to the Legislative Council.
Railway official awarded: The Ministry of Railway has awarded Divisional Traffic Manager, Jammu division, Ashok Sharma with the ‘Railway Mantralay Award’ for his commendable services in the department. The award was given to him by chairman of the Railway Board SS Khurana in the presence of members of the board. The award is given to select officials of the Railway Department for the commendable services in the department.
Army holds flower show: The Army today organised its annual garden and flower show in Topi Bungalow, the official residence of the GOC of Tiger Division. The annual flower show has been offering a visual treat of nature’s bounty to visitors. Topi Bungalow holds the prestigious distinction of winning the state flower show competition organised by the Horticulture Department. From humble balsams to exotic flowers were vying for people’s attention at the show. Prizes were later distributed among the winners.
Short story meet: Adbi Kunj, Jammu, a multilingual literary organisation, organised a short story meet for women at it literary centre on Tuesday. Problems of women were highlighted and a multilingual mushiara was held. The meet was presided over by prominent writer and social worker Nargis Sitara Bukhari, while another prominent poetess and writer Zenat Fardos was the chief guest. Sham Talib, president of the organisation, highlighted the importance of Women’s Day.
Drama festival: The 11-day drama festival started with Kashmiri play ‘Nove Subha’ staged at Abhinav Theater on Monday. Jammu Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal was the chief guest on the occasion. As many as 11 theatre groups are participating in the festival.