Amritsar Talk show
Talk show: Holy Heart Presidency School organised a talk-show to celebrate Hindi Day. Students of Class VII took part in the show. Vinod Kumar Tanej, former head of the Hindi department of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the chief guest. Students expressed their views on the importance of Hindi Divas followed by a discussion on fashion, advertisement, cramming in school, female foeticide and corruption in politics.
Hoteliers’ convention: Over 300 leading hoteliers and Tour Operators of the country are expected to take part in the three-day first Hotel and Restaurant Association of North India (HRANI) Convention from September 23. The office-bearers of the HRANI today held a meeting under the chairmanship of its president SS Shirvani to review arrangements.
Jalandhar BWWA Day celebrated: BSF Headquarters, Punjab Frontier, today celebrated BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) Day on Wednesday. Wives of the BSF martyrs were honoured on the occasion. BWWA president Satwinder Kaur inaugurated the function. Smart class inaugurated: A smart class was inaugurated at CJS Public School by Gurcharan Singh
Channi, chairperson of the marketing committee, Jalandhar. Schoolchildren presented a cultural
Hockey stars honoured
BWWA Day celebrated: BSF Headquarters, Punjab Frontier, today celebrated BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) Day on Wednesday. Wives of the BSF martyrs were honoured on the occasion. BWWA president Satwinder Kaur inaugurated the function.
Smart class inaugurated: A smart class was inaugurated at CJS Public School by Gurcharan Singh Channi, chairperson of the marketing committee, Jalandhar. Schoolchildren presented a cultural programme.
Hockey stars honoured: Guru Amar Dass Public School, Model Town, Jalandhar, honoured the members of the Indian hockey team that won the inaugural Asian Championship. Those honoured were Rajinder Singh, Dronacharya Awardee, Ravi Pal Singh, Sarvan Singh and Manpreet Singh. International hockey player Gurvinder Singh was also honoured at the occasion. Rajinder Singh also motivated students to actively participate in sports to be physically, emotionally and mentally fit.
CHANDIGARH Monetary donation for NGO
Monetary donation for NGO: Students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, collected a voluntary donation of Rs 1,15,000 for HelpAge India. Principal Shashi Banerjee, along with staff handed over the donation to Bhavneshwar Sharma, state head of HelpAge India, who informed that the money will be used to provide free health services to older people. Bhavan Vidyalaya is the first school in the tricity to form SAVE (school advocacy value education) committee in order to spread awareness and to promote value education in the school.
Chain snatcher takes car, too: A snatcher, posing as a newspaper vendor on foot, allegedly snatched the chain of 65-yr-old Pushpa Singla at Sector 11 here and also fled with her Corolla car, parked in her house this morning. A complaint has been submitted at the Sector-11 police station in this regard.
Credit cards: A district-level meeting was organised by Chief Development Officer, Indudhar Bhadoi, here on Wednesday. He asked bank officials to promote the credit card facility and provide them to farmers. He said training camps would be organised for officials and other employees to train them in making credit cards at Doiwala and Raipur on September 22, at Sahaspur and Vikas Nagar on September 23, at Kalsi on September 24 and at Chakrata on September 26.
Anti-polio drive: The administration, the Health Department and other social organisations have decided to launch a door-to-door campaign to administer polio drops to children in the age group of 0-5 years. It will begin from September 25 under the supervision of the SDM, Mussoorie, Mohan Singh Barnia.
Two arrested for assault: The Lal Kuan police finally arrested two shopkeepers accused of beating and then torturing a labourer for misappropriating Rs 3000. Bunty and Shunty Bhatia were arrested on Tuesday. The incident has led to a public outcry in the area with protests erupting in various parts of the town. 5 injured in accident Five persons were injured when a car fell into a gorge near Suyalbari on the Khairna-Almora road. The villagers rescued the travellers and called the 108 ambulance service and took the injured persons to Almora. One of the injured, Kaushik, is being treated at Base Hospital there. The road leading to Almora continues to be a driver’s nightmare even after one year of it having been devastated in a rain related disaster. It has turned into a high-risk zone.
Six sustain burn injuries: Six persons sustained burn injuries when an LPG cylinder caught fire in a house located near the Kitcha railway station in Udham Singh Nagar. The injured are being treated at a hospital in Haldwani. The incident took place while Reeta was cooking food in the small house. The fire that started from the cylinder engulfed the entire house. Two of the injured are said to be small children.
Cobras released: A large number of the young ones of a King Cobra have been released in the forests around Nainital. The laying of eggs by a King Cobra near Jyolikote had made headlines in the local media a couple of months back. The eggs were monitored by experts till they hatched. Experts and officials of the Forest Department carried out examination of the young before they were released in the forests of Maheshkhan, Patwadangar, Bhawali and Gethia.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)