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Children’s Day celebrated:
Indian Public School celebrated the Children’s Day here on Sunday. The students presented a cultural programme and the chief guest on the occasion was S. Harmanjeet Singh, manager, Punjab School Education Board. He gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions held during the celebrations like painting competition, extempore speech etc.







Kurukshetra varsity fest:
A five-day 25th Kurukshetra University north zone festival - Kunz Fest - will be inaugurated by Haryana Education and Languages Minister Geeta Bhukkal in Kurukshetra University Bhagwadgita Sadan (auditorium) here on Monday. Stating this here on Sunday, Anoop Lather, convener of the festival and director youth and cultural affairs, Kurukshetra University, said vice chancellor Lt Gen Dr DDS Sandhu (retd) will preside over the festival. The festival is being organised by the department of youth and cultural affairs, Kurukshetra University, and is sponsored by the association of Indian Universities and Ministry of Youth Affairs.

Power scheme:
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has prepared a scheme for strengthening distribution and transmission of power in Ellenabad town and its surrounding villages. The scheme would cost Rs 11.51 crore and its implementation was likely to be started soon, according to an official spokesperson. The announcement by the nigam assumes significance in view of the fact that former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has recently vacated this seat and a bypoll for the seat is on the cards soon. The spokesperson said under the scheme, overloaded and lengthier 13 feeders of 11 kV capacity would be distributed into two or three parts each to ensure even distribution of load.

Ambulances flagged off: Under the National Rural Health Mission, 18 ambulances were dedicated to people in a function organised in the local general hospital on Saturday. Minister Gopal Kanda was to flag off these ambulances, but in his absence his younger brother Gobind Kanda did the honours. He said the ambulances fitted with the global positioning system (GPS) would be available round the corner. SDM SK Setia said ambulances would be available free of cost for expectant women, BPL patients and accident victims, while for others, the service would be available for Rs 7 per km.

26,000 paddy bags burnt:
Around 26,000 bags of paddy stocked on VT Fine Foods industry campus were reportedly burnt in a fire that broke out here on Saturday. As many as seven fire tenders from Sonepat, Panipat, Gannaur and Gohana and around 200 personnel took over 14 hours to bring the fire under control. According to Agnivesh, manager of the unit, security officer Ram Mehar received information about the fire at around 3.40 am in one corner of the 30 acre unit compound where the bags were stored. The damage was yet to be assessed, he said.


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