Tuesday, February 28, 2006

BJP Protest against inflation

February 28, 2006

BJP Protest against inflation

Taking a clue from the recent protest by CPI against inflation, The BJP also held demonstration at the Mini secretariat against even as the FM Mr. P. Chidambaran in the Parilament was announcing the budget proposals.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Shivratri Celebration at Ancient Shiv Mandir

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February 26, 2006

Shivratri Celebrations at Pracheen Shiv Mandir

Shivratri was celebrated in SIRSA with gaiety in SIRSA in various Mandirs and Kutias, Prominent being The Shiv Mandir at Multani Colony, Baba Tara Charitable Trust, Durga Mandir B- Block etc. Popular film singers like Anuradha Paudwal and Music diretor Ravinder Jain were hired, free arrangements were made for travel to & fro and large hoardings were put up all over the district to woo devotees to one of these religious places.

But on the other hand Sirsa_News is highlighting a little known mandir which has the heritage of being more than 130 years old. The Pracheen Shiv Mandir is located in side the Gaushala on the Rangree Road. This Mandir is a small structure see picture. The uniqueness of this Mnadir is that it does not even have a place for the pujari to sit inside it and there is no ‘Daan-patra’ installed anywhere to collect monetary offerings. While all religious places have the ‘Dan Patra’ prominently placed in a highlighted area.

According to the caretaker of the this shrine Pt. Sushil Sharma, people who come over here with clean heart get the blessings of Bhagwan Shiv almost instantaneously.Shivratri was celebrated here with simplicity, even loudspeakers were not put up, but a good langar was provided to the visitors all through the day. Devotees whose wishes come fulfilled mostly do the langar sewa. No collections are made from people in the name of mandir at all. Pt Sushil Sharma requests a person who insists of offering donations. that better offer the donations to the neighboring Gaushala for the benefit of the cows

Sunday, February 26, 2006

21st Govt. National College Convocation

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26th February, 2006
21st Govt. National PG College Convocation

The 21st Annual Convocation of Govt National PG College was held today at the college open-air theater. Ms Selja Union minister for Poverty Upliftment & Urban Employment was the chief guest while Dr. K.V. Singh OSD to CM Haryana was guest of honor.
Principal Dr. KS Yadav announced the convocation open while Prof. Harbhagwan Chawla conducted the stage.
Ms. Selja, after conferring degrees to four outstanding students, witnessed more then 1300 graduates & postgraduates who were convoked (convoked: well its not a spelling mistake) in groups of tens and twenties and conferred degrees in various streams in front of the stage. A copy of Commandments was distributed to the students.
The Deputy Commissioner Sirsa Sh Vimal Chandra, The SP Mr Singhal, and Mrs. Pushpa Mahant, DAG Haryana, flanked the Chief Guests. Incidentally this very year is golden jubilee year of both the National College as well Kurukshetra University.
Prominent congress leaders like Mr. Veerbhan Mehta, Sh Om Parkash Kehrwala, Sh. Hoshiarilal Sharma, Mohan Lal Doroliya Adv, Bhupinder Singh Rathor, Vinod Upadhaya etc. also attended the convocation.
At one time the rain-gods showered blessing on the new Graduates and postgraduates with soft drizzle for few seconds.
Principal Dr. Yadav demanded a separate Govt. College for Woman from The central minister.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

CPI Demonstration against inflation

22nd February, 2006
CPI Demonstration against inflation,

Memorandum against inflation being presented to Tehsildaar Rania by Comrade Swarn Singh Wirk, District Gen. Secretary of CPI.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


February 16, 2006
Protest by INLD “CHETAAWANI DIWAS” observed.
Sirsa, February 15 Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner here today for submission to the Haryana Governor in favor of its demand of restoring the name of Panipat thermal power station and IMT, Manesar after former Deputy Prime Minister Mr Devi Lal. Scores of workers and supporters of INLD from Sirsa City as well as from villages assembled and took a huge procession through City Bazars before reaching the DC office to submit the memorandum. The INLD leaders said that Ch. Devi Lal was a great freedom fighter, and Messiah of Farmers, an inspiration to people of Haryana; hence his name should not be removed from the above Thermal and Institute.
Later Mr Ajay Singh Chautala said in Delhi to a television interview that the issue of renaming of these two establishments will be raised in the Parliament in Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha may be on the very first day of the Parliament session he further added that like-minded parties [Telgu Desam party etc.] will support this issue. Mr Ajay Chautala said that on 22nd Febrauary a meeting of the party executives would be held to discuss this matter.
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However BJP is no mood to support INLD on this issue, Mr. Sangwan the BJP MP from Haryana rhymed his words with what other Haryana Congress leaders are saying in defense. He said that the INLD was only exploiting the name of Ch Devi Lal to promote its political agenda.
(Delhi Report & video feed: S. Mendi New Delhi)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Ch. Ranjeet Deputy Chairman Planning's Visit

February 10, 2006

Ch. Ranjeet Singh, the new Deputy Chairman Planning Board Haryana

Upon his arrival in SIRSA first time after his appointment as Deputy Chairman Planning Board Ch Ranjeet Singh got a very warm welcome from congress workers.
A rally was organized in new mandi under the shed the huge gathering waiting for The Deputy Chairman was addressed by many local level congress leaders some of them were Mr Bharat Singh Beniwal, Mr Kuldeep Singh Gadrana, Mr Anand Biyani, Mr Hoshiyari Lal Sharma etc. while other leaders like Mr. Bhupesh Mehta Mr Pawan Dingwala Mr Kedar Pahwa etc were also present.

Before his arrival at Sirsa many of his loyalists had assembled at various places enroute to welcome him. They escorted him with Dhol-Drum Beats to the rally venue. Mr. Naveen Jindal MP from Kurukshetra also reached Sirsa by Air.

Mr. Naveen Jindal, Mr. Ranjeet Singh and other leaders reached the rally dias at about 2:20PM more than 3 hours late then their scheduled time. However the enthusiasm of the gathering did not get perturbed even after the long wait, the Leaders were cheered by pro congress pro Sonia Gandhi & Pro Bhupinder Hooda slogans. The stage was being anchored by Adv. Malkiat Singh Khosa a well-known congress leader of Ellenabad region of Sirsa. At one moment the whole dais became chaotic with party workers and leaders of different cadre mushrooming all over the dais. However Mr Ranjeet Singh, personally appealed to people to maintain discipline, diffused the situation.

Mr. Naveen Jindal spoke first, for about 10 minutes only as he was hard pressed to leave early to meet another program elsewhere. Mr Jindal felicitated Ch Ranjeet Singh as well as all party workers. Mr Jindal left at 2:50PM (20 minutes after his arrival)

Ch Ranjeet Singh spoke after speeches of Mr Atma Singh Gill MP from SIRSA, Mr LD Arora Minister, and a few others. Ch Ranjeet Singh thanked the whole gathering and acknowledged many times during his speech that his loyal supports always backed him even in most difficult times, he said that he shall remain committed to his home town to his state and will do all possible for its welfare.

About State Planning Board Haryana* [*A SirsaNews Special feature]
Before furthering this news report it is important to mention here a few words about the above board as even many of the media persons on the venue and in the press conference that followed the rally were not very clear about the role of the Board, below is a brief summery of its functions.
1. Assess the level of development in important sectors for the State as a whole as well as for various districts and regions;
2. Determine the priorities for the State in the light of the overall national objectives;
3. Assess the financial, manpower and material resources and organizational and institutional capabilities;
4. In the light of (i),(ii) & (iii) above, formulate a long term perspective plan for the most effective and balanced
utilization of the State resources;
5. Assist the State Government in the formulation of the Five Year Plan and Annual Plans;
6. Suggest policies and programmes for removing the imbalances prevailing in various regions in the State and to
assist in the formulation of district Plans/Area Plans;
7. Review the implementation of Plan Projects and other development schemes;
8. Make critical appraisal of on-going programmes leading to a determination of the extent to which some of the
identified on-going programmes or projects would need to be continued;
9. Advise on the problem of unemployment and suggest ways and means of tackling it; and
10. Advise on such other matters connected with the economic development as may be assigned by the State Government.
Further The Chairman of this Board is the CM Haryana, a deputy Chairman, 11 official members, and few non-official members.

After the address a press conference was organized at Sirsa Club, at the Press conference the Deputy Chairman first briefed the Press and electronic media about his agenda as the Deputy Chairman. After that he answered to the queries of the press personnel. Mr LD Arora & S. Atma Singh Gill MP were also present with Ch Ranjeet Singh during the press conference. Ch Ranjeet highlighted that due to globalization is India is growing rapidly on all fronts. He said that after Congress gained power Haryana has become a star attraction for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). He accused Ex CM Mr. OP Chautala who incidentally is his brother of creating an environment of terror through out the state during his regime (Mr. Chautala’s). He said that to maintain law and order Physical Emotional and Financial security is very important. He said that in the coming years Haryana will see an unprecedented development in all sectors and education and its quality will get a lot more priority.

Ch Ranjeet, S. Atma Singh Gill, Mr. LD Arora shied away at the demand of a definite time by which there is a possibility of Sirsa getting a flyover at the railway crossing. While he reassured that CDLU will get a resident VC and expected smooth functioning of the university affairs in near future.

Report: G.S. Mann

Monday, February 06, 2006

Golden Jubilee of National College

February 5, 2006


Govt. National PG College (Formerly National College SIRSA) started the golden jubilee year celebrations from 05th Feb 2006. Today’s function was a humble start of celebrations that are slated to continue yearlong.
About 40 lecturers who are also alumni of this very college and the principal Mr K.S. Yadav took the initiative of forming a Alumni Association of this prestigious college. As a first step an adhoc committee for the proposed Alumni Asso. Was formed and Prof Shiv Lal Singla was declared as the adhoc president. The adhoc committee invited about 50 ex-students to help do the initial spadework. Prof Ravinder Puri, Prof Monga, Prof Jasbeer Kaur, Prof Hardev Singh, along with their colleagues took the initiative to contact the students as well the management of the SIRSA Education Society to attend this function.

At the entrance of the Porch a welcome desk was handled by Prof Ashok Ganda and Prof Kiran Kamboj, all the invitees made registrations and proceed to the seats arranged in front of courtyard of the College office that once used to be the First Badminton Court. After welcome the Chief Guest Mr Jainarain Tayal (president SIRSA Education Society) and guest of honors Ms Kumud R Bansal, Dr. Karan Singh Prof Capt. RK Sehgal. Prof Puri who handled the proceedings asked his colleague Prof. Mahinder Pardeep to anchor and introduce all the invitees, to name a few apart from the college staff: Prof Ashok Bhatia, Prof RP Sethi , Singh Grover, Khalsa Jagir Singh Advocate, Baljeet Singh President HUJ, IM Sharma, Mr Surender Bhatia, Mrs. Monga, Gurjeet S Mann, Nakul Mohunta Advocate Deepinder Mehta, S. Uttam Singh Grover, Swami Garg, Mr Jindal, Prof Sanjeev Kalra etc.. (this list is incomplete)

In between songs were sung beautifully by college students Ms Shikha & Ms Suman Sharma and also 2 gazals were orated by Prof Archana & Advocate Deepinderjeet Singh Mehta

After the the address of the chief guest and vote of thanks by Dr. Mrs. Nisha Goyal a lunch was hosted by the lecturers of the college.

More on this to follow on this news portal…..

Friday, February 03, 2006

LOK PANCHAYAT Annual Day 2006

February 1, 2006
LOK PANCHAYAT Annual Day 2006 Excavation of Ottu Lake Demanded.
LOKPANCHAYAT an NGO in Sirsa’s country side, held its annual meeting on 1st Feb 2006 on the compound of PWD rest House Ottu Head. The Chief Guest at the meeting was Dr. KV Singh OSD to CM Haryana. {more about this event to be posted soon.....}