Monday, December 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Noida heart institute completes one year, 
gets ISO certification
Parmindar Singh

Noida, December 15
As Kailash Heart Institute in Noida celebrates its first anniversary, it has another reason to celebrate. The hospital has been certified ISO 9001:2000 by the British Standard Institution, London. “Ours is the first hospital in Uttar Pradesh to get this,” said Dr Mahesh Sharma, CMD, Kailash Heart Institute.

The hospital had been set up under the guidance of Dr D. S. Gambhir, eminent cardiologist of international repute, and Dr Pram Vaijyanath, leading cardio-thoracic surgeon, who successfully conducted a number of bypass surgeries last year. Over 250 heart patients were treated at the institute since its inception.

The hospital has tied-up with New India Assurance Company and United India Insurance Company for Kailash Health Plan and Durghatna Mitra Policy, which give the insured the benefit of enjoying free medical treatment at Kailash Group of Hospitals.

At an annual premium of just Rs 250, Durghatna Mitra Policy provides a cover of Rs 1 lakh to the insurer in case of accidents. Kailash Health Plan offers a cover of Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh for heart-related treatment at the annual premium of Rs 1640. The hospital claims medical bills from the insurance companies. No other nursing home/hospital in and around Noida has this facility, claimed Dr Sharma.

The hospital was conferred with the “Best Hospital Participation Award” by the MTNL, when it had participated in the MTNL Perfect Health Mela, during October 18-27, 2002, at Talkatora Gardens. The hospital also participated in the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan from November 14 to 27, 2002. “We are presently participating in Arogya Health Mela (December 11 to 15, 2002), organised by the Ministry of Health and the India Trade Promotion Organisation, under the Ministry of Commerce,” informed Dr Sharma.

“As part of our expansion drive, we are shortly going ahead with upgradation of our 50-bed hospital at Greater Noida to a full-fledged 150-bed hospital. In the memory of the founder of the hospital, late Mr Kailash Chand Sharma, Health Mela was organised at Greater Noida Hospital from December 14 to 15, 2002, where free medical check-up of the patients was undertaken by senior consultants. A physiotherapy wing will also be opened in the hospital,” he said.

Through the Kailash Charitable Trust, the hospital has provided concessional and free medical treatment of the order of about Rs 50 lakh to the economically weaker sections of society.

The hospital has, during the year, raised the discount to Kailash Privilege cardholders and seniors citizen from the existing 10 to 15 per cent.



Moonlight, IAF move up in DSA
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Former league champions, Moonlight S.C. and Indian Air Force (New Delhi) recorded identical victories over their respective opponents in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-Sail Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship, being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (east) ground here today.

In Group-B preliminary league match, Moonlight Club humbled former league champions, City Football Club by a solitary goal to collect three vital points.

Moonlight lads, combined well through their medios Mohd Khalid, Yashpal and Lalit, mounted pressure against their mighty rivals, walled city giants City Club.

In initial ten minute of the game, City through their medios Irfan Khan and Osman John Ekka created pressure in opponents' onslaughts.

The all-important winning goal came in the 15th minute through striker Dharmender Kharola. Referee Ashok Ghosh flashed yellow cards to Moonlight's Yajuvender Rawat and City's Kabul Tyagi and Micheal Donagogo for rough play.

Moonlight Club have collected four points from 3 games while City have six points from 3 matches.

Earlier, Indian Air Force (New Delhi) managed to score a solitary goal win over spirited Garhwal Heroes to secure three points in Group-B.

Air Force recorded their third straight win to collect 9 points while Garhwal Heroes tasted their third successive defeat.

Garhwal Heroes, who were handicapped following absence of their key players, fought gallantly to hold their strong rivals up to the last minute of the game. However, in injury time Garhwal Heroes' defender did a deliberate foul against opponents' striker inside the box on which referee Dalip Ghosh awarded a penalty-kick. Air Force's star striker Kalyan Pal converted the same to give his side a 1-0 win.

Air Force's Kalyan Pal and Garhwal Heroes' T. Josh were shown Yellow card and Red card respectively.

Tomorrow's fixtures: Frontier V/s B B Stars-1.30pm; Sonik-Shahdara V/s Nestor-Goans-3 pm.



Pavneet Kaur, a rising star on athletic horizon
M.S. Unnikrishnan

New Delhi, December 15
You cannot hide your talent under a bushel. Given the opportunity, true talent is bound to blossom. Pavneet Kaur Chimini has had the privileged background of hailing from a family of highly decorated hockey players. And she herself, as a natural corollary, took to the game like a duck to water. But as destiny would have it, she switched over to athletics, and slowly and surely, she is taking a firm foothold in the track events.

Not too long ago, Pavneet Kaur was “frightened” of the big theatre of athletics. Her confidence level rose to a respectable level only when she started winning races at the junior level. Yet, her standout performance in the three-day Inter-College Athletic Meet of Delhi University at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium recently, came as a surprise, as no one had expected her to set the track ablaze by bagging five golds and one silver. But she did precisely that, to emerge as the cynosure of all eyes, and the best athlete of the meet.

Pavneet Kaur Chimni, a shy and reticent 19-year-old sociology student of Jesus and Mary College, captured golds in the 100 and 200 metres with new meet record times, and also the 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m relay golds, besides winning a silver medal in long jump. She was expected to do well, but not too well, though her performance did not come as a surprise to people who know her, people who have been watching her progress from the ring side for the last couple of years, including veteran Olympian hurdler, Gurbachan Singh Randhawa.

“She is very dedicated and hard-working. Earlier, she was scared of competitions. But with experience, she has grown in confidence”, observed Randhawa.

Gurbachan Singh Randhawa was responsible for Pavneet Kaur’s induction into the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) junior athletic coaching programme, which fetches her a handsome monthly scholarship of Rs 1,000, which she utilises to buy “fruits and milk”, and still manages to save “quite a bit”.

Daughter of well-known hockey player of yesteryears and now a customs official, Jaswinder Singh Chimni, and niece of former Indian Olympic hockey team captain Harbinder Singh of Railways and Olympian Brig. (retd) H.S. Chimini,

Pavneet Kaur’s initial calling, as expected, was hockey. It was while playing hockey at the National Stadium, when she was a student of the neighbourhood Guru Harkrishan Public

School, that her “sprinting” skill was noticed by Sports Authority of India athletic coach Jaipal, who “coaxed” her to take up athletics, as he felt that she had “sparks” of athletic talent.

As months rolled by, Jaipal’s observation proved right when Pavneet Kaur started making her mark in the junior athletic circuit. Jaipal and another SAI coach, Harkamaljit Singh, guided Pavneet Kaur on the right track, and now she is all poised for a quantum jump. The five-gold triumph in the Inter-College Meet was the kind of boost she was looking for, to give a new twist to her career. Now, she plans to concentrate on the 200 and 400 metres, to realise her fuller potential. She hopes to pluck at least two gold medals in the forthcoming Inter-University Athletic Meet, to be held in Gulbarga (Karnataka) in the second week of January, 2003.

“Pavneet’s best events would be the 200 and 400 metres, as she has strong legs,” predicts Randhawa. Pavneet was part of the Indian 4x100m relay team, who took part in the Asian Junior Track and Field Championship at Bangkok in October this year. Though the Indian team could finish only fourth,

Pavneet is confident that she would be among medals, come the next edition of the Asian Junior event at Kuala Lumpur in 2004.

She is the reigning junior national and inter-state champion in 100m, and has set her sights on the senior title before the 15th edition of the Asian Games comes around, four years hence.



Karan Khanna helps Sonnet win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
An attacking batting by Karan Khanna (81 runs, 4x10, 67 balls) helped Sonnet Club beat Sovereign Academy by 42 runs in the final match of 4th Little Masters (Under-13)Cricket Trophy at Major Dhyan Chand Sports Complex. Anil Sharma, president, United Delhi Cricket Academy, gave away the prizes.

Sameer Khurana and Sahil Kher of Sovereign Academy were declared the best batsman and best bowler respectively.

Abhishek Kapoor of Sovereign Academy was adjudged the best fielder. Karan Khanna of Sonnet Club was the man of the match while Manan Sharma of Sonnet Club was declared the man of the tournament.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 213 for five in 35 overs (Karan Khanna 81, Jaspreet Singh 68, Shobhit Kaushik 35 and Sahil Kher 2 for 36).

Sovereign Academy: 171 all out in 35 overs(Sameer Khurana 57 n.o., Abhishek Kapoor 45, Yogesh Nagar 3 for 45, Manan Sharma 2 for 44, Pranav Kumar 2 for 12).


Former Delhi captain passes away 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 15
Former Delhi Captain Ajit Kumar Narula passed away on Wednesday at his residence in Ghaziabad, following a massive heart attack. Narula (60) is survived by two sons and a daughter.

He represented Delhi as captain in the Santosh Trophy held at Madras in 1967. He was a regular member of ND Heroes and City Club in reputed tournaments like DCM, Durand, IFA Shield and Rovers Cup.

HSS enter semi-finals

All round performance by Tarun Makkar and hat-trick by Abhishek helped HSS defeated GE Capital by 11 runs in the Quarter-final match of 2nd Eventus Cup, played at Harbaksh Stadium. Put into bat HSS scored 132 runs for 7 in 25 overs due to a brilliant knock of 57 not out by Tarun Makkar. In reply, GE Capital were 74 for 4 when Abhishek took a hat- trick and Tarun took 2 wickets to break their backbone.


JE suspended
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 15
When Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala attended the monthly meeting of the District Grievances and Redressal Committee here on Saturday evening, it resulted in the suspension of a Junior Engineer of the power department.

The CM asked the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (HBVN) authorities to suspend the JE, posted in Aurangabad area, for not releasing a tubewell connection to a farmer of the village. An enquiry by the department revealed that the JE committed a mistake by releasing the connection to another applicant who shared his name with the original applicant, Mahaveer of Aurangabad village. The CM has also directed the authorities to remove all encroachments on government land.

Earlier, the CM inaugurated the water works scheme at Bahin village and laid the foundation stone of another such scheme at Hassanpur village. He also addressed a meeting of party workers at a banquet hall on Mathura Road.


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