NEW DELHI: The Akhil Bharatvarshiya Digamber Jain Parishad organised its 34th national convention at Najafgarh on Saturday.

The president of the Parishad, Balwant Rai Jain, presided over the convention in which a large number of women participated. Discussions on issues like the dowry system and environmental degradation were held on the occasion.

Among others, the convention was attended by the Special Executive Officer of the Railway Ministry, Sudhir Kumar Jain, and the Chief Engineer of Delhi Jal Board, Ashok Kumar Jain.

Herbal health care

NEW DELHI : The Delhi Assembly Speaker, Chaudhary Prem Singh, inaugurated a herbal and ayurvedic health care centre, "Sirohi", at Lado Sarai in South Delhi on Saturday.

He also launched various courses and training programmes at the centre. Expert instructors from different fields will impart training to students.


NEW DELHI : The Mayur Vihar South Indian Association is celebrating Sri Ramanavami festival from April 17 to 27 at Sri Subha Siddhi Vinayakar Mandir in Pocket IV of Mayur Vihar (Phase I).

The programme includes Ganapathi Homam, Laksharchana, musical evenings and discourse on the Ramayana.


NEW DELHI : Sri Ramnavami celebrations organised by the South Indian Samaj, Y Avenue, Sarojini Nagar, will begin this Sunday with Laksharchana to Lord Rama, followed by Sudarshana Japam from April 19 to 22; Vishnu Sahasranama parayanam on April 22; Sri Sudarshana Homam on April 23; and Sita Kalyanam by P. Subbarama Bagavadhar and party on April 24.

There will be Ramayanam discourse every day from April 17 to 22 by Tharai N. Narayana Rao.

DPS Annual Day

NEW DELHI : A cultural programme was presented by students of the Shiksha Kendra of Delhi Public School in Noida near here on Friday on the occasion of their Annual Day. The programme included dance-drama, folk dance, yoga and aerobics display. Awards were also given to meritorious students.

The District Judge of Noida, B.A. Zaidi, who was the chief guest on the occasion, lauded the efforts of the DPS Society in opening such institutions for the underprivileged children. Also present were the Chairman of the DPS Society, Narendra Kumar, and the Co-Chairman, Ashok Chandra.

Cut fruits

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Medical Association has asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to ban sale of cut fruits and vegetables in the market throughout the year and not only during the summer.

The DMA president, K K Aggarwal, said that for decades the MCD had been coming out with a circular banning sale of cut open fruits during summer season.

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