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Padmanabha Ayengar remembered

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The 123rd birth anniversary of N.S. Padmanabha Ayengar, the celebrated statesman and patron of fine arts, was celebrated today at Srinivas in Golf Links here by the National Cultural Organisation (NCO) with a programme of vedic and music recital.

The NCO Chairman, N.P. Seshadri, observed that Padmanabha Ayengar had promoted the cause of national integration and communal harmony a century ago and done pioneering work for upliftment of the downtrodden. "Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajen Babu, Rajaji and several other leaders had worked closely with him."

Asthma check-up camp

NEW DELHI DEC.4. The Agarwal Welfare Association and pharmaceutical company, Cipla Limited, will be jointly organising a week-long free asthma check-up and awareness camp at Maharaja Agrasain Hospital from December 5. Patients suffering from symptoms like cough and pain during breathing and disturbance in sleep can also participate in the camp which would be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"The objective behind the camp is to create awareness about the respiratory ailments and asthma. Moreover, our endeavour is to increase confidence in asthma patients, especially children so that they can lead a normal life," said the President of Agarwal Welfare Association, Prem Sagar Goel.

Chrysanthemum show

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The "Chrysanthemum Flower Show-2004'' was inaugurated by the Delhi Minister for Tourism and Education, Arvinder Singh Lovely, at Dilli Haat here today. The flower show will continue till Sunday.

In the two-day flower show, more than 120 varieties of the chrysanthemum flowers measuring from half an inch to eleven inch have been kept for display. Interestingly, some of the varieties of the flowers are named after famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and former Presidents Shankar Dayal Sharma and R. Venkatraman.

On the occasion, the managing director and chief executive officer of Delhi Tourism, Ramesh Negi, and officials of the Chrysanthemums Society of India were also present.

New Haj Manzil soon

NEW DELHI DEC.4. The Delhi Transport and Power Minister, Haroon Yusuf, today said the Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, had approved an annual grant of Rs.50 lakhs to the Delhi Haj Committee and the Government was seriously contemplating building a new Haj Manzil, equipped with all modern facilities.

Presiding over the valedictory training session of Haj pilgrims at Haj Manzil here, he said the Government had increased the Haj quota from Rs.72, 000 to 82, 000 for which the Central Government would be bearing an additional amount of Rs.25 crores.

Appreciating the functioning of the Delhi Haj Committee, Mr. Yusuf said: "It is best in the country as it provides better Haj training with the aim to acquaint the pilgrims about the ground realities of pilgrimage and also provided them with the essential religious training by Ulemas."

Honour for DPS

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The ongoing three-day "DPSMUN - 2004'', a simulation of the United Nations, being held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, will come to an end this Sunday. The director of the United Nations Information Centre, Shalini Dewan, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution on December 5. A mega-event, the conference saw participation from various schools from across the Capital with students representing over 60 countries.

The School was the recipient of the prestigious Model United Nations Global Leadership Opportunities (MUNGLO) Award 20003-04 instituted by UNA-USA. The DPSMUN conference, in association with UNA-USA, aims at simulating the structure and operation of the UN and providing an atmosphere for the delegates to experience the complexities of international relations and diplomacy.

Padmanabha Ayengar remembered

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The 123rd birth anniversary of N.S. Padmanabha Ayengar, the celebrated statesman and patron of fine arts, was celebrated today at Srinivas in Golf Links here by the National Cultural Organisation (NCO) with a programme of vedic and music recital.

The NCO Chairman, N.P. Seshadri, observed that Padmanabha Ayengar had promoted the cause of national integration and communal harmony a century ago and done pioneering work for upliftment of the downtrodden. "Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajen Babu, Rajaji and several other leaders had worked closely with him."

Asthma check-up camp

NEW DELHI DEC.4. The Agarwal Welfare Association and pharmaceutical company, Cipla Limited, will be jointly organising a week-long free asthma check-up and awareness camp at Maharaja Agrasain Hospital from December 5. Patients suffering from symptoms like cough and pain during breathing and disturbance in sleep can also participate in the camp which would be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"The objective behind the camp is to create awareness about the respiratory ailments and asthma. Moreover, our endeavour is to increase confidence in asthma patients, especially children so that they can lead a normal life," said the President of Agarwal Welfare Association, Prem Sagar Goel.

Chrysanthemum show

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The "Chrysanthemum Flower Show-2004'' was inaugurated by the Delhi Minister for Tourism and Education, Arvinder Singh Lovely, at Dilli Haat here today. The flower show will continue till Sunday.

In the two-day flower show, more than 120 varieties of the chrysanthemum flowers measuring from half an inch to eleven inch have been kept for display. Interestingly, some of the varieties of the flowers are named after famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and former Presidents Shankar Dayal Sharma and R. Venkatraman.

On the occasion, the managing director and chief executive officer of Delhi Tourism, Ramesh Negi, and officials of the Chrysanthemums Society of India were also present.

New Haj Manzil soon

NEW DELHI DEC.4. The Delhi Transport and Power Minister, Haroon Yusuf, today said the Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, had approved an annual grant of Rs.50 lakhs to the Delhi Haj Committee and the Government was seriously contemplating building a new Haj Manzil, equipped with all modern facilities.

Presiding over the valedictory training session of Haj pilgrims at Haj Manzil here, he said the Government had increased the Haj quota from Rs.72, 000 to 82, 000 for which the Central Government would be bearing an additional amount of Rs.25 crores.

Appreciating the functioning of the Delhi Haj Committee, Mr. Yusuf said: "It is best in the country as it provides better Haj training with the aim to acquaint the pilgrims about the ground realities of pilgrimage and also provided them with the essential religious training by Ulemas."

Honour for DPS

NEW DELHI DEC. 4. The ongoing three-day "DPSMUN - 2004'', a simulation of the United Nations, being held at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, will come to an end this Sunday. The director of the United Nations Information Centre, Shalini Dewan, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution on December 5. A mega-event, the conference saw participation from various schools from across the Capital with students representing over 60 countries.

The School was the recipient of the prestigious Model United Nations Global Leadership Opportunities (MUNGLO) Award 20003-04 instituted by UNA-USA. The DPSMUN conference, in association with UNA-USA, aims at simulating the structure and operation of the UN and providing an atmosphere for the delegates to experience the complexities of international relations and diplomacy.

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