Monday, April 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Play room for kids in hospital
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, April 2 — With a view to creating patient-friendly atmosphere in the hospital, the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, added a play room in the paediatric OPD ( 5th floor, Block-B). It was inaugurated by Director Principal of the College, Dr V.K Kak, yesterday.

The play room is meant for little children who come to the hospital with various ailments. It has been built to allay their anxiety and fears and to give them an opportunity to play in good surroundings as they wait for their turn. It will also help parents interact with the doctors in a less stressful atmosphere as the child is busy playing.

Some of the paintings, which adorn the walls, have been made by the children themselves. It will be a boon for children of the deprived sections of society, who do not have access to such recreational facilities.

The Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Dr ( Mrs) Veena Parmar, said play-way is a well recognised method to teach children. Back


Seminar on aroma therapy
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, April 2 — A day-long workshop for beauticians presented latest aroma techniques and therapies for skin, hair and body care here today.

Mr. R.K. Nanda, director of an aroma therapy company,said the aroma therapy is the treatment of the body and mind with fragrance and massage. The medium used is natural oil extracts from plants.

The experts taught facials for problematic skin and wrinkles, fashionable make-up for the models, party make-up and tattoo mehandi.

Mr Nanda narrated an instance where a couple in Britain was on the verge of filing divorce papers. The therapist asked them for a week’s time to help them. He gave the couple aromatic oils - a blend of lavender, germanium, cedar, tea tree oil and niroli oil and asked them to sprinkle 2-3 drops on the pillow at night.

The effect was that the oils stimulated the emotional centres of the mind and changed the mood into a more positive one. The result was that the divorce papers were torn.

Mr Nanda said, “There are 11,000 players in the beauty industry, who come out with products every now and then. Our strategy is not to download products alone but to educate beauticians about the changes in society on the beauty demands and newer means needed to meet them.

A non-profit organisation known as “ Members of Cosmotology and Beauticians” called Magic has been set up. In a span of week, it has got around 150 members from Punjab and Haryana alone.

According to Mr Nanda the products for Aroma therapy are costlier compared to cosmetics because the oil can be extracted from different parts of the plant. He said orange oil is extracted from its fruits, leaves and roots. For extracting a litre of rose oil, three tonnes of rose petals are required and costs Rs 3 lakh rupees.

About 100 beauticians of the city attended the seminar.Back


Kinshuk, Neha win titles
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, April 2 — Sanam K. Singh, Kinshuk Sharma, Taskeen Bains and Neha Singh won titles in their respective sections on the concluding day of the Lake Club Open Junior Tennis Tournament for Lake Cup here today at the Lake Club courts. Sanam K. Singh of St John's High School, Sector 26, today beat Yuvraj Chaudhary of DAV Model School, Sector 15, in a three-set thriller.

Kinshuk Sharma beat Vijayant Malik of Panipat in straight sets. In the under-12 girls' final, Taskeen Bains of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, beat Inayat Khosla in three sets. The under-16 girls' final was a family affair with siblings Neha Singh and Simmer pitted against each other. Neha beat Simmer in straight sets. Earlier in the morning, Simmer caused an upset by beating Sanya Judge in three sets with last set extending to a tie-breaker. Mr M. Ramsekhar, Director Sports of the UT, gave away the prizes which included cash awards, towels, T-shirts. The cash prizes were shared by the UT Sports Department and CITCO.

All the winners were given Rs 2,000 each while the runners-up got Rs 1,000 each and the third place holders Rs 500 each. In the third edition of the tournament in May, girls' under-14 and boys' under-16 events will be added.

Results: Boys (under-14) — Sanam K. Singh b Yuvraj Chaudhary, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4; third place — Harneet Singh; (under-12) — Kinshuk Sharma b Vijayaant Malik; third place — Gursher Singh; girls (under-12) — Taskeen Bains b Inayat Khosla, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5; under-16 — Neha Singh b Simmer, 6-3, 6-3; third place — Sanya Judge.Back


Bhatti 'crashes' Canara Bank
By Our Sports Reporter

PANCHKULA, April 2 — Fine bowling performance by Degish Bhatti (5 for 15) helped Kapoor Industries beat Canara Bank by 12 runs in the first Salzer Cup League Cricket Tournament organised by the District Panchkula Cricket Association here today.

Brief scores: Kapoor Industries — 143 runs all out in 24.3 overs (Ashok Sharma 32 n.o., Sunil Garg 23, Degish Bhatti 21, Vikas 4 for 43, Ram Pal 2 for 22); Canara Bank — 131 runs all out in 23.0 overs (Phaneendra 28, Charan Dass 27, H.P. Rao 18 n.o., Degish Bhatti 5 for 15, Yatin Sharma 2 for 23).

In another match of the day, Oriental Bank beat Haryana Tourism by 5 wickets. Brief scores: Haryana Tourism — 126 for 7 in 25 overs (Sat Parkash 26, Ashok 22, Ashwani Sharma 17, Jaswinder 3 for 27, Rajinder Sharma 2 for 12); Oriental Bank of Commerce — 127 for 5 in 21.2 overs (Narinder Pal 24, Rajinder Sharma 23, Dalip 22, Ashwani Sharma 2 for 12).Back


Walking contest for veterans
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, April 2 — Age did no come in their way as senior citizens displayed their best at the third veterans walking and musical chair competition, organised by the local Senior Citizens ( Pensioners) Council here today. As many as 80 veterans, both men and women, participated in the competition.

The participants were put in three different age groups. There was also a prize for the seniormost participant. The winners in the fast-walking competition were: men — Age group ( 60 to 65) : R.S.Bajwa 1, Rajeshwar 2 and Ajit Singh 3; Age group ( 65 to 70 ) : Sukhdev Singh 1, Kartar Singh 2 and P.S.Chauhan 3; Age group ( 70 to 75) : Hardyal Singh 1, A.N.Sharma 2 and J.S.Arora 3; Age group ( 75 to 80) : Pritam Singh 1, Col Grewal 2 and Amar Singh 3. In the women’s category entries were received in the age group of 60 to 65 and the winners were: Harbhajan Kaur 1, Surjit Kaur 2 and Kuljit Kaur 3.

In the musical chair competition the winners were: Men — H.K.Pathak 1, Madan Lal 2 and A.S.Bhatti 3; Women — G.K.Dhillon 1, Surjit Kaur Bhatti 2 and Prem Lata 3. The winners were given prizes by a past President of the Lions Club Mohali, Mr H.S.Takkar. The Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Mr O.P.Popli, presided over the function.Back


Tribune News Service

PANCHKULA, April 2 — Employees of the Enforcement Wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority demolished a havan kund which was being constructed illegally in the vicinity of the Mata Mansa Devi temple.

According to the information available, a private party had approached HUDA four days ago, seeking permission for the construction of the kund to carry out havan during the Navratra Mela. However, this was denied to them in spite of which, the party went on to employ labour to construct a concrete structure on the berm owned by HUDA.Back


X-ray centre inaugurated
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, April 2 — Prof S.K Sharma, Director, PGI, today inaugurated the Dr Anil Duggal Memorial Charitable X-ray diagnostic centre run by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at the Sector 24 Indira Holiday Home.

Dr Sharma lauded the role of the Bharat Vikas Parishad in different fields of service to the nation. Justice D.V Sehgal, presiding Judge, Lok Adalat, was the guest of honour.

Mr Ajay Dutta, project director, highlighted the nature of pathological tests being performed at subsidised costs. While the X-ray charges for the general public will be Rs 50, it will be made available free to the poor patients. He further said that reports of their diagnostic centre are accepted by the PGI, Government Medical College and other government dispensaries because of their accuracy and credibility.

Later, Justice J.V. Gupta honoured the family of late Dr Anil Duggal. A citation highlighting the contribution of Dr Duggal was also read on the occasion. They also honoured Mr P.R Aggarwal, IAS ( retd), honorary secretary of Indira Holiday Home for his contribution to society. Back


821 women take exam of constable
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, April 2 — As many as 821 candidates appeared for the written examination for the recruitment of women constables at two centres in the city today.

The results of the exam will be displayed at the UT Police Headquarters, Sector 9, on April 5. The results will also be displayed at Gates Nos. 1 and 2 of the Police Lines, Sector 26, and the notice boards of all police stations.

No separate intimation will be given and the qualified candidates will have to appear for the physical efficiency test along with original documents at the Police Lines on April 7 at 7 a.m.Back

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