NSS volunteers taught Yoga
A special programme was conducted by Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman,Punjab,to educate the volunteers of National Service Scheme (NSS) at Government College for Women on Monday. Samitis Punjab president K L Gupta,organising secretary Darshan Singh Shankar and district president Parmod Sharma practised different kinds of aasanas. Nearly 150 volunteers participated. The speakers stressed on the need to start Yoga at a young age. The volunteers were also educated about acupressure and Ayurvedic medicine.
Punjab Agricultural Handbook released
Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang released the 44th edition of Punjab Agricultural Handbook 2011 and said the farmers,technocrats and all those concerned with successful agriculture will find the information in the handbook useful. The handbook lists important telephone numbers of PAU,Farm Advisory Service Scheme,Krishi Vigyan Kendras and telephone helplines for farmers in addition to vital land use statistics of Punjab.
OBC distributes Rs 72-crore loans
The Oriental Bank of Commerce held a loan mela at Jagraon on Tuesday in which loans to farmers and NGOs were distributed. As many as 900 loans amounting to Rs 72 crore were distributed at the event. Informing this,Executive Director S P Sinha said,Our bank which is very active in the northern region of the country is trying to extend financial aid to farmers and small enterprises. Punjab is a state where agriculture is predominant and keeping this in mind we held todays camp. Apart from this we also held a camp at village Kishan pura in Moga. We have been entrusted the task of apprising the people of this village with the financial services that a bank offers, added Sinha.
DMCH alumni meet
The annual alumni meet of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) was held at Hotel Maharaja Regency on Tuesday. As many as 300 old students of various MBBS batches from 1964 to 2004 attended the event with their families. Vice-Principal of DMCH and Chairman of the Alumni Committee,Dr Jagdeep Whig said that it was a time to reunite for the students of old batches. The students of the MBBS (admission) batches of 1985 were felicitated during the meet on the completion of their silver jubilee. Secretary of DMCH Managing Society Prem Kumar Gupta described the annual meet as a great and encouraging event and lauded the efforts of DMC Alumni Committee in organising this meet. During the meet,the alumni were shown a presentation of their old memorable days. The meet concluded with a colourful cultural programme by the alumni.
Free dental camp
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check-up and awareness camp at Gurdwara Manji Sahi at village Kanech on Tuesday. A team of senior dental surgeons including Dr Naveen Oberoi,Dr Anjuman,Dr Ashish Kumar,and Dr Preetinder Singh Mokha checked patients. Besides providing comprehensive dental check up with the aid of mobile dental van,people were educated about common dental ailments. The camp was organised with active cooperation of Suchet Singh,president of Gurudwara Manji Sahib,Sohan Singh,sarpanch of the village and other villagers.