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Seminar on healthy ageing
From a Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — The Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Panjab University, organised a seminar on healthy ageing in association with the HelpAge India at ICSSR complex, PU, here today.

Dr. V.K. Bansal, Dean Student Welfare, PU, speaking on the occasion said that since the joint family system was breaking down, there was a need for people to plan for their old age well before they become senior citizens. Also there was need for the younger generation to adopt positive attitude towards their aged family members so that they felt emotionally secure.

Presenting the keynote address, Prof N.N. Wig, from the PGI, said that with improvement in health care facilities, the average age had increased substantially. Emphasising that the old age should not be regarded as a “bed period” of life, he said there was a need for older persons to reorganise their life for healthy living by engaging themselves in activities like social interaction, physical exercise, games and spiritual pursuits.

Dr Shubha Soneja, Head, R&D HelpAge India, New Delhi, highlighted various schemes being implemented by this organisation for the welfare of senior citizens, while Prof Vidhu Mohan from the Department of Psychology, PU, spoke on psycho-social dimensions of ageingBack


A.S. Grewal dead
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Mr A.S Grewal, Secretary of the Indian Red Cross Society, Punjab state branch, died of Cancer at America.

The Punjab Governor and President of Indian Red Cross Punjab State Branch, Lt Gen. JFR Jacob, has expressed shock over his demise. In a condolence message, he said that Mr Grewal would be remembered by the people of the state for the pioneering work done by him in the field of Red Cross. He also expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family.

Mr Grewal retired as Deputy Director General, Doordarshan. He also worked as media adviser to the former Chief Minister, Punjab. The late Mr Beant Singh. He was also a writer whose book titled “Hoyian Beetian” was released recently.

Meanwhile staff members and social workers of the Indian Red Cross Society, Punjab state branch, and members of Punjab State Red Cross Officers Welfare Association also condoled the demise of Mr Grewal. Back


Easy for Barkha; Joginder fights to win
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Joginder Bisht and Barkha K.C., both of AG (Delhi 'A'), in the men's and women's sections, respectively, won the singles titles on the concluding day of the North Zone (Indian Audit and Account Department) Table Tennis Tournament at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall today. The veterans' singles title was won by Patanjali Kumar of AG (Haryana). Earlier yesterday, AG (Haryana) won the team championship, which past year, was won by AG (UP) Allahabad. In this three-day meet, teams of seven offices of the region, including two of Delhi took part. This included teams of AG (Jammu and Kashmir), AG (HP), AG (Haryana), AG (Delhi 'A' and 'B'), AG (UP) and AG (Punjab).

The North Zone (IA and AD) men's and women's teams will also take part in the All-India (IA and AD) Table Tennis Meet to be held at Calcutta from March 27 to 30.

Mr Balwinder Singh, IAAS and Accountant General (Audit) Punjab, was the chief guest and he gave away the prizes. Ms Rita Mitra, Accountant General (Audit) Haryana, was the guest of honour.

Earlier today in the veterans' singles, Patanjali Kumar, a former Haryana player of repute, easily beat AG (UP) player, S.K. Srivastava, in two straight games in a best-of-three tie.

In the women's singles, Barkha K.C., who was pitted against Maushami Ghosh of AG (UP), made superb use of her top spins and smashes to a tough time to the UP player who went down fighting in three straight games.

The men's singles final saw a good fight between Joginder Bisht of Delhi and the UT champion Harish Kumar. Harish won the first two games easily by giving away 17 and 18 points, respectively, to his opponent. Just when he appeared overconfident before the third game, Joginder caught him on the wrong foot to take the third game, 21-12. Harish lost the nerve and threw away the fourth game even more easily, 8-21. The decider game began on more cautious note with both playing defensive games. At one time Harish led, 7-6, but Joginder fought back and shot ahead, 15-11. Harish began making swift moves with deep smashes and won four points in a row to equalise the score at 15 all. Here, Harish again committed a few blunders to give more points to the Delhi player who kept leading till the last point and won the match and the singles title. After the match, Harish said he had become too relaxed after the first two games which proved costly.

Results: Men's singles (semi-final) — Joginder Bisht (AG Delhi 'A') b S.P. Singh (AG UP), 3-2 (21-18, 21-9, 17-21, 16-21, 21-7); Harish Kumar (AG Audit, Haryana) b Partho Chaudhary (AG HP), 3-1 (21-14, 16-21, 21-18, 21-12); final — Joginder Bisht (AG Delhi 'A') b Harish Kumar (AG Audit, Haryana), 3-2 (17-21, 18-21, 21-12, 21-8, 21-18).

Women's final — Barkha K.C. (AG Delhi 'A') b Maushami Ghosh (AG UP), 21-7, 21-16, 21-11; veterans' singles (final) — Patanjali Kumar (AG Audit Haryana) b S.K. Srivasatava (AG UP), 21-14, 21-17.Back


College annual sport meet results
From Our Correspondent

DERA BASSI, Feb 29 — The 23rd annual sport meet of Government Degree College concluded here today.

Mr Inderjit Singh Sukhi, chief guest, distributed prizes to winners. The best girl athlete award was given to Neeru Gupta, while Kamaljit Singh was declared the best boy athlete.

The results of today's events are:

100 m : (boys) — Kamaldeep Singh,1 and Jaswinder Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1 and Ajwant Kaur, 2.

200 m : (boys) — Kamaldeep, 1; Jagtar Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Veena Verma, 2.

400 m : (boys) — Jagtar Singh, 1; Shiv Kumar, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Poonam Rani, 2.

800 m : (boys) — Kamaljit Singh, 1; Jagtar Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Poonam Rani, 2.

1500 m : (boys) — Narinder Singh, 1; Jaswinder Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Poonam Rani, 2.

5000 m : Charanjit Singh, 1; Amrit Singh, 2.

Long jump : (boys) — Kamaljit Singh, 1; Jagtar Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Ajwant Kaur, 2.

High jump : (boys) — Harvinder Singh, 1; Ajit Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Kamaldeep Kaur, 2.

Shot put : (boys) — Gursharan Singh, 1; Malkiat Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Renu Bala, 2.

Discus throw : (boys) — Gursharan Singh, 1; Gurpreet Singh, 2. (girls) — Neeru Gupta, 1; Renu Bala, 2.

Javelin throw : (boys) — Kuldeep Singh, 1; Vikas Gupta, 2. (girls) — Renu Bala, 1; Neeru Gupta, 2.

Cycling (1000 m) : Anil Saini. Slow cycling : Kamaljit Singh.

4x100 m : Malkait Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Vikas Gupta and Swaranjit Singh.

1000 m : Davinder Singh, 1 and Charanjit Singh, 2. Back


Monica honoured at Nagpur ball badminton meet
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Feb 29 — Monika Panjla, a first-year commerce student of the Sector 45 Dev Samaj College for Women, was declared the best upcoming player of the tournament at the recently concluded 45th National Ball Badminton Championship at Nagpur on February 27.

According to Mr Baljinder Singh Banwait, an official of the Ball Badminton Federation of India who was the Chairman of the Tournament Committee at this meet, said Chandigarh women secured the eighth place in this championship where 20 teams of various states and UTs took part.

Chandiagrh eves reached the quarterfinals and lost to the eventual runners-up Karnataka. In their pool, they defeated West Bengal, Maharashtra and lost to the defending champions Kerala. Monika Panjla played at the right front position and in Chandigarh, she plays for Flankers Club.

In the match for the seventh place, the UT women went down fighting to Hyderabad team, 21-29, 24-29. Kerela won the women's championship, while Railways won the men's championship.

Team returns: A five-member Chandigarh powerlifting team returned with a rich haul of six gold, five silver and three bronze medals won at the 14th National Masters Powerlifting Championship which concluded at Jamshedpur on February 26.

In the 82.5-kg class for players above the age of 40, Gurinder Singh, a trainee of Public Sports Club, SAS Nagar, and an employee of the Punjab Mandi Board, won a bronze medal by lifting a total weight of 227.5 kg. In the 100-kg class for above-40 lifters, Jagdish Singh, also of the PSC, won a bronze medal by lifting a total weight of 637.5 kg. Jagdish also got a silver medal in the dead lift event by lifting a total weight of 240 kg. He also won bronze medals in squat (250 kg) and bench press (147.5 kg) events.

In the 110-kg class for above-40 lifters, Nirmaljit Singh, an international powerlifter and captain of the team, won the gold medal by lifting a total weight of 737.5 kg. He also won gold medals in squat (285 kg), bench press (167.5 kg) and dead lift (285 kg) events.

In the 125-kg class for the above-40 age group, Vijay Kumar won a silver medal by lifting a total weight of 617.5 kg. He won a gold medal in the dead lift (237.5 kg) event and silver medals in squat (230 kg) and bench press (150 kg) events.Back

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