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Plan to rid Yamuna of pollution
Report moots community participation for an effective waste management in the Yamunotri region of Garhwal
Dehradun, December 26
A proper management of solid waste is critical to the health of the Yamunotri region. Several tonnes of garbage is generated in the yatra season and dumped over hill slopes. This garbage is washed into the Yamuna. This is a specific issue and an impact of poor waste management practice in the context of the Yamunotri region.

DEHRADUN diary
2012 Assembly polls: New Year crucial for state parties
The New Year brings more challenges for the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and all major political parties of the state.


EARLIER EDITIONS


Aryan — a ray of hope for slum children
Members of the Aryan group in Dehradun.Dehradun, December 26
Be a joy to the sorrowful or a lamp for those who walk in darkness. Many youngsters in the city are following the same principle, as they aim to make the youth living in slums and remote villages educated. It all started five years back when a young boy of 18 years started collecting his pocket money so that he could provide toffees, chocolates, copies and pencils to children who could not afford these.

Members of the Aryan group in Dehradun.

Consumer awareness up in state
Dehradun, December 26
If the number of cases filed at the State Consumer Commission is any indication, then awareness about consumer rights in the state, including hill districts, is steadily increasing.

Ward off negative influence of western culture, NSS students told
Haridwar, December 26
With a view to inculcate Indian culture and moral values, the week-long National Service Scheme (NSS) camp of Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College, Mayapur, is particularly focusing on the ways to lessen the negative influence of western culture which is one of main causes of degradation of young minds in our society.


Fish sellers with a desi singhara weighing around 20 kg and a baam fish of around 5 feet in length. Tribune photo: Anil P Rawat

Priyanka sticks to Haldwani, disappoints fans in Doon
Dehradun, December 26
Residents of Haldwani were in for a surprise on Friday when they found Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra in town. Soon rumours began doing the rounds that she would be in Dehradun on Christmas, but that was not to be.

MKP PG College celebrates sports day
Dehradun, December 26
Students at MKP PG College celebrated its sports day with enthusiasm and dedication here yesterday. The college conducted the sports activities keeping in mind the physical well being of the girls.

T20 cricket: YMCA, ITM victorious
Dehradun, December 26
The tems of the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) and the Institute of Technology Management (ITM) today won their respective matches at the Beehive Challenge Cricket T20 Tournament in progress at the Matawala grounds here.

Wills Youth Club clinch Bisht memorial soccer title
Dehradun, December 26
Members of the victorious Wills Youth Club with the Late Manvendra Singh Bisht Memorial Football Tournament cup in Dehradun on Sunday. The Wills Youth Club has won the Late Manvendra Singh Bisht Memorial Football Tournament played at the Forest Research Institute grounds here. The final, which was played today, saw some good football by both teams. Wills Youth Club beat Doon Star 2-1. After the score remained 1-1 at the end of the stipulate time, the teams went for the injury time, in which Wills Youth Club’s Arpan scored the decisive goal.

Members of the victorious Wills Youth Club with the Late Manvendra Singh Bisht Memorial Football Tournament cup in Dehradun on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

A match of the third Uttarakhand Shaheed Girish Bhadri Cricket Tournament in progress at the Rangers College ground in Dehradun on Sunday. Rahul steers Kishan Gunj Gymkhana to victory
Dehradun, December 26
Kishan Gunj Gymkhana (Delhi) defeated Doon Talent Acting School (Dehradun) by eight wickets in the third Uttarakhand Shaheed Girish Bhadri Cricket Tournament played at the Rangers Ground here today.


A match of the third Uttarakhand Shaheed Girish Bhadri Cricket Tournament in progress at the Rangers College ground in Dehradun on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Vinay wins chess tourney
Dehradun, December 26
Vinay Raj Bhatt emerged the champion at the end of the final round at the Open State Prize Money Chess Tournament organised by the Chess Federation of Uttaranchal in Dehradun.

Ice-skating team selected
Dehradun, December 26
The Uttarakhand state ice-skating team has been selected for the Seventh National Ice-Skating Championship to be held in Shimla from January 3.



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Plan to rid Yamuna of pollution
Report moots community participation for an effective waste management in the Yamunotri region of Garhwal
Seema Sharma
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
A proper management of solid waste is critical to the health of the Yamunotri region. Several tonnes of garbage is generated in the yatra season and dumped over hill slopes. This garbage is washed into the Yamuna. This is a specific issue and an impact of poor waste management practice in the context of the Yamunotri region. Whatever waste is collected by the Zila Panchayat is dumped into the open. The temporary tarpaulin covered hutments of shopkeepers and menial labourers further add to the waste problem. Besides, the practice leads to the loss of secondary raw material (SRM) and a huge quantum of congealed energy, which can easily be recovered through better waste handling and management practices.

The Yamunotri Zila Panchayat is responsible for the collection of trash and disposal of solid waste in the Yamunotri region. Bylaws have been made under the Zila Panchayat Act for the collection and disposal of solid waste, but these are hardly followed.

Unmanaged waste degrades the village environment, discouraging efforts to keep the hill landscapes in a clean and attractive condition. A sustainable management of solid waste is an indicator of the effectiveness of the Zila Panchayat administration.

The waste that is untreated or disposed of unsatisfactorily causes a severe aesthetic nuisance in terms of smell and appearance. The waste lying on slopes leads to landslides. The garbage mixed in water or small water pits leads to serious water pollution. The flies hovering over it have led to diseases perpetually. The non-recycled plastic creates aesthetic nuisance.

The other dangerous items, which are part of the garbage, such as broken glasses, razors, blades, needles and other health-care waste materials are indiscriminately disposed of, posing a risk of injury and poisoning to local residents.

There have been fires at the dumping sites, which lead to a major air pollution, causing illness.

In a report prepared by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, ample light has been thrown on the causes and approach to solve the garbage menace through a proper solid waste management and by involving communities in the project.

As far as approach for strategy is concerned, environmentally sound urban solid waste management strategies can address unattainable patterns of consumption and production.

For environmental sustainability, bringing down the post-consumer waste quantity using the methodologies to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste has been suggested. There is also a thrust on encouraging recycling of non-biodegradable waste for resource, recovery and energy consumption. The composting of the biodegradable waste as far as possible for resource recovery and divesting of land filling is the next step.

For economic and financial sustainability, success can be achieved through community participation. Communities should separate biodegradable waste from non-biodegradable waste as a gesture of social sustainability. They should also be trained to stop littering in the open spaces and learn to collect garbage in containers. Their cooperation can be sought for door-to-door collection of garbage.

The problem, which is coming in the way of an effective disposal of garbage, are the absence of plain land for creating scientific compost site in hills.

Solid waste management is key to scientific waste collection and recycling in contrast to the traditional waste collection. The absence of requisite infrastructure in Yamunotri and en route township is one of the major reasons for littering. The provision for segregating receptors for biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste backed up with a proper sensitisation and end-use linkages can rid hills of the non-biodegradable waste up to a large extent.

The plan is to give a specific infrastructure to the Yamunotri region with a compaction function.

The door-to-door collection has been launched in the central Yamunotri area, Janki Chatti and Kharsali village. Then segregation at source needs to be encouraged to minimise the transportation cost.

It is yet to be seen how this study turns into an effective project.

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DEHRADUN diary
2012 Assembly polls: New Year crucial for state parties
SMA Kazmi
Tribune News Service

The New Year brings more challenges for the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and all major political parties of the state. The year 2011 is crucial for all of them since the next Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in February, 2012. The advent of 2011 also marks the beginning of populist schemes and promises by the state government and more stringent attack on its working by Opposition parties.

The ruling BJP Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has already started the campaign to prepare for the next Assembly elections by promising a lot of sops to employees and unemployed youth. He has promised jobs of teacher and police to the unemployed youth of the state and given better pay packages to those employees who were left out of the Sixth Pay Panel recommendations.

The ruling party has chalked out a strategy to refurbish the image of the party at the grass-roots level by involving village-level party workers. Various bodies and morchas of the party, particularly the youth wing, have been involved in rejuvenating the party rank and file.

National BJP President Nitin Gadkari has reportedly got some survey done to guage the public reaction about party legislators with the aim of getting feedback on their performances. Party leaders said such an exercise in Bihar and other states did help the party in selecting better candidates rather than repeating sitting legislators who could be a burden on the party facing the anti-incumbency factor.

Interestingly, on the other hand, the main Opposition, the Congress, seems a house divided. Most of the regional leaders of the party are on their own. Uttarakhand Congress chief Yashpal Arya is looking after both Kumaon and Garhwal regions after getting re-elected as the state party chief. His mission is also seen as an exercise to strengthen the party and his own hold over the party infrastructure. But, he is not getting support from other party leaders who have started considering him as a rival in their ambition to become Chief Minister if the party wins the 2012 Assembly polls.

His main rival is Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Harish Rawat. His supporters are avoiding Arya during his tours of the districts. Arya is a protégé of former Chief Minister ND Tiwari, a bitter political rival of Harish Rawat in state politics. It is tit for tat now. When Harish Rawat headed the state Congress from 2000 to 2007, Arya did not oblige him.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the third largest political force having eight legislators from Terai areas in the state legislature, is also preparing hard for the task at the ground level. Party chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is not taking any chances and has asked her legislators, leaders and workers to work hard for the coming Assembly polls. The Uttarakhand Assembly polls will precede the most important Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

The BSP got a jolt in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections when the Congress swept the polls winning all the five Lok Sabha seats, including the Haridwar Lok Sabha seat having six BSP legislators. It was Harish Rawat who turned the tables on his political rivals, particularly the BSP, in wresting the seat for the Congress after 25 years.

The BSP has started the exercise to identify Assembly candidates to give them enough time to prepare for the polls in time.

Confusion in UKD

Unfortunately, the only regional political party, namely the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), that played a prominent role in the formation of the state of Uttarakhand after spearheading the movement for a separate state for more than a decade, finds itself completely confused. The UKD, having three legislators in the state Assembly, is part of the BJP-led state government. One of its senior leader Diwakar Bhatt, who named himself as a “Field Marshal” during agitation days, is a minister in the Nishank Cabinet. Some the senior leaders have also been given positions of profit as chairpersons of various boards. But, interestingly, there is no connect between ordinary workers and supporters and leaders enjoying the fruits of the office. There has been a demand for the past two years from the rank and file of the party to get out of the BJP-led alliance and there were announcements also to that effect, but the lone Cabinet minister has torpedoed all the efforts by party workers.

The workers feel the party being part of the BJP-led government would have to bear the brunt of the ire of the voters in the forthcoming Assembly polls. Chief of the UKD Trivendra Singh Panwar had announced that the party would come out of the government by year-end. Party workers and supporters are eagerly awaiting the next move of their leaders in the coming year.

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Aryan — a ray of hope for slum children
Sonika Bhatia
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
Be a joy to the sorrowful or a lamp for those who walk in darkness. Many youngsters in the city are following the same principle, as they aim to make the youth living in slums and remote villages educated.

It all started five years back when a young boy of 18 years started collecting his pocket money so that he could provide toffees, chocolates, copies and pencils to children who could not afford these. The parents of these kids were not able to teach them. He, along with his little sister, started teaching them. They used to provide what seemed to be necessary for them. And now at the age of 23, Aleen and his sister Juhi (20) have started a full-time study centre for kids in slums.

Later on, more and more people joined them in their effort.

The third one to join the team was Suposh Gupta, who now works in Delhi, but visits the city on a regular basis to help his colleagues. Another volunteer Deepak Kumar works in Dehradun.

Rahul Sahu owns a scooter-repair shop here. He is the only working hand in his family. His father died some time back.

With a twinkle in his eyes, Deepak, who works in a government office, said: “I myself come from a poor family. When I see these youngsters, I feel bad for them and thought of helping them. Then I found Aleen who was working selflessly and decided to join him”.

The group has divided their duties for the whole week and one or the other visits the slums to teach the children. Besides, they have also appointed regular teachers who visit the slums every day in the afternoon to teach the children.

The group had started education classes in Kath Bangla Basti last year, where they got a very good response. Now, they have started the one in Sapera Basti too. They also provide the poor children with ration, books and medical facilities.

When asked how they were able to convince the parents, members of the group said: “We explained to them how important studying was and that we would provide the children with mid-day meal too. Not only the kids, we have started classes for adults too”.

The group recently got its name registered as “Aryan” - a secular group working for the socio-cultural development. It is sponsored by the Ram Krishan Ashram Giani Inder Singh Institute.

When asked what was their parents’ response to their effort, they said: “Our parents objected to spending our hard-earned money on educating slum children, but seeing our determination, now they too have started helping us”.

Manvi Gupta and Surya Rana, other group members, are searching for a job.

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Consumer awareness up in state
Neena Sharma
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
If the number of cases filed at the State Consumer Commission is any indication, then awareness about consumer rights in the state, including hill districts, is steadily increasing.

Though the state government’s lack of initiative to constitute a consumer affairs department has taken the steam off the consumer movement, the proactive chairman of the State Consumer Commission and its members have ensured that speedy justice becomes a reality.

According to the data provided by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, since its inception, out of the 4,542 cases filed so far, 3,684 had been disposed of and only 858 cases were pending.

The track record of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums, too, has considerably improved. At present all the courts had been following complete quorum, except Pithoragarh, were the male and female members have to be nominated to the forum. The forum has been non-functional in the absence of the two members.

At the Dehradun Consumer Forum, out of the 9,491 filed cases, 9,111 have been disposed of and only 380 cases are pending. In Rudraprayag, out of 309 cases, 263 cases have been disposed of; in Uttarkashi, out of 2,170 cases, 2,076 cases have been disposed of; in Pauri, out of 1,984 cases, 1,934 cases have been disposed of; in Tehri, out of 2,227 cases, 2,166 have been disposed of; in Chamoli, out of 1,340 cases, 1,294 have been disposed of; in Pithoragarh, out of 1,601 cases, 1,544 have been disposed of; in Almora, out of 1,711 cases, 1,656 have been disposed of; in Champawat, out of 94 cases, 172 have been disposed of; in Bageshwar, out of 286 cases, 234 have been disposed of; in Udham Singh Nagar, out of 2,874 cases, 2,468 have been disposed of; in Nainital, out of 5,131 cases, 4,864 have been disposed off and in Haridwar, out of 5,490 cases, 5,165 have been disposed off since the inception of the forums.

At the Dehradun District Consumer Forum, a majority of the complaints are lodged pertaining to credit card, bank payments and insurance claims. Of late, the complaints regarding medical negligence, too, are coming up in large numbers.

Though the District Consumer Cell in Dehradun has tried to settle such cases from time to time, the biggest stumbling block continues to be the issue of proving the charges.

“Under the CPA, patients can claim compensation by proving gross negligence in the provision of the paid medical services,” said president of the Doon Consumer Action and Protection Society, SK Kulshrestha.

“By placing the issue under the CPA, the law ensures that the patients, who have complaints regarding services received at the hospitals, can approach a forum with their grievances, instead of going through the lengthy procedures of the civil court system,” said Kulshrestha.

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Ward off negative influence of western culture, NSS students told
Tribune News Service

Haridwar, December 26
With a view to inculcate Indian culture and moral values, the week-long National Service Scheme (NSS) camp of Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College, Mayapur, is particularly focusing on the ways to lessen the negative influence of western culture which is one of main causes of degradation of young minds in our society.

The opening session of the unit being held at the Divya Sewa Mission saw spiritual leaders and teachers addressing teenage students who are in the biological and personality transformation phase.

Speaking as a special guest lecturer, mission founder Ashish Bhaiyaa pointed that Indian values, customs and culture were the best in the whole world and despite attempts made by foreign invaders, particularly the Mughals, they couldn’t transform Indian values. Rather, they themselves got influenced by our diversified culture.

But with today’s generation getting hooked on to the western culture, not thinking about the ill effects it had on their mind and society, Ashish urged the young students to think on this aspect.

He stated that control of one’s thoughts and maintaining high moral values was essential, particularly in teenage, for if one didn’t control oneself at this stage, it became a habit in future life.

School Principal Vijay Pal Singh said the focus of students should be education, sports, health, learning various skills and making India stronger.

“Controlling one’s mind is imperative. Thinking of ways to improve one’s knowledge and skills are paramount to be a successful person. This is the age when the habits we form and things we do become a part of our routine and make us more disciplined,” said Vijay Pal.

“We feel more responsible now as our culture is the best and by focusing on more education and life-oriented goals, we can achieve better in our career and make our parents, teachers, state and country proud. More such camps should be held that inculcate in us positive, moralistic, sporty and skilful traits,” voiced Nishan and Preeti, two students attending the camp.

School teachers Ajay Kumar, Narendra Saini, Arju Kumar and Lavdeep also tried to inculcate educational and moralistic values among the NSS students on the first day, while volunatary and extracurricular activities will be held from tomorrow onwards.

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Priyanka sticks to Haldwani, disappoints fans in Doon
Tribune News Service

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra

Dehradun, December 26
Residents of Haldwani were in for a surprise on Friday when they found Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra in town. Soon rumours began doing the rounds that she would be in Dehradun on Christmas, but that was not to be.

“I have been checking up with people about Priyanka’s likely visit to Doon, but I am disappointed,” said Ritu, an engineering student in Doon.

Away from the limelight of the film industry, the former Miss World visited the temple located at the ashram of Baba Hedakhan. Family members and a friend accompanied her. Though her visit was kept under wraps, people started thronging the temple when they heard the news of her arrival.

The glamorous actor entered the temple in a very simple dress. The diva then participated in the puja and sunderkand, after which she served langar to people present there. Sources close to Priyanka maintained that the family has great faith in this temple and come here every year.

At the end of the day, the “Fashion” girl went back to the hotel and returned to the temple the next day for the morning aarti. Despite the tight security, the actor gave autographs to her fans.

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MKP PG College celebrates sports day
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
Students at MKP PG College celebrated its sports day with enthusiasm and dedication here yesterday. The college conducted the sports activities keeping in mind the physical well being of the girls.

The event began with the official inauguration by chief guest Shiva Chaudhary, international volleyball player and MKP alumnus. Following it was the achievement report of the college sports girls, which was read by Dr Sunita Kumar, convenor, sports committee of the college.

Amid the exciting sports activities, various races, tug of war, kho kho and musical chairs were played between students and staff of the school.

Those who stood first were Puja Aswal in students 100-metre race, Dr Vineeta Dahiya in teachers slow-walk race, Shaishta in students lemon race and Dr Neetu Gupta in teachers 100-metre race.

The non-teaching staff of the college also participated in the events, and Harish Semwal stood first, Subash second and Ram Singh third in Group I; Madan Kannaujia stood first, Hukum Singh Rana second and HS Negi third in Group II; and Vineeta Rana stood first and Shobha second in Group III.

The programme concluded with the prize distribution ceremony followed by a vote of thanks delivered by Dr Alka Kohli, member of the sports committee.

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T20 cricket: YMCA, ITM victorious
Tribune News Service

A batsman goes for a drive at the Beehive Challenge Cricket T20 Tournament in Dehradun on Sunday.
A batsman goes for a drive at the Beehive Challenge Cricket T20 Tournament in Dehradun on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Dehradun, December 26
The tems of the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) and the Institute of Technology Management (ITM) today won their respective matches at the Beehive Challenge Cricket T20 Tournament in progress at the Matawala grounds here.

In the first match of the day, ITM beat Doon Tiger by 8 wickets. Batting first Doon Tiger scored 128 runs within the allotted overs. Rohit scored the highest 28 runs followed by Chunnu who scored 28. Munendra of ITM claimed four wickets.

ITM easily reached the target losing just 2 wickets. ITM’s Amit scored the highest 53 runs followed by Pramod who contributed valuable 23 runs. Shahjad scored 21 runs. Ashu and Chunnu of Doon Tiger got one wicket each.

In another match, YMCA won by 60 runs in its match against Tata Docomo XI. Batting first, YMCA scored a total of 129 runs. Ashul of YMCA scored the highest 31 runs for his team. Shiv 26 runs, Naveen 14 runs and Tarun 13 runs were the other major contributors. Jawed and Aqib of Tata Docomo XI took three wickets each.

Chasing the target, Tata Docomo XI batsmen fell like a pack of cards. They could only muster 69 runs losing all their wickets. Ritesh with 13 runs was the highest scorer for Tata Docomo XI. The rest of the batsmen could not even reach a double-digit figure. Jaswinder of YMCA took 5 wickets. Ravinder and Vikram took 3 and 1 wickets respectively.

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Wills Youth Club clinch Bisht memorial soccer title
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
The Wills Youth Club has won the Late Manvendra Singh Bisht Memorial Football Tournament played at the Forest Research Institute grounds here.

The final, which was played today, saw some good football by both teams. Wills Youth Club beat Doon Star 2-1. After the score remained 1-1 at the end of the stipulate time, the teams went for the injury time, in which Wills Youth Club’s Arpan scored the decisive goal.

Earlier, Deepak of Wills Youth Club scored the first goal for his team in the 58th minute of the match. This was followed by the equaliser from Tenzing, who scored in the 70th minute.

VS Rawat was the chief referee for the match. Bahujan Samaj Party’s district president Tanvir gave away the prizes to the winning team.

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Rahul steers Kishan Gunj Gymkhana to victory
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
Kishan Gunj Gymkhana (Delhi) defeated Doon Talent Acting School (Dehradun) by eight wickets in the third Uttarakhand Shaheed Girish Bhadri Cricket Tournament played at the Rangers Ground here today.

Chasing the target of 75 runs to win, things were never difficult for Kishan Gunj Gymkhana. Rahul Yadav’s brilliant knock of 46 runs (not out) ensured a solid start for the team. He was ably supported by Rohtash who scored 13 valuable runs and remained not out.

For Doon Talent Acting School, NS Negi and Anand took one wicket each.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Doon Talent Acting School made 74 runs in 27 overs losing all 10 wickets. Anil remaining not out at 18 runs was the highest run getter for his team.

However, it was a fine bowling spell by Dinesh Yadav for Kishan Gunj Gymkhana that sealed the match. He took four wickets.

Dinesh Yadav was declared the man of the match. Amar Saxena and Parmod Vohra were referees for the match.

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Vinay wins chess tourney
Tribune News Service


Participants at the final round of the Open State Prize Money Chess Tournament in Dehradun on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Dehradun, December 26
Vinay Raj Bhatt emerged the champion at the end of the final round at the Open State Prize Money Chess Tournament organised by the Chess Federation of Uttaranchal in Dehradun.

Vinay beat Mohan Naithani in the final round and emerged a clear winner. Surya Prakash Pokhriyal stood second, Anil Kumar Gairola got the overall third position and SK Zaidi was placed at the fourth position.

Rajeev Aswal, Awadhesh Sharma, Sanjeev Suri, Mohan Naithani, Neeraj Juyal and Manoj Upadhyay got fifth, sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and tenth positions, respectively.

Senior Congress leader and president of the Chess Federation, Uttaranchal, Suryakant Dhasmana gave away the prizes to the winners.

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Ice-skating team selected
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 26
The Uttarakhand state ice-skating team has been selected for the Seventh National Ice-Skating Championship to be held in Shimla from January 3.

President of the Ice-Skating Association of Uttarakhand Praveen Krishan said the winners of the 1st Doon Open Ice-Skating Championship could take part in this event as per the list below:

Yati Gupta (Sub-Junior/F Short/Long Track I, I), Ashwin Raj (Junior/M Figure I), Sanchi Pandita (Sub-Junior/F Long Track II), Priyakshi Thapa (Sub-Junior/F Short Track III), Swasti Bambi (Sub-Junior/F Short/Long Track II, III), Nistha (Junior/F Figure III) and Shrey (Junior/M Figure III jointly).

Arvind Gupta (team manager), Gulab Chaudhary (instructor) and Anju Gupta (coordinator) will accompany the team. 

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