Monday, April 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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916 donate blood
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, April 21
As many as 616 volunteers including 143 women, donated blood at a camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mission at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhavan, Sector 30, here today. Apart from this camp, the mission organised such camps in 39 other cities across the country.

The camp was inaugurated by Mr M.L. Sarin, who celebrates every function in his family with blood donation. The mission has planned to hold a total of 101 blood donation camps between April and August this year.

A blood donation camp was organised at Sant Nirankari Bhavan on the occasion of Ram Navami in which nearly 300 persons volunteered to donate blood.

Mr Lal Singh, Finance and Food and Supplies Minister, inaugurated the camp and thanked the donors for having come forward for this noble cause. Mrs Preneet Kaur, MP, presided over the function.

Mr Joginder Singh Thind, zonal in charge of the Sant Nirankari Mandal, informed that 36 such camps in India and 17 in other countries had been organised in memory of Baba Gurbachan Singh.


Inayat Khosla, Dilpreet clinch tennis titles
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, April 21
Inayat Khosla and Dilpreet Gill proved to be the star players in under-16 group when they clinched the titles in girls and boys sections, respectively, in the Total Tennis Championship played here today. Justice M.M. Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court gave away the prizes to the winners.

The award for the youngest participants in boys section went to Dilsher Brar and in girls section to Sonali Bansal.

The toughest match of the day was the final played between Dilpreet and Manjit (u-16) which went to three sets. Later, Dilpreet also fought well in under-18 section but bowed down to Arjun Talwar.

Results: Boys: (under-10) — Digvijay Singh b Amit Chauhan 6-2, 6-4; under-12 — Vijayant Malik b Sidharth Singh 6-0, 6-3; under-14 — Kinshuk Sharma b Vijayant Malik 6-1, 6-0; under-16 — Dilpreet Gill b Manjit Singh 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; under-18 — Arjun Talwar b Dilpreet Gill 6-3, 6-4. Girls (under-16): Inayat Khosla b Ujala Joshi 6-2,6-1.

Sports meet

St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, and Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, emerged winners in both boys and girls section in the carrom and volleyball tournaments, respectively, of the ICSE Inter-School Sports Meet (Chandigarh region) in the under-16 section held this evening at St Stephen’s School.

Results: Volleyball (boys) — YPS b St Stephen’s-45 25-13, 25-21; Girls — YPS b St Stephen’s -45 25-21, 25-21; carrom: (boys) — St Stephen’s b St Kabir’s School-26 3-0; Girls: St Stephen’s b St Kabir School 2-1.

Football tourney

Central Air Command defeated Southern Air Command by 7-0 to earn VII place in the ongoing Air Force football championship being played here today at 3 BRD. The semi-finals will be played tomorrow with matches scheduled at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Minister’s visit

The Sports and Youth Services Minister, Punjab, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, today interacted with the budding football players of the Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42. Mr Kang appreciated the facilities being given to these players of the future and also expressed happiness at the way these boys were working hard. He stressed the need for sports which plays a significant role in developing a multifaceted personality of the youth and channelise their unbounded energy.

Later Mr Kang visited the Punjab Yuva Bhavan and assured the concerned authorities that adequate funds will be released very soon.

Cricket matches

It was superb performance of Ravi Kumar who scored unbeaten 91 runs and enabled by Jagmohan with 57 runs, which finally helped the Chetna Cricket Club in getting the better of Prudential Cricket Club by 69 runs in the VIth UT cricket league tournament played here today at Gursagar grounds. Chetna CC made 253 runs and were all out while Prudential CC could muster only 184 runs.

In another match played at Punjab Engineering College grounds, the Leader Cricket Club defeated the High Court XI by 157 runs. The LCC made 257 runs for eight wickets while High Court XI were bundled out for 100 runs.

In another match held at the Cricket stadium, Sector 16, the BBMB Cricket Club outclassed the Bombay Cricket Club by eight wickets. Bombay XI were 88 runs all out while BBMB XI achieved the target with the loss of just two wickets in 16.4 overs.

Ball badminton meet

The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association will host the VIIIth Chandigarh Sub-Junior State Ball Badminton Championship for both boys and girls in under-15 section from April 27 to 29 at St Joseph’s School, Sector 44. During the said meet, the city probables for the 22nd National Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship to be held at Bhubeneshwar from June 6 to 9 will be selected. This was stated by Mr Baljinder Singh Banwait, secretary of the association.

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