OUR STAFF REPORTER HAFIZABAD - A seminar for the promotion of tree plantation and kitchen gardening was held here at Government Double Section Girls High School on Saturday. Speakers, including TMA Administrator Fakharul Islam, Assistant Commissioner Noman Hafees, District Officer Health Dr Saeed Akhtar, urged the students and teachers to ensure tree plantation for making the atmosphere pleasant and to eliminate pollution. They exhorted them to induce others also to plant different vegetables at their residences to support the govt campaign for the promotion of kitchen gardening. They said the kitchen gardening would provide fresh and cheap vegetables to the citizens. A large number of students and teachers assured that they would create awareness among the public for promotion of kitchen gardening as well tree plantation. Later, Dr Saeed Aktar enumerated various measures to save oneself from the virus of dengue virus. He told them that dengue fever was curable and health department had made all sorts of arrangements including free tastes at government hospitals. He also urged them to assist the administration in easing down panic among the public regarding the dengue virus. 73 fined for profiteering: Special Magistrates for price control in the district have challaned over 73 shopkeepers for profiteering during the third week of September and have imposed total fine of Rs42,900, said an official handout here Saturday. The magistrates warned of stern action against those who would be found in hoarding or profiteering. They have also advised the shopkeepers to display price lists of all items to avoid action. Need for tech training stressed: The Punjab government was giving top priority to technical education and had set up Vocational Training Institutes in remote areas, the district coordination officer said during his visit to VTI here. Mr Asif visited various departments of the institute and stressed the need for separate training for boys and girls with different timings. VTI Principal Komal Virk told the DCO that girls were being provided training in computer, dress-making and beautician while boys were being imparted training in welding, fabricator and computer courses. The DCO pledged to resolve all the problems of the VTI soon. The principal thanked the DCO for taking keen interest in the improvement of the VTI.