Students honoured: Festivity coupled with emotions marked the farewell function that lasted for five hours at the DAV College of Education on Thursday. The students of B.Ed and M.Ed, who had excelled in different activities during the outgoing academic session, were honoured. These included Mukesh Kumar, Vibhu, Sakshi, Baljit Kaur and Arvind. One-minute game, songs and dances contributed in the rich cultural feast. Principal Dr Venita Singh exhorted the would-be-teachers to treat teaching as passion and not the profession. Hundred per cent involvement in the noble task will help you in scaling the top horizons, she said.
Polio vaccination: To eradicate polio amongst the children of the migrant labourers, the health department has decided to launch a three-day immunisation programme against polio. According to Dr YK Gupta, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Fazilka, the teams of the officials of the health department will administer polio vaccine from May 24-26, to the children of the migrant population up to five years of age. He said that the four teams and a mobile team of the health department has been constituted for this purpose. It is estimated that about 1250 children will be administered polio drops daily from 7.30 am till 2 pm on all these three days, officials of the department informed. Hoshiarpur Body found: The body of an unidentified migrant labourer was found in the fields of Harjinder Singh at Randhawa village. According to police sources, Harjinder Singh noticed the body when he went there for irrigating the field. Marks of sharp-edged weapons were found on the body. Nawanshahr Lions Club: Iqbal Singh Transporter has been elected president of the Lions Club, Nawanshahr city, consecutively for the 18th term. PATHANKOT
Body found: The body of an unidentified migrant labourer was found in the fields of Harjinder Singh at Randhawa village. According to police sources, Harjinder Singh noticed the body when he went there for irrigating the field. Marks of sharp-edged weapons were found on the body.
Lions Club: Iqbal Singh Transporter has been elected president of the Lions Club, Nawanshahr city, consecutively for the 18th term.
Anti-Terrorism Day: On the occasion of the 18th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Anti-Terrorism Day was observed in the district administrative complex here on Thursday. Deputy Commissioner VK Ohri administered a pledge to officers and employees to oppose violence and terrorism with full force.
Training camp: A district-level farmersí training camp on kharif crops was organised on the premises of district agriculture office here on Thursday. The camp, which was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner VK Ohri, was attended by a large number of farmers from various parts of the district. Joint Director, Agriculture Department, Punjab, Dr Tarsem Singh presided over the function.
PO arrested: The police today arrested Vijay Kumar, son of Sohan Singh of Chhanni village.
According to the police, a case under the Excise Act had been registered against the accused in 2000 when he was caught with illicit liquor at
Mangwal, near Gangath. The local judicial court had declared him a proclaimed offender (PO) on December 13, 2007. The police had arrested the PO at Jassur following a tip-off.
Willow clefts: The police today arrested a truck driver and recovered 4,000 clefts of famous Kashmir willow at Lakhanpur toll post, 87 km from here. Sources said the consignment was being smuggled to neighbouring state of Punjab. The arrested driver, Irfan Ahmed Shah of Budgam, was later handed over to the Forest Protection Force in Kathua.
Power shutdown: To carry out maintenance of equipment and to replace worn out and damaged bus bar conductor of 33 KV Yard and rectification of weak spots of 220/132/33 KV Grid Station, Udhampur, power supply to Udhampur district, Army, Ramnagar tehsil and Chenani shall remain affected on May 23 from 6
am to 12 noon.